Notice of Meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, 76476-76477 [2011-31408]

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[FR Doc. 2011–31325 Filed 12–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Public Notice 7656] Notice of Proposal To Extend the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Pre-Classical and Classical Archaeological Objects and Byzantine Period Ecclesiastical and Ritual Ethnological Material The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has informed the Government of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 06, 2011 Jkt 226001 the United States of America of its interest in an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Pre-Classical and Classical Archaeological Objects and Byzantine Period Ecclesiastical and Ritual Ethnological Material (MOU). Pursuant to the authority vested in the Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, and pursuant to the requirement under 19 U.S.C. 2602(f)(1), an extension of this MOU is hereby proposed. Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2602(f)(2), the views and recommendations of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee regarding this proposal will be requested. A copy of the MOU, the Designated List of restricted categories of material, and related information can be found at the following Web site: http:// exchanges.state.gov/heritage/culprop. Dated: November 30, 2011. Adam Ereli, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–31426 Filed 12–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7658; Cyprus Docket No. DOS–2011–0135; Peru Docket No. DOS– 2011–0136] Notice of Meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee There will be a meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee January 17–20, 2012, at the Department of State, Annex 5, 2200 C Street NW., Washington, DC Portions of this meeting will be closed to the public, as discussed below. During the closed portion of the meeting, the Committee will review the proposal to extend cultural property memoranda of understanding with Cyprus, Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Pre-Classical and Classical Archaeological Objects and Byzantine Period Ecclesiastical and Ritual Ethnological Material [Docket No. DOS– 2011–0135], and with Peru Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Peru Concerning the PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material From PreHispanic Cultures and Certain Ethnological Material From the Colonial Period of Peru [Docket No. DOS–2011– 0136]. An open session to receive oral public comment on these two proposals will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. EST. Also during the closed portion of the meeting, the Committee will continue its review of a new cultural property request from the Government of the Republic of Belize seeking import restrictions on Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial archaeological material. Please see the link to the Public Summary of this request at http://exchanges.state.gov/heritage/ whatsnew.html. The Committee’s responsibilities are carried out in accordance with provisions of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.). The text of the Act and subject MOUs, as well as related information, may be found at http://exchanges.state.gov/heritage/ culprop.html. If you wish to attend the open session on January 18, 2012, you should notify the Cultural Heritage Center of the Department of State at (202) 632–6301 no later than 5 p.m. (EST) January 3, 2012, to arrange for admission. Seating is limited. When calling, please specify if you have special accommodation needs. If you wish to make an oral presentation at the open session, you must request to be scheduled and must submit a written text of their oral comments, ensuring that it is received no later than January 3, 2012, 11:59 p.m. (EST) to allow time for distribution to Committee members prior to the meeting. Oral comments will be limited to allow time for questions from members of the Committee. All oral and written comments must relate specifically to the determinations under Section 303(a)(1) (19 U.S.C. 2602) of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, pursuant to which the Committee must make findings. This statute can be found at the Web site noted above. You may also send written comments to the Committee. Again, your comments must relate specifically to the determinations under Section 303(a)(1) (19 U.S.C. 2602) of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, pursuant to which the Committee must make findings. Addresses: Submit all written materials, including the written texts of oral statements, via regular mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery; E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 7, 2011 / Notices or electronically through the eRulemaking Portal. If more than three (3) pages, 20 paper copies of written materials must be sent to the address below by commercial delivery. If you have access to the internet and wish to make a comment of three or fewer pages regarding this Public Notice, please use the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see below). Our adoption of this procedure facilitates public participation, implements Section 206 of the EGovernment Act of 2002, Public Law 107–347, 116 Stat. 2915, and supports the Department of State’s ‘‘Greening Diplomacy’’ initiative which aims to reduce the State Department’s environmental footprint and reduce costs. Please note that comments by fax or by email will no longer be accepted. Please submit comments only one time. • Regular Mail or Commercial Delivery. Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/ P/C), SA–5, Fifth Floor, Department of State, Washington, DC 20522–0505. • Hand Delivery. Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/P/C), Department of State, 2200 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20522–0505. • Electronic Delivery. To submit comments electronically, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http:// www.regulations.gov), enter the Docket No. DOS–2011–0135 for Cyprus or Docket No. DOS–2011–0136 for Peru, and follow the prompts to submit a comment. For further information, see http://exchanges.state.gov/heritage/ whatsnew.html. Are Comments Private? No. Comments submitted in electronic form will be posted on the site http://www. regulations.gov. Because the comments cannot be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the Department of State cautions against including any information in an electronic submission that one does not want publicly disclosed (including trade secrets and commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2605(i)(1)). The Department of State requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments received from other persons for submission to the Department of State inform those persons that the Department of State will not edit their comments to remove any identifying or contact information, and that they therefore should not include any information in their comments that they do not want publicly disclosed. On Closed Meetings: As noted above, portions of the meeting will be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) and 19 U.S.C. 2605(h), the latter of which VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 06, 2011 Jkt 226001 stipulates that ‘‘The provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act shall apply to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee except that the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of section 10 and 11 of such Act (relating to open meetings, public notice, public participation, and public availability of documents) shall not apply to the Committee, whenever and to the extent it is determined by the President or his designee that the disclosure of matters involved in the Committee’s proceedings would compromise the government’s negotiation objectives or bargaining positions on the negotiations of any agreement authorized by this title.’’ The President’s designee has made such a determination. Dated: November 30, 2011. Adam Ereli, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–31408 Filed 12–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P and related information can be found at the following Web site: http:// exchanges.state.gov/heritage/culprop. Dated: November 30, 2011. Adam Ereli, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–31409 Filed 12–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Extension of Deadlines for Filing Petitions for the 2011 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of extension of the deadline for submission of petitions from the public. AGENCY: The deadlines for submission of all petitions for consideration as part of the 2011 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review are extended to December 30, 2011. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 1, 2011, a notice was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 67531) announcing the initiation of the 2011 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review and setting out the deadlines for the submission of petitions to modify the list of products that are eligible for duty-free treatment under the GSP program and to modify the GSP status of certain GSP beneficiary developing countries because of country practices. The deadline for submission of country practice petitions and for submission of product petitions, except for those requesting competitive need limitation (CNL) waivers, was December 5, 2011. The deadline for submission of petitions requesting CNL waivers was December 16, 2011. This notice extends the deadlines for the submission of all petitions for the 2011 Annual Review to 5 p.m., December 30, 2011. Decisions on which of the petitions that are submitted are accepted for review will be announced in the Federal Register at later dates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tameka Cooper, GSP Program, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395–6971; the fax number is (202) 395– 9674, and the email address is Tameka_Cooper@ustr.eop.gov. SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7657] Notice of Proposal To Extend the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Peru Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material From PreHispanic Cultures and Certain Ethnological Material From the Colonial Period of Peru The Government of the Republic of Peru has informed the Government of the United States of America of its interest in an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Peru Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from PreHispanic Cultures and Certain Ethnological Material from the Colonial Period of Peru (MOU). Pursuant to the authority vested in the Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, and pursuant to the requirement under 19 U.S.C. 2602(f)(1), an extension of this Memorandum of Understanding is hereby proposed. Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2602(f)(2), the views and recommendations of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee regarding this proposal will be requested. A copy of the MOU, the Designated List of restricted categories of material, PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76477 E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-31408]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7658; Cyprus Docket No. DOS-2011-0135; Peru Docket No. 
DOS-2011-0136]


Notice of Meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee

    There will be a meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee 
January 17-20, 2012, at the Department of State, Annex 5, 2200 C Street 
NW., Washington, DC Portions of this meeting will be closed to the 
public, as discussed below.
    During the closed portion of the meeting, the Committee will review 
the proposal to extend cultural property memoranda of understanding 
with Cyprus, Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the 
United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus 
Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Pre-Classical and 
Classical Archaeological Objects and Byzantine Period Ecclesiastical 
and Ritual Ethnological Material [Docket No. DOS-2011-0135], and with 
Peru Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United 
States of America and the Government of the Republic of Peru Concerning 
the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material From 
Pre-Hispanic Cultures and Certain Ethnological Material From the 
Colonial Period of Peru [Docket No. DOS-2011-0136].
    An open session to receive oral public comment on these two 
proposals will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 9:00 to 11:30 
a.m. EST.
    Also during the closed portion of the meeting, the Committee will 
continue its review of a new cultural property request from the 
Government of the Republic of Belize seeking import restrictions on 
Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial archaeological material. Please see 
the link to the Public Summary of this request at http://exchanges.state.gov/heritage/whatsnew.html.
    The Committee's responsibilities are carried out in accordance with 
provisions of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act 
(19 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.). The text of the Act and subject MOUs, as well 
as related information, may be found at http://exchanges.state.gov/heritage/culprop.html.
    If you wish to attend the open session on January 18, 2012, you 
should notify the Cultural Heritage Center of the Department of State 
at (202) 632-6301 no later than 5 p.m. (EST) January 3, 2012, to 
arrange for admission. Seating is limited. When calling, please specify 
if you have special accommodation needs.
    If you wish to make an oral presentation at the open session, you 
must request to be scheduled and must submit a written text of their 
oral comments, ensuring that it is received no later than January 3, 
2012, 11:59 p.m. (EST) to allow time for distribution to Committee 
members prior to the meeting. Oral comments will be limited to allow 
time for questions from members of the Committee. All oral and written 
comments must relate specifically to the determinations under Section 
303(a)(1) (19 U.S.C. 2602) of the Convention on Cultural Property 
Implementation Act, pursuant to which the Committee must make findings. 
This statute can be found at the Web site noted above.
    You may also send written comments to the Committee. Again, your 
comments must relate specifically to the determinations under Section 
303(a)(1) (19 U.S.C. 2602) of the Convention on Cultural Property 
Implementation Act, pursuant to which the Committee must make findings. 
Addresses: Submit all written materials, including the written texts of 
oral statements, via regular mail, commercial delivery, or hand 
delivery;

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or electronically through the eRulemaking Portal. If more than three 
(3) pages, 20 paper copies of written materials must be sent to the 
address below by commercial delivery. If you have access to the 
internet and wish to make a comment of three or fewer pages regarding 
this Public Notice, please use the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see 
below). Our adoption of this procedure facilitates public 
participation, implements Section 206 of the E-Government Act of 2002, 
Public Law 107-347, 116 Stat. 2915, and supports the Department of 
State's ``Greening Diplomacy'' initiative which aims to reduce the 
State Department's environmental footprint and reduce costs. Please 
note that comments by fax or by email will no longer be accepted.
    Please submit comments only one time.
     Regular Mail or Commercial Delivery. Cultural Heritage 
Center (ECA/P/C), SA-5, Fifth Floor, Department of State, Washington, 
DC 20522-0505.
     Hand Delivery. Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/P/C), 
Department of State, 2200 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20522-0505.
     Electronic Delivery. To submit comments electronically, go 
to the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov), enter 
the Docket No. DOS-2011-0135 for Cyprus or Docket No. DOS-2011-0136 for 
Peru, and follow the prompts to submit a comment. For further 
information, see http://exchanges.state.gov/heritage/whatsnew.html.
    Are Comments Private? No. Comments submitted in electronic form 
will be posted on the site http://www.regulations.gov. Because the 
comments cannot be edited to remove any identifying or contact 
information, the Department of State cautions against including any 
information in an electronic submission that one does not want publicly 
disclosed (including trade secrets and commercial or financial 
information that is privileged or confidential pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 
2605(i)(1)). The Department of State requests that any party soliciting 
or aggregating comments received from other persons for submission to 
the Department of State inform those persons that the Department of 
State will not edit their comments to remove any identifying or contact 
information, and that they therefore should not include any information 
in their comments that they do not want publicly disclosed.
    On Closed Meetings: As noted above, portions of the meeting will be 
closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) and 19 U.S.C. 2605(h), the 
latter of which stipulates that ``The provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act shall apply to the Cultural Property Advisory 
Committee except that the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of 
section 10 and 11 of such Act (relating to open meetings, public 
notice, public participation, and public availability of documents) 
shall not apply to the Committee, whenever and to the extent it is 
determined by the President or his designee that the disclosure of 
matters involved in the Committee's proceedings would compromise the 
government's negotiation objectives or bargaining positions on the 
negotiations of any agreement authorized by this title.'' The 
President's designee has made such a determination.

    Dated: November 30, 2011.
Adam Ereli,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2011-31408 Filed 12-6-11; 8:45 am]
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