Notification of the Eighth Meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), 15381-15382 [2014-06060]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices The new language is intended to address timely reporting of required financial information. To the extent a firm shows a pattern or practice of late submissions that could potentially indicate insufficient internal accounting controls or procedures, CME notes that there are separate existing processes available via the Clearing House Risk Committee which can result in additional disciplinary sanctions in appropriate circumstances. The imposing of an administrative fee that is the subject of this provision is not intended to replace these existing Clearing House Risk Committee processes. Rather, the new language is intended to supplement these processes by giving CME the ability to impose a $1,000 administrative fee on clearing members for each late submission of required reports. 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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–CME–2014–07 and should be submitted on or before April 9, 2014. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.5 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–05985 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 8661] Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml), or • Send an email to rule-comment@ sec.gov. Please include File No. SR– CME–2014–07 on the subject line. 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AGENCY: The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are providing notice that the parties to the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free SUMMARY: 5 17 E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 19MRN1 sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15382 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices Trade Agreement (CAFTA–DR) intend to hold the eighth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (Council) established under Chapter 17 of that agreement in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 2 and 3, 2014 at Tulane University Law School. The purpose of the Council meeting is to review implementation of Chapter 17 (Environment) of CAFTA– DR. All interested persons are invited to attend a public session beginning at 9:30 a.m. on April 3, 2014. During the Council meeting, Council Members will discuss progress in implementing Chapter 17 obligations and the results of environmental cooperation in their respective countries. The Council will also hear presentations from the CAFTA–DR Secretariat for Environmental Matters (SEM) and the Organization of American States (OAS). At the public session, the Council will highlight issues discussed during the Council meeting, with a particular focus on Chapter 17 obligations and environmental cooperation. All interested persons are invited to attend the public session where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss implementation of Chapter 17 and environmental cooperation. In addition, the SEM will present on the public submission process established under Chapter 17 and the OAS will present on environmental cooperation activities. 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. We encourage those considering submitting comments to refer to Chapter 17 of CAFTA–DR, the Final Environmental Review of CAFTA– DR, and the Agreement among the CAFTA–DR countries on Environmental Cooperation Activities. (All documents are available at http://www.state.gov/e/ oes/eqt/trade/caftadr/index.htm.) DATES: The public session of the Council will be held on April 3, 2014, from 9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. We request comments and suggestions in writing no later than March 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be submitted to both: (1) Eloise Canfield, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues by email to CanfieldM2@state.gov with the subject line ‘‘CAFTA–DR EAC VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 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–2014–0005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eloise Canfield, (202) 647–4750 or Sarah Stewart, (202) 395–3858. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 17.5 of 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 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 Environmental Cooperation Agreement, which sets out certain priority areas of cooperation on environmental activities that are also reflected in Annex 17.9 of 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. If you would like to attend the public session, please notify Eloise Canfield at the email address listed above under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and identify any organization PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or group you represent. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to: • Chapter 17 of CAFTA–DR, • The Final Environmental Review of CAFTA–DR, and • The Environmental Cooperation Agreement. These documents are available at: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/ caftadr/index.htm. Visit http:// www.state.gov and the USTR Web site at www.ustr.gov for more information. Dated: March 12, 2014. Deborah Klepp, Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–06060 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Malin Airport, Malin, Oregon Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at Malin Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 53 (Wednesday, March 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15381-15382]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-06060]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 8661]


Notification of the Eighth Meeting of the Environmental Affairs 
Council of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free 
Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)

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 parties to the 
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free

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Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) intend to hold the eighth meeting of the 
Environmental Affairs Council (Council) established under Chapter 17 of 
that agreement in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 2 and 3, 2014 at 
Tulane University Law School. The purpose of the Council meeting is to 
review implementation of Chapter 17 (Environment) of CAFTA-DR. All 
interested persons are invited to attend a public session beginning at 
9:30 a.m. on April 3, 2014.
    During the Council meeting, Council Members will discuss progress 
in implementing Chapter 17 obligations and the results of environmental 
cooperation in their respective countries. The Council will also hear 
presentations from the CAFTA-DR Secretariat for Environmental Matters 
(SEM) and the Organization of American States (OAS). At the public 
session, the Council will highlight issues discussed during the Council 
meeting, with a particular focus on Chapter 17 obligations and 
environmental cooperation.
    All interested persons are invited to attend the public session 
where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss 
implementation of Chapter 17 and environmental cooperation. In 
addition, the SEM will present on the public submission process 
established under Chapter 17 and the OAS will present on environmental 
cooperation activities. 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. We encourage those considering submitting comments to refer to 
Chapter 17 of CAFTA-DR, the Final Environmental Review of CAFTA-DR, and 
the Agreement among the CAFTA-DR countries on Environmental Cooperation 
Activities. (All documents are available at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/caftadr/index.htm.)

DATES: The public session of the Council will be held on April 3, 2014, 
from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. We request comments and suggestions in writing 
no later than March 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be submitted to both:

(1) Eloise Canfield, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and 
International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of 
Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues by email to 
CanfieldM2@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-2014-
0005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eloise Canfield, (202) 647-4750 or 
Sarah Stewart, (202) 395-3858.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 17.5 of 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 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 Environmental Cooperation Agreement, which sets out 
certain priority areas of cooperation on environmental activities that 
are also reflected in Annex 17.9 of 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.
    If you would like to attend the public session, please notify 
Eloise Canfield at the email address listed above under the heading 
ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and identify any organization 
or group you represent. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters 
to refer to:
     Chapter 17 of CAFTA-DR,
     The Final Environmental Review of CAFTA-DR, and
     The Environmental Cooperation Agreement.
    These documents are available at: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/caftadr/index.htm. Visit http://www.state.gov and the USTR Web 
site at www.ustr.gov for more information.

    Dated: March 12, 2014.
Deborah Klepp,
Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 
U.S. Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2014-06060 Filed 3-18-14; 8:45 am]
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