Notification of the Next Meetings of the U.S.-Chile FTA Environmental Affairs Council and ECA Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation and Request for Comments on the Meeting Agenda, 70874-70875 [2012-28770]

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[FR Doc. 2012–28772 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P Fmt 4703 Notification of the Next Meetings of the U.S.-Chile FTA Environmental Affairs Council and ECA Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation and Request for Comments on the Meeting Agenda Department of State. Notice of the next meeting of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Agreement Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation and request for comments on the meeting agenda. ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board Frm 00138 [Public Notice: 8095] AGENCY: [Public Notice: 8097] PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF STATE Sfmt 4703 The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) are providing notice that the United States and Chile intend to hold the sixth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ‘‘Council’’) and the fourth meeting of the Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation (the ‘‘Commission’’) in Santiago, Chile, on January 9, 2013. The United States and Chile created the Council and Commission pursuant to Chapter 19 (Environment) of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (‘‘FTA’’) and Article II of the United States-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement (‘‘ECA’’), respectively. During the Council meeting, the United States and Chile (collectively the ‘‘Parties’’) will discuss their respective implementation of and progress under Chapter 19. During the Commission meeting, the Parties will provide an overview of environmental cooperation projects and the impact of those projects in their countries, and present and sign the new 2012–2014 Work Program for Environmental Cooperation. All interested persons are invited to attend a public session in the afternoon where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss implementation of Chapter 19 and environmental cooperation with Council and Commission Members. The time and location of the public session is still being determined; for more information please contact Rebecca Slocum and Leslie Yang (contact information below). The Department of State and USTR also invite interested agencies, organizations, and members of the public to submit written comments or suggestions regarding the meeting agenda. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to: (1) The United States-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement; (2) the United States-Chile 2009–2011 Work Program for Environmental Cooperation; (3) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2012 / Notices Chapter 19 (Environment) of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement; and (4) the Environmental Review of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement. These documents are available at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/ env/trade/chile/index.htm. DATES: The Council and Commission meetings are to be held January 9, 2013 in Santiago, Chile. To be assured of timely consideration, all written comments or suggestions for the agenda are requested no later than December 14, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be submitted to both: (1) Rebecca Slocum, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues by email to SlocumRB@state.gov with the subject line ‘‘U.S.-Chile EAC/JCEC Meetings’’ or fax to (202) 647–5947; and (2) Leslie Yang, Director for International Environmental Policy, Office of the United States Trade Representative by email to Leslie_Yang@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line ‘‘U.S-Chile EAC/JCEC Meetings’’ or by fax to (202) 395–9517. 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–2012–0057. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Slocum, (202) 647–4828 or Leslie Yang, (202) 395–3167. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 19.3 of the United States-Chile FTA establishes an Environment Affairs Council, which shall meet to discuss the implementation of, and progress under, Chapter 19 (Environment). Article 19.3 further provides that meetings of the Council shall include a public session, unless the Parties otherwise agree. The United States and Chile established the U.S.-Chile Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation when they signed the U.S.Chile ECA on June 17, 2003, negotiated in concert with the U.S.-Chile FTA. The Commission is to meet every two years to advance environmental cooperation and review progress in implementing the ECA. The Commission also is responsible for establishing and developing work programs that reflect national priorities for cooperative environmental activities. Please refer to the Department of State Web site at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/ env/trade/index.htm and the USTR Web site at www.ustr.gov for more information. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Nov 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 Disclaimer: This Public Notice is a request for comments and suggestions, and is not a request for applications. No granting of money is directly associated with this request for suggestions for the meeting agenda. There is no expectation of resources or funding associated with any comments or suggestions for the agenda. Dated: November 20, 2012. George N. Sibley, Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–28770 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 8092] Department of State Performance Review Board Members In accordance with section 4314(c)(4) of 5 United States Code, the Department of State has appointed the following individuals to the Department of State Performance Review Board for Senior Executive Service members: Mary E. McLeod, Chairperson, Principal Deputy Legal Advisor, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State; Kevin P. O’Keefe, Director, Office of Plans, Policy, and Analysis, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State; David A. Balton, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State; Raymond D. Maxwell, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State. Dated: November 19, 2012. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–28769 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–15–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2009–0074] Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated November 9, 2012, Canadian National Railway (CN), the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), and the United Transportation Union (UTU) have jointly petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70875 for an extension of their waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal hours of service laws contained at 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2009–0074. In their petition, CN, BLET, and UTU seek relief from 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4), which in part requires a train employee to receive 48 hours off duty after initiating an on-duty period for 6 consecutive days. Specifically, CN, BLET, and UTU seek an extension of the existing waiver to allow a train employee to initiate an on-duty period for 6 consecutive days followed by 24 hours off duty. In support of their request, CN, BLET, and UTU explained that this type of schedule has not compromised rail safety. Additionally, as expressed in the original petition, work-life balance has continued for train employees, and the railroad has benefitted from continued productivity. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by January 11, 2013 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 8095]


Notification of the Next Meetings of the U.S.-Chile FTA 
Environmental Affairs Council and ECA Joint Commission for 
Environmental Cooperation and Request for Comments on the Meeting 
Agenda

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of the next meeting of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade 
Agreement Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation 
Agreement Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation and request 
for comments on the meeting agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State and the Office of the United States 
Trade Representative (``USTR'') are providing notice that the United 
States and Chile intend to hold the sixth meeting of the Environmental 
Affairs Council (the ``Council'') and the fourth meeting of the Joint 
Commission for Environmental Cooperation (the ``Commission'') in 
Santiago, Chile, on January 9, 2013. The United States and Chile 
created the Council and Commission pursuant to Chapter 19 (Environment) 
of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (``FTA'') and Article 
II of the United States-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement 
(``ECA''), respectively.
    During the Council meeting, the United States and Chile 
(collectively the ``Parties'') will discuss their respective 
implementation of and progress under Chapter 19. During the Commission 
meeting, the Parties will provide an overview of environmental 
cooperation projects and the impact of those projects in their 
countries, and present and sign the new 2012-2014 Work Program for 
Environmental Cooperation. All interested persons are invited to attend 
a public session in the afternoon where they will have the opportunity 
to ask questions and discuss implementation of Chapter 19 and 
environmental cooperation with Council and Commission Members. The time 
and location of the public session is still being determined; for more 
information please contact Rebecca Slocum and Leslie Yang (contact 
information below).
    The Department of State and USTR also invite interested agencies, 
organizations, and members of the public to submit written comments or 
suggestions regarding the meeting agenda. In preparing comments, we 
encourage submitters to refer to: (1) The United States-Chile 
Environmental Cooperation Agreement; (2) the United States-Chile 2009-
2011 Work Program for Environmental Cooperation; (3)

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Chapter 19 (Environment) of the United States-Chile Free Trade 
Agreement; and (4) the Environmental Review of the United States-Chile 
Free Trade Agreement. These documents are available at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/env/trade/chile/index.htm.

DATES: The Council and Commission meetings are to be held January 9, 
2013 in Santiago, Chile. To be assured of timely consideration, all 
written comments or suggestions for the agenda are requested no later 
than December 14, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be submitted to both: 
(1) Rebecca Slocum, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and 
International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of 
Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues by email to 
SlocumRB@state.gov with the subject line ``U.S.-Chile EAC/JCEC 
Meetings'' or fax to (202) 647-5947; and (2) Leslie Yang, Director for 
International Environmental Policy, Office of the United States Trade 
Representative by email to Leslie_Yang@ustr.eop.gov with the subject 
line ``U.S-Chile EAC/JCEC Meetings'' or by fax to (202) 395-9517. 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-2012-0057.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Slocum, (202) 647-4828 or 
Leslie Yang, (202) 395-3167.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 19.3 of the United States-Chile FTA 
establishes an Environment Affairs Council, which shall meet to discuss 
the implementation of, and progress under, Chapter 19 (Environment). 
Article 19.3 further provides that meetings of the Council shall 
include a public session, unless the Parties otherwise agree.
    The United States and Chile established the U.S.-Chile Joint 
Commission for Environmental Cooperation when they signed the U.S.-
Chile ECA on June 17, 2003, negotiated in concert with the U.S.-Chile 
FTA. The Commission is to meet every two years to advance environmental 
cooperation and review progress in implementing the ECA. The Commission 
also is responsible for establishing and developing work programs that 
reflect national priorities for cooperative environmental activities.
    Please refer to the Department of State Web site at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/env/trade/index.htm and the USTR Web site at 
www.ustr.gov for more information.
    Disclaimer: This Public Notice is a request for comments and 
suggestions, and is not a request for applications. No granting of 
money is directly associated with this request for suggestions for the 
meeting agenda. There is no expectation of resources or funding 
associated with any comments or suggestions for the agenda.

    Dated: November 20, 2012.
George N. Sibley,
Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 
Department of State.
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