Call for Expert Reviewers To Submit Comments on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report, 8088 [2020-02796]

Download as PDF 8088 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / Notices for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents to Taylor Beaumont, Acting Chief, Legislation and Regulations Division, Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State, 600 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 485–8910, VisaRegs@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract On October 24, 2019, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register to announce that it was seeking OMB approval of the DS–5540, Public Charge Questionnaire, and invited public comment for a 60-day period. The 60-day comment period ended on December 23, 2019, and the Department received 92 comments. Approval of this form will permit the Department to implement the Department’s interim final rule on public charge published on October 11, 2019. The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will begin implementation of its final rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility on February 24, 2020, in all states other than Illinois. The Department now intends to seek emergency processing of the DS–5540 pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.13, because there is insufficient time to complete the ongoing process for OMB form approval under 5 CFR 1320.10 prior to February 24, 2020. The Department seeks to align the Department’s standards with those of the Department of Homeland Security, to avoid situations where a consular officer will evaluate an alien’s circumstances and conclude that the alien is not likely at any time to become a public charge, only for the Department of Homeland Security to evaluate the same alien when he seeks admission to the United States on the visa issued by the Department of State and find the alien inadmissible on public charge grounds under the same facts. Carl C. Risch, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–02866 Filed 2–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES [Public Notice: 11031] Call for Expert Reviewers To Submit Comments on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report The Department of State, in cooperation with the United States VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Feb 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), requests expert review of the second-order draft of the IPCC Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report cycle (AR6), including the first draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM). The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) established the IPCC in 1988. As reflected in its governing documents, the role of the IPCC is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open, and transparent basis the scientific, technical, and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of humaninduced climate change, its potential impacts, and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC reports should be neutral with respect to policy, although they may need to deal objectively with scientific, technical, and socioeconomic factors relevant to the application of particular policies. The principles and procedures for the IPCC and its preparation of reports can be found at: https://www.ipcc.ch/site/ assets/uploads/2018/09/ipccprinciples.pdf and https://www.ipcc.ch/ site/assets/uploads/2018/09/ipccprinciples-appendix-a-final.pdf. In accordance with these procedures, IPCC documents undergo peer review by experts and governments. The purpose of these reviews is to ensure the reports present a comprehensive, objective, and balanced view of the subject matter they cover. As part of the U.S. government review—starting March 2, 2020— experts wishing to contribute to the U.S. government review are encouraged to register via the USGCRP Review and Comment System (https:// review.globalchange.gov/). Instructions and the second-order draft will be available for download via the system. In accordance with IPCC policy, drafts of the report are provided for review purposes only and are not to be cited or distributed. All technical comments received that are relevant to the text under review will be forwarded to the IPCC authors for their consideration. To be considered for inclusion in the U.S. government submission, comments must be received by April 2, 2020. Experts may choose to provide comments directly through the IPCC’s expert review process, which occurs in parallel with the U.S. government review: https://apps.ipcc.ch/comments/ ar6wg1/sod/. To avoid duplication, experts are requested to submit comments via either the USGCRP or IPCC review websites, not both. PO 00000 Frm 00172 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice will be published in the Federal Register. Holly Kirking Loomis, Acting Director, Office of Global Change, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–02796 Filed 2–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Commission Meeting Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold its regular business meeting on March 13, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the business meeting are contained in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. Also the Commission published a document in the Federal Register on January 9, 2020, concerning its public hearing on February 6, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020, at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 N Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission, telephone: 717–238–0423; fax: 717–238–2436. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 11031]


Call for Expert Reviewers To Submit Comments on the 
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I 
Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report

    The Department of State, in cooperation with the United States 
Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), requests expert review of the 
second-order draft of the IPCC Working Group I (WGI) contribution to 
the Sixth Assessment Report cycle (AR6), including the first draft of 
the Summary for Policymakers (SPM).
    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World 
Meteorological Organization (WMO) established the IPCC in 1988. As 
reflected in its governing documents, the role of the IPCC is to assess 
on a comprehensive, objective, open, and transparent basis the 
scientific, technical, and socio-economic information relevant to 
understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate 
change, its potential impacts, and options for adaptation and 
mitigation. IPCC reports should be neutral with respect to policy, 
although they may need to deal objectively with scientific, technical, 
and socio-economic factors relevant to the application of particular 
policies. The principles and procedures for the IPCC and its 
preparation of reports can be found at: https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/09/ipcc-principles.pdf and https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/09/ipcc-principles-appendix-a-final.pdf. In 
accordance with these procedures, IPCC documents undergo peer review by 
experts and governments. The purpose of these reviews is to ensure the 
reports present a comprehensive, objective, and balanced view of the 
subject matter they cover.
    As part of the U.S. government review--starting March 2, 2020--
experts wishing to contribute to the U.S. government review are 
encouraged to register via the USGCRP Review and Comment System 
(https://review.globalchange.gov/). Instructions and the second-order 
draft will be available for download via the system. In accordance with 
IPCC policy, drafts of the report are provided for review purposes only 
and are not to be cited or distributed. All technical comments received 
that are relevant to the text under review will be forwarded to the 
IPCC authors for their consideration. To be considered for inclusion in 
the U.S. government submission, comments must be received by April 2, 
2020.
    Experts may choose to provide comments directly through the IPCC's 
expert review process, which occurs in parallel with the U.S. 
government review: https://apps.ipcc.ch/comments/ar6wg1/sod/. To avoid 
duplication, experts are requested to submit comments via either the 
USGCRP or IPCC review websites, not both.
    This notice will be published in the Federal Register.

Holly Kirking Loomis,
Acting Director, Office of Global Change, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2020-02796 Filed 2-11-20; 8:45 am]
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