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

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: Language Learning Survey Questions
Document Number: 2011-22324
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “New Photography 2011: Zhang Dali, Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen”
Document Number: 2011-22142
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
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 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``New Photography 2011: Zhang Dali, Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen,'' 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, New York, from on or about September 27, 2011, until on or about January 16, 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Passport Demand Forecasting Study Phase III, OMB Number 1405-0177
Document Number: 2011-21994
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-29
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: Passport Demand Forecasting Study Phase III. OMB Control Number: OMB Number 1405-0177. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Passport Services CA/PPT. Form Number: SV2011-0010. Respondents: A national representative sample of all U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals, who are 16 years of age or older, that are eligible and entitled to a United States Passport product. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000 survey respondents per month. Estimated Number of Responses: 48,000 survey responses annually. Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes per survey. Total Estimated Burden: 8,000 hours annually. Frequency: Monthly. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Seductive Luxury and Innovation: The Furniture of Abraham and David Roentgen”
Document Number: 2011-21993
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-29
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, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Seductive Luxury and Innovation: The Furniture of Abraham and David Roentgen,'' 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 presentation for the purposes of scientific research of the object at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about September 12, 2011, until on or about March 10, 2013, and the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, from on or about October 29, 2012, until on or about January 27, 2013, 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.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Keystone XL Project; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2011-21939
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Department of State
Following the release of the final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, Executive Order 13337 calls on the Secretary of State, or her designee, to determine if issuance of a Presidential Permit to the applicant would serve the national interest. This decision on the application will take into account a wide range of factors, including environmental, economic, energy security, foreign policy, and pipeline safety concerns. No decision will be made until the completion of this thorough review process. The Department expects to make a decision on whether to grant or deny the Permit before the end of the year. If built, the Keystone XL pipeline would carry crude oil from Canada and from U.S. oil fields in North Dakota and Montana to refineries primarily on the Gulf Coast of the United States. As part of the review and analysis of the national interest, the U.S. Department of State will hold a series of public meetings, and provide other opportunities for the public to comment on the project. Along with other factors listed above, these comments will be considered in the final decision. Meetings will be held at the following dates, locations and times (all meeting times are local time):
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Mirror of the Buddha: Early Portraits From Tibet”
Document Number: 2011-21928
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
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, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Mirror of the Buddha: Early Portraits from Tibet,'' 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 Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about October 21, 2011, until on or about March 5, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977”
Document Number: 2011-21926
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
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, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, from on or about December 11, 2011, until on or about March 11, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Once Upon Many Times: Legends and Myths in Himalayan Art”
Document Number: 2011-21925
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
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, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Once Upon Many Times: Legends and Myths in Himalayan Art,'' 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 Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about September 16, 2011, until on or about January 30, 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: 2011-21751
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on September 12 and September 13 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 September 8, 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 September 6, 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, September 12, 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, September 12, 2011 and in the morning on Tuesday, September 13, 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 Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Pub. L. 107-56 (U.S.A. 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).
Certification Related to Aerial Eradication in Colombia
Document Number: 2011-21748
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Public Meeting of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 2011-21532
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board (hereinafter referred to as ``the Board'') will meet on September 14-15, 2011 at the House of Sweden Event Center, 2900 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20007. The meeting will last from 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. on the 14th and from 9 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. on the 15th and is open to the public. The meeting will be hosted by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Eric Goosby, who leads implementation of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The Board serves the Global AIDS Coordinator in a solely advisory capacity concerning scientific, implementation, and policy issues related to the global response to HIV/AIDS. These issues will be of concern as they influence the priorities and direction of PEPFAR evaluation and research, the content of national and international strategies and implementation, and the role of PEPFAR in the international discourse regarding appropriate and resourced responses. Topics for the September 14-15th meeting will include an update on PEPFAR-funded evaluations, discussions on the policy relevance of the recent results regarding treatment for prevention, and recommendations to the Ambassador on the future direction of evaluation and research within PEPFAR. The public may attend this meeting as seating capacity allows. Admittance to the meeting will be by means of a pre-arranged clearance list. In order to be placed on the list, please register at https:// www.team-psa.com/pepfar/2011. While the meeting is open to public attendance, the Board will determine procedures for public participation. For further information about the meeting, please contact Charles Holmes, Chief Medical Officer, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at (202) 663-2440 or HolmesCB@state.gov.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition
Document Number: 2011-21366
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Department of State
On July 29, 2011, notice was published on pages 45646 and 45647 of the Federal Register (volume 76, number 146) of determination made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``5,000 Years of Chinese Jade Featuring Selections From the National Museum of Taiwan and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.'' The referenced notice is corrected as to the name of the exhibition, which is ``5,000 Years of Chinese Jade Featuring Selections from the National Museum of History, Taiwan and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.'' The exhibition or display of the exhibit objects is at the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, from on or about October 1, 2011, until on or about February 19, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined. I have ordered that Public Notice of the correction of the name be published in the Federal Register.
Privacy Act; System of Records: State-76, Personal Services Contractor Records
Document Number: 2011-21365
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to create a new system of records, Personal Services Contractor Records, State-76, 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 July 20, 2011. It is proposed that the new system be named ``Personal Services Contractor Records.'' It is also proposed that the new system description will document personal services contract record files, reports of contractor actions, and the documents required in connection with the contractor during his or her employment. Any persons interested in commenting on the new system of records may do so by 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 new system description, ``Personal Services Contractor Records, State-76,'' will read as set forth below.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Modern Antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, and Picabia in the Presence of the Antique.”
Document Number: 2011-21264
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-19
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 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Modern Antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, L[eacute]ger, and Picabia in the Presence of the Antique,'' 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 J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California, from on or about November 2, 2011, until on or about January 16, 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. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Kevin M. Gleeson, Attorney- Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-632-6473). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA-5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522-0505.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900”
Document Number: 2011-21129
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-18
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 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about September 28, 2011, until on or about January 8, 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.
Certification Related to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal
Document Number: 2011-20846
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Department of State
Briefing on Partner Vetting System Pilot Program
Document Number: 2011-20771
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of State
Notice is hereby given of a briefing on the Partner Vetting System (PVS) pilot program. The objective of the briefing is to provide information about the PVS pilot program. Members of the public may attend in person or join via teleconference. Officials from the U.S. Department of State (State) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will brief on the PVS pilot program. The briefing will be followed by an open forum for discussion where public participation is encouraged. The agenda is subject to change.
Waiver of Restriction on Assistance to Lebanon
Document Number: 2011-20689
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-15
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Warhol: The Headlines”
Document Number: 2011-20424
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-11
Agency: Department of State
On July 7, 2011, notice was published on page 39974 of the Federal Register (Volume 76, No. 130) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition, ``Warhol: The Headlines.'' The referenced notice is corrected to add one additional object to be included in the exhibition. 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, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the additional object to be included in the exhibition ``Warhol: The Headlines,'' 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 September 25, 2011, until on or about January 2, 2012, at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from on or about October 14, 2012, until on or about January 6, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Study of the United States Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking
Document Number: 2011-20310
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-11
Agency: Department of State
The Branch for the Study of the U.S., Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/A/E/USS), invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of the Study of the United States Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking. This institute will provide a multinational group of up to 18 experienced foreign university educators and other professionals with a deeper understanding of U.S. approaches to national security policymaking, past and present, in order to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States at universities and other institutions abroad. The institute should be an intensive, academically rigorous program for scholars and other professionals from outside the United States, and should have a central theme and a strong contemporary component.
Announcement of Meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-20179
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-09
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces a meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Subcommittees (ITAC) on August 22, 2011, 10 a.m.-noon EDT, at the Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520, to seek advice from the telecommunications industry on: (a) The consultation of International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Standardization Sector Study Group 15, on whether draft Recommendation G.tp-oam (Operations, Administration and Maintenance mechanism for MPLS-TP in Packet Transport Network (PTN)) should be approved as a policy-level document; and (b) what policy position the United States should take at the December 2011 Study Group 15 meeting on this issue. This meeting is open to the public as seating capacity allows. The public will have an opportunity to provide comments at this meeting. People desiring further information on this meeting or wishing to request reasonable accommodation may contact the Secretariat at minardje@state.gov.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Updates to Country Policies, and Other Changes
Document Number: 2011-20028
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update country policies regarding Afghanistan, C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Fiji, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, North Korea, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Yemen, and Zimbabwe, and to correct administrative and typographical errors.