[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 73 (Wednesday, April 16, 2014)]
[Pages 21501-21502]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08651]



[Public Notice 8697; Docket No. DOS-2014-0008]

Notice of Meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee

    There will be a meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee 
June 2-4, 2014, at the U.S. Department of State, Annex 5, 2200 C Street 
NW., Washington, DC. Portions of this meeting will be closed to the 
public, as discussed below.
    During the closed portion of the meeting, the Committee will begin 
its review of a new cultural property request from the Government of 
the Arab Republic of Egypt seeking import restrictions on 
archaeological and ethnological material [Docket No. DOS-2014-0008]. An 
open session to receive oral public comment on this request will be 
held on Monday, June 2, 2014, beginning at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
    Also during the closed portion of the meeting, the Committee will 
conduct an interim review of the Memorandum of Understanding Between 
the Government

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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. Public comment, oral and written, will be invited at a 
time in the future should this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) be 
proposed for extension.
    The Committee's responsibilities are carried out in accordance with 
provisions of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act 
(19 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.; ``Act''). The text of the Act and MOU, as well 
as related information, may be found at http://eca.state.gov/cultural-heritage-center. If you wish to attend the open session on June 2, 
2014, you should notify the Cultural Heritage Center of the Department 
of State at (202) 632-6301 no later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT) May 14, 2014, 
to arrange for admission. Seating is limited. When calling, please 
specify if you have special accommodation needs. The open session will 
be held at the Harry S Truman Building, 2201 C St NW., Washington, DC 
20520 at 12:30 p.m. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes before the 
beginning of the open session.
    If you wish to make an oral presentation at the open session, you 
must request to be scheduled by the above mentioned date and time, and 
you must submit a written text of your oral comments, ensuring that it 
is received no later than May 14, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) via the 
eRulemaking Portal (see below), to allow time for distribution to 
committee members prior to the meeting. Presenters must present their 
own written comments. Oral presentations will be limited to five (5) 
minutes to allow time for questions from members of the Committee. All 
oral and written comments must relate specifically to the 
determinations under 19 U.S.C. 2602 of the Act, pursuant to which the 
Committee must make recommendations. This statute can be found at the 
Web site noted above.
    If you do not wish to make oral comments but still wish to make 
your views known, you may send written comments for the Committee to 
consider. Again, your comments must relate specifically to the 
determinations under 19 U.S.C. 2602 of the Act. Submit all written 
materials electronically through the eRulemaking Portal (see below), 
ensuring that they are received no later than May 14, 2014 at 11:59 
p.m. (EDT). Adoption of this procedure facilitates public 
participation; implements section 206 of the E-Government Act of 2002, 
Public Law 107-347, 116 Stat. 2915; and supports the Department of 
State's ``Greening Diplomacy'' initiative, which aims to reduce the 
State Department's environmental footprint and reduce costs.
    Please submit comments only once using one of these methods:
     Electronic Delivery. To submit comments electronically, go 
to the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov), enter 
the Docket No. DOS-2014-0008, and follow the prompts to submit a 
comment. Comments submitted in electronic form are not private. They 
will be posted on the site http://www.regulations.gov. Because the 
comments cannot be edited to remove any identifying or contact 
information, the Department of State cautions against including any 
information in an electronic submission that one does not want publicly 
disclosed (including trade secrets and commercial or financial 
information that is privileged or confidential pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 
     Regular Mail or Commercial Delivery. If you wish to submit 
information that is privileged or confidential in your comments, 
pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2605(i)(1), you may do so via regular mail or 
commercial delivery to the following address: Cultural Heritage Center 
(ECA/P/C), SA-5, Floor C2, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 
20522-05C2. Only confidential comments will be accepted via those 
methods. Comments must be postmarked by May 14, 2014. For timely 
delivery, the use of commercial delivery is encouraged.
     Hand Delivery. For comments submitted in confidence only. 
They must be delivered to the following address by May 14, 2014: 
Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/P/C), U.S. Department of State, 2200 C 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20037.
    As a general reminder, comments submitted by fax or email are not 
accepted. In the past, twenty copies of texts over five pages in length 
were requested. Please note that this is no longer necessary; all 
comments, other than confidential comments, should now be submitted via 
the eRulemaking Portal only.
    The Department of State requests that any party soliciting or 
aggregating comments received from other persons for submission to the 
Department of State inform those persons that the Department of State 
will not edit their comments to remove any identifying or contact 
information, and that they therefore should not include any information 
in their comments that they do not want publicly disclosed.
    As noted above, portions of the meeting will be closed pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) and 19 U.S.C. 2605(h), the latter of which 
stipulates that ``The provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
shall apply to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee except that the 
requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of section 10 and 11 of such 
Act (relating to open meetings, public notice, public participation, 
and public availability of documents) shall not apply to the Committee, 
whenever and to the extent it is determined by the President or his 
designee that the disclosure of matters involved in the Committee's 
proceedings would compromise the government's negotiation objectives or 
bargaining positions on the negotiations of any agreement authorized by 
this chapter.'' Pursuant to law, Executive Order, and Delegation of 
Authority, I have made such a determination.
    Personal information regarding attendees is requested pursuant to 
Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 
1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive 
Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity 
of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be 
entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. 
Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at 
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/103419.pdf for additional 

    Dated: April 8, 2014.
Kelly Keiderling,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2014-08651 Filed 4-15-14; 8:45 am]