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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.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Avery Preesman”
Document Number: E6-12765
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-07
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 ``Avery Preesman'', 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 Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about September 17, 2006, until on or about October 29, 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 International Security and Nonproliferation; Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Entities, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement
Document Number: E6-12641
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that seven entities have engaged in activities that require the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000, which provides for penalties on entities for the transfer to Iran since January 1, 1999, of equipment and technology controlled under multilateral export control lists (Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group, Chemical Weapons Convention, Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement) or otherwise having the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or cruise or ballistic missile systems. The latter category includes (a) items of the same kind as those on multilateral lists, but falling below the control list parameters, when it is determined that such items have the potential of making a material contribution to WMD or cruise or ballistic missile systems, (b) other items with the potential of making such a material contribution, when added through case-by-case decisions, and (c) items on U.S. national control lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Set in Stone: The Face in Medieval Sculpture”
Document Number: E6-12368
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-01
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 ``Set in Stone: The Face in Medieval Sculpture,'' 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 25, 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: “New Ireland: Art of the South Pacific”
Document Number: E6-12367
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-01
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 ``New Ireland; Art of the South Pacific,'' 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 Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Missouri, 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.
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.