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

Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Policy on Exports to the Republic of Fiji
Document Number: 2015-13017
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-29
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is revising the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to rescind the previous policy of denying the export of defense articles and defense services to Fiji.
Privacy Act; System of Records: Official Gift Records and Gift Donor Vetting Records, State-80
Document Number: 2015-12910
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to create a system of records, Official Gift Records and Gift Donor Vetting Records, State-80, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-130, Appendix I.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael” Exhibition
Document Number: 2015-12909
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Department of State
On March 27, 2015, notice was published on pages 16492 and 16493 of the Federal Register (volume 80, number 59) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael.'' 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, 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 ``Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael,'' 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about June 28, 2015, until on or about October 4, 2015, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas, from on or about November 1, 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: “The Holocaust” Exhibition
Document Number: 2015-12908
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-28
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), 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, District of Columbia, from on or about July 15, 2015, until on or about May 20, 2018, 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.
Certifications Pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162
Document Number: 2015-12750
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Department of State
On April 27, 2015, the Department of State certified, pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162, that 14 nations have adopted programs to reduce the incidental capture of sea turtles in their shrimp fisheries comparable to the program in effect in the United States. The Department also certified that the fishing environments in 26 other countries and one economy do not pose a threat of the incidental taking of sea turtles protected under Section 609.
Service of Process; Address Change; Correction
Document Number: 2015-12650
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Department of State
This document contains a correction to the address for service of process on the Department of State (Public Notice 9045).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen U.S. Passport Book and/or Card
Document Number: 2015-12647
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-26
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: “Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings” Exhibition
Document Number: 2015-12645
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-26
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 ``Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings,'' 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 September 13, 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.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration and Licensing of U.S. Persons Employed by Foreign Persons, and Other Changes
Document Number: 2015-12643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify requirements for the licensing and registration of U.S. persons providing defense services while in the employ of foreign persons. This amendment is pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform effort, as part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/181028.pdf.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Exports and Temporary Imports Made to or on Behalf of a Department or Agency of the U.S. Government; Procedures for Obtaining State Department Authorization To Export Items Subject to the Export Administration Regulations; Revision to the Destination Control Statement; and Other Changes
Document Number: 2015-12295
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-22
Agency: Department of State
As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to: clarify regulations pertaining to the export of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); revise the licensing exemption for exports made to or on behalf of an agency of the U.S. government; revise the destination control statement in ITAR Sec. 123.9 to harmonize the language with the EAR; and make several minor edits for clarity. The proposed revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World” and “Pergamon and the Art of the Hellenistic Kingdom” Exhibitions
Document Number: 2015-12482
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-21
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 exhibitions ``Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World'' and ``Pergamon and the Art of the Hellenistic Kingdom,'' 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 July 28, 2015, until on or about November 1, 2015, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about December 6, 2015, until on or about March 20, 2016, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about April 11, 2016, until on or about July 10, 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: “Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye”
Document Number: 2015-12481
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-21
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 ``Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye,'' 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 June 28, 2015, until on or about October 4, 2015, the Kimbell Art Museum, Ft. Worth, Texas, from on or about November 8, 2015, until on or about February 14, 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: “Van Gogh and Nature” Exhibition
Document Number: 2015-12480
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-21
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 ``Van Gogh and Nature,'' 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 Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, from on or about June 14, 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.
Exchange Visitor Program-Establishment of a Private Sector U.S.-Mexico Intern Program
Document Number: 2015-12333
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State administers the Exchange Visitor Program pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Pub. L. 87-256) as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2451, et seq., also known as the Fulbright-Hays Act (the Act). The purpose of the Act is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, including through educational and cultural exchanges. As set forth in 22 CFR part 62, such exchanges are facilitated, in part, through the designation of public and private entities as sponsors of the Exchange Visitor Program. The Intern category is one of 15 categories under the Exchange Visitor Program. The purpose of the internship program is to provide foreign nationals who are currently enrolled full-time and pursuing studies at a degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution or graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to their exchange visitor program begin date a period of work-based learning to allow them to develop practical skills that will enhance their future careers. Bridging the gap between formal education and practical work experience and gaining substantive cross-cultural experience are major goals in educational institutions around the world. By providing training opportunities for current foreign students and recent foreign graduates at formative stages of their development, the U.S. Government will build partnerships, promote mutual understanding, and develop networks for relationships that will last through generations as these foreign nationals move into leadership roles in a broad range of occupational fields in their own societies. On March 16, 2015, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan and Under Secretary for North American Affairs for the Government of Mexico Sergio Alcocer signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the U.S.-Mexico Intern Program for four years. This new effort is intended to increase professional and educational opportunities for youth in both countries. The U.S.-Mexico Intern Program advances President Obama's 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative. It also supports the goals of the Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research (FOBESSI), announced by President Obama and Mexico's President Enrique Pe[ntilde]a. To support this Program, which will be implemented through the Exchange Visitor Program, the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Office of Private Sector Exchange (EC) wishes to collaborate with currently designated intern sponsors as well as other interested entities to provide Mexican citizens with internships and practical training in the occupational categories of Management, Business, Commerce and Finance; Public Administration and Law; Information Media and Communications; and The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, and Industrial occupations. This type of immersion creates endless benefits for the individual and for understanding between the people of Mexico and the people of the United States. ECA/EC is prepared to authorize separate designations to current intern sponsors as needed to support the U.S.-Mexico Intern Program. Beginning June 1, the Department intends to provide to currently designated intern sponsors the opportunity to submit designation applications (Form DS-3036) in the occupational fields of Management, Business, Commerce and Finance; Public Administration and Law; Information Media and Communications; and The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, and Industrial occupations. The designation will be for a period of two years, after which time the sponsor will be required to submit an application for redesignation per 22 CFR 62.7. Interested entities that do not hold an intern designation under the Exchange Visitor Program should follow the designation process set forth at 22 CFR 62.5, taking care to identify the specified occupational fields outlined in this Notice. Applicants are encouraged to consult the User Manual for Temporary Users of SEVIS (How to Complete and Submit the Form DS-3036, Exchange Visitor Program Application), Version: 6.19, dated March 10, 2015. Public Comment: Interested persons are invited to submit written views concerning this program, until June 22, 2015. The addresses are: Mail: U.S. Department of State, Attn: Ms. Robin Lerner, Office of Private Sector Exchange, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20522-0505. Email: [no email address was provided in the original draft].
Meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission, and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance
Document Number: 2015-12234
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the United States and Peru intend to hold the seventh meeting of the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance (the ``Sub-Committee''), the fifth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council''), and the third meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission (the ``Commission'') on June 8-9, 2015. The public sessions for the Council, Commission and Sub-Committee will be held on June 9, at 3:00 p.m. All meetings will take place in Lima, Peru at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR), Calle Uno Oeste N 050 Urb. Corpac, San Isidro, Lima, Conference Rooms 1&2. The purpose of the meetings is to review implementation of: Chapter 18 (Environment) of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA); the PTPA Annex on Forest Sector Governance (Annex 18.3.4); and the United States-Peru Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). The United States and Peru will also approve a new 2015-2018 Environmental Cooperation Work Program under the ECA. The Department of State and USTR invite interested organizations and members of the public to attend the public session, and to submit written comments or suggestions regarding implementation of Chapter 18, Annex 18.3.4, and the ECA, and any issues that should be discussed at the meetings. If you would like to attend the public sessions, please notify Rachel Kastenberg and Laura Buffo at the email addresses listed below under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and any organization or group you represent. In preparing comments, submitters are encouraged to refer to: Chapter 18 of the PTPA, including Annex 18.3.4, https:// ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/peru-tpa/fina l-text the Final Environmental Review of the PTPA, https:// ustr.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/factsheets/Trade%20Topic s/ environment/Environmental%20Review%20FINAL%2020071101.pdf, and the ECA http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/peru/ 81638.htm. These and other useful documents are available at: http:// www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/peru-tpa and at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/peru/index.htm
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Relationship (AOR) for Minors Who Are Nationals Of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
Document Number: 2015-12233
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
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.
List of September 20, 2005, of Participating Countries and Entities in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, Known as “Participants” for the Purposes of the Clean Diamond Trade Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-19) and Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 of July 29, 2003.
Document Number: 2015-12001
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with Sections 3 and 6 of the Clean Diamond Trade Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-19) and Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 of July 29, 2003, the Department of State is updating the list of Participants eligible for trade in rough diamonds under the Act, and their respective Importing and Exporting Authorities, revising the previously published list of August 11, 2014 to reflect certain technical revisions of the List; to maintain temporary self-suspension of Venezuela from trade under the Kimberley Process as of November 4, 2010; and to maintain the suspension of the Central African Republic from trade under the Kimberley Process as of May 23, 2013.
Passports: Official Passports for Officials or Employees of State, Local, Tribal or Territorial Governments Traveling Abroad and Carrying Out Official Duties in Support of the U.S. Government
Document Number: 2015-11687
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-15
Agency: Department of State
This rule amends the passport rules for the Department of State to authorize issuing an official passport to an official or employee of a state, local, tribal, or territorial government traveling abroad to carry out official duties in support of the U.S. government.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Three Paintings by Johan Christian Dahl” Exhibition
Document Number: 2015-11557
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following Determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, 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 ``Three Paintings by Johan Christian Dahl,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about June 1, 2015, until on or about June 30, 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.
Plenary Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group in Washington, DC
Document Number: 2015-11440
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-12
Agency: Department of State
Delegates from the United States and Mexican Governments, the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas, the Mexican states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, and Tamaulipas, will participate in the Plenary Meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group on May 21, 2015, in Washington, DC. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss operational matters involving existing and proposed international bridges and border crossings and their related infrastructure, and to exchange views on policy as well as technical information. This meeting includes a public session on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. This session allows proponents of proposed bridges and border crossings and related projects to make presentations to the delegations and members of the public.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action”
Document Number: 2015-11439
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-12
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 ``Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action,'' 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 23, 2015, until on or about September 13, 2015, The Frick Collection, New York, New York, from on or about October 6, 2015, until on or about January 10, 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.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-11436
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-12
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exchange Alumni Virtual Program
Document Number: 2015-10491
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-05
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. DATE(S): The Department will accept comments from the public up to July 6, 2015.
Information on Claims Raised About State-Owned Airlines in Qatar and the UAE
Document Number: 2015-10425
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Department of State, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the Departments of Commerce, State, and Transportation are interested in obtaining from interested stakeholders information regarding their views on claims that three foreign airlinesEmirates Airline, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways have received and are benefitting from subsidies from their homeland governments that are distorting the global aviation market.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XII
Document Number: 2015-09673
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-05
Agency: Department of State
As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XII (fire control, range finder, optical and guidance and control equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Highlights of the Keir Collection of Art of the Islamic World” and Related Keir Collection Exhibitions
Document Number: 2015-10231
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-01
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 objects to be included in the ``Highlights of the Keir Collection of Art of the Islamic World'' and related Keir Collection exhibitions, 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 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, from on about September 18, 2015, until on or about May 4, 2020, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.