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Office of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Fundraising, Project Management, Design, Construction, Operation, Disassembly and Removal of a USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Document Number: 2018-03116
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Department of State
The Expo Unit within the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs of the U.S. Department of State requests proposals from private U.S. individuals, firms, associations, educational institutions, and organizations (for profit and non-profit) for the fundraising, project management, design, construction, operation, and disassembly and removal of a USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (https:// expo2020dubai.ae/). The UAE is a strong U.S. partner, and the largest export market for U.S. goods and services in the Middle East. The six- month long Expo 2020 Dubai from October 2020-April 2021 will be the first Expo (also known as World's Fair) to take place in the Middle East, North Africa, or South Asia and is expected to attract 25 million visitors and coincides with the UAE's 50th founding anniversary. Proposals from non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. firms or organizations shall be deemed ineligible for consideration.
Meeting on United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter Implementation, Working Group on Environmental Cooperation, and Public Session
Document Number: 2018-03117
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the governments of the United States and Kingdom of Morocco (the governments) intend to hold a meeting to review implementation of the Environment Chapter of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA), a meeting of the United States-Morocco Working Group on Environmental Cooperation (Working Group), and a public session in Rabat, Morocco, on March 13, 2018, at the Ministry of Environment, to discuss implementation of the Environment Chapter and Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Addition of South Sudan
Document Number: 2018-02995
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to include reference to South Sudan in its regulations on prohibited exports, imports, and sales to and from certain countries, and to update defense trade policy toward South Sudan by applying a policy of denial on the export of defense articles and defense services to South Sudan, except as otherwise provided. This amendment reflects a policy determination made by the Secretary of State.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Grant Request Automated Submissions Program (GRASP)
Document Number: 2018-02797
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
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 Inquiry; Request for Comments Regarding Review of United States Munitions List Categories V, X, and XI
Document Number: 2018-02495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State requests comments from the public to inform its review of the controls implemented in recent revisions to Categories V, X, and XI of the United States Munitions List (USML). The Department periodically reviews USML categories to ensure that they are clear, do not inadvertently control items in normal commercial use, account for technological developments, and properly implement the national security and foreign policy objectives of the United States.
Meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission, and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance
Document Number: 2018-02490
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that, on February 21- 22, 2018, the United States and Peru will hold the ninth meeting of the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance (the ``Sub-Committee''), the seventh meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council''), and the fifth meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission (the ``Commission''). The public session for the Council, Commission and Sub-Committee will be held on February 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. All meetings will take place in Lima, Peru, at the Ministry of International Trade and Tourism (Mincetur).
Notice of Receipt of an Application From the California Department of Transportation for Issuance of a Presidential Permit Authorizing the Construction, Connection, Operation, and Maintenance of a New Border Crossing at Otay Mesa East
Document Number: 2018-02539
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (DOS) hereby gives notice that on November 22, 2017, it received an application from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for a Presidential permit authorizing the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of a new border crossing at Otay Mesa East to serve the San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California areas, called the Otay Mesa East Port of Entry. A new port of entry in San Diego County could alleviate strain on the existing ports of entry and the local and regional transportation infrastructure.
Meeting on United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter Implementation, Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation, and Public Session
Document Number: 2018-02420
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the governments of the United States and Oman intend to hold a meeting to review implementation of the Environment Chapter of the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the United States-Oman Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation (Joint Forum), and a public session in Muscat, Oman, on March 4 and 5, 2018, at a venue to be announced.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02272
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-06
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Advance Notification Form; Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area
Document Number: 2018-02191
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
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 Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks From the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-02190
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples,'' 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas, from on or about March 11, 2018, until on or about June 10, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-02189
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011,'' 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 Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about June 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-02188
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India,'' 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 March 4, 2018, until on or about August 12, 2018, at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, from on or about October 11, 2018, until on or about January 13, 2019, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Global Magntisky Human Rights Accountability Act Annual Report
Document Number: 2018-02070
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Department of State
This notice contains the text of the report, submitted by the President required by the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, as submitted by the Secretary of State.
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Imposition of Missile Proliferation Sanctions on Two North Korean Entities
Document Number: 2018-01852
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that North Korean entities have engaged in activities that require the imposition of measures pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, and the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (as carried out under Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001).
Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates
Document Number: 2018-01850
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Department of State
This rule finalizes the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015. Specifically, the rule implemented changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (``Schedule'') for certain passport and citizenship services fees. This rulemaking addresses public comments and adopts as final the changes to these fees.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Cézanne Portraits” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-01846
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``C[eacute]zanne Portraits,'' 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about March 25, 2018, until on or about July 1, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-01845
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away,'' 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 February 9, 2018, until on or about May 9, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates-Passport Services Fee Changes
Document Number: 2018-01809
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State implements an adjustment to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services of the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs (``Schedule of Fees'' or ``Schedule'') to raise the execution fee for passport books and cards from $25 to $35. The Department is adjusting this fee in light of the findings of the most recently approved update to the Cost of Service Model to better align the fees for consular services with the costs of providing those services.
Passports: Service Passports
Document Number: 2018-01708
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Department of State
This rule finalizes the interim final rule from the Department of State that established a new service passport, which may be approved for certain non-personal services contractors who travel abroad in support of and pursuant to a contract with the U.S. government. The Department received no public comments in response to the rule.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Foreign Service Officer Test Registration Form
Document Number: 2018-01666
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-30
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 Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-01597
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s,'' 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 Neue Galerie New York, in New York, New York, from on or about March 8, 2018, until on or about June 4, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Membership
Document Number: 2018-01530
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Department of State
Meeting of the United States-Jordan Joint Forum on Environmental Technical Cooperation and Request for Comments on the Meeting Agenda and the 2018-2021 Work Program
Document Number: 2018-01458
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is providing notice that the governments of the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (the governments) intend to hold a Joint Forum on Environmental Technical Cooperation (Joint Forum) and a public session in Amman, Jordan, on February 12, 2018. The governments created the Joint Forum pursuant to the United States-Jordan Joint Statement on Environmental Technical Cooperation (Joint Statement) in concert with the United States-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (FTA), both concluded on October 24, 2000. During the Joint Forum, the governments will discuss how the United States and Jordan can cooperate to protect the environment, review past bilateral environmental cooperation, and approve a 2018-2021 Work Program on Environmental Technical Cooperation (Work Program). The Department of State invites members of the public to submit written comments on items to include on the meeting agenda or in the 2018-2021 Work Program. The Department of State also invites interested persons to attend a public session to learn more about the work of the Joint Forum and the new Work Program and provide advice or comments on its implementation.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Unknown Tibet: Buddhist Paintings From the Tucci Expeditions” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-01312
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-24
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Unknown Tibet: Buddhist Paintings from the Tucci Expeditions,'' 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 Asia Society, New York, New York, from on or about February 27, 2018, until on or about May 20, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-01311
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-24
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth,'' 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 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, from on or about February 20, 2018, until on or about May 20, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Additional Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Eyewitness Views: Making History in 18th-Century Europe” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-00912
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Eyewitness Views: Making History in 18th-Century Europe,'' 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 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, from on or about February 25, 2018, until on or about May 20, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-00911
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-19
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 Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World,'' 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 Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, from on or about February 15, 2018, until on or about May 27, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Klimt and Schiele: Drawn” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-00910
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Klimt and Schiele: Drawn,'' 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in Boston, Massachusetts, from on or about February 25, 2018, until on or about May 28, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Being: New Photography 2018” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-00909
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Being: New Photography 2018,'' 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 March 18, 2018, until on or about August 19, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Degas: A Passion for Perfection” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-00908
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Degas: A Passion for Perfection,'' 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 Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, from on or about February 11, 2018, until on or about May 20, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-00907
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body,'' 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 March 20, 2018, until on or about July 22, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Department of State 2018 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment; Correction
Document Number: 2018-00881
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-19
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on January 3, 2018, providing revised civil monetary penalties for 2018. This document corrects one of the civil monetary penalties.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-00795
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-18
Agency: Department of State
Biennial Review Under the United States-Singapore Memorandum of Intent on Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2018-00700
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-17
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State is providing notice that the United States and Singapore intend to hold a biennial review under the Memorandum of Intent between the United States of America and the Republic of Singapore on Cooperation in Environmental Matters (MOI) on January 19, 2018. The purpose of the meeting is to review the results of environmental cooperation under the MOI guided by the 2016-2017 Plan of Action (POA). The United States and Singapore also expect to approve a new 2018-2019 POA. The meeting's public session will be held on January 19, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., at the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, 40 Scotts Road, #24-00, Level 23, Environment Building, Singapore 228231, Tel: (65) 6731 9000. The U.S. Department of State invites interested organizations and members of the public to attend the public session, and to submit in advance written comments or suggestions regarding implementation of the POA, and any issues that should be discussed at the meeting. If you would like to attend the public session, please notify Tiffany Prather at the email address 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: 2016-2017 POA, https://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/ singapore/246192.htm Other useful documents are available at: https://www.state.gov/e/ oes/eqt/trade/singapore/index.htm.
Notice of Change of Ownership of Permit Holder of Presidential Permit for Express Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2018-00648
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of a change in ownership of Express Pipeline LLC (``Express US''), which owns, operates, and maintains pipeline facilities (``Express Pipeline'') authorized under a Presidential permit issued on July 9, 2015 (80 FR 45695).
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions 1965-2016” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-00644
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions 1965-2016,'' 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 March 31, 2018, until on or about July 22, 2018, at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about September 30, 2018, until on or about January 6, 2019, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Borrego Pipeline Presidential Permit Application, Webb County, Texas
Document Number: 2018-00472
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (Department) is advising the public that on January 3, 2018, the Department approved a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) for the Borrego Pipeline Presidential Permit Application.