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Environmental Protection: Regulations for Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Document Number: 2020-10991
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (Department) is issuing a final rule to update the Department's Regulations for Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to reflect a recent Executive Order that revised the process for the development and issuance of Presidential permits for certain facilities and land transportation crossings at the international boundaries of the United States.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation-Notice of Virtual Open Meeting for June 15, 2020
Document Number: 2020-11493
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on June 15 in open session to discuss unclassified matters concerning the status of the Foreign Relations series. The Committee will meet in open session from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. through a virtual platform TBD. RSVP and requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent not later than June 8, 2020. RSVP Instructions. Members of the public planning to attend the virtual meeting should RSVP by June 8 to Julie Fort at FortJL@state.gov. Instructions on how to join the virtual meeting will be provided upon receipt of RSVP. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Adam M. Howard, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC 20372, history@state.gov. Note that requests for reasonable accommodation received after June 8 will be considered but might not be possible to fulfill.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Rescission of Policy of Denial Concerning BAE Systems Saudi Arabia Limited (BAES SAL) a Subsidiary of BAE Systems plc Under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2020-10863
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has rescinded the policy of denial concerning BAES SAL, a subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, included in Federal Register notice of May 23, 2011 (76 FR 29814).
Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2020-10862
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed statutory debarment under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') on persons convicted of violating, or conspiracy to violate, Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evacuee Manifest and Promissory Note
Document Number: 2020-10585
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
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: Repatriation/Emergency Medical and Dietary Assistance Loan Application
Document Number: 2020-10259
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical Clearance Update
Document Number: 2020-10084
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
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: Medical History and Examination
Document Number: 2020-10083
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
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.
Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2020-09887
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State announces a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board to take place on June 1, 2020. Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, it has been determined that this meeting will be closed to the public as the Board will be reviewing and discussing matters properly classified in accordance with the Executive Order titled, ``Classified National Security Information.''
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Temporary Reduction in Certain Registration Fees
Document Number: 2020-09748
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is making a temporary change in the Tier I and Tier II and new registrant payment guidelines on the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) website at www.pmddtc.state.gov. These guidelines outline the registration fees charged to persons who engage in the United States in the business of manufacturing, exporting, or temporarily importing defense articles, furnishing defense services, or who engage in brokering activities pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This temporary change is in the interest of the security and foreign policy of the United States. Further, it is consistent with the March 13, 2020 declaration by President Trump of a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak and is warranted due to the extraordinary challenges to U.S. defense trade and the health of the Defense Industrial Base as a result of the exceptional and undue hardships and risks to safety caused by the public health emergency related to COVID-19. This temporary reduction in certain fees is intended to help mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency on U.S. Defense Industrial Base and takes into account the operational requirements of DDTC that the fees fund.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Notification of Temporary Suspension, Modification, or Exception to Regulations
Document Number: 2020-08839
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-01
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is issuing this document to inform the public of certain temporary suspensions, modifications, and exceptions for the durations described herein to several provisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). These actions are taken in order to ensure continuity of operations within the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and among entities registered with DDTC pursuant to the ITAR during the current SARS-COV2 public health emergency.
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Annual Certification of Shrimp-Harvesting Nations
Document Number: 2020-09185
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Department of State
On April 24, 2020, Keith J. Krach, the 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, 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 (Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and Johor), Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Russia, Spain (Mediterranean red shrimp), Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay. 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Non-Receipt of a U.S. Passport
Document Number: 2020-09105
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-29
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Emergency Review: Request To Change End-User, End-Use and/or Destination of Hardware
Document Number: 2020-09037
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-29
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection request described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of this notice is to allow for public comment from all interested individuals and organizations. Emergency review and approval of this collection has been requested from OMB by April 30, 2020. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. The Department plans to follow this emergency request with a submission for a 3 year approval through OMB's normal PRA clearance process.
Call for Reviewers of the World Ocean Assessment
Document Number: 2020-08917
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-28
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology, requests expert review of the draft World Ocean Assessment.
Notice of Public Teleconference Concerning the Use of Digital Sequence Information of Genetic Resources
Document Number: 2020-08784
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-24
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) invites submission of comments from the public, academia, industry, and other stakeholders on the topic of ``digital sequence information (DSI) on genetic resources,'' also known as genetic sequence data (GSD). The United States will use these comments to inform policy development and international messaging on GSD, particularly regarding the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol. The Department will hold a public meeting and information session to discuss these issues, on May 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., by teleconference. This teleconference is in place of the postponed in-person public meeting on DSI originally scheduled for March 12, 2020 [Public Notice 11037].
Notice of Charter Renewal for the Cultural Property Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-08515
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-22
Agency: Department of State
The Charter of the Department of State's Cultural Property Advisory Committee has been renewed for an additional two years. The Department of State has renewed the Charter of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee. The Committee was established by the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983, to provide recommendations regarding requests for assistance from foreign governments under the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The Presidentially appointed members include individuals representing the interests of museums; experts in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, or related areas; experts in the international sale of archaeological, ethnological, and other cultural property; and individuals who represent the interests of the general public. The renewed Charter was filed with Congress on March 26.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Annual Report-J-NONIMMIGRANT Exchange Visitor Program
Document Number: 2020-08171
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
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.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2020-07829
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Department of State
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: State Assistance Management System (SAMS) Domestic Results Monitoring Module and NEA/AC Online Performance Reporting System (ACPRS)
Document Number: 2020-07245
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
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: Affidavit Regarding a Change of Name
Document Number: 2020-06900
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-02
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.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Munitions List Categories; Preliminary Injunction Ordered by a Federal District Court
Document Number: 2020-05933
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (the Department) is issuing this document to inform the public of a preliminary injunction ordered by a Federal district court on March 6, 2020, affecting the Department.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Advisory Opinion
Document Number: 2020-06705
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
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.
60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Material Change, Merger, Acquisition, or Divestiture of a Registered Party
Document Number: 2020-06703
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exchange Programs Alumni website Registration
Document Number: 2020-06562
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
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: PEPFAR Program Expenditures
Document Number: 2020-06336
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-05620
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
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 Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance,'' 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 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from on or about April 18, 2020, until on or about July 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.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-05493
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone,'' 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 Museum, New York, New York, from on or about June 5, 2020, until on or about August 9, 2020; at Governors Island, New York, New York, from on or about June 5, 2020, until on or about August 9, 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: “Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed” Exhibition
Document Number: 2020-05492
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Claude & Fran[ccedil]ois-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed,'' 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 Sterling and Fracine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, from on or about May 9, 2020, until on or about November 1, 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 Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2020-05297
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
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 and in compliance with the Arms Export Control Act.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Air Pollution and Health Monitoring Program for Eligible Family Members of the U.S. Diplomatic Community
Document Number: 2020-05229
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
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.