Department of State 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900”
Document Number: 2012-31440
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
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 ``Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900,'' 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about February 17, 2013, until on or about May 19, 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.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Afghanistan and Change to Policy on Prohibited Exports
Document Number: 2012-31217
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to list Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally, and to make available the use of two additional defense export license exemptions for proscribed destinations.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America
Document Number: 2012-31110
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-30863
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Projects 99: Meiro Koizumi”
Document Number: 2012-30683
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (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 99: Meiro Koizumi,'' 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 in New York, New York from on or about January 9, 2013, until on or about May 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.
Notice of Receipt of Kinder Morgan Cochin, LLC, Application for a Presidential Permit To Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2012-30542
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) has received from Kinder Morgan Cochin, LLC (``KM Cochin'') notice that by way of corporate succession, KM Cochin now owns, operates, and maintains pipeline facilities (``Cochin Pipeline'') previously owned by Dome Pipeline Corporation (``Dome Pipeline'') and permitted under a 1974 Presidential Permit issued to Dome Pipeline. KM Cochin requests a new Presidential Permit be issued under its name with respect to the Cochin Pipeline. KM Cochin is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal office at 500 Dallas Street Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77002. It is engaged in the interstate, intrastate and international transportation by pipeline of light liquid hydrocarbons, including transportation of light liquid hydrocarbons between the United States and Canada on the Cochin Pipeline crossing the border of North Dakota and Saskatchewan. KM Cochin is an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of KMP, a Delaware master limited partnership listed on the NYSE as ``KMP'', with its principal office at 500 Dallas Street, Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77002. The general partner of KMP is Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., (``KMGP'') a Delaware corporation, which is owned by Kinder Morgan, Inc., (``KMI'', as listed on the NYSE), a Delaware corporation. KMP is owned by KMI through common and class B limited partner units, by KMG though its 1% general partner interest, and by public investors as limited partners holding common units purchased on the NYSE. Dome Pipeline built, operated and maintained the pipeline pursuant to the 1974 Permit from the date the Permit was issued until March 15, 2007, when Dome Petroleum Corp., a North Dakota corporation with principal offices in Bismarck, North Dakota, sold Dome Pipeline, its former subsidiary, to Kinder Morgan Operating L.P. ``A'' (``KMOLPA''), a Delaware limited partnership and affiliate of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, (``KMP''), a Delaware limited partnership, both with principal offices in Houston, Texas. Following the sale, Dome Pipeline was converted from a Delaware corporation to a Delaware limited liability company and merged into KM Cochin, which is now the legal name of the former Dome Pipeline Corporation. Since March 15, 2007, KM Cochin has owned, operated and maintained the Cochin Pipeline in compliance with all the terms and conditions of the previously issued Permit. The Cochin Pipeline is a 1,819 mile, 12-inch diameter pipeline that originates in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, and terminates at Windsor, Ontario. Cochin is presently approved by the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to operate at a pressure of 1,000 psi, and is able to transport up to 95,000 barrels per day of light liquid hydrocarbons. Currently, the pipeline is used to move propane from Alberta to distribution terminals in the United States and Windsor, Ontario. A planned Cochin reversal project will involve reversing the flow of petroleum liquids so that shippers will be able to ship condensate from the United States westward for delivery into Canada. Under E.O. 13337 the Secretary of State is designated and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. The Department of State is circulating this application to concerned federal agencies for comment. The Department of State has the responsibility to determine whether issuance of a new Presidential Permit reflecting the change in ownership or control of the Cochin Pipeline would be in the U.S. national interest.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth”
Document Number: 2012-30541
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
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 ``Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth,'' 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 February 13, 2013, until on or about June 24, 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member
Document Number: 2012-30540
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Gilman Evaluation Survey
Document Number: 2012-30539
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: ECA Exchange Student Surveys
Document Number: 2012-30538
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances for Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor Under Age 16
Document Number: 2012-30346
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Determination Concerning the Bolivian Military and Police
Document Number: 2012-30243
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of State
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls Information Collection: “Request for Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination”
Document Number: 2012-30233
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Posting of Pamphlet Provided for in the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act
Document Number: 2012-30231
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of State
Section 833(a) of the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act, Title D of Public Law 109-162, provided that the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, develop an information pamphlet on legal rights and resources for immigrants who are victims of domestic violence. That section further provided that such pamphlet be posted on the Web sites of the Department of State and all consular posts processing applications for K (fianc[eacute](e) or spouse of U.S. citizen) visas. This notice announces that this pamphlet is posted on the Web site of the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State at: http:// travel.state.gov/visa/temp/pamphlet/pamphlet5725.html.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor Under Age 16
Document Number: 2012-30022
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Request for Information for the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report
Document Number: 2012-30004
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (``the Department'') requests written information to assist in reporting on the degree to which the United States and foreign governments comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons (``minimum standards'') that are prescribed by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, (Div. A, Pub. L. 106-386) as amended (``TVPA''). This information will assist in the preparation of the Trafficking in Persons Report (``TIP Report'') that the Department submits annually to appropriate committees in the U.S. Congress on countries' level of compliance with the minimum standards. Foreign governments that do not comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so may be subject to restrictions on nonhumanitarian, nontrade-related foreign assistance from the United States, as defined by the TVPA. Submissions must be made in writing to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State by January 31, 2013. Please refer to the Addresses, Scope of Interest and Information Sought sections of this Notice for additional instructions on submission requirements.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Connecting Collections: Collecting Connections. 50 Years of Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks”
Document Number: 2012-30000
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Connecting Collections: Collecting Connections. 50 Years of Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks,'' 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 Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC, from on or about December 18, 2012, until on or about January 4, 2014, 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: Application Under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
Document Number: 2012-29867
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to January 10, 2013.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Masterpieces of the Joseon Dynasty From the National Museum of Korea”
Document Number: 2012-29736
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-11
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 ``Masterpieces of the Joseon Dynasty from the National Museum of Korea,'' 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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California in two rotations from on or about January 24, 2013 until on or about July 28, 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: “Arts of Islamic Lands: Masterpieces From The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait”
Document Number: 2012-29737
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Arts of Islamic Lands: Masterpieces from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait,'' 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, Houston in Houston, Texas from on or about January 20, 2013, until on or about January 20, 2018, 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.
Application for a Presidential Permit To Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2012-29377
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) received an application from Plains LPG Services, L.P. (Plains LPG) to operate and maintain facilities it has acquired pertaining to six pipelines at the U.S.- Canada border (St. Clair Pipeline border facilities). The pipeline facilities were previously owned by Dome Petroleum, which operated and maintained them pursuant to earlier Presidential Permits. Plains LPG requests issuance of a new permit reflecting sole ownership of the St. Clair Pipeline border facilities and allowing Plains LPG to operate and maintain those facilities for use in transporting liquefied hydrocarbons, consistent with the terms of the currently applicable permits. The Plains application will supersede an application made by Dome on May 14, 2010 as it relates to the St. Clair Pipeline border facilities. The St. Clair pipelines cross the Canada- United States border from Sarnia, Canada into the United States, underneath the St. Clair River, terminating in Marysville, Michigan. The first two of the St Clair Pipelines were constructed and a permit issued in 1918. The remaining four of the St Clair Pipelines were constructed and a permit issued in 1973. Plains LPG is a Texas limited partnership with its principle place of business at 333 Clay Street, Suite 1600, Houston Texas, 77002. Plains LPG is a subsidiary of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (``Plains''), a publicly traded master limited partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware and headquartered in Houston, Texas. Plains LPG acquired the St. Clair Pipelines following the indirect acquisition of Dome Petroleum LLC (formerly known as Dome Petroleum Corp.) by Plains LPG's affiliate, Plains Midstream Canada ULC (Plains Midstream). Specifically, Plains Midstream acquired BP Canada Energy Corporation, which owned Dome Petroleum LLC. Immediately following the acquisition by Plains Midstream, Dome Petroleum LLC became Plains Midstream Superior LLC, which subsequently merged with Plains LPG. That acquisition and merger resulted in the allocation and transfer of the St. Clair Pipeline border facilities to Plains LPG. Under E.O. 13337 the Secretary of State is designated and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. The Department of State is circulating this application to concerned federal agencies for comment. The Department of State has the responsibility to determine whether issuance of a new Presidential Permit reflecting the change in ownership or control of the St. Clair Pipeline border facilities would be in the U.S. national interest.
Application for a Presidential Permit To Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2012-29376
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) has received an application from Plains LPG Services, L.P. (``Plains LPG'') to operate and maintain pipeline facilities it has acquired at the U.S.-Canada border (the EDS Pipeline border facilities). The EDS pipeline, a single 10 inch diameter pipe, crosses the United States- Canada border underneath the Detroit River, between Detroit Michigan in the United States and the city of Windsor, in Ontario, Canada. The EDS pipeline was one of two parallel pipelines and an electric cable that were constructed by American Brine, Inc., and operated, and maintained most recently by Dome Petroleum pursuant to earlier Presidential Permits. Plains LPG requests issuance of a new permit reflecting its acquisition and sole ownership of the EDS Pipeline border facilities and allowing Plains LPG to operate and maintain those facilities for use in transporting liquefied hydrocarbons. The Plains application will supersede a joint application made by Dome Petroleum Corporation and Kinder Morgan Cochin, LLC on June 7, 2010 as it relates to the EDS Pipeline border facilities. Plains LPG is a Texas limited partnership with its principle place of business at 333 Clay Street, Suite 1600, Houston Texas, 77002. Plains LPG is a subsidiary of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (``Plains''), a publicly traded master limited partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware and headquartered in Houston, Texas. Plains LPG acquired the EDS Pipeline following the indirect acquisition of Dome Petroleum LLC (formerly known as Dome Petroleum Corp.) by Plains LPG's affiliate, Plains Midstream Canada ULC (Plains Midstream). Specifically, Plains Midstream acquired BP Canada Energy Corporation, which owned Dome Petroleum LLC. Immediately following the acquisition by Plains Midstream, Dome Petroleum LLC became Plains Midstream Superior LLC, which subsequently merged with Plains LPG. That acquisition and merger resulted in the allocation and transfer of the EDS Pipeline border facilities to Plains LPG. Under E.O. 13337 the Secretary of State is designated and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. The Department of State is circulating this application to concerned federal agencies for comment. The Department of State has the responsibility to determine whether issuance of a new Presidential Permit reflecting the change in ownership or control of the EDS Pipeline border facilities would be in the U.S. national interest.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants
Document Number: 2012-29112
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: A Hellenistic “Herakles Knot” and a Pair of Tarentine Fibulae
Document Number: 2012-29045
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-30
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, 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 A Hellenistic ``Herakles Knot'' and a pair of Tarentine fibulae, 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 January 10, 2013, until on or about January 1, 2023, 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.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XI and Definition for “Equipment”
Document Number: 2012-28477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Department of State
As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XI (military electronics) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML and to provide a definition for ``equipment.'' The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/181028.pdf.
Notice of Charter Renewal of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 2012-28772
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Department of State
The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC) announces the charter renewal of the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board (hereinafter referred to as ``the Board''). This charter renewal will take place on December 5, 2012 and will expire after two years. The meeting will be hosted by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and led by Ambassador Eric Goosby, who leads implementation of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (92), S/GAC is giving notice of the charter renewal for the PEPFAR SAB. 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. The Board is composed of 53 members representing academic institutions, research organizations, U.S. government agencies, multilateral organizations, and the private sector. The diversity of the Board ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. Please see the SAB page of the PEPFAR Web site for information on the Board's activities and membership (http://www.pepfar.gov/sab/index.htm). Please refer to the notice published in the Federal Register on October 1, 2010 (https://federalregister.gov/a/2010-24691) for additional information about the SAB. Please contact Amy Dubois, Acting Director of the Office of Research and Science, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at (202) 663-2440 or DuboisA@state.gov.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Overseas Schools Grant Status Report
Document Number: 2012-28771
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Notification of the Next Meetings of the U.S.-Chile FTA Environmental Affairs Council and ECA Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation and Request for Comments on the Meeting Agenda
Document Number: 2012-28770
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') are providing notice that the United States and Chile intend to hold the sixth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council'') and the fourth meeting of the Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation (the ``Commission'') in Santiago, Chile, on January 9, 2013. The United States and Chile created the Council and Commission pursuant to Chapter 19 (Environment) of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (``FTA'') and Article II of the United States-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement (``ECA''), respectively. During the Council meeting, the United States and Chile (collectively the ``Parties'') will discuss their respective implementation of and progress under Chapter 19. During the Commission meeting, the Parties will provide an overview of environmental cooperation projects and the impact of those projects in their countries, and present and sign the new 2012-2014 Work Program for Environmental Cooperation. All interested persons are invited to attend a public session in the afternoon where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss implementation of Chapter 19 and environmental cooperation with Council and Commission Members. The time and location of the public session is still being determined; for more information please contact Rebecca Slocum and Leslie Yang (contact information below). The Department of State and USTR also invite interested agencies, organizations, and members of the public to submit written comments or suggestions regarding the meeting agenda. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to: (1) The United States-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement; (2) the United States-Chile 2009- 2011 Work Program for Environmental Cooperation; (3) Chapter 19 (Environment) of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement; and (4) the Environmental Review of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement. These documents are available at http:// www.state.gov/e/oes/env/trade/chile/index.htm.
Department of State Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2012-28769
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Department of State
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-28324
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation's meeting location on December 10-11, 2012 has changed from that provided in the previous Federal Register Notice at 77 FR 5292, February 2, 2012. The new location will be at the National Archives in College Park, MD on December 10, 2012; and in room 1205 of the Harry S. Truman building of Main State on December 11, 2012. The Committee's sessions in the morning and afternoon of Monday, December 10, 2012 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. The Committee will meet in open session from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 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. 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 the meeting on December 11, 2012, RSVP to Colby Prevost, Office of the Historian (202-663-1147) no later than December 6, 2012. When responding, please 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 Colby Prevost for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. In addition, any requests for reasonable accommodation should be made no later than December 4 for the December 11th meeting. Requests for reasonable accommodation received after those dates will be considered, but might be impossible to fulfill. 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 Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http://www.state.gov/documents/ organization/103419.pdf, for additional information. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Stephen P. Randolph, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC 20520, telephone (202) 663-1123, (email history@state.gov).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Humphrey Evaluation Survey
Document Number: 2012-28059
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen U.S. Passport Book and/or Card
Document Number: 2012-27676
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-14
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Department of State: State Department Sanctions Information and Guidance
Document Number: 2012-27642
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is publishing information and guidance for the public addressing the State Department's sanctions authorities, including under the Iran Sanctions Act, as amended, certain Executive Orders related to Iran sanctions, section 106 of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010 (CISADA) and certain related provisions of law, and certain statutes and Executive Orders related to terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.