Department of State February 18, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation Notice of Charter Renewal for 2015
Document Number: 2015-03312
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-18
Agency: Department of State
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, 2300 E Street NW., Washington, DC, 20372 (Navy Potomac Annex), telephone (202) 955-0215 (email history@state.gov).
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation-Notice of Closed and Open Meetings for 2015
Document Number: 2015-03307
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-18
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on March 2, June 8, August 31, and December 7, 2015, in open session to discuss unclassified matters concerning declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series. The Committee will meet in open session from 11:00 a.m. until noon in SA-4D Conference Room, Department of State, 2300 E Street NW., Washington DC, 20372 (Potomac Navy Hill Annex). RSVP should be sent as directed below: March 2, not later than February 23, 2015. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made by February 16, 2015. June 8, not later than June 1, 2015. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made by May 25, 2015. August 31, not later than August 24, 2015. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made by August 17, 2015. December 7, not later than November 30, 2015. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made by November 23, 2015. Closed Sessions. The Committee's sessions in the afternoon of Monday, March 2, 2015; in the morning of Tuesday, March 3; in the afternoon of Monday, June 8, 2015; in the morning of Tuesday, June 9, 2015; in the afternoon of Monday, August 31, 2015; in the morning of Tuesday, September 1, 2015; in the afternoon of Monday, December 7, 2015; and in the morning of Tuesday, December 8, 2015, will be closed in accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The agenda calls for discussions of agency declassification decisions concerning the Foreign Relations series and other declassification issues. These are matters properly classified and not subject to public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and the public interest requires that such activities be withheld from disclosure. RSVP Instructions. Prior notification and a valid government-issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U.S. Government or military ID) are required for entrance into the Department of State building. Members of the public planning to attend the meetings should RSVP for the open meetings, by the dates indicated above, to Julie Fort or Nick Sheldon, Office of the Historian (202-955-0214/0215). When responding, please provide date of birth, valid government-issued photo identification number and type (such as driver's license number/state, passport number/country, or U.S. Government ID number/agency or military ID number/branch), and relevant telephone numbers. If you cannot provide one of the specified forms of ID, please consult with Julie Fort for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. Personal data is requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http://www.state.gov/documents/ organization/103419.pdf, for additional information. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Dr. Stephen P. Randolph, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC, 20372, telephone (202) 955-0215, (email history@state.gov). Note that requests for reasonable accommodation received after the dates indicated in this notice will be considered, but might not be possible to fulfill.