Department of State June 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Request for Public Comment and Submission to OMB of Proposed Collection of Information
Document Number: E9-15440
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
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.
Postponement of the United States-Chile Environment Affairs Council and Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation Meetings
Document Number: E9-15334
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (DOS) and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are hereby providing notice that the fifth meeting of the United States-Chile Environment Affairs Council (the ``Council'') and the third meeting of the Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation (the ``Commission''), which were previously scheduled for July 1, 2009, have been postponed. The meetings have not yet been rescheduled. DOS and USTR will publish notice in the Federal Register of the date, time and agenda for the rescheduled meetings, and will invite interested agencies, organizations, and members of the public to submit written comments or suggestions regarding agenda items when arrangements for the meetings are complete. The Department of State and USTR originally provided notice of the meetings on June 11, 2009, at 74 FR 27858 (2009).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-2029, Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America, OMB Control No. 1405-0011
Document Number: E9-15168
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-26
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: INTERNational Connections, Form DS-5103
Document Number: E9-14731
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-23
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.
Announcement of a Meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-14611
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces a meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regional Preparatory Meeting for the World Telecommunication Development Conference.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Vermeer's Masterpiece, The Milkmaid”
Document Number: E9-14492
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
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 ``Vermeer's Masterpiece, The Milkmaid,'' 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, NY, from on or about September 9, 2009, until on or about November 29, 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: “Joaquin Torres-Garcia: Constructing Abstraction With Wood”
Document Number: E9-14490
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
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 ``Joaquin Torres-Garcia: Constructing Abstraction With Wood,'' 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 25, 2009, until on or about January 3, 2010; at the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, from on or about February 21 until on or about May 30, 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.
Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (Committee Renewal)
Document Number: E9-14345
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-18
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State announces the renewal of the Charter for the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) for an additional two years. The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the IATTC may be terminated only by law. In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), a new Charter must be issued on a biennial basis from the date the current Charter was approved and filed with Congress and the Library of Congress.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Degas and Music”
Document Number: E9-14344
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-18
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects in the exhibition: ``Degas and Music,'' 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 Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, from on or about July 12, 2009, until on or about October 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.
Request for New Member Applications for the Advisory Committee on Persons With Disabilities
Document Number: E9-14342
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-18
Agency: Department of State
Applications are being solicited to fill two (possibly 3) vacant positions on the Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Document Number: E9-14339
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-18
Agency: Department of State
The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces revisions to the original RFGP (Public Notice 6640) announced in the Federal Register on Thursday, May 28, 2009 (Federal Register Volume 74, Number 101):
United States Global Change Research Program
Document Number: E9-14230
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-17
Agency: Department of State
The United States participates in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an intergovernmental body that oversees the development of assessments of the state of knowledge on climate change. The role of the IPCC is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis, the scientific, technical, and socioeconomic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts, and options for adaptation and mitigation.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Office of Language Services Contractor Application Form, OMB 1405-XXXX, DS-7651
Document Number: E9-14225
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-17
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4024, DS-4024e, American Citizens Services Internet Based Registration Service (IBRS), OMB number 1405-0152
Document Number: E9-14223
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-17
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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Watteau, Music, and Theater”
Document Number: E9-14124
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-16
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 ``Watteau, Music, and Theater,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about September 21, 2009, until on or about November 29, 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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection
Document Number: E9-14012
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-15
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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Tim Burton”
Document Number: E9-13878
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Tim Burton,'' 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 November 22, 2009, until on or about April 26, 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.
State-68, Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization Records
Document Number: E9-13877
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to alter an existing system of records, Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization Records, State-68, 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 was filed with the Office of Management and Budget on June 5, 2009.
Title: Meetings of the United States-Chile Environment Affairs Council and Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: E9-13619
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-11
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that, as set forth in Chapter 19 (Environment) of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the United States-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA), the two governments intend to hold the fifth meeting of the Environment Affairs Council (the ``Council'') and the third meeting of the Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation (the ``Commission'') in Washington, DC on July 1st, 2009. A public information session will be held for on July 1st, at 3 p.m., in room 1107 at the U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520. If you would like to attend the session, please send the following information to Robert Wing at the fax number or e-mail
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3013 and 3013-s, Application Under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, OMB 1405-0076
Document Number: E9-13337
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Issuance of an Amended Presidential Permit Authorizing the Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of an International Bridge Near McAllen, TX, at the International Boundary Between the United States and Mexico
Document Number: E9-13336
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
Agency: Department of State
At the request of the permittee, the Department of State has amended the Presidential permit, originally issued in 1999, that authorizes the Cities of McAllen, Hidalgo, and Mission, Texas to construct, operate, and maintain an international bridge known as ``Anzalduas Bridge'' near McAllen, Texas, at the international boundary between the United States and Mexico. The amendment removes an article in the original permit that limited initial operating hours of the bridge to twelve hours per day. With this restriction removed, the Department of Homeland Security's Bureau of Customs and Border Patrol, working with local and Mexican authorities, can set the bridge's hours of operation in accordance with demand and available resources. In making its determination to amend the permit, the Department provided public notice of the proposed amendment and provided the opportunity for comment (74 FR 12173, March 23, 2009) and also consulted with other federal agencies, as required by Executive Order 11423, as amended.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement; Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (“Alberta Clipper Project”)
Document Number: E9-13335
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
Agency: Department of State
Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (``Enbridge'') has applied to the Department of State for a Presidential Permit, pursuant to Executive Order 13337 of April 30, 2004, to construct, connect, operate, and maintain a 36-inch diameter crude oil and liquid hydrocarbon pipeline at the U.S.-Canadian border near Neche, Pembina County, North Dakota, for the purpose of transporting liquid hydrocarbons and other petroleum products between the United States and Canada. Enbridge seeks this authorization in connection with its Alberta Clipper Pipeline, which is designed to transport Canadian crude oil from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (``WCSB'') to existing refinery markets in the Midwest region of the United States. The Department of State has prepared a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the United States portion of the proposed Alberta Clipper Pipeline (``Proposed Project'').
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-5506, Local American Citizen Skills/Resources Survey, New-OMB No. 1405-XXXX
Document Number: E9-13334
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
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.
Notice of Request for Public Comment and Submission to OMB of Proposed Collection of Information
Document Number: E9-13158
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-05
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.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-12942
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-03
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street NW., Washington, DC, June 23 and June 24, 2009, in Conference Room 1105. 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 June 18, 2009, 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 specified forms of ID, please consult with Nathaniel Smith for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. In addition, any requests for reasonable accommodation should be made prior to June 15, 2009. Requests for reasonable accommodation received after that time will be considered, but might be impossible to fulfill.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Reconsideration of Proviso(s); OMB Control Number 1405-0172.
Document Number: E9-12660
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-6001, Request for Advisory Opinion; OMB Control Number 1405-0174
Document Number: E9-12658
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-01
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-6004, Request To Change End User, End Use and/or Destination of Hardware; OMB Control Number 1405-0173.
Document Number: E9-12657
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-01
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-6002, Prior Notification; OMB Control Number 1405-0171
Document Number: E9-12655
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-01
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.