Restricted Party Screening
Restricted party screening (RPS) compares the names and details of individuals and organizations involved in a proposed transaction against the list of entities known to be working against American interests.
The Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury maintain multiple lists that place restrictions on entities found to be working against American interests (e.g., weapons of mass destruction proliferation, terrorism, or narcotics trafficking). Any transactions or transfers involving these entities require additional scrutiny and precaution. To identify any transactions or transfers that may involve potential bad actors, the Department of Energy (DOE) requires personnel and programs to conduct restricted party screening. Restricted party screening compares the names and details of individuals and organizations involved in a proposed transaction against the restricted party lists.
Why your program needs to be screened
The DOE is not exempt from Restricted Party Screening regulations. Each site must establish procedures to ensure compliance with RPS requirements. Even locations with little international interactions are at risk, as restricted parties are not exclusively located abroad. Many listed entities reside within the United States, requiring vigilance and due diligence even for programs that do not export commodities or host international scientists. Properly vetting visitors and vendors ensures your site remains compliant with screening requirements and continues to safeguard DOE property and technology.
Consolidated Screening List
Consolidated Screening List (CSL) accessed by the link below, is the only free RPS tool provided by the US Government. The CSL combines 11 different restricted party lists from the Departments of Treasury, State, and Commerce.
Tips for searching the CSL
- Enter individual's full name (alternate names/ spellings, aliases, and middle names)
- Use the company or organization's full name (or “doing business as” name)
- Enter the complete address, use no abbreviations
If you have a match to a “hit”, notify the Export Control Office.
Other Screening Resources
- Supplement 4 to Part 744 Entity List (PDF)
This supplement from the U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security lists certain entities subject to license requirements for specific items under Parts 744 and 746 of the Export Administration Regulations. License requirements for these entities include exports, reexports, and in-country transfers unless otherwise stated.
- Entity List Updates maintained by the U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security.
- Specially Designated Nationals List
The U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs). Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.