30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Risk Analysis and Management (RAM), 6859-6860 [2019-03510]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 40 / Thursday, February 28, 2019 / Notices Pursuant to Section 40(g)(2) of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), we are transmitting a report containing information about a proposed transaction for the export and transfer of certain defense articles to U.S. contract employees engaged in supporting or facilitating ongoing U.S. military operations to counter terrorism in Syria. The President has determined that the provision of defense articles and defense services to foreign forces, irregular forces, groups, or individuals engaged in supporting or facilitating ongoing U.S. military operations to counter terrorism in Syria is essential to the nation security interests of the United States. Enclosed with this letter are a copy of the President’s determination and classified memorandum of justification for the determination. The transaction that is the subject of the enclosed classified report involves the export of defense articles to Syria to enable the aforementioned recipients to safely support future U.S. counterterrorism operations in Syria. The proposed transaction will be authorized to proceed not less than 15 days after the date of this letter transmitting the report required pursuant to section 40(g)(2) of the AECA. This report is being provided to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, and the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, as prescribed in section 40 of the AECA. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Sincerely, Mary K. Waters, Assistant Secretary Legislative Affairs. Enclosure: Transmittal No. DDTC 18-031. More detailed information is contained in the formal certification which, though unclassified, contains business information submitted to the Department of State by the applicant, publication of which could cause competitive harm to the U.S. firm concerned. More detailed information is contained in the formal certification which, though unclassified, contains business information submitted to the Department of State by the applicant, publication of which could cause competitive harm to the U.S. firm concerned. Sincerely, Mary K. Waters, Assistant Secretary Legislative Affairs. Enclosure: Transmittal No. DDTC 18-035. Sincerely, Mary K. Waters, Assistant Secretary Legislative Affairs, Enclosure: Transmittal No. DDTC 18-043. June 27, 2018 The Honorable Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Dear Mr. Speaker: Pursuant to Section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act, we are transmitting certification of a proposed license for the export of firearm parts and components abroad controlled under Category I of the U.S. Munitions List in amount of $1,000,000 or more. The transaction contained in the attached certification involves the export of .223, .30, and 6.5mm caliber rifled barrel blanks to Canada for commercial re-sale. The U.S. government is prepared to license the export of these items having taken into account political, military, economic, human rights, and arms control considerations. More detailed information is contained in the formal certification which, though unclassified, contains business information submitted to the Department of State by the applicant, publication of which could cause competitive harm to the U.S. firm concerned. Anthony M. Dearth, Chief of Staff, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State. July 5, 2018 Sincerely, Mary K. Waters, Assistant Secretary Legislative Affairs. Enclosure: Transmittal No. DDTC 18-036. The Honorable Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Dear Mr. Speaker: Pursuant to Section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act, we are transmitting certification of a proposed license for the export of firearms, parts, and components abroad controlled under Category I of the United States Munitions List in the amount of $1,000,000 or more. The transaction contained in the attached certification involves the export of semi-automatic pistols to Canada for commercial resale. The U.S. government is prepared to license the export of these items having taken into account political, military, economic, human rights, and arms control considerations. August 17, 2018 The Honorable Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Dear Mr. Speaker: Pursuant to Section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act, we are transmitting certification of a proposed license for the export of firearms, parts, and components abroad controlled under Category I of the U.S. Munitions List in the amount of $1,000,000 or more. The transaction contained in the attached certification involves the export of fully-automatic rifles to Jordan for the Public Security Directorate. The U.S. government is prepared to license the export of these items having taken into account political, military, economic, human rights, and arms control considerations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Feb 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 6859 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2019–03516 Filed 2–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10682] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Risk Analysis and Management (RAM) Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: 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. DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to April 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Lisa M. Farrell, US Department of State, Office of Risk Analysis and Management, 2201 C St. NW, Washington, DC 20520, who may be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 6860 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 40 / Thursday, February 28, 2019 / Notices reached on 202–663–1037 or at FARRELLLM1@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Risk Analysis and Management. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0204. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: A/OPE. • Form Number: DS–4184. • Respondents: Potential Contractors and Grantees. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. • Estimated Number of Responses: 500. • Average Time per Response: 1 hour 30 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 750 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this 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, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection The information collected from individuals and organizations is specifically used to conduct screening to ensure that State funded activities do not provide support to entities or individuals deemed to be a risk to national security. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Methodology The State Department has implemented a Risk Analysis and Management Program to vet potential contractors and grantees seeking funding from the Department of State to mitigate the risk that such funds might benefit entities or individuals who present a national security risk. To conduct this vetting program the Department collects information from contractors, subcontractors, grantees VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Feb 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 and sub-grantees regarding their directors, officers and/or key employees through mail, fax or electronic submission. The information collected is compared to information gathered from commercial, public, and U.S. government databases to determine the risk that the applying organization, entity or individual might use Department funds or programs in a way that presents a threat to national security. This program will continue as a pilot program consistent with the Department of State, Foreign Operation, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015 (Div. K, Pub. L. 115–141). 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, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–25 of February 13, 2019. Jennifer Z. Galt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2019–03519 Filed 2–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Cathy J. Read, Procurement Executive, Bureau of Administration, Department of State. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [FR Doc. 2019–03510 Filed 2–27–19; 8:45 am] [Public Notice: 10688] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition—Determinations: ‘‘Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto’’ Exhibition DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10685] Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition—Determinations: ‘‘Beatriz Gonza´lez: A Retrospective’’ Exhibition Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Beatriz Gonza´lez: A Retrospective,’’ 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 Pe´rez Art Museum Miami, in Miami, Florida, from on or about April 12, 2019, until on or about September 1, 2019, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas, from on or about October 20, 2019, until on or about January 20, 2020, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliot Chiu, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The foregoing determinations were made pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that the objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ‘‘Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto,’’ 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 Frick Collection, New York, New York, from on or about April 16, 2019, until on or about July 14, 2019, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The foregoing determinations were made 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, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000, and Delegation of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 40 (Thursday, February 28, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6859-6860]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-03510]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 10682]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Risk Analysis 
and Management (RAM)

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

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SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) up to April 1, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following 
methods:
     Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the 
DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control 
number in the subject line of your message.
     Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department 
of State.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and 
supporting documents, to Lisa M. Farrell, US Department of State, 
Office of Risk Analysis and Management, 2201 C St. NW, Washington, DC 
20520, who may be

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reached on 202-663-1037 or at FARRELLLM1@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Risk Analysis and 
Management.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0204.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: A/OPE.
     Form Number: DS-4184.
     Respondents: Potential Contractors and Grantees.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 500.
     Average Time per Response: 1 hour 30 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 750 hours.
     Frequency: On occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost 
burden for this 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, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are 
public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you 
should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your 
personal information, will be available for public review.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

    The information collected from individuals and organizations is 
specifically used to conduct screening to ensure that State funded 
activities do not provide support to entities or individuals deemed to 
be a risk to national security.

Methodology

    The State Department has implemented a Risk Analysis and Management 
Program to vet potential contractors and grantees seeking funding from 
the Department of State to mitigate the risk that such funds might 
benefit entities or individuals who present a national security risk. 
To conduct this vetting program the Department collects information 
from contractors, subcontractors, grantees and sub-grantees regarding 
their directors, officers and/or key employees through mail, fax or 
electronic submission. The information collected is compared to 
information gathered from commercial, public, and U.S. government 
databases to determine the risk that the applying organization, entity 
or individual might use Department funds or programs in a way that 
presents a threat to national security. This program will continue as a 
pilot program consistent with the Department of State, Foreign 
Operation, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015 (Div. K, Pub. 
L. 115-141).

Cathy J. Read,
Procurement Executive, Bureau of Administration, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2019-03510 Filed 2-27-19; 8:45 am]
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