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Persons and Entities on Whom Sanctions Have Been Imposed Under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996
Document Number: 2011-8096
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-05
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State has determined that Belarusneft has engaged in a sanctionable investment described in section 5(a)(1) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (ISA) (50 U.S.C. 1701 note) and that certain sanctions should be imposed as a result.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Public Diplomacy Program Surveys
Document Number: 2011-7931
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-04
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Public Diplomacy Program Surveys. OMB Control Number: 1405-0158. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division (ECA/P/ V). Form Number: SV-2008-0005, SV-2008-0006, SV-2008-0011, SV- 2008-0012, SV-2008-0013, SV-2008-0007. Respondents: Participants in ECA and PD programs, selected users of PD products and services, and others engaged in DOS efforts. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,131 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 25,131 annually. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes per response. Total Estimated Burden: 12,565 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Foreign Missions; 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-4155, Vendor Application for OFM Website Account; & form DS-7576, Foreign Mission Emergency Afterhours Contact for Foreign Diplomatic Services Applications, OMB Collection Number 1405-0105
Document Number: 2011-7928
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-04
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Vendor Application for OFM Website Account. OMB Control Number: 1405-0105. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Diplomatic Security/Office of Foreign Missions (DS/OFM). Form Numbers: DS-4155. Respondents: Foreign government representatives assigned to the U.S. and bonded warehouse vendors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,005 missions. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,015 responses. Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 1,005 hours divided among the missions. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Title of Information Collection: Foreign Mission Emergency Afterhours Contact. OMB Control Number: 1405-0105. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Diplomatic Security/Office of Foreign Missions (DS/OFM). Form Number: DS-7675. Respondents: Foreign government representatives assigned to the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 737 missions. Estimated Number of Responses: 737 forms per year. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 184 hours divided among the missions. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde”
Document Number: 2011-7768
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of all of these exhibit objects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, from on or about May 21, 2011, until on or about September 6, 2011, and the temporary display of six of the objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about February 21, 2012, until on or about June 3, 2012, is in the national interest. Also, the temporary display of the objects at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Boris Mikhailov: Case History”
Document Number: 2011-7767
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Boris Mikhailov: Case History,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about May 26, 2011, until on or about September 5, 2011, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Announcement of a Meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-7766
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces a meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference and the Radiocommunication Assembly. The ITAC will meet to begin preparation of advice for the U.S. government for the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC), which will be held in January 23-February 17, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Radiocommunication Assembly will be held in Geneva the preceding week, January 16-20, 2012. The ITAC will meet from 10 am to 12 pm on Wednesday, April 21, 2011 at 1200 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209. This meeting is open to the public as seating capacity allows. The public will have an opportunity to provide comments at this meeting. Any requests for reasonable accommodation should be made at least 7 days before the meeting. All such requests will be considered, however, requests made after date might not be possible to fill. Those desiring further information may contact the Secretariat at jillsonad@state.gov mailto:jillsonad@state.gov or at 202 647-2592.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Timor-Leste and South Pacific Scholarship Programs
Document Number: 2011-7628
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-31
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Academic Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition to administer the United States Timor-Leste (USTL) Scholarship Program and the United States South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship Program. Eligible applicants may submit a proposal to administer one or both of the scholarship programs. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to organize and carry out academic exchange program activities for approximately ten (10) students, i.e. approximately five (5) from Timor-Leste and five (5) from the sovereign island nations of the South Pacific (eligible nations are listed below in the Overview section). The recipient(s) will be responsible for all aspects of the programs, including publicity and recruitment of applicants; merit-based competitive selection; placement of students at an accredited U.S. academic institution; student travel to the U.S.; orientation; up to four years of U.S. degree study at the bachelor's or up to three years at the master's level (including one year of preparatory study); enrichment programming; advising, monitoring and support; pre-return activities; evaluation; and follow-up with program alumni. The duration of the cooperative agreement(s) will be up to five years, beginning approximately on August 1, 2011. These programs will be implemented pending the availability of FY 2011 funds.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-1998E, Foreign Service Officer Test Registration Form, OMB Control Number 1405-0008
Document Number: 2011-7473
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
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: Foreign Service Officer Test Registration Form. OMB Control Number: 1405-0008. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Human Resources, HR/REE/BEX. Form Number: DS-1998E. Respondents: Registrants for the Foreign Service Officer Test. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 30,000. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 60,000 hours. Frequency: Thrice annually. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Exchange Visitor ProgramFees and Charges
Document Number: C1-2011-4276
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories”
Document Number: 2011-7103
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
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 ``Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories,'' 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 Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California, from on or about May 12, 2011, until on or about September 6, 2011, the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC from on or about October 14, 2011, until on or 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. 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: Agency Form DS-4127, NEA/PI Online Performance Reporting System (PRS), OMB Control Number 1405-0183.
Document Number: 2011-7101
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
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: 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.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2011-6982
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Department of State
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the U.S. Department of State, Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, DC. Entry and registration will begin at 9 a.m. Please use the building entrance located at 23rd 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 2 weeks 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, April 22, 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 e- mail 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; 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. 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 e-mail SlyghPC@state.gov.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Electronic Payment of Registration Fees; 60-Day Notice of the Proposed Statement of Registration Information Collection; Correction
Document Number: 2011-6977
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on February 24, 2011, concerning a proposed ``DS-2032 Statement of Registration'' Information Collection. The proposed rule contained incorrect addresses for the submission of public comments concerning the information collection.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Exemption for Temporary Export of Chemical Agent Protective Gear
Document Number: 2011-6850
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add an exemption for the temporary export of chemical agent protective gear for exclusive personal use to destinations not subject to restrictions and to Afghanistan and Iraq under specified conditions. Additionally, an exemption for firearms and ammunition is clarified by removing certain extraneous language that does not change the meaning of the exemption.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation Envoys Survey, OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx
Document Number: 2011-6725
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation 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 (SV-yyyy- ) will be generated as needed Respondents: Envoy participants of the Sports Envoys Program conducted by ECA 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
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation Sports Surveys, OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx
Document Number: 2011-6698
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: 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 (SV-yyyy- ) will be generated as needed. Respondents: Sports Visitors Program and the International Sports Grants Initiative participants conducted by ECA from 2008 through 2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 235 annually (Sports Grants:140, Sports Visitors:95) Estimated Number of Responses: 235 annually (Sports Grants: 140, Sports Visitors: 95) Average Hours Per Response: 35 minutes (Sports Grants: 35, Sports Visitors: 35) Total Estimated Burden: 137 hours annually (Sports Grants: 82, Sports Visitors: 55) Frequency: On-occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation Kennedy Center Visitors Survey, OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx
Document Number: 2011-6696
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation Kennedy Center 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 (SV-yyyy- ) will be generated as needed. Respondents: Kennedy Center (KC) Cultural Visitors Program participants conducted by ECA from 2005 through 2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 65 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 65 annually. Average Hours Per Response: 35 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 38 hours annually. Frequency: On-occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation Kennedy Center Mentor Survey, OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx
Document Number: 2011-6695
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation Kennedy Center 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 (SV-yyyy- ) will be generated as needed. Respondents: Kennedy Center (KC) Fellowship Mentoring Program participants conducted by ECA 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation IWP Survey, OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx
Document Number: 2011-6693
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation 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 (SV-yyyy- ) will be generated as needed. Respondents: International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency exchange program participants from 2005 through 2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 110 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 110 annually. Average Hours per Response: 35 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 64 hours annually. Frequency: On-occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation IVLP Survey, OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx
Document Number: 2011-6691
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation 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 (SV-yyyy- ) will be generated as needed. Respondents: International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange program participants from selected cultural programs conducted by ECA from 2000 through 2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 845 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 845 annually. Average Hours per Response: 35 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 493 hours annually. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation BTL Survey, OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx.
Document Number: 2011-6690
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation 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 (SV-yyyy- ) will be generated as needed Respondents: 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization”
Document Number: 2011-6549
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-21
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 ``Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization'' 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 Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, from on or about March 28, 2011, until on or about December 31, 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.
Office of the Chief of Protocol; Gifts to Federal Employees From Foreign Government Sources Reported by Employing Agencies in Calendar Year 2009; Correction
Document Number: 2011-6457
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a document in the Federal Register of January 18, 2011 concerning Gifts to Federal Employees from Foreign Government Sources Reported to Employing Agencies in Calendar Year 2009. The document contained the incorrect title of a foreign dignitary.
Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services
Document Number: 2011-6454
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Department of State
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Department of State gives notice of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services. This Committee has been formed in fulfillment of the provisions of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (Pub. L. 109-435) and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Professional Exchanges Congress
Document Number: 2011-6279
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-17
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs invites proposal submissions to conduct the 2012 spring and fall End-of-Program ``Professional Exchanges Congresses'' for individuals from Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia and the Western Hemisphere participating in the Legislative Fellows Program, the Women's Empowerment Program, and the Young Entrepreneurs Program. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to conduct two three-day Professional Exchanges Congresses in spring and fall 2012. These professional exchange programs support and encourage young government and civil society leaders, roughly ages 25-38, from eligible countries to gain knowledge of U.S. practices and techniques in their field of expertise, explore governance principles and practices in both public and civil society institutions in the United States, and gain a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, and people. These professional exchange programs are also designed to provide U.S. participants the opportunity to share their professional expertise with counterparts in eligible countries and gain a deeper understanding of the societies, cultures, and professional arena of their foreign colleagues.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Open Competition for Professional Exchange Programs
Document Number: 2011-6276
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-17
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges (ECA/PE/C), Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), announces an open competition for grants to conduct the 2011 professional exchange programs. This opportunity is designed to bring young foreign professionals to the United States for four week to six week-long fellowships in organizations related to their field of work, followed by American counterparts who will travel overseas for reciprocal fellowships. Projects should take place over the course of one to two years, and engage up-and-coming and mid-level government or civil society professionals who will effect positive change in their institutions and communities through the following initiatives: The Legislative Fellows Program, the Women's Empowerment Program, and the Young Entrepreneurs Program. U.S. public and non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c) (3) may submit proposals that support the goals of these professional exchange programs (the Legislative Fellows Program, the Women's Empowerment Program, and the Young Entrepreneurs Program). The basic framework that should be followed for all three of these programs, including the expected outputs and program timeline, is described in sections I.2 through I.6 below. Elaboration on specific aspects of these programs, and the eligible countries, are provided in Section I.7 below. I. Funding Opportunity Description
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: One Beat
Document Number: 2011-6272
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-17
Agency: Department of State
The Cultural Programs Division of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for a series of 2-4 week group programs for approximately 55-65 young (average age 19-35) foreign musicians and music professionals from selected countries that will highlight artistic collaboration, improvisation, mentoring, and professional training opportunities. One Beat is a programmatic refinement of the existing Fiscal Year 2010 Cultural Visitors program. The original Cultural Visitors Program was initiated in Fiscal Year 2005 and targeted key countries in the Muslim world and on priority youth audiences in those countries. Vital to the innovative use of the arts in foreign policy are the elements of artistic collaboration, audience engagement, professional enrichment, and artistic production. By concentrating on music, One Beat seeks to combine these elements into cohesive group programs which enhance cross-cultural understanding and demonstrate democratic values such as collaboration, cohesion, and innovation to strengthen the leadership and professional potential of the participants as well as enrich their American counterparts. The program should seek innovative ways to incorporate new media to enhance the program offerings and extend the impact of the program. The goals of the program are to: Energize the work of international musicians in their own countries; Provide unique opportunities for musical collaboration, engagement, and performance among the international participants and with their American peers and American music professionals; Provide participants with instructive and informative experiences in their art form; Provide exposure to the creation and performance of world- class American music; Create opportunities for sustaining relationships with U.S. arts professionals; and Provide opportunities for educational outreach to American audiences and students. Pending the availability of funds, ECA will provide approximately $1,000,000 to the award recipient to implement this program through a cooperative agreement. The agreement will cover project activities from September 1, 2011 to September 30, 2013.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership Program With South Asia (Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives) and the Youth Leadership Program With Azerbaijan
Document Number: 2011-6271
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-17
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for two Youth Leadership Programs: the Youth Leadership Program with South Asia (Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives) and the Youth Leadership Program with Azerbaijan. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals for reciprocal exchange programs for high school students and adult participants. For the Youth Leadership Program with South Asia, hereinafter referred to as Program A, applicants should plan to recruit and select approximately 30 youth and adult participants in the Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the United States. For the Youth Leadership Program with Azerbaijan, hereinafter referred to as Program B, applicants should plan to recruit and select approximately 105-125 youth and adult participants in Azerbaijan and in the United States. In both programs, applicants will provide the participants with substantive three-week exchanges in the partner countries that focus broadly on the themes of civic rights and responsibilities, youth leadership development, respect for diversity, and community activism. Activities will be geared toward preparing participants to conduct projects at home that serve a community need.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 6561 Pre-Assignment for Overseas Duty for Non Foreign Service Personnel; New Collection OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
Document Number: 2011-6131
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-16
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: Pre-Assignment for Overseas Duty Bon-Foreign Service Personnel. OMB Control Number: 1405-XXXX. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: M/MED/CL. Form Number: DS 6561. Respondents: Overseas employees and family members, not in the Foreign Service. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 8,000. Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 8,000. Frequency: Every 2-3 years. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory to retain medical clearance.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Cross References”
Document Number: 2011-6017
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-15
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 ``Cross References'' 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 Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC, from on or about March 24, 2011, until on or about July 31, 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 Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202- 632-6467). 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: “Assorted Greek and Roman Objects”
Document Number: 2011-6014
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-15
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 ``Assorted Greek and Roman Objects'' 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 owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about April 1, 2011, until on or about April 1, 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. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202- 632-6467). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA-5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522-0505.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Replacement Parts/Components and Incorporated Articles
Document Number: 2011-5821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-15
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update policies regarding replacement parts/components and incorporated articles.
Department of State Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563
Document Number: 2011-5813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-15
Agency: Department of State
As part of its implementation of Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' issued by the President on January 18, 2011, the Department of State (DOS) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist DOS in reviewing its existing regulations to determine if any of them should be modified or repealed. The purpose of this review is to make DOS's regulatory program more effective and less burdensome in achieving its regulatory objectives.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-0064, Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport, 1405-0014
Document Number: 2011-5703
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-11
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: Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport. OMB Control Number: 1405-0014. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: CA/PPT/PMO/PC. Form Number: DS-0064. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 122,500. Estimated Number of Responses: 122,500. Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 10,208 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
Office of Directives Management (A/GIS/DIR); Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2011-5372
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-10
Agency: Department of State
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, The Department of State has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery '' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: American Music Abroad
Document Number: 2011-5371
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-10
Agency: Department of State
The Cultural Programs Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to administer the American Music Abroad program. The program will consist of approximately ten tours for a select number of professional American artists in a wide range of uniquely American musical genres. The program is designed to broadly represent the excellence and diversity of traditional American music. Some examples of American music genres include, but are not be limited to, contemporary urban music, hip hop, rock and roll, jazz and American roots music genres like country and western, bluegrass, zydeco, Cajun, and folk. The musicians selected for this program must demonstrate high artistic ability, evidence a strong commitment to education and exchange activities, and reflect the diversity of America and American music. They must be conversant with the broader aspects of contemporary American society and culture. International tours will include workshops, master classes, and outreach activities, in addition to performances. U.S. public and non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals that support the goals of the American Music Abroad program: to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, and cross-cultural awareness. The tours accomplish this by providing an opportunity for international audiences to experience American musical life, highlighting the contemporary music scene as well as our country's cultural history, and allowing American performers to learn about life and culture in the foreign host countries. The Bureau is particularly interested in proposals for the administration of tours by American musicians representing diverse American music genres to countries with significant underserved populations that may not otherwise have access to American art forms, and countries with significant youth populations. The Bureau is also interested in proposals for projects that reach indigenous populations. No guarantee is made or implied that a grant will be awarded for tours to any particular region or that tours will be organized to any particular region. To be eligible for this competition, all organizations must demonstrate a minimum of five years' experience successfully conducting international performing arts exchange programs in the music field. The organization must have experience administering programs in multiple musical genres.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Charlotte Salomon: Life? Or Theatre?”
Document Number: 2011-5254
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-08
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 ``Charlotte Salomon: Life? Or Theatre?'' 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 Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, from on or about March 31, 2011, until on or about July 31, 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: “Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art”
Document Number: 2011-5252
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-08
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 ``Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from the Leeum, Samsung Museum of 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about April 5, 2011, until on or about August 14, 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: “Double Sexus”
Document Number: 2011-5240
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-08
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 ``Double Sexus,'' 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 Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, from on or about March 26, 2011, until on or about July 31, 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: “Paris: Life & Luxury”
Document Number: 2011-5124
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-07
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 ``Paris: Life & Luxury,'' 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 J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about April 26, 2011, until on or about August 7, 2011, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, from on or about September 18, 2011, until on or about December 10, 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.