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Application for Presidential Permit To Construct, Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States
Document Number: 2012-11298
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) has received an application to construct, operate and maintain pipeline facilities on the border of the United States from TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. has applied for a Presidential Permit to construct and operate border crossing facilities at the U.S./Canadian border in Phillips County, near Morgan, Montana, in connection with a proposed pipeline that is designed to transport crude oil produced in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) and from other sources to a terminus in Steele City, Nebraska where it is designed to link with an existing pipeline continuing to oil storage facilities in Cushing, Oklahoma. Under E.O. 13337, as amended, 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 petroleum, petroleum products, coal, or other fuels to or from a foreign country. As a part of the review of the application for Presidential Permits, the Secretary of State must determine whether or not the project would be in the national interest. The determination of national interest involves consideration of many factors, including energy security, health, environmental, cultural, and economic concerns. Before making a decision on the proposed Project, DOS will consult with the eight federal agencies identified in Executive Order 13337: The Departments of Energy, Defense, Transportation, Homeland Security, Justice, Interior, and Commerce, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The Department of State also intends to evaluate the potential environmental effects of the proposed project consistent with Section 102(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4332(C)) and implementing regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508) and the Department of State (22 CFR part 161), including in particular 22 CFR 161.7(c)(1). In addition, the Department of State intends to conduct consultations on possible impacts to traditional or cultural properties with interested Native American tribes consistent with Section 106 of the National Historical Preservation Act (NHPA).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-4213, PEPFAR Program Expenditures; OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
Document Number: 2012-11190
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
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: PEPFAR Program Expenditures. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC). Form Number: DS-4213. Respondents: Recipients of US government funds appropriated to carry out the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,000. Average Hours per Response: 12. Total Estimated Burden: 12,000 hours. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-11095
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-08
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 May 16, 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.
Certification Related to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal; Correction
Document Number: 2012-11093
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a document in the Federal Register of on August 16, 2011 concerning a Certification Related to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Inadvertently, the Memorandum of Justification was not included in the document for publication in the Federal Register and this notice corrects this error.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Modern Landscapes”
Document Number: 2012-10979
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-07
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 ``Modern Landscapes,'' 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 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from on or about June 12, 2012 until on or about September 16, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Artist in the Garden”
Document Number: 2012-10830
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Artist in the Garden'' 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 New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY, from on or about May 19, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Lygia Clark”
Document Number: 2012-10680
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-03
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, 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 imported from abroad for temporary study and inclusion in the exhibition ``Lygia Clark,'' 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 May 4, 2014 until on or about August 25, 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.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Exemption for Temporary Export of Chemical Agent Protective Gear
Document Number: 2012-10599
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add an exemption for the temporary export of chemical agent protective gear for personal use. The exemption for body armor is amended to also cover helmets when they are included with the body armor. An exemption for firearms and ammunition is clarified by removing certain extraneous language that does not change the meaning of the exemption, and by standardizing the language among the exemptions in this section of the regulations. The registration requirement as it relates to certain exemptions is clarified. And an error in the authorities for part 126 of the ITAR is corrected.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “American Encounters: Thomas Cole and the American Landscape”
Document Number: 2012-10598
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-02
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 ``American Encounters: Thomas Cole and the American Landscape,'' imported from abroad by the High Museum of Art 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 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas from on or about May 12 until on or about August 13, 2012; the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia from on or about September 22, 2012 until on or about January 6, 2013; 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 V.
Document Number: 2012-10455
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-02
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 V (explosives and energetic materials, propellants, incendiary agents, and their constituents) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Wealth of a Nation: British Silver From the Museum's Collection”
Document Number: 2012-10251
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-27
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, 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 ``The Wealth of a Nation: British Silver from the Museum's Collection,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about May 15, 2012, until on or about October 28, 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: “1812: A Nation Emerges”
Document Number: 2012-10249
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-27
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, 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 ``1812: A Nation Emerges,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC from on or about June 15, 2012, until on or about January 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 7655, Iraqi Citizens and Nationals Employed by Federal Contractors and Grantees
Document Number: 2012-10247
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-27
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: Iraqi Citizens and Nationals Employed by Federal Contractors, Grantees and Cooperative Agreement Partners. OMB Control Number: 1405-0184. Type of Request: Extension of an Approved Collection. Originating Office: PRM/A. Form Number: DS 7655. Respondents: Federal Contractors, grantees, and cooperative agreement partners of the Department of State. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Number of Responses: 200. Average Hours per Response: .5. Total Estimated Burden: 100 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Advisory Committee International Postal and Delivery Services
Document Number: 2012-9999
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-25
Agency: Department of State
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Department of State gives notice of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services. This Committee has been formed in fulfillment of the provisions of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (Pub. L. 109-435) and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Date and Time: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, from 1 to 5 p.m. Location: The Elliott School of International Affairs, 7th Floor State Room, 1957 E St. NW., Washington, DC 20052. Public input: Any member of the public interested in providing public input to the meeting should contact Ms. Jocelyn Jezierny, whose contact information is listed under for further information section of this notice. Each individual providing oral input is requested to limit his or her comments to five minutes. Requests to be added to the speaker list must be received in writing (letter, email or fax) prior to the close of business on May 8, 2012; written comments from members of the public for distribution at this meeting must reach Ms. Jezierny by letter, email or fax by this same date. A member of the public requesting reasonable accommodation should make the request to Ms. Jezierny by that same date. Meeting agenda: The agenda of the meeting will include a review of the major proposals and issues to be considered by the September- October UPU Congress in Doha, Qatar, and other subjects related to international postal and delivery services of interest to Advisory Committee members and the public. For further information, please contact Ms. Jocelyn Jezierny of the Office of Global Systems (IO/GS), Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State, at (202) 647-7935 or by email at JeziernyJG@state.gov.mailto:
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets”
Document Number: 2012-9915
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-24
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 ``Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets'' 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 August 12, 2012, until on or about January 7, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-5506, Local U.S. Citizen Skills/Resources Survey
Document Number: 2012-9750
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
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: Local U.S. Citizen Skills/Resources Survey. OMB Control Number: OMB No. 1405-0188. Type of Request: Revision. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS). Form Number: DS-5506. Respondents: United States Citizens. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,400. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 600 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Announcement of Entry Into Force of the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Between the United States and the United Kingdom
Document Number: 2012-9451
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-19
Agency: Department of State
On April 13, 2012, the United States and the United Kingdom exchanged diplomatic notes bringing the Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation (Treaty Doc. 110-7) into force. This Notice announces the entry into force of the Treaty. This Notice also announces April 13, 2012 as the effective date of the rule published on March 21, 2012 (77 FR 16592) implementing the Treaty and making other updates to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts”
Document Number: 2012-9392
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-18
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``African Cosmos: Stellar Arts,'' 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 Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Arts, Washington, DC, from on or about June 20, 2012, until on or about December 9, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3032 Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants, 1405-0126
Document Number: 2012-9329
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-18
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants. OMB Control Number: 1405-0126. Type of Request: Extension. Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R. Form Number: DS-3032. Respondents: Immigrant Visa Applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 330,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 330,000. Average Hours per Response: 10 Minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 55,000. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940”
Document Number: 2012-9235
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-17
Agency: Department of State
On April 9, 2012, notice was published on page 21142 of the Federal Register (volume 77, number 68) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibit ``Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940.'' The reference notice is corrected to accommodate additional objects to be included in the exhibition. Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit objects at The Jewish Museum, New York, New York, from on or about May 4, 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.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: International Import Certificate BIS-645P/ATF-4522/DSP-53 and Administrative Changes
Document Number: 2012-9081
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-17
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove reference to the International Import Certificate (Form BIS-645P/ATF-4522/DSP-53). This amendment ceases the Department's practice of accepting DSP-53 submissions. Instead, the DSP-61 is to be used by importers when necessary. The Department also is making administrative changes to other sections.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Printed Image in China, 8th-21st Century”
Document Number: 2012-9082
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-16
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Printed Image in China, 8th-21st Century,'' 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 May 5, 2012, until on or about July 29, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings”
Document Number: 2012-8925
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-13
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, I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York from on or about June 5, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Civilian Response Corps Database In-Processing Electronic Form, OMB Control Number 1405-0168, Form DS-4096
Document Number: 2012-8635
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-10
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: Civilian Response Corps Database In-Processing Electronic Form. OMB Control Number: 1405-0168. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). Form Numbers: DS-4096. Respondents: Individuals who are members of or apply for one or more of the three components of the Civilian Response Corps (Active, Standby and Expert Corps). Estimated Number of Respondents: 2000 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 2000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 2000 Hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to receive benefits.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940”
Document Number: 2012-8475
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-09
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 ``Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940,'' 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 Jewish Museum, New York, New York from on or about May 4, 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.
Secretary of State's Determination Under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998
Document Number: 2012-8240
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-05
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State designation of ``countries of particular concern'' for religious freedom violations. Pursuant to Section 408(a) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105-292), as amended (the Act), notice is hereby given that, on August 18, 2011, the Secretary of State, under authority delegated by the President, has designated each of the following as a ``country of particular concern'' (CPC) under section 402(b) of the Act, for having engaged in or tolerated particularly severe violations of religious freedom: Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Uzbekistan. The Secretary simultaneously designated the following Presidential actions for these CPCs: For Burma, the existing ongoing arms embargo referenced in 22 CFR 126.1(a), pursuant to section 402(c)(5) of the Act; For China, the existing ongoing restrictions on exports to China of crime control and detection instruments and equipment, under Public Law 101-246 and the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1990 and 1991, pursuant to section 402(c)(5) of the Act; For Eritrea, the existing ongoing arms embargo referenced in 22 CFR 126.1(a), pursuant to section 402(c)(5) of the Act; For Iran, the existing ongoing restrictions on certain imports from and exports to Iran, in accordance with section 103(b) of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-195), pursuant to section 402(c)(5) of the Act; For North Korea, the existing ongoing restrictions to which North Korea is subject, pursuant to sections 402 and 409 of the Trade Act of 1974 (the Jackson-Vanik Amendment), pursuant to section 402(c)(5) of the Act; For Saudi Arabia, a waiver to ``further the purposes of the Act,'' pursuant to section 407 of the Act; For Sudan, the restriction on making certain appropriated funds available for assistance to the Government of Sudan in the annual Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, currently set forth in section 7070(f) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010 (Div. F, Pub. L. 111-117), as carried forward by the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Div. B, Pub. L. 112-10) and any provision of law that is the same or substantially the same as this provision, pursuant to section 402(c)(5) of the Act; and For Uzbekistan, a waiver to ``further the purposes of the Act,'' pursuant to section 407 of the Act.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3097, Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report, OMB Control Number 1405-0151
Document Number: 2012-8238
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-05
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: Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report. OMB Control Number: 1405-0151. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Designation, ECA/EC/D/PS. Form Number: Form DS-3097. Respondents: designated J-1 program sponsors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1435. Estimated Number of Responses: 1435 annually. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 2870 hours. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: Two DDTC Brokering Collections
Document Number: 2012-8234
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-05
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. These collections were published for public comment on December 19, 2011 (see 76 FR 78578). On that occasion, public comment was sought in the context of the proposed rule regarding the revision of part 129 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, which covers brokering of defense articles and services, and is the regulatory basis for these collections. The Department of State is now seeking OMB approval of the current collections, without reference to the changes in the proposed rule. The revised collections will be submitted for OMB review and approval in conjunction with the brokering final rule. 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.
Revision to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates; Correction
Document Number: 2012-8109
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-04
Agency: Department of State
This document contains a correction to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2012 [Public Notice 7835].
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Nicolai Fechin”
Document Number: 2012-8096
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Nicolai Fechin,'' 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 Russian Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from on or about August 18, 2012, until on or about January 13, 2013, the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, from on or about February 2, 2013, until on or about April 7, 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.
Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates
Document Number: 2012-7569
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-29
Agency: Department of State
This rule amends the Schedule of Fees for consular services (Schedule) for nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, border crossing card application processing fees and immigrant visa application processing fees. The rule increases from $140 to $160 the fee charged for the processing of an application for most non-petition- based nonimmigrant visas (Machine-Readable Visas or MRVs) and Border Crossing Cards (BCCs) for Mexican citizens age 15 and over. The rule also provides amended application processing fees for certain categories of petition-based nonimmigrant visas and treaty trader and investor visas (all of which are also MRVs), as well as amended tiered application processing fees for immigrant visas. Finally, the rule increases from $14 to $15 the BCC fee charged to Mexican citizen minors who apply in Mexico, and whose parent or guardian already has a BCC or is applying for one, based on a Congressionally mandated surcharge that took effect since the last adjustment to the Schedule of Fees. The Department of State is adjusting the fees to ensure that sufficient resources are available to meet the costs of providing consular services in light of the recent fee review's findings that the U.S. government is not fully covering its costs for the processing of these visas under the current fee structure.
Notice of U.S. Hosting of 2012-2013 United States-Mexico Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Meetings; Executive Order 11423, as Amended
Document Number: 2012-7352
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-27
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State hereby gives notice that the United States will host the 2012 series of U.S.-Mexico Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Meetings. The United States has not yet determined the actual dates and locations of the meetings, but expects to host one in summer 2012 and one in the fall/winter 2012, with a plenary session in early 2013. These binational meetings will typically include an open session for those members of the public who are registered to attend the event. The Department of State welcomes public participation in the public sessions. To request notification of the dates and locations of upcoming meetings, please provide your name and email address to the Office of Mexican Affairs' Border Affairs Unit via email at WHA- BorderAffairs@state.gov or by mail at WHA/MEXRoom 3908, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition
Document Number: 2012-7349
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-27
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 ``Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective'' 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 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, from on or about May 16, 2012, until on or about September 3, 2012; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about October 14, 2012, until on or about January 6, 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: “Decree Stele”
Document Number: 2012-7348
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-27
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 object to be included in the exhibition ``Decree Stele'' 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 Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, CA, from on or about April 25, 2012, until on or about March 30, 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.
Industry Advisory Panel: Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2012-7346
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-27
Agency: Department of State
Notification of the Next CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting and Request for Comments on the Meeting Agenda
Document Number: 2012-7254
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are providing notice that the government parties to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) intend to hold the sixth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (Council) established under Chapter 17 of that agreement in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on April 12, 2012 at the Hilton Princess Hotel, 10 Calle y Ave. Circunvalaci[oacute]n, S.O. Col. Trejo. All interested persons are invited to attend a public session beginning at 2:30 p.m. on April 12. During the meeting, each Council Member will present their country's progress in implementing Chapter 17 obligations and on the impacts of environmental cooperation in their countries. The Council will also receive a presentation from the CAFTA-DR Secretariat for Environmental Matters (SEM) and discuss the Organization of American States Third Evaluation Report: Monitoring Progress of the Environmental Cooperation Agenda in the CAFTA-DR Countries. For the public session of the meeting, the Council will highlight issues from the above discussion elements with a particular focus on Chapter 17 obligations and environmental cooperation successes. All interested persons are invited to attend a public session where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss implementation of Chapter 17 and environmental cooperation with Council Members. In addition, the SEM will present on the citizen submission process established under Chapter 17. More information on the Council is included below under
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language”
Document Number: 2012-7044
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-23
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language,'' 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 May 6, 2012, until on or about August 27, 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.
Implementation of the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Between the United States and the United Kingdom
Document Number: 2012-6825
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to implement the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom, and identify via a supplement the defense articles and defense services that may not be exported pursuant to the Treaty. This final rule implements only the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom. The final rule implementing the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and Australia will be published later in the year once that treaty enters into force. Additionally, the Department of State amends the section pertaining to the Canadian exemption to reference the new supplement, and, with regard to Congressional certification, the Department of State adds Israel to the list of countries and entities that have a shorter certification time period and a higher dollar value reporting threshold.