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Industry Advisory Group: Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2017-18507
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-31
Agency: Department of State
Temporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions List
Document Number: 2017-18482
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State, pursuant to its regulations and in the interest of the security of the United States, temporarily modifies Category XI of the United States Munitions List (USML).
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-18385
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Phillips Collection, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about October 7, 2017, until on or about January 7, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Proposal To Extend Cultural Property Agreement between the United States and Cambodia
Document Number: 2017-18280
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of State
Proposal of an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from Cambodia from the Bronze Age through the Khmer Era.
Convening of an Accountability Review Board To Examine the Circumstances Surrounding the Deaths of Local Guard Contractors Providing Security for the U.S. Government Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 31, 2017
Document Number: 2017-18249
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of State
On May 31, 2017, in Kabul, Afghanistan, ten local guard contractors funded by the Department of State were killed in a vehicle- borne improvised explosive device attack while performing their security duties. The Department of State's Accountability Review Board Permanent Coordinating Committee reviewed the incident, determined that it involved loss of life related to a U.S. mission abroad, and recommended that the Secretary convene an Accountability Review Board to investigate the incident further. Pursuant to Section 301 of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986, as amended, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has convened an Accountability Review Board to examine the facts and circumstances of the attacks and to report findings and recommendations as it deems appropriate, in keeping with its mandate. The Secretary has appointed Pamela E. Bridgewater, a retired U.S. Ambassador, as Chair of the Board. The other Board members are Ambassador (retired) Carol A. Rodley, Mr. Patrick R. Hayes, Mr. Lee R. Lohman, and Mr. Philip F. Reilly. They bring to their deliberations distinguished backgrounds in government service the Board will submit its conclusions and recommendations to Secretary Tillerson within 60 days of its first meeting, unless the Chair determines a need for additional time. Within the timeframes required by statute following receipt of the report, the Department will report to Congress on recommendations made by the Board. Anyone with information relevant to the Board's examination of these incidents should contact the Board promptly at (202) 647-6427 or send a fax to the Board at (202) 647-5792.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: NEA/AC Performance Reporting System (ACPRS) and State Assistance Management System (SAMS) Domestic Results Monitoring Module
Document Number: 2017-18194
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
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.
Memorandum of Agreement Between the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs and Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-18040
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) is the lead Federal agency for implementation of the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Convention), the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA), and the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (UAA). Among other things, the IAA and UAA give the Secretary of State responsibility, by entering into agreements with one or more qualified entities and designating such entities as accrediting entities, for the accreditation of agencies and approval of persons to provide adoption services in intercountry adoptions. This notice is to inform the public that on July 28, 2017, the Department entered into an agreement with Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc. (IAAME), designating IAAME as an accrediting entity (AE) for five years. The text of the Memorandum of Agreement is included in its entirety at the end of this Notice.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-18029
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures,'' 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 October 8, 2017, until on or about December 3, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notifications to Congress of Proposed Export Licenses
Document Number: 2017-17770
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-17716
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire,'' 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 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, from on or about September 30, 2017, until on or about February 11, 2018, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about March 25, 2018, until on or about July 15, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Renewal of International Security Advisory Board Charter
Document Number: 2017-17612
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State announces the renewal of the Charter of the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB). The purpose of the ISAB is to provide the Department with a continuing source of independent insight, advice, and innovation on all aspects of arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, and international security, and related aspects of public diplomacy. The ISAB will remain in existence for two years after the filing date of the Charter unless terminated. For more information, please contact Christopher M. Herrick, Executive Director of the International Security Advisory Board, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, telephone: (202) 647-9683.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-17611
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand,'' 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 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, from on or about September 9, 2017, until on or about April 1, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Beyond Impressionism-Paris, Fin-de-Siècle: The Art of Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec and Their Contemporaries” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-17610
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Beyond ImpressionismParis, Fin-de-Si[egrave]cle: The Art of Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec and their Contemporaries,'' 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 Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, from on or about October 20, 2017, until on or about January 21, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-17327
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,'' 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, in New York, New York, from on or about October 6, 2017, until on or about January 7, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
International Joint Commission: Invites Public Comment on Review of Emergency Levels for Rainy and Namakan Lakes
Document Number: 2017-17200
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of State
The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced today that it is inviting public comment on Emergency Levels for Rainy and Namakan Lakes (also known as Rule Curves). Comments will be accepted at public hearings and by mail, email and on-line until September 1, 2017. Following receipt of the International Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves Study Board's final report in late June, the International Joint Commission will be holding public hearings in the basin on its own report. Draft Changes to the Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves for Public Comment. The Commission is considering proposed changes to its Orders of Approval for the emergency regulation of Rainy and Namakan Lakes that have been recommended by the Study.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-17111
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-14
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16853
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930,'' 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 Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, from on or about September 16, 2017, until on or about January 7, 2018; the Americas Society, in New York, New York, from on or about February 28, 2018, until on or about June 24, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: J-1 Visa Waiver Recommendation Application
Document Number: 2017-16851
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-10
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 Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-16768
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-09
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16670
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas,'' 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, Los Angeles, California, from on or about September 16, 2017, until on or about January 28, 2018, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about February 26, 2018, until on or about May 28, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Artist's Choice: David Hammons” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16630
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be included in the exhibition ``Artist's Choice: David Hammons,'' 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 Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about October 7, 2017, until on or about January 1, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16553
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran,'' 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 Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from on or about August 26, 2017, until on or about January 7, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16552
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery,'' 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 Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, from on or about September 14, 2017, until on or about December 3, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants
Document Number: 2017-16343
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
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.
United States Passports Invalid for Travel to, in, or Through the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Document Number: 2017-16287
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is declaring all U.S. passports invalid for travel to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) unless the travel meets certain criteria.
Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Emergency Review: Request for Approval To Travel to a Restricted Country or Area
Document Number: 2017-16286
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
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 21 days for public comment from all interested individuals and organizations. Emergency review and approval of this collection has been requested from OMB by September 1, 2017.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16258
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Casanova: The Seduction of Europe,'' 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 Kimbell Art Museum, in Fort Worth, Texas, from on or about August 27, 2017, until, on or about December 31, 2017; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, in San Francisco, California, from, on or about February 10, 2018, until on or about May 20, 2018, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in Boston, Massachusetts, from, on or about July 1, 2018, until on or about October 8, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16238
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History,'' 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 Asia Society, in New York, New York, from on or about September 8, 2017, until on or about January 21, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa; Correction
Document Number: 2017-16226
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
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 correct the contact information contained in the original 30-day notice (82 FR 33199) and allow 30 days for public comment.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Rescission of Statutory Debarment and Reinstatement of Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation Under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2017-15969
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has rescinded the statutory debarment of, and reinstated Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation, pursuant to the Department's authorities under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data
Document Number: 2017-15959
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-28
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.
Electronic and Information Technology
Document Number: 2017-15823
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Department of State
This rule provides a correction to a hyperlink included in the Section 508 implementing rule for the Department of State (the Department). The hyperlink takes the reader to a form that can be used by an employee or a member of the public to report accessibility issues to the Department, regarding its electronic and information technology.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2017-15316
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Department of State
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Visa Application
Document Number: 2017-15148
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa
Document Number: 2017-15132
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status
Document Number: 2017-15114
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
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.