[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24185-24186]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09556]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army


Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (ACANC)

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of open committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 
U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 
1976 (U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal Regulations 
(CFR 102-3. 140 through 160), the Department of the Army announces the 
following committee meeting:
    Name of Committee: Advisory Committee on Arlington National 
Cemetery.
    Date of Meeting: Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
    Time of Meeting: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Place of Meeting: Women in Military Service for America Memorial, 
Conference Room, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
    Proposed Agenda: Purpose of the meeting is to approve minutes from 
the previous meeting on September 10, 2012; review the State of 
Arlington National Cemetery, formalize business rules for memorial 
requests at ANC in accordance with Public Law 112-154; review status of 
subcommittee topics; and set the proposed calendar for follow-on 
meetings.
    Public's Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b 
and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, 
this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Renea C. Yates; Designated Federal 
Officer; renea.c.yates.civ@mail.mil or 703-614-1248.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following topics are on the agenda for 
discussion:
    [cir] Army National Cemeteries operational update.
    [cir] Memorial requests consultation IAW PL 112-154.
    [cir] Subcommittee Activities:
    [ssquf] ``Honor'' Subcommittee: independent recommendations of 
methods to address the long-term future of Arlington National Cemetery, 
including how best to extend the active burials and on what ANC should 
focus once all available space has been used.
    [ssquf] ``Remember'' Subcommittee: recommendations on preserving 
the marble components of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, including the 
cracks in the large marble sarcophagus, the adjacent marble slabs, and 
the potential replacement of the marble stone for the sarcophagus 
already gifted to the Army.
    [ssquf] ``Explore'' Subcommittee: recommendations on Section 60 
Mementos study and improving the quality of visitors' experiences, now 
and for generations to come.
    The Committee's mission is to provide the Secretary of Defense, 
through the Secretary of the Army, independent advice and 
recommendations on Arlington National Cemetery, including, but not 
limited to:

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    a. Management and operational issues, including bereavement 
practices;
    b. Plans and strategies for addressing long-term governance 
challenges;
    c. Resource planning and allocation; and
    d. Any other matters relating to Arlington National Cemetery that 
the Committee's co-chairs, in consultation with the Secretary of the 
Army, may decide to consider.
    Filing Written Statement: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140d, the 
Committee is not obligated to allow the public to speak; however, 
interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by 
the Committee. Written statements must be received by the Designated 
Federal Officer at the following address: Advisory Committee on 
Arlington National Cemetery, ATTN: Designated Federal Officer (DFO) 
(Ms. Yates), Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia 22211 not 
later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2013. Written statements received 
after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Advisory 
Committee on Arlington National Cemetery until the next open meeting. 
The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with 
the Committee Chairperson and ensure they are provided to the members 
of the Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-09556 Filed 4-23-13; 8:45 am]
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