Proposal To Extend and Amend Cultural Property Agreement Between the United States and Mali

CourtState Department
Citation87 FR 791
Publication Date06 January 2022
Record Number2022-00013
791
Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 4 / Thursday, January 6, 2022 / Notices
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Docket No. ACR2010, Annual Compliance
Determination, March 29, 2011, at 106–107 (FY
2010 ACD).
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Id. at 33; see Docket No. RM2018–1, Order
Adopting Final Rules on Reporting Requirements
Related to Flats, May 8, 2019 (Order No. 5086).
‘‘Roadmap’’ document. A roadmap to
the FY 2021 ACR can be found in
Library Reference USPS–FY21–9. This
document provides brief descriptions of
the materials submitted, as well as the
flow of inputs and outputs among them;
a discussion of differences in
methodology relative to Commission
methodologies in last year’s ACD; and a
list of special studies and a discussion
of obsolescence, as required by
Commission rule 3050.12. Id. at 4.
Methodology. The Postal Service
states that it has adhered to the
methodologies historically used by the
Commission subject to changes
identified and discussed in Library
Reference USPS–FY21–9 and in
prefaces accompanying the appended
folders. Id. at 4–5.
Market dominant product-by-product
costs, revenues, and volumes.
Comprehensive cost, revenue, and
volume data for all market dominant
products of general applicability are
shown directly in the FY 2021 CRA or
ICRA. Id. at 7.
The FY 2021 ACR includes a
discussion by class of each market
dominant product, including costs,
revenues, and volumes, workshare
discounts, and passthroughs responsive
to 39 U.S.C. 3652(b), and FY 2021
promotions. Id. at 7–47.
In response to the Commission’s FY
2010 ACD directives,
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the Postal Service
states that it is providing information
regarding its progress in increasing
USPS Marketing Mail Flats (Flats)
prices, implementing operational
changes aimed at lowering flats costs,
effectuating costing methodology
improvements, and phasing out the
subsidy in Flats. FY 2021 ACR at 31. In
Docket No. RM2018–1, the Commission
codified and expanded the first
directive as rule 3050.50(f), which
applies to all flat-shaped mail.
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Accordingly, the Postal Service states
that the information required by rule
3050.50(f) is provided in Library
Reference USPS–FY2021–45, noting
that the section titled ‘‘Costing
Methodology Changes and Subsidy of
the Flats Product’’ responds to the
second and third directives. FY 2021
ACR at 34–36. In addition, the Postal
Service presented its schedule of above-
average price increases for Flats. Id. at
32.
Service performance. The Postal
Service notes that the Commission
issued rules on periodic reporting of
service performance measurement and
customer satisfaction in FY 2010.
Responsive information appears in
Library Reference USPS–FY21–29. Id. at
48.
Customer satisfaction. The FY 2021
ACR discusses the Postal Service’s
approach for measuring customer
experience and satisfaction; discusses
survey modifications; describes the
methodology; presents a table with
survey results; compares the results
from FY 2020 to FY 2021; and provides
information regarding consumer access
to postal services. Id. at 56–81.
Competitive products. The FY 2021
ACR provides costs, revenues, and
volumes for competitive products of
general applicability in the FY 2021
CRA or ICRA. For competitive products
not of general applicability, data are
provided in non-public Library
References USPS–FY21–NP2 and
USPS–FY21–NP27. Id. at 82. The FY
2021 ACR also addresses the
competitive product pricing standards
of 39 U.S.C. 3633. Id. at 82–89.
Market tests; nonpostal services. The
Postal Service discusses three market
dominant market tests conducted during
FY 2021 as well as nonpostal services.
Id. at 90–91.
III. Procedural Steps
Statutory requirements. Section 3653
of title 39 requires the Commission to
provide interested persons with an
opportunity to comment on the ACR
and to appoint an officer of the
Commission (Public Representative) to
represent the interests of the general
public. The Commission hereby solicits
public comment on the Postal Service’s
FY 2021 ACR and on whether any rates
or fees in effect during FY 2021 (for
products individually or collectively)
were not in compliance with applicable
provisions of chapter 36 of title 39 or
Commission regulations promulgated
thereunder. Commenters addressing
market dominant products are referred
in particular to the applicable
requirements (39 U.S.C. 3622(d) and (e)
and 39 U.S.C. 3626); objectives (39
U.S.C. 3622(b)); and factors (39 U.S.C.
3622(c)). Commenters addressing
competitive products are referred to 39
U.S.C. 3633.
The Commission also invites public
comment on the cost coverage matters
the Postal Service addresses in its filing;
service performance results; levels of
customer satisfaction achieved; and
such other matters that may be relevant
to the Commission’s review.
Access to filing. The Commission has
posted the publicly available portions of
the FY 2021 ACR on its website at
http://www.prc.gov.
Comment deadlines. Comments by
interested persons are due on or before
January 31, 2022. Reply comments are
due on or before February 14, 2022. The
Commission, upon completion of its
review of the FY 2021 ACR, comments,
and other data and information
submitted in this proceeding, will issue
its ACD.
Public Representative. Kenneth E.
Richardson is designated to serve as the
Public Representative to represent the
interests of the general public in this
proceeding. Neither the Public
Representative nor any additional
persons assigned to assist him shall
participate in or advise as to any
Commission decision in this proceeding
other than in his or her designated
capacity.
IV. Ordering Paragraphs
It is ordered:
1. The Commission establishes Docket
No. ACR2021 to consider matters raised
by the United States Postal Service’s FY
2021 Annual Compliance Report.
2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the
Commission appoints Kenneth E.
Richardson as an officer of the
Commission (Public Representative) in
this proceeding to represent the
interests of the general public.
3. Comments on the United States
Postal Service’s FY 2021 Annual
Compliance Report to the Commission
are due on or before January 31, 2022.
4. Reply comments are due on or
before February 14, 2022.
5. The Secretary shall arrange for
publication of this Order in the Federal
Register.
By the Commission.
Erica A. Barker,
Secretary.
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
[Public Notice: 11619]
Proposal To Extend and Amend
Cultural Property Agreement Between
the United States and Mali
AGENCY
: Department of State.
ACTION
: Public notice.
SUMMARY
: Proposal to extend and amend
the Memorandum of Understanding
Between the Government of the United
States of America and the Government
of the Republic of Mali Concerning the
Imposition of Import Restrictions on
Archaeological Material from Mali from
the Paleolithic Era (Stone Age) to
Approximately the Mid-Eighteenth
Century.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Anne Compton, Cultural Heritage
Center, Bureau of Educational and
Cultural Affairs: (202) 377–9783;
culprop@state.gov; include ‘‘Mali’’ in
the subject line.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Pursuant
to the authority vested in the Assistant
Secretary of State for Educational and
Cultural Affairs, and pursuant to 19
U.S.C. 2602(f)(1), an extension and
amendment of the Memorandum of
Understanding Between the Government
of the United States of America and the
Government of the Republic of Mali
Concerning the Imposition of Import
Restrictions on Archaeological Material
from Mali from the Paleolithic Era
(Stone Age) to Approximately the Mid-
Eighteenth Century is hereby proposed.
A copy of the Memorandum of
Understanding, the Designated List of
categories of material restricted from
import into the United States, and
related information can be found at the
Cultural Heritage Center website: http://
culturalheritage.state.gov.
Allison Davis,
Executive Director, Cultural Property
Advisory Committee, Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2022–00013 Filed 1–5–22; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
[Public Notice: 11618]
Proposal To Extend Cultural Property
Agreement Between the United States
and Guatemala
AGENCY
: Department of State.
ACTION
: Public notice.
SUMMARY
: Proposal to extend the
Memorandum of Understanding
Between the Government of the United
States of America and the Government
of the Republic of Guatemala
Concerning the Imposition of Import
Restrictions on Archaeological Material
from the Pre-Columbian Cultures and
Ecclesiastical Ethnological Material
from the Conquest and Colonial Periods
of Guatemala.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Andrew Zonderman, Cultural Heritage
Center, Bureau of Educational and
Cultural Affairs: (202) 718–9481;
culprop@state.gov; include
‘‘Guatemala’’ in the subject line.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Pursuant
to the authority vested in the Assistant
Secretary of State for Educational and
Cultural Affairs, and pursuant to 19
U.S.C. 2602(f)(1), an extension of the
Memorandum of Understanding
Between the Government of the United
States of America and the Government
of the Republic of Guatemala
Concerning the Imposition of Import
Restrictions on Archaeological Material
from the Pre-Columbian Cultures and
Ecclesiastical Ethnological Material
from the Conquest and Colonial Periods
of Guatemala is hereby proposed.
A copy of the Memorandum of
Understanding, the Designated List of
categories of material restricted from
import into the United States, and
related information can be found at the
Cultural Heritage Center website: http://
culturalheritage.state.gov.
Allison Davis,
Executive Director, Cultural Property
Advisory Committee, Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2022–00012 Filed 1–5–22; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
[Public Notice: 11620]
Cultural Property Advisory Committee;
Notice of Meeting
ACTION
: Notice of meeting.
SUMMARY
: The Department of State
announces the location, dates, times,
and agenda for the next meeting of the
Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
DATES AND TIMES
: The Cultural Property
Advisory Committee (‘‘the Committee’’)
will meet January 25–27, 2022, from
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) via
videoconference. The Committee will
hold an open session on January 25,
2022, at 11:00 a.m. (EST), which will
last approximately one hour.
Participation: You may participate in
the open session by videoconference. To
participate, visit http://
culturalheritage.state.gov for
information on how to access the
meeting. Please submit any requests for
reasonable accommodation no later than
January 18, 2022, by contacting the
Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs at culprop@state.gov. It may not
be possible to accommodate requests
made after that date.
Comments: The Committee will
review your written comments if they
are received by January 18, 2022, at
11:59 p.m. (EST). You are not required
to submit written comments in order to
make an oral comment in the open
session. You may submit written
comments in two ways, depending on
whether they contain privileged or
confidential information:
DElectronic Comments: For ordinary
comments, please use http://
www.regulations.gov, enter the docket
[DOS–2021–0037], and follow the
prompts to submit your comments.
DEmail Comments: For comments
that contain privileged or confidential
information (within the meaning of 19
U.S.C. 2605(i)(1)), please email
submissions to culprop@state.gov.
Include ‘‘Cyprus’’, ‘‘Guatemala’’, and/or
‘‘Mali’’ in the subject line, as
appropriate.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: For
general questions concerning the
meeting, contact Allison Davis, Bureau
of Educational and Cultural Affairs—
Cultural Heritage Center, by phone
(202–702–1166) or email (culprop@
state.gov).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: In
accordance with the Convention on
Cultural Property Implementation Act
(19 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.) (‘‘the Act’’), the
Assistant Secretary of State for
Educational and Cultural Affairs calls a
meeting of the Cultural Property
Advisory Committee (‘‘the Committee’’)
(19 U.S.C. 2605(e)(2)). The Act describes
the Committee’s responsibilities. A
portion of this meeting will be closed to
the public pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
552b(c)(9)(B) and 19 U.S.C. 2605(h).
Meeting Agenda: The Committee will
continue to review the proposed
extension and amendment of the
cultural property agreement with the
Government of the Republic of Cyprus,
including a request to include
additional categories of archaeological
and ethnological material. The
Committee will also review the
proposed extension of the cultural
property agreement with the
Government of the Republic of
Guatemala and the proposed extension
and amendment of the cultural property
agreement with the Government of the
Republic of Mali, including a request to
include additional categories of
ethnological material. In addition, the
Committee will undertake a continuing
review of the effectiveness of other
cultural property agreements and
emergency actions currently in force.
Open Session Participation: The
Committee will hold an open session of
the meeting to receive oral public
comments on the proposed extension
and amendment of the agreement with
Cyprus, the proposed extension of the
agreement with Guatemala, and the
proposed extension and amendment of
the agreement with Mali on Tuesday,
January 25, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to
approximately 12:00 p.m. (EST). The
Department will provide specific
instructions on how to participate or
observe the open session at http://
culturalheritage.state.gov.
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