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

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Darwin”
Document Number: 05-19643
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
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, ``Darwin,'' 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 American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, from on or about November 15, 2005, to on or about May 29, 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.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 05-19642
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed statutory debarment pursuant to Section 127.7(c) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') (22 CFR Parts 120 to 130) on persons convicted of violating or conspiring to violate Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (``AECA'') (22 U.S.C. 2778).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes''
Document Number: 05-19360
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-28
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 ``Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes,'' 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 lender. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Gallery at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, San Antonio, TX from on or about October 15, 2005 to on or about January 8, 2006, The Milwaukee Public Museum from on or about February 4, 2006 to on or about May 7, 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 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.
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Extension of Waiver of Missile Proliferation Sanctions Against Chinese Government Activities
Document Number: 05-19274
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-26
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made to extend the waiver of import sanctions against certain activities of the Chinese Government that was announced on September 19, 2003, pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act, as amended.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3083, Training Registration (For Non-U.S. Government Persons), OMB Control No. 1405-0145
Document Number: 05-19053
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-23
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: Training Registration (for non-U.S. Government Persons). OMB Control Number: 1405-0145. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Foreign Service Institute (FSI). Form Number: DS-3083. Respondents: Respondents are non-U.S. government persons and/or their eligible family members, authorized by Public Law 105-277 to receive training delivered by the Foreign Service Institute on a reimbursable or advance of funds basis. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Number of Responses: 200. Average Hours per Response: 0.5. Total Estimated Burden: 100. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required To Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-18849
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Terracotta Warriors of Emperor Qin Shihuang”
Document Number: 05-18848
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
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 ``The Terracotta Warriors of Emperor Qin Shihuang,'' 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 or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, from on or about October 1, 2005 to on or about October 31, 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. 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.
Meeting of the U.S.-Chile Environment Affairs Council
Document Number: 05-18723
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-20
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that, as set forth in Chapter 19 (Environment) of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the tow governments intend to hold the second meeting of the Environment Affairs Council (the ``Council'') in Washington, DC on October 24, 2005. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Claudia McMurray and Chilean Under Secretary Rodrigo Egana will jointly chair the Council meeting. The purpose of this meeting is detailed below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. In this notice, the Department of state and USTR are requesting: (1) Written comments from the public regarding agenda items for the Council meeting; (2) written comments regarding the implementation of the eight cooperative projects listed in Annex 19.3 of Chapter 19 (Environment) of the FTA, particularly Reducing Mining Pollution and Sharing Private Sector Expertise (in the initial implementation stages); (3) written comments regarding implementation of Chapter 19's framework for public participation; and (4) written suggestions for future bilateral environmental cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Chile. A joint public session will be held immediately following the Council meeting. The purpose of this public session is detailed below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. In preparing comments, the public is encouraged to refer to: The environment chapter of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement and Annex 19.3, available at:http:// www. ustr. gov / assets / Trade Agreements / Bilateral / Chile FTA / Final Texts / asset upload file 482 401.3.pdf; The U.S.-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement, available at:http://www.state.gov/goes/rls/or/22185.html and The Final Environment Review of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement, available at: http://www.ustr.gov/assets/TradeAgreements/ Bilateral/ChileFTA/ assetuploadfile 4115109.pdf.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Elizabeth Murray”
Document Number: 05-18127
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-13
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, ``Elizabeth Murray,'' 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about October 23, 2005, to on or about January 9, 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: “Pompeii: Stories from an Eruption”
Document Number: 05-18126
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-13
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, ``Pompeii: Stories from an Eruption,'' 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 Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about October 22, 2005, to on or about March 26, 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: “Ewer”
Document Number: 05-18109
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-13
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 object to be included in the exhibition, ``Ewer,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign lender. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about September 30, 2005, to on or about September 30, 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.
New Passport Amendment Policy
Document Number: 05-18108
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Department of State
This rule amends the passport regulations to abolish the U.S. passport amendment process, except for the convenience of the U.S. Government, and broadens the reasons for issuing a replacement passport at no additional cost to the applicant. The rule also adds unpaid fees as a ground for invalidating a passport.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Clouet to Seurat: French Drawings from the British Museum”
Document Number: 05-17807
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-08
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 ``Clouet to Seurat: French Drawings from the British Museum,'' 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 lender. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY from on or about November 7, 2005 to on or about January 29, 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 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: “Fra Angelico”
Document Number: 05-17806
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-08
Agency: Department of State
On January 31, 2005, Notice was published on page 4913 of the Federal Register (Volume 70, Number 19) by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Fra Angelico.'' The referenced Notice is hereby corrected to include eight additional loans imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, which I hereby determine are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign lenders. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY from on or about October 25, 2005 to on or about January 29, 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.
Renewal of the Charter of the Advisory Committee on Cultural Diplomacy
Document Number: 05-17804
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State announces that the charter of the Advisory Committee on Cultural Diplomacy has been renewed for an additional two-year period, to expire on August 31, 2007. The Department of State announces that the charter of the Advisory Committee on Cultural Diplomacy, established under Public Law 107-228, section 224, has been renewed for an additional two-year period. The charter will now expire on August 31, 2007. The Advisory Committee on Cultural Diplomacy was established to ``advise the Secretary on programs and policies to advance the use of cultural diplomacy in United States foreign policy.''
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Memling's Portraits”
Document Number: 05-17805
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-07
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 ``Memling's Portraits,'' 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 lenders. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Frick Collection, New York, NY from on or about October 12, 2005 to on or about December 31, 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.
Termination of Statutory Debarment and Reinstatement of Eligibility To Apply for Export/Retransfer Authorizations Pursuant to Section 38(g)(4) of the Arms Export Control Act for Orbit/FR, Inc.
Document Number: 05-17746
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has terminated the statutory debarment against Orbit/FR, Inc. pursuant to Section 38(g)(4) of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2778) and Sec. 127.11 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Parts 120-130).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-71, Affidavit of Identifying Witness; OMB No. 1405-0088
Document Number: 05-17637
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-06
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: Affidavit of Identifying Witness. OMB Control Number: 1405-0088. 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-71. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 140,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 140,000. Average Hours per Response: 1/12 (5 min.). Total Estimated Burden: 11,700. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-64, Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport, OMB No. 1405-0014
Document Number: 05-17636
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-06
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 Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport. OMB Control Number: 1405-0014. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: CA/PPT/FO/FC. Form Number: DS-64. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 105,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 105,000. Average Hours per Response: \1/12\ hour. (five minutes). Total Estimated Burden: 8,800. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation To Respond: Voluntary.
Visas: Treaty Trader, Treaty Investor, or Treaty Alien in a Specialty Occupation
Document Number: 05-17622
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-02
Agency: Department of State
This rule expands the definition of treaty trader and treaty investor contained at 22 CFR 41.51 to include a new nonimmigrant category (E-3) for nonimmigrant treaty aliens coming to the United States solely to perform services in a specialty occupation. It also reorganizes existing regulatory language pertaining to treaty traders and treaty investors to make this information clearer and easier to read.
Documents Required for Travel Within the Western Hemisphere
Document Number: 05-17533
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), nonimmigrant aliens and United States citizens are generally required to present passports to enter the United States. The Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State have the joint authority to waive this requirement for nonimmigrant aliens under certain circumstances and the Secretary of State has the authority to make exceptions to the requirement for United States citizens. In accordance with those authorities, current regulations permit United States citizens and nonimmigrant aliens from Canada, Bermuda and Mexico to enter the United States from certain Western Hemisphere countries without presenting a passport. On December 17, 2004, the President signed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA). Section 7209 of this statute limits the Secretaries' discretion to waive or to make exceptions to the passport requirements under the INA and expressly provides that, by January 1, 2008, United States citizens and nonimmigrant aliens may enter the United States only with passports or such alternatives as the Secretary of Homeland Security may designate as satisfactorily establishing identity and citizenship. In the future, as a result of the implementation of the new statute, travel to the United States by United States citizens and others from the Western Hemisphere will require a passport or acceptable alternative documents in circumstances where travel was previously permitted without such documents. Section 7209 directs that the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, develop and implement a plan relating to the new requirements ``as expeditiously as possible.'' The statute provides that this plan shall be implemented no later than January 1, 2008. The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, will be deciding how to implement the new law. This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announces the rulemakings that are expected to implement the new law, invites comments on the possible means of implementation and specifically invites comments on the documents other than passports that should be accepted under section 7209 as sufficient to establish citizenship and identity.