Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs; Climate Action Report, 59412-59413 [2013-23475]

Download as PDF 59412 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 187 / Thursday, September 26, 2013 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Number of responses Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Registration process for new participating companies ........ Creation of file with SSN holder identification data; maintaining required documentation/forms .............................. Using the system to upload request file, check status, and download results file ......................................................... Storing Consent Forms ........................................................ Activities related to compliance review ................................ * 14 1 14 120 28 90 ** 251 22,590 60 22,590 90 90 90 251 251 251 22,590 22,590 22,590 5 60 60 1,883 22,590 22,590 Totals ............................................................................ ........................ ........................ 90,374 ........................ 69,681 * One-time registration process/approximately 14 new participating companies per year. ** Please note there are 251 Federal business days per year on which a requesting party could submit a file. People whose SSNs SSA Will Verify: Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Number of responses Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Reading and signing authorization for SSA to release SSN verification ........................................................................ Responding to CPA re-contact ............................................ 2,500,000 5,750 1 1 2,500,000 5,750 3 5 125,000 479 Totals ............................................................................ 2,505,750 ........................ 2,165,872 ........................ 125,479 There is one CPA respondent conducting compliance reviews and preparing written reports of findings. The average burden per response is 4,800 minutes for a total burden of 7,200 hours annually. Cost Burden The public burden cost is dependent upon the number of companies and transactions. SSA based the cost estimates below upon 90 participating companies submitting a total 2.5 million transactions per year. One-Time per Company Registration Fee—$5,000. Estimated per SSN Transaction Fee— $1.10.i Estimated per Company Cost to Store Consent Forms—$300. Dated: September 23, 2013. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–23429 Filed 9–25–13; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4191–02–P i The annual costs associated with the transaction to each company are dependent upon the number of SSN transactions submitted to SSA by the company on a yearly basis. For example, if a company anticipates submitting 1 million requests to SSA for the year, its total transaction cost for the year would be $1.10 × 1,000,000, or $1,100,000. Periodically, SSA will calculate our costs to provide CBSV services and adjust the fee charged as needed. SSA notifies companies in writing and via Federal Register Notice of any changes and companies have the opportunity to cancel the agreement or continue service using the new transaction fee. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:19 Sep 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8483] Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs; Climate Action Report Department of State. Notice; request for public comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The purpose of this announcement is to notify interested members of the public of the opportunity to submit comments to the draft 2014 Climate Action Report (CAR) on U.S. climate change actions. This draft CAR consists of two documents, the National Communication and the Biennial Report, that respond to reporting requirements under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The document contains the sixth National Communication, which is provided in accordance with Articles 4.2 and 12 of the UNFCCC and accompanying decisions. The draft CAR also includes the Biennial Report, which summarizes major actions taken to address climate change, covering the period up to 2020, and contains additional reporting information as specified in decisions 1/ CP.16, 2/CP.17 (Annex I), and 19/CP.18. The United States submitted the first U.S. CAR to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, and subsequent reports in 1997, 2002, 2006, and 2010. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 These documents set out major actions the U.S. government is taking at the federal level, highlight examples of state and local actions, and outline U.S. efforts to assist other countries in addressing climate change. Each document meets specific UN reporting requirements, resulting in overlap between the documents. This report reflects the U.S. Government commitment to the UNFCCC to communicate U.S. actions and policies addressing climate change transparently. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for instructions on accessing the electronic version of the report, file format requirements for submitting comments, and other information about electronic filing. The agency must receive comments on or before noon, October 24, 2013. DATES: Submit comments to CAR6@state.gov using the spreadsheet available in the ‘‘Supporting Documents’’ section at the U.S. Government Regulations.Gov Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and search on Docket number DOS– 2013–0018. You may also submit comments using the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button at the U.S. Government Regulations.Gov Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and search on Docket number DOS– 2013–0018. Please use the spreadsheet ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 187 / Thursday, September 26, 2013 / Notices available in the ‘‘Supporting Documents’’ section if practicable. Additionally, comments may be sent via postal mail to: CAR6 Comments, Department of State, Office of Global Change, Harry S. Truman Building, Room 2480, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520 or via fax to: (202) 647–0191. Comments will be due within 28 days of publication date. Andrew Rakestraw, Office of Global Change, U.S. Department of State at (202) 647–3489. The draft Sixth CAR provides a detailed report on U.S. actions to address climate change. This report contains descriptions of specific measured and verified actions, outlines of broad policy initiatives, and summaries of activities conducted by the United States since the Fifth CAR, principally at the federal level. It also explains U.S. Government efforts to increase scientific understanding of climate change, and provide foreign assistance to help other nations mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents of the Draft Sixth U.S. CAR 1. CAR Foreword 2. Biennial Report 3. Executive Summary 4. National Circumstances 5. Greenhouse Gas Inventory 6. Policies & Measures 7. Projected Greenhouse Gas Emissions 8. Vulnerability Assessment, Climate Change Impacts, and Adaptation Measures 9. Financial Resources and Transfer of Technology 10. Research and Systematic Observation 11. Education, Training, and Outreach Two additional items are posted that are not formally part of the CAR: (1) The non-CO2 projections methodology document for chapter 5; and (2) the ‘‘with additional measures’’ methodologies for the Biennial Report. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Input Process This Federal Register notice solicits comments on the draft chapters listed above. The individual chapters are posted on the internet and may be downloaded from the following Web site: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/climate/ ccreport2014/index.htm Dated: September 19, 2013. Trigg Talley, Director, Office of Global Change, Department of State. BILLING CODE 4710–09–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:19 Sep 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 Federal Aviation Administration International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel; Notice of Public Meeting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In preparation for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel’s (DGP’s) meeting to be held October 28–November 8, 2013, in Montreal, Canada, the FAA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Office of Hazardous Materials Safety announce a public meeting. DATES: The public meeting will be held on October 18, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at FAA Headquarters (FOB 10A), Bessie Coleman Conference Center, 2nd Floor, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. Participants are requested to register by using the following email address: 9AWA-ASH-ADG-HazMat@faa.gov. Please include your name, organization, email address, and indicate whether you will be attending in person or participating via conference call. Conference call connection information will be provided to those who register and indicate that they will participate via conference call. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the meeting can be directed to Ms. Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Director, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, ADG–2, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 385–4900. Email: 9-AWA-ASH-ADGHazMat@faa.gov. Questions in advance of the meeting for PHMSA can be directed to Mr. Duane Pfund, International Standards Coordinator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, PHH–10, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590, telephone (202) 366–8553, Email: Duane.Pfund@dot.gov. We are committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or other reasonable accommodations, please call (202) 385– 4900 or email 9-AWA-ASH-ADGHazMat@faa.gov with your request by close of business on October 11th. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2013–23475 Filed 9–25–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59413 Purpose of the Public Meeting Information and viewpoints provided by stakeholders are requested as the United States delegation prepares for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Dangerous Goods Panel’s (ICAO DGP’s) 24th Panel Meeting. The agenda for the Working Group is as follows: Agenda Item 1: Development of proposals, if necessary, for amendments to Annex 18—The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air Agenda Item 2: Development of recommendations for amendments to the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284) for incorporation in the 2015–2016 Edition Agenda Item 3: Development of recommendations for amendments to the Supplement to the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284SU) for incorporation in the 2015–2016 Edition Agenda Item 4: Development of recommendations for amendments to the Emergency Response Guidance for Aircraft Incidents involving Dangerous Goods (Doc 9481) for incorporation in the 2015– 2016 Edition Agenda Item 5: Resolution, where possible, of the non-recurrent work items identified by the Air Navigation Commission or the panel: 5.1: Review of provisions for the transport of lithium batteries 5.2: Dangerous goods incident and accident data collection 5.3: Dangerous goods requirements in Annex 6—Operation of Aircraft 5.4: Development of guidance material on countering the potential use of dangerous goods in an act of unlawful interference 5.5: Development of performance standards for air operators and designated postal operators Agenda Item 6: Other business Papers relevant to these agenda items can be viewed at the following Web page: http://www.icao.int/safety/ DangerousGoods/Pages/DGP.aspx. Public Meeting Procedures A panel of representatives from the FAA and PHMSA will be present. The meetings are intended to be informal, non-adversarial, and to facilitate the public comment process. No individual will be subject to questioning by any other participant. Government representatives on the panel may ask questions to clarify statements. Unless E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8483]


Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific 
Affairs; Climate Action Report

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice; request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this announcement is to notify interested 
members of the public of the opportunity to submit comments to the 
draft 2014 Climate Action Report (CAR) on U.S. climate change actions. 
This draft CAR consists of two documents, the National Communication 
and the Biennial Report, that respond to reporting requirements under 
the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The document 
contains the sixth National Communication, which is provided in 
accordance with Articles 4.2 and 12 of the UNFCCC and accompanying 
decisions. The draft CAR also includes the Biennial Report, which 
summarizes major actions taken to address climate change, covering the 
period up to 2020, and contains additional reporting information as 
specified in decisions 1/CP.16, 2/CP.17 (Annex I), and 19/CP.18. The 
United States submitted the first U.S. CAR to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 
1994, and subsequent reports in 1997, 2002, 2006, and 2010.
    These documents set out major actions the U.S. government is taking 
at the federal level, highlight examples of state and local actions, 
and outline U.S. efforts to assist other countries in addressing 
climate change. Each document meets specific UN reporting requirements, 
resulting in overlap between the documents. This report reflects the 
U.S. Government commitment to the UNFCCC to communicate U.S. actions 
and policies addressing climate change transparently.
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for instructions on accessing the 
electronic version of the report, file format requirements for 
submitting comments, and other information about electronic filing.

DATES: The agency must receive comments on or before noon, October 24, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to CAR6@state.gov using the spreadsheet 
available in the ``Supporting Documents'' section at the U.S. 
Government Regulations.Gov Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and search on Docket number DOS-2013-0018.
    You may also submit comments using the ``Comment Now!'' button at 
the U.S. Government Regulations.Gov Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and search on Docket number DOS-2013-0018. 
Please use the spreadsheet

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available in the ``Supporting Documents'' section if practicable.
    Additionally, comments may be sent via postal mail to: CAR6 
Comments, Department of State, Office of Global Change, Harry S. Truman 
Building, Room 2480, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520 or via fax 
to: (202) 647-0191.
    Comments will be due within 28 days of publication date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Rakestraw, Office of Global 
Change, U.S. Department of State at (202) 647-3489.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft Sixth CAR provides a detailed 
report on U.S. actions to address climate change. This report contains 
descriptions of specific measured and verified actions, outlines of 
broad policy initiatives, and summaries of activities conducted by the 
United States since the Fifth CAR, principally at the federal level. It 
also explains U.S. Government efforts to increase scientific 
understanding of climate change, and provide foreign assistance to help 
other nations mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.

Table of Contents of the Draft Sixth U.S. CAR

1. CAR Foreword
2. Biennial Report
3. Executive Summary
4. National Circumstances
5. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
6. Policies & Measures
7. Projected Greenhouse Gas Emissions
8. Vulnerability Assessment, Climate Change Impacts, and Adaptation 
Measures
9. Financial Resources and Transfer of Technology
10. Research and Systematic Observation
11. Education, Training, and Outreach

    Two additional items are posted that are not formally part of the 
CAR: (1) The non-CO2 projections methodology document for chapter 5; 
and (2) the ``with additional measures'' methodologies for the Biennial 
Report.

Public Input Process

    This Federal Register notice solicits comments on the draft 
chapters listed above. The individual chapters are posted on the 
internet and may be downloaded from the following Web site: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/climate/ccreport2014/index.htm

     Dated: September 19, 2013.
Trigg Talley,
Director, Office of Global Change, Department of State.
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