Department of State January 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 5507, Affidavit of Physical Presence or Residence, Parentage and Support
Document Number: 2012-2079
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-31
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: DS 5507, Affidavit of Physical Presence or Residence, Parentage and Support. OMB Control Number: OMB No. 1405-0187. Type of Request: Revision. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS). Form Number: DS-5507. Respondents: United States Citizens. Estimated Number of Respondents: 17,784. Estimated Number of Responses: 17,784. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 8,892 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Application for Benefits. Although acquisition of citizenship is not a federal ``benefit,'' applicants will not be able to obtain citizenship for their child(ren) if they do not provide the information requested in the form.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th-9th Century)”
Document Number: 2012-2074
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of State
On September 28, 2011, notice was published on page 60112 of the Federal Register (volume 76, number 188) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th-9th Century). The referenced notice is corrected here to include additional objects as part of the exhibition. 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 additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th-9th Century),'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional 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 March 12, 2012, until on or about July 8, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. The action of the United States in this matter, and the immunity based on the application of the provisions of law involved, does not imply any view of the United States concerning the ownership of the exhibit objects. Further, it is not based upon and does not represent any change in the position of the United States regarding the status of Jerusalem or the territories occupied by Israel since 1967. See Letter of September 22, 1978, of President Jimmy Carter, attached to the Camp David Accords, reprinted in 78 Dept. of State Bulletin 11 (October 1978); Statement of September 1, 1982, of President Ronald Reagan, reprinted in 82 Dept. of State Bulletin 23 (September 1982). I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico”
Document Number: 2012-1955
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico,'' 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, Los Angeles, CA from on or about April 1, 2012, until on or about July 1, 2012, and then exhibition or display of the exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX from on or about July 29, 2012 to on or about November 25, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Advisory Committee Management
Document Number: 2012-1851
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-27
Agency: Department of State
This final rule removes regulations which implement the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) for the Department of State. The Department of State implementation of FACA is now governed by the rules promulgated by GSA and internal policy guidance in the Foreign Affairs Manual.
Persons on Whom Sanctions Have Been Imposed Under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996
Document Number: 2012-1840
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-27
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State has determined that the following persons have engaged in sanctionable activity described in section 5(a) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-172) (50 U.S.C. 1701 note) (``ISA''), as amended by the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-195) (22 U.S.C. 8501-51) (``CISADA''), and that certain sanctions should be imposed as a result: FAL Oil Company Limited; Kuo Oil (S) Pte. Ltd.; and Zhuhai Zhenrong Company.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting”
Document Number: 2012-1265
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-23
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 ``Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting,'' 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 Frick Collection, New York, New York, from on or about February 7, 2012, until on or about May 13, 2012, the subsequent exhibition of two of the objects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, from on or about May 28, 2012, until on or about September 2, 2012, in an exhibition titled ``Visiting Masterpieces: Renoir,'' 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: “Print/Out”
Document Number: 2012-1262
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-23
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 ``Print/Out,'' 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 19, 2012, until on or about May 14, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2012-1260
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-23
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-7002, Training/Internship Placement Plan, OMB Control Number 1405-0170
Document Number: 2012-877
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-18
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: Exchange Visitor ProgramTraining/Internship Placement Plan. OMB Control Number: 1405-0170. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, ECA/EC. Form Number: Form DS-7002. Respondents: Entities designated by the Department of State as sponsors of exchange visitor programs in the trainee or intern categories and U.S. businesses that provide the training or internship opportunity. Estimated Number of Respondents: 160. Estimated Number of Responses: 30,000. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 60,000. Frequency: On occasion depending on the number of exchange participants annually. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Date(s): The Department will accept comments from the public up to March 19, 2012.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857”
Document Number: 2012-873
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-18
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857,'' 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 Asia Society, New York, NY from on or about February 7, 2012, until on or about May 6, 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.
[Public Notice 7770]
Document Number: 2012-868
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-18
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600-1800 from the Victoria and Albert Museum,'' 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 Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from on or about February 16, 2012, until on or about May 13, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4164 OMB Control #1405-XXXX
Document Number: 2012-575
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-18
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: Risk Analysis and Management. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of AdministrationA/LM/RAM. Form Number: DS-4184. Respondents: Potential Contractors and Grantees. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1250. Estimated Number of Responses: 6250. Average Hours per Response: 75 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 7,813 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation To Respond: Voluntary.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860-1900”
Document Number: 2012-738
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant- Garde, 1860-1900,'' 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 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA from on or about February 18, 2012, until on or about June 17, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard”
Document Number: 2012-736
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-17
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 ``Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard'' 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 Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, from on or about February 4, 2012, until on or about May 6, 2012, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianpolis, IN, from on or about June 8, 2012, until on or about September 2, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde”
Document Number: 2012-609
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-13
Agency: Department of State
On April 1, 2011, notice was published on page 18292 of the Federal Register (volume 76, number 63) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde.'' This notice was corrected by a November 18, 2011, notice published on page 71616 of the Federal Register (volume 76, number 223) as to the number of objects covered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These two referenced notices are now corrected as to additional objects to be included in the exhibition. 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 additional 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 additional objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about February 22, 2012, until on or about June 3, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-261, Electronic Choice of Address and Agent, OMB Control Number 1405-0186
Document Number: 2012-361
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-11
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: Electronic Choice of Address and Agent. OMB Control Number: 1405-0186. Type of Request: Extension. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Services (CA/VO/L/R). Form Number: DS-261. Respondents: Immigrant beneficiaries requesting change of address or designation of an authorized agent. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 700,000. Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 116,666. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-260, Electronic Application for Immigration Visa and Alien Registration, 1405-0185
Document Number: 2012-359
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-11
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: Electronic Application for Immigration Visa and Alien Registration. OMB Control Number: 1405-0185. Type of Request: Extension. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Services (CA/VO/L/R) Form Number: DS-260. Respondents: Immigrant Visa Applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 700,000. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 1,400,000. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise”
Document Number: 2011-33747
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, 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 ``Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise,'' 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 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, from on or about February 9, 2012, until on or about April 29, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Put Your Freedom in the Corner, Save it for a Rainy Day” by Martin Kippenberger
Document Number: 2011-33745
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object ``Put Your Freedom in the Corner, Save it for a Rainy Day'' by Martin Kippenberger, 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 owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL in its exhibition ``This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s'' from on or about February 11, 2012, until on or about June 3, 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.