U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL): Public Meeting on Online Dispute Resolution, 48145-48146 [2017-22324]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 198 / Monday, October 16, 2017 / Notices The Interest Rates are: 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 ..................................... include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster. Percent Primary Counties: Alachua, Bradford, Brevard, Desoto, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hardee, Highlands, Indian River, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Leon, 2.500 Levy, Marion, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Saint Lucie, Seminole, Sumter, Taylor, Union, 2.500 Volusia, Wakulla. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. 2.500 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 153428 and for economic injury is 153430. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Rafaela Monchek, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2017–22331 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] Rafaela Monchek, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. 48145 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257–1 of December 11, 2015). I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register. Alyson Grunder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of FLORIDA, dated 09/21/2017, is hereby amended to ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Oct 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 Notice of Determinations: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress From the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem’’ Exhibition Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Jewish Museum, New York, New York, from on or about November 3, 2017, until on or about March 18, 2018, at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California, from on or about August 30, 2018, until on or about January 6, 2019, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the imported objects, contact Elliot Chiu in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202– 632–6471; email: section2459@ state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The foregoing determinations were made pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, Department of State, hereby gives notice that the ACPIL will hold a public meeting to discuss a pending proposal on online dispute resolution in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC). This is not a meeting of the full Advisory Committee. In February 2017, the APEC Economic Committee endorsed a work plan on the development of an APEC-wide cooperative framework for ODR for Micro, Small, and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in business-tobusiness (b2b) cross border transactions. The proposal is currently co-sponsored by fourteen member economies. MSMEs have gained unprecedented access to international trade via the global supply chain and cross-border ecommerce, but to effectively reach global markets these businesses need a legal environment which enables the quick resolution of disputes and creates confidence in cross-border e-commerce. The use of ODR could be an effective means to solve this problem. ODR is a way of resolving disputes using traditional methods such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, but with the help of technology and without the need for a physical presence at a meeting or hearing. At its most recent meeting in August 2017, the APEC Economic Committee endorsed a revised work plan on ODR that includes inter alia ‘‘build[ing] a pilot in conjunction with platform host/ ODR provider via outreach to regional E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 48146 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 198 / Monday, October 16, 2017 / Notices arbitration/mediation centers to determine possible partners for hosting ODR platform.’’ Additionally, the scope of the project was expanded to include ‘‘Use of Modern Technology for Dispute Resolution and Electronic Agreement Management’’ with the explanation that ‘‘it is also worthwhile to explore the use of other modern technology such as block chain, automated or smart contracts for contract management or enforcement and prevention of disputes.’’ The APEC Economic Committee has approved a two-day workshop for the first Economic Committee meeting in February 2018 to discuss the work plan and the pilot proposal. Time and Place: The public meeting will take place on November 1, from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT in Room 356, South Building, State Department Annex 4A, Washington, DC 20037. Participants should plan to arrive at the Navy Hill gate on the west side of 23rd Street NW., near the intersection of 23rd Street NW. and D Street NW. between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. for visitor screening. If you are unable to attend the public meeting and would like to participate from a remote location, teleconferencing will be available. Public Participation: This meeting is open to the public, subject to the capacity of the meeting room. Access to the building is strictly controlled. For pre-clearance purposes, those planning to attend should email pil@state.gov providing full name, address, date of birth, citizenship, driver’s license or passport number, and email address. This information will greatly facilitate entry into the building. A member of the public needing reasonable accommodation should email pil@ state.gov not later than October 18, 2016. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be able to be fulfilled. If you would like to participate by telephone, please email pil@state.gov to obtain the call-in number and other information. Data from the public is requested pursuant to Public Law 99–399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107–56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS– D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at https://foia.state.gov/_docs/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Oct 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 SORN/State-36.pdf for additional information. Michael J. Dennis, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State. Mendelson, Office of Marine Conservation in the Department of State, (202) 647–1073 or Katz-MinkEH@ state.gov. [FR Doc. 2017–22324 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] David A. Balton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries, Department of State. BILLING CODE 4710–08–P [FR Doc. 2017–22323 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10162] SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD U.S. Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (Notice of Renewal) [Docket No. AB 303 (Sub-No. 49X)] The Department of State has renewed the Charter of the U.S. Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) for another two years. The NPAFC was established by the Convention for the Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean, done at February 11, 1992, and entered into force on February 16, 1993. The members of the Commission are Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States. The U.S. Advisory Panel will continue to work with the U.S. Section of the Commission to promote the conservation of anadromous fish stocks, particularly salmon, throughout their migratory range in the North Pacific Ocean, as well as ecologically related species. The U.S. Section of the Commission is composed of three Commissioners who are appointed by the President. Each Commissioner is appointed for a term not to exceed 4 years, but is eligible for reappointment. The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, may designate alternate commissioners. The Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section is composed of 14 members, 11 of whom are appointed by the Secretary in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce. Advisory Panel members serve for a term not to exceed 4 years, and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. The Advisory Panel will continue to follow the procedures prescribed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Meetings will continue to be open to the public unless a determination is made in accordance with Section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) that a meeting or a portion of the meeting should be closed to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on the renewal of the Advisory Panel, please contact Elana PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Wisconsin Central Ltd.— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Oneida and Marinette Counties, Wis. Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL) 1 has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F– Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over a portion of WCL’s line of railroad extending approximately 49.0 miles from milepost 220.0 on WCL’s Bradley Subdivision in Rhinelander, Waupaca County, Wis., to milepost 269.0 on WCL’s Pembine Subdivision at Goodman, Marinette County, Wis. (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 54125, 54103, 54511 and 54501. WCL has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) there is no overhead traffic to be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of a rail service on the Line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Line is either pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of a complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance of service shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. 1 WCL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian National Railway Company. E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 198 (Monday, October 16, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48145-48146]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22324]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10164]


U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private 
International Law (ACPIL): Public Meeting on Online Dispute Resolution

    The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International 
Law, Department of State, hereby gives notice that the ACPIL will hold 
a public meeting to discuss a pending proposal on online dispute 
resolution in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC). This 
is not a meeting of the full Advisory Committee.
    In February 2017, the APEC Economic Committee endorsed a work plan 
on the development of an APEC-wide cooperative framework for ODR for 
Micro, Small, and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in business-to-
business (b2b) cross border transactions. The proposal is currently co-
sponsored by fourteen member economies.
    MSMEs have gained unprecedented access to international trade via 
the global supply chain and cross-border e-commerce, but to effectively 
reach global markets these businesses need a legal environment which 
enables the quick resolution of disputes and creates confidence in 
cross-border e-commerce. The use of ODR could be an effective means to 
solve this problem. ODR is a way of resolving disputes using 
traditional methods such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, 
but with the help of technology and without the need for a physical 
presence at a meeting or hearing.
    At its most recent meeting in August 2017, the APEC Economic 
Committee endorsed a revised work plan on ODR that includes inter alia 
``build[ing] a pilot in conjunction with platform host/ODR provider via 
outreach to regional

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arbitration/mediation centers to determine possible partners for 
hosting ODR platform.'' Additionally, the scope of the project was 
expanded to include ``Use of Modern Technology for Dispute Resolution 
and Electronic Agreement Management'' with the explanation that ``it is 
also worthwhile to explore the use of other modern technology such as 
block chain, automated or smart contracts for contract management or 
enforcement and prevention of disputes.'' The APEC Economic Committee 
has approved a two-day workshop for the first Economic Committee 
meeting in February 2018 to discuss the work plan and the pilot 
proposal.
    Time and Place: The public meeting will take place on November 1, 
from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT in Room 356, South Building, State 
Department Annex 4A, Washington, DC 20037. Participants should plan to 
arrive at the Navy Hill gate on the west side of 23rd Street NW., near 
the intersection of 23rd Street NW. and D Street NW. between 9:30 and 
9:45 a.m. for visitor screening. If you are unable to attend the public 
meeting and would like to participate from a remote location, 
teleconferencing will be available.
    Public Participation: This meeting is open to the public, subject 
to the capacity of the meeting room. Access to the building is strictly 
controlled. For pre-clearance purposes, those planning to attend should 
email pil@state.gov providing full name, address, date of birth, 
citizenship, driver's license or passport number, and email address. 
This information will greatly facilitate entry into the building. A 
member of the public needing reasonable accommodation should email 
pil@state.gov not later than October 18, 2016. Requests made after that 
date will be considered, but might not be able to be fulfilled. If you 
would like to participate by telephone, please email pil@state.gov to 
obtain the call-in number and other information.
    Data from the public is requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 
(Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as 
amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 
13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of 
individuals who enter Department facilities.
    The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System 
(VACS-D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records 
Notice (State-36) at https://foia.state.gov/_docs/SORN/State-36.pdf for 
additional information.

Michael J. Dennis,
Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the 
Legal Adviser, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2017-22324 Filed 10-13-17; 8:45 am]
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