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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, http://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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945”
Document Number: E7-5945
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
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 ``Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918- 1945'', 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 June 10, 2007, until on or about September 3, 2007, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, from on or about October 5, 2007, until on or about January 2, 2008, and the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from on or about February 9, 2008, until on or about May 4, 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 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 Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The World of 1607”
Document Number: E7-5904
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Department of State
On March 7, 2007, notice was published on page 10289 of the Federal Register (volume 72, number 44) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibit, ``The World of 1607.'' The referenced notice is corrected as to an additional object 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 object to be included in the exhibition ``The World of 1607'', 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 Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, Virginia, from on or about April 1, 2007, until on or about July 20, 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 object, 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: “Greeks on the Black Sea: Ancient Art From the Hermitage”
Document Number: E7-5902
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
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 ``Greeks on the Black Sea: Ancient Art from the Hermitage'', 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 J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about June 14, 2007, until on or about September 3, 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: “Oudry's Painted Menagerie”
Document Number: E7-5899
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
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 ``Oudry's Painted Menagerie'', 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 J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about May 1, 2007, until on or about September 9, 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.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: The Indonesia English Language Study Program
Document Number: 07-1544
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition to administer the FY2007 Indonesian English Language Study Program. Consortia of accredited post-secondary educational institutions and public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code Section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) in the United States may submit proposals to administer and manage this initiative, which will enroll up to 200 Indonesian undergraduate students over a period of two years in a series of eight- week intensive English language courses at colleges and universities throughout the United States and provide them with an introduction to American institutions, society and culture. It is anticipated that the total amount of funding for FY2007 administrative and program costs will be $1,873,125.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Poussin and Nature”
Document Number: E7-5684
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-28
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, Nicolas Pouissin's Landscape with Saint Francis, to be included in the exhibition ``Poussin and Nature'', 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about February 12, 2008, until on or about May 11, 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 object, 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.
Fine Arts Committee Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-5586
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-27
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Edward Hopper”
Document Number: E7-5485
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-26
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 ``Edward Hopper'', 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 Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, beginning on or about May 6, 2007, until on or about August 19, 2007, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, beginning on or about September 16, 2007, until on or about January 21, 2008, and the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, beginning on or about February 16, 2008, until on or about May 11, 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 Julianne 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.
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Permanent Waiver of Missile Proliferation Sanctions Against Sectors of Chinese Government Activities
Document Number: E7-5254
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-22
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made to waive permanently the import sanction against certain activities of the Chinese government that was announced on September 19, 2003, pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act, as amended.
Formation of the United States Delegation to the World Radiocommunication Conference: Request for Expressions of Interest in Being on the United States Delegation
Document Number: E7-5253
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-22
Agency: Department of State
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) will take place from October 22- November 16, 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland. As part of the preparations for the formation of the United States delegation to the World Radiocommunication Conference, the Department of State is requesting expressions of interest in being on this delegation. All delegation members must be United States citizens. Expressions of interest and a description of what company or organization the interested person represents and his/her area of expertise should be sent to Anne Jillson, International Communications and Information Policy, Department of State. Her e-mail address is jillsonad@state.gov, her fax number is 202 647-5957, and her phone number is 202 647-5205. Expressions of interest should be received no later than April 10, 2007.
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-5252
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-22
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters of the Brush”
Document Number: E7-4661
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
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 ``Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters of the Brush'', 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 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from on or about May 1, 2007, until on or about July 22, 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: “Royal Portraits of Celebration”
Document Number: E7-4660
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
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 ``Royal Portraits of Celebration'', 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 Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, from on or about April 27, 2007, until on or about September 3, 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: “Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years”
Document Number: E7-4658
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
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 ``Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years'', 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, New York, from on or about June 3, 2007, until on or about September 10, 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 Julianne 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4035, Class B Nonimmigrant Visa Referral, OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
Document Number: E7-4554
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-13
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: Class B Nonimmigrant Visa Referral. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Approval Request. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-4035. Respondents: Consular officers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 20,000. Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 5,000 hours per year. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4034, Class A Nonimmigrant Visa Referral, OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
Document Number: E7-4553
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-13
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: Class A Nonimmigrant Visa Referral. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Approval Request. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-4034. Respondents: Consular officers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 20,000. Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 5,000 hours per year. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Title: 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Forms DS-2053, DS-3024, DS-3025, and DS-3026; Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant; OMB Control Number 1405-0113
Document Number: E7-4321
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-09
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: Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant. OMB Control Number: 1405-0113. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Services (CA/ VO). Form Number: DS-2053, DS-3024, DS-3025, DS-3026. Respondents: Immigrant visa and refugee applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 630,000 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 630,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 630,000 hours annually. Frequency: Once per application. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-2031, Shrimp Exporter's/Importer's Declaration, OMB Control Number 1405-0095
Document Number: E7-4320
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-09
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: Shrimp Exporter's/Importer's Declaration. OMB Control Number: 1405-0095. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Marine Conservation (OES/OMC). Form Number: DS-2031. Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000. Average Hours per Response: 10 min. Total Estimated Burden: 1,666. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 4079, Questionnaire-Information for Determining Possible Loss of United States Citizenship, New-OMB No. 1405-XXXX
Document Number: E7-4160
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-08
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: Questionnaire: Information for Determining Possible Loss of United States Citizenship. OMB Control Number: New-OMB No. 1405-XXXX. Type of Request: New Information Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS). Form Number: DS 4079. Respondents: United States Citizens. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,298. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,298. Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 575 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “The World of 1607”
Document Number: E7-4047
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
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 World of 1607'', 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 Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, Virginia, from on or about April 10, 2007, until on or about July 20, 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.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E7-4046
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Department of State
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in the Dean Acheson 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 23rd Street, NW., Washington, DC, between C and 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 Department of State facilities is controlled, persons wishing to attend the meeting must notify the DTAG Executive Secretariat by COB Friday, March 16, 2007. If notified after this date, the DTAG Secretariat cannot guarantee that the Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security can complete the necessary processing required to attend the March 21 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 and the Reception Desk at the 23rd Street entrance. 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. For Further Information Contact: For additional information, contact Nicholas Memos, PM/DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112; telephone (202) 663- 2804; fax (202) 261-8199; or e-mail MemosNI@state.gov.
Department of State's Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension
Document Number: E7-3872
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (DOS) is moving its regulations on nonprocurement debarment and suspension from their current location in title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to title 2 of the CFR, and is adopting the format established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in a document of interim final guidance on nonprocurement debarment and suspension published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2005. In today's rule, DOS establishes a new 2 CFR part 601 that adopts OMB's final government-wide guidance on nonprocurement debarment and suspension and contains supplemental DOS nonprocurement debarment and suspension provisions. In addition, this rule removes 22 CFR part 137, the existing DOS nonprocurement debarment and suspension regulations and updates references to 22 CFR part 137 in 22 CFR part 145 and 22 CFR part 133 to conform with this change. These changes constitute an administrative simplification that makes no substantive change in DOS policy or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension.
Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended
Document Number: E7-3871
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Department of State
This final rule amends the Department of States regulations related to students and exchange visitors to reflect changes introduced by Public Law108-441, and numerous administrative and procedural changes that have occurred with respect to these paragraphs following the transfer of the exchange visitor INA 212(e) waiver authority in 1999 from the United States Information Agency (USIA) to the Bureau of Consular Affairs in the Department of State. A number of these changes are non-substantive (i.e., agency name changes [the Department of Homeland Security in place of the Immigration and Naturalization Service], updating of office designations, etc.). Other changes reflect statutory amendments regarding waivers for the exchange visitor physicians and the proposed reconstitution of the Exchange Visitor Waiver Review Board.
Passports
Document Number: E7-3870
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Department of State
The proposed rule would reorganize, restructure, and update the passport regulations contained in 22 CFR part 51 in order to make them easier for the users to access the information, to better reflect current practices and changes in statutory authority, and to remove outdated provisions.