Plenary Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group in Washington, DC, 16871-16872 [2017-06863]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 65 / Thursday, April 6, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES required by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015. DOS, in coordination with U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, the National Capital Planning Commission, The District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office, and District of Columbia Department of Transportation, then developed Alternative 7. Alternative 7 and the No Action Alternative were retained for detailed study within the SDEIS. Alternative 7 would provide up to 15 lots for chancery development, retain the historic Memorial Chapel building for adaptive reuse, and potentially retain other buildings for adaptive reuse, depending on marketability. Dahlia Street and 14th Street would be developed as connections to the surrounding neighborhoods. The existing historic perimeter fence along 16th Street and Alaska Avenue would remain. The existing landscape on the western boundary of the site would be enhanced to create a 50-foot vegetated buffer, maximizing the tree canopy in that area. Access to individual lots would be internal to the former WRAMC campus. The No Action Alternative was included to provide a basis for comparison to the action alternative described above as required by the NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1002.14(d)). After careful consideration of the alternatives developed in response to the study’s purpose and needs and in coordination with jurisdictional and interested agencies, DOS has identified Alternative 7 as its Preferred Action Alternative because it best satisfies the study purpose and needs, would fulfill their statutory mission and responsibilities, and has the least adverse environmental impact. Public Comment/Distribution You are encouraged to become involved in this process and provide your comments or concerns about the proposed project. The public comment period provides the public with an opportunity to present comments regarding the content and findings of the SDEIS for the Foreign Missions Center at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The SDEIS is available to the public at the Web site: http:// www.state.gov/ofm/property/fmc/ index.htm. The DOS sends information related to this environmental review to individuals, organizations, and government entities interested in and/or potentially affected by the proposed project and maintains a distribution list for this purpose. The distribution list includes: Federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Apr 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 environmental and public interest groups; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. Copies are being distributed for public review at the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A and 4B offices, the Juanita E. Thornton-Shepherd Park Library, the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library, and the Petworth Neighborhood Library. DOS invites individuals, organizations and agencies to submit comments. DOS requests comments on the SDEIS that focus on the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project, reasonable alternatives, and measures to further avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The public comment period starts with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will continue through May 18, 2017. DOS will consider and respond to comments received on the SDEIS in preparing the Final EIS. Comments may be submitted by email to: FMC.info@state.gov or by U.S. mail to: Geoffrey Hunt, Department of State, A/OPR/RPM, Room 1264, 2210 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520–1264. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Geoffrey Hunt by email at FMC.info@ state.gov. 16871 public for distribution at this meeting must reach Ms. Robinson by letter or email on this same date. A member of the public requesting reasonable accommodation should also make his/ her request to Ms. Robinson by April 17. Requests received after that date will be considered but might not be able to be fulfilled. The agenda of the meeting will include: Universal Postal Union Congress outcomes, goals for the current Universal Postal Union Congress cycle, and United States policy on Extraterritorial Offices of Exchange (ETOEs). For further information please contact Ms. Shereece Robinson of the Office of Specialized and Technical Agencies (IO/STA), Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State, at tel. (202) 663–2649, by email at RobinsonSA2@state.gov, or by mail at IO/STA, Suite L–409 SA–1; U.S. Department of State; Washington, DC 20522. Gregory D. Thome, Director, Office of Specialized and Technical Agencies, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–06861 Filed 4–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–19–P Cliff C. Seagroves, Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, Department of State. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [FR Doc. 2017–06789 Filed 4–5–17; 8:45 am] [Public Notice 9949] BILLING CODE 4710–43–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE Plenary Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group in Washington, DC [Public Notice: 9948] AGENCY: Notice of Public Meeting ACTION: As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Department of State gives notice of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services. This Committee will meet on Monday April 24, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time at the American Institute of Architects, Board Room, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. Any member of the public interested in providing input to the meeting should contact Ms. Shereece Robinson, whose contact information is listed below (see the ‘‘for further information’’ section of this notice). Each individual providing oral input is requested to limit his or her comments to five minutes. Requests to be added to the speakers list must be received in writing (letter or email) prior to the close of business on Monday April 17, 2017; written comments from members of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of State. Notice. Delegates from the United States and Mexican governments, the states of California, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico, and the Mexican states of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas will participate in a plenary meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss operational matters involving existing and proposed international bridges and border crossings and their related infrastructure and to exchange technical information as well as views on policy. This meeting will include a public session on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. This session will allow proponents of proposed bridges and border crossings and related projects to make presentations to the delegations and members of the public. E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 16872 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 65 / Thursday, April 6, 2017 / Notices For further information on the meeting and to attend the public session, please contact the Office of Mexican Affairs’ Border Affairs Unit via email at WHABorderAffairs@state.gov, by phone at 202–647–9894, or by mail at Office of Mexican Affairs—Room 3924, Department of State, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen A. Hoey, Director, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–06863 Filed 4–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–29–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD 60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements Notice and request for comments. ACTION: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board. SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the collection of Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements. DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by June 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, PRA Officer, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, or to PRA@stb.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding this collection, contact Michael Higgins, Deputy Director, Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0284 or at Michael.Higgins@stb.gov. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Apr 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. Description of Collection Title: Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements. OMB Control Number: 2140–0021. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension with change (relating to the change in burden hours based on the estimated decrease in (a) the number of respondents from 650 to 575 and (b) the time per response from eight hours to one hour, due to fact that the unique burdens associated with the initiation of the collection no longer exist). Respondents: Freight railroads subject to the Board’s jurisdiction. Number of Respondents: 575 (including seven Class I railroads). Estimated Time per Response: One hour. Frequency: Occasionally. The notice requirement is triggered in two circumstances: (1) When a shipper initially arranges with a railroad for transportation of goods pursuant to the railroad’s tariff; or (2) when a railroad changes the terms of its demurrage tariff. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 864.6 hours. Board staff estimates that: (1) Seven Class I railroads will each take on 15 new customers each year (105 hours); (2) each of the seven Class I railroads will update its demurrage tariffs every three years (2.3 hours annualized); (3) 568 non-Class I railroads will each take on one new customer a year (568 hours); and (4) each non-Class I railroad will update its demurrage tariffs every three years (189.3 hours annualized). Total ‘‘Non-Hour Burden’’ Cost: No non-hourly cost burdens associated with this collection have been identified. The notice may be provided electronically. Needs and Uses: Demurrage is a charge that railroads assess their customers for detaining rail cars beyond a specified amount of time. It both compensates railroads for expenses incurred for that rail car, and serves as a penalty for undue car detention to promote efficiency. Demurrage is subject to the Board’s jurisdiction under 49 U.S.C. 10702 and 10746, which require railroads to compute demurrage charges and to establish demurragerelated rules. PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A railroad and its customers may enter into demurrage contracts without providing notice, but, in the absence of such contracts, demurrage will be governed by the railroad’s demurrage tariff. Under 49 CFR 1333.3, a railroad’s ability to charge demurrage pursuant to its tariff is conditional on its having given, prior to rail car placement, actual notice of the demurrage tariff to the person receiving rail cars for loading and unloading. Once a shipper receives a notice as to a particular tariff, additional notices are only required when the tariff changes materially. The parties use the information in these disclosure requirements to avoid demurrage disputes, and the Board uses the information to resolve demurrage disputes that come before the agency. Under the PRA, a federal agency that conducts or sponsors a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), federal agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. Dated: March 31, 2017. Jeffery Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2017–06790 Filed 4–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2017–19] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA’s regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 65 (Thursday, April 6, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16871-16872]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06863]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 9949]


Plenary Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings 
Group in Washington, DC

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Delegates from the United States and Mexican governments, the 
states of California, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico, and the Mexican 
states of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and 
Tamaulipas will participate in a plenary meeting of the U.S.-Mexico 
Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group on Wednesday, May 24, 
2017 in Washington, DC. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss 
operational matters involving existing and proposed international 
bridges and border crossings and their related infrastructure and to 
exchange technical information as well as views on policy. This meeting 
will include a public session on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 8:30 
a.m. until 11:30 a.m. This session will allow proponents of proposed 
bridges and border crossings and related projects to make presentations 
to the delegations and members of the public.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on the meeting 
and to attend the public session, please contact the Office of Mexican 
Affairs' Border Affairs Unit via email at WHABorderAffairs@state.gov, 
by phone at 202-647-9894, or by mail at Office of Mexican Affairs--Room 
3924, Department of State, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520.

Colleen A. Hoey,
Director, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2017-06863 Filed 4-5-17; 8:45 am]
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