The Department of State (DOS) is proposing to revise its regulations at 22 C.F.R. Part 62, Subpart D (Sanctions) and 22 C.F.R. Part 62, Subpart E (Termination and Revocation of Programs). The rule as proposed would retain many, but not all, of the provisions of the current regulations, and modify the reasons for which sanctions may be imposed.

Comments on the proposed rule are due by July 30, 2007, which is 60 days from the date of publication.

Proposed changes include:

  • Substitution of a panel of three Review Officers to conduct a ‘‘paper review’’ in lieu of a trial-type hearing.
  • Providing for program termination in the case of failure to file an annual management audit, in program categories requiring such audits.
  • Providing for termination or denial of redesignation for an entire class of designated programs, if DOS determines that they compromise the national security of the United States, or no longer further DOS's public diplomacy mission.

Read NAFSA's comment to the proposed rule