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

Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-8111
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC, June 4-5, 2007, in Conference Room 1107. Prior notification and a valid government-issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U.S. government or military ID) are required for entrance into the building. Members of the public planning to attend must notify Chris Tudda, Office of the Historian (202-663-3054) no later than May 31, 2007 to provide date of birth, valid government- issued photo identification number and type (such as driver's license number/state, passport number/country, or 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 with 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, June 4, 2007, in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street NW., Washington, DC, in Conference Room 1107, 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, June 4, 2007, and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, will be closed in accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463). The agenda calls for discussions of agency declassification decisions concerning the Foreign Relations series and other declassification issues. These are matters not subject to public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and the public interest requires that such activities be withheld from disclosure. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Marc J. Susser, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC 20520, telephone (202) 663-1123, (e-mail history@state.gov).
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement.
Document Number: E7-7660
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that fourteen 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 foreign persons (including individuals, nongovernmental entities and organizations, governments and government entities) 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.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: International Visitor Leadership Program Assistance Awards
Document Number: E7-7463
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-19
Agency: Department of State
The Office of International Visitors, Division of Professional and Cultural Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/PE/V), United States Department of State (DoS) announces an open competition for two assistance awards to develop and implement International Visitor Leadership Programs (IVLP). The IVLP seeks to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and foreign publics through carefully designed professional programs for approximately 4,500 foreign visitors per year from all regions of the world. The two awards will fund programming for a minimum of 610 and a maximum of 1,576 International Visitors (IVs). Award A will fund up to approximately 1,576 visitors ($4,570,886), of which approximately 1,436 visitors ($4,286,136) will be through core administrative funding; approximately 120 visitors ($220,890) will be through additional seasonal administrative funding, if required; and approximately 20 visitors ($63,860) will be for administrative support of the PL 80-402 Training Fellowship Program. Award B will fund up to approximately 610 visitors ($1,122,760), of which approximately 490 visitors ($843,310) will be through core administrative funding and approximately 120 visitors ($279,449) will be through additional seasonal administrative funding, if required. Applicant organizations may bid on one or both awards. Pending availability of funds, one assistance award will be made for each category described above. If an organization is interested in bidding on more than one award, a separate proposal and budget is required for each award. See Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI) for definitions of program-related terminology. The intent of this announcement is to provide the opportunity for organizations to develop and implement a variety of programs for International Visitors from multiple regions of the world. Please refer to the POGI for a breakdown of regions. The award recipients will function as national program agencies (NPAs) and will work closely with Department of State (DoS) Bureau staff, who will guide them through programmatic, procedural, and budgetary issues for the full range of IVL programs. (Hereafter, the terms ``award recipient'' and ``national program agency'' will be used interchangeably to refer to the grantee organization[s].)
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Fellowships in the Visual Arts, Film, and Architecture and Urban Design
Document Number: E7-7462
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-19
Agency: Department of State
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will award up to three Cooperative Agreements to support programs for short residency and training programs in the United States for emerging and mid-career visual artists, film artists, and architecture and urban design professionals from selected countries. Each Cooperative Agreement may support artists from one or more of the three categories. The foreign participants will be nominated by the Public Affairs Sections of U.S. Embassies, in consultation with the grantee. Grantees will develop 30-60 day programs in the United States for the nominated participants, individually or in small groups. Each program should be built around a residency experience, which may be supplemented by other program elements designed to enhance and expand upon the activities of the residency. The goal of each project is to increase cross-cultural understanding internationally by providing program participants with an in-depth exposure to their professional discipline as practiced in the United States; outreach to U.S. colleagues and publics, and opportunities for creation and exhibition of their work.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E7-7274
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Department of State
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, September 20, 2007, in the East Auditorium at the U.S. Department of State, Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, DC. Entry and registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. Please use the building entrance located at 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC between C&D Streets. The membership of this advisory committee consists of private sector defense trade specialists, appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, who advise the Department on policies, regulations, and technical issues affecting defense trade. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study. Members of the public may attend this open session and will be permitted to participate in the discussion in accordance with the Chairman's instructions. They may also, if they wish, submit a brief statement to the committee in writing. As access to the Department of State facilities is controlled, persons wishing to attend the meeting must notify the DTAG Executive Secretariat by COB Thursday, September 13, 2007. If notified after this date, the DTAG Secretariat cannot guarantee that State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security can complete the necessary processing required to attend the September 20th plenary. Each non-member observer or DTAG member that wishes to attend this plenary session should provide: His/her name; company or organizational affiliation; phone number; date of birth; and identifying data such as driver's license number, U.S. Government ID, or U.S. Military ID, to the DTAG Secretariat contact person, Nicholas Memos, via e-mail at MemosNI@state.gov. A RSVP list will be provided to Diplomatic Security. One of the following forms of valid photo identification will be required for admission: U.S. driver's license, passport, U.S. Government ID, or other valid photo ID.
U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Notice of Open Teleconference Meeting
Document Number: E7-7178
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO will meet via telephone conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The purpose of the teleconference meeting is to consider the recommendations of the Commission's Review Committee on the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Program. The UNESCO Secretariat in Paris has asked to receive recommendations from member states before the end of April, thus this telephone conference is being convened on shorter notice than ordinary meetings of the Commission. The Review Committee was asked to review U.S. applications for the Chairs program, which seeks to foster cooperation between universities in different countries and to promote academic solidarity and the transfer of knowledge. The Commission also plans to discuss activities related to the U.S. National Committee for the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, as well as, discuss applications submitted to join the Associated Schools Project NetworkUSA list. More information on the National Commission can be found at https://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco. The Commission will accept brief oral comments during a portion of this conference call. Members of the public who wish to present oral comments or to listen to the conference call must make arrangements with the Executive Secretariat of the National Commission by 12 p.m. on April 23, 2007. For more information or to arrange to participate in the teleconference meeting, contact Alex Zemek, Deputy Executive Director of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, Washington, DC 20037. Telephone: (202) 663-0026; Fax: (202) 663-0035; E-mail: DCUNESCO@state.gov.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-156E, Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/Investor Application, OMB Control Number 1405-0101
Document Number: E7-7047
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
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: Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/Investor Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0101. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-156E. Respondents: Nonimmigrant treaty trader/investor visa applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 17,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 17,000. Average Hours per Response: 4 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 68,000 hours per year. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-156K, Nonimmigrant Fiance(e) Visa Application, OMB Control Number 1405-0096
Document Number: E7-7046
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
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: Nonimmigrant Fiance(e) Visa Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0096. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-156K. Respondents: Aliens applying for a nonimmigrant visa to enter the U.S. as the fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen. Estimated Number of Respondents: 35,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 35,000. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 35,000 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-4100, Iran Program Vetting, OMB 1405-0176
Document Number: E7-7045
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
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: Iran program vetting. OMB Control Number: OMB 1405-0176. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Originating Offices: Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Form Number: DS 4100. Respondents: Program applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Number of Responses: 200. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 200 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-230, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, OMB Number 1405-0015
Document Number: E7-7043
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration. OMB Control Number: 1405-0015. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-230. Respondents: Immigrant visa applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 475,000 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 475,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 950,000 hours per year. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Treasures From the Hermitage and Guggenheim Collections”
Document Number: E7-7040
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
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 ``Treasures from the Hermitage and Guggenheim Collections'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, from on or about May 25, 2007, until on or about February 29, 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 Wolodymyr Sulzynsky, Attorney- Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: (202) 453-8050). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Herculaneum Women and the Origins of Archaeology”
Document Number: E7-7037
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
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 ``The Herculaneum Women and the Origins of Archaeology'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with a foreign owner. I also determine that the exhibition or display of all of these objects at the Getty Villa, Los Angeles, California, beginning on or about July 12, 2007, until on or about November 5, 2007, and the continued temporary display of two of the objects until on or about April 14, 2008, 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 Julie Simpson, 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: E7-7036
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare advice on U.S. positions for responses to: ITU letter of March 14, 2007 to Members of the Council regarding organizational changes within the General Secretariat and the Bureaux of the Sectors of the Union, ITU DM-07/1008 to the entire ITU membership regarding ITU's role on international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet and the management of Internet resources, and ITU DM-07/1003 to the entire ITU membership regarding the planning schedule for the fourth World Telecommunications Policy Forum on convergence and emerging policy issues. The ITAC will meet on April 26, 2007 from 10-noon EDT at the offices of AT&T, 1120 20th Street, Washington, DC to start preparations for advice on three letters from the International Telecommunication Union. This meeting is 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: “Divisionism/Neo-Impressionism: Arcadia and Anarchy”
Document Number: E7-6952
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-12
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 objects to be included in the exhibition ``Divisionism/Neo-Impressionism: Arcadia and Anarchy,'' 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 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, from on or about April 27, 2007, until on or about August 6, 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 Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance Masterpiece”
Document Number: E7-6951
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-12
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 objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance Masterpiece'', 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 High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, from on or about April 28, 2007, until on or about July 15, 2007, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about July 28, 2007, until on or about October 13, 2007, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about October 30, 2007, until on or about January 13, 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 Wolodymyr Sulzynsky, 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; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-6864
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Department of State
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-4048, Projected Sales of Major Weapons in Support of Section 25(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act; OMB Control Number 1405-0156
Document Number: E7-6874
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-11
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: Projected Sales of Major Weapons in Support of Section 25(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act. OMB Control Number: 1405-0156. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, (PM/DDTC). Form Number: DS-4048. Respondents: Business organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20 (total). Estimated Number of Responses: 20 (per year). Average Hours Per Response: 60 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 1200 hours (per year). Frequency: Once a year. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Fourth Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Persons With Disabilities
Document Number: E7-6873
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities will conduct its fourth public meeting on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. For directions, see, https://www.itcdc.com/index.php. Attendees must have valid, government-issued identification, such as a Driver's License or passport, in order to enter the building. Attendees requiring reasonable accommodation should indicate their requirements one week prior to the event to Stephanie Ortoleva at ortolevas@state.gov. The Advisory Committee is made up of the Secretary of State, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development and an Executive Director (all ex-officio members); and eight members from outside the United States government: Senda Benaissa, Joni Eareckson Tada, Vail Horton, John Kemp, Albert H. Linden, Jr., Kathleen Martinez, John Register and James E. Vermillion. 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.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment of ITT Corporation Pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: E7-6869
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that persons convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, (``AECA'') (22 U.S.C. 2778) are statutorily debarred pursuant to Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA and Section 127.7(c) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') (22 CFR 127.7(c)). On March 28, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, ITT Corporation entered a guilty plea to the willful export of defense articles without a license, in violation of Section 38 of the AECA and Sections 127.1(a) and 127.3 of the ITAR.
Deadline for Initial Accreditation or Approval for Agencies and Persons in Order To Be Accredited/Approved When the Hague Adoption Convention Enters Into Force for the United States
Document Number: E7-6866
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (the IAA), the Department of State (the Department) is the Central Authority for the United States for implementation of the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Convention). Once the Convention enters into force for the United States, agencies and persons that provide adoption services in cases covered by the Convention must be accredited, temporarily accredited, approved, or otherwise exempt. The Department previously announced in the Federal Register the establishment of the transitional application deadline (TAD) for accreditation and approval as November 17, 2006. The Department is now setting the deadline for initial accreditation or approval (DIAA) for February 15, 2008. All agencies and persons that applied by the TAD must complete the accreditation/ approval process by February 15, 2008, to be eligible for accreditation, temporary accreditation, or approval at the time the Convention enters into force for the United States.
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-6865
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Mythic Beasts”
Document Number: E7-6477
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
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 ``Mythic Beasts'', 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 American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, from on or about May 26, 2007, until on or about January 6, 2008, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about March 21, 2008, until on or about September 1, 2008, the Fernbank Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, from on or about February 11, 2011, until on or about August 11, 2011 (following exportation and re-importation of the exhibit objects), 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.
TITLE: 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-5501, Electronic Visa Entry Form, OMB Control Number 1405-0153
Document Number: E7-6475
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
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: Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form OMB Control Number: 1405-0153 Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa Services (CA/VO) Form Number: DS-5501 Respondents: Aliens entering the Diversity Visa Lottery Estimated Number of Respondents: 6 million per year Estimated Number of Responses: 6 million per year Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes Total Estimated Burden: 3 million hours per year Frequency: Once per entry Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership Program: Diversity, Democracy, Globalization, and Citizenship
Document Number: E7-6369
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the ``Youth Leadership Program: Diversity, Democracy, Globalization, and Citizenship'' in which the participating countries will be Turkey, Germany, and the United States. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to recruit and select 30-40 youth and adult participants overseas and in the United States, to provide the participants with a 25-to 30-day U.S.-based exchange program, and to support follow-on activities for the alumni. The program will be designed to promote high-quality leadership and civic responsibility among future leaders and will enable the Turkish, German, and American participants to explore diversity and the expression of and respect for individual beliefs as citizens in democratic nations.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership Program with Rwanda and Kenya
Document Number: E7-6361
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for two projects, one with Rwanda and one with Kenya, under the Youth Leadership Program. Public and private non- profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to conduct a three- to four-week U.S.-based project for secondary school students and teachers from Rwanda or from Kenya. The project activities will focus on civic education, leadership, diversity, and community activism.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA); Request for Grant Proposals: Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program
Document Number: E7-6360
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the administration of the FY 2008 Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (Muskie Program). Public and private non- profit organizations meeting the provisions described in IRS regulation 26 CFR 1.501(c)(3) may submit proposals to administer the selection, placement, monitoring, evaluation, follow-on, and alumni activities for the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (Muskie Program). Organizations with less than four years experience in conducting international exchange programs are not eligible for this competition. The Muskie Program selects outstanding citizens from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan (herein referred to as Eurasia) to receive fellowships for Master's level study in the United States in the fields of business administration, economics, law, public administration, and public policy. Candidates from countries other than Russia and Ukraine will be also considered in additional fields of education, environmental management, international affairs, library and information science, journalism/mass communications, and public health per guidelines outlined in the Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI). Muskie Program fellows will be enrolled in graduate degree, certificate, and non-degree programs lasting one to two academic years. Funding should support a minimum of 145 fellows for Master's level fellowships under the FY 2008 program. Every effort should be made to maximize the number of awards granted.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Fulbright Program Offices, Russia, and Kyiv, Ukraine
Document Number: E7-6359
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for organizations to serve as the fiscal disbursing agent and to provide administrative support for the Fulbright Program Offices in Moscow, Russia, and in Kyiv, Ukraine. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in IRS regulation 26 CFR 1.501(c) may submit proposals to provide these services to one or both Offices (Moscow and/or Kyiv). A separate proposal must be submitted for each country's office, i.e., organizations that apply for both the Moscow and Kyiv Offices must submit two discrete proposals for addressing the particular budgetary guidelines and any other country- specific requirements for each Office outlined in the RFGP.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-6293
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare advice on U.S. positions for two sets of meetings: the meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Working Parties on the Information Economy (WPIE) and on Communications and Infrastructure Services Policy (CISP), and a meeting of the International Telecommunication Union's Study Group 9 (Integrated broadband cable networks and television and sound transmission). The ITAC will meet on May 3, 10, and 17 from 2-4 p.m. EDT in room 2533a of the Harry S Truman building (Main State), 2201 C Street, Washington, DC to prepare advice for the next meetings of the WPIE and CISP. The ITAC will meet by conference call at 2 p.m. EDT to prepare advice on proposed USA contributions to ITU-T Study Group 9. Call-in information is available from the secretariat at 202 647-3234. These meetings are open to the public. Admission to the Department of State, 2201 C Street, Washington, DC requires prior notification to the secretariat (including birth date and an identification number such as driver license or passport) and presentation of a government-issued picture identification card at the entrance. Further information may be obtained from the Secretariat at minardje@state.gov, telephone 202 647- 3234.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Renewal of Special Use Permit for Military Activities on the De Soto National Forest and Implementation of Installation Mission Support Activities at Camp Shelby, MS
Document Number: C7-1571
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Department of State, Department of the Army, Army Department
Additional Designation of Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13382
Document Number: E7-6152
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the authority in section 1(ii) of Executive Order 13382, ``Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters'', the Assistant Secretary of State, acting under the authorities delegated to him by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that an Iranian entity, the Defense Industries Organization (``DIO''), has engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery.
Amendment of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Policy With Respect to Vietnam
Document Number: E7-6149
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regarding Vietnam at 22 CFR 126.1 to make it United States policy to consider on a case-by-case basis licenses, other approvals, exports or imports of non-lethal defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Vietnam. The United States will deny licenses, other approvals, exports or imports of lethal defense articles and services destined for or originating in Vietnam. Under this policy, the exports of lethal-end items, components of lethal-end items (unless those components are non-lethal, safety-of-use spare parts for lethal-end items), non-lethal crowd control defense articles and defense services, and night vision devices to end-users with a role in ground security will not be approved.