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

Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-28422
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on December 14th and December 15th at the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC. 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 Margaret Morrissey, Office of the Historian (202-663-3529) no later than December 10, 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 Margaret Morrissey for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. In addition, any requests for reasonable accommodation should be made no later than December 7, 2009. Requests for reasonable accommodation received after that time will be considered, but might be impossible to fulfill. The Committee will meet in open session from 1:30 p.m. through 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2009, in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC, in Conference Room 1205, 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 2:45 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2009, and 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 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 properly classified and 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 Ambassador Edward Brynn, 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).
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Study of the United States Institutes on U.S. Foreign Policy for East Asian Student Leaders
Document Number: E9-28280
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Department of State
The Branch for the Study of the United States, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of ``The Study of the U.S. Institute on U.S. Foreign Policy for East Asian Student Leaders'' to take place over the course of five weeks beginning in July, 2010, pending availability of funds. The Institute will take place at an accredited post-secondary education institution, and will provide a group of up to 20 East Asian undergraduates with an academic program examining U.S. Foreign Policy. The program should also give the students a deeper understanding of U.S. society and culture, while enhancing their leadership skills.
Visas: Documentation of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants-Visa Classification Symbols
Document Number: E9-28277
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Department of State
The Department is amending its regulations to add new classification symbols to the immigrant and nonimmigrant classification tables. This amendment is necessary to implement legislation that created additional immigrant and nonimmigrant classifications as described herein. Additionally, the Department is amending or removing existing classifications that have changed as a result of new legislation or the expiration of legislative provisions that had temporarily authorized them.
Defense Trade Advisory Group Meeting Agenda
Document Number: E9-28273
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Department of State
As announced in the Federal Register (Volume 74, Number 218, Pages 58675-58676) the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009. The meeting agenda will be as follows: 1 until 1:15 Opening Remarks; 1:15-2:45 Export Control Reform; 2:45-3:00 Break; 3-3:45 Draft revision to ITAR Section 126.4; 3:45-4:45 Draft revision to ITAR Section 129; 4:45-5 Concluding Remarks. The draft revisions to ITAR Sections 126.4 and 129 that will be discussed at the meeting will be posted on the PM/DDTC Web site (http://www.pmddtc.state.gov) prior to the meeting in order to provide attendees with the opportunity to review before the meeting. Please refer to the Federal Register Notice referenced above for particulars regarding location of meeting and attendance.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: E9-28270
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
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).
Amendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Government Transfer Programs and Foreign-Owned Military Aircraft and Naval Vessels
Document Number: E9-27685
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is proposing to amend Section 126.6 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) pertaining to U.S. Government transfer programs and foreign-owned military aircraft and naval vessels. Section 126.6 is being amended to clarify the particular circumstances when a license is not required by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Section 125.4(b)(9) Export Exemption for Technical Data
Document Number: E9-28181
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regarding an exemption for technical data, to clarify that the exemption covers technical data, regardless of media or format, sent or taken by a U.S. person who is an employee of a U.S. corporation or a U.S. Government agency to a U.S. person employed by that U.S. corporation or to a U.S. Government agency outside the United States.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DSP-122, Supplemental Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, OMB No. 1405-0098
Document Number: E9-28041
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-23
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-3032, Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants, OMB No. 1405-0126
Document Number: E9-28038
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-23
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-1884, Petition To Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as an Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad
Document Number: E9-28037
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-23
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 Information Collection Under Emergency Review: Forms DS-2053, DS-2054; Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant; DS-3030, Chest X-Ray and Classification Worksheet; OMB Control Number 1405-0113
Document Number: E9-27967
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Drawings of Bronzino”
Document Number: E9-27570
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
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 Drawings of Bronzino,'' 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 January 19, 2010, until on or about April 18, 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.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E9-27322
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Department of State
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009, at 1777 F Street, NW., Washington, DC. The membership of this advisory committee consists of private sector defense trade representatives, appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, who advise the Department on policies, regulations, and technical issues affecting defense trade. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-5103, INTERNational Connections, 1405-XXXX
Document Number: E9-27310
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-13
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.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders
Document Number: E9-26913
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Department of State
The Branch for the Study of the United States, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of approximately fifteen (15) Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders under five different themes. Taking place over the course of five weeks, the Institutes will be scheduled throughout a one year period, starting in April 2010 and ending in March 2011. The scheduling of each Institute should coincide with the academic calendar of the participants' home country(ies) (see specific themes, dates, and country groups below in section I.4).
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: E9-26819
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
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).
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Program
Document Number: E9-26681
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition to administer the FY2010 Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Program. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) in the United States may submit proposals to organize and carry out academic exchange activities for students from underrepresented sectors in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (eligible countries and locales are listed below in the Purpose section). The recipient organization will be responsible for the following aspects of the program: Placement of no less than 115 foreign students at accredited U.S. institutions (90 for one academic year, 25 for one semester), student travel to the U.S., orientation, enrichment programming, advising, monitoring and support, pre-return activities, evaluation, and follow-up with program alumni. It is anticipated that the total amount of funding for FY2010 administrative and program costs will be $3,500,000 pending availability of funds.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute (Europe and Eurasia) and the Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute With Asia (Central and South Asia)
Document Number: E9-26425
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for two grants for summer institutes for youth. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3), including accredited, post-secondary U.S. educational institutions, may submit proposals to provide a three- to four-week U.S.-based institute for one of the two institute options in the summer of 2010 for up to 45 teenagers aged 16-18. One institutethe Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Instituteis for participants from Europe, the European countries of Eurasia, and the United States. The other institutethe Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute with Asiais for participants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the United States. U.S. Embassies in all the participating countries will select the foreign participants, and the U.S. grant recipients will select the American participants. Both institutes will focus on leadership development, critical thinking, diplomacy, community activism, and the media as ways that young adults can unite around their common goals. Support for individual or small group follow-on projects in the home communities of the exchange alumni will complete the program.
Industry Advisory Panel: Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E9-26613
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-26317
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-02
Agency: Department of State