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

Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “La Surprise”
Document Number: 2011-27943
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
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 object to be included in the exhibition ``La Surprise,'' 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, New York, New York, from on or about October 31, 2011, until on or about October 31, 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.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27804
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-27
Agency: Department of State
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, in the East Auditorium, U.S. Department of State, Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, DC. Entry and registration will begin at 12 p.m. Please use the building entrance located at 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC, between C & D Streets. The membership of this advisory committee consists of private sector defense trade representatives, appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, who advise the Department on policies, regulations, and technical issues affecting defense trade. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study. Agenda topics will be posted on the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls' Web site, at http://www.pmddtc.state.gov approximately 10 days prior to the meeting. Members of the public may attend this open session and will be permitted to participate in the discussion in accordance with the Chair's instructions. Members of the public may, if they wish, submit a brief statement to the committee in writing. As access to the Department of State facilities is controlled, persons wishing to attend the meeting must notify the DTAG Alternate Designated Federal Officer (DFO) by close of business Friday, November 4, 2011. If notified after this date, the Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security may not be able to complete the necessary processing required to attend the plenary session. A person requesting reasonable accommodation should notify the Alternate DFO by the same date. Each non-member observer or DTAG member that wishes to attend this plenary session should provide: His/her name; company or organizational affiliation; phone number; date of birth; and identifying data such as driver's license number, U.S. Government ID, or U.S. Military ID, to the DTAG Alternate DFO, Patricia Slygh, via email at SlyghPC@state.gov. A RSVP list will be provided to Diplomatic Security. One of the following forms of valid photo identification will be required for admission to the Department of State building: U.S. driver's license, passport, U.S. Government ID or other valid photo ID. Personal data is requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 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. For additional information, contact Patricia Slygh, PM/DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political- Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112; telephone (202) 663-2830; FAX (202) 261-8199; or email SlyghPC@state.gov.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Document Number: 2011-27731
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-27
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. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) are invited to submit proposals to identify host schools; vet, select, and monitor host families; and place and monitor a portion of the students participating in the FLEX program during the 2012-13 academic year. Pending the availability of funds, an FY 2012 cooperative agreement will provide the monies required to recruit and screen host families; secure school placements; conduct student and host family orientations; provide cultural and educational enrichment activities; handle all counseling and programmatic issues; and evaluate program implementation.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb”
Document Number: 2011-27289
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
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, 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 ``Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb'' 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 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, from on or about November 19, 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: “Masterpieces of Landscape Painting From the Forbidden City”
Document Number: 2011-27288
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
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, 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 ``Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City'' 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 Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, from on or about November 3, 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.
``100,000 Strong'' Initiative Federal Advisory Committee: Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27214
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-20
Agency: Department of State
The Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Department of State hereby gives notice of a public meeting of the ``100,000 Strong'' Initiative Federal Advisory Committee. The ``100,000 Strong'' Federal Advisory Committee, composed of prominent China experts and leaders in business, academic, and non-profit organizations, serves a critical advisory role in achieving the Administration's goal, announced in May 2010, of seeing 100,000 Americans study in China by 2014. Agenda: Implementation of the 100,000 Strong Initiative in the private sector. Time and Place: The meeting will take place on Friday, November 4, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT at the Department of State, Washington, DC. Participants should arrive by 12:30 p.m. at 2201 C Street, NW., C Street Lobby, and will be directed to the meeting room. Public Participation: This Advisory Committee meeting is open to the public, subject to the capacity of the meeting room. Access to the building is controlled; persons wishing to attend should contact Kim McClure of the Department of State's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at mcclurekm@state.gov and provide their name, affiliation, date of birth, country of citizenship, government identification type and number, e-mail address, and mailing address no later than October 28, 2011. Data from the public is requested pursuant to Public Law 99- 399 (Omnibus Act of 1986) as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT ACT); and Executive Order 13356. The primary purpose for collecting this information is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. Please see the Privacy Impact Assessment for VACS-D at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/100305.pdf for additional information. Persons who cannot participate in the meeting but who wish to comment are welcome to do so by e-mail to Kim McClure at mcclurekm@state.gov. A member of the public needing reasonable accommodation should advise the contact person identified above not later than October 21, 2011. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be able to be fulfilled. Members of the public who are unable to attend the Advisory Committee meeting in person but would like to participate by teleconferencing can contact Kim McClure at 202-647-7059 to receive the conference call-in number and the relevant information.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4184, Risk Management and Analysis (RAM)
Document Number: 2011-27191
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-20
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: Risk Analysis and Management. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New. Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, Office of Logistics Management (A/LM). Form Number: DS-4184. Respondents: Potential contractors and grantees. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1250. Estimated Number of Responses: 6250. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 7813 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: DDTC Information Collections.
Document Number: 2011-26943
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
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: “Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda”
Document Number: 2011-26938
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
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, 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 ``Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda'' 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 November 17, 2011, until on or about February 20, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Department of State Standard Terms and Conditions for Domestic Federal Assistance Awards
Document Number: 2011-26781
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with Title 2 Government-wide Grants and Agreements that are subject to 2 CFR part 215, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-110, ``Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Non-Profit Organizations.'' This request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval is in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Aphrodite and the Gods of Love”
Document Number: 2011-26519
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
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, 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 ``Aphrodite and the Gods of Love,'' 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 Fine Arts, Boston, MA, from on or about October 26, 2011, until on or about February 20, 2012; at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, CA, from on or about March 28, 2012, until on or about July 9, 2012; at the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, from on or about September 15, 2012, until on or about February 17, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art”
Document Number: 2011-26518
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
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, 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 ``Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, from on or about November 13, 2011, until on or about May 14, 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: “Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed”
Document Number: 2011-26400
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
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 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed,'' 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 Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, from on or about October 27, 2011, until on or about February 12, 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: “Anglo-Saxon Hoard: Gold From England's Dark Ages”
Document Number: 2011-26399
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
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 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Anglo-Saxon Hoard: Gold From England's Dark Ages,'' 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 National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, from on or about October 29, 2011, until on or about March 4, 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: “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times”
Document Number: 2011-26397
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
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, 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 ``The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times'' 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 Discovery Times Square, New York, NY, from on or about October 27, 2011, until on or about April 15, 2012; The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA, from on or about May 12, 2012, until on or about October 7, 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.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Request for Grant Proposals; Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Serbia and Montenegro
Document Number: 2011-26379
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Department of State
The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces revisions to the original Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP) announced in the Federal Register on September 29, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 189): (1) Deadline for proposals has been moved from Thursday, November 24, 2011 to Friday, November 25, 2011, due to the fact that November 24, 2011 is a Federal holiday. All other terms and conditions of the original announcement remain the same. (2) The Agency Contact responsible for this program has been updated to reflect Michaela S. Iovine, Ph.D., Office of Academic Exchange Programs, ECA/A/E/EUR, U.S. Department of State, 2200 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037, (202)-632-3256, e-mail: IovineMS@state.gov.
Department of State Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2011-26231
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Department of State
Industry Advisory Panel: Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2011-26173
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Department of State
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-157, Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Form, OMB Control Number 1405-0134
Document Number: 2011-25745
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
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: Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0134. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-157. Respondents: Nonimmigrant visa applicants legally required to provide additional security and background information. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 150,000. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 150,000. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Bureau of Consular Affairs; Registration for the Diversity Immigrant (DV-2013) Visa Program
Document Number: 2011-25900
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-06
Agency: Department of State
This public notice provides information on how to apply for the DV-2013 Program. This notice is issued pursuant to 22 CFR 42.33(b)(3) which implements sections 201(a)(3), 201(e), 203(c), and 204(a)(1)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, (8 U.S.C. 1151, 1153, and 1154(a)(1)(I)).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-230, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, OMB Number 1405-0015
Document Number: 2011-25743
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-05
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: Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration. OMB Control Number: 1405-0015. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-230. Respondents: Immigrant visa applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 672,000 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 672,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 1,344,000 hours per year. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition
Document Number: 2011-25534
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-04
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 ``The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about November 14, 2011, until on or about April 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.
Privacy Act; System of Records: State-77, Country Clearance Records
Document Number: 2011-25433
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to create a system of records, Country Clearance Records, State-77, 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.