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

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-4076, Request for Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ)/U.S. Munitions List (USML) Determination, OMB Control Number 1405-0163
Document Number: E5-8118
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
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: Request for Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ)/U.S. Munitions List (USML) Determination. OMB Control Number: 1405-0163. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, (PM/DDTC). Form Number: DS-4076. Respondents: Business organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Number of Responses: 300. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 600 hours. Frequency: Once per year per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Entities, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement, and Removal of Penalties From One Entity
Document Number: E5-8116
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that nine entities have engaged in activities that require the imposition of measures pursuant to section 3 of the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000, which provides for penalties on entities for the transfer to Iran since January 1, 1999, of equipment and technology controlled under multilateral export control lists (Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group, Chemical Weapons Convention, Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement) or otherwise having the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or cruise or ballistic missile systems. The latter category includes (a) items of the same kind as those on multilateral lists, but falling below the control list parameters, when it is determined that such items have the potential of making a material contribution to WMD or cruise or ballistic missile systems, (b) other items with the potential of making such a material contribution, when added through case-by-case decisions, and (c) items on U.S. national control lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists. It was also determined that sanctions imposed on an Indian entity, effective September 23, 2004 (69 FR 4845) are rescinded.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR), OMB Control Number 1405-0050
Document Number: E5-8108
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
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 Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR). OMB Control Number: 1405-0050. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, Office of the Procurement Executive (A/OPE). Form Number: N/A. Respondents: Any business, other for-profit, individual, not-for-profit, or household organization wishing to receive Department of State contracts. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,166. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,166. Average Hours Per Response: Varies. Total Estimated Burden: 274,320. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 05-24524
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-24523
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 05-24522
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Edvard Munch: The Modern Life of the Soul”
Document Number: E5-7791
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
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 ``Edvard Munch: The Modern Life of the Soul'', 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 Museum of Modern Art, from on or about February 19, 2006, until on or about May 8, 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 Educational and Cultural Affairs; Request for Grant Proposals: Summer Institute for English as a Foreign Language Administrator from Francophone and Lusophone Sub-Saharan Africa
Document Number: E5-7718
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-22
Agency: Department of State
The African Programs Branch (ECA/A/E/AF), Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the 2006 Summer Institute for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Administrators from Francophone and Lusophone Sub-Saharan Africa. Accredited, post-secondary U.S. educational institutions may submit proposals to administer a U.S.-based six-week program in educational management, teacher-training, materials development and organizational skills for 16 secondary school EFL supervisors/inspectors and school administrators with strong EFL backgrounds selected from French and Portuguese-speaking countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. The Bureau anticipates providing one assistance award to support this program.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Dada”
Document Number: E5-7616
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
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 ``Dada,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with foreign lenders. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC from on or about February 19, 2006, to on or about May 14, 2006, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, from on or about June 18, 2006, to on or about September 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.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E5-7615
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Department of State
The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee announces meetings to prepare for the 2006 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference and the 2006 ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet on each Tuesday 2-4 p.m. during January and February starting January 11, 2006 to prepare for the 2006 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference. The meetings will be held at the offices of AT&T, 1120 20th Street, NW., Washington, DC. A conference bridge will be provided. Directions to the venue of the meeting may be obtained from Julian Minard, minardje@state.gov. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet on each Wednesday 2-4 p.m. during January and February starting January 12, 2006 to prepare for the 2006 ITU Telecommunication Development Conference. A conference bridge will be provided. Directions to the venue of the meeting may be obtained from Julian Minard, minardje@state.gov.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E5-7614
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Samuel Palmer (1805-1881): Vision and Landscape”
Document Number: E5-7447
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-16
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, 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 ``Samuel Palmer (1805-1881): Vision and 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about March 6, 2006, until on or about May 28, 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 Sulzynsky, Attorney- Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/453-8050). The address is U.S. 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: Middle East Partnership Initiative Study of the United States Institute for Undergraduate Student Leaders
Document Number: E5-7390
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (DoS), through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of a six-week Study of the United States (U.S.) Institute for undergraduate students from the Middle East and North Africa entitled: Middle East Partnership Initiative Study of the United States Institute for Undergraduate Student Leaders. The Bureau anticipates awarding two separate assistance awards to support two institutes for undergraduate student leaders. Prospective host institutions are limited to submitting only one proposal to conduct one of the two institutes.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Rubens and His Age: Masterpieces From the Hermitage”
Document Number: 05-24065
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-14
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 ``Rubens and His Age: Masterpieces from the Hermitage'', 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 Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, from on or about January 30, 2006, until on or about August 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.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Portraits of a People: Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century'
Document Number: 05-23918
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
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 object to be included in the exhibition Portraits of a People: Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century,'' 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 Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA from on or about January 14, 2006 to on or about March 14, 2006, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE from on or about April 21, 2006 to on or about July 16, 2006, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA from on or about August 25, 2006 to on or about November 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.
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit to Construct a New Commercial Border Crossing at San Luis, Arizona
Document Number: E5-7074
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has received an application for a Presidential Permit authorizing the construction, operation and maintenance of a new commercial border crossing at San Luis, Arizona, known hereafter as the ``San Luis II'' crossing. This application has been filed by the Greater Yuma (Arizona) Port Authority. The construction project, which would be carried out in partnership with a number of local, state, federal and bi-national entities, is designed to alleviate pressure on the current Port of Entry at San Luis, Arizona (designated as San Luis I) by allowing for the separation of commercial traffic from non-commercial/privately operated vehicles. The Department of State's jurisdiction with respect to this application is based upon Executive Order 11423, dated August 16, 1968, as amended by Executive Order 12847, dated May 17, 1993, Executive Order 13284, dated January 23, 2003 and Executive Order 13337, dated April 30, 2004. As provided in E.O. 11423, the Department is circulating this application to concerned agencies for comment.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Open Competition Seeking Professional Exchanges Programs in Africa, East Asia, Eurasia, Europe, the Near East, North Africa, South Asia and the Western Hemisphere
Document Number: E5-7073
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for grants that support exchanges and build relationships between U.S. non- profit organizations and civil society groups in Africa, East Asia, Eurasia, Europe, the Near East, North Africa, South Asia and the Western Hemisphere. U.S. public and non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals that support the goals of The Professional Exchanges Program. Projects should promote mutual understanding and partnerships between key professional groups in the United States and counterpart groups in other countries through multi- phased exchanges taking place over one to three years. Proposals should further transformational democracy which seeks to encourage and support the development of more democratic societies and institutions, with a view toward creating a more stable world. To the fullest extent possible, programs should be two-way exchanges supporting roughly equal numbers of participants from the U.S. and foreign countries. Proposed projects should promote the transformation of institutional and individual understanding, foster dialogue, share expertise and develop capacity in one of five thematic areas: (1) Responsible Governance; (2) Developing Professional Standards in Media; (3) Creating Economic Growth to Fight Poverty and Strengthen Democracy; (4) Dialogue on Intellectual Property or Municipal Governance as a Device for Bridging Conflict; and (5) Integration of Marginalized Populations, Particularly Youth, in Western Europe. Through these people-to-people exchanges, the Bureau seeks to break down stereotypes that divide peoples, to promote good governance, to contribute to conflict prevention and management, and to build respect for cultural expression and identity in a world that is experiencing rapid globalization. Projects should be structured to allow American professionals and their international counterparts in target countries to develop a common dialogue for dealing with shared challenges and concerns. Projects should include current or potential leaders who will effect positive change in their communities. Exchange participants might include community leaders, elected and professional government officials, religious leaders, educators, and proponents of democratic ideals and institutions, including for example, the media and judiciary, or others who influence the way in which different communities approach these issues. The Bureau is especially interested in engaging socially and economically diverse groups that may not have had extensive contact with counterpart institutions in the United States. The Bureau encourages the submission of proposals that engage these audiences in countries with significant Muslim populations, or that engage educators or groups that influence youth in innovative ways. Applicants may not submit proposals that address more than one region or for countries that are not designated in the RFGP. For the purposes of this competition, eligible regions are Africa, East Asia, Eurasia, Europe, the Near East, North Africa, South Asia, and the Western Hemisphere. No guarantee is made or implied that grants will be awarded in all themes and for all countries listed. Requests for grant proposals on the creation, performance, or presentation of artistic work will be announced in a separate competition. Please refer to section III.3 for information on eligibility requirements.