Issuance of a Presidential Permit Authorizing the State of Michigan to Construct, Connect, Operate, and Maintain at the Border of the United States a Bridge Linking Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario, 23327-23329 [2013-09138]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2013 / Notices 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. IV. Solicitation of Comments 2013–20 and should be submitted on or before May 9, 2013. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.27 Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. 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: [FR Doc. 2013–09098 Filed 4–17–13; 8:45 am] Electronic Comments Issuance of a Presidential Permit Authorizing the State of Michigan to Construct, Connect, Operate, and Maintain at the Border of the United States a Bridge Linking Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario • 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–BOX–2013–20 on the subject line. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Paper Comments • 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–BOX–2013–20. 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 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 the 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–BOX– VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Apr 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8278] The Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to the State of Michigan on April 11, 2013, authorizing the permitee to construct, connect, operate and maintain at the border of the United States a bridge linking Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. In making this determination, the Department provided public notice of the proposed amendment (77 FR 7951, July 11, 2012), offered the opportunity for comment and consulted with other federal agencies, as required by Executive Order 11423, as amended. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Rubin, Canada Border Affairs Officer, via email at WHACanInternal@state.gov, by phone at 202 647–2256 or by mail at Office of Canadian Affairs—Room 1329, Department of State, 2201 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20520. Information about Presidential permits is available on the Internet at http://www.state.gov/ p/wha/rt/permit/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is the text of the issued permit: By virtue of the authority vested in me as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, including those authorities under Executive Order 11423, 33 FR 11741, as amended by Executive Order 12847 of May 17, 1993, 58 FR 29511, Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, 68 FR 4075, and Executive Order 13337 of April 30, 2004, 69 FR 25299; and Department of State Delegation of Authority 118–2 of January 26, 2006; having considered the environmental effects of the proposed action consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (83 Stat. 852; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and other statutes relating to environmental SUMMARY: 27 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23327 concerns; having considered the proposed action consistent with the National Historic Preservation Act (80 Stat. 917, 16 U.S.C. 470f et seq.); and having requested and received the views of various of the federal departments and other interested persons; I hereby grant permission, subject to the conditions herein set forth, to the State of Michigan (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘permittee ’’) to construct, connect, operate, and maintain a new international bridge (the New International Trade Crossing) between Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The term ‘‘facilities’’ as used in this permit means the bridge and any land, structure, or installations appurtenant thereto, at the location set forth in the Preferred Alternative in the ‘‘Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC), Wayne County, Michigan, Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final Section 4(f) Evaluation’’ by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Michigan Department of Transportation, dated November 21, 2008, the Record of Decision of the Federal Highway Administration dated January 14, 2009, and the application for a Presidential permit submitted by the State of Michigan dated June 18, 2012. The term ‘‘United States facilities’’ as used in this permit means that part of the facilities in the United States. This permit is subject to the following conditions: Article 1. (1) The United States facilities herein described, and all aspects of their operation, shall be subject to all the conditions, provisions, and requirements of this permit and any amendment thereof. This permit may be terminated at the will of the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate or may be amended by the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate at will or upon proper application therefore. The permittee shall make no substantial change in the location of the United States facilities or in the operation authorized by this permit until such changes have been approved by the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate. (2) The construction, operation and maintenance of the United States facilities shall be in all material respects as described in the permitee’s June 18, 2012, application for a Presidential Permit (the ‘‘Application’’). Article 2. (1) The standards for, and the manner of, the construction, operation, and maintenance of the United States facilities shall be subject to inspection and approval by the representatives of appropriate federal, E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 23328 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2013 / Notices state and local agencies. The permittee shall allow duly authorized officers and employees of such agencies free and unrestricted access to said facilities in the performance of their official duties. (2) Prior to initiation of construction, the permittee shall obtain the approval of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in conformity with Section 5 of the International Bridge Act of 1972 (33 U.S.C. 535c), 33 CFR 1.01–60 and Department of Homeland Security Delegation of Authority Number 0170.1. Article 3. The permittee shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding the construction, operation, and maintenance of the United States facilities and with all applicable industrial codes. The permittee shall obtain all requisite permits from state and local government entities and relevant federal agencies. Article 4. Upon the termination, revocation, or surrender of this permit, and unless otherwise agreed by the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate, the United States facilities in the immediate vicinity of the international boundary shall be removed by and at the expense of the permittee within such time as the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate may specify, and upon failure of the permittee to remove this portion of the United States facilities as ordered, the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate may direct that possession of such facilities be taken and that they be removed at the expense of the permittee; and the permittee shall have no claim for damages by reason of such possession or removal. Article 5. If, in the future, it should appear to the Secretaries of the Army or Homeland Security (or either Secretary’s delegate) or the United States Coast Guard that any facilities or operations permitted hereunder cause unreasonable obstructions to the free navigation of any of the navigable waters of the United States, the permittee may be required, upon notice from the Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of Homeland Security (or either Secretary’s delegate) or the United States Coast Guard, to remove or alter such facilities as are owned by it so as to render navigation through such waters free and unobstructed. Article 6. The construction, connection, operation and maintenance of the United States facilities hereunder shall be subject to the limitations, terms, and conditions issued by any competent agency of the U.S. government, including but not limited to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Apr 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 Transportation (DOT). The permittee shall continue the operations hereby authorized in exact accordance with such limitations, terms, and conditions. Article 7. When, in the opinion of the President of the United States, the national security of the United States demands it, due notice being given by the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate, the United States shall have the right to enter upon and take possession of any of the United States facilities or parts thereof; to retain possession, management, or control thereof for such length of time as may appear to the President to be necessary; and thereafter to restore possession and control to the permittee. In the event that the United States shall exercise such right, it shall pay to the permittee just and fair compensation for the use of such United States facilities upon the basis of a reasonable profit in normal conditions, and the cost of restoring said facilities to as good condition as existed at the time of entering and taking over the same, less the reasonable value of any improvements that may have been made by the United States. Article 8. Any transfer of ownership or control of the United States facilities or any part thereof shall be immediately notified in writing to the United States Department of State, including the submission of information identifying the transferee. This permit shall remain in force subject to all the conditions, permissions and requirements of this permit and any amendments thereto unless subsequently terminated or amended by the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate. Article 9. (1) The permittee shall acquire such right -of-way grants or easements, permits, and other authorizations as may become necessary and appropriate. (2) The permittee shall save harmless and indemnify the United States from any claimed or adjudged liability arising out of the construction, operation, or maintenance of the facilities. (3) The permittee shall maintain the United States facilities and every part thereof in a condition of good repair for their safe operation. Article 10. (1) The permittee shall provide to the General Services Administration (GSA), at no cost to the federal government, a site that is adequate and acceptable to GSA on which to construct border station facilities at the United States terminal of the bridge. The permittee shall fully comply with all National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act mitigation provisions and stipulations for transfer of the site to the GSA. PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (2) The permittee shall reach agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other U.S. Federal Inspection Agencies on the provision of suitable facilities for officers to perform their duties. Such facilities shall meet the latest agency design standards and operational requirements including as necessary, but not limited to, inspection and office space, personnel parking and restrooms, an access road, kennels, and other operationally-required components. Article 11. (1) The permittee shall take all appropriate measures to prevent or mitigate adverse environmental impacts or disruption of significant archeological resources in connection with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the United States facilities, including those mitigation measures set forth in the ‘‘Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final Section 4(f) Evaluation’’ by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Michigan Department of Transportation, dated November 21, 2008, the Record of Decision of the Federal Highway Administration dated January 14, 2009, and any additional measures that may be required as a result of any reevaluation of the foregoing pursuant to 23 CFR 771.129(b). (2) The permittee shall not undertake any change to the design of the bridge, or any construction activity, that would result in temporary or permanent obstructions affecting the natural level or flow of boundary waters before obtaining written confirmation from the Department of State that the requirements of the 1909 Treaty Between the United States and Great Britain Relating to Boundary Waters, and Questions Arising Between the United States and Canada, have been satisfied. Article 12. The permittee shall file with the appropriate agencies of the United States Government such statements or reports under oath with respect to the United States facilities, and/or permittee’s actions in connection therewith, as are now or may hereafter be required under any laws or regulations of the U.S. government or its agencies. Article 13. The permittee shall not begin construction until it has been informed that the Government of the United States and the Government of Canada have exchanged diplomatic notes confirming that both governments authorize for the commencement of such construction. The permittee shall provide written notice to the Department of State at such time as the construction authorized by this permit E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2013 / Notices is begun, and again at such time as construction is completed, interrupted, or discontinued. Article 14. The Agencies consulted pursuant to Executive Order 11423, as amended, were notified on March 27, 2013 of the determination of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest. Pursuant to Executive Order 11423, as amended, this permit shall issue on April 12, 2013 provided that none of the Agencies so notified objects before that date. Article 15. This permit shall expire ten (10) years from the date of issuance in the event that the permittee has not commenced construction of the United States facilities by that deadline. In witness whereof, I, Robert D. Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, have hereunto set my hand this 29 day of March 2013 in the City of Washington, District of Columbia. End Permit text. Elizabeth L. Martinez, Director, Office of Canadian Affairs, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State. 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AAtS will allow aircraft to exchange operational information such as: weather, airport information, and other services during all phases of flight. This AAtS capability is significant in that near real time NAS data will now be available to support strategic and tactical traffic management and flight operations. AAtS will provide aircraft with a means to obtain a common collection of aeronautical services provided from multiple sources. These sources include the FAA, DHS, NWS, and other information sources to create a shared aviation information environment. The AAtS initiative will utilize commercial air/ground network providers’ infrastructure to exchange data between aircraft and the NAS ground facilities. The FAA in collaboration with industry users will define the set of operational and technical requirements that will be used to drive that infrastructure. The AAtS initiative will facilitate common situational awareness between the aircraft flight crews and traffic managers, which will result in better decision making and more efficient NAS operations. AAtS will work to ensure safe, secure, dependable, and hassle-free travel; while reducing energy use, emissions and the impact of aviation on the environment. Federal Aviation Administration Paul Fontaine, Director, Advanced Concepts and Technology Development, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–09137 Filed 4–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Release From Federal Surplus Property and Grant Assurance Obligations at Oroville Municipal Airport (OVE), Oroville, California Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request to release airport land. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8278]


Issuance of a Presidential Permit Authorizing the State of 
Michigan to Construct, Connect, Operate, and Maintain at the Border of 
the United States a Bridge Linking Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, 
Ontario

SUMMARY: The Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to the 
State of Michigan on April 11, 2013, authorizing the permitee to 
construct, connect, operate and maintain at the border of the United 
States a bridge linking Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. In 
making this determination, the Department provided public notice of the 
proposed amendment (77 FR 7951, July 11, 2012), offered the opportunity 
for comment and consulted with other federal agencies, as required by 
Executive Order 11423, as amended.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Rubin, Canada Border Affairs 
Officer, via email at WHACanInternal@state.gov, by phone at 202 647-
2256 or by mail at Office of Canadian Affairs--Room 1329, Department of 
State, 2201 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20520. Information about 
Presidential permits is available on the Internet at http://www.state.gov/p/wha/rt/permit/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is the text of the issued 
permit:
    By virtue of the authority vested in me as Under Secretary of State 
for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, including those 
authorities under Executive Order 11423, 33 FR 11741, as amended by 
Executive Order 12847 of May 17, 1993, 58 FR 29511, Executive Order 
13284 of January 23, 2003, 68 FR 4075, and Executive Order 13337 of 
April 30, 2004, 69 FR 25299; and Department of State Delegation of 
Authority 118-2 of January 26, 2006; having considered the 
environmental effects of the proposed action consistent with the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (83 Stat. 852; 42 U.S.C. 4321 
et seq.) and other statutes relating to environmental concerns; having 
considered the proposed action consistent with the National Historic 
Preservation Act (80 Stat. 917, 16 U.S.C. 470f et seq.); and having 
requested and received the views of various of the federal departments 
and other interested persons; I hereby grant permission, subject to the 
conditions herein set forth, to the State of Michigan (hereinafter 
referred to as ``permittee '') to construct, connect, operate, and 
maintain a new international bridge (the New International Trade 
Crossing) between Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
    The term ``facilities'' as used in this permit means the bridge and 
any land, structure, or installations appurtenant thereto, at the 
location set forth in the Preferred Alternative in the ``Detroit River 
International Crossing (DRIC), Wayne County, Michigan, Final 
Environmental Impact Statement and Final Section 4(f) Evaluation'' by 
the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration 
and Michigan Department of Transportation, dated November 21, 2008, the 
Record of Decision of the Federal Highway Administration dated January 
14, 2009, and the application for a Presidential permit submitted by 
the State of Michigan dated June 18, 2012.
    The term ``United States facilities'' as used in this permit means 
that part of the facilities in the United States.
    This permit is subject to the following conditions:
    Article 1. (1) The United States facilities herein described, and 
all aspects of their operation, shall be subject to all the conditions, 
provisions, and requirements of this permit and any amendment thereof. 
This permit may be terminated at the will of the Secretary of State or 
the Secretary's delegate or may be amended by the Secretary of State or 
the Secretary's delegate at will or upon proper application therefore. 
The permittee shall make no substantial change in the location of the 
United States facilities or in the operation authorized by this permit 
until such changes have been approved by the Secretary of State or the 
Secretary's delegate.
    (2) The construction, operation and maintenance of the United 
States facilities shall be in all material respects as described in the 
permitee's June 18, 2012, application for a Presidential Permit (the 
``Application'').
    Article 2. (1) The standards for, and the manner of, the 
construction, operation, and maintenance of the United States 
facilities shall be subject to inspection and approval by the 
representatives of appropriate federal,

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state and local agencies. The permittee shall allow duly authorized 
officers and employees of such agencies free and unrestricted access to 
said facilities in the performance of their official duties.
    (2) Prior to initiation of construction, the permittee shall obtain 
the approval of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in conformity with 
Section 5 of the International Bridge Act of 1972 (33 U.S.C. 535c), 33 
CFR 1.01-60 and Department of Homeland Security Delegation of Authority 
Number 0170.1.
    Article 3. The permittee shall comply with all applicable federal, 
state, and local laws and regulations regarding the construction, 
operation, and maintenance of the United States facilities and with all 
applicable industrial codes. The permittee shall obtain all requisite 
permits from state and local government entities and relevant federal 
agencies.
    Article 4. Upon the termination, revocation, or surrender of this 
permit, and unless otherwise agreed by the Secretary of State or the 
Secretary's delegate, the United States facilities in the immediate 
vicinity of the international boundary shall be removed by and at the 
expense of the permittee within such time as the Secretary of State or 
the Secretary's delegate may specify, and upon failure of the permittee 
to remove this portion of the United States facilities as ordered, the 
Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate may direct that 
possession of such facilities be taken and that they be removed at the 
expense of the permittee; and the permittee shall have no claim for 
damages by reason of such possession or removal.
    Article 5. If, in the future, it should appear to the Secretaries 
of the Army or Homeland Security (or either Secretary's delegate) or 
the United States Coast Guard that any facilities or operations 
permitted hereunder cause unreasonable obstructions to the free 
navigation of any of the navigable waters of the United States, the 
permittee may be required, upon notice from the Secretary of the Army 
or the Secretary of Homeland Security (or either Secretary's delegate) 
or the United States Coast Guard, to remove or alter such facilities as 
are owned by it so as to render navigation through such waters free and 
unobstructed.
    Article 6. The construction, connection, operation and maintenance 
of the United States facilities hereunder shall be subject to the 
limitations, terms, and conditions issued by any competent agency of 
the U.S. government, including but not limited to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). The 
permittee shall continue the operations hereby authorized in exact 
accordance with such limitations, terms, and conditions.
    Article 7. When, in the opinion of the President of the United 
States, the national security of the United States demands it, due 
notice being given by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's 
delegate, the United States shall have the right to enter upon and take 
possession of any of the United States facilities or parts thereof; to 
retain possession, management, or control thereof for such length of 
time as may appear to the President to be necessary; and thereafter to 
restore possession and control to the permittee. In the event that the 
United States shall exercise such right, it shall pay to the permittee 
just and fair compensation for the use of such United States facilities 
upon the basis of a reasonable profit in normal conditions, and the 
cost of restoring said facilities to as good condition as existed at 
the time of entering and taking over the same, less the reasonable 
value of any improvements that may have been made by the United States.
    Article 8. Any transfer of ownership or control of the United 
States facilities or any part thereof shall be immediately notified in 
writing to the United States Department of State, including the 
submission of information identifying the transferee. This permit shall 
remain in force subject to all the conditions, permissions and 
requirements of this permit and any amendments thereto unless 
subsequently terminated or amended by the Secretary of State or the 
Secretary's delegate.
    Article 9. (1) The permittee shall acquire such right -of-way 
grants or easements, permits, and other authorizations as may become 
necessary and appropriate.
    (2) The permittee shall save harmless and indemnify the United 
States from any claimed or adjudged liability arising out of the 
construction, operation, or maintenance of the facilities.
    (3) The permittee shall maintain the United States facilities and 
every part thereof in a condition of good repair for their safe 
operation.
    Article 10. (1) The permittee shall provide to the General Services 
Administration (GSA), at no cost to the federal government, a site that 
is adequate and acceptable to GSA on which to construct border station 
facilities at the United States terminal of the bridge. The permittee 
shall fully comply with all National Environmental Policy Act and 
National Historic Preservation Act mitigation provisions and 
stipulations for transfer of the site to the GSA.
    (2) The permittee shall reach agreement with U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) and other U.S. Federal Inspection Agencies on 
the provision of suitable facilities for officers to perform their 
duties. Such facilities shall meet the latest agency design standards 
and operational requirements including as necessary, but not limited 
to, inspection and office space, personnel parking and restrooms, an 
access road, kennels, and other operationally-required components.
    Article 11. (1) The permittee shall take all appropriate measures 
to prevent or mitigate adverse environmental impacts or disruption of 
significant archeological resources in connection with the 
construction, operation, and maintenance of the United States 
facilities, including those mitigation measures set forth in the 
``Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final Section 4(f) 
Evaluation'' by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway 
Administration and Michigan Department of Transportation, dated 
November 21, 2008, the Record of Decision of the Federal Highway 
Administration dated January 14, 2009, and any additional measures that 
may be required as a result of any reevaluation of the foregoing 
pursuant to 23 CFR 771.129(b).
    (2) The permittee shall not undertake any change to the design of 
the bridge, or any construction activity, that would result in 
temporary or permanent obstructions affecting the natural level or flow 
of boundary waters before obtaining written confirmation from the 
Department of State that the requirements of the 1909 Treaty Between 
the United States and Great Britain Relating to Boundary Waters, and 
Questions Arising Between the United States and Canada, have been 
satisfied.
    Article 12. The permittee shall file with the appropriate agencies 
of the United States Government such statements or reports under oath 
with respect to the United States facilities, and/or permittee's 
actions in connection therewith, as are now or may hereafter be 
required under any laws or regulations of the U.S. government or its 
agencies.
    Article 13. The permittee shall not begin construction until it has 
been informed that the Government of the United States and the 
Government of Canada have exchanged diplomatic notes confirming that 
both governments authorize for the commencement of such construction. 
The permittee shall provide written notice to the Department of State 
at such time as the construction authorized by this permit

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is begun, and again at such time as construction is completed, 
interrupted, or discontinued.
    Article 14. The Agencies consulted pursuant to Executive Order 
11423, as amended, were notified on March 27, 2013 of the determination 
of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment 
that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest. 
Pursuant to Executive Order 11423, as amended, this permit shall issue 
on April 12, 2013 provided that none of the Agencies so notified 
objects before that date.
    Article 15. This permit shall expire ten (10) years from the date 
of issuance in the event that the permittee has not commenced 
construction of the United States facilities by that deadline.
    In witness whereof, I, Robert D. Hormats, Under Secretary of State 
for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, have hereunto set my 
hand this 29 day of March 2013 in the City of Washington, District of 
Columbia. End Permit text.

Elizabeth L. Martinez,
Director, Office of Canadian Affairs, Bureau of Western Hemisphere 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
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