Department of State January 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Department of State Acquisition Regulation
Document Number: E7-1534
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of State
This proposed rule makes one change to the DOSAR. It revises the DOSAR to expand contracting authority to non-U.S. citizen locally employed staff, i.e., Foreign Nationals and Third Country Nationals. Presently, only U.S. citizens who are Government employees may be appointed as contracting officers.
Office of Ocean Affairs; New Conservation and Management Measures and Resolutions for Antarctic Marine Living Resources Under the Auspices of CCAMLR
Document Number: 07-266
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Department of State
At its Twenty-Fifth Meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, from October 23 to November 3, 2006, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), of which the United States is a member, adopted conservation and management measures and resolutions, 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-Fifth meeting of CCAMLR. For all of the conservation measures in force, see the CCAMLR Web site at 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.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Oudry's Painted Menagerie”
Document Number: E7-1265
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
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 object to be included in the exhibition ``Oudry's Painted Menagerie'', 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 owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about May 1, 2007, until on or about September 9, 2007, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the exhibit object, contact Paul Manning, 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.
Shipping Coordinating Committee Facilitation Meeting
Document Number: E7-998
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-997
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-1007
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries”
Document Number: E7-1005
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
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 objects to be included in the exhibition ``Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries'', 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, Washington, DC, and the National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC, from on or about June 23, 2007, until on or about September 16, 2007, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, are 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: “Glass, Gilding, and Grand Design: Art of Sasanian Iran (224-642)”
Document Number: E7-1002
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
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 objects to be included in the exhibition ``Glass, Gilding, and Grand Design: Art of Sasanian Iran (224-642)'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Asia Society, New York, New York, from on or about February 12, 2007, until on or about May 27, 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.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Turkish Student Teacher Internship Project
Document Number: E7-631
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the Turkish Student Teacher Internship Project. U.S. public and private universities meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to administer an eight-week professional development program for graduate students of education from Turkey beginning in January 2008. The focus of the program is to familiarize participants with U.S. student-centered teaching methods and the use of technology in the classroom. The exchange experience should also give Turkish participants an in-depth experience of American life and culture and contribute to mutual understanding between Turkey and the United States. The program should include both a theoretical component, provided through professional development seminars in an academic setting, and a practical component, provided through practice teaching experience under the guidance of experienced mentor teachers in local school districts. Interested organizations should indicate strong contacts with local U.S. school districts in order to provide the practical student-teaching component, as well as a demonstrated ability to conduct a substantive academic program. Host schools for internships may be public, private, magnet or charter schools, and should exemplify best practices.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-5090e, Human Rights Abuses Reporting Site; OMB No. 1405-0175
Document Number: E7-513
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-17
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: Human Rights Abuses Reporting Site. OMB Control Number: 1405-0175. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Office of Cuban Affairs (WHA/CCA). Form Number: DS-5090e, Human Rights Abuses Reporting Site. Respondents: Victims of human rights abuses in Cuba. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,300 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 7,300 annually. Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes per response. Total Estimated Burden: 1,825 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Industry Advisory Panel: Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E7-421
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-16
Agency: Department of State
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-257
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-11
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare advice on U.S. positions for the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunication Standardization Sector Study Group 3 (Tariff and accounting principles including related telecommunication economic and policy issues), the Organization of American States Inter-American Telecommunications Commission's Permanent Consultative Committee I (Telecommunications), and a standing electronic mail meeting preparing advice for ITU Radiocommunication Sector meetings. The ITAC will meet on February 8 and 22 and March 8, 2007, all meetings from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at ITU-T Study Group 3. Location of these meetings may be obtained by calling the Secretariat below. The ITAC will meet on February 13, 2007 from 10 a.m. to noon, and February 20 and March 13, 2007 both from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at the OAS CITEL PCC.I. Location of these meetings may be obtained by calling the Secretariat below. 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 2007. People desiring to participate in this activity should contact the Secretariat at minardje@state.gov or 202 647-3234 for directions. These meetings are open to the public. Further information may be obtained from the Secretariat minardje@state.gov, telephone 202 647- 3234.
Exchange Visitor Program-Professors and Research Scholars
Document Number: E6-22631
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-11
Agency: Department of State
By Notice published on November 1, 2006, 71 FR 64330, the Department of State identified November 4, 2006 as the effective date for its Final Rule published May 19, 2005, 70 FR 28815. The effective date of the Final Rule had been in order to permit the Department of Homeland Security to complete modifications to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) necessary for implementation. However, these SEVIS modifications did not become operational until the evening of November 17, 2006. Accordingly, effective November 18, 2006, current and future professor and research scholar participants will be eligible for five years of program participation as provided in the Final Rule, as amended. These participants will also be subject to the eligibility requirements for repeat participation set forth in the Final Rule, as amended. The Final Rule was amended by a Federal Register document published on June 23, 2005, 70 FR 36344. Requirements governing initial eligibility for participation as a professor or research scholar are unchanged. This document supersedes the Department's document published November 1, 2006, and the language of the Department's Final Rule published May 19, 2005, as it regards the rule's effective date. This certification will be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: E7-32
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates indicated pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d) and in compliance with section 36(f) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776).
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement
Document Number: E6-22630
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that twenty-four foreign persons have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran and Syria Nonproliferation Act, which provides for penalties on entities and individuals for the transfer to or acquisition from Iran since January 1, 1999 or the transfer to or acquisition from Syria since January 1, 2005, 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: “Greek and Roman Galleries”
Document Number: E6-22622
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Greek and Roman Galleries'', 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 April 10, 2007, until on or about April 10, 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) 453-8050). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW. Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-22621
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare advice on U.S. positions for the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG), and Telecommunication Development Advisory Group. In addition to the previously announced meeting to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at the March meeting of the Telecommunication Sector Advisory Group (TSAG) on January 18, 2007, the ITAC will also meet on February 1 and February 13, 2007, all meetings from 9:30-noon. Locations of these meetings may be obtained by calling the secretariat below. The ITAC will meet to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at the Telecommunication Development Advisor Group (TDAG) on January 25 and February 1, 2007 in Room 2533A of the Harry S Truman building (Main State) from 2-4 p.m. People desiring to attend these meetings should send pre-clearance information to minardje@state.gov. Access to the Department of State is through the doors at 2201 C Street, have picture ID and proof of citizenship available. We strongly suggest arriving at least 30 minutes before the start of the meeting. These meetings are open to the public. Further information may be obtained from the secretariat minardje@state.gov, telephone 202-647- 3234.
National Security Information Regulations
Document Number: E6-22487
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State proposes to revise its regulations governing the classification of national security information that is under the control of the Department in order to reflect the provisions of a new executive order on national security information and consequent changes in the Department's procedures since the last revision of the Department's regulations on this subject.