CFR Title 29 Labor

CFR Title 29 – Labor

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2018-07-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as AmendedAs a result of this rule, the Department of State finalizes without change a final rule establishing that a passport and a visa is required of a British, French, or Netherlands national, or of a national of Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, or...2018-14513"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-06/pdf/2018-14513.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/06/2018-14513/visas-documentation-of-nonimmigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amendedAs a result of this rule, the Department of State finalizes without change a final rule establishing that a passport and a visa is required of a British, French, or Netherlands national, or of a national of Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, or Trinidad and Tobago, who has residence in British, French, or Netherlands territory located in the adjacent islands of the Caribbean area, or has residence in Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, or Trinidad and Tobago, if the alien is proceeding to the United States as an agricultural worker. In light of past experience, and to promote consistency of treatment across H-2A agricultural workers, prudent border management requires that these temporary workers obtain a visa, which already is required of most other H-2A agricultural workers. The previous rule created a vulnerability by allowing temporary workers from these countries to enter the United States without a visa. As a consequence of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revising its regulations in parallel with State Department actions, temporary workers from these countries will continue to need H-2A visas to enter the United States.
2018-06-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Six Month Delay of the General Compliance Date of Revisions While Allowing the Use of Three Burden-Reducing Provisions During the Delay PeriodIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, a number of federal departments and agencies revised to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (often referred to as the ``Common Rule''), which each department and agency adopted into...2018-13187"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-19/pdf/2018-13187.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/19/2018-13187/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjects-six-month-delay-of-the-general-compliance-dateIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, a number of federal departments and agencies revised to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (often referred to as the ``Common Rule''), which each department and agency adopted into regulations in its part of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same changes in a final rule published on September 18, 2017. The revised Common Rule was scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of the same date. By an interim final rule issued on January 17, 2018 and published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2018, federal departments and agencies delayed the effective date and the general compliance date for the revised Common Rule for a 6-month period, until July 19, 2018. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an interim final rule adopting the same regulatory changes on January 26, 2018. The revised Common Rule, including technical amendments made by the January 22, 2018 interim final rule, is referred to here as the ``2018 Requirements.'' On April 20, 2018, the federal departments and agencies listed here published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing and seeking comments as to whether the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements should be delayed for an additional 6-month period. The NPRM also proposed and sought comments on whether to allow regulated entities to implement certain burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements in specified circumstances during such continued delay period. Through this final rule, we are adopting the proposals described in the April 20, 2018 NPRM. This rule delays the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for an additional 6-month period, until January 21, 2019. As a result of this delay, regulated entities will be required, with an exception, to continue to comply with the requirements of the pre-2018 version of the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the ``pre-2018 Requirements'') until January 21, 2019. The one exception to this general rule is that institutions will be permitted (but not required) to implement, for certain research, three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements during the delay period (July 19, 2018, through January 20, 2019). Those three provisions are: The revised definition of ``research,'' which deems certain activities not to be research covered by the Common Rule; the elimination of the requirement for annual continuing review with respect to certain categories of research; and the elimination of the requirement that institutional review boards (IRBs) review grant applications or other funding proposals related to the research. Institutions taking advantage of the three-burden reducing provisions must comply with all other pre-2018 Requirements during the delay period. The three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements can only be implemented during the delay period with respect to studies initiated prior to January 21, 2019 that will transition to compliance with the revised Common Rule. Any study that implements these three burden-reducing provisions during the delay period must, beginning on January 21, 2019, comply with all of the 2018 Requirements for the balance of the study's duration.
2018-05-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Munitions List Categories I, II, and IIIThe Department of State (the Department) proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories I (firearms, close assault weapons and combat shotguns), II (guns and armament) and III (ammunition and ordnance) of...2018-10366"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-24/pdf/2018-10366.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/24/2018-10366/international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-us-munitions-list-categories-i-ii-and-iiiThe Department of State (the Department) proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories I (firearms, close assault weapons and combat shotguns), II (guns and armament) and III (ammunition and ordnance) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting export and temporary import control on the USML. Items removed from the USML would become subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
2018-05-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPassportsThe Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 11, 2018, amending the passport rules for the Department of State (the Department). The document stays the amendments in the May 11 rule until June 10, 2018.2018-10653"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-17/pdf/2018-10653.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/17/2018-10653/passportsThe Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 11, 2018, amending the passport rules for the Department of State (the Department). The document stays the amendments in the May 11 rule until June 10, 2018.
2018-05-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPassportsThis final rule provides various changes and updates to the Department of State passport rules. The final rule incorporates statutory passport denial and revocation requirements for certain convicted sex offenders. It notes that, notwithstanding the...2018-09995"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-11/pdf/2018-09995.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/11/2018-09995/passportsThis final rule provides various changes and updates to the Department of State passport rules. The final rule incorporates statutory passport denial and revocation requirements for certain convicted sex offenders. It notes that, notwithstanding the legal bases for denial or revocation of a passport, the Department may issue a passport for direct return to the United States. It sets out the Department's procedures for denying and cancelling Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. Finally, the final rule provides additional information relating to the conduct of review hearings.
2018-04-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentService of Process; Production or Disclosure of Official Information in Response to Court Orders, Subpoenas, Notices of Depositions, Requests for Admissions, Interrogatories, or Similar Requests or Demands in Connection With Federal or State Litigation; Expert TestimonyThe Department of State corrects erroneous citations and typographical errors within part 172 by correcting or removing them.2018-08277"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-20/pdf/2018-08277.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/20/2018-08277/service-of-process-production-or-disclosure-of-official-information-in-response-to-court-ordersThe Department of State corrects erroneous citations and typographical errors within part 172 by correcting or removing them.
2018-04-20Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Proposed Six Month Delay of the General Compliance Date While Allowing the Use of Three Burden-Reducing Provisions During the Delay PeriodIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``2018 Requirements''). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the...2018-08231"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-20/pdf/2018-08231.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/20/2018-08231/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjects-proposed-six-month-delay-of-the-generalIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``2018 Requirements''). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same regulatory changes in a separate final rule published on September 18, 2017. The 2018 Requirements were scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of January 19, 2018 (with the exception of the revisions to the cooperative research provision). The departments and agencies listed in this document have also published an interim final rule delaying the effective date and general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for six months, to cover the time period of January 19, 2018 until July 19, 2018. As per the interim final rule, the effective date of the 2018 Requirements is now July 19, 2018. The departments and agencies listed in this document propose delaying the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for an additional six months, for the time period of July 19, 2018 until January 21, 2019. This proposed rule is intended to provide additional time to regulated entities for the preparations necessary to implement the 2018 Requirements. This proposed rule, if finalized, would require regulated entities to continue to comply with the requirements of the current Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``pre-2018 Requirements'') until January 21, 2019. This proposal also takes comment on whether to permit institutions to implement, for certain research studies, the following provisions in the 2018 Requirements during the period from July 19, 2018, until January 21, 2019, that the general compliance date is delayed. Those three provisions, intended to reduce burdens on regulated entities, are the 2018 Requirements' definition of ``research,'' which deems certain activities not to be research, the allowance for no annual continuing review of certain categories of research, and the elimination of the requirement that institutional review boards (IRBs) review grant applications related to the research. The way that this option is proposed, regulated entities would be required to comply with all pre- 2018 Requirements during the period that the general compliance date is delayed, except for provisions substituted by the three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements. As described in section III, below, this flexibility is proposed only for studies for which an institution makes a choice to transition to comply with the 2018 Requirements, beginning on July 19, 2018. In order to clearly describe this proposed flexibility, including how it would impact institutions choosing to transition research to comply with the 2018 Requirements, this document proposes a redrafted transition provision.
2018-04-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentRepeal of Benefits for Hostages in Iraq, Kuwait, or LebanonIn accordance with Executive Order 13771 of January 30, 2017, which addresses agency review of existing regulations, including those that may be outmoded or ineffective, the State Department is repealing the regulations on Benefits for Hostages in...2018-07074"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-12/pdf/2018-07074.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/12/2018-07074/repeal-of-benefits-for-hostages-in-iraq-kuwait-or-lebanonIn accordance with Executive Order 13771 of January 30, 2017, which addresses agency review of existing regulations, including those that may be outmoded or ineffective, the State Department is repealing the regulations on Benefits for Hostages in Iraq, Kuwait, or Lebanon. The current regulations, which relate to hostage benefits for U.S. nationals in Iraq, Kuwait, or Lebanon were established in 1990, and are outdated as the program funding has been eliminated.
2018-03-19Proposed RuleMillennium Challenge CorporationMillennium Challenge CorporationFreedom of Information Act RegulationsThe purpose of this document is to outline the procedures by which the Millennium Challenge Corporation proposes to implement the relevant provisions of the Freedom of Information Act as required under that statute. This document will assist interested...2018-04993"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-03-19/pdf/2018-04993.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/03/19/2018-04993/freedom-of-information-act-regulationsThe purpose of this document is to outline the procedures by which the Millennium Challenge Corporation proposes to implement the relevant provisions of the Freedom of Information Act as required under that statute. This document will assist interested parties in obtaining access to Millennium Challenge Corporation public records.
2018-02-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Addition of South SudanThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to include reference to South Sudan in its regulations on prohibited exports, imports, and sales to and from certain countries, and to update defense trade policy...2018-02995"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-14/pdf/2018-02995.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/14/2018-02995/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-addition-of-south-sudanThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to include reference to South Sudan in its regulations on prohibited exports, imports, and sales to and from certain countries, and to update defense trade policy toward South Sudan by applying a policy of denial on the export of defense articles and defense services to South Sudan, except as otherwise provided. This amendment reflects a policy determination made by the Secretary of State.
2018-02-12Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentNotice of Inquiry; Request for Comments Regarding Review of United States Munitions List Categories V, X, and XIThe Department of State requests comments from the public to inform its review of the controls implemented in recent revisions to Categories V, X, and XI of the United States Munitions List (USML). The Department periodically reviews USML categories to...2018-02495"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-12/pdf/2018-02495.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/12/2018-02495/notice-of-inquiry-request-for-comments-regarding-review-of-united-states-munitions-list-categories-vThe Department of State requests comments from the public to inform its review of the controls implemented in recent revisions to Categories V, X, and XI of the United States Munitions List (USML). The Department periodically reviews USML categories to ensure that they are clear, do not inadvertently control items in normal commercial use, account for technological developments, and properly implement the national security and foreign policy objectives of the United States.
2018-01-31RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and ConsulatesThis rule finalizes the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015. Specifically, the rule implemented changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (``Schedule'') for certain passport and citizenship services...2018-01850"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-31/pdf/2018-01850.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/31/2018-01850/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-and-consulatesThis rule finalizes the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015. Specifically, the rule implemented changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (``Schedule'') for certain passport and citizenship services fees. This rulemaking addresses public comments and adopts as final the changes to these fees.
2018-01-31RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates-Passport Services Fee ChangesThe Department of State implements an adjustment to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services of the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs (``Schedule of Fees'' or ``Schedule'') to raise the execution fee for passport books and cards from...2018-01809"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-31/pdf/2018-01809.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/31/2018-01809/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-andThe Department of State implements an adjustment to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services of the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs (``Schedule of Fees'' or ``Schedule'') to raise the execution fee for passport books and cards from $25 to $35. The Department is adjusting this fee in light of the findings of the most recently approved update to the Cost of Service Model to better align the fees for consular services with the costs of providing those services.
2018-01-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPassports: Service PassportsThis rule finalizes the interim final rule from the Department of State that established a new service passport, which may be approved for certain non-personal services contractors who travel abroad in support of and pursuant to a contract with the...2018-01708"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-30/pdf/2018-01708.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/30/2018-01708/passports-service-passportsThis rule finalizes the interim final rule from the Department of State that established a new service passport, which may be approved for certain non-personal services contractors who travel abroad in support of and pursuant to a contract with the U.S. government. The Department received no public comments in response to the rule.
2018-01-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Delay of the Revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human SubjectsIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies listed in this document made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same regulatory...2018-00997"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-22/pdf/2018-00997.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/22/2018-00997/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjects-delay-of-the-revisions-to-the-federal-policy-forIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies listed in this document made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same regulatory changes in a separate final rule published on September 18, 2017. The revised policy, reflected in both final rules, is described here as the ``2018 Requirements.'' The 2018 Requirements are scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of January 19, 2018 (with the exception of the revisions to the cooperative research provision). This interim final rule delays the effective date and general compliance date of the 2018 Requirements to July 19, 2018. The federal departments and agencies listed in this document are in the process of developing a proposed rule to further delay implementation of the 2018 Requirements. The limited implementation delay accomplished by this interim final rule both provides additional time to regulated entities for the preparations necessary to implement the 2018 Requirements, and additional time for the departments and agencies listed in this document to seek input from interested stakeholders through a notice and comment rulemaking process that allows for public engagement on the proposal for a further implementation delay.
2018-01-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentDepartment of State 2018 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment; CorrectionThe Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on January 3, 2018, providing revised civil monetary penalties for 2018. This document corrects one of the civil monetary penalties.2018-00881"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-19/pdf/2018-00881.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/19/2018-00881/department-of-state-2018-civil-monetary-penalties-inflationary-adjustment-correctionThe Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on January 3, 2018, providing revised civil monetary penalties for 2018. This document corrects one of the civil monetary penalties.
2018-01-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentDepartment of State 2018 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary AdjustmentThis final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The revised CMP adjusts the amount of civil monetary penalties assessed by the Department of State...2017-28395"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-03/pdf/2017-28395.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/03/2017-28395/department-of-state-2018-civil-monetary-penalties-inflationary-adjustmentThis final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The revised CMP adjusts the amount of civil monetary penalties assessed by the Department of State based on the December 2017 guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. The new amounts will apply only to those penalties assessed on or after the effective date of this rule, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred.
2017-12-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPassportsThis proposed rule provides various changes and updates to the Department of State passport rules. The proposed rule incorporates statutory passport denial and revocation requirements for certain convicted sex offenders. It notes that, notwithstanding...2017-26751"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-14/pdf/2017-26751.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/14/2017-26751/passportsThis proposed rule provides various changes and updates to the Department of State passport rules. The proposed rule incorporates statutory passport denial and revocation requirements for certain convicted sex offenders. It notes that, notwithstanding the legal bases for denial or revocation of a passport, the Department may issue a passport for direct return to the United States. It sets out the Department's procedures for denying and cancelling Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. Finally, the proposed rule provides additional information relating to the conduct of review hearings.
2017-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as AmendedThis final rule clarifies procedures for waiver of documentary requirements due to an unforeseen emergency for nonimmigrants seeking admission to the United States.2017-18750"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-05/pdf/2017-18750.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/05/2017-18750/visas-documentation-of-nonimmigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amendedThis final rule clarifies procedures for waiver of documentary requirements due to an unforeseen emergency for nonimmigrants seeking admission to the United States.
2017-08-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentTemporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions ListThe 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).2017-18482"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-30/pdf/2017-18482.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/30/2017-18482/temporary-modification-of-category-xi-of-the-united-states-munitions-listThe 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).
2017-07-28Proposed RuleMillennium Challenge CorporationMillennium Challenge CorporationTouhy RegulationsThe purpose of this document is to provide an update to the outline of the procedures by which the Millennium Challenge Corporation proposes to respond to subpoenas or other official demands for information and testimony served upon itself or its...2017-13922"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-28/pdf/2017-13922.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/28/2017-13922/touhy-regulationsThe purpose of this document is to provide an update to the outline of the procedures by which the Millennium Challenge Corporation proposes to respond to subpoenas or other official demands for information and testimony served upon itself or its employees.
2017-07-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentElectronic and Information TechnologyThis 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...2017-15823"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-27/pdf/2017-15823.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/27/2017-15823/electronic-and-information-technologyThis 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.
2017-05-02RuleOverseas Private Investment CorporationOverseas Private Investment CorporationFreedom of InformationThis final rule implements revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') regulations by making substantive and administrative changes. These revisions are intended to supersede OPIC's...2017-08598"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-02/pdf/2017-08598.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/02/2017-08598/freedom-of-informationThis final rule implements revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') regulations by making substantive and administrative changes. These revisions are intended to supersede OPIC's current FOIA regulations, located at this part. The final rule incorporates the FOIA revisions contained in the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, makes administrative changes to reflect OPIC's costs, and conforms more closely to the language recommended by the Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy.
2017-04-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentIntercountry AdoptionsThe Department of State (Department) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on September 8, 2016, proposing to amend its regulations implementing the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry...2017-06558"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-04-04/pdf/2017-06558.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/04/2017-06558/intercountry-adoptionsThe Department of State (Department) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on September 8, 2016, proposing to amend its regulations implementing the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000. 81 FR 62322. The Department hereby withdraws that action. The comments provided in response to the NPRM will be considered in drafting a new rule, which is expected to be published later this year.
2017-02-03RuleAFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATIONAfrican Development FoundationAvailability of RecordsThe U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) is revising its regulations on the availability of records in accordance with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, Public Law 114-185, and to make minor technical amendments and corrections.2017-02239"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-02-03/pdf/2017-02239.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/03/2017-02239/availability-of-recordsThe U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) is revising its regulations on the availability of records in accordance with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, Public Law 114-185, and to make minor technical amendments and corrections.
2017-01-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human SubjectsThe departments and agencies listed in this document announce revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was originally promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. This final rule...2017-01058"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-19/pdf/2017-01058.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/19/2017-01058/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjectsThe departments and agencies listed in this document announce revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was originally promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. This final rule is intended to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators. These revisions are an effort to modernize, simplify, and enhance the current system of oversight.
2017-01-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentNotice of Inquiry; Request for Comments Regarding United States Munitions List Category XIIThe Department of State requests comments from the public regarding recent revisions to Category XII of the United States Munitions List (USML). In light of the ongoing transition of the USML to a more ``positive list'' pursuant to the President's...2017-00651"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-13/pdf/2017-00651.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/13/2017-00651/notice-of-inquiry-request-for-comments-regarding-united-states-munitions-list-category-xiiThe Department of State requests comments from the public regarding recent revisions to Category XII of the United States Munitions List (USML). In light of the ongoing transition of the USML to a more ``positive list'' pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department requests that the public comment on (1) alternatives to controls on certain items when ``specially designed for a military end user,'' (2) the scope of the control in paragraph (b)(1), and (3) certain technical parameters that the Department is evaluating to replace ``specially designed'' controls.
2017-01-12Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Summer Work TravelThe U.S. Department of State (Department) proposes to amend existing regulations to provide new program requirements for the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program. This rulemaking strategy is informed by the Department's...2017-00107"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-12/pdf/2017-00107.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/12/2017-00107/exchange-visitor-program-summer-work-travelThe U.S. Department of State (Department) proposes to amend existing regulations to provide new program requirements for the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program. This rulemaking strategy is informed by the Department's comprehensive and ongoing review of the Summer Work Travel program that began in mid-2010. With this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to: Specify general program administration requirements for sponsors and their third parties; enhance transparency in the recruitment of exchange visitors; limit exchange visitor repeat participation to a total of three visits; require all exchange visitors to be placed in advance of the exchange visitor's arrival in the United States; outline additional sponsor responsibilities for use and vetting of host entities; and specify host entity requirements for program participation. In addition, the proposed rule limits the number of late night and early morning hours during which exchange visitors may work; adds a section regulating placements in door-to-door sales; explains new processes for exchange visitor housing; and introduces Form DS-7007 (Host Placement Certification). The proposed rule also specifies more exactly pre-departure orientation and documentation requirements, including with respect to bicycle safety; ensures that sponsors and host entities provide exchange visitors with cross-cultural activities; and outlines processes for sponsor use and vetting of domestic and foreign third parties.
2017-01-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState Department2017 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary AdjustmentThis final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The revised CMP adjusts the amount of civil monetary penalties assessed by the Department of State...2017-00166"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-11/pdf/2017-00166.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/11/2017-00166/2017-civil-monetary-penalties-inflationary-adjustmentThis final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The revised CMP adjusts the amount of civil monetary penalties assessed by the Department of State based on the December 2016 guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. The new amounts will apply only to those penalties assessed on or after the effective date of this rule, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred.
2017-01-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XVAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department published an interim final rule on May 13, 2014 that revised Category XV (Spacecraft and Related Articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML). After reviewing comments to...2016-31751"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-10/pdf/2016-31751.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/10/2016-31751/international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-category-xvAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department published an interim final rule on May 13, 2014 that revised Category XV (Spacecraft and Related Articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML). After reviewing comments to the interim final rule, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to further revise Category XV of the USML to describe more precisely the articles warranting control in that category.
2017-01-05RulePEACE CORPSPeace CorpsEligibility and Standards for Peace Corps Volunteer ServiceThe Peace Corps issues this final rule to restate and update the requirements for eligibility for Peace Corps Volunteer service, and the factors considered in the assessment and selection of eligible applicants for training and service. The...2016-30442"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-05/pdf/2016-30442.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/05/2016-30442/eligibility-and-standards-for-peace-corps-volunteer-serviceThe Peace Corps issues this final rule to restate and update the requirements for eligibility for Peace Corps Volunteer service, and the factors considered in the assessment and selection of eligible applicants for training and service. The requirements and factors for eligibility and selection were last published in 1984. A revision of the regulation is necessary to conform to changes in Federal laws and regulations, particularly with respect to those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, and to reflect policy changes made by the Peace Corps.
2017-01-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations: International Trade Data System, ReportingThe Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to implement the International Trade Data System (ITDS), which will allow businesses to electronically submit the...2016-31655"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-03/pdf/2016-31655.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/03/2016-31655/international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-international-trade-data-system-reportingThe Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to implement the International Trade Data System (ITDS), which will allow businesses to electronically submit the data required to import or export cargo, as provided by Executive Order 13659 and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act).
2016-12-27RuleAFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATIONAfrican Development FoundationCollection of ClaimsThe U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) is revising its regulations on collection of claims in accordance with the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA), as implemented by the Department of Justice (Justice) and the Department of the...2016-31125"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-27/pdf/2016-31125.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/27/2016-31125/collection-of-claimsThe U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) is revising its regulations on collection of claims in accordance with the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA), as implemented by the Department of Justice (Justice) and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) in the revised Federal Claims Collection Standards (FCCS). The FCCS prescribes the standards that Federal agencies must use in the administrative collection, offset, compromise, and suspension or termination of collection activity for civil claims of money, funds, or property as defined by law.
2016-12-22RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentFreedom of Information Act RegulationsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standards USAID follows in processing requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA''), 5 U.S.C. 552. The Act requires agencies to review their FOIA regulations, and no later than 180...2016-30413"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-22/pdf/2016-30413.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/22/2016-30413/freedom-of-information-act-regulationsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standards USAID follows in processing requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA''), 5 U.S.C. 552. The Act requires agencies to review their FOIA regulations, and no later than 180 days after enactment, directed the head of each agency to issue regulations on various elements of its FOIA program.
2016-12-22Proposed RuleOverseas Private Investment CorporationOverseas Private Investment CorporationFreedom of InformationThis rule proposes revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations by making substantive and administrative changes. These revisions are intended to supersede OPIC's current FOIA...2016-30661"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-22/pdf/2016-30661.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/22/2016-30661/freedom-of-informationThis rule proposes revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations by making substantive and administrative changes. These revisions are intended to supersede OPIC's current FOIA regulations, located at this Part. The proposed rule incorporates the FOIA revisions contained in the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, makes administrative changes to reflect OPIC's costs, and conforms more closely to the language recommended by the Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy.
2016-12-07RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Classification of Immediate Family Members as A, C-3, G, and NATO NonimmigrantsThis rule amends the definition of immediate family for purposes of A, C-3, G, and NATO visa classifications in two ways: It revises the eligibility requirements for unmarried adult sons and daughters age 21 or older for these visa classifications, and...2016-28518"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-07/pdf/2016-28518.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/07/2016-28518/visas-classification-of-immediate-family-members-as-a-c-3-g-and-nato-nonimmigrantsThis rule amends the definition of immediate family for purposes of A, C-3, G, and NATO visa classifications in two ways: It revises the eligibility requirements for unmarried adult sons and daughters age 21 or older for these visa classifications, and clarifies for purposes of G-4 visa classification that the international organization employing the principal alien must recognize an individual as immediate family to be eligible for derivative U.S. visa status. Furthermore, this rule permits qualified immediate family members of A- 1, A-2, G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 nonimmigrants to be independently classified as NATO-1, NATO-2, NATO-3, NATO-4, NATO-5, and NATO-6.
2016-12-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Corrections and ClarificationsThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify recent revisions made pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative. This rule clarifies the scope of disclosure of information...2016-28406"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-05/pdf/2016-28406.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/05/2016-28406/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-corrections-and-clarificationsThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify recent revisions made pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative. This rule clarifies the scope of disclosure of information submitted to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), clarifies the policies and procedures regarding statutory debarments, and corrects administrative and typographical errors.
2016-11-21RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Categories VIII and XIXAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories VIII (aircraft and related articles) and XIX (gas turbine engines and associated...2016-27775"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-21/pdf/2016-27775.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/21/2016-27775/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-categoriesAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories VIII (aircraft and related articles) and XIX (gas turbine engines and associated equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.
2016-10-28Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentIntercountry AdoptionsThe Department of State (the Department) is extending the period of time by 15 days for the public to submit comments on the Proposed Intercountry Adoption rule, in order to give the public more time to respond.2016-26094"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-28/pdf/2016-26094.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/28/2016-26094/intercountry-adoptionsThe Department of State (the Department) is extending the period of time by 15 days for the public to submit comments on the Proposed Intercountry Adoption rule, in order to give the public more time to respond.
2016-10-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Visa Information Update Requirements Under the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)The Department of State is coordinating with the Department of Homeland Security on instituting a requirement for nonimmigrant aliens who hold a passport issued by an identified country containing a U.S. nonimmigrant visa of a designated category to...2016-25308"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-20/pdf/2016-25308.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/20/2016-25308/visas-visa-information-update-requirements-under-the-electronic-visa-update-system-evusThe Department of State is coordinating with the Department of Homeland Security on instituting a requirement for nonimmigrant aliens who hold a passport issued by an identified country containing a U.S. nonimmigrant visa of a designated category to provide required information to DHS after the receipt of his or her visa of a designated category.
2016-10-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XIIAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by revising Category XII (fire control, laser, imaging, and guidance equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List...2016-24225"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-12/pdf/2016-24225.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/12/2016-24225/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-categoryAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by revising Category XII (fire control, laser, imaging, and guidance equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to remove certain items from control on the USML and to describe more precisely the articles continuing to warrant control on the USML. The Department also amends USML Categories VIII, XIII, and XV to reflect that items previously described in those Categories are now controlled under the revised Category XII or Commerce Control List. Further, the Department revises USML Category XI to move items to the CCL as a result of changes to related control in USML Category XII.
2016-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPassports: Service PassportsThis rule amends a regulation that establishes the different types of passports issued by the Department of State. A definition for special issuance passports is added. Amendments establish a new service passport, which may be approved for certain...2016-23568"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-30/pdf/2016-23568.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/30/2016-23568/passports-service-passportsThis rule amends a regulation that establishes the different types of passports issued by the Department of State. A definition for special issuance passports is added. Amendments establish a new service passport, which may be approved for certain non-personal services contractors who travel abroad in support of and pursuant to a contract with the U.S. government, and make corresponding changes regarding official and diplomatic passports. The service passport will demonstrate a contractual relationship between the bearer's employer and the U.S. government as the reason for travel, thereby continuing to demonstrate the individual's support function on behalf of the U.S. government, but nevertheless signaling a more attenuated relationship with the U.S. government than that enjoyed by direct hire employees. The U.S. government incurs significant additional cost annually in delays and fees because foreign governments do not recognize contractors as doing work for the U.S. government. By more clearly demonstrating the attenuated relationship, the Department will eliminate such waste. The regulation is amended to establish the validity of the new service passport and clarify the grounds for invalidity of a special issuance passport.
2016-09-29RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Tunisia, Eritrea, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Other ChangesThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to designate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally (MNNA); reorganize the content in several paragraphs to clarify the intent of the ITAR; update defense trade policy...2016-23284"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-29/pdf/2016-23284.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/29/2016-23284/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-tunisia-eritrea-somalia-the-democraticThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to designate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally (MNNA); reorganize the content in several paragraphs to clarify the intent of the ITAR; update defense trade policy regarding Eritrea, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, and C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire to reflect resolutions adopted by the United Nations Security Council; update defense trade policy regarding Sri Lanka to reflect the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016; and update defense trade policy regarding Vietnam to reflect a determination made by the Secretary of State.
2016-09-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPassports; CorrectionThe Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 2, 2016 (81 FR 60608), amending the passport rules for the Department of State (the Department). The document requires certain corrections: A correction to a statutory...2016-23283"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-27/pdf/2016-23283.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/27/2016-23283/passports-correctionThe Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 2, 2016 (81 FR 60608), amending the passport rules for the Department of State (the Department). The document requires certain corrections: A correction to a statutory citation; and adds a paragraph to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION relating to implementation of the rule.
2016-09-27Proposed RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentFreedom of Information Act RegulationsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standards USAID follows in processing requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA''), 5 U.S.C. 552. The Act requires agencies to review their FOIA regulations, and no later than 180...2016-23270"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-27/pdf/2016-23270.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/27/2016-23270/freedom-of-information-act-regulationsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standards USAID follows in processing requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA''), 5 U.S.C. 552. The Act requires agencies to review their FOIA regulations, and no later than 180 days after enactment, directed the head of each agency to issue regulations on various elements of its FOIA program.
2016-09-22RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentUSAID Sovereign Loan Guarantees-Standard Terms and ConditionsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of Ukraine.2016-22856"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-22/pdf/2016-22856.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/22/2016-22856/usaid-sovereign-loan-guarantees-standard-terms-and-conditionsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of Ukraine.
2016-09-19Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates-Passport Services Fee ChangesThe Department of State proposes an adjustment to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services of the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs (``Schedule of Fees'' or ``Schedule'') for the execution fee for passport books and cards. The...2016-22215"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-19/pdf/2016-22215.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/19/2016-22215/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-andThe Department of State proposes an adjustment to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services of the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs (``Schedule of Fees'' or ``Schedule'') for the execution fee for passport books and cards. The Department is adjusting this fee in light of the findings of the most recent annual update to the Cost of Service Model to better align the fees for consular services with the costs of providing those services.
2016-09-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Diversity ImmigrantsThis final rule is promulgated to clarify that photographs submitted as part of a diversity visa lottery entry package must have been taken no more than six months before the date the entry is made and prohibit applicants from wearing eyeglasses in...2016-22365"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-16/pdf/2016-22365.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/16/2016-22365/visas-diversity-immigrantsThis final rule is promulgated to clarify that photographs submitted as part of a diversity visa lottery entry package must have been taken no more than six months before the date the entry is made and prohibit applicants from wearing eyeglasses in photographs.
2016-09-08Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentIntercountry AdoptionsThe Department of State (the Department) proposes to amend requirements for accreditation of agencies and approval of persons to provide adoption services in intercountry adoption cases. The proposed rule includes a new subpart establishing parameters...2016-20968"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-08/pdf/2016-20968.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/08/2016-20968/intercountry-adoptionsThe Department of State (the Department) proposes to amend requirements for accreditation of agencies and approval of persons to provide adoption services in intercountry adoption cases. The proposed rule includes a new subpart establishing parameters for U.S. accrediting entities to authorize adoption service providers who have received accreditation or approval to provide adoption services in countries designated by the Secretary, which will be known as ``country-specific authorization'' (CSA). Adoption service providers will only be permitted to act as primary providers in a CSA-designated country if they have received CSA for that particular country. The proposed rule also strengthens certain standards for accreditation and approval, including those related to fees and the use of foreign providers. In addition, the proposed rule enhances standards related to preparation of prospective adoptive parents so that they receive more training related to the most common challenges faced by adoptive families, and are better prepared for the needs of the specific child they are adopting. These proposed changes are intended to align the preparation of prospective adoptive parents with the current demographics of children immigrating to the United States through intercountry adoption. Finally, the proposed rule makes the mechanism to submit complaints about adoption service providers available to complainants even if they have not first addressed their complaint directly with the adoption service provider.
2016-09-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentInternational Traffic in Arms: Revisions to Definition of Export and Related DefinitionsOn June 3, 2016, the Department of State published an interim final rule amending and adding definitions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative. After review of the...2016-21481"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-08/pdf/2016-21481.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/08/2016-21481/international-traffic-in-arms-revisions-to-definition-of-export-and-related-definitionsOn June 3, 2016, the Department of State published an interim final rule amending and adding definitions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative. After review of the public comments to the interim final rule, the Department further amends the ITAR by revising the definition of ``retransfer'' and making other clarifying revisions.
2016-09-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPassportsThis final rule provides various changes and updates to the Department of State passport rules as a result of the passage of two laws: International Megan's Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of...2016-21087"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-02/pdf/2016-21087.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/02/2016-21087/passportsThis final rule provides various changes and updates to the Department of State passport rules as a result of the passage of two laws: International Megan's Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders (IML); and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The final rule incorporates statutory passport denial and revocation requirements for certain covered sex offenders under the IML, those persons with a seriously delinquent tax debt as defined by the FAST Act, and/or those persons who submit a passport application without a correct and valid Social Security number.
2016-08-30RuleMillennium Challenge CorporationMillennium Challenge CorporationCollection of DebtsThe purpose of these regulations is to implement statutes which authorize the collection of debts owed to the Federal government, by persons, organizations, or entities including by salary offset, administrative offset, or tax refund offset. Generally,...2016-20800"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-30/pdf/2016-20800.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/30/2016-20800/collection-of-debtsThe purpose of these regulations is to implement statutes which authorize the collection of debts owed to the Federal government, by persons, organizations, or entities including by salary offset, administrative offset, or tax refund offset. Generally, however, a debt may not be collected by such means if it has been outstanding for more than ten years after the agency's right to collect the debt first accrued. These regulations are consistent with the Office of Personnel Management regulations on salary offset, and with regulations on administrative offset. Persons with access to the internet may also view this document by going to the regulations.gov Web site at: http:// www.regulations.gov/index.cfm.
2016-08-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Procedures for Obtaining State Department Authorization To Export Items Subject to the Export Administration Regulations; Revision to the Destination Control Statement; and Other ChangesAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify rules pertaining to the export of items subject to the Export Administration...2016-19550"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-17/pdf/2016-19550.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/17/2016-19550/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-procedures-for-obtaining-state-departmentAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify rules pertaining to the export of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), revise the destination control statement in ITAR Sec. 123.9 to harmonize the language with the EAR, make conforming changes to ITAR Sec. Sec. 124.9 and 124.14, and make several minor edits for clarity.
2016-08-02RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentRepublic of Tunisia Loan Guarantees Issued Under Section 7034(o) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2016-Standard Terms and ConditionsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of the Republic of Tunisia pursuant to Section 7034(o) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related...2016-18192"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-02/pdf/2016-18192.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/02/2016-18192/republic-of-tunisia-loan-guarantees-issued-under-section-7034o-of-the-department-of-state-foreignThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of the Republic of Tunisia pursuant to Section 7034(o) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2016.
2016-07-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Categories XIV and XVIIIAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories XIV (toxicological agents, including chemical agents, biological agents, and associated...2016-17505"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-28/pdf/2016-17505.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/07/28/2016-17505/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-categoriesAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories XIV (toxicological agents, including chemical agents, biological agents, and associated equipment) and XVIII (directed energy weapons) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563, completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http:// www.state.gov/documents/organization/181028.pdf.
2016-06-29RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentParticipation by Religious Organizations in USAID ProgramsThis rule amends AID regulations to address provisions which are more restrictive than relevant Federal case law and relevant legal opinions issued by the United States Department of Justice with respect to the applicability of the Establishment Clause...2016-15293"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-29/pdf/2016-15293.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/29/2016-15293/participation-by-religious-organizations-in-usaid-programsThis rule amends AID regulations to address provisions which are more restrictive than relevant Federal case law and relevant legal opinions issued by the United States Department of Justice with respect to the applicability of the Establishment Clause to the use of Federal funds.
2016-06-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentCivil Monetary Penalties Inflationary AdjustmentThis final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the 1990 Act), as amended by the Debt...2016-13455"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-08/pdf/2016-13455.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/08/2016-13455/civil-monetary-penalties-inflationary-adjustmentThis final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the 1990 Act), as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (the 1996 Act), required the head of each agency to adjust its CMPs for inflation no later than October 23, 1996 and required agencies to make adjustments at least once every four years thereafter. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act) further amended the 1990 Act by requiring agencies to adjust CMPs, if necessary, pursuant to a ``catch- up'' adjustment methodology prescribed by the 2015 Act, which mandates that the catch up adjustment take effect no later than August 1, 2016. Additionally, the 2015 Act requires agencies to make annual adjustments to their respective CMPs in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget. The revised CMP adjustments in this rule will apply only to those penalties assessed after its effective date; subsequent annual adjustments are to be published not later than January 15 of each year. In keeping with guidance provided by the Office of Management and Budget, the new penalty levels will apply to all assessments made on or after August 1, 2016, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred.
2016-06-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentInternational Traffic in Arms: Revisions to Definition of Export and Related DefinitionsAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the definitions of ``export,'' and ``reexport or retransfer'' in order to continue the...2016-12732"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-03/pdf/2016-12732.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/03/2016-12732/international-traffic-in-arms-revisions-to-definition-of-export-and-related-definitionsAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the definitions of ``export,'' and ``reexport or retransfer'' in order to continue the process of harmonizing the definitions with the corresponding terms in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), to the extent appropriate. Additionally, the Department creates definitions of ``release'' and ``retransfer'' in order to clarify and support the interpretation of the revised definitions that are in this rulemaking. The Department creates new sections of the ITAR detailing the scope of licenses, unauthorized releases of controlled information and revises the section on ``exports'' of technical data to U.S. persons abroad. Finally, the Department consolidates regulatory provisions on the treatment of foreign dual and third country national employees within one exemption.
2016-05-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPrivacy Act; STATE-81, Office of Foreign Missions RecordsThe Department of State is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act regulation exempting portions of a system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974.2016-12621"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-27/pdf/2016-12621.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/27/2016-12621/privacy-act-state-81-office-of-foreign-missions-recordsThe Department of State is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act regulation exempting portions of a system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974.
2016-05-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentElectronic and Information TechnologyThis rule implements Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) for the Department of State. Section 508 requires that when Federal departments and agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, they shall...2016-12233"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-24/pdf/2016-12233.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/24/2016-12233/electronic-and-information-technologyThis rule implements Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) for the Department of State. Section 508 requires that when Federal departments and agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, they shall ensure that the electronic and information technology is accessible to individuals with disabilities who are Federal employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public.
2016-04-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPublic Access to InformationThe Department of State (the Department) finalizes its revisions to its regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act. The final rule reflects changes in FOIA and other statutes and consequent changes in the...2016-07900"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-06/pdf/2016-07900.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/06/2016-07900/public-access-to-informationThe Department of State (the Department) finalizes its revisions to its regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act. The final rule reflects changes in FOIA and other statutes and consequent changes in the Department's procedures since the last revision of the Department's regulations on this subject.
2016-04-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONEducation DepartmentFederal Agency Final Regulations Implementing Executive Order 13559: Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood OrganizationsThe Agencies publishing this final rule amend or establish their regulations to implement Executive Order 13279, as amended by Executive Order 13559. Executive Order 13279 established fundamental principles to guide the policies of Federal agencies...2016-07339"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-04/pdf/2016-07339.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/04/2016-07339/federal-agency-final-regulations-implementing-executive-order-13559-fundamental-principles-andThe Agencies publishing this final rule amend or establish their regulations to implement Executive Order 13279, as amended by Executive Order 13559. Executive Order 13279 established fundamental principles to guide the policies of Federal agencies regarding the participation of faith-based and other community organizations in programs that the Federal agencies administer. Executive Order 13559 amended Executive Order 13279 to clarify those principles and add certain protections for beneficiaries of Federal social service programs.
2016-03-08Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as AmendedThe Department of State proposes to reinstate a temporarily suspended amendment to its visa regulations to clarify procedures for waiver of documentary requirements due to an unforeseen emergency for nonimmigrants seeking admission to the United States.2016-05136"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-08/pdf/2016-05136.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/03/08/2016-05136/visas-documentation-of-nonimmigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amendedThe Department of State proposes to reinstate a temporarily suspended amendment to its visa regulations to clarify procedures for waiver of documentary requirements due to an unforeseen emergency for nonimmigrants seeking admission to the United States.
2016-02-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPrivacy Act; STATE-75, Family Advocacy Case RecordsThe Department of State (the Department) finalizes its rule exempting portions of the Family Advocacy Case Records, State-75, from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974.2016-03630"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-23/pdf/2016-03630.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/02/23/2016-03630/privacy-act-state-75-family-advocacy-case-recordsThe Department of State (the Department) finalizes its rule exempting portions of the Family Advocacy Case Records, State-75, from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974.
2016-02-19Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XIIAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XII (fire control, laser, imaging, and guidance and control equipment) of the...2016-03197"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-19/pdf/2016-03197.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/02/19/2016-03197/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-categoryAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XII (fire control, laser, imaging, and guidance and control equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The Department also proposes to amend USML Categories VIII, XIII, and XV to reflect that items now described in those Categories will be in the revised Category XII.
2016-02-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as AmendedThe Department of State published a Federal Register interim final rule on February 4, 2016, in Volume 81, No. 23, page 5906. The document contains an error in the Regulatory Findings. This document corrects the rule by replacing the text, ``included...2016-02962"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-12/pdf/2016-02962.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/02/12/2016-02962/visas-documentation-of-nonimmigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amendedThe Department of State published a Federal Register interim final rule on February 4, 2016, in Volume 81, No. 23, page 5906. The document contains an error in the Regulatory Findings. This document corrects the rule by replacing the text, ``included elsewhere in this edition of the Federal Register'' with ``published in the Federal Register on February 8, 2016, 81 FR 6430.'' There is also a correction in the ADDRESSES section, to provide the correct public notice number to find the rule to submit comments on www.regulations.gov.
2016-02-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPassports: Official Passports for Officials or Employees of State, Local, Tribal or Territorial Governments Traveling Abroad and Carrying Out Official Duties in Support of the U.S. GovernmentThe Department of State finalizes its amendment of the passport rules for issuance of an official passport to an official or employee of a state, local, tribal, or territorial government traveling abroad to carry out official duties in support of the...2016-02576"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-09/pdf/2016-02576.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/02/09/2016-02576/passports-official-passports-for-officials-or-employees-of-state-local-tribal-or-territorialThe Department of State finalizes its amendment of the passport rules for issuance of an official passport to an official or employee of a state, local, tribal, or territorial government traveling abroad to carry out official duties in support of the U.S. government.
2016-02-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Munitions List Categories VIII and XIXAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories VIII (aircraft and related articles) and XIX (gas turbine engines and...2016-02587"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-09/pdf/2016-02587.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/02/09/2016-02587/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-us-munitions-list-categories-viii-and-xixAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories VIII (aircraft and related articles) and XIX (gas turbine engines and associated equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.
2016-02-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as AmendedAs a result of this rule, a passport and a visa will be required of a British, French, or Netherlands national, or of a national of Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, or Trinidad and Tobago, who has residence in British, French, or Netherlands...2016-02191"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-04/pdf/2016-02191.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/02/04/2016-02191/visas-documentation-of-nonimmigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amendedAs a result of this rule, a passport and a visa will be required of a British, French, or Netherlands national, or of a national of Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, or Trinidad and Tobago, who has residence in British, French, or Netherlands territory located in the adjacent islands of the Caribbean area, or has residence in Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, or Trinidad and Tobago, if the alien is proceeding to the United States as an agricultural worker. In light of past experience, and to promote consistency of treatment across H-2A agricultural workers, prudent border management requires these temporary workers to obtain a visa along with most other H-2A agricultural workers. The previous rule allowing temporary workers from these countries to enter the United States without a visa presented a vulnerability. Temporary workers from these countries now require H-2A visas to enter the United States.
2016-01-29RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-TeachersThis rule makes final the Department's proposed rule published on May 2, 2013. The Department, with this rule, amends its existing regulations governing the Teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program. This final rule permits program participation...2016-01421"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-29/pdf/2016-01421.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/29/2016-01421/exchange-visitor-program-teachersThis rule makes final the Department's proposed rule published on May 2, 2013. The Department, with this rule, amends its existing regulations governing the Teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program. This final rule permits program participation of teachers teaching full-time at accredited public or private primary and secondary schools (K-12), including pre-kindergarten teachers in ``language immersion'' programs offered as regular courses of study by accredited primary schools; requires exchange teachers to have two years of full-time teaching experience; clarifies that the duration of program participation by exchange teachers is three years, with an extension permitted for one or two additional years of participation based on school need and exchange teacher performance during the exchange; permits participation by otherwise qualified teachers who are not currently working, but who are returning to teaching after successfully pursuing an advanced degree beyond the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree; introduces a required cross-cultural activity component; requires program sponsors to disclose fees and costs to foreign teachers at the time of both recruitment and selection into the program; and implements a requirement that exchange teachers not be eligible for repeat participation unless they reside outside the United States for two years following their teacher exchange program. In amending the Teacher category regulations, the Department: Reforms the teacher exchange program; strengthens provisions designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of exchange teachers; and reinforces the program's prestige as a world-class U.S. public diplomacy initiative. The rule applies to all J-Nonimmigrant exchange teachers, except when the teacher's program is covered by a separate agreement between the United States and the relevant foreign government as permitted under Department regulations.
2016-01-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPrivacy Act; STATE-09, Records Maintained by the Office of Civil RightsThe Department of State is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act regulation exempting portions of a system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. Certain portions of the Records Maintained by the Office of Civil Rights,...2016-00557"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-20/pdf/2016-00557.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/20/2016-00557/privacy-act-state-09-records-maintained-by-the-office-of-civil-rightsThe Department of State is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act regulation exempting portions of a system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. Certain portions of the Records Maintained by the Office of Civil Rights, STATE-09, contain investigatory material for law enforcement purposes, and testing or examination material.
2016-01-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentElectronic and Information TechnologyThis proposed rule implements Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) for the Department of State. Section 508 requires that Federal departments and agencies shall ensure accessibility by individuals with disabilities who are Federal...2015-32485"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-04/pdf/2015-32485.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/04/2015-32485/electronic-and-information-technologyThis proposed rule implements Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) for the Department of State. Section 508 requires that Federal departments and agencies shall ensure accessibility by individuals with disabilities who are Federal employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public when developing, procuring, maintaining, or using electronic and information technology.
2015-12-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPrivacy Act; STATE-81, Office of Foreign Missions RecordsThe Department of State is giving concurrent notice of a newly established system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the Office of Foreign Missions Records, State-81 system of records and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed...2015-31551"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-17/pdf/2015-31551.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/12/17/2015-31551/privacy-act-state-81-office-of-foreign-missions-recordsThe Department of State is giving concurrent notice of a newly established system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the Office of Foreign Missions Records, State-81 system of records and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974.
2015-12-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentTemporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions ListThe 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).2015-31528"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-16/pdf/2015-31528.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/12/16/2015-31528/temporary-modification-of-category-xi-of-the-united-states-munitions-listThe 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).
2015-12-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentRepeal of Civil Aviation RegulationsIn accordance with Executive Order 13563 of January 18, 2011, which addresses agency review of existing regulations, including those that may be outmoded or ineffective, the Department of State is repealing our regulations on civil aviation. These...2015-31200"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-10/pdf/2015-31200.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/12/10/2015-31200/repeal-of-civil-aviation-regulationsIn accordance with Executive Order 13563 of January 18, 2011, which addresses agency review of existing regulations, including those that may be outmoded or ineffective, the Department of State is repealing our regulations on civil aviation. These regulations, which relate to civil aircraft accidents abroad and were promulgated in 1957, are outdated and duplicative of other authorities, including subsequent statutes, regulations, and Department of State guidance, that specify detailed, modern, comprehensive, and effective procedures for dealing with civil aircraft disasters abroad.
2015-11-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human SubjectsThe Department of Health and Human Services and the other Federal Departments and Agencies listed in this document are extending the comment period on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects notice of proposed rulemaking. The NPRM...2015-30122"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-25/pdf/2015-30122.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/25/2015-30122/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjectsThe Department of Health and Human Services and the other Federal Departments and Agencies listed in this document are extending the comment period on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects notice of proposed rulemaking. The NPRM requests comment on proposed revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015.
2015-11-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentElimination of Visa Page Insert Service for U.S. Passport Book HoldersOn April 29, 2015, the Department of State published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed eliminating the visa page insert service for regular fee passport book holders beginning January 1, 2016. The Department is finalizing the...2015-29618"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-20/pdf/2015-29618.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/20/2015-29618/elimination-of-visa-page-insert-service-for-us-passport-book-holdersOn April 29, 2015, the Department of State published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed eliminating the visa page insert service for regular fee passport book holders beginning January 1, 2016. The Department is finalizing the proposed rule without change.
2015-11-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Interview Waiver AuthorityThis rule is promulgated to clarify the circumstances in which a consular officer and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services may waive the requirement for a nonimmigrant visa interview.2015-28578"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-10/pdf/2015-28578.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/10/2015-28578/visas-interview-waiver-authorityThis rule is promulgated to clarify the circumstances in which a consular officer and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services may waive the requirement for a nonimmigrant visa interview.
2015-11-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Procedures for Issuing VisasThe Department of State is updating its regulations regarding nonimmigrant visa format, and records retention procedures. These updates reflect changes in technology, including the current practice of issuing machine-readable visas and the planned...2015-27862"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-02/pdf/2015-27862.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/02/2015-27862/visas-procedures-for-issuing-visasThe Department of State is updating its regulations regarding nonimmigrant visa format, and records retention procedures. These updates reflect changes in technology, including the current practice of issuing machine-readable visas and the planned future practice of issuing visas electronically. The Department is also removing an obsolete records retention provision and a visa review provision, both of which are now addressed in the Foreign Affairs Manual.
2015-10-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAppointment of Foreign Service OfficersThe Department of State amends provisions in the Code of Federal Regulations related to the appointment of Foreign Service Officers. The revised rules will be substantially the same as, and will supplement, Department of State guidance currently in the...2015-27026"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-23/pdf/2015-27026.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/10/23/2015-27026/appointment-of-foreign-service-officersThe Department of State amends provisions in the Code of Federal Regulations related to the appointment of Foreign Service Officers. The revised rules will be substantially the same as, and will supplement, Department of State guidance currently in the Foreign Affairs Manual, which is also available to the public.
2015-10-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentNotice of Inquiry; Request for Comments Regarding Review of United States Munitions List Categories VI, VII, XIII, and XXThe Department of State requests comments from the public to inform its review of the controls implemented in recent revisions to Categories VI, VII, XIII and XX of the United States Munitions List (USML). In light of the ongoing transition of the USML...2015-25751"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-09/pdf/2015-25751.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/10/09/2015-25751/notice-of-inquiry-request-for-comments-regarding-review-of-united-states-munitions-list-categoriesThe Department of State requests comments from the public to inform its review of the controls implemented in recent revisions to Categories VI, VII, XIII and XX of the United States Munitions List (USML). In light of the ongoing transition of the USML to a more ``positive list'' pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department intends to periodically review the revised USML categories to ensure that they are clear, do not inadvertently control items in normal commercial use, account for technological developments, and properly implement the national security and foreign policy objectives of the reform effort. This review will also consider any drafting issues related to the USML categories under review.
2015-09-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates-Passport and Citizenship Services Fee Changes; CorrectionThe Department of State published an interim final rule on September 8, 2015, amending the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain passport fees and citizenship services fees. The document contained an incorrect effective date for...2015-23140"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-15/pdf/2015-23140.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/15/2015-23140/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-andThe Department of State published an interim final rule on September 8, 2015, amending the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain passport fees and citizenship services fees. The document contained an incorrect effective date for a portion of the rule. This document corrects the rule.
2015-09-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPrivacy Act; STATE-75, Family Advocacy Case RecordsThe Department of State is giving notice that certain portions of the Family Advocacy Case Records, STATE -75, system of records are proposed to be exempt from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974.2015-22711"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-09/pdf/2015-22711.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/09/2015-22711/privacy-act-state-75-family-advocacy-case-recordsThe Department of State is giving notice that certain portions of the Family Advocacy Case Records, STATE -75, system of records are proposed to be exempt from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974.
2015-09-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates-Passport and Citizenship Services Fee ChangesThe Department of State amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain passport fees and citizenship services fees. More specifically, the rule amends the passport book application services fee and passport book security...2015-22054"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-08/pdf/2015-22054.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/08/2015-22054/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-andThe Department of State amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain passport fees and citizenship services fees. More specifically, the rule amends the passport book application services fee and passport book security surcharge. The Department is adjusting these fees in light of the findings of the most recent annual update to the Cost of Service Model to ensure that the fees for consular services better align with the costs of providing those services. The passport fee changes will not alter the total fee paid by passport customers. The rule also renames the ``Administrative Processing of Formal Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship'' fee, as the ``Administrative Processing of Request for Certificate of Loss of Nationality'' fee, applying the fee to any request for a Certificate of Loss of Nationality whether the individual has relinquished nationality by taking an oath of renunciation or by voluntarily and intentionally performing another potentially expatriating act specified by statute.
2015-09-08Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human SubjectsThe departments and agencies listed in this document propose revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. This NPRM seeks comment on...2015-21756"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-08/pdf/2015-21756.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/08/2015-21756/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjectsThe departments and agencies listed in this document propose revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. This NPRM seeks comment on proposals to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators. This proposed rule is an effort to modernize, simplify, and enhance the current system of oversight. The participating departments and agencies propose these revisions to the human subjects regulations because they believe these changes would strengthen protections for research subjects while facilitating important research.
2015-09-04Proposed RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentAmendment to “Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID Programs” To Implement Executive Order 13559The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is extending the public comment period on the Notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Amendment to `Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID Programs' to Implement Executive Order 13559,''...2015-22039"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-04/pdf/2015-22039.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/04/2015-22039/amendment-to-participation-by-religious-organizations-in-usaid-programs-to-implement-executive-orderThe U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is extending the public comment period on the Notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Amendment to `Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID Programs' to Implement Executive Order 13559,'' which was published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2015. The original public comment period would have ended on September 8, 2015. USAID intended to give a 60-day public comment period. Therefore, a comment period extension, to October 5, 2015, is appropriate.
2015-08-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and ConsulatesThis rule adopts as final the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on August 28, 2014. Specifically, the rule implemented changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (``Schedule'') for a number of different fees. This...2015-21042"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-25/pdf/2015-21042.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/08/25/2015-21042/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-and-consulatesThis rule adopts as final the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on August 28, 2014. Specifically, the rule implemented changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (``Schedule'') for a number of different fees. This rulemaking addresses public comments and adopts as final the changes to these fees.
2015-08-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentIntercountry Adoptions: Regulatory Change To Prevent Accreditation and Approval Renewal Requests From Coming Due at the Same TimeThis rule amends the Department of State (Department) regulation on the accreditation and approval of adoption service providers in intercountry adoptions. Most agencies and persons currently accredited received that accreditation at approximately the...2015-20402"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-19/pdf/2015-20402.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/08/19/2015-20402/intercountry-adoptions-regulatory-change-to-prevent-accreditation-and-approval-renewal-requests-fromThis rule amends the Department of State (Department) regulation on the accreditation and approval of adoption service providers in intercountry adoptions. Most agencies and persons currently accredited received that accreditation at approximately the same time, which has resulted in a surge of concurrent renewal applications for consideration by the Council on Accreditation (COA), the designated accrediting entity. Permitting some agencies or persons to qualify for an extension by one year of the accreditation or approval period will result in a more even distribution of applications for renewal in a given year. By distributing renewals, and the resources needed to process them, COA will be further enabled to effectively and consistently carry out its other functions.
2015-08-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentProgram Fraud Civil RemediesThe Department of State is updating its regulations regarding its implementation of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, to remove a conflict between the ``reviewing official'' and the ``authority head'' as defined by the implementing...2015-20263"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-17/pdf/2015-20263.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/08/17/2015-20263/program-fraud-civil-remediesThe Department of State is updating its regulations regarding its implementation of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, to remove a conflict between the ``reviewing official'' and the ``authority head'' as defined by the implementing regulations.
2015-08-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Waiver of Certain Program Eligibility RequirementsIn accordance with the General Provisions of the Exchange Visitor Program regulations, the Department's Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs has waived certain program eligibility requirements with respect to an educational and...2015-19586"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-14/pdf/2015-19586.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/08/14/2015-19586/exchange-visitor-program-waiver-of-certain-program-eligibility-requirementsIn accordance with the General Provisions of the Exchange Visitor Program regulations, the Department's Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs has waived certain program eligibility requirements with respect to an educational and cultural exchange program established pursuant to an arrangement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Yemen.
2015-08-06Proposed RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentAmendment To Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID Programs To Implement Executive Order 13559The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proposing to amend its regulations governing the participation by religious organizations in USAID's programs to reflect guidance from the Interagency Working Group on Faith-Based and Other...2015-18261"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-06/pdf/2015-18261.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/08/06/2015-18261/amendment-to-participation-by-religious-organizations-in-usaid-programs-to-implement-executive-orderThe U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proposing to amend its regulations governing the participation by religious organizations in USAID's programs to reflect guidance from the Interagency Working Group on Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Partnerships on implementing Executive Order 13559.
2015-07-31Proposed RulePEACE CORPSPeace CorpsEligibility and Standards for Peace Corps Volunteer ServiceThis proposed regulation would restate and update the requirements for eligibility for Peace Corps Volunteer service, and the factors considered in the assessment and selection of eligible applicants for training and service. The requirements and...2015-18789"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-31/pdf/2015-18789.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/31/2015-18789/eligibility-and-standards-for-peace-corps-volunteer-serviceThis proposed regulation would restate and update the requirements for eligibility for Peace Corps Volunteer service, and the factors considered in the assessment and selection of eligible applicants for training and service. The requirements and factors for eligibility and selection were last published in 1984. A revision of the regulation is necessary to conform to changes in Federal laws and regulations, particularly with respect to those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, and to reflect policy changes made by the Peace Corps.
2015-07-28Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPublic Access to InformationThe Department of State proposes to revise its regulations of November 3, 2004 and October 11, 2007 governing the availability to the public of information that is under the control of the Department. There have been several changes in the law and...2015-17856"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-28/pdf/2015-17856.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/28/2015-17856/public-access-to-informationThe Department of State proposes to revise its regulations of November 3, 2004 and October 11, 2007 governing the availability to the public of information that is under the control of the Department. There have been several changes in the law and regulations governing disclosure of such information, including the OPEN Government Act of 2007 and the OPEN FOIA Act of 2009. This proposed rule reflects changes in the FOIA and other statutes and consequent changes in the Department's procedures since the last revision of the Department's regulations on this subject.
2015-07-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPrivacy Act; STATE-09, Records Maintained by the Office of Civil RightsThe Department of State is giving concurrent notice of a publication for a system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the Records Maintained by the Office of Civil Rights, STATE-09; and this proposed rulemaking, which proposes to exempt...2015-17227"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-14/pdf/2015-17227.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/14/2015-17227/privacy-act-state-09-records-maintained-by-the-office-of-civil-rightsThe Department of State is giving concurrent notice of a publication for a system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the Records Maintained by the Office of Civil Rights, STATE-09; and this proposed rulemaking, which proposes to exempt portions of this system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974.
2015-07-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentTemporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions ListThe 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).2015-16489"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-02/pdf/2015-16489.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/02/2015-16489/temporary-modification-of-category-xi-of-the-united-states-munitions-listThe 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).
2015-06-24RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentHashemite Kingdom of Jordan Loan Guarantees Issued Under the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015-Standard Terms and ConditionsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan pursuant to Section 7034(r) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and...2015-15435"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-24/pdf/2015-15435.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/24/2015-15435/hashemite-kingdom-of-jordan-loan-guarantees-issued-under-the-department-of-state-foreign-operationsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan pursuant to Section 7034(r) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015.
2015-06-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Categories XIV and XVIIIAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories XIV (toxicological agents, including chemical agents, biological agents, and...2015-14472"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-17/pdf/2015-14472.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/17/2015-14472/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-categoriesAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories XIV (toxicological agents, including chemical agents, biological agents, and associated equipment) and XVIII (directed energy weapons) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http:// www.state.gov/documents/organization/181028.pdf.
2015-06-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentIntercountry Adoptions: Regulatory Change To Prevent Accreditation and Approval Renewal Requests From Coming Due at the Same TimeThis proposed rule would amend the Department of State (Department) regulation on the accreditation and approval of adoption service providers in intercountry adoptions. Most agencies and persons currently accredited received that accreditation at...2015-14066"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-10/pdf/2015-14066.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/10/2015-14066/intercountry-adoptions-regulatory-change-to-prevent-accreditation-and-approval-renewal-requests-fromThis proposed rule would amend the Department of State (Department) regulation on the accreditation and approval of adoption service providers in intercountry adoptions. Most agencies and persons currently accredited received that accreditation at approximately the same time, which has resulted in a surge of concurrent renewal applications for consideration by the Council on Accreditation (COA), the designated accrediting entity. Permitting some agencies or persons to qualify for an extension by one year of the accreditation or approval period will result in a more even distribution of applications for renewal in a given year. By distributing renewals, and the resources needed to process them, COA will be further enabled to effectively and consistently carry out its other functions.
2015-06-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentInternational Traffic in Arms: Revisions to Definitions of Defense Services, Technical Data, and Public Domain; Definition of Product of Fundamental Research; Electronic Transmission and Storage of Technical Data; and Related DefinitionsAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the definitions of ``defense article,'' ``defense services,'' ``technical...2015-12844"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-03/pdf/2015-12844.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/03/2015-12844/international-traffic-in-arms-revisions-to-definitions-of-defense-services-technical-data-and-publicAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the definitions of ``defense article,'' ``defense services,'' ``technical data,'' ``public domain,'' ``export,'' and ``reexport or retransfer'' in order to clarify the scope of activities and information that are covered within these definitions and harmonize the definitions with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), to the extent appropriate. Additionally, the Department proposes to create definitions of ``required,'' ``technical data that arises during, or results from, fundamental research,'' ``release,'' ``retransfer,'' and ``activities that are not exports, reexports, or retransfers'' in order to clarify and support the interpretation of the revised definitions that are proposed in this rulemaking. The Department proposes to create new sections detailing the scope of licenses, unauthorized releases of information, and the ``release'' of secured information, and revises the sections on ``exports'' of ``technical data'' to U.S. persons abroad. Finally, the Department proposes to address the electronic transmission and storage of unclassified ``technical data'' via foreign communications infrastructure. This rulemaking proposes that the electronic transmission of unclassified ``technical data'' abroad is not an ``export,'' provided that the data is sufficiently secured to prevent access by foreign persons. Additionally, this proposed rule would allow for the electronic storage of unclassified ``technical data'' abroad, provided that the data is secured to prevent access by parties unauthorized to access such data. The revisions contained in this proposed rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 first submitted on August 17, 2011.
2015-06-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentUniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal AwardsThe Department of State (``Department'') finalizes its portion of the uniform federal assistance rule published by the Office of Management and Budget.2015-13437"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-02/pdf/2015-13437.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/02/2015-13437/uniform-administrative-requirements-cost-principles-and-audit-requirements-for-federal-awardsThe Department of State (``Department'') finalizes its portion of the uniform federal assistance rule published by the Office of Management and Budget.
2015-05-29RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Policy on Exports to the Republic of FijiThe Department of State is revising the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to rescind the previous policy of denying the export of defense articles and defense services to Fiji.2015-13017"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-29/pdf/2015-13017.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/05/29/2015-13017/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-policy-on-exports-to-the-republic-of-fijiThe Department of State is revising the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to rescind the previous policy of denying the export of defense articles and defense services to Fiji.
2015-05-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentService of Process; Address Change; CorrectionThis document contains a correction to the address for service of process on the Department of State (Public Notice 9045).2015-12650"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-27/pdf/2015-12650.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/05/27/2015-12650/service-of-process-address-change-correctionThis document contains a correction to the address for service of process on the Department of State (Public Notice 9045).
2015-05-26Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration and Licensing of U.S. Persons Employed by Foreign Persons, and Other ChangesThe Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify requirements for the licensing and registration of U.S. persons providing defense services while in the employ of foreign persons. This amendment...2015-12643"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-26/pdf/2015-12643.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/05/26/2015-12643/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-registration-and-licensing-of-us-personsThe Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify requirements for the licensing and registration of U.S. persons providing defense services while in the employ of foreign persons. This amendment is pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform effort, as part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/181028.pdf.
2015-05-22Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Exports and Temporary Imports Made to or on Behalf of a Department or Agency of the U.S. Government; Procedures for Obtaining State Department Authorization To Export Items Subject to the Export Administration Regulations; Revision to the Destination Control Statement; and Other ChangesAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to: clarify regulations pertaining to the export of items subject to the Export...2015-12295"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-22/pdf/2015-12295.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/05/22/2015-12295/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-exports-and-temporary-imports-made-to-orAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to: clarify regulations pertaining to the export of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); revise the licensing exemption for exports made to or on behalf of an agency of the U.S. government; revise the destination control statement in ITAR Sec. 123.9 to harmonize the language with the EAR; and make several minor edits for clarity. The proposed revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.
2015-05-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPassports: Official Passports for Officials or Employees of State, Local, Tribal or Territorial Governments Traveling Abroad and Carrying Out Official Duties in Support of the U.S. GovernmentThis rule amends the passport rules for the Department of State to authorize issuing an official passport to an official or employee of a state, local, tribal, or territorial government traveling abroad to carry out official duties in support of the...2015-11687"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-15/pdf/2015-11687.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/05/15/2015-11687/passports-official-passports-for-officials-or-employees-of-state-local-tribal-or-territorialThis rule amends the passport rules for the Department of State to authorize issuing an official passport to an official or employee of a state, local, tribal, or territorial government traveling abroad to carry out official duties in support of the U.S. government.
2015-05-05Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XIIAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XII (fire control, range finder, optical and guidance and control equipment) of...2015-09673"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-05/pdf/2015-09673.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/05/05/2015-09673/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-categoryAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XII (fire control, range finder, optical and guidance and control equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML.
2015-04-29Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentProposed Elimination of Visa Page Insert Service for U.S. Passport Book HoldersCurrently, all U.S. passport book applicants may apply for either a 28-page or 52-page passport book at no extra charge. U.S. passport book holders may then apply for additional visa pages while the passport book is still valid. The Department of State...2015-09719"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-04-29/pdf/2015-09719.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/04/29/2015-09719/proposed-elimination-of-visa-page-insert-service-for-us-passport-book-holdersCurrently, all U.S. passport book applicants may apply for either a 28-page or 52-page passport book at no extra charge. U.S. passport book holders may then apply for additional visa pages while the passport book is still valid. The Department of State proposes eliminating the option to add visa pages in passports beginning January 1, 2016. To help mitigate the need for visa page inserts, the Department began issuing the larger 52-page passport book in October 2014 to all overseas U.S. passport applicants at no extra cost. U.S. passport applicants applying domestically can still obtain the 52-page passport book at no extra charge by requesting it on the application form. The elimination of visa page inserts coincides with the Department's anticipated rollout of the Next Generation Passport in 2016. The Next Generation Passport incorporates new security features designed to protect the integrity of U.S. passport books against fraud and misuse. An interagency working group determined that the addition of visa page inserts could reduce the effectiveness of these new security features. If this change is implemented, the fee for this service will be removed from the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services.
2015-04-23RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentUkraine Guarantees Issued Under the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2015, and the Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014-Standard Terms and ConditionsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of Ukraine pursuant to Title III of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations...2015-09466"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-04-23/pdf/2015-09466.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/04/23/2015-09466/ukraine-guarantees-issued-under-the-department-of-state-foreign-operations-and-related-programsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of Ukraine pursuant to Title III of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015, and the Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014.
2015-03-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentService of Process; Address ChangeThis rulemaking changes the address for service of process on the Department of State.2015-05285"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-06/pdf/2015-05285.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/03/06/2015-05285/service-of-process-address-changeThis rulemaking changes the address for service of process on the Department of State.
2015-03-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentNotice of Inquiry; Request for Comments Regarding Review of United States Munitions List Categories VIII and XIXThe Department of State requests comments from the public to inform its review of the controls implemented in recent revisions to Categories VIII and XIX of the United States Munitions List (USML). In light of the ongoing transition of the USML to a...2015-04291"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-02/pdf/2015-04291.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/03/02/2015-04291/notice-of-inquiry-request-for-comments-regarding-review-of-united-states-munitions-list-categoriesThe Department of State requests comments from the public to inform its review of the controls implemented in recent revisions to Categories VIII and XIX of the United States Munitions List (USML). In light of the ongoing transition of the USML to a more ``positive list'' pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department intends to periodically review the revised USML categories to ensure that they are clear, do not inadvertently control items in normal commercial use, account for technological developments, and properly implement the national security and foreign policy objectives of the reform effort. This review will also consider any technical issues related to the USML categories under review.
2015-02-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAdoptions: Regulatory Change To Clarify the Application of the Accreditation Requirement and Standards in Cases Covered by the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation ActThis rule amends the Department of State (Department) interim rule on the accreditation and approval of adoption service providers in intercountry adoptions, and adopts the interim rule as final. The revisions reflect the requirement of the...2015-02248"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-10/pdf/2015-02248.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/02/10/2015-02248/adoptions-regulatory-change-to-clarify-the-application-of-the-accreditation-requirement-andThis rule amends the Department of State (Department) interim rule on the accreditation and approval of adoption service providers in intercountry adoptions, and adopts the interim rule as final. The revisions reflect the requirement of the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (UAA) that the accreditation standards developed in accordance with the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Convention) and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA), which previously only applied in Convention adoption cases, apply also in non-Convention adoption cases. Non-convention adoption cases are known as ``orphan'' cases, defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This rule also revises the accreditation rule by referring to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Convention home study regulation and deleting obsolete references, such as any reference to temporary accreditation.
2015-01-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPrivacy Act; STATE-78, Risk Analysis and Management RecordsThe Department of State is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act regulation exempting portions of a system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. Certain portions of the Risk Analysis and Management (RAM) Records,...2015-00375"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-14/pdf/2015-00375.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/01/14/2015-00375/privacy-act-state-78-risk-analysis-and-management-recordsThe Department of State is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act regulation exempting portions of a system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. Certain portions of the Risk Analysis and Management (RAM) Records, State-78, system of records contain criminal investigation records, investigatory material for law enforcement purposes, confidential source information and are proposed to be exempted under the Privacy Act.
2014-12-31RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates-Visa Services Fee ChangesThe Department of State amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for visa fees. More specifically, the rule amends the Border Crossing Card fee paid by a Mexican citizen under age 15 whose parent or guardian has applied or is...2014-30710"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-31/pdf/2014-30710.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/12/31/2014-30710/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-andThe Department of State amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for visa fees. More specifically, the rule amends the Border Crossing Card fee paid by a Mexican citizen under age 15 whose parent or guardian has applied or is applying for a border crossing card (the ``reduced Border Crossing Card fee''). The Department of State is increasing the fee in light of the passage of the Emergency Afghan Allies Extension Act of 2014, which added a $1 surcharge to the fees for Machine Readable Visa (MRV) and Border Crossing Card (BCC) application processing. The Department must raise the reduced Border Crossing Card fee by $1, for a total fee of $17, to continue to collect the legislatively mandated fee amount of $13 and all applicable surcharges.
2014-12-29RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: United States Munitions List Category XI (Military Electronics), Correction, and Other ChangesThe Department of State is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of July 1, 2014 (79 FR 37536) and making other, minor changes.2014-30232"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-29/pdf/2014-30232.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/12/29/2014-30232/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-united-states-munitions-list-category-xiThe Department of State is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of July 1, 2014 (79 FR 37536) and making other, minor changes.
2014-12-19RuleEXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTExecutive Office of the PresidentFederal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal AwardsThis joint interim final rule implements for all Federal award-making agencies the final guidance Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) published by the Office of Management...2014-28697"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-19/pdf/2014-28697.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/12/19/2014-28697/federal-awarding-agency-regulatory-implementation-of-office-of-management-and-budgets-uniformThis joint interim final rule implements for all Federal award-making agencies the final guidance Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on December 26, 2013. This rule is necessary in order to incorporate into regulation and thus bring into effect the Uniform Guidance as required by OMB. Implementation of this guidance will reduce administrative burden and risk of waste, fraud, and abuse for the approximately $600 billion per year awarded in Federal financial assistance. The result will be more Federal dollars reprogrammed to support the mission, new entities able to compete and win awards, and ultimately a stronger framework to provide key services to American citizens and support the basic research that underpins the United States economy.
2014-11-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPublication, Coordination, and Reporting of International AgreementsThe Department of State (``Department'') finalizes a proposed rule to add additional categories of international agreements to be exempted from the requirement to publish in the Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS). The TIAS is the...2014-27006"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-14/pdf/2014-27006.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/11/14/2014-27006/publication-coordination-and-reporting-of-international-agreementsThe Department of State (``Department'') finalizes a proposed rule to add additional categories of international agreements to be exempted from the requirement to publish in the Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS). The TIAS is the official treaty series of the United States and serves as evidence of the treaties, and international agreements other than treaties, in all courts of law and equity and of maritime jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the United States and of the several States, without any need of further proof or authentication. Certain international agreements may be exempted from publication in TIAS if the Department of State provides notice in its regulations. This rule adds three categories of international agreements that are not required to be published in TIAS.
2014-11-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Policy on Exports to VietnamThe Department of State is revising the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to reflect a change in its policy on exports to Vietnam.2014-26632"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-10/pdf/2014-26632.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/11/10/2014-26632/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-policy-on-exports-to-vietnamThe Department of State is revising the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to reflect a change in its policy on exports to Vietnam.
2014-11-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV; CorrectionOn May 24, 2013, the Department of State published a rule (78 FR 31444) proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by revising Category XV of the U.S Munitions List (USML) as part of the President's Export Control Reform...2014-26631"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-10/pdf/2014-26631.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/11/10/2014-26631/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-category-xvOn May 24, 2013, the Department of State published a rule (78 FR 31444) proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by revising Category XV of the U.S Munitions List (USML) as part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort. After review of comments to the proposed rule, on May 13, 2014, the Department published an interim final rule that allowed a final comment period until June 27, 2014. The Department is now making final the interim final rule and correcting the interim final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of May 13, 2014.
2014-10-20Proposed RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentEnvironmental Compliance Procedures for Domestic ActivitiesThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) proposes a rule to establish environmental compliance procedures pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This proposed rule is applicable to all USAID activities, both...2014-24828"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-20/pdf/2014-24828.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/10/20/2014-24828/environmental-compliance-procedures-for-domestic-activitiesThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) proposes a rule to establish environmental compliance procedures pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This proposed rule is applicable to all USAID activities, both program and operating expense (OE) funded, that occur within the United States, its territories and or possessions. Program funded activities that occur entirely outside of the United States, its territories and possessions undergo environmental impact assessment and compliance review under separate regulatory authority. This rule will ensure that the environmental consequences of USAID actions are considered prior to funding in accordance with NEPA.
2014-10-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Corrections, Clarifications, and Movement of DefinitionsIn an effort to streamline, simplify and clarify the recent revisions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) made pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State is amending the ITAR as part...2014-23792"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-10/pdf/2014-23792.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/10/10/2014-23792/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-corrections-clarifications-and-movementIn an effort to streamline, simplify and clarify the recent revisions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) made pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State is amending the ITAR as part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 completed on August 17, 2011.
2014-10-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-General ProvisionsWith this rulemaking, the Department of State is amending the general rules covering the Exchange Visitor Program that govern the designation of sponsors and the overall administration of the Program. This final rule encompasses technical changes to...2014-23510"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-06/pdf/2014-23510.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/10/06/2014-23510/exchange-visitor-program-general-provisionsWith this rulemaking, the Department of State is amending the general rules covering the Exchange Visitor Program that govern the designation of sponsors and the overall administration of the Program. This final rule encompasses technical changes to the general provisions and addresses public diplomacy and foreign policy concerns, including the Department's ability to monitor sponsors to protect the health, safety and welfare of foreign nationals who come to the United States as exchange visitors. The Department previously published a proposed rule, and, after analyzing the comments received, the Department is promulgating this final rule with request for comment and soliciting comments over a period of 60 days.
2014-09-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAvailability of Public Diplomacy Program Material Within the United StatesThe Department of State (``Department'') finalizes an interim final rule that establishes procedures for the Department to respond to domestic requests for program material disseminated by the Department abroad. The Department adopts the rule as final,...2014-22489"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-22/pdf/2014-22489.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/09/22/2014-22489/availability-of-public-diplomacy-program-material-within-the-united-statesThe Department of State (``Department'') finalizes an interim final rule that establishes procedures for the Department to respond to domestic requests for program material disseminated by the Department abroad. The Department adopts the rule as final, without amendment.
2014-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates-Visa and Citizenship Services Fee Changes; CorrectionThe Department of State published a Federal Register document on August 28, 2014, in Volume 79, No. 167, page 51247, amending the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, certain...2014-21045"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-03/pdf/2014-21045.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/09/03/2014-21045/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-andThe Department of State published a Federal Register document on August 28, 2014, in Volume 79, No. 167, page 51247, amending the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, certain immigrant visa application processing and special visa services fees, and certain citizenship services fees. The document contained an incorrect effective date. This document corrects the document by changing the effective date that the new fees will go into effect from September 6, 2014 to September 12, 2014 and the date that comments must be received by from October 21, 2014 to October 26, 2014.
2014-08-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates-Visa and Citizenship Services Fee ChangesThe Department of State amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, certain immigrant visa application processing and special visa services fees, and certain citizenship...2014-20516"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-28/pdf/2014-20516.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/08/28/2014-20516/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-andThe Department of State amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, certain immigrant visa application processing and special visa services fees, and certain citizenship services fees. More specifically, the rule amends the application processing fees for two categories of petition-based nonimmigrant visas and the tiered application processing fees for immigrant visas. The rule also amends the security surcharge for immigrant visa services and the fees for certain immigrant visa services. Lastly, the rule raises the application processing fee for renunciation of U.S. citizenship and lowers the hourly consular officer time charge. The Department of State is adjusting the fees in light of the findings of a recent Cost of Service study to ensure that the fees for consular services better align with the costs of providing those services.
2014-08-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Central African Republic and UNSCR 2149The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the defense trade policy regarding the Central African Republic to reflect the most recent resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council.2014-18331"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-04/pdf/2014-18331.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/08/04/2014-18331/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-central-african-republic-and-unscr-2149The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the defense trade policy regarding the Central African Republic to reflect the most recent resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council.
2014-07-31RuleMillennium Challenge CorporationMillennium Challenge CorporationTouhy RegulationsThis rule implements the procedures by which the Millennium Challenge Corporation responds to subpoenas or other official demands for information and testimony served upon itself or its employees.2014-16757"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-31/pdf/2014-16757.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/31/2014-16757/touhy-regulationsThis rule implements the procedures by which the Millennium Challenge Corporation responds to subpoenas or other official demands for information and testimony served upon itself or its employees.
2014-07-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPersonnel; Changes in Statutory Authority; Technical Corrections; Liability for Neglect of Duty or for Malfeasance Generally; Repeal of RegulationThe Department of State is repealing the regulation that provides for personal liability for Consular Officers in cases of malfeasance, and provides updates to citations of authorities. The deleted regulation, which was promulgated in 1957 and last...2014-17428"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-25/pdf/2014-17428.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/25/2014-17428/personnel-changes-in-statutory-authority-technical-corrections-liability-for-neglect-of-duty-or-forThe Department of State is repealing the regulation that provides for personal liability for Consular Officers in cases of malfeasance, and provides updates to citations of authorities. The deleted regulation, which was promulgated in 1957 and last amended in 1984, is no longer authorized by statute.
2014-07-18RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentRepublic of Tunisia Loan Guarantees Issued Under the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013-Standard Terms and ConditionsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of the Republic of Tunisia pursuant to Title III of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs...2014-16631"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-18/pdf/2014-16631.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/18/2014-16631/republic-of-tunisia-loan-guarantees-issued-under-the-further-continuing-appropriations-actThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of the Republic of Tunisia pursuant to Title III of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012, as applied to FY 2013 funding by section 1706(j) of the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013.
2014-07-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAdoptions: Regulatory Change To Clarify the Application of the Accreditation Requirement and Standards in Cases Covered by the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation ActThis rule amends the Department of State (Department) rule on the accreditation and approval of adoption service providers in intercountry adoptions. The revisions reflect the requirement of the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012...2014-16294"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-14/pdf/2014-16294.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/14/2014-16294/adoptions-regulatory-change-to-clarify-the-application-of-the-accreditation-requirement-andThis rule amends the Department of State (Department) rule on the accreditation and approval of adoption service providers in intercountry adoptions. The revisions reflect the requirement of the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (UAA) that the accreditation standards developed in accordance with the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Convention) and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA), which previously only applied in Convention adoption cases, apply also in non-Convention adoption cases. Non-convention adoption cases are known as ``orphan'' cases, defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This rule also revises the accreditation rule by referring to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Convention home study regulation and deleting obsolete references, such as any reference to temporary accreditation.
2014-07-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentDebt CollectionThe Department of State (hereinafter, ``State'' or ``the Department'') is publishing a correction to a final rule that amended State's debt collection regulations.2014-16303"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-11/pdf/2014-16303.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/11/2014-16303/debt-collectionThe Department of State (hereinafter, ``State'' or ``the Department'') is publishing a correction to a final rule that amended State's debt collection regulations.
2014-07-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPublication, Coordination, and Reporting of International Agreements: AmendmentsThe Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS) is the official treaty series of the United States and serves as evidence of the treaties, and international agreements other than treaties, in all courts of law and equity of the United States,...2014-15012"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-10/pdf/2014-15012.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/10/2014-15012/publication-coordination-and-reporting-of-international-agreements-amendmentsThe Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS) is the official treaty series of the United States and serves as evidence of the treaties, and international agreements other than treaties, in all courts of law and equity of the United States, and in public offices of the federal government and of the states, without any need of further authentication. Certain international agreements may be exempted from publication in TIAS, if the Department of State provides notice in its regulations. With this proposed rule, the Department of State is proposing to update those regulations to exempt three additional agreement categories.
2014-07-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: United States Munitions List Category XI (Military Electronics), and Other ChangesAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category XI (Military Electronics). The Department is also...2014-14681"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-01/pdf/2014-14681.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/01/2014-14681/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-united-states-munitions-list-category-xiAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category XI (Military Electronics). The Department is also amending Category VIII (Aircraft and Related Articles) with respect to wing folding systems and both Categories VIII and XIX to remove three paragraphs superseded by the revision of Category XI. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.
2014-06-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Third Rule Implementing Export Control Reform; CorrectionThe Department of State is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of January 2, 2014 (79 FR 34). The final rule amended the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR)...2014-15147"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-27/pdf/2014-15147.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/06/27/2014-15147/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-third-rule-implementing-export-controlThe Department of State is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of January 2, 2014 (79 FR 34). The final rule amended the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort.
2014-06-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentNational Security Information RegulationsThe Department of State revises its regulations governing the classification of national security information that is under the control of the Department in order to reflect the provisions of a new executive order on national security information, E.O....2014-14879"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-25/pdf/2014-14879.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/06/25/2014-14879/national-security-information-regulationsThe Department of State revises its regulations governing the classification of national security information that is under the control of the Department in order to reflect the provisions of a new executive order on national security information, E.O. 13526 and its implementing directive in Information Security Oversight Office regulations. This revision also reflects consequent changes in the Department's procedures since the last revision of the Department's regulations on this subject in 2004. These changes include some changes in the classification categories, in the rules governing the sharing of other-agency classified information, and in granting access to classified information to certain former government personnel. This regulation does not apply to information classified as Restricted Data (RD) or Formerly Restricted Data (FRD). Requirements for classifying and declassifying RD and FRD can be found in Department of Energy regulations on Nuclear Classification and Declassification, or in a Department of State regulation or internal order implementing those regulations.
2014-06-20RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentHashemite Kingdom of Jordan Loan Guarantees Issued Under the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014-Standard Terms and ConditionsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan pursuant Section 7041(g)(1)(A) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and...2014-14446"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-20/pdf/2014-14446.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/06/20/2014-14446/hashemite-kingdom-of-jordan-loan-guarantees-issued-under-the-further-continuing-appropriations-actThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan pursuant Section 7041(g)(1)(A) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2014.
2014-06-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentDebt CollectionThe Department of State (hereinafter, ``State'' or ``the Department'') is amending its debt collection regulations to permit debt notices to be sent by electronic mail to certain debtors and to reflect a change in federal law, which authorizes the...2014-14505"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-20/pdf/2014-14505.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/06/20/2014-14505/debt-collectionThe Department of State (hereinafter, ``State'' or ``the Department'') is amending its debt collection regulations to permit debt notices to be sent by electronic mail to certain debtors and to reflect a change in federal law, which authorizes the offset of Federal non-tax payments to collect delinquent federal debt without regard to the amount of time the debt has been delinquent.
2014-06-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Immigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as AmendedPursuant to the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, the Department of State amends the immigrant visa classification table listed in the Department's regulations to add a symbol for an immigrant visa issued to...2014-13091"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-05/pdf/2014-13091.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/06/05/2014-13091/visas-documentation-of-immigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amendedPursuant to the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, the Department of State amends the immigrant visa classification table listed in the Department's regulations to add a symbol for an immigrant visa issued to to an alien who: is the parent of a current U.S.citizen, or the parent of a former U.S. citizen who, within the two-year period prior to filing the petition, lost or renounced U.S. citizenship status related to an incident of domestic violence or died; is a person of good moral character; is eligible to be classified as an immediate relative under the Immigration and Nationality Act; resides, or has resided, with the U.S. citizen daughter or son; demonstrates that he or she has been battered or subject to extreme cruelty by the U.S. citizen daughter or son; and has an approved petition from the Department of Homeland Security.
2014-05-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XVAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XV (Spacecraft and Related Articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to...2014-10806"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-05-13/pdf/2014-10806.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/05/13/2014-10806/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-category-xvAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XV (Spacecraft and Related Articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control in that category. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. This rule is published as an interim final rule because the Department believes that substantial national security benefits will flow from the changes to the controls on spacecraft and related items, but acknowledges that additional analysis of and public comment on the control thresholds for remote sensing satellites are warranted.
2014-05-12RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentUkraine Guarantees Issued Under the Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014-Standard Terms and ConditionsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of Ukraine pursuant to the Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act...2014-10830"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-05-12/pdf/2014-10830.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/05/12/2014-10830/ukraine-guarantees-issued-under-the-support-for-the-sovereignty-integrity-democracy-and-economicThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of Ukraine pursuant to the Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014.
2014-05-09Proposed RuleMillennium Challenge CorporationMillennium Challenge CorporationTouhy RegulationsThe purpose of this document is to outline the procedures by which the Millennium Challenge Corporation proposes to respond to subpoenas or other official demands for information and testimony served upon itself or its employees.2014-10356"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-05-09/pdf/2014-10356.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/05/09/2014-10356/touhy-regulationsThe purpose of this document is to outline the procedures by which the Millennium Challenge Corporation proposes to respond to subpoenas or other official demands for information and testimony served upon itself or its employees.
2014-04-21RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAvailability of Public Diplomacy Program Material Within the United StatesThe Department of State (``Department'') is amending its regulations to implement Section 1078 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. This statutory provision, which entered into effect on July 2, 2013, amends previous law to allow the...2014-09022"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-21/pdf/2014-09022.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/04/21/2014-09022/availability-of-public-diplomacy-program-material-within-the-united-statesThe Department of State (``Department'') is amending its regulations to implement Section 1078 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. This statutory provision, which entered into effect on July 2, 2013, amends previous law to allow the Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (``BBG'') to make public diplomacy program material available within the United States, upon request, following the dissemination of such material abroad, and requires the Department to issue regulations implementing this change.
2014-04-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Central African RepublicThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to provide the defense trade policy regarding the Central African Republic to reflect certain resolutions adopted by the United Nations Security Council.2014-08781"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-17/pdf/2014-08781.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/04/17/2014-08781/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-central-african-republicThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to provide the defense trade policy regarding the Central African Republic to reflect certain resolutions adopted by the United Nations Security Council.
2014-04-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Changes to Authorized Officials and the UK Defense Trade Treaty Exemption; Correction of Errors in Lebanon Policy and Violations; and Adoption of Recent Amendments as Final; CorrectionThe Department of State is correcting the inadvertent omission of regulatory text in a recent final rule.2014-08779"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-17/pdf/2014-08779.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/04/17/2014-08779/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-changes-to-authorized-officials-and-theThe Department of State is correcting the inadvertent omission of regulatory text in a recent final rule.
2014-04-10RulePEACE CORPSPeace CorpsFreedom of Information Act AdministrationThe final rule updates Peace Corps regulations on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to implement guidance given by the President and the Attorney General regarding discretionary disclosures of records or information exempt from disclosure under the...2014-07178"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-10/pdf/2014-07178.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/04/10/2014-07178/freedom-of-information-act-administrationThe final rule updates Peace Corps regulations on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to implement guidance given by the President and the Attorney General regarding discretionary disclosures of records or information exempt from disclosure under the FOIA, whenever disclosure would not foreseeably harm an interest protected by a FOIA exemption. The final rule is based on language used by Department of Justice in its FOIA regulations. The Peace Corps received comments from the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of Government Information Services (OGIS).
2014-04-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Waiver by Joint Action of Visa and Passport Requirements for Members of Armed Forces and Coast Guards of Foreign CountriesThe Department of State is amending its regulations regarding the waiver by joint action of consular and immigration officers of visa and passport requirements for members of foreign armed forces and coast guards. Specifically, the regulation, as...2014-07866"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-08/pdf/2014-07866.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/04/08/2014-07866/visas-waiver-by-joint-action-of-visa-and-passport-requirements-for-members-of-armed-forces-and-coastThe Department of State is amending its regulations regarding the waiver by joint action of consular and immigration officers of visa and passport requirements for members of foreign armed forces and coast guards. Specifically, the regulation, as amended, removes the current list of countries whose armed forces members are ineligible for a such a waiver, and provides that, in every case, when entry of foreign armed forces and coast guard members is proposed under arrangements made with the appropriate military authorities of the United States and after coordination within the U.S. Government by those U.S. military authorities, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State will jointly decide whether to approve waiver of the visa and/or passport requirements.
2014-02-13RuleOverseas Private Investment CorporationOverseas Private Investment CorporationFreedom of InformationThis final rule implements revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations by making substantive and administrative changes. These revisions are intended to supersede OPIC's current...2014-03040"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-13/pdf/2014-03040.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/02/13/2014-03040/freedom-of-informationThis final rule implements revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations by making substantive and administrative changes. These revisions are intended to supersede OPIC's current FOIA regulations, located at this part. The final rule incorporates the FOIA revisions contained in the Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007 (``OPEN Government Act''), makes administrative changes to reflect OPIC's cost, and organizes the regulations to more closely match those of other agencies for ease of reference. The rule also reflects the disclosure principles established by President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder in their FOIA Policy Memoranda issued on January 12, 2009 and March 19, 2009, respectively.
2014-02-13RuleOverseas Private Investment CorporationOverseas Private Investment CorporationPrivacy ActThis final rule implements revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') Privacy Act (``PA'') regulations by making substantive and administrative changes. These revisions are intended to supersede OPIC's current PA regulations,...2014-03039"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-13/pdf/2014-03039.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/02/13/2014-03039/privacy-actThis final rule implements revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') Privacy Act (``PA'') regulations by making substantive and administrative changes. These revisions are intended to supersede OPIC's current PA regulations, located at this Part. The proposed rule updates the agency's address, makes administrative changes to reflect OPIC's cost, and organizes the regulations to more closely match those of other agencies for ease of reference.
2014-02-13RuleOverseas Private Investment CorporationOverseas Private Investment CorporationProduction of Nonpublic Records and Testimony of OPIC Employees in Legal ProceedingsThis rule implements revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') regulations governing the production of nonpublic testimony or records for court proceedings, commonly known as Touhy regulations after Touhy v. Ragen.2014-03037"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-13/pdf/2014-03037.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/02/13/2014-03037/production-of-nonpublic-records-and-testimony-of-opic-employees-in-legal-proceedingsThis rule implements revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') regulations governing the production of nonpublic testimony or records for court proceedings, commonly known as Touhy regulations after Touhy v. Ragen.
2014-02-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Changes to Authorized Officials and the UK Defense Trade Treaty Exemption; Correction of Errors in Lebanon Policy and Violations; and Adoption of Recent Amendments as FinalThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove the managing director as an authorized official, update the marking and reporting requirements for the UK defense treaty exemption, correct a...2014-02293"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-11/pdf/2014-02293.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/02/11/2014-02293/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-changes-to-authorized-officials-and-theThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove the managing director as an authorized official, update the marking and reporting requirements for the UK defense treaty exemption, correct a typographical error in the paragraph on export policy regarding Lebanon, and correct an error of syntactical arrangement in a section of the regulations regarding violations. The Department is also adopting as a final rule certain sections of the ITAR that were published in an interim final rule.
2014-02-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended; TN Visas From NAFTA CountriesThe Department of State amends its regulation pertaining to The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), by removing the petition requirement for citizens of Mexico applying for nonimmigrant visa classification as NAFTA professionals. The rule...2014-02674"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-10/pdf/2014-02674.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/02/10/2014-02674/visas-documentation-of-nonimmigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amended-tn-visasThe Department of State amends its regulation pertaining to The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), by removing the petition requirement for citizens of Mexico applying for nonimmigrant visa classification as NAFTA professionals. The rule reflects changes to documentary requirements authorized under the Immigration and Nationality Act, in implementation of NAFTA.
2014-01-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Continued Implementation of Export Control Reform; CorrectionThe Department of State is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of July 8, 2013 (78 FR 40922). That rule amended the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise four U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories and...2013-30625"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-02/pdf/2013-30625.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/01/02/2013-30625/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-continued-implementation-of-exportThe Department of State is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of July 8, 2013 (78 FR 40922). That rule amended the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise four U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories and provide new and revised definitions.
2014-01-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Third Rule Implementing Export Control ReformAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise five more U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories and provide other changes. The revisions...2013-31323"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-02/pdf/2013-31323.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/01/02/2013-31323/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-third-rule-implementing-export-controlAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise five more U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories and provide other changes. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.
2013-12-06Proposed RuleOverseas Private Investment CorporationOverseas Private Investment CorporationPrivacy ActThis rule proposes revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') Privacy Act (``PA'') regulations by making substantive and administrative changes. These revisions are intended to supersede OPIC's current PA regulations, located...2013-28915"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-12-06/pdf/2013-28915.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/12/06/2013-28915/privacy-actThis rule proposes revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') Privacy Act (``PA'') regulations by making substantive and administrative changes. These revisions are intended to supersede OPIC's current PA regulations, located at this Part. The proposed rule updates the agency's address, makes administrative changes to reflect OPIC's cost, and organizes the regulations to more closely match those of other agencies for ease of reference.
2013-12-04Proposed RuleOverseas Private Investment CorporationOverseas Private Investment CorporationProduction of Nonpublic Records and Testimony of OPIC Employees in Legal ProceedingsThis rule proposes revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') regulations governing the production of nonpublic testimony or records for court proceedings, commonly known as Touhy regulations after Touhy v. Ragen, 340 U.S....2013-28954"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-12-04/pdf/2013-28954.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/12/04/2013-28954/production-of-nonpublic-records-and-testimony-of-opic-employees-in-legal-proceedingsThis rule proposes revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') regulations governing the production of nonpublic testimony or records for court proceedings, commonly known as Touhy regulations after Touhy v. Ragen, 340 U.S. 462 (1951).
2013-12-04Proposed RuleOverseas Private Investment CorporationOverseas Private Investment CorporationFreedom of InformationThis rule proposes revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations by making substantive and administrative changes. These revisions are intended to supersede OPIC's current FOIA...2013-28914"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-12-04/pdf/2013-28914.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/12/04/2013-28914/freedom-of-informationThis rule proposes revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (``OPIC'') Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations by making substantive and administrative changes. These revisions are intended to supersede OPIC's current FOIA regulations, located at this Part. The proposed rule incorporates the FOIA revisions contained in the Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007 (``OPEN Government Act''), makes administrative changes to reflect OPIC's cost, and organizes the regulations to more closely match those of other agencies for ease of reference. The proposed rule also reflects the disclosure principles established by President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder in their FOIA Policy Memoranda issued on January 12, 2009 and March 19, 2009, respectively.
2013-11-21Proposed RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentPartner Vetting in USAID Assistance; CorrectionUSAID is allowing an additional 15 days to provide comments on its proposed Partner Vetting in USAID Assistance Rule. There was a technical error in the email address, provided in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that was published in the Federal...2013-27921"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-21/pdf/2013-27921.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/11/21/2013-27921/partner-vetting-in-usaid-assistance-correctionUSAID is allowing an additional 15 days to provide comments on its proposed Partner Vetting in USAID Assistance Rule. There was a technical error in the email address, provided in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that was published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2013, for receipt of public comments on the proposed rule. The technical error in the email address prevented comments that were submitted through that email address from being reviewable by USAID. As a result, USAID, with the approval of the Office of Management and Budget, is issuing a correction notice allowing public comment on the proposed rulemaking for an additional 15 days. The proposed rulemaking is unchanged from the original publication in August 2013 and amends the regulation governing the administration of USAID-funded assistance awards to implement a Partner Vetting System (PVS).
2013-11-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants-Visa Classification; T Visa ClassThis rule is being promulgated to add a new visa classification symbol to the nonimmigrant classification table in our regulations. This amendment is necessary to implement legislation that created an additional nonimmigrant classification as described...2013-27303"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-18/pdf/2013-27303.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/11/18/2013-27303/visas-documentation-of-nonimmigrants-visa-classification-t-visa-classThis rule is being promulgated to add a new visa classification symbol to the nonimmigrant classification table in our regulations. This amendment is necessary to implement legislation that created an additional nonimmigrant classification as described herein.
2013-11-08RuleBROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORSBroadcasting Board of GovernorsDomestic Requests for Broadcasting Board of Governors Program MaterialsThe Broadcasting Board of Governors (``BBG'') finalizes an interim final rule, published in the Federal Register on July 2, 2013. The interim final rule established procedures for the BBG to respond to domestic requests from members of the public,...2013-26833"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-08/pdf/2013-26833.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/11/08/2013-26833/domestic-requests-for-broadcasting-board-of-governors-program-materialsThe Broadcasting Board of Governors (``BBG'') finalizes an interim final rule, published in the Federal Register on July 2, 2013. The interim final rule established procedures for the BBG to respond to domestic requests from members of the public, organizations, and media, for program materials disseminated by BBG abroad. The BBG received and reviewed one public comment regarding the interim final rule, which is supportive of BBG broadcasting. BBG adopts the interim rule as final, with minor, technical amendments.
2013-11-07RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentIsrael Loan Guarantees Issued Under the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2003-Standard Terms and ConditionsThis regulation prescribes the revised procedures and revised standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees issued for the benefit of the Government of Israel on behalf of the State of Israel. Pursuant to the Emergency Wartime...2013-26676"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-07/pdf/2013-26676.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/11/07/2013-26676/israel-loan-guarantees-issued-under-the-emergency-wartime-supplemental-appropriations-act-ofThis regulation prescribes the revised procedures and revised standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees issued for the benefit of the Government of Israel on behalf of the State of Israel. Pursuant to the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2003, the United States of America, acting through the U.S. Agency for International Development, may issue loan guarantees applicable to sums borrowed by the Government of Israel on behalf of the State of Israel (the ``Borrower''). The loan guarantees were originally issued pursuant to a Loan Guarantee Commitment Agreement between the Borrower and the United States Government dated August 18, 2003 and applied to sums borrowed from time to time between March 1, 2003 and September 30, 2006. Pursuant to an Amended and Restated Loan Guarantee Commitment Agreement dated October 24, 2012, the loan guarantees will now apply to sums borrowed from time to time between March 1, 2003 and September 30, 2016.
2013-11-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Regulatory Exception to Permit Compliance With the United Nations Headquarters Agreement and Other International Obligations and Clarification of the Definition of “Immediate Family” for Certain Nonimmigrant Visa ClassificationsThis final rule creates a regulatory exception to visa restrictions under applicable laws providing for such an exception, in order to permit compliance with the Agreement between the United States and the United Nations Regarding the Headquarters of...2013-26590"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-06/pdf/2013-26590.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/11/06/2013-26590/visas-regulatory-exception-to-permit-compliance-with-the-united-nations-headquarters-agreement-andThis final rule creates a regulatory exception to visa restrictions under applicable laws providing for such an exception, in order to permit compliance with the Agreement between the United States and the United Nations Regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations (UNHQA), signed at Lake Success June 26, 1947, entered into force November 21, 1947, and other international obligations. This rule also clarifies that the Department of State's definition of ``immediate family'' for classifications and also applies to foreign government officials who may be admitted in immediate and continuous transit through the United States, and to all relevant NATO visa classifications under the Agreement on the Status of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, National Representatives, and International Staff, signed at Ottawa, September 20, 1951, entered into force May 18 1954.
2013-10-28RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentHashemite Kingdom of Jordan Loan Guarantees Issued Under the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013-Standard Terms and ConditionsThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan pursuant to the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act...2013-25314"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-10-28/pdf/2013-25314.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/10/28/2013-25314/hashemite-kingdom-of-jordan-loan-guarantees-issued-under-the-further-continuing-appropriations-actThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees to be issued for the benefit of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan pursuant to the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2012 as applied to fiscal year 2013 funding by the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013.
2013-10-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform; CorrectionThe Department of State is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of April 16, 2013.2013-24235"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-10-03/pdf/2013-24235.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/10/03/2013-24235/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-initial-implementation-of-export-controlThe Department of State is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of April 16, 2013.
2013-08-29Proposed RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentPartner Vetting in USAID AssistanceThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) proposes to amend its regulation governing the administration of USAID- funded assistance awards to implement a Partner Vetting System (PVS). The purpose of the Partner Vetting System is to...2013-20846"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-29/pdf/2013-20846.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/08/29/2013-20846/partner-vetting-in-usaid-assistanceThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) proposes to amend its regulation governing the administration of USAID- funded assistance awards to implement a Partner Vetting System (PVS). The purpose of the Partner Vetting System is to help ensure that USAID funds and other resources do not inadvertently benefit individuals or entities that are terrorists, supporters of terrorists or affiliated with terrorists, while also minimizing the impact on USAID programs and its implementing partners. In order to apply the PVS to USAID assistance, USAID proposes to amend 22 CFR Part 226. The Office of Management and Budget has approved a 30 day comment period. This proposed regulatory revision is a key requirement of the Agency's plan for the pilot program and any other vetting programs.
2013-08-28Proposed RulePEACE CORPSPeace CorpsFreedom of Information Act AdministrationThe Peace Corps is correcting a typographical error in a proposed rule that appeared in the Federal Register of August 7, 2013. The proposed rule updates Peace Corps regulations on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to implement guidance given by...2013-20926"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-28/pdf/2013-20926.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/08/28/2013-20926/freedom-of-information-act-administrationThe Peace Corps is correcting a typographical error in a proposed rule that appeared in the Federal Register of August 7, 2013. The proposed rule updates Peace Corps regulations on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to implement guidance given by the President and the Attorney General regarding discretionary disclosures of records or information exempt from disclosure under the FOIA, whenever disclosure would not foreseeably harm an interest protected by a FOIA exemption. The proposed rule is based on language used by Department of Justice in its FOIA regulations. Additionally, the proposed rule deletes unnecessary and superfluous language and ensures the rule is consistent with current law.
2013-08-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration and Licensing of Brokers, Brokering Activities, and Related ProvisionsThe Department of State is issuing this interim final rule amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) relating to brokers and brokering activities and to related provisions of the ITAR. These amendments clarify registration...2013-20743"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-26/pdf/2013-20743.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/08/26/2013-20743/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-registration-and-licensing-of-brokersThe Department of State is issuing this interim final rule amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) relating to brokers and brokering activities and to related provisions of the ITAR. These amendments clarify registration requirements, the scope of brokering activities, prior approval requirements and exemptions, procedures for obtaining prior approval and guidance, and reporting and recordkeeping of such activities. Conforming and technical changes are made to other parts of the ITAR that affect export as well as brokering activities. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011.
2013-08-07Proposed RulePEACE CORPSPeace CorpsFreedom of Information Act AdministrationThe proposed rule updates Peace Corps regulations on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to implement guidance given by the President and the Attorney General regarding discretionary disclosures of records or information exempt from disclosure under...2013-19050"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-07/pdf/2013-19050.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/08/07/2013-19050/freedom-of-information-act-administrationThe proposed rule updates Peace Corps regulations on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to implement guidance given by the President and the Attorney General regarding discretionary disclosures of records or information exempt from disclosure under the FOIA, whenever disclosure would not foreseeably harm an interest protected by a FOIA exemption. The proposed rule is based on language used by Department of Justice in its FOIA regulations. Additionally, the proposed rule deletes unnecessary and superfluous language and ensures the rule is consistent with current law.
2013-08-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Libya and UNSCR 2095The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the defense trade policy regarding Libya to reflect resolution 2095 adopted by the United Nations Security Council.2013-18940"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-05/pdf/2013-18940.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/08/05/2013-18940/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-libya-and-unscr-2095The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the defense trade policy regarding Libya to reflect resolution 2095 adopted by the United Nations Security Council.
2013-07-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XIAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XI (Military Electronics) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more...2013-17556"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-25/pdf/2013-17556.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/07/25/2013-17556/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-category-xiAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XI (Military Electronics) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The proposed revision of USML Category XI was first published as a proposed rule on November 28, 2012, for public comment. The Administration has decided to publish this regulation again in proposed form to allow for public feedback on changes made to the rule and for the Department of State to request further input from the public on specific matters of concern. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.
2013-07-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations: Canadian Firearms Components ExemptionThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to implement a statutory provision regarding the exemption from licensing for export to Canada of firearms components not exceeding $500 in value.2013-16152"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-08/pdf/2013-16152.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/07/08/2013-16152/international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-canadian-firearms-components-exemptionThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to implement a statutory provision regarding the exemption from licensing for export to Canada of firearms components not exceeding $500 in value.
2013-07-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Continued Implementation of Export Control ReformAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise four more U.S Munitions List (USML) categories and provide new definitions and other...2013-16145"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-08/pdf/2013-16145.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/07/08/2013-16145/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-continued-implementation-of-exportAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise four more U.S Munitions List (USML) categories and provide new definitions and other changes. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.
2013-07-02RuleBROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORSBroadcasting Board of GovernorsDomestic Requests for Broadcasting Board of Governors Program MaterialsAs directed by the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 and amendments to the U.S. Information and Educational Exchange Act, the Broadcasting Board of Governors issues a rule which establishes procedures for responding to domestic requests for...2013-14505"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-02/pdf/2013-14505.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/07/02/2013-14505/domestic-requests-for-broadcasting-board-of-governors-program-materialsAs directed by the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 and amendments to the U.S. Information and Educational Exchange Act, the Broadcasting Board of Governors issues a rule which establishes procedures for responding to domestic requests for the Agency's program materials. The Agency may, upon request, provide members of the public, organizations, and media with program materials which the Agency disseminated abroad.
2013-06-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Classification of Immediate Family Members as G NonimmigrantsThis rule permits qualified immediate family members of A-1 or A-2 nonimmigrants to be independently classified as G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-4 nonimmigrants. It also clarifies that immediate family members of G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 nonimmigrants who have...2013-13315"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-05/pdf/2013-13315.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/06/05/2013-13315/visas-classification-of-immediate-family-members-as-g-nonimmigrantsThis rule permits qualified immediate family members of A-1 or A-2 nonimmigrants to be independently classified as G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-4 nonimmigrants. It also clarifies that immediate family members of G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 nonimmigrants who have employment authorization may remain in G classification upon gaining employment that would otherwise allow them to change status to A classification. This rule is being promulgated to allow family members of employees of bilateral missions to work at international organizations in a visa status that reflects their position with the international organization.
2013-06-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Immigrants under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as AmendedThis rule amends the Department of State's regulations relating to adoptions in countries party to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption to include a new adoption provision from the...2013-13065"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-03/pdf/2013-13065.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/06/03/2013-13065/visas-documentation-of-immigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amendedThis rule amends the Department of State's regulations relating to adoptions in countries party to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption to include a new adoption provision from the International Adoption Simplification Act. The legislation provides for sibling adoption to include certain children who are under the age of 18 at the time the petition for immediate relative is filed on their behalf, and also certain children who attained the age of 18 on or after April 1, 2008 and who are the beneficiaries of a petition filed on or before November 30, 2012.
2013-05-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentImplementation of the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Between the United States and Australia; Announcement of Effective Date for RegulationsThis rule provides an effective date for previously published regulations implementing the Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Australia Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation (referred to herein as ``the...2013-12610"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-30/pdf/2013-12610.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/05/30/2013-12610/implementation-of-the-defense-trade-cooperation-treaty-between-the-united-states-and-australiaThis rule provides an effective date for previously published regulations implementing the Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Australia Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation (referred to herein as ``the Treaty'').
2013-05-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV and Definition of “Defense Service”As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XV (Spacecraft Systems and Related Articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to...2013-11985"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-24/pdf/2013-11985.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/05/24/2013-11985/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-category-xvAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XV (Spacecraft Systems and Related Articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The definition of ``defense service'' is to be revised to, among other changes, specifically include the furnishing of assistance for certain spacecraft related activities. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011.
2013-05-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Immigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as AmendedThe Department of State amends its regulations to eliminate the use of Form OF-224 as a method of recording an alien's entitlement to an immigrant visa classification. Due to the availability of automated systems at all immigrant visa-issuing posts,...2013-12453"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-24/pdf/2013-12453.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/05/24/2013-12453/visas-documentation-of-immigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amendedThe Department of State amends its regulations to eliminate the use of Form OF-224 as a method of recording an alien's entitlement to an immigrant visa classification. Due to the availability of automated systems at all immigrant visa-issuing posts, this entitlement is now recorded automatically, rendering the use of Form OF-224 unnecessary and obsolete.
2013-05-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Fees and ChargesThe U.S. Department of State (Department) is revising regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa Holder) Benefits assessed for providing Exchange...2013-11484"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-14/pdf/2013-11484.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/05/14/2013-11484/exchange-visitor-program-fees-and-chargesThe U.S. Department of State (Department) is revising regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa Holder) Benefits assessed for providing Exchange Visitor Program services, in order to recoup the costs incurred by the Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs associated with operating the Exchange Visitor Program.
2013-05-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-TeachersThe Department is amending existing regulations governing the teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program. The proposed amendments clarify the duration of program participation; amend eligibility requirements with respect to verifying English...2013-10400"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-02/pdf/2013-10400.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/05/02/2013-10400/exchange-visitor-program-teachersThe Department is amending existing regulations governing the teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program. The proposed amendments clarify the duration of program participation; amend eligibility requirements with respect to verifying English proficiency; and reduce the required teaching or related experience from three years to the equivalent of two years full-time teaching experience; introduce a required cultural component; and propose the implementation of a two- year bar for repeat participation to foster the purpose of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, (``Fulbright-Hays Act''). These proposed changes will enhance the integrity and programmatic effectiveness of the teacher category.
2013-04-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Initial Implementation of Export Control ReformAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise four U.S Munitions List (USML) categories and provide new definitions and other changes....2013-08351"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-16/pdf/2013-08351.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/04/16/2013-08351/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-initial-implementation-of-export-controlAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise four U.S Munitions List (USML) categories and provide new definitions and other changes. Additionally, policies and procedures regarding the licensing of items moving from the export jurisdiction of the Department of State to the Department of Commerce are provided. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011.
2013-04-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentImplementation of the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Between the United States and AustraliaThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to implement the Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Australia Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation, identify via a...2013-08506"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-11/pdf/2013-08506.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/04/11/2013-08506/implementation-of-the-defense-trade-cooperation-treaty-between-the-united-states-and-australiaThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to implement the Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Australia Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation, identify via a supplement to the ITAR the defense articles and defense services that cannot be exported pursuant to the licensing exemption created by the Treaty, and make certain other corrections to the supplement.
2013-01-31Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category IVAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category IV (launch vehicles, guided missiles, ballistic missiles, rockets, torpedoes,...2013-01901"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-01-31/pdf/2013-01901.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/01/31/2013-01901/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-category-ivAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category IV (launch vehicles, guided missiles, ballistic missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, and mines) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/ 181028.pdf. In addition, several ITAR sections addressing the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Annex are revised to provide a new method of identifying articles common to the MTCR Annex and the USML. And, the ITAR section describing shipments between U.S. possessions is clarified to only encompass those shipments that do not transit a foreign country.
2013-01-30Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XVIAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XVI (nuclear weapons related articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML). The...2013-01825"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-01-30/pdf/2013-01825.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/01/30/2013-01825/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-categoryAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XVI (nuclear weapons related articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML). The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http://www.state.gov/documents/ organization/181028.pdf.
2013-01-30Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Fees and ChargesThe U.S. Department of State (Department) is proposing to revise regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa Holder) Benefits assessed for providing...2013-01555"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-01-30/pdf/2013-01555.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/01/30/2013-01555/exchange-visitor-program-fees-and-chargesThe U.S. Department of State (Department) is proposing to revise regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa Holder) Benefits assessed for providing Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) services, in order to recoup the costs incurred by the Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs associated with operating aspects of the Exchange Visitor Program.
2012-12-31RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Afghanistan and Change to Policy on Prohibited ExportsThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to list Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally, and to make available the use of two additional defense export license exemptions for proscribed destinations.2012-31217"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-12-31/pdf/2012-31217.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/12/31/2012-31217/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-afghanistan-and-change-to-policy-onThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to list Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally, and to make available the use of two additional defense export license exemptions for proscribed destinations.
2012-11-28Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XI and Definition for “Equipment”As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XI (military electronics) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more...2012-28477"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-11-28/pdf/2012-28477.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/11/28/2012-28477/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-category-xiAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XI (military electronics) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML and to provide a definition for ``equipment.'' The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/181028.pdf.
2012-10-29RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentRepeal of Regulations on MarriagesIn accordance with Executive Order 13563, the Bureau of Consular Affairs is repealing the regulations on marriages. The current regulations are outdated and duplicative of other authorities that detail procedures for authentications and documentation...2012-26554"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-29/pdf/2012-26554.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/10/29/2012-26554/repeal-of-regulations-on-marriagesIn accordance with Executive Order 13563, the Bureau of Consular Affairs is repealing the regulations on marriages. The current regulations are outdated and duplicative of other authorities that detail procedures for authentications and documentation of life events. Further, in light of other authorities, it is unnecessary to specifically state in the regulations how consular authority is limited.
2012-09-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and ConsulatesThis rulemaking addresses public comments regarding an Interim Final Rule that makes changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for a number of different visa fees. The Department of State adopts the rule as final, without change.2012-22862"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-17/pdf/2012-22862.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/09/17/2012-22862/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-and-consulatesThis rulemaking addresses public comments regarding an Interim Final Rule that makes changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for a number of different visa fees. The Department of State adopts the rule as final, without change.
2012-07-11RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentRepublic of Tunisia Loan Guarantees Issued Under the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2012This regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees issued for the benefit of the Republic of Tunisia pursuant to the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2012.2012-16638"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-07-11/pdf/2012-16638.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/07/11/2012-16638/republic-of-tunisia-loan-guarantees-issued-under-the-department-of-state-foreign-operations-andThis regulation prescribes the procedures and standard terms and conditions applicable to loan guarantees issued for the benefit of the Republic of Tunisia pursuant to the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2012.
2012-07-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: YemenThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy toward Yemen. Licenses or other approvals for exports or imports of defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Yemen...2012-16283"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-07-03/pdf/2012-16283.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/07/03/2012-16283/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-yemenThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy toward Yemen. Licenses or other approvals for exports or imports of defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Yemen will be reviewed, and may be issued, on a case-by-case basis.
2012-06-28Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExport Control Reform Transition PlanC1-2012-15070"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-28/pdf/C1-2012-15070.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/06/28/C1-2012-15070/export-control-reform-transition-plan
2012-06-21Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExport Control Reform Transition PlanAs part of the President's export control reform initiative, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) seeks public comment on the proposed implementation plan for defense articles and defense services that will transition from the jurisdiction...2012-15070"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-21/pdf/2012-15070.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/06/21/2012-15070/export-control-reform-transition-planAs part of the President's export control reform initiative, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) seeks public comment on the proposed implementation plan for defense articles and defense services that will transition from the jurisdiction of the Department of State to the Department of Commerce. The intent of this plan is to provide a clear description of DDTC's proposed policies and procedures for the transition of items to the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce. The revisions to this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http://www.state.gov/documents/ organization/181028.pdf.
2012-06-19Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Definition for “Specially Designed”As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) seeks public comment on the proposed definition of ``specially designed'' to be adopted in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations...2012-14471"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-19/pdf/2012-14471.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/06/19/2012-14471/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-definition-for-specially-designedAs part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) seeks public comment on the proposed definition of ``specially designed'' to be adopted in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This proposed rule is published concurrently with the Department of Commerce's proposed revision to the definition of ``specially designed'' in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http:// www.state.gov/documents/organization/181028.pdf.
2012-06-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category IXAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category IX (military training equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe...2012-14443"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-13/pdf/2012-14443.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/06/13/2012-14443/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-category-ixAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category IX (military training equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the materials warranting control on the USML. The revisions to this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http:// www.state.gov/documents/organization/181028.pdf.
2012-06-07Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category X (personal protective equipment and shelters) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML)...2012-13744"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-07/pdf/2012-13744.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/06/07/2012-13744/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-category-xAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category X (personal protective equipment and shelters) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the materials warranting control on the USML.
2012-06-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAnnouncement of Entry Into Force of the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Between the United States and the United KingdomOn April 13, 2012, the United States and the United Kingdom exchanged diplomatic notes bringing the Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Concerning...2012-13583"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-05/pdf/2012-13583.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/06/05/2012-13583/announcement-of-entry-into-force-of-the-defense-trade-cooperation-treaty-between-the-united-statesOn April 13, 2012, the United States and the United Kingdom exchanged diplomatic notes bringing the Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation (Treaty Doc. 110-7) into force. This document announces the entry into force of the Treaty and announces April 13, 2012, as the effective date of the rule published on March 21, 2012, implementing the Treaty and making other updates to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
2012-05-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Summer Work Travel; CorrectionThis document contains minor corrections to the Exchange Visitor Program--Summer Work Travel interim final rule published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2012. In the interim final rule the facsimile number (under the contact section), a citation to...2012-13098"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-30/pdf/2012-13098.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/05/30/2012-13098/exchange-visitor-program-summer-work-travel-correctionThis document contains minor corrections to the Exchange Visitor Program--Summer Work Travel interim final rule published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2012. In the interim final rule the facsimile number (under the contact section), a citation to an exception to the category of prohibited jobs, and the date by which the public must submit comments were all incorrect.
2012-05-18Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XIIIAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XIII (materials and miscellaneous articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to...2012-12123"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-18/pdf/2012-12123.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/05/18/2012-12123/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-categoryAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XIII (materials and miscellaneous articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the materials warranting control on the USML.
2012-05-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Summer Work TravelThe Department of State (Department) published an initial interim final rule with request for comment on April 26, 2011) (2011 IFR) to amend the regulatory requirements of the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program. In this second...2012-11253"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-11/pdf/2012-11253.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/05/11/2012-11253/exchange-visitor-program-summer-work-travelThe Department of State (Department) published an initial interim final rule with request for comment on April 26, 2011) (2011 IFR) to amend the regulatory requirements of the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program. In this second interim final rule (2012 IFR), the Department expands upon and provides guidance on additional regulatory changes and bolsters portions of the regulations to both further to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Summer Work Travel Program participants and to reinforce the cultural exchange aspects of the Program to promote mutual understanding in accordance with the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. The Department has reviewed the comments submitted in response to the 2011 IFR, and this rule reflects those comments. Also, this 2012 IFR reinforces the cultural exchange aspect of the Program through the addition of a cultural component, and provides additional protection to program participants by describing types of job placements that are appropriate and by expanding the list of jobs prohibited under the Summer Work Travel Program. The enforcement of parts of this IFR is delayed until November 1, 2012.
2012-05-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category V.As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category V (explosives and energetic materials, propellants, incendiary agents, and their...2012-10455"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-02/pdf/2012-10455.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/05/02/2012-10455/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-category-vAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category V (explosives and energetic materials, propellants, incendiary agents, and their constituents) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML.
2012-05-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Exemption for Temporary Export of Chemical Agent Protective GearThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add an exemption for the temporary export of chemical agent protective gear for personal use. The exemption for body armor is amended to also cover helmets when...2012-10599"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-02/pdf/2012-10599.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/05/02/2012-10599/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-exemption-for-temporary-export-ofThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add an exemption for the temporary export of chemical agent protective gear for personal use. The exemption for body armor is amended to also cover helmets when they are included with the body armor. An exemption for firearms and ammunition is clarified by removing certain extraneous language that does not change the meaning of the exemption, and by standardizing the language among the exemptions in this section of the regulations. The registration requirement as it relates to certain exemptions is clarified. And an error in the authorities for part 126 of the ITAR is corrected.
2012-04-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: International Import Certificate BIS-645P/ATF-4522/DSP-53 and Administrative ChangesThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove reference to the International Import Certificate (Form BIS-645P/ATF-4522/DSP-53). This amendment ceases the Department's practice of accepting DSP-53...2012-9081"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-04-17/pdf/2012-9081.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/04/17/2012-9081/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-international-import-certificateThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove reference to the International Import Certificate (Form BIS-645P/ATF-4522/DSP-53). This amendment ceases the Department's practice of accepting DSP-53 submissions. Instead, the DSP-61 is to be used by importers when necessary. The Department also is making administrative changes to other sections.
2012-04-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentRevision to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates; CorrectionThis document contains a correction to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2012 [Public Notice 7835].2012-8109"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-04-04/pdf/2012-8109.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/04/04/2012-8109/revision-to-the-schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassiesThis document contains a correction to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2012 [Public Notice 7835].
2012-03-29RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and ConsulatesThis rule amends the Schedule of Fees for consular services (Schedule) for nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, border crossing card application processing fees and immigrant visa application processing fees. The rule increases from $140 to...2012-7569"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-29/pdf/2012-7569.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/03/29/2012-7569/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-and-consulatesThis rule amends the Schedule of Fees for consular services (Schedule) for nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, border crossing card application processing fees and immigrant visa application processing fees. The rule increases from $140 to $160 the fee charged for the processing of an application for most non-petition- based nonimmigrant visas (Machine-Readable Visas or MRVs) and Border Crossing Cards (BCCs) for Mexican citizens age 15 and over. The rule also provides amended application processing fees for certain categories of petition-based nonimmigrant visas and treaty trader and investor visas (all of which are also MRVs), as well as amended tiered application processing fees for immigrant visas. Finally, the rule increases from $14 to $15 the BCC fee charged to Mexican citizen minors who apply in Mexico, and whose parent or guardian already has a BCC or is applying for one, based on a Congressionally mandated surcharge that took effect since the last adjustment to the Schedule of Fees. The Department of State is adjusting the fees to ensure that sufficient resources are available to meet the costs of providing consular services in light of the recent fee review's findings that the U.S. government is not fully covering its costs for the processing of these visas under the current fee structure.
2012-03-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Sri LankaThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to add another exception to the license denial policy toward Sri Lanka. This change allows for exports to Sri Lanka for assistance for aerial and maritime surveillance.2012-6822"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-22/pdf/2012-6822.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/03/22/2012-6822/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-sri-lankaThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to add another exception to the license denial policy toward Sri Lanka. This change allows for exports to Sri Lanka for assistance for aerial and maritime surveillance.
2012-03-21RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentImplementation of the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Between the United States and the United KingdomThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to implement the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom, and identify via a supplement the defense articles and defense...2012-6825"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-21/pdf/2012-6825.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/03/21/2012-6825/implementation-of-the-defense-trade-cooperation-treaty-between-the-united-states-and-the-unitedThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to implement the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom, and identify via a supplement the defense articles and defense services that may not be exported pursuant to the Treaty. This final rule implements only the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom. The final rule implementing the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and Australia will be published later in the year once that treaty enters into force. Additionally, the Department of State amends the section pertaining to the Canadian exemption to reference the new supplement, and, with regard to Congressional certification, the Department of State adds Israel to the list of countries and entities that have a shorter certification time period and a higher dollar value reporting threshold.
2012-02-29RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: HaitiThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to clarify that the Coast Guard of Haiti is an eligible end-user. This change makes it clear that the existing exceptions allow for exports to the Coast Guard of Haiti.2012-4855"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-29/pdf/2012-4855.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/02/29/2012-4855/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-haitiThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to clarify that the Coast Guard of Haiti is an eligible end-user. This change makes it clear that the existing exceptions allow for exports to the Coast Guard of Haiti.
2012-02-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Issuance of Full Validity L Visas to Qualified ApplicantsThis rule permits the issuance of L visas with validity periods based on the visa reciprocity schedule; whereas the current rule limits L visas to the petition validity period, which is determined by the Department of Homeland Security.2012-3455"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-14/pdf/2012-3455.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/02/14/2012-3455/visas-issuance-of-full-validity-l-visas-to-qualified-applicantsThis rule permits the issuance of L visas with validity periods based on the visa reciprocity schedule; whereas the current rule limits L visas to the petition validity period, which is determined by the Department of Homeland Security.
2012-02-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and ConsulatesThis rule adopts as final the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2010 (Public Notice 7068). Specifically, the rule made changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for a number of different fees. This...2012-2075"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-02/pdf/2012-2075.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/02/02/2012-2075/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-and-consulatesThis rule adopts as final the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2010 (Public Notice 7068). Specifically, the rule made changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for a number of different fees. This rulemaking adopts as final the changes to these fees.
2012-01-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAdvisory Committee ManagementThis final rule removes regulations which implement the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) for the Department of State. The Department of State implementation of FACA is now governed by the rules promulgated by GSA and internal policy guidance in...2012-1851"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-01-27/pdf/2012-1851.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/01/27/2012-1851/advisory-committee-managementThis final rule removes regulations which implement the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) for the Department of State. The Department of State implementation of FACA is now governed by the rules promulgated by GSA and internal policy guidance in the Foreign Affairs Manual.
2012-01-10RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentProcurement of Commodities and Services Financed by USAID Federal Program Funds.This Final Rule revises USAID regulations to simplify implementation of the statutory requirement that Federal assistance, or program, funds made available by the United States Congress (Congress) to USAID under the authority of the Foreign Assistance...2011-33240"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-01-10/pdf/2011-33240.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/01/10/2011-33240/procurement-of-commodities-and-services-financed-by-usaid-federal-program-fundsThis Final Rule revises USAID regulations to simplify implementation of the statutory requirement that Federal assistance, or program, funds made available by the United States Congress (Congress) to USAID under the authority of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA), be used for procurement in the United States (U.S.), the recipient country, or developing countries. It does so by revising USAID's current source, origin and nationality (S/O/N) regulation to track more closely the statutory procurement authority provided under the FAA and referenced above by establishing a new code for procurements from the U.S., recipient country and developing countries as well as reflecting existing, special procurement authorities established by Congress; deleting the concept of ``origin,'' and simplifying the concepts of ``source'' and ``nationality'' to reflect better Congress's directive to procure from the U.S., recipient or developing countries; and simplifying application of the statutory waiver authority in the FAA.
2011-12-23Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XXAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XX (submersible vessels and related articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML).2011-32866"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-23/pdf/2011-32866.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/12/23/2011-32866/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-category-xxAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XX (submersible vessels and related articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML).
2011-12-23Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category VIAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category VI (surface vessels of war and special naval equipment) of the U.S. Munitions...2011-32865"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-23/pdf/2011-32865.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/12/23/2011-32865/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-category-viAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category VI (surface vessels of war and special naval equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the combatant vessels and other naval equipment warranting control on the USML.
2011-12-19Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration and Licensing of Brokers, Brokering Activities, and Related ProvisionsThe Department of State proposes to amend part 129 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) relating to brokers and brokering activities. Amendments are also to be made to related provisions of the ITAR. The proposed revisions are...2011-32432"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-19/pdf/2011-32432.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/12/19/2011-32432/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-registration-and-licensing-of-brokersThe Department of State proposes to amend part 129 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) relating to brokers and brokering activities. Amendments are also to be made to related provisions of the ITAR. The proposed revisions are intended to clarify registration requirements, the scope of brokering activities, prior approval requirements and exemptions, procedures for obtaining prior approval and guidance, and reporting and recordkeeping of such activities. Conforming and technical changes would be made to other parts of the ITAR that affect export as well as brokering activities.
2011-12-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPrivacy Act; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: State-78, Risk Analysis and Management RecordsNotice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend its Privacy Act regulation exempting portions of a newly created system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). Certain portions of...2011-31267"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-06/pdf/2011-31267.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/12/06/2011-31267/privacy-act-notice-of-proposed-rulemaking-state-78-risk-analysis-and-management-recordsNotice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend its Privacy Act regulation exempting portions of a newly created system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). Certain portions of the Risk Analysis and Management (RAM) Records, State-78, system of records contain criminal investigation records, investigatory material for law enforcement purposes, confidential source information and are proposed to be exempted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2), (k)(1), (k)(2), and (k)(5).
2011-12-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category VIIAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category VII (ground vehicles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more...2011-30975"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-06/pdf/2011-30975.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/12/06/2011-30975/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-categoryAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category VII (ground vehicles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the military ground vehicles warranting control on the USML.
2011-12-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and ConsulatesThis rule adopts without change the interim final rule published in the Federal Register, 75 FR 28188, on May 20, 2010 (Public Notice 7018). Specifically, the rule proposed changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for...2011-31175"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-06/pdf/2011-31175.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/12/06/2011-31175/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-and-consulatesThis rule adopts without change the interim final rule published in the Federal Register, 75 FR 28188, on May 20, 2010 (Public Notice 7018). Specifically, the rule proposed changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for nonimmigrant visa and border crossing card application processing fees. This rulemaking adopts as final the change from $131 to $140 for the fee charged for the processing of an application for most non-petition-based nonimmigrant visas (Machine-Readable Visas or MRVs) and adult Border Crossing Cards (BCCs). The rule also provides new tiers of the application fee for certain categories of petition-based nonimmigrant visas and treaty trader and investor visas. Finally, the rule adopts as final the increase in the BCC fee charged to Mexican citizens under age 15 who apply in Mexico, and whose parent or guardian already has a BCC or is applying for one, from $13 to $14. This latter change results from a congressionally mandated surcharge that went into effect in 2009. The Department of State is adjusting the fees to ensure that sufficient resources are available to meet the costs of providing consular services in light of an independent cost of service study's findings that the U.S. Government is not fully covering its costs for the processing of these visas under the current cost structure. The Department endeavors to recover the cost of providing services that benefit specific individuals, as opposed to the general public. See OMB Circular A-25, section 6(a)(1), (a)(2)(a). For this reason, the Department has adjusted the Schedule.
2011-12-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Establishment of U.S. Munitions List Category XIX for Gas Turbine EnginesAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to establish Category XIX of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe gas turbine engines and...2011-30977"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-06/pdf/2011-30977.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/12/06/2011-30977/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-establishment-of-us-munitions-listAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to establish Category XIX of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe gas turbine engines and associated equipment warranting control on the USML.
2011-12-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Additional Method of Electronic Payment of Registration FeesThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to identify the Federal Reserve Wire Network (FedWire) as another method of electronic payment of registration fees, so as to provide a choice in and facilitate...2011-31273"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-06/pdf/2011-31273.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/12/06/2011-31273/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-additional-method-of-electronic-paymentThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to identify the Federal Reserve Wire Network (FedWire) as another method of electronic payment of registration fees, so as to provide a choice in and facilitate the submission of fees by registrants.
2011-11-22Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentImplementation of Defense Trade Cooperation TreatiesThe Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to implement the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and Australia and the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United...2011-29328"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-22/pdf/2011-29328.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/11/22/2011-29328/implementation-of-defense-trade-cooperation-treatiesThe Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to implement the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and Australia and the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom, and identify via a supplement the defense articles and defense services that may not be exported pursuant to the Treaties. Additionally, the Department of State proposes to amend the section pertaining to the Canadian exemption to reference the new supplement, and, with regard to Congressional certification, the Department of State proposes to add Israel to the list of countries and entities that have a shorter certification time period and a higher dollar value reporting threshold.
2011-11-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: SudanThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to include the Republic of the Sudan as a proscribed destination, pursuant to a United Nations Security Council arms embargo, and to clarify that this policy does not...2011-29041"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-09/pdf/2011-29041.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/11/09/2011-29041/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-sudanThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to include the Republic of the Sudan as a proscribed destination, pursuant to a United Nations Security Council arms embargo, and to clarify that this policy does not apply to the Republic of South Sudan.
2011-11-07Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category VIIIAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category VIII (aircraft and related articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to...2011-28502"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-07/pdf/2011-28502.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/11/07/2011-28502/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-categoryAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category VIII (aircraft and related articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the military aircraft and related defense articles warranting control on the USML.
2011-11-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Libya and UNSCR 2009The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy regarding Libya to reflect the additional modifications to the United Nations Security Council arms embargo of Libya adopted in September 2011.2011-28544"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-04/pdf/2011-28544.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/11/04/2011-28544/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-libya-and-unscr-2009The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy regarding Libya to reflect the additional modifications to the United Nations Security Council arms embargo of Libya adopted in September 2011.
2011-11-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Filing, Retention, and Return of Export Licenses and Filing of Export InformationThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to reflect changes in the requirements for the return of licenses. Applicants are no longer required to return certain expired DSP-5s. This change will reduce the...2011-28548"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-04/pdf/2011-28548.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/11/04/2011-28548/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-filing-retention-and-return-of-exportThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to reflect changes in the requirements for the return of licenses. Applicants are no longer required to return certain expired DSP-5s. This change will reduce the administrative burden on applicants.
2011-11-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Immigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as AmendedThis rule amends the Department of State's regulations relating to adoptions in countries party to The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, to include new adoption provisions from the...2011-28281"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-01/pdf/2011-28281.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/11/01/2011-28281/visas-documentation-of-immigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amendedThis rule amends the Department of State's regulations relating to adoptions in countries party to The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, to include new adoption provisions from the International Adoption Simplification Act. This legislation provides for sibling adoption to include certain children who are under the age of 18 at the time the petition is filed on their behalf, and also certain children who attained the age of 18 on or after April 1, 2008 and who are the beneficiaries of a petition filed on or before November 30, 2012.
2011-08-19Proposed RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentProcurement of Commodities and Services Financed by USAIDThis proposed rule implements the statutory requirement that funds made available by the United States Congress (Congress) to USAID under the authority of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA), be used for procurement in the United...2011-20773"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-19/pdf/2011-20773.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/08/19/2011-20773/procurement-of-commodities-and-services-financed-by-usaidThis proposed rule implements the statutory requirement that funds made available by the United States Congress (Congress) to USAID under the authority of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA), be used for procurement in the United States (U.S.), the recipient country, or developing countries. It does so by revising USAID's current source, origin and nationality (S/O/N) regulation to track more closely the statutory procurement authority provided under the FAA and referenced above; by establishing a single code for procurements from the U.S., recipient country and developing countries; by deleting the concept of ``origin,'' which is increasingly obsolete and difficult to apply in today's globalized economy; and by simplifying the concepts of ``source'' and ``nationality'' in order to reflect better Congress's directive to procure from the U.S., recipient or developing countries.
2011-08-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Updates to Country Policies, and Other ChangesThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update country policies regarding Afghanistan, C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Fiji, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, North...2011-20028"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-08/pdf/2011-20028.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/08/08/2011-20028/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-updates-to-country-policies-and-otherThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update country policies regarding Afghanistan, C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Fiji, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, North Korea, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Yemen, and Zimbabwe, and to correct administrative and typographical errors.
2011-07-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations: Electronic Payment of Registration FeesThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to change the method of payment to electronic submission of registration fees. The institution of the electronic submission of registration fees will simplify the...2011-19115"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-28/pdf/2011-19115.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/07/28/2011-19115/international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-electronic-payment-of-registration-feesThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to change the method of payment to electronic submission of registration fees. The institution of the electronic submission of registration fees will simplify the collection and verification of payments, eliminate the need to manually process and collect returned payments, and eliminate the possibility of lost payments. Definitions for ``Foreign Ownership'' and ``Foreign Control'' are also added.
2011-07-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations: International Import CertificateThe Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove reference to the International Import Certificate. This amendment will effectively cease the Department's current practice of accepting DSP-53...2011-17804"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-14/pdf/2011-17804.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/07/14/2011-17804/international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-international-import-certificateThe Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove reference to the International Import Certificate. This amendment will effectively cease the Department's current practice of accepting DSP-53 submissions, as there is no statutory, regulatory, or other authoritative basis for the Department to do so.
2011-07-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations: Filing, Retention, and Return of Export Licenses and Filing of Export InformationThe Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to reflect changes in the requirements for the return of licenses. Applicants will no longer be required to return certain expired or exhausted DSP-5s. This...2011-17806"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-14/pdf/2011-17806.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/07/14/2011-17806/international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-filing-retention-and-return-of-export-licenses-and-filingThe Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to reflect changes in the requirements for the return of licenses. Applicants will no longer be required to return certain expired or exhausted DSP-5s. This change will reduce administrative burden on applicants.
2011-06-14RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentImplementation of OMB Guidance on Drug-Free Workplace RequirementsThe U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is removing its regulation implementing the Government-wide common rule on drug-free workplace requirements for financial assistance, currently located within Part 210 of Title 22 of the Code of...2011-14243"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-14/pdf/2011-14243.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/06/14/2011-14243/implementation-of-omb-guidance-on-drug-free-workplace-requirementsThe U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is removing its regulation implementing the Government-wide common rule on drug-free workplace requirements for financial assistance, currently located within Part 210 of Title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and issuing a new regulation to adopt the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance at 2 CFR part 182. This regulatory action implements the OMB's initiative to streamline and consolidate into one title of the CFR all federal regulations on drug-free workplace requirements for financial assistance. These changes constitute an administrative simplification that would make no substantive change in USAID policy or procedures for drug-free workplace.
2011-06-13RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentImplementation of OMB Guidance on Government-Wide Debarment and Suspension (Non-procurement)The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is removing its regulation implementing the Government-wide common rule on debarment and suspension (non-procurement), currently located in Part 208 of Title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations...2011-14242"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-13/pdf/2011-14242.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/06/13/2011-14242/implementation-of-omb-guidance-on-government-wide-debarment-and-suspension-non-procurementThe U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is removing its regulation implementing the Government-wide common rule on debarment and suspension (non-procurement), currently located in Part 208 of Title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and issuing a new regulation to adopt the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance at 2 CFR part 180. This regulatory action implements the OMB's initiative to streamline and consolidate into one title of the CFR all Federal regulations on debarment and suspension. These changes constitute an administrative simplification that would make no substantive change in USAID policy or procedures for debarment and suspension.
2011-06-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor ProgramThe Department is temporarily suspending the application of certain requirements governing program status and on-campus and off- campus employment for J-1 Libyan students. This action is necessary to mitigate the adverse impact upon these students due...2011-14499"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-10/pdf/2011-14499.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/06/10/2011-14499/exchange-visitor-programThe Department is temporarily suspending the application of certain requirements governing program status and on-campus and off- campus employment for J-1 Libyan students. This action is necessary to mitigate the adverse impact upon these students due to political turmoil in their home country.
2011-05-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: LibyaThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy regarding Libya to reflect the United Nations Security Council arms embargoes adopted in February and March.2011-12621"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-24/pdf/2011-12621.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/05/24/2011-12621/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-libyaThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy regarding Libya to reflect the United Nations Security Council arms embargoes adopted in February and March.
2011-05-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations: Dual Nationals and Third-Country Nationals Employed by End-UsersThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to establish a policy to address those who are unable to implement the exemption for intra-company, intra- organization, and intra-government transfers of defense...2011-11697"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-16/pdf/2011-11697.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/05/16/2011-11697/international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-dual-nationals-and-third-country-nationals-employed-byThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to establish a policy to address those who are unable to implement the exemption for intra-company, intra- organization, and intra-government transfers of defense articles and defense services by approved end-users to dual national and third- country nationals who are employees of such approved end-users. Prior to making transfers to certain dual national and third-country national employees under this policy, approved end-users must screen employees, make an affirmative decision to allow access, and maintain records of screening procedures to prevent diversion of ITAR-controlled technology for purposes other than those authorized by the applicable export license or other authorization.
2011-04-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as AmendedThis rule changes Department regulations to broaden the authority of a consular officer to revoke a visa at any time subsequent to issuance of the visa, in his or her discretion. These changes to the Department's revocation regulations expand consular...2011-10077"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-04-27/pdf/2011-10077.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/04/27/2011-10077/visas-documentation-of-nonimmigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amendedThis rule changes Department regulations to broaden the authority of a consular officer to revoke a visa at any time subsequent to issuance of the visa, in his or her discretion. These changes to the Department's revocation regulations expand consular officer visa revocation authority to the full extent allowed by statute. Additionally, this rule change allows consular officers and designated officials within the Department to revoke a visa provisionally while considering a final visa revocation.
2011-04-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Summer Work TravelThe Department is amending current regulations governing the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program. The amendments clarify existing policies and implement new procedures to ensure that the Summer Work Travel program continues to...2011-10079"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-04-26/pdf/2011-10079.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/04/26/2011-10079/exchange-visitor-program-summer-work-travelThe Department is amending current regulations governing the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program. The amendments clarify existing policies and implement new procedures to ensure that the Summer Work Travel program continues to foster the objectives of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Fulbright-Hays Act). These changes will enhance the integrity and programmatic effectiveness of Summer Work Travel exchanges. The Department has examined the potential risks and harms related to the Summer Work Travel program and believe that the current regulations do not sufficiently protect national security interests; the Department's reputation; and the health, safety, and welfare of Summer Work Travel program participants. Accordingly, and for reasons discussed more fully below, this rule modifies the Summer Work Travel regulations by establishing different employment placement requirements based on the aliens' countries of citizenship and by requiring sponsors to fully vet the job placements of all program participants. It also clarifies that only vetted U.S. host employers and vetted third party overseas agents or partners (i.e., foreign entities) with whom sponsors have contractual agreements may assist sponsors in the administration of the core functions of their exchange programs. Sponsor monitoring, reporting, and information dissemination requirements are also strengthened.
2011-04-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations: Defense ServicesThe Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy regarding defense services, to clarify the scope of activities that are considered a defense service, and to provide definitions of...2011-8998"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-04-13/pdf/2011-8998.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/04/13/2011-8998/international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-defense-servicesThe Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy regarding defense services, to clarify the scope of activities that are considered a defense service, and to provide definitions of ``Organizational-Level Maintenance,'' ``Intermediate-Level Maintenance,'' and ``Depot-Level Maintenance,'' and to make other conforming changes.
2011-03-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Fees and ChargesC1-2011-4276"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-03-28/pdf/C1-2011-4276.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/03/28/C1-2011-4276/exchange-visitor-program-fees-and-charges
2011-03-25Proposed RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentParticipation by Religious Organizations in USAID ProgramsUSAID is proposing to amend part 205 to more accurately reflect current Establishment Clause jurisprudence with respect to the use of Federal funds for inherently religious activities.2011-6974"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-03-25/pdf/2011-6974.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/03/25/2011-6974/participation-by-religious-organizations-in-usaid-programsUSAID is proposing to amend part 205 to more accurately reflect current Establishment Clause jurisprudence with respect to the use of Federal funds for inherently religious activities.
2011-03-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Electronic Payment of Registration Fees; 60-Day Notice of the Proposed Statement of Registration Information Collection; CorrectionThe Department of State published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on February 24, 2011, concerning a proposed ``DS-2032 Statement of Registration'' Information Collection. The proposed rule contained incorrect addresses for the submission of...2011-6977"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-03-24/pdf/2011-6977.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/03/24/2011-6977/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-electronic-payment-of-registration-feesThe Department of State published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on February 24, 2011, concerning a proposed ``DS-2032 Statement of Registration'' Information Collection. The proposed rule contained incorrect addresses for the submission of public comments concerning the information collection.
2011-03-23Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations: Exemption for Temporary Export of Chemical Agent Protective GearThe Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add an exemption for the temporary export of chemical agent protective gear for exclusive personal use to destinations not subject to restrictions and...2011-6850"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-03-23/pdf/2011-6850.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/03/23/2011-6850/international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-exemption-for-temporary-export-of-chemical-agentThe Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add an exemption for the temporary export of chemical agent protective gear for exclusive personal use to destinations not subject to restrictions and to Afghanistan and Iraq under specified conditions. Additionally, an exemption for firearms and ammunition is clarified by removing certain extraneous language that does not change the meaning of the exemption.
2011-03-15Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Replacement Parts/Components and Incorporated ArticlesThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update policies regarding replacement parts/components and incorporated articles.2011-5821"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-03-15/pdf/2011-5821.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/03/15/2011-5821/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-replacement-partscomponents-andThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update policies regarding replacement parts/components and incorporated articles.
2011-02-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Fees and ChargesThe Department of State is amending its regulations regarding fees and charges for Exchange Visitor Program services. The fees permit the Department to recoup the cost of providing such Exchange Visitor Program services.2011-4276"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-02-25/pdf/2011-4276.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/02/25/2011-4276/exchange-visitor-program-fees-and-chargesThe Department of State is amending its regulations regarding fees and charges for Exchange Visitor Program services. The fees permit the Department to recoup the cost of providing such Exchange Visitor Program services.
2011-02-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Electronic Payment of Registration Fees; 60-Day Notice of the Proposed Statement of Registration Information CollectionThe Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to change the method of payment to electronic submission of registration fees. Definitions for ``Foreign Ownership'' and ``Foreign Control'' are to be...2011-3878"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-02-24/pdf/2011-3878.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/02/24/2011-3878/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-electronic-payment-of-registration-feesThe Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to change the method of payment to electronic submission of registration fees. Definitions for ``Foreign Ownership'' and ``Foreign Control'' are to be added. Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, public comment is requested on the Statement of Registration, the form used for the submission of the registration fee.
2011-02-16Proposed RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentRules on Source, Origin and Nationality for Commodities and Services Financed by USAIDThe purpose of this notice is to solicit comments on whether changes are needed to USAID's rules on Source, Origin, and Nationality (S/O/N). This solicitation is in furtherance of a USAID initiative to review and if necessary, revise these rules in...2011-3401"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-02-16/pdf/2011-3401.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/02/16/2011-3401/rules-on-source-origin-and-nationality-for-commodities-and-services-financed-by-usaidThe purpose of this notice is to solicit comments on whether changes are needed to USAID's rules on Source, Origin, and Nationality (S/O/N). This solicitation is in furtherance of a USAID initiative to review and if necessary, revise these rules in order to reduce the burden of procurement processes for USAID and contractors and grantees implementing USAID-funded development assistance activities and programs. In particular, USAID wishes to simplify Agency S/O/N procedures as implemented in our regulations and align them more closely with statutory procurement authorities.
2010-12-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Waiver for Ineligible Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality ActThis rule incorporates a revision to the Immigration and Nationality Act made in section 5503(1) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relative to the grounds of inadmissibility under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)...2010-32944"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-12-30/pdf/2010-32944.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/12/30/2010-32944/visas-waiver-for-ineligible-nonimmigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-actThis rule incorporates a revision to the Immigration and Nationality Act made in section 5503(1) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relative to the grounds of inadmissibility under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) for which consular officers or the Secretary of State may recommend that the Secretary of Homeland Security exercise discretionary waiver authority in the case of an applicant for a nonimmigrant visa.
2010-12-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentRevisions to the United States Munitions ListAs part of the President's export control reform initiative, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) seeks public comment on revisions to the United States Munitions List (USML) that would make it a ``positive list'' of controlled defense...2010-30994"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-12-10/pdf/2010-30994.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/12/10/2010-30994/revisions-to-the-united-states-munitions-listAs part of the President's export control reform initiative, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) seeks public comment on revisions to the United States Munitions List (USML) that would make it a ``positive list'' of controlled defense articles, requests that the public ``tier'' defense articles based on the Administration's three-tier control criteria, and identify those current defense articles that the public believes do not fall within the scope of any of the criteria's tiers. A ``positive list'' is a list that describes controlled items using objective criteria rather than broad, open- ended, subjective, or design intent-based criteria. DDTC is not seeking with this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) input on whether particular defense articles should or should not be controlled on the USML or whether any defense articles should be controlled differently. Rather, it is only seeking with this ANPRM input on how the USML can be revised so that it clearly describes what is subject to the jurisdiction of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), how defense articles are identified by tier, and what current defense articles do not fall within the scope of any of the tiers. Guidelines for revision of the USML toward this end are provided in this ANPRM. Please see the proposed rule published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register for an example of a USML Category that has been revised in this manner.
2010-12-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category VIIAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category VII of the U.S. Munitions List. The proposed rule would revise Category VII...2010-31158"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-12-10/pdf/2010-31158.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/12/10/2010-31158/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-revision-of-us-munitions-list-categoryAs part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category VII of the U.S. Munitions List. The proposed rule would revise Category VII (tanks and military vehicles) to describe more precisely the defense articles described therein.
2010-10-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Secondary School StudentsThe Department is revising existing Secondary School Student regulations regarding the screening, selection, school enrollment, orientation, and quality assurance monitoring of exchange students as well as the screening, selection, orientation, and...2010-27200"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-10-27/pdf/2010-27200.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/10/27/2010-27200/exchange-visitor-program-secondary-school-studentsThe Department is revising existing Secondary School Student regulations regarding the screening, selection, school enrollment, orientation, and quality assurance monitoring of exchange students as well as the screening, selection, orientation, and quality assurance monitoring of host families and field staff. Further, the Department is adopting a new requirement regarding training for all organizational representatives who place and/or monitor students with host families. The proposed requirement to conduct FBI fingerprint-based criminal background checks will not be implemented at this time. Rather, it will continue to be examined and a subsequent Final Rule regarding this provision will be forthcoming. These regulations, as revised, govern the Department designated exchange visitor programs under which foreign secondary school students (ages 15-18\1/2\) are afforded the opportunity to study in the United States at accredited public or private secondary schools for an academic semester or year while living with American host families or residing at accredited U.S. boarding schools.
2010-10-01Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Fees and ChargesThe U.S. Department of State (Department) is proposing to revise its Fees and Charges assessed for providing Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) services to recoup the Department's costs associated with operating all aspects of the Exchange Visitor Program.2010-24687"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-10-01/pdf/2010-24687.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/10/01/2010-24687/exchange-visitor-program-fees-and-chargesThe U.S. Department of State (Department) is proposing to revise its Fees and Charges assessed for providing Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) services to recoup the Department's costs associated with operating all aspects of the Exchange Visitor Program.
2010-08-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Removing Requirement for Prior Approval for Certain Proposals to Foreign Persons Relating to Significant Military EquipmentThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove the requirements for prior approval or prior notification for certain proposals to foreign persons relating to significant military equipment.2010-21451"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-08-27/pdf/2010-21451.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/08/27/2010-21451/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-removing-requirement-for-prior-approvalThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove the requirements for prior approval or prior notification for certain proposals to foreign persons relating to significant military equipment.
2010-08-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Export Exemption for Technical DataThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify an exemption for technical data. The clarification is that the exemption covers technical data, regardless of media or format, sent or taken by a U.S....2010-21450"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-08-27/pdf/2010-21450.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/08/27/2010-21450/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-export-exemption-for-technical-dataThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify an exemption for technical data. The clarification is that the exemption covers technical data, regardless of media or format, sent or taken by a U.S. person who is an employee of a U.S. corporation or a U.S. Government agency to a U.S. person employed by that U.S. corporation or to a U.S. Government agency outside the United States.
2010-08-11Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Dual Nationals and Third-Country Nationals Employed by End-UsersThe Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policies regarding end-user employment of dual nationals and third-country nationals.2010-19833"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-08-11/pdf/2010-19833.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/08/11/2010-19833/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-dual-nationals-and-third-countryThe Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policies regarding end-user employment of dual nationals and third-country nationals.
2010-08-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Trainees and InternsOn June 19, 2007, the Department published an interim final rule amending its regulations regarding Trainees and Interns to, among other things, eliminate the distinction between ``non-specialty occupations'' and ``specialty occupations,'' establish a...2010-19727"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-08-11/pdf/2010-19727.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/08/11/2010-19727/exchange-visitor-program-trainees-and-internsOn June 19, 2007, the Department published an interim final rule amending its regulations regarding Trainees and Interns to, among other things, eliminate the distinction between ``non-specialty occupations'' and ``specialty occupations,'' establish a new internship program, and modify the selection criteria for participation in a training program. This document confirms the Interim Final Rule as final and amends the requirements to permit the use of telephone interviews to screen potential participants for eligibility, to remove the requirement that sponsors secure a Dun & Bradstreet report profiling companies with whom a participant will be placed and also amends this provision to provide clarification regarding the verification of Worker's Compensation coverage for participants and use of an Employer Identification Number to ascertain that a third-party host organization providing training is a viable entity, and to clarify that trainees and interns may repeat training and internship programs under certain conditions.
2010-08-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Commodity JurisdictionThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to address electronic submission of a request for a commodity jurisdiction determination using ``Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination Form'' (Form DS-4076).2010-19136"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-08-04/pdf/2010-19136.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/08/04/2010-19136/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-commodity-jurisdictionThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to address electronic submission of a request for a commodity jurisdiction determination using ``Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination Form'' (Form DS-4076).
2010-08-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Immigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as AmendedThis final rule amends the Department of State's regulations related to the application for an immigrant visa and alien registration, to offer a completely electronic application procedure as an alternative to submission of Form DS-230, the Application...2010-19046"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-08-03/pdf/2010-19046.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/08/03/2010-19046/visas-documentation-of-immigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amendedThis final rule amends the Department of State's regulations related to the application for an immigrant visa and alien registration, to offer a completely electronic application procedure as an alternative to submission of Form DS-230, the Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration.
2010-06-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and ConsulatesFurther to the Department's proposed rule to amend the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule of Fees), the Department of State is adjusting a number of fees in light of an independent cost of service study's findings that the U.S. Government...2010-15622"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-06-28/pdf/2010-15622.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/06/28/2010-15622/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-and-consulatesFurther to the Department's proposed rule to amend the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule of Fees), the Department of State is adjusting a number of fees in light of an independent cost of service study's findings that the U.S. Government is not fully covering its costs for providing these services under the current fee structure. The primary objective of the adjustments to the Schedule of Fees is to ensure that fees for consular services reflect costs to the United States of providing the services to the extent possible. Seventeen hundred and ninety-seven comments were received during the period for public comment. This rule addresses comments received thus far, and reopens the comment period on these fees for an additional 60 days.
2010-05-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and ConsulatesFurther to the Department's proposed rule to amend the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for nonimmigrant visa and border crossing card application processing fees, this rule raises from $131 to $140 the fee charged for the processing...2010-12125"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-05-20/pdf/2010-12125.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/05/20/2010-12125/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-and-consulatesFurther to the Department's proposed rule to amend the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for nonimmigrant visa and border crossing card application processing fees, this rule raises from $131 to $140 the fee charged for the processing of an application for most non-petition-based nonimmigrant visas (Machine-Readable Visas or MRVs) and adult Border Crossing Cards (BCCs). The rule also provides new tiers of the application fee for certain categories of petition- based nonimmigrant visas and treaty trader and investor visas (all of which are also MRVs). Finally, the rule increases the $13 BCC fee charged to Mexican citizen minors who apply in Mexico, and whose parent or guardian already has a BCC or is applying for one, by raising that fee to $14 by virtue of a congressionally mandated surcharge that went into effect in 2009. The Department of State is adjusting the fees to ensure that sufficient resources are available to meet the costs of providing consular services in light of an independent cost of service study's findings that the U.S. Government is not fully covering its costs for the processing of these visas under the current cost structure. Eighty-one comments were received during the period for public comment, and this rule also addresses a comment received about a prior change to the MRV fee implemented on January 1, 2008. This rule addresses comments received thus far, and reopens the comment period on these fees for an additional 60 days.
2010-05-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Secondary School StudentsThe Department of State is proposing to amend existing regulations to impose new program administration requirements within the secondary school student exchange program. These regulations govern Department designated exchange visitor programs under...2010-10168"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-05-03/pdf/2010-10168.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/05/03/2010-10168/exchange-visitor-program-secondary-school-studentsThe Department of State is proposing to amend existing regulations to impose new program administration requirements within the secondary school student exchange program. These regulations govern Department designated exchange visitor programs under which foreign secondary school students (ages 15-18\1/2\) are afforded the opportunity to study in the United States at accredited public or private secondary schools for an academic semester or an academic year while living with American host families or residing at accredited U.S. boarding schools. Specifically, the Department is proposing to amend existing regulations regarding the screening, selection, school enrollment, orientation, and quality assurance monitoring on behalf of student participants; and the screening, selection, orientation, and quality assurance monitoring of host families and field staff. The purpose of this rule is to solicit public comment regarding these proposed changes that are offered to address the need for greater clarity in current existing regulatory language. The Department's objective is to better protect the health, safety, and welfare of these participants though enhanced clarity of existing regulations. Due to the academic calendar and the screening and selection cycle for the conduct of the Secondary School Student program, the comment period of this proposed rule has been set to 30 days from the date of publication. Concerns regarding the safety and welfare of secondary school student population necessitate a shorter comment period. To provide sponsors with sufficient time to prepare for implementation of changes in program administration to be effective in the academic year 2011/2012, the Department would like to accelerate this rulemaking.
2010-03-29Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Removing Requirement for Prior Approval for Certain Proposals to Foreign Persons Relating to Significant Military EquipmentThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove the requirements for prior approval or prior notification for certain proposals to foreign persons relating to significant military equipment at section...2010-6905"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-03-29/pdf/2010-6905.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/03/29/2010-6905/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-removing-requirement-for-prior-approvalThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove the requirements for prior approval or prior notification for certain proposals to foreign persons relating to significant military equipment at section 126.8 of the ITAR.
2010-03-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and ConsulatesThe Department of State (``Department'') published two proposed rules in the Federal Register on December 14, 2009, and February 9, 2010, proposing to amend the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services. In this supplemental proposed rule, the Department...2010-6490"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-03-24/pdf/2010-6490.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/03/24/2010-6490/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-and-consulatesThe Department of State (``Department'') published two proposed rules in the Federal Register on December 14, 2009, and February 9, 2010, proposing to amend the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services. In this supplemental proposed rule, the Department of State is providing additional supplementary information regarding the Cost of Survey Study (CoSS), the activity-based costing model that the Department used to determine the fees for consular services proposed in. The Department is also re-opening the comment periods on both proposed rules for an additional 15 days.
2010-02-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and ConsulatesThis rule proposes adjustments in current fees for consular services. The Department of State is adjusting the fees in light of an independent cost of service study's (``CoSS'') findings that the U.S. Government is not fully covering its costs for...2010-2816"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-02-09/pdf/2010-2816.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/02/09/2010-2816/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-and-consulatesThis rule proposes adjustments in current fees for consular services. The Department of State is adjusting the fees in light of an independent cost of service study's (``CoSS'') findings that the U.S. Government is not fully covering its costs for providing these services under the current fee structure. The primary objective of the adjustments to the Schedule of Fees is to ensure that fees for consular services reflect costs to the United States of providing the services.
2009-12-29Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Secondary School StudentsOn December 23, 2009 the State Department published in the Federal Register a proposed rule titled Exchange Visitor Program-- Secondary School Students. The Department revised existing regulations to provide greater specificity and clarity to sponsors...E9-30837"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-12-29/pdf/E9-30837.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/29/E9-30837/exchange-visitor-program-secondary-school-studentsOn December 23, 2009 the State Department published in the Federal Register a proposed rule titled Exchange Visitor Program-- Secondary School Students. The Department revised existing regulations to provide greater specificity and clarity to sponsors of the Secondary School Student category with respect to the execution of sponsor oversight responsibilities under the exchange visitor program. This rule is being withdrawn because it was submitted prior to OMB completing review. The proposed rule is withdrawn in its entirety.
2009-12-23Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Secondary School StudentsThe Department of State is proposing to amend and improve the Exchange Visitor Program regulations by providing greater specificity and clarity to sponsors of the Secondary School Student category with respect to the execution of sponsor oversight...E9-30274"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-12-23/pdf/E9-30274.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/23/E9-30274/exchange-visitor-program-secondary-school-studentsThe Department of State is proposing to amend and improve the Exchange Visitor Program regulations by providing greater specificity and clarity to sponsors of the Secondary School Student category with respect to the execution of sponsor oversight responsibilities under the exchange visitor programs. This section of the regulations governs Department designated exchange visitor programs under which foreign secondary school students (ages 15-18\1/2\) are afforded the opportunity to study in the United States at an accredited public or private secondary school for an academic semester or an academic year while living with an American host family or residing at an accredited U.S. boarding school. Specifically, the Department is proposing to amend existing regulations regarding the screening, selection, school enrollment, orientation, and monitoring of overall quality assurance on behalf of student participants; and the screening, selection, orientation, and quality assurance monitoring of host families. This program is recognized as one of the Department's most valued exchange initiatives. The Department believes, however, that the lack of sufficient specificity in the regulations or lack of suitable, minimum industry standards may have contributed to the placement of students with unacceptable, or poorly screened, host families thereby putting at risk the health, safety and well-being of this most vulnerable group of exchange visitors. The Department also recognizes that local coordinators, who serve as representatives (employees or volunteers) of the Secondary School Student sponsors and who have responsibility for obtaining school enrollment and locating and recruiting host families, are the critical link to a successful exchange program. Local coordinators exercise a degree of independent judgment when determining whether a potential host family is capable of providing a comfortable and nurturing home environment for a Secondary School Student, whether that family is an appropriate match for the student, and whether they have adequate financial resources to undertake hosting obligations. Accordingly, the Department proposes the adoption of an annual testing and certification program for all local and regional coordinators that will entail, inter alia, specifying more clearly the Department's regulatory requirements as well as all sponsoring organization specific training required by the organization for whom the local and regional coordinators work.
2009-12-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentSchedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and ConsulatesThis rule amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for nonimmigrant visa application and border crossing card processing fees. The rule raises from $131 to $140 the fee charged for the processing of an application for most...E9-29722"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-12-14/pdf/E9-29722.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/14/E9-29722/schedule-of-fees-for-consular-services-department-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-and-consulatesThis rule amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for nonimmigrant visa application and border crossing card processing fees. The rule raises from $131 to $140 the fee charged for the processing of an application for most non-petition-based nonimmigrant visas (Machine-Readable Visas or MRVs) and adult Border Crossing Cards (BCCs). The rule also provides new application fees for certain categories of petition-based nonimmigrant visas and treaty trader and investor visas (all of which are also MRVs). Finally, the rule increases the $13 BCC fee charged to Mexican citizen minors who apply in Mexico, and whose parent or guardian already has a BCC or is applying for one, by raising that fee to $14 by virtue of a congressionally mandated surcharge that goes into effect this year. The Department of State is adjusting the fees to ensure that sufficient resources are available to meet the costs of providing consular services in light of an independent cost of service study's findings that the U.S. Government is not fully covering its costs for the processing of these visas under the current cost structure.
2009-11-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Government Transfer Programs and Foreign-Owned Military Aircraft and Naval VesselsThe Department of State is proposing to amend Section 126.6 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) pertaining to U.S. Government transfer programs and foreign-owned military aircraft and naval vessels. Section 126.6 is being amended to...E9-27685"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-11-25/pdf/E9-27685.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/11/25/E9-27685/amendment-to-the-international-arms-traffic-in-arms-regulations-us-government-transfer-programs-andThe Department of State is proposing to amend Section 126.6 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) pertaining to U.S. Government transfer programs and foreign-owned military aircraft and naval vessels. Section 126.6 is being amended to clarify the particular circumstances when a license is not required by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
2009-11-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants-Visa Classification SymbolsThe Department is amending its regulations to add new classification symbols to the immigrant and nonimmigrant classification tables. This amendment is necessary to implement legislation that created additional immigrant and nonimmigrant...E9-28277"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-11-25/pdf/E9-28277.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/11/25/E9-28277/visas-documentation-of-immigrants-and-nonimmigrants-visa-classification-symbolsThe Department is amending its regulations to add new classification symbols to the immigrant and nonimmigrant classification tables. This amendment is necessary to implement legislation that created additional immigrant and nonimmigrant classifications as described herein. Additionally, the Department is amending or removing existing classifications that have changed as a result of new legislation or the expiration of legislative provisions that had temporarily authorized them.
2009-11-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Section 125.4(b)(9) Export Exemption for Technical DataThe Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regarding an exemption for technical data, to clarify that the exemption covers technical data, regardless of media or format, sent or taken by a U.S....E9-28181"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-11-24/pdf/E9-28181.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/11/24/E9-28181/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-section-1254b9-export-exemption-forThe Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regarding an exemption for technical data, to clarify that the exemption covers technical data, regardless of media or format, sent or taken by a U.S. person who is an employee of a U.S. corporation or a U.S. Government agency to a U.S. person employed by that U.S. corporation or to a U.S. Government agency outside the United States.
2009-10-08RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentAdministration of Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations; Correction to Financial Reporting for Grants and Cooperative AgreementsThis document contains an amendment to the regulations published as an interim final rule in the Federal Register of Thursday, January 19, 1995, (60 FR 3743). The rule relates to the administration of assistance awards to U.S. Non-Governmental...E9-23680"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-10-08/pdf/E9-23680.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/08/E9-23680/administration-of-assistance-awards-to-us-non-governmental-organizations-correction-to-financialThis document contains an amendment to the regulations published as an interim final rule in the Federal Register of Thursday, January 19, 1995, (60 FR 3743). The rule relates to the administration of assistance awards to U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations.
2009-10-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended; Requirements for Aliens in Religious OccupationsTo comply with the Department of Homeland Security regulation requiring sponsoring employers to file petitions for all aliens for whom R-1 nonimmigrant status is sought. This rule establishes the requirement that consular officers ensure that R-1 visa...E9-24089"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-10-06/pdf/E9-24089.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/06/E9-24089/visas-documentation-of-nonimmigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amendedTo comply with the Department of Homeland Security regulation requiring sponsoring employers to file petitions for all aliens for whom R-1 nonimmigrant status is sought. This rule establishes the requirement that consular officers ensure that R-1 visa applicants have obtained an approved U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I- 129 petition from the Department of Homeland Security before issuance of a visa.
2009-09-22Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-General ProvisionsThe Department of State is proposing to amend the General Provisions (Subpart A) of the existing Exchange Visitor Program regulations. This section of the regulations establishes the procedures for designated Program sponsors and addresses overall...E9-22822"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-09-22/pdf/E9-22822.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/09/22/E9-22822/exchange-visitor-program-general-provisionsThe Department of State is proposing to amend the General Provisions (Subpart A) of the existing Exchange Visitor Program regulations. This section of the regulations establishes the procedures for designated Program sponsors and addresses overall Program administration. It provides the overall context in which to interpret all other provisions of the Exchange Visitor Program regulations. The General Provisions have not been revised in whole in over 15 years, despite modifications of many of the category-specific regulations and changes in technology. The proposed regulations encompass technical changes to the General Provisions and address public diplomacy and foreign policy concerns, including the Department's ability to monitor Program sponsors and to ensure the safety and well-being of foreign nationals who come to the United States as Program participants. The amendment of this section incorporates changes made to the regulations since the last update in 1993. It ties all regulatory requirements together and consolidates the requirements set forth in the SEVIS reporting requirements regulations into the General Provisions. Certain definitions have been added, made clearer or deleted. This rule also proposes new requirements regarding applications for designation and redesignation, a change in the required amount of health insurance coverage, the identification of an Employer Identification Number (EIN) and Dun & Bradstreet numbers by sponsors and third party entities, the collection of employment authorization information and validation of the SEVIS record on an exchange visitor's accompanying spouse and dependents, criminal background checks on all Responsible Officers and Alternate Responsible Officers, and the implementation of management audits across all categories under the Private Sector Programs Division of the Office of Designation. The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) currently in place is being redesigned. The redesign, SEVIS II, has no immediate impact on this proposed rule. Prior to the implementation of SEVIS II the Department of Homeland Security will introduce any new requirements or procedures to the public through a proposed rule with a comment period.
2009-09-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentPassport Procedures-Amendment to Expedited Passport Processing RegulationThis rule revises the expedited passport process and changes the definition of expedited passport processing from three business days, beginning when the application arrives at a passport agency or when the request for expedited processing is approved,...E9-22417"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-09-17/pdf/E9-22417.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/09/17/E9-22417/passport-procedures-amendment-to-expedited-passport-processing-regulationThis rule revises the expedited passport process and changes the definition of expedited passport processing from three business days, beginning when the application arrives at a passport agency or when the request for expedited processing is approved, to the number of business days published on the Department's Web site at http:// www.travel.state.gov. This change ensures that the Department can continue to offer this service consistent with its regulations while maintaining sufficient flexibility to adapt to fluctuations in passport demand. It also ensures that the public can easily determine the current standards for expedited passport processing.
2009-09-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Secondary School StudentsThe Department seeks information on alternative and more specific means of screening potential families to host exchange visitors participating in the Secondary School Student category of the Exchange Visitor Program. Current regulations allow sponsors...E9-21185"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-09-02/pdf/E9-21185.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/09/02/E9-21185/exchange-visitor-program-secondary-school-studentsThe Department seeks information on alternative and more specific means of screening potential families to host exchange visitors participating in the Secondary School Student category of the Exchange Visitor Program. Current regulations allow sponsors the flexibility to exercise their independent judgment when evaluating the financial resources, moral character, and composition of potential host families, as well as the suitability of potential home environments. The Department believes, however, that the lack of specificity or industry standards may have contributed to the recent degradation of the appropriateness of selected families, thereby putting at risk the health, safety, and welfare of this most vulnerable group of exchange visitors.
2009-08-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Temporary Export Exemption for Body ArmorThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add an exemption for the temporary export of body armor for exclusive personal use to destinations not subject to restrictions under the ITAR Sec. 126.1 and to...E9-18843"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-08-06/pdf/E9-18843.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/08/06/E9-18843/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-temporary-export-exemption-for-body-armorThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add an exemption for the temporary export of body armor for exclusive personal use to destinations not subject to restrictions under the ITAR Sec. 126.1 and to Afghanistan and Iraq under specified conditions.
2009-08-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Congressional Certification Regarding South KoreaThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regarding Congressional certification for the Republic of Korea (also referred to as South Korea). South Korea is now in the same category as the countries in the...E9-18332"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-08-03/pdf/E9-18332.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/08/03/E9-18332/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-congressional-certification-regardingThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regarding Congressional certification for the Republic of Korea (also referred to as South Korea). South Korea is now in the same category as the countries in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Japan, Australia, and New Zealand concerning certification to Congress, requiring such certification prior to granting any license for export of major defense equipment sold under a contract in the amount of $25,000,000 or more, or for defense articles or defense services sold under a contract in the amount of $100,000,000 or more, provided the transfer does not include any other countries. The ITAR is being amended at numerous sections to reflect these statutory changes and to update two provisions.
2009-07-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentForeign Officials: Definition of Immediate Family Members, as AmendedAs authorized the Immigration and Nationality Act this rule amends the definition of ``immediate family'' for the Foreign Government Official nonimmigrant visa category.E9-17262"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-07-22/pdf/E9-17262.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/07/22/E9-17262/foreign-officials-definition-of-immediate-family-members-as-amendedAs authorized the Immigration and Nationality Act this rule amends the definition of ``immediate family'' for the Foreign Government Official nonimmigrant visa category.
2009-07-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: The United States Munitions List; CorrectionThe Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 9, 1994 (59 FR 46548), revising Category XII(c) of the United States Munitions List. The language in the note after paragraph (c) contains a typographical error by...E9-16798"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-07-20/pdf/E9-16798.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/07/20/E9-16798/amendment-to-the-international-arms-traffic-in-arms-regulations-the-united-states-munitions-listThe Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 9, 1994 (59 FR 46548), revising Category XII(c) of the United States Munitions List. The language in the note after paragraph (c) contains a typographical error by using the term ``hold'' instead of ``hole.'' A technical error in that rule resulted in the unintended removal of the note after Category XII paragraph (c). Consequently, a correction was published on April 24, 2009 (74 FR 18628) to restore the language in the note after Category XII paragraph (c). That correction used the term ``hold'' when the correct term is ``hole.'' This document corrects the typographical error dating from September 9, 1994 to utilize the correct term ``hole.''
2009-05-06RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentPrivacy Act of 1974, Implementation of ExemptionsThis document delays the effective date by 90 days for the final rule exempting portions of the Partner Vetting System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act, as published in the Federal Register on January 2, 2009 and delayed on February 2,...E9-10531"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-05-06/pdf/E9-10531.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/05/06/E9-10531/privacy-act-of-1974-implementation-of-exemptionsThis document delays the effective date by 90 days for the final rule exempting portions of the Partner Vetting System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act, as published in the Federal Register on January 2, 2009 and delayed on February 2, 2009, and on April 2, 2009.
2009-04-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: The United States Munitions List; CorrectionThe Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 21, 2004 (69 FR 29222), revising Category XII(c) of the United States Munitions List. A technical error in that rule resulted in the unintended removal of language in a note...E9-9291"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-04-24/pdf/E9-9291.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/04/24/E9-9291/amendment-to-the-international-arms-traffic-in-arms-regulations-the-united-states-munitions-listThe Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 21, 2004 (69 FR 29222), revising Category XII(c) of the United States Munitions List. A technical error in that rule resulted in the unintended removal of language in a note after Category XII paragraph (c). This document corrects the final regulations by restoring the language in the note.
2009-04-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor Program-Au PairsOn June 19, 2008, the Department of State published an interim final rule to revise existing regulations and thereby permit qualified au pairs to participate again in the au pair program after completing a period of at least two years of residency...E9-7674"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-04-08/pdf/E9-7674.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/04/08/E9-7674/exchange-visitor-program-au-pairsOn June 19, 2008, the Department of State published an interim final rule to revise existing regulations and thereby permit qualified au pairs to participate again in the au pair program after completing a period of at least two years of residency outside the United States following the end date of his or her initial exchange visitor program. The regulations contained in the interim final rule are adopted without change.
2009-04-02RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentPrivacy Act of 1974, Implementation of ExemptionsThis document delays the effective date by 30 days for the final rule exempting portions of the Partner Vetting System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act, as published in the Federal Register on January 2, 2009 and delayed on February 2, 2009.E9-7414"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-04-02/pdf/E9-7414.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/04/02/E9-7414/privacy-act-of-1974-implementation-of-exemptionsThis document delays the effective date by 30 days for the final rule exempting portions of the Partner Vetting System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act, as published in the Federal Register on January 2, 2009 and delayed on February 2, 2009.
2009-02-18RuleBROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORSBroadcasting Board of GovernorsService of ProcessThe Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is publishing a change to a regulation governing contact information of the Office of General Counsel of BBG for purposes of service of process. This rule will revise the Office of General Counsels address...E9-3320"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-02-18/pdf/E9-3320.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/02/18/E9-3320/service-of-processThe Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is publishing a change to a regulation governing contact information of the Office of General Counsel of BBG for purposes of service of process. This rule will revise the Office of General Counsels address cited in the current version of our regulations.
2009-02-02RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentPrivacy Act of 1974, Implementation of ExemptionsThis document delays the effective date by 60 days and provides a 30-day public comment period to run concurrently for the final rule exempting portions of the Partner Vetting System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act, as published in the...E9-2220"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-02-02/pdf/E9-2220.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/02/02/E9-2220/privacy-act-of-1974-implementation-of-exemptionsThis document delays the effective date by 60 days and provides a 30-day public comment period to run concurrently for the final rule exempting portions of the Partner Vetting System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act, as published in the Federal Register on January 2, 2009.
2009-01-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Immigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended: Electronic Petition for Diversity Immigrant StatusThis rule makes final an interim rule published in the Federal Register on August 18, 2003, amending the Department's regulations pertaining to the manner in which aliens may petition for the opportunity to participate in the Diversity Visa Program....E9-698"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-01-15/pdf/E9-698.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/01/15/E9-698/visas-documentation-of-immigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amended-electronicThis rule makes final an interim rule published in the Federal Register on August 18, 2003, amending the Department's regulations pertaining to the manner in which aliens may petition for the opportunity to participate in the Diversity Visa Program. The rule changed the standard mail-in system previously used to an entirely electronic system for the purpose of making the process less prone to fraud, improve efficiency and significantly reduce the processing costs to the Government.
2009-01-02RuleAgency for International DevelopmentAgency for International DevelopmentPrivacy Act of 1974, Implementation of ExemptionsThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has established a new system of records (see 72 FR 39042) pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), entitled the ``Partner Vetting System''. USAID published a...E8-31131"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-01-02/pdf/E8-31131.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/01/02/E8-31131/privacy-act-of-1974-implementation-of-exemptionsThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has established a new system of records (see 72 FR 39042) pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), entitled the ``Partner Vetting System''. USAID published a proposed rule on July 20, 2007 (see 72 FR 39769) and is issuing this final rule after thorough review of all comments and suggestions received by the Agency through the public notice process and outreach sessions held for interested individuals. The final rule exempts portions of this system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act. The decision as to whether to implement PVS will be made by the incoming Obama Administration.
2008-12-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor ProgramOn December 10, 2008, the State Department published in the Federal Register a proposed rule titled Exchange Visitor Program. The Department amended the General Provisions of the existing Exchange Visitor Program regulations set forth at 22 CFR Part...E8-29784"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-12-17/pdf/E8-29784.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/12/17/E8-29784/exchange-visitor-programOn December 10, 2008, the State Department published in the Federal Register a proposed rule titled Exchange Visitor Program. The Department amended the General Provisions of the existing Exchange Visitor Program regulations set forth at 22 CFR Part 62. This proposed rule is being withdrawn because it was submitted prior to a formal significance designation being made by OMB. The proposed rule is withdrawn in its entirety.
2008-12-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentExchange Visitor ProgramThe Department of State is proposing to amend the General Provisions (Subpart A) of the existing Exchange Visitor Program regulations in order to provide greater specificity regarding program administration, sponsor obligations and participant...E8-29213"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-12-10/pdf/E8-29213.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/12/10/E8-29213/exchange-visitor-programThe Department of State is proposing to amend the General Provisions (Subpart A) of the existing Exchange Visitor Program regulations in order to provide greater specificity regarding program administration, sponsor obligations and participant eligibility in the Exchange Visitor Program. Certain definitions have been added or deleted. New requirements regarding applications for designation and redesignation, health insurance, the collection of employment authorization information on dependants and the successful completion of criminal background checks on all Responsible Officers and Alternate Responsible Officers are proposed. In addition, the requirements set forth in Subpart F (SEVIS reporting requirements) are consolidated into Subpart A.
2008-10-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentProcedures for Children Abducted to the United States; Final RuleThe Department of State is adopting as a final rule the regulations regarding incoming parental abduction cases pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Incoming cases will be processed by the United...E8-25929"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-10-30/pdf/E8-25929.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/10/30/E8-25929/procedures-for-children-abducted-to-the-united-states-final-ruleThe Department of State is adopting as a final rule the regulations regarding incoming parental abduction cases pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Incoming cases will be processed by the United States Central Authority (USCA), the Office of Children's Issues in the Bureau of Consular Affairs within the U.S. Department of State or an entity designated by the USCA.
2008-10-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentUncertified Foreign Health-Care WorkersThis rule adopts as final without change the Department's interim rule published on December 17, 2002, at 67 FR 77158. The rule changes the requirements pertaining to the issuance of visas to certain health care workers. Certain foreign health care...E8-24474"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-10-20/pdf/E8-24474.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/10/20/E8-24474/uncertified-foreign-health-care-workersThis rule adopts as final without change the Department's interim rule published on December 17, 2002, at 67 FR 77158. The rule changes the requirements pertaining to the issuance of visas to certain health care workers. Certain foreign health care workers now need to present certificates establishing competency in a specific health care field. Certification is issued by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) or other credentialing organizations that have been approved by the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This rule facilitates greater uniformity between the regulations of DHS and the Department of State.
2008-10-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentBoard of Appellate Review; Review of Loss of NationalityThis rule eliminates the Department's Board of Appellate Review (L/BAR), which had been authorized to review certain Department determinations, in particular those related to loss of citizenship and passport denials. Because L/BAR's jurisdiction has...E8-24472"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-10-20/pdf/E8-24472.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/10/20/E8-24472/board-of-appellate-review-review-of-loss-of-nationalityThis rule eliminates the Department's Board of Appellate Review (L/BAR), which had been authorized to review certain Department determinations, in particular those related to loss of citizenship and passport denials. Because L/BAR's jurisdiction has been superseded or made obsolete, and in large part replaced by review of loss of citizenship and passport matters by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, this rule eliminates L/BAR and authorizes on a discretionary basis an alternative, less cumbersome review of loss of nationality determinations by the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
2008-10-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: EritreaThe Department of State is adding Eritrea to its regulations on prohibited exports and sales to certain countries as a result of its designation as a country not cooperating fully with antiterrorism efforts.E8-23575"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-10-06/pdf/E8-23575.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/10/06/E8-23575/amendment-to-the-international-arms-traffic-in-arms-regulations-eritreaThe Department of State is adding Eritrea to its regulations on prohibited exports and sales to certain countries as a result of its designation as a country not cooperating fully with antiterrorism efforts.
2008-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentVisas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as AmendedThis rule establishes regulatory exceptions to travel restrictions, established in the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act, that were put in place for Burmese nationals. The rule allows the Department to exempt certain Burmese diplomats and officials...E8-22956"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-09-30/pdf/E8-22956.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/09/30/E8-22956/visas-documentation-of-nonimmigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amendedThis rule establishes regulatory exceptions to travel restrictions, established in the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act, that were put in place for Burmese nationals. The rule allows the Department to exempt certain Burmese diplomats and officials from the travel restrictions.
2008-09-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: RwandaThe Department of State is removing Rwanda from its regulations on prohibited exports and sales to certain countries as a result of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1823, which terminated remaining arms sanctions against Rwanda.E8-22578"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-09-25/pdf/E8-22578.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/09/25/E8-22578/amendment-to-the-international-arms-traffic-in-arms-regulations-rwandaThe Department of State is removing Rwanda from its regulations on prohibited exports and sales to certain countries as a result of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1823, which terminated remaining arms sanctions against Rwanda.
2008-09-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration Fee ChangeThe Department of State is amending the text of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to increase the registration fees, change the registration renewal period, and make other minor administrative changes.E8-22574"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-09-25/pdf/E8-22574.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/09/25/E8-22574/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-registration-fee-changeThe Department of State is amending the text of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to increase the registration fees, change the registration renewal period, and make other minor administrative changes.
2008-09-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Munitions List InterpretationThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify that certain anti-tumor drugs are not within the definition of ``chemical agents.''E8-21832"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-09-19/pdf/E8-21832.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/09/19/E8-21832/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-us-munitions-list-interpretationThe Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify that certain anti-tumor drugs are not within the definition of ``chemical agents.''
2008-09-17RuleMillennium Challenge CorporationMillennium Challenge CorporationRegulations Implementing the Freedom of Information ActThe Millennium Challenge Corporation is issuing a final rule to update its Freedom of Information Act regulations. The purpose of this final rule is to outline the procedures by which the Millennium Challenge Corporation proposes to implement the...E8-21335"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-09-17/pdf/E8-21335.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/09/17/E8-21335/regulations-implementing-the-freedom-of-information-actThe Millennium Challenge Corporation is issuing a final rule to update its Freedom of Information Act regulations. The purpose of this final rule is to outline the procedures by which the Millennium Challenge Corporation proposes to implement the relevant provisions of the Freedom of Information Act as required under that statute. This document will assist interested parties in obtaining access to Millennium Challenge Corporation public records.
2008-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAmendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: CorrectionThis document makes a correction to the RIN stated in the final rule published on July 18, 2008 (73 FR 41258) pertaining to ``Renewal of Registration.'' RIN 1400-AC50 should be RIN 1400-AC51.E8-21018"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-09-10/pdf/E8-21018.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/09/10/E8-21018/amendment-to-the-international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-correctionThis document makes a correction to the RIN stated in the final rule published on July 18, 2008 (73 FR 41258) pertaining to ``Renewal of Registration.'' RIN 1400-AC50 should be RIN 1400-AC51.
2008-08-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentAliens Inadmissible Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended: Unlawful VotersThis rule adopts as final the Department interim rule which amended the regulations concerning visa ineligibility for aliens who vote unlawfully. The amendment was necessary to comply with the provisions of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000.E8-19755"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-08-26/pdf/E8-19755.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/08/26/E8-19755/aliens-inadmissible-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amended-unlawful-votersThis rule adopts as final the Department interim rule which amended the regulations concerning visa ineligibility for aliens who vote unlawfully. The amendment was necessary to comply with the provisions of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000.
2008-08-25RulePEACE CORPSPeace CorpsClaims Against the Government Under the Federal Tort Claims ActThe Peace Corps is revising its regulation concerning claims filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act, to make the regulation internally consistent with another provision stating that the Chief Financial Officer has authority to approve claims for...E8-19642"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-08-25/pdf/E8-19642.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/08/25/E8-19642/claims-against-the-government-under-the-federal-tort-claims-actThe Peace Corps is revising its regulation concerning claims filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act, to make the regulation internally consistent with another provision stating that the Chief Financial Officer has authority to approve claims for amounts under $5000.
2008-08-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentDocumentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended: FingerprintingThis final rule amends the Department of State's regulations relating to the application for a nonimmigrant visa, to generally require all applicants, with certain exceptions, to provide a set of ten scanned fingerprints as part of the application...E8-19316"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-08-20/pdf/E8-19316.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/08/20/E8-19316/documentation-of-nonimmigrants-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-as-amended-fingerprintingThis final rule amends the Department of State's regulations relating to the application for a nonimmigrant visa, to generally require all applicants, with certain exceptions, to provide a set of ten scanned fingerprints as part of the application process. The scanning of ten fingerprints of nonimmigrant visa applicants has already been implemented. For the purposes of verifying and confirming identity, conducting background checks, and to ensure that an applicant has not received a visa or entered into the United States under a different name, the Department of State may use the fingerprints in order to ascertain from the appropriate authorities whether they have information pertinent to the applicant's eligibility to receive a visa and for other purposes consistent with applicable law, regulations, and Department policy.
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