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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
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR), OMB Control Number 1405-0050.
Document Number: 05-17229
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
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: Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR). OMB Control Number: 1405-0050. Type of Request: Extension of 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 organizations 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.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Section 126.1(i)
Document Number: 05-17122
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Department of State
This rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by modifying the denial policy regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at 22 CFR 126.1. This action is taken in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1596, unanimously adopted on April 18, 2005, which imposed a nation-wide embargo on arms sales or transfers to any recipient in the DRC. It represents an expansion of the policy issued under UNSCR 1493, which on July 28, 2003, imposed an embargo on the sale of arms, related materials, and defense services in the provinces of North and South Kivu and the Ituri District in the DRC.
Amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Port Directors Definition, NATO Definition, Major Non-NATO Ally Definition, Recordkeeping Requirements, Supporting Documentation for Electronic License Applications, Disclosure of Registration Documents
Document Number: 05-17121
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Department of State
The definition of ``District Director of Customs'' has been amended to reflect the change in title. Also, references to the Customs Service have been changed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. A definition has been added for the ``North Atlantic Treaty Organization'' and another definition for ``major non-NATO ally.'' The recordkeeping requirement has been revised to include maintaining records in an electronic format and reproduction of readable documents. No need for multiple copies of supporting documentation for electronic license applications. Also, registration documents are not releasable to the public.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS Form 4502, Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program Application Package, OMB Control No. 1405-0114
Document Number: 05-17023
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-26
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: 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 Numbers: 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.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Monet's Antibes”
Document Number: 05-17015
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-26
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, ``Monet's Antibes,'' 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 J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about September 2, 2005, to on or about January 31, 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: “Assorted Egyptian Treasures for Public Exhibition”
Document Number: 05-16937
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Department of State
On June 2, 2005, notice was published on page 32392 of the Federal Register (volume 70, number 105) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibitions ``Mummy: the inside story'' and ``Treasures of Ancient Art from the British Museum.'' The referenced notice is corrected as to additional objects to be included in the the exhibition ``Mummy: the inside story.'' 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 additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Mummy: the inside story'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit objects at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX, from on or about September 30, 2005, until on or about February 12, 2006 (with one object remaining for longer-term exhibit), at the Gulf Coast Exploreum, Mobile, AL, from on or about March 8, 2006, until on or about August 4, 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.
Secondary School Student Exchange Programs; Correction
Document Number: 05-16827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a document in the Federal Register of August 12, 2005, (70 FR 47152) concerning a proposed rule on regulations for secondary school students in the Exchange Visitor Program set forth at 22 CFR 62.25. The document contained omitted information regarding the requirements of criminal background checks on all program sponsor officers, employees, representatives, agents, and volunteers under paragraph (d)(1) and student orientation requirements under paragraph (g)(1).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Hesse: A Princely German Collection”
Document Number: 05-16603
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
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 ``Hesse: A Princely German Collection'', 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 Portland Art Museum, from on or about October 29, 2005, until on or about March 19, 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.