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Industry Advisory Group: Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2019-17869
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Department of State
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2019-17549
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Department of State
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport
Document Number: 2019-17617
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
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 Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-17335
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence,'' 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 Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about September 29, 2019, until on or about January 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.
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Document Number: 2019-16590
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Department of State
On April 23, 2019, the acting Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment declared that wild-caught shrimp harvested in the following nations, particular fisheries of certain nations, and Hong Kong are eligible to enter the United States: Argentina, Australia (Northern Prawn Fishery, the Queensland East Coast Trawl Fishery, the Spencer Gulf, and the Torres Strait Prawn Fishery), the Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France (French Guiana), Gabon, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan (shrimp baskets in Hokkaido), Republic of Korea (mosquito nets), Malaysia (East Coast of the peninsula), Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Russia, Spain (Mediterranean red shrimp), Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela. For nations, economies, and fisheries not listed above, only shrimp harvested from aquaculture is eligible to enter the United States. All shrimp imports into the United States must be accompanied by the DS-2031 Shrimp Exporter's/Importer's Declaration.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Verdi: Creating Otello and Falstaff” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-16589
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-02
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 ``Verdi: Creating Otello and Falstaff,'' 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 Morgan Library & Museum, New York, New York, from on or about September 6, 2019, until on or about January 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 Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “The Renaissance of Etching” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-16588
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Renaissance of Etching,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about October 21, 2019, until on or about January 20, 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 Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-16587
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about October 7, 2019, until on or about January 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 Object Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Terracotta Kylix” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-16465
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Terracotta Kylix,'' 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 October 28, 2019, until on or about October 31, 2023, 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.
In the Matter of the Amendment of the Designation of al-Shabaab (and Other Aliases) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization Pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended
Document Number: 2019-16448
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-01
Agency: Department of State
A Public Notice entitled ``In the Matter of the Amendment of the Designation of al-Shabaab (and other aliases) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended'' was signed by the Secretary of State on July 9, 2018, and published in the Federal Register (https:// www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/25/2018-15917/in-th e-matter- of-the-review-of-the-designation-of-al-shabaab-and-other-alia ses-as-a- foreign) on July 25, 2018. However, the wrong version of the document was submitted to the Office of the Federal Register and therefore the wrong notice was published as Public Notice 10471. This Notice contains the correct text below, as approved by the Secretary of State, who authorized and directed publication in the Federal Register. This Notice is being published to correct the record.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport: Corrections, Name Change Within 1 Year of Passport Issuance, and Limited Passport Holders
Document Number: 2019-16396
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-01
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: “Medieval Permanent Collection Galleries Rotation” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-16357
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-01
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Medieval Permanent Collection Galleries Rotation,'' 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 Cleveland Museum of Art, in Cleveland, Ohio, from on or about August 30, 2019, until on or about February 20, 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.
Information and Communication Technology
Document Number: 2019-15853
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-01
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) updates and revises the rules that implement Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, consistent with updates to accessibility standards from the U.S. Access Board.
Foreign Affairs Policy Board; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2019-16348
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-31
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Michelangelo: Mind of the Master” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-16205
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-31
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Michelangelo: Mind of the Master,'' 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 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, from on or about September 22, 2019, until on or about January 5, 2020, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about February 25, 2020, until on or about June 7, 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: Office of Language Services Contractor Application; Correction
Document Number: 2019-16180
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State published a Federal Register Notice on July 17, 2019 that incorrectly identified this collection request. The Notice type of request was an ``Extension of a Currently Approved Collection''. This document corrects the ``Type of Request'' to a ``Revision of a Currently Approved Collection''.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-16157
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq,'' 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 October 2, 2019, until on or about September 5, 2022, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction; Meeting
Document Number: 2019-16092
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
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.
Updating the State Department's List of Entities and Subentities Associated With Cuba (Cuba Restricted List)
Document Number: 2019-15929
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is publishing an update to its List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated with Cuba (Cuba Restricted List) with which direct financial transactions are generally prohibited under the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR). This Cuba Restricted List is also considered during review of license applications submitted to the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) pursuant to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Document Number: 2019-15854
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-26
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.
Consolidation of Exemptions in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2019-15540
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-26
Agency: Department of State
As part of an ongoing effort to better organize the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) seeks public comment on consolidating and clarifying the various exemptions located throughout the regulations. DDTC does not seek input on whether individual exemptions in the ITAR should be expanded or eliminated, but rather requests comments regarding: Which exemptions, if any, are redundant or could be consolidated; and which exemptions, if any, contain language that introduces significant ambiguity or hinders the exemption's intended use.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: National Security Language Initiative for Youth Evaluation
Document Number: 2019-15664
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-24
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.
Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates-Visa Services Fee Changes
Document Number: 2019-14195
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-23
Agency: Department of State
This rule is promulgated to implement the Adoptive Family Relief Act (the Act), which allows for the waiver or refund of fees relating to the renewal or replacement of an immigrant visa for certain already-adopted children where the adopted child was unable to use his or her initially issued immigrant visa as a direct result of extraordinary circumstances. The Department is also amending its regulations regarding immigrant visa application procedures to cover new technologies, application forms, and procedures that have been implemented in recent years.
Renewal of International Security Advisory Board
Document Number: 2019-15285
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-18
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-15163
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that the objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, from on or about September 6, 2019, until on or about January 12, 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: Office of Language Services Contractor Application
Document Number: 2019-15042
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-16
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: U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals
Document Number: 2019-14786
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-12
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: “Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-14421
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence,'' 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 September 15, 2019, until on or about January 12, 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.
List of Participating Countries and Entities in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, Known as “Participants” for the Purposes of the Clean Diamond Trade Act of 2003 and Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 of July 29, 2003
Document Number: 2019-14358
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is updating the list of Participants eligible for trade in rough diamonds under the Act, and their respective Importing and Exporting Authorities, revising the previously published list of April 26, 2017 to reflect the addition of Gabon.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Mapa Wiya (Your Map's Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art From the Fondation Opale” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-14322
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Mapa Wiya (Your Map's Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale,'' 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 Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, from on or about September 13, 2019, until on or about January 26, 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application To Determine Returning Resident Status
Document Number: 2019-14102
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-02
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: Exhibition of Two Early Twentieth Century Works
Document Number: 2019-14062
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that two particular objects to be exhibited in the Collection Galleries: 1880s-1940s of The Museum of Modern Art, imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, of the first exhibit object, from on or about October 21, 2019, until on or about July 1, 2020, and of the second exhibit object, from on or about October 21, 2019, until on or about July 1, 2024; and of both exhibit objects thereof 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: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
Document Number: 2019-13882
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: Exhibition of Two Medieval-period Statues
Document Number: 2019-13797
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that two particular objects to be exhibited in the Department of Medieval Art of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about August 1, 2019, until on or about July 31, 2025, 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: “Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene” Exhibition
Document Number: 2019-13796
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that the objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ``Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene,'' 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 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in San Francisco, California, from on or about August 31, 2019, until on or about January 5, 2020, at The Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, from on or about February 8, 2020, until on or about March 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.
Town Hall Meeting on Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty Regime
Document Number: 2019-13692
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State will hold a Town Hall meeting, co- hosted by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NWPCC) and the Idaho Office of the Governor, on July 18, 2019, in Boise, Idaho, to discuss the modernization of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) regime.