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

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Grant Request Automated Submissions Program (GRASP)
Document Number: 2018-09061
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
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: Advance Notification Form: Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area, 1405-0181
Document Number: 2018-09023
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
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 Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-08880
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Department of State
Title: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2018-08684
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed statutory debarment under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') on persons convicted of violating, or conspiracy to violate, Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Foreign Service Officer Test Registration Form
Document Number: 2018-08680
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
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 Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08639
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy,'' 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 June 3, 2018, until on or about September 16, 2018, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about October 14, 2018, until on or about January 20, 2019, 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 Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Picture in Focus: Hugo van der Goes or a Member of His Circle's Virgin and Child With Saint Thomas, John the Baptist, Jerome, and Louis” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08638
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
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 ``Picture in Focus: Hugo van der Goes or a member of his circle's Virgin and Child with Saint Thomas, John the Baptist, Jerome, and Louis,'' 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 Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, from on or about May 2, 2018, until on or about April 15, 2021, 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: “Art of Iron: Objects From the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08637
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Art of Iron: Objects from the Mus[eacute]e Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy,'' 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 Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, from on or about June 9, 2018, until on or about September 16, 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: “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08642
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-24
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980,'' 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 Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about July 15, 2018, until on or about January 13, 2019, 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-08485
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-24
Agency: Department of State
Information in Employee Contact Records is used to develop the official locator directories for all personnel, to communicate with the listed categories of individuals in the event of an emergency in which designated contact information will be used, to communicate with designated emergency contacts or next of kin, for mail forwarding purposes of the employee, and to answer official inquiries regarding the location of an employee.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic Choice of Address and Agent
Document Number: 2018-08380
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-23
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 Change of Ownership of Permit Holder of Presidential Permit for Detroit River Crossing Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2018-08297
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of a change in ownership of cross- border liquid hydrocarbon pipeline facilities at the U.S.-Canada border near Detroit, Michigan (``Detroit River Crossing Facilities'') authorized under a Presidential permit issued to Kinder Morgan Cochin LLC (``KM Cochin'') on November 3, 2015. KM Cochin transferred the Detroit River Crossing Facilities to Kinder Morgan Utopia LLC (``KM Utopia'') on May 7, 2017 and notified the Department of this transfer on October 29, 2017. Consistent with the procedures set forth in Public Notice 10111, dated Sept. 7, 2017, the Department has reviewed that notification and has determined that the change in ownership does not affect the prior national interest determination that resulted in issuance of the Presidential permit issued to KM Cochin on November 3, 2015. That permit, therefore, remains valid and the Department recognizes KM Utopia as holder of that permit, subject to its terms and conditions.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Chaim Soutine: Flesh” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08296
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Chaim Soutine: Flesh,'' 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 Jewish Museum, New York, New York, from on or about May 4, 2018, until on or about September 16, 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: “Renoir: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08295
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
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: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema,'' 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 Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from on or about May 6, 2018, until on or about September 3, 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: “René Magritte: The Fifth Season” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-08294
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Ren[eacute] Magritte: The Fifth Season,'' 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 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, from on or about May 19, 2018, until on or about October 28, 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.
Repeal of Benefits for Hostages in Iraq, Kuwait, or Lebanon
Document Number: 2018-07074
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-12
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with Executive Order 13771 of January 30, 2017, which addresses agency review of existing regulations, including those that may be outmoded or ineffective, the State Department is repealing the regulations on Benefits for Hostages in Iraq, Kuwait, or Lebanon. The current regulations, which relate to hostage benefits for U.S. nationals in Iraq, Kuwait, or Lebanon were established in 1990, and are outdated as the program funding has been eliminated.
Notice of a Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07319
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Department of State
60-day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration
Document Number: 2018-07144
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
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; Additional Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-07038
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Department of State
On December 22, 2017, notice was published on page 60787 of the Federal Register (volume 82, number 245) of determinations pertaining to certain objects to be included in an exhibition entitled ``Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.'' Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,'' 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 May 10, 2018, until on or about October 8, 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.
Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress
Document Number: 2018-06952
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates indicated on the attachments. Applicable Date: As shown on each of the 39 letters.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Bodys Isek Kingelez” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-06873
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Bodys Isek Kingelez,'' 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 Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about May 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. 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: “In the Field of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-06869
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``In the Field of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian 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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about May 6, 2018, until on or about September 9, 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.
Proposal To Extend Cultural Property Agreement Between the United States and China
Document Number: 2018-06763
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Department of State
Proposal to extend the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of United States of America and the Government of the People's Republic of China Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material from the Paleolithic Period through the Tang Dynasty and Monumental Sculpture and Wall Art at Least 250 Years Old.
Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-06761
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-04
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.
Renewal of Cultural Property Advisory Committee Charter
Document Number: 2018-06656
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Department of State
The Charter of the Department of State's Cultural Property Advisory Committee has been renewed for an additional two years. The Charter of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee has been renewed for a two-year period. The Committee was established by the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983. The Committee reviews requests from other States Parties to the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property seeking U.S. import restrictions on archaeological or ethnological material. The Committee makes findings and recommendations to the President's designee who, on behalf of the President, determines whether to impose import restrictions. The membership of the Committee consists of private sector experts in archaeology, anthropology, or ethnology; experts in the international sale of cultural property; and representatives of museums and of the general public.
Town Hall Meeting on Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty Regime
Document Number: 2018-06612
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (Department) will hold a town hall meeting in Spokane, Washington, to discuss the modernization of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) regime.