Call for Expert Reviewers to the U.S. Government Review of the 2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising From the Kyoto Protocol, 24287-24288 [2013-09689]

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[FR Doc. 2013–09628 Filed 4–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8289] Call for Expert Reviewers to the U.S. Government Review of the 2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising From the Kyoto Protocol The United States Global Change Research Program, in cooperation with the Department of State, request expert review of the Second Order Draft of the 2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol (the KP Supplement). The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) established the IPCC in 1988. In accordance with its mandate and as reaffirmed in various decisions by the Panel, the major activity of the IPCC is to prepare comprehensive and up-todate assessments of policy-relevant scientific, technical, and socioeconomic information for understanding the scientific basis of climate change, potential impacts, and options for mitigation and adaptation. Among the IPCC’s products is a series of guidance documents for the preparation of national greenhouse gas inventories, which provide guidance to periodic submissions by Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These reports are developed in accordance with procedures for preparation and review of IPCC documents, which can be found at the following Web sites: http://www.ipcc.ch/organization/ organization_review.shtml#.UEY0 LqSe7x8 http://ipcc.ch/organization/organization _procedures.shtml The UNFCCC Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) at its seventh session (CMP7), held in December 2011 in Durban, South Africa, invited the IPCC to review and, if necessary, update supplementary methodologies for estimating anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks SUMMARY: 15 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24287 resulting from land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) activities under Article 3, paragraphs 3 and 4, of the Kyoto Protocol (KP), related to the annex to 2/CMP.7, on the basis of, inter alia, Chapter 4 of IPCC’s 2003 Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, LandUse Change and Forestry (GPG– LULUCF). At its 35th plenary session held in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2012, the IPCC asked its Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) to review and update its supplementary guidance on greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) for reporting under the Kyoto Protocol. The need to review and update Chapter 4 of the GPG–LULUCF arises for two reasons. Firstly, the methodologies contained in Chapter 4 provide the link between IPCC’s general greenhouse gas inventory guidance, and reporting requirements under the KP. CMP7 agreed rules for LULUCF for the second commitment period under the KP which differ in some respects significantly from the rules agreed for the first commitment period, implying the need to update. Secondly, since Chapter 4 was intended to be used with the latest IPCC LULUCF guidance updating is needed to take account of the decision of the CMP to use the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for the purposes of the second commitment period under the KP. The new rules referred to and agreed by CMP7 on LULUCF contain, amongst other things, new provisions on forest management, emissions and removals associated with natural disturbances in forests, harvested wood products, and wetland drainage and rewetting, which are not covered in the existing Chapter 4. It is worth noting that the KP Supplement is specific to provisions of the Kyoto Protocol and the United States will, therefore, not be obligated to use these supplementary methods. As part of the U.S. Government Review of the Second Order Draft of the KP Supplement, the U.S. Government is soliciting comments from experts in relevant fields of expertise (The Terms of Reference, Work Plan and Table of Contents for the TFI contribution can be viewed here: http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges .or.jp/home/docs/1206_ TermsOfReference.pdf). Beginning on 22 April 2013, experts may register and access the Second Order Draft of the report to contribute to the U.S. Government review at: review.globalchange.gov. To be considered for inclusion in the U.S. Government submission, comments must be received by 23 May 2013. The E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1 24288 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 24, 2013 / Notices United States Global Change Research Program will coordinate collection and compilation of U.S. expert comments to develop a consolidated U.S. Government submission, which will be provided to the IPCC by 2 June 2013. Instructions for review and submission of comments are available at: review.globalchange.gov. Experts may choose to provide comments directly through the IPCC’s Expert Review process, which occurs in parallel with the U.S. Government Review. More information on the IPCC’s comment process can be found at http://www.ipcc.ch/activities/activities. shtml and http://www.ipcc-nggip. iges.or.jp/forms/wetlandsreview_ registration.html. To avoid duplication, comments submitted for consideration as part of the U.S. Government Review should not also be sent to the IPCC Secretariat through the Expert Review process (and vice versa). Comments to the U.S. government review should be submitted using the web-based system at: review.globalchange.gov. This certification will be published in the Federal Register. foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the NelsonAtkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, from on or about June 1, 2013, until on or about August 18, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6469). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. Dated: April 17, 2013. Trigg Talley, Director, Office of Global Change, Department of State. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [FR Doc. 2013–09689 Filed 4–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8290] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection’’ Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:28 Apr 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: April 16, 2013. J. Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2013–09692 Filed 4–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Office of the Secretary Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits Notice of Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits Filed Under Subpart B (formerly Subpart Q) during the Week Ending April 13, 2013. The following Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits were filed under Subpart B (formerly Subpart Q) of the Department of Transportation’s Procedural Regulations (See 14 CFR 301.201 et seq.). The due date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motions to Modify Scope are set forth below for each application. Following the Answer period DOT may process the application by expedited procedures. Such procedures may consist of the adoption of a show-cause order, a tentative order, or in appropriate cases a final order without further proceedings. Docket Number: DOT–OST–2013– 0071. Date Filed: April 10, 2013. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: May 1, 2013. Description: Application of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. requesting a certificate of public convenience and necessity and an exemption to provide scheduled PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 combination service between the United States and China and that Hawaiian be designated to the Government of China to provide such service. Docket Number: DOT–OST–2013– 0073. Date Filed: April 11, 2013. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: May 2, 2013. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8289]


Call for Expert Reviewers to the U.S. Government Review of the 
2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising 
From the Kyoto Protocol

SUMMARY: The United States Global Change Research Program, in 
cooperation with the Department of State, request expert review of the 
Second Order Draft of the 2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good 
Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol (the KP Supplement).
    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World 
Meteorological Organization (WMO) established the IPCC in 1988. In 
accordance with its mandate and as reaffirmed in various decisions by 
the Panel, the major activity of the IPCC is to prepare comprehensive 
and up-to-date assessments of policy-relevant scientific, technical, 
and socio-economic information for understanding the scientific basis 
of climate change, potential impacts, and options for mitigation and 
adaptation. Among the IPCC's products is a series of guidance documents 
for the preparation of national greenhouse gas inventories, which 
provide guidance to periodic submissions by Parties to the U.N. 
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These reports are 
developed in accordance with procedures for preparation and review of 
IPCC documents, which can be found at the following Web sites:

http://www.ipcc.ch/organization/organization_review.shtml#.UEY0LqSe7x8
http://ipcc.ch/organization/organization_procedures.shtml

    The UNFCCC Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the 
Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) at its seventh session (CMP7), held 
in December 2011 in Durban, South Africa, invited the IPCC to review 
and, if necessary, update supplementary methodologies for estimating 
anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks 
resulting from land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) 
activities under Article 3, paragraphs 3 and 4, of the Kyoto Protocol 
(KP), related to the annex to 2/CMP.7, on the basis of, inter alia, 
Chapter 4 of IPCC's 2003 Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use 
Change and Forestry (GPG-LULUCF). At its 35th plenary session held in 
Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2012, the IPCC asked its Task Force on 
National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) to review and update its 
supplementary guidance on greenhouse gas emissions and removals from 
land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) for reporting under the 
Kyoto Protocol.
    The need to review and update Chapter 4 of the GPG-LULUCF arises 
for two reasons. Firstly, the methodologies contained in Chapter 4 
provide the link between IPCC's general greenhouse gas inventory 
guidance, and reporting requirements under the KP. CMP7 agreed rules 
for LULUCF for the second commitment period under the KP which differ 
in some respects significantly from the rules agreed for the first 
commitment period, implying the need to update. Secondly, since Chapter 
4 was intended to be used with the latest IPCC LULUCF guidance updating 
is needed to take account of the decision of the CMP to use the 2006 
IPCC Guidelines for the purposes of the second commitment period under 
the KP. The new rules referred to and agreed by CMP7 on LULUCF contain, 
amongst other things, new provisions on forest management, emissions 
and removals associated with natural disturbances in forests, harvested 
wood products, and wetland drainage and rewetting, which are not 
covered in the existing Chapter 4.
    It is worth noting that the KP Supplement is specific to provisions 
of the Kyoto Protocol and the United States will, therefore, not be 
obligated to use these supplementary methods.
    As part of the U.S. Government Review of the Second Order Draft of 
the KP Supplement, the U.S. Government is soliciting comments from 
experts in relevant fields of expertise (The Terms of Reference, Work 
Plan and Table of Contents for the TFI contribution can be viewed here: 
http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/home/docs/1206_TermsOfReference.pdf).
    Beginning on 22 April 2013, experts may register and access the 
Second Order Draft of the report to contribute to the U.S. Government 
review at: review.globalchange.gov. To be considered for inclusion in 
the U.S. Government submission, comments must be received by 23 May 
2013. The

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United States Global Change Research Program will coordinate collection 
and compilation of U.S. expert comments to develop a consolidated U.S. 
Government submission, which will be provided to the IPCC by 2 June 
2013. Instructions for review and submission of comments are available 
at: review.globalchange.gov.
    Experts may choose to provide comments directly through the IPCC's 
Expert Review process, which occurs in parallel with the U.S. 
Government Review. More information on the IPCC's comment process can 
be found at http://www.ipcc.ch/activities/activities.shtml and http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/forms/wetlandsreview_registration.html. To 
avoid duplication, comments submitted for consideration as part of the 
U.S. Government Review should not also be sent to the IPCC Secretariat 
through the Expert Review process (and vice versa). Comments to the 
U.S. government review should be submitted using the web-based system 
at: review.globalchange.gov.
    This certification will be published in the Federal Register.

    Dated: April 17, 2013.
Trigg Talley,
Director, Office of Global Change, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-09689 Filed 4-23-13; 8:45 am]
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