Department of State January 11, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.