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421. How does OFAC interpret the term "Arctic offshore projects" with respect to the prohibitions in Directive 4 under Executive Order 13662?


The term "Arctic offshore projects" applies to projects that have the potential to produce oil in areas that (1) involve drilling operations originating offshore, and (2) are located above the Arctic Circle. The prohibitions do not apply to horizontal drilling operations originating onshore where such drilling operations extend under the seabed to areas above the Arctic Circle.

Date Released
October 31, 2017