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

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.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Michelangelo's David Apollo”
Document Number: 2012-27545
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Michelangelo's David Apollo,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about December 13, 2012, until on or about March 3, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2012-27442
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of State
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, in the East Auditorium, U.S. Department of State, Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, DC. Entry and registration will begin at 12:00 p.m. Please use the building entrance located at 21st Street NW., Washington, DC, between C & D Streets. The membership of this advisory committee consists of private sector defense trade representatives, appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, who advise the Department on policies, regulations, and technical issues affecting defense trade. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study. Specific agenda topics will be posted on the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls' Web site, at www.pmddtc.state.gov approximately 10 days prior to the meeting. Members of the public may attend this open session and will be permitted to participate in the discussion in accordance with the Chair's instructions. Members of the public may, if they wish, submit a brief statement to the committee in writing. As access to the Department of State facilities is controlled, persons wishing to attend the meeting must notify the DTAG Alternate Designated Federal Officer (DFO) by close of business Friday, November 23, 2012. 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. Anyone who wishes to attend this plenary session should provide: his/her name; company or organizational affiliation (if any); date of birth; and identifying data such as driver's license number, U.S. Government ID, or U.S. Military ID, to the DTAG Alternate DFO, Patricia Slygh, via email at SlyghPC@state.gov. A RSVP list will be provided to Diplomatic Security. One of the following forms of valid photo identification will be required for admission to the Department of State building: U.S. driver's license, passport, U.S. Government ID or other Government-issued photo ID. Personal data is requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http://www.state.gov/documents/ organization/103419.pdf for additional information. For additional information, contact Patricia Slygh, PM/DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political- Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112; telephone (202) 663-2830; FAX (202) 261-8199; or email SlyghPC@state.gov.
Application for a Presidential Permit To Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2012-27331
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) has received from NOVA Chemicals Inc. (``NOVA Inc.'') notice that by way of corporate succession, NOVA Inc. now owns, operates, and maintains three pipeline facilities (Lines 16, 18 and 19) previously owned by Polysar Hydrocarbons Inc. (``Polysar'') and permitted under a 1986 Presidential Permit issued to Polysar. NOVA Inc. requests a new Presidential Permit be issued under its name with respect to Lines 16, 18 and 19. NOVA Inc. is incorporated in the State of Delaware and is a wholly- owned subsidiary of NOVA Chemicals Corporation (``NOVA Corporation''). NOVA Corporation is a company continued under the laws of the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. All of the issued and outstanding shares of NOVA Corporation are owned by a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Petroleum Investment Corporation (``IPIC'') which is wholly owned by the government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Polysar received a Presidential Permit in 1986 to construct Lines 16, 18 and 19. and transport natural gas liquids (NGLs), propylene, and ethylene between the United States and Canada. Lines 16, 18 and 19 each consist of approximately 1,350 feet of pipeline extending from a block valve site in St. Clair County, Michigan near the City of Marysville to the international border with Canada. NOVA Inc. anticipates no change in the operations of Lines 16, 18 and 19 relative to those that were authorized by the 1986 Presidential Permit. 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 Lines 16, 18, and 19 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: 2012-27330
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) has received from NOVA Chemicals Inc. (``NOVA Inc.'') an application for re-instatement of a Presidential Permit authorizing the operation and maintenance of pipeline facilities to transport natural gas liquids (``NGLs'') extending from a block valve site in St. Clair County, Michigan, near the city of Marysville to the international border between the United States and Canada. NOVA Inc. is incorporated in the State of Delaware and is a wholly- owned subsidiary of NOVA Corporation. NOVA Corporation is a company continued under the laws of the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. All of the issued and outstanding shares of NOVA Corporation are owned by a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Petroleum Investment Corporation (``IPIC'') which is wholly owned by the government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. NOVA Inc. requests the permit to operate and maintain a pipeline (``Line 20'') consisting of approximately 1350 feet of 12-inch diameter pipeline as well as certain appurtenant facilities that can accommodate the transportation of up to 65,000 barrels per day (``bpd'') of NGLs. NOVA Inc. intends to make use of the existing Line 20 pipeline facilities as one of the final links in a pipeline system that will transport NGLs (in particular, ethane) derived from gas produced in the Marcellus Shale play in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and neighboring states to the international boundary under the St. Clair River and onward in the Province of Ontario, Canada, to a petrochemical complex located in Corunna, Ontario. Line 20 was constructed in 1986 and owned by Polysar Hydrocarbons Inc. (``Polysar'') and its upstream owner, Polysar Energy and Chemical Corporation. Since 1995, the Line 20 facilities have been used pursuant to lease arrangements for the transportation of natural gas under Presidential Permits which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (``FERC'') issued to Bluewater Gas Storage, L.L.C. (``Bluewater Gas Storage'') and a predecessor. The lease under which Bluewater Gas Storage has been operating the Line 20 facilities includes a provision permitting its termination on not less than two years' notice. NOVA Inc. provided Bluewater Gas Storage notice that the Line 20 facilities lease will terminate effective no later than January 27, 2013. Upon termination of the lease, possession and operation of the Line 20 facilities will revert to NOVA Inc., which proposes to convert the Line 20 facilities back to NGLs transportation service. The Department of State has concluded that the 1986 Presidential Permit expired as to the Line 20 facilities when these were converted to a natural gas transportation service and operated pursuant to a Presidential Permit issued to Bluewater Gas Storage LLC., by FERC. Because NOVA intends to place Line 20 facilities back into natural gas liquids transportation service in 2013, NOVA is seeking reinstatement of the 1986 Presidential permit on Line 20 facilities with changes reflecting its ownership of the Line 20 facilities. 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 Presidential Permit reflecting the change in ownership or control of Line 20 and the reversion to transporting natural gas liquids would be in the U.S. national interest.
Application for a Presidential Permit To Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities (Line 39) on the Border of the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2012-27328
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) has received from NOVA Chemicals Inc. (``NOVA Inc.'') notice that by way of corporate succession, NOVA Inc. now owns, operates, and maintains pipeline facilities (Line 39) used to transport brine from a block valve site in St. Clair County, Michigan, near the city of Marysville to the international border between the United States and Canada. Line 39 was previously owned by Polysar Hydrocarbons Inc. (``Polysar'') and permitted under a 1986 Presidential Permit issued to NOVA Petrochemicals, Inc. NOVA Inc. requests a new Presidential Permit be issued under its name with respect to Line 39. NOVA Inc. is incorporated in the State of Delaware and is a wholly- owned subsidiary of NOVA Chemicals Corporation (``NOVA Corporation''). NOVA Corporation is a company continued under the laws of the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. All of the issued and outstanding shares of NOVA Corporation are owned by a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Petroleum Investment Corporation (``IPIC'') which is wholly owned by the government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Line 39 was initially constructed and owned by Polysar Hydrocarbons Inc. (``Polysar'') in 1990-91. The initial application for the permit requested that the permit be issued to Polysar. The 1991 permit was actually issued instead to NOVA Petrochemicals Inc. an affiliate of Polysar that was mentioned in the application, as owning the brine that would be transported on line 39. In February 1991, through a series of internal transactions, Polysar's direct parent was merged into NOVA Inc. and Polysar changed its name to Novacor Hydrocarbons Inc. (``Novacor''). Novacor then changed its name to NOVA Hydrocarbons and then NOVA Chemicals Hydrocarbon, and shortly thereafter was merged into NOVA Inc. Through several more corporate transactions involving changes in ownership of NOVA Inc.'s corporate parent, none has affected NOVA Inc.'s or its parent NOVA Chemicals Corporation's (``NOVA Corporation'') ownership of the border crossing facility subject to the 1991 Presidential Permit. NOVA Inc. anticipates no change in the operations of Line 39 relative to those that were authorized by the 1991 permit. 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 Line 39 would be in the U.S. national interest.
Notification of Contact Information Change for the Benghazi Accountability Review Board
Document Number: 2012-27189
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Department of State
On October 1, 2012, the Department of State announced the formation of the Benghazi Accountability Review Board (ARB) in the Federal Register (FR Doc. 2012-24504). Effective November 5, 2012, the ARB will permanently change offices. The main telephone number will change to (202) 647-2316. The main fax number will change to (202) 647- 3301.