Department of State March 15, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) and To Conduct Scoping and To Initiate Consultation consistent With the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) for the Proposed Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, Line 67 Capacity Expansion Project
Document Number: 2013-06039
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-15
Agency: Department of State
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Department of State (the Department) will be preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, Line 67 Capacity Expansion Project. Under E.O. 13337, the Secretary of State is authorized to issue Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non- gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. Enbridge Energy (Enbridge) has applied to the Department for an amendment to their current Presidential Permit authorizing it to operate at a higher capacity the existing crude oil pipeline (known as ``Line 67''). To approve the amendment, 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 issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on June 5, 2009, as part of its review of the initial Presidential Permit application for Line 67. On August 3, 2009, the Department issued a Presidential Permit authorizing the construction, operation and maintenance of facilities at the U.S.-Canada border for Line 67 (known at the time of permit issuance as the ``Alberta Clipper'' pipeline). Enbridge completed construction of Line 67 in 2010 pursuant to the original Presidential Permit issued by the Department. Line 67 is currently fully operational, transporting 450,000 to 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil across the border from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to Enbridge's terminal located in Superior, Wisconsin. From there, the material is shipped to various markets in the United States and Canada. Enbridge is now proposing to expand the volume transported across the border in the Line 67 Pipeline in order to help address current and future demand by U.S. and Canada refineries for supplies of heavy crude oil from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) (``the Enbridge Energy, Line 67 Expansion Project''). The Department has determined that before determining whether to authorize the proposed higher capacity operation of Line 67 at the U.S. border, it will conduct an environmental review of the Project consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (``NEPA''). The Department will evaluate the impacts associated with operating Line 67 at its full design capacity of 880,000 bpd. 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times” Formerly Titled “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times”
Document Number: 2013-06037
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-15
Agency: Department of State
On October 12, 2011, notice was published on page 63341 of the Federal Register (volume 76, number 197) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times.'' The referenced notice was corrected on October 19, 2012, by a notice published on pages 64373- 64374 of the Federal Register (volume 77, number 203) to change the exhibition name to ``The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times'' and to include additional objects as part of the exhibition. Today's notice is being issued to include an additional object in the exhibition. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that an additional object to be included in the exhibition ``The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The additional object is imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit object at the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH, from on or about March 18, 2013, until on or about April 13, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes”
Document Number: 2013-06036
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-15
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 ``Le Corbusier: An Atlas of 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, from on or about June 9, 2013, until on or about September 23, 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.