CFR Title 29 Labor

CFR Title 29 – Labor

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2018-08-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentContinued 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 paragraph (b) in Category XI of the United States Munitions List (USML).2018-19029"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-30/pdf/2018-19029.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/30/2018-19029/continued-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 paragraph (b) in Category XI of the United States Munitions List (USML).
2018-07-27RuleMillennium Challenge CorporationMillennium Challenge CorporationFreedom of Information Act RegulationsThis rule amends the Agency's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulation has been revised to update and implement the relevant provisions of the Freedom of Information Act as required under that statute. This document will...2018-15950"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-27/pdf/2018-15950.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/27/2018-15950/freedom-of-information-act-regulationsThis rule amends the Agency's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulation has been revised to update and 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.
2018-07-06RuleDEPARTMENT 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 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.
2018-01-31RuleDEPARTMENT 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.
2018-01-30RuleDEPARTMENT 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.
2016-12-22Proposed 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.
2016-12-22RuleAgency 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.
2016-12-07RuleDEPARTMENT 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.
2016-09-08RuleDEPARTMENT 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.
2016-09-08Proposed 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.
2016-09-02RuleDEPARTMENT 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.
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