Department of State April 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life”
Document Number: 2015-10147
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
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, 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 ``American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life,'' 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 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, from on or about May 16, 2015, until on or about September 14, 2015, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, from on or about September 26, 2015, until on or about January 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.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “North Cape”
Document Number: 2015-10145
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
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), E. O. 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 ``North Cape'' 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, New York, from on or about May 15, 2015, until on or about May 15, 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends” Exhibition
Document Number: 2015-10141
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
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 ``Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about June 30, 2015, until on or about October 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life” Exhibition
Document Number: 2015-10139
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
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 ``FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life,'' 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 New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, from on or about May 16, 2015, until on or about November 1, 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: “Frances Stark: Intimism” Exhibition
Document Number: 2015-10138
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
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 ``Frances Stark: Intimism,'' 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 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about May 21, 2015, until on or about August 30, 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.
Proposed Elimination of Visa Page Insert Service for U.S. Passport Book Holders
Document Number: 2015-09719
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Department of State
Currently, all U.S. passport book applicants may apply for either a 28-page or 52-page passport book at no extra charge. U.S. passport book holders may then apply for additional visa pages while the passport book is still valid. The Department of State proposes eliminating the option to add visa pages in passports beginning January 1, 2016. To help mitigate the need for visa page inserts, the Department began issuing the larger 52-page passport book in October 2014 to all overseas U.S. passport applicants at no extra cost. U.S. passport applicants applying domestically can still obtain the 52-page passport book at no extra charge by requesting it on the application form. The elimination of visa page inserts coincides with the Department's anticipated rollout of the Next Generation Passport in 2016. The Next Generation Passport incorporates new security features designed to protect the integrity of U.S. passport books against fraud and misuse. An interagency working group determined that the addition of visa page inserts could reduce the effectiveness of these new security features. If this change is implemented, the fee for this service will be removed from the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Frederick Leighton's Flaming June”
Document Number: 2015-09933
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-28
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), E.O. 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 ``Frederick Leighton's Flaming June,'' 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, New York, from on or about June 9, 2015, until on or about September 6, 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.
Provision of Certain Temporary Sanctions Relief
Document Number: 2015-09511
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. government is renewing temporary waivers of certain sanctions to allow for a discrete range of transactions related to the provision of satellite connectivity services to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). The U.S. government is renewing these waivers based on Iran's commitment to ensure that harmful uplink satellite interference does not emanate from its territory, and verification by the U.S. government that harmful uplink satellite interference is not currently emanating from the territory of Iran.
The State Department's § 515.582 List
Document Number: 2015-09509
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Department of State
On February 13, 2015, the Department of State published a list of goods and services produced by independent Cuban entrepreneurs that are eligible for importation into the United States, pursuant to Sec. 515.582 of the Department of the Treasury's Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 CFR part 515 (``CACR''). The State Department is issuing a Federal Register notice to this effect.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Risk Analysis and Management (RAM) OMB Control Number 1405-0204
Document Number: 2015-09493
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
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 30 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Claim Related to Deportation During the Holocaust
Document Number: 2015-09377
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-22
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.
Issuance of a Presidential Permit To Replace, Expand, Operate and Maintain the Existing Columbus Land Port of Entry
Document Number: 2015-09375
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to the General Services Administration (GSA) on April 14, 2015, allowing the GSA to replace, expand, operate and maintain the existing Columbus Land Port of Entry in Columbus, New Mexico. In making this determination, the Department provided public notice of the proposed permit (79 FR 68345, November 14, 2014), offered the opportunity for comment, and consulted with other federal agencies, as required by Executive Order 11423, as amended.
Department of State FY 2014 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2015-09374
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-22
Agency: Department of State
Acting in compliance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the Department of State is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2014 Service Contract Inventory. The FY 2014 Service Contract Inventory includes the Summary Report, Detailed Report, Supplement Report, and Planned Analysis. Additionally, the FY 2013 Meaningful Analysis is available. The inventory was developed in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010, December 19, 2011, and November 25, 2014 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). The Department of State has posted its FY 2014 Service Contract Inventory and FY 2013 Meaningful Analysis at the following link: http://csm.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=135&menu_id=71.
Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-08864
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-16
Agency: Department of State
Provision of Certain Temporary and Limited Sanctions Relief Under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 in Order To Continue Implementing the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013 Between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, as Extended Through June 30, 2015
Document Number: 2015-08774
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-16
Agency: Department of State
On November 24, 2013, the United States and its partners in the P5+1France, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, and Germany reached an initial understanding with Iran, outlined in a Joint Plan of Action (JPOA),that halts progress on its nuclear program and rolls it back in key respects. In return, the P5+1 committed to provide limited, temporary, and targeted sanctions relief to Iran. The JPOA was renewed by mutual consent of the P5+1 and Iran on July 19, 2014, and again on November 24, 2014, extending the temporary sanctions relief provided under the JPOA to cover the period beginning on November 24, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015 (the Extended JPOA Period), in order to continue negotiations aimed at achieving a long- term comprehensive solution to ensure that Iran's nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful. This Notice outlines the U.S. Government (USG) actions taken to extend certain sanctions relief under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 as part of this understanding.
Industry Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2015-08765
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-16
Agency: Department of State
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Repatriation/Emergency Medical and Dietary Assistance Loan Application
Document Number: 2015-08597
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-14
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evacuee Manifest and Promissory Note
Document Number: 2015-08595
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-14
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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Van Gogh: Irises and Roses” and “Masterpiece in Focus: Van Gogh”
Document Number: 2015-08310
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-10
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 ``Van Gogh: Irises and Roses,'' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in the exhibition ``Masterpiece in Focus: Van Gogh'' at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 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, New York, from on or about May 12, 2015, until on or about August 16, 2015, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, from on or about August 21, 2015, until on or about October 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.
Notice of Public Meeting of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 2015-08157
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-09
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board hereinafter referred to as ``the Board'', will meet as indicated below. The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, April 30th via teleconference. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. ET until approximately 10:30 a.m. ET and is open to the public (please see teleconference phone number below). The meeting will be hosted by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, who leads implementation of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board serves the Global AIDS Coordinator in a solely advisory capacity concerning scientific, implementation, and policy issues related to the global response to HIV/AIDS. These issues will be of concern as they influence the priorities and direction of PEPFAR evaluation and research, the content of national and international strategies and implementation, and the role of PEPFAR in the international discourse regarding appropriate and resourced responses. The April 30th teleconference will act as an introduction to PEPFAR programs, the goals of the Board, and provide an overview and forum for discussion of PEPFAR 3.0, (http:// www.pepfar.gov/documents/organization/234744.pdf) which sets the strategic direction of the program. The public may attend this meeting by using the conference number provided here: (United States: (800) 230-1951/International: (612) 332-0226/Confirmation Number: 357464). To RSVP, please contact the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator: email (PEPFAR_SAB@state.gov), by April 22nd, 2015. While the meeting is open to public attendance, the Board will determine procedures for public participation and will announce those procedures at the meeting. For further information about the meeting, please contact Dr. Julia MacKenzie, Senior Technical Advisor and Designated Federal Officer, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at (202) 663-1079 or MacKenzieJJ@state.gov.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Relationship
Document Number: 2015-08127
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-08
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.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2015-07986
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-07
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.
Notice of Charter Renewal for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 2015-07921
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-07
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board hereinafter referred to as ``the Board'', has renewed its charter for an additional 2 years. The Board serves the Global AIDS Coordinator in a solely advisory capacity concerning scientific, implementation, and policy issues related to the global response to HIV/AIDS. These issues will be of concern as they influence the priorities and direction of PEPFAR evaluation and research, the content of national and international strategies and implementation, and the role of PEPFAR in the international discourse regarding appropriate and resourced responses. For further information about the charter, please contact Julia MacKenzie, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at (202) 663-1079 or MacKenzieJJ@state.gov.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR)
Document Number: 2015-07698
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-03
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; Electronic Choice of Address and Agent
Document Number: 2015-07695
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-03
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: “Byzantium to Russia, the Origins and Development of Russian Icons 1200 to 1900” Exhibition
Document Number: 2015-07693
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-03
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 ``Byzantium to Russia, the origins and development of Russian Icons 1200 to 1900,'' 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 owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Massachusetts, from on or about May 2, 2015, until on or about August 22, 2015, at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, from on or about September 5, 2015, until on or about January 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.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “1700s Beadwork of Southeastern Tribes” Exhibition
Document Number: 2015-07692
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-03
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 ``1700s Beadwork of Southeastern Tribes,'' 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 Chickasaw Cultural Center, Sulphur, Oklahoma, from on or about May 23, 2015, until on or about November 29, 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.