Notice of a Shipping Coordination Committee Meeting, 48358-48359 [2018-20697]

Download as PDF 48358 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10556] Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route in Nebraska; Public Meeting Announcement Notice; solicitation of comments. ACTION: The U.S. Department of State (Department) announces the availability for public review and comment of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route (MAR) in Nebraska. The Draft SEIS—consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969—analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the Keystone XL MAR. In connection with the publication of the Draft SEIS, the Department will hold a public meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska on Tuesday, October 9. DATES: The Department invites members of the public, government agencies, tribal governments, and all other interested parties to comment on the Draft SEIS for the Proposed Keystone XL MAR during the 45-day public comment period which ends on November 8, 2018. Comments provided by agencies and organizations should list a designated contact person. All comments received during the public comment period may be publicized. Comments will be neither private nor edited to remove either identifying or contact information. Commenters should omit information that they do not want disclosed. Any party who will either solicit or aggregate other people’s comments should convey this cautionary message. The Department will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CDT. Further information about the meeting will be available at https:// www.keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov. ADDRESSES: Persons with access to the internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2018–0045’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marko Velikonja, Keystone XL Program Manager, Office of Environmental amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Room 2726, Washington, DC 20520. (202) 647–4828, VelikonjaMG@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 26, 2017, TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. (TransCanada) resubmitted its 2012 Presidential permit application for the border facilities for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs determined that issuance of a Presidential permit to TransCanada to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities at the northern border of the United States to transport crude oil from Canada to the United States would serve the national interest. Accordingly, on March 23, 2017, the Under Secretary issued a Presidential permit to TransCanada for the Keystone XL Pipeline border facilities. Subsequently, on November 20, 2017, the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the Mainline Alternative Route for that pipeline in the State of Nebraska. TransCanada’s application to the Bureau of Land Management for a right-of-way remains pending with that agency. On May 25, 2018, the Department issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route in Nebraska (83 FR 24383), which provided for a 30-day public scoping period. On July 30, 2018, the Department issued a Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route in Nebraska (83 FR 36659), which provided for a 30-day public comment period. On September 17, 2018, the Department issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route in Nebraska (83 FR 46989). The Department will consider comments received during the Draft Environmental Assessment comment period in the Final SEIS document. Availability of the Draft SEIS: Copies of the Draft SEIS have been distributed to state and governmental agencies, tribal governments, and other interested parties. Printed copies of the document may be obtained by visiting the libraries below or by contacting Marko Velikonja at the above address. The Draft SEIS is available at https://keystonepipelinexl.state.gov, and at the following libraries: Clarkson Memorial Library, 318 Pine Street, Clarkson, NE 68629. Columbus Public Library, 2504 14th Street, Columbus, NE 68601. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Crete Public Library, 305 East 13th Street, Crete, NE 68333. David City Public Library, 399 N 5th Street, David City, NE 68632. Fairbury Public Library, 601 7th Street, Fairbury, NE 68352. Neligh Public Library, 710 M Street, Neligh, NE 68756. Norfolk Public Library, 308 West Prospect Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68701. Seward Memorial Library, 233 South 5th Street, Seward, NE 68434. Stanton Public Library, 1009 Jackpine Street, Stanton, NE 68779. Brian P. Doherty, Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–20641 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10555] Notice of a Shipping Coordination Committee Meeting The Department of State will conduct an open meeting at 1 p.m. on October 18, 2018, in Room 6i10–01–c of the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building at St. Elizabeth’s, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20593. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 73rd session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom, October 22–26, 2018. The agenda items to be considered include: —Adoption of the agenda —Decisions of other bodies —Consideration and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments —Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water —Air pollution and energy efficiency —Further technical and operational measures for enhancing the energy efficiency of international shipping —Reduction of GHG emissions from ships —Development of an action plan to address marine plastic litter from ships —Development of measures to reduce risks of use and carriage of heavy fuel oil as fuel by ships in Arctic waters —Identification and protection of Special Areas, ECAs and PSSAs —Pollution prevention and response —Reports of other sub-committees —Technical cooperation activities for the protection of the marine environment E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 —Capacity building for the implementation of new measures —Work program of the Committee and subsidiary bodies —Application of the Committees’ method of work —Election of the Chair and Vice-Chair —Any other business —Consideration of the report of the Committee Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating capacity of the room. Upon request to the meeting coordinator, members of the public may also participate via teleconference, up to the capacity of the teleconference phone line. To access the teleconference line, participants should call (202) 475–4000 and use Participant Code: 887 809 72. To facilitate the building security process, and to request reasonable accommodation, those who plan to attend should contact the meeting coordinator, LCDR Staci Weist, by email at eustacia.y.weist@uscg.mil, by phone at (202) 372–1372, or in writing at 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593–7509 not later than October 11, 2018, 7 days prior to the meeting. Requests made after October 11, 2018 might not be able to be accommodated. Please note that due to security considerations, two valid, government VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 issued photo identifications must be presented to gain entrance to the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building. The Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building is accessible by taxi, public transportation, and privately owned conveyance (upon request). Gregory J. O’Brien, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–20697 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Special Medical Advisory Group, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Special Medical Advisory Group will meet on October 11, 2018 at the VHA National Conference Center, 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 150 A, Potomac Room A–B, Crystal City, Arlington, VA 22202, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 48359 and the Under Secretary for Health on the care and treatment of Veterans, and other matters pertinent to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The agenda for the meeting will include discussions on Community Care, Telehealth Expansion, Supply Chain Modernization, and Innovation for Care and Payment. There will not be a public comment period, however, members of the public may submit written statements for review by the Committee to: Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Under Secretary for Health (10), Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or by email at VASMAGDFO@va.gov. Comments will be accepted until close of business on October 9, 2018. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should email VASMAGDFO@va.gov or call 202–461– 7005. Dated: September 18, 2018. LaTonya L. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 185 (Monday, September 24, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48358-48359]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20697]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10555]


Notice of a Shipping Coordination Committee Meeting

    The Department of State will conduct an open meeting at 1 p.m. on 
October 18, 2018, in Room 6i10-01-c of the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard 
Headquarters Building at St. Elizabeth's, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. 
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20593.
    The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 73rd 
session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Marine 
Environment Protection Committee to be held at the IMO Headquarters, 
United Kingdom, October 22-26, 2018.
    The agenda items to be considered include:

--Adoption of the agenda
--Decisions of other bodies
--Consideration and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments
--Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water
--Air pollution and energy efficiency
--Further technical and operational measures for enhancing the energy 
efficiency of international shipping
--Reduction of GHG emissions from ships
--Development of an action plan to address marine plastic litter from 
ships
--Development of measures to reduce risks of use and carriage of heavy 
fuel oil as fuel by ships in Arctic waters
--Identification and protection of Special Areas, ECAs and PSSAs
--Pollution prevention and response
--Reports of other sub-committees
--Technical cooperation activities for the protection of the marine 
environment

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--Capacity building for the implementation of new measures
--Work program of the Committee and subsidiary bodies
--Application of the Committees' method of work
--Election of the Chair and Vice-Chair
--Any other business
--Consideration of the report of the Committee

    Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating 
capacity of the room. Upon request to the meeting coordinator, members 
of the public may also participate via teleconference, up to the 
capacity of the teleconference phone line. To access the teleconference 
line, participants should call (202) 475-4000 and use Participant Code: 
887 809 72. To facilitate the building security process, and to request 
reasonable accommodation, those who plan to attend should contact the 
meeting coordinator, LCDR Staci Weist, by email at 
[email protected], by phone at (202) 372-1372, or in writing at 
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-
7509 not later than October 11, 2018, 7 days prior to the meeting. 
Requests made after October 11, 2018 might not be able to be 
accommodated. Please note that due to security considerations, two 
valid, government issued photo identifications must be presented to 
gain entrance to the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters 
Building. The Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building is 
accessible by taxi, public transportation, and privately owned 
conveyance (upon request).

Gregory J. O'Brien,
Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Office of Ocean 
and Polar Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2018-20697 Filed 9-21-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4710-09-P