Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Public Meeting, 25902-25903 [2017-11480]

Download as PDF 25902 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 106 / Monday, June 5, 2017 / Notices ACTION: [FR Doc. 2017–11555 Filed 6–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–C National Small Business Development Centers Advisory Board U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of open Federal Advisory Committee meetings. AGENCY: The SBA is issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time and agenda for July and August meetings of the Federal Advisory Committee for the Small Business Development Centers Program. The meetings will be open to the public; however, advance notice of attendance is required. DATES: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST ADDRESSES: All meetings will be held via conference call. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monika Nixon, Office of Small Business Development Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW., Washington, DC 20416; monika.nixon@.sba.gov. If anyone wishes to be a listening participant or would like to request accommodations, please contact Monika Nixon at the information above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), SBA announces the meetings of the National SBDC Advisory Board. This Board provides advice and counsel to the SBA Administrator and Associate Administrator for Small Business Development Centers. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss the following issues pertaining to the SBDC Program: SBA Update Annual Meetings Board Assignments Member Roundtable SUMMARY: Richard Kingan, Acting White House Liaison. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2017–11490 Filed 6–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #15142 and #15143] Nevada Disaster #NV–00046 U.S. Small Business Administration. AGENCY: 18:42 Jun 02, 2017 This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Nevada dated 05/25/ 2017. Incident: Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides. Incident Period: 02/05/2017 through 02/22/2017. DATES: Effective Date: 05/25/2017. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/24/2017. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/26/2018. 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, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the Administrator’s disaster declaration, applications for disaster loans may be filed at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Elko Contiguous Counties: Nevada: Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, White Pine Idaho: Cassia, Owyhee, Twin Falls Utah: Box Elder, Tooele The Interest Rates are: SUMMARY: SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION VerDate Sep<11>2014 Notice. Jkt 241001 (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Dated: May 25, 2017. Linda E. McMahon, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–11566 Filed 6–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10015] Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Public Meeting Department of State. Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of State will hold an information session regarding issues related to a July United Nations meeting concerning marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Harry S. Truman Main State Building, Room 3940, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to participate in this meeting, please send your (1) name, (2) organization/affiliation, (3) email address, and (4) phone number, as well as any requests for reasonable accommodation, to Elizabeth Kim at KimEAB@state.gov or 202–647–4824. This information is being collected pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2651a and 22 U.S.C. 4802 for the purpose of screening and pre-clearing participants to enter Percent the host venue at the U.S. Department of State, in line with standard security For Physical Damage: procedures for events of this size. The Homeowners With Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... 3.750 Department of State will use this information consistent with the routine Homeowners Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. 1.875 uses set forth in the System of Records Businesses With Credit AvailNotices for Protocol Records (STATEable Elsewhere ...................... 6.300 33) and Security Records (State–36). Businesses Without Credit Provision of this information is Available Elsewhere .............. 3.150 voluntary, but failure to provide Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere ... 2.500 accurate information may impede your ability to register for the event. Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available ElseSUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In July where ..................................... 2.500 2017, the United States will participate For Economic Injury: in a two-week meeting of the United Businesses & Small Agricultural Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Cooperatives Without Credit Preparatory Committee on the Available Elsewhere .............. 3.150 conservation and sustainable use of Non-Profit Organizations Withmarine biological diversity beyond areas out Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... 2.500 of national jurisdiction. This fourth meeting of the Preparatory Committee will end a two-year process established The number assigned to this disaster by the UNGA to make substantive for physical damage is 15142B and for recommendations on the elements of a economic injury is 151430. The States which received an EIDL draft text of a legally binding instrument Declaration # are Nevada, Idaho, Utah. on the conservation and sustainable use PO 00000 Frm 00148 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 25903 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 106 / Monday, June 5, 2017 / Notices of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. We will provide a brief overview of topics to be discussed at the upcoming UN meeting and will listen to your comments, concerns, and questions about these issues. The information obtained from this meeting and any subsequent related meetings will be used to help us prepare for U.S. participation in international meetings and specifically U.S. participation in the July meeting of the Preparatory Committee. Documents and other information related to the Preparatory Committee can be found on this United Nations Web site: www.un.org/depts/ los/biodiversity/prepcom.htm. Reasonable Accommodation: This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation should be directed to (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Requests received after that date will be considered but might not be possible to fulfill. Chever Voltmer, Acting Director, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International, Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–11480 Filed 6–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 682 (Sub-No. 8)] 2016 Tax Information for use In the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board. ACTION: Notice. The Board is publishing, and providing the public an opportunity to comment on, the 2016 weighted average state tax rates for each Class I railroad, as calculated by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), for use in the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method (RSAM). DATES: Comments are due by July 5, 2017. If any comment opposing AAR’s calculation is filed, AAR’s reply will be due by July 25, 2017. If no comments are filed by the due date, AAR’s calculation of the 2016 weighted average state tax rates will be automatically adopted by the Board, effective July 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted either via the Board’s e-filing format or in traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing should attach a document and otherwise comply with the instructions at the E–FILING link on the Board’s Web site at http:// www.stb.gov. Any person submitting a filing in the traditional paper format should send an original and 10 copies referring to Docket No. EP 682 (Sub-No. 8) to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathon Binet, (202) 245–0368. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The RSAM figure is one of three benchmarks that together are used to determine the reasonableness of a challenged rate under the Board’s Simplified Standards for Rail Rate Cases, EP 646 (Sub-No. 1), slip op. at 10 (STB served Sept. 5, 2007),1 as further revised in Simplified Standards for Rail Rate Cases—Taxes in Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method, EP 646 (Sub-No. 2) (STB served Nov. 21, 2008). RSAM is intended to measure the average markup that the railroad would need to collect from all of its ‘‘potentially captive traffic’’ (traffic with a revenue-to-variable-cost ratio above 180%) to earn adequate revenues as measured by the Board under 49 U.S.C. 10704(a)(2) (i.e., earn a return on investment equal to the railroad industry cost of capital). Simplified Standards–Taxes in RSAM, slip op. at 1. In Simplified Standards–Taxes in RSAM, slip op. at 3, 5, the Board modified its RSAM formula to account for taxes, as the prior formula mistakenly compared pre-tax and aftertax revenues. In that decision, the Board stated that it would institute a separate proceeding in which Class I railroads would be required to submit the annual tax information necessary for the Board’s annual RSAM calculation. Id. at 5–6. In Annual Submission of Tax Information for Use in the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method, EP 682 (STB served Feb. 26, 2010), the Board adopted rules to require AAR—a national trade association—to annually calculate and submit to the Board the weighted average state tax rate for each Class I railroad. See 49 CFR 1135.2(a). On May 25, 2017, AAR filed its calculation of the weighted average state tax rates for 2016, listed below for each Class I railroad: WEIGHTED AVERAGE STATE TAX RATES [In percent] Railroad 2016 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES BNSF Railway Company .............................................................................................................................................. CSX Transportation, Inc. ............................................................................................................................................... Grand Trunk Corporation .............................................................................................................................................. The Kansas City Southern Railway .............................................................................................................................. Norfolk Southern Combined .......................................................................................................................................... Soo Line Corporation .................................................................................................................................................... Union Pacific Railroad Company .................................................................................................................................. Any party wishing to comment on AAR’s calculation of the 2016 weighted average state tax rates should file a comment by July 5, 2017. See 49 CFR 1135.2(c). If any comments opposing AAR’s calculations are filed, AAR’s reply will be due by July 25, 2017. Id. If any comments are filed, the Board will review AAR’s submission, together with the comments, and serve a decision within 60 days of the close of the record that either accepts, rejects, or modifies AAR’s railroad-specific tax information. Id. If no comments are filed 1 Aff’d sub nom. CSX Transp., Inc. v. STB, 568 F.3d 236 (D.C. Cir. 2009), vacated in part on reh’g, 5.288 5.160 7.761 5.447 5.410 8.071 5.636 CSX Transp., Inc. v. STB, 584 F.3d 1076 (D.C. Cir. 2009). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Jun 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2015 5.271 5.247 7.767 5.430 5.501 8.083 5.655 % Change 0.017 ¥0.087 ¥0.006 0.017 ¥0.091 ¥0.012 ¥0.019 by July 5, 2017, AAR’s submitted weighted average state tax rates will be automatically adopted by the Board, effective July 6, 2017. Id. Decided: May 31, 2017. E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 106 (Monday, June 5, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25902-25903]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11480]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10015]


Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Public Meeting

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State will hold an information session 
regarding issues related to a July United Nations meeting concerning 
marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

DATES: The meeting will be held on June 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Harry S. Truman Main State 
Building, Room 3940, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to participate in 
this meeting, please send your (1) name, (2) organization/affiliation, 
(3) email address, and (4) phone number, as well as any requests for 
reasonable accommodation, to Elizabeth Kim at KimEAB@state.gov or 202-
647-4824. This information is being collected pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 
2651a and 22 U.S.C. 4802 for the purpose of screening and pre-clearing 
participants to enter the host venue at the U.S. Department of State, 
in line with standard security procedures for events of this size. The 
Department of State will use this information consistent with the 
routine uses set forth in the System of Records Notices for Protocol 
Records (STATE-33) and Security Records (State-36). Provision of this 
information is voluntary, but failure to provide accurate information 
may impede your ability to register for the event.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In July 2017, the United States will 
participate in a two-week meeting of the United Nations General 
Assembly (UNGA) Preparatory Committee on the conservation and 
sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national 
jurisdiction. This fourth meeting of the Preparatory Committee will end 
a two-year process established by the UNGA to make substantive 
recommendations on the elements of a draft text of a legally binding 
instrument on the conservation and sustainable use

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of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
    We will provide a brief overview of topics to be discussed at the 
upcoming UN meeting and will listen to your comments, concerns, and 
questions about these issues. The information obtained from this 
meeting and any subsequent related meetings will be used to help us 
prepare for U.S. participation in international meetings and 
specifically U.S. participation in the July meeting of the Preparatory 
Committee. Documents and other information related to the Preparatory 
Committee can be found on this United Nations Web site: www.un.org/depts/los/biodiversity/prepcom.htm.
    Reasonable Accommodation: This meeting is physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or 
other reasonable accommodation should be directed to (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. 
Requests received after that date will be considered but might not be 
possible to fulfill.

Chever Voltmer,
 Acting Director, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Bureau of Oceans 
and International, Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2017-11480 Filed 6-2-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4710-09-P