Department of State 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

The State Department's Cuba Prohibited Accommodations List
Document Number: 2020-21376
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is publishing the Cuba Prohibited Accommodations List identifying properties subject to additional prohibitions with respect to certain lodging-related transactions under the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR).
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Temporary Update to Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus) Country Policy
Document Number: 2020-20902
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update defense trade policy toward the Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus) by temporarily removing prohibitions on exports, reexports, retransfers, and temporary imports of non-lethal defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Cyprus. On June 2, 2020 the Secretary of State, exercising authority under section 1250A(d) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 and section 205(d) of the Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Act as delegated from the President, determined that it was essential to the national security interest of the United States to waive the limitations on non-lethal defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Cyprus. The waiver is effective for one fiscal year. This amendment reflects that waiver.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Rubens: Picturing Antiquity” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-21062
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that one object being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with the foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Rubens: Picturing Antiquity'' at The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is of cultural significance, and, further, that its temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2020-20732
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Department of State
Designation Pursuant to The Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2020-20731
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Department of State
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2020-20406
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Department of State
The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Department of State give notice that the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses were submitted to the Congress on the dates indicated.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2020-20345
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Public Meeting of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 2020-20180
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of State is hereby giving notice that the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) will be holding a meeting utilizing virtual technology. The meeting will be open to the public; a public comment session will be held during the meeting. Pre-registration is required for both public participation and comment.
Proposal To Extend Cultural Property Agreement Between the United States and Bolivia
Document Number: 2020-20156
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Department of State
Proposal to extend the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material from the Pre-Columbian Cultures and Certain Ethnological Material from the Colonial and Republican Periods of Bolivia.
Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Additional Meeting Agenda Item
Document Number: 2020-20155
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is issuing this Notice to add an agenda item for the next meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, which will be held on October 27-29, 2020.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-19865
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Department of State
The ``Skills Catalogue Records, State-49'', which is being rescinded, contains information which the Family Liaison Office in the Department of State uses to assist family members of U.S. Government employees in acquiring employment and other services.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Approval of Special Validation for Travel to a Restricted Country or Area
Document Number: 2020-19636
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
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: Statement of Non-Receipt of a U.S. Passport
Document Number: 2020-19520
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
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: Request To Change End-User, End-Use and/or Destination of Hardware
Document Number: 2020-19396
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
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 Department of State Sanctions Actions Pursuant to Executive Order 13894 of October 14, 2019, Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria
Document Number: 2020-19234
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State has imposed sanctions on three individuals and one entity pursuant to E.O. 13894, Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria.
United States Passports Invalid for Travel to, in, or Through the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Document Number: 2020-19167
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
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. The restriction was extended for one year in 2018 and 2019, and, if not renewed, the restriction is set to expire on August 31, 2020. This notice extends the restriction until August 31, 2021 unless extended or revoked by the Secretary of State.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Education and Cultural Affairs Monitoring and Evaluation Initiative
Document Number: 2020-19148
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
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.
Biennial Review Under the United States-Singapore Memorandum of Intent on Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2020-18931
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State is providing notice that the United States and Singapore intend to hold a biennial review under the Memorandum of Intent between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Singapore on Cooperation in Environmental Matters (MOI) on September 15, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to review the results of environmental cooperation under the MOI guided by the 2018-2019 Plan of Action (POA). The United States and Singapore also expect to approve a new 2020-2021 POA. The meeting's virtual public session will be held on September 15, 2020, from 8:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). The U.S. Department of State invites interested organizations and members of the public to attend the virtual public session, and to submit written comments or suggestions regarding implementation of the POA, and any related issues that should be discussed at the meeting. If you would like to attend the virtual public session, please notify Brian Bedell at the email address listed below under the heading ADDRESSES. Specific sign-in instructions will be provided several days in advance of the virtual public session to those who request to attend. Please include your full name and any organization or group you represent. In preparing comments, submitters are encouraged to refer to: 2018-2019 POA, https://www.state.gov/remarks-and-releases- bureau-of-oceans-and-international-environmental-and-scientif ic- affairs/2018-2019-plan-of-action-for-environmental-cooperatio n-under- the-u-s-singapore-memorandum-of-intent-on-environmental-coope ration. U.S.-Singapore MOI, https://2001-2009.state.gov/g/oes/rls/ or/22193.htm.
Industry Advisory Group: Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2020-18890
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-27
Agency: Department of State
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-18532
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of State
Information in Secretariat Contact Records is used to facilitate Department communication with domestic and foreign interlocutors.
Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2020-18525
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone (Part 1)” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-18264
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone (Part 1)'' at the Asia Society Museum, New York, New York, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register. This notice supersedes the Federal Register notice that was published on March 17, 2020, page 15244 (volume 85, number 52).
Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-18262
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of State
We are issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time, and agenda for the next meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: Exhibition of One Bronze Statuette of Horse and Rider
Document Number: 2020-18261
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that one object being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with the foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in an exhibition within the ``Archaic and Classical Greek'' Gallery at The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is of cultural significance, and, further, that its temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned 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 Greece
Document Number: 2020-18256
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of State
Proposal to extend the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological and Byzantine Ecclesiastical Ethnological Material Through the 15th Century A.D. of the Hellenic Republic.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Department of State TechWomen Evaluation Survey
Document Number: 2020-17830
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status (J-Nonimmigrant)
Document Number: 2020-17813
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
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.
International Digital Economy and Telecommunication (IDET) Advisory Committee Solicitation of Applications for Membership
Document Number: 2020-17648
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
Agency: Department of State
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Communications and Information Policy, in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is accepting applications for membership on the International Digital Economy and Telecommunication (IDET) Advisory Committee, formerly known as the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC).
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Dora Maar” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-17290
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``Dora Maar'' at The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register. This notice supersedes the Federal Register notice that was published on March 5, 2020, on page 12957 (volume 85, number 44).
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Evaluation Division Monitoring Data for ECA (MODE) Framework Community of Practice Meeting Recording
Document Number: 2020-16799
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Department of State
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' (ECA) Evaluation Division invites current and potential award recipients to review the Community of Practice recording explaining ECA's new monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, the MODE Framework. The webinar can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iX6sZK- oK0&feature=youtu.be. All relevant MODE Framework information can be found online here: https://eca.state.gov/impact/eca-evaluation- division/monitoring-data-eca-mode-framework.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: State Assistance Management System (SAMS) Domestic Results Monitoring Module and NEA/AC Online Performance Reporting System (ACPRS)
Document Number: 2020-17053
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-05
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.
Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2020-17051
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Individual, Corporate or Foundation, and Government Donor Letter Applications
Document Number: 2020-16957
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
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: Medical History and Examination
Document Number: 2020-16853
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
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 the Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Title VIII) Advisory Committee Open Virtual Meeting
Document Number: 2020-16827
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-03
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), notice is hereby given to announce a public virtual meeting of the Title VIII Advisory Committee on Thursday, August 20, 2020.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-16715
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-03
Agency: Department of State
The ``Identity Management System (IDMS) Records, State-72'', which is being rescinded, contains information used to ensure the safety and security of Department of State facilities, systems, or information, and its occupants and users; verify that all persons entering federal facilities, using federal information resources, or accessing classified information are authorized to do so; and track and control PIV cards issued to persons entering and exiting the facilities, using systems, or accessing classified information.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evacuee Manifest and Promissory Note
Document Number: 2020-16600
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-31
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: Repatriation/Emergency Medical and Dietary Assistance Loan Application
Document Number: 2020-16594
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-31
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-16567
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend an existing system of records, Educational and Cultural Exchange Program Records, State-08. The information collected and maintained in this system is in keeping with the Department's mission to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange. The information may be used to aid in the identification, selection, and placement of individuals for educational and cultural exchange grants/cooperative agreements and programs, in the administration of such awards and programs, and in maintaining contact with current and former educational and cultural exchange participants.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Notification of Temporary Suspension, Modification, or Exception to Regulations
Document Number: 2020-15777
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is issuing this document to inform the public of an extension to certain temporary suspensions, modifications, and exceptions for the durations described herein to certain provisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) in order to provide for continued telework operations during the current SARS-COV2 public health emergency. These actions are taken in order to ensure continuity of operations within the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and among members of the regulated community.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Advisory Opinion
Document Number: 2020-16318
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
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.