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

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: FY 2012 Fulbright Scholar Program
Document Number: 2010-27301
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-28
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to assist in the FY 2012 administration of the worldwide Fulbright Scholar Program. The Fulbright Scholar Program is a major component of the overall Fulbright Program, which also includes the Fulbright Student Program. For more than 60 years, the Fulbright Scholar Program has offered awards for college and university faculty, as well as for non-academic professionals (such as lawyers, artists, and journalists) and independent scholars, to lecture and conduct research abroad. Tens of thousands of U.S. and non-U.S. scholars and professionals have participated in these exchanges since the Fulbright Program's inception in 1946. The Fulbright Scholar Program currently sends approximately 1,300 qualified U.S. scholars and professionals abroad to lecture, conduct research, and provide academic consulting at overseas institutions for long- and short-term programs. Conversely, the program brings approximately 900 visiting (non-U.S.) participants from approximately 150 countries to the United States for similar activities. Responsibility for the management of the Fulbright Scholar Program is shared between the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, fifty bilateral Fulbright commissions, approximately 100 U.S. embassies overseas, and a private sector, cooperating agency in the United States. Overall policy guidelines for the Fulbright Scholar Program are determined by the Presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB). The organization that is awarded the cooperative agreement under this competition will be responsible for recruitment, selection, placement, facilitation of enrichment activities for participants, program promotion, disbursement of funds, and recordkeeping for both the U.S. and Visiting Fulbright Scholar Programs. This work will be supervised by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application, OMB Control Number 1405-0018
Document Number: 2010-27300
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-28
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: Nonimmigrant Visa Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0018. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-156. Respondents: Nonimmigrant visa applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 800,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 800,000. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 800,000 hours per year. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exchange Programs Alumni Web Site Registration, DS-7006
Document Number: 2010-27299
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-28
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: Exchange Programs Alumni Website Registration. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: Existing collection in use without OMB control number. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, ECA-IIP/EX. Form Number: DS-7006. Respondents: Exchange program alumni and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs, Americans who hosted or programmed an exchange participant, or employees of a program agency administering an exchange program. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 15,000. Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 2,500 hours. Frequency: One-time per registrant. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture From the Victoria and Albert Museum”
Document Number: 2010-27298
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-28
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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum,'' 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 Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL, from on or about December 2, 2010, until on or about January 16, 2011; at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME, from on or about February 5 until on or about May 15, 2011; at Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX, from on or about September 3 until on or about November 13, 2011; at Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, from on or about December 3, 2011, until on or about February 12, 2012; at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI, from on or about March 3, until on or about May 13, 2012; and at Museum of Art, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, from on or about June 2 to on or about November 11, 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.
Exchange Visitor Program-Secondary School Students
Document Number: 2010-27200
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-27
Agency: Department of State
The Department is revising existing Secondary School Student regulations regarding the screening, selection, school enrollment, orientation, and quality assurance monitoring of exchange students as well as the screening, selection, orientation, and quality assurance monitoring of host families and field staff. Further, the Department is adopting a new requirement regarding training for all organizational representatives who place and/or monitor students with host families. The proposed requirement to conduct FBI fingerprint-based criminal background checks will not be implemented at this time. Rather, it will continue to be examined and a subsequent Final Rule regarding this provision will be forthcoming. These regulations, as revised, govern the Department designated exchange visitor programs under which foreign secondary school students (ages 15-18\1/2\) are afforded the opportunity to study in the United States at accredited public or private secondary schools for an academic semester or year while living with American host families or residing at accredited U.S. boarding schools.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: R/PPR Evaluation and Measurement Unit, Evaluation Survey Question Bank
Document Number: 2010-27070
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-26
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: R/PPR Evaluation and Measurement Unit Survey Question Bank. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs' Office of Policy, Planning and Resources Evaluation and Measurement Unit (R/PPR EMU). Form Number: Survey numbers generated as needed. Respondents: Participants in Public Diplomacy (PD) programs, selected users of PD products and services, and others engaged in Department of State Public Diplomacy efforts. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 40,000 annually. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes per response. Total Estimated Burden: 20,000 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2010-26885
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-25
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3097, Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report, and OMB Control Number 1405-0151
Document Number: 2010-26381
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
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 Program Annual Report. OMB Control Number: 1405-0151. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Private Sector Exchange, ECA/EC. Form Number: Form DS-3097. Respondents: Designated J-1 program sponsors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,460. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,460 annually. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 2,920 hours. Frequency: Annually. Obligation To Respond: Mandatory.
State-56, Network User Account Records
Document Number: 2010-25884
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-14
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to create a system of records, Network User Account Records, State-56, pursuant to the provisions 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 August 16, 2010. It is proposed that the new system will be named ``Network User Account Records.'' It is also proposed that the new system description will be utilized to administer network user accounts; to help document and/or control access to computer systems, platforms, services, applications, and databases within a Department network; to monitor security of computer systems; to investigate and make referrals for disciplinary or other actions if unauthorized access or inappropriate usage is suspected or detected; and to identify the need for training programs. Any persons interested in commenting on the new system of records may do so by submitting comments in writing to Margaret P. Grafeld, Director, Office of Information Programs and Services, A/GIS/IPS, Department of State, SA-2, 515 22nd Street, Washington, DC 20522-8001. This system of records will be effective 40 days from the date of publication, unless we receive comments that will result in a contrary determination. The new system description, ``Network User Account Records, State- 56,'' will read as set forth below.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Sports Youth Visitor Program
Document Number: 2010-25883
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-14
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 sports exchanges taking place during calendar year 2011 and 2012. Approximately 18 programs from countries around the world will participate in exchange initiatives/projects in the United States designed to promote interaction between the foreign participants and their American peers.
30-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: 2010-25750
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-13
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport: Name Change, Data Correction, and Limited Passport Book Replacement. OMB Control Number: 1405-0160. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services CA/PPT. Form Number: DS-5504. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 181,000 respondents per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 181,000 responses per year. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 90,500 hours per year. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
30-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: 2010-25749
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-13
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16. OMB Control Number: 1405-0129. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services CA/PPT. Form Number: DS-3053. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,025,000 respondents per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,025,000 responses per year. Average Hours per Response: 1 Hour. Total Estimated Burden: 1,025,000 hours per year. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “India's Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow”
Document Number: 2010-25748
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-13
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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``India's Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow,'' 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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about December 12, 2010, until on or about February 27, 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-11, Application for a U.S. Passport, OMB Control Number 1405-0004
Document Number: 2010-25735
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-13
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport. OMB Control Number: 1405-0004. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport ServicesCA/PPT. Form Number: DS-11. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12.5 million respondents per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 12.5 million responses per year. Average Hours per Response: 85 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 17,708,300 per year. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Persons and Entities on Whom Sanctions Have Been Imposed Under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996
Document Number: 2010-25734
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-13
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State has determined that the Naftiran Intertrade Company (NICO) has engaged in a sanctionable investment described in section 5(a)(1) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (ISA) (50 U.S.C. 1701 note) and that certain sanctions should be imposed as a result.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-82, U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals, OMB Control Number 1405-0020
Document Number: 2010-25733
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-13
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals. OMB Control Number: 1405-0020. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services CA/PPT. Form Number: DS-82. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4.2 million respondents per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 4.2 million responses per year. Average Hours per Response: 40 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 2,800,000 hours per year. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
30-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: 2010-25732
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-13
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Application for Additional Visa Pages Or Miscellaneous Passport Services. OMB Control Number: 1405-0159. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services CA/PPT. Form Number: DS-4085. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 146,000 respondents per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 146,000 responses per year. Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 48,700 hours per year. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-25432
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-08
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), Office of Marine Conservation announces that the Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission will meet on October 12, 2010.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3057, Medical Clearance Update, OMB 1405-0131
Document Number: 2010-25430
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-08
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: Medical Clearance Update. OMB Control Number: 1405-0131. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Office of Medical Services, M/MED/C/ MC. Form Number: DS-3057. Respondents: Foreign Service Officers, State Department Employees, Other Government Employees and Family Members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,800 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 9,800 per year. Average Hours per Response: 0.5 hours per response. Total Estimated Burden: 4,900 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Department of State Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2010-25336
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of State
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2010-25330
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates indicated on the attachments pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d) and in compliance with section 36(f) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776).
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders on U.S. History and Government
Document Number: 2010-25327
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of State
The Branch for the Study of the United States, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of six (6) Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on U.S. History and Government, pending the availability of funds. Participants will be drawn from countries throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean. Three institutes will be conducted entirely in Spanish, and the remaining three in English. Each academic institute will be five weeks in duration, including a one-week integrated study tour.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 4079, Request for Determination of Possible Loss of United States Citizenship, (No. 1405-0178)
Document Number: 2010-24992
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-05
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: Request for Determination of Possible Loss of United States Citizenship. OMB Control Number: No. 1405-0178. Type of Request: Revision. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS). Form Number: DS-4079. Respondents: United States Citizens. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,132. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,132. Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 283 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Expanding the Story With Four Greek Vases”
Document Number: 2010-24989
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Expanding the Story with Four Greek Vases,'' 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 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about October 18, 2010, until on or about September 30, 2013, 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.
Notice of Intent To Establish the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board, Hereinafter Referred to as “the Board”
Document Number: 2010-24691
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-01
Agency: Department of State
This is a notice of intent to establish The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board, hereinafter referred to as ``the Board.'' The Board serves the Global AIDS Coordinator (``the Coordinator'') in a solely advisory capacity concerning scientific, implementation, and policy issues related to the global response to HIV/AIDS. These issues will be of concern as they influence the priorities and direction of PEPFAR evaluation and research, the content of national and international strategies and implementation, and the role of PEPFAR in the international discourse regarding appropriate and resourced responses. The Board will be composed of 25 to 30 members appointed by the Coordinator, representing U.S. Government and non-U.S. Government personnel. The membership will be representative of the HIV/AIDS community, academia, international experts, partner government representatives, multilateral and bilateral agency representatives, foundations, advocates, and non-governmental organizations. Members who are not U.S. employees will be representative members. Public notice of all meetings of the Panel will be provided in the Federal Register in accordance with the FACA.
Bureau of Consular Affairs; Registration for the Diversity Immigrant (DV-2012) Visa Program
Document Number: 2010-24688
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-01
Agency: Department of State
This public notice provides information on how to apply for the DV-2012 Program. This notice is issued pursuant to 22 CFR 42.33(b)(3) which implements sections 201(a)(3), 201(e), 203(c) and 204(a)(1)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, (8 U.S.C. 1151, 1153, and 1154(a)(1)(I)).
Exchange Visitor Program-Fees and Charges
Document Number: 2010-24687
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-01
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (Department) is proposing to revise its Fees and Charges assessed for providing Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) services to recoup the Department's costs associated with operating all aspects of the Exchange Visitor Program.