U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Notice of Meeting, 62877-62878 [E9-28762]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 229, No. 74 / Tuesday, December 1, 2009 / Notices plan, which addresses Student, Local Coordinator (LC) and Host Family (HF) monitoring. Given the importance the Department places on this criterion, you should dedicate a significant percentage of the narrative to explaining how you will achieve the Department’s goals in regard to monitoring. You may use the appendices to house additional details and supporting documentation. Please see the Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI) for additional details regarding this review criterion. 6. Project Evaluation: Proposals should include a plan to monitor and evaluate the activity’s success, both as the activities unfold and at the end of the program. Reviewers will assess your plans to monitor student progress and program activities, particularly in regard to intended outcomes indicated in your proposal. Grantees will be expected to submit quarterly reports, which should be included as an inherent component of the work plan. Your primary method of evaluation is E–GOALS; other organization-specific instruments are encouraged. Proposals should also specify ways in which students will be encouraged to complete the mandatory end-of-the-year surveys administered through the E–GOALS system. 7. Cost-effectiveness/Cost Sharing: Reviewers will analyze the budget for clarity and cost-effectiveness. They will also assess the rationale of the proposed budget and whether the allocation of funds is appropriate to complete tasks outlined in the project narrative. The overhead and administrative components of the proposal, including salaries and honoraria, should be kept as low as possible. All other items should be necessary and appropriate. Proposals should maximize cost-sharing through other private sector support as well as institutional direct funding contributions. Preference will be given to organizations whose proposals demonstrate a quality, cost-effective program. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES VI. Award Administration Information VI.1. Award Notices Final awards cannot be made until funds have been appropriated by Congress, allocated and committed through internal Bureau procedures. Successful applicants will receive a Federal Assistance Award (FAA) from the Bureau’s Grants Office. The FAA and the original proposal with subsequent modifications (if applicable) shall be the only binding authorizing document between the recipient and the U.S. Government. The FAA will be signed by an authorized Grants Officer, VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:14 Nov 30, 2009 Jkt 220001 and mailed to the recipient’s responsible officer identified in the application. Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification of the results of the application review from the ECA program office coordinating this competition. VI.2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements Terms and Conditions for the Administration of ECA agreements include the following: Office of Management and Budget Circular A–122, ‘‘Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations.’’ Office of Management and Budget Circular A–21, ‘‘Cost Principles for Educational Institutions.’’ OMB Circular A–87, ‘‘Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Governments.’’ OMB Circular No. A–110 (Revised), Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and other Nonprofit Organizations. OMB Circular No. A–102, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants-in-Aid to State and Local Governments. OMB Circular No. A–133, Audits of States, Local Government, and Nonprofit Organizations Please reference the following Web sites for additional information: http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants; http://fa.statebuy.state.gov. VI.3. Reporting Requirements You must provide ECA with a hard copy original plus one copy of the following reports: (1) A final program and financial report no more than 90 days after the expiration of the award. (2) A concise, one-page final program report summarizing program outcomes no more than 90 days after the expiration of the award. This one-page report will be transmitted to OMB, and be made available to the public via OMB’s USAspending.gov Web site—as part of ECA’s Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) reporting requirements. (3) A SF–PPR, ‘‘Performance Progress Report’’ Cover Sheet with all program reports. (4) Quarterly program and financial reports which should include both quantitative and qualitative data you have available. Award recipients will be required to provide reports analyzing their evaluation findings to the Bureau in their regular program reports. (Please PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62877 refer to IV. Application and Submission Instructions (IV.3.d.3) above for Program Monitoring and Evaluation information. All data collected, including survey responses and contact information, must be maintained for a minimum of three years and provided to the Bureau upon request. All reports must be sent to the ECA Grants Officer and ECA Program Officer listed in the final assistance award document. VII. Agency Contacts For questions about this announcement, contact: Jon Crocitto (crocittoja@state.gov; 202–632–6426) or Callie Ward (wardca@state.gov; 202– 632–6431), Office of Citizen Exchanges, ECA/PE/C/PY, SA–5, Floor 3, Department of State, Washington, DC 20522–0503. All correspondence with the Bureau concerning this RFGP should reference the above contacts and ECA/PE/C/PY–10–02. Please read the complete announcement before sending inquiries or submitting proposals. Once the RFGP deadline has passed, Bureau staff may not discuss this competition with applicants until the proposal review process has been completed. Notice The terms and conditions published in this RFGP are binding and may not be modified by any Bureau representative. Explanatory information provided by the Bureau that contradicts published language will not be binding. Issuance of the RFGP does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the Government. The Bureau reserves the right to reduce, revise, or increase proposal budgets in accordance with the needs of the program and the availability of funds. Awards made will be subject to periodic reporting and evaluation requirements per section VI.3 above. Dated: November 24, 2009. Maura M. Pally, Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–28761 Filed 11–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6822] U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Notice of Meeting The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO will host its Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 17, 2009, from E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 62878 Federal Register / Vol. 229, No. 74 / Tuesday, December 1, 2009 / Notices 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Eastern Time by telephone conference. The meeting will have a series of subject-specific reports and allow for brief question and answer periods. The Commission will accept brief oral comments or questions from the public or media during a portion of this approximately three-hour conference call. The public comment period will be limited to approximately 15 minutes in total, with two minutes allowed per speaker. Those who wish to present oral comments or listen to the conference call must make arrangements with the Executive Secretariat of the National Commission by December 14, 2009. The National Commission may be contacted via e-mail at DCUNESCO@state.gov, or via phone at (202) 663–0026. Its Web site can be accessed at: http://www.state.gov/p/io/ unesco/. Dated: November 20, 2009. Elizabeth Kanick, Executive Director, U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–28762 Filed 11–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–19–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE North American Free Trade Agreement; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on the Chapter 19 Roster mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Invitation for applications. SUMMARY: Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (‘‘NAFTA’’) provides for the establishment of a roster of individuals to serve on binational panels convened to review final determinations in antidumping or countervailing duty (‘‘AD/CVD’’) proceedings and amendments to AD/CVD statutes of a NAFTA Party. The United States annually renews its selections for the Chapter 19 roster. Applications are invited from eligible individuals wishing to be included on the roster for the period April 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011. DATES: Applications should be received no later than December 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted (i) electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2009–0039, or (ii) by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Daniel Stirk, Assistant General Counsel, VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:14 Nov 30, 2009 Jkt 220001 Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9617. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Binational Panel Reviews Under NAFTA Chapter 19 Article 1904 of the NAFTA provides that a party involved in an AD/CVD proceeding may obtain review by a binational panel of a final AD/CVD determination of one NAFTA Party with respect to the products of another NAFTA Party. Binational panels decide whether such AD/CVD determinations are in accordance with the domestic laws of the importing NAFTA Party, and must use the standard of review that would have been applied by a domestic court of the importing NAFTA Party. A panel may uphold the AD/CVD determination, or may remand it to the national administering authority for action not inconsistent with the panel’s decision. Panel decisions may be reviewed in specific circumstances by a three-member extraordinary challenge committee, selected from a separate roster composed of fifteen current or former judges. Article 1903 of the NAFTA provides that a NAFTA Party may refer an amendment to the AD/CVD statutes of another NAFTA Party to a binational panel for a declaratory opinion as to whether the amendment is inconsistent with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (‘‘GATT’’), the GATT Antidumping or Subsidies Codes, successor agreements, or the object and purpose of the NAFTA with regard to the establishment of fair and predictable conditions for the liberalization of trade. If the panel finds that the amendment is inconsistent, the two NAFTA Parties shall consult and seek to achieve a mutually satisfactory solution. Chapter 19 Roster and Composition of Binational Panels Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA provides for the maintenance of a roster of at least 75 individuals for service on Chapter 19 binational panels, with each NAFTA Party selecting at least 25 individuals. A separate five-person panel is formed for each review of a final AD/CVD determination or statutory amendment. To form a panel, the two NAFTA Parties involved each appoint two panelists, normally by drawing upon individuals from the roster. If the Parties cannot agree upon the fifth panelist, one of the Parties, decided by lot, selects the fifth panelist from the roster. The majority of individuals on each panel must consist of lawyers in good standing, and the chair of the panel must be a lawyer. Upon each request for establishment of a panel, roster members from the two PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 involved NAFTA Parties will be requested to complete a disclosure form, which will be used to identify possible conflicts of interest or appearances thereof. The disclosure form requests information regarding financial interests and affiliations, including information regarding the identity of clients of the roster member and, if applicable, clients of the roster member’s firm. Criteria for Eligibility for Inclusion on Chapter 19 Roster Section 402 of the NAFTA Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103–182, as amended (19 U.S.C. 3432)) (‘‘Section 402’’) provides that selections by the United States of individuals for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster are to be based on the eligibility criteria set out in Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA, and without regard to political affiliation. Annex 1901.2 provides that Chapter 19 roster members must be citizens of a NAFTA Party, must be of good character and of high standing and repute, and are to be chosen strictly on the basis of their objectivity, reliability, sound judgment, and general familiarity with international trade law. Aside from judges, roster members may not be affiliated with any of the three NAFTA Parties. Section 402 also provides that, to the fullest extent practicable, judges and former judges who meet the eligibility requirements should be selected. Adherence to the NAFTA Code of Conduct for Binational Panelists The ‘‘Code of Conduct for Dispute Settlement Procedures Under Chapters 19 and 20’’ (see http://www.nafta-secalena.org/en/ view.aspx?x=345&mtpiID=ALL), which was established pursuant to Article 1909 of the NAFTA, provides that current and former Chapter 19 roster members ‘‘shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety and shall observe high standards of conduct so that the integrity and impartiality of the dispute settlement process is preserved.’’ The Code also provides that candidates to serve on chapter 19 panels, as well as those who are ultimately selected to serve as panelists, have an obligation to ‘‘disclose any interest, relationship or matter that is likely to affect [their] impartiality or independence, or that might reasonably create an appearance of impropriety or an apprehension of bias.’’ Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA provides that roster members may engage in other business while serving as panelists, subject to the Code of Conduct and provided that such business does not interfere with the performance of the panelist’s duties. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 229 (Tuesday, December 1, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62877-62878]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-28762]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6822]


U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Notice of Meeting

    The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO will host its Annual 
Meeting on Thursday, December 17, 2009, from

[[Page 62878]]

10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Eastern Time by telephone conference.
    The meeting will have a series of subject-specific reports and 
allow for brief question and answer periods. The Commission will accept 
brief oral comments or questions from the public or media during a 
portion of this approximately three-hour conference call. The public 
comment period will be limited to approximately 15 minutes in total, 
with two minutes allowed per speaker. Those who wish to present oral 
comments or listen to the conference call must make arrangements with 
the Executive Secretariat of the National Commission by December 14, 
2009.
    The National Commission may be contacted via e-mail at 
DCUNESCO@state.gov, or via phone at (202) 663-0026. Its Web site can be 
accessed at: http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/.

    Dated: November 20, 2009.
Elizabeth Kanick,
Executive Director, U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. E9-28762 Filed 11-30-09; 8:45 am]
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