On October 10, 2014, OFAC released the following announcement:
"In approximately 6 months, OFAC will cease issuing independent data files for the FSE List, the SSI List and the NS-PLC List. During the transition period, OFAC will produce these data on both the Consolidated Sanctions List and on the appropriate individual lists. The new Consolidated Sanctions List data files can be accessed on this page. In addition, the Consolidated Sanctions List data files are available on OFAC’s File Transfer Protocol (FTP) site in a folder called, “consolidated_list.” Please visit the Consolidated Sanctions List Specification file for the information about data file nomenclature, column headers and field widths. The XSD specification file for the XML version of the Consolidated Sanctions List may be found here.
OFAC will continue to provide and update independent human readable (.pdf and .txt) versions of the FSE, SSI, NS-ISA, NS-PLC and Part 561 lists and their respective archive of changes files. These file formats will not be affected by the creation of the consolidated data files and will continue to be available even after the transition period."
In response to public requests, OFAC is extending its support period for the independent data files for the FSE List, the SSI List and the NS-PLC List by an additional three (3) months. The support period for these files will now end on or about July 10, 2015.