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Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

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AGENCY:

Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery will take place.

DATES:

The Committee will meet on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The Committee will meet in the Welcome Center Conference Room, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Timothy Keating, Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the Committee, 1-877-907-8585 (Voice), (703) 607-8551 (Facsimile), timothy.p.keating.civ@mail.mil (Email). Mailing address is Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211. Website: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/​About/​Advisory-Committee-on-Arlington-National-Cemetery/​Charter. The most up-to-date changes to the meeting agenda can be found on the website.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.140 and 102-3.150.

Purpose of the Meeting: The Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery is an independent federal advisory committee chartered to provide the Secretary of the Army independent advice and recommendations on Arlington National Cemetery, including, but not limited to, cemetery administration, the erection of memorials at the cemetery, and master planning for the cemetery. The Secretary of the Army may act on the Committee's advice and recommendations.

Agenda: The Committee will receive a report by the Remember and Explore Subcommittee regarding a proposal to erect a commemorative monument within ANC and may deliberate a recommendation to the sponsor. Additionally, the Committee will receive a report from the Honor Subcommittee regarding fact-finding to develop possible courses of action regarding the future of ANC to present in a roundtable forum with representatives of Veteran and Military Service Organizations. The subcommittee will also report any proposed recommendations as a result of that roundtable discussion. The Committee will study and deliberate any recommendations and may formally report recommendations to the sponsor for keeping ANC open well in to the future.

Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis. The Arlington National Cemetery conference room is readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. For additional information about public access procedures, contact Mr. Timothy Keating, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer, at the email address or telephone number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments or statements to the Committee, in response to the stated agenda of the open meeting or in regard to the Committee's mission in general. Written comments or statements should be submitted to Mr. Timothy Keating, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Each page of the comment or statement must include the author's name, title or affiliation, address, and daytime phone number. Written comments or statements being submitted in response to the agenda set forth in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at least seven business days prior to the meeting to be considered by the Committee. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submitted written comments or statements with the Committee Chairperson, and ensure the comments are provided to all members of the Committee before the meeting. Written comments or statements received after this date may not be provided to the Committee until its next meeting. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140d, the Committee is not obligated to allow a member of the public to speak or otherwise address the Committee during the meeting. Members of the public will be permitted to make verbal comments during the Committee meeting only at Start Printed Page 39727the time and in the manner described below. If a member of the public is interested in making a verbal comment at the open meeting, that individual must submit a request, with a brief statement of the subject matter to be addressed by the comment, at least three (3) business days in advance to the Committee's Designated Federal Officer, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the addresses listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The Designated Federal Officer will log each request, in the order received, and in consultation with the Committee Chair determine whether the subject matter of each comment is relevant to the Committee's mission and/or the topics to be addressed in this public meeting. A 15-minute period near the end of meeting may be available for public comments. Members of the public who have requested to make a comment and whose comments have been deemed relevant under the process described above, will be allotted no more than three (3) minutes during this period, and will be invited to speak in the order in which their requests were received by the Designated Federal Officer.

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Brenda S. Bowen,

Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2018-17158 Filed 8-9-18; 8:45 am]

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