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Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Rosoboronexport, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement
Document Number: 2017-06224
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that a foreign person has 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 (a) 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, (b) items on U.S. national control lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists, and (c) other items with the potential of making such a material contribution when added through case-by-case decisions.
Notice of Public Meeting of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-06155
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of State
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board (hereinafter referred to as ``the Board'') will meet on Thursday, April 13, 2017 by teleconference. The meeting will last from 12:00 p.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m. ET and is open to the public. The meeting will be hosted by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy, and led by Ambassador Deborah Birx, who leads implementation of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Board Chair, Dr. Carlos del Rio. The Board serves the Global AIDS Coordinator in a solely advisory capacity concerning scientific, implementation, and policy issues related to the global response to HIV/AIDS. These issues will be of concern as they influence the priorities and direction of PEPFAR evaluation and research, the content of national and international strategies and implementation, and the role of PEPFAR in international discourse regarding an appropriate and resourced response. Topics for the meeting will include membership term and charter renewals; updates from standing Technical Working Groups; and the proposal for a prevention cascade project. The public may join this teleconference meeting. Admittance to the meeting will be by means of a pre-arranged clearance list. In order to be placed on the list and, if applicable, to request reasonable accommodation, please register online via the following: https:// goo.gl/forms/qjCOgGxfUh6yOkY22 no later than Monday, April 10, 2017. While the meeting is open to public attendance, the Board will determine procedures for public participation. For further information about the meeting, please contact Dr. Ebony Coleman, Designated Federal Officer for the Board, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy at ColemanEM@state.gov.
Notice of Stakeholder Consultations on Responsible Conflict Mineral Sourcing
Document Number: 2017-05972
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of State
The United States announces that the United States remains committed to working with our partners to break the links between armed groups and the minerals trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. The United States has played a leading role encouraging responsible sourcing and supply chain management in the minerals sector in this region as part of broader U.S. efforts to support peace and security, and to ensure that the region's resource wealth helps advance broad, inclusive, and sustainable socio-economic development. The U.S. Department of State (Department), along with other agencies and departments is seeking input from stakeholders to inform recommendations of how best to support responsible sourcing of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Overseas Pre-Assignment Medical History and Examination, Non-Foreign Service Personnel and Their Family Members
Document Number: 2017-05951
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
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 History and Examination for Foreign Service
Document Number: 2017-05950
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
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.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation-Notice of Closed and Open Meeting for 2017
Document Number: 2017-05906
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on May 15, 2017, in open session to discuss unclassified matters concerning declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series. The Committee will meet in open session from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in SA-4D Conference Room, Department of State, 2300 E Street NW., Washington DC, 20372 (Potomac Navy Hill Annex). RSVP should be sent not later than May 8, 2017. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made by May 1, 2017. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be possible to fulfill. Closed Session. The Committee's session in the afternoon of Monday, May 15, 2017 will be closed in accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463). The agenda calls for review of classified documentation concerning the Foreign Relations series and other declassification issues. These are matters properly classified and not subject to public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and the public interest requires that such activities be withheld from disclosure. RSVP Instructions. Prior notification and a valid government-issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U.S. Government or military ID) are required for entrance into the Department of State building. Members of the public planning to attend the open meetings should RSVP, by the dates indicated above, to Julie Fort, Office of the Historian (202-955-0214). When responding, please provide date of birth, valid government-issued photo identification number and type (such as driver's license number/state, passport number/country, or U.S. Government ID number/agency or military ID number/branch), and relevant telephone numbers. If you cannot provide one of the specified forms of ID, please consult with Julie Fort for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. Personal data is requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at https://foia.state.gov/_docs/ SORN/State-36.pdf, for additional information. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Dr. Stephen P. Randolph, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC 20372, telephone (202) 955-0214, (email history@state.gov). Note that requests for reasonable accommodation received after the date indicated in this notice will be considered, but might not be possible to fulfill.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical Clearance Update
Document Number: 2017-05898
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “
Document Number: 2017-05841
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
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 an object to be included in the exhibition ``The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about April 10, 2017, until on or about June 30, 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. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including an object list, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-632-6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA-5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522-0505.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-05796
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission will meet on May 3, 2017.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Abstract Expressionism Behind the Iron Curtain” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-05650
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
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 the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Abstract Expressionism Behind the Iron Curtain,'' 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 Pollock- Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, New York, from on or about August 3, 2017, until on or about October 28, 2017, at the Steinberg Museum of Art, Greenvale, New York, from on or about November 10, 2017, until on or about April 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.
Overseas Schools Advisory Council Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2017-05455
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-20
Agency: Department of State
Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-05147
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time and agenda for the next meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Non-Receipt of a U.S. Passport
Document Number: 2017-05062
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
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.
Proposal To Extend Cultural Property Agreement Between the United States and Mali
Document Number: 2017-04962
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Department of State
The Government of the Republic of Mali has informed the Government of the United States of America of its interest in an extension of the Agreement Between the Government of United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Mali Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from Mali from the Paleolithic Era (Stone Age) to Approximately the Mid- Eighteenth Century.
Proposal To Extend Cultural Property Agreement Between the United States and Guatemala
Document Number: 2017-04961
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Department of State
The Government of the Republic of Guatemala has informed the Government of the United States of America of its interest in an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Columbian Cultures and Ecclesiastical Ethnological Material from the Conquest and Colonial Periods of Guatemala.
Proposal To Extend Cultural Property Agreement Between the United States and Belize
Document Number: 2017-04960
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Department of State
The Government of Belize has informed the Government of the United States of America of its interest in an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of United States of America and the Government of Belize Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material Representing the Cultural Heritage of Belize from the Pre-Ceramic (Approximately 9000 B.C.), Pre-Classic, Classic, and Post-Classic Periods of the Pre-Columbian Era through the Early and Late Colonial Periods.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-04901
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-13
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 the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor,'' 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 custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington, from on or about April 8, 2017, until on or about September 4, 2017, at The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from on or about September 30, 2017, until on or about March 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: “Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-04828
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-10
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 the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist,'' 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 June 25, 2017, until on or about September 10, 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. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the imported objects, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-632-6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA-5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522-0505.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia!: Soviet Art Put to the Test” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-04827
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-10
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 ``Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia!: Soviet Art Put to the Test,'' 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 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about October 29, 2017, until on or about January 14, 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. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the imported objects, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-632-6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA-5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522-0505.
Industry Advisory Group: Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2017-04576
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-09
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-04422
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Egypt-Greece-Rome: Cultures in Contact” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-04221
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-06
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 an object to be included in the exhibition ``Egypt-Greece-Rome: Cultures in Contact,'' 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 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. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including an object list, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-632-6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA-5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522-0505.
Shipping Coordinating Committee Notice of Renewal of Charter
Document Number: 2017-04095
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has renewed the Charter for the Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) without significant substantive change. Through this Committee, the Department of State will continue to obtain the views and advice of the general public, industry, non- governmental organizations, and interested government agencies in the maritime and related fields, on issues related to maritime security, safety of life at sea, and protection of the marine environment considered by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and other matters relating to international maritime shipping. The Under Secretary for Management has determined the Committee is necessary and in the public interest. The Committee follows the procedures prescribed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Meetings will be open to the public unless a determination is made in accordance with section 10(d) of the FACA and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) that a meeting or portion of the meeting should be closed to the public. Notice of each meeting will be published in the Federal Register at least 15 days prior to the meeting, unless there are extraordinary circumstances that require shorter notice. For further information, please contact: Lieutenant Commander Jonathan W. Burby, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, U.S. Department of State, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, at burbyjw@state.gov or by telephone at 202-647-3946. A copy of the Committee charter may also be obtained by accessing the FACA database maintained by the General Services Administration: http:// facadatabase.gov/.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation-Notice of Cancellation of Previously Scheduled Open Meeting for 2017
Document Number: 2017-04094
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Department of State
The meeting of the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation originally scheduled for March 6 and 7, 2017, in Washington, DC at the State Department, 2300 E Street NW., has been canceled. It is expected that the next Historical Advisory Committee (HAC) meeting will be held at the State Department in May. Further questions can be directed to Julie Fort (FortJL@state.gov) Designated Federal Officer for the HAC.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-04039
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
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 an object to be included in the exhibition ``Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about November 6, 2017, until on or about February 12, 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. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including an object list, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-632-6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA-5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522-0505.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-03863
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
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 the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Fr[eacute]d[eacute]ric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism,'' 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 April 9, 2017, until on or about July 9, 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.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2017-03859
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates indicated on the attachments pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d), and in compliance with section 36(f), of the Arms Export Control Act.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Matisse in the Studio” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-03831
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
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 the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Matisse in the Studio,'' 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, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, from on or about April 9, 2017, until on or about July 9, 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.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation-Notice of Closed and Open Meetings for 2017
Document Number: 2017-03648
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on March 6, June 19, September 11, and December 11, 2017, in open session to discuss unclassified matters concerning declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series. The Committee will meet in open session from 11:00 a.m. until noon in SA-4D Conference Room, Department of State, 2300 E Street NW., Washington DC 20372 (Potomac Navy Hill Annex), on all four dates. RSVP should be sent as directed below: March 6, not later than February 27, 2017. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made by February 21, 2017. June 19, not later than June 12, 2017. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made by June 5, 2017. September 11, not later than September 5, 2017. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made by August 28, 2017. December 11, not later than December 4, 2017. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made by November 27, 2017. Closed Sessions. The Committee's sessions in the afternoon of Monday, March 6, 2017; in the morning of Tuesday, March 7; in the afternoon of Monday, June 19, 2017; in the morning of Tuesday, June 20, 2017; in the afternoon of Monday, September 11, 2017; in the morning of Tuesday, September 12, 2017; in the afternoon of Monday, December 11, 2017; and in the morning of Tuesday, December 12, 2017, will be closed in accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The agenda calls for discussions of agency declassification decisions concerning the Foreign Relations series and other declassification issues. These are matters properly classified and not subject to public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and the public interest requires that such activities be withheld from disclosure. RSVP Instructions. Prior notification and a valid government-issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U.S. Government or military ID) are required for entrance into the Department of State building. Members of the public planning to attend the open meetings should RSVP, by the dates indicated above, to Julie Fort, Office of the Historian (202-955-0214/0215). When responding, please provide date of birth, valid government-issued photo identification number and type (such as driver's license number/state, passport number/country, or U.S. Government ID number/agency or military ID number/branch), and relevant telephone numbers. If you cannot provide one of the specified forms of ID, please consult with Julie Fort for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. Personal data is requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at https://foia.state.gov/_docs/ SORN/State-36.pdf, for additional information. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Dr. Stephen P. Randolph, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC 20372, telephone (202) 955-0215, (email history@state.gov). Note that requests for reasonable accommodation received after the dates indicated in this notice will be considered, but might not be possible to fulfill.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-03475
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-23
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 the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia,'' 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 Asia Society Museum, New York, New York, from on or about March 7, 2017, until on or about June 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-03227
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-17
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Adios Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art, 1959-2015” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-03127
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-16
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 the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Adios Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art, 1959-2015,'' 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, Houston, Texas, from on or about March 5, 2017, until on or about May 29, 2017, at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from on or about November 12, 2017, until on or about March 25, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Relationship (AOR) for Minors Who Are Nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras
Document Number: 2017-03077
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-15
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 Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “An American Icon Returns: “Whistler's Mother” in Chicago” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-03050
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-15
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 the object to be included in the exhibition ``An American Icon Returns: ``Whistler's Mother'' in Chicago,'' 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 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about March 4, 2017, until on or about May 21, 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.