Department of State 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Visas: Immigrant Visas
Document Number: 2021-20020
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (``Department'') seeks public comments identifying barriers that impede access to, and fair, efficient adjudication of, immigration benefits, and recommendations on how to remove those barriers, and identifying any Department actions that fail to promote access to the legal immigration system.
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: 2021-19837
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
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: Application for a U.S. Passport
Document Number: 2021-19835
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
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: U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals
Document Number: 2021-19832
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
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 60 days for public comment.
Exchange Visitor Program-Sanctions; Notifications
Document Number: 2021-19746
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (Department) is amending existing Exchange Visitor Program regulations governing the manner in which the Department may accomplish service of a notice to a sponsor that is the subject of a sanction action, to include electronic mail (email) as an acceptable method of providing written notice.
Proposal To Extend and Amend Cultural Property Agreement Between the United States and Cyprus
Document Number: 2021-19671
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Department of State
Proposal to extend and amend the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Pre-Classical and Classical Archaeological Objects and Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Period Ecclesiastical and Ritual Ethnological Materials.
Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-19670
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State announces the location, date, time, and agenda for the next meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee. The Cultural Property Advisory Committee (``the Committee'') will meet October 5, 6, and 8, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT) via videoconference. The Committee will hold an open session on October 5, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT), which will last approximately one hour. Participation: You may participate in the open session by videoconference. To participate, visit http:// culturalheritage.state.gov for information on how to access the meeting. Please submit any request for reasonable accommodation not later than September 28, 2021, by contacting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at culprop@state.gov. It may not be possible to accommodate requests made after that date. Comments: The Committee will review your written comment if it is received by September 26, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (EST). You are not required to submit a written comment in order to make an oral comment in the open session. You may submit written comments in two ways, depending on whether they contain privileged or confidential information: [ssquf] Electronic Comments: For ordinary comments, please use http://www.regulations.gov, enter the docket DOS-2021-0032 and follow the prompts to submit your comments. [ssquf] Email Comments: For comments that contain privileged or confidential information (within the meaning of 19 U.S.C. 2605(i)(1)), please email submissions to culprop@state.gov. Include ``Cyprus'' and/ or ``Peru'' in the subject line, as appropriate.
Proposal To Extend Cultural Property Agreement Between the United States and Peru
Document Number: 2021-19669
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Department of State
Proposal to extend the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Peru Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Hispanic Cultures and Certain Ethnological Material from the Colonial Period of Peru.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-19554
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
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 ``Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction'' at The Museum of Modern Art, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “City of Cinema: Paris 1850-1907” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-19551
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
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 ``City of Cinema: Paris 1850-1907'' at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: Three Van Gogh-Related Exhibitions
Document Number: 2021-19548
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
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 ``Van Gogh and the Olive Groves'' at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; in the exhibition ``Van Gogh and Landscapes'' at the Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio; in the exhibition ``Van Gogh in America'' at the Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan; 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-19546
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
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 ``Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror'' at the Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “André Kertész: Postcards From Paris” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-19547
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
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 ``Andr[eacute] Kert[eacute]sz: Postcards from Paris'' at the Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration
Document Number: 2021-19438
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen U.S. Passport Book and/or Card
Document Number: 2021-18829
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
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 30 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Imposition of Additional Sanctions on Russia Under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991
Document Number: 2021-19117
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Department of State
On March 2, 2021, the Secretary of State, acting under authority delegated pursuant to Executive Order 12851, determined pursuant to section 306(a) of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act), 22 U.S.C. 5604(a), that the Government of the Russian Federation used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals. Notice of this determination was published on March 18, 2021 in the Federal Register, under Public Notice 11374, which resulted in sanctions against Russia. Section 307(b) of the CBW Act, requires a decision within three months of March 2, 2021 regarding whether Russia has met certain conditions described in the law. Additional sanctions on Russia are required if these conditions are not met. Russia has not met the CBW Act's conditions and the Deputy Secretary of State has decided to impose additional sanctions on Russia on August 20, 2021.
Notification of the Fourteenth CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting
Document Number: 2021-19060
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are providing notice that the parties to CAFTA-DR intend to hold the fourteenth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the Council) established under Chapter 17 (Environment Chapter) of that agreement in a virtual meeting on October 14, 2021, hosted by Costa Rica. The Department of State and Office of the United States Trade Representative also invite written comments or suggestions regarding topics to be discussed at the Council meeting to be submitted no later than September 23, 2021. When preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to Chapter 17 of the CAFTA-DR and to the CAFTA-DR Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA) (documents available at https://www.state.gov/key-topics-office-of-environmental-qual ity-and- transboundary-issues/current-trade-agreements-with-environmen tal- chapters/#cafta-dr and https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/environment/ bilateral-and-regional-trade-agreements). Instructions on how to submit comments are under the heading ADDRESSES.
United States Passports Invalid for Travel to, in, or Through the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
Document Number: 2021-19140
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Department of State
On September 1, 2017, all U.S. 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, 2019, and 2020. This notice extends the restriction until August 31, 2022, unless extended or revoked by the Secretary of State.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Woman Artists in Italy, 1500-1800” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-18668
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
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 ``By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Woman Artists in Italy, 1500-1800'' at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Turner's Modern World” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-18627
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
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 ``Turner's Modern World'' at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, the Museum of Arts, Boston, in Boston, Massachusetts, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Piranesi on the Page” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-18626
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
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 its foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Piranesi on the Page'' at the Princeton University Library, Princeton, New Jersey, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Additional Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Surrealism Beyond Borders” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-18625
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Department of State
On June 15, 2021, notice was published on page 31779 of the Federal Register (volume 86, number 113) of determinations pertaining to certain objects to be included in an exhibition entitled ``Surrealism Beyond Borders.'' Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that two additional objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the aforesaid exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 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.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR): Continued Temporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions List
Document Number: 2021-18544
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
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 Category XI of the United States Munitions List (USML).
Notice of Department of State Sanctions Actions Sanctions Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria
Document Number: 2021-18477
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State has imposed sanctions on three individuals pursuant to E.O. 13894, Sanctions Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria.
Notice of Determinations; Additional Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Rubens: Picturing Antiquity” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-18447
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Department of State
On September 24, 2020, notice was published on page 60280 of the Federal Register (volume 85, number 186) of determinations pertaining to one object to be included in an exhibition entitled ``Rubens: Picturing Antiquity.'' Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain additional objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the aforesaid exhibition at The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member
Document Number: 2021-18361
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
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 Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2021-18227
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Department of State
Industry Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2021-18224
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-18158
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
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 owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt'' at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Holbein: Capturing Character” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-18157
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
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 ``Holbein: Capturing Character'' at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, The Morgan Library & 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Overseas U.S. Citizen Vital Records Services
Document Number: 2021-18149
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
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.
Title Bureau of International Organization Affairs Stakeholder Listening Session in Preparation for the September 2021 UN Food Systems Summit
Document Number: 2021-17889
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO)which is responsible for coordinating the U.S. government's engagement in the UN Food Systems Summit in September 2021will hold an informal Stakeholder Listening Session, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, on Friday, September 3, 2021, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET. The listening session will be held virtually, and the meeting link will be shared with registered participants prior to the session.
Ninth Summit of the Americas Leaders Meeting
Document Number: 2021-17852
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-20
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Authentication Service in the United States
Document Number: 2021-17705
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-18
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: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Evaluation
Document Number: 2021-17627
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-17
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 Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-17249
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer'' at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Art Along the Rivers: A Bicentennial Celebration” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-17245
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Art Along the Rivers: A Bicentennial Celebration'' at Saint Louis Art Museum, at Saint Louis, Missouri, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-17243
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs'' at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, in Houston, Texas, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, in San Francisco, 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.
Foreign Affairs Policy Board Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2021-16987
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-10
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of State hereby provides notice of the renewal of the charter of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board (``the Board''). The Foreign Affairs Policy Board provides the Secretary of State with advice, feedback, and perspectives from a diverse array of experts to advance the Department's mission and help root American foreign policy in the needs and aspirations of the American people. The Board's activities are advisory only.
Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement
Document Number: 2021-16971
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-10
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that a number of foreign persons have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act. The Act provides for penalties on foreign entities and individuals for the transfer to or acquisition from Iran since January 1, 1999; the transfer to or acquisition from Syria since January 1, 2005; or the transfer to or acquisition from North Korea since January 1, 2006, of goods, services, or technology controlled under multilateral control lists (Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group, Chemical Weapons Convention, Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement) or otherwise having the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or cruise or ballistic missile systems. The latter category includes (a) items of the same kind as those on multilateral lists but falling below the control list parameters when it is determined that such items have the potential of making a material contribution to WMD or cruise or ballistic missile systems, (b) items on U.S. national control lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists, and (c) other items with the potential of making such a material contribution when added through case-by-case decisions.
Passports: Proposed Rule Allowing Passport Applicants Eligible To Apply By Mail for Renewal of Passports the Additional Option To Apply On-Line
Document Number: 2021-16928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-09
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to Department regulations, the renewal of a U.S. passport must meet certain requirements to qualify for submission of an application by mail. The Department proposes to amend this rule by allowing qualified applicants the option of submitting renewal applications by mail or online via the Department's official website. This amendment will provide more flexibility for the renewal applicant, improve the customer experience, and eliminate the added burden, time, and cost to the customer by providing the on-line option as an alternative to the mail in process.