Summary: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition “Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics”, imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, beginning on or about September 15, 2006, until on or about April 1, 2007, at a second venue yet to be determined, beginning on or about April 2007, until on or about September 2007, at the Center of Science and Industry, Columbus, Ohio, beginning on or about October 13, 2007, until on or about January 6, 2008, at Pink Palace Family of Museums, Memphis, Tennessee, beginning on or about February 2, 2008, until on or about April 27, 2008, and at Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, beginning on or about May 24. 2008, until on or about September 28, 2008, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Paul Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/453-8052). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.Start Signature
Dated: July 6, 2006.
C. Miller Crouch,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E6-11048 Filed 7-12-06; 8:45 am]
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