[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 4 (Monday, January 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 976-977]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00047]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8141]


Notice of Meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee

    There will be a meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee 
February 27-March 1, 2013, at the 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 the United States of America and the Government of the 
Kingdom of Cambodia Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on 
Archaeological Material from Cambodia from the Bronze Age Through the 
Khmer Era (MOU) [Docket No. DOS-2012-0063]. An open session to receive 
oral public comment on this proposal will be held on Wednesday, 
February 27, 2013, beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET.
    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 Honduras Concerning the Imposition of Import 
Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Columbian Cultures 
of Honduras. Public comment, oral and written, will be invited at a 
time in the future should this Memorandum of Understanding 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.). The text of the Act and Memoranda of 
Understanding, as well as related information, may be found at http://culturalheritage.state.gov.
    If you wish to attend the open session on February 27, 2013, you 
should notify the Cultural Heritage Center of the Department of State 
at (202) 632-6301 no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) February 6, 2013, to 
arrange for admission. Seating

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is limited. When calling, please specify if you have special 
accommodation needs. The open session will be held at 2200 C St. NW., 
Washington, DC 20037. Please plan to arrive 15 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 and must submit a written text of your 
oral comments, ensuring that it is received no later than February 6, 
2013, at 11:59 p.m. (ET), via the eRulemaking Portal (see below), to 
allow time for distribution to Committee members prior to the meeting. 
Oral comments will be limited 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 
Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, pursuant to which 
the Committee must make findings. This statute can be found at the Web 
site noted above.
    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. Again, your comments must relate specifically to the 
determinations under 19 U.S.C. 2602) of the Convention on Cultural 
Property Implementation Act. Submit all written materials 
electronically through the eRulemaking Portal (see below), ensuring 
that they are received no later than February 6, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. 
(ET). 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 which aims to reduce the State Department's 
environmental footprint and reduce costs.
    Confidential written comments: If you wish to submit information 
that is privileged or confidential in your comments, pursuant to 19 
U.S.C. Sec.  2605(i)(1), do so via regular mail, commercial delivery, 
or hand delivery. Only confidential comments will be accepted via those 
methods.
    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.
    Please submit comments only once.
     Electronic Delivery. To submit comments electronically, go 
to the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov), enter 
the Docket No. DOS-2012-0063 for Cambodia, and follow the prompts to 
submit a comment.
     Comments submitted in confidence only: Regular Mail or 
Commercial Delivery. Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/P/C), SA-5, Fifth 
Floor, Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0505. Hand Delivery. 
Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/P/C), Department of State, 2200 C Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20522-0505.
    Are Comments Private? No. Comments submitted in electronic form 
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).
    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.
    On Closed Meetings: 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 title.'' Pursuant to 
law, executive order, and delegation of authority, I have made such a 
determination.

    Dated: December 19, 2012.
Ann Stock,
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 
Department of State.
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