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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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Office of Language Services Contractor Application Form
Document Number: 2012-26775
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
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.
U.S. National Commission for UNESCO; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-26673
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-30
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925”
Document Number: 2012-26555
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-29
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 ``Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925,'' 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 December 23, 2012, until on or about April 15, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I further determine that the exhibition or display of one of the objects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about May 5, 2013, until on or about September 2, 2013, in the exhibition ``Hans Richter: Encounters,'' is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Repeal of Regulations on Marriages
Document Number: 2012-26554
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-29
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with Executive Order 13563, the Bureau of Consular Affairs is repealing the regulations on marriages. The current regulations are outdated and duplicative of other authorities that detail procedures for authentications and documentation of life events. Further, in light of other authorities, it is unnecessary to specifically state in the regulations how consular authority is limited.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: INTERNationalConnections
Document Number: 2012-26552
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-29
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. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to December 28, 2012.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
Document Number: 2012-26393
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Late Roman and Early Byzantine Treasures From The British Museum”
Document Number: 2012-26312
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Late Roman and Early Byzantine Treasures From The British 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 The Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois from on or about November 11, 2012, until on or about August 25, 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: “Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces From the Prado”
Document Number: 2012-26309
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas, from on or about December 12, 2012, until on or about March 31, 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.
Privacy Act; System of Records: Visa Records, State-39
Document Number: 2012-26307
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend an existing system of records, Visa Records, State-39, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-130, Appendix I.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
Document Number: 2012-26306
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
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.
Privacy Act; System of Records: Translator and Interpreter Records, State-37
Document Number: 2012-26235
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend an existing system of records, Translator and Interpreter Records, State-37, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-130, Appendix I.
Privacy Act; System of Records: Personal Property Claims, State-27
Document Number: 2012-26232
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend an existing system of records, Personal Property Claims, State-27, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-130, Appendix I.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times,” Formerly Titled “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times.”
Document Number: 2012-25839
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of State
On October 12, 2011, notice was published on page 63341 of the Federal Register (volume 76, number 197) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times.'' The referenced notice is corrected here to change the exhibition name to ``The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times'' and 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, 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 ``The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times,'' 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 owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit objects at the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH, from on or about November 16, 2012, until on or about April 13, 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 Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Erotic Gold: The Art and Life of Bartholomäus Spranger 1546-1611”
Document Number: 2012-25832
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
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, 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 ``Erotic Gold: The Art and Life of Bartholom[auml]us Spranger 1546-1611,'' 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 conservation and examination of the object at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about November 10, 2012, until on or about November 3, 2014, and the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, from on or about November 4, 2014, until on or about February 1, 2015, 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.
Allowing New Investment in Burma
Document Number: 2012-25252
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Department of State
The Deputy Secretary of State has determined that it would be contrary to the national security interests of the United States to continue to apply the sanction referred to in section 570(b) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 104-208) (the ``Act''), which authorizes and directs the President to prohibit U.S. persons from making new investment in Burma, if the President makes certain determinations and certifications to Congress. The President made the required determinations and certifications and imposed a prohibition on new investment in Executive Order 13047 (May 20, 1997). He subsequently delegated the waiver authority under Section 570(e) of the Act to the Secretary of State on July 11, 2012, and the determination described above constitutes the exercise of such waiver authority. In conjunction with this waiver determination, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control issued a General License (No. 17) on July 11, 2012 authorizing new investment in Burma by U.S. persons subject to limitations and requirements set forth therein. These steps are in response to the recent reforms that have taken place in Burma over the past year. Continued application of the ban on investment would be contrary to U.S. national security interests because it would hinder current U.S. policy to support those in the Burmese government leading important reform efforts. Further reforms would advance longstanding U.S. national security interests such as promoting national reconciliation and democracy in Burma; improving respect for human rights; curtailing the flow from Burma of refugees, illicit narcotics, infectious diseases, and victims of trafficking; and advancing nonproliferation goals. While the Department of State remains concerned about the protection of human rights, corruption, and the role of the military in the Burmese economy, it believes that the participation of U.S. businesses in the Burmese economy will set a model for responsible investment and business operations as well as encourage further change, promote economic development, and contribute to the welfare of the Burmese people.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Passport Demand Forecasting Study
Document Number: 2012-25249
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-15
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: “Royal Treasures From the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette”
Document Number: 2012-25167
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-12
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, 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 ``Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, from on or about November 17, 2012, until on or about March 17, 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: Petition To Classify Special Immigrant as an Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad
Document Number: 2012-25028
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-11
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection request 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Matisse: In Search of True Painting”
Document Number: 2012-24785
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-09
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 ``Matisse: In Search of True 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about December 4, 2012, until on or about March 17, 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: “Balthus: Cats and Girls”
Document Number: 2012-24783
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-09
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 ``Balthus: Cats and Girls,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about September 23, 2013, until on or about January 13, 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: “China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy”
Document Number: 2012-24708
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-05
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 ``China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy,'' 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 Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota from on or about October 28, 2012, until on or about January 20, 2013; at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, California from on or about February 22, 2013 until on or about May 27, 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.
Presidential Determination No. 2012-16; Correction
Document Number: 2012-24704
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-05
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a document in the Federal Register on September 24, 2012 (77 FR 58921) concerning Presidential Determination No. 2012-16. The final sentence in the published document is incorrect. This notice corrects this error.
Convening of an Accountability Review Board To Examine the Circumstances Surrounding the Deaths of Personnel Assigned in Support of the U.S. Government Mission to Libya in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012
Document Number: 2012-24504
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-04
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to Section 301 of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986, as amended (22 U.S.C. 4831 et seq.), Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has determined that the recent deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and security personnel Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods in Benghazi, Libya involved loss of life at or related to a U.S. mission abroad. Therefore, Secretary Clinton has convened an Accountability Review Board, as required by that statute, to examine the facts and circumstances of the attacks and to report findings and recommendations as it deems appropriate, in keeping with its mandate. The Secretary has appointed Thomas Pickering, a retired U.S. ambassador, as Chair of the Board. He will be assisted by Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Ms. Catherine Bertini, Mr. Richard J. Shinnick, and Mr. Hugh J. Turner III. They bring to their deliberations distinguished backgrounds in government service. If you are contacted for an interview by the Board, please give them your full and prompt cooperation. The Board will submit its conclusions and recommendations to Secretary Clinton within 60 days of its first meeting, unless the Chair determines a need for additional time. Within the timeframe required by statute following receipt of the report, the Department will report to Congress on all recommendations made by the Board and any actions undertaken in response to those recommendations. Anyone with information relevant to the Board's examination of these incidents should contact the Board promptly at (202) 647-6246 or send a fax to the Board at (202) 647-6640.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews”
Document Number: 2012-24435
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-03
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 certain of the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. These objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of these exhibit objects at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about October 21, 2012, until on or about March 10, 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 Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Wtewael's Adam and Eve”
Document Number: 2012-24149
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-01
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, 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 ``Wtewael's Adam and Eve,'' 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 Frick Collection, New York, NY, from on or about October 8, 2012, until on or about April 8, 2015, 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: Request for Entry Into Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program
Document Number: 2012-23949
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
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: “Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes”
Document Number: 2012-23948
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
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 ``Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes'' 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 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, from on or about October 28, 2012, until on or about January 6, 2013; the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, from on or about February 10, 2013, until on or about May 19, 2013; the Kimbell Art Museum, Ft. Worth, TX, from on or about June 16, 2013, until on or about September 8, 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.
2014 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
Document Number: 2012-23934
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of State
This public notice provides information on how to apply for the DV-2014 Program.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Florence at the Dawn of Renaissance: Painting and Illumination”
Document Number: 2012-23891
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
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 ``Florence at the Dawn of Renaissance: Painting and Illumination,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California from on or about November 13, 2012 until on or about February 10, 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.
Call for Expert Reviewers to the U.S. Government Review of the Working Group I Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis
Document Number: 2012-23694
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-26
Agency: Department of State
The United States Global Change Research Program, in cooperation with the Department of State, request expert review of the Second Order Draft of the Working Group I Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) established the IPCC in 1988. In accordance with its mandate and as reaffirmed in various decisions by the Panel, the major activity of the IPCC is to prepare comprehensive and up-to-date assessments of policy-relevant scientific, technical, and socio-economic information for understanding the scientific basis of climate change, potential impacts, and options for mitigation and adaptation. The IPCC develops a comprehensive assessment spanning all the above topics approximately every six years. The First Assessment Report was completed in 1990, the Second Assessment Report in 1995, the Third Assessment Report in 2001, and the Fourth Assessment in 2007. Three working group volumes and a synthesis report comprise the Fifth Assessment Report. Working Group I assesses the scientific aspects of the climate system and climate change; Working Group II assesses the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change, potential negative and positive consequences, and options for adapting to it; and Working Group III assesses options for limiting greenhouse gas emissions and otherwise mitigating climate change. Procedures for the IPCC and its preparation of reports can be found at the following Web sites: http://www.ipcc.ch/organization/ organization_review.shtml#.UEY0LqSe7x8 http://ipcc.ch/organization/ organizationprocedures.shtml. In October 2009, the IPCC approved the outline for the Working Group I contribution to the 5th Assessment Report (Working Group I Table of Contents: https://www.ipcc.unibe.ch/AR5/chapteroutline.html). Authors were nominated in May of 2010 and selected in June of 2010. All IPCC reports go through two broad reviews: a ``first-order draft''' reviewed by experts, and a ``second-order draft'' reviewed by both experts and governments. The Second Order Draft of the Working Group I contribution to the 5th Assessment Report will be available for review beginning on 5 October 2012. As part of the U.S. Government Review of the Second Order Draft of the Working Group I Contribution to the 5th Assessment Report, the U.S. Government is soliciting comments from experts in relevant fields of expertise (Again, the Table of Contents for the Working Group contribution can be viewed here: https://www.ipcc.unibe.ch/AR5/ chapteroutline.html) Beginning on 7 September, experts may register to review the draft report at: http://ar5wgi.globalchange.gov/. The draft report will be made available on 5 October 2012 to those who registered. To be considered for inclusion in the U.S. Government submission, comments must be received by 2 November 2012. The United States Global Change Research Program will coordinate collection and compilation of U.S. expert comments and the review of the report by a Review Committee of Federal scientists and program managers in order to develop a consolidated U.S. Government submission, which will be provided to the IPCC by November 30, 2012. Expert comments received within the comment period will be considered for inclusion in the U.S. Government submission. Instructions for review and submission of comments are available at: http:// ar5wgi.globalchange.gov/. Experts may choose to provide comments directly through the IPCC's expert review process, which occurs in parallel with the U.S. government review. More information on the IPCC's comment process can be found at http: //www.ipcc.ch/activities/activities.shtml and http:// www.ipcc.ch/pdf/ar5/review_of_wg_contributions.pdf. To avoid duplication, comments submitted for consideration as part of the U.S. Government Review should not also be sent to the IPCC Secretariat through the Expert Review process. Comments to the U.S. government review should be submitted using the Web-based system at: http:// ar5wgi.globalchange.gov/. This certification will be published in the Federal Register.
Persons on Whom Sanctions Have Been Imposed Under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996
Document Number: 2012-23614
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
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: Sytrol.
Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2012-23609
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Advisory Committee on the Secretary of State's Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society will convene in Washington, DC on October 24, 2012. The Committee provides advice on the formulation of U.S. policies, proposals, and strategies for engagement with, and protection of, civil society worldwide. The objective of this meeting is to review the progress of the Committee's five subcommittees. The meeting is open to public participation through live stream at http:// www.state.gov/s/sacsed/c47725.htm.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: Two Directorate of Defense Trade Controls Information Collections: “Request To Change End-User, End-Use, and/or Destination of Hardware” and “Request for Advisory Opinion”
Document Number: 2012-23252
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-20
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collections 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 these collections from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.