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Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-00795
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-18
Agency: Department of State
Biennial Review Under the United States-Singapore Memorandum of Intent on Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2018-00700
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-17
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State is providing notice that the United States and Singapore intend to hold a biennial review under the Memorandum of Intent between the United States of America and the Republic of Singapore on Cooperation in Environmental Matters (MOI) on January 19, 2018. The purpose of the meeting is to review the results of environmental cooperation under the MOI guided by the 2016-2017 Plan of Action (POA). The United States and Singapore also expect to approve a new 2018-2019 POA. The meeting's public session will be held on January 19, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., at the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, 40 Scotts Road, #24-00, Level 23, Environment Building, Singapore 228231, Tel: (65) 6731 9000. The U.S. Department of State invites interested organizations and members of the public to attend the public session, and to submit in advance written comments or suggestions regarding implementation of the POA, and any issues that should be discussed at the meeting. If you would like to attend the public session, please notify Tiffany Prather at the email address listed below under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and any organization or group you represent. In preparing comments, submitters are encouraged to refer to: 2016-2017 POA, https://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/ singapore/246192.htm Other useful documents are available at: https://www.state.gov/e/ oes/eqt/trade/singapore/index.htm.
Notice of Change of Ownership of Permit Holder of Presidential Permit for Express Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2018-00648
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of a change in ownership of Express Pipeline LLC (``Express US''), which owns, operates, and maintains pipeline facilities (``Express Pipeline'') authorized under a Presidential permit issued on July 9, 2015 (80 FR 45695).
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions 1965-2016” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-00644
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions 1965-2016,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about March 31, 2018, until on or about July 22, 2018, at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about September 30, 2018, until on or about January 6, 2019, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Borrego Pipeline Presidential Permit Application, Webb County, Texas
Document Number: 2018-00472
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (Department) is advising the public that on January 3, 2018, the Department approved a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) for the Borrego Pipeline Presidential Permit Application.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-00402
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, New York, from on or about February 14, 2018, until on or about May 13, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Second Buddha: Master of Time” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-00223
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Second Buddha: Master of Time,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about February 2, 2018, until on or about January 7, 2019, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, from on or about February 9, 2019, until on or about May 19, 2019, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Additional Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-00172
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-09
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World'' (initially entitled ``EgyptGreeceRome: Cultures in Contact''), imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit objects at The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about March 27, 2018, until on or about September 9, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Alberto Savinio” Exhibition
Document Number: 2018-00171
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-09
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be included in the ongoing exhibition ``Alberto Savinio,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Center for Italian Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about January 11, 2018, until on or about May 30, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-28462
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-04
Agency: Department of State
Department of State 2018 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment
Document Number: 2017-28395
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-03
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 2017 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Foreign Diplomatic Services Applications (FDSA)
Document Number: 2017-28075
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
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 Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-28020
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about March 13, 2018, until on or about June 24, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Mirroring China's Past: Emperors, Scholars, and Their Bronzes” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-28019
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Mirroring China's Past: Emperors, Scholars, and Their Bronzes,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, from on or about February 25, 2018, until on or about May 13, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-28018
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about January 30, 2018, until on or about May 13, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “A Queen's Treasure at Versailles: Marie-Antoinette's Japanese Lacquer” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-28017
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``A Queen's Treasure at Versailles: Marie-Antoinette's Japanese Lacquer,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Malibu, California, from on or about January 23, 2018, until on or about January 6, 2019, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-28016
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida, from on or about January 20, 2018, until on or about April 8, 2018, at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, from on or about May 12, 2018, until on or about August 5, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Jasper Johns: `Something Resembling Truth' ” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-27921
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that two objects to be included in the exhibition ``Jasper Johns: `Something Resembling Truth,' '' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Broad, Los Angeles, California, from on or about February 10, 2018, until on or about May 13, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Request for Information for the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report
Document Number: 2017-27647
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (``the Department'') requests written information to assist in reporting on the degree to which the United States and foreign governments meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons (``minimum standards'') that are prescribed by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended (``TVPA''). This information will assist in the preparation of the Trafficking in Persons Report (``TIP Report'') that the Department submits annually to the U.S. Congress on government efforts to meet the minimum standards. Foreign governments that do not meet the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so may be subject to restrictions on nonhumanitarian, nontrade-related foreign assistance from the United States, as defined by the TVPA. Submissions must be made in writing to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State by January 31, 2018. Please refer to the Addresses, Scope of Interest, and Information Sought sections of this Notice for additional instructions on submission requirements.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-27620
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about February 7, 2018, until on or about May 20, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-27619
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that twenty-four objects to be included in the exhibition ``Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about May 10, 2018, until on or about October 8, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Training/Internship Placement Plan
Document Number: 2017-27384
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-20
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 Issuance of a Presidential Permit to the State of North Dakota
Document Number: 2017-27341
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-20
Agency: Department of State
The Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, acting pursuant to delegated authorities, issued a Presidential permit to the State of North Dakota on October 24, 2017, authorizing the State of North Dakota to construct, connect, operate, and maintain the existing POE border- crossing facilities at the U.S.-Canada border in Pembina County, North Dakota. In accordance with Executive Order 11432 (August 16, 1968) as amended, the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs determined that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27253
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Inventur-Art in Germany, 1943-55” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-27252
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``InventurArt in Germany, 1943-55,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from on or about February 9, 2018, until on or about June 3, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-27044
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Ten Americans: After Paul Klee” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-27041
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Ten Americans: After Paul Klee,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Phillips Collection, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about February 3, 2018, until on or about May 6, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Passports
Document Number: 2017-26751
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Department of State
This proposed rule provides various changes and updates to the Department of State passport rules. The proposed rule incorporates statutory passport denial and revocation requirements for certain convicted sex offenders. It notes that, notwithstanding the legal bases for denial or revocation of a passport, the Department may issue a passport for direct return to the United States. It sets out the Department's procedures for denying and cancelling Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. Finally, the proposed rule provides additional information relating to the conduct of review hearings.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic Medical Examination for Visa Applicant
Document Number: 2017-26860
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: FLO Professional Development Fellowship (PDF) Application
Document Number: 2017-26827
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-26752
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-12
Agency: Department of State
The purpose of the Email Archive Management Records system is to capture all emails and attachments that interact with a Department of State email account and to store them in a secure repository that allows for search, retrieval, and view when necessary.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-26750
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-12
Agency: Department of State
This System of Records compiles information about Department of State user accounts to monitor and control access to Department of State networks and computer systems.
Department of State Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2017-26712
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-12
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (DOS) is amending the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR) to add notice that the Department has an agreement with the Defense Contract Audit Agency, and to provide a procedural correction.
Department of State Acquisition Regulation
Document Number: 2017-26711
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-12
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (DOS) is amending the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR) to provide new guidance prescribing more stringent safety requirements for certain overseas construction and services projects.
Determination of Use of Emergency Reserve Fund
Document Number: 2017-26601
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to section 7058(c)(1) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Appropriations Act, 2015 (Div. J, Pub. L. 115-31), notice is hereby given that, on October 30, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson determined that it is in the national interest to make up to $5.5 million available from the Emergency Reserve Fund to respond to an emerging health threat that poses severe risks to human health in Madagascar and, if the outbreak spreads beyond Madagascar, in any newly affected countries.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-26366
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Plato” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-26294
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-06
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that two objects to be included in the exhibition ``Plato,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Malibu, California, from on or about April 18, 2018, until on or about September 3, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Additional Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Arts of Islamic Lands: Masterpieces From The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-26293
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-06
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Arts of Islamic Lands: Masterpieces from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit objects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas, from on or about January 20, 2018, until on or about January 20, 2023, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Rome: City and Empire” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-26231
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-06
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Rome: City and Empire,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, from on or about February 23, 2018, until on or about May 28, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.