Department of State March 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Schedule of Fees for Consular Services-Passport Security Surcharge
Document Number: 2021-06263
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State proposes an adjustment to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule of Fees) of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) based on the findings of the most recently approved update to the Cost of Service Model (CoSM). The CoSM is updated annually using a combination of costs, predicted workload, and level of effort data. The proposed adjustment will result in a more accurate alignment of the fees for consular services to the costs of providing those services. The notice proposes an increased amount for the passport security surcharge, from $60 to $80, which the Department will retain.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Claude & Francois-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-06213
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
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 ``Claude & Francois-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed'' at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 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 Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Cézanne: The Drawings” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-06212
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
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 ``C[eacute]zanne: The Drawings'' 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: TechGirls Evaluation
Document Number: 2021-06208
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
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 Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Last Supper in Pompeii: Food and Wine From the Table to the Grave” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-05952
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
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 ``Last Supper in Pompeii: Food and Wine from the Table to the Grave'' at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, 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 in the Federal Register.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Career Connections Evaluation
Document Number: 2021-05894
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-22
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.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Addition of Russia
Document Number: 2021-05530
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-18
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to include Russia in the list of enumerated countries with respect to which it is the policy of the United States to deny licenses and other approvals for exports and/or imports of defense articles and defense services, except as otherwise provided. This action reflects a policy determination made by the Secretary of State.
Determinations Regarding Use of Chemical Weapons by Russia Under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991
Document Number: 2021-05527
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-18
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State, acting under authority delegated pursuant to Executive Order 12851, has determined pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, that the Government of the Russian Federation has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals. In addition, the Secretary of State has determined and certified to Congress that it is essential to the national security interests of the United States to partially waive the application of the sanctions required under the Act with respect to foreign assistance, licenses for the export of items on the U.S. Munitions List (USML), and the licensing of national security- sensitive goods and technology. This document is a notice of the sanctions to be imposed pursuant to the Act, subject to these waivers.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Foreign Service Officer Test Registration Form
Document Number: 2021-05500
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data
Document Number: 2021-05479
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
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.
Designation of Iranian Individuals
Document Number: 2021-05057
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
Agency: Department of State
The State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that Majid Agha'i (Majid Aghaei) and Amjad Sazgar 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. The State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has additionally determined that Hamid Reza Ghadirian and Ahmad Asghari Shiva'i 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 by Iran, through activities that are contrary to Iran's JCPOA commitment that Iran will not engage in activities that could contribute to the development of a nuclear explosive device.
Designation of Individuals and Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13949 and Delegation to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security of Authorities in Executive Order 13949
Document Number: 2021-05053
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the authority in Section 1(a)(i) of Executive Order 13949, ``Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to the Conventional Arms Activities of Iran,'' the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), Iran's Defense Industries Organization (DIO), DIO Director Mehrdad Akhlaghi-Ketabchi, and Venezuela's nominal president Nicholas Maduro engage in activity that materially contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer, directly or indirectly, to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, including spare parts. The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has additionally determined that Iran's Marine Industries Organization (MIO), Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), and the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), engage in activity that materially contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer, directly or indirectly, to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, including spare parts. Additionally, by the virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of State, including Section 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act, as amended, the Secretary delegated to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security the functions conferred on the Secretary of State in Executive Order 13949 of September 21, 2020.
Designation of Individuals and Entities Pursuant to Section 1245 of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act (IFCA)
Document Number: 2021-05052
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State, pursuant to authority delegated by Presidential Memorandum of June 3, 2013, (``IFCA Delegation Memorandum''), has determined that Pamchel Trading Beijing Co. Ltd., Global Industrial and Engineering Supply Ltd., Kaifeng Pingmei New Carbon Materials Technology Co., Ltd, Hafez Darya Arya Shipping Company, Jiangyin Mascot Special Steel Co., Ltd, Iran Transfo Company, Zangan Distribution Transformer Company, Accenture Building Materials, Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Company (SAPID), Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), Mobarakeh Steel Company have engaged in sanctionable activity described in the Iran Freedom and Counter- Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA), and that certain sanctions are imposed as a result. The Secretary of State also determined that, for the purposes of Sections 6(a)(10) and (11), of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (ISA), Majid Sajdeh is a principal executive officer or person performing similar functions and with similar authorities of Hafez Darya Arya Shipping Company, that Mohammad Reza Modarres Khiabani is a principal executive officer, or person performing similar functions and with similar authorities, of IRISL, and that Hamidreza Azimian is a principal executive officer, or person performing similar functions and with similar authorities, of Mobarakeh Steel Company, and that certain sanctions are imposed as a result.
Notice of Department of State Sanctions Action Pursuant to the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA)
Document Number: 2021-05051
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
Agency: Department of State
On October 19, 2020, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo determined that each of Reach Holding Group (Shanghai) Company Ltd., Reach Shipping Lines, Delight Shipping Co., Ltd., Gracious Shipping Co. Ltd., Noble Shipping Co. Ltd., and Supreme Shipping Co. Ltd. met the criteria for sanctions set forth in section 1244(d)(1)(A) of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA), and selected sanctions described in section 6(a) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (ISA) to be imposed with respect to these persons. On the same date, Secretary Pompeo also determined that Eric Chen is a principal executive officer, or person performing similar functions and with similar authorities, of Reach Holding Group (Shanghai) Company Ltd. and Reach Shipping Lines, and that Daniel Y. He is a principal executive officer, or person performing similar functions and with similar authorities, of Reach Holding Group (Shanghai) Company Ltd. for the purposes of section 6(a)(11) of ISA, and selected sanctions described in section 6(a) of ISA to be imposed with respect to these persons.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-04982
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Nam June Paik” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-04632
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
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 ``Nam June Paik'' at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 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 in the Federal Register.