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Notice of Meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee

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Department of State.



The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 27, from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Wednesday, November 28, from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Department of State, Annex 44, Room 800-A, 301 4th St., SW., Washington, DC to review the Start Printed Page 56728proposal to extend the “Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Certain Categories of Archaeological and Ethnological Material.”

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.). A copy of the Act, the subject Agreement, and related information may be found at this web site:​education/​culprop.

During its meeting on Tuesday, November 27, the Committee will hold an open session, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. to receive oral public comment on the proposal to extend the Agreement. Persons wishing to attend this open session should notify the Cultural Property office at (202) 619-6612 by Monday, November 20, to arrange for admission, as seating is limited. Those who wish to make oral presentations should also request to be scheduled, and submit a written text of the oral comments, by November 20 to allow time for distribution of them to Committee members prior to the meeting. Oral comments will be limited to five minutes each to allow time for questions from members of the Committee and must specifically address the proposal to extend the Agreement with particular attention to determinations that will be made under Section 303 (a)(1) of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, 19 U.S.C. 2602. The Committee also invites written comments and asks that they be submitted by November 20. All written materials, including the written texts of oral statements, should be faxed to (202) 619-5177.

Other portions of the meeting on November 27 and 28 will be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) and 19 U.S.C. 2605(h).

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Dated: November 1, 2001.

Patricia S. Harrison,

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 01-28246 Filed 11-8-01; 8:45 am]