U.S. Stakeholder; Notice of Meeting, 36862 [2021-14803]

Download as PDF 36862 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 13, 2021 / Notices —Measures to prevent unlawful practices associated with the fraudulent registration and fraudulent registries of ships —Regulatory scoping exercise and gap analysis of conventions emanating from the Legal Committee with respect to Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) —Unified Interpretation on the test for breaking the owner’s right to limit liability under the IMO conventions —Piracy —Work of other IMO bodies —Technical cooperation activities related to maritime legislation —Review of the status of conventions and other treaty instruments emanating from the Legal Committee —Any other business Please note: IMO’s Legal Committee may, on short notice, adjust the LEG 108 agenda to accommodate the constraints associated with the virtual meeting format. Any changes to the agenda will be reported to those who RSVP and those in attendance at the meeting. Those who plan to participate may contact the meeting coordinator, Mr. Stephen Hubchen, by email at Stephen.K.Hubchen@uscg.mil, by phone at (202) 372–1198, or in writing at 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Stop 7509, Washington DC 20593–7509. Members of the public needing reasonable accommodation should advise Mr. Hubchen not later than July 16, 2021. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be possible to fulfill. Additional information regarding this and other IMO public meetings may be found at: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/ IMO. Emily A. Rose, Coast Guard Liaison Officer, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2021–14817 Filed 7–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11463] U.S. Stakeholder; Notice of Meeting Department of State. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of State (Department) will host a virtual, open, U.S. stakeholders meeting, with remote participation only, to share information and obtain U.S. stakeholder input about the possible launch of negotiations to develop a global instrument to address ocean plastic pollution. There will be no in-person option for this meeting. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jul 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 This U.S. stakeholder meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Participants must register prior to the meeting at this link: https://statedept.webex.com/ statedept/j.php?RGID=r8f8633 7987086e15d01f9d0f0059bd91. The Department welcomes verbal comments from U.S. stakeholders during this meeting, with a time limit of two minutes per speaker. Written comments will not be accepted. There may be additional U.S. stakeholder meetings on this topic in the future: If you would like to be notified of future U.S. stakeholder meetings on this topic, please send your name, email address, and affiliation (if any) no later than 30 days after date of this notice to Jeneva Craig at the address below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeneva Craig, Program Management Analyst, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Room 2726, Washington, DC 20520, (202) 531–3065, craigja@ state.gov. A participant requesting reasonable accommodation should notify Alea S. Ortiguerra, Conference Coordinator, U.S. Department of State, 2025 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 316– 4874, OrtiguerraAS@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) has been considering how to combat ocean plastic pollution since its first meeting in 2014. UNEA is expected to discuss the possible launch of negotiations to develop a new global instrument to address this topic at the second meeting of the fifth session of UNEA (UNEA 5.2), tentatively scheduled for February 28 to March 2, 2022. The U.S. Government is considering policy and legal issues related to this process, and the Department is seeking U.S. stakeholder input to inform our deliberations, particularly on the following questions: • Should the United States support the development of a global instrument on ocean plastic pollution? • If so, what should be the scope and objective(s) of such an instrument? What problem(s) or issue(s) should such an instrument address? • What should be the form of such an instrument? For example, should it be a legal instrument with legally binding and non-legally binding provisions or a voluntary instrument? • Should it take a top-down structure (i.e., common approach required for all countries s) or a bottom-up structure (i.e., common objectives but allowance for flexible approaches to national implementation)? DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00165 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • What could be an impactful role for stakeholders other than national governments, such as sub-national governments, industry, and civil society, in connection with this instrument? • What other factors should be considered in negotiating such an instrument, such as the role of waste management, the role of any financial mechanism and/or technical assistance, flexibility for national circumstances, consideration of the full lifecycle of plastics, and economic and environmental impacts of alternatives to plastic? • What sorts of provisions would be important or essential to include in a global instrument focused on ocean plastic pollution? What sorts of provisions would be problematic if they were included in such a global instrument? Zachary A. Parker, Director, Office of Directives Management, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2021–14803 Filed 7–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11455] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Petition To Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to September 13, 2021. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 131 (Tuesday, July 13, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 11463]


U.S. Stakeholder; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State (Department) will host a virtual, 
open, U.S. stakeholders meeting, with remote participation only, to 
share information and obtain U.S. stakeholder input about the possible 
launch of negotiations to develop a global instrument to address ocean 
plastic pollution. There will be no in-person option for this meeting.

DATES: This U.S. stakeholder meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, 
August 10, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. 
Participants must register prior to the meeting at this link: https://statedept.webex.com/statedept/j.php?RGID=r8f86337987086e15d01f9d0f0059bd91.
    The Department welcomes verbal comments from U.S. stakeholders 
during this meeting, with a time limit of two minutes per speaker. 
Written comments will not be accepted. There may be additional U.S. 
stakeholder meetings on this topic in the future: If you would like to 
be notified of future U.S. stakeholder meetings on this topic, please 
send your name, email address, and affiliation (if any) no later than 
30 days after date of this notice to Jeneva Craig at the address below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeneva Craig, Program Management 
Analyst, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Room 2726, 
Washington, DC 20520, (202) 531-3065, [email protected].
    A participant requesting reasonable accommodation should notify 
Alea S. Ortiguerra, Conference Coordinator, U.S. Department of State, 
2025 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 316-4874, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United Nations Environment Assembly 
(UNEA) has been considering how to combat ocean plastic pollution since 
its first meeting in 2014. UNEA is expected to discuss the possible 
launch of negotiations to develop a new global instrument to address 
this topic at the second meeting of the fifth session of UNEA (UNEA 
5.2), tentatively scheduled for February 28 to March 2, 2022.
    The U.S. Government is considering policy and legal issues related 
to this process, and the Department is seeking U.S. stakeholder input 
to inform our deliberations, particularly on the following questions:
     Should the United States support the development of a 
global instrument on ocean plastic pollution?
     If so, what should be the scope and objective(s) of such 
an instrument? What problem(s) or issue(s) should such an instrument 
address?
     What should be the form of such an instrument? For 
example, should it be a legal instrument with legally binding and non-
legally binding provisions or a voluntary instrument?
     Should it take a top-down structure (i.e., common approach 
required for all countries s) or a bottom-up structure (i.e., common 
objectives but allowance for flexible approaches to national 
implementation)?
     What could be an impactful role for stakeholders other 
than national governments, such as sub-national governments, industry, 
and civil society, in connection with this instrument?
     What other factors should be considered in negotiating 
such an instrument, such as the role of waste management, the role of 
any financial mechanism and/or technical assistance, flexibility for 
national circumstances, consideration of the full lifecycle of 
plastics, and economic and environmental impacts of alternatives to 
plastic?
     What sorts of provisions would be important or essential 
to include in a global instrument focused on ocean plastic pollution? 
What sorts of provisions would be problematic if they were included in 
such a global instrument?

Zachary A. Parker,
Director, Office of Directives Management, U.S. Department of State.
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