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Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation-Notice of Closed and Open Meetings for June 2024
Document Number: 2024-04279
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-29
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet in person in open and closed sessions to discuss matters concerning declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series.
Clean Energy Resources Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2024-04143
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State will host a virtual, open meeting of the Clean Energy Resources Advisory Committee (CERAC). There will not be an in-person option for this meeting.
Department of State Clean Energy Resources Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2024-04142
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-28
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State announces renewal of the charter of the Department of State Clean Energy Resources Advisory Committee (CERAC), in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-157, Petition for Special Immigrant Classification for Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Applicants
Document Number: 2024-04112
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-28
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 Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Art and War in the Renaissance: The Battle of Pavia Tapestries” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-03933
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-27
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Art and War in the Renaissance: The Battle of Pavia Tapestries'' at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, San Francisco, California; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas; and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Notification of Meetings of the United States-Bahrain Subcommittee on Environmental Affairs and Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2024-03694
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a document in the Federal Register of February 14, 2024, concerning meetings of the United States-Bahrain Subcommittee on Environmental Affairs and Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation. The meetings have been postponed and are pending new dates to reschedule.
Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act Annual Report
Document Number: 2024-03532
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-23
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.
Regional Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group in Mexico City, Mexico
Document Number: 2024-03639
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-23
Agency: Department of State
Delegates from the United States and Mexican governments, the states of New Mexico and Texas, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Laredo, and Tamaulipas will participate in a regional meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss operational matters involving existing and proposed international bridges and border crossings and their related infrastructure and to exchange technical information as well as views on policy. This meeting will include a public session. This session will allow proponents of proposed bridges and border crossings and related projects to make presentations to the delegations and members of the public.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-03545
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.'' by the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, at The Castle at Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Exchange Visitor Program
Document Number: 2024-03346
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-20
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Visitor Program regulations, the Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State, has waived certain regulatory provisions to establish an exchange of German principals to secondary schools overseen and financed by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany within the United States.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Individual, Corporate or Foundation, and Government Donor Letter Applications
Document Number: 2024-03184
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-15
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.
Notification of Meetings of the United States-Bahrain Subcommittee on Environmental Affairs and Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2024-03027
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-14
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the United States and the Kingdom of Bahrain plan to hold meetings of the Subcommittee on Environmental Affairs (Subcommittee), established under the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA), and the Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation (Joint Forum), established under the United States-Bahrain Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation (MOU), on February 21, 2024, in Manama, Bahrain. The purposes of the meetings of these two bodies, respectively, are to review implementation of the Environment Chapter (Chapter 16) of the FTA and to review and assess cooperative environmental activities undertaken under the MOU.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2024-02811
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-12
Agency: Department of State
The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Department of State give notice that the attached Notifications of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses were submitted to the Congress on the dates indicated.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2024-02810
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-12
Agency: Department of State
The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Department of State give notice that the attached Notifications of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses were submitted to the Congress on the dates indicated.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2024-02779
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-12
Agency: Department of State
The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Department of State give notice that the attached Notifications of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses were submitted to the Congress on the dates indicated.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Korean Couture: Generations of Revolution” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-02729
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-09
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``Korean Couture: Generations of Revolution'' at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned 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 Object Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris, 1900-1939” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-02452
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with its foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris, 1900-1939'' at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is of cultural significance, and, further, that its temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned 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 Object Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-02451
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with its foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024'' at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, District of Columbia, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is of cultural significance, and, further, that its temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned 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 Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Picture Worlds: Greek, Maya and Moche Pottery” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-02502
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``Picture Worlds: Greek, Maya and Moche Pottery'' at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California; the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned 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 Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Kingdom of David and Solomon Discovered” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-02237
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Kingdom of David and Solomon Discovered'' by the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation, Edmond, Oklahoma, at the Armstrong Auditorium, Edmond, Oklahoma, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned 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: Shrimp Exporter's/Importer's Declaration
Document Number: 2024-02155
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-05
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: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2024-02132
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-02
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 Being Imported for Conservation and Exhibition-Determinations: “Guillaume Lethière” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-02080
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Guillaume Lethi[egrave]re'' at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, and for temporary conservation at the Williamstown + Atlanta Art Conservation Center, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary conservation and exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Notification of Meetings of the United States-Oman Subcommittee on Environmental Affairs and Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2024-01876
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-31
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the Government of the United States and the Government of Oman plan to hold the inaugural meeting of the Subcommittee on Environmental Affairs (Subcommittee), established under the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA), and the fourth meeting of the Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation (Joint Forum), established under the United States-Oman Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation (MOU), on February 19, 2024, in Muscat, Oman. The purposes of the meetings of these two bodies, respectively, are to review implementation of the Environment Chapter (chapter 17) of the FTA and to review and assess cooperative environmental activities undertaken under the MOU.
Notification of Meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission, and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance
Document Number: 2024-01299
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-24
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that on February 13-14, 2024, the United States and Peru will hold meetings of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council''), the Environmental Cooperation Commission (the ``Commission''), and the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance (the ``Sub-Committee''). The public sessions for the Council, Commission, and Sub-Committee meetings will be held on February 14, 2024. All meetings will take place in Lima, Peru. The purpose of the meetings is to review the implementation of Chapter 18 (Environment) of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA); the PTPA Annex on Forest Sector Governance (Annex 18.3.4); and the United States-Peru Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). All interested persons are invited to attend the public session, and to submit written comments or questions regarding the implementation of Chapter 18, Annex 18.3.4, and the ECA. Specifically, the public may submit input for the Council meeting agenda; views and comments on the issues the public considers relevant to the Council's work; and views with respect to the forthcoming update of the 2024-2027 United States-Peru Environmental Cooperation Work Program. In preparing comments, submitters are encouraged to refer to Chapter 18 of the PTPA, including Annex 18.3.4, and the ECA (available at https:// www.state.gov/key-topics-office-of-environmental-quality-and- transboundary-issues/current-trade-agreements-with-environmen tal- chapters/#peru). Instructions on how to submit comments are under the heading ``Comments and RSVP''.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: PEPFAR Program Expenditures
Document Number: 2024-01151
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-23
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.
Nondiscrimination in Foreign Assistance
Document Number: 2024-01059
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-01-19
Agency: Department of State
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA) and other related statutes such as the FREEDOM Support Act, the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, and the SEED Act of 1989, authorize the U.S. Department of State (Department) to provide foreign assistance that seeks to support efforts that would have the effect of protecting and promoting U.S. security, prosperity, and democratic values and shape an international environment to improve the lives of people around the world. To implement the Department's expectation of nondiscrimination against beneficiaries of Department-funded foreign assistance activities, the Department is proposing to add a new award term entitled ``Nondiscrimination in Foreign Assistance.'' The proposed award term expressly states that recipients and subrecipients receiving Department-funded foreign assistance funds must not discriminate on specified bases against beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries or in certain employment decisions involving persons employed in the performance of the grants and funded in whole or in part with foreign assistance funds except where target populations are specified in the relevant Federal award.
Department of State Acquisition Regulation: Nondiscrimination in Foreign Assistance
Document Number: 2024-00972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-01-19
Agency: Department of State
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA) and other related statutes, such as the FREEDOM Support Act, the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, and the SEED Act of 1989, authorize the U.S. Department of State (Department of State, State, or Department) to provide foreign assistance that seeks to support efforts that would have the effect of protecting and promoting U.S. security, prosperity, and democratic values and shape an international environment to improve the lives of people around the world. To implement the Department's expectation of nondiscrimination against beneficiaries of Department- funded foreign assistance activities, the Department is proposing to amend its Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR) to include a new contract clause entitled ``Nondiscrimination in Foreign Assistance.'' The proposed clause expressly states that contractors and subcontractors receiving Department-funded foreign assistance funds must not discriminate on specified bases against end-users of supplies or services (also referred to in this rule as beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries) or in certain employment decisions involving persons employed in the performance of this contract and funded in whole or in part with foreign assistance funds except where target populations are specified in the relevant statement of work (SOW) or as otherwise required by U.S. law.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “George Gershwin and Modern Art: A Rhapsody in Blue” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-00962
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with its foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``George Gershwin and Modern Art: A Rhapsody in Blue'' at ArtisNaples, The Baker Museum, in Naples, Florida, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is of cultural significance, and, further, that its temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Termination of Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act Measures Against an Indian Entity
Document Number: 2024-00858
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-18
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made, pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act, to terminate nonproliferation measures pursuant to this Act on an Indian entity.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Material Change, Merger, Acquisition, or Divestiture of a Registered Party
Document Number: 2024-00742
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-17
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 Charter Renewal of the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services (IPODS)
Document Number: 2024-00482
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-12
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces the renewal of the charter of the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services (IPODS).
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Hidden Faces: Covered Portraits of the Renaissance” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-00388
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-11
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``Hidden Faces: Covered Portraits of the Renaissance'' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Report to Congress Pursuant to the United States-Northern Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act
Document Number: 2024-00346
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-10
Agency: Department of State
This document provides an update to the Department of State's report to Congress on July 19, 2023, regarding foreign persons who are determined to have knowingly engaged in actions that undermine democratic processes or institutions, significant corruption, or obstruction of investigation into such acts of corruption in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras pursuant to the United States Northern Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act, as amended.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Klimt Landscapes” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-00101
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``Klimt Landscapes'' at the Neue Galerie New York, in New York, New York, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned 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 Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Marilyn Stafford: A Life in Photography” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-00064
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Marilyn Stafford: A Life in Photography'' at the Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Department of State 2024 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment
Document Number: 2023-29003
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-05
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 2023 guidance from the Office of Management and Budget and by recent legislation. For penalties adjusted according to the December 2023 guidance, 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.
Determination and Certification With Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008
Document Number: 2023-28798
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-02
Agency: Department of State
The State Department is publishing a Determination signed by the Secretary of State on October 5, 2021.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: I2U2 Project Proposal Submission Template
Document Number: 2023-28601
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-28
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.
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