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PART 2-PROTECTION OF FOREIGN
DIGNITARIES AND OTHER OFFICIAL
Sec. 2.1 Designation of personnel to carry fire
arms and exercise appropriate power
of arrest. 2.2 Purpose. 2.3 Notification of foreign oficials. 2.4 Designation. 2.5 Records. § 2.1 Designation of personnel to carry
firearms and exercise appropriate
power of arrest. The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Security is authorized to designate certain employees of the Department of State and the Foreign Service, as well as employees of other departments and agencies detailed to and under the supervision and contro of he Department of State, as Security Officers, as follows.
(a) Persons so designated shall be authorized to carry firearms when engaged in the performance of the duties prescribed in section (1) of the Act of June 28, 1955, 69 Stat. 188, as amended. No person shall be so designated unless he has either qualified in the use of firearms in accordance with standards established by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Security, or in accordance with standards established by the department or agency from which he is detailed.
(b) Persons so designated shall also be authorized, when engaged in the performance of duties prescribed in section (1) of the Act of June 28, 1955, 69 Stat. 188, as amended, to arrest without warrant and deliver into custody any person violating the provisions of Section 111 or 112 of Title 18, United States Code, in their presence or if they have reasors able grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such felony. (Sec. 4, 63 Stat. 111, as amended, sec. 1, 69 Stat. 188; 22 U.S.C. 2658, 2666) (Dept. Reg. 108.514, 29 F.R. 15571, Nov. 20, 1964] § 2.2 Purpose.
Section 1116(b) (2) of title 18 of the United States Code, as added by Public Law 92–539, An Act for the Protection of Foreign Officials and Official Guests of the United States (86 Stat. 1071), de
fines the term “foreign official" for purposes of that Act as “any person of a foreign nationality who is duly notified to the United States as an officer or employee of a foreign government or international organization, and who is in the United States on official business, and any member of his family whose presence in the United States is in connection with the presence of such officer or employee.” Section 1116(c) (4) of the same Act defines the term “official guest” for the purposes of that Act as "a citizen or national of a foreign country present in the United States as an official guest of the Government of the United States pursuant to designation as such by the Secretary of State." It is the purpose of this regulation to specify the officer of the Department of State who shall be responsible for receiving notifications of foreign officials under the Act and determining whether persons are “duly notified” to the United States and who shall be responsible for processing official guest designations by the Secretary of State. (18 U.S.C. 1116(b)(2), 1116 (c) (4); sec. 4 of the Act of May 26, 1949, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2658)) [Dept. Reg. 108.679, 37 F.R. 24817, Nov. 22, 1972] § 2.3 Notification of foreign officials.
Any notification of a foreign official for purposes of section 1116(b) (2) of title 18 of the United States Code shall be directed by the foreign government or international organization concerned to the Chief of Protocol, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20520. For persons normally accredited to the United States in diplomatic or consular capacities and also for persons normally accredited to the United Nations and other international organizations and in turn notified to the Department of State, the procedure for placing a person in the statutory category of being “duly notified to the United States" shall be the current procedure for accreditation, with notification in turn when applicable. The Chief of the Office of Protocol will place on the roster of persons "duly notified to the United States” the names of all persons currently accredited and, when applicable, notified in turn, and will maintain the roster as part of the official files of the Department of State adding to and deleting therefrom as changes in accreditations occur.
For those persons not normally accredited, the Chief of Protocol shall determine upon receipt of notification, by letter from the foreign government or international organization concerned, whether any person who is the subject of such a notification has been duly notified under the Act. Any inquiries by law enforcement officers or other persons as to whether a person has been duly notified shall be directed to the Chief of Protocol. The determination of the Chief of Protocol that a person has been duly notified is final. (18 U.S.C. 1116(b)(2), 1116(c) (4); sec. 4 of the Act of May 26, 1949, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2658)) (Dept. Reg. 108.679, 37 F.R. 24818, Nov. 22, 1972] § 2.4 Designation of official guests.
The Chief of Protocol shall also maintain a roster of persons designated by the Secretary of State as oficial guests. Any inquiries by law enforcement officers or other persons as to whether a person has been so designated shall be directed to the Chief of Protocol. The designation of a person as an oficial guest is final. Pursuant to section 2658 of title 22 of the United States Code, the authority of the Secretary of State to perform the function of designation of official guests is hereby delegated through the Deputy Secretary of State to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management. (18 U.S.C. 1116(b)(2), 1116(c) (4); sec. 4 of the Act of May 26, 1949, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2658)) (Dept. Reg. 108.679, 37 F.R. 24818, Nov. 22, 1972) § 2.5 Records.
The Chief of Protocol shall maintain as a part of the official files of the Department of State a cumulative roster of all persons who have been duly notified as foreign officials or designated as official guests under this Part. The roster will reflect the name, position, nationality, and foreign government or international organization concerned or purpose of visit as an official guest and reflect the date the person was accorded recognition as being “duly notified to the United States” or designated as an official guest and the date, if any, of termination of such status. (18 U.S.C. 1116(b)(2), 1116(c) (4); sec. 4 of the Act of May 26, 1949, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2658)) (Dept. Reg. 108.679, 37 F.R. 24818, Nov. 22, 1972)
PART 3-ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS AND
DECORATIONS FROM FOREIGN
GOVERNMENTS Sec. 3.1 Purpose. 3.2 Application of this part. 3.3 Definitions. 3.4 Release of gifts and decorations on
deposit in the Department of State
through October 14, 1966. 3.5 Gifts and decorations received by any
person after October 14, 1966. 3.6 Use or disposal of gifts and decorations
which become the property of the
United States. 3.7 Revocation of previous regulations.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part issued under sec. 4, 63 Stat. 111, as amended, sec. 7, 80 Stat. 952; 22 U.S.C. 2658, 2626. E.O. 11320, 31 F.R. 15789; 3 CFR 1966-1970, page 659.
SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 3 contained in Dept. Reg. 108.556, 32 FR. 6569, Apr. 28, 1967, unless otherwise noted. $ 3.1 Purpose.
The purpose of this part is to establish uniform basic standards for the acceptance of gifts and decorations from foreign governments by U.S. Government officers and employees, including members of the armed forces, and members of their families. 8 3.2 Application of this part.
This part applies to all persons occupying an office or a position in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the Government of the United States. § 3.3 Definitions.
As used in this part
(a) The term “person" includes every person who occupies an office or a position in the Government of the United States, its territories and possessions, the Canal Zone Government, and the Government of the District of Columbia, or is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, or a member of the family and household of any such person. For the purpose of this part, "member of the family and household” means a relative by blood, marriage or adoption who is a resident of the household.
(b) The term "foreign government” includes every foreign government and every official, agent, or representative thereof.
(c) The term “gift” includes any present or thing, other than a decoration, tendered by or received from a foreign government.
(d) The term “decoration” includes any order, device, medal, badge, insignia, or emblem tendered by or received from a foreign government.
(e) The term “gift of minimal value" includes any present or other thing, other than a decoration, which has a retail value not in excess of $50 in the United States.
(f) The term "outstanding or unusually meritorious performance” includes performance of duty by a person determined by the appropriate agency to have contributed to an unusually significant degree to the furtherance of good relations between the United States and the foreign government tendering the decoration,
(g) The term "special or unusual circumstances” includes any circumstances which would appear to make it improper for the donee to receive a gift or decoration, and also includes, in some instances, the very nature of the gift itself.
(h) The term “appropriate agency” means the department, agency, office, or other entity in which a person is employed or enlisted, or to which he has been appointed or elected. If the donee is not so serving, but is a member of the family and household of such a person, then the "appropriate agency” is that in which the head of the household is serving.
(i) The term “approval by the appropriate agency” includes approval by such person or persons as are duly authorized by such agency to give the approval required by these regulations.
(j) The term “Chief of Protocol" means the Chief of Protocol of the Department of State. $ 3.4 Release of gifts and decorations on
deposit in the Department of State
through October 14, 1966. Any gift or decoration on deposit with the Department of State on the effective date of this part shall, following written application to the Chief of Protocol and subsequent approval by the Chief of Protocol and the appropriate agency, be released through the appropriate agency to the donee or his legal representative. Such donee may also, if authorized by the appropriate agency, wear any decoration so released. Approval for release
will normally be given unless, from the special or unusual circumstances involved, it would appear to the Chief of Protocol to be improper to release the item. Any gifts or decorations not approved for release will become the property of the U.S. Government and will be used or disposed of in accordance with the provisions of g 3.6. § 3.5 Gifts and decorations received by
any person after October 14, 1966. (a) General policy. No person shall request or otherwise encourage the tender of a gift or decoration.
(b) Gifts of minimal value. Subject to indivdual agency regulations, table favors, mementos, remembrances, or other tokens bestowed at official functions, and other gifts of minimal value received as souvenirs or marks of courtesy from a foreign government may be accepted and retained by the donee. The burden of proof is upon the donee to establish that the gift is of minimal value as defined by this part.
(c) Gifts of more than minimal value. Where a gift of more than minimal value is tendered, the donor should be advised that it is contrary to the policy of the United States for persons in the service thereof to accept substantial gifts. If, however, the refusal of such a gift would be likely to cause offense or embarrassment to the donor, or would adversely affect the foreign relations of the United States, the gift may be accepted and shall be deposited with the Chief of Protocol for disposal in accordance with the provisions of $ 3.6.
(d) Decorations. Decorations received which have been tendered in recognition of active field service in connection with combat operations, or which have been awarded for outstanding or unusually meritorious performance, may be accepted and worn by the donee with (1) the approval by the appropriate agency and (2) the concurrence of the Chief of Protocol. Within the Department of State, the decision as to whether a decoration has been awarded for outstanding or unusually meritorious performance will be the responsibility of the supervising Assistant Secretary of State or comparable officer for the person involved. In the absence of approval and concurrence under this paragraph, the decoration shall become the property of the United States and shall be deposited by the donee with the Chief of Protocol for use or disposal in accordance with
the provisions of $ 3.6. Nothwithstanding the foregoing, decorations tendered to U.S. military personnel for service in Viet-Nam may be accepted and worn as provided by the Act of October 19, 1965, Public Law 89–257, 79 Stat. 982. $ 3.6 Use or disposal of gifts and deco
rations which become the property of
the United States. Any gift or decoration which becomes the property of the United States under this part may be retained for official use by the appropriate agency with the approval of the Chief of Protocol. Gifts and deocrations not so retained shall be forwarded to the General Services Administration by the Chief of Protocol for transfer, donation, or other disposal in accordance with such instruction as may be furnished by that oficer. In the absence of such instructions, such property will be transferred or disposed of by the General Services Administration in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Property and Administrative Seryices Act of 1949, 63 Stat. 377, as amended, and the Federal Property Management Regulations (41 CFR Ch. 101, Subchapter H). Standard Form 120, Report of Excess Personal Property, and Standard Form 120A, Continuation Sheet, shall be used in reporting such property, and the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act of 1966 shall be cited on the reporting document. Such reports shall be submitted to General Services Administration, Region 3, Attention: Property Management and Disposal Service, Seventh and D Streets SW., Washington, D.C. 20407. 8 3.7 Revocation of previous regula.
tions. The regulations in this part shall supersede all regulations heretofore in effect concerning the acceptance of gifts and decorations from foreign governments to persons in the service of the United States or to members of their families.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 4 Issued under sec. 10, 56 Stat. 257, sec. 4, 63 Stat. 111, as amended; 22 U.S.C. 620, 2658.
SOURCE: The provisions of this part 4 appear at 22 F.R. 10788, Dec. 27, 1957, unless otherwise noted. § 4.1 Persons required to give notifica
tion. All persons who are entitled to exemption from the registration and fingerprinting requirements of the Alien Registration Act of 1940 (54 Stat. 670), as amended, are required to give notification to the Secretary of State of their presence in the United States. Such persons comprise foreign government officials, members of their families (including relatives by blood or marriage regularly residing in or forming a part of their household), and their employees and attendants.
Persons exempted from the requirement to give notification. Ambassadors and ministers, and members of their missions named in the Diplomatic List issued monthly by the Department of State, are exempted from the requirement to give notification to the Secretary of State under this part. & 4.3 Form to be used in giving notifica
tion. A Notification of Status with a Foreign Government form is to be used by the several diplomatic missions in Washington in giving notification of foreign oficial status to the Secretary of State. § 4.4 Form required in duplicate.
The form is to be submitted to the Secretary of State in duplicate. § 4.5 Time limit for the submission of
the form. (a) The form is to be submitted within 30 days after the arrival of the foreign official in the United States or after a change from a nonofficial to an official status.
(b) If the official status claimed is not recognized by the Secretary of State, the person submitting the form must register within another 30 days under the requirements of the Alien Registration Act. § 4.6 Termination of official status and
departure from the United States. (a) The diplomatic missions in Washington should notify the Secretary of State of the termination of service of all
PART 4_NOTIFICATION OF FOREIGN
OFFICIAL STATUS Seo. 4.1 Persons required to give notification. 4.2 Persons exempted from the requirement
to give notification. 4.3 Form to be used in giving notification. 4.4 Form required in duplicate. 4.5 Time Umit for the submission of the
form. 4.6 Termination of oficial status and depar
ture from the United States.
officials and employees, giving the dates (1) The central organization of the of such termination of service, the dates Department of State was issued as Puband ports of their departure from the lic Notice No. 267, 32 F.R. 8923, June 22, United States, or their addresses if they 1967. are remaining in the United States.
(2) The foreign field organization of (b) Aliens remaining in the United
the Department of State was issued as States after terminating their status as
Public Notice No. 254, 32 F.R. 3712, officials or employees are required to be
March 3, 1967. registered and finger-printed within 30 days thereafter under sections 37(a),
(3) The domestic field organization of 34(a) and 32(c) of the Alien Registra
the Department of State was issued as tion Act (54 Stat. 674, 675; 8 U.S.C. 453,
Public Notice No. 268, 32 F.R. 8925, 455, 458).
June 22, 1967.
(b) As used in the following sections, PART 5-ORGANIZATION
the term "Department of State" includes
all offices within the Department in Sec. 5.1 Introduction.
Washington, its domestic field offices in 5.2 Central and field organization, estab- the United States, all Foreign Service
lished places at which, the officers from posts throughout the world, and U.S.
unless otherwise specified.
(c) Any person desiring information course and method by which its func- concerning a matter handled by the De
tions are channeled and determined. partment of State, or any person desiring 5.3 Rules of procedure, description of forms to make a submittal or request in connecavailable or the places at which forms
tion with such a matter, should commay be obtained, and instructions as to the scope and content of all papers,
municate either orally or in writing with reports, or examinations.
the appropriate office. If the office re5.4 Substantive rules of general applica- ceiving the communication does not have bullty adopted as authorized by law,
jurisdiction to handle the matter, the and statements of general policy or interpretation of general applicability
communication, if written, will be forformulated and adopted by the
warded to the proper office, or, if oral, the agency.
person will be advised how to proceed. AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 5
When the submittal or request consists issued under sec. 4, 63 Stat. 111, as amended, of a formal application for one of the sec, 501, 65 Stat. 290; 22 U.S.C. 2658, 31 U.S.C. documents, privileges, or other benefits 483a, 5 U.S.C. 552, E.O. 10501; 18 F.R. 7049;
provided for in the laws administered by 3 CFR, 1949–1953 Comp., page 979.
the Department of State, or in the regSOURCE: The provisions of this part 5 con- ulations implementing these laws, the tained in Dept. Reg. 108.584, 33 F.R. 7078, instructions on the form as to preparaMay 11, 1968, unless otherwise noted.
tion and place of submission should be $ 5.1 Introduction.
followed. In such cases, the provisions The sections in this part 5 are issued of this part referring to the particular pursuant to section 3 of the Administra- regulation concerned should be contive Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, effective
sulted. July 4, 1967.
§ 5.3 Rules of procedure, description of $ 5.2 Central and field organization,
forms available or the places at which established places at which, the offi.
forms may be obtained, and instruccers from whom, and the methods
tions as to the scope and content of whereby the public may secure in
all papers, reports, or examinations. formation, make submittals, or re- Rules of procedure regarding the folquest, or obtain decisions; and state- lowing listed matters may be consulted ! ments of the general course and under the corresponding regulations method by which its functions are referenced in $ 5.4, or obtained upon channeled and determined.
application to the offices listed below. (a) The following statements of the Forms pertaining to the following listed central and field organization of the De- matters, and instructions relating therepartment of State and its Foreign Sery- to may also be obtained at the offices ice posts are hereby prescribed: