Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism (SST), 56100 [2017-25547]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 56100 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 226 / Monday, November 27, 2017 / Notices • Names and dates of birth for all current and former spouses, or civil or domestic partners; • Social media platforms and identifiers, also known as handles, used during the last five years; and • Phone numbers and email addresses used during the last five years. Regarding travel history, applicants may be requested to provide details of their international or domestic (within their country of nationality) travel, if it appears to the consular officer that the applicant has been in an area while the area was under the operational control of a terrorist organization as defined in section 212(a)(3)(B)(vi) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(vi). Applicants may be asked to recount or explain the details of their travel, and when possible, provide supporting documentation. This information collection continues implementation of the directive of the President, in the Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security of March 6, 2017, to implement additional protocols and procedures focused on ‘‘ensur[ing] the proper collection of all information necessary to rigorously evaluate all grounds of inadmissibility or deportability, or grounds for the denial of other immigration benefits.’’ In substance, this proposed collection is the same as the collection that was requested through the emergency procedures in May 2017. The emergency approval limited the collection to a temporary six month approval, and these materials seek to extend that approval for three years. Consular posts worldwide regularly engage with U.S. law enforcement and partners in the U.S. intelligence community to identify characteristics of applicant populations warranting increased scrutiny. The additional information collected will facilitate consular officer efforts to apply more rigorous evaluation of these applicants for visa ineligibilities. In accordance with existing authorities, visas may not be denied on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, political views, gender, or sexual orientation. Based upon the data since this collection began implementation in May 2017, the Department estimates that 70,500 applicants annually will be requested to respond to this collection. The Department bases this estimate on the fact that consular officers worldwide asked an approximately 25,000 applicants questions contained in this information collection between May 2017 and October 2, 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Nov 24, 2017 Jkt 244001 Failure to provide requested information will not necessarily result in visa denial, if the consular officer determines the applicant has provided a credible explanation why he or she cannot answer a question or provide requested supporting documentation, such that the consular officer is able to conclude that the applicant has provided adequate information to determine the applicant’s eligibility to receive the visa. The collection of social media platforms and identifiers will not be used to deny visas based on applicants’ race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, political views, gender, or sexual orientation. Methodology Department of State consular officers at visa-adjudicating posts worldwide will ask the proposed additional questions to resolve questions about an applicant’s identity or to vet for terrorism, national security-related, or other visa ineligibilities when the consular officer determines that the circumstances of a visa applicant, a review of a visa application, or responses in a visa interview indicate a need for greater scrutiny. The additional questions may be sent electronically to the applicant or be presented orally or in writing at the time of the interview. Consular officers will be mindful that, unlike some other forms of personal information required from visa applicants, social media identifiers may afford the user anonymity. Posts will assess their respective operating environments and collect the social media identifier information from applicants in a manner that best safeguards its transmission from applicant to post. In furtherance of this collection, consular officers are directed not to request user passwords; engage or interact with individual visa applicants on or through social media when conducting assessments of visa eligibility; not to violate or attempt to violate individual privacy settings or controls; and not to use social media or assess an individual’s social media presence beyond established Department guidance. Consular staff are also directed in connection with this collection to take particular care to avoid collection of third-party information when conducting any social media reviews. Edward Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10211] Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism (SST) In accordance with section 6(j)(1) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. 2405(j)), and as continued in effect by Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, section 620A(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Public Law 87–195, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2371(c)), and section 40(f) of the Arms Export Control Act, Public Law 90–629, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2780(f)), I hereby determine that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: November 17, 2017. Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2017–25547 Filed 11–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–AD–P STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE SJI Board of Directors Meeting, Notice AGENCY: ACTION: State Justice Institute. Notice of meeting. The SJI Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at SJI Headquarters in Reston, Virginia. The purpose of this meeting is to consider grant applications for the 1st quarter of FY 2018, and other business. All portions of this meeting are open to the public. SUMMARY: State Justice Institute Headquarters, 11951 Freedom Drive, Suite 1020, Reston, Virginia 20190. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Mattiello, Executive Director, State Justice Institute, 11951 Freedom Drive, Suite 1020, Reston, VA 20190, 571–313–8843, contact@sji.gov. Jonathan D. Mattiello, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2017–25534 Filed 11–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P [FR Doc. 2017–25490 Filed 11–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 226 (Monday, November 27, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-25547]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10211]


Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Designation as a 
State Sponsor of Terrorism (SST)

    In accordance with section 6(j)(1) of the Export Administration Act 
of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. 2405(j)), and as continued in effect by 
Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, section 620A(a) of the 
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Public Law 87-195, as amended (22 
U.S.C. 2371(c)), and section 40(f) of the Arms Export Control Act, 
Public Law 90-629, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2780(f)), I hereby determine 
that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has repeatedly 
provided support for acts of international terrorism.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register.

    Dated: November 17, 2017.
Rex W. Tillerson,
Secretary of State.
[FR Doc. 2017-25547 Filed 11-24-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4710-AD-P