Notification of the Next CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting and Request for Comments on the Meeting Agenda, 17562-17563 [2012-7254]

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17562 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 58 / Monday, March 26, 2012 / Notices The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties (Physical Damage and Economic Injury Loans): Lincoln, Marion, Wayne. Contiguous Counties (Economic Injury Loans Only): West Virginia: Boone, Cabell, Harrison, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Monongalia, Putnam, Taylor, Wetzel. Kentucky: Boyd, Lawrence, Martin. Ohio: Lawrence. The Interest Rates are: Percent For Physical Damage: Homeowners with Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Homeowners without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Businesses with Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Businesses without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-profit Organizations with Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ... For Economic Injury: Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ... 3.750 1.875 All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. 6.000 (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) 4.000 3.125 3.000 BILLING CODE 8025–01–P [FR Doc. 2012–7110 Filed 3–23–12; 8:45 am] SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Public Notice 7831] 3.000 Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs; Meeting AGENCY: Notification of the Next CAFTA–DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting and Request for Comments on the Meeting Agenda ACTION: AGENCY: BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #12740 and #12741] Texas Disaster #X–00380 Small Business Administration. Amendment 5. AGENCY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Texas (FEMA–1999–DR), dated 08/15/2011. Incident: Wildfires. Incident Period: 04/06/2011 through 08/29/2011. DATES: Effective Date: 03/15/2012. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/14/2011. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/14/2012. SUMMARY: Jkt 226001 Small Business Administration. Notice of Open Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. The SBA is issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time, and agenda for the next meeting of the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: March 26, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Eisenhower Conference room, side B, located on the 2nd floor. ADDRESSES: U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), SBA announces the meeting of the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs. The Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs serves as an independent source of advice and policy recommendation to the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The purpose of this meeting is scheduled as a full committee meeting. It will focus on strategic planning, updates on past and current events, and the ACVBA’s objective for 2012. For SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2012–7111 Filed 3–23–12; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2012–6978 Filed 3–23–12; 8:45 am] 4.000 James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. 19:32 Mar 23, 2012 Dated: March 14, 2012. Dan S. Jones, SBA Committee Management Officer. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) VerDate Mar<15>2010 James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. information regarding our veterans’ resources and partners, please visit our Web site at www.sba.gov/vets. Further Information: The meeting is open to the public. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting or to make a presentation to the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs, advance notice is requested. Please contact Cheryl Simms, Program Liaison, at the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Veterans Business Development, 409 3rd Street SW., Washington, DC 20416; Telephone number: (202) 619–1697; Fax number (202) 481–6085 or by email at cheryl.simms@sba.gov. If you require accommodations because of a disability, please contact the Office of Veterans Business Development at (202) 205–6773 at least two weeks in advance. BILLING CODE 8025–01–P The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 13044C and for economic injury is 130450. ACTION: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of Texas, dated 08/15/2011, is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster. Primary Counties: Erath, Midland, Wichita. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00161 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of State. Notice of the CAFTA–DR Environmental Affairs Council meeting and request for comments on the meeting agenda. ACTION: The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are providing notice that the government parties to the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA–DR) intend to hold the sixth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (Council) established under Chapter 17 of that agreement in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on April 12, 2012 at the Hilton Princess Hotel, 10 Calle y ´ Ave. Circunvalacion, S.O. Col. Trejo. All interested persons are invited to attend a public session beginning at 2:30 p.m. on April 12. During the meeting, each Council Member will present their country’s progress in implementing Chapter 17 obligations and on the impacts of environmental cooperation in their countries. The Council will also receive a presentation from the CAFTA–DR Secretariat for Environmental Matters (SEM) and discuss the Organization of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 58 / Monday, March 26, 2012 / Notices American States Third Evaluation Report: Monitoring Progress of the Environmental Cooperation Agenda in the CAFTA–DR Countries. For the public session of the meeting, the Council will highlight issues from the above discussion elements with a particular focus on Chapter 17 obligations and environmental cooperation successes. All interested persons are invited to attend a public session where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss implementation of Chapter 17 and environmental cooperation with Council Members. In addition, the SEM will present on the citizen submission process established under Chapter 17. More information on the Council is included below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The Department of State and Office of the United States Trade Representative invite written comments or suggestions regarding the meeting agenda. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to Chapter 17 of the CAFTA–DR, the Final Environmental Review of the CAFTA–DR and the Agreement among the CAFTA–DR countries on Environmental Cooperation (ECA) (all documents available at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/ env/trade/caftadr/index.htm). DATES: To be assured of timely consideration, all written comments or suggestions are requested no later than April 6, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be submitted to both: (1) Rebecca Slocum, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Environmental Policy by email to SlocumRB@state.gov with the subject line ‘‘CAFTA–DR EAC Meeting’’ or by fax to (202) 647–5947; and (2) Kelly Milton, Director for International Environmental and Conservation Policy, Office of the United States Trade Representative by email to KMilton@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line ‘‘CAFTA–DR EAC Meeting’’ or by fax to (202) 395–9517. If you have access to the Internet you can view and comment on this notice by going to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and searching on docket number DOS– 2012–0023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Rebecca Slocum, (202) 647–4828 or Kelly Milton, (202) 395–9590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 17.5 of the CAFTA–DR establishes an Environmental Affairs Council (the Council). Article 17.5 requires the Council to meet to oversee the VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:32 Mar 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 implementation of, and review progress under, Chapter 17. Article 17.5 further requires, unless the governments otherwise agree, that each meeting of the Council include a session in which members of the Council have an opportunity to meet with the public to discuss matters relating to the implementation of Chapter 17. In Article 17.9 of the CAFTA–DR, the governments recognize the importance of strengthening capacity to protect the environment and to promote sustainable development in concert with strengthening trade and investment relations and state their commitment to expanding their cooperative relationship on environmental matters. Article 17.9 also references the ECA, which sets out certain priority areas of cooperation on environmental activities that are also reflected in Annex 17.9 of the CAFTA–DR. These priority areas include, among other things: Reinforcing institutional and legal frameworks and the capacity to develop, implement, administer, and enforce environmental laws, regulations, standards and policies; conserving and managing shared, migratory and endangered species in international trade and management of protected areas; promoting best practices leading to sustainable management of the environment; and facilitating technology development and transfer and training to promote clean production technologies. The public is advised to refer to the State Department Web site at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/ env/ and the USTR Web site at www.ustr.gov for more information. Disclaimer: This Public Notice is a request for comments and suggestions, and is not a request for applications. No granting of money is directly associated with this request for suggestions on the Council meeting agenda. There is no expectation of resources or funding associated with any comments or suggestions for the agenda. Dated: March 20, 2012. Sezaneh M. Seymour, Acting Director, Office of Environmental Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–7254 Filed 3–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P 17563 at the National Center for State Courts Headquarters in Williamsburg, Virginia. The purpose of this meeting is to consider grant applications for the 2nd quarter of FY 2012, and other business. All portions of this meeting are open to the public. ADDRESSES: National Center for State Courts Headquarters, 300 Newport Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23185, 800– 616–6164. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Mattiello, Executive Director, State Justice Institute, 11951 Freedom Drive, Suite 1020, Reston, VA 22314, 571–313–8843, contact@sji.gov. Jonathan D. Mattiello, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2012–7179 Filed 3–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Low Flow Protection Policy Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As part of its regular business meeting held on March 15, 2012, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Commission) approved the release of a proposed Low Flow Protection Policy (Policy) for public review and comment. The Policy can be accessed on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.srbc.net/pubinfo/ businessmeeting.htm, or by contacting the Commission to receive a copy by first-class mail. Persons interested in providing comments are directed to submit the same in writing on or before May 16, 2012. DATES: The deadline for the submission of written comments is May 16, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to: Mr. John Balay, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102–2391, or electronically submitted through http:// www.srbc.net/pubinfo/ businessmeeting.htm. SUMMARY: John Balay, Manager of Planning and Operations, telephone: (717) 238–0423; fax: (717) 238–2436. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 15, 2012, the Commission approved the release of a proposed Low Flow Protection Policy for public review and comment. The Policy was developed over the past year in coordination with the Commission’s Water Resources FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE SJI Board of Directors Meeting, Notice State Justice Institute. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The SJI Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00162 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 58 (Monday, March 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17562-17563]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7254]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7831]


Notification of the Next CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council 
Meeting and Request for Comments on the Meeting Agenda

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of the CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council meeting 
and request for comments on the meeting agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State and the Office of the United States 
Trade Representative are providing notice that the government parties 
to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade 
Agreement (CAFTA-DR) intend to hold the sixth meeting of the 
Environmental Affairs Council (Council) established under Chapter 17 of 
that agreement in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on April 12, 2012 at the 
Hilton Princess Hotel, 10 Calle y Ave. Circunvalaci[oacute]n, S.O. Col. 
Trejo. All interested persons are invited to attend a public session 
beginning at 2:30 p.m. on April 12.
    During the meeting, each Council Member will present their 
country's progress in implementing Chapter 17 obligations and on the 
impacts of environmental cooperation in their countries. The Council 
will also receive a presentation from the CAFTA-DR Secretariat for 
Environmental Matters (SEM) and discuss the Organization of

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American States Third Evaluation Report: Monitoring Progress of the 
Environmental Cooperation Agenda in the CAFTA-DR Countries. For the 
public session of the meeting, the Council will highlight issues from 
the above discussion elements with a particular focus on Chapter 17 
obligations and environmental cooperation successes.
    All interested persons are invited to attend a public session where 
they will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss 
implementation of Chapter 17 and environmental cooperation with Council 
Members. In addition, the SEM will present on the citizen submission 
process established under Chapter 17. More information on the Council 
is included below under

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The Department of State and Office of the 
United States Trade Representative invite written comments or 
suggestions regarding the meeting agenda. In preparing comments, we 
encourage submitters to refer to Chapter 17 of the CAFTA-DR, the Final 
Environmental Review of the CAFTA-DR and the Agreement among the CAFTA-
DR countries on Environmental Cooperation (ECA) (all documents 
available at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/env/trade/caftadr/index.htm).

DATES: To be assured of timely consideration, all written comments or 
suggestions are requested no later than April 6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be submitted to both: 
(1) Rebecca Slocum, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and 
International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of 
Environmental Policy by email to SlocumRB@state.gov with the subject 
line ``CAFTA-DR EAC Meeting'' or by fax to (202) 647-5947; and (2) 
Kelly Milton, Director for International Environmental and Conservation 
Policy, Office of the United States Trade Representative by email to 
KMilton@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line ``CAFTA-DR EAC Meeting'' or 
by fax to (202) 395-9517. If you have access to the Internet you can 
view and comment on this notice by going to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and searching on docket number DOS-2012-
0023.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Rebecca Slocum, (202) 647-4828 or 
Kelly Milton, (202) 395-9590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 17.5 of the CAFTA-DR establishes an 
Environmental Affairs Council (the Council). Article 17.5 requires the 
Council to meet to oversee the implementation of, and review progress 
under, Chapter 17. Article 17.5 further requires, unless the 
governments otherwise agree, that each meeting of the Council include a 
session in which members of the Council have an opportunity to meet 
with the public to discuss matters relating to the implementation of 
Chapter 17.
    In Article 17.9 of the CAFTA-DR, the governments recognize the 
importance of strengthening capacity to protect the environment and to 
promote sustainable development in concert with strengthening trade and 
investment relations and state their commitment to expanding their 
cooperative relationship on environmental matters. Article 17.9 also 
references the ECA, which sets out certain priority areas of 
cooperation on environmental activities that are also reflected in 
Annex 17.9 of the CAFTA-DR. These priority areas include, among other 
things: Reinforcing institutional and legal frameworks and the capacity 
to develop, implement, administer, and enforce environmental laws, 
regulations, standards and policies; conserving and managing shared, 
migratory and endangered species in international trade and management 
of protected areas; promoting best practices leading to sustainable 
management of the environment; and facilitating technology development 
and transfer and training to promote clean production technologies. The 
public is advised to refer to the State Department Web site at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/env/ and the USTR Web site at www.ustr.gov for more 
information.
    Disclaimer: This Public Notice is a request for comments and 
suggestions, and is not a request for applications. No granting of 
money is directly associated with this request for suggestions on the 
Council meeting agenda. There is no expectation of resources or funding 
associated with any comments or suggestions for the agenda.

    Dated: March 20, 2012.
Sezaneh M. Seymour,
Acting Director, Office of Environmental Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-7254 Filed 3-23-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-09-P