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Shipping Coordinating Committee Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-9931
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “A Mirror of Nature: Nordic Landscape Painting 1840-1910”
Document Number: E7-9930
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
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 ``A Mirror of Nature: Nordic Landscape Painting 1840-1910'', 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 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from on or about June 24, 2007, until on or about September 24, 2007, 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.
Shipping Coordinating Committee Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-9922
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Department of State
Certifications Pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162
Document Number: E7-9884
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Department of State
On May 1, 2007, the Department of State certified, pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162 (``Section 609''), that 16 nations have adopted programs to reduce the incidental capture of sea turtles in their shrimp fisheries comparable to the program in effect in the United States. The Department also certified that the fishing environments in 24 other countries and one economy, Hong Kong, do not pose a threat of the incidental taking of sea turtles protected under Section 609. Shrimp imports from any nation not certified were prohibited effective May 1, 2007 pursuant to Section 609.
Amendment of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Policy With Respect to Somalia
Document Number: E7-9860
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regarding Somalia at 22 CFR 126.1 to make it United States policy to consider on a case-by-case basis licenses, or other approvals, for exports of defense articles and defense services destined for Somalia that conform to the provisions of United Nations Security Council resolution 1744, which amends United Nations Security Council resolution 733. The United States will deny licenses, other approvals, exports or imports of defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Somalia that do not conform to the provisions of the resolution.
United States Climate Change Science Program
Document Number: E7-9752
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application, OMB Control Number 1405-0018
Document Number: E7-9746
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
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 Visa Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0018. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-156. Respondents: Nonimmigrant visa applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 12,000,000. Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 12,000,000 hours per year. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (Committee Renewal)
Document Number: E7-9602
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State announces the renewal of the Charter for the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) for an additional two years. The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the IATTC may be terminated only by law. In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), a new Charter must be issued on a biennial basis from the date the current Charter was approved and filed with Congress and the Library of Congress. The IATTC was established pursuant to the Convention for the Establishment of an Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, signed in 1949. The purpose of the IATTC is to conserve and manage the fisheries and associated resources of the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. The United States is represented to the IATTC by the U.S. Section, which includes four Presidentially-appointed Commissioners and a Department of State representative. The General Advisory Committee to the United States Section of the IATTC was established pursuant to Section 4 of the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 (16 U.S.C. 953, as amended), the implementing statute for the IATTC Convention. The goal of the Advisory Committee is to serve the U.S. Section to the IATTC, including the Department of State, as advisors on matters relating to international conservation and management of stocks of tuna and dolphins in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, and in particular to provide recommendations on the development of U.S. policy associated with such matters. The Committee is composed of representatives of the major U.S. tuna harvesting, processing, and marketing sectors, as well as recreational fishing and environmental interests, formulating specific policy recommendations for the U.S. Section to the IATTC. The Advisory Committee will continue to follow the procedure prescribed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Notice of meetings is published in the Federal Register in advance as required by FACA and meetings are open to the public unless a determination is made in accordance with Section l0 of the FACA that a meeting or a portion of the meeting should be closed to the public.
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-9424
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Department of State
Preparation of Fourth U.S. Climate Action Report
Document Number: E7-9293
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Department of State
In June 1992, the United States signed, and later ratified in October, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Pursuant to the national communication reporting requirements under Articles 4.2 and 12 of the Convention and to guidelines later adopted by the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP), the United States submitted the first U.S. Climate Action Report (USCAR) to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, the second in 1997 and the third in 2002. The U.S. Government has prepared an initial draft of the fourth national communication for public review, and provided notice in the Federal Register on May 4, 2007 soliciting public input on the draft text of the national communication prior to finalization of the document. The purpose of this announcement is to notify interested members of the public that the Department of State is extending the deadline for submitting comments on the draft text to June 1.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Voluntary Disclosures; OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
Document Number: E7-9282
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for 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 of the Form DS-4048 as the means of collecting the information. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Voluntary Disclosures. OMB Control Number: 1405-XXXX. Type of Request: Existing Collection in Use without an OMB Control Number. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: No Form. Respondents: Business organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400 (total). Estimated Number of Responses: 400 (per year). Average Hours Per Response: 10 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 4,000 hours (per year). Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Educational Adviser Training and Support Services
Document Number: E7-9034
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Department of State
The Educational Information and Resources Branch of the Office of Global Educational Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for a program of Educational Adviser Training and Support Services. 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 develop training programs and provide support services for Department of State-affiliated overseas educational advisers. Overseas educational advisers are part of the Department of State's network of over 450 EducationUSA centers that promote U.S. higher education in 170 countries around the world. Centers exist in a variety of locations including: U.S. embassies and consulates, Fubright Commissions, Binational Centers, Non-governmental organizations, universities and libraries. A complete list of centers is located at http://www.educationusa.state.gov. Overseas educational advisers provide timely and objective information to foreign audiences on U.S. study opportunities at accredited academic institutions and guide students and professionals in selecting programs appropriate to their needs. Project proposals should be structured to focus on the following: 1. Short-term training in the U.S. for mid- and senior-level advisers. 2. Web-based training for beginning level advisers. 3. Adviser project development. 4. Logistical support for adviser attendance at international education conferences and workshops including the NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference to be held in Washington DC in May/ June 2008. 5. Fiscal Management: sub-contractors 6. InsuranceFunded programs should normally use Bureau insurance The training component of the proposal should include two U.S.- Based Training program (USBT) sessions for mid-level advisers and one Professional Advising Leadership (PAL) program for senior-level advisers. The USBT for mid-level educational advisers should be approximately three weeks in duration and must include workshops on advising issues of concern, visits to a variety of U.S. academic institutions outside of the Washington, DC metropolitan area and attendance at a national or regional NAFSA: Association of International Educators Conference or similar professional development opportunity. The Professional Advising Leadership (PAL) program should be designed for senior-level advisers. Advisers applying for a PAL fellowship will have at least four years of advising experience. Applicants will formulate a proposal outlining a project that will be of benefit to the adviser's center, region and the profession as a whole. Proposals may fall into these four broad areas: short-term training, conference attendance, specific individualized research, on- site shadowing/internship, or a combination of two or more (based on time and logistics requirements). The Bureau anticipates awarding one grant to administer this program.
U.S. National Commission for UNESCO; Notice of Annual Meeting
Document Number: E7-8687
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Department of State
The Annual Meeting of the U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will take place on Monday, May 21, 2007 and Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at the Marriott Georgetown University Conference Hotel, Washington, DC (3800 Reservoir Road, NW.). The theme of this year's Annual Meeting is ``UNESCO as a Capacity Builder: Pursuing its mandate through Education, the Sciences, Culture, and Communications.'' On Monday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Commission will hold a series of informational plenary sessions and subject-specific committee breakout sessions, which will be open to the public. On Tuesday, May 22, 2007, the Commission will meet from 1:45 p.m. until 4 p.m. to discuss recommendations on the meeting's theme and other UNESCO-related issues. Members of the public who wish to attend any of these meetings should contact the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO no later than Wednesday, May 16th for further information about admission, as seating is limited. Those who wish to make oral comments during the public comment section held during the concluding session Tuesday afternoon should request to be scheduled by Wednesday, May 16th. Each individual will be limited to five minutes, with the total oral comment period not exceeding thirty minutes. Written comments should be submitted by Monday, May 14th to allow time for distribution to the Commission members prior to the meeting. The National Commission may be contacted via e-mail at DCUNESCO@state.gov, or via phone at (202) 663-0026. Its Web site can be accessed at: http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; International Visitor Leadership Program Assistance Awards
Document Number: E7-8684
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Department of State
The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces revisions to the original RFGP announced in the Federal Register on Thursday, April 19, 2007 (Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 75): IV.3e.1. Applicants must provide a detailed budget for administrative expenses only. Administrative costs are those costs that include applicant's staff salaries, benefits, telephone, fax, printing, office supplies, etc. All overhead costs associated with the program (for supervision, financial management, and other overhead expenses) are to be included in the proposal and should be controlled, reduced, or shared. The costs of support/central office in any parent agency (whether covered through an indirect costs' rate or as a direct cost) should be limited or cost shared to the extent possible. Concrete plans to streamline operations covered by overhead and non-program staff functions should be described in proposal submissions. (See Budget Guidelines in the PSI document.)
Biometric Visa Program Transition to Ten Fingerscans
Document Number: E7-8604
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-04
Agency: Department of State
This public notice announces the change in the standard for fingerscans of the Biometric Visa Program from two fingerscans to ten fingerscans. The establishment of the Biometric Visa Program was announced to the public in December 2004 as a response to the requirements established by the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002. When the program began, available technology only allowed for efficient capture and comparisons of two fingerscans. Now, improvements in technology allow the Program to incorporate a ten fingerscan standard.
Preparation of Fourth U.S. Climate Action Report
Document Number: 07-2251
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-04
Agency: Department of State
In June 1992, the United States signed, and later ratified in October, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Pursuant to the national communication reporting requirements under Articles 4.2 and 12 of the Convention and to guidelines later adopted by the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP), the United States submitted the first U.S. Climate Action Report (USCAR) to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, the second in 1997 and the third in 2002. The U.S. Government has prepared an initial draft of the fourth national communication for public review. The purpose of this announcement is to notify interested members of the public of the opportunity to submit input on the draft text of the national communication before the final document is completed.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Bar at the Folies-Bergere”
Document Number: E7-8477
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
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 object to be included in the exhibition ``Bar at the Folies-Bergere'', 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 J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about June 5, 2007, until on or about September 9, 2007, 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: “The Baroque World of Fernando Botero”
Document Number: E7-8476
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
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 ``The Baroque World of Fernando Botero'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, from on or about May 26, 2007, until on or about August, 19, 2007, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from on or about September 15, 2007, until on or about December 9, 2007, the Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, from on or about January 18, 2008, until on or about February 24, 2008, the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, from on or about March 15, 2008, until on or about June 7, 2008, the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, from on or about June 28, 2008, until on or about September 21, 2008, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, from on or about October 18, 2008, until on or about January 11, 2009, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, from on or about May 23, 2009, until on or about August 15, 2009, the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, from on or about September 12, 2009, until on or about December 6, 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: “The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso”
Document Number: E7-8475
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
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 ``The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso,'' 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 June 17, 2007, until on or about September 16, 2007, 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: “Roman Art from the Louvre”
Document Number: E7-8474
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
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 ``Roman Art from the Louvre'', 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 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, from on or about September 23, 2007, until on or about January 6, 2008, the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, from on or about February 19, 2008, until on or about May 11, 2008, and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from on or about June 19, 2008, until on or about October 12, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries”
Document Number: E7-8473
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
Agency: Department of State
On January 24, 2007, notice was published on page 3189 of the Federal Register (volume 72, number 15) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibit, ``Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries.'' The referenced notice is corrected as to additional objects to be included in the exhibition. 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 ``Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC, from on or about June 23, 2007, until on or about September 16, 2007, 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: “Symbols of Power: Napoleon and the Art of the Empire Style, 1800-1815”
Document Number: E7-8472
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
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 ``Symbols of Power: Napoleon and the Art of the Empire Style, 1800-1815'', 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 St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, from on or about June 16, 2007, until on or about September 16, 2007, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, from on or about October 21, 2007, until on or about January 27, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Journey to the Copper Age: Archaeology in the Holy Land”
Document Number: E7-8471
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
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 ``Journey to the Copper Age: Archaeology in the Holy Land'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, California, from on or about June 10, 2007, until on or about February 4, 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: “Desiderio da Settignana: Sculptor of Renaissance Florence”
Document Number: E7-8470
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
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 ``Desiderio da Settignana: Sculptor of Renaissance Florence'', 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about July 1, 2007, until on or about October 8, 2007, 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.
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 http://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.