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Cultural Property Advisory Committee

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AGENCY:

Department of State.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

We are issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time, and agenda for the next meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.

DATES:

October 29-30, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT). The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will hold an open session on October 29, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. (EDT). It will last approximately one hour.

Participation: You may participate electronically by Zoom. To participate, visit http://culturalheritage.state.gov for information on how to access the meeting. Please submit any request for reasonable accommodation not later than October 15, 2019, by contacting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at culprop@state.gov. It may not be possible to accommodate requests made after that date.

Comments: The Committee will review your written comment if it is received by October 15, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). You are not required to submit a written comment in order to make an oral comment in the open session.

ADDRESSES:

The public will participate electronically by Zoom. The members will meet at the U.S. Department of State, Annex 5, 2200 C St. NW, Washington, DC.

Written Comments: You may submit written comments in two ways, depending on whether they contain privileged or confidential information:

  • Electronic Comments: For ordinary comments, please use http://www.regulations.gov, enter the docket [DOS-2019-0031] and follow the prompts to submit your comments.
  • Paper Comments: For comments that contain privileged or confidential information (within the meaning of 19 U.S.C. 2605(i)(1)), please send submissions to: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs—Cultural Heritage Center, SA-5 Floor 5, 2200 C St. NW, Washington, DC 20522-0505.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For general questions concerning the meeting, contact Andrew Cohen, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs—Cultural Heritage Center by phone, (202) 632-6301, or email: culprop@state.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In accordance with the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.) (“the Act”), the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs calls a meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (”the Committee”) (19 U.S.C. 2605(e)(2)). The Act describes the Committee's responsibilities. A portion of this meeting will be closed to the public pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) and 19 U.S.C. 2605(h).

Meeting Agenda: The Committee will review the requests by the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Yemen Government seeking import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological material. The Committee will also undertake a continuing review of the effectiveness of cultural property agreements and emergency actions currently in force.

Open Session Participation: The Committee will hold an open session of the meeting to receive oral public Start Printed Page 52552comments on the Morocco and Yemen requests on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m. (EDT). We have provided specific instructions on how to participate or observe the open session at http://culturalheritage.state.gov. You do not need to register to observe the open session. You do not have to submit written comments to make an oral comment in the open session. But if you do wish to speak, you must request to be scheduled by October 23, 2019, via email (culprop@state.gov) in order to be assigned a slot. Please submit your name and organizational affiliation in this request. The open session will start with a brief presentation by the Committee, after which you should be prepared to answer questions on any written statements you may have submitted. Finally, you may provide additional oral comments for up to five (5) minutes per participant. Due to time constraints, it may not be possible to accommodate all who wish to speak.

Written Comments: If you do not wish to participate in the open session but still wish to make your views known, you may submit written comments for the Committee's consideration. Submit non-privileged and non-confidential information (within the meaning of 19 U.S.C. 2605(i)(1)) regarding the requests from Morocco and Yemen using the Regulations.gov website (listed in the “COMMENTS” section above) not later than October 15, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). For comments that contain privileged or confidential information (within the meaning of 19 U.S.C. 2605(i)(1)), please send comments to: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs—Cultural Heritage Center, SA-5 Floor 5, 2200 C St. NW, Washington, DC 20522-0505.

In all cases, your written comments should relate specifically to the determinations specified in the Act at 19 U.S.C. 2602(a)(1). We request that any party soliciting or aggregating written comments received from other persons for submission to the Department inform those persons that the Department will not edit their comments to remove any identifying or contact information and that they therefore should not include any such information in their comments that they do not want publicly disclosed. Written comments submitted in electronic form are not private. We will post the comments at http://www.regulations.gov. Because written comments cannot be edited to remove any personally identifying or contact information, we caution against including any such information in an electronic submission without appropriate permission to disclose that information (including trade secrets and commercial or financial information that are privileged or confidential within the meaning of 19 U.S.C. 2605(i)(1)).

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Marie Therese Porter Royce,

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2019-21357 Filed 10-1-19; 8:45 am]

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