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

Deaths and Estates
Document Number: 07-889
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is issuing a final rule to update and amend its regulations on deaths and estates in 22 CFR Part 72, after review of one public comment received in response to the Department's October 24, 2006, issuance of a proposed rule. The existing regulations were originally issued in 1957. They needed to be redrafted in plain language and changed to reflect changes in State Department statutory authority and current practice. Sections 234 and 235 of the James W. Nance and Meg Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001 made some changes to consular officer and State Department responsibilities with respect to the deaths and personal estates of United States citizens and non-citizen nationals abroad that must be reflected in the regulations.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-2028, Overseas Schools Grant Status Report, OMB 1405-0033
Document Number: E7-3212
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-26
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: Overseas Schools Grant Status Report. OMB Control Number: OMB 1405-0033. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, A/OPR/OS. Form Number: DS-2028. Respondents: overseas school grantees. Estimated Number of Respondents: 185. Estimated Number of Responses: 185. Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 46 hours. Frequency: annually. Obligation to Respond: required to obtain or retain a benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Recording, Reporting, and Data Collection Requirements Under 22 CFR Part 62, the Exchange Visitor Program-Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS); Forms DS-3036, DS-3037, DS-7000 (SEVIS); OMB No. 1405-0147
Document Number: E7-3210
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-26
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: Recording, Reporting, and Data Collection Requirements Under 22 CFR Part 62, the Exchange Visitor ProgramStudent and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). OMB Control Number: OMB No. 1405-0147. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Office of Exchange Coordination and DesignationECA/EC/AG and ECA/EC/PS. Form Number: Form DS-3036, DS-3037, DS-7000 (SEVIS). Respondents: U.S. government, and public and private organizations wishing to become designated sponsors and Department of State designated sponsors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 190,200. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,620,375. Average Hours Per Response: 7 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 1,321,087 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Office of Canadian Affairs; Interpretative Guidance on Non-Pipeline Elements of E.O. 13337, amending E.O. 11423
Document Number: E7-3123
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-23
Agency: Department of State
Executive Order 11423, of August 16, 1968, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of State to issue Presidential permits for the construction of facilities crossing the international borders of the United States, including, but not limited to, bridges and tunnels connecting the United States with Canada or Mexico. Section 2(a) of Executive Order 13337, dated April 30, 2004, amended Executive Order 11423, inter alia, by authorizing the Secretary of State to issue Presidential permits for ``border crossings for land transportation, including motor or rail vehicles, to or from a foreign country, whether or not in conjunction with the facilities'' to which Executive Order 11423 previously applied. This new language is found in section 1(a)(vi) of Executive Order 11423, as amended. In seeking to provide guidance to the public concerning its exercise of this new permitting authority, the Department has determined, after giving the matter careful consideration, that the new ``land border crossing'' language of section 1(a)(vi) will apply to all new crossings of the international border as well as to all substantial modifications of existing crossings of the international border. The Department assembled an interagency working group, consisting of relevant State Department personnel and personnel from other interested Federal agencies, to prepare further guidance on application of this interpretation of section 1(a)(vi) in the future. Over the course of two years, this working group studied how to implement the new and amended Executive Orders in an efficient manner. DOS intends to review this guidance periodically with participants in the interagency working group, and may modify or amend it accordingly. The guidance document and annexes are quoted in full below, under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Debarment Involving Henry L. Lavery III and Security Assistance International, Inc.
Document Number: E7-2831
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed an administrative debarment against Henry L. Lavery III and Security Assistance International, Inc. pursuant to a December 12, 2006 Consent Agreement and other authority based upon section 127.7(a) and (b)(2) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR sections 120 to 130).
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: International Sports Programming Initiative
Document Number: E7-2683
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-15
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the International Sports Programming Initiative. 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 discuss approaches designed to enhance and improve the infrastructure of youth sports programs in the countries of Africa, East Asia, the Near East and North Africa, South Asia and the Western Hemisphere. The focus of all programs must be reaching out to youth ages 8-18. Programs designed to train elite athletes will not be considered. In Africa, the following countries are eligible: Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and South Africa. In East Asia eligible countries are: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. In the Near East and North Africa, eligible countries are: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and West Bank/Gaza. Eligible countries in South and Central Asia are Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Eligible countries in the Western Hemisphere are Venezuela, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. With the exception of programs for the Western Hemisphere, only single country projects are eligible. Applicants may not submit proposals that address more than one country or for countries that are not designated in the RFGP. For the purposes of this competition, eligible regions are Africa, East Asia, the Near East, North Africa, South Asia and the Western Hemisphere. No guarantee is made or implied that grants will be awarded in all themes and for all countries listed.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Italian Women Artists From Renaissance to Baroque”
Document Number: E7-2559
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
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 object to be included in the exhibition ``Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to Baroque'', 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 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, from on or about March 16, 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.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-2344
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare advice on U.S. positions for the OAS CITEL Permanent Consultative Committee II (Radiocommunication), the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) and various Telecommunication Standardization Study Groups. The ITAC will meet on March 13, 2007 2-4 p.m. to prepare advice for the meeting of PCC.II (Radiocommunication, including Broadcasting) of the Organization of American States Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL). Location of this meeting may be obtained by calling the Secretariat below. The ITAC will meet on Thursday March 15, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at ITU-T Study Group 3 at the AT&T Innovation Center, 1133 21st Street, NW., Suite 210, Washington, DC. This meeting replaces one scheduled for March 8, 2007. The ITAC will meet on March 15, 22, and 29, 2007 all 2-4 p.m. all in Room 2533A of the Harry S Truman Building to prepare advice for the meeting of the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG). The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet by conference call to prepare for ITU-T Study Groups 11, 13, and 19 on March 30, 2007. People desiring to participate in this call should contact the Secretariat at minardje@state.gov or 202 647-3234 for directions. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for ITU-T Study Group 15 on May 18, 2007 directly following the meetings of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) committees OPTXS and NIPP in Minneapolis, MN. The location of this meeting will be available from the Secretariat at minardje@state.gov. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for ITU-T Study Group 16 on June 7, 2007 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the offices of Communications Technologies Inc, 14151 Newbrook Drive, Suite 400, Chantilly, VA 20151. These meetings are open to the public. Further information may be obtained from the Secretariat at minardje@state.gov, telephone 202 647- 3234.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudi
Document Number: E7-2343
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
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 additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudi to Dali'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about March 5, 2007, until on or about June 3, 2007, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. 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.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Central European Galleries”
Document Number: E7-2341
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
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 ``Central European Galleries,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about February 28, 2007, until on or about February 28, 2009, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-117, Application to Determine Returning Resident Status, OMB Control Number 1405-0091
Document Number: E7-2192
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
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 to Determine Returning Resident Status. OMB Control Number: 1405-0091. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-117. Respondents: Aliens applying for special immigrant classification as a returning resident. Estimated Number of Respondents: 875 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 875. Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 438 hours per year. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 3072, Emergency Loan Application and Evacuation Documentation, OMB Control Number 1405-0150
Document Number: E7-2189
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
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: Emergency Loan Application and Evacuation Documentation OMB Control Number: OMB Control Number 1405-0150. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS). Form Number: DS 3072. Respondents: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1000. Estimated Number of Responses: 1000. Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 166 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Fulbright Student Program
Document Number: E7-2107
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-08
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs (ECA/A/ E) of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for one or more assistance awards to provide administrative services for the Fulbright Student Program in Fiscal Year 2008. Public and private non-profit organizations or consortia of eligible organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to cooperate with the Bureau in the administration and implementation of one or more of the following program components: For U.S. students: the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. For foreign students administered by world geographic region: the Fulbright Foreign Student Program. For foreign students administered globally: the International Fulbright Science and Technology Award, the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program, pre-academic training, orientation programs, and enrichment activities. It is anticipated that the total amount of funding available for all FY 2008 administrative costs to support the program components listed above will be $10,000,000 and will involve management of 4,090 new students.
Amendment of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Policy With Respect to Libya and Venezuela
Document Number: E7-2034
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the United States is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations regarding Libya at 22 CFR 126.1(a) and (d) to make it United States policy to deny licenses, other approvals, exports or imports of defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Libya except, on a case-by-case basis for non-lethal defense articles and defense services, and non- lethal safety-of-use defense articles (e.g., cartridge actuated devices, propellant actuated devices and technical manuals for military aircraft for purposes of enhancing the safety of the aircrew) as spare parts for lethal end-items. Further, the Department of State is adding Venezuela to 22 CFR 126.1(a) as a result of its designation as a country not cooperating fully with anti-terrorism efforts, and in conjunction with the August 17, 2006 [71 FR 47554] announcement of a policy of denial of the export or transfer of defense articles to and revocation of existing authorizations for Venezuela.