Department of State June 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Lifting of Chemical and Biological Weapons (CBW) Proliferation Sanctions Against Chinese Entities
Document Number: 2013-15434
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-27
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made, pursuant to Section 81(e) of the Arms Export Control Act and Section 11C(e) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended, to lift nonproliferation measures on Chinese entities.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Recording, Reporting, and Data Collection Requirements-Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
Document Number: 2013-15303
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
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: “Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting From Glasgow Museums”
Document Number: 2013-15302
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
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 ``Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums,'' 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 Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from on or about August 22, 2013, until on or about November 17, 2013, the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, from on or about April 17, 2014, until on or about July 13, 2014, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from on or about October 3, 2014, until on or about January 4, 2015, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, from on or about February 6, 2015, until on or about May 3, 2015 (under the title ``Botticelli, Titian and Beyond: Italian Masterpieces from Glasgow Museums''), 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: Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances for Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor Under Age 16
Document Number: 2013-14665
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-20
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor Under Age 16
Document Number: 2013-14667
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-19
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Export Declaration of Defense Technical Data or Services
Document Number: 2013-14199
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-14
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application To Determine Returning Resident Status
Document Number: 2013-14197
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-14
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.
Spectra Energy Corp., Application for a New or Amended Presidential Permit
Document Number: 2013-14048
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) has received from Spectra Energy Corp (``Spectra Energy'') notice that it has acquired the entities that own Express Pipeline LLC (``Express''), which operates and maintains pipeline facilities including the Express Pipeline, which is permitted under a 2004 Presidential Permit issued to Express. Spectra Energy requests a new or amended Presidential Permit be issued reflecting these corporate transactions. Spectra Energy owns and operates a large diversified portfolio of natural gas-related energy assets in the areas of gathering and processing, transmission, and distribution. Its natural gas pipeline systems consist of over 19,000 miles of transmission pipelines. The Express Pipeline is a 515 mile, 24 inch crude oil pipeline running between the U.S.-Canada border near Wild Horse, Montana, to Caster, Wyoming and includes five pump stations. The Express Pipeline has been in operation since 1997 and transports crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta Canada to Casper, Wyoming. On March 14, 2013, Spectra Energy (through its subsidiaries Spectra Energy Express (US) GP, LLC and Spectra Energy Express Holding, LLC) purchased all of the outstanding equity and debt interests in Express US Holdings LP. Immediately following these acquisitions, Spectra Energy became the 100 percent owner of the ``upstream'' entities that own Express and reorganized those entities, converting the direct parent corporation of Express into a limited liability corporation, Express Holdings (USA), LLC. Spectra plans to assign 40% of its ownership interests in Express Holdings (USA), LLC, to Spectra Energy Partners, LP, a publicly-traded master limited partnership. Spectra Energy has control over Spectra Energy Partners, LP; it indirectly owns 58% of the ownership interests in the limited partnership and also indirectly owns 100% of Spectra Energy Partners, LP's general partner, Spectra Energy Partners (DE) GP, LP. Spectra affirms that operation and maintenance of the permitted facilities will remain substantially the same as before its acquisition of Express and acknowledges the Express is obligated to comply with the existing 2004 Permit. Spectra does not request any changes to the terms and conditions of the 2004 Permit. Under E.O. 13337 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 liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. The Department of State is circulating this application to concerned federal agencies for comment. The Department of State has the responsibility to determine whether issuance of a new or amended Presidential Permit in light of Spectra's acquisition of the entities that own Express would be in the U.S. national interest.
Persons on Whom Sanctions Have Been Imposed Pursuant to the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, as Amended, and Executive Order 13622
Document Number: 2013-13968
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-12
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State has determined, pursuant to authority delegated by the (the ``Delegation Memorandum'')(see 77 FR 62139, October 12, 2012), that the following person has engaged in sanctionable activity described in section 5(a)(8) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-172) (50 U.S.C. 1701 note) (``ISA''), as amended, and that certain sanctions are imposed as a result: Ferland Company Limited. The Secretary of State also has determined that the following persons have engaged in sanctionable activity described in section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13622Authorizing Additional Sanctions With Respect to Iran, and that certain sanctions are imposed as a result: Jam Petrochemical Company and Niksima Food and Beverage JLT.
Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2013-13715
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Fauno Rosso”
Document Number: 2013-13317
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-05
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 ``Fauno Rosso,'' 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 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, from on or about June 20, 2013, until on or about September 29, 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.
Visas: Classification of Immediate Family Members as G Nonimmigrants
Document Number: 2013-13315
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-05
Agency: Department of State
This rule permits qualified immediate family members of A-1 or A-2 nonimmigrants to be independently classified as G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-4 nonimmigrants. It also clarifies that immediate family members of G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 nonimmigrants who have employment authorization may remain in G classification upon gaining employment that would otherwise allow them to change status to A classification. This rule is being promulgated to allow family members of employees of bilateral missions to work at international organizations in a visa status that reflects their position with the international organization.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-13211
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-04
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800”
Document Number: 2013-13208
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-04
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 ``Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800,'' 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, NY, from on or about September 10, 2013, until on or about January 5, 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.
Notice of Public Meeting of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-13075
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Department of State
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 duboisa@state.gov.
Visas: Documentation of Immigrants under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended
Document Number: 2013-13065
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Department of State
This rule amends the Department of State's regulations relating to adoptions in countries party to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption to include a new adoption provision from the International Adoption Simplification Act. The legislation provides for sibling adoption to include certain children who are under the age of 18 at the time the petition for immediate relative is filed on their behalf, and also certain children who attained the age of 18 on or after April 1, 2008 and who are the beneficiaries of a petition filed on or before November 30, 2012.