Department of State 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Determination of Use of Emergency Reserve Fund
Document Number: 2017-26601
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to section 7058(c)(1) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Appropriations Act, 2015 (Div. J, Pub. L. 115-31), notice is hereby given that, on October 30, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson determined that it is in the national interest to make up to $5.5 million available from the Emergency Reserve Fund to respond to an emerging health threat that poses severe risks to human health in Madagascar and, if the outbreak spreads beyond Madagascar, in any newly affected countries.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-26366
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Plato” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-26294
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-06
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that two objects to be included in the exhibition ``Plato,'' 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 at the Getty Villa, Malibu, California, from on or about April 18, 2018, until on or about September 3, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Additional Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Arts of Islamic Lands: Masterpieces From The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-26293
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-06
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Arts of Islamic Lands: Masterpieces from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait,'' 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 exhibit objects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas, from on or about January 20, 2018, until on or about January 20, 2023, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Rome: City and Empire” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-26231
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-06
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Rome: City and Empire,'' 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 Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, from on or about February 23, 2018, until on or about May 28, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Guidance on Specified Persons Under Section 231 of the Countering Russian Influence in Europe and Eurasia Act of 2017
Document Number: 2017-26087
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is issuing this guidance to specify the persons that are part of, or operate for or on behalf of, the defense and intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation. This guidance, including the list specifying persons, was developed through a robust interagency process and may be updated or amended as circumstances warrant. Applicable Dates: The specification of persons identified in this notice pursuant to the Act is applicable on December 4, 2017.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-25947
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance,'' 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 J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Malibu, California, from on or about April 18, 2018, until on or about May 27, 2019, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Foreign Missions Center at the Former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2017-25788
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the master plan for the long-term development of a Foreign Missions Center, under authorities of the Foreign Missions Act of 1982, on the site of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in the District of Columbia. Actions evaluated in the master plan consist of assignment of federal land to foreign missions for the purpose of constructing and operating new chancery facilities. DOS has prepared this FEIS on Alternative 7 as its Selected Action Alternative for the master plan, consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, regulations developed by the Council on Environmental Quality, and DOS regulations for implementing NEPA.
Notice of Preparation and Request for Input for the United States-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement Work Program
Document Number: 2017-25681
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State is providing notice that the United States and Chile intend to establish a 2018-2020 Work Program pursuant to the United States-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). The Department of State invites the public, including nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, private sector enterprises, and other interested persons to submit written comments or suggestions regarding items for inclusion in a new Work Program for implementing the United States-Chile ECA, which entered into force in 2004.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants
Document Number: 2017-25490
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-27
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: Request for Approval To Travel to a Restricted Country or Area
Document Number: 2017-25441
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-24
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-25236
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions,'' 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 Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about February 6, 2018, until on or about May 6, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2017-25083
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-20
Agency: Department of State
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) originally scheduled an open session on Thursday, December 7, 2017 (See Federal Register/ Vol. 82, No. 212/November 3, 2017/Notices) however this session has been cancelled. The session has been rescheduled for February 1, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at 1777 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. If you wish to attend this meeting, you must submit your registration for the February session even if you previously registered for the December session. Entry will begin at 12:30 p.m. The membership of this advisory committee consists of private sector defense trade representatives, appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, who advise the Department on policies, regulations, and technical issues affecting defense trade. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study. The following agenda topics will be discussed and final reports presented: (1) One-Form electronic filing, review and discuss recommendations for making electronic filing more cost-effective and efficient for industry; (2) Identify key areas of concern with the proposed definition for defense services in 80 FR 31525 (June 3, 2015); (3) Review and provide feedback in accurately and effectively defining ``manufacturing'' and distinguishing it from other related activities like assembly, integration, installment and various services; and (4) Examine and discuss the current rules regarding the release of technical data to foreign dual-nationals and identify alternative options that sufficiently facilitate risk assessment and risk mitigation. Members of the public may attend this open session and will be permitted to participate in the discussion in accordance with the Chair's instructions. Members of the public may, if they wish, submit a brief statement to the committee in writing. As seating is limited to 125 persons, each member of the public or DTAG member that wishes to attend this plenary session should provide: his/her name and contact information such as email address and/or phone number and any request for reasonable accommodation to the DTAG Alternate Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Anthony Dearth, via email at DTAG@state.gov by COB Monday, January 22, 2018. If notified after this date, the Department might be unable to accommodate requests due to requirements at the meeting location. One of the following forms of valid photo identification will be required for admission to the meeting: U.S. driver's license, passport, U.S. Government ID or other valid photo ID.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Rembrandt's Self-Portrait at the Age of 34” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-24887
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-16
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be included in the exhibition ``Rembrandt's Self-Portrait at the Age of 34,'' 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 Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California, from on or about December 7, 2017, until on or about March 5, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit to Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership
Document Number: 2017-24886
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-16
Agency: Department of State
The Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, acting pursuant to delegated authorities, issued a Presidential permit to Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (``Enbridge'') on October 13, 2017, authorizing Enbridge to operate and maintain pipeline facilities at the U.S.-Canada border in Pembina County, North Dakota for the transportation of crude oil and other hydrocarbons. In accordance with Executive Order 13337 (April 30, 2004), the Acting Assistant Secretary determined that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data
Document Number: 2017-24730
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell's Homage to Juan Gris” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-24696
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell's Homage to Juan Gris,'' 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 January 23, 2018, until on or about April 14, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-24695
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe,'' 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, District of Columbia, from on or about January 28, 2018, until on or about May 13, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Outliers and American Vanguard Art” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-24694
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Outliers and American Vanguard Art,'' 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, District of Columbia, from on or about January 28, 2018, until on or about May 13, 2018, at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, from on or about June 24, 2018, until on or about September 30, 2018, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about November 18, 2018, until on or about March 18, 2019, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
The State Department's List of Entities and Subentities Associated With Cuba (Cuba Restricted List)
Document Number: 2017-24449
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-09
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is publishing a List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated with Cuba (Cuba Restricted List) with which direct financial transactions will be generally prohibited under the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR). This list will also be considered during review of license applications submitted to the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) pursuant to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental SIV Chief of Mission Application
Document Number: 2017-24207
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Paper Promises: Early American Photography” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-24160
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Paper Promises: Early American Photography,'' 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 J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about February 27, 2018, until on or about May 27, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Defense Trade Advisory Group
Document Number: 2017-23931
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-03
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Portraits of the World: Switzerland” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-23875
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be included in the exhibition ``Portraits of the World: Switzerland,'' 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 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about December 15, 2017, until on or about November 12, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-23873
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be included in the exhibition ``Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England,'' 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 Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from on or about March 2, 2018, until on or about May 20, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Department of State Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2017-23796
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of State
Additional Designation of North Korean Entities Pursuant to E.O. 13382
Document Number: 2017-23573
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the authority in section 1(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13382, ``Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters'', the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that the Korea Kuryonggang Trading Corporation is an alias of Korea Tangun Trading Corporation, and that the Korea Taeryonggang Trading Corporation is an alias of Namchongang Trading Corporation, both of which have previously been designated pursuant to Executive Order 13382.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-23549
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery,'' 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 December 12, 2017, until on or about March 11, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-22856
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-23
Agency: Department of State
Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba
Document Number: 2017-22928
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Department of State
Foreign Affairs Policy Board Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2017-22675
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Department of State