Notice of Request for Expressions of Interest by Environmental Experts in Assisting the CAFTA-DR Secretariat for Environmental Matters With the Preparation of Factual Records, 51606-51607 [2012-20896]

Download as PDF 51606 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 165 / Friday, August 24, 2012 / Notices erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with has published on Twitter prior to his nomination, the RGC refused to confirm him. After attempting to exercise his duties as reserve co-investigating judge for six months, Mr. Kasper-Ansermet tendered his resignation on March 19, 2012 citing his inability to gain the cooperation of the Cambodian national co-investigating judge, Mr. You Bunleng. Mr. Kasper-Ansermet’s resignation was effective May 4, 2012. To replace Kasper-Ansermet, the UN nominated U.S. citizen Mark Harmon, a retired career U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor, who also served more than a decade as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Unlike Kasper-Ansermet, the Cambodian Supreme Council of the Magistracy (SCM) confirmed Harmon in the position. The ECCC’s jurisdiction over suspects in the Cases 003/004 has yet to be resolved; and therefore the coinvestigating judges have not made a final determination on whether these individuals should be indicted. Should the national and international coinvestigating judges disagree, there is a formal process under the governing documents of the ECCC for resolving this disagreement in the Pre-Trial Chamber. Before his departure, KasperAnsermet complained publicly that his investigation of Cases 003/004 has been obstructed by the non-cooperation of Cambodian-appointed judges and officials. Judge Bunleng publicly responded that the difficulties had arisen because Kasper-Ansermet had not been confirmed in his appointment due to the latter’s public comments on confidential judicial matters. As Mark Harmon’s nomination has been confirmed by the SCM, we anticipate that he will receive appropriate cooperation from national and international judges and officials. There may be disagreements about whether the suspects in Cases 003/004 should be subject to indictment and trial, but we expect these matters to be resolved by the co-investigative judges and the PreTrial Chamber in accordance with applicable law and procedure. Certification and United States Policy Objectives Certification recognizes the efforts of the UN and RGC to address allegations of corruption and mismanagement within the ECCC. It is not an indication, however, that work is complete. Both parties must continue to exercise oversight of the ECCC’s operations, and the donor community and NGOs must VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Aug 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 continue their vigilant engagement with the United Nations and the Royal Cambodian government to ensure that the ECCC remains judicially independent, corruption-free, and wellmanaged. [FR Doc. 2012–20899 Filed 8–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–30–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7993] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens,’’ Formerly Titled ‘‘Seductive Luxury and Innovation: The Furniture of Abraham and David Roentgen’’ ACTION: to be displayed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art until on or about January 31, 2014. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the additional exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6467). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. Dated: August 17, 2012. J. Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–20894 Filed 8–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Notice, correction. On August 29, 2011, notice was published on page 53705 of the Federal Register (volume 76, number 167) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ‘‘Seductive Luxury and Innovation: The Furniture of Abraham and David Roentgen.’’ The referenced notice is corrected here to change the exhibition name to ‘‘Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens’’ and to include additional objects as part of the exhibition. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the additional objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about October 29, 2012, until on or about January 27, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. At the conclusion of the exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, three of the works will continue SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7992] Notice of Request for Expressions of Interest by Environmental Experts in Assisting the CAFTA–DR Secretariat for Environmental Matters With the Preparation of Factual Records Department of State. Request for environmental experts to assist the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA–DR) Secretariat for Environmental Matters (Secretariat) with the preparation of factual records. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are compiling recommendations for candidates to be included on a roster of environmental experts from which the CAFTA–DR Secretariat can select individuals to assist in the preparation of factual records. The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative invite environmental experts, including representatives from non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, private sector enterprises, and other interested persons, to submit their expression of interest in being included on a roster of experts. We encourage submitters to review the following prior to offering a recommendation: (1) Chapter 17: Environment of the CAFTA–DR, in particular Articles 17.7 and 17.8; (2) paragraph 2(d) of the Understanding Regarding the Establishment of a Secretariat for Environmental Matters Under CAFTA–DR; (3) paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 5 of the Agreement SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 165 / Friday, August 24, 2012 / Notices Establishing a Secretariat for Environmental Matters Under CAFTA– DR; and (4) Decision No. 10 of the CAFTA–DR Environmental Affairs Council (Council). These documents are available at: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/ env/trade/caftadr/index.htm. DATES: To be assured of timely consideration, all written suggestions are requested no later than September 3, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written suggestions should be emailed or faxed to Kelly Milton, Office of Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative (KMilton@ustr.eop.gov, Fax: 202–395– 9517), and Abby Lindsay, Office of Environmental Policy, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State (LindsayA@state.gov, Fax: 202– 647–5947), with the subject line ‘‘CAFTA–DR Roster of Environmental Experts to Assist in Development of Factual Records.’’ If you have access to the Internet, you can view and comment on this notice by going to: http:// www.regulations.gov/#!home and searching on docket number: DOS– 2012–0047. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Abby Lindsay, telephone (202) 647– 8772 or Kelly Milton, telephone (202) 395–9590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Article 17.7 and 17.8 of the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA–DR), any person of a Party may file a submission with the CAFTA–DR Secretariat asserting that a Party is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws. Where the Secretariat determines that a submission meets the criteria set out in paragraph 2 and 4 of Article 17.7, and where the Secretariat considers that the submission, in light of any response provided by the Party, warrants developing a factual record, the Secretariat shall so inform the Council and provide its reasons. The Secretariat shall prepare a factual record if the Council, by vote of any Party, instructs it to do so. For more information on factual records, see the Web site of the CAFTA–DR Secretariat, available at: www.saa-sem.org. Pursuant to paragraph 2(d) of the Understanding Regarding the Establishment of a Secretariat for Environmental Matters Under CAFTA– DR (the Understanding), the Council shall establish a roster of environmental experts, comprising persons with a demonstrated record of good judgment, objectivity, and environmental VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Aug 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 expertise, including regional expertise, from which the Secretariat shall select, as appropriate, individuals to assist the Secretariat with the preparation of factual records pursuant to Article 17.8 of the CAFTA–DR. Consistent with the obligation of paragraph 2(d) of the Understanding and paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 5 of the Agreement Establishing a Secretariat for Environmental Matters Under CAFTA–DR, on July 3, 2012, the Council set forth procedures for the Secretariat to follow regarding the engagement of such experts. See Decision No. 10 ‘‘Engagement of Environmental Experts to Assist the Secretariat for Environmental Matters with the Preparation of Factual Records.’’ Pursuant to Decision 10, the General Coordinator of the Secretariat shall compile the recommendations received from the Parties and present the Council with the proposed roster of environmental experts. The Council shall decide, by consensus, to establish the roster as proposed. According to Decision No. 10, individuals selected for inclusion on the roster shall: • Have demonstrated a record of good judgment, objectivity and environmental expertise; • Carry out all duties fairly, thoroughly and diligently; • Demonstrate national or regional expertise where possible; • Avoid impropriety or the appearance of impropriety and shall observe high standards of conduct so that the integrity or impartiality of any work performed by the expert at the request of the SEM shall not be called into question; • Not seek or receive instructions from any government or any other authority external to the SEM or Council. Accordingly, experts shall not have ex parte contacts with any of the Parties without the prior explicit consent of the Secretariat or Council; • Safeguard from public disclosure any information received in their capacity as an environmental expert, where the information is designated by its source as confidential or proprietary; • Ensure that his or her work complies with all applicable laws and regulations; and • Promptly disclose any interest, relationship or matter that is likely to affect the expert’s independence or impartiality or that might reasonably create an appearance of impropriety or an apprehension of bias in his work. The Department of State and the Office of the US Trade Representative are requesting expressions of interest in being included on the roster from environmental experts. To do so, please submit the following information: 1. Full Name. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51607 2. Contact information (should include a business address, telephone number, and email address). 3. Citizenship(s). 4. A resume or curriculum vitae. 5. A letter of reference. 6. Three individuals, in addition to the author of the letter of reference, who are willing to serve as a reference and provide information regarding the expert’s professional experience (should include the names, contact information, and relationship to expert). 7. A summary of any current and past employment by, consulting experience, or other work for any of the Governments that are a Party to the CAFTA–DR. 8. Proof of Spanish and English language proficiency, written and spoken. For additional information, please visit: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/env/ trade/caftadr/index.htm. Disclaimer: This Public Notice is a request for expressions of interest, and is not a request for applications. No granting of money is directly associated with this request for environmental experts. The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative will select which environmental experts are included on the U.S. recommendation of candidates. Dated: August 20, 2012. John Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Environmental Policy, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–20896 Filed 8–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE SJI Board of Directors Meeting AGENCY: ACTION: State Justice Institute. Notice of Meeting. The SJI Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the National Judicial College, in Reno, Nevada. The purpose of this meeting is to consider grant applications for the 4th quarter of FY 2012, and other business. All portions of this meeting are open to the public. SUMMARY: National Judicial College, Judicial College Building, M/S 358, Reno, NV 89557, 1–800–25–JUDGE. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7992]


Notice of Request for Expressions of Interest by Environmental 
Experts in Assisting the CAFTA-DR Secretariat for Environmental Matters 
With the Preparation of Factual Records

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Request for environmental experts to assist the Dominican 
Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) 
Secretariat for Environmental Matters (Secretariat) with the 
preparation of factual records.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State and the Office of the United States 
Trade Representative are compiling recommendations for candidates to be 
included on a roster of environmental experts from which the CAFTA-DR 
Secretariat can select individuals to assist in the preparation of 
factual records. The Department of State and the Office of the United 
States Trade Representative invite environmental experts, including 
representatives from non-governmental organizations, educational 
institutions, private sector enterprises, and other interested persons, 
to submit their expression of interest in being included on a roster of 
experts. We encourage submitters to review the following prior to 
offering a recommendation: (1) Chapter 17: Environment of the CAFTA-DR, 
in particular Articles 17.7 and 17.8; (2) paragraph 2(d) of the 
Understanding Regarding the Establishment of a Secretariat for 
Environmental Matters Under CAFTA-DR; (3) paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 
5 of the Agreement

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Establishing a Secretariat for Environmental Matters Under CAFTA-DR; 
and (4) Decision No. 10 of the CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council 
(Council). These documents are available at: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/env/trade/caftadr/index.htm.

DATES: To be assured of timely consideration, all written suggestions 
are requested no later than September 3, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written suggestions should be emailed or faxed to Kelly 
Milton, Office of Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the 
United States Trade Representative (KMilton@ustr.eop.gov, Fax: 202-395-
9517), and Abby Lindsay, Office of Environmental Policy, Bureau of 
Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State (LindsayA@state.gov, Fax: 202-647-5947), with the 
subject line ``CAFTA-DR Roster of Environmental Experts to Assist in 
Development of Factual Records.'' If you have access to the Internet, 
you can view and comment on this notice by going to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and searching on docket number: DOS-2012-
0047.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Abby Lindsay, telephone (202) 647-
8772 or Kelly Milton, telephone (202) 395-9590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Article 17.7 and 17.8 of the 
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement 
(CAFTA-DR), any person of a Party may file a submission with the CAFTA-
DR Secretariat asserting that a Party is failing to effectively enforce 
its environmental laws. Where the Secretariat determines that a 
submission meets the criteria set out in paragraph 2 and 4 of Article 
17.7, and where the Secretariat considers that the submission, in light 
of any response provided by the Party, warrants developing a factual 
record, the Secretariat shall so inform the Council and provide its 
reasons. The Secretariat shall prepare a factual record if the Council, 
by vote of any Party, instructs it to do so. For more information on 
factual records, see the Web site of the CAFTA-DR Secretariat, 
available at: www.saa-sem.org.
    Pursuant to paragraph 2(d) of the Understanding Regarding the 
Establishment of a Secretariat for Environmental Matters Under CAFTA-DR 
(the Understanding), the Council shall establish a roster of 
environmental experts, comprising persons with a demonstrated record of 
good judgment, objectivity, and environmental expertise, including 
regional expertise, from which the Secretariat shall select, as 
appropriate, individuals to assist the Secretariat with the preparation 
of factual records pursuant to Article 17.8 of the CAFTA-DR.
    Consistent with the obligation of paragraph 2(d) of the 
Understanding and paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 5 of the Agreement 
Establishing a Secretariat for Environmental Matters Under CAFTA-DR, on 
July 3, 2012, the Council set forth procedures for the Secretariat to 
follow regarding the engagement of such experts. See Decision No. 10 
``Engagement of Environmental Experts to Assist the Secretariat for 
Environmental Matters with the Preparation of Factual Records.'' 
Pursuant to Decision 10, the General Coordinator of the Secretariat 
shall compile the recommendations received from the Parties and present 
the Council with the proposed roster of environmental experts. The 
Council shall decide, by consensus, to establish the roster as 
proposed.
    According to Decision No. 10, individuals selected for inclusion on 
the roster shall:

     Have demonstrated a record of good judgment, 
objectivity and environmental expertise;
     Carry out all duties fairly, thoroughly and diligently;
     Demonstrate national or regional expertise where 
possible;
     Avoid impropriety or the appearance of impropriety and 
shall observe high standards of conduct so that the integrity or 
impartiality of any work performed by the expert at the request of 
the SEM shall not be called into question;
     Not seek or receive instructions from any government or 
any other authority external to the SEM or Council. Accordingly, 
experts shall not have ex parte contacts with any of the Parties 
without the prior explicit consent of the Secretariat or Council;
     Safeguard from public disclosure any information 
received in their capacity as an environmental expert, where the 
information is designated by its source as confidential or 
proprietary;
     Ensure that his or her work complies with all 
applicable laws and regulations; and
     Promptly disclose any interest, relationship or matter 
that is likely to affect the expert's independence or impartiality 
or that might reasonably create an appearance of impropriety or an 
apprehension of bias in his work.

    The Department of State and the Office of the US Trade 
Representative are requesting expressions of interest in being included 
on the roster from environmental experts. To do so, please submit the 
following information:
    1. Full Name.
    2. Contact information (should include a business address, 
telephone number, and email address).
    3. Citizenship(s).
    4. A resume or curriculum vitae.
    5. A letter of reference.
    6. Three individuals, in addition to the author of the letter of 
reference, who are willing to serve as a reference and provide 
information regarding the expert's professional experience (should 
include the names, contact information, and relationship to expert).
    7. A summary of any current and past employment by, consulting 
experience, or other work for any of the Governments that are a Party 
to the CAFTA-DR.
    8. Proof of Spanish and English language proficiency, written and 
spoken.
    For additional information, please visit: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/env/trade/caftadr/index.htm.
    Disclaimer: This Public Notice is a request for expressions of 
interest, and is not a request for applications. No granting of money 
is directly associated with this request for environmental experts. The 
Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade 
Representative will select which environmental experts are included on 
the U.S. recommendation of candidates.

    Dated: August 20, 2012.
John Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Environmental Policy, Department of State.
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