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Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Shamans: Spirit Guides of Siberia”
Document Number: 05-5739
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-23
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 [64 FR 56014], Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999 [64 FR 57920], as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition, ``The Shamans: Spirit Guides of Siberia,'' 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 Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska, from on or about May 12, 2005, to on or about September 18, 2005, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Nonproliferation; Extension of Waiver of Missile Proliferation Sanctions Against Chinese Government Activities
Document Number: 05-5738
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-22
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.
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division; Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: Form DS-5504, U.S. Passport Re-Application Form, OMB Control Number 1405-0160
Document Number: 05-5590
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Type of Request: Emergency Review. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT/FO/FC. Title of Information Collection: U.S. Passport Re-Application Form. Frequency: On occasion. Form Number: DS-5504. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 25,000 hours per year. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Emergency approval of this collection was granted by OMB January 13, 2005. The approval is valid until June 30, 2005. Comments should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached on (202) 395- 4718. During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 60 days from the date that this notice is published in the Federal Register. The agency requests written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments are being solicited to permit the agency to: Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division; Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: Form DS-4085, Application for Additional Visa Pages, OMB Control Number 1405-0159
Document Number: 05-5589
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Type of Request: Emergency Review. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT/FO/FC. Title of Information Collection: Application for Additional Visa Pages. Frequency: On occasion. Form Number: DS-4085. Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours per year. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Emergency review of this collection was granted by OMB January 13, 2005. The approval is valid until June 30, 2005. Comments should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached on (202) 395- 4718. During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 60 days from the date that this notice is published in the Federal Register. The agency requests written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments are being solicited to permit the agency to: Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division; Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: Form DS-82, Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail, OMB Control Number 1405-0020
Document Number: 05-5588
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Type of Request: Emergency Review. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT/FO/FC. Title of Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport By Mail. Frequency: On occasion. Form Number: DS-82. Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,900,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 40 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 1,933,333 hours per year. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Emergency approval of this collection was granted by OMB January 13, 2005. The approval is valid until June 30, 2005. Comments should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached on (202) 395- 4718. During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 60 days from the date that this notice is published in the Federal Register. The agency requests written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments are being solicited to permit the agency to: Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division; Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: Form DS-11, Application for a U.S. Passport, OMB Control Number 1405-0004
Document Number: 05-5587
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Type of Request: Emergency Review. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT/FO/FC. Title of Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport. Frequency: On occasion. Form Number: DS-11. Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,600,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 85 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 9,350,000 hours per year. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Emergency approval of this collection was granted by OMB January 13, 2005. The approval is valid until June 30, 2005. Comments should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached on (202) 395- 4718. During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 60 days from the date that this notice is published in the Federal Register. The agency requests written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments are being solicited to permit the agency to: Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Clash of Empires: The British, French and Indian War, 1754-1763”
Document Number: 05-5330
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, 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 ``Clash of Empires: The British, French and Indian War, 1754-1763,'' 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 Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, Pittsburgh, PA, from on or about May 1, 2005, to on or about April 15, 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.
Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-5067
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-15
Agency: Department of State
There will be a public meeting of the Study Group on Enforcement of Judgments of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, from 2 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday March 29 at the new headquarters of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: Henry Remsen Building, 400 Dulany Street, Conference Center (Lobby Level), Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. Full Text: The Department of State, in conjunction with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other Federal agencies, is convening a meeting of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, Study Group on Enforcement of Judgments, in order to seek consultations on the proposed draft Hague Convention on Exclusive Choice of Court Agreements. The draft Convention will be considered at the 20th Diplomatic Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, June 14-30, 2005, and is expected to be adopted and opened for signature at that time. The meeting of the Advisory Committee will bring experts from industry, trade associations, bar associations, non-governmental associations, and other interested parties to consider in more detail those aspects of the draft convention that bear on intellectual property rights and related litigation, in order to assist the U.S. delegation prepare for the Diplomatic Conference. The current draft of the proposed convention may be found on the Web site of the Hague Conference (http://www.hcch.net). The meeting will be held from 2 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday March 29, at the new headquarters of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: Henry Remsen Building, 400 Dulany Street, Conference Center (Lobby Level), Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. The meeting is open to the public up to the capacity of the meeting room. Interested persons are invited to attend and to express their views. Persons who wish to have their views considered are encouraged, but not required, to submit written comments in advance of the meeting. Written comments should be submitted by e-mail to Jeffrey Kovar at kovarjd@state.gov. All comments will be made available to the public by request to Mr. Kovar via e-mail or by phone (202-776-8420). Persons wishing to attend must notify Ms. Cherise Reid by e-mail (reidcd@state.gov), fax (202-776-8482), or by telephone (202-776-8420).
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-4970
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-4969
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: English Language Fellow Program for Academic Year 2006-2007
Document Number: 05-4721
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Department of State
The Office of English Language Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for proposals to advance the Bureau's objectives through support of academic exchanges that will result in the improvement of English teaching capacity around the world and the enhancement of mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people overseas. The English Language Fellow Program places American citizens holding advanced TEFL/TESL or Applied Linguistics degrees with teacher- training and/or materials development experience and recent graduates with TEFL/TESL Master's degrees in all regions of the world at universities, teacher-training institutions, ministries of education, bi-national centers and other related language education institutions for ten-month assignments. Pending the availability of FY 2006 Funds, the Bureau anticipates placement of approximately 120 English Language Fellows overseas in academic year 2006-2007. 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 administer and manage the English Language Fellow Program for academic year 2006-2007.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status, OMB Number 1405-0119
Document Number: 05-4720
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-10
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: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status. OMB Control Number: 1405-0119. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, DOS/ECA/EC. Form Number: DS-2019. Respondents: Department of State designated Exchange Visitor Program sponsors and exchange visitors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 300,000. Average Hours per Response: 45 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 225,000. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations for Antarctic Activities
Document Number: 05-4619
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-09
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State gives notice of the availability of two draft Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations (CEEs) for activities proposed to be undertaken in Antarctica. Interested members of the public are invited to submit comments relative to these CEEs.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “In Sight: Contemporary Dutch Photography from the Collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam”
Document Number: 05-4463
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-08
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, 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 ``In Sight: Contemporary Dutch Photography from the Collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam'', 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 Art Institute of Chicago, from on or about March 26, 2005, until on or about May 8, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Printing the Talmud: From Bomberg to Schottenstein”
Document Number: 05-4462
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-08
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, 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 ``Printing the Talmud: From Bomberg to Schottenstein,'' 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 owner. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY, from on or about April 10, 2005, to on or about August 28, 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.
Department of State Selection of Accrediting Entities Under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000
Document Number: 05-4461
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) is the lead Federal agency for implementation of the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Convention) and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (the IAA). Among other things, the IAA gives the Secretary of State responsibility for the accreditation of agencies and approval of persons to provide adoption services under the Convention. The IAA requires the Department to enter into agreements with one or more qualified entities under which such entities will perform the task of accrediting or approving agencies and persons. This notice is to inform the public that the Department will be conducting meetings with potential accrediting entities in order to reach agreements with those that are qualified to be designated as IAA accrediting entities. The agreements will set forth how the accrediting entities will perform their functions under the IAA. The final agreements will be published in the Federal Register.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-4460
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Department of State
The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee announces additional April meetings to prepare positions for the next meeting of the ITU-T Study Groups 11 (Signalling requirements and protocols), 13 (Next Generation Networks), and 15 (Optical and other transport network infrastructures). 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 (if any) may be obtained from marcie.g@comcast.com. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet on Friday, April 15, 2005 to prepare U.S. and company contributions to ITU-T Study Groups 11 and 13. The meeting will be held at the Double Tree Hotel Denver North, 8773 Yates Drive, Westminster, CO 80031 starting 30 minutes after the close of the plenary meeting of the Packet Technologies and Systems Committee (PTSC) of the Alliance for Telecommunications Solutions (ATIS), being held at the same venue. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet on Friday, April 22, 2005 to prepare U.S. and company contributions to ITU-T Study Group 15. The meeting will be held at the Double Tree Hotel Denver North, 8773 Yates Drive, Westminster, CO 80031 starting 30 minutes after the close of the plenary meeting of the Optical Transport and Synchronization Committee (OTSC) of the Alliance for Telecommunications Solutions (ATIS), being held at the same venue.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-4459
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Department of State
The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee will meet in March, April, and May to prepare positions for the next meeting of the ITU Council Working Group on the International Telecommunication Regulations (WGITR). 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. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet on the following dates at the offices of Squire Sanders & Dempsey, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC to prepare for the next meeting of the ITU Council Working Group on the International Telecommunication Regulations (WGITR): Thursday, March 24, 9-11 a.m.; Wednesday, April 6 2-4 p.m.; Wednesday, April 20 9-11 a.m.; and Tuesday, May 3, 9-11 a.m. Directions to the meeting location and conference bridge information may be obtained by calling the ITAC Secretariat at (202) 647-2593.
Industry Advisory Panel: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 05-4120
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-03
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Sneaky Sea Predator: New Fossil Find From China”
Document Number: 05-3802
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
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 [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, ``Sneaky Sea Predator: New Fossil Find from China,'' 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 Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about March 18, 2005, to on or about May 30, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne and Pissarro 1865-1885”
Document Number: 05-3700
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
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 ``Pioneering Modern Painting: C[eacute]zanne and Pissarro 1865-1885,'' 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 owners. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY from on or about June 24, 2005 to on or about September 12, 2005, Los Angeles County Museum from on or about October 20, 2005 to on or about January 16, 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 (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) U.S. Business Internship Program for Young Middle Eastern Women
Document Number: 05-3699
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) U.S. Business Internship Program for Young Middle Eastern Women. 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 administer the participant recruitment, selection, pre-program preparation and alumnae components of the MEPI U.S. Business Internship Program for Young Middle Eastern Women. Eligible countries/locales are listed under the heading Funding Opportunity Description in this RFGP.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: East Timor and South Pacific Scholarship Programs
Document Number: 05-3698
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition to administer the United States-East Timor (USET) Scholarship Program and the United States-South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship Program. Eligible applicants may submit a proposal to administer one or both of the scholarship programs. 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 organize and carry out academic exchange program activities for students from East Timor and the sovereign island nations of the South Pacific (eligible nations are listed below in the Overview section). The grantee(s) will be responsible for all aspects of the programs, including publicity and recruitment of applicants; merit-based competitive selection; placement of students at an accredited U.S. academic institution; student travel to the U.S.; orientation; up to four years of U.S. degree study at the bachelor's or master's level; enrichment programming; advising, monitoring and support; pre-return activities; evaluation; and follow- up with program alumni. The duration of the grant(s) will be up to five years, beginning in Summer 2005. The Conference Report accompanying the FY-2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 108-447) earmarks $500,000 to support the U.S.-East Timor Scholarship Program and $500,000 to support the U.S.-South Pacific Scholarship Program. I. Funding Opportunity Description
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form Number DS-1950, Department of State Application for Employment, OMB Control Number 1405-0139
Document Number: 05-3434
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
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 Application for Employment. OMB Control Number: 1405-0139. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Recruitment, Examination, Employment (HR/REE). Form Number: DS-1950. Respondents: U.S. Citizens seeking entry into the Department of State Foreign Service and individuals, sophomore through graduate level college and university students, seeking participation in the Department's student programs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 20,000. Average Hours Per Response: \1/2\ hour. Total Estimated Burden: 12,000 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation To Respond: Required To Obtain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3057, Medical Clearance Update, OMB 1405-0131
Document Number: 05-3433
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Medical Clearance Update. OMB Control Number: 1405-0131. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Office of Medical Services, M/MED/EX. Form Number: DS-3057. Respondents: Foreign Service Officers, Federal Government Employees and family members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,800. Estimated Number of Responses: 9,800. Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 4,900. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required To Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3035, J Visa Recommendation Application; OMB Control Number 1405-0135
Document Number: 05-3432
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
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: J Visa Waiver Recommendation Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0135. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: CA/VO. Form Number: DS-3035. Respondents: All J visa waiver applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000 per year. Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours per year. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 05-3370
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates shown on the attachments pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d) and in compliance with section 36(f) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult”
Document Number: 05-3369
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
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 ``The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult'', 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, from on or about September 26, 2005, until 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.
Electronic Passport
Document Number: 05-3080
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Department of State
This proposed rule would amend the passport regulations to incorporate changes required by the electronic passport. The rule would define ``electronic passport,'' would include a damaged electronic chip as an additional basis for possible invalidation of a passport, would abolish the U.S. passport amendment process except for the convenience of the U.S. Government, and would enlarge the reasons for issuing a replacement passport at no fee. The rule would also add unpaid fees as a ground for invalidating a passport.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Junior Faculty Development Program
Document Number: 05-3083
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-17
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs/ European Programs Branch of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/A/E) announces an open competition for the Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP). 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 place visiting faculty from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan at U.S. universities for a one academic semester (five months) program. The grantee organization for this program will support and oversee the activities of the faculty throughout their stay in the United States. In addition, the grantee organization will recruit and select candidates for the JFDP in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to begin the program in the United States in January 2006.
Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended-Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
Document Number: 05-2999
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-16
Agency: Department of State
This rule makes final the interim rule amending the Department's regulations pertaining to foreign students and exchange visitors who enter the United States in F, M, or J nonimmigrant visa categories. The new regulations will establish the verification and reporting procedures required by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) foreign student monitoring system known as Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). As SEVIS was fully implemented on February 15, 2003, the Department's transitional foreign student database known as the Interim Student and Exchange Authentication System (ISEAS) is no longer available to the educational and exchange visitor communities. However, it remains available to consular sections in the field as a means of electronically verifying student and exchange visitor documentation issued prior to February 15, 2003.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt * * * Treasures From the British Museum''
Document Number: 05-2898
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
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 ``Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt * * * Treasures from the British Museum'', 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 Bowers Museum, from on or about April 17, 2005, until on or about April 18, 2010, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-2807
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-14
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-2806
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-14
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Power of Conversation: Jewish Women and Their Salons”
Document Number: 05-2623
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
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 Power of Conversation: Jewish Women and their Salons,'' 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 Jewish Museum, New York, NY, from on or about March 4, 2005, to on or about July 10, 2005; the McMullen Museum, Boston College, Boston, MA, from on or about August 22, 2005, to on or about December 4, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Thomas Demand”
Document Number: 05-2622
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
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 ``Thomas Demand,'' 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, New York, NY, from on or about March 1, 2005, to on or about May 30, 2005, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Partnerships for Learning Youth Exchange and Study (P4L-YES) Program
Document Number: 05-2621
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Department of State
The Youth Programs Division, Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for grants to support exchanges and relationship building between high school students from countries with significant Muslim populations and people of the United States. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) and public institutions may submit proposals to recruit and select students and to carry out projects for an academic year or semester of study in the United States, incorporating themes promoting civil society and mutual understanding.
Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates
Document Number: 05-1930
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Department of State
This rule adopts as final the Department of State's proposed rule to revise the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (``Schedule of Fees'' or ``Schedule''), with four changes, one incorporating and finalizing an already effective additional exemption to the MRV fee and the others adding three new fees authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Pub. L. 108-447). None of these changes are being made in response to public comments. Only one comment was received during the period for public comment, but the Department has decided that the comment does not warrant any changes in the proposed rule. The additional exemption being added to the Schedule simply incorporates and finalizes an exemption that has been in effect during the comment period on the revised Schedule as a result of an Interim Rule issued pursuant to a separate but related rulemaking. No comments on the additional exemption were received during the comment period for that rulemaking. The three new fees are being added because they were established by legislation enacted after the comment period for this rulemaking closed. The addition of these fees does not require public comment. The proposed rule, modified only to incorporate the new exemption and the new legislatively established fees, is therefore adopted as final.