U.S.-EU High Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum-Stakeholder Session, 14840 [2013-05252]

Download as PDF 14840 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 45 / Thursday, March 7, 2013 / Notices order to attend the meeting in person or telephonically should contact Katherine Ward, at (202) 295–1500 or FR_NOTICE_QUESTIONS@lsc.gov, at least 2 business days in advance of the meeting. If a request is made without advance notice, LSC will make every effort to accommodate the request but cannot guarantee that all requests can be fulfilled. Dated: March 5, 2013. Victor M. Fortuno, Vice President & General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2013–05476 Filed 3–5–13; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET U.S.-EU High Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum—Stakeholder Session Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: On September 28, 2012, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), together with the European Commission’s Enterprise and Trade Directorates-General, published a joint request for comments on ‘‘Promoting US EC Regulatory Compatibility’’ (see http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=USTR-2012-00280001). The notice was part of a joint effort by the United States and the European Union (EU) to obtain input from the public on how to promote greater transatlantic regulatory compatibility generally as well as in specific economic sectors. See also http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/ 09/07/eliminating-red-tape-boost-tradeeconomic-growth. On April 10th and 11th, OMB and the European Commission will hold a public meeting of the U.S.-EU High Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum (the ‘‘Forum’’) in Washington, DC, to provide interested persons with an opportunity to provide an oral statement. DATES: Public meeting: April 10, 2013, starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m., and April 11, 2013, starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending by 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Public Meeting: As with previous Forum meetings, the public sessions will be hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at 1615 H Street NW., Washington, DC 20062. Any person wishing to attend should RSVP at www.uschamber.com/grc/us-eu-highlevel-regulatory-cooperation-forum. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:43 Mar 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 Oral Presentations: Any persons wishing to present an oral statement at the public meeting should notify OMB in writing via InternationalOIRA@omb.eop.gov no later than March 20, 2013, and provide, in advance or at the meeting, written copies of their presentations. When considering requests to present an oral statement, given the limited amount of time available for the meeting, and to take advantage of the work already done by members of the public, preference will be given to those who submitted comments in response to the September 28th notice. Those persons who have been selected to present at the public meeting will be informed no later than April 5, 2013. Instructions: OMB invites those persons who are selected to present oral statements at the public meeting to email or fax such statements, as well as any supporting information, to: • Email: InternationalOIRA@omb.eop.gov • Fax: 1–202–395–2410. Please note that this Forum meeting is an initial step in a much longer process of public engagement to identify possible areas of transatlantic regulatory cooperation in the future. Time constraints may prevent some stakeholders from making presentations on April 10th or 11th, 2013. However, there will be future opportunities to submit suggestions and ideas, and the stakeholder session agenda will in no way prejudge the specific elements of a future transatlantic regulatory cooperation agenda. Docket: For access to the docket and to read background documents or comments received by the U.S., go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for docket USTR–2012–0028. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the document (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Liberante, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, telephone (202) 395–3785, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Background: Transatlantic trade and investment among and between the United States and the EU represent the largest economic relationship in the world, accounting for half of global economic output and nearly one trillion dollars in goods and services trade, as well as supporting millions of jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. The United PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 States and the EU are committed to identifying new ways to strengthen this vibrant economic partnership by reducing unnecessary regulatory differences and cutting red tape, while respecting each other’s right to protect our environment and safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens. By promoting these goals, we will help businesses to grow, create jobs, and succeed in an increasingly competitive global market. Enhanced cooperation will also help the United States and the EU to achieve their respective domestic regulatory objectives in a more effective and efficient manner. In recent years, the Forum, and the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) have sought to increase cooperation on future regulations affecting new and innovative growth markets and technologies. We seek to continue to make progress through the Forum and the TEC with the help of additional input from the public. Purpose of Public Meeting: The April 10–12, 2013 meeting of the Forum is intended to provide an additional opportunity for interested parties to help the United States and EU define our priorities and explore next steps. The public input will help us to identify both immediate and longer-term goals, as well as potential mechanisms to accomplish them. Boris Bershteyn, Acting Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. 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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


U.S.-EU High Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum--Stakeholder 
Session

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget.

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

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SUMMARY: On September 28, 2012, the Office of the United States Trade 
Representative (USTR) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 
together with the European Commission's Enterprise and Trade 
Directorates-General, published a joint request for comments on 
``Promoting US EC Regulatory Compatibility'' (see http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=USTR-2012-0028-0001). The notice 
was part of a joint effort by the United States and the European Union 
(EU) to obtain input from the public on how to promote greater 
transatlantic regulatory compatibility generally as well as in specific 
economic sectors. See also http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/09/07/eliminating-red-tape-boost-trade-economic-growth. On April 10th and 
11th, OMB and the European Commission will hold a public meeting of the 
U.S.-EU High Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum (the ``Forum'') in 
Washington, DC, to provide interested persons with an opportunity to 
provide an oral statement.

DATES: Public meeting: April 10, 2013, starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending 
at 5:30 p.m., and April 11, 2013, starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending by 
12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES:  Public Meeting: As with previous Forum meetings, the public 
sessions will be hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at 1615 H 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20062. Any person wishing to attend should 
RSVP at www.uschamber.com/grc/us-eu-high-level-regulatory-cooperation-forum.
    Oral Presentations: Any persons wishing to present an oral 
statement at the public meeting should notify OMB in writing via 
International-OIRA@omb.eop.gov no later than March 20, 2013, and 
provide, in advance or at the meeting, written copies of their 
presentations. When considering requests to present an oral statement, 
given the limited amount of time available for the meeting, and to take 
advantage of the work already done by members of the public, preference 
will be given to those who submitted comments in response to the 
September 28th notice. Those persons who have been selected to present 
at the public meeting will be informed no later than April 5, 2013.
    Instructions: OMB invites those persons who are selected to present 
oral statements at the public meeting to email or fax such statements, 
as well as any supporting information, to:
     Email: International-OIRA@omb.eop.gov
     Fax: 1-202-395-2410.
    Please note that this Forum meeting is an initial step in a much 
longer process of public engagement to identify possible areas of 
transatlantic regulatory cooperation in the future. Time constraints 
may prevent some stakeholders from making presentations on April 10th 
or 11th, 2013. However, there will be future opportunities to submit 
suggestions and ideas, and the stakeholder session agenda will in no 
way prejudge the specific elements of a future transatlantic regulatory 
cooperation agenda.
    Docket: For access to the docket and to read background documents 
or comments received by the U.S., go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for docket USTR-2012-0028.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any 
written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by 
the name of the individual submitting the document (or signing the 
document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor 
union, etc.).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Liberante, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, telephone (202) 395-3785, Office of Management 
and Budget, Washington, DC 20503.
    Background: Transatlantic trade and investment among and between 
the United States and the EU represent the largest economic 
relationship in the world, accounting for half of global economic 
output and nearly one trillion dollars in goods and services trade, as 
well as supporting millions of jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. The 
United States and the EU are committed to identifying new ways to 
strengthen this vibrant economic partnership by reducing unnecessary 
regulatory differences and cutting red tape, while respecting each 
other's right to protect our environment and safeguard the health, 
safety, and welfare of our citizens. By promoting these goals, we will 
help businesses to grow, create jobs, and succeed in an increasingly 
competitive global market. Enhanced cooperation will also help the 
United States and the EU to achieve their respective domestic 
regulatory objectives in a more effective and efficient manner.
    In recent years, the Forum, and the Transatlantic Economic Council 
(TEC) have sought to increase cooperation on future regulations 
affecting new and innovative growth markets and technologies. We seek 
to continue to make progress through the Forum and the TEC with the 
help of additional input from the public.
    Purpose of Public Meeting: The April 10-12, 2013 meeting of the 
Forum is intended to provide an additional opportunity for interested 
parties to help the United States and EU define our priorities and 
explore next steps. The public input will help us to identify both 
immediate and longer-term goals, as well as potential mechanisms to 
accomplish them.

Boris Bershteyn,
Acting Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
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