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Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Medieval Treasures from Münster Cathedral” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-09543
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-06
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Medieval Treasures from M[uuml]nster Cathedral'' at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) Photographic Identification Card Application
Document Number: 2021-09513
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 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 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “The Spirit Wraps Around You” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-09325
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that one object being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with its foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``The Spirit Wraps Around You'' at the Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Alaska, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is of cultural significance, and, further, that its temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Annual Certification of Shrimp-Harvesting Nations
Document Number: 2021-09077
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Department of State
On April 26, 2021, the Department of State declared that wild- caught shrimp harvested in the following nations, particular fisheries of certain nations, and Hong Kong are eligible to enter the United States: Argentina, Australia (Northern Prawn Fishery, the Queensland East Coast Trawl Fishery, the Spencer Gulf, and the Torres Strait Prawn Fishery), The Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, France (French Guiana), Gabon, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan (shrimp baskets in Hokkaido), Republic of Korea (mosquito nets), Malaysia (Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and Johor), the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Russia, Spain (Mediterranean red shrimp), Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay. For nations, economies, and fisheries not listed above, only shrimp harvested from aquaculture is eligible to enter the United States. All shrimp imports into the United States must be accompanied by the DS-2031 Shrimp Exporter's/Importer's Declaration.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “The New Woman Behind the Camera” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-08719
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``The New Woman Behind the Camera'' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Publication, Coordination, and Reporting of International Agreements
Document Number: 2021-08718
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Department of State
The Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS) is the official treaty series of the United States and serves as evidence of the treaties, and international agreements other than treaties, in all courts of law and equity of the United States, and in public offices of the federal government and of the states, without any need of further authentication. Certain international agreements may be exempted from publication in TIAS, if the Department of State (the Department) provides notice in its regulations. This rule updates those regulations to clarify the scope of an existing exemption.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2021-08646
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of State
The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Department of State give notice that the attached Notifications of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses were submitted to the Congress on the dates indicated.
Notice of Department of State Sanctions Actions Reimposing Certain Sanctions With Respect to Iran
Document Number: 2021-08642
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of State
On January 23, 2020, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo imposed sanctions on three entities and two individuals pursuant to E.O. 13846, Reimposing Certain Sanctions With Respect to Iran.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Overseas Schools Grant Status Report
Document Number: 2021-08593
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of State
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Grant Request Automated Submissions Program (GRASP)
Document Number: 2021-08592
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of State
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.
Notice of Additions to the CAATSA Guidance
Document Number: 2021-07614
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State is updating previously issued guidance pursuant to CAATSA to specify additional persons that are part of, or operate for or on behalf of, the defense and intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Change to Certification Authority for the Alien Physician Category of the Exchange Visitor Program
Document Number: 2021-07537
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (Department) is changing the certification authority for alien physicians from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-07850
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance'' at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Delegation of the Authorities of the Secretary
Document Number: 2021-07744
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of State
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2021-07731
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of State
Designations of Russian Entities and Individuals
Document Number: 2021-07619
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the authority in the Executive Order ``Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters,'' the State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that FEDERAL SECURITY SERVICE, STATE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY, 33RD SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND TESTING INSTITUTE, the 27TH SCIENTIFIC CENTER, the MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE, ALEXANDER YEVGENIYEVICH MISHKIN, and ANATOLIY VLADIMIROVI CHEPIGA engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery (including missiles capable of delivering such weapons), including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by Russia.
Notice of Updated Department of State Public Guidance for the Protecting Europe's Energy Security Act (PEESA), as Amended
Document Number: 2021-07662
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Department of State
The Protecting Europe's Energy Security Act (PEESA) was amended by the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on January 1, 2021. The Department of State is issuing updated, clarifying public guidance and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for PEESA, as amended, on April 09, 2021, to provide public notice of the Administration's implementation of PEESA, as amended, and the range of activities captured under the amended legislation.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: ``The Buddha Transcendent'' Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-07613
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with the foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``The Buddha Transcendent'' at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Advance Notification; Form: Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area
Document Number: 2021-07259
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Department of State
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “The Medici: Portraits & Politics, 1512-1570” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-06865
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``The Medici: Portraits & Politics, 15121570'' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-06863
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs'' at the Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, Colorado, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: Exhibition of “The Large Figure Paintings, No. 5, The Key to All Work to Date” Painting by Hilma af Klint
Document Number: 2021-06859
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that one object being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with the foreign owner or custodian for temporary exhibition within the Collection Galleries: 1880s-1940s of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is of cultural significance, and, further, that its temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Foreign Diplomatic Services Applications (FDSA)
Document Number: 2021-06710
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Department of State
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.
Schedule of Fees for Consular Services-Passport Security Surcharge
Document Number: 2021-06263
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State proposes an adjustment to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule of Fees) of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) based on the findings of the most recently approved update to the Cost of Service Model (CoSM). The CoSM is updated annually using a combination of costs, predicted workload, and level of effort data. The proposed adjustment will result in a more accurate alignment of the fees for consular services to the costs of providing those services. The notice proposes an increased amount for the passport security surcharge, from $60 to $80, which the Department will retain.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Claude & Francois-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-06213
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``Claude & Francois-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed'' at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Cézanne: The Drawings” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-06212
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``C[eacute]zanne: The Drawings'' at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: TechGirls Evaluation
Document Number: 2021-06208
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of State
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Last Supper in Pompeii: Food and Wine From the Table to the Grave” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-05952
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``Last Supper in Pompeii: Food and Wine from the Table to the Grave'' at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Career Connections Evaluation
Document Number: 2021-05894
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-22
Agency: Department of State
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.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Addition of Russia
Document Number: 2021-05530
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-18
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to include Russia in the list of enumerated countries with respect to which it is the policy of the United States to deny licenses and other approvals for exports and/or imports of defense articles and defense services, except as otherwise provided. This action reflects a policy determination made by the Secretary of State.
Determinations Regarding Use of Chemical Weapons by Russia Under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991
Document Number: 2021-05527
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-18
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State, acting under authority delegated pursuant to Executive Order 12851, has determined pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, that the Government of the Russian Federation has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals. In addition, the Secretary of State has determined and certified to Congress that it is essential to the national security interests of the United States to partially waive the application of the sanctions required under the Act with respect to foreign assistance, licenses for the export of items on the U.S. Munitions List (USML), and the licensing of national security- sensitive goods and technology. This document is a notice of the sanctions to be imposed pursuant to the Act, subject to these waivers.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Foreign Service Officer Test Registration Form
Document Number: 2021-05500
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 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 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data
Document Number: 2021-05479
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
Agency: Department of State
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.
Designation of Iranian Individuals
Document Number: 2021-05057
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
Agency: Department of State
The State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that Majid Agha'i (Majid Aghaei) and Amjad Sazgar engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery (including missiles capable of delivering such weapons), including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by any person or foreign country of proliferation concern. The State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has additionally determined that Hamid Reza Ghadirian and Ahmad Asghari Shiva'i engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by Iran, through activities that are contrary to Iran's JCPOA commitment that Iran will not engage in activities that could contribute to the development of a nuclear explosive device.
Designation of Individuals and Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13949 and Delegation to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security of Authorities in Executive Order 13949
Document Number: 2021-05053
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the authority in Section 1(a)(i) of Executive Order 13949, ``Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to the Conventional Arms Activities of Iran,'' the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), Iran's Defense Industries Organization (DIO), DIO Director Mehrdad Akhlaghi-Ketabchi, and Venezuela's nominal president Nicholas Maduro engage in activity that materially contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer, directly or indirectly, to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, including spare parts. The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has additionally determined that Iran's Marine Industries Organization (MIO), Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), and the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), engage in activity that materially contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer, directly or indirectly, to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, including spare parts. Additionally, by the virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of State, including Section 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act, as amended, the Secretary delegated to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security the functions conferred on the Secretary of State in Executive Order 13949 of September 21, 2020.
Designation of Individuals and Entities Pursuant to Section 1245 of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act (IFCA)
Document Number: 2021-05052
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State, pursuant to authority delegated by Presidential Memorandum of June 3, 2013, (``IFCA Delegation Memorandum''), has determined that Pamchel Trading Beijing Co. Ltd., Global Industrial and Engineering Supply Ltd., Kaifeng Pingmei New Carbon Materials Technology Co., Ltd, Hafez Darya Arya Shipping Company, Jiangyin Mascot Special Steel Co., Ltd, Iran Transfo Company, Zangan Distribution Transformer Company, Accenture Building Materials, Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Company (SAPID), Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), Mobarakeh Steel Company have engaged in sanctionable activity described in the Iran Freedom and Counter- Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA), and that certain sanctions are imposed as a result. The Secretary of State also determined that, for the purposes of Sections 6(a)(10) and (11), of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (ISA), Majid Sajdeh is a principal executive officer or person performing similar functions and with similar authorities of Hafez Darya Arya Shipping Company, that Mohammad Reza Modarres Khiabani is a principal executive officer, or person performing similar functions and with similar authorities, of IRISL, and that Hamidreza Azimian is a principal executive officer, or person performing similar functions and with similar authorities, of Mobarakeh Steel Company, and that certain sanctions are imposed as a result.
Notice of Department of State Sanctions Action Pursuant to the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA)
Document Number: 2021-05051
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
Agency: Department of State
On October 19, 2020, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo determined that each of Reach Holding Group (Shanghai) Company Ltd., Reach Shipping Lines, Delight Shipping Co., Ltd., Gracious Shipping Co. Ltd., Noble Shipping Co. Ltd., and Supreme Shipping Co. Ltd. met the criteria for sanctions set forth in section 1244(d)(1)(A) of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA), and selected sanctions described in section 6(a) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (ISA) to be imposed with respect to these persons. On the same date, Secretary Pompeo also determined that Eric Chen is a principal executive officer, or person performing similar functions and with similar authorities, of Reach Holding Group (Shanghai) Company Ltd. and Reach Shipping Lines, and that Daniel Y. He is a principal executive officer, or person performing similar functions and with similar authorities, of Reach Holding Group (Shanghai) Company Ltd. for the purposes of section 6(a)(11) of ISA, and selected sanctions described in section 6(a) of ISA to be imposed with respect to these persons.