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Issuance of a Presidential Permit Authorizing the State of Michigan to Construct, Connect, Operate, and Maintain at the Border of the United States a Bridge Linking Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario
Document Number: 2013-09138
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-18
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to the State of Michigan on April 11, 2013, authorizing the permitee to construct, connect, operate and maintain at the border of the United States a bridge linking Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. In making this determination, the Department provided public notice of the proposed amendment (77 FR 7951, July 11, 2012), offered the opportunity for comment and consulted with other federal agencies, as required by Executive Order 11423, as amended.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport
Document Number: 2013-09039
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-17
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Additional Visa Pages or Miscellaneous Passport Services
Document Number: 2013-09038
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-17
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.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform
Document Number: 2013-08351
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-16
Agency: Department of State
As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise four U.S Munitions List (USML) categories and provide new definitions and other changes. Additionally, policies and procedures regarding the licensing of items moving from the export jurisdiction of the Department of State to the Department of Commerce are provided. 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “40 Part Motet”
Document Number: 2013-08789
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
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 ``40 Part Motet,'' 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 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, from on or about May 4, 2013, until on or about June 9, 2013; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about November 9, 2013, until on or about December 8, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: PEPFAR Program Expenditures
Document Number: 2013-08787
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
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.
Notice of the Next CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting
Document Number: 2013-08507
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are providing notice that the government parties to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) intend to hold the seventh meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (Council) established under Chapter 17 of that agreement in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on May 9, 2013 at a venue to be announced. All interested persons are invited to attend a public session beginning at 2:00 p.m. on May 9. During the meeting, each Council Member will present its country's progress in implementing Chapter 17 obligations and the impacts of environmental cooperation in their respective countries. The Council will also receive a presentation from the CAFTA-DR Secretariat for Environmental Matters (SEM). For the public session of the meeting, the Council will highlight issues from the above discussion elements with a particular focus on Chapter 17 obligations and environmental cooperation successes. All interested persons are invited to attend a public session where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss implementation of Chapter 17 and environmental cooperation with Council Members. In addition, the SEM will present on the public submission process established under Chapter 17. More information on the Council is included below under Supplementary Information. The Department of State and Office of the United States Trade Representative invite written comments or suggestions regarding the meeting. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to Chapter 17 of the CAFTA-DR, the Final Environmental Review of the CAFTA-DR and the Agreement among the CAFTA-DR countries on Environmental Cooperation (ECA) (all documents available at http:// www.state.gov/e/oes/env/trade/caftadr/index.htm).
Implementation of the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Between the United States and Australia
Document Number: 2013-08506
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to implement the Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Australia Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation, identify via a supplement to the ITAR the defense articles and defense services that cannot be exported pursuant to the licensing exemption created by the Treaty, and make certain other corrections to the supplement.
Persons on Whom Sanctions Have Been Imposed Under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 and the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012
Document Number: 2013-08229
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State has determined, pursuant to authority delegated by Presidential Memorandum of October 9, 2012 (the ``Delegation Memorandum''), that the following persons have engaged in sanctionable activity described in section 5(a)(8) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-172) (50 U.S.C. 1701 note) (``ISA''), as amended, and that certain sanctions are imposed as a result: Dimitris Cambis and Impire Shipping. The Secretary of State has determined, pursuant to authority delegated by Presidential Memorandum of October 9, 2012 (the ``Delegation Memorandum''), that the following persons have engaged in sanctionable activity described in section 212 of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-158) (``TRA''), and that certain sanctions are imposed as a result: Kish P&I and Bimeh Markazi-Central Insurance of Iran.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Hall of Ancient Egypt”
Document Number: 2013-07764
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-04
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, 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 ``Hall of Ancient Egypt,'' 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 Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas, from on or about May 20, 2013, until on or about March 31, 2016, 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.
Call for Expert Reviewers to the U.S. Government Review of the Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerability
Document Number: 2013-07505
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Department of State
The United States Global Change Research Program, in cooperation with the Department of State, request expert review of the Second Order Draft of the Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerability. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) established the IPCC in 1988. In accordance with its mandate and as reaffirmed in various decisions by the Panel, the major activity of the IPCC is to prepare comprehensive and up-to-date assessments of policy-relevant scientific, technical, and socio-economic information for understanding the scientific basis of climate change, potential impacts, and options for mitigation and adaptation. The IPCC develops a comprehensive assessment spanning all the above topics approximately every six years. The First Assessment Report was completed in 1990, the Second Assessment Report in 1995, the Third Assessment Report in 2001, and the Fourth Assessment in 2007. Three working group volumes and a synthesis report comprise the Fifth Assessment Report. Working Group I assesses the scientific aspects of the climate system and climate change; Working Group II assesses the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change, potential negative and positive consequences, and options for adapting to it; and Working Group III assesses options for limiting greenhouse gas emissions and otherwise mitigating climate change. Procedures for the IPCC and its preparation of reports can be found at the following Web sites:http://www.ipcc.ch/organization/ organization_review.shtml#.UEY0LqSe7x8 http://ipcc.ch/organization/ organizationprocedures.shtml In October 2009, the IPCC approved the outline for the Working Group II contribution to the 5th Assessment Report (Working Group II Table of Contents: http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/ AR5/AR5documents/doc20-rev1.pdf). Authors were nominated starting in January 2010 and selected in May 2010. All IPCC reports go through two broad reviews: a ``first-order draft'' reviewed by experts, and a ``second-order draft'' reviewed by both experts and governments. The Second Order Draft of the Working Group II contribution to the 5th Assessment Report will be available for review beginning on 29 March 2013. As part of the U.S. Government Review of the Second Order Draft of the Working Group II Contribution to the 5th Assessment Report, the U.S. Government is soliciting comments from experts in relevant fields of expertise (Again, the Table of Contents for the Working Group contribution can be viewed here: http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/AR5_ documents/doc20-rev1.pdf) Experts may now register to review the draft report at: http:// review.globalchange.gov; the report will be available for download once it is released, 29 March 2013. To be considered for inclusion in the U.S. Government submission, comments must be received by 01 May 2013. The United States Global Change Research Program will coordinate collection and compilation of U.S. expert comments and the review of the report by a Review Committee of Federal scientists and program managers in order to develop a consolidated U.S. Government submission, which will be provided to the IPCC by 24 May 2013. Expert comments received within the comment period will be considered for inclusion in the U.S. Government submission. Instructions for registering as a reviewer, the process of the review itself and submission of comments as well as the Second Order Draft of the reportare available at: http://review.globalchange.gov. Experts may choose to provide comments directly through the IPCC's expert review process, which occurs in parallel with the U.S. government review. More information on the IPCC's comment process can be found at http://www.ipcc.ch/activities/activities.shtml and http:// www.ipcc.ch/pdf/ar5/review_of_wg_contributions.pdf. To avoid duplication, those participating in the U.S. Government Review should not also participate in the Expert Review process which submits comments directly to the IPCC Secretariat. Comments to the U.S. government review should be submitted using the Web-based system at: http://review.globalchange.gov. This certification will be published in the Federal Register.
Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-07398
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State will hold an information session regarding issues related to marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Hans Richter: Encounters”
Document Number: 2013-07256
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Department of State
On March 12, 2013, notice was published on page 15802 of the Federal Register (volume 78, number 48) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibit ``Hans Richter: Encounters.'' The referenced notice is corrected to accommodate an additional object to be included in the exhibition. 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 additional object to be included in the exhibition ``Hans Richter: Encounters,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The additional object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit object at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California from on or about May 5, 2013, until on or about September 2, 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.
Proposed Keystone XL Project; Public Meeting Following Release of the Draft Supplemental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2013-07072
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of State
On March 1, the Department of State released the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Presidential Permit application for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The document is a draft technical review of potential environmental impacts. It does not make any recommendations on whether the pipeline border crossing should be approved or denied. Consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of State (the Department) is holding a public comment period. The 45-day public comment period began on March 8. The Department has decided to hold a public meeting in conjunction with the public comment period. The Department will take into account public comments before the Draft SEIS is finalized. Once final, the document will help inform the U.S. government's decision on whether the Keystone XL pipeline serves the national interest. Purpose of the Nebraska Meeting: The meeting in Grand Island, Nebraska is an opportunity for the public to provide comments on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and express views on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Participants are encouraged to present information regarding the analysis in the Draft SEIS. The public meeting is a listening session: the Department of State will not be responding to questions or comments at the meeting. Written comments will also be accepted. The date, location, and time of the meeting are as follows:
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced With Music”
Document Number: 2013-07057
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
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 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909- 1929: When Art Danced with Music,'' 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about May 12, 2013, until on or about September 2, 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.
Request for Nominations for the General Advisory Committee and the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the United States Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
Document Number: 2013-06757
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-25
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking applications and nominations for the renewal of the General Advisory Committee to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) as well as to a Scientific Advisory Subcommittee of the General Advisory Committee. The purpose of the General Advisory Committee and the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee is to provide public input and advice to the United States Section to the IATTC in the formulation of U.S. policy and positions at meetings of the IATTC and its subsidiary bodies. The Scientific Advisory Subcommittee shall also function as the National Scientific Advisory Committee (NATSAC) provided for in the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (AIDCP). The United States Section to the IATTC is composed of the Commissioners to the IATTC, appointed by the President, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries or his or her designated representative. Authority to establish the General Advisory Committee and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee is provided under the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950, as amended by the International Dolphin Conservation Program Act (IDCPA) of 1997.
Preparations for the International Telecommunication Union World Telecommunication Development Conference (ITU WTDC 2014)
Document Number: 2013-06755
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-25
Agency: Department of State
This notice announces meetings of the Department of State's International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to review the activities of its ad hoc group for preparations for the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC 2014), as well as preparations for other, related meetings at the ITU. The ITAC will meet on April 17, 2013 at 2PM EDT to review the work already performed in the ITAC-D ad hoc and the plans for preparation for related ITU meetings for the rest of this year. This meeting of the ITAC will be held at the Department of State, followed by additional meetings of the ITAC-D ad hoc of the ITAC on April 30, 2013 at 1300 Eye Street NW., Washington, DC fourth floor West Tower. Subsequent meetings of the ITAC-D and other ad hocs will be scheduled later. Details on these ITAC-D ad hoc meetings for preparations for WTDC14 will be announced on the Department of State's email list, ITAC- D@lmlist.state.gov. Meetings of other ad hocs will be initially announced on the list: ITAC@lmlist.state.gov. Use of these lists is limited to meeting announcements and confirmations, distribution of agendas and other meeting documents such as Contributions. People desiring further information on these preparatory meetings, including those wishing to request reasonable accommodation to attend the meeting and those who wish to participate in the ITAC or ITAC-D lists, should contact the Secretariat at both minardje@state.gov and jminard@artelinc.com. Attendance at these meetings is open to the public as seating capacity allows. The public will have an opportunity to provide comments at these meetings. A conference bridge will be provided to those people outside the Washington Metro area who request it from the secretariat.
Additional Designation of Three North Korean Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13382
Document Number: 2013-06752
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-25
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the authority in section 1(ii) of Executive Order 13382, ``Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters'', the State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that Pak To-Chun, Chu Kyu-Chang, and O Kuk-Ryol have engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery (including missiles capable of delivering such weapons), including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by any person or foreign country of proliferation concern.
Industry Advisory Panel; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2013-06750
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-25
Agency: Department of State
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2013-06749
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-25
Agency: Department of State
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session from 1:00 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 1777 F Street NW., Washington, DC Entry and registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. The membership of this advisory committee consists of private sector defense trade representatives, appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, who advise the Department on policies, regulations, and technical issues affecting defense trade. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study. The following agenda topics will be discussed: review of the current definitions of technical data, as well as the control language applied in each regulation, resulting in harmonized definitions and controls in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); review of cloud computing, its various implementation arrangements, and a report on the implications for regulators and possible guidance that might be promulgated for use by exporters consistent with regulatory controls; and review of the current definitions of fundamental research, resulting in a harmonized definition that can be used in both the ITAR and the EAR. Members of the public may attend this open session and will be permitted to participate in the discussion in accordance with the Chair's instructions. Members of the public may, if they wish, submit a brief statement to the committee in writing. As seating is limited to 125 persons, those wishing to attend the meeting must notify the DTAG Alternate Designated Federal Officer (DFO) by COB Friday, May 3, 2013. Members of the public requesting reasonable accommodation must also notify the DTAG Alternate DFO by that date. If notified after this date, the Department will be unable to accommodate requests due to requirements at the meeting location. Each non-member observer or DTAG member that wishes to attend this plenary session should provide: his/her name and identifying data such as driver's license number, U.S. Government ID, or U.S. Military ID, to the DTAG Alternate DFO, Patricia Slygh, via email at SlyghPC@state.gov. One of the following forms of valid photo identification will be required for admission to the meeting: U.S. driver's license, passport, U.S. Government ID or other valid photo ID. For additional information, contact Patricia Slygh, PM/DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political- Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112; telephone (202) 663-2830; FAX (202) 261-8199; or email SlyghPC@state.gov.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed”
Document Number: 2013-06650
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
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 ``Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed,'' 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 Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minnesota from on or about June 21, 2013, until on or about January 5, 2014; at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado from on or about February 14, 2014 until on or about September 1, 2014; at the Museum of Science, Boston in Boston, Massachusetts from on or about October 17, 2014 until on or about May 3, 2015; and at the San Diego Natural History Museum in San Diego, California from on or about June 12, 2015 until on or about January 3, 2016; 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 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.