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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic Medical Examination for Visa or Applicant
Document Number: 2020-14584
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
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 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical Examination for Visa or Refugee Applicant
Document Number: 2020-14583
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections 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.
Determination Pursuant to The Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2020-14440
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Department of State
Commission on Unalienable Rights; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2020-14339
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of State
Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations; Correction
Document Number: 2020-14053
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is correcting Public Notice 11118 published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2020 imposing statutory debarment under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') on persons convicted of violating, or conspiracy to violate, the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). The effective date for the imposition of statutory debarment remains May 20, 2020.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Material Change, Merger, Acquisition, or Divestment of a Registered Party
Document Number: 2020-13992
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-30
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.
Notice of Department of State Sanctions Actions Pursuant to Executive Order 13894 of October 14, 2019, Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria
Document Number: 2020-13806
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State imposed sanctions on fifteen individuals pursuant to E.O. 13894, Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria.
Removal of Regulations Relating to the Irish Peace Process Cultural Exchange and Training Program
Document Number: 2020-12649
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with Executive Orders 13771 and 13777, which direct federal agencies to review and eliminate outdated and unnecessary regulations, the Department of State (``Department'') is removing regulations related to an obsolete visa program. The Irish Peace Process and Cultural Training Program was established in 1998 and created what is commonly referred to as the Walsh Visa Program. This visa program expired on September 30, 2008, and the regulations for administering the program are obsolete. Accordingly, the Department is removing the regulations related to this visa program.
Removal of Regulations Related to Immigrant Visas for Certain Expatriates
Document Number: 2020-12647
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with Executive Orders 13771 and 13777, which direct federal agencies to review and eliminate outdated and unnecessary regulations, the Department of State (Department) is removing a regulation related to issuance of immigrant visas to women expatriates who lost citizenship as the result of marrying an alien prior to 1922.
Notice of Department of State Sanctions Actions on March 17, 2020 Pursuant to Executive Order 13894 of October 14, 2019, Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria
Document Number: 2020-13722
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State imposed sanctions on one individual on March 17, 2020 pursuant to E.O. 13894, Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Annual Report-J-NONIMMIGRANT Exchange Visitor Program
Document Number: 2020-13591
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
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.
Modified Display Dates Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, for Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-13340
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department understands that, due to museum closures and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many exhibition venues throughout the United States are modifying the dates of exhibitions for which they had already imported certain objects that I or another Department official with delegated authority under 22 U.S.C. 2459 had determined, prior to importation, are of cultural significance and whose temporary exhibition or display is in the national interest. I hereby confirm that if the national interest determination contained in a Federal Register Notice for such objects noted the possibility of display at ``additional exhibitions or venues to be determined'' following the approximate (i.e., ``on or about'') dates of exhibition at the venue or venues stated in the Notice, the Department official's intention was to make determinations that would continue through a reasonable period of temporary displayincluding at the originally stated venue or venues not necessarily limited to the dates of exhibition referenced in the Notice. As such, the Department regards its determinations of cultural significance and national interest made upon such objects prior to their importation as remaining valid through a reasonable but originally unforeseen extension of the objects' display due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Updating the State Department's List of Entities and Subentities Associated With Cuba (Cuba Restricted List); Correction
Document Number: 2020-13192
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a document in the Federal Register of June 12, 2020, concerning an update to its List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated with Cuba (Cuba Restricted List). The document contained one omission from the list.
Visas: Special Immigrant Visas-U.S. Government Employee Special Immigrant Visas for Service Abroad
Document Number: 2020-12344
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-16
Agency: Department of State
The Immigration and Nationality Act provides for the granting of special immigrant status for certain aliens who have been employed by, and performed faithful service for, the U.S. government abroad for at least fifteen years. This rule codifies in regulation the eligibility criteria for special immigrant status of such aliens and the application process for applicants.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: J-1 Visa Waiver Recommendation Application
Document Number: 2020-12825
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-15
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.
Updating the State Department's List of Entities and Subentities Associated With Cuba (Cuba Restricted List)
Document Number: 2020-12746
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
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). The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) generally will deny applications to export or reexport items for use by entities or subentities identified by the Department of State in the Federal Register or at https://www.state.gov/cuba-sanctions/cuba- restricted-list/, unless such transactions are determined to be consistent with sections 2 and 3(a)(iii) of NSPM-5.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Request for Comment Regarding the Temporary Suspension, Modification, or Exception to Regulations During SARS-COV2 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2020-12580
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-10
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State, is requesting comment from the public regarding certain temporary suspensions, modifications, and exceptions to several provisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) recently issued in order to ensure continuity of operations within the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and among entities registered with DDTC pursuant to the ITAR during the current SARS-COV2 public health emergency.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Passport Demand Forecasting Survey
Document Number: 2020-12545
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
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.
Proposal To Extend Cultural Property Agreement Between the United States and Colombia
Document Number: 2020-12315
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-08
Agency: Department of State
Proposal to extend the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Colombia Regarding the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Columbian Cultures and Certain Ecclesiastical Ethnological Material of the Colonial Period of Colombia.
Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-12313
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-08
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.
Proposal To Extend Cultural Property Agreement Between the United States and Italy
Document Number: 2020-12312
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-08
Agency: Department of State
Proposal to extend the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Italy Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material Representing the Pre-Classical, Classical and Imperial Roman Periods of Italy.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Education and Cultural Affairs Monitoring and Evaluation Initiative
Document Number: 2020-12035
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-04
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: Birth Affidavit
Document Number: 2020-11965
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
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: Public Charge Questionnaire
Document Number: 2020-11889
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
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 and OMB procedures, 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 preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Notice of Public Meeting; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2020-11678
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of State
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of State gives notice of a virtual meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services.
Renewal of Defense Trade Advisory Group Charter
Document Number: 2020-11675
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State announces the renewal of the Charter for the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) for another two years. The DTAG advises the Department on its support for and regulation of defense trade to help ensure the foreign policy and national security of the United States continue to be protected and advanced, while helping to reduce unnecessary impediments to legitimate exports in order to support the defense requirements of U.S. friends and allies. It is the only Department of State advisory committee that addresses defense trade related topics. The DTAG will remain in existence for two years after the filing date of the Charter unless terminated sooner. The DTAG is authorized by the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Environmental Protection: Regulations for Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Document Number: 2020-10991
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (Department) is issuing a final rule to update the Department's Regulations for Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to reflect a recent Executive Order that revised the process for the development and issuance of Presidential permits for certain facilities and land transportation crossings at the international boundaries of the United States.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation-Notice of Virtual Open Meeting for June 15, 2020
Document Number: 2020-11493
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on June 15 in open session to discuss unclassified matters concerning the status of the Foreign Relations series. The Committee will meet in open session from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. through a virtual platform TBD. RSVP and requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent not later than June 8, 2020. RSVP Instructions. Members of the public planning to attend the virtual meeting should RSVP by June 8 to Julie Fort at FortJL@state.gov. Instructions on how to join the virtual meeting will be provided upon receipt of RSVP. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Adam M. Howard, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC 20372, history@state.gov. Note that requests for reasonable accommodation received after June 8 will be considered but might not be possible to fulfill.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Rescission of Policy of Denial Concerning BAE Systems Saudi Arabia Limited (BAES SAL) a Subsidiary of BAE Systems plc Under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2020-10863
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has rescinded the policy of denial concerning BAES SAL, a subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, included in Federal Register notice of May 23, 2011 (76 FR 29814).
Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2020-10862
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed statutory debarment under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') on persons convicted of violating, or conspiracy to violate, Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evacuee Manifest and Promissory Note
Document Number: 2020-10585
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
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: Repatriation/Emergency Medical and Dietary Assistance Loan Application
Document Number: 2020-10259
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
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: Medical Clearance Update
Document Number: 2020-10084
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
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: Medical History and Examination
Document Number: 2020-10083
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
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.
Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2020-09887
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State announces a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board to take place on June 1, 2020. Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, it has been determined that this meeting will be closed to the public as the Board will be reviewing and discussing matters properly classified in accordance with the Executive Order titled, ``Classified National Security Information.''
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Temporary Reduction in Certain Registration Fees
Document Number: 2020-09748
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is making a temporary change in the Tier I and Tier II and new registrant payment guidelines on the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) website at www.pmddtc.state.gov. These guidelines outline the registration fees charged to persons who engage in the United States in the business of manufacturing, exporting, or temporarily importing defense articles, furnishing defense services, or who engage in brokering activities pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This temporary change is in the interest of the security and foreign policy of the United States. Further, it is consistent with the March 13, 2020 declaration by President Trump of a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak and is warranted due to the extraordinary challenges to U.S. defense trade and the health of the Defense Industrial Base as a result of the exceptional and undue hardships and risks to safety caused by the public health emergency related to COVID-19. This temporary reduction in certain fees is intended to help mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency on U.S. Defense Industrial Base and takes into account the operational requirements of DDTC that the fees fund.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Notification of Temporary Suspension, Modification, or Exception to Regulations
Document Number: 2020-08839
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-01
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is issuing this document to inform the public of certain temporary suspensions, modifications, and exceptions for the durations described herein to several provisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). These actions are taken in order to ensure continuity of operations within the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and among entities registered with DDTC pursuant to the ITAR during the current SARS-COV2 public health emergency.
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Annual Certification of Shrimp-Harvesting Nations
Document Number: 2020-09185
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Department of State
On April 24, 2020, Keith J. Krach, the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment declared that wild-caught shrimp harvested in the following nations, particular fisheries of certain nations, and Hong Kong are eligible to enter the United States: Argentina, Australia (Northern Prawn Fishery, the Queensland East Coast Trawl Fishery, the Spencer Gulf, and the Torres Strait Prawn Fishery), the Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France (French Guiana), Gabon, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan (shrimp baskets in Hokkaido), Republic of Korea (mosquito nets), Malaysia (Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and Johor), Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Russia, Spain (Mediterranean red shrimp), Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay. For nations, economies, and fisheries not listed above, only shrimp harvested from aquaculture is eligible to enter the United States. All shrimp imports into the United States must be accompanied by the DS-2031 Shrimp Exporter's/Importer's Declaration.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Non-Receipt of a U.S. Passport
Document Number: 2020-09105
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-29
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.