Suggestions for Environmental Cooperation Pursuant to the United States-Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement, 47046 [2013-18666]

Download as PDF 47046 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2013 / Notices extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Type of respondents Number of respondents Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Total annual burden (hours) Private Sector .................................................................................. State/Local/Tribal Government ........................................................ 1,800 1,800 1 1 10 10 300 300 Totals ........................................................................................ 3,600 ............................ ............................ 600 Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Type of respondents Number of respondents Total annual burden (hours) Private Sector .................................................................................. State/Local/Tribal Government ........................................................ 1,800 1,800 1 1 10 10 300 300 Totals ........................................................................................ 3,600 ............................ ............................ 600 Dated: July 30, 2013. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–18635 Filed 8–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8403] Suggestions for Environmental Cooperation Pursuant to the United States-Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement Department of State. Notice of preparation of and request for comments regarding the first United States—Colombia Environmental Cooperation Work Program. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department invites the public, including NGOs, educational institutions, private sector enterprises and other interested persons, to submit written comments or suggestions regarding items for inclusion in the first Work Program for implementing the United States—Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement, which entered into force on June 28, 2013. We encourage submitters to refer to: (1) The U.S.—Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement; (2) Chapter 18 (Environment) of the U.S.—Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement; and (3) the Environmental Review of the U.S.— Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. These documents are available at: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/ c51527.htm. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: To be assured of timely consideration, all written comments or suggestions are requested no later than August 16, 2013. DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:55 Aug 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 Written comments or suggestions should be emailed to (MartirTorresMC@state.gov) or faxed ((202) 647–5947) to Maina MartirTorres, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, with the subject line ‘‘U.S.Colombia Environmental Cooperation.’’ 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–2013–0013 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Maina Martir-Torres, telephone (202) 647–4750. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: and suggestions, and is not a request for applications. No granting of money is directly associated with this request for suggestions for the Work Program. There is no expectation of resources or funding associated with any comments or suggestions for the Work Program or the Plan of Action. U.S.-Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement The United States—Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA) entered into force on June 28, 2013. The United States and Colombia negotiated the ECA in parallel with the U.S.—Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. The ECA establishes a framework to promote cooperation on environmental protection, sustainable management of natural resources, conservation and protection of biodiversity, and strengthening of environmental law enforcement. Article III of the ECA establishes an Environmental Cooperation Commission (ECC), which is responsible for developing work programs that reflect the parties’ priorities for cooperative environmental activities. We are requesting suggestions for cooperative environmental activities to consider for inclusion in the first Work Program. 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L. 113–6), and Department of State Delegation of Authority Number 245–1, I hereby determine that it is important to the national interest of the United States to waive the requirements of Section 7031(b)(1) of the Act and similar provisions of law in prior year Acts with respect to Suriname and I hereby waive this restriction. This determination and the accompanying Memorandum of Justification shall be reported to the Congress, and the determination shall be published in the Federal Register. E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8403]


Suggestions for Environmental Cooperation Pursuant to the United 
States-Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of preparation of and request for comments regarding the 
first United States--Colombia Environmental Cooperation Work Program.

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SUMMARY: The Department invites the public, including NGOs, educational 
institutions, private sector enterprises and other interested persons, 
to submit written comments or suggestions regarding items for inclusion 
in the first Work Program for implementing the United States--Colombia 
Environmental Cooperation Agreement, which entered into force on June 
28, 2013. We encourage submitters to refer to: (1) The U.S.--Colombia 
Environmental Cooperation Agreement; (2) Chapter 18 (Environment) of 
the U.S.--Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement; and (3) the Environmental 
Review of the U.S.--Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. These documents 
are available at: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/c51527.htm.

DATES: To be assured of timely consideration, all written comments or 
suggestions are requested no later than August 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be emailed to 
(MartirTorresMC@state.gov) or faxed ((202) 647-5947) to Maina Martir-
Torres, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State, with the subject line ``U.S.-
Colombia Environmental Cooperation.'' 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-
0013

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Maina Martir-Torres, telephone (202) 
647-4750.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

U.S.-Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement

    The United States--Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement 
(ECA) entered into force on June 28, 2013. The United States and 
Colombia negotiated the ECA in parallel with the U.S.--Colombia Trade 
Promotion Agreement. The ECA establishes a framework to promote 
cooperation on environmental protection, sustainable management of 
natural resources, conservation and protection of biodiversity, and 
strengthening of environmental law enforcement. Article III of the ECA 
establishes an Environmental Cooperation Commission (ECC), which is 
responsible for developing work programs that reflect the parties' 
priorities for cooperative environmental activities.
    We are requesting suggestions for cooperative environmental 
activities to consider for inclusion in the first Work Program. For 
additional information, please visit: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/index.htm.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 for the Work Program. There is no expectation of resources 
or funding associated with any comments or suggestions for the Work 
Program or the Plan of Action.

    Dated: July 23, 2013.
Deborah E. Klepp,
Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-18666 Filed 8-1-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-09-P