U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting, 55722-55723 [2011-22978]

Download as PDF 55722 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2011 / Notices President’s major disaster declaration on 08/30/2011, Private Non-Profit organizations that provide essential services of governmental nature may file disaster loan applications at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Dubuque, Jackson. The Interest Rates are: Percent For Physical Damage: Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere ..... Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..... For Economic Injury: Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..... 3.250 3.000 3.000 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 12772B and for economic injury is 12773B. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008). James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator, for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2011–22906 Filed 9–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #12774 and #12775] North Carolina Disaster # NC–00036 U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of North Carolina (FEMA–4019–DR), dated 08/31/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/25/2011 and continuing. Effective Date: 08/31/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/31/2011. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/31/2012. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Sep 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 Ereli to brief the Commission, and the public, on the activities and direction of ECA. This meeting is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, the State Department, Defense Department, the media, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. To attend or request further information, contact the Commission at (202) 203– 7463 or pdcommission@state.gov by 5p.m. on September 12, 2011. Please arrive for the meeting by 9:45a.m. to allow for a prompt meeting start. As access to the Department of State facilities is controlled, members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must notify the Commission, not later Percent than 5p.m., September 12, 2011, providing the information below. If For Physical Damage: notified after this date, the Department’s Homeowners With Credit AvailBureau of Diplomatic Security may not able Elsewhere ........................ 5.000 be able to complete the necessary Homeowners Without Credit Available Elsewhere ................ 2.500 processing required to attend the meeting. A person requesting reasonable Businesses With Credit Available Elsewhere ................................ 6.000 accommodation should notify the Commission by the same date. Businesses Without Credit AvailEach member of the public wishing to able Elsewhere ........................ 4.000 Non-Profit Organizations With attend the meeting should provide: His/ Credit Available Elsewhere ..... 3.250 her name, company or organizational Non-Profit Organizations Without affiliation; phone number; date of birth; Credit Available Elsewhere ..... 3.000 and identifying data such as driver’s For Economic Injury: license number, U.S. Government ID, or Businesses & Small Agricultural U.S. Military ID, to the Commission. A Cooperatives Without Credit Available Elsewhere ................ 4.000 RSVP list will be provided to Diplomatic Security. One of the Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..... 3.000 following forms of valid photo identification will be required for admission to the Department of State The number assigned to this disaster building: U.S. driver’s license, passport, for physical damage is 127748 and for U.S. Government ID or other valid photo economic injury is 127750 ID. Personal data is requested pursuant (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance to Public Law 99–399 (Omnibus Numbers 59002 and 59008). Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism James E. Rivera, Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law Associate Administrator for Disaster 107–56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Assistance. Executive Order 13356. The purpose of [FR Doc. 2011–22910 Filed 9–7–11; 8:45 am] the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department BILLING CODE 8025–01–P facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS–D) database. Please see the DEPARTMENT OF STATE Privacy Impact Assessment for VACS–D [Public Notice 7326] at http://www.state.gov/documents/ organization/100305.pdf for additional U.S. Advisory Commission on Public information. Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy The U.S. Advisory Commission on appraises U.S. Government activities Public Diplomacy will hold a public intended to understand, inform, and meeting from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on influence foreign publics. The Advisory September 15, 2011, in the Loy Henderson conference room of the State Commission may conduct studies, inquiries, and meetings, as it deems Department’s Harry S Truman building necessary. It may assemble and at 2201 C Street, NW. The meeting will include the Bureau disseminate information and issue of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The reports and other publications, subject Commission welcomes Principal Deputy to the approval of the Chairperson, in Assistant Secretary of State for consultation with the Executive Educational and Cultural Affairs Adam Director. The Advisory Commission President’s major disaster declaration on 08/31/2011, applications for disaster loans may be filed at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties (Physical Damage and Economic Injury Loans): Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico, Tyrrell Contiguous Counties (Economic Injury Loans Only): North Carolina: Currituck, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Onslow, Pitt, Washington. The Interest Rates are: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2011 / Notices may undertake foreign travel in pursuit of its studies and coordinate, sponsor, or oversee projects, studies, events, or other activities that it deems desirable and necessary in fulfilling its functions. The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The members of the Commission shall represent the public interest and shall be selected from a cross section of educational, communications, cultural, scientific, technical, public service, labor, business, and professional backgrounds. Not more than four members shall be from any one political party. The President designates a member to chair the Commission. The current members of the Commission are: Mr. William Hybl of Colorado, Chairman; Ambassador Lyndon Olson of Texas, Vice Chairman; Ambassador Penne Korth-Peacock of Texas; Ms. Lezlee Westine of Virginia; and, Mr. Sim Farar of California. Two seats on the Commission are currently vacant. The following individual has been nominated to the Commission but awaits Senate confirmation as of this writing: Anne Wedner of Illinois. The Advisory Commission was originally established under Section 604 of the United States Information and Exchange Act of 1948, as amended (22 U.S.C. 1469) and Section 8 of Reorganization Plan Numbered 2 of 1977. It was reauthorized pursuant to Public Law 111–70 (2009), 22 U.S.C. 6553, and has been further authorized through September 30, 2011. This announcement might appear in the Federal Register less than 15 days prior to the meeting. The Department of State finds that there is an exceptional circumstance in that, given the pending expiration of this advisory committee’s authorization and the availability of the speakers, the meeting must be held on the date scheduled. Dated: August 29, 2011. Matthew C. Armstrong, Executive Director, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–22978 Filed 9–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–11–P sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2 License Renewal, Hamilton County, Tennessee Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). ACTION: Issuance of Record of Decision. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Sep 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 This notice is provided in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500 to 1508) and TVA’s procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). TVA prepared the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2 License Renewal (hereafter referred to as Sequoyah License Renewal Final SEIS) to update existing environmental information and analyses for the continued operation of the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant (SQN) in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. A notice of availability (NOA) of the Sequoyah License Renewal Final SEIS was published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2011. On August 18, 2011, the TVA Board of Directors (TVA Board) decided to proceed with an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to extend the operation of SQN Units 1 and 2, implementing the preferred alternative (Alternative 1—SQN Units 1 and 2 License Renewal—Action Alternative) identified in the Final SEIS. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy B. Henry, NEPA Specialist, Environmental Permits and Compliance, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902–1499; telephone (865) 632–4045 or e-mail abhenry@tva.gov. Gary M. Adkins, Sequoyah License Renewal Project Manager, Nuclear Generation Development and Construction, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street, LP 5A, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402; telephone (423) 751–4363 or e-mail gmadkins@tva.gov. TVA’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), issued in 2011, forecasts increasing peak load and net system electrical power requirements through 2029. TVA has an obligation to meet this need while maintaining low-cost, reliable power for consumers in its power service area. In the IRP, TVA assumed for analytical purposes that its existing nuclear plants, including SQN, would continue to operate throughout the IRP planning period. Furthermore, the IRP establishes targets for idling coal-fired generation capacity and increasing the proportion of energy TVA generates using nuclear and renewable sources. The Sequoyah License Renewal Final EIS incorporated information and analyses from the IRP process. Continued operation of SQN Units 1 and 2 will help meet the identified need for power, maximize use of existing assets, and support TVA’s SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55723 efforts to reduce the carbon emissions from its generating system. SQN is located along the Chickamauga Reservoir, approximately 18 miles northeast of Chattanooga, in Hamilton County, Tennessee. SQN Units 1 and 2 are pressurized light water reactors, each with a capacity of approximately 1,200 megawatts of electricity. SQN Units 1 and 2 received commercial operating licenses in 1980 and June 1981, respectively. The current operating licenses for SQN Units 1 and 2 expire in 2020 and 2021 respectively. The Sequoyah License Renewal Final SEIS supplements and updates the original TVA Final Environmental Statement, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2, issued in February 1974. TVA has decided to submit an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to renew the operating licenses for SQN Units 1 and 2. The NRC can grant renewals to extend nuclear plant operating licenses for an additional 20 years. To date, the NRC has granted license renewals for over 70 of the nation’s 104 operating reactors in the United States, including the three units at TVA’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant. The license renewal process requires both a technical review of safety issues and an environmental review. The technical review must demonstrate that the structures, systems, and components will be adequately managed to ensure safety during the plant’s extended operation and subsequent decommissioning. In addition to TVA’s SEIS, the NRC will perform its own environmental review to examine the impacts of issuing renewed licenses for SQN Units 1 and 2. The Sequoyah License Renewal Final SEIS incorporated information from the NRC’s Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (1996). Renewal of the current operating licenses would allow SQN to continue supplying safe, clean, reliable, and costeffective base load power between 2020 and 2041. The license renewal program would not require major new construction, alterations, or refurbishment to SQN, nor would it require changes to operational limits or permit requirements to comply with current regulations. Other than the continued normal operations, refueling, and maintenance for an additional 20 years, no significant changes would be needed to continue current operation of SQN Units 1 and 2. Upon expiration of operating licenses, SQN would be decommissioned in accordance with NRC regulations. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 174 (Thursday, September 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55722-55723]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-22978]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7326]


U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

    The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will hold a public 
meeting from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on September 15, 2011, in the Loy 
Henderson conference room of the State Department's Harry S Truman 
building at 2201 C Street, NW.
    The meeting will include the Bureau of Educational and Cultural 
Affairs. The Commission welcomes Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary 
of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Adam Ereli to brief the 
Commission, and the public, on the activities and direction of ECA.
    This meeting is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, 
the State Department, Defense Department, the media, and other 
governmental and non-governmental organizations. To attend or request 
further information, contact the Commission at (202) 203-7463 or 
pdcommission@state.gov by 5p.m. on September 12, 2011. Please arrive 
for the meeting by 9:45a.m. to allow for a prompt meeting start.
    As access to the Department of State facilities is controlled, 
members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must notify the 
Commission, not later than 5p.m., September 12, 2011, providing the 
information below. If notified after this date, the Department's Bureau 
of Diplomatic Security may not be able to complete the necessary 
processing required to attend the meeting. A person requesting 
reasonable accommodation should notify the Commission by the same date.
    Each member of the public wishing to attend the meeting should 
provide: His/her name, company or organizational affiliation; phone 
number; date of birth; and identifying data such as driver's license 
number, U.S. Government ID, or U.S. Military ID, to the Commission. A 
RSVP list will be provided to Diplomatic Security. One of the following 
forms of valid photo identification will be required for admission to 
the Department of State building: U.S. driver's license, passport, U.S. 
Government ID or other valid photo ID. Personal data is requested 
pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and 
Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT 
Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to 
validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. 
The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-
D) database. Please see the Privacy Impact Assessment for VACS-D at 
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/100305.pdf for additional 
information.
    The United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy appraises 
U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform, and 
influence foreign publics. The Advisory Commission may conduct studies, 
inquiries, and meetings, as it deems necessary. It may assemble and 
disseminate information and issue reports and other publications, 
subject to the approval of the Chairperson, in consultation with the 
Executive Director. The Advisory Commission

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may undertake foreign travel in pursuit of its studies and coordinate, 
sponsor, or oversee projects, studies, events, or other activities that 
it deems desirable and necessary in fulfilling its functions.
    The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the 
President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The 
members of the Commission shall represent the public interest and shall 
be selected from a cross section of educational, communications, 
cultural, scientific, technical, public service, labor, business, and 
professional backgrounds. Not more than four members shall be from any 
one political party. The President designates a member to chair the 
Commission.
    The current members of the Commission are: Mr. William Hybl of 
Colorado, Chairman; Ambassador Lyndon Olson of Texas, Vice Chairman; 
Ambassador Penne Korth-Peacock of Texas; Ms. Lezlee Westine of 
Virginia; and, Mr. Sim Farar of California. Two seats on the Commission 
are currently vacant.
    The following individual has been nominated to the Commission but 
awaits Senate confirmation as of this writing: Anne Wedner of Illinois.
    The Advisory Commission was originally established under Section 
604 of the United States Information and Exchange Act of 1948, as 
amended (22 U.S.C. 1469) and Section 8 of Reorganization Plan Numbered 
2 of 1977. It was reauthorized pursuant to Public Law 111-70 (2009), 22 
U.S.C. 6553, and has been further authorized through September 30, 
2011.
    This announcement might appear in the Federal Register less than 15 
days prior to the meeting. The Department of State finds that there is 
an exceptional circumstance in that, given the pending expiration of 
this advisory committee's authorization and the availability of the 
speakers, the meeting must be held on the date scheduled.

    Dated: August 29, 2011.
Matthew C. Armstrong,
Executive Director, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2011-22978 Filed 9-7-11; 8:45 am]
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