[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 32 (Wednesday, February 18, 2015)]
[Pages 8749-8750]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03309]

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[Public Notice 9038; Docket No. DOS-2015-10]

Notice of Meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee

    There will be a meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee 
April 8-10, 2015 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 review 
the proposal to extend the Memorandum of Understanding Between the 
Government of United States of America and the Government of the 
Republic of Italy Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on 
Categories of Archaeological Material Representing the Pre-Classical, 
Classical, and Imperial Roman Periods of Italy (``Italy MOU'') [Docket 
No. DOS-2015-10]. An open session to receive oral public comment on the 
proposal to extend the Italy MOU will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 
2015, beginning at 9:30 a.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 of the United States of America and the Government of 
the Republic of Peru Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions 
on Archaeological Material from the Prehispanic Cultures and Certain 
Ethnological Material from the Colonial Period of Peru (``Peru MOU''). 
Public comment, oral and written, will be invited at a time in the 
future should the Peru 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 MOUs, as 
well as related information, may be found at http://culturalheritage.state.gov. If you wish to attend the open session on 
April 8, 2015, you should notify the Cultural Heritage Center of the 
Department of State at (202) 632-6301 no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) 
March 20, 2015, to arrange for admission. Seating is limited. When 
calling, please specify if you need reasonable accommodation. The open 
session will be held at 2200 C St. NW., Edward R. Murrow Conference 
Room, Washington, DC 20037. 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 written comments, ensuring that they are received no 
later than March 20 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT), via the eRulemaking Portal 
(see below), to allow time for distribution to Committee members prior 
to the meeting. Oral comments 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, pursuant to which the Committee must make findings.
    If you do not wish to make oral comment but still wish to make your 
views known, you may send written comments for the Committee to 
consider. Your comments should relate specifically to the 
determinations under 19 U.S.C. 2602. Submit all written materials 
electronically through the eRulemaking Portal (see below), ensuring 
that they are received no later than March 20, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. 
(EDT). Our 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 that 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-2015-10, 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. 2605(i)(1)).
     Regular Mail or Delivery. If you wish to submit 
information that you believe to be privileged or confidential in 
confidence pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2605(i)(1), you may do so via regular 
mail, commercial delivery, or personal hand 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 comments that you 
believe to be privileged or confidential will be accepted via those 
methods. Comments must be received by March 20, 2015.
    Comments submitted by fax or email are not accepted. All comments 
submitted electronically must be submitted via the eRulemaking Portal 
only. All comments submitted electronically will be viewable by the 
public, so do not include any information that you consider privileged 
or confidential.
    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 sections 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 negotiating 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 

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    Dated: February 9, 2015.
Evan Ryan,
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State.
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