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

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-10, Birth Affidavit, 1405-0132
Document Number: 2011-10496
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
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: Birth Affidavit. OMB Control Number: 1405-0132. Type of Request: Revision 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-60, Affidavit Regarding a Change of Name, OMB Control Number 1405-0133
Document Number: 2011-10493
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
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: Affidavit Regarding a Change of Name. OMB Control Number: 1405-0133. Type of Request: Revision 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Projects 95: Runa Islam”
Document Number: 2011-10207
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-27
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 ``Projects 95: Runa Islam'' 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, from on or about May 27, 2011, until on or about September 19, 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: “Marajo: Ancient Ceramics at the Mouth of the Amazon”
Document Number: 2011-10204
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-27
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 ``Marajo: Ancient Ceramics at the Mouth of the Amazon'' 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 Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO, from on or about June 12, 2011, until on or about September 18, 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 Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Sarcophagus”
Document Number: 2011-10203
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-27
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 ``Sarcophagus,'' 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 Cloisters Museum and Gardens, New York, New York, from on or about May 2, 2011, until on or about May 2, 2014, 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.
Proposed Information Collection: Export Declaration of Defense Technical Data or Services
Document Number: 2011-10201
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-27
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: 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.
Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended
Document Number: 2011-10077
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-27
Agency: Department of State
This rule changes Department regulations to broaden the authority of a consular officer to revoke a visa at any time subsequent to issuance of the visa, in his or her discretion. These changes to the Department's revocation regulations expand consular officer visa revocation authority to the full extent allowed by statute. Additionally, this rule change allows consular officers and designated officials within the Department to revoke a visa provisionally while considering a final visa revocation.
Exchange Visitor Program-Summer Work Travel
Document Number: 2011-10079
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department is amending current regulations governing the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program. The amendments clarify existing policies and implement new procedures to ensure that the Summer Work Travel program continues to foster the objectives of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Fulbright-Hays Act). These changes will enhance the integrity and programmatic effectiveness of Summer Work Travel exchanges. The Department has examined the potential risks and harms related to the Summer Work Travel program and believe that the current regulations do not sufficiently protect national security interests; the Department's reputation; and the health, safety, and welfare of Summer Work Travel program participants. Accordingly, and for reasons discussed more fully below, this rule modifies the Summer Work Travel regulations by establishing different employment placement requirements based on the aliens' countries of citizenship and by requiring sponsors to fully vet the job placements of all program participants. It also clarifies that only vetted U.S. host employers and vetted third party overseas agents or partners (i.e., foreign entities) with whom sponsors have contractual agreements may assist sponsors in the administration of the core functions of their exchange programs. Sponsor monitoring, reporting, and information dissemination requirements are also strengthened.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form- DS-1950, Department of State Application for Employment, OMB Control Number 1405-0139
Document Number: 2011-9952
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-25
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: Department of State Application for Employment. OMB Control Number: 1405-0139. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Recruitment, Examination, Employment (HR/REE) Form Number: DS-1950. Respondents: U.S. Citizens seeking entry into certain Department of State Foreign Service positions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,000. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 1,500. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
Notice of Availability of the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Project
Document Number: 2011-9858
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-22
Agency: Department of State
Consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Department of State (DOS) has prepared a supplemental draft environmental impact statement (SDEIS) for the proposed TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP (TransCanada) Keystone XL Project (Project). On September 19, 2008, TransCanada filed an application for a Presidential Permit for the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of a pipeline and associated facilities at the border of the U.S. and Canada for the transport of crude oil across the U.S.-Canada international boundary. The Secretary of State is designated and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential Permits, as referred to in Executive Order 13337, as amended, for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance, at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of petroleum, petroleum products, coal, or other fuels to or from a foreign country. TransCanada has requested authorization to construct and operate border crossing facilities at the U.S.-Canadian border in Phillips County, near Morgan, Montana, in connection with its proposed international pipeline project (Keystone XL Project) that is designed to transport Canadian crude oil production from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) to destinations in the south central United States, including to a new tank farm in Cushing, Oklahoma, and to delivery points in the Port Arthur and East Houston areas of Texas.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3083, Training Registration (For Non-U.S. Government Persons)
Document Number: 2011-9857
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-22
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: Training Registration (For Non-U.S. Government Persons). OMB Control Number: 1405-0145. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Foreign Service Institute, Office of the Executive Director (FSI/EX). Form Number: DS-3083. Respondents: Business owners/persons desiring to enroll in FSI courses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Number of Responses: 200. Average Hours Per Response: 0.5. Total Estimated Burden: 100. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Privacy Act; System of Records: State-52, Parking Permit and Car Pool Records
Document Number: 2011-9734
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend an existing system of records, Parking Permit and Car Pool Records, State-52, 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 March 29, 2011. It is proposed that the current system will retain the name ``Parking Permit and Car Pool Records.'' It is also proposed that the amended system description will include revisions/additions to the following sections: Categories of individuals, Categories of records, Purpose, Safeguards and Retrievability as well as other administrative updates. The following sections have been added to the system of records, Parking Permit and Car Pool Records, State-52, to ensure Privacy Act of 1974 compliance: Purpose and Disclosure to Consumer Reporting Agencies. Any persons interested in commenting on the amended system of records may do so by submitting comments in writing to the 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 amended system description, ``Parking Permit and Car Pool Records, State-52,'' will read as set forth below.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals; Community Solutions Program
Document Number: 2011-9731
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-21
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs invites proposal submissions for the Community Solutions Program in Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Western Hemisphere. 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 conduct this professional fellowship program. The Community Solutions Program serves as a mechanism to support and encourage initiatives organized by young civic and community leaders, ages 25-38, currently working to address the economic, environmental, political, and social challenges confronting their respective local communities. Through four- to six-month professional fellowships with a specific leadership component, Community Solutions will provide opportunities for eligible individuals to more effectively address issues of concern in their own towns, cities and regions.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: “American Film Showcase-Contemporary Voices in Documentary and Fiction Film”
Document Number: 2011-9727
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-21
Agency: Department of State
The Cultural Programs Division of the Office of Citizen Exchanges in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to administer the ``American Film ShowcaseContemporary Voices in Documentary and Fiction Film.'' Through this program, ECA seeks to bring award-winning independent American documentaries and narrative films to audiences around the world to offer contemporary new insights into American life and culture and issues affecting democratic societies. The films and their filmmakers will be showcased at international venues, including U.S. Embassy-organized events and/or U.S. Embassy-supported international documentary and feature film festivals. This program will provide for travel by documentary and feature filmmakers and film experts in conjunction with public presentation of the films overseas. In addition to presentations, American filmmakers and film experts will be expected to conduct or participate in master classes, workshops, lectures and other outreach activities designed for a variety of audiences, with a focus on younger and underserved audiences. The classes are expected to include filmmaking workshops and training in digital technology, emergent media, and creative use of social media. The Showcase also will provide for follow-up programming that could include return visits overseas by American filmmakers or visits by young foreign filmmakers to the United States. Through this solicitation, ECA seeks an organization to identify and select a collection of contemporary American documentary and narrative films that offer a broad overview of the best in current American independent filmmaking. The films should demonstrate high artistic quality, illustrate diverse viewpoints, address a variety of social issues, and reflect the creativity inherent in an open, democratic society. Documentaries are the priority focus of the American Film Showcase. They should address important and compelling themes and represent more than half of the films in the Showcase, with the remainder being narrative/fiction films. The Showcase also should include a small collection of animated shorts. U.S. public and non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals for the American Film Showcase. For this competition, all applicants must demonstrate sufficient experience successfully exhibiting, distributing, or otherwise promoting American documentaries and narrative films. They also should demonstrate extensive knowledge of independent filmmakingespecially the documentary fieldboth in the U.S. and overseas. Proposals from organizations with significant international experience and also educational programming experience will be more competitive.
Meetings of The United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance
Document Number: 2011-9316
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-18
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the United States and Peru intend to hold the third meeting of the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance (the ``Sub-Committee'') and the second meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council'') on April 27, 2011, and the first meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission (the ``Commission'') on April 28, 2011. Public information sessions for the Council, Commission and Sub-Committee also will be held on April 28th at 3 p.m. at 1724 F St., NW., Washington, DC. The purpose of the meetings is to review implementation of: Chapter 18 (Environment) of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA); the PTPA Annex on Forest Sector Governance (Annex 18.3.4); the United States-Peru Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA); and the 2009-2010 Work Program under the ECA. Also, the Commission will formally define and adopt the 2011-2014 Work Program. The Department of State and USTR invite interested organizations and members of the public to attend the public sessions and to submit written comments or suggestions regarding implementation of Chapter 18, Annex 18.3.4, the ECA, and the 2009-2010 and 2011-2014 Work Programs, and any items that should be included on the meetings' agendas. If you would like to attend the public sessions, please send the following information to Tiffany Prather and Amy Karpel at the e-mail addresses or fax numbers listed below under the heading ADDRESSES: (1) Name, (2) date of birth, and (3) the identification number from any valid government-issued identification. In preparing comments, submitters are encouraged to refer to: Chapter 18 of the PTPA, including Annex 18.3.4; The Final Environmental Review of the PTPA; The ECA; and The 2009-2010 Work Program. These documents are available at: http://www.ustr.gov and http:// www.state.gov/g/oes/env/trade/peru/index.htm.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2011-9296
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-18
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).
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Defense Services
Document Number: 2011-8998
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-13
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy regarding defense services, to clarify the scope of activities that are considered a defense service, and to provide definitions of ``Organizational-Level Maintenance,'' ``Intermediate-Level Maintenance,'' and ``Depot-Level Maintenance,'' and to make other conforming changes.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2011-8952
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-13
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 Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Capitoline Venus”
Document Number: 2011-8909
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-13
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 object to be included in the exhibition ``The Capitoline Venus,'' 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about June 8, 2011, until on or about September 5, 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: “Ancestors of the Lake: Art From Lake Sentani and Humboldt Bay”
Document Number: 2011-8904
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-13
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 ``Ancestors of the Lake: Art from Lake Sentani and Humboldt Bay,'' 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 May 6, 2011, until on or about August 28, 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.
Department of State Acquisition Regulation
Document Number: 2011-8720
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Department of State
This final rule adds a contract clause to the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR) to implement the Department's procedures regarding personal identity verification of contractor personnel, as required by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors, and Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors. This clause will apply to contracts that require contractor employees to perform on-site at a Department of State location and/or that require contractor employees to have access to Department information systems.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application, OMB Control Number 1405-0018
Document Number: 2011-8539
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-11
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. Title of Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Visa Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0018. Type of Request: Extension 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.
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Executive Order 11423, as Amended; Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit To Reconfigure and Expand the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) on the U.S.-Mexico Border at Calexico, CA and Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Document Number: 2011-8433
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State hereby gives notice that, on March 11, 2011, it received an application for a Presidential Permit to authorize the reconfiguration and expansion of the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) on the U.S.-Mexico border at Calexico, California and Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. The General Services Administration (GSA) filed this application and is acting as the project's sponsor. The Department of State'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 the proposed expansion of this border crossing is in the U.S. national interest. GSA has informed the Department that it plans to release its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) regarding this project to the public on June 3, 2011. GSA released a draft EIS in June, 2010, which is available at http://www.gsa.gov/graphics/pbs/Calexico_PDES_ June_2010b508.pdf. The Department of State received a copy of that draft EIS and provided comments to GSA. GSA has also informed the Department that it anticipates that the GSA Administrator will be in a position to reach an official Record of Decision on this project by July 2011.
Industry Advisory Panel; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2011-8432
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Department of State
Persons and Entities on Whom Sanctions Have Been Imposed Under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996
Document Number: 2011-8096
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-05
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State has determined that Belarusneft 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: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Public Diplomacy Program Surveys
Document Number: 2011-7931
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-04
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: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Public Diplomacy Program Surveys. OMB Control Number: 1405-0158. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division (ECA/P/ V). Form Number: SV-2008-0005, SV-2008-0006, SV-2008-0011, SV- 2008-0012, SV-2008-0013, SV-2008-0007. Respondents: Participants in ECA and PD programs, selected users of PD products and services, and others engaged in DOS efforts. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,131 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 25,131 annually. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes per response. Total Estimated Burden: 12,565 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Foreign Missions; 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-4155, Vendor Application for OFM Website Account; & form DS-7576, Foreign Mission Emergency Afterhours Contact for Foreign Diplomatic Services Applications, OMB Collection Number 1405-0105
Document Number: 2011-7928
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-04
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: Vendor Application for OFM Website Account. OMB Control Number: 1405-0105. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Diplomatic Security/Office of Foreign Missions (DS/OFM). Form Numbers: DS-4155. Respondents: Foreign government representatives assigned to the U.S. and bonded warehouse vendors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,005 missions. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,015 responses. Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 1,005 hours divided among the missions. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Title of Information Collection: Foreign Mission Emergency Afterhours Contact. OMB Control Number: 1405-0105. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Diplomatic Security/Office of Foreign Missions (DS/OFM). Form Number: DS-7675. Respondents: Foreign government representatives assigned to the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 737 missions. Estimated Number of Responses: 737 forms per year. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 184 hours divided among the missions. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde”
Document Number: 2011-7768
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde'' 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 all of these exhibit objects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, from on or about May 21, 2011, until on or about September 6, 2011, and the temporary display of six of the objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about February 21, 2012, until on or about June 3, 2012, is in the national interest. Also, the temporary display of the objects 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: “Boris Mikhailov: Case History”
Document Number: 2011-7767
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Boris Mikhailov: Case History,'' 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 Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about May 26, 2011, until on or about September 5, 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.
Announcement of a Meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-7766
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
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 Radiocommunication Conference and the Radiocommunication Assembly. The ITAC will meet to begin preparation of advice for the U.S. government for the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC), which will be held in January 23-February 17, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Radiocommunication Assembly will be held in Geneva the preceding week, January 16-20, 2012. The ITAC will meet from 10 am to 12 pm on Wednesday, April 21, 2011 at 1200 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209. 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 date might not be possible to fill. Those desiring further information may contact the Secretariat at jillsonad@state.gov mailto:jillsonad@state.gov or at 202 647-2592.