Meeting on United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter Implementation, Working Group on Environmental Cooperation, and Public Session, 63208-63209 [2014-25174]

Download as PDF 63208 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Notices afternoon session should request to be scheduled by Friday, November 28, 2014. Each individual will be limited to five minutes, with the total oral comment period not exceeding thirty minutes. Access to the building is strictly controlled. For pre-clearance purposes, those planning to attend will need to provide full name, address, date of birth, citizenship, driver’s license or passport number, and email address. This information will greatly facilitate entry into the building. Written comments should be submitted by Friday, November 28, 2014 to allow time for distribution to the Commission members prior to the meeting. The National Commission may be contacted via email at DCUNESCO@state.gov, or via phone at (202) 663–0026. 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[FR Doc. 2014–25178 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–19–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 8920] Meeting on United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter Implementation, Working Group on Environmental Cooperation, and Public Session Department of State. Announcement of meetings; solicitation of suggestions; invitation to public session. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the governments of the United States and Kingdom of Morocco (the governments) intend to hold a SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Oct 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 meeting to review implementation of the Environment Chapter of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA), a meeting of the United StatesMorocco Working Group on Environmental Cooperation (Working Group), and a public session in Rabat, Morocco, on October 28, 2014, at the Ministry of Environment, to discuss implementation of the Environment Chapter and Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation. During the meetings, the governments will review and discuss implementation of the Environment Chapter of the FTA. The governments will also discuss how the United States and Morocco can strengthen Morocco’s capacity to protect and conserve the environment, highlight past bilateral environmental cooperation, review activities under the 2010–2012 Plan of Action, and develop a 2014–2017 Plan of Action. The Department of State and USTR invite the members of the public to submit written suggestions on items to include on the meeting agenda or in the 2014– 2017 Plan of Action. The Department of State and USTR also invite interested persons to attend a public session where the public will have the opportunity to ask about implementation of both the Joint Statement and the Environment Chapter of the United States-Morocco FTA. DATES: The public session will be held on October 28, 2014, in Rabat, Morocco at the Ministry of Environment. Suggestions on the meeting agenda and/ or the 2014–2017 Plan of Action should be provided no later than October 26, 2014, to facilitate consideration. ADDRESSES: Those interested in attending the public session should email Geoff Finger at FingerGT@ state.gov to find out the time of the session. Suggestions on the meeting agenda and/or the 2014–2017 Plan of Action should be emailed to FingerGT@ state.gov or faxed to Geoff Finger at (202) 647–5947, with the subject line ‘‘United States-Morocco Environmental Cooperation.’’ Those with access to the internet can view and comment on this notice by going to: http:// www.regulations.gov/#!home and searching on docket number DOS– 2014–0025. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Geoff Finger, (202) 647–4828. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Environment Chapter of the FTA includes obligations on each Party to ensure that its environmental laws and policies provide for and encourage high levels of environmental protection, effectively enforce its environmental laws, and provide opportunities for PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 public participation on matters related to the implementation of the chapter. In the Joint Statement, the governments of the United States and Morocco (1) recognize ‘‘the importance of protecting the environment while promoting sustainable development in concert with the expanded bilateral trade and investment ties accompanying the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (‘FTA’)’’ and (2) indicate their intent ‘‘to pursue efforts to enhance bilateral environmental cooperation. . . .’’ The governments express their intention to undertake cooperative environmental activities pursuant to the Joint Statement. In paragraph 5 of the Joint Statement, the governments establish the Working Group to coordinate and review environmental cooperation activities. As envisioned in the Joint Statement, the Working Group will endeavor to develop a Plan of Action, review and assess cooperative environmental activities pursuant to the Plan of Action, recommend ways to improve such cooperation, and undertake such other activities as may seem appropriate to the governments. The Plan of Action is a tool to establish goals, objectives, and areas for cooperation, including short-, medium-, and long-term bilateral and/or regional projects and activities. Through this notice, the United States is soliciting the views of the public with respect to the 2014–2017 Plan of Action. In February 2010, the governments established the 2010–2012 Plan of Action for environmental cooperation with the following primary areas of cooperation: (1) Institutional and Policy Strengthening for Effective Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Laws, Including Natural Resource-Related Laws; (2) Biodiversity Conservation and Improved Management of Protected Areas and Other Ecologically Important Ecosystems; (3) Improved Private Sector Environmental Performance; and (4) Environmental Education, Transparency and Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making and Enforcement. The governments intend to adopt a 2014–2017 Plan of Action at the meetings, which the United States expects will build upon the cooperative work initiated in the 2010–2012 Plan of Action. Members of the public, including NGOs, educational institutions, private sector enterprises, and all other interested persons are invited to submit written suggestions regarding items for inclusion in the meeting agendas or in the new Plan of Action. Please include your full name and identify any E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Notices organization or group you represent. We encourage submitters to refer to: • United States-Morocco Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation; • 2010–2012 Plan of Action Pursuant to the United States-Morocco Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation; • Chapter 17 of the United StatesMorocco Free Trade Agreement; and • Final Environmental Review of the United States–Morocco Free Trade Agreement. These documents are available at: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/ morocco/index.htm. Dated: October 17, 2014. Deborah Klepp, Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–25174 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This notice announces, pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 72–363; 5 U.S.C. app. 2), a meeting of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS). The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. E.S.T. at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Room E37–302, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC. Section 52011 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21) directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish an Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., App. 2) to advise the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) on the quality, reliability, consistency, objectivity, and relevance of transportation statistics and analyses collected, supported, or disseminated by the Bureau and the Department. The following is a summary of the draft meeting agenda: (1) USDOT Welcome and Introduction of Council Members; (2) Update on Integration with the Office of the Secretary; (3) Discussion about Stakeholder Interaction; (4) Program Review; (5) Research Priorities; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Oct 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 (6) Public Comments and Closing Remarks. Participation is open to the public. Members of the public who wish to participate must notify Courtney Freiberg at Courtney.Freiberg@dot.gov, not later than November 3, 2014. Members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting with the approval of Patricia Hu, Director of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Noncommittee members wishing to present oral statements or obtain information should contact Courtney Freiberg via email no later than November 3, 2014. Questions about the agenda or written comments may be emailed (Courtney.Freiberg@dot.gov) or submitted by U.S. Mail to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Attention: Courtney Freiberg, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room #E34–429, Washington, DC 20590, or faxed to (202) 366–3383. BTS requests that written comments be received by November 3, 2014. Access to the DOT Headquarters building is controlled therefore all persons who plan to attend the meeting must notify Courtney Freiberg at 202–366–1270 prior to November 3, 2014. Individuals attending the meeting must report to the main DOT entrance on New Jersey Avenue SE., for admission to the building. Attendance is open to the public, but limited space is available. Persons with a disability requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Courtney Freiberg at 202–366–1270 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting. Notice of this meeting is provided in accordance with the FACA and the General Services Administration regulations (41 CFR part 102–3) covering management of Federal advisory committees. Issued in Washington, DC, on the 15th day of October 2014. Rolf Schmitt, Deputy Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. [FR Doc. 2014–24837 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63209 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Statute of Limitations on Claims; Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project on Brookhurst Street from the southern end of La Palma Avenue between State Route 91 (SR–91) and Interstate 5 (I–5), in the City of Anaheim, County of Orange, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before March 23, 2015. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 150 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Caltrans: Charles Baker, Senior Environmental Planner, Caltrans, 3347 Michelson Drive Suite #100, Irvine, CA 92612, 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., 949–724–2252, Charles_ Baker@dot.ca.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) assigned, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that the Caltrans, has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of California: Widen Brookhurst Street from a four-lane facility to a six-lane facility by shifting the roadway centerline a maximum of 22 feet to the east and to widen the roadway right-ofway in order to accommodate (1) additional lanes in the northbound and southbound directions and 2 proposed bikeways, sidewalks and landscaped SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 204 (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63208-63209]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25174]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 8920]


Meeting on United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Environment 
Chapter Implementation, Working Group on Environmental Cooperation, and 
Public Session

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Announcement of meetings; solicitation of suggestions; 
invitation to public session.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State and the Office of the United States 
Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the governments 
of the United States and Kingdom of Morocco (the governments) intend to 
hold a meeting to review implementation of the Environment Chapter of 
the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA), a meeting of the 
United States-Morocco Working Group on Environmental Cooperation 
(Working Group), and a public session in Rabat, Morocco, on October 28, 
2014, at the Ministry of Environment, to discuss implementation of the 
Environment Chapter and Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation. 
During the meetings, the governments will review and discuss 
implementation of the Environment Chapter of the FTA. The governments 
will also discuss how the United States and Morocco can strengthen 
Morocco's capacity to protect and conserve the environment, highlight 
past bilateral environmental cooperation, review activities under the 
2010-2012 Plan of Action, and develop a 2014-2017 Plan of Action. The 
Department of State and USTR invite the members of the public to submit 
written suggestions on items to include on the meeting agenda or in the 
2014-2017 Plan of Action.
    The Department of State and USTR also invite interested persons to 
attend a public session where the public will have the opportunity to 
ask about implementation of both the Joint Statement and the 
Environment Chapter of the United States-Morocco FTA.

DATES: The public session will be held on October 28, 2014, in Rabat, 
Morocco at the Ministry of Environment. Suggestions on the meeting 
agenda and/or the 2014-2017 Plan of Action should be provided no later 
than October 26, 2014, to facilitate consideration.

ADDRESSES: Those interested in attending the public session should 
email Geoff Finger at FingerGT@state.gov to find out the time of the 
session. Suggestions on the meeting agenda and/or the 2014-2017 Plan of 
Action should be emailed to FingerGT@state.gov or faxed to Geoff Finger 
at (202) 647-5947, with the subject line ``United States-Morocco 
Environmental Cooperation.'' Those with access to the internet can view 
and comment on this notice by going to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and searching on docket number DOS-2014-0025.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Geoff Finger, (202) 647-4828.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Environment Chapter of the FTA includes 
obligations on each Party to ensure that its environmental laws and 
policies provide for and encourage high levels of environmental 
protection, effectively enforce its environmental laws, and provide 
opportunities for public participation on matters related to the 
implementation of the chapter. In the Joint Statement, the governments 
of the United States and Morocco (1) recognize ``the importance of 
protecting the environment while promoting sustainable development in 
concert with the expanded bilateral trade and investment ties 
accompanying the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (`FTA')'' 
and (2) indicate their intent ``to pursue efforts to enhance bilateral 
environmental cooperation. . . .'' The governments express their 
intention to undertake cooperative environmental activities pursuant to 
the Joint Statement. In paragraph 5 of the Joint Statement, the 
governments establish the Working Group to coordinate and review 
environmental cooperation activities. As envisioned in the Joint 
Statement, the Working Group will endeavor to develop a Plan of Action, 
review and assess cooperative environmental activities pursuant to the 
Plan of Action, recommend ways to improve such cooperation, and 
undertake such other activities as may seem appropriate to the 
governments. The Plan of Action is a tool to establish goals, 
objectives, and areas for cooperation, including short-, medium-, and 
long-term bilateral and/or regional projects and activities. Through 
this notice, the United States is soliciting the views of the public 
with respect to the 2014-2017 Plan of Action.
    In February 2010, the governments established the 2010-2012 Plan of 
Action for environmental cooperation with the following primary areas 
of cooperation: (1) Institutional and Policy Strengthening for 
Effective Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Laws, 
Including Natural Resource-Related Laws; (2) Biodiversity Conservation 
and Improved Management of Protected Areas and Other Ecologically 
Important Ecosystems; (3) Improved Private Sector Environmental 
Performance; and (4) Environmental Education, Transparency and Public 
Participation in Environmental Decision-Making and Enforcement. The 
governments intend to adopt a 2014-2017 Plan of Action at the meetings, 
which the United States expects will build upon the cooperative work 
initiated in the 2010-2012 Plan of Action.
    Members of the public, including NGOs, educational institutions, 
private sector enterprises, and all other interested persons are 
invited to submit written suggestions regarding items for inclusion in 
the meeting agendas or in the new Plan of Action. Please include your 
full name and identify any

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organization or group you represent. We encourage submitters to refer 
to:
     United States-Morocco Joint Statement on Environmental 
Cooperation;
     2010-2012 Plan of Action Pursuant to the United States-
Morocco Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation;
     Chapter 17 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade 
Agreement; and
     Final Environmental Review of the United States-Morocco 
Free Trade Agreement.
    These documents are available at: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/morocco/index.htm.

    Dated: October 17, 2014.
Deborah Klepp,
Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 
U.S. Department of State.
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