Notice of Charter Renewal for the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, 16653 [2021-06471]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 59 / Tuesday, March 30, 2021 / Notices Federal Officer and Executive Director, at WalkerVS@state.gov. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 11388] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Charter Renewal for the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy The Department of State has renewed the Charter for the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD). The Commission was originally established under Section 604 of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, as amended (22 U.S.C. 1469), and under Section 8 of Reorganization Plan Number 2 of 1977. It was most recently reauthorized pursuant to Section 168 of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act (Div. A., Pub. L. 116–159), which amended section 1334 of the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6553). For more than 70 years, the ACPD has appraised U.S. government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics and has aimed to increase the understanding of and support for these activities. The Commission conducts research and symposia that provide honest assessments and informed discourse on public diplomacy efforts across the U.S. government, and it disseminates findings through reports, white papers, and other publications. It reports to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. The Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs’ Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources (R/PPR) provides administrative support for the ACPD. The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The members of the Commission represent the public interest and are selected from a cross section of educational, communications, cultural, scientific, technical, public service, labor, business, and professional backgrounds. No more than four members may be from any one political party. The President designates a member to chair the Commission. The current members of the Commission are: Mr. Sim Farar of California, Chair; Mr. William Hybl of Colorado, Vice-Chair; and Ms. Anne Terman Wedner of Florida. Four seats on the Commission currently are vacant. The Charter renewal was filed on March 16, 2021. For further information about the Commission, please contact Vivian S. Walker, the Commission’s Designated VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Mar 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 Kristina K. Zamary, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2021–06471 Filed 3–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–45–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36487] Katahdin Railcar Services LLC— Change in Operators Exemption—Ohio Terminal Railway Company Katahdin Railcar Services LLC (KRS), a Class III carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.41 to assume Ohio Terminal Railway Company (OTRC)’s right and common carrier obligation to provide rail service to all customers located within the industrial park owned by Hannibal Real Estate LLC (HRE) on a 12.2-mile rail line between milepost 60.5 near Powhatan Point, Ohio, and milepost 72.7 near Hannibal, in Monroe County, Ohio (the Omal Line).1 According to the verified notice, the proposed change in operators implements a settlement agreement among ORPS, OTRC, and HRE that resolves certain state court litigation concerning the respective rights of OTRC and ORPS to use the Omal Line. According to the verified notice, under that settlement agreement KRS is to assume the right and common carrier obligation to provide service to the HRE industrial park, replacing OTRC. On March 9, 2021, OTRC replied to the verified notice, stating that it does not object to the change in operators. According to KRS, the change in operators transaction does not involve any provision or agreement that may limit future interchange with a thirdparty connecting carrier. KRS certifies that its projected revenues as a result of the transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier and that its revenues will not exceed $5 million. Under 49 CFR 1150.42(b), a change in operator exemption requires that notice be given to shippers. KRS states that notice of the proposed change in operators was provided to all customers 1 KRS states that it operates over the Omal Line pursuant to a lease with Ohio River Partners Shareholders LLC (ORPS) under which KRS assumed the exclusive right and common carrier obligation to provide freight rail service on and along the Omal Line except to industries located within the HRE industrial park. See also Verified Notice 1–2; Fortress Inv. Group LLC—Exemption for Intra-Corporate Family Transaction—Ohio River Partners S’holder LLC, FD 36402 (STB served May 15, 2020). PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16653 located within the HRE industrial park, to HRE, and to OTRC. The transaction may be consummated on or after April 18, 2021, the effective date of the exemption.2 If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than April 9, 2021 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36487, should be filed with the Surface Transportation Board via efiling on the Board’s website. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on KRS’ representative, Terence M. Hynes, Sidley Austin LLP, 1501 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20005. According to KRS, this action is categorically excluded from historic preservation reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b) and from environmental reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.6(c). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: March 24, 2021. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2021–06460 Filed 3–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–1051] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) BEYOND and Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP) Programs Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information SUMMARY: 2 On March 19, 2021, KRS filed a supplement to its verified notice; as such, the verified notice is deemed to have been filed on March 19, 2021. E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 11388]


Notice of Charter Renewal for the U.S. Advisory Commission on 
Public Diplomacy

    The Department of State has renewed the Charter for the U.S. 
Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD).
    The Commission was originally established under Section 604 of the 
United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, as 
amended (22 U.S.C. 1469), and under Section 8 of Reorganization Plan 
Number 2 of 1977. It was most recently reauthorized pursuant to Section 
168 of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act 
(Div. A., Pub. L. 116-159), which amended section 1334 of the Foreign 
Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6553).
    For more than 70 years, the ACPD has appraised U.S. government 
activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign 
publics and has aimed to increase the understanding of and support for 
these activities. The Commission conducts research and symposia that 
provide honest assessments and informed discourse on public diplomacy 
efforts across the U.S. government, and it disseminates findings 
through reports, white papers, and other publications. It reports to 
the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. The Under Secretary 
for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs' Office of Policy, Planning, 
and Resources (R/PPR) provides administrative support for the ACPD.
    The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the 
President, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The members of 
the Commission represent the public interest and are selected from a 
cross section of educational, communications, cultural, scientific, 
technical, public service, labor, business, and professional 
backgrounds. No more than four members may be from any one political 
party. The President designates a member to chair the Commission.
    The current members of the Commission are: Mr. Sim Farar of 
California, Chair; Mr. William Hybl of Colorado, Vice-Chair; and Ms. 
Anne Terman Wedner of Florida. Four seats on the Commission currently 
are vacant.
    The Charter renewal was filed on March 16, 2021.
    For further information about the Commission, please contact Vivian 
S. Walker, the Commission's Designated Federal Officer and Executive 
Director, at [email protected].

Kristina K. Zamary,
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2021-06471 Filed 3-29-21; 8:45 am]
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