Department of State May 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended
Document Number: E6-8288
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-30
Agency: Department of State
This rule amends the Department of State's regulations to require the presentation of Mexican Federal passports as a necessary condition for Mexican citizens applying for combined Border Crossing Cards (BCC) and B-1/B-2 visas (laser visas). It also removes the conditions under which certain beneficiaries of Immigration and Nationality Act 212(d)(3)(A) waivers of ineligibility could receive laser visas.
United States Climate Change Science Program
Document Number: E6-8164
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: EducationUSA Advising Program for Students and Scholars from the Middle East and North Africa
Document Number: E6-8065
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-25
Agency: Department of State
The Educational Information and Resources Branch (ECA/A/S/A), Office of Global Educational Programs, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces an open competition to administer EducationUSA advising centers in the Middle East and North Africa. Public and private non-profit U.S. organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to offer overseas educational advising, orientation, and information services for international students and scholars in one or more of twelve locations in the Middle East and North Africa. Organizations wishing to apply for this cooperative agreement must either currently have offices in the countries covered by this agreement, or include a detailed plan in their proposal for establishing such a presence by January 1, 2007, when advising activities must begin. Maximum expected award level is $600,000, pending availability of funds. Start-up costs related to opening new advising centers (fees, purchase of equipment, etc.) must be borne by the applicant, and may not be included in the budget submission of this proposal. Applicants are encouraged to keep headquarters costs as low as possible and ensure that maximum funding flows to field offices. Please see POGI for details.
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Certifications Pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162
Document Number: E6-7851
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: Department of State
On April 28, 2006, the Department of State certified, pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162 (``Section 609''), that 14 nations have adopted programs to reduce the incidental capture of sea turtles in their shrimp fisheries comparable to the program in effect in the United States. The Department also certified that the fishing environments in 24 other countries and one economy, Hong Kong, do not pose a threat of the incidental taking of sea turtles protected under Section 609. Shrimp imports from any nation not certified were prohibited effective May 1, 2006 pursuant to Section 609.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Part 121-United States Munitions List, Category VIII
Document Number: E6-7850
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is clarifying the coverage in the U.S. Munitions List (USML), Category VIII Aircraft and Associated Equipment to reflect decisions arising from a commodity jurisdiction conducted under section 120.4 of 22 CFR part 120. The result of the commodity jurisdiction is provided to ensure that all U.S. exporters are advised that any airframe parts and components common to the C-130 (Models A through H) and L-100 aircraft that have no current use on any other commercial aircraft are subject to the jurisdiction of the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), effective 90 days from the date of publication of this notice. This 90 day period provides U.S. exporters the opportunity to complete existing transactions and to apply to DDTC for the proper export approval for new or subsequent shipments. Exporters should note that this notice addresses only airframe parts and components common to the C130 and L-100 aircraft; the Department of State is not asserting jurisdiction over the L-100 aircraft at this time. Any systems employed on the L-100 that also are employed on any other commercial aircraft will remain subject to the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce. This is subject, however, to the requirement that any systems employed on the L-100 that are specifically designed, modified, configured, or adapted for a military application will remain subject to the jurisdiction of the Department of State. Questions concerning the appropriate jurisdiction of specific systems or subsystems should be directed to DDTC. Finally, this determination does not apply to the parts and components for the C-130J model as this aircraft differs from preceding models of the C-130 so as to be considered a separate military aircraft. All C-130J parts and components are USML-controlled.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Picasso and American Art”
Document Number: E6-7772
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
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 an object to be included in the exhibition ``Picasso and American Art,'' 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 or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, from on or about September 28, 2006, until on or about January 28, 2007, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, from on or about February 25, 2007, until on or about May 28, 2007, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from on or about June 17, 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: The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings
Document Number: E6-7766
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
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 Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings,'' 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 Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, from on or about June 4, 2006, until on or about September 4, 2006, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Monet in Normandy”
Document Number: E6-7761
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
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 ``Monet in Normandy,'' 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 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California, from on or about June 17, 2006, until on or about September 17, 2006, at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina, from on or about October 15, 2006, until on or about January 14, 2007, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, from on or about February 18, 2007, until on or before 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 Determinations: “Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor”
Document Number: E6-7760
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
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 an object to be included in the exhibition ``Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor,'' 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 or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The Brad Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts Design, and Culture, New York, New York, from on or about July 12, 2006, until on or about October 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789): Swiss Master”
Document Number: E6-7759
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
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 ``Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789): Swiss Master,'' 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, NY, from on or about June 13, 2006, until on or about September 17, 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: Regional Educational Advising Coordinator Program
Document Number: E6-7601
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Department of State
The Educational Information and Resources Branch in the Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to support the Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) Program. The underlying goal of this cooperative agreement is to foster international student mobility between the United States and the rest of the world. The grantee organization will provide programmatic oversight and coordination, communication and information channels, training and logistical support, and human resource services to eight REACs, thus assuring their capacity to supply the EducationUSA network of 450 State Department-supported educational advising centers with adequate resources and professional training, and in turn, hundreds of thousands of overseas students with objective, accurate and timely information on U.S. higher education. The grantee organization will also ensure that the Bureau, U.S. embassies and Fulbright commissions receive thoughtful assessments of issues concerning advising centers and regional trends in student mobility from the REACs. Non-profit higher education organizations with the infrastructure to manage programs in all regions of the world may submit proposals which demonstrate their knowledge of international student mobility, understanding of the needs of the EducationUSA network, and the capacity to support REACs based in Ghana, Germany, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, and Thailand. Pending availability of FY07 funding, this grant will provide an assistance award in the range of $1,273,000 to $1,433,000.
Publication, Coordination, and Reporting of International Agreements: Amendments
Document Number: E6-7596
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is proposing to update the regulations implementing 1 U.S.C. 112a and 112b in order to reflect amendments to the statutes governing publication of U.S. international agreements and their transmittal to the Congress. It is further proposing not to publish certain categories of international agreements in the compilation entitled ``United States Treaties and Other International Agreements'' or in the Treaties and Other International Acts series. These categories of agreements are of a highly technical or specialized nature and are of limited interest to the public. Further, the regulations are proposed to be amended to reflect adjustments to certain internal procedures within the State Department on the reporting of international agreements to Congress. Finally, the Department is adding a new requirement concerning procedures for consultation with the Secretary of State in the negotiation and conclusion of international agreements. Where an international agreement could reasonably require for its implementation the issuance of a significant domestic regulatory action, agencies proposing the agreement are to consult in a timely manner with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Department of State should confirm that timely consultations were undertaken.
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-7581
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-7580
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-7578
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Searching for Shakespeare”
Document Number: E6-7507
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-17
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 ``Searching for Shakespeare,'' 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 Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, from on or about June 23, 2006, until on or about September 17, 2006, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Renewal of Charter of Advisory Committee on International Law
Document Number: E6-7337
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Department of State
The Charter of the Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Law (ACIL) has been renewed for an additional two years. The Charter of the Advisory Committee on International Law is being renewed for a two-year period. Through this Committee, the Department of State will continue to obtain the views and advice of a cross- section of the country's outstanding members of the legal profession on significant issues of international law. The Committee's consideration of these legal issues in the conduct of our foreign affairs provides a unique contribution to the creation and promotion of U.S. foreign policy. The Committee comprises all former Legal Advisers of the Department of State and up to twenty individuals appointed by the current Legal Adviser.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Rembrandt: Master Etchings From St. Louis Collections”
Document Number: E6-7334
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-15
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 object to be included in the exhibition ``Rembrandt: Master Etchings from St. Louis Collections,'' 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 or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Saint Louis Art Museum, from on or about October 20, 2006, until on or about January 14, 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.
U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 06-4537
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Department of State
Industry Advisory Panel: Meeting Notice
Document Number: E6-7033
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Baksy Krater”
Document Number: E6-6610
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-02
Agency: Department of State
On April 5, 2006, notice was published on page 17148 of the Federal Register (volume 71, number 65) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Baksy Krater.'' The referenced notice is corrected as to the date of the exhibition, which will be at the J. Paul Getty Museum's Villa, Malibu, CA, from on or about June 14, 2006, until on or about September 3, 2007, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined. Public Notice of this correction is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship”
Document Number: E6-6609
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship,'' 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 Museum, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about July 5, 2006, until on or about September 24, 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: FY 2006 U.S.-Russia Language, Technology, Math, and Sciences (LTMS) Teacher Program
Document Number: 06-4122
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-02
Agency: Department of State
The Teacher Exchange Branch in the Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State, announces an open competition for an assistance award in the amount of $700,000 to support the FY 2006 U.S.Russia Language, Technology, Math, and Sciences (LTMS) Teacher Program. This program provides a three- to four-week professional development program in the U.S. for secondary-level teachers from Russia, followed by a program in Russia for U.S. teachers and the Russian educators, and a series of workshops in Russia led by the Russian teachers for their colleagues. U.S. organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 501(c)(3) are eligible to apply. In a proposal, applicants should address their capacity to recruit teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), history, social studies, math, science, and information technology in Russia.