[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 115 (Wednesday, June 16, 2010)]
[Pages 34199-34200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-14531]



[Public Notice: 7048]

Notice of Meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee

    In accordance with the provisions of the Convention on Cultural 
Property Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.) (the Act) there 
will be a meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee on 
Wednesday, July 14, 2010, from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m., and on 
Thursday, July 15, 2010, from 9 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m., at the 
Department of State, Annex 5, 2200 C Street, NW., Washington, DC. 
During its meeting the Committee will review a proposal to extend the 
``Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and 
the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua Concerning the Imposition 
of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Hispanic 
Cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua,'' and possible additional 
restrictions on certain ethnological material. The Agreement was 
entered into on October 26, 2000, and amended and extended in 2005 
through an exchange of diplomatic notes. The purpose of this review is 
for the Committee to make findings and a recommendation regarding the 
proposal to extend (and possibly amend) this Agreement.
    The Committee's responsibilities are carried out in accordance with 
provisions of the Act. The U.S.--Nicaragua Agreement, as amended and 
extended, the Designated List of restricted categories, the text of the 
Act and related information may be found at http://exchanges.state.gov/heritage/culprop.
    Exercising delegated authority from the President and the Secretary 
of State, I have determined that portions of the meeting on July 14, 
and all of the meeting on July 15 will be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(9)(B) and 19 U.S.C. 2605(h), because the disclosure of matters 
involved in the Committee's proceedings would compromise the 
Government's negotiating objectives or bargaining positions on the 
negotiations of this Agreement. However, on July 14, the Committee will 
hold an open session, 9:30 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m., to receive 
oral public comment on the proposal to extend the Agreement. Persons 
wishing to attend this open session should notify the Cultural Heritage 
Center of the Department of State at (202) 632-6301 by Wednesday, June 
30, 2010, 5 p.m. (EDT) to arrange for admission, as seating is limited.
    Those who wish to make oral presentations should request to be 
scheduled and submit a written text of the oral comments by Wednesday, 
June 30, 2010, to allow time for distribution of these comments to 
Committee members for their review prior to the meeting. Oral comments 
will be limited to five minutes each or less to allow time for 
questions from members of the Committee and must specifically address 
the determinations under section 303(a)(1) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 
2602(a)(1), pursuant to which the Committee must make findings. This 
citation for the determinations can be found at the Web site noted 
above. The Committee also invites written comments and asks that they 
be submitted no later than June 30, 2010. All written materials, 
including the written texts of oral statements, should be faxed to 
(202) 632-6300, if five pages or less. Written comments greater than 
five pages in length must be duplicated (20 copies) and mailed to 
Cultural Heritage Center, SA-5, Fifth Floor, Department of State, 
Washington, DC 20522-0505. Express mail is recommended for timely 
    On July 15, 2010, the Committee will conduct an interim review of 
the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United 
States of America and the Government

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of the Republic of Bolivia concerning the Imposition of Import 
Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Columbian Cultures 
and Certain Ethnological Materials from the Colonial and Republican 
Periods of Bolivia.

Judith A. McHale,
Under Secretary, Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Department of 
[FR Doc. 2010-14531 Filed 6-15-10; 8:45 am]