Department of State February 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Maintenance of Records by DDTC Registrants
Document Number: 2018-03919
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 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 60 days for public comment preceding submission of this collection to OMB.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Approval of Manufacturing License Agreements, Technical Assistance Agreements, and Other Agreements
Document Number: 2018-03911
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Approval To Travel to a Restricted Country or Area
Document Number: 2018-03801
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-26
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Six DDTC Information Collections
Document Number: 2018-03776
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-26
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 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collections to OMB.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-03839
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition,'' 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 Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, Colorado, from on or about March 15, 2018, until on or about September 2, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. The action of the United States in this matter, and the immunity based on the application of the provisions of law involved, does not imply any view of the United States concerning the ownership of the exhibit objects.
Meeting of the United States-Bahrain Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation and Request for Comments on the Meeting Agenda and the 2017-2021 Work Program
Document Number: 2018-03593
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is providing notice that the governments of the United States and the Kingdom of Bahrain (the governments) intend to hold a Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation (Joint Forum) and a public session in Manama, Bahrain, on March 7, 2018, pursuant to paragraphs 2-5 of the Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation between the Governments of the United States and the Kingdom of Bahrain, which was signed September 14, 2004. During the Joint Forum, the governments will discuss how the United States and Bahrain can cooperate to protect the environment, review past bilateral environmental cooperation, and identify priority projects pursuant to the 2017-2021 Work Program on Environmental Cooperation (Work Program), approved in August 2017. The Department of State invites members of the public to submit written comments on items to include on the meeting agenda or in the 2017-2021 Work Program. The Department of State also invites interested persons to attend a public session to learn more about the work of the Joint Forum and the new Work Program, and to provide advice or comments on its implementation.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-03595
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh,'' 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 California Science Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about March 24, 2018, until on or about January 6, 2019, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Office of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Fundraising, Project Management, Design, Construction, Operation, Disassembly and Removal of a USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Document Number: 2018-03116
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Department of State
The Expo Unit within the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs of the U.S. Department of State requests proposals from private U.S. individuals, firms, associations, educational institutions, and organizations (for profit and non-profit) for the fundraising, project management, design, construction, operation, and disassembly and removal of a USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (https:// expo2020dubai.ae/). The UAE is a strong U.S. partner, and the largest export market for U.S. goods and services in the Middle East. The six- month long Expo 2020 Dubai from October 2020-April 2021 will be the first Expo (also known as World's Fair) to take place in the Middle East, North Africa, or South Asia and is expected to attract 25 million visitors and coincides with the UAE's 50th founding anniversary. Proposals from non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. firms or organizations shall be deemed ineligible for consideration.
Meeting on United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter Implementation, Working Group on Environmental Cooperation, and Public Session
Document Number: 2018-03117
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the governments of the United States and Kingdom of Morocco (the governments) intend to hold a meeting to review implementation of the Environment Chapter of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA), a meeting of the United States-Morocco Working Group on Environmental Cooperation (Working Group), and a public session in Rabat, Morocco, on March 13, 2018, at the Ministry of Environment, to discuss implementation of the Environment Chapter and Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Addition of South Sudan
Document Number: 2018-02995
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to include reference to South Sudan in its regulations on prohibited exports, imports, and sales to and from certain countries, and to update defense trade policy toward South Sudan by applying a policy of denial on the export of defense articles and defense services to South Sudan, except as otherwise provided. This amendment reflects a policy determination made by the Secretary of State.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Grant Request Automated Submissions Program (GRASP)
Document Number: 2018-02797
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
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 Inquiry; Request for Comments Regarding Review of United States Munitions List Categories V, X, and XI
Document Number: 2018-02495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-12
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 V, X, and XI of the United States Munitions List (USML). The Department periodically reviews 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 United States.
Meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission, and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance
Document Number: 2018-02490
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that, on February 21- 22, 2018, the United States and Peru will hold the ninth meeting of the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance (the ``Sub-Committee''), the seventh meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council''), and the fifth meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission (the ``Commission''). The public session for the Council, Commission and Sub-Committee will be held on February 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. All meetings will take place in Lima, Peru, at the Ministry of International Trade and Tourism (Mincetur).
Notice of Receipt of an Application From the California Department of Transportation for Issuance of a Presidential Permit Authorizing the Construction, Connection, Operation, and Maintenance of a New Border Crossing at Otay Mesa East
Document Number: 2018-02539
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (DOS) hereby gives notice that on November 22, 2017, it received an application from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for a Presidential permit authorizing the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of a new border crossing at Otay Mesa East to serve the San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California areas, called the Otay Mesa East Port of Entry. A new port of entry in San Diego County could alleviate strain on the existing ports of entry and the local and regional transportation infrastructure.
Meeting on United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter Implementation, Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation, and Public Session
Document Number: 2018-02420
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the governments of the United States and Oman intend to hold a meeting to review implementation of the Environment Chapter of the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the United States-Oman Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation (Joint Forum), and a public session in Muscat, Oman, on March 4 and 5, 2018, at a venue to be announced.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02272
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-06
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Advance Notification Form; Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area
Document Number: 2018-02191
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks From the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-02190
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples,'' 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 Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas, from on or about March 11, 2018, until on or about June 10, 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: “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-02189
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011,'' 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 June 26, 2018, until on or about October 21, 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: “Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-02188
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India,'' 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas, from on or about March 4, 2018, until on or about August 12, 2018, at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, from on or about October 11, 2018, until on or about January 13, 2019, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Global Magntisky Human Rights Accountability Act Annual Report
Document Number: 2018-02070
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Department of State
This notice contains the text of the report, submitted by the President required by the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, as submitted by the Secretary of State.