Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources Public Meeting, 28927-28928 [2017-13306]

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[FR Doc. 2017–13229 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #15172 and #15173; Tennessee Disaster #TN–00103] Administrative Declaration of a Disaster for the State of Tennessee U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Tennessee dated 06/16/ 2017. Incident: Severe Thunderstorms with Damaging Winds. Incident Period: 05/27/2017 through 05/28/2017. DATES: Effective 06/16/2017. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/15/2017. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 03/16/2018. 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 25 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: Blount Contiguous Counties: Tennessee: Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Sevier North Carolina: Graham, Swain The Interest Rates are: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Percent For Physical Damage: Homeowners with Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Homeowners without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Businesses with Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Businesses without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations with Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... 3.875 1.938 6.430 3.215 2.500 2.500 3.215 2.500 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 15172 B and for economic injury is 15173 0. The States which received an EIDL Declaration # are Tennessee, North Carolina (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Dated: June 16, 2017. Linda E. McMahon, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–13205 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10047] Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources Public Meeting Department of State. Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of State will hold an information session regarding an ongoing process under the Convention on Biological Diversity concerning the use of ‘‘digital sequence SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28927 information on genetic resources,’’ also known as genetic sequence data. DATES: The meeting will be held on July 11, 2017, 1–3 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) business email address, and (4) business phone number, as well as any requests for reasonable accommodation, to Stephanie Aktipis at AktipisS@state.gov or 202–647–4827 and Kayla Young at YoungKM@state.gov or 202–647–1804. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) released a call (https://www.cbd.int/doc/ notifications/2017/ntf-2017-037-absen.pdf) for views on potential implications of the use of digital sequence information on genetic resources for the three objectives of the CBD and the objective of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (Nagoya Protocol). The input received on this issue will be used to inform decisions by the Parties to the CBD and the Nagoya Protocol at the 2018 Conference of Parties to the CBD and the Conference of Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol. We will provide a brief overview of the use of digital sequence information on genetic resources in the context of the CBD and the Nagoya Protocol and will listen to your comments, concerns, and questions about this issue. The information obtained from this meeting and any subsequent related meetings will inform the U.S. submission to the CBD. It will also help us prepare for U.S. participation in international meetings, specifically U.S. participation in future CBD and Nagoya Protocol meetings. Documents and other information related to the CBD and Nagoya Protocol can be found at this Web site: www.cbd.int. The personal information requested above 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 28928 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 121 / Monday, June 26, 2017 / Notices accurate information may impede your ability to register for the event. 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) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Requests received after that date will be considered but might not be possible to fulfill. Christine Dawson, Director, Office of Conservation and Water Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–13306 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10028] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Birth Affidavit Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to July 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, by mail to PPT Forms Officer, U.S. Department of State, CA/PPT/S/L/LA, 44132 Mercure Cir, P.O. Box 1227, Sterling, VA 20166–1227, by phone at sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 (202) 485–6538, or by email at PPTFormsOfficer@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Birth Affidavit. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0132. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Legal Affairs and Law Enforcement Liaison (CA/PPT/ S/L). • Form Number: DS–10. • Respondents: Individuals. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,056. • Estimated Number of Responses: 22,056. • Average Time per Response: 40 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 14,711 hours. • Frequency: On Occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of proposed collection: The Birth Affidavit is submitted in conjunction with an application for a U.S. passport, and is used by Passport Services to collect information for the purpose of establishing the U.S. nationality of a passport applicant who has not submitted an acceptable birth certificate with his/her passport application. The Secretary of State is authorized to issue U.S. passports under 22 U.S.C. 211a et seq, 8 U.S.C. 1104, and Executive Order 11295 (August 5, 1966). Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 212 and 22 CFR 51.2, only U.S. nationals may be issued a U.S. passport. Most passport applicants show U.S. nationality by PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 providing a birth certificate, filed within a year of their birth, showing the applicant was born in the United States or outlying possession. Some applicants, however, may have been born in the United States or outlying possession, but were never issued a birth certificate, or have a late filed birth certificate. Form DS–10 is a form affidavit for completion by a witness to the birth of such an applicant; it collects information relevant to establishing the identity of the affiant, and the birth circumstances of the passport applicant. If credible, the affidavit may permit the applicant to show U.S. nationality based on the applicant’s birth in the United States or outlying possession, despite never having been issued a birth certificate or possessing a late filed birth certificate. We use the information collected on the person completing the affidavit to confirm that individual’s identity, which is relevant to confirming his or her relationship to the applicant and the likelihood that the affiant has actual knowledge of the circumstances of the applicant’s birth. Methodology: When needed, a Birth Affidavit is completed at the time a person applies for a U.S. passport. Brenda S. Sprague, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–13328 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 5) (2017–3)] Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor Surface Transportation Board. Approval of rail cost adjustment AGENCY: ACTION: factor. The Board approves the third quarter 2017 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The third quarter 2017 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.903. The third quarter 2017 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.375. The third quarter 2017 RCAF–5 is 0.357. DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245–0333. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available on our Web site, http://www.stb.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 121 (Monday, June 26, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-13306]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10047]


Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources 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 an ongoing process under the Convention on Biological 
Diversity concerning the use of ``digital sequence information on 
genetic resources,'' also known as genetic sequence data.

DATES: The meeting will be held on July 11, 2017, 1-3 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) business email address, and (4) business phone number, as well as 
any requests for reasonable accommodation, to Stephanie Aktipis at 
AktipisS@state.gov or 202-647-4827 and Kayla Young at YoungKM@state.gov 
or 202-647-1804.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretariat of the Convention on 
Biological Diversity (CBD) released a call (https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2017/ntf-2017-037-abs-en.pdf) for views on potential 
implications of the use of digital sequence information on genetic 
resources for the three objectives of the CBD and the objective of the 
Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (Nagoya Protocol). The 
input received on this issue will be used to inform decisions by the 
Parties to the CBD and the Nagoya Protocol at the 2018 Conference of 
Parties to the CBD and the Conference of Parties serving as the meeting 
of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol.
    We will provide a brief overview of the use of digital sequence 
information on genetic resources in the context of the CBD and the 
Nagoya Protocol and will listen to your comments, concerns, and 
questions about this issue. The information obtained from this meeting 
and any subsequent related meetings will inform the U.S. submission to 
the CBD. It will also help us prepare for U.S. participation in 
international meetings, specifically U.S. participation in future CBD 
and Nagoya Protocol meetings. Documents and other information related 
to the CBD and Nagoya Protocol can be found at this Web site: 
www.cbd.int.
    The personal information requested above 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. 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

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accurate information may impede your ability to register for the event.
    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) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Requests 
received after that date will be considered but might not be possible 
to fulfill.

Christine Dawson,
Director, Office of Conservation and Water Bureau of Oceans and 
International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2017-13306 Filed 6-23-17; 8:45 am]
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