U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting, 31586-31587 [2020-11211]

Download as PDF 31586 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 26, 2020 / Notices Exchange believes that the proposal will have a positive effect on competition because, by providing Entering Firms and their Clearing Firms additional means to monitor and control risk, the proposed rule will increase confidence in the proper functioning of the markets. The Exchange believes the proposed Pre-Trade Risk Controls will assist Entering Firms and Clearing Firms in managing their financial exposure which, in turn, could enhance the integrity of trading on the securities markets and help to assure the stability of the financial system. As a result, the level of competition should increase as public confidence in the markets is solidified. IV. Solicitation of Comments C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Paper Comments No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 12 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.13 Because the proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative prior to 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder. At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) 14 of the Act to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 14 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). 12 13 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 May 22, 2020 Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.15 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–11136 Filed 5–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Electronic Comments DEPARTMENT OF STATE • Use the Commission’s internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– NYSENAT–2020–17 on the subject line. [Public Notice: 11123] • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSENAT–2020–17. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s internet website (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSENAT–2020–17, and should be submitted on or before June 16, 2020. U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) will hold a virtual public meeting from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The focus of the meeting will be Data Driven Public Diplomacy Six Years Later, based on a review of the 2014 report, ‘‘Data-driven Public Diplomacy: Progress Towards Measuring the Impact of Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting Activities’’ (https:// www.state.gov/data-driven-publicdiplomacy-progress-towards-measuringthe-impact-of-public-diplomacy-andinternational-broadcasting-activities/). The meeting will feature a panel of public diplomacy experts from the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for Global Media who will provide updates on the practice of using data to formulate public diplomacy programming. This meeting is open to the public, including the media and members and staff of governmental and nongovernmental organizations. To obtain the web conference link and password, please email ACPD Program Assistant Kristy Zamary at ZamaryKK@state.gov. Attendees should plan to enter the web conference waiting room by 11:50 a.m. to allow for a prompt start. Since 1948, the ACPD has been charged with appraising activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics and to increase the understanding of, and support for, these same activities. The ACPD conducts research that provides honest assessments of public diplomacy efforts, and disseminates findings through white papers, reports, and other publications. It also holds public symposiums that generate informed discussions on public diplomacy issues and events. The Commission reports to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. Currently, the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs supports it. 15 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00156 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 26, 2020 / Notices For more information on the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, please contact the Commission’s Executive Director, Vivian S. Walker, at WalkerVS@ state.gov or Senior Advisor, Shawn Baxter, at BaxterGS@state.gov or please visit https://www.state.gov/bureausoffices/under-secretary-for-publicdiplomacy-and-public-affairs/unitedstates-advisory-commission-on-publicdiplomacy/. Kristina K. Zamary, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–11211 Filed 5–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–45–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2020–0038] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on April 27, 2020, the City of San Clemente, California, (the City), petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 222, Use of Locomotive Horns at Public HighwayRail Grade Crossings. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2020– 0038. Specifically, the City seeks relief from the requirements of 49 CFR 222.59(a)(1), to allow use of a Pedestrian Audible Warning System (PAWS), which is similar to a wayside horn, when approaching seven highway-rail grade crossings, instead of a locomotive horn. The City also requests a waiver of certain provisions found in appendix E to 49 CFR part 222, Paragraphs 4 and 6, to allow a minimum sound level of 80 dB(A) and direction of the PAWS. The seven crossings that are the subject of this waiver are: • Dije Court—US DOT Number 922847D—MP 203.95—pedestrian—3 PAWS • El Portal—US DOT Number 922848K—MP 204.04—pedestrian—2 PAWS • Corto Lane—US DOT Number 026977D—MP 204.56—pedestrian—3 PAWS • Pier Service Road—US DOT Number 026997P—MP 204.73— private—4 PAWS • T Street—US DOT Number 922849S—MP 205.16—pedestrian—3 PAWS VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 May 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 • Lost Winds—US DOT Number 922850L—MP 205.56—pedestrian—2 PAWS • Calafia—US DOT Number 026637S—MP 206.00—pedestrian—2 PAWS On April 14, 2015, FRA granted the City regulatory relief from the requirements of § 222.59(a)(1), and part 222, appendix E, as described above. See Docket Number FRA–2014–0081. The current petition seeks a five-year extension of relief from these requirements, stating that during the initial waiver period, the PAWS have performed as intended to provide a localized audible warning to pedestrians, and there have been no accidents at any of the seven crossings. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested parties desire an opportunity for oral comment and a public hearing, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Website: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by July 10, 2020 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if practicable. Anyone can search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our PO 00000 Frm 00157 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31587 dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Under 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https:// www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also https://www.regulations.gov/ privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC. John Karl Alexy, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 101 (Tuesday, May 26, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31586-31587]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11211]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 11123]


U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

    The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) will hold a 
virtual public meeting from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 
23, 2020. The focus of the meeting will be Data Driven Public Diplomacy 
Six Years Later, based on a review of the 2014 report, ``Data-driven 
Public Diplomacy: Progress Towards Measuring the Impact of Public 
Diplomacy and International Broadcasting Activities'' (https://www.state.gov/data-driven-public-diplomacy-progress-towards-measuring-the-impact-of-public-diplomacy-and-international-broadcasting-activities/). The meeting will feature a panel of public diplomacy 
experts from the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for Global 
Media who will provide updates on the practice of using data to 
formulate public diplomacy programming.
    This meeting is open to the public, including the media and members 
and staff of governmental and non-governmental organizations. To obtain 
the web conference link and password, please email ACPD Program 
Assistant Kristy Zamary at [email protected]. Attendees should plan to 
enter the web conference waiting room by 11:50 a.m. to allow for a 
prompt start.
    Since 1948, the ACPD has been charged with appraising activities 
intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics and to 
increase the understanding of, and support for, these same activities. 
The ACPD conducts research that provides honest assessments of public 
diplomacy efforts, and disseminates findings through white papers, 
reports, and other publications. It also holds public symposiums that 
generate informed discussions on public diplomacy issues and events. 
The Commission reports to the President, Secretary of State, and 
Congress. Currently, the Office of the Under Secretary of State for 
Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs supports it.

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    For more information on the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public 
Diplomacy, please contact the Commission's Executive Director, Vivian 
S. Walker, at [email protected] or Senior Advisor, Shawn Baxter, at 
[email protected] or please visit https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-public-diplomacy-and-public-affairs/united-states-advisory-commission-on-public-diplomacy/.

Kristina K. Zamary,
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2020-11211 Filed 5-22-20; 8:45 am]
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