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

Issuance of an Amendment of the Presidential Permit for the City of Laredo, Texas for the Laredo World Trade Bridge
Document Number: 2014-12585
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-30
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State issued an amendment to the Presidential Permit to the City of Laredo on May 22, 2014, allowing the Laredo World Trade Bridge to carry certain hazardous materials. In making this determination, the Department provided public notice of the proposed amendment (79 FR 40821, July 8, 2013), offered the opportunity for comment, and consulted with other federal agencies, as required by Executive Order 11423, as amended.
Meeting on United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter Implementation, Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation, and Public Session
Document Number: 2014-12347
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the governments of the United States and Oman intend to hold a meeting to review implementation of the Environment Chapter of the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the United States-Oman Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation (Joint Forum), and a public session in Muscat, Oman, on June 4 and 5, 2014, at a venue to be announced. The governments of the United States and Oman (the governments) created the Joint Forum pursuant to the United States-Oman Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation (MOU), signed on February 20, 2006. During the Joint Forum meeting, the governments will discuss how the United States and Oman can strengthen Oman's capacity to protect and conserve its environment, highlight past bilateral environmental cooperation, review activities under the 2011-2014 Plan of Action, and commit to a 2014-2017 Plan of Action. The Department of State and USTR invite the members of the public to submit written suggestions on items to include on the meeting agenda or in the 2014- 2017 Plan of Action. The Department of State and USTR also invite interested persons to attend a public session where the public will have the opportunity to ask about implementation of both the MOU and the Environment Chapter of the United States-Oman FTA.
Proposed Information Collection, 60-Day Notice: DS-7646, U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Document Number: 2014-12147
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
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. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to July 26, 2014.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon”
Document Number: 2014-11915
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Department of State
On March 4, 2014, notice was published on page 12261 of the Federal Register (volume 79, number 42) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon.'' The referenced notice is corrected here to include additional objects as part of 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 the additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional objects at the Ukrainian Museum, New York, New York, from on or about June 6, 2014, until on or about November 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 Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Holocaust” Exhibition
Document Number: 2014-11907
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-22
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, 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 ``The Holocaust,'' 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 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, from on or about June 12, 2014, until on or about June 11, 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.
Renewal of Defense Trade Advisory Group Charter
Document Number: 2014-11776
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State announces the renewal of the Charter for the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG). The DTAG advises the Department on its support for and regulation of defense trade to help ensure the foreign policy and national security of the United States continue to be protected and advanced, while helping to reduce unnecessary impediments to legitimate exports in order to support the defense requirements of U.S. friends and allies. It is the only Department of State advisory committee that addresses defense trade related topics. The DTAG will remain in existence for two years after the filing date of the Charter unless terminated or renewed sooner. The DTAG is authorized by 22 U.S.C. Sec. Sec. 2651a and 2656 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. For more information, contact Lisa V. Aguirre, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Defense Trade Advisory Group, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, telephone: (202) 663-2830.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Face to Face: The Neo-Impressionistic Portrait, 1886-1904”
Document Number: 2014-11671
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
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 ``Face to Face: The Neo-Impressionistic Portrait, 1886-1904,'' 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 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, from on or about June 13, 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: Foreign Service Officer Test Registration Form
Document Number: 2014-11535
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2014-11533
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
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.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “A Treasure From the Keir Collection of Islamic Art: The Fatimid Rock Crystal Ewer” Exhibition
Document Number: 2014-11632
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
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 ``A Treasure from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art: The Fatimid Rock Crystal Ewer,'' 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 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, from on or about May 22, 2014, until on or about December 31, 2019, 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: “Kandinsky: A Retrospective” Exhibition
Document Number: 2014-11223
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-15
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 ``Kandinsky: A Retrospective,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with a foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, from on or about June 5, 2014, until on or about September 1, 2014; The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, from on or about September 26, 2014, until on or about January 4, 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. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202- 632-6467). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA-5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522-0505.
Determination Under the Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2014-11124
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-14
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky”
Document Number: 2014-10940
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Department of State
On April 14, 2014, notice was published on page 20960 of the Federal Register (volume 79, number 71) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky.'' The referenced notice is corrected here to include an additional object as part of 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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the additional object 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, 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 additional object 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.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV
Document Number: 2014-10806
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-13
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 Category XV (Spacecraft and Related Articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control in that category. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. This rule is published as an interim final rule because the Department believes that substantial national security benefits will flow from the changes to the controls on spacecraft and related items, but acknowledges that additional analysis of and public comment on the control thresholds for remote sensing satellites are warranted.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 4053, Department of State Mentor Protégé Program Application
Document Number: 2014-10819
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
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: “Mark Rothko”
Document Number: 2014-10738
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-09
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 ``Mark Rothko,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with a foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, from on or about May 23, 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: “Night in Saint Cloud” Exhibition
Document Number: 2014-10735
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-09
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 ``Night in Saint Cloud,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about May 23, 2014, until on or about May 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status (J-Visa)
Document Number: 2014-10729
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-09
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 Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Spanish Drawings From the Kunsthalle of Hamburg, Germany”
Document Number: 2014-10490
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-07
Agency: Department of State
On April 8, 2014, notice was published on page 19409 of the Federal Register (volume 79, number 67) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Spanish Drawings From the Kunsthalle of Hamburg, Germany.'' The referenced notice is corrected here to include an additional object as part of 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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the additional object to be included in the exhibition ``Spanish Drawings From the Kunsthalle, Germany,'' 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 object 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-6561, Non-Foreign Service Personnel and Their Family Members
Document Number: 2014-10486
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-07
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: “The Scandalous Art of James Ensor”
Document Number: 2014-10373
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-06
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 ``The Scandalous Art of James Ensor,'' 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 J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about June 10, 2014, until on or about September 7, 2014, at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, under the title ``Temptation: The Demons of James Ensor,'' from on or about November 23, 2014, until on or about January 25, 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.
Renewal of Cultural Property Advisory Committee Charter
Document Number: 2014-10208
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-05
Agency: Department of State
The Charter of the Department of State's Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) has been renewed for an additional two years.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution” Exhibition
Document Number: 2014-10206
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-05
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, 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 ``American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution,'' 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 owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, from on or about May 17, 2014, until on or about September 15, 2014; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, from on or about September 28, 2014, until on or about January 18, 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: “Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds” Exhibition
Document Number: 2014-10122
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
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 ``Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds,'' 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 McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Boston, MA, from on or about September 1, 2014, until on or about January 2, 2015, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, from on or about February 14, 2015, until on or about May 24, 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.
Notice of Receipt of an Application by Otay Water District for Issuance of a Presidential Permit Authorizing the Construction, Connection, Operation, and Maintenance of a Cross-Border Pipeline Facility for the Importation of Desalinated Water on the Border of the United States and Mexico
Document Number: 2014-10006
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that on November 25, 2013, the Department of State (DOS) received notice from the Otay Water District (``Otay Water'') that it seeks a Presidential Permit authorizing the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of a cross-border pipeline facility for the importation of desalinated seawater on the border of the United States and Mexico in San Diego County, California. The Department will be working with Otay Water to conduct environmental analyses consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (``NEPA'') and the California Environmental Quality Act (``CEQA'') for the Otay Mesa Conveyance System Project that would convey desalinated seawater from the new border crossing approximately four miles northeast to Otay Water's Roll Reservoir in San Diego County (``the Project''). The Project would provide a new water supply source from the U.S.-Mexico border to Otay Water's potable water system and ultimately delivered to end-user customers in the United States which Otay Water contends will reduce the strain and demand on the overall region's limited water supply.'' Under E.O. 11423, as amended, 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 water or sewage to or from a foreign country. The Department of State has the responsibility to determine whether issuance of a new Presidential Permit in light of Otay Water's application would serve the U.S. national interest. Otay Water's application is available at http://www.state.gov/e/ enr/applicant.