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International Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Munitions List Categories I, II, and III
Document Number: 2018-10366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories I (firearms, close assault weapons and combat shotguns), II (guns and armament) and III (ammunition and ordnance) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting export and temporary import control on the USML. Items removed from the USML would become subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Thomas Bayrle: Playtime” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-11005
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-23
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be included in the exhibition ``Thomas Bayrle: Playtime,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the New Museum, New York, New York, from on or about June 20, 2018, until on or about September 2, 2018, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Georg Baselitz: Six Decades” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-11004
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-23
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Georg Baselitz: Six Decades,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about June 21, 2018, until on or about September 16, 2018, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Fabergé Rediscovered” Exhibition; Notice of Determinations
Document Number: 2018-11003
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-23
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Faberg[eacute] Rediscovered,'' 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 Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about June 9, 2018, until on or about January 13, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Giacometti” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-10777
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Giacometti,'' 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 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, from on or about June 8, 2018, until on or about September 12, 2018, 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.
Notice of Termination of United States-Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty
Document Number: 2018-10659
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-18
Agency: Department of State, Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Government of Ecuador has delivered to the United States a notice of termination for the bilateral investment treaty between the two countries. As a result, the treaty terminates as of May 18, 2018, except that it will continue to apply for another 10 years to investments made or acquired prior to the date of termination (May 18, 2018) and to which the treaty otherwise applies.
Passports
Document Number: 2018-10653
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 11, 2018, amending the passport rules for the Department of State (the Department). The document stays the amendments in the May 11 rule until June 10, 2018.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-10480
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Department of State
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Document Number: 2018-10432
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-16
Agency: Department of State
On May 8, 2018, the Department of State certified that 13 shrimp-harvesting nations and five fisheries have a regulatory program comparable to that of the United States governing the incidental taking of the relevant species of sea turtles in the course of commercial shrimp harvesting and that the particular fishing environments of 26 shrimp-harvesting nations, one economy, and four fisheries do not pose a threat of the incidental taking of covered sea turtles in the course of such harvesting.
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-10426
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-16
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2018-10282
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-15
Agency: Department of State
Passports
Document Number: 2018-09995
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-11
Agency: Department of State
This final rule provides various changes and updates to the Department of State passport rules. The final rule incorporates statutory passport denial and revocation requirements for certain convicted sex offenders. It notes that, notwithstanding the legal bases for denial or revocation of a passport, the Department may issue a passport for direct return to the United States. It sets out the Department's procedures for denying and cancelling Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. Finally, the final rule provides additional information relating to the conduct of review hearings.
Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement
Document Number: 2018-10091
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-10
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that a number of foreign persons have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act. The Act provides for penalties on foreign entities and individuals for the transfer to or acquisition from Iran since January 1, 1999; the transfer to or acquisition from Syria since January 1, 2005; or the transfer to or acquisition from North Korea since January 1, 2006, of goods, services, or technology controlled under multilateral control lists (Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group, Chemical Weapons Convention, Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement) or otherwise having the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or cruise or ballistic missile systems. The latter category includes items of the same kind as those on multilateral lists but falling below the control list parameters when it is determined that such items have the potential of making a material contribution to WMD or cruise or ballistic missile systems, items on U.S. national control lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists, and other items with the potential of making such a material contribution when added through case-by-case decisions.
Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Rosoboronexport, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement
Document Number: 2018-09928
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-09
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that a foreign person has engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act. The Act provides for penalties on foreign entities and individuals for the transfer to or acquisition from Iran since January 1, 1999; the transfer to or acquisition from Syria since January 1, 2005; or the transfer to or acquisition from North Korea since January 1, 2006, of goods, services, or technology controlled under multilateral control lists (Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group, Chemical Weapons Convention, Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement) or otherwise having the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or cruise or ballistic missile systems. The latter category includes items of the same kind as those on multilateral lists but falling below the control list parameters when it is determined that such items have the potential of making a material contribution to WMD or cruise or ballistic missile systems, items on U.S. national control lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists, and other items with the potential of making such a material contribution when added through case-by-case decisions.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Canova's George Washington” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-09639
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Canova's George Washington,'' 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 May 23, 2018, until on or about September 23, 2018, 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.
United States-Morocco Working Group on Environmental Cooperation Meeting and Public Session
Document Number: 2018-09378
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-03
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is providing notice that the governments of the United States and Kingdom of Morocco (the governments) intend to hold a meeting of the United States-Morocco Working Group on Environmental Cooperation (Working Group) and a public session in Rabat, Morocco, on May 11, 2018, to discuss implementation of the Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation (Joint Statement). During the meetings, the governments will discuss how the United States and Morocco can work together to protect and conserve the environment, highlight past bilateral environmental cooperation, review activities under the 2014-2017 Plan of Action, and approve a 2018-2021 Plan of Action. The Department of State invites members of the public to submit written suggestions on items to include on the meeting agenda and in the 2018-2021 Plan of Action. The Department of State also invites interested persons to attend a public session where the public will have the opportunity to ask about implementation of the Joint Statement.
Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2018-09286
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-02
Agency: Department of State
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Grant Request Automated Submissions Program (GRASP)
Document Number: 2018-09061
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
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: Advance Notification Form: Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area, 1405-0181
Document Number: 2018-09023
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
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 Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-08880
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Department of State
Title: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2018-08684
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed statutory debarment under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') on persons convicted of violating, or conspiracy to violate, Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Foreign Service Officer Test Registration Form
Document Number: 2018-08680
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
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 Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08639
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy,'' 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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about June 3, 2018, until on or about September 16, 2018, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about October 14, 2018, until on or about January 20, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Picture in Focus: Hugo van der Goes or a Member of His Circle's Virgin and Child With Saint Thomas, John the Baptist, Jerome, and Louis” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08638
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be included in the exhibition ``Picture in Focus: Hugo van der Goes or a member of his circle's Virgin and Child with Saint Thomas, John the Baptist, Jerome, and Louis,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, from on or about May 2, 2018, until on or about April 15, 2021, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Art of Iron: Objects From the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08637
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Art of Iron: Objects from the Mus[eacute]e Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, from on or about June 9, 2018, until on or about September 16, 2018, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08642
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-24
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980,'' 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about July 15, 2018, until on or about January 13, 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-08485
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-24
Agency: Department of State
Information in Employee Contact Records is used to develop the official locator directories for all personnel, to communicate with the listed categories of individuals in the event of an emergency in which designated contact information will be used, to communicate with designated emergency contacts or next of kin, for mail forwarding purposes of the employee, and to answer official inquiries regarding the location of an employee.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic Choice of Address and Agent
Document Number: 2018-08380
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-23
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 Change of Ownership of Permit Holder of Presidential Permit for Detroit River Crossing Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2018-08297
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of a change in ownership of cross- border liquid hydrocarbon pipeline facilities at the U.S.-Canada border near Detroit, Michigan (``Detroit River Crossing Facilities'') authorized under a Presidential permit issued to Kinder Morgan Cochin LLC (``KM Cochin'') on November 3, 2015. KM Cochin transferred the Detroit River Crossing Facilities to Kinder Morgan Utopia LLC (``KM Utopia'') on May 7, 2017 and notified the Department of this transfer on October 29, 2017. Consistent with the procedures set forth in Public Notice 10111, dated Sept. 7, 2017, the Department has reviewed that notification and has determined that the change in ownership does not affect the prior national interest determination that resulted in issuance of the Presidential permit issued to KM Cochin on November 3, 2015. That permit, therefore, remains valid and the Department recognizes KM Utopia as holder of that permit, subject to its terms and conditions.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Chaim Soutine: Flesh” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08296
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Chaim Soutine: Flesh,'' 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 Jewish Museum, New York, New York, from on or about May 4, 2018, until on or about September 16, 2018, 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.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Renoir: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08295
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Renoir: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema,'' 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 Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from on or about May 6, 2018, until on or about September 3, 2018, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “René Magritte: The Fifth Season” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08294
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Ren[eacute] Magritte: The Fifth Season,'' 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 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, from on or about May 19, 2018, until on or about October 28, 2018, 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.
Repeal of Benefits for Hostages in Iraq, Kuwait, or Lebanon
Document Number: 2018-07074
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-12
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with Executive Order 13771 of January 30, 2017, which addresses agency review of existing regulations, including those that may be outmoded or ineffective, the State Department is repealing the regulations on Benefits for Hostages in Iraq, Kuwait, or Lebanon. The current regulations, which relate to hostage benefits for U.S. nationals in Iraq, Kuwait, or Lebanon were established in 1990, and are outdated as the program funding has been eliminated.
Notice of a Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07319
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Department of State
60-day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration
Document Number: 2018-07144
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
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; Additional Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-07038
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Department of State
On December 22, 2017, notice was published on page 60787 of the Federal Register (volume 82, number 245) of determinations pertaining to certain objects to be included in an exhibition entitled ``Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.'' Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about May 10, 2018, until on or about October 8, 2018, 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.
Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress
Document Number: 2018-06952
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates indicated on the attachments. Applicable Date: As shown on each of the 39 letters.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Bodys Isek Kingelez” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-06873
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Bodys Isek Kingelez,'' 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about May 26, 2018, until on or about October 21, 2018, 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.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “In the Field of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-06869
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``In the Field of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art,'' 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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about May 6, 2018, until on or about September 9, 2018, 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.