Department of State April 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: The Poetry of Parmigianino's “Schiava Turca”
Document Number: 2014-09849
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
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 object to be included in the exhibition ``The Poetry of Parmigianino's ``Schiava Turca,'' 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 Frick Collection, New York, NY, from on or about May 13, 2014, until on or about July 20, 2014; the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, from on or about July 26, 2014, until on or about October 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “A Dialogue With Nature: Romantic Landscape Drawing in Britain and Germany” Exhibition
Document Number: 2014-09848
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
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 ``A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscape Drawing in Britain and Germany,'' 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 Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY, from on or about May 30, 2014, until on or about September 7, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit Regarding a Change of Name
Document Number: 2014-09847
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
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.
Certifications Pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162; Correction
Document Number: 2014-09171
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a document in the Federal Register of Monday, April 7, 2014 concerning certifications pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162. The document contained two incorrect references to the royal red shrimp (Menopenaeus robustus) rather than the Mediterranean red shrimp (Aristeus antennatus).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Turner & the Sea”
Document Number: 2014-09127
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Turner & the Sea,'' 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 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, from on or about May 31, 2014, until on or about September 1, 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.
Call for Expert Reviewers to the U.S. Government Review of the Synthesis Report (SYR) of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Document Number: 2014-09126
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of State
The United States Global Change Research Program, in cooperation with the Department of State, request expert review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Second Order Draft (SOD) Synthesis Report (SYR) of the Fifth Assessment (AR5). More information on the report can be found at http://www.ipcc-syr.nl/. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (http:// www.unep.org/) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) (http:// www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.html) 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. The Synthesis Report (SYR) synthesizes and integrates material contained with IPCC Assessment Reports and Special Reports. The SYR is to be based exclusively on material contained in the three Working Group Reports and Special Reports produced during the 5th or previous Assessment Cycles. The SYR is to be written in language accessible to non-technical users and guide readers to underlying materials if they wish to explore topics in greater depth. 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 2010, the IPCC approved the outline for the SYR of AR5 (http://www.ipcc.ch/meetings/session32/syr_final_scoping_ document.pdf). Authors were nominated and selected in March of 2012. 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 SOD of the SYR for the AR5 will be available for review beginning on 21 April 2014. As part of the U.S. Government Review of the SOD of the SYR for the AR5, the U.S. Government is soliciting comments from experts in relevant fields of expertise. 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 on 21 April 2014. To be considered for inclusion in the U.S. Government submission, comments must be received by 5PM EDT Monday, 19 May 2014. 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 13 June 2014. Instructions for registering as a reviewer, the process of the review itself and details on how to submit comments, as well as the SOD of the report will be 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 & expert review. More information on the IPCC's comment process may 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 & Expert Review process (via http://review.globalchange.gov) should not also participate in the Expert Review process that 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.
Availability of Public Diplomacy Program Material Within the United States
Document Number: 2014-09022
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (``Department'') is amending its regulations to implement Section 1078 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. This statutory provision, which entered into effect on July 2, 2013, amends previous law to allow the Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (``BBG'') to make public diplomacy program material available within the United States, upon request, following the dissemination of such material abroad, and requires the Department to issue regulations implementing this change.
Application by Plains Pipeline, L.P. for Issuance of a Presidential Permit To Operate and Maintain Existing Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2014-08916
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of State
Due to technical difficulties with the submission of public comments through regulations.gov pertaining to Public Notice 8640, published on February 20, 2014 (79 FR 9786), the Department of State is extending the period for public comment that began on February 20 with regard to whether issuing a Presidential Permit to Plains Pipeline to operate and maintain a portion of the Poplar Pipeline (formerly the Wascana Pipeline) in Sheridan County, Montana would serve the national interest.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Central African Republic
Document Number: 2014-08781
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to provide the defense trade policy regarding the Central African Republic to reflect certain resolutions adopted by the United Nations Security Council.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky”
Document Number: 2014-08343
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
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 ``Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky,'' 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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about June 8, 2014, until on or about September 14, 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 Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World”
Document Number: 2014-08341
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
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 ``Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World,'' 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 Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio, from on or about May 31, 2014, until on or about October 5, 2014, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, Colorado, from on or about November 19, 2014, until on or about May 3, 2015, 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: “Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces From the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris” Exhibition
Document Number: 2014-08336
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
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 ``Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the [Eacute]cole des Beaux-Arts, Paris,'' 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 Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK, from on or about June 19, 2014, until on or about September 14, 2014; the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History; Albuquerque, NM, from on or about October 12, 2014, until on or about January 4, 2015; Artis-Naples, The Baker Museum, Naples, FL, from on or about February 19, 2015, until on or about May 17, 2015; the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, from on or about June 13, 2015, until on or about September 13, 2015, 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: Refugee Biographic Data
Document Number: 2014-08329
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
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.
Fine Arts Committee Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-08115
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Department of State
Visas: Waiver by Joint Action of Visa and Passport Requirements for Members of Armed Forces and Coast Guards of Foreign Countries
Document Number: 2014-07866
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending its regulations regarding the waiver by joint action of consular and immigration officers of visa and passport requirements for members of foreign armed forces and coast guards. Specifically, the regulation, as amended, removes the current list of countries whose armed forces members are ineligible for a such a waiver, and provides that, in every case, when entry of foreign armed forces and coast guard members is proposed under arrangements made with the appropriate military authorities of the United States and after coordination within the U.S. Government by those U.S. military authorities, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State will jointly decide whether to approve waiver of the visa and/or passport requirements.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form-DS-1950, Department of State Application for Employment
Document Number: 2014-07859
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-08
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 Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Unity of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas”
Document Number: 2014-07853
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-08
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 ``Unity of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are 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 Americas Society, New York, New York, from on or about April 29, 2014, until on or about July 26, 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: “Spanish Drawings From the Kunsthalle of Hamburg, Germany”
Document Number: 2014-07851
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-08
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 ``Spanish Drawings from the Kunsthalle of Hamburg, Germany,'' 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 Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas, from on or about May 25, 2014, until on or about August 31, 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.
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Certifications Pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162
Document Number: 2014-07707
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State, in consultation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), determined that royal red shrimp (Menopenaeus robustus) harvested in the Mediterranean Sea may be imported into the United States from Spain pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162. The Department of State has communicated this information to the Office of Field Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-07383
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Four Suits of Armor: 100th Anniversary in 2016” Exhibition
Document Number: 2014-07382
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
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 ``Four Suits of Armor: 100th Anniversary in 2016,'' 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 1, 2014, until on or about April 30, 2017, 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.