Notice of Public Meeting of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board (hereinafter referred to as ``the Board'') will hold a conference call on Thursday, June 20th at 10:00 am-12:00 pm. The call will be operator assisted and is open to the public. The meeting will be hosted by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and led by Dr. Amy DuBois, who is the Acting Director of the Office of Research and Science, and the Designated Federal Officer for the SAB. The Board serves the Global AIDS Coordinator in a solely advisory capacity concerning scientific, implementation, and policy issues related to the global response to HIV/AIDS. These issues are of concern as they influence the priorities and direction of PEPFAR evaluation and research, the content of national and international strategies and implementation, and the role of PEPFAR in international discourse regarding an evidence-based HIV response. Topics for the meeting will include an update on PEPFAR-funded combination prevention studies and implementation science awards; recommendations to Ambassador Goosby on lubricant safety, and data management. The public may call into this conference call at the following number: (800) 260-0702 with Confirmation Number: 293699. To ensure that an adequate number of lines are provided, please pre-register by emailing PEPFAR_SAB@state.gov. To view the documents which will be discussed on this call, please visit http://www.pepfar.gov/sab/ index.htm. If you would like to submit a written public comment, please email your comments to PEPFAR_SAB@state.gov. While the call is open to public attendance, the Board will determine procedures for public participation. For further information about the meeting, please contact Dr. Amy DuBois, Acting Director of the Office of Research and Science, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at (202) 663-2706 or email@example.com.
Visas: Documentation of Immigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended
The Department of State amends its regulations to eliminate the use of Form OF-224 as a method of recording an alien's entitlement to an immigrant visa classification. Due to the availability of automated systems at all immigrant visa-issuing posts, this entitlement is now recorded automatically, rendering the use of Form OF-224 unnecessary and obsolete.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV and Definition of “Defense Service”
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 XV (Spacecraft Systems and Related Articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The definition of ``defense service'' is to be revised to, among other changes, specifically include the furnishing of assistance for certain spacecraft related activities. 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.