Notice of U.S. Administration Role Concerning U.S. Sector Members at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 15603-15604 [2016-06561]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 56 / Wednesday, March 23, 2016 / Notices All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. The Interest Rates are: Percent For Physical Damage: Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59008) 2.625 James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. 2.625 [FR Doc. 2016–06560 Filed 3–22–16; 8:45 am] The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 14673B and for economic injury is 14674B. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #14627 and #14628] Oklahoma Disaster Number OK–00100 (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59008) AGENCY: James E. 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EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/13/2016. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the Presidential disaster declaration for the State of LOUISIANA, dated 03/ 13/2016 is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: (Physical Damage and Economic Injury Loans): Allen, Ascension, Calcasieu. Contiguous Counties: (Economic Injury Loans Only): Louisiana: Assumption, Cameron, Evangeline, Iberville, Saint James. Texas: Orange. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 8025–01–P 2.625 15603 Amendment 1. This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA–4256– DR), dated 02/10/2016. Incident: Severe Winter Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 12/26/2015 through 01/05/2016. Effective Date: 03/17/2016. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/11/2016. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 11/10/2016. Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. ADDRESSES: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of Oklahoma, dated 02/10/2016, is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster. 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[FR Doc. 2016–06635 Filed 3–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 9493] Notice of U.S. Administration Role Concerning U.S. Sector Members at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) The Department of State informs all existing and prospective SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15604 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 56 / Wednesday, March 23, 2016 / Notices U.S. Sector Members of the ITU that the Department of State serves as the ITU membership approval authority for U.S. entities and reminds U.S. Sector Members and prospective members of their responsibilities for paying their membership fees and keeping their accounts current. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Franz Zichy at 202–647– 5778, zichyfj@state.gov and Lynnette Jackson at 202–647–8344, Jacksonln@ state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ITU was founded in 1865 as the International Telegraph Union. Its current name was adopted in 1934 and it became a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN), now responsible for information and communication technologies (ICT’s) in 1947. Its purpose is to coordinate international telecommunication issues. ITU currently has 193 member states and more than 700 Sector Members, including many U.S. businesses and academic institutions. The Office of International Communications and Information Policy (CIP), Multilateral Affairs (MA) in the Bureau of Economic and Business (EB) Affairs, U.S. Department of State, approves U.S. Sector Memberships for the ITU, and partners with the ITU in managing U.S. Sector Membership arrears accounts. ITU Sector Members represent a cross-section of the global ICT sector, from the world’s largest manufacturers and carriers to small, innovative players working with new and developing technologies, and academia. Founded on the principle of international cooperation between governments (Member States) and the private sector (Sector Members, Associates and Academia), the ITU is a global forum through which parties can work towards consensus on a wide range of issues affecting the ICT industry’s future direction. The ITU has three sectors—ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU–R), ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU–T), and ITU Development Sector (ITU–D). It also has two types of sector memberships— one for corporate entities and regional or international organizations and one for academia, university and research establishments. Sector members from corporate entities and regional or international organizations may join as a member of an entire sector (e.g., the ITU–R) or as an associate of a particular Study Group within a sector. Corporate entities with the interest of operating as Recognized Operating Agencies (ROA) are required to apply for such status and VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:26 Mar 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 may only identify as an ROA if so approved by the Federal Communications Commission. Membership fees are paid in contributory units, and Member States, Sector Members, Associates, and Academia may choose their annual contributory amounts according to the quantities listed below. Full Sector Members are entitled to participate in all of the Study Groups, while organizations with specific focus can participate in the work of a single study group as an Associate. Academia, universities and their associated research establishments benefit from preferential rates, as do Sector Members from some developing countries. Sector membership is automatically renewed unless the member notifies the ITU that it is renouncing its membership. Since renunciation does not take effect until six months following official notification, sector members will owe fees up until the official date of renunciation. Minimum Annual Contributory Amounts Standardization/Radiocommunication Sectors Sector Members: 31,800 CHF per Sector Associates: 10,600 CHF Academia and research establishments: 3,975 CHF Development Sector Members: 7,950 CHF Associates: 3,975 CHF Academia and research establishments: 3,975 CHF Additional information on types of memberships and details on membership participation can be accessed on the ITU Web site as follows: https://www.itu.int/en/join/Pages/ default.aspx. Dated: March 11, 2016. Julie N. Zoller, Senior Deputy Coordinator, International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. State Department. [FR Doc. 2016–06561 Filed 3–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–AE–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9492] Notice of Public Meeting of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board Summary: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board (hereinafter referred to PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 as ‘‘the Board’’) will meet on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1800 G St. NW., Suite 10300, Washington DC 20006. The meeting will last from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. and is open to the public. The meeting will be hosted by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and led by Ambassador Deborah Birx, who leads implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Board Chair, Dr. Carlos del Rio. The Board serves the Global AIDS Coordinator in a solely advisory capacity concerning scientific, implementation, and policy issues related to the global response to HIV/ AIDS. These issues will be of concern as they influence the priorities and direction of PEPFAR evaluation and research, the content of national and international strategies and implementation, and the role of PEPFAR in international discourse regarding an appropriate and resourced response. Topics for the meeting will include follow-up discussion of previous Board recommendations on ‘‘Test and START’’ and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); updates on PEPFAR 3.0 programmatic activities in a number of areas including epidemic control, financing, tuberculosis (TB)/HIV coinfection and increasing civil society engagement in PEPFAR processes and decisions. The public may attend this meeting as seating capacity allows. Admittance to the meeting will be by means of a prearranged clearance list. In order to be placed on the list and, if applicable, to request reasonable accommodation, please register online via the following: http://goo.gl/forms/DchykN6z43 no later than Tuesday, April 5. While the meeting is open to public attendance, the Board will determine procedures for public participation. Requests for reasonable accommodation that are made after 5:00 p.m. on April 8 might not be possible to fulfill. For further information about the meeting, please contact Dr. Julia MacKenzie, Designated Federal Officer for the Board, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy at MacKenzieJJ@state.gov. Dated: March 10, 2016. Julia MacKenzie, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–06558 Filed 3–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 56 (Wednesday, March 23, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15603-15604]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06561]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 9493]


Notice of U.S. Administration Role Concerning U.S. Sector Members 
at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

SUMMARY: The Department of State informs all existing and prospective

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U.S. Sector Members of the ITU that the Department of State serves as 
the ITU membership approval authority for U.S. entities and reminds 
U.S. Sector Members and prospective members of their responsibilities 
for paying their membership fees and keeping their accounts current.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Franz Zichy at 202-647-
5778, zichyfj@state.gov and Lynnette Jackson at 202-647-8344, 
Jacksonln@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ITU was founded in 1865 as the 
International Telegraph Union. Its current name was adopted in 1934 and 
it became a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN), now 
responsible for information and communication technologies (ICT's) in 
1947. Its purpose is to coordinate international telecommunication 
issues. ITU currently has 193 member states and more than 700 Sector 
Members, including many U.S. businesses and academic institutions.
    The Office of International Communications and Information Policy 
(CIP), Multilateral Affairs (MA) in the Bureau of Economic and Business 
(EB) Affairs, U.S. Department of State, approves U.S. Sector 
Memberships for the ITU, and partners with the ITU in managing U.S. 
Sector Membership arrears accounts. ITU Sector Members represent a 
cross-section of the global ICT sector, from the world's largest 
manufacturers and carriers to small, innovative players working with 
new and developing technologies, and academia. Founded on the principle 
of international cooperation between governments (Member States) and 
the private sector (Sector Members, Associates and Academia), the ITU 
is a global forum through which parties can work towards consensus on a 
wide range of issues affecting the ICT industry's future direction.
    The ITU has three sectors--ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R), 
ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T), and ITU 
Development Sector (ITU-D). It also has two types of sector 
memberships--one for corporate entities and regional or international 
organizations and one for academia, university and research 
establishments. Sector members from corporate entities and regional or 
international organizations may join as a member of an entire sector 
(e.g., the ITU-R) or as an associate of a particular Study Group within 
a sector. Corporate entities with the interest of operating as 
Recognized Operating Agencies (ROA) are required to apply for such 
status and may only identify as an ROA if so approved by the Federal 
Communications Commission.
    Membership fees are paid in contributory units, and Member States, 
Sector Members, Associates, and Academia may choose their annual 
contributory amounts according to the quantities listed below. Full 
Sector Members are entitled to participate in all of the Study Groups, 
while organizations with specific focus can participate in the work of 
a single study group as an Associate. Academia, universities and their 
associated research establishments benefit from preferential rates, as 
do Sector Members from some developing countries.
    Sector membership is automatically renewed unless the member 
notifies the ITU that it is renouncing its membership. Since 
renunciation does not take effect until six months following official 
notification, sector members will owe fees up until the official date 
of renunciation.

Minimum Annual Contributory Amounts

Standardization/Radiocommunication Sectors

Sector Members: 31,800 CHF per Sector
Associates: 10,600 CHF
Academia and research establishments: 3,975 CHF

Development Sector

Members: 7,950 CHF
Associates: 3,975 CHF
Academia and research establishments: 3,975 CHF

    Additional information on types of memberships and details on 
membership participation can be accessed on the ITU Web site as 
follows: https://www.itu.int/en/join/Pages/default.aspx.

    Dated: March 11, 2016.
Julie N. Zoller,
Senior Deputy Coordinator, International Communications and Information 
Policy, U.S. State Department.
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