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Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Faith and Community: A Dialogue
Document Number: E7-3869
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-06
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, announces an open competition for multiple grants to support international exchange projects under the rubric ``Faith and Community: A Dialogue.'' This is a continuation of the Office of Citizen Exchanges' ``Religion and Society: A Dialogue'' initiative, conducted over the past several fiscal years. Public and private non-profit organizations or consortia of such organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to develop and implement multi-phased exchanges involving the travel of clerics, scholars of religion, educators, and community leaders/ activists from countries with significant Muslim populations to the United States and of reciprocal visits by American clerics, scholars of religion, and community leaders/activists. (Note that additional participant categories may be included in projects for Southeast Europe. See below.) Authority: Overall grant-making authority for this program is contained in the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, Public Law 87-256, as amended, also known as the Fulbright-Hays Act. The purpose of the Act is ``to enable the Government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries * * *; to strengthen the ties which unite us with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations * * * and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic and peaceful relations between the United States and the other countries of the world.'' The funding authority for the program above is provided through legislation.
Intercountry Adoption-Reporting on Non-Convention and Convention Adoptions of Emigrating Children
Document Number: E7-3684
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-06
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department), with the joint review and approval of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is issuing a new rule to implement the requirement in the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (the IAA) to establish a Case Registry for, inter alia, emigrating children. This final rule imposes reporting requirements on adoption service providers, including governmental authorities who provide adoption services, in cases involving adoptions of children who will emigrate from the United States. These reporting obligations apply to all intercountry adoptions, regardless of whether they are covered under the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Convention). This final rule, although issued with the joint review and approval of DHS pursuant to section 303(d) of the IAA, only adds a new section to the Department's Convention regulations; no amendments or additions are made to DHS regulations.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Van Gogh and Expressionism”
Document Number: E7-3675
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-02
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 ``Van Gogh and Expressionism'', 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 Neue Galerie New York, New York, New York, from on or about March 22, 2007, until on or about July 2, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Great Britons: Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery, London”
Document Number: E7-3674
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-02
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 ``Great Britons: Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery, London'', 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “The Old Order and the New: P.H. Emerson and Photography 1885-1895”
Document Number: E7-3673
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-02
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 Old Order and the New: P.H. Emerson and Photography 1885-1895'', 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 March 27, 2007, until on or about July 8, 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.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership Program for Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Nicaragua
Document Number: E7-3635
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-01
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the Youth Leadership Program for Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Nicaragua. 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 youth and adult participants in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and/or Nicaragua and to provide the participants with short-term, U.S.-based exchanges focused on civic education, community activism, and leadership along with follow-on projects in their home communities.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA); Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership Program for Indonesia
Document Number: E7-3623
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-01
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 a Youth Leadership Program with Indonesia. 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 youth and adult participants overseas and to provide the participants with a U.S.-based exchange project focused on civic education, leadership, tolerance and respect for diversity, and community activism.
Deaths and Estates
Document Number: 07-889
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is issuing a final rule to update and amend its regulations on deaths and estates in 22 CFR Part 72, after review of one public comment received in response to the Department's October 24, 2006, issuance of a proposed rule. The existing regulations were originally issued in 1957. They needed to be redrafted in plain language and changed to reflect changes in State Department statutory authority and current practice. Sections 234 and 235 of the James W. Nance and Meg Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001 made some changes to consular officer and State Department responsibilities with respect to the deaths and personal estates of United States citizens and non-citizen nationals abroad that must be reflected in the regulations.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-2028, Overseas Schools Grant Status Report, OMB 1405-0033
Document Number: E7-3212
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-26
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: Overseas Schools Grant Status Report. OMB Control Number: OMB 1405-0033. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, A/OPR/OS. Form Number: DS-2028. Respondents: overseas school grantees. Estimated Number of Respondents: 185. Estimated Number of Responses: 185. Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 46 hours. Frequency: annually. Obligation to Respond: required to obtain or retain a benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Recording, Reporting, and Data Collection Requirements Under 22 CFR Part 62, the Exchange Visitor Program-Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS); Forms DS-3036, DS-3037, DS-7000 (SEVIS); OMB No. 1405-0147
Document Number: E7-3210
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-26
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: Recording, Reporting, and Data Collection Requirements Under 22 CFR Part 62, the Exchange Visitor ProgramStudent and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). OMB Control Number: OMB No. 1405-0147. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Office of Exchange Coordination and DesignationECA/EC/AG and ECA/EC/PS. Form Number: Form DS-3036, DS-3037, DS-7000 (SEVIS). Respondents: U.S. government, and public and private organizations wishing to become designated sponsors and Department of State designated sponsors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 190,200. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,620,375. Average Hours Per Response: 7 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 1,321,087 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Office of Canadian Affairs; Interpretative Guidance on Non-Pipeline Elements of E.O. 13337, amending E.O. 11423
Document Number: E7-3123
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-23
Agency: Department of State
Executive Order 11423, of August 16, 1968, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of State to issue Presidential permits for the construction of facilities crossing the international borders of the United States, including, but not limited to, bridges and tunnels connecting the United States with Canada or Mexico. Section 2(a) of Executive Order 13337, dated April 30, 2004, amended Executive Order 11423, inter alia, by authorizing the Secretary of State to issue Presidential permits for ``border crossings for land transportation, including motor or rail vehicles, to or from a foreign country, whether or not in conjunction with the facilities'' to which Executive Order 11423 previously applied. This new language is found in section 1(a)(vi) of Executive Order 11423, as amended. In seeking to provide guidance to the public concerning its exercise of this new permitting authority, the Department has determined, after giving the matter careful consideration, that the new ``land border crossing'' language of section 1(a)(vi) will apply to all new crossings of the international border as well as to all substantial modifications of existing crossings of the international border. The Department assembled an interagency working group, consisting of relevant State Department personnel and personnel from other interested Federal agencies, to prepare further guidance on application of this interpretation of section 1(a)(vi) in the future. Over the course of two years, this working group studied how to implement the new and amended Executive Orders in an efficient manner. DOS intends to review this guidance periodically with participants in the interagency working group, and may modify or amend it accordingly. The guidance document and annexes are quoted in full below, under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Debarment Involving Henry L. Lavery III and Security Assistance International, Inc.
Document Number: E7-2831
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed an administrative debarment against Henry L. Lavery III and Security Assistance International, Inc. pursuant to a December 12, 2006 Consent Agreement and other authority based upon section 127.7(a) and (b)(2) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR sections 120 to 130).
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: International Sports Programming Initiative
Document Number: E7-2683
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-15
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the International Sports Programming Initiative. 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 discuss approaches designed to enhance and improve the infrastructure of youth sports programs in the countries of Africa, East Asia, the Near East and North Africa, South Asia and the Western Hemisphere. The focus of all programs must be reaching out to youth ages 8-18. Programs designed to train elite athletes will not be considered. In Africa, the following countries are eligible: Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and South Africa. In East Asia eligible countries are: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. In the Near East and North Africa, eligible countries are: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and West Bank/Gaza. Eligible countries in South and Central Asia are Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Eligible countries in the Western Hemisphere are Venezuela, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. With the exception of programs for the Western Hemisphere, only single country projects are eligible. Applicants may not submit proposals that address more than one country or for countries that are not designated in the RFGP. For the purposes of this competition, eligible regions are Africa, East Asia, the Near East, North Africa, South Asia and the Western Hemisphere. No guarantee is made or implied that grants will be awarded in all themes and for all countries listed.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Italian Women Artists From Renaissance to Baroque”
Document Number: E7-2559
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
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 object to be included in the exhibition ``Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to Baroque'', 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 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, from on or about March 16, 2007, until on or about July 15, 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.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-2344
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare advice on U.S. positions for the OAS CITEL Permanent Consultative Committee II (Radiocommunication), the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) and various Telecommunication Standardization Study Groups. The ITAC will meet on March 13, 2007 2-4 p.m. to prepare advice for the meeting of PCC.II (Radiocommunication, including Broadcasting) of the Organization of American States Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL). Location of this meeting may be obtained by calling the Secretariat below. The ITAC will meet on Thursday March 15, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at ITU-T Study Group 3 at the AT&T Innovation Center, 1133 21st Street, NW., Suite 210, Washington, DC. This meeting replaces one scheduled for March 8, 2007. The ITAC will meet on March 15, 22, and 29, 2007 all 2-4 p.m. all in Room 2533A of the Harry S Truman Building to prepare advice for the meeting of the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG). The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet by conference call to prepare for ITU-T Study Groups 11, 13, and 19 on March 30, 2007. People desiring to participate in this call should contact the Secretariat at minardje@state.gov or 202 647-3234 for directions. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for ITU-T Study Group 15 on May 18, 2007 directly following the meetings of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) committees OPTXS and NIPP in Minneapolis, MN. The location of this meeting will be available from the Secretariat at minardje@state.gov. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for ITU-T Study Group 16 on June 7, 2007 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the offices of Communications Technologies Inc, 14151 Newbrook Drive, Suite 400, Chantilly, VA 20151. These meetings are 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: “Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudi
Document Number: E7-2343
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
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 additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudi to Dali'', 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 additional exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about March 5, 2007, until on or about June 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 Object Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Central European Galleries”
Document Number: E7-2341
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
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 object to be included in the exhibition ``Central European Galleries,'' 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 28, 2007, until on or about February 28, 2009, 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 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-117, Application to Determine Returning Resident Status, OMB Control Number 1405-0091
Document Number: E7-2192
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
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: Application to Determine Returning Resident Status. OMB Control Number: 1405-0091. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-117. Respondents: Aliens applying for special immigrant classification as a returning resident. Estimated Number of Respondents: 875 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 875. Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 438 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 3072, Emergency Loan Application and Evacuation Documentation, OMB Control Number 1405-0150
Document Number: E7-2189
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
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: Emergency Loan Application and Evacuation Documentation OMB Control Number: OMB Control Number 1405-0150. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS). Form Number: DS 3072. Respondents: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1000. Estimated Number of Responses: 1000. Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 166 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Fulbright Student Program
Document Number: E7-2107
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-08
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs (ECA/A/ E) of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for one or more assistance awards to provide administrative services for the Fulbright Student Program in Fiscal Year 2008. Public and private non-profit organizations or consortia of eligible organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to cooperate with the Bureau in the administration and implementation of one or more of the following program components: For U.S. students: the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. For foreign students administered by world geographic region: the Fulbright Foreign Student Program. For foreign students administered globally: the International Fulbright Science and Technology Award, the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program, pre-academic training, orientation programs, and enrichment activities. It is anticipated that the total amount of funding available for all FY 2008 administrative costs to support the program components listed above will be $10,000,000 and will involve management of 4,090 new students.
Amendment of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Policy With Respect to Libya and Venezuela
Document Number: E7-2034
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the United States is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations regarding Libya at 22 CFR 126.1(a) and (d) to make it United States policy to deny licenses, other approvals, exports or imports of defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Libya except, on a case-by-case basis for non-lethal defense articles and defense services, and non- lethal safety-of-use defense articles (e.g., cartridge actuated devices, propellant actuated devices and technical manuals for military aircraft for purposes of enhancing the safety of the aircrew) as spare parts for lethal end-items. Further, the Department of State is adding Venezuela to 22 CFR 126.1(a) as a result of its designation as a country not cooperating fully with anti-terrorism efforts, and in conjunction with the August 17, 2006 [71 FR 47554] announcement of a policy of denial of the export or transfer of defense articles to and revocation of existing authorizations for Venezuela.
Department of State Acquisition Regulation
Document Number: E7-1534
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of State
This proposed rule makes one change to the DOSAR. It revises the DOSAR to expand contracting authority to non-U.S. citizen locally employed staff, i.e., Foreign Nationals and Third Country Nationals. Presently, only U.S. citizens who are Government employees may be appointed as contracting officers.
Office of Ocean Affairs; New Conservation and Management Measures and Resolutions for Antarctic Marine Living Resources Under the Auspices of CCAMLR
Document Number: 07-266
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Department of State
At its Twenty-Fifth Meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, from October 23 to November 3, 2006, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), of which the United States is a member, adopted conservation and management measures and resolutions, pending countries' approval, pertaining to fishing in the CCAMLR Convention Area. All the measures were agreed upon in accordance with Article IX of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. Measures adopted restrict overall catches of certain species of fish and crabs, restrict fishing in certain areas, specify implementation and inspection obligations supporting the Catch Documentation Scheme of Contracting Parties, and promote compliance with CCAMLR measures by non-Contracting Party vessels. This notice includes the full text of the conservation measures adopted at the Twenty-Fifth meeting of CCAMLR. For all of the conservation measures in force, see the CCAMLR Web site at www.ccamlr.org. This notice, therefore, together with the U.S. regulations referenced under the Supplementary Information, provides a comprehensive register of all current U.S. obligations under CCAMLR.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Oudry's Painted Menagerie”
Document Number: E7-1265
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
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 object to be included in the exhibition ``Oudry's Painted Menagerie'', 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 owners or custodians. 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 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 object, 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.
Shipping Coordinating Committee Facilitation Meeting
Document Number: E7-998
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-997
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-1007
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries”
Document Number: E7-1005
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
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 ``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 loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC, and the National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC, from on or about June 23, 2007, until on or about September 16, 2007, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, are 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: “Glass, Gilding, and Grand Design: Art of Sasanian Iran (224-642)”
Document Number: E7-1002
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
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 ``Glass, Gilding, and Grand Design: Art of Sasanian Iran (224-642)'', 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 Asia Society, New York, New York, from on or about February 12, 2007, until on or about May 27, 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.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Turkish Student Teacher Internship Project
Document Number: E7-631
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the Turkish Student Teacher Internship Project. U.S. public and private universities meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to administer an eight-week professional development program for graduate students of education from Turkey beginning in January 2008. The focus of the program is to familiarize participants with U.S. student-centered teaching methods and the use of technology in the classroom. The exchange experience should also give Turkish participants an in-depth experience of American life and culture and contribute to mutual understanding between Turkey and the United States. The program should include both a theoretical component, provided through professional development seminars in an academic setting, and a practical component, provided through practice teaching experience under the guidance of experienced mentor teachers in local school districts. Interested organizations should indicate strong contacts with local U.S. school districts in order to provide the practical student-teaching component, as well as a demonstrated ability to conduct a substantive academic program. Host schools for internships may be public, private, magnet or charter schools, and should exemplify best practices.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-5090e, Human Rights Abuses Reporting Site; OMB No. 1405-0175
Document Number: E7-513
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-17
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: Human Rights Abuses Reporting Site. OMB Control Number: 1405-0175. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Office of Cuban Affairs (WHA/CCA). Form Number: DS-5090e, Human Rights Abuses Reporting Site. Respondents: Victims of human rights abuses in Cuba. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,300 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 7,300 annually. Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes per response. Total Estimated Burden: 1,825 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Industry Advisory Panel: Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E7-421
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-16
Agency: Department of State
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-257
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-11
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare advice on U.S. positions for the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunication Standardization Sector Study Group 3 (Tariff and accounting principles including related telecommunication economic and policy issues), the Organization of American States Inter-American Telecommunications Commission's Permanent Consultative Committee I (Telecommunications), and a standing electronic mail meeting preparing advice for ITU Radiocommunication Sector meetings. The ITAC will meet on February 8 and 22 and March 8, 2007, all meetings from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at ITU-T Study Group 3. Location of these meetings may be obtained by calling the Secretariat below. The ITAC will meet on February 13, 2007 from 10 a.m. to noon, and February 20 and March 13, 2007 both from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at the OAS CITEL PCC.I. Location of these meetings may be obtained by calling the Secretariat below. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare for various ITU-R Study Group meetings continuously by e-mail through the end of July 2007. People desiring to participate in this activity should contact the Secretariat at minardje@state.gov or 202 647-3234 for directions. These meetings are open to the public. Further information may be obtained from the Secretariat minardje@state.gov, telephone 202 647- 3234.
Exchange Visitor Program-Professors and Research Scholars
Document Number: E6-22631
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-11
Agency: Department of State
By Notice published on November 1, 2006, 71 FR 64330, the Department of State identified November 4, 2006 as the effective date for its Final Rule published May 19, 2005, 70 FR 28815. The effective date of the Final Rule had been in order to permit the Department of Homeland Security to complete modifications to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) necessary for implementation. However, these SEVIS modifications did not become operational until the evening of November 17, 2006. Accordingly, effective November 18, 2006, current and future professor and research scholar participants will be eligible for five years of program participation as provided in the Final Rule, as amended. These participants will also be subject to the eligibility requirements for repeat participation set forth in the Final Rule, as amended. The Final Rule was amended by a Federal Register document published on June 23, 2005, 70 FR 36344. Requirements governing initial eligibility for participation as a professor or research scholar are unchanged. This document supersedes the Department's document published November 1, 2006, and the language of the Department's Final Rule published May 19, 2005, as it regards the rule's effective date. This certification will be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: E7-32
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates indicated pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d) and in compliance with section 36(f) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776).
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement
Document Number: E6-22630
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that twenty-four 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 entities and individuals 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Greek and Roman Galleries”
Document Number: E6-22622
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
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 ``Greek and Roman Galleries'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about April 10, 2007, until on or about April 10, 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.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-22621
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare advice on U.S. positions for the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG), and Telecommunication Development Advisory Group. In addition to the previously announced meeting to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at the March meeting of the Telecommunication Sector Advisory Group (TSAG) on January 18, 2007, the ITAC will also meet on February 1 and February 13, 2007, all meetings from 9:30-noon. Locations of these meetings may be obtained by calling the secretariat below. The ITAC will meet to prepare advice on U.S. positions to be taken at the Telecommunication Development Advisor Group (TDAG) on January 25 and February 1, 2007 in Room 2533A of the Harry S Truman building (Main State) from 2-4 p.m. People desiring to attend these meetings should send pre-clearance information to minardje@state.gov. Access to the Department of State is through the doors at 2201 C Street, have picture ID and proof of citizenship available. We strongly suggest arriving at least 30 minutes before the start of the meeting. These meetings are open to the public. Further information may be obtained from the secretariat minardje@state.gov, telephone 202-647- 3234.