Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Birth of Christianity: A Jewish Story”, 9018 [E9-4250]

Download as PDF 9018 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 38 / Friday, February 27, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Public Notice 6534] Federal Railroad Administration rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES2 Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘The Birth of Christianity: A Jewish Story’’ Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal AGENCY: Department of State. Railroad Administration (FRA) has received a request for a waiver of ACTION: Notice; correction. compliance from certain requirements SUMMARY: On November 25, 2008, notice of its safety standards. The individual petition is described below, including was published on page 71714 of the the party seeking relief, the regulatory Federal Register (volume 73, number provisions involved, the nature of the 228) of determinations made by the relief being requested, and the Department of State pertaining to the petitioner’s arguments in favor of relief. exhibition ‘‘The Birth of Christianity: A Jewish Story.’’ The referenced notice is Maryland Department of corrected as to an additional object to be Transportation included in the exhibition. Notice is [Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2009– hereby given of the following 0010] determinations: Pursuant to the The Maryland Department of authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. Transportation (MTA) seeks a permanent waiver of compliance from 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and 49 CFR 213.245 Vehicle Qualification Testing, as part of its recent purchase of Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. new model MP36PH–3C locomotives for 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of operation by its MARC train service on October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority the National Passenger Railroad Corporation’s (Amtrak) Northeast No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as Corridor (NEC) at 100 miles per hour amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], (mph) and three inches cant deficiency. I hereby determine that the additional MTA would like the FRA to allow object in the exhibition: ‘‘The Birth of qualification of these locomotives to Christianity: A Jewish Story,’’ imported occur without using the instrumented from abroad for temporary exhibition wheel-sets (IWS) test specified in within the United States, is of cultural § 213.245. MTA has stated that this test significance. The object is imported is costly and not economically justified, pursuant to a loan agreement with the given the long service history of the foreign owner or custodian. I also same truck that is currently in operation determine that the exhibition or display with similar locomotives. MTA further of the additional exhibit object at the explains that the truck used on the Houston Museum of Natural Science, MP36PH–3C locomotive has an Houston, TX, from on or about March 1, extensive history of service on the 2009, until on or about April 12, 2009, Amtrak NEC with MARC GP39 and and at possible additional exhibitions or GP40 locomotives, and have been venues yet to be determined, is in the successfully tested to 110 mph. national interest. Public Notice of these MP36PH–3C’s are used by Caltrain, Determinations is ordered to be MRCOG, UTA, and SCRRA, although published in the Federal Register. not at FRA Class 6 speeds. MTA argues that the MP36PH–3C locomotive has FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For similar carbody, weight, truck further information, including a list of assemblies, and wheel profile as the GO the exhibit object, contact Julie Transit (Toronto) MP40PH–3C Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of locomotive, which has been the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of successfully tested at the Transportation State (telephone: 202–453–8050). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA– Technology Center, Inc (TTCI) for safe operation up to 103 mph. The MP40PH– 44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, 3C was approved by Transport Canada Washington, DC 20547–0001. and Canadian National Railroad (CN). Dated: February 20, 2009. An important factor here is that in lieu C. Miller Crouch, of IWS, TTCI measured wheel/rail Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational forces estimated by NUCARS and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. simulations modeling software and by [FR Doc. E9–4250 Filed 2–26–09; 8:45 am] using wayside measuring systems such as strain gauges on instrumented rails. BILLING CODE 4710–05–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Feb 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MTA proposes to qualify these locomotives on the Amtrak NEC at speeds up to 112 mph by monitoring truck frame lateral accelerations at positions above each of the four axles; and both vertical and lateral accelerations of the carbody on the cab floor and on the floor at the rear end of the locomotive. These will be evaluated against the 49 CFR 213.333 Vehicle Track Interaction Limits. MTA will have NUCARS simulations performed by TTCI for the specific parameters to evaluate wheel-rail forces for speeds and track geometry of the MARC route over the Amtrak NEC. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number (e.g., Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2009– 0010) and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Communications received within 45 days of the date of this notice will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. All written communications concerning these proceedings are available for examination during regular business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at the above facility. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the Internet at the docket facility’s Web site at https://www.regulations.gov. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6534]


Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition 
Determinations: ``The Birth of Christianity: A Jewish Story''

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: On November 25, 2008, notice was published on page 71714 of 
the Federal Register (volume 73, number 228) of determinations made by 
the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``The Birth of 
Christianity: A Jewish Story.'' The referenced notice is corrected as 
to an additional object to be included in the exhibition. 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 additional object in the 
exhibition: ``The Birth of Christianity: A Jewish Story,'' imported 
from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of 
cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan 
agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that 
the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit object at the 
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX, from on or about March 
1, 2009, until on or about April 12, 2009, and at possible additional 
exhibitions or 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 object, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, 
Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-
453-8050). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th 
Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.

    Dated: February 20, 2009.
C. Miller Crouch,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, 
Department of State.
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