Department of State 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Visas: Waiver for Ineligible Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act
Document Number: 2010-32944
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of State
This rule incorporates a revision to the Immigration and Nationality Act made in section 5503(1) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relative to the grounds of inadmissibility under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) for which consular officers or the Secretary of State may recommend that the Secretary of Homeland Security exercise discretionary waiver authority in the case of an applicant for a nonimmigrant visa.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Muhammad Juki's Shahnamah of Firdausi”
Document Number: 2010-32898
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Muhammad Juki's Shahnamah of Firdausi,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with a foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Asia Society, New York, NY, from on or about February 9, 2011, until on or about May 1, 2011, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gauguin: Maker of Myth”
Document Number: 2010-32897
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Gauguin: Maker of Myth'' 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about February 27, 2011, until on or about June 5, 2011, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen From Italy to New York”
Document Number: 2010-32896
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about February 9, 2011, until on or about July 4, 2011, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts”
Document Number: 2010-32894
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts'' 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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about June 5, 2011, until on or about September 5, 2011; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, from on or about October 23, 2011, until on or about January 15, 2012, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior”
Document Number: 2010-32890
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior,'' 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 Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, from on or about February 20, 2011, until on or about May 29, 2011; at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, from on or about June 24, 2011, until on or about October 2, 2011, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception”
Document Number: 2010-32889
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Francis Al[yuml]s,'' 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, from on or about May 8, 2011, until on or about August 1, 2011, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Orient Expressed: Japan's Influence on Western Art, 1854-1918”
Document Number: 2010-32882
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Orient Expressed: Japan's Influence on Western Art, 1854-1918,'' 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 Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi, from on or about February 19, 2011, until on or about July 17, 2011, the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, from on or about October 5, 2011, until on or about January 15, 2012, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley”
Document Number: 2010-32880
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley,'' 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 Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, from on or about February 13, 2011, until on or about July 24, 2011, the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, from on or about September 14, 2011, until on or about March 4, 2012, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, from on or about May 16, 2012, until on or about September 2, 2012, 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.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: English Language Materials Training and Development Program
Document Number: 2010-32272
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Department of State
The Office of English Language Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/A/L) announces an open competition for the English Language Materials Training and Development Program, including a U.S. exchange component in summer, 2012. U.S. public and private universities with a graduate TEFL program meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to implement the program that will include the following: 1. A needs assessment for English language instructional materials abroad; 2. an rigorous, online academic program in materials development for 26 international participants; 3. a three- week, U.S. exchange program for the same 26 participants including materials development training; 4. the revision of at least three products/publications presently in the ECA/A/L materials catalogue and the development of at least three new products/publications. More detailed information about each of these four components of this cooperative agreement are detailed in the Program Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI). Funding is pending the availability of FY- 2011 funds. For the needs assessment for English language instructional materials, the proposal should include a detailed plan for the recipient organization to perform a needs assessment among English language learners and instructors outside the U.S., including present and past participants in ECA/A/L programs as well as the Regional English Language Officers (RELOs), the corps of State Department Specialist Foreign Service Officers based around the world. The objective of the materials needs assessment will be to identify instructional materials preferences and needs of learners and instructors of English. This information will serve to inform the development and implementation of the other components of this program. For the online program in materials development, proposals must outline and demonstrate an ability to produce an online program that blends various social media and web-based technologies to provide professional development opportunities on materials assessment, review, adaptation and development to approximately twenty-six foreign participants. The participants will be selected by ECA/A/L in consultation with the RELOs. Participants will be: citizens of the country in which they reside; university degree holders, preferably at the graduate level in the fields of TEFL or Applied Linguistics; employed in a position which includes substantive responsibilities in the area of materials assessment, adaptation, development, or closely related area; in positions of authority with regard to the adaptation, development and use of instructional materials at the institutional, regional, and/or national levels; and professionally proficient in English. The online program must commence at least ten weeks before the U.S. exchange and include at least five sessions after completion of the U.S. exchange. The program must also incorporate existing ECA/A/L materials, drafts of revised materials, and new products/publications as illustrations throughout the online program. For the U.S. university-based Exchange component, the recipient will develop and implement a workshop in the U.S. for the twenty-six English language teaching professionals who have been participating in online program. The four-week U.S. Exchange should be implemented in July of 2012 and include an orientation to the U.S.; an intensive program on materials assessment, adaptation, review and development; cultural and community service activities; and a three day briefing in Washington, DC at the conclusion of the exchange component. The Washington, DC briefing should familiarize participants with ECA and other relevant bureaus within the State Department, allow participants to meet with English language materials developers from Washington, DC, and provide an opportunity for participants to share their materials development program development plans. Participants will be encouraged to develop a materials development program to implement in their home countries following the exchange program. The proposal should include a detailed plan for the content, administration, and implementation of the U.S. exchange. For the materials revision and production component, the recipient will revise at least three current ECA/A/L products/publications and develop at least three new products/publications based on the findings of the materials needs analysis. The recipient will prepare revised drafts of existing ECA/A/L materials and new materials based on feedback from program participants garnered during the second and third components of this program and present at least three publishable revised ECA/A/L products/publications and at least three publishable new products/publications to ECA/A/L for review and future publication. Applicant organizations should demonstrate a substantial track record of conducting substantive academic programs for EFL educators with a particular emphasis on materials assessment and development, conducting needs assessments internationally, developing and implementing training programs through virtual media, developing English language materials for teachers and learners in EFL settings, and managing logistical and administrative aspects of similar programs.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan”
Document Number: 2010-32270
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan,'' 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, New York, New York, from on or about March 1, 2011, until on or about May 30, 2011, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Rooms With a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century”
Document Number: 2010-32269
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Rooms with a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about March 28, 2011, until on or about July 4, 2011, 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.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-32136
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: Form DS-0064, Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport, 1405-0014.
Document Number: 2010-32135
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection renewal described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport. OMB Control Number: 1405-0014. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: CA/PPT/PMO/PC. Form Number: DS-0064. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 122,500. Estimated Number of Responses: 122,500. Average Hours Per Response: 5 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 10,208 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form- DS-1950, Department of State Application for Employment, OMB Control Number 1405-0139
Document Number: 2010-31760
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Department of State Application for Employment. OMB Control Number: 1405-0139. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Recruitment, Examination, Employment (HR/REE) Form Number: DS-1950. Respondents: U.S. Citizens seeking entry into certain Department of State Foreign Service positions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,000. Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 1,500. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
Meeting of the United States-Oman Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation Pursuant to the United States-Oman Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2010-31504
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-15
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is providing notice that the United States and Oman intend to hold a meeting of the U.S.-Oman Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation (``Joint Forum'') in Muscat, Oman, on January 9, 2011, at a venue to be announced. The Governments created the Joint Forum in connection with the U.S.-Oman Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation (``MOU''). If you are interested in attending, please email Abby Lindsay at LindsayA@state.gov for the specific time and place. See below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional details on the background and purpose of the meeting. During the meeting, the U.S. and Oman will present a brief history of U.S.-Oman environmental cooperation, a review of activities under the 2006-2008 Work Program, presentations on selected activities, and presentation and signature of the 2011-2014 Plan of Action. The entire meeting will be open to the public and include public question and answer sessions. The Department of State invites interested organizations and members of the public to submit written comments or suggestions regarding items to include on the agenda and to attend the meeting. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to the following documents: U.S.-Oman Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation, 2006-2008 Work Program Pursuant to the U.S.-Oman Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation, Chapter 17 of the U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement, Final Environmental Review of the U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement. These documents are available at: http://www.state.gov/g/oes/env/ trade/oman/index.htm.
Finding of No Significant Impact From the Expansion, Renovation, Operation and Maintenance of the Nogales Mariposa Commercial and Pedestrian Border Crossing
Document Number: 2010-31502
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-15
Agency: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State
The Department of State is publishing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed expansion, renovation, operation and maintenance of the Nogales Mariposa Commercial and Pedestrian Border Crossing between Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance”
Document Number: 2010-31499
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-15
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance,'' 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, CT, from on or about February 24, 2011, until on or about June 5, 2011, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Notice of Public Meeting of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 2010-31498
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-15
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board hereinafter referred to as ``the Board,'' will meet as indicated below.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Forms DS-2053, DS-2054; Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant; DS-3024, DS-3030, Chest X-Ray and Classification Worksheet; DS-3025, Vaccination Documentation Worksheet; DS-3026; Medical History and Physical Examination Worksheet; OMB Control Number 1405-0113
Document Number: 2010-31355
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Electronic Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant. OMB Control Number: 1405-0113. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa Services (CA/VO). Form Numbers: DS-2053, DS-2054, DS-3024, DS-3025, DS-3026, and DS-3030. Respondents: Immigrant visa and refugee applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 630,000 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 630,000 per year. Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 630,000 hours annually. Frequency: Once per application. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-160, Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa, OMB 1405-0182
Document Number: 2010-31353
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa. OMB Control Number: 1405-0182. Type of Request: Revision. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Services (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-160. Respondents: All nonimmigrant visa applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6.5 million. Estimated Number of Responses: 6.5 million. Average Hours Per Response: 75 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 8,125,000 hours. Frequency: Once per visa application. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain benefit.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category VII
Document Number: 2010-31158
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Department of State
As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category VII of the U.S. Munitions List. The proposed rule would revise Category VII (tanks and military vehicles) to describe more precisely the defense articles described therein.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: Two Information Collections
Document Number: 2010-31106
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Brokering Prior Approval (License). OMB Control Number: 1405-0142. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: None. Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,515. Estimated Number of Responses: 150. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 300 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits. Title of Information Collection: Annual Brokering Report. OMB Control Number: 1405-0141. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: None. Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,515. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,515. Average Hours Per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 3,030 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Revisions to the United States Munitions List
Document Number: 2010-30994
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Department of State
As part of the President's export control reform initiative, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) seeks public comment on revisions to the United States Munitions List (USML) that would make it a ``positive list'' of controlled defense articles, requests that the public ``tier'' defense articles based on the Administration's three-tier control criteria, and identify those current defense articles that the public believes do not fall within the scope of any of the criteria's tiers. A ``positive list'' is a list that describes controlled items using objective criteria rather than broad, open- ended, subjective, or design intent-based criteria. DDTC is not seeking with this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) input on whether particular defense articles should or should not be controlled on the USML or whether any defense articles should be controlled differently. Rather, it is only seeking with this ANPRM input on how the USML can be revised so that it clearly describes what is subject to the jurisdiction of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), how defense articles are identified by tier, and what current defense articles do not fall within the scope of any of the tiers. Guidelines for revision of the USML toward this end are provided in this ANPRM. Please see the proposed rule published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register for an example of a USML Category that has been revised in this manner.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Request for Grant Proposals: Future Leaders Exchange Civic Education Workshop
Document Number: 2010-30872
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition to conduct the Spring Civic Education Workshop for students participating in the academic year Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program. The goal of the Spring Workshop is to broaden the participants' knowledge and understanding of the democratic concepts that are integral to a civil society and to provide them with tools they can take home to aid in the transformation of their countries. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in IRS regulation 26 CFR 1.501(c) may submit proposals to develop and conduct a one-week workshop in Washington, DC, in Spring 2011. The workshop should include approximately 100 high school students from 10 Eurasian countries who are attending school in the United States during the 2010/11 academic year. Spring Workshop participants will be selected through an essay contest from among a group of approximately 976 students who are participating in the academic year component of the Division's Future Leaders Exchange program. Provision of cost sharing to maximize the number of participants will be looked at very favorably.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3057, Medical Clearance Update, OMB 1405-0131
Document Number: 2010-30292
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Medical Clearance Update. OMB Control Number: 1405-0131. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Office of Medical Services, M/MED/C/ MC. Form Number: DS-3057. Respondents: Foreign Service Officers, State Department Employees, Other Government Employees and Family Members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,800 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 9,800 per year. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes per response. Total Estimated Burden: 4,900 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP): International Sports Programming Initiative
Document Number: 2010-30226
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-02
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the International Sports Programming Initiative. Public and private non- profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals for projects designed to reach out to youth and promote mutual understanding by increasing the professional capacity of those who design and manage youth sports programs in select countries in Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, the Near East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere. The focus of all programs must be on reaching out to both male and female youth ages 7- 17 and/or their coaches/administrators. Programs designed to train elite athletes or coaches will not be considered. Eligible countries and territories in each region are: Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Uganda, and Zambia; East Asia and the Pacific: Australia, Brunei, Burma, China, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, and Timor-Leste; Near East and North Africa: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and West Bank/Gaza; South and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan; Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Cyprus, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey; and the Western Hemisphere: Argentina, Bolivia, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, and a multi-country program that MUST include Guyana, Surinam, and Trinidad and Tobago. Proposals may address multiple countries, but all the countries must then be in the same region. Please see Section III.3. for more information on eligibility requirements. Funding Under this Competition is pending the availability of FY 2011 funds.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Norwegian Painters”
Document Number: 2010-30118
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-01
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Norwegian Painters,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about December 15, 2010, until on or about December 15, 2012, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914”
Document Number: 2010-30121
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914,'' 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, from on or about February 13, 2011, until on or about June 6, 2011, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Executive Order 11423, as Amended; Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit To Renovate and Expand the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry on the U.S.-Mexico Border at San Diego, CA and Tijuana, Baja CA, Mexico
Document Number: 2010-29873
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State hereby gives notice that, on November 10, 2010, it received an application for a Presidential Permit to authorize the renovation and expansion of the San Ysidro border crossing facility on the U.S.-Mexico border at San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The General Services Administration (GSA) filed this application and is acting as the project's sponsor. The Department of State's jurisdiction over this application is based upon Executive Order 11423 of August 16, 1968, as amended. As provided in E.O. 11423, the Department is circulating this application to relevant federal and state agencies for review and comment. Under E.O. 11423, the Department has the responsibility to determine, taking into account input from these agencies and other stakeholders, whether this proposed border crossing is in the U.S. national interest.
Advisory Committee On Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-29673
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on December 13-14, 2010 at the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC. 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 building. Members of the public planning to attend the open session must notify Nick Sheldon, Office of the Historian (202-663-1123) no later than December 9, 2010, to 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 Nick Sheldon for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. In addition, any requests for reasonable accommodation should be made no later than December 7, 2010. Requests for reasonable accommodation received after that time will be considered, but might be impossible to fulfill. The Committee will meet in open session from 11 a.m. until 12 noon on Monday, December 13, 2010, in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC, in Conference Room 1205, to discuss declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series. The remainder of the Committee's sessions from 1:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010 and 9 a.m. until 12 noon on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 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. 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 Privacy Impact Assessment for VACS-D at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/ 100305.pdf, for additional information. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Ambassador Edward Brynn, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC 20520, telephone (202) 663-1123, (e-mail history@state.gov).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Salvator Rosa: Bandits, Wilderness and Magic”
Document Number: 2010-29633
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Salvator Rosa: Bandits, Wilderness and Magic'', 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, Fort Worth, TX, from on or about December 12, 2010, until on or about March 27, 2011, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Voluntary Disclosures
Document Number: 2010-29230
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Voluntary Disclosures. OMB Control Number: 1405-0179. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: None. Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 750. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,000. Average Hours Per Response: 10 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on New Media in Journalism
Document Number: 2010-29122
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: Department of State
The Branch for the Study of the United States, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of two (2) Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders on New Media in Journalism. Each taking place over the course of five weeks, the Institutes will be scheduled in summer 2011. Both Institutes should take place at U.S. academic institutions and provide groups of highly motivated undergraduate students from the countries and regions noted below with in-depth seminars on New Media and Journalism. Each Institute should include four weeks of academic residency followed by a one-week integrated educational travel tour that will expose participants to a different region of the United States. The one-week educational study tour should conclude with a three day session in Washington, DC. Each Institute will host up to 20 participants, for a total of approximately 40 students. ECA plans to provide one to two awards for the administration of the two Study of the U.S. Institutes and welcomes applications from accredited post-secondary education institutions in the United States and public and private non-profit organizations (see Eligibility Information, section III). The awarding of Cooperative Agreements for this program is contingent upon the availability of FY 2011 funds. I. Funding Opportunity Description
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2010-28991
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates indicated on the attachments pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d) and in compliance with section 36(f) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776).
Privacy Act; System of Records: Records of the Bureau of Public Affairs
Document Number: 2010-28990
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend an existing system of records, Records of the Bureau of Public Affairs, State-22, 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. The Department's report was filed with the Office of Management and Budget on October 20, 2010. It is proposed that the current system will retain the name ``Records of the Bureau of Public Affairs.'' It is also proposed that the amended system description will include revisions/additions to the following sections: System location; Categories of records; Routine uses; and Storage, Safeguards and Retrievability as well as other administrative updates. The following sections have been added to the system of records, Records of the Bureau of Public Affairs, State-22, to ensure Privacy Act of 1974 compliance: Purpose and Disclosure to Consumer Reporting Agencies. Any persons interested in commenting on the amended system of records may do so by submitting comments in writing to the Director, Office of Information Programs and Services, A/GIS/IPS, Department of State, SA-2, 515 22nd Street, Washington, DC 20522-8001. This system of records will be effective 40 days from the date of publication, unless we receive comments that will result in a contrary determination. The amended system description, ``Records of the Bureau of Public Affairs, State-22,'' will read as set forth below.
Privacy Act; System of Records: Equal Employment Opportunity Records
Document Number: 2010-28989
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend an existing system of records, Equal Employment Opportunity Records, State-09, 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. The Department's report was filed with the Office of Management and Budget on October 20, 2010. It is proposed that the current system will retain the name ``Equal Employment Opportunity Records.'' It is also proposed that the amended system description will include revisions/additions to the following sections: Categories of records, Purpose, Routine uses, Storage, as well as other administrative updates. The following section has been added to the system of records, Equal Employment Opportunity Records, State-09, to ensure Privacy Act of 1974 compliance: Purpose. Any persons interested in commenting on the amended system of records may do so by submitting comments in writing to Director, Office of Information Programs and Services, A/GIS/IPS, Department of State, SA- 2, 515 22nd Street, Washington, DC 20522-8001. This system of records will be effective 40 days from the date of publication, unless we receive comments that will result in a contrary determination. The amended system description, ``Equal Employment Opportunity Records, State-09,'' will read as set forth below.