Frequently Asked Questions

894. What does the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019, 22 U.S.C. 9526 note, as amended (PEESA) General License (GL) 1 authorize?

Answer

PEESA GL 1 authorizes U.S. persons to engage in certain transactions and activities otherwise prohibited by PEESA.  Specifically, GL 1 authorizes U.S. persons to engage in transactions and activities involving the Federal State Budgetary Institution Marine Rescue Service (MRS), or any entity in which MRS owns, directly or indirectly, a 50 percent or greater interest, that are not related to the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, the TurkStream pipeline project, or any project that is a successor to either such project.  GL 1 does not, however, authorize any transactions or activities with any vessels identified on the Non-SDN Menu-Based Sanctions List as blocked property of MRS or of any entity in which MRS owns, directly or indirectly, a 50 percent or greater interest.

Date Released
May 21, 2021