Notice of the First United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Environment Committee Meeting, 27009 [2021-10434]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 18, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 11425] Determination Under Subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, As Amended—Continuation of Waiver Authority Dated: April 13, 2021. Daniel Smith, Acting Deputy Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2021–10468 Filed 5–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–46–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of the First United StatesMexico-Canada Agreement Environment Committee Meeting Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: The Parties to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) intend to hold the first meeting of the Environment Committee (Committee) virtually, on June 17, 2021. Following the government-togovernment meeting, the Committee will hold a virtual public session. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will accept comments on suggestions for topics to be discussed during the Committee meeting, and questions for the public session. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: DATES: June 17, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST: The Parties’ will host a virtual public session of the Committee. June 4, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST: Deadline for submission of written VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 May 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 comments on suggestions for meeting topics and questions for the public session. public session available on the USTR website at https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/ environment. Submit written comment to Sarah Lopp, Director for Environment and Natural Resources, by email at sarah.b.lopp@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line ‘‘USMCA Environment Committee Meeting’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Lopp, Director for Environment and Natural Resources, at sarah.b.lopp@ ustr.eop.gov, or 202–881–9034. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: IV. Comments ADDRESSES: Pursuant to the authority vested in the President under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, Public Law 93–618, 88 Stat. 1978 (hereinafter ‘‘the Act’’), and assigned to the Secretary of State by virtue of Section 1(a) of Executive Order 13346 of July 8, 2004, and delegated by Department of State Delegation of Authority 245–2, of July 31, 2017, I determine, pursuant to Section 402(d)(1) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2432(d)(1), that the further extension of the waiver authority granted by Section 402 of the Act will substantially promote the objectives of Section 402 of the Act. I further determine that continuation of the waiver applicable to Turkmenistan will substantially promote the objectives of Section 402 of the Act. This Determination shall be published in the Federal Register. 27009 I. Background Article 24.26 of the USMCA establishes an Environment Committee composed of senior government representatives. The Committee oversees implementation of the Environment Chapter and provides a forum to discuss and review implementation issues. USMCA requires the Committee to meet within one year of the date of entry into force and every two years thereafter unless the Parties otherwise agree. All Committee decisions and reports will be made publicly available, unless the Parties decide otherwise. The Committee will provide for public input on matters relevant to its work, as appropriate, and hold a public session at each meeting. II. Committee Meeting On June 17, 2021, the Committee will meet virtually in a government-togovernment session. During the meeting the Parties will: (1) Review implementation of Chapter 24 (Environment), and discuss how the Parties are meeting their Chapter 24 obligations, and (2) receive a presentation from the Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Secretariat on cooperation and public Submissions for Enforcement Matters (SEMs). This session will not be open to the public. III. Public Session on USMCA Chapter 24 Implementation Following the government-togovernment session, the Committee invites all interested persons to attend a virtual public session on USMCA Chapter 24 implementation. At the public session, the Committee will welcome questions, input, and information concerning implementation of the Chapter 24 obligations. The Committee will address questions raised in comments submitted to USTR, and through a live chat function overseen by a moderator. Prior to the meeting, USTR will make details on how to access the PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 USTR invites all interested persons to submit specific questions and comments on topics and issues for the U.S. government to consider as it prepares for the Committee meeting. As noted, during the public session the public will be able to ask questions through a chat function overseen by a moderator. The Committee will address both questions raised in written comments in advance and through the live chat. When preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to Chapter 24 of the USMCA, which you can access at: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/ agreements/usmca/24Environment.pdf. Kelly Milton, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2021–10434 Filed 5–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F1–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2021–0055 (Notice No. 2021–04)] Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 94 (Tuesday, May 18, 2021)]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Notice of the First United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement 
Environment Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice of meeting and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Parties to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement 
(USMCA) intend to hold the first meeting of the Environment Committee 
(Committee) virtually, on June 17, 2021. Following the government-to-
government meeting, the Committee will hold a virtual public session. 
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will accept 
comments on suggestions for topics to be discussed during the Committee 
meeting, and questions for the public session.

DATES: 
    June 17, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST: The Parties' will 
host a virtual public session of the Committee.
    June 4, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST: Deadline for submission of written 
comments on suggestions for meeting topics and questions for the public 
session.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comment to Sarah Lopp, Director for 
Environment and Natural Resources, by email at 
[email protected] with the subject line ``USMCA Environment 
Committee Meeting''.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Lopp, Director for Environment 
and Natural Resources, at [email protected], or 202-881-9034.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Article 24.26 of the USMCA establishes an Environment Committee 
composed of senior government representatives. The Committee oversees 
implementation of the Environment Chapter and provides a forum to 
discuss and review implementation issues. USMCA requires the Committee 
to meet within one year of the date of entry into force and every two 
years thereafter unless the Parties otherwise agree. All Committee 
decisions and reports will be made publicly available, unless the 
Parties decide otherwise. The Committee will provide for public input 
on matters relevant to its work, as appropriate, and hold a public 
session at each meeting.

II. Committee Meeting

    On June 17, 2021, the Committee will meet virtually in a 
government-to-government session. During the meeting the Parties will: 
(1) Review implementation of Chapter 24 (Environment), and discuss how 
the Parties are meeting their Chapter 24 obligations, and (2) receive a 
presentation from the Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC) 
Secretariat on cooperation and public Submissions for Enforcement 
Matters (SEMs). This session will not be open to the public.

III. Public Session on USMCA Chapter 24 Implementation

    Following the government-to-government session, the Committee 
invites all interested persons to attend a virtual public session on 
USMCA Chapter 24 implementation. At the public session, the Committee 
will welcome questions, input, and information concerning 
implementation of the Chapter 24 obligations. The Committee will 
address questions raised in comments submitted to USTR, and through a 
live chat function overseen by a moderator. Prior to the meeting, USTR 
will make details on how to access the public session available on the 
USTR website at https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/environment.

IV. Comments

    USTR invites all interested persons to submit specific questions 
and comments on topics and issues for the U.S. government to consider 
as it prepares for the Committee meeting. As noted, during the public 
session the public will be able to ask questions through a chat 
function overseen by a moderator. The Committee will address both 
questions raised in written comments in advance and through the live 
chat. When preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to 
Chapter 24 of the USMCA, which you can access at: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/agreements/usmca/24Environment.pdf.

Kelly Milton,
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural 
Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
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