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Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Drawing Surrealism”
Document Number: 2012-15738
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-27
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 ``Drawing Surrealism'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about October 21, 2012, until on or about January 6, 2013; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY, from on or about January 25, 2013, until on or about May 12, 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: “Nomads and Networks: The Ancient Art and Culture of Kazakhstan”
Document Number: 2012-15355
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-22
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 (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 Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, from on or about August 11, 2012, until on or about November 12, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: DDTC Brokering Collections
Document Number: 2012-15322
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Annual Brokering Report. OMB Control Number: 1405-0141. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: None. Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,515. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,515. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 3,030 hours. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Title of Information Collection: Brokering Prior Approval (License). OMB Control Number: 1405-0142. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: None. Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,515. Estimated Number of Responses: 150. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 300 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Definition for “Specially Designed”
Document Number: 2012-14471
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-19
Agency: Department of State
As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) seeks public comment on the proposed definition of ``specially designed'' to be adopted in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This proposed rule is published concurrently with the Department of Commerce's proposed revision to the definition of ``specially designed'' in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Dead Sea Scrolls & The Bible Ancient Artifacts-Timeless Treasures”
Document Number: 2012-14832
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-18
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, 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 ``Dead Sea Scrolls & The Bible Ancient ArtifactsTimeless Treasures'' 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 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Forth Worth, TX, from on or about July 2, 2012, until on or about January 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.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Scoping Meeting
Document Number: 2012-14712
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-18
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347, the Department of State (DOS) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and initiate the scoping process for the proposed agency action as specified below. The EIS will evaluate the impacts on the affected environment, including, but not limited to, socioeconomics, traffic and transportation, land use, historic and cultural resources, noise, air quality, environmental justice, and cumulative impacts.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) and To Conduct Scoping and To Initiate Consultation Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the Proposed TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Proposed To Extend From Phillips, MT (the Border Crossing) to Steele City, NE
Document Number: 2012-14803
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-15
Agency: Department of State
TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. (TransCanada) has applied to the United States Department of State for a Presidential Permit authorizing the construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities at the border of the United States for the importation of crude oil from a foreign country (Canada). Authorization is being requested in connection with TransCanada's proposed international pipeline project (the revised Keystone XL Project), which is designed to transport crude oil from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the Williston Basin to existing pipeline facilities near Steele City, Nebraska for onward transport to markets in the Texas Gulf Coast area. The Department of State receives and considers applications for Presidential Permits for such energy-related pipelines pursuant to authority delegated to it by the President under Executive Order 13337 of April 30, 2004 (69 FR 25299), as amended. To issue a Permit, the Department of State must find that issuance would serve the national interest. In the course of processing such applications, the Department consults extensively with concerned Federal and State agencies, and invites public comment in arriving at its determination. The Department of State previously evaluated potential impacts resulting from construction, operation, and maintenance of a longer pipeline that would have terminated in the Port Arthur and east Houston areas of Texas. The Final Environmental Impact Statement for that proposed project was issued on August 26, 2011. On January 18, 2012, the Department announced its determination that the projectas presented and analyzed at that timedid not serve the national interest. Archived documents can be found at www.keystonepipeline- xl.state.gov/archive/index.htm. TransCanada has submitted a new Presidential Permit application with a revised proposed route that extends from the Canadian border in Phillips County, Montana to Steele City, Nebraska and avoids the Sand Hills region of Nebraska. The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality has identified the Sand Hills region and is currently evaluating the potential impacts associated with the proposed new route(s). The Department of State has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to facilitate coordination and cooperation between the State and the Federal government. TransCanada has indicated to the Department of State that it has decided to proceed with construction of a pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast of Texas, which had been included as part of the Keystone XL project in the previous application, as an independent project. Thus, TransCanada did not include the proposed pipeline from Cushing to the Gulf Coast as part of the project in the revised Presidential Permit application. With respect to the application submitted by TransCanada, the Department of State has concluded, consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, that the issuance of the new Presidential Permit would constitute a major Federal action that may have a significant impact upon the environment. For this reason, Department of State intends to prepare a Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement dated August 26, 2011, to address reasonably foreseeable impacts from the proposed action and alternatives. Additionally the Department of State has determined that it will undertake a review of the potential issuance of the Presidential Permit consistent with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and is consequently initiating the appropriate consultation. Consultation will be conducted with State Historic Preservation Officers, Indian tribes, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and other consulting parties, as appropriate, to determine the locations (if any) of potential sites for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the potential eligibility and findings of effect for cultural resources identified within the Keystone XL Area of Potential Effect. The purpose of this Notice of Intent (NOI) is to inform the public about the proposed action, announce plans for scoping opportunities, invite public participation in the scoping process, and solicit public comments for consideration in establishing the scope and content of the SEIS.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category IX
Document Number: 2012-14443
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-13
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 IX (military training equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the materials warranting control on the USML. The revisions to 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000”
Document Number: 2012-14129
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-11
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, 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 ``Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000'' 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, NY, from on or about July 29, 2012, until on or about November 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: “Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe”
Document Number: 2012-13977
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-08
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 ``Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe'' 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 Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, from on or about October 14, 2012, until on or about January 21, 2013; at the Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, from on or about February 16, 2013, until on or about June 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Lucian Freud: Portraits”
Document Number: 2012-13975
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-08
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 ``Lucian Freud: Portraits,'' imported from abroad by The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas from on or about July 1, 2012, until on or about October 28, 2012; and 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 X
Document Number: 2012-13744
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-07
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 X (personal protective equipment and shelters) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the materials warranting control on the USML.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-7002, Training/Internship Placement Plan, OMB Control Number 1405-0170
Document Number: 2012-13708
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-06
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: Training/Internship Placement Plan. OMB Control Number: 1405-0170. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, ECA/EC. Form Number: Form DS-7002. Respondents: Entities designated by the Department of State as sponsors of exchange visitor programs in the trainee or intern categories and U.S. businesses that provide the training or internship opportunity. Estimated Number of Respondents: 160. Estimated Number of Responses: 30,000. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 60,000 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
Notice of Renewal of Advisory Committee on International Law Charter
Document Number: 2012-13226
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has renewed the Charter of the Advisory Committee on International Law. Through this Committee, the Department of State will continue to obtain the views and advice of a cross section of the country's outstanding members of the legal profession on significant issues of international law. The Committee's consideration of these legal issues in the conduct of our foreign affairs provides a unique contribution to the creation and promotion of U.S. foreign policy. The Under Secretary for Management has determined the Committee is necessary and in the public interest. The Committee is comprised of all former Legal Advisers of the Department of State and up to 25 individuals appointed by the current Legal Adviser. The Committee follows the procedures prescribed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Meetings will be open to the public unless a determination is made in accordance with section 1 O(d) of the FACA and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) that a meeting or portion of the meeting should be closed to the public. Notice of each meeting will be published in the Federal Register at least 15 days prior to the meeting, unless there are extraordinary circumstances that require shorter notice. For further information, please contact Theodore P. Kill, Executive Director, Advisory Committee on International Law, Department of State, at 202-776-8344 or killtp@state.gov.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-13219
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst”
Document Number: 2012-13217
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Department of State
On February 22, 2012, notice was published on page 10599 of the Federal Register (volume 77, number 35) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst.'' The referenced notice is corrected here to include one additional object as part of the exhibition. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the additional object 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, is of cultural significance. The additional 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 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition
Document Number: 2012-13101
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``50th Anniversary Remembrance of the Tragedy at Orly,'' imported from abroad by the High Museum of Art for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia from on or about June 2, 2012 to on or about September 9, 2012; and 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.
Exchange Visitor Program-Summer Work Travel; Correction
Document Number: 2012-13098
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of State
This document contains minor corrections to the Exchange Visitor ProgramSummer Work Travel interim final rule published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2012. In the interim final rule the facsimile number (under the contact section), a citation to an exception to the category of prohibited jobs, and the date by which the public must submit comments were all incorrect.
Renewal of Cultural Property Advisory Committee Charter
Document Number: 2012-12937
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Department of State
The Charter of the Department of State's Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) has been renewed for an additional two years. The Charter of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee is being renewed for a two-year period. The Committee was established by the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983, 19 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. It reviews requests from other countries seeking U.S. import restrictions on archaeological or ethnological material the pillage of which places a country's cultural heritage in jeopardy. The Committee makes findings and recommendations to the President's designee who, on behalf of the President, determines whether to impose the import restrictions. The membership of the Committee consists of private sector experts in archaeology, anthropology, or ethnology; experts in the international sale of cultural property; and representatives of museums and of the general public.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Portrait of Helena de Kay”
Document Number: 2012-12834
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-25
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, 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 ``Portrait of Helena de Kay,'' 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 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, from on or about June 1, 2012, until on or about November 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
Document Number: 2012-12831
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-25
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, 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 ``Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan'' 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, NY, from on or about July 1, 2012, until on or about October 1, 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.
Programs To Reduce Incidental Capture of Sea Turtles in Shrimp Fisheries; Certifications Pursuant to Public Law 101-162
Document Number: 2012-12635
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: Department of State
On April 30, 2012, the Department of State certified, pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162, that 13 nations have adopted programs to reduce the incidental capture of sea turtles in their shrimp fisheries comparable to the program in effect in the United States. The Department also certified that the fishing environments in 26 other countries and one economy do not pose a threat of the incidental taking of sea turtles protected under Section 609.
Notice of Termination of United States-Bolivia Bilateral Investment Treaty
Document Number: 2012-12494
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Department of State, Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Government of Bolivia has delivered to the United States a notice of termination for the bilateral investment treaty between the two countries, a termination that will take effect on June 10, 2012. As of June 10, 2012, the treaty will cease to have effect except that it will continue to apply for another 10 years to covered investments existing at the time of termination (June 10, 2012).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: English Language Evaluation Surveys
Document Number: 2012-12254
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Department of State
To meet OMB and Congressional reporting requirements, this request for a new information collection clearance will allow ECA/P/V, as part of the English Language Evaluation, to conduct surveys of participants in the ETA Program, E-Teacher Scholarship program, and the English Language Specialist Program. Participants are those who went on the programs between the years of 2004 and 2009. Collecting this data will help ECA/P/V assess the impact the programs have had on the respective participants, as well as the effectiveness of these programs in meeting their goals. Title of Information Collection: English Language Evaluation: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Program Survey. 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: SV2011-0031. Respondents: U.S. participants of the ETA program from 2004-2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,350 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,350 annually. Average Hours per Response: 40 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 1,567 hours annually. Frequency: One time. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Title of Information Collection: English Language Evaluation: English Language Specialist Program Survey. 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: SV2011-0032. Respondents: U.S. Participants of the English Language Specialist Program from 2004-2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 250 annually. Average Hours per Response: 40 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 167 hours annually. Frequency: One time. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Title of Information Collection: English Language Evaluation: E-Teacher Scholarship Program Survey. 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: SV2011-0033. Respondents: International participants of the E-Teacher Scholarship Program from 2004-2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 800 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 800 annually. Average Hours per Response: 40 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 533 hours annually. Frequency: One time. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
Document Number: 2012-12252
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. OMB Control Number: 1405-0098. Type of Request: Extension. Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R. Form Number: DSP-0122. Respondents: Diversity Visa applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 60,000. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 30,000 hours. Frequency: Once per application. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain benefit.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XIII
Document Number: 2012-12123
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-18
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 XIII (materials and miscellaneous articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the materials warranting control on the USML.
60-Day Notice of Two Proposed 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: 2012-11981
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Unearthed: Recent Archeological Discoveries From Northern China”
Document Number: 2012-11865
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
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 ``Unearthed: Recent Archeological Discoveries from Northern China,'' 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 Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, from on or about June 15, 2012 until on or about October 21, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-261, Electronic Choice of Address and Agent, OMB Control Number 1405-0186
Document Number: 2012-11862
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
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: Electronic Choice of Address and Agent. OMB Control Number: 1405-0186. Type of Request: Extension. Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R. Form Number: DS-261. Respondents: Immigrant beneficiaries requesting change of address or designation of an authorized agent. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 700,000. Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 116,666. Frequency: Once per Respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-260, Electronic Application for Immigration Visa and Alien Registration, 1405-0185
Document Number: 2012-11861
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
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: Electronic Application for Immigration Visa and Alien Registration. OMB Control Number: 1405-0185. Type of Request: Extension. Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R. Form Number: DS-260. Respondents: Immigrant Visa Applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 700,000. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 1,400,000. Frequency: Once per Respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-1884, Petition To Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as an Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad, OMB 1405-0082
Document Number: 2012-11858
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Petition to Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as an employee or former employee of the U.S. Government Abroad. OMB Control Number: 1405-0082. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R. Form Number: DS-1884. Respondents: Aliens petitioning for immigrant visas under INA 203(b)(4). Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Number of Responses: 300. Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 50 hours. Frequency: Once per petition. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit.
Meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance
Document Number: 2012-11624
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-14
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 Peru intend to hold the fifth meeting of the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance (the ``Sub-Committee'') on May 29, 2012, and the third meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council'') and the second meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission (the ``Commission'') on May 31, 2012. The public sessions for the Council and Sub-Committee also will be held on May 31, at 2:00 p.m. The entire meeting of the Commission will be open to the public and will begin at 3:45 p.m. All meetings will take place at 1724 F St. NW., Washington, DC. The purpose of the meetings is to review implementation of: Chapter 18 (Environment) of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA); the PTPA Annex on Forest Sector Governance (Annex 18.3.4); the United States-Peru Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA); and the 2011-2014 Work Program under the ECA. The Department of State and USTR invite interested organizations and members of the public to attend the public sessions and Commission meeting, and to submit written comments or suggestions regarding implementation of Chapter 18, Annex 18.3.4, the ECA, or the 2011-2014 Work Program, and any items that should be included on the meetings' agendas. If you would like to attend the public sessions or Commission meeting, please notify Tiffany Prather and Amy Karpel at the email addresses listed below under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and any organization or group you represent. In preparing comments, submitters are encouraged to refer to: Chapter 18 of the PTPA, including Annex 18.3.4, The Final Environmental Review of the PTPA, The ECA, and The 2011-2014 Work Program. These documents are available at: http://www.ustr.gov/trade- agreements/free-trade-agreements/peru-tpa and http://www.state.gov/e/ oes/env/trade/peru/index.htm.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia”
Document Number: 2012-11622
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-14
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 ``Gauguin, C[eacute]zanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia,'' 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 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from on or about June 20, 2012 until on or about September 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line”
Document Number: 2012-11619
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-14
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 ``Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line,'' 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, Los Angeles, California, from on or about July 3, 2012 until on or about September 23, 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: “Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974”
Document Number: 2012-11314
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
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, 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 ``Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974'' 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 Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about May 27, 2012, until on or about September 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.