Department of State 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Near East Asia-South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Program
Document Number: E6-22321
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition to administer the FY2007 Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Program. Consortia of accredited, post-secondary educational institutions and public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) in the United States may submit proposals to organize and carry out academic exchange activities for students from underrepresented sectors in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (eligible countries and locales are listed below in the Purpose section). The grantee organization will be responsible for the following aspects of the program: placement of no less than 150 foreign students at accredited U.S. institutions for a semester or academic year, student travel to the U.S., orientation, enrichment programming, advising, monitoring and support, pre-return activities, evaluation, and follow-up with program alumni. It is anticipated that the total amount of funding for FY2007 administrative and program costs will be $3,000,000.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders Announcement Type: New Cooperative Agreement.
Document Number: E6-22320
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Department of State
The Branch for the Study of the United States, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of nine Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders, to take place over the course of five weeks. While the majority of Institutes should take place during Summer 2007, scheduling of each Institute should take into consideration the academic calendar of the participants' home country(ies). The Institutes should be similar in structure and content, take place at U.S. academic institutions, and provide groups of highly motivated undergraduate students from the countries and regions noted below with an integrated academic and educational travel program that will give them a deeper understanding of U.S. society and culture, while at the same time enhancing their leadership skills. Each Institute will host up to 20 participants, for a total of approximately 180 students. ECA plans to award a single grant for the administration of nine Study of the U.S. Institutes. The awarding of the grant for this program is contingent upon the availability of FY- 2007 funds.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Dead Sea Scrolls”
Document Number: E6-22319
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
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, 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 ``Dead Sea Scrolls'', 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 San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California, from on or about June 29, 2007, until on or about January 15, 2008, 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: 06-9894
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-22167
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Department of State
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; List of November 20, 2006, 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: E6-22068
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with Sections 3 and 6 of the Clean Diamond Trade Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 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 October 25, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 206, page 62501) to include Bangladesh.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797”
Document Number: E6-21964
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
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 ``Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797'', 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about March 26, 2007, until on or about July 8, 2007, 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: “Hans Holbein The Younger's Robert Cheseman”
Document Number: E6-21963
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
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 object ``Hans Holbein The Younger's Robert Cheseman,'' 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 owners or custodians. 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 January 16, 2007, until on or about April 22, 2007, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4048, Projected Sales of Major Weapons in Support of Section 25(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act; OMB Control Number 1405-0156
Document Number: E6-21730
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comments in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB of the Form DS-4048 as the means of collecting the information. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Projected Sales of Major Weapons in Support of Section 25(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act. OMB Control Number: 1405-0156. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: DS-4048. Respondents: Business organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20 (total). Estimated Number of Responses: 20 (per year). Average Hours Per Response: 60 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 1,200 hours (per year). Frequency: Once a Year. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making”
Document Number: E6-21729
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-20
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 ``Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image- Making'', 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, beginning on or about March 4, 2007 until on or about June 11, 2007, 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: “Pissarro: Creating the Impressionist Landscape”
Document Number: E6-21728
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-20
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 ``Pissarro: Creating the Impressionist 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 or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, beginning on or about February 11, 2007 until on or about May 13, 2007, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, beginning on or about June 10, 2007 until on or about September 9, 2007, and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, beginning on or about October 7, 2007 until on or about January 6, 2008, 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.
Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended
Document Number: E6-21492
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-18
Agency: Department of State
This final rule amends guidance to consular offices for the waiver of personal appearance of applicants for nonimmigrant visas contained at 22 CFR 41.102, to conform to the requirements of Section 222(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as added by section 5301 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA). The final rule replaces the interim rule published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2003 and reflects legislation enacted subsequent to that rule.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Embargo on Arms Exports to Lebanon
Document Number: E6-21443
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-15
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that all licenses and approvals to export or otherwise transfer defense articles and defense services to Lebanon pursuant to Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) are suspended, except those authorized by the Government of Lebanon or the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Further, effective immediately, it is the policy of the United States Government to deny all applications for license and other approvals to export or otherwise transfer defense articles and defense services to Lebanon, except those authorized by the Government of Lebanon or UNIFIL. On August 11, 2006, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to impose an embargo on the export of arms and related material, as well as defense services, to Lebanon.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-5501, Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form, OMB Control Number 1405-0153
Document Number: E6-21307
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
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: Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form. OMB Control Number: 1405-0153. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa Services (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-5501. Respondents: Aliens entering the Diversity Visa Lottery. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6 million per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 6 million per year. Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 3 million hours per year. Frequency: Once per entry. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-21304
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Department of State
Renewal of the Overseas Schools Advisory Council
Document Number: E6-21299
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Matisse: Painter as Sculptor”
Document Number: E6-21221
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
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, 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 ``Matisse: Painter as Sculptor'', 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 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas, beginning on or about January 22, 2007 until on or about April 29, 2007, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, beginning on or about June 9, 2007 until on or about September 16, 2007, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, beginning on or about October 28, 2007 until on or about February 3, 2008, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Card Format Passport; Changes to Passport Fee Schedule
Document Number: E6-21219
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Department of State
This document extends the comment period and provides an additional venue through which to make comments for the proposed regulation published in the Federal Register of Tuesday, October 17, 2006. The regulation relates to changes to the Department's Passport Fee Schedule, and defines the passport card.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Jeff Wall”
Document Number: E6-21215
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
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, 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 ``Jeff Wall'', 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, beginning on or about February 25, 2007 until on or about May 14, 2007, the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, beginning on or about June 30, 2007 until on or about September 23, 2007, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, beginning on or about October 21, 2007 until on or about January 27, 2008, 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: “The Temptations of Flora: Jan van Huysum (1682-1749)”
Document Number: E6-21213
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
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, 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 Temptations of Flora: Jan van Huysum (1682-1749)'', 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas, from on or about February 18, 2007, until on or about May 20, 2007, 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; eterminations: “Modernism: Designing a New World 1914-1939”
Document Number: E6-21176
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-12
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, 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 ``Modernism: Designing a New World 1914- 1939'', 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 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about March 17, 2007 until on or about July 29, 2007, 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: Open Competition Seeking: Professional Exchange Programs; Cultural Programs; and School Administrators & Community Leaders in Indonesia
Document Number: E6-20918
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-12
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 and cultural groups in Africa, East Asia, Europe, the Near East, North Africa, South Central 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 and Cultural Program. Projects should promote mutual understanding and partnerships between key professional and cultural groups in the United States and counterpart groups in other countries through multi-phased exchanges taking place over one to two years. Proposals should encourage citizen engagement in current issues, with a particular focus on youth and those who influence them, and promote the development of 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 transform institutional and individual understanding of key issues, foster dialogue, share expertise, and develop capacity. 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. Projects should be structured to allow American professionals and their international counterparts in eligible 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 may include artists, 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 and particularly seeks proposals that engage educators or other groups that directly influence youth in innovative ways. Applicants may not submit proposals that address more than one region or that include countries not eligible under a specific theme designated in the RFGP. For the purposes of this competition, eligible regions are Africa, East Asia, Europe, the Near East, North Africa, South Central Asia, and the Western Hemisphere. No guarantee is made or implied that grants will be awarded in all themes and for all countries listed. Please refer to section III.3 for information on eligibility requirements.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Defining Modernity: European Drawings 1800-1900”
Document Number: E6-20999
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-11
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 ``Defining Modernity: European Drawings 1800-1900'', 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 J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about June 5, 2007, until on or about September 9, 2007, 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: “George Stubbs (1724-1806): British Painter”
Document Number: E6-20996
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-11
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 ``George Stubbs (1724-1806): British Painter'', 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 Frick Collection, New York, New York, from on or about February 14, 2007, until on or about May 27, 2007, 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 Near Eastern Affairs; Notice of New Information Collection Under Emergency Review: Iran Democracy Program Grants Vetting; Form DS-4100, OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx
Document Number: E6-20917
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following new 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 Near Eastern Affairs, Middle East Partnership Initiative. Title of Information Collection: Iran Democracy Program Grants Vetting. Frequency: On occasion. Form Number: DS-4100. Respondents: Potential Grantees for Iran Democracy Program. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour per response. Total Estimated Burden: 200 hours. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Emergency review and approval of this collection has been requested from OMB by December 8, 2006. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. Comments should be directed to Katherine Astrich, 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. For Additional Information: Requests for additional information, regarding the collection listed in this notice should be directed to David Denehy, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, who may be reached on 202-647-2519, or via e-mail at DenehyDM@state.gov.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals:
Document Number: E6-20785
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Department of State
The Branch for the Study of the United States, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of four Fusion Arts Exchange programs. The programs will take place over the course of 37 days beginning the second week of July 2007, focused on the themes of Music Composition and Performance, Digital Media and Computer-Assisted Design, Screenwriting and Film Production, and Sports Management, respectively. These programs should provide a multinational group of outstanding undergraduate students a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, values and institutions, and should develop their knowledge of and abilities in the above- mentioned professional fields. Each program will host a total of 15 international participants from five Bureau-designated countries, as well as three to five American undergraduate students who will participate alongside their international peers. Prospective applicants may only apply to host one of the four programs listed under this competition; host institutions may not implement more than one Fusion Arts Exchange program concurrently.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4024, DS-4024e, American Citizens Services Internet Based Registration System (IBRS), OMB Number 1405-0152
Document Number: E6-20479
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-04
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: American Citizens Services Internet Based Registration System (IBRS). OMB Control Number: 1405-0152. Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection. The new version of IBRS includes the following data-related changes: Registrants are now able to add multiple addresses, phones and e-mails; there is no longer a short-term/long-term distinction, so all users are required to select a U.S. embassy or consulate when registering a trip; registrants can now sign up for embassy/consulate specific e-mail lists and this revision provides the option of completing a paper version of the registration which may be e-mailed, faxed, mailed to U.S. embassies or consulates or executed in person to be hand entered in the IBRS database by the U.S. embassy or consulate. Originating Office: CA/OCS. Form Number: DS-4024, DS-4024e. Respondents: American Citizens Traveling Abroad. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 500,000. Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 83,333. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Termination of Nonproliferation Measures Against a Foreign Entity
Document Number: E6-20274
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-30
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made to terminate sanctions imposed pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 on a Russian entity (71 FR 5483).
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-20273
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-30
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare advice on U.S. positions for the Study Group 7 meetings of the International Telecommunication UnionRadiocommunication Sector (ITU-R), for a Rapporteur Group meeting for Study Group 2 of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector, and for the ITU Telecommunication Sector Advisory Group (TSAG), Study Group 4 (Telecommunication Management) and Study Group 2 (Operational aspects of service provision, networks and performance). The ITAC will meet to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at the February meeting of ITU-R Study Group 7 (Science services) on January 11, 2007 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., SW., Washington, DC 20546, Room 7H45 (also known as MIC 7A). For access to NASA HQ use 4th St. entrance and contact Ron Carbery (202-358-0985) at visitor station. A conference badge will be provided: 888-550-9509 (from within U.S.); 203-692-0779 (from outside U.S..); Passcode221181. For further information on this meeting, contact Wayne Whyte, Chairman U.S. SG-7 at wayne.a.whyte@nasa.gov, telephone (216) 235-6024. The ITAC will meet to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at the March meeting of ITU-D Study Group 2 Question 22 ``Utilization of ICT for disaster management and active and passive sensing systems as they apply to disaster prediction, detection and mitigation'' on December 19, 2006, and January 23, 2007, both 10 a.m.-noon. The meetings will both be held in the offices of TerreStar, 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036. TerreStar is located a block from Farragut North (red line metro) and 3 blocks from Farragut West (orange and blue lines). For further information on TerreStar's offices, call Kelly O'Keefe at 202-772-1873. A telephone bridge will be provided: Call-in: 866-917-3767, Passcode: 1729853. The ITAC will meet to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at the March meeting of the Telecommunication Sector Advisory Group (TSAG) on December 18 and January 18. Times and locations of these meetings may be obtained by calling the secretariat below. The ITAC will meet to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at ITU-T Study Groups 4 and 2 on January 17, 2006 at the offices of Verizon Communications, 1300 Eye Street, Washington, DC from 9:30-noon. Study Group 4 agenda items will be considered before Study Group 2 items. A conference bridge will be provided: Call in: 866-259-6272, Passcode: 3552338. These meetings are open to the public. Further information may be obtained from the secretariat minardje@state.gov, telephone 202-647- 3234.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-2028, Overseas Schools Grant Status Report, OMB 1405-0033
Document Number: E6-20176
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
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: Overseas Schools Grant Status Report. OMB Control Number: OMB 1405-0033. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, A/OPR/OS. Form Number: DS-2028. Respondents: Overseas school grantees. Estimated Number of Respondents: 185. Estimated Number of Responses: 185. Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 46 hours. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
Documents Required for Travelers Departing From or Arriving in the United States at Air Ports-of-Entry From Within the Western Hemisphere
Document Number: 06-9402
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This rule finalizes the first phase of a joint Department of Homeland Security and Department of State plan, known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, to implement new documentation requirements for certain United States citizens and nonimmigrant aliens entering the United States. As a result of this final rule, with limited exceptions discussed below, beginning January 23, 2007, all United States citizens and nonimmigrant aliens from Canada, Bermuda, and Mexico departing from or entering the United States from within the Western Hemisphere at air ports-of-entry will be required to present a valid passport. This final rule differs from the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2006, by finalizing new documentation requirements for only travelers arriving in the United States by air. The portion of the NPRM that proposed changes in documentation requirements for travelers arriving by sea will not be finalized under this rule. Requirements for United States citizens and nonimmigrant aliens from Canada, Bermuda, and Mexico departing from or entering the United States at land and sea ports-of-entry will be addressed in a separate, future rulemaking.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: 2007 Summer Institute for English Language Educators from South Africa
Document Number: E6-19810
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Department of State
The African Programs Branch, Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the 2007 Summer Institute for English Language Educators from South Africa. Accredited, post-secondary educational institutions meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to provide a six-week training program for approximately 28 English language educators from South Africa. Subject to availability of funds, one grant will be awarded to conduct the 2007 Institute.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students
Document Number: E6-19803
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Department of State
The Branch for the Study of the United States, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces an open competition for the ``Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students,'' a series of six- week thematic institutes to take place at four different host institutions during the summers of 2007 and 2008. Accredited post- secondary education institutions in the United States and public and private non-profit organizations or consortia of organizations may submit proposals to cooperate with the Bureau in the administration and implementation of this program. Each institute should provide a group of 15-20 highly motivated Iraqi undergraduate students with an integrated and imaginatively designed academic program that includes structured classroom instruction in one of the following four themes: science and technology; media and journalism; entrepreneurship; and public policy. Each institute should incorporate a leadership component and integrate practical learning opportunities related to the institute's theme. In addition, each institute will include an educational travel program that will give participants a deeper understanding of U.S. culture and society. All participants will be expected to return to Iraq immediately following the conclusion of the program. The awarding of the grant for this program is contingent upon the availability of funds (prior year Economic Support Funds, which, at the time of this publication, are pending transfer to ECA for obligation).
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: E6-19609
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that persons convicted of violating or conspiring to violate Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, (``AECA'') (22 U.S.C. 2778) are statutorily debarred pursuant to Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA and Section 127.7(c) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') (22 CFR parts 120 to 130).
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Gilman International Scholarship Program
Document Number: E6-19595
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition to administer the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. 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 for the purpose of administering a scholarship program for academic study by Americans outside the United States.
No FEAR Act Notice
Document Number: E6-19594
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the requirements of 5 CFR 724.202, (``Notice obligations''), the U.S. Department of State hereby publishes this No FEAR Act Notice. The purpose of the Notice is to inform Department employees, former employees, and applicants for employment of the rights and protections available under Federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws. This Notice follows the model language provided by the Office of Personnel Management in the Final Rule, Implementation of Title II of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002Notification & Training (71 FR 41095). Any questions regarding this notice should be directed to Janice F. Caramanica, Senior Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of State, Office of Civil Rights (S/OCR), 2201 C Street, NW., Room 7428, Washington, DC 20520-7428, phone (202) 647-9295, fax (202) 647-4969, e- mail caramanicajf@state.gov. On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the ``Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002,'' which is now known as the No FEAR Act. One purpose of the Act is to ``require that Federal agencies be accountable for violations of antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws.'' Public Law 107-174, Summary. In support of this purpose, Congress found that ``agencies cannot be run effectively if those agencies practice or tolerate discrimination.'' Public Law 107-174, Title I, General Provisions, section 101(1). The Act also requires this agency to provide this notice to Federal employees, former Federal employees and applicants for Federal employment to inform you of the rights and protections available to you under Federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws.
Eligibility for Participation in Summer Work Travel Programs
Document Number: E6-19593
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to statutory authority granted the Department of State by Public Law 105-277, foreign post-secondary students participating in a cultural exchange program may be eligible to enter the United States to work and travel during their summer vacations from studies. To be eligible for participation in these programs, foreign students must be selected, screened, placed, and monitored by Department-designated organizations that are authorized to conduct educational and cultural exchange programs. These programs further the public diplomacy efforts of the United States by providing participants with the opportunity to experience the United States and its people. Participation in these programs is dependent upon student status. For the purpose of determining program eligibility, designated program sponsors may select for program participation only those potential participants who are currently enrolled and participating full-time in post-secondary studies at the time of application. This certification will be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Armando Reverón”
Document Number: E6-19251
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
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 ``Armando Rever[oacute]n,'' 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about February 6, 2007, until on or about April 16, 2007, 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.
Industry Advisory Panel: Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E6-19250
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Department of State
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-19181
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to continue to prepare advice on the U.S. position on ITU budget shortfalls and related matters. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to continue to prepare advice on the U.S. position on ITU budget shortfalls, their impact on the structure of the ITU study programs, and the impact on the U.S. preparatory process on December 1, 2006 from 9:30 to noon Eastern Time at a location in the metropolitan Washington area. A conference bridge will be provided. This meeting is open to the public. Further information may be obtained from the secretariat minardje@state.gov, telephone 202 647- 3234.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Proposals for the Fundraising, Construction, Development, Organization and Management of a U.S. Pavilion/Exhibition at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai, China
Document Number: E6-18877
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Department of State
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the Department of State requests proposals from private U.S. individuals, firms, associations and organizations (for profit and non- profit) for the fundraising, construction, development, organization and management of a U.S. pavilion/exhibition at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. The U.S. pavilion will be situated on a 6,000 square meter plot with a building footprint of 60% to 80% of the plot size. It could have multiple floors to a height not exceeding 20 meters. The Department will issue a ``letter of intent'' to the organization submitting the winning proposal authorizing that organization to proceed with fundraising to complete the U.S. Pavilion project. The letter will include guidelines on fundraising to be followed by the winning organization and will establish a deadline for completion of all fundraising activities. Note that all prospective donors will be vetted with the Department of State for potential conflict of interest. Cost for a representative U.S. pavilion/exhibit for Expo Shanghai 2010 is estimated to range between $75 million to $100 million and will be the sole responsibility of winning organization. The Department of State is not now authorized, and does not in the future intend to seek authorization from the U.S. Congress, to provide funding for any aspect of the U.S. pavilion/exhibition at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. The successful applicant will be responsible for all costs associated with the design, development, construction, and management of all aspects of the U.S. Pavilion, as well as all support for the U.S. Commissioner General. The U.S. Pavilion shall be considered on loan to the U.S. Government, and the successful applicant shall be solely responsible for the disposition of the U.S. Pavilion at the conclusion of the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. The aforementioned loan shall be treated as a gift to the U.S. Government. Only after the organization is able to demonstrate that all funding required for this project is in hand will the Department of State sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with that organization, sign a Participation Contract with the Expo organizing body, and appoint a Commissioner General. Proposals from non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. firms or organizations shall be deemed ineligible for consideration. Authority: Overall authority for Department of State support for U.S. participation in international expositions is contained in Section 102(a)(3) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2452(a)(3), also known as the Fulbright-Hays Act. The purpose of the Act is ``to enable the Government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries * * *; to strengthen the ties which unite us with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations * * * and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic and peaceful relations between the United States and the other countries of the world.'' Pursuant to this authority, ECA is the Department bureau responsible for coordinating U.S. participation in the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. Consequently, ECA will represent the U.S. Government in dealings with the organizers of the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. Background: The Government of China has invited the United States to participate in the 2010 World Exposition in Shanghai, China and the U.S. Government has advised the Chinese Government of its intention to participate with an official U.S. Pavilion. The World Expo 2010 Shanghai China will be held on specially constructed exhibition grounds. The Expo opens on May 1, 2010 and closes on October 31, 2010. World Expo 2010 Shanghai China is a large-scale international exposition or ``world's fair'' sanctioned or ``registered'' by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), an international treaty organization established to sanction and monitor international exhibitions of long duration (over three weeks) and significant scale. Invitations to world's fairs are extended from the host government to other governments. The United States is not a member of the BIE, and the U.S. Commissioner General will therefore not be a formal member of the Steering Committee of the College of Commissioners General for the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. With a projected 70 million visitors, the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China offers an excellent opportunity to educate and inform foreign audiences about the United States and its people and to promote broad U.S. commercial interests around the world. U.S. participation in Expo 2010 Shanghai China will confirm the strength and importance of U.S.- China bilateral ties and promote mutual understanding between the people of China and the United States. The overall theme of the Expo, ``Better City, Better Life'', will feature ``harmonious co-existence of diverse cultures, harmonious economic development, harmonious living in the age of science and technology, harmonious functioning of communitiesthe cell of the cityand harmonious interactions between urban and rural areas.'' The theme for the U.S. Pavilion Exhibition should be directly linked to the overall theme of the Expo. ECA would welcome proposals for an exhibition to showcase American expertise and trends in some or all of the following areas: sustainable economic development and urban planning, the history of urban transportation, the role of historic and cultural preservation as well as urban parks in animating urban life and promoting cultural tourism; educating for economically sound environmental practices; the role played by a city as a platform for the construction of social relationships and social space, whether formal or informal. Other exhibit themes related to the overall Expo theme may also be proposed. The design concept for the U.S. Pavilion exhibition should appeal to a general, non-expert audience. The U.S. Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai China will be an official representation of the United States; ECA must therefore ensure that the U.S. exhibit is nonpolitical in nature, of the highest possible quality, and balanced and representative of the diversity of American political, social and cultural life. The pavilion/exhibit must maintain the highest level of scholarly integrity and meet the highest standards of artistic achievement and academic excellence. The U.S. Pavilion will be used to promote U.S. commercial interests as well as highlight outstanding U.S. cultural and artistic achievements. The proposed design for the U.S. Pavilion should include functional space for three purposes: an exhibition area, a live performance area and an administration/hospitality lounge area. Further information on the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China can be found at the official expo Web site: http://www.expo2010china.com/ Funding Limitations: Section 204 of PL 106-113 (22 U.S.C. 2452b) limits the support the Department of State may provide for U.S. participation in international expositions registered by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE). This includes the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. This Request for Proposals is intended to help identify a private U.S. individual, firm or organization interested in and capable of providing a complete pavilion/exhibit at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China as a gift to the United States Government. The Department of State is not now authorized, and does not in the future intend to seek authorization from the U.S. Congress, to provide funding for any aspect of the U.S. exhibition at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. Costs: The U.S. pavilion will be situated on a 6,000 square meter plot with a building footprint of 60% to 80% of the plot size. It could have multiple floors to a height not exceeding 20 meters. It is estimated that a representative US pavilion/exhibit exhibition in that space will cost between $75 million and $100 million costs would include, but not be limited to: Design and construction of a building to house the exhibit and provide and appealing welcome on the exterior fa[ccedil]ade; provide exterior landscaping; incorporate appropriate internal and external crowd control features; Design of the exhibition; development of the story line; Raising all necessary funds; Production of exhibits, audio-visual materials, films, DVDs, videos, posters and other promotional materials needed for the exhibit; Promote and advertise the U.S. exhibition and Pavilion; Manage all administrative, personnel and exhibit costs, including salaries, benefits, staff housing expenses, contracting and supplier costs and consulting fees as well as funding associated with guides, escorts, and gifts; Transport, travel, insurance, postage and shipping fees; Security, development and implementation of a security program for the U.S. Pavilion in consultation with the State Department and appropriate Chinese authorities; Tear-down, including removal of exhibits and return of the pavilion in the condition required by the Expo organizers; Cultural and informational programs associated with the exhibition, including, but not limited to, production of U.S. National Day activities; Funding all expenses associated with the U.S. Commissioner General; and Creation and staffing of facilities devoted to hosting all VIPs visiting the U.S. Pavilion. Expo Guidelines: Interested parties may obtain copies of the General Regulations and Expo Guidelines from the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China offices in China at: Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, 3588 Pudong (S) Road, Shanghai 200125, China. Proposals should be provided in a narrative of no more than twenty (20) pages, single-spaced, plus a detailed budget with necessary attachments and/or exhibits. The narrative and additional documents should outline in as much detail as possible plans for providing a U.S. exhibition at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. Proposals should address the following: Willingness to adhere to the General Regulations of the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China as stipulated by the Expo organizers, including restrictions and limitation related to construction; Track record of working with exhibitions and on the proposed theme; Experienced staff with language facility; Clear concept for the exhibit plan and storyline; Detailed fundraising plan listing intended individuals and institutions to be approached, description of donation and sample donation agreement; Detailed budget showing breakdown of budget items required for each aspect of the project development and implementation; Timeline detailing each step in the design, construction, and breakdown of the U.S. Pavilion as well as the development of the U.S. Pavilion content and; Commitment to consult closely with and follow the guidance of ECA and U.S. diplomatic officers in China. Proposals should state clearly that all materials developed specifically for the project will be subject to review and approval by ECA. Eligible applicants: Applications may be submitted by public and private organizations (non-profit and profit). Non-profit organization must meet the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3). Contact Information to Request an Application Package: Please contact the Office of Citizen Exchanges, ECA/PE/C, Room 220, U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Washington, DC, 20547, tel.: 202-453-8161; fax: 202-453-8168; or e-mail OgulJE@state.gov (with copies to PerezL@state.gov and HarveyRH@state.gov) for assistance. Please refer to Citizen Exchanges Shanghai Expo when making your request. General Information Contact: James Ogul, Program Officer, telephone to 202-453-8161, fax to 202-453-8168 or e-mail at OgulJE@state.gov. Non-profit organizations must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application. If your organization is a private nonprofit which has not received a grant or cooperative agreement from ECA in the past three years, or if your organization received nonprofit status from the IRS within the past four years, you must submit the necessary documentation to verify nonprofit status. Failure to do so will cause your proposal to be declared technically ineligible. Application Deadline and Methods of Submission: Application Deadline Date: Thursday, February 9, 2007. Reference: Citizen Exchanges Shanghai Expo.