[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 66 (Wednesday, April 7, 2010)]
[Page 17823]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-7898]



[Public Notice 6945]

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 
Thursday, May 6, 2010, from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m., and on 
Friday, May 7, 2010, from 9:00 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 
``Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the 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'' signed in Washington, DC on January 
19, 2001 and amended and extended in 2006 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 
this Memorandum of Understanding.
    The Committee's responsibilities are carried out in accordance with 
provisions of the Act. The U.S.--Italy Memorandum of Understanding, 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 May 6 and 7 
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 negotiation objectives or 
bargaining positions on the negotiations of this Memorandum of 
Understanding. However, on May 6, the Committee will hold an open 
session, 9:30 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m., to receive oral public 
comment on the proposal to extend the Memorandum of Understanding. 
Persons wishing to attend this open session should notify the Cultural 
Heritage Center of the Department of State at (202) 632-6301 by 
Thursday, April 22, 2010, 5 p.m. (EDT) to arrange for admission, as 
seating is extremely limited.
    Those who wish to make oral presentations should request to be 
scheduled and submit a written text of the oral comments by Thursday, 
April 22, 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 April 22, 2010. All written materials, 
including the written texts of oral statements, should be faxed to 
(202) 632-6300, if 5 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 delivery.

    Dated: March 29, 2010.
Judith A. McHale,
Under Secretary, Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Department of 
[FR Doc. 2010-7898 Filed 4-6-10; 8:45 am]