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lands, or a territory or possession of the United States. PROCEDURES REGARDING MAJOR DISASTERS AND INCIDENTS ABROAD

AFFECTING UNITED STATES CITIZENS SEC. 43.102 In the case of a major disaster or incident abroad which affects the health and safety of citizens of the United States residing or traveling abroad, the Secretary of State shall provide prompt and thorough notification of all appropriate information concerning such disaster or incident and its effect on United States citizens to the next-of-kin of such individuals. Notification shall be provided through the most expeditious means available, including telephone communications, and shall include timely written notice. The Secretary, through the appropriate offices of the Department of State, shall act as a clearinghouse for up-to-date information for the next-of-kin and shall provide other services and assistance. Assistance shall include liaison with foreign governments and persons and with United State air carriers concerning arrangements for the preparation and transport to the United States of the remains of citizens who die abroad, as well as disposition of personal effects.

DEBT COLLECTION SEC. 44.103 (a) CONTRACT AUTHORITY.—(1) Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary of State shall enter into contracts for collection services to recover indebtedness owed by a person, other than a foreign country, to the United States which arises out of activities of the Department of State and is delinquent by more than 90 days.

(2) Each contract entered into under this section shall provide that the person with whom the Secretary enters into such contract shall submit to the Secretary at least once each 180 days a status report on the success of the person in collecting debts. Section 3718 of title 31, United States Code, shall apply to any such contract to the extent that such section is not inconsistent with this subsection.

(b) DISCLOSURE OF DELINQUENT DEBT TO CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES.—The Secretary of State shall, to the extent otherwise allowed by law, disclose to those credit reporting agencies to which

102 22 U.S.C. 2715. Sec. 115(c) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 101-246; 104 Stat. 23), redesignated the previous sec. 43 as sec. 44, and added a new sec. 43. Sec. 115(d) also provided the following: d) DEVELOPMENT OP STANDARDIZED PROCEDURES.

"(1) The Secretary of State shall enter into discussions with international air carriers and other appropriate entities to develop standardized procedures which will assist the Secretary in implementing the provisions of section 43 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, as amended by subsection (a).

"(2) The Secretary of State shall consider the feasibility of establishing a toll-free tele phone number to facilitate inquiries by the next-of-kin in cases of major disasters or inci. dents abroad which aflect the health and safety of citizens of the United States residing

or traveling abroad. "e) REPORT TO CONGRESS.-Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall prepare and submit a report to the Congress which sets forth plans for the implementation of the amendment made by subsection (c) and the provisions of subsection (dX1), together with the Secretary's comments concerning the proposal under subsection (dx2).".

103 22 U.S.C. 2716. Sec. 117 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 101-246; 104 Stat. 25), redesignated sec. 44 as sec. 45 and added a new sec. 104 22 U.S.C. 2717. Sec. 118 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 101-246; 104 Stat. 25), redesignated sec. 45 as sec. 46, and added a new sec.

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the Secretary reports loan activity information concerning any debt of more than $100 owed by a person, other than a foreign country, to the United States which arises out of activities of the Department of State and is delinquent by more than 31 days.

DEFENSE TRADE CONTROLS REGISTRATION FEES 104 SEC. 45. 104 (a) DEFENSE TRADE CONTROLS REGISTRATION FEES.For each fiscal year, $700,000 105 of the registration fees collected by the Office of Defense Trade Controls 105 of the Department of State shall be credited to a Department of State account, to be available without fiscal year limitation. Fees credited to that account shall be available only for payment of expenses incurred for

(1) contract personnel to assist in the evaluation of defense trade controls 105 license applications, reduction in processing time for license applications, and improved monitoring of compliance with the terms of licenses; and

(2) the automation of defense trade control 105 functions and the processing of defense trade control 105 license applications, including the development, procurement, and utilization of

computer equipment and related software. (b) BUDGET ACT COMPLIANCE.—The authority contained in subsection (a) shall be exercised to such extent and in such amounts as are to be provided in an appropriation Act.

FEES RECEIVED FOR USE OF BLAIR HOUSE SEC. 46.106 (a) USE OF FEES.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 107 funds received by the Department of State in connection with the use of Blair House (including reimbursements and surcharges for services and goods provided and fees for use of Blair House facilities) may be credited to the appropriate appropriation account of the Department of State which is currently available. Such funds shall be available only for maintenance and other expenses of Blair House.

(b) COMPLIANCE WITH THE BUDGET ACT.—The authority of this section may be exercised only to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in advance in an appropriation Act.

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Sec. 126(1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102–138; 105 Stat. 659), struck out "Munitions Control Registration Fees” and inserted in lieu thereof "Defense Trade Controls Registration Fees” for the section heading and for subsec. (a) heading.

106 Sec. 126(2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138; 105 Stat. 659), further amended this section: (A) by striking out "Munitions Control" and inserting in lieu thereof “Defense Trade Controls” throughout subsec. (a); (B) by striking "munitions control" and inserting in lieu thereof "defense trade controls" in each place it appeared in subsec. (a); and (C) by striking out "$500,000” and inserting in lieu thereof "$700,000".

106 22 U.S.C. 2718. Sec. 119 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 101-246; 104 Stat. 26), redesignated sec. 46 as 47 and added a new sec. 46.

107 Sec. 123 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102–138; 105 Stat. 659), struck out "for the fiscal years 1990 and 1991,".

GRANTS FOR TRAINING AND EDUCATION IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

SEC. 47.108 The Secretary of State may make grants to postsecondary educations institutions or students for the purpose of increasing the level of knowledge and awareness of and interest in employment with the Foreign Service, consistent with section 105 of the Foreign service Act of 1980. To the extent possible, the Secretary shall give special emphasis to promoting such knowledge and awareness of, and interest in employment with, the Foreign Service among minority students. Any grants awarded shall be made pursuant to regulations to be established by the Secretary of State, which shall provide for a limit on the size of any specific grant and, regarding any grant to individuals, shall ensure that no grant recipient receives an amount of grants from one or more Federal programs which in the aggregate would exceed the cost of his or her education, and shall require satisfactory educational progress by grantees as a condition of eligibility for continued receipt of grant funds.

CLOSING OF CONSULAR AND DIPLOMATIC POSTS ABROAD SEC. 48.109 (a) PROHIBITED USES OF FUNDS.—Except as provided under subsection (d) or in accordance with the procedures under subsections (b) and (c) of this section

(1) no funds authorized to be appropriated to the Department of State shall be available to pay any expense related to the closing of any United States consular or diplomatic post abroad; and

(2) no funds authorized to be appropriated to the Department of State may be used to pay for any expense related to the Bureau of Administration of the Department of State (or to carrying out any of its functions) if any United States consular or diplomatic post is closed.

108 22 U.S.C. 2719. Sec. 150 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 101-246; 104 Stat. 42), redesignated sec. 47 as sec. 48 and added a new sec. 47.

Sec. 48 had read: "This Act may be cited as the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956.". Sec. 111 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102–138; 105 Stat. 654), struck out sec. 48 and restated text in the enacting clause.

109 22 U.S.C. 2651 note. A short title was originally added as sec. 33 by sec. 2201 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (Public Law 96 465; 94 Stat. 2157). Subsequently, sec. 117 of Public Law 97–241 (96 Stat. 279), sec. 124 of the Department of State Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1984 and 1985 (Public Law 98–164; 97 Stat. 1025) and sec. 102 of Public Law 98-533 (98 Stat. 2708) redesignated it as secs. 34, 36, and 37, respectively. Sec. 125(a) of Public Law 9993 (99 Stat. 415) redesignated this section as sec. 38, and sec. 1 it as sec. 39. Sec. 504(1) of Public Law 99-399 redesignated it as sec. 41 and sec. 126 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (Public Law 100-204; 101 Stat. 1341) redesignated it as sec. 42. Sec. 4603 of the International Narcotics Control Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690; 102 Stat. 4287) redesignated it as sec. 43 and inserted a new sec. 42. Sec. 115(c) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act.

Act. Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 101246, 104 Stat. 22), redesignated it as sec. 44 and added a new sec. 43. Sec. 117 of that Act fur. ther redesignated sec. 44 as sec. 45, and added a new sec. 44. Sec. 118 of that Act further redesignated sec. 45 as sec. 46, and added a new sec. 45. Sec. 119 of that Act further redesignated sec. 46 as sec. 47, and added a new sec. 46. Sec. 150 of that Act further redesignated sec. 47 as sec. 48, and added a new sec. 47.

Sec. 111 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102–138; 105 Stat. 654), finally struck out sec. 48, and made the short title part of the enacting clause.

The current sec. 48, relating to consular and diplomatic posts abroad, was added by sec. 112 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138; 105 Stat. 654).

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(b) Post CLOSING NOTIFICATION.—Not less than 45 days before the closing of any United States consular or diplomatic post abroad, the Secretary of State shall notify the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate.

(c) REPROGRAMMING TREATMENT.—Amounts made available to pay any expense related to the closing of a consular or diplomatic post abroad shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 34 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures applicable to such reprogramming.

(d) EXCEPTIONS.--The provisions of this section do not apply with respect to

(1) any post closed because of a break or downgrading of diplomatic relations between the United States and the country in which the post is located; or

(2) any post closed because there is a real and present threat to United States diplomatic or consular personnel in the city where the post is located, and a travel advisory warning against travel by United States citizens to that city has been

issued by the Department of State. (e) DEFINITION.—As used in this section, the term "consular or diplomatic post” does not include a post to which only personnel of agencies other than the Department of State are assigned.

IMPERMISSIBLE BASIS FOR DENIAL OF PASSPORTS SEC. 49.110 A passport may not be denied issuance, revoked, restricted, or otherwise limited because of any speech, activity, belief, affiliation, or membership, within or outside the United States, which, if held or conducted within the United States, would be protected by the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS SEC. 50.111 (a) AUTHORITY TO PAY EXPENSES.—If the United States Government hosts an international meeting or conference in the United States, the Secretary of State is authorized to pay all reasonable expenses of such meeting or conference. Such expenses may include rental of quarters (by contract or otherwise) and personal services.

(b) RETENTION OF REIMBURSEMENTS.—To the extent provided in an appropriation Act, transfers of funds or other reimbursements for payments under subsection (a) are authorized to be retained and credited to the appropriate appropriation account of the Department of State which is available.

110 22 U.S.C. 2721. Sec. 113 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138; 105 Stat. 655), added sec. 49.

11122 U.S.C. 2722. Sec. 119 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138; 105 Stat. 658), added sec. 50.

Functions vested in the Secretary of State in this section were further delegated to the Under Secretary for Management by Delegation of Authority No. 193, January 7, 1992 (Public Notice 1555; 57 F.R. 2298; January 21, 1992).

DENIAL OF VISAS 112 SEC. 51.112 (a) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—The Secretary shall report, on a timely basis, to the appropriate committees of the ConTess each time a consular post denies a visa on the grounds of terrorist activities or foreign policy. Such report shall set forth the name and nationality of each such person and a factual statement of the basis for such denial.

b. LIMITATION.-Information contained in such report may be classified to the extent necessary and shall protect intelligence sources and methods.

C APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES.–For the purposes of this section the term "appropriate committees of the Congress” means the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate. SEC. 52.113 FEES FOR COMMERCIAL SERVICES.

(a) ALTHORITY TO CHARGE FEE.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary of State is authorized to charge a fee to cover the actual or estimated cost of providing any person, firm or organization (other than agencies of the United States Government) with commercial services at posts abroad on matters within the authority of the Department of State.

12) The authority of this section may be exercised only in countries where the Department of Commerce does not perform commercial services for which it collects fees.

b) USE OF FEES.-Funds collected under the authority of subsection (a) shall be deposited as an offsetting collection to any Department of State appropriation to recover the costs of providing commercial services. TITLE I-AUTHORITIES RELATING TO THE REGULATION

OF FOREIGN MISSIONS 114

DECLARATION OF FINDINGS AND POLICY SEC. 201.115 (a) The Congress finds that the operation in the United States of foreign missions and public international organizations and the official missions to such organizations, including

11222 U.S.C. 2723. Sec. 127(a) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 Public Law 102-138; 105 Suat. 660), added sec. 51. See also sec. 128 of that Act, relating to visa lookout systems.

Functions vested in the Secretary of State in this section were further delegated to the Under Secretary for Political Altairs, in consultation with the Under Secretary for Management, by Delegation of Authority No 193, January 7, 1992 (Public Notice 1555; 57 F.R. 2298; January

21, 1992).

ina 22 U.S.C. 2724. Sec. 136 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103–236; 108 Slat. 396), added sec. 52. The Secretary of State delegated functions authorized under this section to the Under Secretary for Management (Department of State Public Notice 2086, sec. 4 of Delegation of Authonty No. 214; 59 F.R. 50790; pursuant to Delegation of Authonty No. 198, September 16, 1992).

114 Popularly referred to as the "Foreign Missions Act". Title II was added by sec. 202(b) of Public Law 91-241 (96 Suat. 283), efTective October 1, 1982.

The Secretary of State delegated functions authorized under this title_except those under seos. 203(4), 2040X5), 2040, 209, 209A, and 214 to the Director of the Office of Foreign Mis. sions (Department of State Public Notice 2086; sec. 14 of Delegation of Authority No. 214; 59 ER 50790).

115 22 U.S.C. 4301. Sec. 202(b) of Public Law 97–241 (96 Stat. 283) added sec. 201, effective October 1, 1982

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