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STATE RIN: 1400-AE56 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended 

The Department of State intends to eliminate obsolete regulations pertaining to the Irish Peace Process Cultural Exchange and Training Program. The Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998, Public Law 105-319, created what is commonly referred to as the Walsh Visa Program. The program expired on September 30, 2008. The regulations at 22 CFR 41.57(b) and 22 CFR part 139 for administering the program became obsolete upon the expiration of the program. The Department also intends to remove the obsolete classification codes for Q2 and Q3 visas at 22 CFR 41.12 and 22 CFR 41.101(f). 

Agency: Department of State(STATE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2651a    Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1101, et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Arian Attar
Department of State
Washington, DC 20520
Phone:202 485-7638