U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL): Notice of Public Meeting of the Study Group on the Hague Judgments Project, 75695-75696 [2012-30865]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 246 / Friday, December 21, 2012 / Notices PCAOB’s EGC analysis, the comment letters received, and the PCAOB’s response. In connection with the PCAOB’s filing and the Commission’s review, A. The Commission finds that the Proposed Rules are consistent with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the securities laws and are necessary or appropriate in the public interest or for the protection of investors; and B. Separately, the Commission finds that the application of the Proposed Rules to EGC audits is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, after considering the protection of investors and whether the action will promote efficiency, competition, and capital formation. It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 107 of the Act and Section 19(b)(2) of the Exchange Act, that the Proposed Rules (File No. PCAOB–2012– 01) be and hereby are approved. By the Commission. Elizabeth M. Murphy. Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–30739 Filed 12–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8130] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Overseas Schools Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting The Overseas Schools Advisory Council, Department of State, will hold its Executive Committee Meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in Conference Room 1107, Department of State Building, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC The meeting is open to the public and will last until approximately 12:00 p.m. The Overseas Schools Advisory Council works closely with the U.S. business community in improving those American-sponsored schools overseas that are assisted by the Department of State and attended by dependents of U.S. Government families and children of employees of U.S. corporations and foundations abroad. This meeting will deal with issues related to the work and the support provided by the Overseas Schools Advisory Council to the Americansponsored overseas schools. In addition there will be a report and discussion about the status of the Councilsponsored project to expand the World Virtual School. Members of the public may attend the meeting and join in the discussion, subject to the instructions of the Chair. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Dec 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 Admittance of public members will be limited to the seating available. Access to the State Department is controlled, and individual building passes are required for all attendees. Persons who plan to attend should advise the office of Dr. Keith D. Miller, Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools, telephone 202–261–8200, prior to January 14, 2013. Each visitor will be asked to provide his/her date of birth and either driver’s license or passport number at the time of registration and attendance, and must carry a valid photo ID to the meeting. 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 Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http:// www.state.gov/documents/organization/ 103419.pdf for additional information. Any requests for reasonable accommodation should be made at the time of registration. All such requests will be considered, however, requests made after January 10th might not be possible to fill. All attendees must use the C Street entrance to the building. Dated: December 17, 2012. Keith D. Miller, Executive Secretary, Overseas Schools Advisory Council. [FR Doc. 2012–30863 Filed 12–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8132] U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL): Notice of Public Meeting of the Study Group on the Hague Judgments Project The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, Department of State, hereby gives notice of a public meeting of the Study Group on the Judgments Project in the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Last April, the General Affairs and Policy Council of the Hague Conference decided to proceed with the Judgments Project as follows: (1) A Working Group was established to draft proposals for inclusion in an PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75695 instrument on the recognition and enforcement of judgments; and (2) An Experts’ Group will convene separately to give further consideration to whether it would be desirable and feasible to include in this or another instrument provisions on jurisdiction. The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference has announced that two meetings will be held in The Hague during the latter part of February (precise dates to be determined): The Working Group on recognition and enforcement of judgments will meet, followed by a meeting of the Experts’ Group on jurisdiction and related issues. The purpose of the meeting of the Study Group is to obtain the views of concerned stakeholders on these matters; specifically, reactions to the issue papers that are being prepared by the Permanent Bureau for the Hague meetings. Those issue papers will be circulated, as soon as they become available, to those individuals who advise that they intend to participate in the public meeting. This is not a meeting of the full Advisory Committee. Time and Place: The meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., EST in Room 240, South Building, State Department Annex 4. Participants should arrive at the Navy Hill gate at the corner of 23rd Street NW. and D Street NW. before 8:30 a.m. for visitor screening. Persons arriving later will need to make arrangements for entry using the contact information provided below. If you are unable to attend the public meeting and would like to participate from a remote location, teleconferencing will be available. Public Participation: This meeting is open to the public, subject to the capacity of the meeting room. Access to Navy Hill is strictly controlled. For pre-clearance purposes, those planning to attend in person are requested to email or phone Tricia Smeltzer (smeltzertk@state.gov, 202– 776–8423) or Niesha Toms (tomsnn@state.gov, 202–776–8420) and provide your full name, address, date of birth, citizenship, driver’s license or passport number, affiliation, and email address. This will greatly facilitate entry. Participants will be met at the Navy Hill gate at 23rd and D Streets NW., and will be escorted to the South Building. A member of the public needing reasonable accommodation should advise Ms. Smeltzer or Ms. Toms not later than January 16, 2013. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be able to be fulfilled. If you would like to participate by E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 75696 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 246 / Friday, December 21, 2012 / Notices telephone, please contact Ms. Smeltzer or Ms. Toms to obtain the call-in number and other information. Data from the public 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 Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http:// www.state.gov/documents/organization/ 103419.pdf for additional information. Dated: December 12, 2012. Keith Loken, Assistant Legal Adviser, Private International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–30865 Filed 12–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8131] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL): Public Meeting of the Study Group on Family Law The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, Department of State, hereby gives notice of a public meeting of the Study Group on Family Law to discuss the recognition and enforcement of foreign civil protection orders. Pursuant to a decision of the General Affairs and Policy Council of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the Conference’s Permanent Bureau has published a Questionnaire for Member States on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Civil Protection Orders, which is available at http:// www.hcch.net/upload/wop/ gap2013pd04a_en.doc. The purpose of the public meeting is to obtain comments on Part VI of that questionnaire, which seeks views on a potential international instrument in the area of civil protection orders. This is not a meeting of the full Advisory Committee. Time and Place: The meeting will take place on Monday, January 14, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. EST and is tentatively scheduled to last until 4:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held in Room 240, South Building, State Department Annex 4. Participants should plan to arrive at the Navy Hill gate at the corner of 23rd Street NW., and D Street NW., VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Dec 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 by 12:30 p.m. for visitor screening. If you are unable to attend the public meeting and would like to participate from a remote location, teleconferencing will be available. Public Participation: This meeting is open to the public, subject to the capacity of the meeting room. Access to the building is strictly controlled. For pre-clearance purposes, those planning to attend should phone Tricia Smeltzer (202–776–8423) or Niesha Toms (202– 776–8420) and provide your full name, affiliation, address, and email address. This will greatly facilitate entry into the building. A member of the public needing reasonable accommodation should advise Ms. Smeltzer or Ms. Toms not later than January 7, 2013. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be able to be fulfilled. If you would like to participate by telephone, please contact Ms. Smeltzer or Ms. Toms to obtain the call-in number and other information. Data from the public 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 Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http:// www.state.gov/documents/organization/ 103419.pdf for additional information. Dated: December 12, 2012. Michael S. Coffee, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of Legal Adviser, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–30862 Filed 12–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2012–0072] 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 August 28, 2012, Capital Passenger Car, Inc. (CPC) of Orrville, OH, has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 223—Safety Glazing Standards— Locomotives, Passenger Cars and PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cabooses. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2012–0072. CPC has petitioned for a permanent waiver of compliance for a 28-seat parlour car (RPCX 3850) named ‘‘C&B Marshall.’’ This car was built by Pullman in 1947, and since 1989 has operated on lease for passenger excursions that are limited to regional railroads, namely Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad, Columbia and Ohio River Railroad, Ohio Central Railroad (Genesee and Wyoming), and Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway. The car typically operates between 1,000 and 2,000 miles per year on about six weekends at speeds of 45 mph or less, mostly on single-track rail lines through areas largely rural in nature. When not being used, this car is stored at the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society, Inc.’s Pine Street Yard in Orrville, OH, on the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway. There are two end windows in the Bend vestibule, one right and one left. Both the right side and left side of the car contain eight windows each. No Type I or Type II FRA-certified glazing is currently installed in the car. However, all side windows are 1⁄4-inch panes of Duplate ASI PPG Safety Glass. Some of these side windows are equipped with double panes. Also, each end window is 1⁄4-inch pane of Duplate ASI PPG Safety Glass. CPC states that barring one incident of vandalism in the spring of 2010 when the car was in storage—resulting in several cracked windows—there has been no accident or injury attributed to window glazing since this car came under its present ownership in 1988. CPC states that besides the prohibitive cost (approximately $30,000) involved in retrofitting the car with FRA-certified glazing, side-lining the car for this purpose will be catastrophic because most of its revenue comes from the operation of this car on steam and diesel powered excursions. Therefore, CPC is requesting this relief. 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 E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-30865]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8132]


U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private 
International Law (ACPIL): Notice of Public Meeting of the Study Group 
on the Hague Judgments Project

    The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International 
Law, Department of State, hereby gives notice of a public meeting of 
the Study Group on the Judgments Project in the Hague Conference on 
Private International Law.
    Last April, the General Affairs and Policy Council of the Hague 
Conference decided to proceed with the Judgments Project as follows:
    (1) A Working Group was established to draft proposals for 
inclusion in an instrument on the recognition and enforcement of 
judgments; and
    (2) An Experts' Group will convene separately to give further 
consideration to whether it would be desirable and feasible to include 
in this or another instrument provisions on jurisdiction.
    The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference has announced that two 
meetings will be held in The Hague during the latter part of February 
(precise dates to be determined): The Working Group on recognition and 
enforcement of judgments will meet, followed by a meeting of the 
Experts' Group on jurisdiction and related issues.
    The purpose of the meeting of the Study Group is to obtain the 
views of concerned stakeholders on these matters; specifically, 
reactions to the issue papers that are being prepared by the Permanent 
Bureau for the Hague meetings. Those issue papers will be circulated, 
as soon as they become available, to those individuals who advise that 
they intend to participate in the public meeting. This is not a meeting 
of the full Advisory Committee.
    Time and Place: The meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 
23, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., EST in Room 240, South 
Building, State Department Annex 4. Participants should arrive at the 
Navy Hill gate at the corner of 23rd Street NW. and D Street NW. before 
8:30 a.m. for visitor screening. Persons arriving later will need to 
make arrangements for entry using the contact information provided 
below. If you are unable to attend the public meeting and would like to 
participate from a remote location, teleconferencing will be available.
    Public Participation: This meeting is open to the public, subject 
to the capacity of the meeting room.
    Access to Navy Hill is strictly controlled. For pre-clearance 
purposes, those planning to attend in person are requested to email or 
phone Tricia Smeltzer (smeltzertk@state.gov, 202-776-8423) or Niesha 
Toms (tomsnn@state.gov, 202-776-8420) and provide your full name, 
address, date of birth, citizenship, driver's license or passport 
number, affiliation, and email address. This will greatly facilitate 
entry.
    Participants will be met at the Navy Hill gate at 23rd and D 
Streets NW., and will be escorted to the South Building.
    A member of the public needing reasonable accommodation should 
advise Ms. Smeltzer or Ms. Toms not later than January 16, 2013. 
Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be able 
to be fulfilled. If you would like to participate by

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telephone, please contact Ms. Smeltzer or Ms. Toms to obtain the call-
in number and other information.
    Data from the public 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 Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/103419.pdf for additional 
information.

    Dated: December 12, 2012.
Keith Loken,
Assistant Legal Adviser, Private International Law, Office of the Legal 
Adviser, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-30865 Filed 12-20-12; 8:45 am]
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