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Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Meeting

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Summary: The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on March 1 and March 2 at the Department of State, 2201 “C” Street NW., Washington, DC.

Prior notification and a valid government-issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U. S. government or military ID) are required for entrance into the building. Members of the public planning to attend must notify Margaret Morrissey, Office of the Historian (202-663-3529) no later than February 25, 2010 to provide date of birth, valid government-issued photo identification number and type (such as driver's license number/State, passport number/country, or US government ID number/agency or military ID number/branch), and relevant telephone numbers. If you cannot provide one of the specified forms of ID, please consult with Margaret Morrissey for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. In addition, any requests for reasonable accommodation should be made No later than February 23, 2010. Requests for reasonable accommodation received after that time will be considered, but might be impossible to fulfill.

The Committee will meet in open session from 1:30 p.m. through 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010, in the Department of State, 2201 “C” Street NW., Washington, DC, in Conference Start Printed Page 8177Room 1205, to discuss declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series. The remainder of the Committee's sessions from 2:45 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010 and 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, will be closed in accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The agenda calls for discussions of agency declassification decisions concerning the Foreign Relations series and other declassification issues. These are matters properly classified and not subject to public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and the public interest requires that such activities be withheld from disclosure. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Ambassador Edward Brynn, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC, 20520, telephone (202) 663-1123, (e-mail

In accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.150(b), the Department finds exceptional circumstances for giving less than 15 calendar days notice. The meeting must be held on March 1-2 due to the availability of the members of the Advisory Committee; however, publication of the notice was delayed because of unforeseen and exceptional weather emergencies that necessitated closing Federal offices or curtailing government activities for a significant period of time in Washington DC, including at the Department of State and the Office of the Federal Register.

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Dated: February 16, 2010.

Edward Brynn,

Executive Secretary, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2010-3564 Filed 2-22-10; 8:45 am]