Notification of United States-Chile Environment Affairs Council and Joint Commission on Environmental Cooperation Meetings, 42964-42965 [2018-18242]

Download as PDF 42964 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 165 / Friday, August 24, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Incident: Westminster Apartment Fire. Incident Period: 07/22/2018. DATES: Issued on 08/10/2018. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/09/2018. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/10/2019. 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: Adams Contiguous Counties: Colorado: Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson, Morgan, Washington, Weld The Interest Rates are: DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10515] [Public Notice: 104511] Notice of Meeting: U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will hold a public meeting from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the headquarters of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (799 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017). The public meeting will focus on Public Diplomacy in the Multilateral Context and feature panelists discussing the role that Public Diplomacy plays in shaping and advancing U.S. foreign policy goals with multilateral organizations, as well as insights into the United Nations’ use of Public Diplomacy tools and programs. 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Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available ElseFor more information on the U.S. where ..................................... 2.500 Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, please visit www.state.gov/ The number assigned to this disaster pdcommission. For more information on for physical damage is 15644 5 and for the upcoming public meeting, contact economic injury is 15645 0. the Commission’s Designated Federal The States which received an EIDL Official, J. Jeff Daigle, at DaigleJJ@ Declaration # are Colorado state.gov. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Linda E. McMahon, Administrator. John J. Daigle, Designated Federal Official, Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–18090 Filed 8–23–18; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2018–18327 Filed 8–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P BILLING CODE 4710–11–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Aug 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notification of United States-Chile Environment Affairs Council and Joint Commission on Environmental Cooperation Meetings Request for comments; invitation to public session. ACTION: The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are providing notice that the parties to the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) intend to hold the eighth meeting of the Environment Affairs Council (Council) established under Chapter 19 of the FTA, as well as the sixth meeting of the U.S.-Chile Joint Commission on Environmental Cooperation (Commission) established under the U.S.-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA), on Tuesday September 4, 2018. The Council will review implementation of Chapter 19 (Environment) of the FTA, and the Commission will review implementation of the ECA. DATES: The public session of the Council and Commission will be held on September 5, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 180 Teatinos St., Santiago, Chile. We request RSVPs and any written comments no later than August 28, 2018, in order to facilitate consideration. SUMMARY: RSVPs and any written comments should be submitted to both: (1) Keri Holland, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, by email at HollandKJ@state.gov with the subject line ‘‘UNITED STATES-CHILE EAC/ JCEC MEETING’’ or by fax to (202) 647– 5947. (2) Tia Potskhverashvili, United States Trade Representative, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources, by email at tiapots@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line ‘‘UNITED STATES-CHILE EAC/ JCEC MEETING’’ or by fax to (202) 395– 9517. In your RSVP, please include your full name and affiliation. If you have access to the internet you can view and comment on this notice by going to: https://www.regulations.gov/ #!home and searching on docket number DOS–2018–0034. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keri Holland, telephone (202) 647–6777, HollandKJ@state.gov. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 165 / Friday, August 24, 2018 / Notices The United States and Chile negotiated the United States-Chile FTA and United States-Chile ECA in concert, signing the FTA on June 6, 2003, in Miami, USA and the ECA on June 17, 2003, in Santiago, Chile. Article 19.3 of the FTA establishes an Environment Affairs Council (Council). The Council discusses implementation of Chapter 19 of the FTA, and its meetings include a public session. The Joint Commission on Environmental Cooperation (Commission) was established in Article II of the ECA. The Commission evaluates cooperative activities under the ECA, recommends options for improving cooperation, and establishes work programs that reflect national priorities and that identify the scope and focus of environmental cooperation activities. Commission meetings also include a public session. The Council and Commission last met in August 2015 in Washington, DC. The Council reviewed the implementation of the Environment Chapter of the FTA. The Commission approved the 2015– 2017 Work Program, which built on previous successes and identified activities to achieve the long-term goals of: (1) Strengthening effective implementation and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations; (2) encouraging development and adoption of sound environmental practices and technologies, particularly in business enterprises; (3) promoting sustainable development and management of environmental resources, including wild fauna and flora, protected wild areas, and other ecologically important ecosystems; and (4) encouraging civil society participation in the environmental decision-making process and environmental education. During the Council and Commission meetings, Members will discuss the progress made in implementing Chapter 19 obligations and the impacts of environmental cooperation. The Commission will also finalize an updated Environmental Cooperation Work Program for 2018–2020. More information on the Council and Commission is included below under Supplementary Information. All interested persons are invited to attend the Council and Commission joint public session beginning at 10:00 a.m. on September 5, 2018, at the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 180 Teatinos St., Santiago, Chile. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss implementation of Chapter 19 and the ECA with Council and Commission Members and environmental cooperation implementers. At the public session, the daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Aug 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 Council will receive input from the public on current environmental issues and ideas for future cooperation. The Department of State and Office of the United States Trade Representative invite written comments or suggestions regarding topics to be discussed at the meeting. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to Chapter 19 of the FTA and the ECA (available at https://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/ chile/index.htm). If you would like to attend the public session, please notify Keri Holland and Tia Potskhverashvili at the email addresses listed above under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and identify any organization or group you represent. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to: • Chapter 19 of the FTA, and • The ECA. These documents are available at: https://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/ chile/index.htm. Visit https:// www.state.gov and the USTR website at www.ustr.gov for more information. Robert D. Wing, Acting Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–18242 Filed 8–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36209] Watco Holdings, Inc.—Continuance in Control Exemption—Decatur & Eastern Illinois Railroad, L.L.C. Watco Holdings, Inc. (Watco), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption pursuant to 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to continue in control of Decatur & Eastern Illinois Railroad, L.L.C. (DEIR), upon DEIR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. Watco owns, indirectly, 100% of the issued and outstanding stock of DEIR, a limited liability company. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Decatur & Eastern Illinois Railroad—Acquisition Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment— CSX Transportation, Inc., Docket No. FD 36206, by which DEIR seeks Board approval to acquire and operate approximately 126.7 miles of track owned by CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), consisting of: (1) CSXT’s Decatur Subdivision starting near Montezuma, Ind., at milepost BD 192.4 and ending in Decatur, Ill., at milepost BD 277.2; (2) CSXT’s Danville PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42965 Secondary Subdivision from near Terre Haute, Ind., at milepost QSD 72.2 to near Olivet, Ill., at milepost QSD 113.6; and (3) CSXT’s Paris Industrial Track located in Paris, Ill.1 The transaction may be consummated on or after September 8, 2018, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed). According to the verified notice of exemption, Watco currently controls, indirectly, 37 Class III rail carriers and one Class II rail carrier, collectively operating in 27 states. For a complete list of these rail carriers and the states in which they operate, see the August 9, 2018 verified notice of exemption at pages 5–9 for a list of carriers and pages 9–11 for a list of states.2 The verified notice is available on the Board’s website at www.stb.gov. Watco represents that: (1) The rail line to be operated by DEIR does not connect with any of the rail lines operated by railroads in the Watco corporate family; (2) the transaction is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would result in such a connection; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class I rail carrier. The proposed transaction is therefore exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323 pursuant to 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). Watco states that the purpose of the transaction is to reduce overhead expenses and coordinate billing, maintenance, mechanical and personnel policies and procedures of its rail carrier subsidiaries, and thereby improve the overall efficiency of rail service provided by the railroads in the Watco corporate family. Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Because the transaction involves the control of one Class II and one or more Class III rail carriers, the transaction is subject to the labor protection requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11326(b) and Wisconsin Central Ltd.— Acquisition Exemption—Lines of Union Pacific Railroad, 2 S.T.B. 218 (1997). 1 The proposed transaction also includes an ancillary assignment of CSXT’s trackage rights over Illinois Central Railroad Company (IC) between the Decatur Street road crossing at or near milepost 77.7 and milepost 76.7 on IC’s Peoria Subdivision, including IC’s connection with CSXT between milepost 30.5 and milepost 28.6 on IC’s Peoria Subdivision, and between IC’s lead track from its connection to the Green Switch Spur to IC’s connection with the ADM Run-Around-Yard at Decatur, Ill., on IC’s Peoria Subdivision, a total distance of approximately 3.6 miles. 2 The sentence on page 3 of the notice stating that Watco controls 38 Class III railroads and operates in 26 states is inconsistent with the list of carriers and states listed on pages 5–11. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 165 (Friday, August 24, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42964-42965]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18242]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10515]


Notification of United States-Chile Environment Affairs Council 
and Joint Commission on Environmental Cooperation Meetings

ACTION: Request for comments; invitation to public session.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State and the Office of the United States 
Trade Representative are providing notice that the parties to the U.S.-
Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) intend to hold the eighth meeting of 
the Environment Affairs Council (Council) established under Chapter 19 
of the FTA, as well as the sixth meeting of the U.S.-Chile Joint 
Commission on Environmental Cooperation (Commission) established under 
the U.S.-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA), on Tuesday 
September 4, 2018. The Council will review implementation of Chapter 19 
(Environment) of the FTA, and the Commission will review implementation 
of the ECA.

DATES: The public session of the Council and Commission will be held on 
September 5, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Chilean Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs, 180 Teatinos St., Santiago, Chile. We request RSVPs 
and any written comments no later than August 28, 2018, in order to 
facilitate consideration.

ADDRESSES: RSVPs and any written comments should be submitted to both:
    (1) Keri Holland, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and 
International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of 
Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, by email at 
[email protected] with the subject line ``UNITED STATES-CHILE EAC/
JCEC MEETING'' or by fax to (202) 647-5947.
    (2) Tia Potskhverashvili, United States Trade Representative, 
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural 
Resources, by email at [email protected] with the subject line 
``UNITED STATES-CHILE EAC/JCEC MEETING'' or by fax to (202) 395-9517.
    In your RSVP, please include your full name and affiliation.
    If you have access to the internet you can view and comment on this 
notice by going to: https://www.regulations.gov/#!home and searching on 
docket number DOS-2018-0034.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keri Holland, telephone (202) 647-
6777, [email protected].

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States and Chile negotiated the 
United States-Chile FTA and United States-Chile ECA in concert, signing 
the FTA on June 6, 2003, in Miami, USA and the ECA on June 17, 2003, in 
Santiago, Chile. Article 19.3 of the FTA establishes an Environment 
Affairs Council (Council). The Council discusses implementation of 
Chapter 19 of the FTA, and its meetings include a public session. The 
Joint Commission on Environmental Cooperation (Commission) was 
established in Article II of the ECA. The Commission evaluates 
cooperative activities under the ECA, recommends options for improving 
cooperation, and establishes work programs that reflect national 
priorities and that identify the scope and focus of environmental 
cooperation activities. Commission meetings also include a public 
session.
    The Council and Commission last met in August 2015 in Washington, 
DC. The Council reviewed the implementation of the Environment Chapter 
of the FTA. The Commission approved the 2015-2017 Work Program, which 
built on previous successes and identified activities to achieve the 
long-term goals of: (1) Strengthening effective implementation and 
enforcement of environmental laws and regulations; (2) encouraging 
development and adoption of sound environmental practices and 
technologies, particularly in business enterprises; (3) promoting 
sustainable development and management of environmental resources, 
including wild fauna and flora, protected wild areas, and other 
ecologically important ecosystems; and (4) encouraging civil society 
participation in the environmental decision-making process and 
environmental education.
    During the Council and Commission meetings, Members will discuss 
the progress made in implementing Chapter 19 obligations and the 
impacts of environmental cooperation. The Commission will also finalize 
an updated Environmental Cooperation Work Program for 2018-2020. More 
information on the Council and Commission is included below under 
Supplementary Information.
    All interested persons are invited to attend the Council and 
Commission joint public session beginning at 10:00 a.m. on September 5, 
2018, at the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 180 Teatinos St., 
Santiago, Chile. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions 
and discuss implementation of Chapter 19 and the ECA with Council and 
Commission Members and environmental cooperation implementers. At the 
public session, the Council will receive input from the public on 
current environmental issues and ideas for future cooperation. The 
Department of State and Office of the United States Trade 
Representative invite written comments or suggestions regarding topics 
to be discussed at the meeting. In preparing comments, we encourage 
submitters to refer to Chapter 19 of the FTA and the ECA (available at 
https://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/chile/index.htm).
    If you would like to attend the public session, please notify Keri 
Holland and Tia Potskhverashvili at the email addresses listed above 
under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and identify 
any organization or group you represent. In preparing comments, we 
encourage submitters to refer to:
     Chapter 19 of the FTA, and
     The ECA.
    These documents are available at: https://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/chile/index.htm. Visit https://www.state.gov and the USTR website 
at www.ustr.gov for more information.

Robert D. Wing,
Acting Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary 
Issues, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2018-18242 Filed 8-23-18; 8:45 am]
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