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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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Entry Into Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program
Document Number: 2021-03812
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
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: “Soutine/de Kooning: Conversations in Paint” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-03638
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-22
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 ``Soutine/de Kooning: Conversations in Paint'' at The Barnes Foundation, 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental SIV Chief of Mission Application
Document Number: 2021-03473
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-22
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 and implementing OMB guidance, 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.
Visas: Eligibility for Diplomatic and Official Visas
Document Number: 2021-02552
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Department of State
This rule is promulgated for two reasons: To revise the definition of ``equivalent of a diplomatic passport'' to include non- national passports issued by a competent authority other than a foreign government and as designated by the Secretary of State; and to clarify the categories of nonimmigrants who may be eligible for a ``diplomatic type'' or ``official type'' visa, irrespective of the nonimmigrant visa classification. These technical revisions provide greater clarity and consistency with existing U.S. law and practices regarding the entities that the United States considers eligible to issue travel documents and the individuals who may qualify for ``diplomatic type'' or ``official type'' visas, irrespective of the nonimmigrant visa classification.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2021-03122
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Department of State
The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Department of State give notice that the attached Notifications of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses were submitted to the Congress on the dates indicated. Four notifications inadvertently omitted a date from their letters, but all were confirmed to have been submitted to the Congress on August 1, 2020. Where that occurred, the date has been added within brackets to the letters reproduced here.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Projects: Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-02470
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-08
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 ``Projects: Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill'' at the Museum of Modern Art's Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Gallery, in 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: “Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-02469
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-08
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 ``Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris'' at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, at 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.
30 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants
Document Number: 2021-02413
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-05
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 and implementing OMB guidance, 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.
Report to Congress Pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13 NDAA)
Document Number: 2021-02377
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-05
Agency: Department of State
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, (also known as the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA)), as delegated by Presidential Memorandum of June 3, 2013 (``IFCA Delegation Memorandum''), requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees every 180 days that contains a determination with respect to: (1) Whether Iran is (A) using any of the materials described in IFCA as a medium for barter, swap, or any other exchange or transaction, or (B) listing any of such materials as assets of the Government of Iran for purposes of the national balance sheet of Iran; (2) which sectors of the economy of Iran are controlled directly or indirectly by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); and (3) which of the materials described in subsection (d) are used in connection with the nuclear, military, or ballistic missile programs of Iran. Materials described are graphite, raw or semi-finished metals such as aluminum and steel, coal, and software for integrating industrial processes.
Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-02371
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-05
Agency: Department of State
We are issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time, and agenda for the next meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
Proposal To Extend and Amend Cultural Property Agreement Between the United States and Egypt
Document Number: 2021-02369
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-05
Agency: Department of State
Proposal to extend and amend the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Notice of Department of State Sanctions Actions on Hong Kong Normalization
Document Number: 2021-02367
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-05
Agency: Department of State
The Secretary of State has imposed sanctions on six individuals pursuant to the President's Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-02157
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-02
Agency: Department of State
Department of State 2021 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment
Document Number: 2021-00668
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-02
Agency: Department of State
This final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The revised CMP adjusts the amount of civil monetary penalties assessed by the Department of State based on the December 2020 guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. The new amounts will apply only to those penalties assessed on or after the effective date of this rule, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Calder-Picasso” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-01920
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
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 ``CalderPicasso'' at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young, San Francisco, California, at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas, 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.