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

United States Passports Invalid for Travel to, in, or Through the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Document Number: 2018-18858
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Department of State
On September 1, 2017, all United States passports were declared invalid for travel to, in, or through the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) unless specially validated for such travel. If not renewed, the restriction is set to expire on August 31, 2018. This notice extends the restriction until August 31, 2019 unless extended or sooner revoked by the Secretary of State.
Continued Temporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions List
Document Number: 2018-19029
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
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 paragraph (b) in Category XI of the United States Munitions List (USML).
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-18823
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Harry Potter: A History of Magic,'' 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 New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, New York, New York, from on or about October 5, 2018, until on or about January 27, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Special Immigrant Visa Supervisor Locator
Document Number: 2018-18807
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-30
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: Electronic Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration
Document Number: 2018-18595
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Nonimmigrant Visa
Document Number: 2018-18594
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
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.
Determinations Regarding Use of Chemical Weapons by Russia Under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991
Document Number: 2018-18503
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State, acting under authority delegated to the Secretary of State pursuant to Executive Order 12851, has determined pursuant to Section 306(a) of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 that the Government of the Russian Federation has used chemical weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical weapons against its own nationals. In addition, the Department of State has determined and certified to Congress pursuant to Section 307(d) of the Act that it is essential to the national security interests of the United States to partially waive the application of the sanctions required under Section 307(a) of the Act with respect to foreign assistance, the licensing of defense articles and services, and the licensing of national security-sensitive goods and technology. The following is a notice of the sanctions to be imposed pursuant to Section 307(a) of the Act, subject to these waivers.
Notification of United States-Chile Environment Affairs Council and Joint Commission on Environmental Cooperation Meetings
Document Number: 2018-18242
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
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 U.S.- Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) intend to hold the eighth meeting of the Environment Affairs Council (Council) established under Chapter 19 of the FTA, as well as the sixth meeting of the U.S.-Chile Joint Commission on Environmental Cooperation (Commission) established under the U.S.-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA), on Tuesday September 4, 2018. The Council will review implementation of Chapter 19 (Environment) of the FTA, and the Commission will review implementation of the ECA.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-18178
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
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 ``Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017,'' 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 September 6, 2018, until on or about December 2, 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: “Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-18176
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy,'' 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 September 18, 2018, until on or about January 6, 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 Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-18175
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922,'' 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 September 14, 2018, until on or about January 6, 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 Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17701
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of State
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Political Contributions, Fees, and Commissions Relating to Sales of Defense Articles and Defense Services
Document Number: 2018-17559
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-15
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 Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-17434
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-14
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts,'' 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 that will be on view in two locations simultaneously, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about October 21, 2018, until on or about March 16, 2019, and MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York, from on or about October 21, 2018, until on or about March 24, 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 Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “The Renaissance Nude” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-17433
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-14
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 Renaissance Nude,'' 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 30, 2018, until on or about January 27, 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 Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Franz Marc and August Macke: 1909-1914” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-17432
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-14
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Franz Marc and August Macke: 1909-1914,'' 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 4, 2018, until on or about January 21, 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 Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Nordic Impressions: Art From Åland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, 1821-2017” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-17330
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Nordic Impressions: Art from [Aring]land, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, 1821-2017,'' 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 13, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-17169
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings,'' 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 October 15, 2018, until on or about January 27, 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 Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-17150
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker,'' 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 Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, from on or about September 16, 2018, until on or about January 6, 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 Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: Exhibition of Two Renaissance-Era Italian Paintings
Document Number: 2018-17148
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that two objects to be exhibited in the Italian Renaissance Paintings Gallery of The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, 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 December 17, 2018, until on or about August 5, 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.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17085
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Physical Presence or Residence, Parentage and Support
Document Number: 2018-17084
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
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.
Industry Advisory Group: Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17061
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: Exhibition of Two Roman-Era Objects
Document Number: 2018-16929
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that two objects to be exhibited in the Arms and Armor Department 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about August 6, 2018, until on or about September 30, 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: “Animal-Shaped Vessels From the Ancient World: Feasting With Gods, Heroes, and Kings” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-16928
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings,'' 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 Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from on or about September 16, 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.
Reducing Regulation and Public Burden, and Controlling Cost
Document Number: 2018-16843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-07
Agency: Department of State
As part of its continuing implementation of Executive Order 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' issued by the President on January 30, 2017, the Department of State (the Department) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist the Department in identifying existing regulations, paperwork requirements and other regulatory obligations that can be modified or repealed, consistent with law, to achieve meaningful burden reduction while continuing to achieve the Department's statutory obligations.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-16677
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-03
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo From Drawing to Painting” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-16659
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-03
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo from Drawing to Painting,'' 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 Morgan Library & Museum, New York, New York, from on or about September 7, 2018, until on or about January 6, 2019, at The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about February 5, 2019, until on or about April 28, 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.