Department of State April 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for International Bridge at Calais, ME
Document Number: 05-8592
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-29
Agency: Department of State
The proposed action is to issue a Presidential Permit to the State of Maine to authorize it to construct, connect, operate and maintain an international bridge between the City of Calais, Maine, and Canada. The Department of State (the ``Department'') has reviewed the potential environmental impacts and determined that the proposal will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. Therefore, the Department of State has issued its Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact.
U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-8306
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: Department of State
Fine Arts Committee Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-8124
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-22
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade”
Document Number: 05-8036
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade'', 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. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, from on or about June 25, 2005, until on or about September 11, 2005, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Jacob van Ruisdael: Master of Landscape”
Document Number: 05-8035
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Jacob van Ruisdael: Master of Landscape,'' 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. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, from on or about June 26, 2005, until on or about September 18, 2005, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, from on or about October 23, 2005, until on or about February 5, 2006, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Matisse, His Art and His Textiles: The Fabric of Dreams”
Document Number: 05-7922
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Matisse: His Art and His Textiles: The Fabric of Dreams,'' 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. 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 June 20, 2005 to on or about September 25, 2005, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-7801
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-19
Agency: Department of State
There will be a public meeting of the Study Group on Enforcement of Judgments of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday May 9 at the new headquarters of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: Randolph Building Conference Center (401 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22313- 1450. Full Text: The Department of State is convening a meeting of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, Study Group on Enforcement of Judgments, in order to seek consultations on the proposed draft Hague Convention on Exclusive Choice of Court Agreements. The draft convention will be considered at the 20th Diplomatic Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, June 14-30, 2005, and is expected to be adopted and opened for signature at that time. The meeting of the Advisory Committee will consider the full range of issues raised by the draft convention, in order to assist the U.S. delegation prepare for the Diplomatic Conference. In addition to members of the U.S. delegation, the meeting will include experts from industry, trade associations, consumer groups, bar associations, non- governmental associations, and other interested parties. The current draft of the proposed convention, including an explanatory report, may be found on the Web site of the Hague Conference (http://www.hcch.net). The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 9, at the Randolph Building Conference Center of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 401 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. The meeting is open to the public up to the capacity of the meeting room. Interested persons are invited to attend and to express their views. Persons who wish to have their views considered are encouraged, but not required, to submit written comments in advance of the meeting. Written comments should be submitted by e-mail to Jeffrey Kovar at kovarjd@state.gov. All comments will be made available to the public by request to Mr. Kovar via e-mail or by telephone (202-776-8420). Persons wishing to attend must notify Ms. Cherise Reid by e-mail (reidcd@state.gov), fax (202-776-8482), or by telephone (202-776-8420).
Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Foreign Missions, Diplomatic Motor Vehicles; 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-1972, U.S. Department of State Driver License and Tax Exemption Card Application, OMB Collection Number 1405-0105
Document Number: 05-7800
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-19
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: U.S. Department of State Driver License and Tax Exemption Card Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0105. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Foreign Missions (DS/OFM). Form Number: DS-1972. Respondents: Foreign missions that have personnel assigned to the United Sates: diplomatic, consular, administrative and technical, specified official representatives of foreign governments to international organizations, and their dependents. Estimated Number of Respondents: 350 foreign missions. Estimated Number of Responses: 14,000. Average Hours Per Response: 0.5 hours (30 minutes). Total Estimated Burden: 7,000 hours. Frequency: On occasion. (As often as is necessary for foreign missions to obtain/renew driver licenses and/or tax exemption cards for foreign mission personnel.) Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs”
Document Number: 05-7715
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-15
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs,'' 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. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA from on or about June 15, 2005 to on or about November 15, 2005, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL from on or about December 15, 2005 to on or about April 23, 2006, Field Museum, Chicago, IL from on or about May 26, 2006 to on or about January 1, 2007, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA from on or about January 31, 2007 to on or about September 30, 2007, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Carol B. Epstein, Attorney- Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State, (telephone: 202/453-8048). The address is Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Mir Iskusstva: Russia's Age of Elegance”
Document Number: 05-7590
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-15
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Mir Iskusstva: Russia's Age of Elegance,'' 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. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, from on or about June 4, 2005 to on or about September 14, 2005, and at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from on or about October 7, 2005 to on or about January 8, 2006, and at the Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, from on or about February 25, 2006 to on or about June 11, 2006, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Wolodymyr R. Sulzynsky, the Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State, (telephone: 202/453- 8050). The address is Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals for Study of the U.S. Institute for Bolivian Indigenous Student Leaders
Document Number: 05-7511
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-14
Agency: Department of State
The Study of the U.S. Branch, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces an open competition for public and private non-profit organizations to develop and implement a four-week ``Study of the United States Institute for Bolivian Indigenous Student Leaders'' to take place in January or January-February 2006. This program is to be conducted in Spanish as the primary language of instruction. It is designed to provide a group of 12 to 15 highly motivated undergraduate student leaders representing the Bolivian indigenous population with a four-week academic seminar and educational travel program that will give them a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, values and institutions, while at the same time assisting these participants in the further development of their leadership potential and collective problem-solving skills. The Bureau anticipates providing one assistance award to support this program. Program participants will be drawn principally from the Quechua and Aymara indigenous groups of Bolivia, but should include students from some of Bolivia's 30 other ethnic groups. The participants will be identified and selected by the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, in consultation with the State Department's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and ECA. Participants will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership capacity as well as academic achievement, community involvement and interest in learning about the United States. It is expected that they will draw on the experience derived from this institute in future positions of leadership in their community and home country.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposal for Study of the U.S. Institute on U.S. National Security: U.S. National Security Policymaking in a Post 9/11 World
Document Number: 05-7510
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-14
Agency: Department of State
The Branch for the Study of the U.S., Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/A/E/USS), announces an open competition for public and private non-profit organizations to develop and implement the Study of the United States Institute on U.S. National Security: U.S. National Security Policymaking in a Post 9/11 World. This institute, for a multinational group of 18 experienced foreign university educators and other professionals, is intended to provide participants with a deeper understanding of U.S. approaches to national security policymaking, past and present, in order to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States at universities and other institutions abroad. The institute should be designed as intensive, academically rigorous seminars for scholars and other professionals from outside the United States and should have a strong central theme and focus. It should also have a strong contemporary component. It is anticipated that this grant will be awarded on or about August 1, 2005 and program activities should begin shortly thereafter. The program, which should be six weeks in length, will be conducted during the winter of 2006 and must include an academic residency segment of at least four weeks duration at a U.S. college or university campus (or other appropriate U.S. location) and a study tour segment of not more than two weeks that should complement the learning gained during the academic residency segment. The study tour segment must include a visit to Washington involving substantive briefings by high- ranking national security policy professionals from the Department of State, other relevant U.S. government agencies and private institutions.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “For Your Approval: Oil Sketches by Tiepolo”
Document Number: 05-7297
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``For Your Approval: Oil Sketches by Tiepolo,'' 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 owners. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about May 3, 2005 to on or about September 4, 2005, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections
Document Number: 05-7251
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-12
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. This process is conducted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Statement of Registration OMB Control Number: 1405-0002 Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC Form Number: DS-2032 Respondents: Business and non-profit organizations Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000 (total) Estimated Number of Responses: 3,500 (per year) Average Hours Per Response: 2 hours Total Estimated Burden: 7,000 hours (per year) Frequency: Every one or two years Obligation to Respond: Mandatory
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-157, Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application, OMB Control Number 1405-0134
Document Number: 05-7260
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0134. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: CA/VO. Form Number: DS-157. Respondents: Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500,000 Per Year. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,500,000 Per Year. Average Hours Per Response: 1 Hour. Total Estimated Burden: 2,500,000 Hours Per Year. Frequency: Once Per Respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Selection of Date for Purpose of Section 584(c)(i) of H.R. 4818, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005
Document Number: 05-7238
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State
This notice establishes April 1, 2005 as the date from which the 120 day period will be calculated, in accordance with Section 584(c)(i) of H.R. 4818, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, which amends Section 527 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Forms DS-573, DS-574, DS-575, and DS-576, Overseas Schools-Grant Request Automated Submissions Program (GRASP), OMB Control No. 1405-0036
Document Number: 05-7237
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Overseas Schools Grant Request Automated Submissions Program (GRASP). OMB Control Number: 1405-0036. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: A/OPR/OS. Form Number: DS-573, DS-574, DS-575, DS-576. Respondents: Recipients of grants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 190. Estimated Number of Responses: 190. Average Hours Per Response: 1.50. Total Estimated Burden: 285 hours. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Required to retain a benefit.
Preparation of Fourth U.S. Climate Action Report
Document Number: 05-7044
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-08
Agency: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State
The United States is a Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Convention sets forth requirements for UNFCCC Parties to provide a national communication that lists the steps they are taking to implement the Convention. In particular, Parties are to provide: An inventory of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removal by sinks of all greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol; a detailed description of the policies and measures adopted to implement their commitments under the Convention; and estimates of the effects those policies and measures will have on emissions and sinks. Subsequent guidelines further elaborate the information that Parties are to submit periodically. The United States submitted the first U.S. Climate Action Report (USCAR) to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, the second in 1997, and the third in 2002. The U.S. Government is currently preparing its fourth national communication, which is due to the UNFCCC secretariat no later than January 1, 2006. The purpose of this announcement is to notify interested members of the public of this process and to solicit contributions and input on the issues covered in the national communication for the purpose of preparing the report. The State Department intends to make available for public review a draft national communication in summer of 2005.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; English Language Fellow Program for Academic Year 2006-2007
Document Number: 05-7045
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Department of State
Pending the availability of FY-2006 funds, the office anticipates revisions to the original program design as follows: (1) Under Award Information, Section II: Approximate total funding available may increase from $6,000,000 to $6,800,000. Proposals should be based on a level of $6.8 million. The Bureau still intends to make one award under this competition. (2) Stipend levels as outlined in the Proposal Objectives, Goals and Implementation (POGI) document for this RFGP have been increased as follows: Fellows: from $18,500 to $25,000 Senior Fellows: from $25,500 to $35,000 (3) All other terms and conditions contained in the original RFGP published on March 10, 2005 remain the same. Additional Information: Interested U.S. organizations should contact Catherine Williamson at (202) 619-5878 for additional information. The English Language Fellow Program was announced in the Federal Register, Volume 70, Number 46, on March 10, 2005.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Serbia and Montenegro High School Exchange Program
Document Number: 05-6937
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges' Youth Programs Division announces an open competition for a new program for high school students from Serbia and Montenegro. Public and private non- profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to recruit and select high school students aged 15-17 from Serbia and Montenegro, place them with host families and schools for an academic semester or year of study in the United States, provide activities that will enable the students to learn about civic responsibility, community activism, democracy, and American society, as well as to educate Americans about their country and culture, and to support alumni in projects at home.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3053, Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14, OMB Control Number 1405-0129
Document Number: 05-6936
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14. OMB Control Number: 1405-0129. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division. CA/PPT/FO/FC. Form Number: DS-3053. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 525,000 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 525,000 annually. Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 525,000 hours annually. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
Guidelines for the Exercise of the Law Enforcement Authorities by Special Agents of the Diplomatic Security Service
Document Number: 05-6822
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with section 202 (c) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003, which amended section 37 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act (22 U.S.C. 2709), notice is hereby given that pursuant to letters dated March 7, 2005, the State Department advised appropriate congressional committee members that the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General approved the Guidelines for the Exercise of Law Enforcement Authorities by Special Agents of the Diplomatic Security Service. This new subsection of 22 U.S.C. 2709 expands authority for special agents of the Department of State and the Foreign Service to obtain and execute subpoenas and arrest warrants and to make arrests without warrant subject to guidelines approved by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Treasury (and now the Secretary of Homeland Security per the Homeland Security Act of 2002) and the Attorney General. The approved set of guidelines constitutes a statement of policy that will govern such activities by special agents of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security to the United States pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2709.
Removal of Regulations on Employee Responsibilities and Conduct
Document Number: 05-6383
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-04
Agency: Department of State, Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are removing regulations on employee responsibilities and conduct (22 CFR part 10). Most of these regulations have been superseded or otherwise made unnecessary by Office of Government Ethics or Office of Personnel Management regulations of executive branch-wide applicability. Certain sections of the regulations are based on Foreign Service Act provisions that have been repealed. Some provisions have continuing application and are published, as modified, in the Foreign Affairs Manual and other provisions simply reference other statutory or regulatory provisions. The Department of State and USAID are using direct final rulemaking for this action because it is expected that there will be no significant adverse comment on the rule.