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

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Contact Information and Work History for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicant
Document Number: 2015-27616
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-29
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.
U.S. National Commission for UNESCO; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-27614
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-29
Agency: Department of State
Determination
Document Number: 2015-27456
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of State
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Petition to Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad
Document Number: 2015-27388
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: ECA Exchange Student Surveys
Document Number: 2015-27387
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
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.
Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement; Correction
Document Number: 2015-27386
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a Federal Register notice on September 2, 2015, providing notice of a determination that a number of foreign persons had engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act. The document contains an incorrect effective date. This document corrects the notice by changing the effective date to August 28, 2015.
Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-27383
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Special Immigrant Visa Biodata Form
Document Number: 2015-27382
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
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.
Department of State Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2015-27375
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-27150
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), Office of Marine Conservation announces that the Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission will meet on November 23, 2015.
Appointment of Foreign Service Officers
Document Number: 2015-27026
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State amends provisions in the Code of Federal Regulations related to the appointment of Foreign Service Officers. The revised rules will be substantially the same as, and will supplement, Department of State guidance currently in the Foreign Affairs Manual, which is also available to the public.
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-26884
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-22
Agency: Department of State
California-Arizona Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group in Washington, DC
Document Number: 2015-26773
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Department of State
Delegates from the United States and Mexican Governments, the states of Arizona and California, and the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora, will participate in the California-Arizona Meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. 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 Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.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: “Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV” Exhibition
Document Number: 2015-26401
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-16
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 ``Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV,'' 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 December 15, 2015, until on or about May 1, 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: “Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting From Tierra del Fuego to the Artic” Exhibition
Document Number: 2015-26399
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-16
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 ``Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Artic,'' 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 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, from on about November 7, 2015, until on or about January 18, 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 Greeks-Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” Exhibition
Document Number: 2015-26382
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-16
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 GreeksAgamemnon to Alexander the Great,'' 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 Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about November 25, 2015, until on or about April 10, 2016, at the National Geographic Museum, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about May 26, 2016, until on or about October 9, 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Six DDTC Information Collections
Document Number: 2015-25965
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on these collections from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment preceding submission of the collections to OMB.
Bureau of Consular Affairs; Registration for the Diversity Immigrant (DV-2017) Visa Program
Document Number: 2015-25964
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Department of State
This public notice provides information on how to apply for the DV-2017 Program and is issued pursuant to 22 CFR 42.33(b)(3), implementing sections 201(a)(3), 201(e), 203(c), and 204(a)(1)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, (8 U.S.C. 1151, 1153, and 1154(a)(1)(I)).
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-25791
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Inquiry; Request for Comments Regarding Review of United States Munitions List Categories VI, VII, XIII, and XX
Document Number: 2015-25751
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State requests comments from the public to inform its review of the controls implemented in recent revisions to Categories VI, VII, XIII and XX of the United States Munitions List (USML). In light of the ongoing transition of the USML to a more ``positive list'' pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department intends to periodically review the revised USML categories to ensure that they are clear, do not inadvertently control items in normal commercial use, account for technological developments, and properly implement the national security and foreign policy objectives of the reform effort. This review will also consider any drafting issues related to the USML categories under review.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Keir Collection of Art of the Islamic World” Exhibitions
Document Number: 2015-25421
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
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, 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 multiple exhibitions of the Keir Collection of Art of the Islamic World, 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, Texas, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, from on about December 17, 2016, until on or about October 13, 2020, 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: Affidavit of Physical Presence or Residence, Parentage and Support
Document Number: 2015-24997
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-01
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.