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Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926-33”
Document Number: E8-18952
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
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 ``Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926- 33,'' 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 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, from on or about October 16, 2008, until on or about February 15, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Art and Power in the Central African Savanna”
Document Number: E8-18951
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
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 in the exhibition: ``Art and Power in the Central African Savanna,'' 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 Menil Collection, Houston, TX, from on or about September 26, 2008, until on or about January 4, 2009, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, from on or about March 1, 2009, until on or about June 7, 2009, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, from on or about June 28, 2009, until on or about October 11, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: The United States Munitions List Category VIII
Document Number: E8-18844
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the text of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Part 121 to add language clarifying how the criteria of Section 17(c) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (``EAA'') are implemented in accordance with the Department of State's obligations under the Arms Export Control Act (``AECA''), and restating the Department's longstanding policy and practice of implementing the criteria of this provision.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective”
Document Number: E8-18827
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective,'' 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 Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about September 21, 2008, until on or about January 5, 2009; at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, from on or about March 1, 2009, until on or about May 11, 2009; and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Louvre Atlanta: The Louvre and the Masterpiece”
Document Number: E8-18781
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Louvre Atlanta: The Louvre and the Masterpiece,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, from on or about October 11, 2008, until on or about September 6, 2009; at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, from on or about October 18, 2009, to on or about January 10, 2010; and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Alexander Roslin and the Comtesse d'Egmont Pignatelli”
Document Number: E8-18743
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects in the exhibition: ``Alexander Roslin and the Comtesse d'Egmont Pignatelli,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, from on or about August 29, 2008, until on or about November 30, 2008, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Re-Chartering of the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP)
Document Number: E8-18600
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP) has been re-chartered for an additional two years. The Department of State announces the re-chartering of the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP), a continuing committee under the authority of 22 U.S.C. 2656 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C., App. II, Secs. 1-5 (``FACA''). ACICIP members are private sector communications and information technology specialists from U.S. telecommunications companies, trade associations, policy institutions, and academia, who advise the Department on issues affecting international communications and information policy. The Committee is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which requires advisory committees to renew their charters every two years.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Art & Empire: Treasures From Assyria in the British Museum”
Document Number: E8-18476
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-11
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 in the exhibition ``Art & Empire: Treasures from Assyria in the British Museum,'' 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, from on or about September 21, 2008, until on or about January 4, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-157, Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Form, OMB Control Number 1405-0134
Document Number: E8-18475
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Form OMB Control Number: 1405-0134 Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO) Form Number: DS-157 Respondents: Nonimmigrant visa applicants legally required to provide additional security and background information. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000,000 Estimated Number of Responses: 4,000,000 Average Hours per Response: 1 hour Total Estimated Burden: 4,000,000 Frequency: Once per respondent Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit
Determination Related to North Korea
Document Number: E8-18115
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of State
Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Persons With Disabilities
Document Number: E8-18111
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of State
A working group of the Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (Committee) will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 from 9 a.m.-1 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. The Working Group of the Committee is reviewing the National Council on Disability (NCD) September 9, 2003 Report entitled, ``Foreign Policy and Disability: Legislative Strategies and Civil Rights Protections to Ensure Inclusion of People with Disabilities'' (http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2003/foreign03.htm) . At this meeting, the Working Group will discuss its assessment of the progress being made in addressing the conclusions of the NCD Report and will discuss recommendations to be made to the Committee. Attendees must have valid, government-issued photo identification, such as a Driver's License or passport, in order to enter the building. Attendees requiring reasonable accommodation should indicate their requirements at least one week prior to the event to Sylvia Thomas at thomassl@state.gov. There will be a limited amount of time for comments from the public. 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 the 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, Sections 2656 and 2651a, and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended.
Notice of Disposition of Electronic Scanning and Storage of Certain Nonimmigrant Records
Document Number: E8-17447
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Department of State
The Department has determined that electronic scanned records of Category I nonimmigrant visa refusals and nonimmigrant visa applications (Form DS-156 [OMB-1405-018]) are to be treated as the official or original records of the Department of State. In accordance with The Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA), the Department's scanned records are not to be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability merely because they are in electronic form. In October 21, 1998, Congress enacted the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) which required, when practicable, Federal agencies to use electronic processes to conduct agency business. The purpose of the GPEA was to preclude agencies or courts from systematically treating electronic documents and signatures less favorably than their paper counterparts. In accordance with the GPEA, the Department of State launched the electronic scanning initiative in October 2001, which began the scanning of Category I nonimmigrant visa refusal paper records at selected posts. By May 2004, the Department of State expanded this scanning initiative to all posts. As of March 31, 2008, the Department has maintained the scanning of all Category I nonimmigrant visa refusal paper records and has also expanded its scanning initiative to include the scanning of nonimmigrant visa applications (Form DS-156 [OMB-1405-0018]) at selected high-volume posts. By expanding the scanning initiative, the Department of State seeks to: Reduce costs associated with physical storage and improve access to these records with an electronic information management (EIM) interface. Manage millions of records and retrieve the ones that are needed expeditiously. Share documents with other offices or access them remotely while protecting confidential information. Create reports relating to case management, workload, and level-of-effort quantifications.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration Fee Change
Document Number: E8-17232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by increasing the registration fees, changing the registration renewal period, and making other minor administrative changes.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Captured Emotions: Baroque Painting in Bologna 1575-1725”
Document Number: E8-16770
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-22
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 ``Captured Emotions: Baroque Painting in Bologna 1575-1725'' to be displayed at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, 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 and additional objects at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about December 16, 2008, until on or about May 3, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Wolodymyr Sulzynsky, Attorney- Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/453-8050). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA- 44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.
Additional Designation of Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13382
Document Number: E8-16621
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-21
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 Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that two Iranian individuals and one entity, namely Rahim Safavi, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and the TAMAS Company, have 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 to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Renewal of Registration
Document Number: E8-16537
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by revising the validity period for registration and by limiting the time frame in which a registration may be renewed.
Board of Appellate Review; Review of Loss of Nationality
Document Number: E8-16247
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Department of State
This interim final rule eliminates the Department's Board of Appellate Review (L/BAR), which had been authorized to review certain Department determinations, in particular those related to loss of citizenship and passport denials. Because L/BAR's jurisdiction has been superseded or made obsolete for several years, and in large part replaced by review of loss of citizenship and passport matters by the Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs, this rule eliminates L/BAR and authorizes on a discretionary basis an alternative, less cumbersome review of loss of nationality determinations by the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Study of the United States Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking in a Post 9/11 World
Document Number: E8-16379
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
Agency: Department of State
The Branch for the Study of the U.S., Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/A/E/USS), invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of the Study of the United States Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking in a Post 9/11 World. This institute will provide a multinational group of up to 18 experienced foreign university educators and other professionals with a deeper understanding of U.S. approaches to national security policymaking, past and present, in order to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States at universities and other institutions abroad. The institute should be an intensive, academically rigorous program for scholars and other professionals from outside the United States, and should have a central theme and a strong contemporary component. It is anticipated that this grant will be awarded on or about October 15, 2008, pending the availability of funds. This six-week program, to be conducted during the winter of 2009, must include a four-week academic residency segment at a U.S. college or university campus (or other appropriate U.S. location) and a two-week study tour segment that complements the academic residency segment. The study tour segment must include a visit to Washington, D.C. that involves substantive briefings by national security policy professionals from the Department of State, other relevant U.S. government agencies, and private institutions.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-16251
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-16
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC, September 8-9, 2008, in Conference Room 1498. Prior notification and a valid government-issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U.S. government or military ID) are required for entrance into the building. Members of the public planning to attend must notify Nathaniel Smith, Office of the Historian (202-663-3268) no later than September 4, 2008, to provide date of birth, valid government-issued photo identification number and type (such as driver's license number/state, passport number/country, or U.S. government ID number/agency or military ID number/branch), and relevant telephone numbers. If you cannot provide one of the enumerated forms of ID, please consult with Nathaniel Smith for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. The Committee will meet in open session from 1:30 p.m. through 3 p.m. on Monday, September 8, 2008, in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC, in Conference Room 1498, to discuss declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series. The remainder of the Committee's sessions from 3:15 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 8, 2008, and 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2008, will be closed in accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The agenda calls for discussions of agency declassification decisions concerning the Foreign Relations series and other declassification issues. These are matters not subject to public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and the public interest requires that such activities be withheld from disclosure. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Marc J. Susser, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC 20520, telephone (202) 663-1123, (e-mail history@state.gov).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-7646, U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship, OMB 1405-0180
Document Number: E8-16246
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-16
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: The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship. OMB Control Number: 1405-0180. Type of Request: Renewal. Originating Office: Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Office of UNESCO Affairs, Executive Secretariat U.S. National Commission for UNESCO (IO/UNESCO). Form Number: DS-7646. Respondents: U.S. college and university students applying for fellowship. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Number of Responses: 100. Average Hours Per Response: 10. Total Estimated Burden: 1000 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Art in the Age of Steam: Europe, America and the Railway, 1830-1960”
Document Number: E8-16245
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-16
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 ``Art in the Age of Steam: Europe, America and the Railway, 1830-1960'', 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 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, from on or about September 13, 2008, until on or about January 18, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Global Financial Management System
Document Number: E8-16161
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-15
Agency: Department of State
During a review of this agency's operations, a system was identified as being in operation that is not covered by a Privacy Act system of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to create a new system of records, Global Financial Management System, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-130, Appendix I. The Department's report relating to this system was filed with the Office of Management and Budget on July 8, 2008. It is proposed that the new system will be named ``Global Financial Management System.'' It is also proposed that the new system description will identify the Global Financial Management System (GFMS) as the official financial management system for the Department of State to account for and control appropriated resources and to maintain accounting and financial information associated with the normal operation of government organizations. The routine uses applying to GFMS that provide for disclosure to the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service are compatible with the purpose for collecting information that resides in this system because such disclosures enable the appropriate reimbursements to individuals and documentation thereof for purposes of tax compliance. Any persons interested in commenting on the new Global Financial Management System may do so by submitting comments in writing to Margaret P. Grafeld, Director, Office of Information Programs and Services, A/ISS/IPS, U.S. Department of State, SA-2, Washington, DC 20522-8001. The new system of records for the Global Financial Management System will be effective 40 days from the date of publication, unless comments are received that result in a contrary determination. This new system description will read as set forth below.
Privacy Act of 1974 Amendment of Prefatory Statement of Routine Uses to Department of State Privacy Act Issuances
Document Number: E8-16159
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-15
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend the Prefatory Statement of Routine Uses to Department of State Privacy Act Issuances, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-130, Appendix I. The Department's report was filed with the OMB on July 8, 2008. It is proposed that the amended Prefatory Statement notify individuals of an additional routine use of Privacy Act information. The OMB requires all federal agencies to be able to quickly and efficiently respond in the event of a breach of personally identifiable information and directed agencies to publish a routine use that will allow disclosure of Privacy Act information to persons and entities in a position to assist with notifying affected individuals, or playing a role in preventing, minimizing, or remedying any harm from a breach. The Department of State is proposing to add a new routine use that will allow it to meet the OMB objective of responding quickly and efficiently should such a breach occur. The new routine use will help the Department prevent, minimize, or remedy a data breach or compromise. All responses to a confirmed or suspected breach will be prepared on a case-by-case basis. The purpose of the amendment to the Prefatory Statement is to allow the Department to respond more quickly and efficiently in the event of a breach of personally identifiable information and, when necessary, to disclose information regarding the breach to individuals identified under the routine use, and to give the affected individuals full and fair notice of the extent of these potential disclosures. The proposed routine use is compatible with the purpose for which information maintained by the Department originally was collected. As indicated in the April 2007 Strategic Plan report issued by the President's Identity Theft Task Force (page 83) and OMB M-07-16, a routine use to provide for disclosure in connection with response and remedial efforts in the event of a breach of federal data qualifies as a necessary and proper use of informationa use that is in the best interest of both the individual and the public. Such a routine use will serve to protect the interests of the individuals whose information is at issue by allowing the Department to take appropriate steps to facilitate a timely and effective response, thereby improving its ability to prevent, minimize, or remedy any harm resulting from a compromise of data maintained in its systems of records. Additional editorial and housekeeping changes are also incorporated in the amended prefatory statement. In particular, these changes improve formatting to clarify that separate routine uses apply to potential disclosures to Courts and Contractors, and update references to potential recipients of terrorism-related information to specify the National Counterterrorism Center (instead of its precursor organization, the Terrorist Threat Integration Center) and the Department of Homeland Security. Any persons interested in commenting on this amendment to the Prefatory Statement of routine uses to Department of State Privacy Act Issuances may do so by submitting comments in writing to Margaret P. Grafeld, Director, Office of Information Programs and Services, A/ISS/ IPS, U.S. Department of State, SA-2, Washington, DC 20522-8001. The new routine use amendment to the Prefatory Statement of Routine Uses to Department of State Privacy Act Issuances will be effective 40 days from the date of publication, unless we receive comments that result in a contrary determination. The amendment will read as set forth below.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Projects 88: Lucy McKenzie”
Document Number: E8-16005
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
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 ``Projects 88: Lucy McKenzie'', 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, NY, from on or about September 10, 2008, until on or about December 1, 2008, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “The Dead Sea Scrolls”
Document Number: E8-16004
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Department of State
On June 20, 2008, notice was published on page 35189 of the Federal Register (volume 73, number 120) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibit, ``The Dead Sea Scrolls.'' 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 additional object to be included in the exhibition ``The Dead Sea Scrolls'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The additional 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 Jewish Museum, New York, New York, from on or about September 21, 2008, until on or about January 4, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Exchange Visitor Program-Termination of Flight Training Programs
Document Number: E8-15454
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Department of State
Since 1949 the Department of State (Department) has designated private sector and governmental entities to conduct training programs for eligible foreign nationals. For the past twenty years, such programs have included flight training activities. Currently, eight organizations facilitate the entry into the United States of approximately 350 foreign nationals annually for the purpose of flight training under the aegis of the Exchange Visitor Program and its J- visa. Regulations dealing specifically with flight training programs appear at 22 CFR 62.22(o). These eight Department of State designated flight schools are also certified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to issue the Form I-20, which is needed to obtain an M visa. Regulations governing the M visa appear at 8 CFR 214.2(m). DHS is also responsible for the security-related screening of all alien flight training candidates. Regulations governing flight training candidate screening appear at 49 CFR 1552. In January 2006, the Department issued a Statement of Policy on J-1 Flight Training Programs (71 FR 3913, January 24, 2006) providing notice that it would henceforth not designate any new J visa flight training program sponsors; nor would it allow currently- designated flight training programs to expand their programs, pending a determination as to which Federal agency ultimately would assume sole responsibility for administering and monitoring these programs. In April 2006, the Department published proposed modifications to its regulations governing the Exchange Visitor Program's trainee category, including flight training. In response to this proposed rule and by letter dated May 30, 2006, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration opined, that if adopted, the Department's proposed modifications to 22 CFR 62.22(o), could have significant impact on a substantial number of small entities, in particular, flight training schools that sponsor alien flight candidates entering the United States on the J visa. Given this comment, the Department did not modify then existing flight training regulations when it adopted its Interim Final rule (72 FR 33669, June 19, 2007). In December 2007, the Department published a Final Rule (72 FR 72245, December 20, 2007) that permits the termination of designated programs that the Department determines no longer further its public diplomacy mission or compromises the national security of the United States (22 CFR 62.62). In adopting this provision, the Department explained that the Exchange Visitor Program is the cornerstone of the Department's public diplomacy efforts and integral to the furtherance of the President's Constitutional prerogatives in conducting foreign affairs (72 FR 62112). Pursuant to this regulatory authority, the Department hereby determines that all flight training programs no longer further the public diplomacy mission of the Department, and accordingly, effective June 1, 2010, the Department will terminate the Exchange Visitor Program sponsor designations of all eight sponsors of flight training programs. The Department's decision to eliminate flight training from the Exchange Visitor Program is based on thorough consideration and deliberation. As explained in its January 2006 Statement of Policy, the Department does not have the expertise and resources to monitor fully flight training programs and ensure their compliance with the national security concerns that underlie the Patriot Act (Pub. L. 107-56). Further, the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001 (49 U.S.C. 44939), assigns to the Attorney General discretion to request a wide variety of information from alien flight candidates in order to determine whether such flight candidates present a threat to aviation or national security. In light of this statutory directive, DHS issued an Interim Final Rule on September 20, 2004, assigning full responsibility for the screening of alien flight training candidates to DHS. Finally, all Department designated flight training sponsors are certified by the Department of Homeland Security to issue the Form I-20 and thereby permit foreign nationals to participate in flight training programs under the M visa. As all eight existing Department of State designated sponsors may continue, without interruption, the administration of flight training programs for foreign nationals, the Department believes that concerns raised by the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration are outweighed by the security interests of the Government. The Department's position is sound given the expertise of DHS to administer and monitor such programs, efficiencies of government operation, and the security issues inherent in flight training. The flight training sponsors will continue to have obligations to their exchange visitors pursuant to 22 CFR 62.63: they must fulfill their responsibilities to all exchange visitors who are in the United States at the time of their program termination until the individual's exchange program is completed. Also, sponsors must notify prospective exchange visitors who have not yet entered the United States that the program has been terminated. Such sponsors will have access to SEVIS to manage their existing program participants, but will not be able to initiate new programs after December 31, 2009.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-234, Application for Special Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, OMB Number 1405-0015
Document Number: E8-15591
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
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 for Special Immigrant Visa. OMB Control Number: 1405-0015. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-234. Respondents: Iraqi immigrant visa applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 12,000 per year. Average Hours Per Response: 20 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 4,000 hours per year. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain U.S. resettlement benefits
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Palekh-Icons to Souvenir Boxes to Icons”
Document Number: E8-15049
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
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 ``Palekh-Icons to Souvenir Boxes to Icons,'' 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 Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, from on or about September 18, 2008, until on or about January 11, 2009; at the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA, from on or about February 1, 2009, to on or about June 1, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered”
Document Number: E8-15048
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
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 ``Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered,'' 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 October 26, 2008, until on or about January 11, 2009; and at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from on or about February 7, 2009, until on or about April 26, 2009; and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night”
Document Number: E8-15022
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
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 in the exhibition: ``Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night,'' 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, NY, from on or about September 21, 2008, until on or about January 5, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Leonardo da Vinci: Drawings From the Biblioteca Reale in Turin”
Document Number: E8-15019
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
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 ``Leonardo da Vinci: Drawings from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin'', 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 Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, from on or about September 28, 2008, until on or about November 9, 2008; and at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco-Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California, from on or about November 15, 2008, until on or about January 4, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Exchange Visitor Program-Au Pairs; Correction
Document Number: E8-14780
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Department of State
This document contains a correction to an interim final rule published on Thursday, June 19, 2008 (73 FR 34861). The Department of State published a document in the Federal Register on June 19, 2008, concerning Regulations regarding Exchange Visitor ProgramAu Pairs. The published document contained an incorrect effective date.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Giorgio Morandi, 1890-1964”
Document Number: E8-14637
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
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 ``Giorgio Morandi, 1890-1964'' to be displayed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, 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 September 16, 2008, until on or about December 14, 2008, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Hearst the Collector”
Document Number: E8-14636
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
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 ``Hearst the Collector'', 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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about November 9, 2008, until on or about February 1, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Artistic Luxury: Faberge Tiffany Lalique”
Document Number: E8-14378
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
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 ``Artistic Luxury: Faberge Tiffany Lalique,'' 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 Cleveland Museum of Art, from on or about October 19, 2008, until on or about January 19, 2009; at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, from on or about February 14, 2009, to on or about May 31, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3091; Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program, OMB Control No. 1405-0143
Document Number: E8-14376
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
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: Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program. OMB Control Number: 1405-0143. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: HR/REE/REC. Form Number: DS-3091. Respondents: College Students. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Number of Responses: 500. Average Hours per Response: 5. Total Estimated Burden: 2,500 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-7001 and DS-7005, DOS-Sponsored Academic Exchange Program Application, OMB Control No. 1405-0138
Document Number: E8-14375
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
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: DOS-sponsored Academic Exchange Program Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0138. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, ECA/A/E/EUR. Form Numbers: DS-7001, DS-7005. Respondents: Applicants for the Academic Exchange Program. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6638. Estimated Number of Responses: 6638. Average Hours per Response: 0.75. Total Estimated Burden: 4978 hours. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3083, Training Registration (for Non-U.S. Government Persons), OMB Control No. 1405-0145
Document Number: E8-14132
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
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: Training Registration (for Non-U.S. Government Persons). OMB Control Number: 1405-0145. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Foreign Service Institute, FSI/EX. Form Number: DS-3083. Respondents: Respondents are non-U.S. government persons and/or their eligible family members, authorized by Public Law 105-277 to receive training delivered by the Foreign Service Institute on a reimbursable or advance-of-funds basis. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Number of Responses: 100. Average Hours per Response: 0.5. Total Estimated Burden: 50. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Records of the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for International Claims and Investment Disputes
Document Number: E8-14022
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend the Records of the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for International Claims and Investment Disputes pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 522a(r)), and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-130, Appendix I. The Department's report was filed with the Office of Management and Budget on June 12, 2008. It is proposed that the existing system will retain the name ``Records of the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for International Claims and Investment Disputes.'' It is also proposed that the amended system description will reflect the inclusion of names and addresses of witnesses to the claims processed by the Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes. Any persons interested in commenting on this amendment of the Records of the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for International Claims and Investment Disputes may do so by submitting comments in writing to Margaret P. Grafeld, Director, Office of Information Programs and Services, A/ISS/IPS, U.S. Department of State, SA-2, Washington, DC 20522-8001. This amendment to the Records of the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for International Claims and Investment Disputes will be effective 40 days from the date of publication, unless comments are received that result in a contrary determination. The amendment will read as follows.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture”
Document Number: E8-14021
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-20
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 in the exhibition: ``Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture,'' 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, CA, from on or about August 5, 2008, until on or about October 26, 2008, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Dead Sea Scrolls”
Document Number: E8-14020
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-20
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 Dead Sea Scrolls'' to be displayed at The Jewish Museum, New York, New York, 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 Jewish Museum, New York, New York, from on or about September 21, 2008, until on or about January 4, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.