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Imposition of Category II Missile Sanctions Against Three North Korean Entities
Document Number: E9-2175
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-02
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that three North Korean entities 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).
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-1938
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-29
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400-1600”
Document Number: E9-1932
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-29
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: ``Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400-1600,'' 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 March 17, 2009, until on or about June 21, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-1931
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-29
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice”
Document Number: E9-1929
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-29
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: ``Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice,'' 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, Boston, MA, from on or about March 15, 2009, until on or about July 19, 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)
Document Number: E9-1926
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-29
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges' Youth Programs Division announces an open competition for the American Serbia & Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange (A-SMYLE) Program, for high school students from Montenegro and Serbia. 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 to recruit and select high school students aged 15-17 from Montenegro and Serbia, place them with host families and schools for an academic year of study in the United States, provide activities that will enable the students to learn about leadership, civic responsibility, community activism, democracy, and American society, as well as to educate Americans about their countries and cultures, and to support alumni in projects at home.
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: E9-1828
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-28
Agency: Department of State
TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. (Keystone) has applied to the United States Department of State for a Presidential Permit authorizing the construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities at the border of the United States for the importation of petroleum from a foreign country. Authorization is being requested in connection with Keystone's proposed 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 Department of State receives and considers applications for Presidential Permits for such energy-related pipelines pursuant to authority delegated to it by the President under Executive Order 13337 of April 30, 2004 (69 FR 25299), as amended. To issue a Permit, the Department of State must find that issuance would serve the national interest. In the course of processing such applications, the Department consults extensively with concerned Federal and State agencies, and invites public comment in arriving at its determination. With respect to the application submitted by Keystone, the Department of State has concluded that the issuance of the Presidential Permit would constitute a major Federal action that may have a significant impact upon the environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. For this reason, Department of State intends to prepare an EIS to address reasonably foreseeable impacts from the proposed action and alternatives. Additionally Department of State has determined that issuance of a Presidential permit for the Keystone XL project triggers review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and is consequently initiating the required consultation under that statute. Consultation will be conducted with State Historic Preservation Officers, Indian tribes, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and other consulting parties, as appropriate, to determine the locations (if any) of potential sites for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the potential eligibility and findings of effect for cultural resources identified within the Keystone XL Area of Potential Effect. The purpose of this Notice of Intent (NOI) is to inform the public about the proposed action, announce plans for scoping meetings, invite public participation in the scoping process, and solicit public comments for consideration in establishing the scope and content of the EIS. As the proposed project may involve an action in a floodplain or wetland, the EIS will include a floodplain and wetlands assessment and floodplain statement of findings.
Executive Order 11423, as Amended; Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit for an International Rail Bridge on the U.S.-Mexico Border near Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Document Number: E9-1725
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State hereby gives notice that, on December 31, 2008, it received from Kansas City Southern (KCS) an application for a Presidential permit to authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of a new international rail bridge called the East Loop Bypass on the U.S.-Mexico border near Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. According to the application, KCS is an international transportation company comprised of three railroads and owns and operates an existing railroad bridge in Laredo. The proposed railroad bridge would be about 12 miles south of the existing railroad bridge. According to the application, the East Loop Rail Bypass project would relocate rail traffic from the Laredo city center, provide for additional rail capacity, enhance corridor safety, and improve the efficiency of cross-border rail crossings. In addition to the international bridge itself, KCS proposes as part of the project to construct about 50 miles of track to connect the new bridge to existing rail lines. The Department's jurisdiction over this application is based upon Executive Order 11423 of August 16, 1968, as amended. As provided in E.O. 11423, the Department is circulating this application to relevant federal and state agencies for review and comment. Under E.O. 11423, the Department has the responsibility to determine, taking into account input from these agencies and other stakeholders, whether issuance of a Presidential permit for this proposed bridge would be in the U.S. national interest.
Office of the Chief of Protocol; Gifts to Federal Employees From Foreign Government Sources Reported to Employing Agencies in Calendar Year 2007; Correction
Document Number: E9-969
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Department of State
This document contains a correction to the Notice ``Gifts to Federal Employees From Foreign Government Sources Reported to Employing Agencies in Calendar Year 2007'' published in the Federal Register on December 2, 2008, in FR Volume 73, Number 246. This notice is a request to change the identity of the foreign donor and government of a gift given to the Honorable Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State of the United States, on January 5, 2007.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination; OMB Control Number 1405-0163.
Document Number: E9-821
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Request for Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination. OMB Control Number: 1405-0163. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: None. Respondents: Business organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 425 (total). Estimated Number of Responses: 465 (per year). Average Hours per Response: 10 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 4,650 hours (per year). Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation To Respond: Voluntary.
Nonproliferation Sanctions
Document Number: E9-820
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of State
Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Act
Visas: Documentation of Immigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended: Electronic Petition for Diversity Immigrant Status
Document Number: E9-698
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Department of State
This rule makes final an interim rule published in the Federal Register on August 18, 2003, amending the Department's regulations pertaining to the manner in which aliens may petition for the opportunity to participate in the Diversity Visa Program. The rule changed the standard mail-in system previously used to an entirely electronic system for the purpose of making the process less prone to fraud, improve efficiency and significantly reduce the processing costs to the Government.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The El Peru-Waka Archaeological Project”
Document Number: E9-660
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
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 El Peru-Waka Archaeological Project,'' 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 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, from on or about July 19, 2009, until on or about December 6, 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: “Genghis Khan”
Document Number: E9-657
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
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: ``Genghis Khan,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Houston Museum of National Science, Houston, TX, from on or about February 28, 2009, until on or about September 7, 2009; Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO, from on or about October 10, 2009, until on or about February 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani”
Document Number: E9-655
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Department of State
On October 11, 2007, notice was published on page 57987 of the Federal Register (volume 72, number 196) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani.'' On December 27, 2007, the referenced notice was corrected on page 73415 of the Federal Register (volume 72, number 247) as to two additional objects to be included in the exhibition. The referenced notice is again corrected here as to two additional objects 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 objects to be included in the exhibition ``Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani,'' 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 Getty Villa, Malibu, CA, from on or about July 16, 2009, until on or about February 8, 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: “Turner to Cezanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales”
Document Number: E9-209
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-09
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 to be included in the exhibition ``Turner to Cezanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina, from on or about March 6, 2009, until on or about June 7, 2009; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK, from on or about June 25, 2009, until on or about September 20, 2009; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, from on or about October 8, 2009, until on or about January 3, 2010; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about January 30, 2010, until on or about April 25, 2010, and the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Albuquerque, NM, from on or about May 16, 2010, until on or about August 8, 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: “A Circus Family: Picasso to Leger”
Document Number: E9-208
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-09
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 object to be included in the exhibition ``A Circus Family: Picasso to Leger,'' 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 Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, from on or about February 22, 2009, until on or about May 17, 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.
Certification Related to Libya Under Section 654(b) of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (Div. J. Pub. L. 110-161)
Document Number: E9-126
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-08
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State certified to the Committees on Appropriation on December 24, 2008 that Libya has met the requirements stipulated in Section 654(b) of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2008.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Endless Forms”: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts
Document Number: E9-56
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-07
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: ``Endless Forms'': Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts, 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 Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, from on or about February 12, 2009, until on or about May 3, 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: “Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture From Renaissance to Revolution”
Document Number: E9-55
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-07
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: ``Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution,'' 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 February 24, 2009, until on or about May 24, 2009; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about June 30, 2009, until on or about September 27, 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: “Becoming Edvard Munch: Influence, Anxiety, and Myth”
Document Number: E9-54
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-07
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: ``Becoming Edvard Munch: Influence, Anxiety, and Myth,'' 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 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, from on or about February 14, 2009, until on or about April 26, 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.
Family Advocacy Case Records
Document Number: E8-31339
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to create a new system of records, pursuant to the provision of the Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-130, Appendix I. The Department's report was filed with the Office of Management and Budget on December 29, 2008. It is proposed that the system be named ``Family Advocacy Case Records System.'' The system description will specify that Family Advocacy Case Record System maintains records concerning alleged, suspected or established child abuse or neglect or domestic violence on individuals who have been the subject of the Department of State's Family Advocacy Program, including individuals who are or were under the authority of a Chief of Mission at a post abroad. Individuals whose information is continued in the system of records may include children who are alleged to have been the subject of abuse or neglect, family members of such children, alleged perpetrators of such abuse or neglect and those involved with allegations of domestic violence. Any persons interested in commenting on the new Family Advocacy Case Records system of records may do so by submitting comments in writing to Margaret P. Grafeld, Director, Office of Information Programs and Service, A/ISS/IPS, SA-2, 515 22nd Street, NW., Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-8001. The new system of records for the Family Advocacy Case Records will be effective, unless comments are received 40 days from the date of publication that result in a contrary determination. This new system description will read as set forth below.