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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 15, 2006 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Percent Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations without credit available elsewhere .................................... Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–3698 Filed 3–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #10422 and #10423] Florida Disaster #FL–00012 Small Business Administration. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Florida dated 03/09/ 2006. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding Incident Period: 02/03/2006. Effective Date: 03/09/2006. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/08/2006. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/11/2006. 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E6–3747 Filed 3–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5341] Advisory Committee on Private International Law SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee’s study group on investment securities will hold a meeting Friday, March 31 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. e.s.t. to review the results of the second intergovernmental meeting at UNIDROIT on a draft multilateral treaty (convention) on harmonization of certain aspects of investment securities transactional law. The meeting will examine in particular provisions on clearing and settlement of securities transactions through or involving intermediaries, as well as provisions on the relation of intermediaries and issuers of securities and collateral useages including netting of securities transactions. Background UNIDROIT (the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law, an international organization headquartered in Rome, Italy, which the United States participates actively in as a member state) has initiated a project to prepare a multilateral treaty (convention) on certain aspects of Percent investment securities transactional law. Preliminary studies and proposals were 5.750 initiated in 2002, and the first intergovernmental meeting held in May 2.875 2005. The second meeting will take place in mid-March 2006, and the 7.408 Advisory Committee meeting is intended to be an initial review of 4.000 revisions, if any, to the draft convention, and to assess prospects for future negotiations as well as objectives that 5.000 should be sought. The latter will need to take into account the differences in legal systems, existing laws on Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13443 investment securities transactions, and differences in securities markets as well as regulatory systems of the fifty or so countries that participate. Scope The subject matter of the preliminary draft convention is ‘‘Harmonized Substantive Rules Regarding Intermediated Securities’’ and at this point includes rights and obligations associated with transactions or dispositions of investment securities such as crediting of securities to a securities account, instructions by an account holder, the role and obligations of intermediaries, effect of rules of clearing and settlement systems, whether upper-tier attachment is permissible, priority among competing interests, protection of bona fide acquirers, effect on insolvency proceedings, intermediaries relationship to issuers of securities, rights of setoff, and provisions with respect to collateral transactions such as use of or substitution of collateral, netting, and other matters. The foregoing matters are largely subjects in the United States of uniform securities transaction laws as set out in Uniform Commercial Code Articles 8 and 9. Conclusion of a text, if that is achieved, which is unlikely to occur before 2007, does not obligate any country to adopt or implement its provisions in any way. Agenda The Advisory Committee’s Study group agenda will review viewpoints of various participating countries and financial associations or other organizations that participate in the process, as well as revisions if any to the draft text. It will also cover, time permitting, related developments in international investment securities regulation and practice. The Advisory Committee offers an opportunity for interested members of the public or entities, associations and others to comment on these developments and to make recommendations for future proposals. Public Participation Advisory Committee Study group meetings are open to the public. The meeting will be at the offices of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 33 Liberty Street, NYC. Persons wishing to attend need to provide in advance, not later than Wednesday, March 29 their name, address, contact numbers, including e-mail address if available, and affiliation(s) to smeltzertk@state.gov. Additional meeting information can be obtained from Ms. Smeltzer at 202– E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 13444 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 15, 2006 / Notices 776–8423. Persons who cannot attend but who wish to comment on any of the topics referred to are welcome to do so in writing or by e-mail to Joyce.Hansen@ny.frb.org or BurmanHS@State.gov. Documents Documents on this project, including the current and prior drafts of the convention, background, and proposals of participants are available at http:// www.Unidroit.org. Additional documents may be available following the mid-March meeting on that site or by request to Ms. Smeltzer. For further information on UNIDROIT generally please contact Hal Burman at the State Department at the above e-address or by fax at 202–776–8482. Dated: March 9, 2006. Mary Helen Carlson, Attorney Advisor, Advisory Committee, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–3733 Filed 3–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Proposed Advisory Circular 25–17A Revision, Transport Airplane Cabin Interiors Crashworthiness Handbook Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed advisory circular (AC) 25–17A and request for comments; extension of comment period. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the extension of the comment period for proposed advisory circular (AC) 25– 17A, which was published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2005 (70 FR 69623), and closes on March 16, 2006. In that notice,the FAA invited public comment on a proposed AC which provides guidance on a means, but not the only means, of compliance with Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations concerning the crashworthiness requirements as applied to cabin interiors. This extension of the comment period is necessary to give all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed AC. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 1, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send all comments on proposed AC to: Federal Aviation Administration, Attention: Jayson Claar, Airframe/Cabin Safety Branch, ANM– 115, Transport Airplane Directorate, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Mar 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 Aircraft Certification Service, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98055–4056. Comments may be inspected at the above address between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jayson Claar at the above address, telephone (206) 227–2194; facsimile (425) 227–1232; or e-mail at: jayson.claar@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed AC by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Commenters should identify AC 25– 17A, and submit comments, in duplicate, to the address specified above. The Transport Standards Staff will consider all communications received on or before the closing date for comments before issuing the final AC. The AC can be found and downloaded from the Internet at: http://www.airweb.faa.gov/rgl under ‘‘Draft Advisory Circulars.’’ A paper copy or a CD ROM of the proposed AC may be obtained by contacting the person named above under the caption FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. of time to comment on proposed AC 25– 17A, and has determined that extending the comment period would be in the public interest and that good cause exists for taking this action. Accordingly, the comment period of proposed AC 25–17A is extended until May 1, 2006. Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 7, 2006. Kalene C. Yanamura, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 06–2446 Filed 3–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Request Approval From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Fractional Aircraft Ownership Programs Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: This proposed AC revision contains guidance pertinent to the cabin safety and crashworthiness type certification requirements of part 25 as amended by Amendments 25–1 through 25–112. Previously, two ACs on this subject have been available to the public: • AC 25–17 was issued on 7/15/91. It covers Amendments 25–1 through 25– 59. • A proposed AC 25–17A revision was published on 10/7/99, for public comment. It covered Amendments 25–1 through 25–70. That revision was never issued as a final document. • To assist in reviewing the proposed AC, the FAA identifies the additions/ changes made to the guidance by highlighting the text changes the first time they appear. The baseline for identifying the changes to the guidance is the existing AC 25–17, dated 7/15/91. SUMMARY: The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. Fractional Ownership is a program that offers increased flexibility in aircraft ownership. Owners purchase shares of an aircraft and agree to share their aircraft with others having an ownership share in that same aircraft. Owners agree to put their aircraft into a ‘‘pool’’ of other shared aircraft and to lease their aircraft to another owner in that pool. The aircraft owners use a common management company to maintain the aircraft and administer the leasing of the aircraft among the owners. DATES: Please submit comments by May 15, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Street on (202) 267–9895, or by e-mail at: Judy.Street@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Extension of Comment Period Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Since publication of the notice, the FAA has received a request that the comment period for the notice be extended past its original closing date of march 16, 2006, to allow more time in which to study the proposal and to prepare comments on this very important issue. The FAA has reviewed the request for consideration of an additional amount Title: Fractional Aircraft Ownership Programs. Type of Request: Approval of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0684. Forms(s): NA. Affected Public: An estimated 3,672 Respondents. Frequency: The information is collected as needed. Background PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 15, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13443-13444]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-3733]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5341]


Advisory Committee on Private International Law

SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee's study group on investment securities 
will hold a meeting Friday, March 31 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. e.s.t. to 
review the results of the second intergovernmental meeting at UNIDROIT 
on a draft multilateral treaty (convention) on harmonization of certain 
aspects of investment securities transactional law. The meeting will 
examine in particular provisions on clearing and settlement of 
securities transactions through or involving intermediaries, as well as 
provisions on the relation of intermediaries and issuers of securities 
and collateral useages including netting of securities transactions.

Background

    UNIDROIT (the International Institute for the Unification of 
Private Law, an international organization headquartered in Rome, 
Italy, which the United States participates actively in as a member 
state) has initiated a project to prepare a multilateral treaty 
(convention) on certain aspects of investment securities transactional 
law. Preliminary studies and proposals were initiated in 2002, and the 
first intergovernmental meeting held in May 2005. The second meeting 
will take place in mid-March 2006, and the Advisory Committee meeting 
is intended to be an initial review of revisions, if any, to the draft 
convention, and to assess prospects for future negotiations as well as 
objectives that should be sought. The latter will need to take into 
account the differences in legal systems, existing laws on investment 
securities transactions, and differences in securities markets as well 
as regulatory systems of the fifty or so countries that participate.

Scope

    The subject matter of the preliminary draft convention is 
``Harmonized Substantive Rules Regarding Intermediated Securities'' and 
at this point includes rights and obligations associated with 
transactions or dispositions of investment securities such as crediting 
of securities to a securities account, instructions by an account 
holder, the role and obligations of intermediaries, effect of rules of 
clearing and settlement systems, whether upper-tier attachment is 
permissible, priority among competing interests, protection of bona 
fide acquirers, effect on insolvency proceedings, intermediaries 
relationship to issuers of securities, rights of setoff, and provisions 
with respect to collateral transactions such as use of or substitution 
of collateral, netting, and other matters. The foregoing matters are 
largely subjects in the United States of uniform securities transaction 
laws as set out in Uniform Commercial Code Articles 8 and 9. Conclusion 
of a text, if that is achieved, which is unlikely to occur before 2007, 
does not obligate any country to adopt or implement its provisions in 
any way.

Agenda

    The Advisory Committee's Study group agenda will review viewpoints 
of various participating countries and financial associations or other 
organizations that participate in the process, as well as revisions if 
any to the draft text. It will also cover, time permitting, related 
developments in international investment securities regulation and 
practice. The Advisory Committee offers an opportunity for interested 
members of the public or entities, associations and others to comment 
on these developments and to make recommendations for future proposals.

Public Participation

    Advisory Committee Study group meetings are open to the public. The 
meeting will be at the offices of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 
33 Liberty Street, NYC. Persons wishing to attend need to provide in 
advance, not later than Wednesday, March 29 their name, address, 
contact numbers, including e-mail address if available, and 
affiliation(s) to smeltzertk@state.gov.
    Additional meeting information can be obtained from Ms. Smeltzer at 
202-

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776-8423. Persons who cannot attend but who wish to comment on any of 
the topics referred to are welcome to do so in writing or by e-mail to 
Joyce.Hansen@ny.frb.org or BurmanHS@State.gov.

Documents

    Documents on this project, including the current and prior drafts 
of the convention, background, and proposals of participants are 
available at http://www.Unidroit.org. Additional documents may be 
available following the mid-March meeting on that site or by request to 
Ms. Smeltzer. For further information on UNIDROIT generally please 
contact Hal Burman at the State Department at the above e-address or by 
fax at 202-776-8482.

    Dated: March 9, 2006.
Mary Helen Carlson,
Attorney Advisor, Advisory Committee, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E6-3733 Filed 3-14-06; 8:45 am]
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