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

Delegation of Authority Sudan Claims Resolution Letters
Document Number: 2021-21318
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Department of State
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Temporary Update to Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus) Country Policy; Extension of Effective Period
Document Number: 2021-21255
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is extending the effective period of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) temporary modification to allow the temporary removal of prohibitions on exports, reexports, retransfers, and temporary imports of non-lethal defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in the Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus) through September 30, 2022, unless modified.
Update on Report to Congress Pursuant to Section 353(d)(1)(A) of the United States-Northern Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act
Document Number: 2021-20821
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Department of State
This document provides an update to the State Department's report to Congress regarding foreign persons who have knowingly engaged in actions that undermine democratic processes or institutions, significant corruption, or obstruction of such corruption in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras pursuant to Section 353(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2021.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20739
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Van Eyck to Mondrian: 300 Years of Collecting in Dresden” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-20732
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Van Eyck to Mondrian: 300 Years of Collecting in Dresden'' at 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.
Imposition of Additional Sanctions on Russia Under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991; Correction
Document Number: 2021-20645
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a document in the Federal Register of September 7, 2021, concerning sanctions and waivers under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991. One of the sanctions measures included an incorrect citation to the U.S. Munitions Import List.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic Choice of Address and Agent
Document Number: 2021-20472
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-20391
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
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 ``Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City'' at the Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee, 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: “Afro-Atlantic Histories” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-20389
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
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 ``Afro-Atlantic Histories'' at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia; 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.
Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Additional Meeting Agenda Item
Document Number: 2021-20339
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
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 5, 6, and 8, 2021.
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.