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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.
Notice of Department of State Sanctions Actions on Hong Kong Normalization
Document Number: 2021-16530
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-03
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State has imposed sanctions on seven individuals pursuant to Executive Order 13936, the President's Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Six Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) Information Collections
Document Number: 2021-16357
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on these collections from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collections to OMB.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Conservation and Display in “Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-15964
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
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 conservation and display in the exhibition ``Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art'' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary conservation and 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: “Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians-The Mohammed Afkhami Collection” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-15963
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
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 ``Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary PersiansThe Mohammed Afkhami Collection'' at the Asia Society, 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: “Joan Mitchell” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-15962
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
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 ``Joan Mitchell'' at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, 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: 2021-15961
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
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 Whitney Museum of American 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 Object Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Great Hall Installation: Maya Art” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-15960
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
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 ``Great Hall Installation: Maya Art'' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, 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; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-15959
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
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 ``Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s'' at The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, 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: Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) Photographic Identification Card Application
Document Number: 2021-15917
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
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: “Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-15393
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-20
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 ``Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art'' at The Jewish 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.
Department of State FY 2019 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2021-15278
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-19
Agency: Department of State
Acting in compliance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010, the Department of State is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2019 Service Contract Inventory. The FY 2019 Service Contract Inventory includes the FY 2019 Planned Analysis, and the FY 2018 Meaningful Analysis.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Petition To Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad
Document Number: 2021-14825
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-13
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.
U.S. Stakeholder; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-14803
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-13
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (Department) will host a virtual, open, U.S. stakeholders meeting, with remote participation only, to share information and obtain U.S. stakeholder input about the possible launch of negotiations to develop a global instrument to address ocean plastic pollution. There will be no in-person option for this meeting.
Report to Congress Pursuant to Section 353(d)(1)(A) of the United States-Northern Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act
Document Number: 2021-14515
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Department of State
This document outlines 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600-1750” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-14491
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
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 ``A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600-1750'' at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, 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.
Renewal of International Security Advisory Board Charter
Document Number: 2021-14189
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State announces the renewal of the Charter for the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB). The purpose of the Secretary's International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) is to provide the Department with a continuing source of independent insight, advice, and innovation on all aspects of arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, outer space, critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, the national security aspects of emerging technologies, and international security, as well as related aspects of public diplomacy. The ISAB will remain in existence for two years after the filing date of the Charter unless terminated or renewed.
Department of State Acquisition Regulation; Access to Contractor Records
Document Number: 2021-13740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (DOS) is proposing an amendment to the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR), to add a new contract clause relating to Department requests for examination of contractor records.
Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Emergency Review: Affidavit of Relationship for Minors Who Are Nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras
Document Number: 2021-13821
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection request described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of this notice is to allow for public comment from all interested individuals and organizations. Emergency review and approval of this collection has been requested from OMB by 30 days from submission. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. The Department plans to follow this emergency request with a submission for a 3-year approval through OMB's normal PRA clearance process.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Titian: Women, Myth and Power” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-13819
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-29
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 ``Titian: Women, Myth and Power'' at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 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.
Department of State Acquisition Regulation; Safety Requirements
Document Number: 2021-13739
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (DOS) is adopting as final an interim rule amending the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR) to provide new guidance prescribing more stringent safety requirements for certain overseas construction and services projects.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2021-13414
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State announces the renewal of the charter of the Overseas Schools Advisory Council in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The main objectives of the Council are: (a) To advise the Department of State regarding matters of policy and funding for the overseas schools; (b) To help the overseas schools become showcases for excellence in education; (c) To help make service abroad more attractive to American citizens who have school-age children, both in the business community and in Government; (d) To identify methods to mitigate risks to American private sector interests worldwide.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Of Gods and Glamour” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-13355
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
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 its foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Of Gods and Glamour'' at the Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, 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 Department of State-Delisting Sanctioned Entities
Document Number: 2021-13241
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State has determined to terminate the sanctions that were imposed, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13846, on Aoxing Ship Management (Shanghai) Ltd and Sea Charming Shipping Company Limited and remove those entities from the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List) maintained by the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Paintings, Politics and the Monuments Men: The Berlin Masterpieces in America” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-13363
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Paintings, Politics and the Monuments Men: The Berlin Masterpieces in America'' at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.
Clean Energy Resources Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-12838
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Magna Carta: Tyranny. Justice. Liberty.” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-12469
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
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 ``Magna Carta: Tyranny. Justice. Liberty.'' at the Museum of the Bible, Washington, District of Columbia, 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: “Surrealism Beyond Borders” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-12468
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
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 ``Surrealism Beyond Borders'' 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.