Meeting of the Joint Forum on Environmental Technical Cooperation (“Joint Forum”) Pursuant to the United States-Jordan Joint Statement on Environmental Technical Cooperation, 8608-8609 [E9-4041]

Download as PDF 8608 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 25, 2009 / Notices Number of annual respondents Application scenario Respondents who do not have to provide parents’ SSNs .......................................................... Respondents who are asked to provide parents’ SSNs (for application for original SSN cards for children under age 18) ....................................................................................................... Applicants age 12 or older who need to answer additional questions so SSA can determine whether an SSN was previously assigned .............................................................................. Applicants asking for a replacement SSN card beyond the new allowable limits (i.e., who must provide additional documentation to accompany the application) .................................. 13,000,000 Totals .................................................................................................................................... Dated: February 18, 2009. John Biles, Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. E9–3894 Filed 2–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6532] Meeting of the Joint Forum on Environmental Technical Cooperation (‘‘Joint Forum’’) Pursuant to the United States—Jordan Joint Statement on Environmental Technical Cooperation pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of State is providing notice that, as set forth in paragraph three of the United States– Jordan Joint Statement on Environmental Technical Cooperation (‘‘Joint Statement’’), the U.S. and Jordan will hold a meeting of the Joint Forum on Environmental and Technical Cooperation (‘‘Joint Forum’’) in Amman, Jordan, on March 3, 2009, at the Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel & Towers, 5th Circle, P.O. Box 840064, Amman 11184. See below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional details on the purpose of the meeting. During the meeting, the U.S. and Jordan will present information on cooperative environmental work they are undertaking pursuant to the Joint Statement, and will formally review and adopt a new 2008–2011 Work Program for implementing the Joint Statement. The entire meeting will be open to the public. The meeting will be conducted in English, and there will be no Arabic translation. The Department of State invites agencies, organizations, and members of the public to submit written comments or suggestions regarding agenda items. The Department of State also invites comment on the draft 2008–2011 Work Program. In preparing such comments or suggestions, we encourage submitters VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:09 Feb 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 to refer to: (1) The U.S.–Jordan Joint Statement on Environmental Technical Cooperation, (2) the draft 2008–2011 Work Program Pursuant to the U.S.– Jordan Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation, (3) the Plan of Action: U.S.–Jordan Joint Forum on Environmental Technical Cooperation, (4) Article 5 (Environment) of the Agreement Between the U.S. and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the Establishment of a Free Trade Area and (5) the Environmental Review of the FTA, which are all available at: https:// www.state.gov/g/oes/env/trade/. DATES: To be assured of timely consideration, all written comments or suggestions are requested no later than February 26, 2009. ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be e-mailed (dod43075@state.gov) or faxed ((202) 647–5947) to Dao Do, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science, Office of Environmental Policy, with the subject line ‘‘U.S.–Jordan Joint Forum Meeting.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Dao Do, telephone (202) 647–6777. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Paragraph 3 of the U.S.–Jordan Joint Statement on Environmental Technical Cooperation, the United States and Jordan establish a Joint Forum on Environmental and Technical Cooperation that will meet regularly. The mandate of the Joint Forum is to advance environmental protection in Jordan by developing environmental technical cooperation initiatives, which take into account environmental priorities, and which are agreed to by the two Governments. In paragraph 4, the Countries identify an initial focus of technical cooperation on Jordanian environmental quality issues and the development and effective implementation of Jordanian environmental laws, as defined in Articles 5.4 and 18.2(a) of the FTA. The first Plan of Action focused on implementing a strategic vision for the Ministry of Environment in Jordan, PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 540,000 40,000 Completion time (minutes) Burden hours 81⁄2 1,841,667 9 81,000 12 9 ⁄ 6,333 4,000 60 4,000 13,584,000 ........................ 1,933,000 established in 2002, to promote sustainable economic growth and development. The plan outlined activities to, among other things, strengthen the Jordanian Ministry of Environment’s capacity for setting, implementing, and ensuring compliance with environmental standards; harness market forces to protect the environment while bringing economic benefits; undertake industrial wastewater treatment and hazardous waste management for a target region; seek out economic benefits of ecotourism; and promote development of a regional network of environmental lawmakers and enforcement officials. The new Work Program for 2008– 2011 identifies long-term goals to achieve (1) Compliance with obligations in Article 5 (Environment) of the Agreement Between the U.S. and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the Establishment of a Free Trade Area; (2) Improved protection and conservation of the environment, including natural resources; (3) Transparency and meaningful public participation in environmental decision-making; and (4) A culture of environmental protection and compliance with environmental laws through, among other things, the promotion of economic opportunities; voluntary measures to enhance environmental performance; and job creation. The new Work Program specifies cooperative activities in four main priority areas which reflect the ‘‘Selected Environmental Technical Cooperation Programs’’ listed in the Annex to the October 24, 2000 Joint Statement. These areas include institutional and policy strengthening; biodiversity conservation and improved management of protected areas; improved private sector environmental performance; and environmental education, transparency, and public participation in environmental decisionmaking and enforcement. At the Joint Forum, U.S. and Jordanian officials will present information on cooperative environmental work they are E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 25, 2009 / Notices undertaking pursuant to the Joint Statement, and will formally review and adopt a new 2008–2011 Work Program for implementing the Joint Statement. The entire meeting will be open to the public. The meeting will be conducted in English, and there will be no Arabic translation. Please refer to the State Department Web site at https://www.state.gov/g/oes/ env/. Dated: February 12, 2009. Daniel T. Fantozzi, Director, Office of Environmental Policy, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–4041 Filed 2–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–19–P SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice of public hearing and commission meeting. SUMMARY: The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting beginning at 1 p.m. on March 12, 2009, in Scranton, Pa. At the public hearing, the Commission will consider: (1) Action on certain water resources projects and the modification of certain docket approvals, including one diversion into and out of the basin for water supply; (2) the rescission of several previous docket approvals; (3) a request for an administrative hearing on a project previously approved by the Commission; and (4) the adoption of a records processing fee schedule. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the public hearing and business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. DATES: March 12, 2009. ADDRESSES: Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503–1826. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Cairo, General Counsel, telephone: (717) 238–0423, ext. 306; fax: (717) 238–2436; e-mail: rcairo@srbc.net or Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the Commission, telephone: (717) 238– 0423, ext. 304; fax: (717) 238–2436; email: srichardson@srbc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In addition to the public hearing and its related action items identified below, the business meeting also includes actions or presentations on the VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:09 Feb 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 following items: (1) The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Velocity Demonstration Project; (2) present hydrologic conditions of the basin; (3) the 2009 Water Resources Program; (4) an Application Fee Policy for Mine Drainage Withdrawals to guide the granting of fee waivers or reductions to projects withdrawing mine drainage water; (5) presentation of the William Jeanes Award; (6) an Access to Records Policy governing public access to Commission records; (7) certain grant applications; (8) by-laws governing the organization and operation of the Commission; and (9) revision of the FY 2010 budget. The Commission will also hear a Legal Counsel’s report. Public Hearing—Projects Scheduled for Action 1. Project Sponsor and Facility: ALTA Operating Company, LLC (DuBois Creek), Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.010 mgd. 2. Project Sponsor and Facility: ALTA Operating Company, LLC (Snake Creek), Liberty Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.099 mgd. 3. Project Sponsor and Facility: ALTA Operating Company, LLC (Susquehanna River), Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 3.000 mgd. 4. Project Sponsor and Facility: Anadarko E&P Company LP (Pine Creek), Cummings Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 2.450 mgd. 5. Project Sponsor and Facility: Anadarko E&P Company LP (West Branch Susquehanna River-1), Chapman Township, Clinton County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.720 mgd. 6. Project Sponsor and Facility: Anadarko E&P Company LP (West Branch Susquehanna River-2), Renovo Borough, Clinton County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.720 mgd. 7. Project Sponsor and Facility: Anadarko E&P Company LP (West Branch Susquehanna River-3), Nippenose Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.720 mgd. 8. Project Sponsor and Facility: Anadarko E&P Company LP (West Branch Susquehanna River-4), Burnside Township, Centre County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.720 mgd. 9. Project Sponsor and Facility: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (for operations in PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8609 Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties, Pa.). Modification of consumptive use to comport with new regulations effective on January 15, 2009 (Docket No. 20080904). 10. Project Sponsor: CAN DO, Inc. Project Facility: Corporate Center, Hazle Township, Luzerne County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of 0.347 mgd from Well 1. 11. Project Sponsor and Facility: Cherokee Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Riverside Borough, Northumberland County, Pa. Application for consumptive water use of up to 0.500 mgd. 12. Project Sponsor and Facility: Cherokee Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Riverside Borough, Northumberland County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 34.000 mgd from the Susquehanna River. 13. Project Sponsor and Facility: Cherokee Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Riverside Borough, Northumberland County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of 0.600 mgd for treatment of groundwater contamination. 14. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (for operations in Chemung and Tioga Counties, N.Y., and Bradford, Susquehanna, and Wyoming Counties, Pa.). Modification of consumptive use to comport with new regulations effective on January 15, 2009 (Docket No. 20080902). 15. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (Susquehanna River), Terry Township, Bradford County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd. 16. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chief Oil & Gas LLC (for operations in Bradford County, Pa.). Modification of consumptive use to comport with new regulations effective on January 15, 2009 (Docket No. 20080911). 17. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chief Oil & Gas LLC (for operations in Lycoming County, Pa.) Modification of consumptive use to comport with new regulations effective on January 15, 2009 (Docket No. 20080934). 18. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chief Oil & Gas LLC (for operations in Clearfield County, Pa.). Modification of consumptive use to comport with new regulations effective on January 15, 2009 (Docket No. 20081201). 19. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chief Oil & Gas LLC (Sugar Creek), West Burlington Township, Bradford County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.053 mgd. 20. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 25, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8608-8609]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4041]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6532]


Meeting of the Joint Forum on Environmental Technical Cooperation 
(``Joint Forum'') Pursuant to the United States--Jordan Joint Statement 
on Environmental Technical Cooperation

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is providing notice that, as set forth 
in paragraph three of the United States-Jordan Joint Statement on 
Environmental Technical Cooperation (``Joint Statement''), the U.S. and 
Jordan will hold a meeting of the Joint Forum on Environmental and 
Technical Cooperation (``Joint Forum'') in Amman, Jordan, on March 3, 
2009, at the Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel & Towers, 5th Circle, P.O. 
Box 840064, Amman 11184. See below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for 
additional details on the purpose of the meeting. During the meeting, 
the U.S. and Jordan will present information on cooperative 
environmental work they are undertaking pursuant to the Joint 
Statement, and will formally review and adopt a new 2008-2011 Work 
Program for implementing the Joint Statement. The entire meeting will 
be open to the public. The meeting will be conducted in English, and 
there will be no Arabic translation.
    The Department of State invites agencies, organizations, and 
members of the public to submit written comments or suggestions 
regarding agenda items. The Department of State also invites comment on 
the draft 2008-2011 Work Program. In preparing such comments or 
suggestions, we encourage submitters to refer to: (1) The U.S.-Jordan 
Joint Statement on Environmental Technical Cooperation, (2) the draft 
2008-2011 Work Program Pursuant to the U.S.-Jordan Joint Statement on 
Environmental Cooperation, (3) the Plan of Action: U.S.-Jordan Joint 
Forum on Environmental Technical Cooperation, (4) Article 5 
(Environment) of the Agreement Between the U.S. and the Hashemite 
Kingdom of Jordan on the Establishment of a Free Trade Area and (5) the 
Environmental Review of the FTA, which are all available at: https://
www.state.gov/g/oes/env/trade/.

DATES: To be assured of timely consideration, all written comments or 
suggestions are requested no later than February 26, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be e-mailed 
(dod43075@state.gov) or faxed ((202) 647-5947) to Dao Do, U.S. 
Department of State, Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science, Office 
of Environmental Policy, with the subject line ``U.S.-Jordan Joint 
Forum Meeting.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Dao Do, telephone (202) 647-6777.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Paragraph 3 of the U.S.-Jordan Joint 
Statement on Environmental Technical Cooperation, the United States and 
Jordan establish a Joint Forum on Environmental and Technical 
Cooperation that will meet regularly. The mandate of the Joint Forum is 
to advance environmental protection in Jordan by developing 
environmental technical cooperation initiatives, which take into 
account environmental priorities, and which are agreed to by the two 
Governments. In paragraph 4, the Countries identify an initial focus of 
technical cooperation on Jordanian environmental quality issues and the 
development and effective implementation of Jordanian environmental 
laws, as defined in Articles 5.4 and 18.2(a) of the FTA.
    The first Plan of Action focused on implementing a strategic vision 
for the Ministry of Environment in Jordan, established in 2002, to 
promote sustainable economic growth and development. The plan outlined 
activities to, among other things, strengthen the Jordanian Ministry of 
Environment's capacity for setting, implementing, and ensuring 
compliance with environmental standards; harness market forces to 
protect the environment while bringing economic benefits; undertake 
industrial wastewater treatment and hazardous waste management for a 
target region; seek out economic benefits of ecotourism; and promote 
development of a regional network of environmental lawmakers and 
enforcement officials.
    The new Work Program for 2008-2011 identifies long-term goals to 
achieve (1) Compliance with obligations in Article 5 (Environment) of 
the Agreement Between the U.S. and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 
the Establishment of a Free Trade Area; (2) Improved protection and 
conservation of the environment, including natural resources; (3) 
Transparency and meaningful public participation in environmental 
decision-making; and (4) A culture of environmental protection and 
compliance with environmental laws through, among other things, the 
promotion of economic opportunities; voluntary measures to enhance 
environmental performance; and job creation. The new Work Program 
specifies cooperative activities in four main priority areas which 
reflect the ``Selected Environmental Technical Cooperation Programs'' 
listed in the Annex to the October 24, 2000 Joint Statement. These 
areas include institutional and policy strengthening; biodiversity 
conservation and improved management of protected areas; improved 
private sector environmental performance; and environmental education, 
transparency, and public participation in environmental decision-making 
and enforcement.
    At the Joint Forum, U.S. and Jordanian officials will present 
information on cooperative environmental work they are

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undertaking pursuant to the Joint Statement, and will formally review 
and adopt a new 2008-2011 Work Program for implementing the Joint 
Statement. The entire meeting will be open to the public. The meeting 
will be conducted in English, and there will be no Arabic translation.
    Please refer to the State Department Web site at https://
www.state.gov/g/oes/env/.

    Dated: February 12, 2009.
Daniel T. Fantozzi,
Director, Office of Environmental Policy, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E9-4041 Filed 2-24-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-19-P