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Download as PDF 38078 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 145 / Thursday, July 30, 2009 / Notices 2009–038) be, and it hereby is, approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.8 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–18163 Filed 7–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6714] Determination Pursuant to Section 451 of the Foreign Assistance Act Relating to the Guatemala and Dominican Republic Helicopter Programs Pursuant to section 451 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), section 1–100 of Executive Order 12163, as amended, and Delegation of Authority 245–1, I hereby authorize, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the use of up to $20,000,000 in FY 2008 funds appropriated for counternarcotics activities in the Andean region of South America under chapter 8 of part I of the Act, in order to provide assistance authorized by part I of the Act for the countries of Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. This Determination shall be reported to the Congress promptly and published in the Federal Register. Dated: July 15, 2009. Jacob L. Lew, Deputy Secretary of State, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–18224 Filed 7–29–09; 8:45 am] Private International Law, to provide an update on the status of the Working Group discussions. Time and Place: The public meeting will take place in Room 240, South Building, 2430 E Street, NW., Washington, DC on September 9, 2009. Visitors should appear at the gate at the southwest corner of 23rd and C Streets by 12:45 p.m. EDT. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and is expected to last no later than 4 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: It is requested that persons wishing to attend contact Trisha Smeltzer prior to September 2, 2009, at smeltzertk@state.gov or 202– 776–8423 and provide their name, and date of birth for pre-clearance purposes, as well as e-mail address and affiliation. Members of the public who are not precleared might encounter delays with security procedures. A member of the public requesting reasonable accommodation should make his or her request upon registering for the meeting. Such requests received after September 7th will be considered, but might not be possible to fulfill. Please contact Ms. Smeltzer for additional meeting information, including teleconferencing dial-in details. Dated: July 24, 2009. Keith Loken, Assistant Legal Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–18232 Filed 7–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7410–08–P BILLING CODE 4710–17–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6713] [Public Notice 6665] Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Preparation of Fifth U.S. Climate Action Report erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Public Meeting on Revision of UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 8 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:34 Jul 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: A Working Group of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has for some time been considering revisions to the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, which are widely used internationally. The next meeting of the Working Group is scheduled for September 14–18, and it is possible that the Working Group may conclude its work at that session. Accordingly, prior to that session a public meeting will be held, under the auspices of the Advisory Committee on ACTION: SUMMARY: The United States is a Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Convention sets forth requirements for UNFCCC Parties to provide a national communication that lists the steps they are taking to implement the Convention. In particular, Parties are to provide: An inventory of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removal by sinks of all greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol; a detailed PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 description of the policies and measures adopted to implement their commitments under the Convention; and estimates of the effects those policies and measures will have on emissions and sinks. Subsequent guidelines further elaborate the information that Parties are to submit periodically. The United States submitted the first U.S. Climate Action Report (USCAR) to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, the second in 1997, the third in 2002, and the fourth in 2007. The U.S. Government is currently preparing its fifth national communication, which is due to the UNFCCC secretariat on January 1, 2010. The purpose of this announcement is to notify interested members of the public of this process and to solicit contributions and input on the issues covered in the national communication for the purpose of preparing the report. The State Department intends to make available for public review a draft national communication in fall of 2009. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before noon, thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: To expedite their receipt, comments should be submitted via email to: car5@state.gov. Comments may also be submitted in hard copy to, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Global Change (Room 2480), 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maurice N. LeFranc, Jr., U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Global Change at (202) 647–6738. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Fifth United States Climate Action Report (CAR5) Articles 4.2 and 12 of the UNFCCC set forth initial requirements for national communications. Subsequently, Parties to the UNFCCC elaborated additional detailed guidelines relating to the content of the national communications. An overview of the reporting requirements is available from the UNFCCC Web site at: http://unfccc.int/ resource/docs/cop5/07.pdf. Guidelines specify chapter headings and the type of information that should be included in the report. Chapters are identified below. Table of Contents I. Executive Summary II. National Circumstances III. Greenhouse Gas Inventory IV. Policies and Measures E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 145 / Thursday, July 30, 2009 / Notices V. Projections and Effects of Policies and Measures VI. Vulnerability Assessment, Climate Change Impacts, and Adaptation Measures VII. Financial Resources and Transfer of Technology VIII. Research and Systematic Observation IX. Education, Training, and Public Awareness In keeping with UNFCCC guidelines, the fifth CAR will provide an inventory of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and sinks and an estimate of the effects of mitigation policies and measures on future emissions levels. It will describe domestic programs as well as U.S. involvement in international efforts, including technology programs and associated contributions and funding. In addition, the text will include a discussion of national circumstances that affect U.S. vulnerability and responses to climate change. Public Input Process erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES This Federal Register notice solicits contributions and comments on all matters to be covered in the fifth U.S. CAR and in particular, on issues related to non-federal, state, regional, local, and private sector actions to address climate change. Comments may be submitted to using the e-mail address above or by mail to the contact listed above. The U.S. will release the draft text of the fourth CAR for review and comment in the fall of 2009. Comments on that document will be due within 30 days of release. Because of the time constraints on completing and printing the final text, a longer review period will not be possible. We invite input on all aspects of the document currently under development. Comments received in response to this Federal Register notice will be considered in the preparation of the draft of the fifth national communication. You may view the fourth U.S. Climate Action Report on the Internet at: http://unfccc.int/national_reports/ annex_i_natcom/submitted_natcom/ items/3625.php. Dated: July 23, 2009. Trigg Talley, Office Director, Office of Global Change, Bureau of Oceans and International, Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–18230 Filed 7–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:34 Jul 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DOT–OST–2008–0038] Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection: Survey of Over-the-Road Bus Companies About Accessible Transportation for Individuals With Disabilities Office of the Secretary, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval. The new information collection is associated with a required review pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), implementing regulations for a Survey Over-the-Road Bus (OTRB) Companies located at subpart H of 49 CFR part 37. The collected information would assist DOT with any decision to modify or retain the requirements contained in the ADA regulations. On April 22, 2008, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Federal Register notice (at 73 FR 21685) allowing for a 60-day comment period on a new ICR involving OTRBs. Two comments were received on this issue. DATES: Please send your comments by August 31, 2009. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act quickly on the ICR. ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number DOT– OST–2008–0038. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the DOT FMCSA Desk Officer via electronic mail at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Peter Chandler, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, Commercial Passenger Carrier Safety PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38079 Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–5763, or e-mail peter.chandler@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Survey of Over-the-Road Bus Companies About Accessible Transportation for Individuals With Disabilities. Type of Information Collection Request: New information collection. Respondents: Private entities that operate over-the-road buses (OTRBs) are primarily in the business of transporting people, and whose operations affect commerce. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,800. Estimated Time per Response: The estimated average burden per response is 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 950 hours [(3,800 responses × 15 minutes per response)/60 minutes = 950 hours, or 1,900 if conducted twice a year]. Frequency of Response: This proposed information collection is planned to be conducted only once or twice a year. A decision to request the information for a second time would be based upon the number of responses and the content of such responses to the initial request. Background: On September 28, 1998, DOT issued final regulations, in response to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101– 336, 104 Stat. 327, 42 U.S.C. 12101– 12213 and 47 U.S.C. 225 and 611), which required the accessibility of new OTRBs and accessible OTRB service. The regulations require commercial OTRB operators to ensure that passengers with disabilities can use OTRBs. DOT is required by 49 CFR 37.215 to review the various requirements within the ADA regulations for OTRB companies. As part of this review, DOT is required to consider certain factors including the percentage of accessible ORTBs in the fleets of OTRB companies, the success of such companies at meeting the requests of passengers with disabilities for accessible OTRBs in a timely manner, ridership of OTRBs by passengers with disabilities, volume of complaints by passengers with disabilities, and the cost and service impacts of these requirements. After the review, DOT is required to decide whether it is appropriate to somehow revise the ADA regulations for OTRB companies (i.e., whether certain provisions of the ADA regulations should be removed, modified, or made more stringent). DOT has an information collection to cover this paperwork burden under E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6713]


Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific 
Affairs; Preparation of Fifth U.S. Climate Action Report

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States is a Party to the United Nations Framework 
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Convention sets forth 
requirements for UNFCCC Parties to provide a national communication 
that lists the steps they are taking to implement the Convention. In 
particular, Parties are to provide: An inventory of anthropogenic 
emissions by sources and removal by sinks of all greenhouse gases not 
controlled by the Montreal Protocol; a detailed description of the 
policies and measures adopted to implement their commitments under the 
Convention; and estimates of the effects those policies and measures 
will have on emissions and sinks. Subsequent guidelines further 
elaborate the information that Parties are to submit periodically. The 
United States submitted the first U.S. Climate Action Report (USCAR) to 
the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, the second in 1997, the third in 2002, 
and the fourth in 2007. The U.S. Government is currently preparing its 
fifth national communication, which is due to the UNFCCC secretariat on 
January 1, 2010. The purpose of this announcement is to notify 
interested members of the public of this process and to solicit 
contributions and input on the issues covered in the national 
communication for the purpose of preparing the report. The State 
Department intends to make available for public review a draft national 
communication in fall of 2009.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before noon, thirty 
(30) days from the date of publication of this notice.

ADDRESSES: To expedite their receipt, comments should be submitted via 
e-mail to: car5@state.gov. Comments may also be submitted in hard copy 
to, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International 
Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Global Change (Room 
2480), 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maurice N. LeFranc, Jr., U.S. 
Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental 
and Scientific Affairs, Office of Global Change at (202) 647-6738.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

The Fifth United States Climate Action Report (CAR5)

    Articles 4.2 and 12 of the UNFCCC set forth initial requirements 
for national communications. Subsequently, Parties to the UNFCCC 
elaborated additional detailed guidelines relating to the content of 
the national communications. An overview of the reporting requirements 
is available from the UNFCCC Web site at: http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/cop5/07.pdf. Guidelines specify chapter headings and the type of 
information that should be included in the report. Chapters are 
identified below.

Table of Contents

I. Executive Summary
II. National Circumstances
III. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
IV. Policies and Measures

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V. Projections and Effects of Policies and Measures
VI. Vulnerability Assessment, Climate Change Impacts, and Adaptation 
Measures
VII. Financial Resources and Transfer of Technology
VIII. Research and Systematic Observation
IX. Education, Training, and Public Awareness

    In keeping with UNFCCC guidelines, the fifth CAR will provide an 
inventory of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and sinks and an estimate of 
the effects of mitigation policies and measures on future emissions 
levels. It will describe domestic programs as well as U.S. involvement 
in international efforts, including technology programs and associated 
contributions and funding. In addition, the text will include a 
discussion of national circumstances that affect U.S. vulnerability and 
responses to climate change.

Public Input Process

    This Federal Register notice solicits contributions and comments on 
all matters to be covered in the fifth U.S. CAR and in particular, on 
issues related to non-federal, state, regional, local, and private 
sector actions to address climate change. Comments may be submitted to 
using the e-mail address above or by mail to the contact listed above.
    The U.S. will release the draft text of the fourth CAR for review 
and comment in the fall of 2009. Comments on that document will be due 
within 30 days of release. Because of the time constraints on 
completing and printing the final text, a longer review period will not 
be possible.
    We invite input on all aspects of the document currently under 
development. Comments received in response to this Federal Register 
notice will be considered in the preparation of the draft of the fifth 
national communication.
    You may view the fourth U.S. Climate Action Report on the Internet 
at: http://unfccc.int/national_reports/annex_i_natcom/submitted_natcom/items/3625.php.

    Dated: July 23, 2009.
Trigg Talley,
Office Director, Office of Global Change, Bureau of Oceans and 
International, Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of 
State.
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