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Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-17327
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,'' 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, in New York, New York, from on or about October 6, 2017, until on or about January 7, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
International Joint Commission: Invites Public Comment on Review of Emergency Levels for Rainy and Namakan Lakes
Document Number: 2017-17200
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of State
The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced today that it is inviting public comment on Emergency Levels for Rainy and Namakan Lakes (also known as Rule Curves). Comments will be accepted at public hearings and by mail, email and on-line until September 1, 2017. Following receipt of the International Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves Study Board's final report in late June, the International Joint Commission will be holding public hearings in the basin on its own report. Draft Changes to the Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves for Public Comment. The Commission is considering proposed changes to its Orders of Approval for the emergency regulation of Rainy and Namakan Lakes that have been recommended by the Study.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-17111
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-14
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16853
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930,'' 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 Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, from on or about September 16, 2017, until on or about January 7, 2018; the Americas Society, in New York, New York, from on or about February 28, 2018, until on or about June 24, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: J-1 Visa Waiver Recommendation Application
Document Number: 2017-16851
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-10
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.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-16768
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-09
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16670
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas,'' 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 J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about September 16, 2017, until on or about January 28, 2018, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about February 26, 2018, until on or about May 28, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Artist's Choice: David Hammons” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16630
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be included in the exhibition ``Artist's Choice: David Hammons,'' 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about October 7, 2017, until on or about January 1, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16553
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran,'' 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 Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from on or about August 26, 2017, until on or about January 7, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16552
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery,'' 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 Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, from on or about September 14, 2017, until on or about December 3, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants
Document Number: 2017-16343
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
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.
United States Passports Invalid for Travel to, in, or Through the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Document Number: 2017-16287
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is declaring all U.S. passports invalid for travel to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) unless the travel meets certain criteria.
Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Emergency Review: Request for Approval To Travel to a Restricted Country or Area
Document Number: 2017-16286
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection request described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of this notice is to allow 21 days for public comment from all interested individuals and organizations. Emergency review and approval of this collection has been requested from OMB by September 1, 2017.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16258
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Casanova: The Seduction of Europe,'' 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 Kimbell Art Museum, in Fort Worth, Texas, from on or about August 27, 2017, until, on or about December 31, 2017; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, in San Francisco, California, from, on or about February 10, 2018, until on or about May 20, 2018, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in Boston, Massachusetts, from, on or about July 1, 2018, until on or about October 8, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16238
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History,'' 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 Asia Society, in New York, New York, from on or about September 8, 2017, until on or about January 21, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa; Correction
Document Number: 2017-16226
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
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 correct the contact information contained in the original 30-day notice (82 FR 33199) and allow 30 days for public comment.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Rescission of Statutory Debarment and Reinstatement of Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation Under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2017-15969
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has rescinded the statutory debarment of, and reinstated Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation, pursuant to the Department's authorities under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data
Document Number: 2017-15959
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-28
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.
Electronic and Information Technology
Document Number: 2017-15823
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Department of State
This rule provides a correction to a hyperlink included in the Section 508 implementing rule for the Department of State (the Department). The hyperlink takes the reader to a form that can be used by an employee or a member of the public to report accessibility issues to the Department, regarding its electronic and information technology.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2017-15316
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Department of State
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Visa Application
Document Number: 2017-15148
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa
Document Number: 2017-15132
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status
Document Number: 2017-15114
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
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.
Reducing Regulation and Public Burden, and Controlling Cost
Document Number: 2017-14620
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Department of State
As part of its implementation of Executive Order 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' issued by the President on January 30, 2017, the Department of State (the Department) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist the Department in identifying existing regulations, paperwork requirements and other regulatory obligations that can be modified or repealed, consistent with law, to achieve meaningful burden reduction while continuing to achieve the Department's statutory obligations.
Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit to NuStar Logistics, L.P.
Document Number: 2017-14440
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Department of State
The Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs issued a Presidential permit to NuStar Logistics, L.P. (``NuStar'') on June 28, 2017, authorizing NuStar to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities (``New Burgos pipeline facilities'') at the U.S.- Mexico border near Pe[ntilde]itas, Texas for the import or export of refined petroleum products, to include naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas, natural gas liquids, jet fuel, gasoline, and diesel. In accordance with Executive Order 13337 (April 30, 2004), the Acting Assistant Secretary determined that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest.
Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit to NuStar Logistics, L.P.
Document Number: 2017-14439
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Department of State
The Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs issued a Presidential permit to NuStar Logistics, L.P. (``NuStar'') on June 28, 2017, authorizing NuStar to operate and maintain existing pipeline facilities (``Dos Laredos pipeline facilities'') at the U.S.-Mexico border near Laredo, Texas for the transport of refined petroleum products, to include liquefied petroleum gas, regular and premium gasoline, kerosene, and diesel. In accordance with Executive Order 13337 (April 30, 2004), the Acting Assistant Secretary determined that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Individual, Corporate or Foundation, and Government Donor Letter Applications
Document Number: 2017-14200
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
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.
Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-13933
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time and agenda for the next meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Repatriation/Emergency Medical and Dietary Assistance Loan Application
Document Number: 2017-13833
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Passport Demand Forecasting Survey
Document Number: 2017-13500
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Overseas Pre-Assignment Medical History and Examination, Non-Foreign Service Personnel and Their Family Members
Document Number: 2017-13499
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Birth Affidavit
Document Number: 2017-13328
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
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.
Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-13306
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State will hold an information session regarding an ongoing process under the Convention on Biological Diversity concerning the use of ``digital sequence information on genetic resources,'' also known as genetic sequence data.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical Examination for Visa or Refugee Applicant
Document Number: 2017-12985
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-12971
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-22
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.