Meeting of the United States-Korea Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission, 18107 [2019-08490]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10752] Meeting of the United States-Korea Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission Notice of the third meetings of the Environmental Affairs Council, established pursuant to the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement and of the Environmental Cooperation Commission established under the United States-Korea Environmental Cooperation Agreement, and request for comments. ACTION: The U.S. Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the United States and the Republic of Korea (Korea) intend to hold the third meetings of the Environmental Affairs Council (EAC) and Environmental Cooperation Commission (ECC) in Washington, DC, on May 13 and 14, 2019. DATES: The EAC and ECC meetings will be held on May 13–14, 2019, in Washington, DC, at the U.S. Department of State. Written comments and suggestions should be submitted no later than May 10, 2019, to facilitate consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and suggestions should be submitted to both: (1) Tiffany Prather, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State, by electronic mail to PratherTA@state.gov with the subject line ‘‘U.S.-Korea EAC/ECC Meetings’’; and (2) Maureen Hinman, Office of Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative, by electronic mail to Maureen.E.Hinman@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line ‘‘U.S.-Korea EAC/ECC Meetings.’’ If you have access to the internet, you can view and comment on this notice by going to: http://www.regulations.gov/ #!home and searching on its Public Notice number: [DOS–2019–0008]. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tiffany Prather, telephone (202) 647– 4548, or Maureen Hinman, telephone (202) 395–9501. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: During the EAC meeting, the United States and Korea (collectively the Parties) will discuss their respective implementation of and progress under the Environment Chapter (Chapter 20) of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). During the ECC meeting, the khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Apr 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 Parties will review the results of environmental cooperation under the 2016–2018 Work Program. The Parties also expect to approve a new 2019–2021 Work Program. All interested persons are invited to attend a public session on May 14, 2019, following the EAC and ECC meetings where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss implementation of Chapter 20 and U.S.-Korean environmental cooperation with Council and Commission Members. For further information, please contact Tiffany Prather or Maureen Hinman. The Department of State and USTR invite interested organizations and members of the public to submit written comments or suggestions regarding implementation of Chapter 20, the Work Programs, the meeting agendas, or any issues that should be discussed at the meetings. In preparing comments or suggestions, submitters are encouraged to refer to: (1) The Environment Chapter of the United States-Korea FTA; (2) the United States-Korea Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA); (3) the United States-Korea Environmental Cooperation Commission 2016–2018 Work Program; and (4) the Final Environmental Review of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement. These documents are available at www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/ c49687.htm Article 20.6.1 of the United StatesKorea FTA establishes an EAC, which oversees implementation of Chapter 20. The United States and Korea established the ECC when they signed the ECA, negotiated in concert with the FTA, on January 23, 2012. In Articles 3 and 4 of the ECA, the Parties state that they plan to meet to develop and update, as appropriate, a Work Program for Environmental Cooperation. The Work Program will identify and outline environmental cooperation priorities, on-going efforts, and possibilities for future cooperation. Please refer to the Department of State website at www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/ trade/c49687.htm and the USTR website at www.ustr.gov for more information. Brian P. Doherty, Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2019–08490 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18107 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10753] Notice of Public Meeting The Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission will meet on May 10, 2019. DATES: The meeting will take place via teleconference on May 10, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time. ADDRESSES: The teleconference call-in number is toll-free 877–336–1831, passcode 6472335, and will have a limited number of lines for members of the public to access from anywhere in the United States. Callers will hear instructions for using the passcode and joining the call after dialing the toll-free number noted. Members of the public wishing to participate in the teleconference must contact the OES officer in charge as noted in the FOR MORE INFORMATION section below no later than close of business on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Staci MacCorkle, Office of Marine Conservation. Telephone (202) 647– 3010, email address MacCorkleSK@ state.gov. SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is given that the Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) will meet on the date and time noted above. The Panel consists of members from the states of Alaska and Washington who represent the broad range of fishing and conservation interests in anadromous and ecologically related species in the North Pacific. Certain members also represent relevant state and regional authorities. The Panel was established in 1992 to advise the U.S. Section of the NPAFC on research needs and priorities for anadromous species, such as salmon, and ecologically related species occurring in the high seas of the North Pacific Ocean. The upcoming Panel meeting will focus on a review of the agenda for the 2019 annual meeting of the NPAFC (May 13–17, 2019; Portland, Oregon). Background material is available from the point of contact noted above and by visiting www.npafc.org. This announcement might appear in the Federal Register less than 15 days prior to the meeting. The Department of State finds that there is an exceptional circumstance in that this advisory committee meeting must be held on May 10 in order to prepare for the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10752]


Meeting of the United States-Korea Environmental Affairs Council 
and Environmental Cooperation Commission

ACTION: Notice of the third meetings of the Environmental Affairs 
Council, established pursuant to the United States-Korea Free Trade 
Agreement and of the Environmental Cooperation Commission established 
under the United States-Korea Environmental Cooperation Agreement, and 
request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of State and the Office of the United 
States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the United 
States and the Republic of Korea (Korea) intend to hold the third 
meetings of the Environmental Affairs Council (EAC) and Environmental 
Cooperation Commission (ECC) in Washington, DC, on May 13 and 14, 2019.

DATES: The EAC and ECC meetings will be held on May 13-14, 2019, in 
Washington, DC, at the U.S. Department of State. Written comments and 
suggestions should be submitted no later than May 10, 2019, to 
facilitate consideration.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and suggestions should be submitted to 
both: (1) Tiffany Prather, Office of Environmental Quality and 
Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State, by electronic mail to 
[email protected] with the subject line ``U.S.-Korea EAC/ECC 
Meetings''; and
    (2) Maureen Hinman, Office of Environment and Natural Resources, 
Office of the United States Trade Representative, by electronic mail to 
[email protected] with the subject line ``U.S.-Korea EAC/
ECC Meetings.''
    If you have access to the internet, you can view and comment on 
this notice by going to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and 
searching on its Public Notice number: [DOS-2019-0008].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tiffany Prather, telephone (202) 647-
4548, or Maureen Hinman, telephone (202) 395-9501.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: During the EAC meeting, the United States 
and Korea (collectively the Parties) will discuss their respective 
implementation of and progress under the Environment Chapter (Chapter 
20) of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). During the 
ECC meeting, the Parties will review the results of environmental 
cooperation under the 2016-2018 Work Program. The Parties also expect 
to approve a new 2019-2021 Work Program. All interested persons are 
invited to attend a public session on May 14, 2019, following the EAC 
and ECC meetings where they will have the opportunity to ask questions 
and discuss implementation of Chapter 20 and U.S.-Korean environmental 
cooperation with Council and Commission Members. For further 
information, please contact Tiffany Prather or Maureen Hinman.
    The Department of State and USTR invite interested organizations 
and members of the public to submit written comments or suggestions 
regarding implementation of Chapter 20, the Work Programs, the meeting 
agendas, or any issues that should be discussed at the meetings. In 
preparing comments or suggestions, submitters are encouraged to refer 
to: (1) The Environment Chapter of the United States-Korea FTA; (2) the 
United States-Korea Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA); (3) the 
United States-Korea Environmental Cooperation Commission 2016-2018 Work 
Program; and (4) the Final Environmental Review of the United States-
Korea Free Trade Agreement. These documents are available at 
www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/c49687.htm
    Article 20.6.1 of the United States-Korea FTA establishes an EAC, 
which oversees implementation of Chapter 20. The United States and 
Korea established the ECC when they signed the ECA, negotiated in 
concert with the FTA, on January 23, 2012. In Articles 3 and 4 of the 
ECA, the Parties state that they plan to meet to develop and update, as 
appropriate, a Work Program for Environmental Cooperation. The Work 
Program will identify and outline environmental cooperation priorities, 
on-going efforts, and possibilities for future cooperation.
    Please refer to the Department of State website at www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/c49687.htm and the USTR website at www.ustr.gov for more 
information.

Brian P. Doherty,
Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2019-08490 Filed 4-26-19; 8:45 am]
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