U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting, 18681-18682 [2017-08009]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 75 / Thursday, April 20, 2017 / Notices SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–80461; File No. SR– BatsBZX–2016–60] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on Proceedings To Determine Whether To Approve or Disapprove a Proposed Rule Change to Bats BZX Rule 14.13, Company Listing Fees, and to the Bats BZX Fee Schedule April 14, 2017. On September 29, 2016, Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘BZX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to amend (1) the fees set forth in BZX Rule 14.13 applicable to securities listed on the Exchange, and (2) the fee schedule applicable to Members 3 and non-Members of the Exchange pursuant to Exchange Rules 15.1(a) and (c). BZX designated the proposed rule change as immediately effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act.4 On October 14, 2016, the Commission published notice of filing of the proposed rule change and pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(C) of the Act: (1) temporarily suspended the proposed rule change; and (2) instituted proceedings to determine whether to approve or disapprove the proposal. The notice was published for comment in the Federal Register on October 20, 2016.5 The Commission has received three comment letters on the proposal.6 Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 7 provides that, after instituting proceedings, the Commission shall issue an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule change not later than 180 days after the date of publication of notice of filing 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 A Member is defined as ‘‘any registered broker or dealer that has been admitted to membership in the Exchange.’’ See BZX Rule 1.5(n). 4 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79103, 81 FR 72624 (Oct. 14, 2016). 6 See letter to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Commission, from Kyle Murray, Assistant General Counsel, Bats Global Markets, Inc., dated November 22, 2016; letter to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Commission, from Douglas A. Cifu, Chief Executive Officer, Virtu Financial, Inc., dated December 20, 2016; and letter to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Commission, from Andrew Madar, Senior Associate General Counsel, Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, dated January 27, 2017. Comment letters are available at: https://www.sec.gov/comments/sr-batsbzx-2016-60/ batsbzx201660.shtml. 7 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 of the proposed rule change. The Commission may, however, extend the period for issuing an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule change by not more than 60 days if the Commission determines that a longer period is appropriate and publishes the reasons for such determination. The proposed rule change was published for notice and comment in the Federal Register on October 20, 2016.8 The 180th day after publication of the notice in the Federal Register is April 18, 2017 and June 17, 2017 is an additional 60 days from that date. The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period within which to issue an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider this proposed rule change. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,9 designates June 17, 2017 as the date by which the Commission should either approve or disapprove the proposed rule change(File No. SR–BatsBZX–2016–60). For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.10 Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–07953 Filed 4–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 9969] U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will hold a public meeting from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at George Washington University’s Elliot School for International Affairs (Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20052). The meeting will be on ‘‘Echo Chambers, Artificial Intelligence, and Bot-Driven Disinformation: New Challenges in Public Diplomacy.’’ This session will examine how public diplomacy practitioners need to adjust strategies and tactics for the modern information ecosystem, including understanding echo chambers, automated disinformation, algorithmic bias, and the proliferation and diversity of foreign propaganda efforts. The meeting will feature former Chairman of the House Permanent 8 See supra note 5. U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 10 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(57). Select Committee on Intelligence (2011– 15), Congressman Mike Rogers, as well as a panel of experts on artificial intelligence, political communication, and social media. This meeting is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, the State Department, Defense Department, the media, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. To attend and make any requests for reasonable accommodation, email Michelle Bowen at BowenMC1@ state.gov by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Please arrive for the meeting by 10:15 a.m. to allow for a prompt meeting start. The United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy appraises U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics. The Advisory Commission may conduct studies, inquiries, and meetings, as it deems necessary. It may assemble and disseminate information and issue reports and other publications, subject to the approval of the Chairperson, in consultation with the Executive Director. The Advisory Commission may undertake foreign travel in pursuit of its studies and coordinate, sponsor, or oversee projects, studies, events, or other activities that it deems desirable and necessary in fulfilling its functions. The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The members of the Commission shall represent the public interest and shall be selected from a cross section of educational, communications, cultural, scientific, technical, public service, labor, business, and professional backgrounds. Not more than four members shall be from any one political party. The President designates a member to chair the Commission. The current members of the Commission are: Mr. Sim Farar of California, Chairman; Mr. William Hybl of Colorado, Vice Chairman; Ambassador Lyndon Olson of Texas, Vice Chairman; Ambassador Penne Korth-Peacock of Texas; Anne Terman Wedner of Illinois; and Ms. Georgette Mosbacher of New York. One seat on the Commission is currently vacant. To request further information about the meeting or the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, you 9 15 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18681 E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 18682 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 75 / Thursday, April 20, 2017 / Notices may contact its Executive Director, Dr. Shawn Powers, at PowersSM@state.gov. Shawn Powers, Executive Director, Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–08009 Filed 4–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–45–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9809] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: J–1 Visa Waiver Recommendation Application Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to June 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the Internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2016–0077’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: PRA_BurdenComments@ state.gov. • You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Hector Perez-Casillas, who may be reached at PRA_BurdenComments@ state.gov. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: J–1 Visa Waiver Recommendation Application. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0135. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Office (CA/VO/L/ R). • Form Number: DS–3035. • Respondents: J–1 visa holders applying for a waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,628. • Estimated Number of Responses: 7,628. • Average Time per Response: 1 hour. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 7,628 annual hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection Form DS–3035 is used to determine the eligibility of a J–1 visa holder for a waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement. Methodology Applicants will complete the DS– 3035 online at travel.state.gov. Applicant’s information will be downloaded into a barcode, and then be immediately issued a waiver case number and further instructions. Next, applicants must print their online form with the barcode. Please note that the barcode must be printed in black and white only. After the form is completed and printed out, applicants must mail their waiver application and fee payment to: Department of State J–1, PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Waiver, P.O. Box 979037, St. Louis, MO 63197–9000. Karin King, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–07967 Filed 4–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Third Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) Meeting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Third DAC Meeting. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Third DAC Meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on May 3, 2017, 09:00 a.m.–04:00 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Air Line Pilots Association Headquarters, 535 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA 20170. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Al Secen at asecen@rtca.org or 202–330– 0647, or The RTCA Secretariat, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC, 20036, or by telephone at 202–833– 9339, fax at 202–833–9434, or Web site at http://www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., App.), notice is hereby given of the Third DAC Meeting. The DAC is a component of RTCA, which is a Federal Advisory Committee. The agenda will likely include, but may not be limited to, the following: SUMMARY: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 • Official Statement of the Designated Federal Official • Welcome and Introductions, Review of the Second DAC Meeting • Approval of Minutes from the Second DAC Meeting • FAA Update • DAC Subcommittee (SC) Co-Chairs Statement • Report out of DACSC Task Group (TG) 1 (Roles and Responsibilities) • Discussion of TG1 Recommendations • Report out of DACSC TG2 (Access to Airspace) • Discussion of TG2 Recommendations • TG3 (UAS Funding) Update • New Assignments/Agenda Topics • Adjourn Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 75 (Thursday, April 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18681-18682]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-08009]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 9969]


U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

    The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will hold a public 
meeting from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 
George Washington University's Elliot School for International Affairs 
(Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20052).
    The meeting will be on ``Echo Chambers, Artificial Intelligence, 
and Bot-Driven Disinformation: New Challenges in Public Diplomacy.'' 
This session will examine how public diplomacy practitioners need to 
adjust strategies and tactics for the modern information ecosystem, 
including understanding echo chambers, automated disinformation, 
algorithmic bias, and the proliferation and diversity of foreign 
propaganda efforts.
    The meeting will feature former Chairman of the House Permanent 
Select Committee on Intelligence (2011-15), Congressman Mike Rogers, as 
well as a panel of experts on artificial intelligence, political 
communication, and social media.
    This meeting is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, 
the State Department, Defense Department, the media, and other 
governmental and non-governmental organizations. To attend and make any 
requests for reasonable accommodation, email Michelle Bowen at 
BowenMC1@state.gov by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Please arrive 
for the meeting by 10:15 a.m. to allow for a prompt meeting start.
    The United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy appraises 
U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform, and 
influence foreign publics. The Advisory Commission may conduct studies, 
inquiries, and meetings, as it deems necessary. It may assemble and 
disseminate information and issue reports and other publications, 
subject to the approval of the Chairperson, in consultation with the 
Executive Director. The Advisory Commission may undertake foreign 
travel in pursuit of its studies and coordinate, sponsor, or oversee 
projects, studies, events, or other activities that it deems desirable 
and necessary in fulfilling its functions.
    The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the 
President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The 
members of the Commission shall represent the public interest and shall 
be selected from a cross section of educational, communications, 
cultural, scientific, technical, public service, labor, business, and 
professional backgrounds. Not more than four members shall be from any 
one political party. The President designates a member to chair the 
Commission.
    The current members of the Commission are: Mr. Sim Farar of 
California, Chairman; Mr. William Hybl of Colorado, Vice Chairman; 
Ambassador Lyndon Olson of Texas, Vice Chairman; Ambassador Penne 
Korth-Peacock of Texas; Anne Terman Wedner of Illinois; and Ms. 
Georgette Mosbacher of New York. One seat on the Commission is 
currently vacant.
    To request further information about the meeting or the U.S. 
Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, you

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may contact its Executive Director, Dr. Shawn Powers, at 
PowersSM@state.gov.

Shawn Powers,
Executive Director, Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, Department 
of State.
[FR Doc. 2017-08009 Filed 4-19-17; 8:45 am]
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