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

Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement
Document Number: 2011-13255
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-27
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that a number of foreign entities and one foreign person have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act. The Act provides for penalties on entities and individuals for the transfer to or acquisition from Iran since January 1, 1999, the transfer to or acquisition from Syria since January 1, 2005, or the transfer to or acquisition from North Korea since January 1, 2006, of equipment and technology controlled under multilateral control lists (Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group, Chemical Weapons Convention, Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement) or otherwise having the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or cruise or ballistic missile systems. The latter category includes (a) Items of the same kind as those on multilateral lists but falling below the control list parameters, when it is determined that such items have the potential of making a material contribution to WMD or cruise or ballistic missile systems, (b) other items with the potential of making such a material contribution, when added through case-by-case decisions, and (c) items on U.S. national control lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette”
Document Number: 2011-13253
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-26
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 ``Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie- Antoinette,'' 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 Frick Collection, from on or about June 7, 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.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2011-13111
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-26
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).
Department of State Acquisition Regulation; Foreign Nationals and Third Country Nationals
Document Number: 2011-12993
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-25
Agency: Department of State
This final rule makes one administrative change to the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR). It revises the DOSAR to allow the appointment of selected non-U.S. citizen locally employed staff, i.e., Foreign Nationals and Third Country Nationals, as contracting officers for acquisitions at $25,000 and below. This change will permit streamlined procurement processes at applicable Department of State overseas posts.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-12813
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-24
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Portrait of a Man”
Document Number: 2011-12806
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-24
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 ``Portrait of a Man'', 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 June 1, 2011, until on or about December 31, 2016, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Libya
Document Number: 2011-12621
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy regarding Libya to reflect the United Nations Security Council arms embargoes adopted in February and March.
Statutory Debarment and Reinstatement of BAE Systems plc
Document Number: 2011-12628
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State, acting pursuant to section 127.7(c) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') (22 CFR Parts 120-130), imposed a statutory debarment on BAE Systems plc (``BAES'') as a result of its conviction of conspiracy (18 U.S.C. 371) to violate certain provisions of U.S. law, including section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, (``AECA'') (22 U.S.C. 2778) and at the same time reinstated BAES. Concurrently, pursuant to section 126.7 of the ITAR, the Department of State is providing notice of a presumption of denial (also referred to as a policy of denial) regarding certain of BAES' non-U.S. subsidiaries because of their substantial involvement in activities related to the conviction. These non-U.S. subsidiaries are: BAE Systems CS&S International, Red Diamond Trading Ltd., and Poseidon Trading Investments Ltd.
Issuance of a Presidential Permit for a Border Crossing Called “San Ysidro” at the International Boundary Between the United States and Mexico
Document Number: 2011-12619
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State issued a Presidential permit to the General Services Administration on May 2, 2011, authorizing that agency to expand, renovate, and maintain the commercial and pedestrian border crossing called ``San Ysidro'' in San Diego, California, at the International Boundary between the United States and Mexico. In making this determination, the Department complied with the procedures required under Executive Order 11423, as amended.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Pissarro's People”
Document Number: 2011-12448
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
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 ``Pissarro's People,'' 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 Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, from on or about June 12, 2011, until on or about October 2, 2011; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, from on or about October 22, 2011, until on about January 22, 2012, 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.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-12214
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on June 6 and June 7 at the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC. Prior notification and a valid government- issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U.S. government or military ID) are required for entrance into the building. Members of the public planning to attend must notify Nick Sheldon, Office of the Historian (202-663-1123) no later than June 2, 2011 to provide date of birth, valid government-issued photo identification number and type (such as driver's license number/state, passport number/country, or U.S. government ID number/agency or military ID number/branch), and relevant telephone numbers. If you cannot provide one of the specified forms of ID, please consult with Nick Sheldon for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. In addition, any requests for reasonable accommodation should be made no later than May 31, 2011. Requests for reasonable accommodation received after that time will be considered, but might be impossible to fulfill. The Committee will meet in open session from 11 a.m. until 12 Noon on Monday, June 6, 2011, in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC, in Conference Room 1205, to discuss declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series. The remainder of the Committee's sessions in the afternoon on Monday, June 6, 2011 and in the morning on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, will be closed in accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The agenda calls for discussions of agency declassification decisions concerning the Foreign Relations series and other declassification issues. These are matters properly classified and not subject to public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and the public interest requires that such activities be withheld from disclosure. Personal data is requested pursuant to Pub. L. 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Pub. L. 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see the Privacy Impact Assessment for VACS-D at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/ 100305.pdf, for additional information. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Ambassador Edward Brynn, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC 20520, telephone (202) 663-1123, (e-mail history@state.gov).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-6561, Pre-Assignment for Overseas Duty, OMB 1405-XXXX
Document Number: 2011-12060
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
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 30 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: Pre-Assignment for Overseas Duty. OMB Control Number: 1405-XXXX. Type of Request: New. Originating Office: Office of Medical Services, M/MED/C/ MC. Form Number: DS-6561. Respondents: Employees and Family Members from Non-Foreign Affairs Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,000 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 8,000 per year Average Hours per Response: 1 hour per response. Total Estimated Burden: 8,000 hours. Frequency: Every 2 to 3 years. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory to retain medical clearance.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment”
Document Number: 2011-12057
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
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 ``Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment,'' 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 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, from on or about May 29, 2011, until on or about August 21, 2011, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, from on or about September 17, 2011, until on or about January 9, 2012, 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.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Dual Nationals and Third-Country Nationals Employed by End-Users
Document Number: 2011-11697
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to establish a policy to address those who are unable to implement the exemption for intra-company, intra- organization, and intra-government transfers of defense articles and defense services by approved end-users to dual national and third- country nationals who are employees of such approved end-users. Prior to making transfers to certain dual national and third-country national employees under this policy, approved end-users must screen employees, make an affirmative decision to allow access, and maintain records of screening procedures to prevent diversion of ITAR-controlled technology for purposes other than those authorized by the applicable export license or other authorization.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “National Geographic Treasures of the Earth”
Document Number: 2011-11834
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
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 ``National Geographic Treasures of the Earth'' 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 Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, from on or about June 11, 2011, until on or about June 10, 2014, (or, in any event, for a duration not to exceed six years from June 11, 2011), is in the national interest. The Museum understands that immediately after the last day of the aforementioned exhibition or display period, the objects shall be repatriated back to the United Kingdom. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Technology Security/Clearance Plans, Screening Records, and Non-Disclosure Agreements
Document Number: 2011-11688
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-12
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: Technology Security/ Clearance Plans, Screening Records, and Non-Disclosure Agreements Pursuant to 22 CFR 126.18. OMB Control Number: 1405-XXXX. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: None. Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations, Foreign Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 100,000. Average Hours per Response: 10 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 1,000,000 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Picasso: Masterpieces From the Musée National Picasso, Paris”
Document Number: 2011-11684
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-12
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 ``Picasso: Masterpieces from the Mus[eacute]e National Picasso, Paris,'' 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 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, from on or about June 11, 2011, until on or about October 9, 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. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney- Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-632-6469). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA-5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522-0505.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical Examination Forms for Immigrant or Refugee Applicants
Document Number: 2011-11407
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-11
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: Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant. OMB Control Number: 1405-0113. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa Services (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-2053, DS-2054, DS-3030, DS-3024, DS-3025, DS-3026. Respondents: Immigrant visa and refugee applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 630,000 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 630,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 630,000 hours annually. Frequency: Once per application. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals; Teacher Exchange Program
Document Number: 2011-11432
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State, announces an open competition for three assistance awards to administer components of the Office's Teacher Exchange Program in Fiscal Year 2012. Public and private non-profit organizations or consortia or other combinations of eligible organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to cooperate with the Bureau in the administration of the teacher exchange programs as categorized below. To facilitate effective communication between ECA's Teacher Exchange Branch (ECA/A/S/ X) and the organization(s) cooperating on these programs, applicant organizations should have offices and staffs located in Washington, DC at the time of application. In recent years, the Bureau has revised and diversified its programming for teachers consistent with the Bureau's emphasis on reaching younger and underserved, non-elite populations, given the influence teachers can have on these populations in classrooms in the U.S. and around the world. This Request for Grant Proposals is part of an effort to reinforce the Bureau's engagement with primary and secondary school educators and to present a range of teacher program opportunities to potential applicant organizations, which may submit proposals to administer and implement one, two, or all three clusters of the following FY 2012 Teacher Exchange Programs as outlined below (organizations must submit a separate proposal for each cluster for which they apply): Cluster A: The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchanges and the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching; Cluster B: Professional Development Programs for International and U.S. Teachers; and/or Cluster C: the Educational Seminars, the Intensive Summer Language Institutes, and the Teachers of Critical Languages Program. Details about these program components are provided under the Funding Opportunity Description section of this document and in the Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI) document associated with this solicitation. Proposals should reflect a vision for the program, interpreting the goals of the Fulbright-Hays Act and the Teacher Exchange Program with creativity, as well as providing innovative ideas and recommendations. The cooperating organization(s) for each cluster will have responsibility for program administration, which includes the following broad categories: Program planning and management; participant placement; orientation and preparation of participants and host/mentor educators; enrichment activities; participant supervision and support services; fiscal management and budgeting; program reporting and evaluation (including ad hoc program and financial reports as requested by the Teacher Exchange Branch); and alumni programming and follow-on activities. Proposals should include schedules and timelines for notifying ECA, overseas partners, and participants of recruitment cycles, placements, travel arrangements and cross-cultural and program information in a timely manner. Programs must comply with J-1 visa regulations. Teacher exchange participants in the U.S. and abroad should be identified through open, merit-based competitions. Although the amount that will be available to support these programs in FY 2012 has not yet been determined, for planning purposes the total amount of funding that may be available to cover administrative and program costs of these programs will be up to $14,800,000. The amounts listed for each program are provided below to enable applicant organizations to prepare budgets for planning purposes and are subject to change. More specific information for each program is provided below and in the Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI) document. All awards are pending availability of FY 2012 funds.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals; Access Teacher Development Online Program
Document Number: 2011-11421
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Department of State
The Office of English Language Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/A/L) announces an open competition for the Access Teacher Development Online Program (ATDOP), including online distance education, a U.S. exchange component in summer 2012 and a follow-on program for exchange participants. The award level for this cooperative agreement will be up to $900,000. The purpose of this program is to increase the oral and aural proficiency of English as a foreign language teachers while developing their speaking and listening teaching methods. U.S. public and private universities with graduate TESOL or Applied Linguistics programs meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to implement the program that will include the following: 1. A teacher needs analysis survey and English language proficiency assessment plan to be administered at the beginning and end of the online program; 2. A multi-platform online distance education program developed in collaboration with selected English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) providers and designed to improve the oral/aural English Language proficiency and teaching methodologies of 250-350 Access and potential Access teachers working with 14-18 year olds; 3. A four-week, U.S. exchange program for 26 of the top performing participants from the online courses; 4. A five-week online follow-up course designed to assist the 26 teachers in developing and implementing professional development seminars for English teachers in their respective countries; 5. The creation of an on-going online community via a Ning site where Access teachers and in-country providers can continue to communicate and collaborate. Access provides a foundation of English language skills to bright, economically disadvantaged 14- to 18-year-olds through two-year programs of after-school classes and intensive summer learning activities. Access students also gain an appreciation for U.S. culture and democratic values through cultural enhancement activities. Since its inception in 2004, over 70,000 students in more than 85 countries have participated in the Access Program. More detailed information about each of the five components of this cooperative agreement are detailed below and in the Program Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI). Applicant organizations should demonstrate a significant track record of conducting substantive academic programs for EFL educators with a particular emphasis on the innovative use of internet media and mobile-based technologies in the development and implementation of training programs, conducting needs assessments internationally with foreign partners, developing English language teaching curriculum for English learners with diverse levels of English language proficiency and managing the U.S. and foreign logistical and administrative aspects of similar programs. The participants in the online course will be selected by Access providers and Regional English Language Officers (RELOs) and will be approved by ECA/A/L. Participants will be: Citizens of one of 6-8 ECA selected strategic countries in which they reside; university degree holders; employed as English teachers and have been working with disadvantaged 14-18 year old students for at least two but not more than approximately seven years; have no significant previous US travel experience; employed by one of the selected Access host institutions teaching Access or other secondary school level classes; and able to have regular and easy access to a computer with reliable broadband Internet.
Extension of Accreditation Agreement With Colorado Department of Human Services Under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000
Document Number: 2011-11409
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) is the lead Federal agency for implementation of the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Convention) and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA). Among other things, the IAA gives the Secretary of State responsibility for the accreditation of agencies and approval of persons to provide adoption services under the Convention. On June 29, 2006, the Department exercised its authority under the IAA and entered into agreement with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) under which the Department designated CDHS as an accrediting entity. This notice is to inform the public that on January 4, 2011, the Department extended the duration of the agreement with CDHS for an additional two years, pursuant to Article 10 of the Memorandum of Agreement Between the U.S. Department of State and the Colorado Department of Human Services Regarding Performance of Duties as an Accrediting Entity Under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000. The text of the Memorandum of Agreement signed on June 29, 2006 by Maura Harty, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and Marva Livingston Hammons, Executive Director, Department of Human Services, State of Colorado has not been revised. It is included in its entirety at the end of this Notice. Also included at the end of the Memorandum of Agreement is the text of the Extension of Agreement.
[Public Notice 7108]
Document Number: 2011-11243
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Department of State
Reducing Regulatory Burden; Retrospective Review Under E.O. 13563
Document Number: 2011-11242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with Executive Order 13563 and guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Department of State (``the Department'') has submitted its preliminary plan to the OMB, and is simultaneously providing it to the public for review.
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-11123
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Department of State
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection DS 4053, Department of State Mentor-Protégé Program Application
Document Number: 2011-11009
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-05
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: 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 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 294 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-7001 and DS-7005, DOS-Sponsored Academic Exchange Program Application, OMB Control Number 1405-0138
Document Number: 2011-11006
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-05
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: DOS-Sponsored Academic Exchange Program Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0138. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, ECA/A/E/EUR. Form Number: DS-7001, DS-7005. Respondents: Applicants for the Academic Exchange Program. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7160 (For DS-7001, 3842 estimated; for DS-7005, 3318 estimated). Estimated Number of Responses: 7160 (For DS-7001, 3842 estimated; for DS-7005, 3318 estimated). Average Hours per Response: 0.75. Total Estimated Burden: 5370 hours. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals; International Visitor Leadership Program Assistance Award
Document Number: 2011-10770
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-05
Agency: Department of State
The Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/PE/V), United States Department of State (DoS), announces an open competition for up to four assistance awards to administer the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The IVLP is the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program. Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. These visits reflect the International Visitors' professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States. The amount of funding available is approximately $4,700,000, pending the availability of FY 2012 funds. ECA anticipates awarding up to four cooperative agreements for the total funding available. The assistance awards, all together, will support programming for approximately 2,000 International Visitors (IVs). 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. Applicants may submit only one proposal under this competition. If multiple proposals are received from the same applicant, all submissions will be declared ineligible and receive no further consideration in the review process.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals; The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program; Organizational Component
Document Number: 2011-10769
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-05
Agency: Department of State
The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program seeks to promote mutual understanding between the United States and the countries of Eurasia by providing secondary school students from the region the opportunity to live in American society for an academic year. In turn, these students will expose U.S. citizens to the culture, traditions, and lifestyles of people in Eurasia. Organizations are invited to submit proposals to recruit and select participants; prepare and process documents for approximately 1,134 participants (1,044 academic year students and 90 short-term participants); organize and run pre-departure orientations in each country; produce program publications; organize staff and student travel; manage information for overseas and domestic support; communicate with the students' natural families while on program; provide advice and counseling for students and placement organizations; and plan and implement follow-up activities with alumni.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status; Form DS-2019, OMB No. 1405-0119.
Document Number: 2011-10765
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-03
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: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status OMB Control Number: 1405-0119 Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection Originating Office: Office of Exchange Coordination & Designation, ECA/EC Form Number: Form DS-2019 Respondents: U.S. Department of State Designated Sponsors Estimated Number of Respondents: 1460 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