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

Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-7343
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-31
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC). The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare advice on proposed U.S. contributions to Study Group 13 (Next Generation Networks) of the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunication Standardization Sector on Wednesday September 20, 2006, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Time at the offices of COMTek, 14151 Newbrook Drive, Suite 400, Chantilly, VA 20151. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare advice on proposed U.S. contributions to Study Group 15 (Optical and other transport network infrastructures) of the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunication Standardization Sector on Friday, October 13 starting 30 minutes after the closure of the closing plenaries of the ATIS OPTXS and NIPP technical subcommittees meeting at the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle, 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6E 4R5. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare advice on proposed U.S. contributions to Study Group 16 (Multimedia terminals, systems and applications) of the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunication Standardization Sector on Thursday October 26, 2006, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Time at the offices of COMTek, 14151 Newbrook Drive, Suite 400, Chantilly, VA 20151. These meetings are open to the public, and conference bridges may be available. Further information may be obtained from the secretariat minardje@state.gov, telephone 202-647-3234.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Of Gold and Grass: Nomads of Kazakhstan”
Document Number: E6-14466
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, 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 ``Of Gold and Grass: Nomads of Kazakhstan,'' 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 Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California, from on or about October 20, 2006, until on or about March 15, 2007, at the Houston Natural Science Museum, Houston, Texas, beginning on or about June 2, 2007, until on or about September 3, 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: “Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls”
Document Number: E6-14465
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, 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 ``Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington, from on or about September 23, 2006, until on or about January 7, 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.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-14464
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet in the Department of State, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC September 11-12, 2006, in Conference Room 1107. Prior notification and a valid government-issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U.S. government or military ID) are required for entrance into the building. Members of the public planning to attend must notify Chris Tudda, Office of the Historian (202-663-3054) no later than September 6, 2006 to provide date of birth, valid government-issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U.S. government ID number/agency or military ID number/branch), and relevant telephone numbers. If you cannot provide one of the enumerated forms of ID, please consult Chris Tudda for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. The Committee will meet in open session from 1:30 p.m. through 3 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2006, in Room 1105 to discuss declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series. The remainder of the Committee's sessions from 3:15 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2006, and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2006, will be closed in accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The agenda calls for discussions of agency declassification decisions concerning the Foreign Relations series and other declassification issues. These are matters not subject to public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and the public interest requires that such activities be withheld from disclosure. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Marc J. Susser, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC 20520, telephone (202) 663-1123, (e-mail history@state.gov).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gilded Splendor: Treasures of China's Liao Empire (907-1125)”
Document Number: E6-14456
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, 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 ``Gilded Splendor: Treasures of China's Liao Empire (907-1125),'' 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 Asia Society and Museum, New York, New York, from on or about October 5, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Barcelona & Modernity: Picasso, Gaudi, Miro, Dali”
Document Number: E6-14450
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, 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 ``Barcelona & Modernity: Picasso, Gaudi, Miro, Dali,'' 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 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, from on or about October 15, 2006, until on or about January 7, 2007, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, beginning on or about March 4, 2006, until on or about June 3, 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: “Glitter and Doom: German Portraits From the 1920s”
Document Number: E6-14239
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-28
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 ``Glitter and Doom: German Portraits from the 1920s,'' 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 November 13, 2006, until on or about February 18, 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 Art of Jan van der Heyden”
Document Number: E6-14236
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-28
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 ``The Art of Jan van der Heyden,'' 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 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, Connecticut, from on or about September 16, 2006, until on or about January 10, 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: “Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings”
Document Number: E6-14234
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-28
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 ``Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings,'' 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 October 29, 2006, until on or about January 15, 2007, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, beginning on or about February 17, 2007, until on or about May 13, 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.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-14232
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-28
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces a meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC). The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet by conference call to prepare advice on proposed U.S. contributions to Study Group 9 (Integrated broadband cable networks and television and sound transmission) of the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunication Standardization Sector on Thursday September 14, 2006 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time. This call is open to the public. Particulars on the conference bridge are available from the secretariat minardje@state.gov, telephone 202-647-3234.
Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act; Correction
Document Number: E6-14140
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Department of State
This document contains corrections to the final rule published in the Federal Register of June 30, 2006. The rule expanded guidance to consular offices for the review of nonimmigrant visa issuances and refusals.
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Notice of New Information Collection Under Emergency Review: Human Rights Violators List; Form DS-5090e, OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx
Document Number: E6-13960
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-22
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 Western Hemisphere Affairs, Office of Cuban Affairs (WHA/CCA) Title of Information Collection: Human Rights Violators List. Frequency: On occasion. Form Number: DS-5090e. Respondents: Victims of human rights violations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,300. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes per response. Total Estimated Burden: 1,825 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 August 18, 2006. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. During this 180-day period, we will publish a separate Federal Register Notice announcing the initiation of an extensive 60-day agency review and public comment period on this collection. We will submit the collection to OMB and seek an extension of this emergency approval. 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. For Additional Information: Requests for additional information, regarding the collection listed in this notice should be directed to Tim Zuniga-Brown, Office of Cuban Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, who may be reached on 202-647-7481.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Embroidering Identities: A Century of Palestinian Clothing”
Document Number: E6-13891
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Embroidering Identities: A Century of Palestinian Clothing,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about November 4, 2006, until on or about March 25, 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: DSP-122, Supplemental Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, OMB No. 1405-0098, DSP-122
Document Number: E6-13883
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-22
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: Supplemental Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. OMB Control Number: 1405-0098. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa Services. Form Number: DSP-122. Respondents: Diversity visa applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 60,000. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 30,000. Frequency: Once per application. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain benefit.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E6-13882
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-22
Agency: Department of State
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, September 21, 2006, in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the U.S. Department of State, Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, DC. Entry and registration will begin at 8:15. Please use the building entrance located at 23rd Street, NW., Washington, DC, between C & D streets. The membership of this advisory committee consists of private sector defense trade specialists, appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, who advise the Department on policies, regulations, and technical issues affecting defense trade. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study. The next DTAG Plenary meeting is scheduled for March 8, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the East Auditorium at the U.S. Department of State, Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, DC. Although public seating will be limited due to the size of the conference room, members of the public may attend this open session as seating capacity allows, and will be permitted to participate in the discussion in accordance with the Chairman's instructions. Members of the public may, if they wish, submit a brief statement to the committee in writing. As access to the Department of State facilities is controlled, persons wishing to attend the meeting must notify the DTAG Executive Secretariat by COB Thursday, September 14, 2006. If notified after this date, the DTAG Secretariat cannot guarantee that the Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security can complete the necessary processing required to attend the September 21 plenary. Each non-member observer or DTAG member needing building access that wishes to attend this plenary session should provide: his/her name; company or organizational affiliation; phone number; date of birth; and identifying data such as driver's license number, U.S. Government ID, or U.S. Military ID, to the DTAG Secretariat contact person, Nicholas Memos, via e-mail at MemosNI@state.gov. DTAG members planning to attend the plenary session should notify the DTAG Secretariat contact person, Nicholas Memos, at the e-mail provided above. A RSVP list will be provided to Diplomatic Security and the Reception Desk at the 23rd Street Entrance. Attendees must present a driver's license with photo, a passport, a U.S. Government ID, or other valid photo ID for entry.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Picasso and American Art”
Document Number: E6-13881
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Picasso and American Art,'' 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 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, from on or about September 28, 2006, until on or about January 28, 2007, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, from on or about February 25, 2007, until on or about May 28, 2007, and at 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.
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-13682
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-18
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-13681
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-18
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-13679
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-18
Agency: Department of State
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Revocation of Defense Export Licenses to Venezuela
Document Number: E6-13583
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the United States will no longer authorize the export of defense articles and defense services to Venezuela. Furthermore, all licenses and approvals to export or otherwise transfer defense articles and defense services to Venezuela pursuant to section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) are revoked. The use of exemptions from licensing as provided for in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) also are revoked with regard to Venezuela with the exception of the license exemptions at section 123.17 for use in connection with certain temporary exports of firearms and ammunition for personal use.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “From Casper David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings From Dresden”
Document Number: E6-13582
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-17
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 ``From Casper David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The J. Paul Getty Museum's, Los Angeles, California, from on or about October 6, 2006, until on or about April 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Guercino: Stylistic Evolution in Focus”
Document Number: E6-13581
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-17
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 art object to be included in the exhibition ``Guercino: Stylistic Evolution in Focus,'' 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 Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California, from on or about October 13, 2006, until on or about January 7, 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: “Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images”
Document Number: E6-13580
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-17
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 ``Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images,'' 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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about November 19, 2006, until on or about March 4, 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: “Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition”
Document Number: E6-13579
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-17
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 ``Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition'', 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 Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, from on or about September 25, 2006, until on or about April 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 Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Constable's Great Landscapes: The Six-Foot Paintings”
Document Number: E6-13578
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-17
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 ``Constable's Great Landscapes: The Six-Foot 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about October 1, 2006, until on or about December 31, 2006, at the Huntington Museum and Art Gallery, San Marino, California, from on or about February 3, 2007, until on or about April 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Guercino: Mind to Paper”
Document Number: E6-13577
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-17
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 ``Guercino: Mind to Paper,'' 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, California, from on or about October 17, 2006, until on or about January 21, 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: “A Bronze Menagerie: Mat Weight of Early China”
Document Number: E6-13576
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-17
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 ``A Bronze Menagerie: Mat Weight of Early China,'' 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 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, from on or about October 5, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3032, Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants, OMB No. 1405-0126
Document Number: E6-13481
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-16
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: Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants. OMB Control Number: 1405-0126. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa Services. Form Number: DS-3032. Respondents: All immigrant visa applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 330,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 330,000. Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 55,000 hours. Frequency: Once per application. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtained benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-1648, Application for A, G, or NATO Visa, OMB No. 1405-0100
Document Number: E6-13480
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-16
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Application for A, G, or NATO Visa. OMB Control Number: 1405-0100. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa Services. Form Number: DS-1648. Respondents: All applicants for A, G, or NATO visas reauthorizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 20,000. Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours. Frequency: Once per application. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain benefit.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-13458
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-16
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces a series of International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) meetings. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare advice on the U.S. position on ITU budget shortfalls on Friday September 8, 2006 9:30-noon at a location in the Washington, DC Metro Area. This meeting is open to the public. Particulars on location and conference bridge is available from the secretariat minardje@state.gov, telephone 202-647-3234.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Biedermeier: The Invention of Simplicity”
Document Number: E6-13353
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-15
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 ``Biedermeier: The Invention of Simplicity'', 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 Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from on or about September 13, 2006, until on or about January 1, 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: Canaletto's “Venedig: at the Mouth of the Grand Canal” and “Venice: The Grand Canal”
Document Number: E6-13352
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-15
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 two objects to be exhibited, Canaletto's ``Venedig: at the mouth of the Grand Canal'' and ``Venice: The Grand Canal,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the objects at The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about January 2, 2007, until on or about July 15, 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3097, Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report, and OMB Control Number 1405-0151
Document Number: E6-13302
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-14
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: Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report. OMB Control Number: 1405-0151. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Exchange, Coordination and Designation, ECA/EC/PS. Form Number: Form DS-3097. Respondents: Designated J-1 program sponsors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1460. Estimated Number of Responses: 1460 annually. Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 1460 hours. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Passport Procedures-Amendment to Passport Regulations
Document Number: E6-13300
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-14
Agency: Department of State
This interim rule implements the requirements of the Passport Services Enhancement Act of 2005, amending the Passport Act of June 4, 1920, to authorize the Secretary of State to establish and collect a surcharge to cover the costs of meeting the increased demand for passports as a result of actions taken to comply with section 7209(b) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA). The Passport Services Enhancement Act authorizes the Department of State to assess a surcharge on applicable fees for the filing of each passport application to offset its additional costs. The surcharge will be collected from within the application fee and will not increase the overall current cost of the passport.
Documents Required for Travelers Arriving in the United States at Air and Sea Ports-of-Entry From Within the Western Hemisphere
Document Number: 06-6854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 provides that by January 1, 2008, United States citizens and nonimmigrant aliens may enter the United States only with passports or such alternative documents as the Secretary of Homeland Security may designate as satisfactorily establishing identity and citizenship. This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is the first phase of a joint Department of Homeland Security and Department of State plan to implement these new requirements. This NPRM proposes that, beginning January 8, 2007, United States citizens and nonimmigrant aliens from Canada, Bermuda, and Mexico entering the United States at air ports-of- entry and most sea ports-of-entry, with certain limited exceptions, will generally be required to present a valid passport. This NPRM does not propose to change the requirements for United States citizens and nonimmigrant aliens from Canada, Bermuda, and Mexico entering the United States at land border ports-of-entry and certain types of arrivals by sea (ferries and pleasure vessels) which will be addressed in a separate, future rulemaking.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4024, American Citizens Services Internet Based Registration System (IBRS), OMB Number 1405-0152
Document Number: E6-13094
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-10
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: 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 Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Summer Language Institutes for American Youth
Document Number: 06-6837
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-10
Agency: Department of State
The Youth Programs Division, Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces an open competition for projects to provide foreign language instruction overseas for American high school students in Summer 2007. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to implement six-to eight-week summer institutes in China or in an Arabic-speaking country that offer U.S. high school students formal and informal language instruction through a comprehensive exchange experience.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall-An Artist's Country Estate”
Document Number: E6-12871
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall An Artist's Country Estate,'' 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 November 20, 2006, 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.