Department of State 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Miró: The Experience of Seeing”
Document Number: 2013-31087
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Mir[oacute]: The Experience of Seeing,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, from on or about February 13, 2014, until on or about May 18, 2014, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, from on or about August 28, 2014, until on or about February 22, 2015, the Denver Art Museum, from on or about March 22, 2015, until on or about June 28, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Khirbet el-Maqatir: History of a Biblical Site”
Document Number: 2013-31064
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition, ``Khirbet el-Maqatir: History of a Biblical Site,'' 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 Dunham Bible Museum, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas, from on or about January 21, 2014, until on or about December 19, 2014, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gauguin: Metamorphoses”
Document Number: 2013-31091
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition, ``Gauguin: Metamorphoses,'' 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 March 8, 2014, until on or about June 8, 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.
Public Notice; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910”
Document Number: 2013-31090
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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 ``Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910,'' 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, PA, from on or about March 2, 2014, until on or about May 26, 2014; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about June 29, 2014, until on or about September 28, 2014; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, from on or about November 11, 2014, until on or about January 11, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Chinese Paintings from Japanese Collections”
Document Number: 2013-31088
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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 ``Chinese Paintings from Japanese Collections,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with 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 May 11, 2014, until on or about July 6, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Visa Application
Document Number: 2013-30692
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Georges Braque: 1882-1963”
Document Number: 2013-30688
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition, ``Georges Braque: 1882-1963,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas, from on or about February 16, 2014, until on or about May 11, 2014, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography”
Document Number: 2013-30687
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography,'' 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 February 4, 2014, until on or about June 8, 2014, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Love and Play: A Pair of Paintings by Fragonard-Toledo Museum of Art and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Works Reunited”
Document Number: 2013-30683
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Love and Play: A Pair of Paintings by FragonardToledo Museum of Art and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Works Reunited,'' 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 Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, from on or about January 24, 2014, until on or about May 4, 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Voluntary Disclosures
Document Number: 2013-30502
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30358
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of State
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exchange Programs Alumni Web Site Registration
Document Number: 2013-29865
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Department of State Acquisition Regulation
Document Number: 2013-29861
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of State
This rule adopts as final certain changes proposed to the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR) to conform to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) changes. It adds a new DOSAR clause and provision regarding reporting certain categories of Government-furnished and contractor-acquired property.
Request for Information for the 2014; Trafficking in Persons Report
Document Number: 2013-29860
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (``the Department'') requests written information to assist in reporting on the degree to which the United States and foreign governments comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons (``minimum standards'') that are prescribed by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, (Div. A, Pub. L. 106-386) as amended (``TVPA''). This information will assist in the preparation of the Trafficking in Persons Report (``TIP Report'') that the Department submits annually to appropriate committees in the U.S. Congress on governments' level of compliance with the minimum standards. Foreign governments that do not comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so may be subject to restrictions on nonhumanitarian, nontrade-related foreign assistance from the United States, as defined by the TVPA. Submissions must be made in writing to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State by January 30, 2014. Please refer to the Addresses, Scope of Interest, and Information Sought sections of this Notice for additional instructions on submission requirements.
Imposition of Additional Sanctions on Syria Under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991
Document Number: 2013-29441
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Department of State
On August 2, 2013, a determination was made that the Government of Syria used chemical weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical weapons against its own nationals. Notice of this determination was published on September 10, 2013, in the Federal Register, under Public Notice 8460. That determination resulted in sanctions against the Government of Syria. Section 307(b) of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, 22 U.S.C. 5604(a) and 5605(a), requires a decision within three months of the August 2, 2013 determination regarding the imposition of additional sanctions. The United States Government decided on November 1, 2013, to impose such additional sanctions on the Government of Syria. In addition, the United States Government determined that it is essential to the national security interests of the United States to partially waive the application of these additional sanctions with respect to activities in furtherance of United States policies regarding the Syrian conflict. The following is notice of the additional sanctions to be imposed pursuant to Section 307(b)(2) of the Act (22 U.S.C. 5605(b)), subject to the waiver described above.
Presidential Permit for Kinder Morgan Cochin, LLC
Document Number: 2013-29184
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to Kinder Morgan Cochin, LLC (``KM Cochin'') on November 19, 2013, authorizing KM Cochin to connect, operate, and maintain existing pipeline facilities it acquired at the border of the United States and Canada at a point in Renville County, North Dakota, as a common carrier, for the transport of light liquid hydrocarbons between the United States and Canada. The Department of State determined that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest. In making this determination and issuing the permit, the Department of State followed the procedures established under Executive Order 13337, and provided public notice and opportunity for comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa
Document Number: 2013-29077
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-05
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Meeting of the United States-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission and Request for Comments on the Meeting Agendas
Document Number: 2013-29014
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-04
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 Colombia intend to hold the first meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council'') and the first meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission (the ``Commission'') on December 18 and 19, 2013. The purpose of the meetings is to review implementation of Chapter 18 (Environment) of the United States- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) and the United States-Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). The Department of State and USTR invite interested organizations and members of the public to attend the public session and comment on any items that should be included on the meeting agendas.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Administrative Debarment of LeAnne Lesmeister Under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2013-28917
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed administrative debarment pursuant to section 127.7(a) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR parts 120 to 130) on LeAnne Lesmeister.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Recording, Reporting and Data Collection Requirements-Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
Document Number: 2013-28673
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness”
Document Number: 2013-28502
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
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 ``Christopher Williams: The Product Line of Happiness,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with 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 January 25, 2014, until on or about May 18, 2014; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, from on or about August 2, 2014, until on or about November 2, 2014, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works”
Document Number: 2013-28498
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
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 ``Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about January 22, 2014, until on or about April 27, 2014, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters”
Document Number: 2013-28497
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
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 ``Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about January 13, 2014, until on or about March 30, 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.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28496
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
Agency: Department of State
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session January 16, 2014, to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study. Specific agenda topics include: (1) Identify potential negative impacts and unintended consequences of the Export Control Reform Initiatives on industry and provide recommendation on how to overcome/minimize such impacts; (2) Review the impacts on industry for use of the exemptions authorized to support the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties between the United States and the United Kingdom and Australia respectively; (3) Provide a proposal for an effective export control system for non-lethal, non-Category I UAVs that would facilitate their use in non-military roles; and (4) Review how various USG agencies define controlled unclassified information (CUI), including export controlled technical data, and critical program information (CPI); review the statutory, regulatory and other bases (e.g., policy or directive) for agency control; and assess how USG agencies impose potentially competing requirements on industry for protecting CUI and CPI. The membership of this advisory committee consists of private sector defense trade representatives, appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs, and advises the Department on policies, regulations, and technical issues affecting defense trade. Members of the public may attend this open session and will be permitted to participate in the discussion in accordance with the DTAG Chair's instructions. Members of the public may, if they wish, submit a brief statement to the committee in writing. As access to Department of State facilities is controlled, persons wishing to attend the meeting must notify the DTAG Alternate Designed Federal Officer (DFO), at the address listed below, by close of business Thursday, January 9, 2014. If notified after this date, the Department's Bureau of Diplomatic security may not be able to complete the necessary processing required for the intended participant to attend the plenary session. A person requesting reasonable accommodation should notify the Alternate DFO by the same date. Anyone who wishes to attend this plenary session should provide: His/her name; company or organizational affiliation (if any); date of birth; and identifying data such as driver's license number, U.S. Government ID, or U.S. Military ID, to the DTAG Alternate DFO, Lisa Aguirre, via email at aguirrelv@state.gov. A RSVP list will be provided to Diplomatic Security. One of the following forms of valid photo identification will be required for admission to the Department of State building: U.S. driver's license, passport, U.S. Government ID, or other Government-issued photo ID. Personal data is requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http://www.state.gov/documents/ organization/103419.pdf for additional information.
Request for Public Comments on the UN Committee on World Food Security Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment
Document Number: 2013-28097
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State invites the public, including non- governmental and civil society organizations, think tanks, educational institutions, private sector companies, and other interested persons, to submit written comments on the draft UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment. Comments received will be shared in full with the CFS for consideration.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: PEPFAR Program Expenditures
Document Number: 2013-28090
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.