Department of State January 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Pastel Portraits: Images of 18th-Century Europe”
Document Number: 2011-1963
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-28
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 ``Pastel Portraits: Images of 18th-Century Europe,'' 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 17, 2011, until on or about August 14, 2011, 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: “Upside Down Arctic Realities”
Document Number: 2011-1961
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-28
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 ``Upside Down Arctic Realities,'' 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 Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, from on or about April 14, 2011, until on or about July 17, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-4071, Export Declaration of Defense Technical Data or Services; OMB Control Number 1405-0157
Document Number: 2011-1955
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-28
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 comments 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: Export Declaration of Defense Technical Data or Services. OMB Control Number: 1405-0157. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: DS-4071. Respondents: Business and nonprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,100. Estimated Number of Responses: 15,000. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 7,500 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance”
Document Number: 2011-1790
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-27
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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance,'' 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 Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, from on or about February 25, 2011, until on or about September 11, 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: “Treasures From the Hermitage: Russia's Crown Jewels”
Document Number: 2011-1788
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-27
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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Treasures from the Hermitage: Russia's Crown Jewels,'' 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 Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX, from on or about May 20, 2011, until on or about November 27, 2011, 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 Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gentile Bellini: Portrait of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus”
Document Number: 2011-1787
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-27
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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Gentile Bellini: Portrait of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus,'' 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, New York, from on or about August 2, 2011, until on or about August 7, 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.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)
Document Number: 2011-1786
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-27
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for one cooperative agreement for the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), which provides overseas foreign language instruction for American high school students and those recently graduated. 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 cooperate with ECA in the overall administration of NSLI-Y organizational responsibilities and the implementation of overseas language programs of two different durations for approximately 610 total individual participant scholarships according to the duration and language distribution detailed in the Project Objectives, Goals and Implementation (POGI). NSLI-Y programs funded by this award will take place between June 2012 and June 2013. NSLI-Y is an important component of a multi-agency USG initiative to increase American citizens' ability to engage with people throughout the world who speak Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Indic (Hindi), Korean, Persian (Tajiki or Farsi), Russian and Turkish. Please note: ECA reserves the right to add or subtract languages and countries based on the needs of the Department, security considerations at the time of implementation and the overall objectives of the program. The Bureau anticipates that the single award recipient will manage the comprehensive organizational and administrative responsibilities of this program as well as the identification of qualified sub-award recipients known as ``implementing organizations'' to implement the overseas language programs. Under this award, the award recipient may also serve as an implementing organization.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-1998E, Foreign Service Officer Test Registration Form
Document Number: 2011-1487
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-25
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. Title of Information Collection: Registration for the Foreign Service Officer Test. OMB Control Number: 1405-0008. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Human Resources, HR/REE/BEX. Form Number: DS-1998E. Respondents: Registrants for the Foreign Service Officer Test. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 30,000. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 60,000. Frequency: Thrice annually. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-10, Birth Affidavit, OMB Control Number 1405-0132
Document Number: 2011-1187
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-20
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: Birth Affidavit. OMB Control Number: 1405-0132. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT/FO/ FC. Form Number: DS-10. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 154,850 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 154,850 per year. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 38,713 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-60, Affidavit Regarding a Change of Name, OMB Control Number 1405-0133
Document Number: 2011-1186
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-20
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: Affidavit Regarding a Change of Name. OMB Control Number: 1405-0133. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT. Form Number: DS-60. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 202,920 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 202,920 per year. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 50,730 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
The Advisory Committee on the 100,000 Strong Initiative
Document Number: 2011-1157
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-20
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: 2011-924
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-18
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: “Rembrandt and His School: Masterworks From The Frick and Lugt Collections”
Document Number: 2011-808
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-13
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 ``Rembrandt and His School: Masterworks from The Frick and Lugt Collections,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with a foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Frick Collection, New York, NY, from on or about February 15, 2011, until on or about May 22, 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: “Cézanne's Card Players”
Document Number: 2011-807
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-13
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 ``C[eacute]zanne's Card Players'' 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 7, 2011, until on or about May 8, 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: “Kings, Queens, and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France”
Document Number: 2011-806
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-13
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 ``Kings, Queens, and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France'' 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 27, 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.
Request for Comments and Suggestions for the Agenda of the Environmental Affairs Council (Eac) of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (Cafta-Dr)
Document Number: 2011-618
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-13
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 of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), the CAFTA-DR governments intend to hold the fifth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (EAC) in Washington, DC on January 27, 2011, at the Organization of American States, 200 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. The EAC will hold a public session in the afternoon, with a reception immediately following. During the meeting, the EAC members will present on their respective countries' progress in implementing chapter 17 and on the impacts of environmental cooperation in their countries. The EAC will also receive a presentation from the CAFTA-DR Secretariat for Environmental Matters (SEM) and discuss the Organization of American States' Second Evaluation Report: Monitoring Progress of the Environmental Cooperation Agenda in the CAFTA-DR Countries. For the public session of the meeting, the EAC will present the results of the above discussion elements with a particular focus on the chapter 17 obligations and environmental cooperation successes. The public will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss implementation of chapter 17 and environmental cooperation with EAC members. In addition, the SEM will present on the citizen submissions mechanism established under chapter 17. More information on the EAC is detailed below under Supplementary Information. The Department of State and USTR invite written comments or suggestions regarding the EAC meeting agenda and the Environmental Cooperation Expo. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to chapter 17 of the CAFTA-DR, the Final Environment Review of the CAFTA-DR and the Agreement among the CAFTA-DR parties on Environmental Cooperation (ECA) (available at http://www.state.gov/g/oes/env/trade/caftadr/index.htm).
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: FY2012 Humphrey Fellowship Program
Document Number: 2011-499
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-13
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition to assist in the administration of the FY2012 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. 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 cooperate with the Bureau in the administration and implementation of the FY2012 Humphrey Program. The final amount that will be available in FY2012 to fund the Humphrey Program has not yet been determined. Applicants are asked to prepare a budget not to exceed $13,500,000 for program and administrative costs. Please indicate the number of participants who can be accommodated based on detailed calculations of program and administrative costs. For more information about calculating budget requests, see paragraph IV.3.e.1 of this document. Pending the availability of FY2012 funds, the Agreement should begin on October 1, 2011 and should expire on September 30, 2014.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status; Form DS-2019, OMB No. 1405-0119
Document Number: 2011-501
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-12
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: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status. OMB Control Number: OMB No. 1405-0119. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Office of DesignationECA/EC/D. Form Number: Form DS-2019. Respondents: U.S. Department of State designated sponsors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,460. Estimated Number of Responses: 350,000 annually. Average Hours per Response: 45 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 262,500 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Art in Cameroon: Sculptural Dialogues”
Document Number: 2011-363
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-11
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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Art in Cameroon: Sculptural Dialogues,'' 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 Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, from on or about April 23, 2011, until on or about August 14, 2011, 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: “Reconfiguring an African Icon: Odes to the Mask by Modern and Contemporary Artists From Three Continents”
Document Number: 2011-361
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-11
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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Reconfiguring an African Icon: Odes to the Mask by Modern and Contemporary Artists from Three Continents,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about March 8, 2011, until on or about August 21, 2011, 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.
Announcement of a Meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-360
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-11
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces a meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Conference on International Telecommunications, as well as for the Organization of American States' Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) Permanent Consultative Committee I. The ITAC will meet to begin preparation of advice for the U.S. government for the ITU World Conference on International Telecommunications, as well as the CITEL Permanent Consultative Committee I meeting. There will also be reports on the upcoming World Radiocommunication Conference Preparatory Meeting, the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group meeting, and on other recent meetings of the sectors of the ITU, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's telecommunications meetings. The ITAC will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. on February 3, 2011 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. Any requests for reasonable accommodation should be made at least 7 days before the meeting. All such requests will be considered, however, requests made after that date might not be possible to fulfill. Those desiring further information on this meeting may contact the Secretariat at jillsonad@state.gov mailto: jillsonad@state.gov or at (202) 647-2592. Anyone interested in the work of this advisory committee may subscribe to an e-mail service that provides time-sensitive information about preparations for upcoming international meetings. This service is free. To sign up, contact Ms. Anne Jillson at the e-mail above.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 4053, Department of State Mentor-Protégé Program Application, OMB 1405-0161
Document Number: 2011-359
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-11
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: Department of State Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program Application. OMB Control Number: OMB 1405-0161. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business UtilizationA/SDBU. Form Number: DS-4053. Respondents: Small and large for-profit companies planning to team together in an official mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] capacity to improve the likelihood of winning DOS contracts. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14 respondents per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 14 per year. Average Hours Per Response: 21. Total Estimated Burden: 294. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit.
Request for Information for the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report
Document Number: 2011-354
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-11
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (``the Department'') requests written information to assist in reporting on the degree to which the United States and foreign governments comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons (``minimum standards'') that are prescribed by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, (Div. A, Pub. L. 106-386) as amended (``TVPA''). This information will assist in the preparation of the Trafficking in Persons Report (``TIP Report'') that the Department submits annually to appropriate committees in the U.S. Congress on countries' level of compliance with the minimum standards. Foreign governments that do not comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so may be subject to restrictions on nonhumanitarian, nontrade-related foreign assistance from the United States. Submissions must be made in writing to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State by February 15, 2011. Please refer to the Addresses, Scope of Interest and Information Sought sections of this Notice for additional instructions on submission requirements.