[Federal Register: August 23, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 162)]
Commission of Fine Arts
45 CFR Part 2102
Procedures and Policies Amendment
AGENCY: The Commission of Fine Arts.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This document amends the procedures and policies governing the administration of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. This document serves to establish a Consent Calendar and to clarify the functions and requirements of a Consent Calendar and Appendices for the review of projects submitted to the Commission in order to address more efficiently the needs of the Federal government and the public.
DATES: Effective September 1, 2005.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Luebke, Secretary, (202) 504–2200.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As established by Congress in 1910, the Commission of Fine Arts is a small independent advisory body made up of seven Presidentially appointed "well qualified judges of the arts" whose primary role is architectural review of designs for buildings, parks, monuments and memorials erected by the Federal or District of Columbia governments in Washington, DC. In addition to architectural review, the Commission considers and advises on the designs for coins, medals and U.S. memorials on foreign soil. The Commission also advises the District of Columbia government on private building projects within the Georgetown Historic District, the Rock Creek Park perimeter and the Monumental Core area. The Commission advises Congress, the President, Federal agencies, and the District of Columbia government on the general subjects of design, historic preservation and on orderly planning on matters within its jurisdiction.
The regulations amended with this rule were last published in the Federal Register on January 31, 1997 (45 CFR Parts 2101, 2102, 2103). Specific items this document amends include providing the current address and telephone number of the agency, and clarifying a series of procedural functions. Therefore, as these changes clarify established and new procedures, and are minor in nature, the Commission determines that notice and comment are unnecessary and that, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), good cause to waive notice and comment is established.
List of Subjects in 45 CFR Part 2102
Administrative practice and procedure, Sunshine Act.
This document was prepared under the direction of Thomas Luebke, Secretary. U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, 401 F Street, NW., Suite 312, Washington, DC 20001.
Accordingly, for the reasons set forth above, Part 2102 is amended as set forth below.
For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Commission of Fine Arts hereby amends 45 CFR 2102, Subpart B—Procedures on Submission of Plans or Designs, with the addition of the following sections to read:
PART 2102—MEETINGS AND PROCEDURES OF THE COMMISSION
1. The authority citation for part 2102 is revised to read as follows:
Authority: 5 U.S.C., App. 1.
2. Add §2102.13 to Part 2102, Subpart B—Procedures on Submission of Plans or Designs, to read as follows:
§2102.13 Project eligibility criteria for placement on a Consent Calendar.
With respect to submissions to the Commission for projects that meet the following criteria, the Secretary, at his/her discretion and in coordination with the Commission's staff, may place these projects on a Consent Calendar according to §2102.14.
3. Add §2102.14 to Part 2102, Subpart B—Procedures on Submission of Plans or Designs, to read as follows:
§2102.14 Consent Calendar and Appendices procedures.
(a) The Commission shall review applications scheduled on its Meeting Agenda, Consent Calendar, or Appendices (Old Georgetown Act and Shipstead-Luce Act). Cases on the Meeting Agenda will be heard by the Commission in open session. Cases on the Consent Calendar or Appendices will be acted upon based on submitted materials and staff recommendations without further public comment.
Dated: August 18, 2005.
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Last Modified: January 24, 2007