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[Federal Register: January 11, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 7)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 1283]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr11ja07-12]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

22 CFR Part 62

[Public Notice 5654]

 
Exchange Visitor Program--Professors and Research Scholars

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Final Rule; Announcement of Effective Date for Implementation 
of Five-Year Professor and Research Scholar Categories.

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SUMMARY: By Notice published on November 1, 2006, 71 FR 64330, the 
Department of State identified November 4, 2006 as the effective date 
for its Final Rule published May 19, 2005, 70 FR 28815. The effective 
date of the Final Rule had been in order to permit the Department of 
Homeland Security to complete modifications to the Student and Exchange 
Visitor Information System (SEVIS) necessary for implementation. 
However, these SEVIS modifications did not become operational until the 
evening of November 17, 2006. Accordingly, effective November 18, 2006, 
current and future professor and research scholar participants will be 
eligible for five years of program participation as provided in the 
Final Rule, as amended. These participants will also be subject to the 
eligibility requirements for repeat participation set forth in the 
Final Rule, as amended. The Final Rule was amended by a Federal 
Register document published on June 23, 2005, 70 FR 36344. Requirements 
governing initial eligibility for participation as a professor or 
research scholar are unchanged. This document supersedes the 
Department's document published November 1, 2006, and the language of 
the Department's Final Rule published May 19, 2005, as it regards the 
rule's effective date. This certification will be published in the 
Federal Register.

DATES: Effective Date: The final rule published at 70 FR 28815, May 19, 
2005, and corrected at 70 FR 36344, June 23, 2005, is effective 
November 18, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Hawkins, (202) 203-5072.

    Dated: December 28, 2006.
 Stanley S. Colvin,
Director, Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation, Department 
of State.
 [FR Doc. E6-22631 Filed 1-10-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-05-P




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