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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Special Immigrant Visa Form
Document Number: 2018-26696
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-11
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.
Request for Information for the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report
Document Number: 2018-26617
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-10
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 (``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 government efforts 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Local U.S. Citizen Skills/Resources Survey
Document Number: 2018-26414
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
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: Request for Entry Into Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program
Document Number: 2018-26410
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
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: “Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-26407
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold,'' 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 January 21, 2019, until on or about April 14, 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 Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-26336
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline
Document Number: 2018-26146
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (Department) issues this Notice of Intent (NOI) to announce that it will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/Investor Application
Document Number: 2018-25968
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-29
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Iraqi Citizens and Nationals Employed by U.S. Federal Contractors and Grantees
Document Number: 2018-25889
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-29
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Manet and Modern Beauty” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-25834
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-27
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 ``Manet and Modern Beauty,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, from on or about May 26, 2019, until on or about September 8, 2019, and at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about October 8, 2019, until on or about January 12, 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: Special Immigrant Visa Supervisor Locator
Document Number: 2018-25616
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Overseas Schools Grant Status Report
Document Number: 2018-25365
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
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: “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.