Commission of Fine Arts; Notice of Meeting, 27418 [2016-10402]

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[FR Doc. 2016–10733 Filed 5–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS Commission of Fine Arts; Notice of Meeting The next meeting of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is scheduled for 19 May 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission offices at the National Building Museum, Suite 312, Judiciary PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Square, 401 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20001–2728. Items of discussion may include buildings, parks and memorials. Draft agendas and additional information regarding the Commission are available on our Web site: www.cfa.gov. Inquiries regarding the agenda and requests to submit written or oral statements should be addressed to Thomas Luebke, Secretary, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, at the above address; by emailing cfastaff@cfa.gov; or by calling 202–504–2200. Individuals requiring sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired should contact the Secretary at least 10 days before the meeting date. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 88 (Friday, May 6, 2016)]
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 COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS


Commission of Fine Arts; Notice of Meeting

    The next meeting of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is scheduled 
for 19 May 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission offices at the National 
Building Museum, Suite 312, Judiciary Square, 401 F Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20001-2728. Items of discussion may include buildings, 
parks and memorials.
    Draft agendas and additional information regarding the Commission 
are available on our Web site: www.cfa.gov. Inquiries regarding the 
agenda and requests to submit written or oral statements should be 
addressed to Thomas Luebke, Secretary, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, at 
the above address; by emailing cfastaff@cfa.gov; or by calling 202-504-
2200. Individuals requiring sign language interpretation for the 
hearing impaired should contact the Secretary at least 10 days before 
the meeting date.

    Dated: 26 April 2016, in Washington, DC.
Thomas Luebke,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-10402 Filed 5-5-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6330-01-M