United States Global Change Research Program, 28753-28754 [E9-14230]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 115 / Wednesday, June 17, 2009 / Notices Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs Web site http://travel.state.gov at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/. The paper version of the collection permits respondents who do not have Internet access to provide the information to the U.S. embassy or consulate by fax, mail or in person. Dated: May 20, 2009. Mary Ellen Hickey, Managing Director, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–14223 Filed 6–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and 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 information collection and supporting documents, to Ms. Keiry Carroll at 2401 E Street, NW., Fourteenth Floor, Washington, DC 20522, who may be reached on (202) 261–8777 or at carrollkm@state.gov. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of our functions. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 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 technology. Abstract of proposed collection: The information collected is needed to ascertain whether respondents are viable interpreting and/or translating candidates, based on their work history and legal work status in the United States. If candidates successfully become contractors for the U.S. Department of State, Office of Language Services, the information collected is used to initiate security clearance background checks and for processing payment vouchers. Respondents are typically members of the general public with varying degrees of experience in the fields of interpreting and/or translating. Methodology: OLS makes the ‘‘Office of Language Services Contractor Application Form’’ available via the OLS Internet site. Respondents can submit it electronically via e-mail or fax. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6671] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Office of Language Services Contractor Application Form, OMB 1405–XXXX, DS–7651 dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice of request for public comments. SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. • Title of Information Collection: Office of Language Services Contractor Application Form. • OMB Control Number: None. • Type of Request: New Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Administration (A/OPR/LS). • Form Number: DS–7651. • Respondents: General Public Applying for Translator and/or Interpreter Contract Positions. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 900. • Estimated Number of Responses: 900. • Average Hours per Response: Thirty minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 450 hours. • Frequency: On Occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. DATE(S): The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from June 17, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: LSapplications@state.gov. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Department of State, Office of Language Services SA–1, Fourteenth Floor, 2401 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20522. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:33 Jun 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: April 6, 2009. Matthew S. Klimow, Director, Office of Language Services, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–14225 Filed 6–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28753 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6672] United States Global Change Research Program ACTION: Call for U.S. Nominations to serve as Authors and/or Review Editors of the IPCC Special Report ‘‘Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation’’ June 17, 2009. SUMMARY: The United States participates in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an intergovernmental body that oversees the development of assessments of the state of knowledge on climate change. The role of the IPCC is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis, the scientific, technical, and socioeconomic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts, and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC assessments are commissioned by member governments and produced by scientists and technical experts. The reports undergo expert and government review and are accepted by IPCC member governments prior to their release. Information on the IPCC and its assessments and procedures can be found at http://www.ipcc.ch. Every six to seven years, the IPCC produces a comprehensive three-volume assessment of the state of knowledge of climate change. Volumes in this comprehensive assessment cover climate change science; impacts, vulnerability and adaptation; and mitigation. The most recent of these was finalized in 2008; the next comprehensive assessment will be finalized in 2014. In addition to this comprehensive assessment, the IPCC periodically produces ‘‘special reports’’ that address specific topics on climate change. At the IPCC’s most recent plenary meeting on April 21–23, governments approved the production of a ‘‘Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation.’’ Under IPCC procedures, member governments have an opportunity to provide nominations for authors to be involved in the production of each chapter in the report. The United States provides this call for nominations for U.S. authors or reviewers for the subject report. The subject report will require the contributions of experts who can integrate the findings of the climate change science; vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation to extreme events; and E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 28754 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 115 / Wednesday, June 17, 2009 / Notices disaster risk management communities. Nominees should have extensive expertise pertinent to the subject matter covered, and will generally be recognized in their field of expertise. For each chapter in a report, IPCC procedures call for convening lead authors, who oversee the production of a chapter; lead authors, who are responsible for sections of a chapter, and contributing authors. IPCC procedures also call for lead reviewers, also generally are recognized in their field. The chapters are as follows: • Climate change: New dimensions in disaster risk, exposure, vulnerability, and resilience • Determinants of risks: Exposure and vulnerability • Changes in climate extremes and their impacts on the natural physical environment • Changes in impacts of climate extremes: Human systems and ecosystems • Managing the risks from climate extremes at the local level • Managing the risks from climate extremes at the national level • Managing the risks: International level and integration across scales • Toward a sustainable and resilient future • Case studies. Further information on this request— such as the IPCC request for nominations, the approved outlines of the report, a description of the roles and responsibilities associated with them, and a nomination form and other required materials that must be completed for each nominee—may be found at either the IPCC Secretariat (http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/sr.html) or USGCRP (http:// www.globalchange.gov/ipcc/extremes) Web sites. DATES: A completed nomination form as well as a summary CV for each nominee should be returned to the U.S. Global Change Research Program Office (ipcc_nominations@usgcrp.gov) by close of business Friday, July 10, 2009. The summary CV—in English and preferably no more than 5 pages, highlighting topical expertise and relevant publications—must include a statement of primary expertise (e.g., climate science, disaster risk reduction, impacts of extreme events/disasters, adaptation, economics). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Allen, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20006. (Phone: 202–419–3486, Fax: 202–223–3065, E-mail: VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:33 Jun 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 dallen@usgcrp.gov); or visit the USGCRP Web site at http:// www.globalchange.gov. www.regulations.gov, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483 to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. If (as explained below) the Dated: June 12, 2009. comment contains confidential Drew Nelson, information, then the comment should Acting Office Director, Office of Global be submitted by fax only to Sandy Change, Bureau of Oceans and International McKinzy at (202) 395–3640. Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leigh Bacon, Associate General [FR Doc. E9–14230 Filed 6–16–09; 8:45 am] Counsel, Office of the United States BILLING CODE 4710–09–P Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, (202) 395– 5859. OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USTR is TRADE REPRESENTATIVE providing notice that consultations have [Docket No. WTO/DS382] been requested pursuant to the WTO Understanding on Rules and Procedures WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Governing the Settlement of Disputes Regarding United States—Anti(‘‘DSU’’). If such consultations should Dumping Administrative Reviews and fail to resolve the matter and a dispute Other Measures Related to Imports of settlement panel is established pursuant Certain Orange Juice from Brazil to the DSU, such panel, which would AGENCY: Office of the United States hold its meetings in Geneva, Trade Representative. Switzerland, would be expected to issue ACTION: Notice; request for comments. a report on its findings and recommendations within nine months SUMMARY: The Office of the United after it is established. States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) is On November 27, 2008, Brazil providing notice that on May 22, 2009, requested consultations regarding the Brazil requested consultations with the antidumping duty administrative review United States under the Marrakesh on certain orange juice from Brazil, Agreement Establishing the World Trade referring in particular to the use of Organization (‘‘WTO Agreement’’) ‘‘zeroing’’ in that review. USTR solicited concerning the antidumping duty comments in response to Brazil’s investigation on certain orange juice November 27, 2008, consultations from Brazil, the second antidumping request in 73 Federal Register 80,442 duty administrative review on certain (Dec. 31, 2008). Comments received in orange juice from Brazil (Department of response to that request may be viewed Commerce Case No. A–351–840), and on the www.regulations.gov Web site by the ‘‘continued use of the US zeroing entering docket number USTR–2008– procedures (‘model’ or ‘simple’ zeroing) 0044 in the search field on the home in successive antidumping page. proceedings.’’ On November 27, 2008, Major Issues Raised by Brazil Brazil requested consultations with the United States concerning the first In its second consultations request, antidumping administrative review on filed on May 22, 2009, Brazil requested certain orange juice from Brazil and consultations regarding the various U.S. laws, regulations, antidumping duty investigation in administrative procedures, practices, Certain Orange Juice from Brazil: Final and methodologies. Those requests may Results and Partial Rescission of be found at www.wto.org contained in Antidumping Administrative Review documents designated as WT/DS382/1/ (A–351–840), covering the period from Add.1 and WT/DS382/1, respectively. October 1, 2003, to September 30, 2004, USTR invites written comments from and the final results thereof, 71 FR 2183 the public concerning the issues raised (January 13, 2006), the antidumping in this dispute. duty order, 71 FR 12183 (Mar. 9, 2006), DATES: Although USTR will accept any and any cash deposits issued pursuant comments received during the course of thereto; and the antidumping duty the dispute settlement proceedings, administrative review covering the comments should be submitted on or period from March 1, 2007, to February before July 17, 2009 to be assured of 29, 2008. Brazil also challenges the timely consideration by USTR. ‘‘continued use’’ of ‘‘zeroing’’ ADDRESSES: Comments should be procedures in successive antidumping submitted electronically to proceedings in that case. Brazil alleges inconsistencies with www.regulations.gov, docket number Articles II, VI:1, and VI:2 of the General USTR–2008–0044. If you are unable to Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994, provide submissions by PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 115 (Wednesday, June 17, 2009)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-14230]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6672]


United States Global Change Research Program

ACTION: Call for U.S. Nominations to serve as Authors and/or Review 
Editors of the IPCC Special Report ``Managing the Risks of Extreme 
Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation'' June 17, 
2009.

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SUMMARY: The United States participates in the Intergovernmental Panel 
on Climate Change, an intergovernmental body that oversees the 
development of assessments of the state of knowledge on climate change. 
The role of the IPCC is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open 
and transparent basis, the scientific, technical, and socioeconomic 
information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of 
human-induced climate change, its potential impacts, and options for 
adaptation and mitigation.
    IPCC assessments are commissioned by member governments and 
produced by scientists and technical experts. The reports undergo 
expert and government review and are accepted by IPCC member 
governments prior to their release. Information on the IPCC and its 
assessments and procedures can be found at http://www.ipcc.ch.
    Every six to seven years, the IPCC produces a comprehensive three-
volume assessment of the state of knowledge of climate change. Volumes 
in this comprehensive assessment cover climate change science; impacts, 
vulnerability and adaptation; and mitigation. The most recent of these 
was finalized in 2008; the next comprehensive assessment will be 
finalized in 2014.
    In addition to this comprehensive assessment, the IPCC periodically 
produces ``special reports'' that address specific topics on climate 
change. At the IPCC's most recent plenary meeting on April 21-23, 
governments approved the production of a ``Special Report on Managing 
the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change 
Adaptation.''
    Under IPCC procedures, member governments have an opportunity to 
provide nominations for authors to be involved in the production of 
each chapter in the report. The United States provides this call for 
nominations for U.S. authors or reviewers for the subject report. The 
subject report will require the contributions of experts who can 
integrate the findings of the climate change science; vulnerability, 
impacts, and adaptation to extreme events; and

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disaster risk management communities. Nominees should have extensive 
expertise pertinent to the subject matter covered, and will generally 
be recognized in their field of expertise. For each chapter in a 
report, IPCC procedures call for convening lead authors, who oversee 
the production of a chapter; lead authors, who are responsible for 
sections of a chapter, and contributing authors. IPCC procedures also 
call for lead reviewers, also generally are recognized in their field.
    The chapters are as follows:
     Climate change: New dimensions in disaster risk, exposure, 
vulnerability, and resilience
     Determinants of risks: Exposure and vulnerability
     Changes in climate extremes and their impacts on the 
natural physical environment
     Changes in impacts of climate extremes: Human systems and 
ecosystems
     Managing the risks from climate extremes at the local 
level
     Managing the risks from climate extremes at the national 
level
     Managing the risks: International level and integration 
across scales
     Toward a sustainable and resilient future
     Case studies.
    Further information on this request--such as the IPCC request for 
nominations, the approved outlines of the report, a description of the 
roles and responsibilities associated with them, and a nomination form 
and other required materials that must be completed for each nominee--
may be found at either the IPCC Secretariat (http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/sr.html) or USGCRP (http://www.globalchange.gov/ipcc/extremes) Web 
sites.

DATES: A completed nomination form as well as a summary CV for each 
nominee should be returned to the U.S. Global Change Research Program 
Office (ipcc_nominations@usgcrp.gov) by close of business Friday, July 
10, 2009. The summary CV--in English and preferably no more than 5 
pages, highlighting topical expertise and relevant publications--must 
include a statement of primary expertise (e.g., climate science, 
disaster risk reduction, impacts of extreme events/disasters, 
adaptation, economics).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Allen, U.S. Global Change 
Research Program, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave, NW., Washington, DC 
20006. (Phone: 202-419-3486, Fax: 202-223-3065, E-mail: 
dallen@usgcrp.gov); or visit the USGCRP Web site at http://www.globalchange.gov.

    Dated: June 12, 2009.
Drew Nelson,
Acting Office Director, Office of Global Change, Bureau of Oceans and 
International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of 
State.
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