U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Study Group on the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, 30660-30661 [E9-15167]

Download as PDF 30660 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 122 / Friday, June 26, 2009 / Notices the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make publicly available. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Phlx–2009–35 and should be submitted on or before July 17, 2009. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.16 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–15153 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6683] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–2029, Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America, OMB Control No. 1405–0011 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: Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0011 • Type of Request: Revision • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS) • Form Number: DS–2029 • Respondents: Parents or legal guardians of United States citizen children born overseas. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 64,374 • Estimated Number of Responses: 64,374 • Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes • Total Estimated Burden: 21,458 hours • Frequency: On Occasion • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from August 25, 2009. 16 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Jun 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: ASKPRI@state.gov. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): U.S. Department of State, CA/OCS/PRI, SA–29, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20520 • Fax: 202–736–9111 • Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of State, CA/OCS/PRI, 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. 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 Derek A. Rivers, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/ OCS/PRI), U.S. Department of State, SA–29, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20520, who may be reached on (202) 736–9082 or ASKPRI@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. ADDRESSES: Abstract of Proposed Collection The DS–2029, Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America, is used by citizens of the United States to report the birth of a child while overseas. The information collected on this form will be used to certify the acquisition of U.S. citizenship at birth of a person born abroad and can be used by that child throughout life. Methodology The DS–2029 is available to download from the Internet. An application for a Consular Report of Birth is normally made in the consular district in which the birth occurred. The parent respondents will complete the form and present it to a United States Consulate or Embassy, who will examine the PO 00000 Frm 00161 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 documentation and enter the information provided into the Department of State American Citizen Services (ACS) electronic database. Dated: May 29, 2009. Mary Ellen Hickey, Managing Director, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–15168 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6682] Notice of Public Meeting on FY 2010 Refugee Admissions Program There will be a meeting on the President’s FY 2010 Refugee Admissions Program on Thursday, July 9, 2009 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Refugee Processing Center, 1401 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, Virginia. The meeting’s purpose is to hear the views of attendees on the appropriate size and scope of the FY 2010 Refugee Admissions Program. Seating is limited. Persons wishing to attend this meeting must notify the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at telephone (202) 663–1006 by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2009, to reserve a seat. Persons wishing to present comments should submit them by 5 on Thursday, July 2, 2009. All written comments should either be e-mailed to spruellda@state.gov or faxed to (202) 663–1364. If you have questions about the public meeting, please contact Delicia Spruell, PRM/Admissions Program Officer at (202) 663–1006. Information about the Refugee Admissions Program may be found at http://www.state.gov/g/prm/. Dated: June 18, 2009. Samuel M. Witten, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–15171 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–33–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6637] U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Study Group on the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements A Study Group on the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements is being established under the Department of State Advisory E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 122 / Friday, June 26, 2009 / Notices Committee on Private International Law to consider issues relating to domestic implementation of the Convention. This is not a meeting of the full Advisory Committee. The United States signed the Convention on January 19, 2009. The State Department is considering submission of the Convention to the Senate for its advice and consent to ratification. It is expected that the Convention will be accompanied by federal implementing legislation. The Study Group will be invited to comment on the content of such legislation, on the question of whether federal implementing legislation might be supplemented by a uniform state law, and on the question of what declarations the United States might make in its instrument of ratification. Time and Place: The public meeting of the Study Group will take place in Room 240, South Building, 2430 E St., NW., Washington, DC on July 27, 2009. Visitors should appear at the gate at the southwest corner of 23rd and C Streets by 8:45 a.m. EDT. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to last until 5 p.m., with a lunch break from noon–2 p.m. If you are unable to attend the public meeting and would like to participate from a remote location, teleconferencing will be available. Public Participation: Advisory Committee Study Group meetings are open to the public. Persons wishing to attend must, before July 20, contact Trisha Smeltzer at smeltzertk@state.gov or 202–776–8423 and provide their name, date of birth, and social security number for pre-clearance purposes, as well as e-mail address and affiliation. Please contact Ms. Smeltzer for additional meeting information, including teleconferencing dial-in details. Persons who cannot attend or participate by telephone but who wish to comment on the topics referred to above may do so by e-mail to Ms. Smeltzer. Dated: June 9, 2009. Keith Loken, Assistant Legal Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–15167 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of Effective Date AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of effective date for goods of Canada for certain VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Jun 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 modifications of the NAFTA Rules of Origin. SUMMARY: In Proclamation 8323 of November 25, 2008, the President modified the rules of origin for certain goods of Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) incorporated in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (the ‘‘HTS’’). The proclamation stated that the modifications would be effective on the date that the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced in the Federal Register and are effective with respect to goods of Canada that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the date indicated in the notice. The purpose of this notice is to announce that the effective date for the modifications is July 1, 2009. The changes were printed in the Federal Register of November 28, 2008, Volume 73, Number 230, page 72,682. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, please contact Caroyl Miller, Deputy Textile Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, fax number (202) 395–5639. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Presidential Proclamation 6641 of December 15, 1993, implemented the NAFTA with respect to the United States and, pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub.L. 103–182) (the ‘‘NAFTA Implementation Act’’), incorporated in the HTS the tariff modifications and rules of origin necessary or appropriate to carry out the NAFTA. Section 202 of the NAFTA Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3332) provides rules for determining whether goods imported into the United States originate in the territory of a NAFTA country and thus are eligible for the tariff and other treatment contemplated under the NAFTA. Section 202(q) of the NAFTA Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3332(q)) authorizes the President to proclaim, as a part of the HTS, the rules of origin set out in the NAFTA and to proclaim modifications to such previously proclaimed rules of origin, subject to the consultation and layover requirements of section 103(a) of the NAFTA Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3313(a)). The President determined that the modifications to the HTS contained in Proclamation 8323 pursuant to sections 201 and 202 of the NAFTA Implementation Act were appropriate and proclaimed such changes with PO 00000 Frm 00162 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30661 respect to goods of Canada and modified general note 12 to the HTS. The proclamation further provides that the effective date of the modifications shall be on the date that the USTR announces in a notice published in the Federal Register. The modifications are effective with respect to goods of Canada entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on the date indicated in this notice. On May 27, 2008, the government of Canada notified the U.S. government that it had obtained the necessary authorization to implement the rule of origin changes with respect to goods of the United States. Subsequently, officials of the government of Canada and the Government of the United States agreed to implement these changes with respect to each other’s eligible goods, effective July 1, 2009. Ronald Kirk, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. E9–15046 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W9–P 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 June 6, 2009 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: DOT–OST–2004– 17315. Date Filed: June 1, 2009. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: June 22, 2009. Description: Application of Cargojet Airways, Ltd. (‘‘Cargojet’’) requesting the Department amend and renew its exemption authority, and issue it a foreign air carrier permit, authorizing it to engage in: (1) Foreign scheduled and charter air transportation of persons, E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6637]


U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private 
International Law: Study Group on the Hague Convention on Choice of 
Court Agreements

    A Study Group on the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court 
Agreements is being established under the Department of State Advisory

[[Page 30661]]

Committee on Private International Law to consider issues relating to 
domestic implementation of the Convention. This is not a meeting of the 
full Advisory Committee.
    The United States signed the Convention on January 19, 2009. The 
State Department is considering submission of the Convention to the 
Senate for its advice and consent to ratification. It is expected that 
the Convention will be accompanied by federal implementing legislation. 
The Study Group will be invited to comment on the content of such 
legislation, on the question of whether federal implementing 
legislation might be supplemented by a uniform state law, and on the 
question of what declarations the United States might make in its 
instrument of ratification.
    Time and Place: The public meeting of the Study Group will take 
place in Room 240, South Building, 2430 E St., NW., Washington, DC on 
July 27, 2009. Visitors should appear at the gate at the southwest 
corner of 23rd and C Streets by 8:45 a.m. EDT. The meeting will begin 
at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to last until 5 p.m., with a lunch break 
from noon-2 p.m. If you are unable to attend the public meeting and 
would like to participate from a remote location, teleconferencing will 
be available.
    Public Participation: Advisory Committee Study Group meetings are 
open to the public. Persons wishing to attend must, before July 20, 
contact Trisha Smeltzer at smeltzertk@state.gov or 202-776-8423 and 
provide their name, date of birth, and social security number for pre-
clearance purposes, as well as e-mail address and affiliation. Please 
contact Ms. Smeltzer for additional meeting information, including 
teleconferencing dial-in details. Persons who cannot attend or 
participate by telephone but who wish to comment on the topics referred 
to above may do so by e-mail to Ms. Smeltzer.

    Dated: June 9, 2009.
Keith Loken,
Assistant Legal Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of 
the Legal Adviser, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E9-15167 Filed 6-25-09; 8:45 am]
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