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

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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Department of State Mentor Protégé Program Application
Document Number: 2013-27563
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
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.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Cancellation of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2013-27551
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Department of State
The notice references Public Notice 8515 published in the November 12, 2013 Federal Register, announcing the public meeting for Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) on November 22, 2013 to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants-Visa Classification; T Visa Class
Document Number: 2013-27303
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Department of State
This rule is being promulgated to add a new visa classification symbol to the nonimmigrant classification table in our regulations. This amendment is necessary to implement legislation that created an additional nonimmigrant classification as described herein.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain”
Document Number: 2013-27136
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
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 objects to be included in the exhibition ``Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain,'' 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 New Mexico Museum of Art, from on or about December 14, 2013, until on or about March 9, 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: 2013-27005
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Department of State
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study. Specific agenda topics will be posted on the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls Web site, at www.pmddtc.state.gov, approximately 10 days prior to the meeting. 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) by close of business Friday, November 15, 2013. 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.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2013-27003
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates indicated on the attachments pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d), and in compliance with section 36(f), of the Arms Export Control Act.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2013-26774
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed statutory debarment pursuant to Sec. 127.7(c) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') (22 CFR parts 120 to 130) on persons convicted of violating, or conspiracy to violate, Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, (``AECA'') (22 U.S.C. 2778).
U.S. National Commission for UNESCO; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-26725
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Department of State
Visas: Regulatory Exception to Permit Compliance With the United Nations Headquarters Agreement and Other International Obligations and Clarification of the Definition of “Immediate Family” for Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications
Document Number: 2013-26590
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Department of State
This final rule creates a regulatory exception to visa restrictions under applicable laws providing for such an exception, in order to permit compliance with the Agreement between the United States and the United Nations Regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations (UNHQA), signed at Lake Success June 26, 1947, entered into force November 21, 1947, and other international obligations. This rule also clarifies that the Department of State's definition of ``immediate family'' for classifications and also applies to foreign government officials who may be admitted in immediate and continuous transit through the United States, and to all relevant NATO visa classifications under the Agreement on the Status of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, National Representatives, and International Staff, signed at Ottawa, September 20, 1951, entered into force May 18 1954.