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National Endowment for the Arts; National Council on the Arts 158th Meeting

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Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), as amended, notice is hereby given that a meeting of the National Council on the Arts will be held on July 13 and July 14, 2006 in Rooms 527 and M-09 at the Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20506.

The Council will meet in closed session on July 13th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (ending time is approximate), in Room 527 for discussion of National Medal of Arts nominations. In accordance with the determination of the Chairman of February 27, 2006, this session will be closed to the public pursuant to subsection (c)(6) of section 552b of Title 5, United States Code.

The July 14th meeting, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (ending time is approximate), will be open to the public on a space available basis. Following opening remarks and announcements, there will be an update from the Government Affairs office. The meeting will include two presentations: one on 40 years of NEA support for Museums and Visual Arts and one on 40 years of NEA support for Arts Education. This will be followed by review and voting on applications and guidelines. The Start Printed Page 35956meeting will conclude with general discussion.

If, in the course of the open session discussion, it becomes necessary for the Council to discuss non-public commercial or financial information of intrinsic value, the Council will go into closed session pursuant to subsection (c)(4) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b. Additionally, discussion concerning purely personal information about individuals, submitted with grant applications, such as personal biographical and salary data or medical information, may be conducted by the Council in closed session in accordance with subsection (c)(6) of 5 U.S.C. 552b.

Any interested persons may attend, as observers, Council discussions and reviews that are open to the public. If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Office of AccessAbility, National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20506, 202/682-5532, TTY-TDD 202/682-5429, at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

Further information with reference to this meeting can be obtained from the Office of Communications, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC 20506, at 202/682-5570.

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Dated: June 19, 2006.

Kathy Plowitz-Worden,

Panel Coordinator, Office of Guidelines and Panel Operations.

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[FR Doc. E6-9883 Filed 6-21-06; 8:45 am]