Department of State December 6, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan”
Document Number: E7-23679
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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 ``The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan,'' 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 Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, from on or about February 24, 2008, until on or about May 23, 2008, the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about September 18, 2008, until on or about January 5, 2009, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, from on or about February 1, 2009, until on or about May 31, 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.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership and Teacher Professional Development Program with Bosnia and Herzegovina
Document Number: E7-23675
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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 and Teacher Professional Development Program with Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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 program in the United States focusing on leadership and civic education. The 21 participants will be secondary school students and teachers from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3035, J Visa Waiver Recommendation Application, OMB Control Number 1405-0135
Document Number: E7-23672
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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: J Visa Waiver Recommendation Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0135. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau Of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-3035. Respondents: J Visa holders applying for a waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data, OMB Control Number 1405-0102
Document Number: E7-23670
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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 30 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: Refugee Biographic Data. OMB Control Number: 1405-0102. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, PRM/A. Form Number: N/A. Respondents: Refugee applicants for the U.S. Resettlement Program. Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 70,000. Average Hours Per Response: One-half hour. Total Estimated Burden: 35,000 hours. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-4071, Export Declaration of Defense Technical Data or Services; OMB Control Number 1405-0157
Document Number: E7-23668
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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 comments 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: Export Declaration of Defense Technical Data or Services. OMB Control Number: 1405-0157. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: DS-4071. Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000. Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 2,500 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status; Form DS-2019, OMB No. 1405-0119
Document Number: E7-23667
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status. OMB Control Number: OMB No. 1405-0119. 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-2019. Respondents: U.S. Department of State designated sponsors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,460. Estimated Number of Responses: 350,000 annually. Average Hours Per Response: 45 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 262,500 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Public Diplomacy Program Surveys, OMB Control No. 1405-0158
Document Number: 07-5967
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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: Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Public Diplomacy Program Surveys. OMB Control Number: 1405-0158. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office (PDEO). Form Number: None. Respondents: Respondents of program assessments and/or program monitoring of public diplomacy activities under the collection may include program applicants, participants, alumni, administrators, and hosts or grantee organizations involved in the programs that PDEO is assessing or evaluating. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,131. Estimated Number of Responses: 25,131. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 12,565 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.