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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Notices agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about March 12, 2012, until on or about July 8, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6469). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. Dated: September 21, 2011. J. Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6469). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. DEPARTMENT OF STATE civilsociety@state.gov or facsimile to (202) 736–7961. One of the following forms of valid photo identification will be required for entry into the: U.S. driver’s license, U.S. Government identification card, or any valid passport. Enter the Department of State from the entrance on C Street. In view of escorting requirements, nonGovernment attendees should plan to arrive 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Written comments may also be submitted to Dara Duncan via the contact information above. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Room 1317, Washington, DC 20520. Please call ahead to (202) 736–7824 to facilitate entry into the building. [Public Notice 7613] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: September 21, 2011. J. Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–24983 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Advisory Committee on the Secretary of State’s Strategic Dialogue With Civil Society DEPARTMENT OF STATE ACTION: [Public Notice 7616] SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2011–24979 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Masters of Venice: Renaissance Paintings of Passion and Power from Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna’’ 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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Masters of Venice: Renaissance Paintings of Passion and Power from Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, from on or about October 29, 2011, until on or about February 26, 2012, and at possible additional sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:20 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 60113 Notice of meeting. Pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Advisory Committee on the Secretary of State’s Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society will convene in Washington, DC on October 4, 2011. The Committee provides advice and assists with the formulation of U.S. policies, proposals, and strategies for engagement with, and protection of, civil society worldwide. The objective of this inaugural meeting is to discuss the general purposes of the Committee and its five subcommittees and set an agenda for future Committee meetings. The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed live at https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/ csenglish. DATES: The meeting will be held on October 4, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of State, Room 1107, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC. This meeting is open to public participation, though seating is limited. Entry to the building is controlled. To obtain pre-clearance for entry provide, by September 29th, your name, professional affiliation, valid government-issued ID number, passport number and country of issuance, or drivers license number and state of issuance, date of birth, and citizenship to Dara Duncan via e-mail to PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dara Duncan, Committee Executive Secretary, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Room 1317, Washington, DC 20520; (202) 736–7824; fax (202) 736–7961; civilsociety@state.gov. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. Requests for reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings may be made by contacting Dara Duncan at the contact information provided above prior to September 26th. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be possible to fulfill. The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed live at: https:// statedept.connectsolutions.com/ csenglish. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Introductions, (2) Presentations by the Chairs of the Subcommittees, (3) Public Comment, (4) General Discussion, (5) Adjournment. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. The agenda will allow time for people to make oral statements of two minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should submit this request in writing by September 28, 2011 to be scheduled on the agenda. Written comments and requests of time for oral comments must be sent to Dara Duncan, Committee SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 60114 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Notices Executive Secretary, at the contact information provided above. Personal data is requested for building entry pursuant to Public Law 99–399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107–56 (USA Patriot Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS–D) database. Please see the Privacy Impact Assessment for VACS–D at http://www.state.gov/ documents/organization/100305.pdf for additional information. Dated: September 13, 2011. Dara Duncan, Policy Coordinator, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–24993 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Section 306 Monitoring of Paraguay: Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property Rights: Request for Public Comment Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for written submissions from the public. AGENCY: In January 1998, the USTR designated Paraguay as a Priority Foreign Country in the 1998 Special 301 Report. A Section 301 investigation was initiated in February 1998, and was suspended in November 1998 after the United States and Paraguay successfully entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property Rights. USTR subsequently announced that the MOU would be monitored through Section 306 of the Trade Act of 1974. USTR hereby requests written submissions from the public concerning Paraguay’s implementation of the MOU on Intellectual Property Rights, and additional actions that Paraguay should take, if any, to improve the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. DATES: Submissions from the general public and foreign governments must be received by Tuesday, October 18, 2011. ADDRESSES: All comments should be sent electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2011–0013. Submissions should contain the term ‘‘Paraguay Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property Rights’’ in the sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:20 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 ‘‘Type comment’’ field on http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula Karol Pinha, Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation, Office of the United States Trade Representative, at (202) 395–5419. Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 2242) requires the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. (The provisions of Section 182 are commonly referred to as the ‘‘Special 301’’ provisions of the Trade Act.) The USTR is required to determine which, if any, of these countries should be identified as Priority Foreign Countries. Countries placed on the Priority Foreign Country list are found to have the most onerous or egregious acts, policies, or practices and whose acts, policies, or practices have the greatest adverse impact (actual or potential) on the relevant U.S. products. Priority Foreign Countries are subject to an investigation under the Section 301 provisions of the Trade Act of 1974. In 1998, the USTR identified Paraguay as a Priority Foreign Country in the 1998 Special 301 Report. A Section 301 investigation was initiated in February 1998, and was suspended in November 1998 after the United States and Paraguay entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property Rights (the ‘‘MOU’’) that included an Enforcement Action Plan to address the issues that were the subject of the Section 301 investigation. The MOU has been extended since 1998, and it was renegotiated in 2008 to address legislative developments and to better tailor key objectives for the enforcement of intellectual property rights. The MOU is scheduled to expire as of December 31, 2011. The current MOU includes commitments by Paraguay to protect intellectual property rights and implement effective enforcement mechanisms and practices against intellectual property rights violations. It also includes commitments with respect to transparency in the administration of intellectual property rights, and reporting of enforcement related activities, and commitments with respect to training of government officials. The MOU includes an enforcement action plan and a consultation mechanism for addressing matters related to the MOU. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 USTR hereby requests written submissions from the public concerning Paraguay’s implementation of the MOU on Intellectual Property Rights, and, if applicable, any additional actions that Paraguay should take to improve the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and any provisions that should be included in the MOU to make it more effective. USTR requests that, where relevant, submissions mention particular examples of which acts, policies, or practices in Paraguay deserve special attention. Submissions may report positive or negative developments with respect to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Paraguay and market access for U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property. Requirements for comments: Comments should include a description of the problems or positive developments and the effect of the acts, policies, and practices on U.S. industry. Comments should be as detailed as possible and should provide all necessary information for assessing the effect of the acts, policies, and practices at issue. Any comments that include quantitative loss claims should be accompanied by the methodology used in calculating such estimated losses. Comments must be in English. All comments should be sent electronically to http://www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2011–0013. To submit comments to http:// www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2011–0013 on the home page and click ‘‘search.’’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice by selecting ‘‘Notice’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on the left side of the searchresults page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Submit a comment.’’ (For further information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on ‘‘How to Use This Site’’ on the left side of the home page). The http://www.regulations.gov site provides the option of providing comments by filling in a ‘‘Type comment’’ field, or by attaching a document. It is expected that most comments will be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, it is sufficient to type ‘‘See attached’’ in the ‘‘Type comment’’ field. However, all submissions should contain the term ‘‘Paraguay Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property Rights’’ in the ‘‘General Comments’’ field. E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60113-60114]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-24993]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7613]


Advisory Committee on the Secretary of State's Strategic Dialogue 
With Civil Society

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Advisory Committee on the 
Secretary of State's Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society will convene 
in Washington, DC on October 4, 2011. The Committee provides advice and 
assists with the formulation of U.S. policies, proposals, and 
strategies for engagement with, and protection of, civil society 
worldwide. The objective of this inaugural meeting is to discuss the 
general purposes of the Committee and its five subcommittees and set an 
agenda for future Committee meetings. The meeting is open to the public 
and will be streamed live at https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/csenglish.

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 4, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 
11:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of State, 
Room 1107, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC. This meeting is open to 
public participation, though seating is limited. Entry to the building 
is controlled. To obtain pre-clearance for entry provide, by September 
29th, your name, professional affiliation, valid government-issued ID 
number, passport number and country of issuance, or drivers license 
number and state of issuance, date of birth, and citizenship to Dara 
Duncan via e-mail to civilsociety@state.gov or facsimile to (202) 736-
7961. One of the following forms of valid photo identification will be 
required for entry into the: U.S. driver's license, U.S. Government 
identification card, or any valid passport. Enter the Department of 
State from the entrance on C Street. In view of escorting requirements, 
non-Government attendees should plan to arrive 15 minutes before the 
meeting begins.
    Written comments may also be submitted to Dara Duncan via the 
contact information above. All comments, including names and addresses 
when provided, are placed in the record and are available for 
inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the 
U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Room 1317, Washington, DC 
20520. Please call ahead to (202) 736-7824 to facilitate entry into the 
building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dara Duncan, Committee Executive 
Secretary, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Room 1317, 
Washington, DC 20520; (202) 736-7824; fax (202) 736-7961; 
civilsociety@state.gov.
    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through 
Friday. Requests for reasonable accommodation for access to the 
facility or proceedings may be made by contacting Dara Duncan at the 
contact information provided above prior to September 26th. Requests 
made after that date will be considered, but might not be possible to 
fulfill.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public and will 
be streamed live at: https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/csenglish. 
Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Introductions, (2) 
Presentations by the Chairs of the Subcommittees, (3) Public Comment, 
(4) General Discussion, (5) Adjournment. Anyone who would like to bring 
related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written 
statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. The 
agenda will allow time for people to make oral statements of two 
minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should 
submit this request in writing by September 28, 2011 to be scheduled on 
the agenda. Written comments and requests of time for oral comments 
must be sent to Dara Duncan, Committee

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Executive Secretary, at the contact information provided above.
    Personal data is requested for building entry pursuant to Public 
Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), 
as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA Patriot Act); and Executive Order 
13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of 
individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered 
into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see 
the Privacy Impact Assessment for VACS-D at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/100305.pdf for additional information.

    Dated: September 13, 2011.
Dara Duncan,
Policy Coordinator, U.S. Department of State.
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