Proposed Keystone XL Project; Public Meeting Following Release of the Draft Supplemental Impact Statement
On March 1, the Department of State released the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Presidential Permit application for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The document is a draft technical review of potential environmental impacts. It does not make any recommendations on whether the pipeline border crossing should be approved or denied. Consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of State (the Department) is holding a public comment period. The 45-day public comment period began on March 8. The Department has decided to hold a public meeting in conjunction with the public comment period. The Department will take into account public comments before the Draft SEIS is finalized. Once final, the document will help inform the U.S. government's decision on whether the Keystone XL pipeline serves the national interest. Purpose of the Nebraska Meeting: The meeting in Grand Island, Nebraska is an opportunity for the public to provide comments on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and express views on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Participants are encouraged to present information regarding the analysis in the Draft SEIS. The public meeting is a listening session: the Department of State will not be responding to questions or comments at the meeting. Written comments will also be accepted. The date, location, and time of the meeting are as follows:
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced With Music”
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 ``Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909- 1929: When Art Danced with Music,'' 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 Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about May 12, 2013, until on or about September 2, 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.