Department of State 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination; OMB Control Number 1405-0163
Document Number: E9-6318
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Amended Department of State Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To Conduct Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetland Involvement and To Initiate Consultation Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the Proposed Transcanada Keystone XL Pipeline
Document Number: E9-6276
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-23
Agency: Department of State
The United States Department of State published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register on January 28, 2009 (74 FR 5019), announcing its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Keystone international pipeline project (the Keystone XL Project), which is designed to transport crude oil production from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to existing markets in the Texas Gulf Coast area. The document contained a schedule for the public scoping meetings. Due to hazardous weather conditions, two of the scheduled public scoping meetings on February 26, 2009 in Faith and Buffalo, South Dakota were canceled. These two meetings have been rescheduled.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Luis Melendez: Master of the Spanish Still Life”
Document Number: E9-6153
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-20
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 ``Luis Melendez: Master of the Spanish Still Life,'' 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 May 17, 2009, until on or about August 23, 2009; at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from on or about September 23, 2009, to on or about January 3, 2010; at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston from January 21, 2010, to on or about May 31, 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 International Postal and Delivery Services
Document Number: E9-5747
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-17
Agency: Department of State
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Department of State gives notice of the fifth meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services. This Committee has been formed in fulfillment of the provisions of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (Pub. L. 109-435) and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Public Input: Any member of the public interested in providing public input to the meeting should contact Mr. Chris Wood, Office of Technical Specialized Agencies (IO/T), Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State, at (202) 647-1044, woodcs@state.gov. Each individual providing oral input is requested to limit his or her comments to five minutes. Requests to be added to the speaker list must be received in writing (letter, e-mail or fax) prior to the close of business on May 29, 2009; written comments from members of the public for distribution at this meeting must reach Mr. Wood by letter, e-mail or fax by this same date. Meeting Agenda: The agenda of the meeting will include a review of the results of the March-April 2009 session of the UPU Postal Operations Council and other subjects related to international postal and delivery services of interest to Advisory Committee members and the public. Meeting Date: June 4, 2009 from 2 p.m. to about 5 p.m. (open to the public). Location: The American Institute of Architects (Boardroom), 1735 New York Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20006.
Certification Related to Implementation of The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
Document Number: E9-5742
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-17
Agency: Department of State, Department of Homeland Security
Meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (EAC) of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)
Document Number: E9-4805
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-06
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 17 (Environment) of the Dominican Republic-Central America- United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), the CAFTA-DR governments intend to hold the fourth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council'') in San Jose, Costa Rica on March 10, 2009. The Council will hold an information session for members of the public on March 10, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. in the Ramada Herradura Hotel, facing the General Ca[ntilde]as Highway, five kilometers south of the Juan Santamaria International Airport. The purpose of the Council meetings is detailed below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The meeting agenda will include a review of issues concerning implementation of the Environment Chapter, review and formal adoption of Working Procedures and a Public Outreach Plan for the Secretariat for Environmental Matters Under the CAFTA-DR (``Secretariat''), appointment of a new General Coordinator for the Secretariat, and presentations of various accomplishments under the CAFTA-DR Environmental Cooperation Program. The Department of State and USTR invite interested agencies, organizations, and members of the public to submit written comments or suggestions regarding agenda items and to attend the public session. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to the CAFTA-DR Environment Chapter and the Final Environment Review of the CAFTA-DR (available at http://www.ustr.gov) and the Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA) (available at http://www.state.gov/g/oes/env/ trade/).
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-4601
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Birth of Christianity: A Jewish Story”
Document Number: E9-4250
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of State
On November 25, 2008, notice was published on page 71714 of the Federal Register (volume 73, number 228) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``The Birth of Christianity: A Jewish Story.'' The referenced notice is corrected as to an additional object to be included in the exhibition. 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 additional object in the exhibition: ``The Birth of Christianity: A Jewish Story,'' 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 additional exhibit object at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX, from on or about March 1, 2009, until on or about April 12, 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: “Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective”
Document Number: E9-4249
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
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 ``Francis Bacon: A Centenary 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about May 20, 2009, until on or about August 16, 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.
Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Foreign Missions
Document Number: E9-4139
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-26
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. Title of Information Collection: Notification of Appointment of Foreign Diplomatic Officer, Career Consular Officer, and Foreign Government Employee. OMB Control Number: 1405-0105. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Originating Office: Diplomatic Security/Office of Foreign Missions (DS/OFM). Form Numbers: DS-2003, DS-2004, & e-2003. Respondents: Foreign government representatives assigned to the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 350 missions. Estimated Number of Responses: 11,154 responses (DS-2003: 800), (DS-2004: 1654), & (e-2003: 8,700). Average Hours per Response: 25 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 4,640 hours divided among the missions. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Meeting of the Joint Forum on Environmental Technical Cooperation (“Joint Forum”) Pursuant to the United States-Jordan Joint Statement on Environmental Technical Cooperation
Document Number: E9-4041
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is providing notice that, as set forth in paragraph three of the United States-Jordan Joint Statement on Environmental Technical Cooperation (``Joint Statement''), the U.S. and Jordan will hold a meeting of the Joint Forum on Environmental and Technical Cooperation (``Joint Forum'') in Amman, Jordan, on March 3, 2009, at the Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel & Towers, 5th Circle, P.O. Box 840064, Amman 11184. See below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional details on the purpose of the meeting. During the meeting, the U.S. and Jordan will present information on cooperative environmental work they are undertaking pursuant to the Joint Statement, and will formally review and adopt a new 2008-2011 Work Program for implementing the Joint Statement. The entire meeting will be open to the public. The meeting will be conducted in English, and there will be no Arabic translation. The Department of State invites agencies, organizations, and members of the public to submit written comments or suggestions regarding agenda items. The Department of State also invites comment on the draft 2008-2011 Work Program. In preparing such comments or suggestions, we encourage submitters to refer to: (1) The U.S.-Jordan Joint Statement on Environmental Technical Cooperation, (2) the draft 2008-2011 Work Program Pursuant to the U.S.-Jordan Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation, (3) the Plan of Action: U.S.-Jordan Joint Forum on Environmental Technical Cooperation, (4) Article 5 (Environment) of the Agreement Between the U.S. and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the Establishment of a Free Trade Area and (5) the Environmental Review of the FTA, which are all available at: http:// www.state.gov/g/oes/env/trade/.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR), OMB Control Number 1405-0050
Document Number: E9-3807
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
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: Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR). OMB Control Number: 1405-0050. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, Office of the Procurement Executive (A/OPE). Form Number: N/A. Respondents: Any business, other for-profit, individual, not-for-profit, or household organization wishing to receive Department of State contracts. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,166. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,166. Average Hours per Response: Varies. Total Estimated Burden: 275,970. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: EducationUSA Advising Coordination and Support Program
Document Number: E9-3533
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Department of State
The Educational Information and Resources Branch in the Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for up to five assistance awards to administer components of the Office's EducationUSA Advising Coordination and Support Program in Fiscal Year 2010. Public and private non-profit organizations or consortia of eligible organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to cooperate with the Bureau in the administration of the EducationUSA Advising Coordination and Support Program as noted below. To facilitate effective communication between ECA's Educational Information and Resources Branch (ECA/A/S/A) and the organizations cooperating on this program, award recipients must have a Washington, DC presence. Applicants who do not currently have a Washington, DC presence must include in their proposals a detailed plan for establishing such a presence by October 1, 2009. The costs related to establishing such a presence must be borne by the award recipient. No such costs may be included in the budget submission in this proposal. The award recipient must have e-mail capability, access to Internet resources, and the ability to exchange data electronically with all partners involved in the EducationUSA Advising Coordination and Support Program. The goal of this program is to increase student mobility between the United States and other countries by providing support to EducationUSA, the network of overseas educational advising centers affiliated with the Department of State. EducationUSA centers operate in a wide variety of institutional settings around the world, including binational Fulbright Commissions, Public Affairs Sections of U.S. Embassies, independent binational centers, foreign universities, and the overseas offices of U.S. non-government organizations. The support of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for these centers varies by center and region, and ranges from support for educational resources and the professional development of advising staffs to, in a limited number of locations, direct support for office operations. In addition, all EducationUSA centers receive specialized, highly tailored advice from Bureau-supported regional and country educational advising coordinators who currently are based in fourteen locations in every world region. EducationUSA centers are catalysts for the enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities of students and scholars sponsored by the U.S. government and by other sponsors as well as students and scholars seeking U.S. study opportunities independently. The advising staffs at EducationUSA centers provide comprehensive, balanced advice about the complex range of higher educational opportunities in the United States to international students, parents, scholars, and foreign government officials. EducationUSA centers also assist U.S. institutions of higher education in their overseas outreach efforts. In addition, the EducationUSA network encourages study abroad by Americans and the development of study abroad opportunities by U.S. universities. The use of the EducationUSA logo is critical to the identity of the network. More information on the network and a current EducationUSA center list is located at http://www.educationusa.state.gov. Applicant organizations may submit proposals for the following components of the EducationUSA Advising Coordination and Support Program:
Announcement of A Meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-3530
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces a meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare for the ITU World Telecommunication Policy Forum. The ITAC will meet to begin preparation of advice for the U.S. government on the ITU World Telecommunication Policy Forum, which will be held from April 21-23, 2009 at the Lisbon Congress Center in Lisbon, Portugal. Preparations for the APECTEL meeting, April 13-18, 2009 in Singapore will also be discussed as well as recent developments in the ITU Telecommunication Standardization, Radiocommunication, and Telecommunication Development Sectors. The ITAC will meet on March 17, 2009, at 1120 20th Street, NW., 10th floor, Washington, DC 20036. This meeting is open to the public as seating capacity allows. The public will have an opportunity to provide comments at this meeting. People desiring further information on this meeting may contact the Secretariat at jillsonad@state.gov or (202) 647-5872.
Industry Advisory Panel: Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E9-3529
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-158, Contact Information and Work History for Nonimmigrant, OMB Control Number 1405-0144
Document Number: E9-3527
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
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: Contact Information and Work History for Nonimmigrant. OMB Control Number: 1405-0144. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: CA/VO. Form Number: DS-158. Respondents: Nonimmigrant visa applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 700,000. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 700,000 hours. Frequency: Once per applicant. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-3524
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC, March 2-3, 2009, in Conference Room 1207. 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 February 25, 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 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 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2009, in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC, in Conference Room 1207, 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, March 2, 2009, and 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2008, in Conference Room 1207 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).
Termination of Statutory Debarment Pursuant to Section 38(g)(4) of the Arms Export Control Act for Electrodyne Systems Corporation, Now AdComm, Inc.
Document Number: E9-3414
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has terminated the statutory debarment of Electrodyne Systems Corporation (now known as AdComm, Inc.) pursuant to section 38(g)(4) of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2778).
Renewal of the Overseas Schools Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-3284
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Sports, Cultural, and Youth Visitor Program
Document Number: E9-3059
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-12
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) seeks an organization to assist the Office of Citizen Exchanges in the implementation of several short- term, high-visibility cultural, sports, and youth exchanges taking place during calendar year 2009 and 2010. Approximately 170 visitors (96 for sports, 32-48 for culture, and 30 for youth) from countries around the world will participate in approximately 13 separate exchange initiatives/projects (eight for sports, three for culture with multiple visitors for each initiative, and two for youth) in the United States designed to promote interaction between the foreign participants and their American peers.
New and Revised Conservation and Management Measures and Resolutions for Antarctic Marine Living Resources Under the Auspices of CCAMLR
Document Number: E9-2516
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of State
At its Twenty-Seventh Meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, from October 27 to November 7, 2008, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), of which the United States is a member, adopted conservation and management measures and resolutions, pending countries' approval, pertaining to fishing in the CCAMLR Convention Area. All the measures were agreed upon in accordance with Article IX of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (Convention). Measures adopted restrict overall catches of certain species of finfish, squid, krill and crabs, restrict fishing in certain areas, restrict use of certain fishing gear, specify implementation and inspection obligations supporting the Catch Documentation Scheme of Contracting Parties, promote compliance with CCAMLR measures by non-Contracting Party vessels, and require vessels engaged in bottom fishing to report data on benthic organisms recovered by their gear. This notice includes the full text of the new and revised conservation measures adopted at the Twenty-Seventh meeting of CCAMLR. This notice also includes a listing of conservation measures that carry over from last year without change. The full text of these measures was published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2007, except for Conservation Measures 10-04, 23-06, and 31-02 for which full text was published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2007. NMFS suggests that the public view these measures along with the measures contained in this Federal Register notice for a complete listing of all the measures adopted by CCAMLR at its recent meeting. The full text of all measures adopted by CCAMLR can be found on CCAMLR's Web site http://www.ccamlr.org. This notice, therefore, together with the U.S. regulations referenced under the Supplementary Information, provides a comprehensive register of all current U.S. obligations under CCAMLR.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-1622 and DS-1843, Medical History and Examination for Foreign Service, OMB 1405-0068
Document Number: E9-2931
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-11
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: Medical History and Examination for Foreign Service. OMB Control Number: 1405-0068. Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Office of Medical Support, M/MED/C/MC. Form Number: DS-1622 and DS-1843. Respondents: Foreign Service Officers, State Department Employees, Other. Government Employees and Family Members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,234 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 7,234 per year. Average Hours per Response: 1.0 hours per response. Total Estimated Burden: 7,234 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Pictures Generation, 1974-1984”
Document Number: E9-2928
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-11
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 to be included in the exhibition ``Pictures Generation, 1974-1984,'' 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 April 21, 2009 until on or about August 2, 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.
Correction of Notice Advising of the Imposition of Sanctions Against Three North Korean Entities
Document Number: E9-2926
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-11
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a document in the Federal Register of February 2, 2009, concerning the imposition of Category II Missile Sanctions Against Three North Korean Entities. The name of one of the North Korean entities was misspelled.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-261, Electronic Choice of Address and Agent, OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
Document Number: E9-2777
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-10
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: Electronic Choice of Address and Agent. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Services (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-261. Respondents: Alien beneficiaries notifying Department of address or agent appointment. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 700,000. Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 70,000 per year. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-260, Electronic Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
Document Number: E9-2776
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-10
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: Electronic Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Services (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-260. Respondents: Aliens applying for an immigrant visa. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 700,000. Average Hours per Response: 120 minutes (2 hours). Total Estimated Burden: 1,400,000 hours per year. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation To Respond: Required To Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To Conduct Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetland Involvement and To Initiate Consultation Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the Proposed Transcanada Keystone XL Pipeline; Correction
Document Number: E9-2768
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-10
Agency: Department of State
The United States Department of State published a notice of intent in the Federal Register on January 28, 2009, (74 FR 5019) announcing its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Keystone international pipeline project (the Keystone XL Project), which is designed to transport crude oil production from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to existing markets in the Texas Gulf Coast area. The document contained the incorrect time for the public scoping meeting to be held in Faith, South Dakota on February 26, 2009. Correction: In the Federal Register of January 28, 2009, in FR Doc. E9-1828, on page 5020, the following corrections should be made for the announced time of public meeting to be held in Faith, South Dakota: Meeting date: Thursday, February 26, 12-2 p.m. Location: Faith, SD. Venue: Community Legion Hall, Main Street, Faith, SD 57626.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist Paintings From Paris to the Sea”
Document Number: E9-2640
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-09
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: ``Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist Paintings from Paris to the 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 Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, from on or about March 27, 2009, until on or about July 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.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership Program With Iraq
Document Number: E9-2473
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition to design and implement a Youth Leadership Program with Iraq. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals for a grant that will support English- speaking high school students and adult participants from Iraq in a four-week U.S.-based exchange that explores civic education, leadership development, respect for diversity, and community involvement. The program will conclude with follow-on activities in the participants' home communities in which they apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the exchange experience.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: International Sports Programming Initiative
Document Number: E9-2472
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the International Sports Programming Initiative. Public and private non- profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals for projects designed to reach out to youth and promote mutual understanding by increasing the professional capacity of those who design and manage youth sports programs in select countries in Africa, East Asia, the Near East and North Africa, South Central Asia, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere. The focus of all programs must be on reaching out to both male and female youth ages 8-18 and/or their coaches. Programs designed to train elite athletes or coaches will not be considered. For the purposes of this competition, eligible regions are Africa, Europe, East Asia, the Near East and North Africa, South and Central Asia and the Western Hemisphere. Eligible countries in each region are: Africa: Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Namibia, Senegal, and Mali; East Asia: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam; Near East and North Africa: Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Oman; South and Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Bangladesh; Europe: Turkey and Armenia; and the Western Hemisphere: El Salvador, Panama, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, and Brazil. Proposals may address multiple countries but they must be from the same region. Proposals for countries that are not designated in the RFGP or that address more than one region will be deemed technically ineligible and will receive no further consideration in the review process.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Brucke: The Birth of Expressionism, 1905-1913”
Document Number: E9-2325
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-04
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: ``Brucke: The Birth of Expressionism, 1905-1913,'' 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 Neue Galerie, New York, NY, from on or about February 26, 2009, until on or about June 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-7002, Training/Internship Placement Plan, OMB Control Number 1405-0170
Document Number: E9-2258
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-03
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: Exchange Visitor ProgramTraining/Internship Placement Plan. OMB Control Number: 1405-0170. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, ECA/EC. Form Number: Form DS-7002. Respondents: Entities designated by the Department of State as sponsors of exchange visitor programs in the trainee or intern categories and U.S. businesses that provide the training or internship opportunity. Estimated Number of Respondents: 160. Estimated Number of Responses: 30,000. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 30,000. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
Title: 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-0086, Statement of Non-Receipt of a Passport, 1405-0146
Document Number: E9-2257
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-03
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: Statement of Non-Receipt of a Passport. OMB Control Number: 1405-0146. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division. CA/PPT/FO/FC. Form Number: DS-0086. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,400. Estimated Number of Responses: 27,400. Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 2,283 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Notice of Request for Public Comments
Document Number: E9-2256
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-03
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: Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport. OMB Control Number: 1405-0014. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: CA/PPT/FO/FC. Form Number: DS-0064. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 122,500. Estimated Number of Responses: 122,500. Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 10,208 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
Title: 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-0071, Affidavit of Identifying Witness, 1405-0088
Document Number: E9-2243
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-03
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: Affidavit of Identifying Witness. OMB Control Number: 1405-0088. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division. CA/PPT/FO/FC. Form Number: DS-0071. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 163,300. Estimated Number of Responses: 163,300. Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 13,608 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Imposition of Category II Missile Sanctions on Two Entities in China
Document Number: E9-2178
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-02
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that two entities in China have engaged in activities that require the imposition of missile sanctions pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, and the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (as carried out under Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001).
Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures on Two Chinese Entities and Two Iranian Entities
Document Number: E9-2177
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-02
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Government has determined that four entities have engaged in proliferation activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Executive Order 12938 of November 14, 1994, as amended by Executive Order 13094 of July 28, 1998 and Executive Order 13382 of June 28, 2005.
Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures on Three North Korean Entities and One Iranian Entity
Document Number: E9-2176
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-02
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Government has determined that four foreign entities have engaged in proliferation activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Executive Order 12938 of November 14, 1994, as amended by Executive Order 13094 of July 28, 1998 and Executive Order 13382 of June 28, 2005.