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

Gifts to Federal Employees From Foreign Government Sources Reported to Employing Agencies in Calendar Year 2004; Correction
Document Number: E6-12111
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-28
Agency: Department of State
On June 15, 2006, Notice was published in the Federal Register (71 FR 34710) pertaining to the reporting of ``Gifts to Federal Employees from Foreign Government Sources Reported to Employing Agencies in Calendar Year 2004.'' The referenced Notice is hereby corrected to change the identity of foreign donor and government of a gift given to General Richard B. Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, on October 21, 2004 from General Kim Jong il, General Secretary Korean Workers Party Hwan-CJCS ROK to General Kim Jong Hwan, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Republic of Korea.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Serbia Youth Leadership Program
Document Number: E6-12043
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the Serbia Youth Leadership 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 to recruit and select youth and adult participants in Serbia and to provide the participants with U.S.-based exchange projects focused on civic education and leadership. I. Funding Opportunity Description
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-1998E, Foreign Service Written Examination Registration Form, OMB Control Number 1405-0008
Document Number: E6-11937
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Foreign Service Written Examination Registration Form. OMB Control Number: 1405-0008. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Human Resources, HR/REE/BEX. Form Number: DS-1998E. Respondents: Registrants for the Foreign Service Written Examination. Estimated Number of Respondents: 32,316. Estimated Number of Responses: 32,316. Average Hours Per Response: 20 minutes (\1/3\ hour). Total Estimated Burden: 10,772 hours. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
United States Climate Change Technology Program
Document Number: E6-11733
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-24
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Enduring Myth: The Tragedy of Hippolytos & Phaidra”
Document Number: E6-11725
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-24
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 ``Enduring Myth: The Tragedy of Hippolytos & Phaidra,'' 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 object at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, from on or about August 24, 2006, until on or about December 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. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Richard Lahne, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/ 453-8058). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.
STATE-68 Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization Records
Document Number: E6-11632
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to create a new system of records, STATE-68, pursuant to the Provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C.(r)), and the Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-130, Appendix I. The Department's report was filed with the Office of Management and Budget on June 1, 2006. It is proposed that the new system will be named ``Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization Records.'' This system description is proposed in order to reflect more accurately the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization's recordkeeping system, activities and operations. Any persons interested in commenting on this new system of records may do so by submitting comments in writing to Margaret P. Grafeld, Director; Office of Information Programs and Services; A/RPS/IPS; Department of State, SA-2; Washington, DC 20522-6001. This system of records will be effective 40 days from the date of publication, unless we receive comments that will result in a contrary determination. This new system description, ``Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization Records, STATE-68'' will read as set forth below.
STATE-36 Security Records
Document Number: E6-11627
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to alter an existing system of records, STATE-36, pursuant to the Provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C.(r)), and the Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-130, Appendix I. The Department's report was filed with the Office of Management and Budget on June 1, 2006. It is proposed that the current system will retain the name ``Security Records.'' It is also proposed that due to the expanded scope of the current system, the altered system description will include revisions and/or additions to the following sections: System Location; Categories of Individuals covered by the System; Authority for Maintenance of the System; and Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and Purposes of such Uses. Changes to the existing system description are proposed in order to reflect more accurately the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's recordkeeping system, the Authority establishing its existence and responsibilities, and the uses and users of the system. Any persons interested in commenting on the altered system of records may do so by submitting comments in writing to Margaret P. Grafeld, Director; Office of Information Programs and Services; A/RPS/ IPS; Department of State, SA-2; Washington, DC 20522-6001. This system of records will be effective 40 days from the date of publication, unless we receive comments that will result in a contrary determination. This altered system description, ``Security Records, STATE-36 will read as set forth below.
Department of State Acquisition Regulation; Correction
Document Number: E6-11558
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Department of State
This document contains corrections to the final regulation published in the Federal Register of Friday, June 16, 2006 (71 FR 34836). The regulations related to changes to the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-1884, Petition to Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as an Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad, OMB Control Number 1405-0082
Document Number: E6-11437
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
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: Petition for Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as an Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad. OMB Control Number: 1405-0082. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa Services (CA/VO) Form Number: DS-1884. Respondents: Aliens petitioning for immigrant visas under INA 203(b)(4). Estimated Number of Respondents: 300 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 300 per year. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 150 hours per yea. Frequency: Once per petition. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit.
Memorandum of Agreement Between the U.S. Department of State and the Council on Accreditation Regarding Performance of Duties as an Accrediting Entity Under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000
Document Number: E6-11362
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-18
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 (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 tasks of accrediting agencies and approving persons, monitoring compliance of such agencies and persons with applicable requirements, and other related duties set forth in section 202(b) of the IAA. This notice is to inform the public that on July 12, 2006, the Department exercised its authority under the IAA and entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Council on Accreditation under which the Department designated the Council on Accreditation as an accrediting entity. In its role as an accrediting entity, the Council on Accreditation will be accrediting or approving qualified agencies and persons throughout the United States in accordance with the procedures and standards set forth in 22 CFR Part 96 to enable them to provide adoption services in cases subject to the Convention once the Convention enters into force for the United States. The Department will monitor the performance of the Council on Accreditation and approve fees charged by it as an accrediting entity. The text of the MOA, signed on July 12, 2006 by Maura Harty, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State and signed on July 6, 2006 by Richard Klarberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Council on Accreditation, is included at the end of this Notice.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Picasso to Cézanne: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde”
Document Number: E6-11121
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Picasso to C[eacute]zanne: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde'', 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 September 13, 2006, until on or about January 7, 2007, and at The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, beginning on or about February 17, 2007, until on or about May 13, 2007, and at possible additional venues are in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Carol B. Epstein, Attorney- Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics”
Document Number: E6-11048
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-13
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 ``Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics'', 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 Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, beginning on or about September 15, 2006, until on or about April 1, 2007, at a second venue yet to be determined, beginning on or about April 2007, until on or about September 2007, at the Center of Science and Industry, Columbus, Ohio, beginning on or about October 13, 2007, until on or about January 6, 2008, at Pink Palace Family of Museums, Memphis, Tennessee, beginning on or about February 2, 2008, until on or about April 27, 2008, and at Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, beginning on or about May 24. 2008, until on or about September 28, 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 Paul Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/ 453-8052). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.
Rescission of Determination Regarding Libya
Document Number: E6-11046
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-13
Agency: Department of State
Memorandum of Agreement Between the U.S. Department of State and the Colorado Department of Human Services Regarding Performance of Duties as an Accrediting Entity Under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000
Document Number: E6-10573
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-06
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 (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 tasks of accrediting agencies and approving persons, monitoring compliance of such agencies and persons with applicable requirements, and other related duties set forth in section 202(b) of the IAA. This notice is to inform the public that on June 29, 2006, the Department exercised its authority under the IAA and entered into an agreement with the Colorado Department of Human Services under which the Department designated the Colorado Department of Human Services as an accrediting entity. In its role as an accrediting entity, the Colorado Department of Human Services will be accrediting or approving qualified adoption service providers located in and licensed by the State of Colorado to enable them to provide adoption services in cases subject to the Convention once the Convention enters into force for the United States. As the U.S. Central Authority for the Convention, the Department will monitor the performance of the Colorado Department of Human Services and approve fees charged by it as an accrediting entity. The text of the Memorandum of Agreement, signed on June 29, 2006 by Maura Harty, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State and signed on June 13, 2006 by Marva Livingston Hammons, Executive Director, Department of Human Services, State of Colorado, is included at the end of this Notice. Also included at the end of the Memorandum of Agreement is its Attachment 1, Colorado Revised Statutes Sec. 26-6-104(6.5).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820”
Document Number: E6-10446
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-05
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 Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820,'' 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 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from on or about September 17, 2006, until on or about December 31, 2006, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3013, Application Under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, OMB Number 1405-0076
Document Number: E6-10442
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-05
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: Application Under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. OMB Control No: 1405-0076. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs. CA/OCS/CI. Form Number: DS-3013. Respondents: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 500 per year. Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 500 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.