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

60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: Ten Information Collections
Document Number: 2011-16455
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-30
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections 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: Application/License for Permanent Export of Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified Technical Data OMB Control Number: 1405-0003 Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC Form Number: DSP-5 Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500 Estimated Number of Responses: 56,000 Average Hours per Response: 1 hour Total Estimated Burden: 56,000 hours Frequency: On Occasion Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “King Amenemhet II”
Document Number: 2011-16453
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-30
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 ``King Amenemhet II,'' 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 July 15, 2011, until on or about July 15, 2021, 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: “Ostalgia”
Document Number: 2011-16059
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-27
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 ``Ostalgia'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object, ``Three Capacity Men,'' 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 New Museum, New York, New York, from on or about July 6, 2011, until on or about October 9, 2011, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2011-15626
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Gabriel von Max: Be-Tailed Cousins and Phantasms of the Soul”
Document Number: 2011-15458
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
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 ``Gabriel von Max: Be-Tailed Cousins and Phantasms of the Soul,'' 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 Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, from on or about July 9, 2011, until on or about October 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.
Assistance to Southern Sudan and the United States Contribution to the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) for Fiscal Year 2009
Document Number: 2011-15074
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Department of State
This is a notice of a waiver determination under Section 202(d)(4)(A)(ii) of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003, as amended by the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (the Leadership Act). The Leadership Act requires that the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator withhold from the U.S. contribution to the Global Fund an amount equal to expenditures by the Global Fund in the previous fiscal year to governments of countries that have been determined to have repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism in accordance with section 6(j)(1) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. 2405 (j)(1)) (the ``6(j) list''). The government of the Republic of Sudan is designated on the ``6(j) list.'' Thus, Global Fund expenditures to the Government of the Republic of Sudan trigger a withholding requirement from the U.S. contribution to the Global Fund, subject to the waiver authority provided for Global Fund expenditures in Southern Sudan. During FY 2008, $301,416 was provided to government entities in Southern Sudan under HIV/AIDS grants, thus triggering a potential withholding requirement in this amount from the FY 2009 U.S. contribution to the Global Fund. These funds were used to support State HIV/AIDS Commissions in all ten southern Sudan states, provide needed financial support for project specialists, and meet other incurred expenses under HIV/AIDS grants. Under the Leadership Act, the President has authority to waive the withholding requirement for assistance overseen by the Southern Sudan Country Coordinating Mechanism (SSCCM) if such an action is justified by the national interest or for humanitarian reasons. This authority has been delegated to the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. The United States places a high priority on ensuring appropriate disbursement and expenditure of foreign development and humanitarian funding. Following consultations with the relevant Congressional committees, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator has determined waiver of the withholding requirement for assistance by the Global Fund to the Autonomous Government of Southern Sudan through the Global Fund SSCCM is justified for humanitarian reasons. The application of the withholding requirement of Section 202(d)(4)(A)(ii) of the Act is hereby waived with respect to such assistance, allowing for the additional contribution of $301,416 to the Global Fund from the FY 2009 appropriations for the U. S. contribution to the Global Fund. This notice of waiver determination is published in the Federal Register in compliance with Section 202(d)(4)(A)(ii) of the Leadership Act.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3035, J-1 Visa Waiver Recommendation Application
Document Number: 2011-15073
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
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: J-1 Visa Waiver Recommendation Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0135. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau Of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-3035. Respondents: J-1 visa holders applying for a waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations; “Monet/Lichtenstein: Rouen Cathedrals”
Document Number: 2011-14822
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
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 ``Monet/Lichtenstein: Rouen Cathedrals,'' 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 Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, from on or about July 3, 2011, until on or about September 18, 2011, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about October 2, 2011, until on or about January 2, 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.
Exchange Visitor Program
Document Number: 2011-14499
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Department of State
The Department is temporarily suspending the application of certain requirements governing program status and on-campus and off- campus employment for J-1 Libyan students. This action is necessary to mitigate the adverse impact upon these students due to political turmoil in their home country.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: NEA/PI Online Performance Reporting System (PRS)
Document Number: 2011-14450
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
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: NEA/PI Online Performance Reporting System (PRS). OMB Control Number: 1405-0183. Type of Request: Renewal. Originating Office: NEA/PI. Form Number: DS-4127. Respondents: Recipients of NEA/PI grants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 70 respondents annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 280 per year. Average Hours per Response: 20. Total Estimated Burden: 5,600 hours per year. Frequency: Quarterly. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity”
Document Number: 2011-14447
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
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 ``Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity,'' 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 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, from on or about June 24, 2011, until on or about September 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations; “Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World”
Document Number: 2011-14178
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
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 ``Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World,'' 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 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, from on or about June 30, 2011, until on or about October 16, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Passport Demand Forecasting Study Phase III, 1405-0177
Document Number: 2011-14176
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Passport Demand Forecasting Study Phase III. OMB Control Number: OMB No. 1405-0177. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services Office: CA/PPT. Form Number: n/a. Respondents: A nationally representative sample of United States citizens and other categories of individuals entitled to a U.S. Passport. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000 respondents monthly per survey. Estimated Number of Responses: 48,000 annually. Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 8,000 hours annually. Frequency: Monthly. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: ECA Sports & Culture Evaluation Surveys
Document Number: 2011-14167
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Sports & Culture Evaluation, Between the Lines (BTL) Survey. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division (ECA/P/ V). Form Number: Survey numbers generated as needed. Respondents: ECA's Between the Lines (BTL) Program exchange participants from 2008 through 2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 31 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 31 annually. Average Hours per Response: 35 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 18 hours annually. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Title of Information Collection: Sports & Culture Evaluation, Sports Envoys Survey. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division (ECA/P/ V). Form Number: Survey numbers generated as needed. Respondents: ECA's Sports Envoys Program envoy participants from 2005 through 2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 28 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 28 annually. Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 9 hours annually. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Title of Information Collection: Sports & Culture Evaluation, Kennedy Center (KC) Mentor Survey. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division (ECA/P/ V). Form Number: Survey numbers generated as needed. Respondents: ECA's Kennedy Center (KC) Cultural Fellows Mentoring Program participants from 2005 through 2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 30 annually. Average Hours per Response: 35 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 18 hours annually. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Title of Information Collection: Sports & Culture Evaluation, Sports Surveys. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division (ECA/P/ V). Form Number: Survey numbers generated as needed. Respondents: ECA's Sports Visitors Program and the International Sports Grants Initiative participants from 2008 through 2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 247 annually (Sports Grants: 140, Sports Visitors: 107). Estimated Number of Responses: 247 annually (Sports Grants: 140, Sports Visitors: 107). Average Hours per Response: 35 minutes (Sports Grants: 35, Sports Visitors: 35). Total Estimated Burden: 144 hours annually (Sports Grants: 82, Sports Visitors: 62). Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Title of Information Collection: Sports & Culture Evaluation, Kennedy Center (KC) Cultural Visitors Survey. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division (ECA/P/ V). Form Number: Survey numbers generated as needed. Respondents: ECA's Kennedy Center (KC) Cultural Visitors Program participants from 2005 through 2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 103 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 103 annually. Average Hours per Response: 35 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 60 hours annually. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Title of Information Collection: Sports & Culture Evaluation, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Survey. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division (ECA/P/ V). Form Number: Survey numbers generated as needed. Respondents: ECA's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participants who were involved in selected cultural programs from 2000 through 2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 855 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 855 annually. Average Hours per Response: 35 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 499 hours annually. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Title of Information Collection: Sports & Culture Evaluation, International Writing Program (IWP) Survey. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division (ECA/P/ V). Form Number: Survey numbers generated as needed. Respondents: ECA's International Writing Program (IWP), Fall Residency exchange program participants from 2005 through 2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 112 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 112 annually. Average Hours per Response: 35 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 65 hours annually. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4131 Advance Notification Form: Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area, 1405-0181
Document Number: 2011-14166
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Advance Notification Form: Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area. OMB Control Number: 1405-0181. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs (OES/OPA). Form Number: DS-4131. Respondents: Operators of Antarctic expeditions organized in or proceeding from the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22. Estimated Number of Responses: 22. Average Hours per Response: 10.5. Total Estimated Burden: 231. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: RPPR Public Diplomacy Surveys
Document Number: 2011-13705
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Certifications Pursuant to Public Law That 12 Nations Have Adopted Programs To Reduce the Incidental Capture of Sea Turtles in Their Shrimp Fisheries
Document Number: 2011-13702
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Department of State
On April 22, 2011, the Department of State certified, pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162, that 12 nations have adopted programs to reduce the incidental capture of sea turtles in their shrimp fisheries comparable to the program in effect in the United States. The Department also certified that the fishing environments in 26 other countries and one economy, Hong Kong, do not pose a threat of the incidental taking of sea turtles protected under Section 609.