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Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-24957
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory,'' 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 December 15, 2018, until on or about March 31, 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.
Updating the State Department's List of Entities and Subentities Associated With Cuba (Cuba Restricted List)
Document Number: 2018-24904
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is publishing an update to its List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated with Cuba (Cuba Restricted List) with which direct financial transactions are generally prohibited under the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR). This Cuba Restricted List is also considered during review of license applications submitted to the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) pursuant to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Physical Presence or Residence, Parentage and Support
Document Number: 2018-24204
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
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: “Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-24117
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition,'' 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 owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut, from on or about November 30, 2018, until on or about April 28, 2019; at the Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska, from on or about June 7, 2019, until on or about September 29, 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.
Fine Arts Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-24116
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-23902
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about April 1, 2019, until on or about September 15, 2019, at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio, from on or about November 20, 2019, until on or about September 13, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Risk Analysis and Management (RAM)
Document Number: 2018-23842
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-01
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: JADE Act Questionnaire
Document Number: 2018-23520
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
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.
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Renewal
Document Number: 2018-23017
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “The Jeweled Isle: Art From Sri Lanka” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-22948
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
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 Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka,'' 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 December 9, 2018, until on or about June 23, 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: “Mrinalini Mukherjee” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-22850
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that the objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Mrinalini Mukherjee,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art at The Met Breuer, New York, New York, from on or about June 4, 2019, until on or about September 29, 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: “Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de Medici's Valois Tapestries” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-22849
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that the objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de Medici's Valois Tapestries,'' 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 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, from on or about November 18, 2018, until on or about January 21, 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.
Department of State Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2018-22839
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Department of State
Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-22641
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-17
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Brokering Prior Approval (License)
Document Number: 2018-22447
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-16
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: Petition To Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad
Document Number: 2018-22398
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-15
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: “Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-22349
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey,'' 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 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, from on or about November 17, 2018, until on or about April 7, 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: “Luigi Valadier: Splendor in 18th Century Rome” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-22228
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Luigi Valadier: Splendor in 18th Century Rome,'' 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 Frick Collection, New York, New York, from on or about October 31, 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.
Organization
Document Number: 2018-22011
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) updates and revises the rules that set forth its organization, rules of procedure, place at which the public may obtain forms, and its substantive rules of general applicability.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-21689
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Department of State
Family Liaison Office Records are used to manage the Family Liaison Office's programs and to provide services to its clients in each of its major areas of interest: Family Member Employment, Naturalization, Education and Youth, Unaccompanied Tours, Community Liaison Office Program and Support Services.
Notice of Department of State Sanctions Actions Pursuant To Section 231(a) of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA) and Executive Order 13849 of September 20, 2018, and Notice of Additions To the CAATSA Section 231(d) Guidance
Document Number: 2018-21684
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State has determined, pursuant to CAATSA Section 231(a), that the Chinese entity Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission (EDD), formerly known as the General Armaments Department (GAD), has knowingly, on or after August 2, 2017, engaged in a significant transaction with a person that is part of, or operates for or on behalf of, the defense or intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation. The Secretary of State has selected certain sanctions to be imposed upon EDD and Li Shangfu, EDD's Director, who has been determined to be a principal executive officer of EDD, or to perform similar functions with similar authorities as such an officer. The Secretary of State is also updating previously issued guidance pursuant to CAATSA Section 231(d) 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.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-21691
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins,'' 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 New York Public Library, New York, New York, from on or about October 18, 2018, until on or about February 18, 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.
Regulatory Reform Revisions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2018-21422
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-04
Agency: Department of State
In response to public comments, the Department of State removes certain notification requirements from the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and revises several entries on the United States Munitions List to remove items that do not warrant continued inclusion. Specifically, this rule adds notes to USML Category IV and V, revises control text in USML Categories VIII, XI and XV, and revises a section of the regulations.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955-1975” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-21514
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-03
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955-1975,'' 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 Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas, from on or about October 26, 2018, until on or about January 21, 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: “The Orléans Collection” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-21512
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-03
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 Orl[eacute]ans Collection,'' 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 New Orleans Museum of Art, in New Orleans, Louisiana, from on or about October 26, 2018, until on or about January 27, 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: “Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-20824
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Andy WarholFrom A to B and Back Again,'' 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 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, from on or about November 12, 2018, until on or about March 31, 2019; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, from on or about May 18, 2019, until on or about September 2, 2019; and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about October 20, 2019, until on or about January 26, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Re-Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-20823
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
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 and China after 1989: Theater of the World,'' re-imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are re-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 November 10, 2018, until on or about February 24, 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: “After Vesuvius: Treasures From the Villa dei Papiri” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-20814
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
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 ``After Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri,'' 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 J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California, from on or about June 26, 2019, until on or about October 28, 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: “Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-20813
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carr[agrave],'' 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 Center for Italian Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about October 19, 2018, until on or about June 15, 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: “East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas From the Al Thani Collection” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-20812
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from the Al Thani Collection,'' 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 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, California, from on or about November 3, 2018, until on or about February 24, 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: “Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-20811
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
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 ``Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence,'' 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 Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, from on or about October 13, 2018, until on or about January 21, 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 Re-Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Keir Collection of Art of the Islamic World” Exhibitions
Document Number: 2018-20810
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that two objects to be included in exhibitions of the Keir Collection of Art of the Islamic World, re-imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are re-imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the first object at the Dallas Museum of Art, in Dallas, Texas, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, from on or about September 21, 2018, until on or about May 4, 2020, is in the national interest. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the second object at the Dallas Museum of Art, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, from on or about September 21, 2018, until on or about October 13, 2020, 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: “Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-20806
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife,'' 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 J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Los Angeles, California, from on or about October 31, 2018, until on or about March 18, 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.
Meetings of the United States-Panama Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission
Document Number: 2018-20803
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the United States and Panama intend to hold the second meetings of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council'') and the Environmental Cooperation Commission (the ``Commission'') on October 3, 2018. The public sessions for the Council and Commission will be held on October 3, 2018, in Panama City, Panama. The purpose of the meetings is to review implementation of Chapter 17 (Environment) of the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) and the United States-Panama Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). The Department of State and USTR invite interested organizations and members of the public to attend the public sessions and to submit written comments or suggestions regarding topics to be discussed at the meetings. If you would like to attend the public session, please notify Neal Morris and Laura Buffo at the email addresses listed below under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and any organization or group you represent. In preparing comments, submitters are encouraged to refer to: Chapter 17 of the TPA, https://ustr.gov/sites/default/ files/uploads/agreements/fta/panama/asset_upload_file314_1040 0.pdf; and the ECA http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/ 189455.pdf. These and other useful documents are available at https://ustr.gov/ trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/panama-tpa and at http:// www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/panama/index.htm.
Bureau of Consular Affairs; Registration for the Diversity Immigrant (DV-2020) Visa Program
Document Number: 2018-20796
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Department of State
This public notice provides information on how to apply for the DV-2020 Program and is issued pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Registration
Document Number: 2018-20750
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
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.