December 20, 2007

On November 29, 2007, the Department of State withdrew the version of the final Exchange Visitor Program Sanctions and Terminations rule that they had published at 72 Fed. Reg. 62112 on November 2, 2007, which would had a December 3, 2007 effective date. The withdrawal notice in the Federal Register stated that "This rule is being withdrawn because it was submitted to OMB for formal significance designation; however, it was published prior to that determination being made. Since OMB's designation was that it is significant and they would like to formally review it, OMB has requested the rule to be withdrawn in its entirety." DOS withdrew the rule, and resubmitted it to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for further review. The OMB completed that review, and DOS  republished it on December 20, 2007, with an effective date of January 22, 2008. Apart from some minor style changes to how internal cross-references are cited, the republished rule is identical to the withdrawn rule.