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Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery Meeting Notice

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AGENCY:

Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice of open committee meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (ACANC), the Remember and Explore Subcommittee, and the Honor Subcommittee. These meetings are open to the public. For more information, please visit: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/​About/​Advisory-Committee-on-Arlington-National-Cemetery/​ACANC-Meetings.

DATES:

The Remember and Explore Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Honor Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The full Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (ACANC) will meet on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Renea Yates, Designated Federal Officer for the Committee, in writing at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211, or by email at renea.c.yates.civ@mail.mil, or by phone at 1-877-907-8585.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

Purpose of the Meeting: The primary purpose of the Remember & Explore Subcommittee is to recommend methods to maintain the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Monument, including the cracks in the large marble sarcophagus, the adjacent marble slabs, and the potential replacement marble Start Printed Page 37853stone for the sarcophagus already gifted to the Army; accomplish an independent assessment of requests to place commemorative monuments within ANC; and identify means to capture and convey ANC's history, including improving the quality of visitors' experiences now and for generations to come.

The primary purpose of the Honor Subcommittee is to accomplish an independent assessment of methods to address the long-term future of the Army national cemeteries, including how best to extend the active burials and what ANC should focus on once all available space is used.

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 Remember and Explore Subcommittee will receive briefings on the educational outreach program efforts by ANC and an update on mitigation of bio-film growth on ANC structures.

The Honor Subcommittee will receive a status report on the Southern Expansion project design and a briefing on the status of proposed changes in eligibility criteria.

The Committee will receive an update briefing on the Southern expansion project; a review of burial demand, wait times, and family survey data; the status of proposed changes in eligibility criteria and reports from subcommittee meetings.

Public's Accessibility to the Meeting: 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 Ms. Renea Yates, the committee's Designated Federal Officer, at the email address or telephone number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

Written Comments and 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 Subcommittees and/or 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 Ms. Renea Yates, the 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 any 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 these meetings only at the 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 appropriate Chair determine whether the subject matter of each comment is relevant to the missions and/or the topics to be addressed in these public meeting. 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 invited to speak in the order in which their requests were received by the Designated Federal Officer. The appropriate Chair may allot a specific amount of time for comments.

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Brenda S. Bowen,

Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2019-16547 Filed 8-1-19; 8:45 am]

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