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

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Future Leaders Exchange Civic Education Workshop
Document Number: 05-21471
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition to conduct the Spring 2006 Civic Education workshop for the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program. Overall goals of the workshop are: (1) To expose high school students from Eurasia to Federal political processes and citizen participation in government at the national level; (2) to examine the concept of effective leadership in society through looking at positive and negative examples and role models; (3) to instill in students the importance of tolerance and respect for individual differences in a civil society; and (4) to provide students with specific tools they can take home to aid in the transformation of their home countries to democratic and civil societies. 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 conduct a one-week workshop in Washington, DC, in spring 2006 that focuses on the basic tenets of the Constitution and the fundamental elements of a civil society, including the relationship between the Federal government and State and local governments, and the rule of law in a civil society.
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; List of September 20, 2005, of Participating Countries and Entities (Hereinafter Known as “Participants”) Under the Clean Diamond Trade Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-19) and Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 of July 29, 2003
Document Number: 05-21377
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with Sections 3 and 6 of the Clean Diamond Trade Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-19) and Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 of July 29, 2003, the Department of State is identifying all the Participants eligible for trade in rough diamonds under the Act, and their respective Importing and Exporting Authorities, and revising the previously published list of August 22, 2005 (70 FR 49006-49007)
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-21376
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Department of State
The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee announces meetings in preparation for the December meeting of the International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) and December meetings of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development/Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (OECD/ICCP) Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Services Policies (TISP) and Working Party on the Information Economy (WPIE). Members of the public will be admitted to the extent that seating is available, and may join in the discussions, subject to the instructions of the Chair. Directions to the meeting location are available to the public on the Internet and conference bridge information may be obtained from minardje@state.gov. End Summary. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet at the U.S. Department of State, Harry S. Truman Building Room 2533A to prepare for meetings of the OECD/ICCP Working Parties ITU-D Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG), on Wednesday, November 16, and Wednesday, November 30, 2005, all meetings 2-3 p.m. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet at the U.S. Department of State, Harry S. Truman Building Room 2533A to prepare for meetings of the ITU-D Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG), on Thursday, November 3, Thursday, November 10, and Thursday, November 17, 2005, all meetings 10 a.m.noon.
Electronic Passport
Document Number: 05-21284
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Department of State
This rule amends the passport regulations to incorporate changes related to introduction of the electronic passport. The rule defines ``electronic passport,'' includes a damaged electronic chip as an additional basis for possible invalidation of a passport and provides for no fee issuance of a replacement passport if an electronic chip fails.
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-21280
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Department of State Forms DS-98 and DS-99; Application for Diplomatic Exemption Form; OMB Control Number 1405-0069
Document Number: 05-20702
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
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: Application for Diplomatic Exemption From Taxes. OMB Control Number: 1405-0069. Type of Request: Extension of an approved collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Foreign Missions, Diplomatic Tax and Customs Office, DS/OFM/VTC/TC. Form Number: DS-98 & DS-99. Respondents: Eligible foreign diplomatic or consular missions, certain foreign government organizations, and designated international organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 350. Estimated Number of Responses: Approximately 2419. Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 605 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
International Trafficking in Persons: Interagency Sharing of Information and Coordination of Activities
Document Number: 05-20549
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Department of State
This rule implements Section 105 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003. In particular, this rule establishes guidelines to carry out the sharing of information on all matters relating to grants, grant policies, or other significant actions regarding the international trafficking in persons, to the extent permitted by law. The intended effect of this rule is to enhance interagency communication on policies and programs that address international trafficking in persons.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-20548
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Department of State
The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee announces meetings of ITAC Study Group A to debrief the recent meeting of ITU-T Study Group 3 (Charging and accounting) and prepare for ITU-T Study Group 2 (Operational aspects of service provision, networks and performance). Members of the public may participate, and may join in the discussions. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 2-4 p.m. There is one item on the agenda, a debrief of the outcome of the recently-completed meeting of ITU-T Study Group 3. Directions to the venue of the meeting may be obtained from Julian Minard, minardje@state.gov. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet by conference call on October 20, 2005 at 2 p.m. to discuss a contribution to ITU-T Study Group 2. Information on the call in number and passcode may be obtained from Julian Minard, minardje@state.gov. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 from 9 a.m. to noon to discuss further contributions to ITU-T Study Group 2. Particulars on this meeting may be obtained from Julian Minard, minardje@state.gov.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-6001, Request for an Advisory Opinion, OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX; Form DS-6002, Prior Notification (22 CFR 126.8), OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX; Form DS-6003, Request for Reconsideration of Unclassified Proviso(s), OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX; DS-6004, Request To Change End User, End Use and/or Destination of Hardware, OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
Document Number: 05-20227
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-07
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. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Request for an Advisory Opinion. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, (PM/DDTC). Form Number: DS-6001. Respondents: Business organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250. Estimated Number of Responses: 250. Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 250 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Title of Information Collection: Prior Notification (22 CFR 126.8). OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, (PM/DDTC). Form Number: DS-6002. Respondents: Business organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15. Estimated Number of Responses: 15. Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 15 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Title of Information Collection: Request for Reconsideration of Unclassified Proviso(s). OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, (PM/DDTC). Form Number: DS-6003. Respondents: Business organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Number of Responses: 200 (respondents may submit more than one response). Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 200 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Title of Information Collection: Request to Change End User, End Use and/or Destination of Hardware. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, (PM/DDTC). Form Number: DS-6004. Respondents: Business organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Number of Responses: 650 (respondents may submit more than one response). Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 650 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-86, Statement of Non-Receipt of a Passport, OMB Control Number 1405-0146
Document Number: 05-19748
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-03
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 Non-Receipt of A Passport OMB Control Number: 1405-0146 Type of Request: Extension of the 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-86 Respondents: Individuals or Households Estimated Number of Respondents: 23,500 Estimated Number of Responses: 23,500 Average Hours Per Response: 1/12 hr. (5 min.) Total Estimated Burden: 2,000 hours annually Frequency: On occasion Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit