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H.Doc.107-232 CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE WESTERN ...
107th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 107-231 PERIODIC REPORT ON THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE WESTERN BALKANS __________ MESSAGE from THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES transmitting A SIX MONTH PERIODIC REPORT ON THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE WESTERN BALKANS THAT WAS DECLARED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 13219 OF JUNE 26, 2001, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1641(c) AND 50 U.S.C. 1703(c) <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> June 24, 2002.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered to be printed __________ U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 99-011 WASHINGTON : 2002 To the Congress of the United States: As required by section 401(c) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1641(c), and section 204(c) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1703(c), I transmit herewith a 6-month report prepared by my Administration on the national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans that was declared in Executive Order 13219 of June 26, 2001. George W. Bush. The White House, June 21, 2002. Periodic Report on the National Emergency With Respect to the Western Balkans I hereby report to the Congress on developments over the course of the past 6 months concerning the national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans that was declared in Executive Order 13219 of June 26, 2001, in response to the threats to peace and international stabilization efforts in the Western Balkans resulting from the actions of persons engaged in, or assisting, sponsoring, or supporting, (i) extremist violence in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and elsewhere in the Western Balkans region, or (ii) acts obstructing implementation of the Dayton Accords in Bosnia or United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of June 10, 1999, in Kosovo. This report is submitted pursuant to section 204(c) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1703(c), and section 401(c) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1641(c). 1. The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') continues to administer the Western Balkans sanctions and to disseminate details of this program to the financial, securities, and international trade communities by both electronic and conventional media. In addition, OFAC is currently promulgating regulations to implement Executive Order 13219. In the 6-month period since December 27, 2001, OFAC has issued no specific licenses authorizing transactions otherwise prohibited by Executive order, and has neither assessed nor collected any civil monetary penalty for a violation of the prohibitions contained in the Executive order. 2. The expenses incurred by the Federal Government in the 6-month period from December 27, 2001, to June 26, 2002, that are directly attributable to the exercise of powers and authorities conferred by the declaration of a national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans, are estimated at approximately $90,000, most of which represent wage and salary costs for Federal personnel. Personnel costs were largely centered in the Department of the Treasury (particularly in the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Office of the Under Secretary for Enforcement, and the Office of the General Counsel) and the Department of State. 3. The situation in the Western Balkans continues to present an extraordinary and unusual threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. I shall continue to exercise the powers at my disposal to deal with this unusual and extraordinary threat and will report periodically to the Congress on significant developments as required by law. <all>
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