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Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit to NuStar Logistics, L.P.
Document Number: 2017-11812
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-07
Agency: Department of State
The Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs issued a Presidential permit to NuStar Logistics, L.P. (``NuStar'') on May 30, 2017, authorizing NuStar to operate and maintain existing pipeline facilities (``Existing Burgos pipeline facilities'') at the U.S.-Mexico border near Edinburg, Texas for the transport of refined petroleum products, including naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas, natural gas liquids, jet fuel, regular and premium gasoline, and diesel. In accordance with Executive Order 13337 (April 30, 2004), the Acting Assistant Secretary determined that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-11811
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-07
Agency: Department of State
Diplomatic Security Request for Higher Maximum Uniform Allotment
Document Number: 2017-11729
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-07
Agency: Department of State
This is a notice that the Department of State (DOS) is establishing a higher initial maximum uniform allowance to procure and issue uniform items for special agent personnel within the Office of Mobile Security Deployments (DS/T/MSD). This action is pursuant to the authority granted to the DOS by 5 CFR 591.104, which states that an agency may establish one or more initial maximum uniform allowance rates greater than the government-wide maximum uniform allowance rate established under 5 CFR 591.103.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-11692
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-06
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257-1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Crist[oacute]bal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque,'' 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 July 17, 2017, until on or about October 15, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Issuance of Presidential Permit to the Otay Water District To Construct, Connect, Operate, and Maintain Cross-Border Water Pipeline Facilities for the Importation of Desalinated Seawater at the International Boundary Between the United States and Mexico in San Diego County, California
Document Number: 2017-11675
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-06
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State issued a Presidential permit to the Otay Water District (the District) on May 16, 2017, authorizing the District to construct, connect, operate, and maintain cross-border water pipeline facilities for the importation of desalinated seawater at the international boundary between the United States and Mexico in San Diego County, California. In making this determination, the Department provided public notice of the proposed permit, offered the opportunity for comment, and consulted with other federal agencies, as required by Executive Order 11423, as amended.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892-1897” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-11645
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-06
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257-1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892-1897'' 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 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, from on or about June 30, 2017, until on or about October 4, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-11480
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-05
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State will hold an information session regarding issues related to a July United Nations meeting concerning marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
Notice of Environmental Impact Statement; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2017-11264
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-01
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (Department) is withdrawing the April 15, 2016, Federal Register Notice, which announced its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations found at 40 CFR 1500- 1508), to evaluate potential impacts from the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of a proposed new 20-inch diameter pipeline and associated infrastructure in North Dakota that would export crude oil from the United States to Canada. On May 16, 2017, the applicant, Upland Pipeline, LLC, requested that the Department pause its review of the company's application for a Presidential permit until further notice.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Ancient Bodies: Archaeological Perspectives on Mesoamerican Figurines” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-11125
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257-1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Ancient Bodies: Archaeological Perspectives on Mesoamerican Figurines,'' 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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about July 1, 2017, until on or about February 4, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, 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 Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-11124
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257-1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage,'' 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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about July 31, 2017, until on or about January 7, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, 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 Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Helena Almeida: Work is never finished” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-11123
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257-1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Helena Almeida: Work is never finished,'' 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 Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, from on or about June 29, 2017, until on or about September 4, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, 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 Advisory Opinion
Document Number: 2017-10949
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
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. We are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Notice of Receipt of Express Pipeline LLC (Express US) Notification for Maintaining a Presidential Permit to Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2017-10685
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (``Department'') has received from Enbridge Inc. (``Enbridge'') notice that Enbridge has acquired the entities that own Express Pipeline LLC (``Express US''), which owns, operates and maintains pipeline facilities (``Express Pipeline'') authorized under a Presidential permit issued to Express US on July 9, 2015. Express US will continue to own, operate, and maintain the Express Pipeline as well as hold the Presidential permit. Interested parties are invited to submit comments within 30 days of the publication date of this notice on http://www.regulations.gov with regard to whether maintaining a Presidential permit for the Express Pipeline would be in the national interest in light of the change in control of the existing border facility.
Notification of the Next Cafta-Dr Environmental Affairs Council Meeting
Document Number: 2017-10659
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are providing notice that the parties to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) intend to hold the eleventh meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the Council) established under Chapter 17 (Environment) of that agreement in San Jos[eacute], Costa Rica, on June 21 and 22, 2017.
Notice of Partner Vetting System Pilot Program Meeting on May 31, 2017
Document Number: 2017-10418
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of State
Notice is hereby given of a meeting on completion of the congressionally mandated Partner Vetting System (PVS) pilot program.
Notice; Call for Expert Reviewers
Document Number: 2017-10214
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Department of State
The United States Government encourages relevant experts to provide comments to the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on six assessments related to biodiversity and ecosystem services: Four regional assessments, one global assessment, and one assessment on land degradation and restoration.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: NEA/AC Performance Reporting System (ACPRS)
Document Number: 2017-10172
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
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 Re-imported or Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-09919
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-16
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257-1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950,'' re-imported or imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are re-imported or 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 Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas, from on or about June 21, 2017, until on or about October 1, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Notice of Determinations;
Document Number: 2017-09550
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations;
Document Number: 2017-09549
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Department of State
Authority To Accept Volunteer Services From Students
Document Number: 2017-09375
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-09
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa
Document Number: 2017-09219
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-08
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 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: Evacuee Manifest and Promissory Note
Document Number: 2017-09171
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-05
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.
Annual Certification of Shrimp-Harvesting Nations
Document Number: 2017-09164
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Department of State
On May 1, 2017, the Department of State certified that 13 shrimp-harvesting nations and four fisheries have a regulatory program comparable to that of the United States governing the incidental taking of the relevant species of sea turtles in the course of commercial shrimp harvesting and that the particular fishing environments of 26 shrimp-harvesting nations, one economy, and three fisheries do not pose a threat of the incidental taking of covered sea turtles in the course of such harvesting.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data
Document Number: 2017-08994
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-04
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 Information Collection Under OMB Emergency Review: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants
Document Number: 2017-08975
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-04
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 May 18. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days.