DOS withdrew its proposed rule on Subpart A of the Exchange Visitor Program regulations, effective December 16, 2008, and the rule will be sent to OMB for review.

"SUMMARY: On December 10, 2008, the State Department published in the Federal Register a proposed rule titled Exchange Visitor Program. The Department amended the General Provisions of the existing Exchange Visitor Program regulations set forth at 22 CFR Part 62. This proposed rule is being withdrawn because it was submitted prior to a formal significance designation being made by OMB. The proposed rule is withdrawn in its entirety.


DATES: The proposed rule published at 73 FR 75015, December 10, 2008, is withdrawn effective December 16, 2008."

February 25, 2009 Updated

The OMB Web site reported that it completed its review of the resubmitted rule on January 27, 2009. Rather than republish the rule at this time, OMB reports that the rule has been withdrawn.