Notification of the Next CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting, 34952-34953 [2015-15003]

Download as PDF 34952 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 117 / Thursday, June 18, 2015 / Notices necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The proposed amendment simply harmonizes the Exchange’s immediate release policy with the Commission’s requirements in Regulation FD and the immediate release policies of the NYSE and Nasdaq, harmonizes the method of compliance with the Exchange’s immediate release policy with the methods of compliance for the NYSE and Nasdaq immediate release policies and makes other non-substantive changes to the Company Guide. Accordingly, there will be no burden on competition as a result of the amendment. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. III. 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Solicitation of Comments tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2015–14970 Filed 6–17–15; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9171] Notification of the Next CAFTA–DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting Department of State. Notice of the CAFTA–DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: Electronic Comments ACTION: • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– NYSEMKT–2015–40 on the subject line. 16:53 Jun 17, 2015 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEMKT–2015–40.This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. 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– NYSEMKT–2015–40 and should be submitted on or before July 9, 2015. Jkt 235001 The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade SUMMARY: 12 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Representative are providing notice that the parties to the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA–DR) intend to hold the ninth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (Council) established under Chapter 17 (Environment) of that agreement in Guatemala City, Guatemala on July 9– 10. The Council will meet on July 9 to review implementation of Chapter 17 of CAFTA–DR and the CAFTA–DR Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). All interested persons are invited to attend the Council’s public session beginning at 9:30 a.m. on July 10 at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. During the Council meeting, Council Members will present the progress made and challenges in implementing Chapter 17 obligations and the impacts of environmental cooperation in their respective countries. The Council will also receive a presentation from the CAFTA–DR Secretariat for Environmental Matters (SEM). More information on the Council is included below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All interested persons are invited to attend a public session where they will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss implementation of Chapter 17 and the Environmental Cooperation Agreement with Council Members. At the public session, the Council hopes to receive input from the public on current environmental challenges and ideas for future cooperation. The Department of State and Office of the United States Trade Representative also invite written comments or suggestions regarding topics to be discussed at the meeting. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to Chapter 17 of the CAFTA–DR, the Final Environmental Review of the CAFTA–DR, and the Agreement among the CAFTA–DR countries on Environmental Cooperation (ECA) (all documents available at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/ eqt/trade/caftadr/index.htm). DATES: The public session of the Council will be held on July 10, 2015, from 9:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. We request comments and suggestions in writing no later than June 26, 2015. 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 E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 117 / Thursday, June 18, 2015 / Notices line ‘‘CAFTA–DR EAC Meeting’’ or by fax to (202) 647–5947; and (2) Laura Buffo, Director for Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative by email to Laura_ Buffo@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– XXXX–XXXX. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eloise Canfield, (202) 647–4750 or Laura Buffo, 202–395–9424 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 17.5 of the CAFTA–DR establishes an Environmental Affairs Council (the Council) and requires it to meet annually unless the CAFTA–DR parties otherwise agree to oversee the implementation of, and review progress under, Chapter 17. Article 17.5 further requires, unless the parties 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, the parties 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 ECA, which sets out certain priority areas of cooperation on environmental activities that are also reflected in Annex 17.9 of the 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 addresses 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Jun 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 • Chapter 17 of the CAFTA–DR, • The Final Environmental Review of CAFTA–DR, and • The ECA. 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: June 15, 2015. Deborah Klepp, Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2015–15003 Filed 6–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Muscle Shoals Reservation Redevelopment, Colbert County, Alabama Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). ACTION: Issuance of Record of Decision (ROD). AGENCY: This notice is provided in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations (40 CFR 1500 to 1508) and TVA’s procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). On November 15, 2012, the TVA Board of Directors declared 1,000 acres of the Muscle Shoals Reservation (MSR) in Colbert County, Alabama, to be surplus to TVA’s needs and authorized the sale of such acreage at public auction, thereby adopting the preferred alternative in TVA’s final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the redevelopment of a portion of the MSR. The ROD documenting this decision was published on September 16, 2013 (78 FR 56980). The notice of availability (NOA) of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Muscle Shoals Reservation Redevelopment was published in the Federal Register on November 18, 2011. A component of the preferred alternative was the publication of a Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP) to guide development of the surplus MSR property. On March 26, 2015, TVA’s Senior Vice President of Economic Development approved the CMP contemplated in TVA’s final EIS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy B. Henry, NEPA Program and Valley Projects Manager, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902–1499; telephone (865) 632–4045 or email abhenry@tva.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34953 Heather L. Montgomery, Program Manager, Tennessee Valley Authority, Post Office Box 1010, MPB 1C–M, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35662–1010; telephone (256) 386–3803 or email hlmcgee@tva.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TVA manages public lands to protect the integrated operation of TVA reservoir and power systems, to provide for appropriate public use and enjoyment of the reservoir system, and to provide for continuing economic growth in the Tennessee Valley. TVA assumed custody and control of the 3,036-acre Muscle Shoals/Wilson Dam Reservation in Colbert County, Alabama in 1933 when Congress directed its transfer to TVA from the U.S. War Department. TVA has since managed 2,600 acres of this nonreservoir property as the MSR. Since acquisition of the land, TVA’s need for this amount of MSR property has changed. TVA’s programs have changed over time and TVA has greatly reduced its operations and employment at Muscle Shoals. Therefore, TVA has determined that a portion of its MSR is no longer essential to its needs. Local public and private sector developers have been requesting use of this land for many years. In accordance with its economic development mission, TVA concluded that sale and redevelopment of approximately 1,000 acres of the MSR (surplus property) would help stimulate the local and regional economy. The sale of this land would also help TVA reduce its operations and maintenance costs and help TVA reduce its environmental footprint. The September 2013 MSR ROD provides information about the decision to sell this 1,000-acre portion of the MSR and should be referenced for more details, including information about need for property disposal, alternatives considered by TVA, environmentally preferred alternative, environmental consequences, and other background information. Comprehensive Master Plan All of the Action Alternatives in the MSR EIS, including the preferred alternative selected for implementation by the TVA Board, included the publication of a CMP to encourage proper and responsible development of the approximate 1,000 acres of the MSR authorized for sale. To support this effort, TVA and the Northwest Alabama Cooperative District (NACD) conducted studies; evaluated environmental, historical, and architectural impacts and alternatives; participated in public forums; collected public input; and evaluated the market potential for the MSR site. Using the results of these E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 9171]


Notification of the Next CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council 
Meeting

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 Trade Agreement 
(CAFTA-DR) intend to hold the ninth meeting of the Environmental 
Affairs Council (Council) established under Chapter 17 (Environment) of 
that agreement in Guatemala City, Guatemala on July 9-10. The Council 
will meet on July 9 to review implementation of Chapter 17 of CAFTA-DR 
and the CAFTA-DR Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). All 
interested persons are invited to attend the Council's public session 
beginning at 9:30 a.m. on July 10 at Universidad del Valle de 
Guatemala. During the Council meeting, Council Members will present the 
progress made and challenges in implementing Chapter 17 obligations and 
the impacts of environmental cooperation in their respective countries. 
The Council will also receive a presentation from the CAFTA-DR 
Secretariat for Environmental Matters (SEM). More information on the 
Council is included below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All 
interested persons are invited to attend a public session where they 
will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss implementation of 
Chapter 17 and the Environmental Cooperation Agreement with Council 
Members. At the public session, the Council hopes to receive input from 
the public on current environmental challenges and ideas for future 
cooperation. The Department of State and Office of the United States 
Trade Representative also invite written comments or suggestions 
regarding topics to be discussed at the meeting. In preparing comments, 
we encourage submitters to refer to Chapter 17 of the CAFTA-DR, the 
Final Environmental Review of the CAFTA-DR, and the Agreement among the 
CAFTA-DR countries on Environmental Cooperation (ECA) (all documents 
available at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/caftadr/index.htm).

DATES: The public session of the Council will be held on July 10, 2015, 
from 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. We 
request comments and suggestions in writing no later than June 26, 
2015.

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

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line ``CAFTA-DR EAC Meeting'' or by fax to (202) 647-5947; and
    (2) Laura Buffo, Director for Environment and Natural Resources, 
Office of the United States Trade Representative by email to 
Laura_Buffo@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-XXXX-
XXXX.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eloise Canfield, (202) 647-4750 or 
Laura Buffo, 202-395-9424

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 17.5 of the CAFTA-DR establishes an 
Environmental Affairs Council (the Council) and requires it to meet 
annually unless the CAFTA-DR parties otherwise agree to oversee the 
implementation of, and review progress under, Chapter 17. Article 17.5 
further requires, unless the parties 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, the parties 
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 ECA, which sets out certain priority 
areas of cooperation on environmental activities that are also 
reflected in Annex 17.9 of the 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 addresses 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 the CAFTA-DR,
     The Final Environmental Review of CAFTA-DR, and
     The ECA.
    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: June 15, 2015.
Deborah Klepp,
Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 
U.S. Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2015-15003 Filed 6-17-15; 8:45 am]
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