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(d) INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM PARENT LOCATOR SERVICE.— To the extent that information which the United States Central Authority is authorized to obtain under the provisions of subsection (c) can be obtained through the Parent Locator Service, the United States Central Authority shall first seek to obtain such information from the Parent Locator Service, before requesting such information directly under the provisions of subsection (c) of this section.

(e) RECORDKEEPING.–The United States Central Authority shall maintain appropriate records concerning its activities and the disposition of cases brought to its attention. SEC. 10.10 INTERAGENCY COORDINATING GROUP.

The Secretary of State, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Attorney General shall designate Federal employees and may, from time to time, designate private citizens to serve on an interagency coordinating group to monitor the operation of the Convention and to provide advice on its implementation tot he United States Central Authority and other Federal agencies. This group shall meet from time to time at the request of the United States Central Authority. The agency in which the United States Central Authority is located is authorized to reimburse such private citizens for travel and other expenses incurred in participating at meetings of the interagency coordinating group at rates not to exceed those authorized under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, for employees of agencies. SEC. 11.11 AGREEMENT FOR USE OF PARENT LOCATOR SERVICE IN

DETERMINING WHEREABOUTS OF PARENT OR CHILD.

SEC. 12.19 AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

There are authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of the Convention and this Act.

10 42 U.S.C. 11609. 11 Sec. 11 amended sec. 463 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 663). 12 42 U.S.C. 11610.

c. Relating to the Implementation of the Convention on the

Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Executive Order 12648, August 11, 1988, 63 F.R. 30637, 42 U.S.C. 11606 note

The United States of America deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Convention') on April 29, 1988. The Convention entered into force for the United States on July 1, 1988. Article 6 of the Convention imposes upon Contracting States an obligation to designate a “Central Authority” for the purpose of discharging certain specified functions.

In order that the Government of the United States of America may give full and complete effect to the Convention, and pursuant to section 7 of the International Child Abduction Remedies Act, Public Law 100_300 (1988), it is expedient and necessary that I designate a Central Authority within the Executive branch of said Government:

NOW THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code and section 7 of the International Child Abduction Remedies Act, it is ordered as follows:

Section 1. Designation of Central Authority. The Department of State is hereby designated as the Central Authority of the United States for purposes of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The Secretary of State is hereby authorized and empowered, in accordance with such regulations as he may prescribe, to perform all lawful acts that may be necessary and proper in order to execute the functions of the Central Authority in a timely and efficient manner.

NOTE.-Appendix I lists Public Laws included in Legislation on Foreign Relations Through 1994, arranged by Public Law number with corresponding short title or popular name.

APPENDIX I

Public Law No.

Short Title

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Uruguay Rounds Agreements Act
Export Enhancement Program Amendments of

1994 (title IV, subtitle A, part II, sec. 411(a)) International Narcotics Control Corrections Act

of 1994
NATO Participation Act of 1994 (title II)
United States Policy Toward Haiti
Visa for Officials of Taiwan
Jobs Through Trade Expansion Act of 1994
Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994
African Conflict Resolution Act
Irish-American Heritage Month, 1995–1996
Transfer of Naval Vessels to Certain Foreign

Countries
To Provide for an Investigation of the Where-

abouts of U.S. Citizens Missing From Cyprus

Since 1974
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal

Year 1995
Department of Defense Appropriations Act,

1995
Department of Interior and Related Agencies

Appropriations Act, 1995
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and

Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Appropriations Act, 1995
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Department of State Appropriations Act, 1995
Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month
Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Re-

lated Programs Appropriations Act, 1995 Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Supplemental Appropriations

Act, 1994 (title VI)
American Academy in Rome

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APPENDIX I-Continued

Public Law No.

Short Title

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Transfer of Naval Vessels to Certain Foreign

Countries
Helsinki Human Rights Day
Vietnam Human Rights Day
D-Day National Remembrance Day
Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal

Years 1994 and 1995
Mike Mansfield Fellowship Act (title II, part C)
United States International Broadcasting Act of

1994 (title III)
Spoils of War Act of 1994 (title V, part B)
Anti-Economic Discrimination Act of 1994 (title

V, part C)
Cambodian Genocide Justice Act (title V, part

D)
Middle East Peace Facilitation Act of 1994 (title

V, part E)
Arms Control and Nonproliferation Act of 1994

(title VII, part A)
Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Act of 1994

(title VIII) Protection and Reduction of Government Se

crecy Act (title IX) Greek Independence Day: National Day of Cele

bration of Greek and American Democracy Act For Reform in Emerging New Democracies

and Support and Help for Improved Partner-
ship with Russia, Ukraine, and Other New

Independent States (FRIENDSHIP Act)
North American Free Trade Agreement Imple-

mentation Act
Transfer of Naval Vessels to Certain Foreign

Countries
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal

Year 1994
Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 1993 (title

XII)
Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transi-

tion Assistance Amendments of 1993 (title

XIII)
National Shipbuilding and Shipyard Conversion

Act of 1993 (title XIII, subtitle D)
Panama Canal Commission Authorization Act

for Fiscal Year 1994 (title XXXV)
Act to Honor the Victims of the Bombing of

Panam Flight 103
South African Democratic Transition Support

Act of 1993
Department of Defense Appropriations Act,

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103-182 .............

103–174 ............. 103–160 ............. 103–160 ........

103–160 .......

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103–160 ....... 103–160 ......... 103–158 ...... 103–149 ...... 103–139

APPENDIX I-Continued

Public Law No.

Short Title

.....

103–133 ............. Nondiscriminatory Treatment Toward Products

of Romania 103-125

Middle East Peace Facilitation Act of 1993 103–87

Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Re

lated Programs Appropriations Act, Fiscal

Year 1994 103–87

Supplemental Appropriations for the New Inde

pendent States of the Former Soviet Union

Act, 1993 (title VI) 103–54

Transfer of Naval Vessels to Certain Foreign

Countries 103–50

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Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1993 103-27

Jewish Heritage Week 102–588 ............. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1993 102–587

Oceans Act of 1992 102–587

North Pacific Anadromous Stocks Convention

Act of 1992 (title VIII) 102-582

High Seas Driftnet Fisheries Enforcement Act 102–582

Central Bering Sea Fisheries Enforcement Act

of 1992 (title III) 102–567 ............. North Pacific Anadromous Stocks Act of 1992

(title VIII) 102–565

Peace Corps Authorization for Fiscal Year 1993 102–549

Jobs Through Exports Act of 1992 102–549

Aid, Trade, and Competitiveness Act of 1992

(title III) 102–549 ............. Enterprise for the Americas Act of 1992 (title

VI) 102–532

Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act of

1992 102–523

International Dolphin Conservation Act of 1992 102–511 .......... Freedom for Russia and Emerging Eurasian

Democracies and Open Markets Support Act

of 1992 (FREEDOM Support Act) 102-509

Soviet Scientists Immigration Act of 1992 1024486

Energy Policy Act of 1992 102-484 ......... National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal

Year 1993 102484 .............

Former Soviet Union Demilitarization Act of

1992 (title XIV) 102484 ...... Weapons of Mass Destruction Control Act of

1992 (title XV) Iran Iraq Arms Non-Proliferation Act of 1992

(title XVI) 102-484

Cuban Democracy Act of 1992 (title XVII) 102–484

Panama Canal Commission Authorization Act

for Fiscal Year 1993 (title XXXV) 102–454 ............. Distribution of USIA Materials

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102_484 .............

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