Department of State August 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Adjustment of Controls for Lower Performing Radar and Continued Temporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions List
Document Number: 2019-18821
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State, in response to public comments, revises Category XI on the United States Munitions List to remove items that do not warrant continued inclusion, and, 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).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Questionnaire To Determine Entitlement for a U.S. Passport
Document Number: 2019-18613
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-29
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: “Keir Collection of Art of the Islamic World” Exhibitions
Document Number: 2019-18543
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-27
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in multiple exhibitions of the Keir Collection of Art of the Islamic World, 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 Dallas Museum of Art, in Dallas, Texas, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, from on or about August 23, 2019, until on or about August 31, 2024, 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: Supplemental Questionnaire To Determine Identity for a U.S. Passport
Document Number: 2019-18395
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-27
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor
Document Number: 2019-18358
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-27
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 30 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances for Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor Under Age 16
Document Number: 2019-18346
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-27
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.
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Imposition of Additional Sanctions on Russia Under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991
Document Number: 2019-18050
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-26
Agency: Department of State
On August 6, 2018, a determination was made that the Russian government used chemical weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical weapons against its own nationals. Notice of this determination was published on August 27, 2018 in the Federal Register, under Public Notice 10519, which resulted in sanctions against Russia. Section 307(B) of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act), requires a decision within three months of August 6, 2018 regarding whether Russia has met certain conditions described in the law. Additional sanctions on Russia are required if these conditions are not met. The Secretary of State decided on November 2, 2018 that Russia had not met the CBW Act's conditions and decided to impose additional sanctions on Russia on March 29, 2019.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-18085
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal,'' 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 October 4, 2019, until on or about January 12, 2020, at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about February 28, 2020, until on or about May 31, 2020, 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: “Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-18084
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence,'' 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 Frick Collection, New York, New York, from on or about September 18, 2019, until on or about January 12, 2020, 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: “J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors From Tate” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-18083
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate,'' 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 Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut, from on or about October 5, 2019, until on or about February 23, 2020, 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.
United States Passports Invalid for Travel to, in, or Through the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Document Number: 2019-17926
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
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. The restriction was extended for one year in 2018, and, if not renewed, the restriction is set to expire on August 31, 2019. This notice extends the restriction until August 31, 2020 unless extended or revoked by the Secretary of State.
Industry Advisory Group: Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2019-17869
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Department of State
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2019-17549
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Department of State
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport
Document Number: 2019-17617
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
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: “Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-17335
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence,'' 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 Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about September 29, 2019, until on or about January 5, 2020, 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.
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Document Number: 2019-16590
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Department of State
On April 23, 2019, the acting Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment declared that wild-caught shrimp harvested in the following nations, particular fisheries of certain nations, and Hong Kong are eligible to enter the United States: Argentina, Australia (Northern Prawn Fishery, the Queensland East Coast Trawl Fishery, the Spencer Gulf, and the Torres Strait Prawn Fishery), the Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France (French Guiana), Gabon, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan (shrimp baskets in Hokkaido), Republic of Korea (mosquito nets), Malaysia (East Coast of the peninsula), Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Russia, Spain (Mediterranean red shrimp), Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela. For nations, economies, and fisheries not listed above, only shrimp harvested from aquaculture is eligible to enter the United States. All shrimp imports into the United States must be accompanied by the DS-2031 Shrimp Exporter's/Importer's Declaration.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Verdi: Creating Otello and Falstaff” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-16589
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-02
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 ``Verdi: Creating Otello and Falstaff,'' 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 Morgan Library & Museum, New York, New York, from on or about September 6, 2019, until on or about January 5, 2020, 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 of Etching” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-16588
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-02
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 of Etching,'' 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 21, 2019, until on or about January 20, 2020, 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 Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-16587
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-02
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 Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I,'' 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 7, 2019, until on or about January 5, 2020, 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: “Terracotta Kylix” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-16465
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Terracotta Kylix,'' 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 28, 2019, until on or about October 31, 2023, 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.
In the Matter of the Amendment of the Designation of al-Shabaab (and Other Aliases) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization Pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended
Document Number: 2019-16448
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-01
Agency: Department of State
A Public Notice entitled ``In the Matter of the Amendment of the Designation of al-Shabaab (and other aliases) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended'' was signed by the Secretary of State on July 9, 2018, and published in the Federal Register (https:// www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/25/2018-15917/in-th e-matter- of-the-review-of-the-designation-of-al-shabaab-and-other-alia ses-as-a- foreign) on July 25, 2018. However, the wrong version of the document was submitted to the Office of the Federal Register and therefore the wrong notice was published as Public Notice 10471. This Notice contains the correct text below, as approved by the Secretary of State, who authorized and directed publication in the Federal Register. This Notice is being published to correct the record.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport: Corrections, Name Change Within 1 Year of Passport Issuance, and Limited Passport Holders
Document Number: 2019-16396
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-01
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 Object Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Medieval Permanent Collection Galleries Rotation” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-16357
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-01
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Medieval Permanent Collection Galleries Rotation,'' 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 Cleveland Museum of Art, in Cleveland, Ohio, from on or about August 30, 2019, until on or about February 20, 2020, 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.
Information and Communication Technology
Document Number: 2019-15853
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-01
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) updates and revises the rules that implement Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, consistent with updates to accessibility standards from the U.S. Access Board.