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

Announcement of a Meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-25958
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces a meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Telecommunication Development Conference.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: Two Information Collections
Document Number: E9-25953
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4024, DS-4024e, American Citizens Services Internet Based Registration Service (IBRS), OMB No. 1405-0152
Document Number: E9-25823
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-27
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.
30-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: E9-25822
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-27
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.
Fine Arts Committee Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-25672
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Ancient Artifacts, Timeless Treasures”
Document Number: E9-25563
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
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 Dead Sea Scrolls: Ancient Artifacts, Timeless Treasures,'' 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 Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI, from on or about January 21, 2010, until on or about May 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.
Industry Advisory Panel: Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: E9-25225
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of State
The Under Secretary for Management has approved the renewal of the charter for the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations' Industry Advisory Panel for an additional two-year period. The panel meets quarterly in the Harry S Truman Building, U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street, NW., 23rd Street entrance in Washington, DC. The majority of each meeting is devoted to an exchange of ideas between the Department's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations' senior management and the panel members on design, operations, security, and building maintenance. The meetings are open to the public and are subject to advance registration and provision of required security information. Procedures for registration are included with each meeting announcement.
Suggestions for Updated 2009-2011 Plan of Action for Working Group on Environmental Cooperation Established Pursuant to the United States-Morocco Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: E9-25081
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is soliciting ideas and suggestions for environmental cooperation projects between the United States and Morocco. The United States and Morocco are in the process of developing an updated 2009-2011 Plan of Action pursuant to the United States- Morocco Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation issued in 2004. The Joint Statement outlines broad areas of environmental cooperation to assist Morocco in complying with its obligations under the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement. It is envisioned that the 2009- 2011 Plan of Action will focus on the following themes: (1) Institutional and policy strengthening for effective implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, (2) biodiversity conservation and improved management of protected areas, and other ecologically important ecosystems, (3) improved private sector environmental performance, and (4) environmental education, transparency, and public participation in environmental decision-making and enforcement.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Origins of El Greco: Icon Painting in Venetian Crete”
Document Number: E9-24952
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
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 in the exhibition: ``The Origins of El Greco: Icon Painting in Venetian Crete,'' 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 Onassis Cultural Center, New York, NY, from on or about November 16, 2009, until on or about February 27, 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: “The Lost World of Old Europe: The Danube Valley 5000-3500BC”
Document Number: E9-24950
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
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 in the exhibition: ``The Lost World of Old Europe: The Danube Valley 5000-3500BC,'' 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 Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, New York, NY, from on or about November 11, 2009, until on or about April 25, 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3097, Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report, OMB Control Number 1405-0151
Document Number: E9-24945
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
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.
Department of State Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: E9-24823
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Raphael: The Woman with the Veil”
Document Number: E9-24692
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Raphael: The Woman with the Veil,'' 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 Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, from on or about October 23, 2009, until on or about January 3, 2010; at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, from on or about January 8, 2010, until on or about March 21, 2010; at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, from on or about March 26, 2010, until on or about June 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.
Changes to and Further Assignment of Functions Under Section 208 of Title 18 of the United States Code
Document Number: E9-24541
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Department of State
Delegations of Authority No. 175 and 245-1 delegated authority from the Secretary of State to the Deputy Secretary of State and the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources all authorities vested in the Secretary of State, to include issuing waivers pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 208 to Department of State employees. In 2003, the Deputy Secretary of State redelegated authority to the Legal Adviser to issue certain waivers under 18 U.S.C. 208(b)(1) and (3). In 2006, the Deputy Secretary of State delegated to the Legal Adviser and the Under Secretary for Management the authority to issue financial interest waiver determinations to (1) Seventh Floor principals when the waiver is applicable for a specific activity, when a principal is seeking employment by an international organization, or when the waiver does not exceed six months; and (2) other Department employees (including advisory committee members) under any circumstances. This notice informs the public of the further delegation of authority from the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resource to the Legal Adviser and the Under Secretary for Management to issue all waivers under 18 U.S.C. 208(b)(1) and (3), except for waivers to the Secretary of State.
Javits Report 2010
Document Number: E9-24093
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with Section 25 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2765, the State Department prepares an annual report to Congress (the ``Javits'' Report) regarding an arms sales proposal covering all Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) of major weapons or weapons-related defense equipment worth $7,000,000 or more, and of any other weapons or weapons-related defense equipment worth $25,000,000 or more, which are considered eligible for approval during the relevant calendar year.
Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended; Requirements for Aliens in Religious Occupations
Document Number: E9-24089
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of State
To comply with the Department of Homeland Security regulation requiring sponsoring employers to file petitions for all aliens for whom R-1 nonimmigrant status is sought. This rule establishes the requirement that consular officers ensure that R-1 visa applicants have obtained an approved U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I- 129 petition from the Department of Homeland Security before issuance of a visa.
Bureau of Consular Affairs; Registration for the Diversity Immigrant (DV-2011) Visa Program
Document Number: E9-24077
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of State
This public notice provides information on how to apply for the DV-2011 Program. This notice is issued pursuant to 22 CFR 42.33(b)(3) which implements sections 201(a)(3), 201(e), 203(c) and 204(a)(1)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, (8 U.S.C. 1151, 1153, and 1154(a)(1)(I)).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Rembrandt's People”
Document Number: E9-23813
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-02
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: ``Rembrandt's People'' 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 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, from on or about October 10, 2009, until on or about January 24, 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 Western Hemisphere Affairs, Executive Order 11423, as Amended; Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit for an International Pedestrian Bridge on the U.S.-Mexico Border Near San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Document Number: E9-23812
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State hereby gives notice that, on September 18, 2009, it received from Otay-Tijuana Venture, L.L.C., an application for a Presidential permit to authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of a new international pedestrian bridge called the San Diego-Tijuana Airport Cross Border Facility (CBF) on the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. According to the application, Otay-Tijuana Venture, L.L.C., is a company created under Delaware law and consists of companies owned by American and Mexican investors with experience in real estate, corporate investing, and airport operations. Otay-Tijuana Venture, L.L.C. states that it is undertaking the project as a for-profit, commercial activity. According to the application, the CBF would enable ticketed airline passengers to travel between Mexico's Tijuana International Airport (TIJ) and San Diego, California, via an enclosed, elevated pedestrian bridge. The CBF will consist of: a main building on the U.S. side of the border housing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspection facilities along with shops and services to accommodate travelers; an approximately 525-foot pedestrian bridge from the main building on the U.S. side connecting into TIJ's passenger terminal on the Mexican side; and parking facilities and areas for car rentals and potentially bus service on the U.S. side. According to the application, the CBF would allow passengers to bypass San Diego's congestion-prone ports of entry and avoid driving through the City of Tijuana.