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

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea”
Document Number: E9-18370
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
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 ``Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, from on or about September 13, 2009, until on or about January 3, 2010; Asia Society, New York, NY, from on or about February 2, 2010, until on or about May 2, 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 Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland, 1880-1914”
Document Number: E9-18369
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
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 in the exhibition: ``Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland, 1880-1914,'' 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 Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, from on or about October 1, 2009, until on or about January 10, 2010; Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, from on or about February 5, 2010, until on or about May 2, 2010; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, from on or about May 21, 2010, until on or about August 15, 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 Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Cezanne and American Modernism”
Document Number: E9-18334
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
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 in the exhibition: ``Cezanne and American Modernism,'' 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 Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, from on or about September 12, 2009, until on or about January 3, 2010; The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, from on or about February 22, 2010, until on or about May 23, 2010, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, from on or about July 3, 2010, until on or about September 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius”
Document Number: E9-18333
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
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: Hand of the Genius,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, from on or about October 6, 2009, until on or about February 21, 2010; at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about March 23 to on or about June 20, 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.
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Preparation of Fifth U.S. Climate Action Report
Document Number: E9-18230
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-30
Agency: Department of State
The United States is a Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Convention sets forth requirements for UNFCCC Parties to provide a national communication that lists the steps they are taking to implement the Convention. In particular, Parties are to provide: An inventory of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removal by sinks of all greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol; a detailed description of the policies and measures adopted to implement their commitments under the Convention; and estimates of the effects those policies and measures will have on emissions and sinks. Subsequent guidelines further elaborate the information that Parties are to submit periodically. The United States submitted the first U.S. Climate Action Report (USCAR) to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, the second in 1997, the third in 2002, and the fourth in 2007. The U.S. Government is currently preparing its fifth national communication, which is due to the UNFCCC secretariat on January 1, 2010. The purpose of this announcement is to notify interested members of the public of this process and to solicit contributions and input on the issues covered in the national communication for the purpose of preparing the report. The State Department intends to make available for public review a draft national communication in fall of 2009.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping (1733-1799)”
Document Number: E9-17912
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping (1733-1799),'' 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 October 6, 2009, until 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.
Correction to 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-7655, Iraqi Citizens and Nationals Employed by U.S. Federal Contractors, Grantees, and Cooperative Agreement Partners, OMB Control Number 1405-0184; Corrections
Document Number: E9-17549
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
Agency: Department of State
This document contains a correction to the 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-7655, Iraqi Citizens and Nationals Employed by U.S. Federal Contractors, Grantees, and Cooperative Agreement Partners, OMB Control Number 1405-0184 published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, in Volume 74-No. 133, page 34070. The document contained incorrect `Estimated Number of Responses' due to a typographical error.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Moon: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”
Document Number: E9-17547
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-23
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Moon: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, in celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the first men walking on the moon, from on or about September 27, 2009, until 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: “Roaring Tigers and Leaping Carp: Decoding the Symbolic Language of Chinese Animal Painting”
Document Number: E9-17464
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-22
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 in the exhibition: ``Roaring Tigers and Leaping Carp: Decoding the Symbolic Language of Chinese Animal Painting,'' 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 Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, from on or about October 9, 2009, until on or about January 3, 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.
Foreign Officials: Definition of Immediate Family Members, as Amended
Document Number: E9-17262
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-22
Agency: Department of State
As authorized the Immigration and Nationality Act this rule amends the definition of ``immediate family'' for the Foreign Government Official nonimmigrant visa category.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-158, Contact Information and Work History for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicant; OMB Control Number 1405-0144
Document Number: E9-17264
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-21
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: “Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction”
Document Number: E9-17194
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-20
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 ``Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction,'' 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 September 17, 2009, until on or about January 17, 2010; at the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, from on or about February 6 until on or about May 9, 2010; at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM, from on about May 28 until on or about September 12, 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: “Kandinsky”
Document Number: E9-17193
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-20
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 ``Kandinsky'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, from on or about September 18, 2009, until on or about January 17, 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.
Additional Designation of an Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13382
Document Number: E9-17192
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-20
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 State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that one North Korean entity, Namchongang Trading Corporation, has engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery (including missiles capable of delivering such weapons), including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by any person or foreign country of proliferation concern.
Amendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: The United States Munitions List; Correction
Document Number: E9-16798
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-20
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 9, 1994 (59 FR 46548), revising Category XII(c) of the United States Munitions List. The language in the note after paragraph (c) contains a typographical error by using the term ``hold'' instead of ``hole.'' A technical error in that rule resulted in the unintended removal of the note after Category XII paragraph (c). Consequently, a correction was published on April 24, 2009 (74 FR 18628) to restore the language in the note after Category XII paragraph (c). That correction used the term ``hold'' when the correct term is ``hole.'' This document corrects the typographical error dating from September 9, 1994 to utilize the correct term ``hole.''
Notice of Request for Public Comments
Document Number: E9-16938
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-16
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-3032, Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants, OMB No. 1405-0126
Document Number: E9-16936
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-16
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: “Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective”
Document Number: E9-16934
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-16
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 ``Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, from on or about October 8, 2009, until on or about January 10, 2010; at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about June 6, 2010, until on or about September 6, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DSP-0122, Supplemental Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
Document Number: E9-16930
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-16
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.
Wilberforce Pamphlet Publication
Document Number: E9-16805
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-15
Agency: Department of State
Section 202 of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (WWTVPRA), Public Law 110-457, mandated that the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Labor, develop an information pamphlet on legal rights and resources for aliens applying for employment- or education-based nonimmigrant visas. This notice announces the publication of this pamphlet on the Web site of the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State at: http://travel.state.gov/visa/questions/questions_4413.html.
Notice of Public Meeting and Solicitation of Written Comments
Document Number: E9-16639
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-14
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), co-leads of the U.S. bilateral investment treaty (BIT) program, are soliciting written comments and will hold a public meeting concerning the Administration's review of the U.S. model BIT. The review is intended to ensure that the model BIT is consistent with the public interest and the overall U.S. economic agenda. The key question is whether the current model text, last updated in 2004, achieves these objectives or whether there are changes that should be made.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-7655, Iraqi Citizens and Nationals Employed by U.S. Federal Contractors, Grantees, and Cooperative Agreement Partners, OMB Control Number 1405-0184
Document Number: E9-16284
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-14
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: “Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection”
Document Number: E9-16121
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-08
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 to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection,'' 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 Frick Collection, New York, NY, from on or about October 6, 2009, until 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: “New Amsterdam: The Island at the Center of the World”
Document Number: E9-15556
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-01
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 ``New Amsterdam: The Island at the Center of the World,'' 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 South Street Seaport Museum, New York, NY, from on or about September 13, 2009, until on or about January 7, 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.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: E9-15554
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-01
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 on the attachments 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).