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Download as PDF pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 97 / Monday, May 19, 2008 / Notices into the workforce. An essential component of U.S. national security in the post-9/11 world is the ability to engage foreign governments and peoples, especially in critical regions, to promote understanding, convey respect for other cultures and provide an opportunity to learn more about our country and its citizens. To do this, we must be able to communicate in other languages. Performance & Alumni: Evaluation and performance measurement are essential to productive exchanges. As we involve younger, more diverse and less traditional audiences, we must assess the impact of our programs on attitudes and behavior. The Bureau’s alumni programs seek to build on the exchange experience by engaging with the participants in our programs after they have returned home. The Bureau directly funds programs that annually facilitate more than 30,000 U.S. and foreign exchange participants in over 170 countries. Of equal importance are the alumni engagement efforts of the Bureau’s designated private sector exchange programs. These private sector entities have now programmed more than 10 million exchange participants heavily concentrated in the fields of science and research, or who were foreign university students at the time of their exchange. Programs for possible public-private collaboration include the following: English Access Micro Scholarship Program and English Learning Online: The English Access Micro Scholarship Program, conducted pursuant to Fulbright-Hays Act authorities to conduct educational information and resources programs, teaches English to high school students from disadvantaged sectors. Thus far, ‘‘Access’’ has reached 32,000 students in 50 countries, including many with significant Muslim populations. Students’ improved English has led to better job and educational opportunities and the ability to compete for exchange opportunities in the U.S. ‘‘Access’’ is the first step in ECA’s continuum of educational opportunities to reach disadvantaged young people around the world. A possible companion program to the English Access Microscholarship Program is English Learning Online. This program, still in development, would provide quality English language lessons online for foreign students overseas while also providing an introduction to leadership, civic training, and community building. Private sector partnering opportunities could include both in-kind contributions of production services for VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:18 May 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 video, animation, DVDs, textbooks, and other instructional aids, as well as funding. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Educational exchange activities are at the core of our public diplomacy efforts, and large multi-national corporations are likely donors to, and partners for, our various initiatives. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports study abroad by a diverse group of U.S. undergraduate students with limited financial means, many venturing to ‘‘non-traditional’’ destinations outside Western Europe. Community College Summit Initiative: The Community College Initiative Program brings young people from nonelite and under-represented sectors from six countries to the U.S. to study at community colleges while also learning about leadership, democracy, civic participation and other aspects of U.S. culture. This is the perfect opportunity to support local community colleges while building an appropriate workforce around the world. International Fulbright Science and Technology (S&T) Award: The International Fulbright S&T Award is a globally-competed initiative designed to attract outstanding foreign students to the U.S. for Ph.D. study in science and technology. Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad: Rhythm Road sends American urban music and jazz groups on tour throughout the world. ECA expects to launch a similar program for dance troupes. We anticipate that large corporations and foundations that include culture in their sphere of charitable giving may be interested in partnering to further these activities. Global Connections and Exchange Program: The Global Connections and Exchange Program provides secondary school teachers in select countries overseas with specialized training in computer applications, Web development and the use of the Internet to enhance their daily lessons. The program empowers youth to use technology to tackle universal issues, such as gender equity, the environment, HIV/AIDS, diversity and human rights. The Bureau welcomes the views of the philanthropic, corporate and NGO communities on these initiatives and the potential for strategic partnership in achieving them. This certification will be published in the Federal Register. Goli Ameri, Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E8–11029 Filed 5–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28853 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6211] Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Meeting Notice; Closed Meeting The Department of State announces a meeting of the U.S. State Department— Overseas Security Advisory Council on June 19, 2008 at the George Bush Center for Intelligence, McLean, Virginia. Pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(7)(E), it has been determined that the meeting will be closed to the public. The meeting will focus on an examination of corporate security policies and procedures and will involve extensive discussion of proprietary commercial information that is considered privileged and confidential, and will discuss law enforcement investigative techniques and procedures. The agenda will include updated committee reports, a global threat overview, and other matters relating to private sector security policies and protective programs and the protection of U.S. business information overseas. For more information, contact Marsha Thurman, Overseas Security Advisory Council, Department of State, Washington, DC 20522–2008, phone: 571–345–2214. May 5, 2008. Gregory B. Starr, Director of the Diplomatic Security Service, Department of State. [FR Doc. E8–11136 Filed 5–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–43–P TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY SES Performance Review Board U.S. Trade and Development Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency’s Performance Review Board. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Hum, Administrative Officer, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 875–4357. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4314(c)(1) through (5), U.S.C., requires that each agency establish, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more SES Performance Review Boards. The Board shall review and E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 28854 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 97 / Monday, May 19, 2008 / Notices evaluate the initial appraisal of a senior executive’s performance by the supervisor, along with any recommendations to the appointing authority relative to the performance of the senior executive. The following have been selected as acting members of the Performance Review Board of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency: Leocadia Zak, Deputy Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency; Geoffrey Jackson, Director for Policy and Program, U.S. Trade and Development Agency; Thomas Hardy, Chief of Staff, U.S. Trade and Development Agency; James Wilderotter, General Counsel, U.S. Trade and Development Agency; Stephen McLaughlin, Chief Information Officer, International Trade Commission; and Jeri Jensen, Managing Director for Private Sector Initiatives, Millennium Challenge Corporation. Dated: May 13, 2008. Carolyn Hum, Administrative Officer. [FR Doc. E8–11181 Filed 5–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8040–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Guidance on Disclosure of Policies and Charges Associated With Checked Baggage; Notice This notice is intended to give guidance to air carriers and foreign air carriers on disclosure of carrier baggage policies and associated fees in connection with checked baggage. The general industry practice until recently has been to allow passengers two free checked bags, generally of up to 50 or 70 pounds each. Several air carriers have recently adopted policies of charging passengers an amount, in addition to the fare already paid, for any checked baggage or for more than one checked bag. Some of these policies imposing charges for checking a second bag add $25 to the cost of a passenger’s trip while others may add far greater amounts for checking a single bag, either because it is overweight or because the carrier has different fares based on whether a passenger checks bags and the number he or she checks. A number of others have announced plans to implement similar policies. The Department’s long-standing policy has been to require carriers to clearly disclose significant conditions applicable to air fares. Failure to disclose such conditions has been considered an unfair and deceptive practice and unfair method of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:18 May 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 competition in violation of 49 U.S.C. 41712 and where warranted the Aviation Enforcement Office has taken enforcement action against carriers who engage in such practices. The Aviation Enforcement Office considers such significant conditions to include limiting passengers to fewer than two free checked bags of the size and weight that have generally been free on the carrier in the past and to assessing passengers a charge in addition to the air fare for such checked baggage. Therefore, it is important that carriers provide prominent and timely notice of these baggage policies and such charges. To meet the requirements implicit in 49 U.S.C. 41712 with respect to Internet advertisements, air carriers and foreign air carriers should place a notice regarding the above-described additional baggage charges on the first screen in which the carrier offers a fare quotation of a specific itinerary selected by a consumer. This notice should appear if the carrier imposes an additional baggage charge for one or two checked bags. The notice may consist of either (1) an asterisk or similar character in close proximity to the fare quotation referring to a statement on the same screen that ‘‘additional baggage charge may apply,’’ or (2) a more detailed summary of the baggage charges on the same screen as the fare quotation. In either case, the text should contain a hyperlink to a full description of the carrier’s baggage policies. In print advertisements, an asterisk or similar character in close proximity to the fare quotation should refer the reader to a succinct statement of the baggage policies and charges. This statement may appear in typeface smaller than the rest of the advertisement and be placed, for example, along with the summary of other significant conditions and all fees and taxes which currently may be separated out from the base fare. Furthermore, in order to ensure compliance with 49 U.S.C. 41712, airline reservations agents should disclose these baggage charges and limitations during telephone or counter sales prior to completing a sale. Internet displays and airline agents should also make clear when the added charges or revised policies are to take effect. In no case should more restrictive baggage policies or additional charges be applied retroactively to a consumer who purchased his or her ticket at a time when the charges did not apply, or when a lower charge applied. Whatever the contract of carriage provides regarding free baggage as of the date of each ticket sale is binding on the carrier. The Aviation Enforcement Office PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 considers any carrier practice that violates its contract of carriage provisions to constitute an unfair and deceptive trade practice in violation of 49 U.S.C. 41712. With respect to fares that are purchased at the time of an advertisement for future travel after new baggage policies and charges are planned to take effect, carriers should place a notice on their home Web site screen highlighting the new policies and charges. Similar notices should appear in print advertisements relating to fare offerings applicable to future travel that is subject to new baggage policies and charges. This disclosure guidance’s applicability, it should be noted, extends to ticket agents. Questions regarding this notice may be addressed to the Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings (C–70), U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590. An electronic version of this document is available at http:// www.regulations.gov. Dated: May 13, 2008. Samuel Podberesky, Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings. [FR Doc. E8–11103 Filed 5–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Fresno County, California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Tier I Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for the State Route 180 Westside Expressway Route Adoption Study, located in Fresno County, California. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trais Norris, Senior Environmental Planner, Sierra Pacific Environmental Analysis Branch, Caltrans, 2015 E. Shields Avenue, Suite 100, Fresno, California 93726, or call (559) 243–8178. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the FHWA assigned, and Caltrans assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 97 (Monday, May 19, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28853-28854]
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[FR Doc No: E8-11181]


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TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY


SES Performance Review Board

AGENCY: U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the 
U.S. Trade and Development Agency's Performance Review Board.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Hum, Administrative Officer, 
U.S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, 
Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 875-4357.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4314(c)(1) through (5), U.S.C., 
requires that each agency establish, in accordance with regulations 
prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more SES 
Performance Review Boards. The Board shall review and

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evaluate the initial appraisal of a senior executive's performance by 
the supervisor, along with any recommendations to the appointing 
authority relative to the performance of the senior executive.
    The following have been selected as acting members of the 
Performance Review Board of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency: 
Leocadia Zak, Deputy Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency; 
Geoffrey Jackson, Director for Policy and Program, U.S. Trade and 
Development Agency; Thomas Hardy, Chief of Staff, U.S. Trade and 
Development Agency; James Wilderotter, General Counsel, U.S. Trade and 
Development Agency; Stephen McLaughlin, Chief Information Officer, 
International Trade Commission; and Jeri Jensen, Managing Director for 
Private Sector Initiatives, Millennium Challenge Corporation.

    Dated: May 13, 2008.
Carolyn Hum,
Administrative Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-11181 Filed 5-16-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8040-01-P