Department of State May 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Ancient Bodies: Archaeological Perspectives on Mesoamerican Figurines” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-11125
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
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. 257-1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Ancient Bodies: Archaeological Perspectives on Mesoamerican Figurines,'' 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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about July 1, 2017, until on or about February 4, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-11124
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
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. 257-1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage,'' 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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about July 31, 2017, until on or about January 7, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Helena Almeida: Work is never finished” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-11123
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
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. 257-1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Helena Almeida: Work is never finished,'' 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, in Chicago, Illinois, from on or about June 29, 2017, until on or about September 4, 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Advisory Opinion
Document Number: 2017-10949
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
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. We are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Notice of Receipt of Express Pipeline LLC (Express US) Notification for Maintaining a Presidential Permit to Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2017-10685
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (``Department'') has received from Enbridge Inc. (``Enbridge'') notice that Enbridge has acquired the entities that own Express Pipeline LLC (``Express US''), which owns, operates and maintains pipeline facilities (``Express Pipeline'') authorized under a Presidential permit issued to Express US on July 9, 2015. Express US will continue to own, operate, and maintain the Express Pipeline as well as hold the Presidential permit. Interested parties are invited to submit comments within 30 days of the publication date of this notice on http://www.regulations.gov with regard to whether maintaining a Presidential permit for the Express Pipeline would be in the national interest in light of the change in control of the existing border facility.
Notification of the Next Cafta-Dr Environmental Affairs Council Meeting
Document Number: 2017-10659
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are providing notice that the parties to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) intend to hold the eleventh meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the Council) established under Chapter 17 (Environment) of that agreement in San Jos[eacute], Costa Rica, on June 21 and 22, 2017.
Notice of Partner Vetting System Pilot Program Meeting on May 31, 2017
Document Number: 2017-10418
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of State
Notice is hereby given of a meeting on completion of the congressionally mandated Partner Vetting System (PVS) pilot program.
Notice; Call for Expert Reviewers
Document Number: 2017-10214
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Department of State
The United States Government encourages relevant experts to provide comments to the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on six assessments related to biodiversity and ecosystem services: Four regional assessments, one global assessment, and one assessment on land degradation and restoration.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: NEA/AC Performance Reporting System (ACPRS)
Document Number: 2017-10172
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
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 Re-imported or Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-09919
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-16
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), 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. 257-1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950,'' re-imported or imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are re-imported or 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas, from on or about June 21, 2017, until on or about October 1, 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.
Notice of Determinations;
Document Number: 2017-09550
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations;
Document Number: 2017-09549
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Department of State
Authority To Accept Volunteer Services From Students
Document Number: 2017-09375
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-09
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa
Document Number: 2017-09219
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-08
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 this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evacuee Manifest and Promissory Note
Document Number: 2017-09171
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-05
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.
Annual Certification of Shrimp-Harvesting Nations
Document Number: 2017-09164
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Department of State
On May 1, 2017, the Department of State certified that 13 shrimp-harvesting nations and four fisheries have a regulatory program comparable to that of the United States governing the incidental taking of the relevant species of sea turtles in the course of commercial shrimp harvesting and that the particular fishing environments of 26 shrimp-harvesting nations, one economy, and three fisheries do not pose a threat of the incidental taking of covered sea turtles in the course of such harvesting.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data
Document Number: 2017-08994
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-04
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 Information Collection Under OMB Emergency Review: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants
Document Number: 2017-08975
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-04
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection request described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of this notice is to allow for public comment from all interested individuals and organizations. Emergency review and approval of this collection has been requested from OMB by May 18. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Visa Application
Document Number: 2017-08803
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
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.