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Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-01525
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime,'' 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 Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee, from on or about February 20, 2020, until on or about May 31, 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: “Oskar Schlemmer, The Triadic Ballet” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-01524
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Oskar Schlemmer, The Triadic Ballet,'' 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 Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, from on or about February 6, 2020, until on or about February 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: “Francis Bacon: Late Paintings” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-01458
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Francis Bacon: Late Paintings,'' 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 February 23, 2020, until on or about May 25, 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 Classical World in Context: Persia” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-01401
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``The Classical World in Context: Persia,'' 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 J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California, from on or about March 17, 2021, until on or about August 30, 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: “A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600-1750” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-01400
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600-1750,'' 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 May 3, 2020, until on or about August 16, 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: “Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-01399
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins,'' 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, Pacific Palisades, California, from on or about March 18, 2020, until on or about July 27, 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.
Visas: Temporary Visitors for Business or Pleasure
Document Number: 2020-01218
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs (``Department''), is amending its regulation governing the issuance of visas in the ``B'' nonimmigrant classification for temporary visitors for pleasure. This rule establishes that travel to the United States with the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child by giving birth in the United States is an impermissible basis for the issuance of a B nonimmigrant visa. Consequently, a consular officer shall deny a B nonimmigrant visa to an alien who he or she has reason to believe intends to travel for this primary purpose. The Department does not believe that visiting the United States for the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child, by giving birth in the United Statesan activity commonly referred to as ``birth tourism''is a legitimate activity for pleasure or of a recreational nature, for purposes of consular officers adjudicating applications for B nonimmigrant visas. The final rule addresses concerns about the attendant risks of this activity to national security and law enforcement, including criminal activity associated with the birth tourism industry, as reflected in federal prosecutions of individuals and entities involved in that industry. The final rule also codifies a requirement that B nonimmigrant visa applicants who seek medical treatment in the United States must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the consular officer, their arrangements for such treatment and establish their ability to pay all costs associated with such treatment. The rule establishes a rebuttable presumption that a B nonimmigrant visa applicant who a consular officer has reason to believe will give birth during her stay in the United States is traveling for the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for the child.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Munitions List Categories I, II, and III
Document Number: 2020-00574
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories Ifirearms, close assault weapons and combat shotguns, IIguns and armament, and IIIammunition/ordnance of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles that provide a critical military or intelligence advantage or, in the case of weapons, perform an inherently military function and thus warrant export and temporary import control on the USML. These revisions complete the initial review of the USML that the Department began in 2011. Items not subject to the ITAR or to the exclusive licensing jurisdiction of any other set of regulations are subject to the Export Administration Regulations.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exchange Programs Alumni Website Registration
Document Number: 2020-00971
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
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: “Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-00867
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits'' 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in Boston, Massachussetts, from on or about March 1, 2020, until on or about May 25, 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.
Raw or Semi-Finished Metals Covered Under IFCA 1245(d)
Document Number: 2020-00816
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of State
The Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act (IFCA) of 2012 Section 1245(d) describes ``graphite, raw or semi-finished metals such as aluminum and steel, coal, and software for integrating industrial processes.'' The Department of State is providing notice of a list of materials that constitute ``raw or semi-finished metals'' under IFCA 1245(d) for the purpose of implementing provisions of IFCA delegated to the Secretary of State, including Sections 1245(a)(1)(B), 1245(a)(1)(C), and 1245(e).
Designation of Iranian Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13382
Document Number: 2020-00815
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the authority in Section 1(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 Mahan Air engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery (including missiles capable of delivering such weapons), including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by any person or foreign country of proliferation concern.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-00868
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945,'' 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 February 17, 2020, until on or about May 17, 2020; at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, from on or about June 25, 2020, until on or about October 4, 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: Employee Self-Certification and Ability To Perform in Emergencies (ESCAPE) Posts, Pre-Deployment Physical Exam Acknowledgement Form
Document Number: 2020-00763
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Rescission of Statutory Debarment of Jami Siraj Choudhury, David Michael Janowski II, Netria Corporation, Jonathan Robert Reynolds, and State Metal Industries, Inc. Under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2020-00656
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has rescinded the statutory debarments of Jami Siraj Choudhury included in Federal Register notice of April 2, 2004, David Michael Janowski II included in Federal Register notice of August 25, 2009, Netria Corporation included in Federal Register notice of April 25, 2018, Jonathan Robert Reynolds included in Federal Register notice of September 3, 2003, and State Metal Industries, Inc. included in Federal Register notice of June 20, 2007. The aforementioned parties are hereinafter individually and collectively referred to as ``the Parties.''
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-00409
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Department of State
On June 28, 2019, notice was published on page 31134 of the Federal Register (volume 84, number 125) of determinations pertaining to certain objects to be included in an exhibition entitled ``Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene.'' The referenced notice is hereby corrected as to the expected closing date of the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Art Institute of Chicago, which is on or about May 31, 2020. I have ordered that Public Notice of the correction of the closing date at The Art Institute of Chicago be published in the Federal Register.
Department of State 2020 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment
Document Number: 2020-00443
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Department of State
This final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The revised CMP adjusts the amount of civil monetary penalties assessed by the Department of State based on the December 2019 guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. The new amounts will apply only to those penalties assessed on or after the effective date of this rule, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Last Supper in Pompeii: Food and Wine from the Table to the Grave” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-00410
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Last Supper in Pompeii: Food and Wine from the Table to the Grave,'' 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, San Francisco, California, from on or about April 18, 2020, until on or about August 30, 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: “Félix Fénéon: The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde-From Signac to Matisse and Beyond” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-00407
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``F[eacute]lix F[eacute]n[eacute]on: The Anarchist and the Avant- GardeFrom Signac to Matisse and Beyond'' 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 22, 2020, until on or about July 25, 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: PEPFAR Program Expenditures
Document Number: 2020-00376
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-00408
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dal[iacute]'' 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 Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, from on or about February 16, 2020, until on or about May 17, 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.
Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act Annual Report
Document Number: 2019-28231
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Department of State
This notice contains the text of the report required by the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, as submitted by the Secretary of State pursuant to Executive Order 13818.
30 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Adoptive Family Relief Act Refund Application
Document Number: 2019-28017
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
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 30 days for public comment.
Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909; Fargo, ND Hearing International Red River Board Report on Nutrient Targets
Document Number: 2019-27946
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of State
The International Joint Commission Invites Public Comment on Recommendations by the International Red River Board (IRRB) on proposed nutrient concentration objectives and nutrient load targets for the Red River at the boundary between the United States and Canada. Comments will be accepted at a public hearing to be held on January 16, 2020 in Fargo, North Dakota and by mail, email and on-line until February 28, 2020. The IRRB's full report can be found on the IJC website at the following link: www.ijc.org/what/engagement/public-comment-IIRB- nutrient-2020. Public Hearing on IRRB's Report on Proposed Nutrient Water Quality Objectives:
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Creation of Definition of Activities That Are Not Exports, Reexports, Retransfers, or Temporary Imports; Creation of Definition of Access Information; Revisions to Definitions of Export, Reexport, Retransfer, Temporary Import, and Release
Document Number: 2019-27438
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to create a definition of ``activities that are not exports, reexports, retransfers, or temporary imports'' by combining existing text from the regulations with new text regarding secured unclassified technical data. The activities included in the new definition are: Launching items into space, providing technical data to U.S. persons within the United States or within a single country abroad, and moving a defense article between the states, possessions, and territories of the United States. The definition also clarifies that the electronic transmission and storage of properly secured unclassified technical data via foreign communications infrastructure does not constitute an export. Additionally, the Department amends the ITAR to create a definition of ``access information'' and revise the definition of ``release'' to address the provision of access information to an unauthorized foreign person.
Commission on Unalienable Rights; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2019-27473
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Department of State
Department of State Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2019-27254
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Myaamia Ribbonwork” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-26772
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Myaamia Ribbonwork'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Miami University Art Museum, in Oxford, Ohio, from on or about January 28, 2020, until on or about June 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Degas at the Opera” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-26771
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Degas at the Opera,'' 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 1, 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 Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780-1870” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-26750
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780-1870,'' 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 February 2, 2020, until on or about May 3, 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: “Madame d'Ora” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-26706
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Madame d'Ora,'' 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 February 20, 2020, until on or about June 8, 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.
Request for Information for the 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report
Document Number: 2019-26520
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (``the Department'') requests written information to assist in reporting on the degree to which the United States and foreign governments meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons (``minimum standards'') that are prescribed by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended (``TVPA''). This information will assist in the preparation of the Trafficking in Persons Report (``TIP Report'') that the Department submits annually to the U.S. Congress on governments' concrete actions to meet the minimum standards. Foreign governments that do not meet the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so may be subject to restrictions on nonhumanitarian, nontrade-related foreign assistance from the United States, as defined by the TVPA. Submissions must be made in writing to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State by January 15, 2020. Please refer to the Addresses, Scope of Interest, and Information Sought sections of this Notice for additional instructions on submission requirements.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application To Determine Returning Resident Status
Document Number: 2019-26512
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (Department) 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 30 days for public comment.
30 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Shrimp Exporter's/Importer's Declaration
Document Number: 2019-26454
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-09
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.