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Document Number: 2015-04135
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-27
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) has received an application from NuStar Logistics, L.P. (``NuStar'') for a Presidential Permit authorizing the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of pipeline facilities for the export and import of petroleum products, including liquefied petroleum gas (``LPG'') and natural gas liquids (``NGLs''). If the application is approved, the proposed facilities will transport petroleum products across the border between the NuStar terminal near Edinburg, Texas and the Petroleos Mexicanos (``PEMEX'') Burgos Gas Plant near Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, crossing under the Rio Grande River. NuStar is a subsidiary of NuStar Energy L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership based in San Antonio, Texas, and is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the United States. NuStar currently has 8,643 miles of pipeline and 82 terminal and storage facilities in five countries that store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids. Its system has approximately 91 million barrels of storage capacity. Under E.O. 13337, the Secretary of State is designated and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. The Department of State has the responsibility to determine whether issuance of a new Presidential Permit for construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of a new pipeline at the Burgos facility would serve the U.S. national interest. The Department anticipates conducting an environmental review consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The Department will provide more information on the review process in a future Federal Register notice. NuStar's application is available at: http://www.state.gov/e/enr/ applicant/applicants/index.htm.
Document Number: 2015-04134
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-27
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (``Department'') has received an application from NuStar Logistics, L.P. (``NuStar'') to amend a Presidential Permit published on February 17, 2006 (``2006 Presidential Permit'') to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities (the ``Burgos Pipeline'') at the United States-Mexico border. Specifically, NuStar requests that the Department amend the 2006 Presidential Permit to: (1) Reflect NuStar's name change from Valero Logistics Operations, L.P. to NuStar Logistics, L.P., as the owner and operator of the Burgos Pipeline; and (2) to permit the import and export of a broader range of petroleum products, including liquefied petroleum gas (``LPG''), and natural gas liquids (``NGLs''). The 2006 Presidential Permit only authorized the transportation of naphtha. NuStar is a subsidiary of NuStar Energy L.P., which is a publicly traded master limited partnership based in San Antonio, Texas and is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the United States. NuStar currently has 8,643 miles of pipeline and 82 terminal and storage facilities that store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids. Its system has approximately 91 million barrels of storage capacity. Under E.O. 13337, the Secretary of State is designated and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. The Department of State has the responsibility to determine whether issuance of an amended Presidential Permit for operation and maintenance of a pipeline at the Burgos facility would serve the U.S. national interest. The Department anticipates conducting an environmental review consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The Department will provide more information on the review process in a future Federal Register notice. NuStar's application is available at http://www.state.gov/e/enr/ applicant/applicants/index.htm.
Document Number: 2015-04132
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-27
Agency: Department of State
On August 4, 2014, notice was published on pages 45228 of the Federal Register (volume 79, number 149) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola.'' The referenced notice is corrected here to include additional objects as part of the exhibition. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional objects at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, from on or about May 17, 2015, until on or about October 4, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2015-03757
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-24
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made, pursuant to Section 81(e) of the Arms Export Control Act and Section 11C(e) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended, to waive nonproliferation sanctions imposed under these Acts on certain Chinese entities.
Document Number: 2015-03498
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``International Pop,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, from on or about April 11, 2015, until on or about September 6, 2015, at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, from on or about October 11, 2015, until on or about January 17, 2016, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, from on or about February 18, 2016, until on or about May 15, 2016, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2015-03497
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, from on or about March 16, 2015, until on or about August 23, 2015, the Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut, from on or about September 14, 2015, until on or about March 28, 2016, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2015-03496
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about April 20, 2015, until on or about July 26, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2015-03312
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-18
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation is renewing its charter for a period of two years. This Advisory Committee will continue to make recommendations to the Historian and the Department of State on all aspects of the Department's program to publish the Foreign Relations of the United States series as well as on the Department's responsibility under statute (22 U.S.C. 4351, et seq.) to open its 30-year old and older records for public review at the National Archives and Records Administration. The Committee consists of nine members drawn from among historians, political scientists, archivists, international lawyers, and other social scientists who are distinguished in the field of U.S. foreign relations. Questions concerning the Committee and the renewal of its Charter should be directed to Stephen P. Randolph, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, 2300 E Street NW., Washington, DC, 20372 (Navy Potomac Annex), telephone (202) 955-0215 (email history@state.gov).
Document Number: 2015-03307
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-18
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on March 2, June 8, August 31, and December 7, 2015, in open session to discuss unclassified matters concerning declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series. The Committee will meet in open session from 11:00 a.m. until noon in SA-4D Conference Room, Department of State, 2300 E Street NW., Washington DC, 20372 (Potomac Navy Hill Annex). RSVP should be sent as directed below: March 2, not later than February 23, 2015. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made by February 16, 2015. June 8, not later than June 1, 2015. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made by May 25, 2015. August 31, not later than August 24, 2015. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made by August 17, 2015. December 7, not later than November 30, 2015. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made by November 23, 2015. Closed Sessions. The Committee's sessions in the afternoon of Monday, March 2, 2015; in the morning of Tuesday, March 3; in the afternoon of Monday, June 8, 2015; in the morning of Tuesday, June 9, 2015; in the afternoon of Monday, August 31, 2015; in the morning of Tuesday, September 1, 2015; in the afternoon of Monday, December 7, 2015; and in the morning of Tuesday, December 8, 2015, will be closed in accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The agenda calls for discussions of agency declassification decisions concerning the Foreign Relations series and other declassification issues. These are matters properly classified and not subject to public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and the public interest requires that such activities be withheld from disclosure. RSVP Instructions. Prior notification and a valid government-issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U.S. Government or military ID) are required for entrance into the Department of State building. Members of the public planning to attend the meetings should RSVP for the open meetings, by the dates indicated above, to Julie Fort or Nick Sheldon, Office of the Historian (202-955-0214/0215). When responding, please provide date of birth, valid government-issued photo identification number and type (such as driver's license number/state, passport number/country, or U.S. Government ID number/agency or military ID number/branch), and relevant telephone numbers. If you cannot provide one of the specified forms of ID, please consult with Julie Fort for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. Personal data is requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http://www.state.gov/documents/ organization/103419.pdf, for additional information. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Dr. Stephen P. Randolph, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC, 20372, telephone (202) 955-0215, (email history@state.gov). Note that requests for reasonable accommodation received after the dates indicated in this notice will be considered, but might not be possible to fulfill.
Document Number: 2015-02987
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-12
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Document Number: 2015-02837
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-11
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend an existing system of records, Medical Records, State-24, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-130, Appendix I.
Document Number: 2015-02699
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, from on or about March 15, 2015, until on or about July 12, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2015-02248
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-10
Agency: Department of State
This rule amends the Department of State (Department) interim rule on the accreditation and approval of adoption service providers in intercountry adoptions, and adopts the interim rule as final. The revisions reflect the requirement of the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (UAA) that the accreditation standards developed in accordance with the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Convention) and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA), which previously only applied in Convention adoption cases, apply also in non-Convention adoption cases. Non-convention adoption cases are known as ``orphan'' cases, defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This rule also revises the accreditation rule by referring to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Convention home study regulation and deleting obsolete references, such as any reference to temporary accreditation.
Document Number: 2014-30714
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-09
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (DoS) is making technical amendments to the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR) to provide needed editorial changes, updating procedures and terminology, and aligning the DOSAR with changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Document Number: 2015-02479
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to NOVA Chemicals Inc. (``NOVA Inc.'') on November 19, 2014, to connect, operate, and maintain three existing pipeline facilities (Lines 16, 18, and 19) it acquired at the border of the United States and Canada that transport proplylene, ethylene, and other natural gas liquids between the United States and Canada near Marysville, Michigan. The Department of State determined that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest. In making this determination and issuing the permit, the Department of State followed the procedures established under Executive Order 13337, and provided public notice and opportunity for comment.
Document Number: 2015-02477
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to NOVA Chemicals, Inc. (``NOVA'') on November 19, 2014, authorizing NOVA to connect, operate, and maintain existing pipeline facilities (Line 39) it acquired at the border of the United States and Canada near Marysville, Michigan for the transport of brine between the United States and Canada. The Department of State determined that issuance of this Permit would serve the national interest. In making this determination and issuing the Presidential Permit, the Department of State followed the procedures established under Executive Order 13337, and provided public notice and opportunity for comment.
Document Number: 2015-02468
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (``Department'') has received from Pembina Prairie Pipeline (U.S.A.) Ltd. (``Pembina'') notice that Pembina has acquired Vantage Pipeline US LP (``Vantage''), which owns, operates, and maintains pipeline facilities (``Vantage Pipeline'') that are permitted under a 2013 Presidential Permit issued to Vantage. Vantage will continue to own and operate the Vantage Pipeline. Pembina's notification is available at http://www.state.gov/e/enr/ applicant/applicants/index.htm. Pembina U.S.A. is a corporation duly organized under the laws of Delaware with its headquarters at Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Pembina U.S.A. is owned by Pembina Prairie Pipeline Holdco Ltd., which is an Alberta corporation that is owned by Pembina Pipeline Corporation (``PPC''). PPC is the ultimate parent of Pembina U.S.A. Under E.O. 13337 the Secretary of State is designated and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. The Department of State is circulating this notification to concerned federal agencies for comment. The Department of State will assess the U.S. national interest with regard to permitting for the Vantage pipeline border facilities in light of the change in upstream ownership of the Vantage Pipeline. Consistent with Public Notice 5092, (Procedures for Issuance of a Presidential Permit Where There Has Been a Transfer of the Underlying Facility, Bridge or Border Crossing for Land Transportation, 70 FR30990, issued on May 31, 2005), the Department typically does not conduct environmental analysis when deciding whether to issue a permit that reflects a change in ownership or control of an existing border facility, where that change in ownership or control is not accompanied by changes to the facilities or their use as authorized by the existing permit unless information is brought to the Department's attention in connection with the application process that the transfer potentially would have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment.
Document Number: 2015-02338
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-05
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Document Number: 2015-02263
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-04
Agency: Department of State
Document Number: 2015-02254
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-04
Agency: Department of State
Document Number: 2015-02245
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) has received information from Kinder Morgan Cochin, LLC (``KM Cochin'') that, by way of corporate succession, KM Cochin now owns, operates, and maintains pipeline facilities previously owned by Dome Pipeline Corporation (``Dome Pipeline''), at the U.S.-Canadian border in Detroit, Michigan (the ``Detroit River Crossing''). The Detroit River Crossing is permitted under a 1972 Presidential Permit issued to Dome Pipeline for the transmission of petroleum, petroleum products, and other liquid hydrocarbons. KM Cochin requests a new Presidential Permit be issued to reflect its ownership of the Detroit River Crossing. KM Cochin has stated that it intends to operate and maintain the Detroit River Crossing in a manner that is substantially unchanged from the terms of the existing permit. KM Cochin's application is available at http://www.state.gov/e/enr/applicant/applicants/index.htm. KM Cochin is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal office at 500 Dallas Street, Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77002. It is engaged in the interstate, intrastate and international transportation by pipeline of light liquid hydrocarbons. KM Cochin is an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of KMP, a Delaware master limited partnership listed on the NYSE as ``KMP'', with its principal office at 500 Dallas Street, Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77002. The general partner of KMP is Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., (``KMGP'') a Delaware corporation, which is owned by Kinder Morgan, Inc., (``KMI'', as listed on the NYSE), a Delaware corporation. KMP is owned by KMI through common and class B limited partner units, by KMG though its 1% general partner interest, and by public investors as limited partners holding common units purchased on the NYSE. Under E.O. 13337 the Secretary of State is designated and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. The Department of State is circulating this application to concerned federal agencies for comment. The Department of State has the responsibility to determine whether issuance of a new Presidential Permit reflecting the change in ownership or control of the Detroit River Crossing would serve the U.S. national interest. Consistent with Public Notice 5092, (Procedures for Issuance of a Presidential Permit Where There Has Been a Transfer of the Underlying Facility, Bridge or Border Crossing for Land Transportation, 70 FR 30990, issued on May 31, 2005), the Department typically does not conduct environmental analysis when deciding whether to issue a permit that reflects a change in ownership or control of an existing border facility, where that change in ownership or control is not accompanied by changes to the facilities or their use as authorized by the existing permit unless information is brought to the Department's attention in connection with the application process that the transfer potentially would have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment.
Document Number: 2015-02240
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Four Allegories by Veronese: A Rediscovery and a Reunion,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about March 7, 2015, until on or about September 7, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2015-02221
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-04
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Document Number: 2015-01806
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Department of State
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Department of State gives notice of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services. This Committee has been formed in fulfillment of the provisions of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (Pub. L. 109-435) and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Date and Time: The meeting will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: The American Institute of Architects, Board Room, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. Public input: Any member of the public interested in providing public input to the meeting should contact Ms. Shereece Robinson, whose contact information is listed under for further information section of this notice. Each individual providing oral input is requested to limit his or her comments to five minutes. Requests to be added to the speaker list must be received in writing (letter, email or fax) prior to the close of business on Friday, February 6, 2014; written comments from members of the public for distribution at this meeting must reach Ms. Robinson by letter, email or fax by this same date. A member of the public requesting reasonable accommodation should make the request to Ms. Robinson by that same date. Meeting agenda: The agenda of the meeting will include: An update on developments at the Universal Postal Union, a report from the Customs subcommittee and further consideration of the terminal dues proposals offered at the meeting of September 29, 2014. A full agenda and meeting documents will be posted on the Committee Web site at www.state.gov/p/io/ipp/mtgs/index.htm as they become available. For further information, please contact Ms. Shereece Robinson of the Office of Specialized and Technical Agencies (IO/STA), Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State, at tel. (202) 647-1044, FAX (202) 647-8902, by email at RobinsonSA2@state.gov or by mail at IO/STA, Room 5333 HST; U.S. Department of State; Washington DC 20520-6319.
Document Number: 2015-01788
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Department of State
Document Number: 2015-01592
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-28
Agency: Department of State
On October 12, 2011, notice was published on page 63341 of the Federal Register (volume 76, number 197) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times.'' The referenced notice was corrected on October 19, 2012, by a notice published on pages 64373- 64374 of the Federal Register (volume 77, number 203) to change the exhibition name to ``The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times'' and to include additional objects as part of the exhibition. The October 19, 2012, notice referenced above was corrected on March 15, 2013, by a notice published on page 16565 of the Federal Register (volume 78, number 51) to include an additional object as part of the exhibition. The March 15, 2013, notice referenced above was corrected on April 25, 2013, by a notice published on page 24462 of the Federal Register (volume 78, number 80) to include additional objects in the exhibition. The April 25, 2013, notice referenced above was corrected on October 18, 2013, by a notice published on page 62354 of the Federal Register (volume 78, number 202) to include additional objects in the exhibition. Today's notice is being issued to include additional objects in the exhibition. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit objects at the California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about March 7, 2015, until on or about September 20, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2015-01591
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-28
Agency: Department of State
On November 28, 2014, notice was published on page 70913 of the Federal Register (volume 79, number 229) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Rembrandt: A Decade of Brilliance (1648-1658).'' The referenced notice is corrected here to include additional objects as part of the exhibition. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Rembrandt: A Decade of Brilliance (1648-1658),'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the University of San Diego's University Galleries, from on or about March 21, 2015, until on or about May 22, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2015-01590
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Document Number: 2015-01459
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of State
Delegates from the United States and Mexican Governments, the states of Texas and New Mexico, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas will participate in the Texas-New Mexico Regional meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group on February 5, 2015, in Austin Texas. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss operational matters involving existing and proposed international bridges and border crossings and their related infrastructure, and to exchange views on policy as well as technical information. This meeting includes a public session on Thursday, February 5, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. This session allows proponents of proposed bridges and border crossings and related projects to make presentations to the delegations and members of the public.
Document Number: 2015-01449
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Sword Pommel,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about February 1, 2015, until on or about February 1, 2020, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2015-01448
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about March 17, 2015, until on or about July 7, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2015-01446
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Coypel's Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in 18th-Century France,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Frick Collection, New York, New York, from on or about February 25, 2015, until on or about May 17, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2015-01191
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Document Number: 2015-00913
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collections described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on these collections from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Document Number: 2015-00899
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Staging the Ukrainian Avant-Garde of the 1910s and 1920s,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Ukrainian Museum, New York, NY, from on or about February 7, 2015, until on or about September 13, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2015-00792
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State hereby presents the findings from the FY 2014 fiscal transparency review process in its Fiscal Transparency Report. This report describes the minimum requirements of fiscal transparency developed by the Department of State in consultation with other relevant federal agencies, identifies governments that are potential beneficiaries of FY 2014 foreign assistance funds, assesses those that did not meet the minimum fiscal transparency requirements, and indicates whether those governments made significant progress towards meeting the requirements.
Document Number: 2015-00783
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-20
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Document Number: 2015-00782
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-20
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Document Number: 2015-00621
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-16
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Document Number: 2015-00620
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-16
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``On Kawara: Silence,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, from on or about February 6, 2015, until on or about May 3, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
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