Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Export of Lethal Defense Articles/Defense Services to Indonesia, 15797 [E6-4555]

Download as PDF hsrobinson on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 29, 2006 / Notices Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Medical History and Examination for Foreign Service. OMB Control Number: 1405–0068. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Office of Medical Services, M/MED/EX. Form Number: DS 1843 and DS–1622. Respondents: Family members of Foreign Service Officers and Federal employees stationed abroad. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,800. Estimated Number of Responses: 9,800. Average Hours Per Response: 1. Total Estimated Burden: 9,800 hours. Frequency: Tour of Duty. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain a benefit. DATES: Comments from the public will be accepted up to April 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct comments and questions to Alex Hunt, the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who may be reached at 202– 395–7860. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: E-mail: ahunt@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message. Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Fax: 202–395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may obtain copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents from Susan Willig, Department of State, Office of Medical Services, SA–1, Room L101, 2401 E St., NW., Washington, DC 20052–0101, who may be reached on 202–663–1754 or at willigsp@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary to properly perform our functions. Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Mar 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 Abstract of proposed collection: Form DS–1843 and DS–1622 are designed to collect medical information that gives medical providers the current and adequate information needed to decide whether or not a Federal employee, and family members, will have sufficient medical resources at a diplomatic mission abroad. Methodology: The information will be collected through the use of an electronic forms engine, or by hand written submission using a pre-printed form. Dated: March 7, 2006. Maria C. Melchiorre, Deputy Executive Director, Office of Medical Services, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–4553 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–36–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5354] Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Export of Lethal Defense Articles/ Defense Services to Indonesia Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that requests for the export or retransfer of lethal defense articles to Indonesia (and defense services related to such lethal defense articles) pursuant to section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act will be considered on a case-by-case basis. DATES: Effective Date: March 29, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Juraska, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, Department of State, Telephone (202) 663–22860 or Fax (202) 261–8199. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It is the policy of the U.S. Government, effective as of March 17, 2006, to consider on a case-by-case basis applications for the export of lethal defense articles and related defense services to Indonesia. Section 599F(b) of the FY 2006 Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act allows for the issuance of licenses for the export of lethal defense articles for the Indonesian Armed Forces should the Secretary of State waive, as being in the national security interest of the United States, legislative requirements for certification of certain conditions pertaining to Indonesia. Such a waiver was signed on November 16, 2005. The Department has also determined that it shall be U.S. Government policy to consider on a case-by-case basis applications for the export of lethal PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15797 defense articles and related defense services to Indonesia. Previously, Federal Register Notices were published on October 14, 1999 (64 FR 55805), January 25, 2001 (66 FR 7836), and March 22, 2001 (66 FR 16085), that set forth a policy of denial for new export requests for Indonesia and suspended all licenses and approvals to export or otherwise transfer defense articles and defense services to Indonesia, except for certain exports related to commercial communication satellites and Y2K compliance activities that were not for the Indonesian military; permitted review, on a case-bycase basis, of requests for the export of C–130 spare parts to Indonesia, including for the Government of Indonesia; and, expanded the review, on a case-by-case basis, to defense articles/ defense services exported to Indonesia for ultimate end-use by a third-country, respectively. Further changes to the export policy toward Indonesia were reflected in a Federal Register Notice published on December 18, 2001 (66 FR 65235) that expanded the categories of defense articles/defense services eligible for consideration for export/transfer to Indonesia, on a case-by-case basis, to include: (a) Non-lethal defense articles and spare parts; and (b) non-lethal, safety-of-use spare parts for lethal enditems. For purposes of that Notice, ‘‘non-lethal defense articles’’ meant an item not a weapon, ammunition, or other equipment or material designed to inflict serious bodily harm or death (see, e.g., 10 U.S.C. 2557). Examples of safetyof-use items were cartridge actuated devices, propellant actuated devices, and technical manuals for military aircraft for purposes of enhancing the safety of the aircraft crew. No distinction was made between Indonesia’s existing and new inventory. This Notice expands what may be authorized for export to Indonesia to include lethal defense articles controlled on the U.S. Munitions List, as well as defense services related to the export of such lethal defense articles. Applications for such exports will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with standard practice. This action is taken pursuant to Sections 38 and 42 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778, 2791) and § 126.7 of the ITAR in furtherance of the foreign policy of the United States. Dated: March 22, 2006. Gregory M. Suchan, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–4555 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 29, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 15797]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-4555]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5354]


Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Export of Lethal Defense 
Articles/Defense Services to Indonesia

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that requests for the export or 
retransfer of lethal defense articles to Indonesia (and defense 
services related to such lethal defense articles) pursuant to section 
38 of the Arms Export Control Act will be considered on a case-by-case 
basis.

DATES: Effective Date: March 29, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Juraska, Office of Defense 
Trade Controls Policy, Department of State, Telephone (202) 663-22860 
or Fax (202) 261-8199.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It is the policy of the U.S. Government, 
effective as of March 17, 2006, to consider on a case-by-case basis 
applications for the export of lethal defense articles and related 
defense services to Indonesia. Section 599F(b) of the FY 2006 Foreign 
Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act 
allows for the issuance of licenses for the export of lethal defense 
articles for the Indonesian Armed Forces should the Secretary of State 
waive, as being in the national security interest of the United States, 
legislative requirements for certification of certain conditions 
pertaining to Indonesia. Such a waiver was signed on November 16, 2005. 
The Department has also determined that it shall be U.S. Government 
policy to consider on a case-by-case basis applications for the export 
of lethal defense articles and related defense services to Indonesia.
    Previously, Federal Register Notices were published on October 14, 
1999 (64 FR 55805), January 25, 2001 (66 FR 7836), and March 22, 2001 
(66 FR 16085), that set forth a policy of denial for new export 
requests for Indonesia and suspended all licenses and approvals to 
export or otherwise transfer defense articles and defense services to 
Indonesia, except for certain exports related to commercial 
communication satellites and Y2K compliance activities that were not 
for the Indonesian military; permitted review, on a case-by-case basis, 
of requests for the export of C-130 spare parts to Indonesia, including 
for the Government of Indonesia; and, expanded the review, on a case-
by-case basis, to defense articles/defense services exported to 
Indonesia for ultimate end-use by a third-country, respectively.
    Further changes to the export policy toward Indonesia were 
reflected in a Federal Register Notice published on December 18, 2001 
(66 FR 65235) that expanded the categories of defense articles/defense 
services eligible for consideration for export/transfer to Indonesia, 
on a case-by-case basis, to include: (a) Non-lethal defense articles 
and spare parts; and (b) non-lethal, safety-of-use spare parts for 
lethal end-items. For purposes of that Notice, ``non-lethal defense 
articles'' meant an item not a weapon, ammunition, or other equipment 
or material designed to inflict serious bodily harm or death (see, 
e.g., 10 U.S.C. 2557). Examples of safety-of-use items were cartridge 
actuated devices, propellant actuated devices, and technical manuals 
for military aircraft for purposes of enhancing the safety of the 
aircraft crew. No distinction was made between Indonesia's existing and 
new inventory.
    This Notice expands what may be authorized for export to Indonesia 
to include lethal defense articles controlled on the U.S. Munitions 
List, as well as defense services related to the export of such lethal 
defense articles. Applications for such exports will be considered on a 
case-by-case basis in accordance with standard practice.
    This action is taken pursuant to Sections 38 and 42 of the Arms 
Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778, 2791) and Sec.  126.7 of the ITAR 
in furtherance of the foreign policy of the United States.

    Dated: March 22, 2006.
Gregory M. Suchan,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. E6-4555 Filed 3-28-06; 8:45 am]
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