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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status (J-NONIMMIGRANT)
Document Number: 2017-20701
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
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: U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Document Number: 2017-20667
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-27
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: FLO Professional Development Fellowship (PDF) Application
Document Number: 2017-20513
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
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: “Wiener Werkstätte, 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-20388
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Wiener Werkst[auml]tte, 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty,'' 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 Neue Galerie New York, in New York, New York, from on or about October 26, 2017, until on or about January 29, 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: “KLIMT & RODIN: An Artistic Encounter” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-20387
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-25
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 ``KLIMT & RODIN: An Artistic Encounter,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit objects at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California, from on or about October 14, 2017, until on or about January 28, 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: Exhibition of Musical Instruments Played by Ostad Elahi
Document Number: 2017-20317
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the galleries of the Department of Musical Instruments of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 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 aforesaid galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about March 1, 2018, until on or about September 30, 2022, 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: “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-20316
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-25
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 ``Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about November 6, 2017, until on or about February 12, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2017-20271
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Department of State
Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2017-20270
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Department of State
Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2017-20269
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Department of State
Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2017-20268
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: Exhibition of “The Seine near Rouen” Object
Document Number: 2017-20215
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object entitled ``The Seine near Rouen,'' 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 J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about October 1, 2017, until on or about February 28, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Non-Receipt of a U.S. Passport
Document Number: 2017-20210
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
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: Training/Internship Placement Plan
Document Number: 2017-20048
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-19818
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-18
Agency: Department of State
Ombudsperson Mechanism Records includes information about individuals who have submitted requests relating to national security access to data transmitted to the United States pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework Ombudsperson Mechanism and any similar mechanism established between the United States and another country or countries. The system assists in the overall management of the request review process and the provision of responses thereto by facilitating accurate and up-to-date record keeping.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical Examination for Visa or Refugee Applicant
Document Number: 2017-19671
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Stephen Shore” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-19625
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
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 ``Stephen Shore,'' 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about November 19, 2017, until on or about May 28, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-19623
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time and agenda for the next meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
Bureau of Consular Affairs; Registration for the Diversity Immigrant (DV-2019) Visa Program
Document Number: 2017-19412
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Department of State
This public notice provides information on how to apply for the DV-2019 Program.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Mark Tobey: Threading Light” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-19257
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Mark Tobey: Threading Light,'' 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 Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, from on or about November 4, 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 Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Bosch to Bloemaert: Early Netherlandish Drawings From the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-19256
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Bosch to Bloemaert: Early Netherlandish Drawings from the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam,'' 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about October 8, 2017, until on or about January 7, 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: “Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-19128
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age,'' 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 WolfsonianFlorida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, from on or about October 6, 2017, until on or about April 1, 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: “Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-19127
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983,'' 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about October 31, 2017, until on or about April 1, 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: Exhibition of “Inlaid Brass Candlestick From Iran” Object
Document Number: 2017-18954
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object entitled ``Inlaid Brass Candlestick from Iran,'' 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 October 1, 2017, until on or about September 30, 2022, 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: “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-18953
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry,'' 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 October 22, 2017, until on or about January 21, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Procedures With Respect to Presidential Permits Where There Has Been a Transfer of Ownership or Control of a Cross-Border Facility, Bridge, or Border Crossing for Land Transportation, as Well as for Name Change of a Permit Holder
Document Number: 2017-18952
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-07
Agency: Department of State
The President of the United States has authority to require permits for transboundary infrastructure projects based on his Constitutional powers over foreign affairs and national security. The Department is issuing this notice to describe the procedures it intends to follow with respect to transfers of ownership or control over cross- border facilities subject to Executive Order 11423, as amended, and Executive Order 13337, as well as changes of name of an entity holding a Presidential permit. This notice supersedes a previous notice, Public Notice 5092 (Procedures for Issuance of a Presidential Permit Where There Has Been a Transfer of the Underlying Facility, Bridge or Border Crossing for Land Transportation, 70 FR 30990, May 31, 2005), in its entirety.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Giovanni Bellini: Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-18821
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Giovanni Bellini: Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice,'' 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 Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about October 10, 2017, until on or about January 14, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended
Document Number: 2017-18750
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Department of State
This final rule clarifies procedures for waiver of documentary requirements due to an unforeseen emergency for nonimmigrants seeking admission to the United States.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic Medical Examination for Visa or Applicant
Document Number: 2017-18704
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
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.
Industry Advisory Group: Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2017-18507
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-31
Agency: Department of State
Temporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions List
Document Number: 2017-18482
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State, pursuant to its regulations and in the interest of the security of the United States, temporarily modifies Category XI of the United States Munitions List (USML).
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-18385
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party,'' 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 Phillips Collection, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about October 7, 2017, until on or about January 7, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Proposal To Extend Cultural Property Agreement between the United States and Cambodia
Document Number: 2017-18280
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of State
Proposal of an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from Cambodia from the Bronze Age through the Khmer Era.
Convening of an Accountability Review Board To Examine the Circumstances Surrounding the Deaths of Local Guard Contractors Providing Security for the U.S. Government Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 31, 2017
Document Number: 2017-18249
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of State
On May 31, 2017, in Kabul, Afghanistan, ten local guard contractors funded by the Department of State were killed in a vehicle- borne improvised explosive device attack while performing their security duties. The Department of State's Accountability Review Board Permanent Coordinating Committee reviewed the incident, determined that it involved loss of life related to a U.S. mission abroad, and recommended that the Secretary convene an Accountability Review Board to investigate the incident further. Pursuant to Section 301 of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986, as amended, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has convened an Accountability Review Board to examine the facts and circumstances of the attacks and to report findings and recommendations as it deems appropriate, in keeping with its mandate. The Secretary has appointed Pamela E. Bridgewater, a retired U.S. Ambassador, as Chair of the Board. The other Board members are Ambassador (retired) Carol A. Rodley, Mr. Patrick R. Hayes, Mr. Lee R. Lohman, and Mr. Philip F. Reilly. They bring to their deliberations distinguished backgrounds in government service the Board will submit its conclusions and recommendations to Secretary Tillerson within 60 days of its first meeting, unless the Chair determines a need for additional time. Within the timeframes required by statute following receipt of the report, the Department will report to Congress on recommendations made by the Board. Anyone with information relevant to the Board's examination of these incidents should contact the Board promptly at (202) 647-6427 or send a fax to the Board at (202) 647-5792.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: NEA/AC Performance Reporting System (ACPRS) and State Assistance Management System (SAMS) Domestic Results Monitoring Module
Document Number: 2017-18194
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
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.
Memorandum of Agreement Between the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs and Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-18040
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) is the lead Federal agency for implementation of the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Convention), the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA), and the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (UAA). Among other things, the IAA and UAA give the Secretary of State responsibility, by entering into agreements with one or more qualified entities and designating such entities as accrediting entities, for the accreditation of agencies and approval of persons to provide adoption services in intercountry adoptions. This notice is to inform the public that on July 28, 2017, the Department entered into an agreement with Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc. (IAAME), designating IAAME as an accrediting entity (AE) for five years. The text of the Memorandum of Agreement is included in its entirety at the end of this Notice.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-18029
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures,'' 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 October 8, 2017, until on or about December 3, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.