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Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Tempo! Tempo!: The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt”
Document Number: E6-2412
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
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 ``Tempo! Tempo!: The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt,'' 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 Busch-Reising Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, from on or about March 11, 2006, until on or about May 21, 2006, and at the International Canter for Photography, New York, NY, from on or about June 9, 2006, until on or about August 27, 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.
State-70 Integrated Logistics Management System Records
Document Number: 06-1626
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to create a new system of records, STATE-70, 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 February 9, 2006. It is proposed that the new system will be named ``Integrated Logistics Management System Records.'' This system description is proposed in order to reflect more accurately the Office of Logistics Transportation Management, Office and the General Services Offices at Posts' record-keeping 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 20522-8100. 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, ``Integrated Logistics Management System Records, State-70'' will read as set forth below.
State-69 WebMove Records
Document Number: 06-1625
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to create a new system of records, STATE-69, 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 February 9, 2006. It is proposed that the new system will be named ``WebMove Records.'' This system description is proposed in order to reflect more accurately the Office of Logistics Management Transportation Management Office and the General Services Officers at Posts' record-keeping 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, ``WebMove Records, State-69'' will read as set forth below.
State-14 Foreign Service Institute Records
Document Number: 06-1624
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to alter an existing system of records, STATE-14, 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 February 9, 2006. It is proposed that the current system will retain the name ``Foreign Service Institute 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 Foreign Service Institute's record-keeping 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 20522-8100. 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. The altered system description, ``Foreign Service Institute Records,'' will read as set forth below.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Temples and Tombs: Treasures of Egyptian Art From The British Museum”
Document Number: E6-2232
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-16
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 ``Temples and Tombs: Treasures of Egyptian Art from The British Museum,'' 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 Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, beginning on or about September 7, 2006, until on or about November 26, 2006; the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida, beginning on or about December 22, 2006, until on or about March 18, 2007; the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, beginning on or about April 15, 2007, until on or about July 8, 2007; the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History and Science, Fresno, California, beginning on or about March 7, 2008, until on or about June 1, 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.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-2157
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces the program of International Telecommunication Advisory Committee meetings to prepare for meetings of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Committee for Information, Computer & Communications Policy (ICCP), various International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) and Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) Study Groups, and the Organization of American States Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) through July 2006. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for the OECD ICCP March meeting on February 27, 2006 2- 4 p.m. at Verizon Communications, 1300 Eye Street, Washington, DC determined. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for various ITU-R Study Group meetings continuously by e-mail through the end of July 2006. People desiring to participate in this activity should contact the secretariat at minardje@state.gov or 202-647-2592 for directions. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for ITU-T SG16 (Multimedia Terminals, Systems & Applications) on March 16, 2006 in Chantilly, Virginia at a location and time to be determined. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for ITU-T SG17 (Security, Languages, & Telecommunication Software) on March 29, 2006 2-4 p.m. in Washington, DC at a location to be determined. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for ITU-T Telecommunication Sector Advisory Group on April 6, May 18, June 8 and June 15, 2006 in Washington, DC all 2-4 p.m. at a location to be determined. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for ITU-T SG2 (Operational aspects of service provision, networks and performance) on April 11, 2006 in Washington, DC 10-noon at a location to be determined. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for CITEL PCC.I (Telecommunication) on April 11 and May 11, 2006 all 2-4 p.m. in Washington, DC at a location to be determined. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for ITU-T SG9 (Integrated broadband cable networks and television and sound transmission) on April 20, 2006 2-4 p.m. in Washington, DC at a location to be determined. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for ITU-T SG4 (Telecommunication Management) on May 4, 2006 in Chantilly, VA at a time and location to be determined. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for ITU-T SG3 (Tariff and accounting principles including related telecommunication economic and policy issues) on May 18, 2006 10-noon, May 25 and June 1, 2006 2-4 p.m. in Washington, DC at a location to be determined. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for ITU-T SG13 (Next Generation Networks), SG11 (Signalling requirements and protocols), and SG19 (Mobile Telecommunication Networks) on June 30, 2006, in Savannah, GA (following and co-located with ATIS PTSC/PRQC meetings) at a location to be determined. These meetings are open to the public. Particulars on meeting location and times, and information on conference bridges is available from the secretariat minardje@state.gov, telephone 202-647-2592.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-2156
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street NW., Washington, DC, March 6-7, 2006, in Conference Room 1406. 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 March 2, 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, March 6, 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, March 6, 2006, and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 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, ExecutiveSecretary, 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).
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Membership
Document Number: E6-2145
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is accepting membership applications for the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG).
Intercountry Adoption-Preservation of Convention Records
Document Number: 06-1068
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Department of State
This rule finalizes the proposed rule published on September 15, 2003 to implement the records preservation requirements 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 (the IAA). The IAA requires that the Department of State (the Department) issue rules to govern the preservation of Convention records held by the Department and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This final rule is the same as the proposed rule, except for non-substantive technical corrections. It requires the Department and DHS to maintain Convention records for 75 years and defines the term Convention record.
Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption; Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000; Accreditation of Agencies; Approval of Persons
Document Number: 06-1067
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) is issuing a final rule on the accreditation and approval of agencies and persons in accordance with 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 (the IAA), after review of public comments received in response to the Department's September 15, 2003 issuance of a proposed rule. The Convention and the IAA generally require that agencies and persons be accredited or approved to provide adoption services for intercountry adoptions when both countries involved are parties to the Convention, and the IAA requires that the Department designate one or more qualified accrediting entities to accredit and approve agencies and persons. Today's new action establishes the accreditation and approval standards for agencies and persons that accrediting entities will use; establishes requirements applicable to potential accrediting entities; and establishes a framework for the Department's oversight of accrediting entities, agencies, and persons. This action is a necessary step toward bringing the Convention into force for the United States.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3097, Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report, and OMB Control Number 1405-0151
Document Number: E6-2050
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-14
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: 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: 1468. Estimated Number of Responses: 1468 annually. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 1468 hours. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Action Half Life”
Document Number: 06-1244
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-10
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 ``Action Half Life,'' 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 Fotofest Gallery, from on or about March 10, 2006, until on or about April 23, 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: “Hokusai”
Document Number: E6-1790
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-09
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 ``Hokusai,'' 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 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, from on or about March 4, 2006, until on or about May 14, 2006, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Two Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders
Document Number: E6-1789
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-09
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs, European and Eurasian Programs Branch (ECA/A/E/EUR) announces an open competition for two separate Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders. Accredited, post-secondary educational institutions in the United States may submit proposals for two six-week summer institutes, which will be similar in content, but differ in terms of the language abilities of the participants. The participants in one institute will have a high fluency level in English, and the participants in the other institute will have mid-level language abilities. Each institute will begin with English language instruction appropriate to the participants and then offer a core program that promotes leadership development and civic engagement through courses that will be valuable to the participants in future academic and work careers. Each institute will host up to 20 participants from Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and United Kingdom who are either recent high school graduates enrolled in universities for the fall 2006 or first and second year undergraduate students. Participants will be between 17 and 23 years of age. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) anticipates awarding two separate assistance awards to support these two programs. Organizations may submit separate proposals for each program. However, ECA will award no more than one grant to administer a Summer Institute per U.S. institution.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; U.S. Summer Institutes for Pakistani Undergraduate Students
Document Number: 06-1069
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-06
Agency: Department of State
The Near East/South Asia Branch, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces an open competition for public and private non-profit organizations to develop and implement the U.S. Summer Institutes for Pakistani Undergraduate Students, to take place in the U.S. during the summer of 2006. The Bureau anticipates awarding two separate assistance awards to support two institutes for Pakistani undergraduate students. Each institute is intended to provide a minimum of 15-20 highly motivated second- and third-year undergraduate students from Pakistan with a six-week academic seminar, including a two-week U.S. travel component that will give the participants a deeper understanding of the program themes.
Advisory Committee on Private International Law
Document Number: E6-1483
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee's study group on secured finance will hold a meeting in New York City on February 27 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. EST to review proposed recommendations for legislative reform on secured finance law under consideration by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The meeting will examine in particular proposals concerning security interests in independent undertakings, such as letters of credit; bank accounts; and, time permitting, negotiable instruments.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Britannia & Muscovy: English Silver at the Court of the Tsars”
Document Number: E6-1482
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
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 ``Britannia & Muscovy: English Silver at the Court of the Tsars,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, from on or about May 19, 2006, until on or about September 10, 2006, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Summer Institute for German Student Leaders in Education
Document Number: E6-1414
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-02
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs, European and Eurasian Programs Branch (ECA/A/E/EUR), announces an open competition for a Summer Institute for German Student Leaders in Education. Accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institutions may submit proposals to provide a six-week integrated and uniquely designed program that offers intensive English and focuses on pedagogy and U.S. and cultural studies for one group of up to ten (10) German advanced undergraduate students in education, representing diverse sectors, particularly immigrant populations, from multiple German universities. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (the Bureau) anticipates providing one assistance award to support this program.
Au Pair Exchange Programs
Document Number: E6-1413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (Department) is proposing the amendment of its existing au pair regulations under the Exchange Visitor Program (J-1 visa) to permit designated au pair sponsors to request a one-time extension of six, nine or 12 months beyond an au pair participant's original 12-month program (the maximum duration of program participation).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-158, Contact Information and Work History for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicant, OMB Control Number 1405-0144
Document Number: E6-1357
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-01
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 proceeding submission to OMB. This process is conducted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Contact Information and Work History for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicant. OMB Control Number: 1405-0144. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: CA/VO. Form Number: DS-158. Respondents: Applicants for F, J and M nonimmigrant visas. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700,000 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 700,000 per year. Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 700,000 hours per year. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-86, Statement of Non-Receipt of a Passport, OMB Control Number 1405-0146
Document Number: E6-1356
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-01
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: Statement of Non-Receipt of A Passport. OMB Control Number: 1405-0146. Type of Request: Revision of the currently approved collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division. CA/PPT/FO/FC. Form Number: DS-86. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 23,500. Estimated Number of Responses: 23,500. Average Hours per Response: \1/12\ hr. (5 min.). Total Estimated Burden: 2,000 hours annually. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: Notice of Termination of Diplomatic, Consular, or Foreign Government Employment, OMB No.1405-0061, Form DS-2008 & DS-2008E; Notification of Appointment of Foreign Diplomatic Officer, Career Consular Officer, and Foreign Government Employee, OMB No. 1405-0062, Form DS-2003, DS-2004, & DS-2003E; Notification of Appointment of Honorary Consular Officer, OMB No. 1405-0064, Form DS-2005; Notification of Change-Identification Card Request, OMB No. 1405-0089, DS-2006; Notification of Dependents of Diplomatic, Consular and Foreign Government Employees (Continuation Sheet), OMB No. 1405-0090, Form DS-2007
Document Number: E6-1341
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-01
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: Notice of Termination of Diplomatic, Consular, or Foreign Government Employment. OMB Control Number: 1405-0061. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Diplomatic Security/Office of Foreign Missions (DS/OFM/VTC/V). Form Numbers: DS-2008 & DS-2008E. Respondents: Foreign government representatives. Estimated Number of Respondents: 350 missions. Estimated Number of Responses: 7,200 forms per year. Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 1,200 hours divided among the missions. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: E6-1339
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-01
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed statutory debarment pursuant to Section 127.7(c) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') (22 CFR parts 120 to 130) on persons convicted of violating or conspiring to violate Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (``AECA'') (22 U.S.C. 2778).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Divine and Human: Women in Ancient Mexico and Peru”
Document Number: E6-1130
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-30
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 ``Divine and Human: Women in Ancient Mexico and Peru ,'' 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 and custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, from on or about March 3, 2006, until on or about May 28, 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 Carol B. Epstein, Attorney- Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/453-8048). 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: “Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet”
Document Number: E6-1120
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-30
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 ``Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet,'' 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, NY, from on or about April 3, 2006, until on or about July 2, 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 Julianne Simpson, Attorney- Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/453-8049). 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: “Impressionist Camera: Pictorial Photography of Europe 1888-1918”
Document Number: E6-1119
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-30
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 ``Impressionist Camera: Pictorial Photography of Europe 1888-1918,'' 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 and custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at Saint Louis Art Museum, from on or about February 19, 2006, until on or about May 14, 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 Carol B. Epstein, Attorney- Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/453-8048). 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: “Life in the Pacific of the 1700s: The Cook/Forster Collection of the George August University of Gottingen”
Document Number: 06-842
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
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 ``Life in the Pacific of the 1700s: The Cook/Forster Collection of the George August University of Gottingen,'' 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 Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI, from on or about February 23, 2006, until on or about May 14, 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: “Amorous Intrigues and Painterly Refinement: The Art of Frans van Mieris”
Document Number: E6-976
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-26
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 ``Amorous Intrigues and Painterly Refinement: The Art of Frans van Mieris,'' 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. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The National Gallery of Art, from on or about February 26, 2006, until on or about May 21, 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.
Office of Oceans Affairs; New Conservation Measures for Antarctic Fishing Under the Auspices of CCAMLR
Document Number: 06-503
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Department of State
At its Twenty-Fourth Meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, from October 24 to November 4, 2005, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), of which the United States is a member, adopted conservation measures, pending countries' approval, pertaining to fishing in the CCAMLR Convention Area. All the measures were agreed upon in accordance with Article IX of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. Measures adopted restrict overall catches of certain species of fish and crabs, restrict fishing in certain areas, specify implementation and inspection obligations supporting the Catch Documentation Scheme of Contracting Parties, and promote compliance with CCAMLR measures by non-Contracting Party vessels. This notice includes the full text of the conservation measures adopted at the Twenty-Fourth meeting of CCAMLR. For all of the conservation measures in force, see the CCAMLR Web site at http://www.ccamlr.org. This notice, therefore, together with the U.S. regulations referenced under the Supplementary Information, provides a comprehensive register of all current U.S. obligations under CCAMLR.
Title: Statement of Policy on J-1 Flight Training Programs
Document Number: E6-821
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department hereby announces its policy regarding flight training programs, which are governed by the Department's Exchange Visitor Program regulations appearing in 22 CFR part 62. Since 1949 the Department has designated private sector and governmental entities to conduct training programs for eligible foreign nationals. For the past twenty years, flight training activities have been authorized and currently, eight organizations facilitate the entry into the United States of some 350 foreign nationals yearly for the purpose of flight training. Flight training programs utilizing the J visa are regulated by the Department under the authority of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (Fulbright- Hays Act), 22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.; the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(J); the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998, Public Law 105-277; as well as other statutory enactments, Reorganization Plans and Executive Orders. Regulations dealing specifically with flight training programs appear at 22 CFR 62.22(n). Certain flight training programs also utilize the M visa, which is regulated and administered by the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Regulations governing the M visa appear at 8 CFR 214.2(m). The USA Patriot Act of 2001 (``The Uniting and Strengthening Act By Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism''), Public Law 107-56, mandated that the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Education, and the Attorney General, all take cognizance of and undertake certain actions regarding flight training programs. The Department of State has determined that it does not have the expertise and resources to fully monitor flight training programs and insure their compliance with the national security concerns expressed in the Patriot Act. Consequently, as a matter of policy, the Department of State will henceforth not designate any new J visa flight training programs, nor will it permit currently-designated flight training programs to expand their programs, pending a determination as to which Federal agency ultimately will be tasked with the administering and monitoring of such programs. Redesignation of programs will continue as required by existing regulations.
Title: Statement of Policy on J-1 Agriculture Training Programs
Document Number: E6-820
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department hereby announces its policy regarding agriculture training programs, which are governed by the Department's Exchange Visitor Program regulations appearing in 22 CFR part 62. Since 1949 the Department has permitted designated sponsors to conduct programs designed to train individuals in many industrial, professional, agricultural, and other occupational skills. Training programs utilizing the J visa are regulated by the Department under the authority of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (Fulbright-Hays Act), 22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.; the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(J); the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998, Public Law 105- 277; as well as other statutory enactments, Reorganization Plans and Executive Orders. Regulations dealing with training programs appear at 22 CFR 62.22. In 2005, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined the Department's management of the J visa Summer Work Travel and Trainee programs to ensure that only authorized activities are carried out under the programs and to identify potential risks of the programs and the data available to the Department to assess those risks. (``Stronger Action Needed to Improve Oversight and Assess Risks of the Summer Work Travel and Trainee Categories of the Exchange Visitor Program,'' GAO- 06-106, October 2005.) Among other things, the GAO Report found that there was a potential that the trainee programs could be misused as employment programs and that trainees could be exploited by employers or other third parties. Agricultural training programs were found to be particularly problematic because of the potential for fraud. Abuses of the training regulations were not hidden; there were cases where there was not even an attempt to represent jobs as training, and which certain employers referred to their program participants as employees, rather than trainees. In one case cited, four trainees were placed with dairy farms that had an agreement with the program sponsor. Only one of the trainees had a firm grasp of English, and only one of the four farms participating in the program had a structured training plan. There were questions as to whether such programs were merely utilizing trainees for cheap labor and whether the trainees were simply receiving enough training to perform their work. (GAO Report, pp. 17, 21). The Department has taken steps to address these concerns. Among other things, the Department has consulted with the Department of Labor and the Department of Agriculture in order to develop ways to better monitor agricultural training programs and to determine whether such agriculture training programs are subject to, and if so, whether they are in compliance with, existing statutes such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq., and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers Protection Act, Public Law 97-470, 29 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Pending the Department's resolution of these outstanding issues, the Department of State will not designate any new J visa agricultural training programs, nor will it permit currently-designated training programs offering agricultural training to expand the agricultural training component of their programs. Redesignation of programs will continue as required by existing regulations.
Rule Title: Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration Fee Change
Document Number: 06-667
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Department of State
This rule makes final the interim rule that amended the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Parts 122 and 129) by increasing the registration fees, changing the registration renewal period, and making other minor administrative changes. Comments received on the interim rule are analyzed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. No changes were made to the interim rule.
Request for Nominations for the General Advisory Committee and the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the United States Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
Document Number: E6-714
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking applications and nominations for the renewal of the General Advisory Committee to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) as well as to a Scientific Advisory Subcommittee of the General Advisory Committee. The purpose of the General Advisory Committee and the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee is to provide public input and advice to the United States Section to the IATTC in the formulation of U.S. policy and positions at meetings of the IATTC and its subsidiary bodies. The Scientific Advisory Subcommittee shall also function as the National Scientific Advisory Committee (NATSAC) provided for in the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (AIDCP). The United States Section to the IATTC is composed of the Commissioners to the IATTC, appointed by the President, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries or his or her designated representative. Authority to establish the General Advisory Committee and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee is provided under the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950, as amended by the International Dolphin Conservation Program Act (IDCPA) of 1997.
Second Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Persons With Disabilities
Document Number: E6-634
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-20
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities will conduct its second public meeting on February 6, 2006 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. Please see, http:// www.itcdc.com/index.php. Attendees must have valid, government-issued identification in order to enter the building. The Advisory Committee is made up of the Secretary of State, the Administrator for International Development and an Executive Director (all ex-officio members); and eight members from outside the United States Government: Senda Benaissa, Walter Bollinger, Joni Eareckson Tada, Vail Horton, John Kemp, Albert H. Linden, Jr., Kathleen Martinez, and John Register. Established on June 23, 2004, the Advisory Committee serves the Secretary and the Administrator in an advisory capacity with respect to the consideration of the interests of persons with disabilities in formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and foreign assistance. The Committee is established under the general authority of the Secretary and the Department of State as set forth in Title 22 of the United States Code, in particular Sections 2656 and 2651a, and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-633
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-20
Agency: Department of State
This notice cancels certain previously announced International Telecommunication Advisory Committee meetings originally scheduled to prepare for the International Telecommunication Union World Telecommunication Development Conference. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) cancels meetings to prepare for the ITU WTDC-06 previously scheduled for February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2006.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Reconstruction and Stabilization Volunteer Application and Evaluation, OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
Document Number: E6-632
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-20
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: Reconstruction and Stabilization Volunteer Application and Evaluation. OMB Control Number: 1405-XXXX. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction & Stabilization, S/CRS. Form Numbers: DS-4096 and SV-2005-0011. Respondents: Civilians who have past experience in Reconstruction & Stabilization (R & S) activities and/or wish to volunteer for additional R & S deployments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2400 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 2400 per year. Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 1200 Hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking”
Document Number: E6-631
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking'', 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, from on or about February 21, 2006, until on or about May 22, 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 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Courbet and the Modern Landscape”
Document Number: E6-460
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
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 ``Courbet and the Modern Landscape,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about February 21, 2006, until on or about May 14, 2006, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, from on or about June 18, 2006, until on or about September 10, 2006, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, from on or about October 15, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3077, Request for Entry Into Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program, OMB 1405-XXXX
Document Number: E6-459
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
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: Request for Entry into Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New collection. Originating Office: CA/OCS/CI. Form Number: DS-3077. Respondents: Concerned parents or their agents, institutions, or courts. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2400/year. Estimated Number of Responses: 2400/year. Average Hours Per Response: 50 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 1992 hours/year. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Degas, Sickert, and Toulouse-Lautrec: London and Paris”
Document Number: E6-331
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-13
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 ``Degas, Sickert, and Toulouse-Lautrec: London and Paris, 1870-1910'', 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 Phillips Collection, from on or about February 18, 2006, until on or about May 14, 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 Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: E6-330
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed statutory debarment pursuant to section 127.7(c) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') (22 CFR Parts 120 to 130) on persons convicted of violating or conspiring to violate section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (``AECA'') (22 U.S.C. 2778).