Department of State 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Visas: Ineligibility Based on Public Charge Grounds
Document Number: 2021-25038
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-17
Agency: Department of State
On October 11, 2019, the Department of State (``the Department'') published an interim final rule (``IFR'') regarding visa ineligibility on public charge grounds and accepted public comments on the rule through November 12, 2019. Given the many changed circumstances since publication of the IFR, the Department is soliciting additional information from the public by reopening the public comment period for an additional 60 days.
International Digital Economy and Telecommunication (IDET) Advisory Committee Solicitation of Applications for Membership
Document Number: 2021-24816
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of State
The Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Communications and Information Policy, in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, is accepting applications for membership on the International Digital Economy and Telecommunication (IDET) Advisory Committee, formerly known as the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC).
30-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: 2021-24811
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
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 30 days for public comment.
Advisory Committee on International Law
Document Number: 2021-24761
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of State
Department of State Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2021-24552
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles From the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-24536
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha'' at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-24303
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Department of State
This system of records compiles information used in the adjudication of U.S. visas.
Certification of Mexico
Document Number: 2021-24210
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Department of State
On October 21, 2021, the Department of State certified to Congress that Mexico's turtle excluder device (TED) program was determined to again be comparable to the United States program. Wild- caught shrimp harvested in Mexico is again eligible to enter the United States in accordance with Section 609(b)(2)(A) and (B).
Visas: Nonimmigrant Visas
Document Number: 2021-24045
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (Department) is amending its regulation governing nonimmigrant visas by amending its rules to remove references to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and replace them with references to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Picasso: Painting the Blue Period” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-23902
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-03
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 ``Picasso: Painting the Blue Period'' at The Phillips Collection, 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Six DDTC Information Collections
Document Number: 2021-23756
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: MyTravelGov
Document Number: 2021-23726
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
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: “Andy Warhol, Lifetimes” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-23723
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
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 ``Andy Warhol, Lifetimes'' at the Aspen Museum of Art, Aspen, Colorado, 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: Addition of Ethiopia and Amendment to Eritrea Country Policy
Document Number: 2021-23450
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add and update entries for Ethiopia and Eritrea, respectively. These changes codify that it is the policy of the United States to deny licenses and other approvals for exports of defense articles and defense services to certain end-users in those countries as described herein.
Notice of Public Meeting of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board; Correction
Document Number: 2021-23455
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a document in the Federal Register of October 6, 2021, concerning the notice of a public meeting of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board. The notice was missing the registration hyperlink.
Schedule of Fees for Consular Services-Passport Security Surcharge
Document Number: 2021-23449
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Department of State
This rule adopts as final the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2021. This final rule adjusts the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule of Fees) by increasing the passport book security surcharge (PSS) from $60 to $80. This increase reflects increases in security-related costs for processing passports attributed to the PSS. Increases in security- related costs are largely due to a 37 percent increase in compensation costs for passport adjudicators and enhanced printing technology costs for the Next Generation (NextGen) passport book. Based on FY 2022 projections of 15.9 million passport products for which the PSS is included as part of the overall fee (passport books, and passport books and card combinations), the Department anticipates an additional $318 million in revenue. The Department retains all PSS revenue, and it is used to cover the costs associated with passport application processing that support enhanced border security. The adjustment will result in a more accurate alignment of the fees for consular services to the costs of providing the services.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Mixpantli: Space, Time, and the Indigenous Origins of Mexico” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-23410
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
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 ``Mixpantli: Space, Time, and the Indigenous Origins of Mexico'' 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: “Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-22794
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
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 ``Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain'' at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 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.
Determination Under Section 7014(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020
Document Number: 2021-22775
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 7014(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020 (FY 2020 SFOAA), and Department of State Delegation of Authority 513, I hereby determine that a significant change in circumstances makes it unlikely that the following funds specifically designated for particular programs or activities by the FY 2020 SFOAA or any other Act can be obligated during the original periods of availability of such funds: $126,926,815 in the Economic Support Fund (ESF) account; $5,000,000 in the Global Health Programs (GHP)USAID account; $14,000,000 in the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) account; and $18,000,000 in the Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs (NADR) account. This determination shall be published in the Federal Register and, along with the accompanying Memorandum of Justification, shall be transmitted to Congress.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2021-22551
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-18
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “The Greek Bible and Cultural Heritage of the Ecumenical Patriarchate” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-22528
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-15
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``The Greek Bible and Cultural Heritage of the Ecumenical Patriarchate'' 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: “Gillian Wearing: Wearing Masks” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-22192
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-13
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 ``Gillian Wearing: Wearing Masks'' at the Solomon R. Guggenheim 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 Conservation, Scientific Research, and Display in Three Exhibitions-Nine Medieval Devotional Objects
Document Number: 2021-21974
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary conservation, scientific research, and exhibition or display in the exhibitions ``Transcending Time,'' ``Mary,'' and ``Passion for Collecting'' at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary conservation, scientific research, 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: “Hall of Ancient Egypt” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-21973
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-08
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 owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Hall of Ancient Egypt'' at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Through Vincent's Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-21972
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-08
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 owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Through Vincent's Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources'' at the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, 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.
Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act; Validity of Visa
Document Number: 2021-21249
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-07
Agency: Department of State
This final rule replaces an outdated form name and number with a revised form name and number used for processing exchange visitor visas and updates the agency responsible for maintaining the form.
Notice of Public Meeting of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 2021-21799
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of State announces that the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) will be holding a virtual meeting of the full board. The meeting will be open to the public; a public comment session will be held during the meeting. Pre-registration is required for both public participation and comment.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “The Hare with Amber Eyes” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-21712
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
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 ``The Hare with Amber Eyes'' 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Wealth & Beauty: Pier Francesco Foschi and Painting in Renaissance Florence” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-21711
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
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 ``Wealth & Beauty: Pier Francesco Foschi and Painting in Renaissance Florence'' at the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Staging Injustice. Italian Art 1880-1917” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-21710
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
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 ``Staging Injustice. Italian Art 1880-1917'' at the Center for Italian 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: “Modern Architecture in South Asia: The Project of Decolonization (1947-1985)” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-21709
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
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 ``Modern Architecture in South Asia: The Project of Decolonization (1947-1985)'' 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: “Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France” Exhibition
Document Number: 2021-21708
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
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 ``Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France'' at the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia; 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-21551
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Department of State
The ``Overseas Records, State-25'', which is being rescinded, contains information used to provide services to individuals having reason to interact with a U.S. post overseas.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Rescission of Statutory Debarment of Dennis Haag Under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2021-21372
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has rescinded the statutory debarment of Dennis Haag included in Federal Register notice of April 25, 2018.
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.