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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit Regarding a Change of Name
Document Number: 2020-06900
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-02
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.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Munitions List Categories; Preliminary Injunction Ordered by a Federal District Court
Document Number: 2020-05933
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (the Department) is issuing this document to inform the public of a preliminary injunction ordered by a Federal district court on March 6, 2020, affecting the Department.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Advisory Opinion
Document Number: 2020-06705
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
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.
60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Material Change, Merger, Acquisition, or Divestiture of a Registered Party
Document Number: 2020-06703
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
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: Exchange Programs Alumni website Registration
Document Number: 2020-06562
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
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: PEPFAR Program Expenditures
Document Number: 2020-06336
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-26
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 Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-05620
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
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 Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance,'' 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 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from on or about April 18, 2020, until on or about July 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 Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-05493
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone,'' 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 Asia Society Museum, New York, New York, from on or about June 5, 2020, until on or about August 9, 2020; at Governors Island, New York, New York, from on or about June 5, 2020, until on or about August 9, 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 Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-05492
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Claude & Fran[ccedil]ois-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed,'' 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 Sterling and Fracine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, from on or about May 9, 2020, until on or about November 1, 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.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2020-05297
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
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 pursuant to and in compliance with the Arms Export Control Act.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Air Pollution and Health Monitoring Program for Eligible Family Members of the U.S. Diplomatic Community
Document Number: 2020-05229
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
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: State Assistance Management System Domestic Results Performance Monitoring Module for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Document Number: 2020-04843
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-10
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 OMB Emergency Approval of Information Collection: Public Charge Questionnaire
Document Number: 2020-04737
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') approved the Department of State's (``Department'') submission of an information collection described below, the DS-5540, Public Charge Questionnaire (``DS-5540''), following the Department's request for emergency processing.
Privacy Act; STATE-01, Email Archive Management Records
Document Number: 2020-04181
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is issuing a final rule to exempt portions of the Email Archive Management Records, STATE-01, from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the Professional Fellows Program
Document Number: 2020-04599
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
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.
Public Access to Information
Document Number: 2020-03844
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) proposes to revise its regulations of May 6, 2016, governing the availability to the public of information that is under the control of the Department. There have been changes in the law governing disclosure of such information, including the Freedom of Information Act Improvement Act of 2016. This proposed rule reflects changes in the FOIA and consequent changes in the Department's procedures since the last revision of the Department's regulations on public access to information.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Dora Maar” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-04647
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Dora Maar,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to 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 Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about April 21, 2020, until on or about July 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 Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Picasso and Paper” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-04614
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Picasso and Paper'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, from on or about May 24, 2020, until on or about August 23, 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 Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “The Gosford Wellhead: An Ancient Roman Masterpiece” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-04491
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Gosford Wellhead: An Ancient Roman Masterpiece,'' 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 June 1, 2020, until on or about February 14, 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.
Designation of One Iranian Entity and One Iranian Individual Pursuant to Executive Order 13382
Document Number: 2020-04490
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the authority in Section 1(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13382, ``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 the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and the head of AEOI, Ali Akbar Salehi, 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.
Notice of Public Meeting Concerning the Use of Digital Sequence Information of Genetic Resources; Correction
Document Number: 2020-04489
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of State
The State Department published a document in the Federal Register on February 20, 2020 concerning a planned public meeting on March 12, 2020. This document was published with the incorrect time for the meeting.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: Exhibition of “Madonna con Bambino” Painting by Francesco Raibolini detto il Francia
Document Number: 2020-04488
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object, entitled ``Madonna con Bambino e i Santi Giorgio, Giovanni Battista, Agostino, Stefano e un angelo (Pala dei Manzuoli),'' 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about March 12, 2020, until on or about June 28, 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.
Meeting of the United States-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission
Document Number: 2020-04487
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the parties to the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) and the United States-Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA) intend to hold a meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council'') and a meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission (the ``Commission''). On March 24, the Council and Commission will meet in a closed government-to-government session to (1) review implementation of Chapter 18 (Environment Chapter), and discuss how parties are meeting their environment chapter obligations; (2) highlight environmental enforcement and achievements and share related lessons learned and best practices; (3) review the environmental cooperation program; and (4) receive a report from the Secretariat for Environmental Enforcement Matters. On March 25, the Council invites all interested persons to attend a public session on Chapter 18 implementation, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Ministry of Trade Annex, located at Calle 28 No. 13-22, 9th Floor (Palma Real Building), Bogot[aacute], Colombia. At the public session, the Council will welcome questions, input, and information about challenges and achievements in implementation of the Environment Chapter obligations and the related ECA. If you would like to attend the public session, please notify Sarah Flores and Katy Sater at the email addresses listed under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and identify any organization or group you represent. The Department of State and USTR also invite written comments or suggestions regarding implementation of Chapter 18, the ECA, or topics to be discussed at the Council meeting, to be submitted no later than March 16, 2020. When preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to Chapter 18 of the U.S.-Colombia TPA and the U.S.-Colombia ECA. (documents available at https://www.state.gov/key-topics-office-of- environmental-quality-and-transboundary-issues/current-trade- agreements-with-environmental-chapters/#colombia and https://ustr.gov/ issue-areas/environment/bilateral-and-regional-trade-agreemen ts). Instructions on how to submit comments are under the heading ADDRESSES.
Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-04327
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Department of State
We are issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time, and agenda for the next meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee. DATES: April 15, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST). The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will hold an open session on April 15, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. (EST). It will last approximately one hour. Participation: You may participate in the open session electronically by Zoom. To participate, visit http:// culturalheritage.state.gov for information on how to access the meeting. Please submit any request for reasonable accommodation not later than April 1, 2020, by contacting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at culprop@state.gov. It may not be possible to accommodate requests made after that date. Comments: The Committee will review your written comment if it is received by April 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). You are not required to submit a written comment in order to make an oral comment in the open session.
Department of State Guidance Portal (Executive Order 13891)
Document Number: 2020-04101
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) is publishing this notice pursuant to Executive Order 13891 to announce and describe the public-facing portal that will contain the Department's Guidance Documents, as described under the Executive Order.
Notice of Determinations; Additional Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Malangatana: Mozambique Modern” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-04096
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of State
On November 15, 2019, notice was published on page 62561 of the Federal Register (volume 84, number 221) of determinations pertaining to certain objects to be included in an exhibition entitled ``Malangatana: Mozambique Modern.'' Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Malangatana: Mozambique Modern,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit objects at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about March 22, 2020, until on or about July 5, 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: “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-04093
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects included in the exhibition ``Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa,'' being 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 National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about April 8, 2020, until on or about November 29, 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.
30 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: ECA Exchange Student Surveys
Document Number: 2020-03821
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
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.
Commercial Participation in Domestic and International Events on Safety, Sustainability, and Emerging Markets in Outer Space
Document Number: 2020-03684
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Department of State
Following up on the success of the Space Enterprise Summit in June 2019, the U.S. Department of State seeks commercial space industry participation in a series of domestic and international events promoting space commerce as well as best practices for safety, sustainability, and emerging markets in outer space. These events and industry participation are in line with the President's Space Policy Directive-2 regarding Streamlining Regulations on Commercial Use of Space and Space Policy Directive-3 concerning National Space Traffic Management Policy.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Determination of Possible Loss of United States Citizenship
Document Number: 2020-03661
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
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.
Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2020-03519
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Yoshitomo Nara” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-03472
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Yoshitomo Nara,'' 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 April 5, 2020, until on or about August 23, 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 Public Meeting Concerning the Use of Digital Sequence Information of Genetic Resources
Document Number: 2020-03423
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-20
Agency: Department of State
In order to inform U.S. Government policy and international engagement, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) invites submission of comments from the public, academia, industry, and other stakeholders for an ongoing process under the Convention on Biological Diversity concerning the use of ``digital sequence information (DSI) on genetic resources,'' also known as genetic sequence data (GSD). The Department will hold a public meeting and information session to discuss these issues, on March 12, 2020.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Relationship
Document Number: 2020-03249
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-19
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.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Membership
Document Number: 2020-02797
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Birth Affidavit
Document Number: 2020-03040
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
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.