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

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800)”
Document Number: 2012-4655
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by It[omacr] Jakuch[umacr] (1716-1800),'' 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 March 30, 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: “Constable: Oil Sketches From the V & A”
Document Number: 2012-4652
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, 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 ``Constable: Oil Sketches from the V & A'' 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 Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, from, on or about March 17, 2012, until on or about June 10, 2012; the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, from on or about June 22, 2012, until on or about September 30, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst”
Document Number: 2012-4112
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-22
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 ``Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst,'' 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, Houston, Texas, from on or about March 11, 2012, until on or about May 28, 2012, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about June 24, 2012, until on or about October 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.
Advisory Committee International Postal and Delivery Services
Document Number: 2012-3968
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
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. Date and Time: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from 1 to 5 p.m. Location: The American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20006. Public input: Any member of the public interested in providing public input to the meeting should contact Mr. Matthew Hillsberg, whose contact information is listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Each individual providing oral input is requested to limit his or her comments to five minutes. Requests to be added to the speaker list must be received in writing (letter, email or fax) prior to the close of business on March 13, 2012; written comments from members of the public for distribution at this meeting must reach Mr. Hillsberg by letter, email or fax by this same date. A member of the public requesting reasonable accommodation should make the request to Mr. Hillsberg by that same date. Meeting agenda: The agenda of the meeting will include a review of the results of the November 2011 UPU Council of Administration and the February-March 2012 joint session of the UPU Postal Operations Council and Council of Administration, issues and proposals related to the 2012 UPU Congress, and other subjects related to international postal and delivery services of interest to Advisory Committee members and the public. For further information, please contact Mr. Matthew Hillsberg of the Office of Global Systems (IO/GS), Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State, at (202) 736-7039 or by email at HillsbergM@state.gov.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Gender Assessment Surveys, OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx
Document Number: 2012-3966
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
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: Gender Assessment 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: SV2011-0027 (FORTUNE Survey); SV2011-0028 (American Fellows Program Survey); SV2011-0029 (Institute for Representative Government (IRG) Survey); SV2011-0030 (International Leaders in Education Program Survey). Respondents: Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership Program participants from 2006 through 2010, International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) participants from 2006 through 2010, Institute for Representative Government (IRG) participants from 2003 through 2010, and American Fellows Program participants from 2006-2010. Estimated Number of Respondents: 778 annually (146- Fortune; 257-ILEP; 200-IRG, 175-Fellows). Estimated Number of Responses: 778 annually (146-Fortune; 257-ILEP; 200-IRG, 175-Fellows). Average Hours per Response: 31 minutes (35-Fortune; 35- ILEP; 20-IRG; 35-Fellows). Total Estimated Burden: 404 hours annually (85-Fortune; 150-ILEP; 67-IRG; 102-Fellows). Frequency: One time. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Department of State Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2012-3788
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-17
Agency: Department of State
Thirty-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-71, Affidavit of Identifying Witness
Document Number: 2012-3700
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-16
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: Affidavit of Identifying Witness. OMB Control Number: 1405-0088. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT/ PMO/PC. Form Number: DS-71. Respondents: Individuals who are verifying identity of a passport applicant. Estimated Number of Respondents: 44,000 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 44,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 5 min. Total Estimated Burden: 3667 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-86, Statement of Non-Receipt of a Passport
Document Number: 2012-3696
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-16
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 of Non-Receipt of a Passport. OMB Control Number: 1405-0146. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT/ PMO/PC. Form Number: DS-86. Respondents: Individuals who have not received the passport for which they originally applied. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,755 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 12,755 per year. Average Hours per Response: 5 min. Total Estimated Burden: 1,063 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Dawn of Egyptian Art”
Document Number: 2012-3555
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-15
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 (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 Dawn of Egyptian 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, NY from on or about April 2, 2012, until on or about August 5, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Rembrandt's Self-Portrait”
Document Number: 2012-3554
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-15
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 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Rembrandt's Self-Portrait,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY from on or about April 5, 2012 until on or about May 28, 2012; and, as part of an exhibition called ``Gainsborough, Rembrandt, Van Dyck: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London,'' the further display of the object at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from on or about June 3, 2012 until on or about September 4, 2012; the Milwaukee Art Museum from on or about October 4, 2012 until on or about January 6, 2013; the Seattle Art Museum from on or about February 14, 2013 until on or about May 19, 2013; and the Arkansas Art Center from on or about June 6, 2013 until on or about September 9, 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.
Visas: Issuance of Full Validity L Visas to Qualified Applicants
Document Number: 2012-3455
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-14
Agency: Department of State
This rule permits the issuance of L visas with validity periods based on the visa reciprocity schedule; whereas the current rule limits L visas to the petition validity period, which is determined by the Department of Homeland Security.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939”
Document Number: 2012-3269
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939'' 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 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, from, on or about April 14, 2012, until on or about August 19, 2012; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, from on or about October 13, 2012, until on or about February 24, 2013; the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA, from on or about April 12, 2013, until on or about August 4, 2013; the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, from on or about September 21, 2013, until on or about January 19, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Nomads and Networks: The Ancient Art and Culture of Kazakhstan”
Document Number: 2012-3195
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-10
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 ``Nomads and Networks: The Ancient Art and Culture of Kazakhstan,'' 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 Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, New York, New York, from on or about March 6, 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.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Membership
Document Number: 2012-2803
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Department of State
In the Matter of the Keystone XL Pipeline
Document Number: 2012-2615
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-03
Agency: Department of State
Department of State FY11 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2012-2467
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-03
Agency: Department of State