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

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3057, Medical Clearance Update, OMB 1405-0131
Document Number: 05-10653
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
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: Medical Clearance Update. OMB Control Number: 1405-0131. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Office of Medical Services, M/MED/EX. Form Number: DS-3057. Respondents: Foreign Service Officers, Federal Government Employees and family members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,800. Estimated Number of Responses: 9,800. Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 4,900. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form Numbers DS-1950 and DS-5056, Department of State Application for Employment, OMB Control Number 1405-0139
Document Number: 05-10582
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
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: Department of State Application for Employment. OMB Control Number: 1405-0139. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Recruitment, Examination, Employment (HR/REE). Form Number: DS-1950 and DS-5056. Respondents: U.S. Citizens seeking entry into the Department of State Foreign Service and individuals, sophomore through graduate level college and university students, seeking participation in the Department's student programs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 16,000. Average Hours Per Response: 0.5 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 8,000 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain a benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 1843 and 1622, Medical History and Examination for Foreign Service, OMB 1405-0068
Document Number: 05-10454
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
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: Medical History and Examination for Foreign Service. OMB Control Number: 1405-0068. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Office of Medical Services, M/MED/EX. Form Number: DS 1843 and 1622. Respondents: Family members of Foreign Service Officers and Federal employees stationed abroad. (Note: For purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, employees of the U.S. Government are not counted as respondents.) Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,800. Estimated Number of Responses: 9,800. Average Hours Per Response: 1. Total Estimated Burden: 9,800 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain a benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3091, Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program, OMB Control No. 1405-0143
Document Number: 05-10453
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
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: Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program. OMB Control Number: 1405-0143. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: HR/REE/REC. Form Number: DS-3091. Respondents: College Students. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Number of Responses: 500. Average Hours Per Response: 10. Total Estimated Burden: 5,000 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. A pilot program is gathering costs and reviewing security requirement necessary to stand up an electronic option.
Notice of Availability of Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Report for Fiscal Year 2004
Document Number: 05-10334
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-24
Agency: Bureau of Administration, Department of State
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Administration, is issuing this notice in order to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and 42 U.S.C. 13218(b). The purpose of this notice is to announce the public availability of the Department of State's final Fiscal Year 2004 report at the following Web site: http://www.state.gov/m/a/ c8503.htm.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-10333
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-24
Agency: Department of State
Participation in the Exchange Visitor Program as Professor and Research Scholar
Document Number: 05-10020
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-19
Agency: Department of State
By this notice, the Department adopts as final with minor modification, the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on June 27, 2002. This rule amends the Department's Exchange Visitor Program regulations set forth at 22 CFR 62.20 by extending the duration of program participation for professors and research scholars from the current three years to five years. In addition, this rule implements a limitation on the eligibility of an extension for the professor and research scholar categories and implements a two-year bar for repeat participation to encourage and foster the purpose of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (``Fulbright-Hays Act''). Additional minor modifications have been made throughout Sec. 62.20 for administrative purposes due to the implementation of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Mysterious Bog People”
Document Number: 05-9791
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
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 (64 FR 56014), Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999 (64 FR 57920), 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, ``The Mysterious Bog People,'' 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 lenders. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from on or about July 9, 2005, to on or about January 22, 2006, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, from on or about March 16, 2006, to on or about September 10, 2006, the Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from on or about October 22, 2006, to on or about January 21, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS Form 4502, Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program Application Package, OMB Control No. 1405-0114
Document Number: 05-9716
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
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: Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program Application Package. OMB Control Number: 1405-0114. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Originating Office: Office of Global Educational Programs (ECA/A/S). Form Number: DS-4502. Respondents: Educators desiring to participate in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. Estimated Number of Respondents: 950. Estimated Number of Responses: 950. Average Hours Per Response: 3. Total Estimated Burden: 2850. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-7001 and SV-1999-011-A, DOS-Sponsored Academic Exchange Program Application and Evaluation, OMB Control No. 1405-0138
Document Number: 05-9715
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
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: DOS-sponsored Academic Exchange Program Application and Evaluation. OMB Control Number: 1405-0138. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, ECA/A/E/EUR. Form Number: N/A. Respondents: Applicants, current participants, and program alumni. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,500. Estimated Number of Responses: 20,500. Average Hours Per Response: 0.74. Total Estimated Burden: 15,250. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Art of Richard Tuttle”
Document Number: 05-9714
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
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 ``The Art of Richard Tuttle,'' 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 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA from on or about July 2, 2005 to on or about October 16, 2005, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY from on or about November 10, 2005 to on or about February 12, 2006, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA from on or about March 18, 2006 to on or about June 11, 2006, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX from on or about July 15, 2006 to on or about October 8, 2006, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL from on or about November 11, 2006 to on or about February 4, 2007, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA from on or about March 18, 2007 to on or about June 25, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern”
Document Number: 05-9713
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
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 ``Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern,'' 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 Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME from on or about June 23, 2005 to on or about October 6, 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.
Shipping Coordinating Committee-Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-9600
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-13
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee-Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-9599
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-13
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee-Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-9598
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-13
Agency: Department of State
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Certifications Pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162
Document Number: 05-9495
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-12
Agency: Department of State
On April 28, 2005, the Department of State certified, pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162 (``Section 609''), that 13 nations have adopted programs to reduce the incidental capture of sea turtles in their shrimp fisheries comparable to the program in effect in the United States. The Department also certified that the fishing environments in 24 other countries and one economy, Hong Kong, do not pose a threat of the incidental taking of sea turtles protected under Section 609. Shrimp imports from any nation not certified were prohibited effective May 1, 2005 pursuant to Section 609.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Afghanistan School Administrator Project
Document Number: 05-9493
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-12
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the Afghanistan School Administrator Project (ASAP). The goal of the project is to enhance the educational and professional skills of the participants, including their leadership potential. While in the U.S. the participants will gain knowledge about the United States through daily interactions with Americans as well as improve their skills in school administration. The project will bring three different groups of 10-12 participants to the U.S. for a six-to-eight week program between late winter 2006 and spring 2007. The participants will be women who serve as school principals or assistant principals in Afghan schools. The administrators will receive an overview of U.S. education and education philosophy, have a series of workshops on school administration, visit U.S. schools, receive basic English instruction, and receive a computer laptop with training as needed. The grantee organization will assist the participants in conducting follow- on workshops in Afghanistan in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. Upon return to Afghanistan the alumnae will be eligible to compete in a small grants competition. The project will be conducted in three phases outlined below. Bureau funding of up to $700,000 is available to support one grant.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Mexico City Educational Advising for U.S. Study and Administration of the Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean (MCAC) Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) Program
Document Number: 05-9491
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-12
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Global Educational Programs (ECA/ A/S) of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for educational advising for U.S. study in Mexico City and for Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) services for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean (MCAC). 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. The Mexico City educational advising center would be part of the worldwide network of over 450 Department of State- affiliated EducationUSA centers that provide comprehensive and unbiased information to interested students, scholars, and other members of the public and conduct outreach about accredited study opportunities in the U.S. The REAC-hosting organization facilitates the Regional Coordinator's provision of expertise and information in consultation with U.S. embassies and ECA. The REAC supports the network of 51 active U.S. Department of State-affiliated EducationUSA centers in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean (MCAC) by sharing information, developing outreach modules and supporting educational advisers in promoting U.S. higher education among broad audiences, including indigenous and underserved populations, communicating trends in U.S. education and international/regional exchanges, disseminating the latest developments in educational technology, and providing direct guidance through site visits, internships, training, and workshops in the region.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Educational Advising and Regional Educational Advising Coordinator Services in the East Asia/Pacific Region
Document Number: 05-9490
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-12
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Global Educational Programs (ECA/ A/S) announces an open competition for Educational Advising Centers and Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) Services in the East Asia/Pacific region. 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 operate advising centers in Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, provide China Country Coordinator services, based in Beijing, for advising in China, and provide REAC services, based in Bangkok, for the East Asia/Pacific region. The educational advising centers will be part of the network of approximately 450 Department of State-affiliated EducationUSA advising centers worldwide. These centers provide comprehensive and unbiased information to interested students, scholars, and other individuals about study opportunities in the U.S. The Coordinator for advising in China provides educational information resources and support/networking opportunities for educational advisers throughout China and works closely with the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to coordinate web-based student advising information. The REAC-hosting organization facilitates the Regional Coordinator's provision of expertise and information in consultation with U.S. embassies and ECA. The REAC supports the network of 120 active U.S. Department of State-affiliated EducationUSA centers in the East Asia/Pacific Region by sharing information, developing outreach modules and supporting educational advisers in promoting U.S. higher education among broad audiences including underserved populations, communicating trends in U.S. education and international/regional exchanges, disseminating the latest developments in educational technology, and providing direct guidance through site visits, internships, training, and workshops in the region.
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services; Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: U.S. Passport Land Border Demand Survey; SV-2005-0002; OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
Document Number: 05-9204
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Type of Request: Emergency Review. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT. Title of Information Collection: U.S. Passport Land Border Demand Survey. Frequency: One time. The survey will be administered during a two- week period. Form Number: SV-2005-0002. Respondents: U.S. citizens crossing the U.S./Mexico and U.S./Canada borders. Estimated Number of Respondents: Approximately 6,400 respondents. Average Hours Per Response: Five (5) minutes per response. Total Estimated Burden: 533 hours. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Emergency review and approval of this collection has been requested from OMB by May 1, 2005. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. Comments should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached on 202-395-3897.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Africa Workforce Development
Document Number: 05-8990
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, announces an open competition for grants to support exchanges and training programs promoting ``Africa Workforce Development.'' U.S. 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 develop and implement exchanges and training programs involving participants from Sub-Saharan Africa, including training conducted in Sub-Saharan Africa. These U.S. organizations should provide evidence of a current expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa, or experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, and work in conjunction with Sub-Saharan African NGO partners. Three grants, not exceeding $133,333 each, are anticipated, although more awards could be accommodated if they are at smaller amounts.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Callot to Greuze: French Drawings From Weimar”
Document Number: 05-8988
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-05
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 ``Callot to Greuze: French Drawings from Weimar,'' 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 Frick Collection, New York, NY, from on or about June 1, 2005, to on or about August 7, 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.
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (Committee Renewal)
Document Number: 05-8877
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
Agency: Department of State
On March 30, 2005, the Department of State renewed the Charter of the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the Inter- American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) for an additional two years. Effective Date: Upon Publication. For Further Information Contact: David F. Hogan, IATTC GAC Designated Federal Official, Office of Marine Conservation, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington DC 20520, Phone: 202-647-2335. Supplementary Information: The IATTC was established pursuant to the Convention for the Establishment of an Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, signed in 1949. The purpose of the Commission is to conserve and manage the fisheries and associated resources of the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. The United States is represented to the IATTC by the U.S. Section, which includes four Presidentially-appointed Commissioners and a Department of State representative. The General Advisory Committee to the United States Section of the IATTC was established pursuant to Section 4 of the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 (16 U.S.C. 953, as amended), the implementing statute for the IATTC Convention. The goal of the Advisory Committee is to serve the U.S. Section to the IATTC, the Department of State, and other agencies of the U.S. Government as advisors on matters relating to international conservation and management of stocks of tuna and dolphins in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, and in particular on the development of U.S. policy and positions associated with such matters. The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the IATTC may be terminated only by law. In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), a new Charter must be issued on a biennial basis from the date the current Charter was approved and filed with Congress and the Library of Congress. The current Charter expired in 2004 due to staff changes. The Committee is composed of representatives of the major U.S. tuna harvesting, processing, and marketing sectors. Additionally, Committee membership includes representatives of recreational fishing interests and environmental interests formulating specific U.S. policy recommendations and positions. The Advisory Committee will continue to follow the procedure prescribed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Meetings will continue to be open to the public unless a determination is made in accordance with Section 10 of the FACA, 5 U.S.C. Secs. 552b(c)(1) and (4), that a meeting or a portion of the meeting should be closed to the public. Notice of each meeting continues to be provided for publication in the Federal Register as far in advance as possible prior to the meeting.