Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting, 52105-52106 [2012-21204]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 28, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7995] Announcement of the Innovation in Arms Control Challenge Under the America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2011 The Department of State’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (AVC) announces the following challenge: How Can the Crowd Support Arms Control Transparency Efforts? This challenge is the first ‘‘Innovation in Arms Control Challenge,’’ with the goal of spurring innovation, and developing scientific and technological options that will provide additional transparency and information related to compliance with existing or future arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament regimes. DATES: The submission period for entries begins 3 p.m. EDT, August 28, 2012, and ends 5 p.m. EDT, October 26, 2012. Winners will be announced during the week of December 3, unless the term of the Contest is extended by DOS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamie Mannina, Special Assistant for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520; Telephone (202) 647–7939; ManninaJF@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Federal Register notice is required under the Section 105 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2011. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Competition Details 1. Subject of the Challenge: This Challenge seeks creative ideas from the general public to use the tools and devices commonly available to them to support arms control transparency efforts. 2. Prize: There is a guaranteed award. The winning submission will be announced in a Department of State press release. The awards will be paid to the best submission(s) as solely determined by the Department of State. 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Submissions will be accepted starting at 3 p.m. EDT on August 28, 2012. Contest participants should review all contest rules and eligibility requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52105 5. Basis on which the winners will be selected: Winners will be selected based upon provision of the following: 1. A description of the proposed mechanism or idea to support arms control transparency efforts. Processes, incentives, and technologies must, in theory, be practical and implementable at scale throughout the world. Detailed specifications are not required, but the idea should be described well enough to evaluate feasibility. 2. Rationale for why the proposed idea will work in the real world as feasibility will be a major factor in the review process. 3. Any supporting information, publications, real-world use cases, or examples that reinforce the validity of the proposed idea. Dated: August 16, 2012. Rose E. Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary of State, Arms Control and International Security, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–21209 Filed 8–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–27–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7997] Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open meeting for the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2012, in Room 2501 of the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC, 20593. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the sixty-fourth session of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 64) to be held at the International Maritime Organization in London, United Kingdom from October 1st to 5th, 2012. The primary matters to be considered include: —Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water; —Recycling of ships; —Air pollution and energy efficiency; —Reduction of GHG emissions from ships; —Consideration and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments; —Interpretation of, and amendments to, MARPOL and related instruments; —Implementation of the OPRC Convention and the OPRC–HNS E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 52106 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 28, 2012 / Notices Protocol and relevant Conference resolutions; —Identification and protection of Special Areas and Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas; —Inadequacy of reception facilities; —Reports of sub-committees; —Work of other bodies; —Status of conventions; —Harmful anti-fouling systems for ships; —Promotion of implementation and enforcement of MARPOL and related instruments; —Technical co-operation activities for the protection of the marine environment; —Role of the human element; —Noise from commercial shipping and its adverse impacts on marine life; —Work program of the Committee and subsidiary bodies; —Application of the Committees’ Guidelines; —Election of the Chairman and ViceChairman for 2013; Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating capacity of the room. To facilitate the building security process and to request reasonable accommodation, those who plan to attend should contact the meeting coordinator, Ms. Regina Bergner not later than September 11, 2012, 10 days prior to the meeting. Contact should be made by email at Regina.R.Bergner@uscg.mil; by phone at (202) 372–1431; or in writing to Ms. Regina Bergner, Commandant (CG– OES–3), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 2nd Street SW., STOP 7126, Washington, DC 20593–7126. Requests made after September 11, 2012 might not be able to be accommodated. Please note that due to security considerations, two valid government-issued photo identifications must be presented to gain entrance to the Headquarters building. The Headquarters building is accessible by taxi and privately owned conveyance (public transportation is not generally available). Public parking is available in the vicinity of the Headquarters building. Additional information regarding this and other IMO SHC public meetings may be found at: www.uscg.mil/imo. Hard copies of documents associated with the 64th Session of MEPC will be available at this meeting. To request further copies of documents please contact Ms. Regina Bergner using the contact information above. Date: August 21, 2012. Brian W. Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee. [FR Doc. 2012–21204 Filed 8–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:39 Aug 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7996] Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Room 5–0624 of the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593– 0001. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Diplomatic Conference for the Safety of Fishing Vessels to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, South Africa, from October 9–11, 2012. The agenda items to be considered include: —Opening of the Conference —Election of the President —Adoption of the agenda —Adoption of the Rules of Procedure —Election of the Vice-Presidents and other officers of the Conference —Appointment of the Credentials Committee —Organization of the work of the Conference, including the establishment of other committees, as necessary —Consideration of the draft Agreement on the Implementation of the Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 relating to the 1977 Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels —Consideration of draft resolutions and recommendations and related matters —Consideration of the reports of the committees —Adoption of the Final Act and any instruments, recommendations and resolutions resulting from the work of the Conference —Signature of the Final Act of the Conference Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating capacity of the room. To facilitate the building security process, and to request reasonable accommodation, those who plan to attend should contact the meeting coordinator, LCDR Catherine Phillips, by email at catherine.a.phillips@uscg.mil, by phone at (202) 372–1374, by fax at (202) 372– 1925, or in writing at Commandant (CG– ENG–2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 2nd Street SW., Stop 7126, Washington, DC 20593–7126 not later than September 13, 2012, 7 days prior to the meeting. PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Requests made after September 13, 2012 might not be able to be accommodated. Please note that due to security considerations, two valid, government issued photo identifications must be presented to gain entrance to the Headquarters building. The Headquarters building is accessible by taxi and privately owned conveyance (public transportation is not generally available). However, parking in the vicinity of the building is extremely limited. Additional information regarding this and other IMO SHC public meetings may be found at: www.uscg.mil/imo. Dated: August 21, 2012. Brian Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–21208 Filed 8–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Commission Meeting Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold its regular business meeting on September 20, 2012, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. DATES: September 20, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: North Office Building, Hearing Room 1 (Ground Level), North Street (at Commonwealth Avenue), Harrisburg, Pa. 17120. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Cairo, General Counsel, telephone: (717) 238–0423, ext. 306; fax: (717) 238–2436. SUMMARY: Opportunity To Appear and Comment Interested parties are invited to attend the business meeting and encouraged to review the Commission’s Public Meeting Rules of Conduct, which are posted on the Commission’s Web site, www.srbc.net. As identified in the public hearing notice referenced below, written comments on the Regulatory Program projects that were the subject of the public hearing, and are listed for action at the business meeting, are subject to a comment deadline of September 4, 2012. Written comments pertaining to any other matters listed for action at the business meeting may be mailed to the Susquehanna River Basin E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-21204]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7997]


Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open 
meeting for the International Maritime Organization's Marine 
Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).
    The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 
2012, in Room 2501 of the United States Coast Guard Headquarters 
Building, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC, 20593. The primary 
purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the sixty-fourth session of 
the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection 
Committee (MEPC 64) to be held at the International Maritime 
Organization in London, United Kingdom from October 1st to 5th, 2012.
    The primary matters to be considered include:

--Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water;
--Recycling of ships;
--Air pollution and energy efficiency;
--Reduction of GHG emissions from ships;
--Consideration and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments;
--Interpretation of, and amendments to, MARPOL and related instruments;
--Implementation of the OPRC Convention and the OPRC-HNS

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Protocol and relevant Conference resolutions;
--Identification and protection of Special Areas and Particularly 
Sensitive Sea Areas;
--Inadequacy of reception facilities;
--Reports of sub-committees;
--Work of other bodies;
--Status of conventions;
--Harmful anti-fouling systems for ships;
--Promotion of implementation and enforcement of MARPOL and related 
instruments;
--Technical co-operation activities for the protection of the marine 
environment;
--Role of the human element;
--Noise from commercial shipping and its adverse impacts on marine 
life;
--Work program of the Committee and subsidiary bodies;
--Application of the Committees' Guidelines;
--Election of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2013;

    Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating 
capacity of the room. To facilitate the building security process and 
to request reasonable accommodation, those who plan to attend should 
contact the meeting coordinator, Ms. Regina Bergner not later than 
September 11, 2012, 10 days prior to the meeting. Contact should be 
made by email at Regina.R.Bergner@uscg.mil; by phone at (202) 372-1431; 
or in writing to Ms. Regina Bergner, Commandant (CG-OES-3), U.S. Coast 
Guard Headquarters, 2100 2nd Street SW., STOP 7126, Washington, DC 
20593-7126. Requests made after September 11, 2012 might not be able to 
be accommodated. Please note that due to security considerations, two 
valid government-issued photo identifications must be presented to gain 
entrance to the Headquarters building. The Headquarters building is 
accessible by taxi and privately owned conveyance (public 
transportation is not generally available). Public parking is available 
in the vicinity of the Headquarters building. Additional information 
regarding this and other IMO SHC public meetings may be found at: 
www.uscg.mil/imo. Hard copies of documents associated with the 64th 
Session of MEPC will be available at this meeting. To request further 
copies of documents please contact Ms. Regina Bergner using the contact 
information above.

    Date: August 21, 2012.
Brian W. Robinson,
Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee.
[FR Doc. 2012-21204 Filed 8-27-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-09-P