Department of State June 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Forms DS-4138, Request for Escort Screening Courtesies; DS-4139, Photograph and Signature Card; & DS-4140, Application for OFM Web Site Account; DS-1504; Request for Customs Clearance of Merchandise; Foreign Diplomatic Services Applications (FDSA), OMB Collection Number 1405-0105
Document Number: 2010-15760
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Foreign Missions, 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 Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2010-15758
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
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).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Eton College Myers Collection at Johns Hopkins University”
Document Number: 2010-15756
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
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 to be included in the exhibition ``Eton College Myers Collection at Johns Hopkins University,'' 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 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, from on or about August 1, 2010, until on or about August 1, 2025, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates
Document Number: 2010-15622
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Department of State
Further to the Department's proposed rule to amend the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule of Fees), the Department of State is adjusting a number of fees in light of an independent cost of service study's findings that the U.S. Government is not fully covering its costs for providing these services under the current fee structure. The primary objective of the adjustments to the Schedule of Fees is to ensure that fees for consular services reflect costs to the United States of providing the services to the extent possible. Seventeen hundred and ninety-seven comments were received
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-1622, DS-1843, DS-1622P, and DS-1843P: Medical History and Examination for Foreign Service, OMB 1405-0068
Document Number: 2010-15475
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
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.
Meeting; Shipping Coordinating Committee
Document Number: 2010-15211
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-4085 Application for Additional Visa Pages or Miscellaneous Passport Services, OMB Control Number 1405-0159
Document Number: 2010-14923
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 4079, Request for Determination of Possible Loss of United States Citizenship, (No.1405-0178)
Document Number: 2010-14922
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport, OMB Control Number 1405-0004
Document Number: 2010-14921
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-82, Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail, OMB Control Number 1405-0020
Document Number: 2010-14919
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3053, Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16, OMB Control Number 1405-0129
Document Number: 2010-14916
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-5504, Application for a U.S. Passport: Name Change, Data Correction, and Limited Passport Book Replacement, OMB Control Number 1405-0160
Document Number: 2010-14913
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
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.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-14911
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to start preparations for the 2010 Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the 2011 ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) World Radiocommunication Conference Preparatory Meeting.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report Review
Document Number: 2010-14908
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of State
The IPCC was established as an intergovernmental body under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988. In accordance with its mandate and as reaffirmed in various decisions by the Panel, the major activity of the IPCC is to prepare comprehensive and up-to-date assessments of policy-relevant scientific, technical, and socio- economic information for understanding the scientific basis of climate change, potential impacts, and options for mitigation and adaptation. More information about the IPCC can be found at https://www.ipcc.ch.
Meeting To Learn of U.S. Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Industry Efforts To Assist Haitian Relief and Reconstruction Efforts Following the January 2010 Earthquake
Document Number: 2010-14784
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of State
The United States Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy (CIP) will hold a public meeting on July 9, 2010 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with additional time available through 4:30 p.m. if needed) in the Loy Henderson Auditorium of the Harry S. Truman Building of the U.S. Department of State. The Truman Building is located at 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program
Document Number: 2010-14702
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Department of State
The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces a revision to the original Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP) for the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program, announced in the Federal Register on May 13, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 92):
Issuance of an Amended Presidential Permit Authorizing the Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of a Two-Span International Bridge Near Brownsville, Texas, at the International Boundary Between the United States and Mexico
Document Number: 2010-14696
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Department of State
At the request of the permittee, the Department of State has amended the Presidential permit, originally issued in 1993, that authorizes Cameron County, Texas to construct, operate, and maintain an international bridge known as ``Veterans Bridge at Los Tomates'' near Brownsville, Texas, at the international boundary between the United States and Mexico. The amendment allows the permittee to build a second adjacent bridge, essentially identical to the existing four-lane bridge, to accommodate increasing traffic volume, to improve pedestrian safety, and to allow more efficient separation of different types of traffic as it approaches the border inspection station owned by the General Services Administration and operated by the Department of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection. In making its determination to amend the permit, the Department provided public notice of the proposed amendment and provided the opportunity for comment (73 FR 55586, Sept. 25, 2008) and also consulted with other Federal agencies, as required by Executive Order 11423, as amended.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; U.S. Professional Development Program for EducationUSA Advisers
Document Number: 2010-14686
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Department of State
The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces a revision to the original Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP) for the U.S. Professional Development Program for EducationUSA Advisers, announced in the Federal Register on May 6, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 87):
Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Project; Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Additional Public Comment Meetings
Document Number: 2010-14377
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-15
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (DOS) is extending the public comment period for the Keystone XL Pipeline Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) until Friday, July 2, 2010. On April 20, 2010, the DOS provided Federal Register notice (75 FR 20653) of the availability of the DEIS and notice of nineteen public comment meetings to be held during three weeks in May, 2010 along the proposed pipeline route in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Montana. That Federal Register notice also provided additional information regarding the DEIS and requested the submission of all comments by May 31, 2010. On April 30, 2010, in response to requests from several organizations, the DOS extended the public comment period until Wednesday, June 16, 2010 (75 FR 22890). As noted, the DOS is now extending the public comment period for a second time until Friday, July 2, 2010.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-2031, Shrimp Exporter's/Importer's Declaration, OMB Control Number 1405-0095
Document Number: 2010-14132
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Olmec: Masterworks of Ancient Mexico”
Document Number: 2010-13968
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-10
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 ``Olmec: Masterworks of Ancient Mexico,'' 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 owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about September 26, 2010, until on or about January 1, 2011; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, from on or about February 19, 2011, until on or about May 30, 2011, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Ringo Starr's Snare Drum”
Document Number: 2010-13965
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-10
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 exhibit ``Ringo Starr's Snare Drum,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about July 1, 2010, until on or about December 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.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-13714
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Receipt of Application for a New Presidential Permit
Document Number: 2010-13700
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State hereby gives notice that, on March 29,
Exchange Visitor Program-Secondary School Students
Document Number: 2010-13585
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-07
Agency: Department of State
The Department is announcing a public meeting to provide interested members of the public the opportunity to discuss the proposed amendments to the secondary school student regulatory provisions published in the Federal Register on May 3, 2010 (see 75 FR 23196). As stated in that Notice, the Department proposes to amend existing regulations regarding the screening, selection, school enrollment, orientation, and monitoring of student participants and their placement with host families as well as the screening, selection, orientation, and monitoring of hosting families. Given the widespread interest in secondary school student exchange programs among the general public, the Department will hold this public meeting to further solicit comment and discussion on the proposed amendments to these regulations.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2010-13378
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Department of State
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 07, 2010, in the East Auditorium at the U.S. Department of State, Harry S. Truman Building, Washington DC. Entry and registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. Please use the building entrance located at 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC, between C & D Streets. 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. Agenda topics will be posted on the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls' Web site, at https://www.pmddtc.state.gov 2 weeks prior to the meeting.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2010-13374
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-03
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).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria”
Document Number: 2010-13066
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria,'' 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 owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, from on or about September 19, 2010, until on or about January 9, 2011; at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, from on or about February 19, 2011, until on or about May 22, 2011; at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, from on or about July 10, 2011, until on or about October 9, 2011; at the Museum for African Art, New York, NY, from on or about November 11, 2011, until on or about March 4, 2012, 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.
Assistance to the Autonomous Government of Southern Sudan and the United States Contribution to the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) for Fiscal Year 2008
Document Number: 2010-13060
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Department of State
This is a notice of a waiver determination under Section 202(d)(4)(A)(ii) of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003, as amended by the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (the Leadership Act). The Leadership Act requires that the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator withhold from the U.S. contribution to the Global Fund an amount equal to expenditures by the Global Fund in the previous fiscal year to governments of countries that have been determined to have repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism in accordance with section 6(j)(1) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. 2405 (j)(1)) (the ``6(j) list'').