Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Membership, 72745-72746 [2011-30403]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2011 / Notices designated these changes to be operative on December 1, 2011. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal to amend its Fee Schedule is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act 14 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) of the Act 15 in particular, in that it is an equitable allocation of reasonable fees and other charges among Exchange members. The Exchange believes that it is reasonable to lower the fees for cabinet trades to incentivize members to transact cabinet trades. The proposed fees for cabinet trades would be lower for all market participants, except Customers who will remain free of charge. The Exchange believes that it is reasonable, equitable and not unfairly discriminatory to not assess Customers a fee for transacting cabinet trades because Customer order flow attracts liquidity to the Exchange which in turn benefits of all market participants. The Exchange believes that it is equitable and not unfairly discriminatory to amend and lower fees for cabinet trades because all market participants will be assessed a uniform transaction fee, with the exception of Customers who will not be assessed a fee. The Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated assesses fees for cabinet trading that are within the range of fees proposed by the Exchange.16 The Exchange operates in a highly competitive market comprised of nine U.S. options exchanges in which sophisticated and knowledgeable market participants readily can, and do, send order flow to competing exchanges if they deem fee levels at a particular exchange to be excessive. The Exchange believes that the proposed fee must be competitive with fees offered on other options exchanges. The Exchange believes that this competitive marketplace impacts the fees present on the Exchange today and influences the proposals set forth above. wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. 14 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). 16 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 61295 (January 6, 2010), 75 FR 2166 (January 14, 2010) (SR–CBOE–2009–098) (A rule change to assess equity option transaction fees for cabinet trades). 15 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act.17 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–Phlx–2011–150 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Phlx–2011–150. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the 17 15 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72745 proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at 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– 2011–150 and should be submitted on or before December 16, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.18 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–30322 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7694] Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Membership Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs’ Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) is accepting membership applications. The Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is interested in applications from subject matter experts from the United States defense industry, relevant trade and labor associations, academic, and foundation personnel. The DTAG was established as a continuing committee under the authority of 22 U.S.C. Sections 2651a and 2656 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (‘‘FACA’’). The purpose of the DTAG is to provide the Bureau of PoliticalMilitary Affairs with a formal channel for regular consultation and coordination with U.S. private sector defense exporters and defense trade specialists on issues involving U.S. laws, policies, and regulations for munitions exports. The DTAG advises the Bureau on its support for and 18 17 E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 25NON1 wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 72746 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2011 / Notices regulation of defense trade to help ensure that impediments to legitimate exports are reduced while the foreign policy and national security interests of the United States continue to be protected and advanced in accordance with the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), as amended. Major topics addressed by the DTAG include (a) policy issues on commercial defense trade and technology transfer; (b) regulatory and licensing procedures applicable to defense articles, services, and technical data; (c) technical issues involving the U.S. Munitions List (USML); and (d) questions relating to actions designed to carry out the AECA and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Members are appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for PoliticalMilitary Affairs on the basis of individual substantive and technical expertise and qualifications, and must be representatives of United States defense industry, relevant trade and labor associations, academic, and foundation personnel. In accordance with the DTAG Charter, all DTAG members must be U.S. citizens, DTAG members will represent the views of their organizations. All DTAG members shall be aware of the Department of State’s mandate that arms transfers must further U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. DTAG members also shall be versed in the complexity of commercial defense trade and industrial competitiveness, and all members must be able to advise the Bureau on these matters. While members are expected to use their expertise and provide candid advice, national security and foreign policy interests of the United States shall be the basis for all policy and technical recommendations. DTAG members’ responsibilities include: • Service for a consecutive two-year term which may be renewed or terminated at the discretion of the Assistant Secretary of State for PoliticalMilitary Affairs (membership shall automatically terminate for members who fail to attend two consecutive DTAG plenary meetings). • Making recommendations in accordance with the DTAG Charter and the FACA. • Making policy and technical recommendations within the scope of the U.S. commercial export control regime as mandated in the AECA, the ITAR, and appropriate directives. Please note that DTAG members may not be reimbursed for travel, per diem, and other expenses incurred in connection with their duties as DTAG members. An individual who is VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 currently registered, or was registered at any time during the period of January 1, 2010 to the present, as a Federal lobbyist is not eligible to serve on the DTAG. How to apply: Applications in response to this notice must contain the following information: (1) Name of applicant; (2) affirmation of U.S. citizenship; (3) organizational affiliation and title, as appropriate; (4) mailing address; (5) work telephone number; (6) ´ ´ email address; (7) resume; (8) summary of qualifications for DTAG membership and (9) confirmation that you have not been registered as a Federal lobbyist at any time from January 1, 2010 to the present. This information may be provided via two methods: • Emailed to the following address: SlyghPC@state.gov. In the subject field, please write, ‘‘DTAG Application.’’ • Send in hardcopy to the following address: Patricia C. Slygh, PM/DDTC, SA–1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of PoliticalMilitary Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522–0112. All applications must be postmarked by December 15, 2011. Dated: November 17, 2011. Robert S. Kovac, Designated Federal Official, Defense Trade Advisory Group, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–30403 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Notice of Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims. AGENCY: This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in the following locations: City of Aurora and Arapahoe County, CO; Chicago, IL; Birmingham, AL; Sacramento, CA; New York, NY; and King County, WA. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions. SUMMARY: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to Section 139(l) of Title 23, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 United States Code (U.S.C.). A claim seeking judicial review of the FTA actions announced herein for the listed public transportation project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before May 23, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Van Wyk, AttorneyAdvisor, Office of Chief Counsel, (202) 366–1733, or Terence Plaskon, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Human and Natural Environment, (202) 366–0442. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken final agency actions by issuing certain approvals for the public transportation projects listed below. The actions on these projects, as well as the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the documentation issued in connection with the project to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in the FTA administrative record for the projects. Interested parties may contact either the project sponsor or the relevant FTA Regional Office for more information on the project. Contact information for FTA’s Regional Offices may be found at http://www.fta.dot.gov. This notice applies to all FTA decisions on the listed projects as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including, but not limited to, NEPA [42 U.S.C. 4321–4375], Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303], Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 470f], and the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q]. This notice does not, however, alter or extend the limitation period of 180 days for challenges of project decisions subject to previous notices published in the Federal Register. The projects and actions that are the subject of this notice are: 1. Project name and location: I–225 Minimum Operable Segment (MOS) Extending Transit Service from the Nine Mile Light Rail Transit Station to Iliff, City of Aurora and Arapahoe County, CO. Project sponsor: Regional Transportation District. Project description: The project will extend light rail transit (LRT) from the current terminus at the existing Nine Mile LRT Station on the Southeast Corridor LRT north and east to the proposed Iliff Station. The Nine Mile to Iliff Station proposed action is a Minimum Operable E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 227 (Friday, November 25, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72745-72746]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-30403]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7694]


Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Membership

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

    The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military 
Affairs' Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) is accepting membership 
applications. The Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is interested in 
applications from subject matter experts from the United States defense 
industry, relevant trade and labor associations, academic, and 
foundation personnel.
    The DTAG was established as a continuing committee under the 
authority of 22 U.S.C. Sections 2651a and 2656 and the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (``FACA''). The purpose of the DTAG is to 
provide the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs with a formal channel 
for regular consultation and coordination with U.S. private sector 
defense exporters and defense trade specialists on issues involving 
U.S. laws, policies, and regulations for munitions exports. The DTAG 
advises the Bureau on its support for and

[[Page 72746]]

regulation of defense trade to help ensure that impediments to 
legitimate exports are reduced while the foreign policy and national 
security interests of the United States continue to be protected and 
advanced in accordance with the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), as 
amended. Major topics addressed by the DTAG include (a) policy issues 
on commercial defense trade and technology transfer; (b) regulatory and 
licensing procedures applicable to defense articles, services, and 
technical data; (c) technical issues involving the U.S. Munitions List 
(USML); and (d) questions relating to actions designed to carry out the 
AECA and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
    Members are appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for 
Political-Military Affairs on the basis of individual substantive and 
technical expertise and qualifications, and must be representatives of 
United States defense industry, relevant trade and labor associations, 
academic, and foundation personnel. In accordance with the DTAG 
Charter, all DTAG members must be U.S. citizens, DTAG members will 
represent the views of their organizations. All DTAG members shall be 
aware of the Department of State's mandate that arms transfers must 
further U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. DTAG 
members also shall be versed in the complexity of commercial defense 
trade and industrial competitiveness, and all members must be able to 
advise the Bureau on these matters. While members are expected to use 
their expertise and provide candid advice, national security and 
foreign policy interests of the United States shall be the basis for 
all policy and technical recommendations.
    DTAG members' responsibilities include:
     Service for a consecutive two-year term which may be 
renewed or terminated at the discretion of the Assistant Secretary of 
State for Political-Military Affairs (membership shall automatically 
terminate for members who fail to attend two consecutive DTAG plenary 
meetings).
     Making recommendations in accordance with the DTAG Charter 
and the FACA.
     Making policy and technical recommendations within the 
scope of the U.S. commercial export control regime as mandated in the 
AECA, the ITAR, and appropriate directives.
    Please note that DTAG members may not be reimbursed for travel, per 
diem, and other expenses incurred in connection with their duties as 
DTAG members. An individual who is currently registered, or was 
registered at any time during the period of January 1, 2010 to the 
present, as a Federal lobbyist is not eligible to serve on the DTAG.
    How to apply: Applications in response to this notice must contain 
the following information: (1) Name of applicant; (2) affirmation of 
U.S. citizenship; (3) organizational affiliation and title, as 
appropriate; (4) mailing address; (5) work telephone number; (6) email 
address; (7) r[eacute]sum[eacute]; (8) summary of qualifications for 
DTAG membership and (9) confirmation that you have not been registered 
as a Federal lobbyist at any time from January 1, 2010 to the present.
    This information may be provided via two methods:
     Emailed to the following address: SlyghPC@state.gov. In 
the subject field, please write, ``DTAG Application.''
     Send in hardcopy to the following address: Patricia C. 
Slygh, PM/DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade 
Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of 
State, Washington, DC 20522-0112.
    All applications must be postmarked by December 15, 2011.

    Dated: November 17, 2011.
Robert S. Kovac,
 Designated Federal Official, Defense Trade Advisory Group, Department 
of State.
[FR Doc. 2011-30403 Filed 11-23-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-25-P