Department of State December 18, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions”
Document Number: E7-24495
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
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 ``Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions,'' 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, NY, from on or about February 11, 2008, until on or about May 11, 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.
Deposit of Instrument of Ratification by the United States of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption
Document Number: E7-24494
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Department of State
On December 12, 2007, the United States deposited its instrument of ratification for the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation with Respect to Intercountry Adoption (the Convention). In accordance with the terms of the Convention, the Convention will enter into force with respect to the United States on April 1, 2008. The United States signed the Convention on March 31, 1994 and the President transmitted it to the Senate for its advice and consent on June 11, 1998. (S. Treaty Doc. 105-51 at III (1998)). On September 20, 2000, the Senate gave its advice and consent to the ratification of the Convention, subject to certain declarations, and on October 6, 2000, Congress enacted the implementing legislation for the Convention, the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000, Public Law 106-279, 42 U.S.C. 14901- 14952 (the IAA). The President signed the instrument of ratification on November 16, 2007.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-24490
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Department of State
Amendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: UN Embargoed Countries
Document Number: E7-24352
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the text of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Exports and Sales Prohibited by United Nations Security Council Embargoes, to add a list of the countries subject to such United Nations embargoes.