Notice of the Next CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting, 21699-21700 [2013-08507]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 70 / Thursday, April 11, 2013 / Notices Market Maker, in certain circumstances, the Exchange does not believe the proposed rebate tiers would result in any burden on competition as between market participants. The Exchange believes that offering Customers and Professionals the proposed tiered rebates creates competition among options exchanges because the Exchange believes that the rebates may cause market participants to select NOM as a venue to send Customer and Professional order flow. The Exchange believes that incentivizing NOM Market Makers to post liquidity on NOM benefits market participants through increased order interaction. The Exchange’s proposal to pay the higher Customer Rebate to Add Liquidity in Non-Penny Pilot Options on each transaction continues to incentivize Participants to direct Customer Non-Penny Pilot Option order flow to NOM to the benefit of all other market participants. The Exchange believes that Customer order flow is unique and therefore only paying a Customer a Rebate to Add Liquidity in Non-Penny Pilot Options is consistent with rebates at other options exchanges.47 The Exchange’s proposal to increase the Professional, Firm, NonNOM Market Maker and Broker-Dealer Fees for Removing Liquidity in Penny Pilot Options does not misalign the current fees on NOM. The Exchange believes that other market participants benefit from incentivizing Customer order flow as explained herein. Customers continue to pay a lower Fee for Removing Liquidity in Penny Pilot Options, which is currently the case for most fees on NOM which are either not assessed to a Customer or where a Customer is assessed the lowest fee because of the liquidity such order flow brings to the Exchange. Also, NOM Market Makers have obligations48 to the market which are not borne by other market participants and therefore the Exchange believes that NOM Market Makers are entitled to a lower fee. For the reasons specified herein, the Exchange does not believe this proposal will result in any burden on competition. The Exchange operates in a highly competitive market comprised of eleven U.S. options exchanges in which sophisticated and knowledgeable market participants can readily send order flow to competing exchanges if they deem fee levels or rebate incentives at a particular exchange to be excessive 47 See Phlx’s Pricing Schedule with respect to Complex Orders in Section I and NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.’s pricing for Non-Penny Pilot Options at Chapter XV, Section 2. 48 See note 32. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Apr 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 or inadequate. The Exchange believes that the proposed rebate structure and tiers are competitive with rebates and tiers in place on other exchanges. The Exchange believes that this competitive marketplace impacts the rebates present on the Exchange today and substantially influences the proposals set forth above. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act.49 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: 21699 post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR– NASDAQ–2013–062, and should be submitted on or before May 2, 2013. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.50 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–08468 Filed 4–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE Electronic Comments [Public Notice 8271] • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–NASDAQ–2013–062 on the subject line. Notice of the Next CAFTA–DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting Paper Comments SUMMARY: • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NASDAQ–2013–062. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will 49 15 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of State. Notice of the CAFTA–DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are providing notice that the government parties to the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA–DR) intend to hold the seventh meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (Council) established under Chapter 17 of that agreement in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on May 9, 2013 at a venue to be announced. All interested persons are invited to attend 50 17 E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 11APN1 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 21700 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 70 / Thursday, April 11, 2013 / Notices a public session beginning at 2:00 p.m. on May 9. During the meeting, each Council Member will present its country’s progress in implementing Chapter 17 obligations and the impacts of environmental cooperation in their respective countries. The Council will also receive a presentation from the CAFTA–DR Secretariat for Environmental Matters (SEM). For the public session of the meeting, the Council will highlight issues from the above discussion elements with a particular focus on Chapter 17 obligations and environmental cooperation successes. All interested persons are invited to attend a public session where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss implementation of Chapter 17 and environmental cooperation with Council Members. In addition, the SEM will present on the public submission process established under Chapter 17. More information on the Council is included below under Supplementary Information. The Department of State and Office of the United States Trade Representative invite written comments or suggestions regarding the meeting. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to Chapter 17 of the CAFTA–DR, the Final Environmental Review of the CAFTA–DR and the Agreement among the CAFTA–DR countries on Environmental Cooperation (ECA) (all documents available at http:// www.state.gov/e/oes/env/trade/caftadr/ index.htm). DATES: The Council will hold the meeting on May 9, 2013, in Santo Domingo. If you are interested in attending, please email Abby Lindsay at LindsayA@state.gov for the specific time and place. To be assured of timely consideration, all written comments or suggestions are requested no later than April 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be submitted to both: (1) Abby Lindsay, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues by email to LindsayA@state.gov with the subject line ‘‘CAFTA–DR EAC Meeting’’ or by fax to (202) 647–5947; and (2) Sarah Stewart, Director for Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative by email to Sarah_Stewart@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line ‘‘CAFTA–DR EAC Meeting’’ or by fax to (202) 395–9517. If you have access to the Internet you can view and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Apr 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 comment on this notice by going to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and searching on docket number DOS– 2013–0009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Abby Lindsay, (202) 647–8772 or Sarah Stewart, (202) 395–3858. Article 17.5 of the CAFTA–DR establishes an Environmental Affairs Council (the Council). Article 17.5 requires the Council to meet to oversee the implementation of, and review progress under, Chapter 17. Article 17.5 further requires, unless the governments otherwise agree, that each meeting of the Council include a session in which members of the Council have an opportunity to meet with the public to discuss matters relating to the implementation of Chapter 17. In Article 17.9 of the CAFTA–DR, the governments recognize the importance of strengthening capacity to protect the environment and to promote sustainable development in concert with strengthening trade and investment relations and state their commitment to expanding their cooperative relationship on environmental matters. Article 17.9 also references the ECA, which sets out certain priority areas of cooperation on environmental activities that are also reflected in Annex 17.9 of the CAFTA–DR. These priority areas include, among other things: Reinforcing institutional and legal frameworks and the capacity to develop, implement, administer, and enforce environmental laws, regulations, standards and policies; conserving and managing shared, migratory and endangered species in international trade and management of protected areas; promoting best practices leading to sustainable management of the environment; and facilitating technology development and transfer and training to promote clean production technologies. The public is advised to refer to the State Department Web site at http://www.state.gov 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 on the Council meeting agenda. There is no expectation of resources or funding associated with any comments or suggestions. Dated: April 8, 2013. George N. Sibley, Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2013–08507 Filed 4–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) Transportation Airplane and Engine (TAE) Subcommittee to discuss transport airplane and engine issues. DATES: The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2013, starting at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Arrange for oral presentations by April 30, 2013. ADDRESSES: FAA—Northwest Mountain Region, conference room 130, 1601 Lind Ave. SW., Renton, WA 98057. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralen Gao, Office of Rulemaking, ARM– 209, FAA, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, Telephone (202) 267–3168, Fax (202) 267–5075, or email at ralen.gao@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463; 5 U.S.C. app. III), notice is given of an ARAC meeting to be held May 7, 2013. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: • Opening Remarks, Review Agenda and Minutes • FAA Report • ARAC Report • Transport Canada Report • EASA Report • Flight Controls Harmonization Working Group Report • Aging Airplanes Working Group Report • Engine Harmonization Working Group—New Tasking • Flight Test Harmonization Working Group—New Tasking • Action Item Review and Other Business Attendance is open to the public, but will be limited to the availability of meeting room space. Please confirm your attendance with the person listed SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 70 (Thursday, April 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21699-21700]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08507]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8271]


Notice of the Next CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of the CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting 
and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State and the Office of the United States 
Trade Representative are providing notice that the government parties 
to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade 
Agreement (CAFTA-DR) intend to hold the seventh meeting of the 
Environmental Affairs Council (Council) established under Chapter 17 of 
that agreement in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on May 9, 2013 at a 
venue to be announced. All interested persons are invited to attend

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a public session beginning at 2:00 p.m. on May 9.
    During the meeting, each Council Member will present its country's 
progress in implementing Chapter 17 obligations and the impacts of 
environmental cooperation in their respective countries. The Council 
will also receive a presentation from the CAFTA-DR Secretariat for 
Environmental Matters (SEM). For the public session of the meeting, the 
Council will highlight issues from the above discussion elements with a 
particular focus on Chapter 17 obligations and environmental 
cooperation successes.
    All interested persons are invited to attend a public session where 
they will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss 
implementation of Chapter 17 and environmental cooperation with Council 
Members. In addition, the SEM will present on the public submission 
process established under Chapter 17. More information on the Council 
is included below under Supplementary Information.
    The Department of State and Office of the United States Trade 
Representative invite written comments or suggestions regarding the 
meeting. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to 
Chapter 17 of the CAFTA-DR, the Final Environmental Review of the 
CAFTA-DR and the Agreement among the CAFTA-DR countries on 
Environmental Cooperation (ECA) (all documents available at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/env/trade/caftadr/index.htm).

DATES: The Council will hold the meeting on May 9, 2013, in Santo 
Domingo. If you are interested in attending, please email Abby Lindsay 
at LindsayA@state.gov for the specific time and place. To be assured of 
timely consideration, all written comments or suggestions are requested 
no later than April 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be submitted to both: 
(1) Abby Lindsay, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and 
International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of 
Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues by email to 
LindsayA@state.gov with the subject line ``CAFTA-DR EAC Meeting'' or by 
fax to (202) 647-5947; and (2) Sarah Stewart, Director for Environment 
and Natural Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative 
by email to Sarah_Stewart@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line ``CAFTA-
DR EAC Meeting'' 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-2013-
0009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Abby Lindsay, (202) 647-8772 or Sarah 
Stewart, (202) 395-3858.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 17.5 of the CAFTA-DR establishes an 
Environmental Affairs Council (the Council). Article 17.5 requires the 
Council to meet to oversee the implementation of, and review progress 
under, Chapter 17. Article 17.5 further requires, unless the 
governments otherwise agree, that each meeting of the Council include a 
session in which members of the Council have an opportunity to meet 
with the public to discuss matters relating to the implementation of 
Chapter 17.
    In Article 17.9 of the CAFTA-DR, the governments recognize the 
importance of strengthening capacity to protect the environment and to 
promote sustainable development in concert with strengthening trade and 
investment relations and state their commitment to expanding their 
cooperative relationship on environmental matters. Article 17.9 also 
references the ECA, which sets out certain priority areas of 
cooperation on environmental activities that are also reflected in 
Annex 17.9 of the CAFTA-DR. These priority areas include, among other 
things: Reinforcing institutional and legal frameworks and the capacity 
to develop, implement, administer, and enforce environmental laws, 
regulations, standards and policies; conserving and managing shared, 
migratory and endangered species in international trade and management 
of protected areas; promoting best practices leading to sustainable 
management of the environment; and facilitating technology development 
and transfer and training to promote clean production technologies. The 
public is advised to refer to the State Department Web site at http://www.state.gov 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 on the 
Council meeting agenda. There is no expectation of resources or funding 
associated with any comments or suggestions.

    Dated: April 8, 2013.
George N. Sibley,
Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 
U.S. Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-08507 Filed 4-10-13; 8:45 am]
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