U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Notice of Full Committee Meeting, 18628-18629 [2019-08802]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 18628 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / Notices collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. 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, may be sent to Natalie Donahue, Chief of Evaluation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, [insert mailing address here], who may be reached at (202) 632–6193 or DonahueNR@ state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: NSLI–Y Evaluation. • OMB Control Number: None. • Type of Request: New collection. • Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/P/V). • Form Number: No form. • Respondents: NSLI–Y program alumni, their parents, local program coordinators or resident directors, and a small sample of U.S. high school teachers and administrators. • Estimated Number of Alumni Survey Respondents: 5,390. • Estimated Number of Alumni Survey Responses: 1,797. • Average Time per Alumni Survey: 11.3 minutes. • Total Estimated Alumni Survey Burden Time: 338.4 hours. • Estimated Number of Parent Survey Respondents: 10,780. • Estimated Number of Parent Survey Responses: 701. • Average Time per Parent Survey: 8.6 minutes. • Total Estimated Parent Survey Burden Time: 100.5 hours. • Estimated Number of Alumni Focus Group Participants: 135. • Average Time per Alumni Focus Group: 1.5 hours. • Total Estimated Alumni Focus Group Burden Time: 202.5 hours. • Estimated Number of Parent Focus Group Participants: 108. • Average Time per Parent Focus Group: 1.5 hours. • Total Estimated Parent Focus Group Burden Time: 162 hours. • Estimated Number of Local Coordinator/Resident Director Key Informant Interviews: 35. • Average Time per Local Coordinator/Resident Director Key Informant: 60 minutes. • Total Estimated Local Coordinator/ Resident Director Key Informant Burden Time: 35 hours. • Estimated Number of High School Teacher/Administrator Key Informant Interviews: 25. • Average Time per High School Teacher/Administrator Key Informant: 35 minutes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Apr 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 • Total Estimated High School Teacher/Administrator Key Informant Burden Time: 14.6 hours. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 853 annual hours. • Frequency: Once • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary 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 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI–Y) is a scholarship program to enable American students aged 15–18 to study less commonly taught languages (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish) in summer or academic-year long programs in a variety of countries. In addition to increased language proficiency, participants gain understanding of their host country and its culture. This program is funded pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchanges Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2451– 2464). In order to assess the efficacy and impact of NSLI–Y, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) intends to conduct an evaluation of the program, which will include collection of data from program alumni between 2008 and 2017, their parents, a small sample of U.S. high school teachers and administrators, and local program coordinators and resident directors. As the NSLI–Y program has been run for more than 10 years, ECA is conducting this evaluation to determine the extent to which the program is achieving its long-term goals. In order to do so, ECA has contracted Dexis Consulting Group to conduct surveys and focus groups with alumni and their parents and in- PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 depth interviews with local program coordinators/resident directors and the sample of U.S. high school teachers and administrators. Methodology As baseline information is limited to the participants’ language proficiency tests, it is necessary to collection information directly from program alumni to assess the impact of the NSLI–Y experience beyond language proficiency. As one source of information is potentially biased and limited, additional perspectives will be sought from their parents, who in most cases will have observed any changes in their children after program participation. As some information is easily collected via survey, both of these groups will receive online surveys, but a small number will also be invited to participate in focus groups in 6 cities to be selected (based on where the greatest concentrations of alumni currently reside) to explore key issues in greater depth. Local program coordinators/ resident directors will also have identified changes in students over the period of their participation, and therefore, we propose to conduct individual interviews with them. Finally, the Department wishes to understand better the challenges for students in applying for and accepting scholarships, particularly related to participants’ ability to obtain high school credit for their academic experience overseas. As these individuals’ perspectives and state and district regulations may differ and to minimize the burden on these respondents, individual interviews will be conducted. Aleisha Woodward, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2019–08801 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10754] U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Notice of Full Committee Meeting The Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL) will hold annual full committee meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of State, Annex SA–17 Building at 600 19th St. NW, Room B1–302, Washington, DC E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / Notices 20006. The program is scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meeting participants will be provided an opportunity to provide views on current work, such as investor-state dispute settlement reform work at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law as well as the finalization of the Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil or commercial matters at the Hague Conference on Private International Law. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to express views as to possible future work in the area of private international law. A more detailed agenda will be emailed in advance of the meeting to persons who notify the Department of their intent to participate in the meeting pursuant to the process identified below. Persons planning to attend the meeting should contact pil@state.gov as soon as possible. The meeting is open to the public up to the capacity of the conference facility, and seating will be reserved based upon when persons contact pil@state.gov. Those planning to attend should provide their name, date of birth, citizenship and either a driver’s license or passport number to pil@ state.gov. A member of the public needing reasonable accommodation should notify pil@state.gov not later than May 16, 2019. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be able to be fulfilled. Persons who wish to have their views considered are encouraged, but not required, to submit written comments in advance. Those who are unable to attend are also encouraged to submit written views. Comments should be sent electronically to pil@state.gov. This information 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, in line with standard security procedures for events of this size. The Department of State will use this information consistent with the routine uses set forth in the System of Records Notice for Security Records (State–36). Provision of this information is voluntary, but failure to provide accurate information may impede your ability to register for the event. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State–36) at https:// VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Apr 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 www.state.gov/documents/organization/ 242611.pdf for additional information. Sharla Draemel, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2019–08802 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36282] Allegheny Valley Railroad Company— Acquisition Exemption—Lines of CSX Transportation, Inc. Allegheny Valley Railroad Company (AVR),1 a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to: (1) Acquire from CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) approximately 47.5 miles of rail line that AVR has leased and operated since 2003 in and around Pittsburgh, Pa., (the Lines); and (2) amend and extend existing incidental trackage rights related to the Lines. AVR states that the Lines to be acquired consist of: (1) The W&P Sub from milepost BO 5.00 at Glenwood Junction in Pittsburgh, to milepost BO 38.14 in Washington, Pa., a distance of approximately 33.14 miles; (2) the Tylerdale Connecting Track from the connection with the W&P Sub at milepost BOA 0.0 to milepost BOA 0.83 in Washington, a distance of approximately 0.83 miles; 2 (3) the P&W Sub No. 2 Main from milepost BF 322.8 at Glenwood Junction to milepost BF 326.3 at East Schenley in Pittsburgh, a distance of approximately 3.5 miles; (4) the P&W Sub from milepost BG 1.0 at Field in Pittsburgh to milepost BG 10.4 in Glenshaw, Pa., a distance of approximately 9.4 miles; (5) the River Branch from station 6+50 near 41st Street to station 40+94 near 33rd Street in Pittsburgh, including the ramp 1 AVR is a subsidiary of Carload Express, Inc., a noncarrier holding company that also controls three other Class III rail carriers operating in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Carload Express, Inc.—Continuance in Control Exemption—Delmarva Cent. R.R., FD 36072 (STB served Dec. 2, 2016). 2 According to the verified notice, the Tylerdale Connecting Track was abandoned beyond milepost BOA 0.83 in 1992, prior to being acquired by CSXT. Tylerdale Connecting R.R.—Aban. Exemption—in Washington Cty., Pa., AB 366X (ICC served Feb. 24, 1992); see also CSX Transp., Inc.—Corp. Family Merger Exemption—Atlanta, Knoxville & N. Ry., Cincinnati Inter-Terminal R.R., & Tylerdale Connecting R.R., FD 35448 (STB served Dec. 3, 2010). According to AVR, exempt trackage remains beyond milepost BOA 0.83 to switch shipper facilities, and AVR states that it is acquiring CSXT’s interests in the rail line corridor to former milepost BOA 1.47. PO 00000 Frm 00156 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18629 connection to the P&W Sub at 33rd Street, a distance of approximately 0.65 miles; 3 and (6) portions of CSXT’s Glenwood Yard extending generally from Glenwood Junction to Laughlin Junction in Pittsburgh. AVR will acquire all track and rail assets comprising the Lines from CSXT and will acquire a permanent rail freight easement over the underlying rights-of-way. In connection with the proposed acquisition transaction, AVR will amend, restate, and extend the agreement governing its existing overhead and limited local trackage rights over CSXT’s rail line between milepost BF 326.3 at East Schenley and milepost BG 1.0 at Field in Pittsburgh. The verified notice states that these incidental trackage rights connect the third and fourth line segments listed above and are authorized in conjunction with the underlying acquisition transaction pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.41(d). AVR states that it expects to execute a purchase and sale agreement and related agreements with CSXT shortly, providing for AVR’s acquisition of the Lines, and that the proposed acquisition of the Lines will simply convert AVR’s leasehold interest in the Lines to an ownership interest. AVR states that it has leased and provided all rail freight service on the Lines since 2003 (and, with respect to one short segment of trackage, since 2001). Allegheny Valley R.R.—Lease, Operation & Trackage Rights Exemption—Lines of CSX Transp., Inc., FD 34431 (STB served Nov. 26, 2003); Allegheny Valley R.R.—Lease & Operation Exemption—Line of CSX Transp., Inc., FD 34095 (STB served Sep. 27, 2001). AVR states that the proposed acquisition of rail lines will not result in changes to the rail operations of AVR or CSXT or have any effect on AVR or CSXT employees. AVR has certified that the transaction does not involve any provision or agreement that would limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. AVR states that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in AVR’s becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier. Pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.42(e), if a carrier’s projected annual revenues will exceed $5 million, it is required to 3 According to the verified notice, the River Branch extends an additional approximately 0.85 miles to a terminus near 24th Street. AVR states that this portion of the River Branch is out of service and is not included in the proposed acquisition transaction. AVR indicates that CSXT and AVR will shortly file an appropriate joint notice of exemption for, respectively, the abandonment and discontinuance of service over this out-of-service segment of the River Branch. E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 84 (Wednesday, May 1, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08802]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 10754]


U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private 
International Law: Notice of Full Committee Meeting

    The Department of State's Advisory Committee on Private 
International Law (ACPIL) will hold annual full committee meeting on 
Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be held at 
the U.S. Department of State, Annex SA-17 Building at 600 19th St. NW, 
Room B1-302, Washington, DC

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20006. The program is scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Meeting participants will be provided an opportunity to provide 
views on current work, such as investor-state dispute settlement reform 
work at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law as 
well as the finalization of the Convention on the recognition and 
enforcement of foreign judgments in civil or commercial matters at the 
Hague Conference on Private International Law. In addition, 
participants will have an opportunity to express views as to possible 
future work in the area of private international law. A more detailed 
agenda will be emailed in advance of the meeting to persons who notify 
the Department of their intent to participate in the meeting pursuant 
to the process identified below.
    Persons planning to attend the meeting should contact [email protected] 
as soon as possible. The meeting is open to the public up to the 
capacity of the conference facility, and seating will be reserved based 
upon when persons contact [email protected]. Those planning to attend 
should provide their name, date of birth, citizenship and either a 
driver's license or passport number to [email protected]. A member of the 
public needing reasonable accommodation should notify [email protected] not 
later than May 16, 2019. Requests made after that date will be 
considered, but might not be able to be fulfilled. Persons who wish to 
have their views considered are encouraged, but not required, to submit 
written comments in advance. Those who are unable to attend are also 
encouraged to submit written views. Comments should be sent 
electronically to [email protected].
    This information 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, 
in line with standard security procedures for events of this size. The 
Department of State will use this information consistent with the 
routine uses set forth in the System of Records Notice for Security 
Records (State-36). Provision of this information is voluntary, but 
failure to provide accurate information may impede your ability to 
register for the event. Please see the Security Records System of 
Records Notice (State-36) at https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/242611.pdf for additional information.

Sharla Draemel,
Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the 
Legal Adviser, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2019-08802 Filed 4-30-19; 8:45 am]
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