Determination With Respect to Countries and Entities Failing To Take Measures To Apprehend and Transfer All Indicted War Criminals, 11281-11282 [E6-3131]

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L. 109–102), I hereby determine that Serbia and the Republika Srpska have failed to take necessary and significant steps to implement their international legal obligations to E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 11282 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 43 / Monday, March 6, 2006 / Notices apprehend and transfer to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia all persons in their territory who have been indicted by the Tribunal. This determination will be published in the Federal Register. Dated: February 9, 2006. Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–3131 Filed 3–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–23–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5336] hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Determination on U.S. Bilateral Assistance and International Financial Institution Voting for Projects in Serbia and the Entity of the Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 561 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006 (Pub. L. 109–102) (FOAA), I hereby waive the application of Section 561 of the FOAA with regard to certain U.S. bilateral assistance programs in Serbia and the Republika Srpska and determine that such assistance directly supports the implementation of the Dayton Accords. I also hereby waive the application of section 561 of the FOAA with regard to U.S. support for International Financial Institution projects in Serbia and the Republika Srpska that directly support the implementation of the Dayton Accords as decided by the Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs and in accordance with 561(c) and (d). Programs directed towards the municipalities of Bijeljina, Han Pijesak, Pale, and Sokolac in the Republika Srpska are excluded from this waiver because competent authorities there have helped to provide protection and support to war crimes indictees. Were the U.S. Government to determine at a future date that assistance projects that could benefit these municipalities merited consideration, these activities would be subject to a separate waiver determination. This Determination shall be reported to the Congress and published in the Federal Register. Dated: February 9, 2006. Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State, Department of State. [FR Doc. 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Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,870 hours. OMB Number: 1545–1499. Type of Review: Revision. Title: Revenue Procedure 2006–10 Acceptance Agents. Description: Revenue Procedure 2006–10 describes application procedures for becoming an acceptance agent and the requisite agreement that an agent must execute with IRS. Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 24,960 hours. OMB Number: 1545–1536. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Guidance Regarding Charitable Remainder Trusts and Special Valuation Rules for Transfers of Interests in Trusts REG–209823–96 (Final). Description: The recordkeeping requirement in the regulation provides taxpayers with an alternative method for complying with Congressional intent regarding charitable remainder trusts. The recordkeeping alternative may be less burdensome for taxpayers. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 75 hours. OMB Number: 1545–1806. Type of Review: Extension. Delegation by the Secretary of State to the Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs of Authority To Make Certain Determinations Regarding Assistance Related to the Dayton Accords By virtue of the authority vested in me as Secretary of State, including the authority of section 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2651(a)), I hereby delegate to the Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs all authorities and functions vested in the Secretary of State under section 561(e) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–102) to make determinations that international financial institution projects involving the extension of any financial or technical assistance to Serbia or the Republik Srpska directly support the implementation of the Dayton Accords. Notwithstanding this delegation of authority, the Secretary of State and Deputy Secretary of State may exercise any authority or function delegated by this delegation. This delegation of authority shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: February 9, 2006. Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–3135 Filed 3–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–23–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 28, 2006. The Department of Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 43 (Monday, March 6, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11281-11282]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-3131]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5337]


Determination With Respect to Countries and Entities Failing To 
Take Measures To Apprehend and Transfer All Indicted War Criminals

    Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 561 of the 
Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs 
Appropriations Act, 2006 (Pub. L. 109-102), I hereby determine that 
Serbia and the Republika Srpska have failed to take necessary and 
significant steps to implement their international legal obligations to

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apprehend and transfer to the International Criminal Tribunal for the 
Former Yugoslavia all persons in their territory who have been indicted 
by the Tribunal.
    This determination will be published in the Federal Register.

    Dated: February 9, 2006.
Condoleezza Rice,
Secretary of State, Department of State.
 [FR Doc. E6-3131 Filed 3-3-06; 8:45 am]
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