Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed” Exhibition, 16089-16090 [2014-06419]

Download as PDF WREIER-AVILES on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 56 / Monday, March 24, 2014 / Notices • Internet: Persons with access to the Internet may use the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) to comment on this notice by going to www.regulations.gov. You may search for the document by entering ‘‘Public Notice 8668’’ in the search bar. If necessary, use the ‘‘narrow by agency’’ filter option on the results page. • Email: hartrl@state.gov. • Mail: Mr. Robert Hart, SA–1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522–0112. You must include the information collection title and the OMB control number in any correspondence. 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[FR Doc. 2014–06398 Filed 3–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8671] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed’’ 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. 236–3 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 ‘‘Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, from on or about April 10, 2014, until on or about September 2, 2014, the Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX, from on or about October 4, 2014, until on or about December 31, 2014, 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 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 16090 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 56 / Monday, March 24, 2014 / Notices State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. Dated: March 14, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–06419 Filed 3–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8670] WREIER-AVILES on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Designation and Determination under the Foreign Missions Act Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of State by the laws of the United States, including the Foreign Missions Act (codified at 22 U.S.C. 4301–4316) (hereinafter ‘‘the Act’’), and delegated by the Secretary to me as the Under Secretary of State for Management in Delegation of Authority No. 198, dated September 16, 1992, and consistent with the Taiwan Relations Act (codified at 22 U.S.C. 3301–3316), I hereby determine that the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (hereinafter, ‘‘TECRO’’), including its real property and personnel, is a ‘‘foreign mission’’ within the meaning of section 202(a)(3) of the Act (22 U.S.C. 4302(a)(3)). TECRO consists of its primary office, located in the District of Columbia, and its subsidiary offices known as Taipei Economic and Cultural Offices, located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Guam, Honolulu, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and such additional locations as may be agreed upon between the American Institute in Taiwan (hereinafter, ‘‘AIT’’) and TECRO. I further determine that TECRO’s primary office in the District of Columbia used for the performance of TECRO’s authorized functions, and annexes to such office (including ancillary offices and support facilities), and including the site and any building on such site which is used for such functions, is a ‘‘chancery’’ for purposes of 22 U.S.C. 4306. After due consideration of the benefits, privileges, and immunities provided to AIT, as well as matters related to the protection of the interests of the United States, on the basis of reciprocity between AIT and TECRO, I hereby designate the following as benefits for purposes of the Act: • For TECRO designated employees, exemption from all taxes and dues imposed by state, county, municipality VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:29 Mar 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 and territorial authorities in the United States in connection with the ownership or operation of a motor vehicle; • For qualifying dependents of a TECRO designated employee, exemption from state, county, municipality and territorial sales or other similarly imposed consumption taxes in the United States, except those normally included in the price of goods and services, or charges for specific services rendered; and • Exemption from state, county, municipal and territorial taxes in the United States (‘‘real estate taxes’’)— including, but not limited to, annual property tax, recordation tax, transfer tax, and the functional equivalent of deed registration charges and stamp duties—on the basis of real property’s authorized use for the performance of TECRO’s authorized functions and for which TECRO would otherwise be liable. For purposes of this determination, the term ‘‘TECRO designated employees’’ means persons duly notified to and accepted by AIT as designated employees of TECRO at its primary office or one of its subsidiary offices, including the heads of such offices. It shall not apply with respect to any person who is a national of, or is permanently resident in, the United States. I determine that TECRO is required to obtain the exemption of real estate taxes through the Department of State’s Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) and that any tax exemption designated as a benefit in this determination shall be provided on such terms and conditions as OFM may approve. The manner in which an exemption from real estate taxes shall be extended by states, counties, municipalities, and territories shall also be subject to such terms and conditions as OFM may approve. Following are the current terms and conditions governing the provision of exemptions from real estate taxes to TECRO on the basis of a property’s authorized use for the performance of TECRO’s authorized functions: • Such property must be: Æ the premises of TECRO’s primary office or one of its subsidiary offices, that is owned by TECRO’s primary office, one of its subsidiary offices, the head of such an office, a component of such an office, or the authorities on Taiwan; Æ the primary residence of the head of TECRO primary office or one of its subsidiary offices, that is owned by TECRO’s primary office, one of its subsidiary offices, the head of such an office, a component of such an office, or the authorities on Taiwan; PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Æ the primary residence of a member of the staff of TECRO’s primary office or one of its subsidiary offices, that is owned by TECRO’s primary office, one of its subsidiary offices, a component of such an office, or the authorities on Taiwan; Æ a residence for temporarily lodging representatives or employees of the authorities on Taiwan who visit the United States in connection with the performance of TECRO’s authorized functions, that is owned by TECRO’s primary office, one of its subsidiary offices, a component of such an office, or the authorities on Taiwan; or Æ owned by TECRO’s primary office, one if its subsidiary offices, a component of such an office, or the authorities on Taiwan for the purpose of constructing or renovating facilities that will be used for the performance of TECRO’s authorized functions, provided that OFM authorized the acquisition of such property. • The determination of TECRO’s entitlement to an exemption from real estate taxes associated with a property of a type described above, on the basis of the property’s authorized use for the performance of TECRO’s authorized functions, is committed to the discretion of the Department of State, in consultation with AIT. Such determinations are made by OFM and are communicated by letter to the relevant state, county, municipal or territorial revenue authorities. • All such letters will be signed by the Director of OFM’s Office of Diplomatic Property, Taxes, Services and Benefits (OFM/PTSB), or a successor office. • Such letters serve as official notice to the relevant state, county, municipality, or territory that the described property, or acquisition or disposition thereof, is or is not entitled to an exemption from real estate taxes on the basis of the property’s authorized use for the performance of TECRO’s authorized functions. • States, counties, municipalities, and territories are prohibited from extending to TECRO an exemption from real estate taxes associated with a property on the basis of the property’s authorized use for the performance of TECRO’s authorized functions, except on the basis of written authorization from OFM. • Conversely, on the basis of a letter as described above, states, counties, municipalities, and territories are required to extend to TECRO an exemption from real estate taxes to which OFM determines TECRO is entitled. If a state, county, municipality or territory has concerns regarding the E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 56 (Monday, March 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16089-16090]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06419]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8671]


Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition 
Determinations: ``Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed'' 
Exhibition

SUMMARY: 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 ``Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures 
Unearthed,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the 
United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported 
pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I 
also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at 
the National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, from on or about April 
10, 2014, until on or about September 2, 2014, the Irving Arts Center, 
Irving, TX, from on or about October 4, 2014, until on or about 
December 31, 2014, 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 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

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State, SA-5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522-0505.

    Dated: March 14, 2014.
 Kelly Keiderling,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and 
Cultural Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2014-06419 Filed 3-21-14; 8:45 am]
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