Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Charter Renewal, 12134 [2013-04009]

Download as PDF erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 12134 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2013 / Notices respect to Burma. In addition, the Department of State will use the collection as a basis to conduct informed consultations with U.S. businesses to encourage and assist such businesses to develop robust policies and procedures to address any potential adverse human rights, worker rights, anti-corruption, environmental, or other impacts resulting from their investments and operations in Burma. The Department of State will use the collection of information about new investment with the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) to track investment that involves MOGE and to identify investors with whom it may be beneficial to have targeted consultation on anti-corruption and human rights policies. The public, including civil society actors in Burma, may use publicly available information resulting from the collection to engage U.S. businesses on their responsible investment policies and procedures and to monitor the Burmese government’s management of revenues from investment. U.S. persons to whom this requirement applies will be required to submit a version of the report to the U.S. Government for public release, from which information considered in good faith to be exempt from disclosure under FOIA Exemption 4—i.e. trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential—may be withheld. The Department of State will make this version of the report publically available in order to promote transparency with respect to new U.S. investments in Burma. In the past, the absence of transparency or publicly available information with respect to foreign investment activities in Burma has contributed to corruption and misuse of public funds, the erosion of public trust, and social unrest in ethnic minority areas and has led to further human rights abuses and repression by the government and military. Public disclosure of certain aspects of the collection therefore will promote the policy of transparency through new U.S. investment, a key U.S. foreign policy objective in Burma. Burmese civil society groups, particularly those representing ethnic minority communities, have requested that the Department of State make public certain information obtained through the collection on investments purportedly made for the benefit of the Burmese people, as a means of holding their own government accountable. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Burma’s democratic opposition party and recently elected to VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:47 Feb 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 a seat in Burma’s parliament, also underscored the importance of transparency in her recent remarks in Bangkok, noting that she did not want ‘‘more investment to mean more possibilities for corruption.’’ This was among the most specific of the recommendations she made to the international community, stressing that ‘‘Transparency is very important if we are going to avoid problems in the future* * * So whatever investments, governmental agreements, whatever aid might be proposed, please make sure that it is transparent, that the people of Burma are in a position to understand what has been done, and how and for whom the benefits are intended.’’ Therefore public release of portions of this collection is aimed at providing civil society this type of information to both ensure the transparency of U.S. investment in Burma and to encourage civil society to partner with their government and U.S. companies towards building responsible investment, which ultimately promotes U.S. foreign policy goals. Dated: February 11, 2013. Daniel Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2013–04032 Filed 2–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–18–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8192] Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Charter Renewal The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation is renewing its charter for a period of two years. This Advisory Committee will continue to make recommendations to the Historian and the Department of State on all aspects of the Department’s program to publish the Foreign Relations of the United States series as well as on the Department’s responsibility under statute (22 U.S.C. 4351, et seq.) to open its 30-year old and older records for public review at the National Archives and Records Administration. The Committee consists of nine members drawn from among historians, political scientists, archivists, international lawyers, and other social scientists who are distinguished in the field of U.S. foreign relations. Questions concerning the Committee and the renewal of its Charter should be directed to Stephen P. Randolph, Executive Secretary, Advisory PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC, 20520, telephone (202) 663–1123 (email history@state.gov). Dated: February 14, 2013. Colby Prevost, Designated Federal Officer, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2013–04009 Filed 2–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–11–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8194] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Temple and Tomb: Prehistoric Malta’’ 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. 236–3 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 ‘‘Temple and Tomb: Prehistoric Malta,’’ 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 Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, New York, NY, from on or about March 20, 2013, until on or about July 7, 2013, 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. SUMMARY: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6467). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8192]


Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice 
of Charter Renewal

    The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation is 
renewing its charter for a period of two years. This Advisory Committee 
will continue to make recommendations to the Historian and the 
Department of State on all aspects of the Department's program to 
publish the Foreign Relations of the United States series as well as on 
the Department's responsibility under statute (22 U.S.C. 4351, et seq.) 
to open its 30-year old and older records for public review at the 
National Archives and Records Administration. The Committee consists of 
nine members drawn from among historians, political scientists, 
archivists, international lawyers, and other social scientists who are 
distinguished in the field of U.S. foreign relations.
    Questions concerning the Committee and the renewal of its Charter 
should be directed to Stephen P. Randolph, Executive Secretary, 
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department 
of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC, 20520, telephone 
(202) 663-1123 (email history@state.gov).

    Dated: February 14, 2013.
Colby Prevost,
Designated Federal Officer, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic 
Documentation, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-04009 Filed 2-20-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-11-P