Meeting on Possible Mandate Expansion for the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), 45897-45898 [E6-13095]

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[FR Doc. 06–6837 Filed 8–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5488] Meeting on Possible Mandate Expansion for the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) The Department of State announces a meeting to hear public views on issues related to the possible expansion of the mandate of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), to include new oversight and regulatory responsibilities that may affect U.S. and non-U.S. mobile satellite services providers. The IMSO is convening an Assembly of Parties meeting September 25–29, 2006, for the member governments to: (1) Consider and act on proposals to amend the intergovernmental IMSO Convention (which has treaty status among most member governments) to expand the IMSO’s scope of authority; and (2) elect a new Director of the Organization. E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 45898 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 154 / Thursday, August 10, 2006 / Notices Presently, the IMSO’s authority applies exclusively to Inmarsat plc. A proposal has been made to extend IMSO’s oversight to include all mobile satellite service providers, specifically in the context of provision of capacity for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). Additionally, in the context of work that has been ongoing in the International Maritime Organization, the Parties will be asked to consider proposals to authorize IMSO to perform certain review and auditing functions for a new vessel ‘‘Long Range Identification and Tracking’’ system being developed for maritime security. Formal amendments to the Convention have been introduced by fifteen European countries so that ‘‘[t]he Organization may assume any other functions or duties [related to mobile satellite services], subject to the decision of the Assembly.’’ Prior to the Assembly meeting, the IMSO Advisory Committee will meet September 20–21, 2006, to consider, inter alia, a draft Public Services Agreement which satellite service providers would be required to sign before being allowed to provide services for the GMDSS. The Public Services Agreement would require the payment of new fees to the IMSO. Public views and advice are being sought well in advance of the IMSO Assembly and Advisory Committee meetings. Background documentation may be found on the Department’s Web site: http://www.state.gov/e/eb/cip/imso. The Department of State’s public meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Department’s Harry S. Truman headquarters building, 2201 C St., NW., Washington, DC. Please note that due to security considerations, parking in the vicinity of the building is extremely limited. Members of the public are encouraged to participate and join in discussions, subject to the discretion of the moderator. Persons wishing to make formal presentations should provide advance notice to the contact below. Time may be limited. Persons planning to attend this meeting should send the following data by fax to (202) 647–5957 or e-mail to maydc@state.gov not later than 72 hours before the meeting: (1) Name of the meeting, (2) name of participant, (3) organizational affiliation, (4) date of birth, (5) citizenship, and (6) either Social Security or Passport number. A valid government issued photo ID must be presented to gain entrance to the Department of State. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:27 Aug 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: August 3, 2006. Douglas May, Director for Technology Policy, International Communications and Information Policy, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–13095 Filed 8–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending July 28, 2006 The following Agreements were filed with the Department of Transportation under the sections 412 and 414 of the Federal Aviation Act, as amended (49 U.S.C. 1382 and 1384) and procedures governing proceedings to enforce these provisions. Answers may be filed within 21 days after the filing of the application. Docket Number: OST–2006–25479. Date Filed: July 27, 2006. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport Association. Subject: PAC/RESO/448 dated July 27, 2006. Twenty-Ninth Passenger Agency Conference (PACONF/29) Geneva, 28–30 June 2006. Adopted Resolutions for Expedited Implementation. Intended effective date: September 1, 2006. Docket Number: OST–2006–25480. Date Filed: July 27, 2006. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport Association. Subject: TC2 Europe-Middle East. Expedited Resolution 002dk (Memo 0224). Intended effective date: August 15, 2006. Docket Number: OST–2006–25481. Date Filed: July 27, 2006. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport Association. Subject: TC2 Within Middle East. Expedited Resolutions (Memo 0161). Intended effective date: August 15, 2006. Docket Number: OST–2006–25505. Date Filed: July 28, 2006. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport Association. Subject: CBPP/15/Meet/004/05 dated July 25, 2006. Finally Adopted Resolutions: 600a. Intended effective date: December 1, 2006. Barbara J. Hairston, Supervisory Dockets Officer, Alternate Federal Register Liaison. [FR Doc. E6–13037 Filed 8–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary Notice of Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits Filed Under Subpart B (Formerly Subpart Q) During the Week Ending July 28, 2006 The following Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits were filed under Subpart B (formerly Subpart Q) of the Department of Transportation’s Procedural Regulations (See 14 CFR 301.201 et. seq.). The due date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motions to Modify Scope are set forth below for each application. Following the Answer period DOT may process the application by expedited procedures. Such procedures may consist of the adoption of a show-cause order, a tentative order, or in appropriate cases a final order without further proceedings. Docket Number: OST–2006–25478, OST–2005–22228. Date Filed: July 26, 2006. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: August 16, 2006. Description: Application of Southern Air Inc. (‘‘Southern’’) requesting a certificate authorizing it to provide scheduled air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in the U.S. via intermediate points and a point or points in the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Iceland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Jordan, Singapore, Taiwan, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, New Zealand, Brunei, Malaysia, Aruba, Chile, Uzbekistan, Korea, Peru, Netherlands Antilles, Romania, Italy, U.A.E., Pakistan, Bahrain, Argentina, Qatar, Tanzania, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Turkey, Gambia, Nigeria, Morocco, Rwanda, Malta, Benin, Senegal, Poland, Oman, France, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Cape Verde, Samoa, Jamaica, Tonga, Albania, Madagascar, Gabon, Indonesia, Uruguay, India, Paraguay, Maldives, Ethiopia, Thailand, Mali, Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Chad and Australia and beyond. Southern also requests that its certificate authorize it to provide air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in Luxembourg, Iceland, Czech Republic, Germany, Singapore, El Salvador, Guatemala, Slovak Republic, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria, Morocco, E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 154 (Thursday, August 10, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45897-45898]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5488]


Meeting on Possible Mandate Expansion for the International 
Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO)

    The Department of State announces a meeting to hear public views on 
issues related to the possible expansion of the mandate of the 
International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), to include new 
oversight and regulatory responsibilities that may affect U.S. and non-
U.S. mobile satellite services providers. The IMSO is convening an 
Assembly of Parties meeting September 25-29, 2006, for the member 
governments to: (1) Consider and act on proposals to amend the 
intergovernmental IMSO Convention (which has treaty status among most 
member governments) to expand the IMSO's scope of authority; and (2) 
elect a new Director of the Organization.

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Presently, the IMSO's authority applies exclusively to Inmarsat plc. A 
proposal has been made to extend IMSO's oversight to include all mobile 
satellite service providers, specifically in the context of provision 
of capacity for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). 
Additionally, in the context of work that has been ongoing in the 
International Maritime Organization, the Parties will be asked to 
consider proposals to authorize IMSO to perform certain review and 
auditing functions for a new vessel ``Long Range Identification and 
Tracking'' system being developed for maritime security. Formal 
amendments to the Convention have been introduced by fifteen European 
countries so that ``[t]he Organization may assume any other functions 
or duties [related to mobile satellite services], subject to the 
decision of the Assembly.'' Prior to the Assembly meeting, the IMSO 
Advisory Committee will meet September 20-21, 2006, to consider, inter 
alia, a draft Public Services Agreement which satellite service 
providers would be required to sign before being allowed to provide 
services for the GMDSS. The Public Services Agreement would require the 
payment of new fees to the IMSO. Public views and advice are being 
sought well in advance of the IMSO Assembly and Advisory Committee 
meetings.
    Background documentation may be found on the Department's Web site: 
http://www.state.gov/e/eb/cip/imso.
    The Department of State's public meeting will take place on 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the 
Department's Harry S. Truman headquarters building, 2201 C St., NW., 
Washington, DC. Please note that due to security considerations, 
parking in the vicinity of the building is extremely limited. Members 
of the public are encouraged to participate and join in discussions, 
subject to the discretion of the moderator. Persons wishing to make 
formal presentations should provide advance notice to the contact 
below. Time may be limited. Persons planning to attend this meeting 
should send the following data by fax to (202) 647-5957 or e-mail to 
maydc@state.gov not later than 72 hours before the meeting: (1) Name of 
the meeting, (2) name of participant, (3) organizational affiliation, 
(4) date of birth, (5) citizenship, and (6) either Social Security or 
Passport number. A valid government issued photo ID must be presented 
to gain entrance to the Department of State.

    Dated: August 3, 2006.
Douglas May,
Director for Technology Policy, International Communications and 
Information Policy, Department of State.
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