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Exchange Visitor Program
Document Number: 2024-08410
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-19
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 a regulatory provision to establish an international exchange program to promote closer cooperation between the people of Japan and the people of the United States. The program authorizes an exception under the Specialist category regulations to permit Japanese language and culture specialists to stay up to 36 months in the United States on a J-1 visa.
Notice of Public Meeting: International Information and Communications Policy Division Stakeholder Briefing
Document Number: 2024-08352
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-19
Agency: Department of State
The State Department will hold a public meeting at 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. (ET) on WebEx with the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy's International Information and Communications Policy (CDP/ICP) division. The purpose of the meeting is to brief stakeholders on CDP/ ICP's past and upcoming international engagements. These include engagement at the United Nations, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Organization of American States Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum Telecommunications and Information Working Group, the Group of Seven (G7) Digital & Tech Working Group, the Group of Twenty (G20) Digital Economy Working Group, and other multilateral processes and bilateral digital and ICT dialogues.
Meeting on Implementation of the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter and Biennial Review Under the United States-Singapore Memorandum of Intent on Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2024-07681
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-11
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 Singapore intend to hold a meeting on implementation of Chapter 18 (Environment) of the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a biennial review under the Memorandum of Intent between the United States of America and the Republic of Singapore on Cooperation in Environmental Matters (MOI) on April 19, 2024. The purposes of these two meetings, respectively, are to review implementation of FTA Chapter 18 (Environment) and to review the results of environmental cooperation under the MOI guided by the 2022-2023 Plan of Action (POA) and to approve the 2024-2025 POA.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Ink and Ivory: Drawings and Photographs Selected With James Ivory” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-07633
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-11
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 "Ink and Ivory: Drawings and Photographs Selected with James Ivory" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, 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.
Computer Matching Agreement Between the Social Security Administration and the Department of State Office of Retirement
Document Number: 2024-07632
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-11
Agency: Department of State
The Social Security Administration (SSA) will provide the Department of State, Office of Retirement (DOS) Social Security numbers (SSN) verifications and Social Security disability benefit information concerning disability annuitants who are receiving Foreign Service Disability Annuity. DOS will use the benefit information to determine the offset amount for Foreign Service Disability Annuity payments.
Delegation of Authority-Authorities of the Secretary
Document Number: 2024-07546
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Additional Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Guillaume Lethière” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-07545
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-10
Agency: Department of State
On February 2, 2024, notice was published in the Federal Register of determinations pertaining to certain objects to be included in an exhibition entitled "Guillaume Lethi[egrave]re" and to be temporarily conserved. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain additional objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the aforesaid exhibition at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their 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.
Determination Pursuant to Section 451 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 Regarding FY 2021 Peacekeeping Operations
Document Number: 2024-07461
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-09
Agency: Department of State
The State Department is publishing a Determination signed by the former Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources on September 8, 2022.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Border Crossing Survey-U.S. Embassy Jerusalem Reporting Form
Document Number: 2024-07232
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-05
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Thomas Schütte” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-07251
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition "Thomas Sch[uuml]tte" at The Museum of Modern 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.
Notice of Department of State Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2024-06790
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-01
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the authority in the Executive Order, "Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to the Conventional Arms Activities of Iran," and delegated authority, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company, Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, Rosoboroneksport OAO, 924th State Center for UAV Aviation, Russian Aerospace Forces, and the Command of the Military Transport Aviation engage in activity that materially contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer, directly or indirectly, to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, including spare parts. Additionally, pursuant to the authority in the Executive Order, "Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters," and delegated authority, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that Amir Radfar and Vahid Soleimani, 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 Iran, a country of proliferation concern. The entities and individuals above have been added to the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List) maintained by the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
International Joint Commission Reference To Address Water Pollution in the Elk-Kootenai/y Watershed
Document Number: 2024-06368
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-26
Agency: Department of State
By letters dated March 8, 2024, the Governments of Canada and the United States provided a reference to the International Joint Commission (IJC), requesting that the IJC undertake certain actions regarding the impacts of transboundary water pollution in the Elk Kootenai/y Watershed. In accordance with the reference, the IJC will: assist the Governments of the United States, Canada, and the Ktunaxa Nation, along with the States of Montana and Idaho and the Province of British Columbia, to establish a governance body and develop a Terms of Reference by June 30, 2024 and provide continued advice and assistance to that entity for a minimum of two years; and establish a study board within six months to conduct transparent and coordinated transboundary data and knowledge sharing to support a common understanding of pollution within the Elk-Kootenai/y watershed and the impacts of that pollution on people and species, culminating in a final report and recommendations, including recommendations of areas for further study, within two years after the establishment of the study board.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision to U.S. Munitions List Category XI-High-Energy Storage Capacitors
Document Number: 2024-06199
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-25
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) published an interim final rule on April 27, 2023, effective May 21, 2023, amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove from U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category XI certain high-energy storage capacitors and to clearly identify the high-energy storage capacitors that remain in USML Category XI. After reviewing the comments received in response to that interim final rule, the Department is now further amending USML Category XI to remove additional high-energy storage capacitors and to more clearly identify those that remain in USML Category XI.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Global Community Liaison Office (GCLO) Professional Development Fellowship (PDF) Application
Document Number: 2024-06217
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-25
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the 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.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Addition to List of Proscribed Countries
Document Number: 2024-05695
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-15
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add Nicaragua in the list of countries for which it is the policy of the United States to deny licenses or other approvals for exports and imports of defense services and defense articles, except as otherwise provided.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Paula Modersohn-Becker: Ich bin Ich/I am Me” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-05546
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-15
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 ``Paula Modersohn-Becker: Ich bin Ich/I am Me'' at the Neue Galerie New York, in New York, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois; 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Reta Jo Lewis Local Diplomat Program-City Applications
Document Number: 2024-05278
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-13
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Georgia O'Keeffe: “My New Yorks” ” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-04860
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-07
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 ``Georgia O'Keeffe: ``My New Yorks'' '' at The Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois; the High Museum of Art, 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 Object Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “David Medalla: In Conversation With the Cosmos” Exhibition
Document Number: 2024-04859
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-07
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 ``David Medalla: In Conversation with the Cosmos'' at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California, 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.
Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement
Document Number: 2024-04647
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-06
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that a number of foreign persons have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA).
Notice of the Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Title VIII) Advisory Committee Open Virtual Meeting
Document Number: 2024-04469
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-04
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), notice is hereby given for a public virtual meeting of the Title VIII Advisory Committee.
Notice of U.S. State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2024-04485
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-04
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State announces the meeting of the U.S. State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Two (2) Passport Services Information Collections: Supplemental Questionnaire To Determine Entitlement for a U.S. Passport and Supplemental Questionnaire To Determine Identity for a U.S. Passport
Document Number: 2024-04522
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-04
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collections 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 these collections from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Notice of Public Meeting of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 2024-04502
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-04
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of State announces that the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) will hold a hybrid meeting of the full board. The meeting is open to the public virtually and a public comment session will be held during the meeting. Pre-registration is required for providing public comment.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Membership
Document Number: 2024-04309
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-01
Agency: Department of State
Exchange Visitor Program
Document Number: 2024-04305
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-01
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) regulations, the Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State, has modified certain regulatory provisions to permit Austrian dual/vocational education students or recent graduates of such programs to participate in internship and training programs in the United States, providing these exchange visitors an opportunity to gain broadening international experience.
Notice of Meeting of the President's Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement
Document Number: 2024-04301
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-01
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of State hereby provides notice of the next meeting of the President's Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement (``the Advisory Council'').
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.
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