Request for Nominations of Experts for Consideration as Authors and/or Editors for the Sixth United Nations Environment Programme Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), 78549-78550 [2014-30561]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices authorized in Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (Pub. L. 109–353) shall apply to the following foreign persons identified in the report submitted pursuant to Section 2(a) of the Act: Belvneshpromservice (BVPT) (Belarus) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Dalian Sunny Industries (China) [also known as: LIMMT] and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Karl Lee (China) [also known as: Li Fang Wei]; Wah Cheong Tai Company (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Iran Electronics Industries (IEI) (Iran) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Qods Force (Iran) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Milad Jafari (Iran); Ryongaksan (North Korea) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Geroi Rossii (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) Tula (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; JSC Mic NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) MiG (Russia) and any successor, subunit, or subsidiary thereof; Al-Zargaa Engineering Complex (ZEC) (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Giad Heavy Industries Complex (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Sudan Master Technologies (SMT) (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Military Industrial Corporation (MIC) (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Yarmouk Industrial Complex (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Army Supply Bureau (ASB) (Syria) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Ministry of Defense (Syria) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) (Syria) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Syrian Air Force Intelligence (SAFI) (Syria) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Syrian Electronic Warfare Directorate (Syria) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; and Venezuelan Military Industry Company (CAVIM) (Venezuela) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof. Accordingly, pursuant to Section 3 of the Act, the following measures are imposed on these persons: 1. No department or agency of the United States Government may procure or enter into any contract for the procurement of any goods, technology, or services from these foreign persons, except to the extent that the Secretary of State otherwise may determine; 2. No department or agency of the United States Government may provide any assistance to these foreign persons, and these persons shall not be eligible to participate in any assistance program of the United States Government, except to the extent that the Secretary of State otherwise may determine; 3. No United States Government sales to these foreign persons of any item on the United States Munitions List are permitted, and all sales to these persons of any defense articles, defense services, or design and construction services under the Arms Export Control Act are terminated; and 4. No new individual licenses shall be granted for the transfer to these foreign persons of items the export of which is controlled under the Export Administration Act of 1979 or the Export Administration Regulations, and any existing such licenses are suspended. These measures shall be implemented by the responsible departments and agencies of the United States Government and will remain in place for two years from the effective date, except to the extent that the Secretary of State may subsequently determine otherwise. Dated: December 22, 2014. Thomas M. Countryman, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation. [FR Doc. 2014–30564 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8987] Request for Nominations of Experts for Consideration as Authors and/or Editors for the Sixth United Nations Environment Programme Global Environment Outlook (GEO–6) Department of State. This is an announcement of an opportunity to recommend experts to AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00169 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78549 the U.S. government for nomination as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Contributing Authors, Review Editors, and Communities of Practice Moderators for the Sixth United Nations Environment Programme North American Environmental Outlook and Global Environment Outlook (GEO–6). Governments, along with other stakeholder groups, have been invited to nominate experts to participate in the GEO–6 assessment. The Department of State is coordinating the recommendation of experts to the United Nations Environment Programme for GEO–6. The purpose of GEO–6 is to provide a comprehensive, integrated, and scientifically credible global environmental assessment to support decision-making processes. Candidates may be nominated directly at http://hqweb.unep.org/dewa/dewa_ mvc_vb/form/Default.aspx?param1= geo6&param2=berlin. For nominations to be considered within the U.S. government nomination process, they must also be submitted electronically to the United States Department of State, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues (matuszakjm@ state.gov and lathamme@state.gov), which is coordinating the U.S. government nomination process. DATES: Nominations should be received no later than January 19, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Matuszak of the Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State, is serving as the coordinator of this nomination process. Mr. Matuszak can be reached at email matuszakjm@state.gov, or telephone 1– 202–647–9278. Please copy Michael Latham at email lathamme@state.gov, or telephone 1–201–647–1126. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Global Environment Outlook is the primary assessment process used by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to review the state of the global environment. It is a tool that informs decision-making, focusing on assessment priorities and analyzing policy challenges and opportunities to provide policy response options. It is also a communications tool that brings together diverse stakeholder groups, builds capacity, and aims to raise awareness on the status and trends of the environment. The latest GEO edition, GEO–5, can be found at: http:// www.unep.org/geo/geo5.asp. Experts are expected to have a thorough understanding in one or more of the following areas: Environmental science; natural resource measurement and management; environmental and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 78550 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES resource economics; environment and development priorities, challenges, and policy; and environmental management. UNEP will select nominees by matching expertise to specific roles, paying due attention to disciplinary, gender, and geographical balance. Details of the GEO–6 nominating criteria may be found online at: http://www.unep.org/ geo/nomination-criteria.asp. Key roles and responsibilities, including the specific Terms of Reference (ToR) for the various experts and groups can be found at: http://www.unep.org/geo/ expert-tor.asp. Nominations may be made at http://hqweb.unep.org/dewa/ dewa_mvc_vb/form/Default.aspx? param1=geo6&param2=berlin. For nominations to be considered within the U.S. government nomination process, they must also be submitted to the United States Department of State. GEO–6 will review the nominations from all participating governments, individuals and organizations and make final decisions on nominees. Selection as a U.S. government nominee does not guarantee selection by GEO–6 itself. Participants in the GEO process volunteer their time. Nominated individuals should agree in advance to fulfill the role for which they are nominated, should they be selected to do so by UNEP GEO. Nomination by the U.S. government to GEO–6 does not imply a commitment by the U.S. government to provide financial support for participation. UNEP may provide travel and subsistence costs for non-Federal participants if requested by the participant, subject to the availability of resources. Additional guidance on compensation of expenses and remuneration of services will be available on the UNEP Web site. How To Recommend Experts 1. Refer to the GEO–6 Web site for detailed background information on the 6th Assessment Report (http:// www.unep.org/geo/nominationcriteria.asp, and http://www.unep.org/ geo/expert-tor.asp). The document on GEO–6 nominations identifies the substantive areas covered in the report. It is important to note that the time commitment required to carry out different roles in the GEO–6 process (Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Contributing Authors, Review Editors, and Communities of Practice Moderators) varies greatly. 2. Make sure that any of the experts whom you wish to recommend are willing to serve in the role for which they are nominated. 3. Nominations to be considered within the U.S. government nomination VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 process must be submitted to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues no later than January 19, 2015. Provide the required GEO–6 nomination information, one for each nominee, including an up-to-date curriculum vitae of no more than three pages and identification of the role for which the individual is being nominated. Send this information by email to matuszakjm@state.gov and lathamme@state.gov. Please note that partial nomination packages will not be considered. What Happens Next? In a process coordinated through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, technical experts and managers of relevant science and technology programs within the U.S. government will review recommendations and forward a slate of nominees to GEO–6 on the basis of their qualifications. Submission of a nomination to the State Department does not guarantee that the nomination will be forwarded by the U.S. government to UNEP. Disclaimer: This Public Notice is a request for nominations, and is not a request for applications. No granting or money is directly associated with this request for suggestions for GEO–6. There is no expectation of U.S. Government resources or funding associated with any nominations. Dated: December 22, 2014. John M. Matuszak, Acting Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–30561 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8985] Provision of Certain Temporary and Limited Sanctions Relief in Order To Implement the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013 Between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, as Extended Through June 30, 2015 Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: On November 24, 2013, the United States and its partners in the P5+1—France, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, and Germany—reached an initial understanding with Iran, outlined in a Joint Plan of Action SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00170 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (JPOA),that halts progress on its nuclear program and rolls it back in key respects. In return, the P5+1 committed to provide limited, temporary, and targeted sanctions relief to Iran. The JPOA was renewed by mutual consent of the P5+1 and Iran on July 19, 2014, and again on November 24, 2014, extending the temporary sanctions relief provided under the JPOA to cover the period beginning on November 24, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015 (the Extended JPOA Period), in order to continue negotiations aimed at achieving a long-term comprehensive solution to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful. This Notice outlines the U.S. Government (USG) actions taken to implement the sanctions relief aspects of this understanding. DATES: Effective Date: The effective dates of these waiver actions are as described in the determinations set forth below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On general issues: Paul Pavwoski, Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, Department of State, Telephone: (202) 647–8836. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To implement this limited sanctions relief, the U.S. government has executed temporary, partial waivers of certain statutory sanctions and has issued guidance regarding the suspension of sanctions under relevant Executive Orders and regulations. All U.S. sanctions not explicitly waived or suspended pursuant to the JPOA as extended remain fully in force, including sanctions on transactions with individuals and entities on the SDN List unless otherwise specified. Furthermore, U.S. persons and foreign entities owned or controlled by U.S. persons (‘‘U.S.-owned or –controlled foreign entities’’) continue to be generally prohibited from conducting transactions with Iran, including any transactions of the types permitted pursuant to the JPOA as extended, unless licensed to do so by OFAC. The U.S. government will continue to enforce U.S. sanctions laws and regulations against those who engage in sanctionable activities that are not covered by the suspensions and temporary waivers issued pursuant to the JPOA as extended. All suspended sanctions are scheduled to resume on July 1, 2015 unless further action is taken by the P5+1 and Iran and subsequent waivers and guidance are issued by the U.S. government. Companies engaging in activities covered by the temporary sanctions relief should expect sanctions E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8987]


Request for Nominations of Experts for Consideration as Authors 
and/or Editors for the Sixth United Nations Environment Programme 
Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6)

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: This is an announcement of an opportunity to recommend experts 
to the U.S. government for nomination as Coordinating Lead Authors, 
Lead Authors, Contributing Authors, Review Editors, and Communities of 
Practice Moderators for the Sixth United Nations Environment Programme 
North American Environmental Outlook and Global Environment Outlook 
(GEO-6).

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SUMMARY: Governments, along with other stakeholder groups, have been 
invited to nominate experts to participate in the GEO-6 assessment. The 
Department of State is coordinating the recommendation of experts to 
the United Nations Environment Programme for GEO-6. The purpose of GEO-
6 is to provide a comprehensive, integrated, and scientifically 
credible global environmental assessment to support decision-making 
processes. Candidates may be nominated directly at http://hqweb.unep.org/dewa/dewa_mvc_vb/form/Default.aspx?param1=geo6¶m2=berlin. For nominations to be 
considered within the U.S. government nomination process, they must 
also be submitted electronically to the United States Department of 
State, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues 
(matuszakjm@state.gov and lathamme@state.gov), which is coordinating 
the U.S. government nomination process.

DATES: Nominations should be received no later than January 19, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Matuszak of the Office of 
Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of 
State, is serving as the coordinator of this nomination process. Mr. 
Matuszak can be reached at email matuszakjm@state.gov, or telephone 1-
202-647-9278. Please copy Michael Latham at email lathamme@state.gov, 
or telephone 1-201-647-1126.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Global Environment Outlook is the 
primary assessment process used by the United Nations Environment 
Programme (UNEP) to review the state of the global environment. It is a 
tool that informs decision-making, focusing on assessment priorities 
and analyzing policy challenges and opportunities to provide policy 
response options. It is also a communications tool that brings together 
diverse stakeholder groups, builds capacity, and aims to raise 
awareness on the status and trends of the environment. The latest GEO 
edition, GEO-5, can be found at: http://www.unep.org/geo/geo5.asp.
    Experts are expected to have a thorough understanding in one or 
more of the following areas: Environmental science; natural resource 
measurement and management; environmental and

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resource economics; environment and development priorities, challenges, 
and policy; and environmental management. UNEP will select nominees by 
matching expertise to specific roles, paying due attention to 
disciplinary, gender, and geographical balance. Details of the GEO-6 
nominating criteria may be found online at: http://www.unep.org/geo/nomination-criteria.asp. Key roles and responsibilities, including the 
specific Terms of Reference (ToR) for the various experts and groups 
can be found at: http://www.unep.org/geo/expert-tor.asp. Nominations 
may be made at http://hqweb.unep.org/dewa/dewa_mvc_vb/form/Default.aspx?param1=geo6¶m2=berlin. For nominations to be 
considered within the U.S. government nomination process, they must 
also be submitted to the United States Department of State. GEO-6 will 
review the nominations from all participating governments, individuals 
and organizations and make final decisions on nominees.
    Selection as a U.S. government nominee does not guarantee selection 
by GEO-6 itself. Participants in the GEO process volunteer their time. 
Nominated individuals should agree in advance to fulfill the role for 
which they are nominated, should they be selected to do so by UNEP GEO. 
Nomination by the U.S. government to GEO-6 does not imply a commitment 
by the U.S. government to provide financial support for participation.
    UNEP may provide travel and subsistence costs for non-Federal 
participants if requested by the participant, subject to the 
availability of resources. Additional guidance on compensation of 
expenses and remuneration of services will be available on the UNEP Web 
site.

How To Recommend Experts

    1. Refer to the GEO-6 Web site for detailed background information 
on the 6th Assessment Report (http://www.unep.org/geo/nomination-criteria.asp, and http://www.unep.org/geo/expert-tor.asp). The document 
on GEO-6 nominations identifies the substantive areas covered in the 
report. It is important to note that the time commitment required to 
carry out different roles in the GEO-6 process (Coordinating Lead 
Authors, Lead Authors, Contributing Authors, Review Editors, and 
Communities of Practice Moderators) varies greatly.
    2. Make sure that any of the experts whom you wish to recommend are 
willing to serve in the role for which they are nominated.
    3. Nominations to be considered within the U.S. government 
nomination process must be submitted to the U.S. Department of State, 
Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues no later than 
January 19, 2015. Provide the required GEO-6 nomination information, 
one for each nominee, including an up-to-date curriculum vitae of no 
more than three pages and identification of the role for which the 
individual is being nominated. Send this information by email to 
matuszakjm@state.gov and lathamme@state.gov. Please note that partial 
nomination packages will not be considered.

What Happens Next?

    In a process coordinated through the U.S. Department of State, 
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific 
Affairs, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 
technical experts and managers of relevant science and technology 
programs within the U.S. government will review recommendations and 
forward a slate of nominees to GEO-6 on the basis of their 
qualifications. Submission of a nomination to the State Department does 
not guarantee that the nomination will be forwarded by the U.S. 
government to UNEP.
    Disclaimer: This Public Notice is a request for nominations, and is 
not a request for applications. No granting or money is directly 
associated with this request for suggestions for GEO-6. There is no 
expectation of U.S. Government resources or funding associated with any 
nominations.

    Dated: December 22, 2014.
John M. Matuszak,
Acting Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary 
Issues, U.S. Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2014-30561 Filed 12-29-14; 8:45 am]
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