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

Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act Annual Report
Document Number: 2019-28231
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Department of State
This notice contains the text of the report required by the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, as submitted by the Secretary of State pursuant to Executive Order 13818.
30 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Adoptive Family Relief Act Refund Application
Document Number: 2019-28017
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
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 30 days for public comment.
Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909; Fargo, ND Hearing International Red River Board Report on Nutrient Targets
Document Number: 2019-27946
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of State
The International Joint Commission Invites Public Comment on Recommendations by the International Red River Board (IRRB) on proposed nutrient concentration objectives and nutrient load targets for the Red River at the boundary between the United States and Canada. Comments will be accepted at a public hearing to be held on January 16, 2020 in Fargo, North Dakota and by mail, email and on-line until February 28, 2020. The IRRB's full report can be found on the IJC website at the following link: www.ijc.org/what/engagement/public-comment-IIRB- nutrient-2020. Public Hearing on IRRB's Report on Proposed Nutrient Water Quality Objectives:
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Creation of Definition of Activities That Are Not Exports, Reexports, Retransfers, or Temporary Imports; Creation of Definition of Access Information; Revisions to Definitions of Export, Reexport, Retransfer, Temporary Import, and Release
Document Number: 2019-27438
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to create a definition of ``activities that are not exports, reexports, retransfers, or temporary imports'' by combining existing text from the regulations with new text regarding secured unclassified technical data. The activities included in the new definition are: Launching items into space, providing technical data to U.S. persons within the United States or within a single country abroad, and moving a defense article between the states, possessions, and territories of the United States. The definition also clarifies that the electronic transmission and storage of properly secured unclassified technical data via foreign communications infrastructure does not constitute an export. Additionally, the Department amends the ITAR to create a definition of ``access information'' and revise the definition of ``release'' to address the provision of access information to an unauthorized foreign person.
Commission on Unalienable Rights; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2019-27473
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Department of State
Department of State Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2019-27254
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Myaamia Ribbonwork” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-26772
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Myaamia Ribbonwork'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Miami University Art Museum, in Oxford, Ohio, from on or about January 28, 2020, until on or about June 13, 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: “Degas at the Opera” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-26771
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Degas at the Opera,'' 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 March 1, 2020, until on or about July 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: “True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780-1870” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-26750
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780-1870,'' 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 February 2, 2020, until on or about May 3, 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: “Madame d'Ora” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-26706
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Madame d'Ora,'' 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 February 20, 2020, until on or about June 8, 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.
Request for Information for the 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report
Document Number: 2019-26520
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (``the Department'') requests written information to assist in reporting on the degree to which the United States and foreign governments meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons (``minimum standards'') that are prescribed by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended (``TVPA''). This information will assist in the preparation of the Trafficking in Persons Report (``TIP Report'') that the Department submits annually to the U.S. Congress on governments' concrete actions to meet the minimum standards. Foreign governments that do not meet the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so may be subject to restrictions on nonhumanitarian, nontrade-related foreign assistance from the United States, as defined by the TVPA. Submissions must be made in writing to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State by January 15, 2020. Please refer to the Addresses, Scope of Interest, and Information Sought sections of this Notice for additional instructions on submission requirements.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application To Determine Returning Resident Status
Document Number: 2019-26512
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (Department) 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.
30 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Shrimp Exporter's/Importer's Declaration
Document Number: 2019-26454
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-09
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: SAMS-Domestic Results Performance Module (SAMS-D RPM)
Document Number: 2019-26436
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-09
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.
Passports; Clarification of Previous Rule Relating to Treatment of Serious Tax Debt
Document Number: 2019-26393
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Department of State
This final rule provides a clarification regarding situations in which a passport applicant is certified by the Secretary of the Treasury as having a seriously delinquent tax debt. In this rule, the Department clarifies that in such situations, the Department may issue a limited validity passport for direct return to the United States or when emergency circumstances or humanitarian reasons exist.
Town Hall Meeting on Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty Regime
Document Number: 2019-26007
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (Department) will hold a Town Hall meeting, co-hosted by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NWPCC), on December 16, 2019, in Richland, Washington, to discuss the modernization of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) regime.
Additional Designations Pursuant of Executive Order 13382
Document Number: 2019-25995
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-02
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the authority in section 1(ii) of Executive Order 13382, ``Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporter'', the State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that the Iran Space Agency, The Iran Space and Research Center, and the Astronautics Research Institute engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery (including missiles capable of delivering such weapons), including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by any person or foreign country of proliferation concern.
Consideration of Buhary Seyed Abu (BSA) Tahir's Request To Terminate Sanctions Imposed Under the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Act and the Export-Import Bank Act for His Role in the A.Q. Khan Nuclear Network
Document Number: 2019-25993
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-02
Agency: Department of State
On January 12, 2009, the Department of State imposed sanctions under various authorities on members of the A.Q. Khan nuclear procurement network including, BSA Tahir, a Sri Lankan national and key middleman involved in the network. This resulted in Tahir's addition to the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List). Tahir was also sanctioned by the State Department under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Prevention Act and the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945. Today, a determination has been made to terminate the measures imposed on Buhary Seyed Abu Tahir.