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

Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption; Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000; Consular Officer Procedures in Convention Cases
Document Number: E7-21340
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Department of State
This rule amends Department of State regulations to provide for intercountry adoptions that will occur pursuant to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Convention) and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA). This rule addresses consular officer processing of immigration petitions, visas, and Convention certificates in cases of children immigrating to the United States in connection with an adoption covered by the Convention.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-21260
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC, December 3-4, 2007, in Conference Room 1498. 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 Steven Galpern, Office of the Historian (202-663-1130) no later than November 29, 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 Steven Galpern 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, December 3, 2007, in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC, in Conference Room 1498, 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, December 3, 2007, and 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 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).
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-5373
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 4053, Department of State Mentor-Protégé Program Application, OMB 1405-0161
Document Number: E7-21044
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
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: Department of State Mentor- Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program Application. OMB Control Number: OMB 1405-0161. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business UtilizationA/SDBU. Form Number: DS-4053. Respondents: Small and large for-profit companies planning to team together in an official mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] capacity to improve the likelihood of winning DOS contracts. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14 respondents per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 14 per year. Average Hours Per Response: 21. Total Estimated Burden: 294. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani”
Document Number: E7-20832
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-23
Agency: Department of State
On October 11, 2007, notice was published on page 57987 of the Federal Register (volume 72, number 196) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani.'' The referenced notice is corrected as to the description of two objects covered, and five additional objects to be included in the the exhibition. 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 corrected and additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The corrected and additional objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the corrected and additional exhibit objects at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC, from on or about December 1, 2007, until on or about February 24, 2008, at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, NY, from on or about March 10, 2008 until on or about June 1, 2008, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Industry Advisory Panel: Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: E7-20641
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Study of the United States Institutes on American Politics and Political Thought, Contemporary American Literature, Religious Pluralism in the United States, U.S. Foreign Policy, and for Secondary Educators
Document Number: E7-20594
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Department of State
The Branch for the Study of the United States, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of five Study of the United States Institutes to take place over the course of six weeks beginning in June 2008. These institutes should provide a multinational group of experienced educators with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, values and institutions. Four of these institutes will be for groups of 18 foreign university level faculty each, focusing on American Politics and Political Thought, Contemporary American Literature, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Religious Pluralism in the United States. The fifth institute will be a general survey course on the study of the United States, for a group of 30 foreign secondary educators. Applicants may only propose to host one institute listed under this competition.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs EducationUSA Advising Services in Eurasia and Central Asia; Notice: Amendment to Original Request for Proposals (RFGP)
Document Number: E7-20369
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Department of State
The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces an amendment to the RFGP for EducationUSA Advising Services in Eurasia and Central Asia (ECA/A/ S/A-08-06). In Section II, in ``Award Information,'' Moldova should be included in the list of countries in Eurasia, as outlined in the Executive Summary of the RFGP, in which applicant organizations may propose to support educational advising. All other terms and conditions of the original solicitation remain the same. For questions about this amendment, contact: Henry Scott, ECA/A/S/ A, Room 349, U.S. Department of State, 301 4th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20547, telephone: 202-453-8883, fax: 202-453-8890, e-mail: scotthc@state.gov. Include a reference to Funding Opportunity Number ECA/A/S/A-08-06. Additional Information: The announcement for EducationUSA Advising Services in Eurasia was originally announced in the Federal Register, Volume 72, Number 187 on September 27, 2007.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Lucien Freud: The Painter's Etchings”
Document Number: E7-20260
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Lucien Freud: The Painter's Etchings,'' 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, New York, from on or about December 16, 2007, until on or about March 10, 2008, and at possible additional exhibitions or 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: “Objects for Water: H2
Document Number: E7-20161
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
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 ``Objects for Water: H2O=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 owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, from on or about November 3, 2007, until on or about May 26, 2008; San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA, from on or about July 19, 2008, until on or about November 30, 2008; Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, from on or about January 17, 2009, until on or about April 26, 2009; The Field Museum, Chicago, IL, from on or about June 12, 2009, until on or about September 20, 2009; Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH, from on or about November 14, 2009, until on or about April 11, 2010, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Search Fees in Freedom of Information Act Cases
Document Number: E7-20082
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Department of State
This rule makes final the Department's proposed rule published on June 20, 2007. The rule revises the regulations on fees to be charged for searching for information responsive to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act. The existing regulations proved to be unworkable, particularly in terms of ascertaining the costs of electronic searches.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani”
Document Number: E7-20074
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
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 ``Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani'', 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, from on or about December 1, 2007, until on or about February 24, 2008, at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, NY, from on or about March 10, 2008 until on or about June 1, 2008, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Termination of Statutory Debarment Pursuant to Section 38(g)(4) of the Arms Export Control Act for Davilyn Corporation
Document Number: E7-19807
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has terminated the statutory debarment against Davilyn Corporation pursuant to Section 38(g)(4) of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2778).
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program
Document Number: E7-19642
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division (ECA/PE/C/PY), of the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX). 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 facilitate educational exchanges between American and German high school students and young professionals.
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-19527
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Antinous-Dionysos”
Document Number: E7-19526
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-03
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 ``Antinous-Dionysos,'' 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 owner or custodian. I also determine that conservation of the objects at the Getty Villa from November 1, 2007, to November 1, 2008, and the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Getty Villa, from on or about December 11, 2008, until on or about June 1, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or 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: “Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art”
Document Number: E7-19524
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-03
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 ``Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art'', 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 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, from on or about November 18, 2007, until on or about March 30, 2008, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.