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Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 48 / Friday, March 12, 2010 / Notices provide examples of misconceptions or misunderstandings. 7. Do judges appear appropriately knowledgeable and sensitized to trafficking cases? What sentences have courts imposed upon traffickers? How common are suspended sentences and prison time of less than one year for convicted traffickers? 8. Please provide observations regarding the efforts of police and prosecutors to pursue trafficking cases. 9. Are government officials (including law enforcement) complicit in human trafficking by, for example, profiting from, taking bribes or receiving sex for allowing it to continue? Are government officials operating trafficking rings or activities? If so, have these government officials been subject to an investigation and/or prosecution? What punishments have been imposed? 10. Has the government vigorously investigated, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced nationals of the country deployed abroad as part of a peacekeeping or other similar mission who engage in or facilitate trafficking? 11. Has the government investigated, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced organized crime groups that are involved in trafficking? 12. Is the country a source of sex tourists and, if so, what are their destination countries? Is the country a destination for sex tourists and, if so, what are their source countries? 13. Please provide observations regarding government efforts to address the issue of child soldiers. 14. Does the government make a coordinated, proactive effort to identify victims? Is there any screening conducted before deportation to determine whether individuals were trafficked? 15. What victim services are provided (legal, medical, food, shelter, interpretation, mental health care, health care, repatriation)? Who provides these services? If nongovernment organizations provide the services, does the government support their work either financially or otherwise? 16. How could victim services be improved? 17. Are services provided equally and adequately to victims of labor and sex trafficking? Men, women and children? Citizen and noncitizen? 18. Do service organizations and law enforcement work together cooperatively, for instance, to share information about trafficking trends or to plan for services after a raid? What is the level of cooperation, communication and trust between service organizations and law enforcement? VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:18 Mar 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 19. May victims file civil suits or seek legal action against their trafficker? Do victims avail themselves of those remedies? 20. Does the government repatriate victims? Does the government assist with third country resettlement? Does the government determine whether victims face retaliation, retrafficking, punishment or adverse conditions in their country of origin? Are victims awaiting repatriation or third country resettlement offered services? Are victims indeed repatriated or are they deported? 21. Does the government detain or imprison identified trafficking victims? 22. Does the government punish trafficking victims for forgery of documents, illegal immigration, unauthorized employment, or participation in illegal activities directed by the trafficker? 23. What efforts has the government made to prevent human trafficking? 24. Are there efforts to address root causes of trafficking such as poverty; lack of access to education and economic opportunity; and discrimination against women, children and minorities? 25. Does the government undertake activities that could prevent or reduce vulnerability to trafficking, such as registering births of indigenous populations? 26. Does the government provide financial support to NGOs working to promote public awareness or does the government implement such campaigns itself? Have public awareness campaigns proven to be effective? 27. Please provide additional recommendations to improve the government’s anti-trafficking efforts. 28. Please highlight effective strategies and practices that other governments could consider adopting. Dated: March 8, 2010. Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2010–5498 Filed 3–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–02–P SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Actions Taken at December 17, 2009, Meeting AGENCY: Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice of commission actions. SUMMARY: At its regular business meeting on December 17, 2009, in PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11985 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Commission held a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting. At the public hearing, the Commission: (1) Approved and tabled certain water resources projects; (2) rescinded approval for a water resources project; (3) approved settlement involving a water resources project; (4) tabled a request for extension from Sunnyside Ethanol, LLC until its March 2010 meeting; (5) adopted a revised Regulatory Program Fee Schedule to take effect on January 1, 2010; and (6) amended its comprehensive plan. Details concerning these and other matters addressed at the public hearing and business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. DATES: December 17, 2009. ADDRESSES: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102–2391. 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. Regular mail inquiries may be sent to the above address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In addition to the public hearing and its related action items identified below, the following items were also presented or acted on at the business meeting: (1) A report on Pennsylvania’s current involvement in Marcellus Gas Drilling regulation and Chesapeake Bay clean-up by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger; (2) information on hydrologic conditions in the basin indicating a mostly normal status; (3) adoption of a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to provide adequate funding to the Susquehanna Flood Forecast & Warning System (SFFWS) for FY 2011; (4) adoption of a Water Resources Program for FY 2010/2011 along with a presentation by the Executive Director focusing on the Priority Management Area (PMA) of Coordination, Cooperation and Public Information; (5) adoption of a Low Flow Monitoring Plan designed to help the Commission follow low flow events occurring throughout the basin; (6) approval/ ratification of several grants and contracts related to water resources management, approval of a contract for compensation and benefits review, and approval for deployment of the Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network project; and (7) acceptance of the Fiscal E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 11986 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 48 / Friday, March 12, 2010 / Notices Year 2009 Annual Independent Audit Report. The Commission also heard counsel’s report on legal matters affecting the Commission. The Commission convened a public hearing and took the following actions: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Public Hearing—Compliance Actions The Commission approved a settlement in lieu of civil penalties for the following project: 1. Tyco Electronics Corporation, Lickdale Facility—$25,000. Public Hearing—Projects Approved 1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (Susquehanna River—Hicks), Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.750 mgd. 2. Project Sponsor and Facility: East Resources, Inc. (Susquehanna River— Welles), Sheshequin Township, Bradford County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.850 mgd. 3. Project Sponsor and Facility: Eastern American Energy Corporation (West Branch Susquehanna River— Moore), Goshen Township, Clearfield County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 2.000 mgd. 4. Project Sponsor and Facility: Fortuna Energy Inc. (Fall Brook—Tioga State Forest C.O.P.), Ward Township, Tioga County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd. 5. Project Sponsor and Facility: Fortuna Energy Inc. (Fellows Creek— Tioga State Forest C.O.P.), Ward Township, Tioga County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd. 6. Project Sponsor and Facility: Fortuna Energy Inc. (Susquehanna River—Thrush), Sheshequin Township, Bradford County, Pa. Modification to increase surface water withdrawal from 0.250 mgd up to 2.000 mgd (Docket No. 20080909). 7. Project Sponsor and Facility: Montgomery Water and Sewer Authority, Clinton Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.200 mgd from Well 2R. 8. Project Sponsor and Facility: Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc., East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Modification to increase consumptive water use from 0.090 mgd up to 0.150 mgd (Docket No. 20021021). 9. Project Sponsor and Facility: Southwestern Energy Company (Lycoming Creek—Reichenbach), Lewis Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 1.500 mgd. 10. Project Sponsor and Facility: Southwestern Energy Company (Lycoming Creek—Wascher), Lewis VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:18 Mar 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 1.500 mgd. 11. Project Sponsor and Facility: Southwestern Energy Company (Lycoming Creek—Schaefer), McIntyre Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 1.500 mgd. 12. Project Sponsor and Facility: Sunbury Generation LP, Monroe Township and Shamokin Dam Borough, Snyder County, Pa. Modification for use of up to 0.100 mgd of the approved surface water withdrawal by natural gas companies (Docket No. 20081222). Public Hearing—Project Tabled 1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Southwestern Energy Company (Lycoming Creek—Parent), McIntyre Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 1.500 mgd. Public Hearing—Rescission of Project Approval 1. Project Sponsor: Eastern American Energy Corporation. Pad ID: Whitetail Gun and Rod Club #1, ABR–20090418, Goshen Township, Clearfield County, Pa. The Commission also authorized the executive director to hereafter rescind approvals granted under 18 CFR Section 806.22. Public Hearing—Request for Extension From Sunnyside Ethanol, LLC The Commission tabled until its March 2010 meeting a request from Sunnyside Ethanol, LLC (Docket No. 20061203), Curwensville Borough, Clearfield County, Pa., for a two-year extension of its three-year time limit to commence water use following Commission approval. Public Hearing—Regulatory Program Fee Schedule The Commission adopted a revised Regulatory Program Fee Schedule. The revisions adjust categorical fees, make format changes, and include a new compliance and monitoring fee table to apply only to projects approved or modified after December 31, 2009. Future revisions to the fee schedule will be made on a fiscal year basis. Public Hearing—Comprehensive Plan Amendments The Commission amended its comprehensive plan to include the newly adopted Water Resources Program (FY 2010/2011), the Low Flow Monitoring Plan, and all projects approved by the Commission during 2009. Future revisions to the PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comprehensive plan will be made on a fiscal year basis. Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR Parts 806, 807, and 808. Dated: February 24, 2010. Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2010–5418 Filed 3–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Public Comments for Multilateral Negotiations in the World Trade Organization on Expansion of the Lists of Pharmaceutical Products Receiving Zero Duties AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) is requesting written comments from the public with respect to the expansion of the list of pharmaceuticals subject to reciprocal duty elimination by certain members of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The specific information being sought is described in the background section below. DATES: Public comments are due by midnight, April 9, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning public comments, contact Gloria Blue, Executive Secretary, TPSC, Office of the USTR, 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, telephone (202) 395–3475. Questions concerning the expansion of the list of pharmaceutical products receiving zero duties should be addressed to Fred Fischer or Mary Thornton, Office of Small Business, Market Access, and Industrial Competitiveness, USTR, telephone (202) 395–5656. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chairman of the TPSC invites comments in writing from the public on the expansion of the lists of pharmaceutical products receiving duty-free treatment from certain Members of the WTO, specifically additions to the lists of pharmaceutical active ingredients; prefixes and suffixes that could be associated with an active ingredient in order to designate its salt, ester or hydrate form; or chemical intermediates intended for the manufacture of pharmaceutical active ingredients. Negotiations will begin in the latter part E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION


Notice of Actions Taken at December 17, 2009, Meeting

AGENCY: Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

ACTION: Notice of commission actions.

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SUMMARY: At its regular business meeting on December 17, 2009, in 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Commission held a public hearing as part 
of its regular business meeting. At the public hearing, the Commission: 
(1) Approved and tabled certain water resources projects; (2) rescinded 
approval for a water resources project; (3) approved settlement 
involving a water resources project; (4) tabled a request for extension 
from Sunnyside Ethanol, LLC until its March 2010 meeting; (5) adopted a 
revised Regulatory Program Fee Schedule to take effect on January 1, 
2010; and (6) amended its comprehensive plan. Details concerning these 
and other matters addressed at the public hearing and business meeting 
are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.

DATES: December 17, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 N. Front Street, 
Harrisburg, PA 17102-2391.

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; 
e-mail: srichardson@srbc.net. Regular mail inquiries may be sent to the 
above address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In addition to the public hearing and its 
related action items identified below, the following items were also 
presented or acted on at the business meeting: (1) A report on 
Pennsylvania's current involvement in Marcellus Gas Drilling regulation 
and Chesapeake Bay clean-up by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental 
Protection Secretary John Hanger; (2) information on hydrologic 
conditions in the basin indicating a mostly normal status; (3) adoption 
of a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to provide adequate funding to 
the Susquehanna Flood Forecast & Warning System (SFFWS) for FY 2011; 
(4) adoption of a Water Resources Program for FY 2010/2011 along with a 
presentation by the Executive Director focusing on the Priority 
Management Area (PMA) of Coordination, Cooperation and Public 
Information; (5) adoption of a Low Flow Monitoring Plan designed to 
help the Commission follow low flow events occurring throughout the 
basin; (6) approval/ratification of several grants and contracts 
related to water resources management, approval of a contract for 
compensation and benefits review, and approval for deployment of the 
Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network project; and (7) acceptance of 
the Fiscal

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Year 2009 Annual Independent Audit Report. The Commission also heard 
counsel's report on legal matters affecting the Commission.
    The Commission convened a public hearing and took the following 
actions:

Public Hearing--Compliance Actions

    The Commission approved a settlement in lieu of civil penalties for 
the following project:
    1. Tyco Electronics Corporation, Lickdale Facility--$25,000.

Public Hearing--Projects Approved

    1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC 
(Susquehanna River--Hicks), Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County, 
Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.750 mgd.
    2. Project Sponsor and Facility: East Resources, Inc. (Susquehanna 
River--Welles), Sheshequin Township, Bradford County, Pa. Surface water 
withdrawal of up to 0.850 mgd.
    3. Project Sponsor and Facility: Eastern American Energy 
Corporation (West Branch Susquehanna River--Moore), Goshen Township, 
Clearfield County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 2.000 mgd.
    4. Project Sponsor and Facility: Fortuna Energy Inc. (Fall Brook--
Tioga State Forest C.O.P.), Ward Township, Tioga County, Pa. Surface 
water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd.
    5. Project Sponsor and Facility: Fortuna Energy Inc. (Fellows 
Creek--Tioga State Forest C.O.P.), Ward Township, Tioga County, Pa. 
Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd.
    6. Project Sponsor and Facility: Fortuna Energy Inc. (Susquehanna 
River--Thrush), Sheshequin Township, Bradford County, Pa. Modification 
to increase surface water withdrawal from 0.250 mgd up to 2.000 mgd 
(Docket No. 20080909).
    7. Project Sponsor and Facility: Montgomery Water and Sewer 
Authority, Clinton Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Groundwater 
withdrawal of up to 0.200 mgd from Well 2R.
    8. Project Sponsor and Facility: Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc., East 
Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Modification to increase 
consumptive water use from 0.090 mgd up to 0.150 mgd (Docket No. 
20021021).
    9. Project Sponsor and Facility: Southwestern Energy Company 
(Lycoming Creek--Reichenbach), Lewis Township, Lycoming County, Pa. 
Surface water withdrawal of up to 1.500 mgd.
    10. Project Sponsor and Facility: Southwestern Energy Company 
(Lycoming Creek--Wascher), Lewis Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Surface 
water withdrawal of up to 1.500 mgd.
    11. Project Sponsor and Facility: Southwestern Energy Company 
(Lycoming Creek--Schaefer), McIntyre Township, Lycoming County, Pa. 
Surface water withdrawal of up to 1.500 mgd.
    12. Project Sponsor and Facility: Sunbury Generation LP, Monroe 
Township and Shamokin Dam Borough, Snyder County, Pa. Modification for 
use of up to 0.100 mgd of the approved surface water withdrawal by 
natural gas companies (Docket No. 20081222).

Public Hearing--Project Tabled

    1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Southwestern Energy Company 
(Lycoming Creek--Parent), McIntyre Township, Lycoming County, Pa. 
Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 1.500 mgd.

Public Hearing--Rescission of Project Approval

    1. Project Sponsor: Eastern American Energy Corporation. Pad ID: 
Whitetail Gun and Rod Club 1, ABR-20090418, Goshen Township, 
Clearfield County, Pa.
    The Commission also authorized the executive director to hereafter 
rescind approvals granted under 18 CFR Section 806.22.

Public Hearing--Request for Extension From Sunnyside Ethanol, LLC

    The Commission tabled until its March 2010 meeting a request from 
Sunnyside Ethanol, LLC (Docket No. 20061203), Curwensville Borough, 
Clearfield County, Pa., for a two-year extension of its three-year time 
limit to commence water use following Commission approval.

Public Hearing--Regulatory Program Fee Schedule

    The Commission adopted a revised Regulatory Program Fee Schedule. 
The revisions adjust categorical fees, make format changes, and include 
a new compliance and monitoring fee table to apply only to projects 
approved or modified after December 31, 2009. Future revisions to the 
fee schedule will be made on a fiscal year basis.

Public Hearing--Comprehensive Plan Amendments

    The Commission amended its comprehensive plan to include the newly 
adopted Water Resources Program (FY 2010/2011), the Low Flow Monitoring 
Plan, and all projects approved by the Commission during 2009. Future 
revisions to the comprehensive plan will be made on a fiscal year 
basis.

    Authority: Pub. L. 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR Parts 
806, 807, and 808.


    Dated: February 24, 2010.
Stephanie L. Richardson,
Secretary to the Commission.
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