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Designation of One Iranian Entity and One Iranian Individual Pursuant to Executive Order 13382
Document Number: 2020-04490
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the authority in Section 1(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13382, ``Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters,'' the State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and the head of AEOI, Ali Akbar Salehi, 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.
Notice of Public Meeting Concerning the Use of Digital Sequence Information of Genetic Resources; Correction
Document Number: 2020-04489
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of State
The State Department published a document in the Federal Register on February 20, 2020 concerning a planned public meeting on March 12, 2020. This document was published with the incorrect time for the meeting.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: Exhibition of “Madonna con Bambino” Painting by Francesco Raibolini detto il Francia
Document Number: 2020-04488
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object, entitled ``Madonna con Bambino e i Santi Giorgio, Giovanni Battista, Agostino, Stefano e un angelo (Pala dei Manzuoli),'' 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about March 12, 2020, until on or about June 28, 2020, 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.
Meeting of the United States-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission
Document Number: 2020-04487
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the parties to the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) and the United States-Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA) intend to hold a meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council'') and a meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission (the ``Commission''). On March 24, the Council and Commission will meet in a closed government-to-government session to (1) review implementation of Chapter 18 (Environment Chapter), and discuss how parties are meeting their environment chapter obligations; (2) highlight environmental enforcement and achievements and share related lessons learned and best practices; (3) review the environmental cooperation program; and (4) receive a report from the Secretariat for Environmental Enforcement Matters. On March 25, the Council invites all interested persons to attend a public session on Chapter 18 implementation, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Ministry of Trade Annex, located at Calle 28 No. 13-22, 9th Floor (Palma Real Building), Bogot[aacute], Colombia. At the public session, the Council will welcome questions, input, and information about challenges and achievements in implementation of the Environment Chapter obligations and the related ECA. If you would like to attend the public session, please notify Sarah Flores and Katy Sater at the email addresses listed under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and identify any organization or group you represent. The Department of State and USTR also invite written comments or suggestions regarding implementation of Chapter 18, the ECA, or topics to be discussed at the Council meeting, to be submitted no later than March 16, 2020. When preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to Chapter 18 of the U.S.-Colombia TPA and the U.S.-Colombia ECA. (documents available at https://www.state.gov/key-topics-office-of- environmental-quality-and-transboundary-issues/current-trade- agreements-with-environmental-chapters/#colombia and https://ustr.gov/ issue-areas/environment/bilateral-and-regional-trade-agreemen ts). Instructions on how to submit comments are under the heading ADDRESSES.
Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-04327
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
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. DATES: April 15, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST). The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will hold an open session on April 15, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. (EST). It will last approximately one hour. Participation: You may participate in the open session electronically by Zoom. To participate, visit http:// culturalheritage.state.gov for information on how to access the meeting. Please submit any request for reasonable accommodation not later than April 1, 2020, by contacting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at culprop@state.gov. It may not be possible to accommodate requests made after that date. Comments: The Committee will review your written comment if it is received by April 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). You are not required to submit a written comment in order to make an oral comment in the open session.
Department of State Guidance Portal (Executive Order 13891)
Document Number: 2020-04101
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) is publishing this notice pursuant to Executive Order 13891 to announce and describe the public-facing portal that will contain the Department's Guidance Documents, as described under the Executive Order.
Notice of Determinations; Additional Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Malangatana: Mozambique Modern” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-04096
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of State
On November 15, 2019, notice was published on page 62561 of the Federal Register (volume 84, number 221) of determinations pertaining to certain objects to be included in an exhibition entitled ``Malangatana: Mozambique Modern.'' Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Malangatana: Mozambique Modern,'' 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 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about March 22, 2020, until on or about July 5, 2020, 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 Re-Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-04093
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects included in the exhibition ``Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa,'' being re-imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are re-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 National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about April 8, 2020, until on or about November 29, 2020, 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: ECA Exchange Student Surveys
Document Number: 2020-03821
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
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. 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.
Commercial Participation in Domestic and International Events on Safety, Sustainability, and Emerging Markets in Outer Space
Document Number: 2020-03684
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Department of State
Following up on the success of the Space Enterprise Summit in June 2019, the U.S. Department of State seeks commercial space industry participation in a series of domestic and international events promoting space commerce as well as best practices for safety, sustainability, and emerging markets in outer space. These events and industry participation are in line with the President's Space Policy Directive-2 regarding Streamlining Regulations on Commercial Use of Space and Space Policy Directive-3 concerning National Space Traffic Management Policy.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Determination of Possible Loss of United States Citizenship
Document Number: 2020-03661
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
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.
Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act
Document Number: 2020-03519
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Yoshitomo Nara” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-03472
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Yoshitomo Nara,'' 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 April 5, 2020, until on or about August 23, 2020, 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 Public Meeting Concerning the Use of Digital Sequence Information of Genetic Resources
Document Number: 2020-03423
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-20
Agency: Department of State
In order to inform U.S. Government policy and international engagement, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) invites submission of comments from the public, academia, industry, and other stakeholders for an ongoing process under the Convention on Biological Diversity concerning the use of ``digital sequence information (DSI) on genetic resources,'' also known as genetic sequence data (GSD). The Department will hold a public meeting and information session to discuss these issues, on March 12, 2020.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Relationship
Document Number: 2020-03249
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-19
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.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Membership
Document Number: 2020-02797
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Birth Affidavit
Document Number: 2020-03040
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical Clearance Update
Document Number: 2020-03037
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
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.
Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement
Document Number: 2020-02993
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that a number of foreign persons have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act. The Act provides for penalties on foreign entities and individuals for the transfer to or acquisition from Iran since January 1, 1999; the transfer to or acquisition from Syria since January 1, 2005; or the transfer to or acquisition from North Korea since January 1, 2006, of goods, services, or technology controlled under multilateral control lists (Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group, Chemical Weapons Convention, Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement) or otherwise having the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or cruise or ballistic missile systems. The latter category includes items of the same kind as those on multilateral lists but falling below the control list parameters when it is determined that such items have the potential of making a material contribution to WMD or cruise or ballistic missile systems, items on U.S. national control lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists, and other items with the potential of making such a material contribution when added through case-by-case decisions.
Notice of Intent To Request Emergency Processing of Information Collection: Public Charge Questionnaire
Document Number: 2020-02866
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-12
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State intends to seek emergency processing of proposed form DS-5540, Public Charge Questionnaire from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Department will seek OMB approval of the form by February 24, 2020, so that the Department can implement its interim final rule on the public charge ground of visa ineligibility on this date. The Department also intends to respond, in the supporting statement drafted in support of the request for OMB approval, to public comments that it received in response to its request for public comments on the same form DS-5540 that was published in the Federal Register on October 24. The Department will publish another notice in the Federal Register once it has requested emergency processing from OMB.
Winnipeg, MB, Canada Hearing International Red River Board Report on Nutrient Targets
Document Number: 2020-02835
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-12
Agency: Department of State
The International Joint Commission is having a meeting and request public comment on recommendations by the International Red River Board (IRRB) on proposed nutrient concentration objectives and nutrient load targets for the Red River at the boundary between the United States and Canada. The IRRB's full report can be found on the IJC website at the following link: www.ijc.org/what/engagement/public- comment-IIRB-nutrient-2020.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-02583
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture,'' 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 Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about March 20, 2020, until on or about August 16, 2020, 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: “Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-02581
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``C[eacute]zanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings,'' 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 Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, from on or about March 7, 2020, until on or about June 14, 2020, 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: “El Greco: Ambition and Defiance” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-02578
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``El Greco: Ambition and Defiancé,'' 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, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about March 7, 2020, until on or about June 21, 2020, 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.
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2020-02275
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-06
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State announces meetings of the U.S. State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council on February 28, June 3, and November 17, 2020. Pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, it has been determined that the meetings will be closed to the public. The meetings will focus on an examination of corporate security policies and procedures and will involve extensive discussion of trade secrets and proprietary commercial information that is privileged and confidential and will discuss law enforcement investigative techniques and procedures. The agendas will include updated committee reports, global threat overviews, and other matters relating to private sector security policies and protective programs and the protection of U.S. business information overseas.
United States Proposals and Positions for the U.S. Delegation to the 2020 World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-2020)
Document Number: 2020-02216
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Government seeks input from stakeholders and interested parties to help develop its proposals and positions for the U.S. Delegation regarding matters that will be addressed at the upcoming 2020 World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-2020) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), being held November 17-27, 2020 in Hyderabad, India. The results of this Notice and Request for Public Comment will be taken into account as the United States develops proposals and positions for WTSA-2020, a process which is being coordinated by the U.S. Department of State.
Notice of Determinations; Additional Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-02125
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
Agency: Department of State
On January 21, 2020, notice was published on page 3468 of the Federal Register (volume 85, number 13) of determinations pertaining to certain objects to be included in an exhibition entitled ``Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits.'' Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain additional object to be included in the exhibition ``Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The additional object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit object at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, from on or about March 1, 2020, until on or about May 25, 2020, 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.
Commission on Unalienable Rights; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2020-01932
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
Agency: Department of State
Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction
Document Number: 2020-01931
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State will hold an information session regarding upcoming United Nations negotiations concerning marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Employee Self-Certification and Ability To Perform in Emergencies (ESCAPE) Posts, Pre-Deployment Physical Exam Acknowledgement Form; Correction
Document Number: 2020-01881
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-31
Agency: Department of State
The State Department published a document in the Federal Register on January 17, 2020, concerning the information collection submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. The document contained incorrect burden estimates.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-01525
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime,'' 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 Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee, from on or about February 20, 2020, until on or about May 31, 2020, 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: “Oskar Schlemmer, The Triadic Ballet” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-01524
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Oskar Schlemmer, The Triadic Ballet,'' 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 Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, from on or about February 6, 2020, until on or about February 23, 2020, 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: “Francis Bacon: Late Paintings” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-01458
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Francis Bacon: Late Paintings,'' 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 Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas, from on or about February 23, 2020, until on or about May 25, 2020; 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: “The Classical World in Context: Persia” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-01401
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``The Classical World in Context: Persia,'' 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, Pacific Palisades, California, from on or about March 17, 2021, until on or about August 30, 2021, 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: “A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600-1750” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-01400
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600-1750,'' 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about May 3, 2020, until on or about August 16, 2020, 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: “Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-01399
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins,'' 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, Pacific Palisades, California, from on or about March 18, 2020, until on or about July 27, 2020, 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.
Visas: Temporary Visitors for Business or Pleasure
Document Number: 2020-01218
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs (``Department''), is amending its regulation governing the issuance of visas in the ``B'' nonimmigrant classification for temporary visitors for pleasure. This rule establishes that travel to the United States with the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child by giving birth in the United States is an impermissible basis for the issuance of a B nonimmigrant visa. Consequently, a consular officer shall deny a B nonimmigrant visa to an alien who he or she has reason to believe intends to travel for this primary purpose. The Department does not believe that visiting the United States for the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child, by giving birth in the United Statesan activity commonly referred to as ``birth tourism''is a legitimate activity for pleasure or of a recreational nature, for purposes of consular officers adjudicating applications for B nonimmigrant visas. The final rule addresses concerns about the attendant risks of this activity to national security and law enforcement, including criminal activity associated with the birth tourism industry, as reflected in federal prosecutions of individuals and entities involved in that industry. The final rule also codifies a requirement that B nonimmigrant visa applicants who seek medical treatment in the United States must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the consular officer, their arrangements for such treatment and establish their ability to pay all costs associated with such treatment. The rule establishes a rebuttable presumption that a B nonimmigrant visa applicant who a consular officer has reason to believe will give birth during her stay in the United States is traveling for the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for the child.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Munitions List Categories I, II, and III
Document Number: 2020-00574
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories Ifirearms, close assault weapons and combat shotguns, IIguns and armament, and IIIammunition/ordnance of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles that provide a critical military or intelligence advantage or, in the case of weapons, perform an inherently military function and thus warrant export and temporary import control on the USML. These revisions complete the initial review of the USML that the Department began in 2011. Items not subject to the ITAR or to the exclusive licensing jurisdiction of any other set of regulations are subject to the Export Administration Regulations.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exchange Programs Alumni Website Registration
Document Number: 2020-00971
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
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, 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: “Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-00867
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to 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, Boston, in Boston, Massachussetts, from on or about March 1, 2020, until on or about May 25, 2020, 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.