Notification of the Fourteenth CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting, 49590-49591 [2021-19060]

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for the State of Louisiana U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA–4611–DR), dated 08/29/2021. Incident: Hurricane Ida. Incident Period: 08/26/2021 and continuing. SUMMARY: Issued on 08/29/2021. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/28/2021. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/31/2022. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Sep 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 BILLING CODE 8026–03–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Interest Rates are: [Disaster Declaration #17121 and #17122; Louisiana Disaster Number LA–00115] [FR Doc. 2021–19094 Filed 9–2–21; 8:45 am] Percent For Physical Damage: Homeowners with Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... 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Notice of the fourteenth Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA–DR) Environmental Affairs Council meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are providing notice that the parties to CAFTA–DR intend to hold the fourteenth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the Council) established under Chapter 17 (Environment Chapter) of that agreement in a virtual meeting on October 14, 2021, hosted by Costa Rica. The Department of State and Office of the United States Trade Representative also invite written comments or suggestions regarding topics to be discussed at the Council meeting to be submitted no later than September 23, 2021. When preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to Chapter 17 of the CAFTA–DR and to the CAFTA–DR Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA) (documents available at https://www.state.gov/key-topicsoffice-of-environmental-quality-andtransboundary-issues/current-tradeagreements-with-environmentalchapters/#cafta-dr and https://ustr.gov/ issue-areas/environment/bilateral-andregional-trade-agreements). Instructions on how to submit comments are under the heading ADDRESSES. DATES: The public session of the Council will be held on October 14, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. EDT. Please contact Anel Gonzalez-Ruiz and Sigrid Simpson to request a link to this meeting. We request comments and suggestions in writing no later than September 23, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be submitted to both: (1) Anel Gonzalez-Ruiz, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 169 / Friday, September 3, 2021 / Notices Scientific Affairs, Office of Environmental Quality, by email to Gonzalez-RuizA@state.gov with the subject line ‘‘CAFTA–DR EAC Meeting’’; and (2) Sigrid Simpson, Director for Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative by email to Sigrid.A.Simpson@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line ‘‘CAFTA–DR EAC Meeting’’. If you have access to the internet you can view and comment on this notice by going to: http://www.regulations.gov/ #!home and searching for docket number DOS–2021–0029. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anel Gonzalez-Ruiz, (202) 705–5282, or Sigrid Simpson, (202) 881–6592. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 14, the Council will meet in a closed government-to-government session to (1) review implementation of the Environment chapter and discuss how parties are meeting their environment chapter obligations, including by highlighting increased levels of environmental protection, environmental enforcement, and related achievements in the past year; (2) discuss the most pressing trade-related environmental challenges facing the parties and identify key actions that the parties can take under CAFTA–DR to address them; (3) receive a report from the CAFTA–DR Secretariat for Environmental Matters on the status of public submissions; and (4) highlight the achievements of the CAFTA–DR Environmental Cooperation Program on its fifteenth anniversary and review ongoing work under that program. The Council invites all interested persons to attend a virtual public session on Chapter 17 implementation, beginning at 4:00 p.m. EDT on October 14. At the session, the Council will welcome questions, input, and information about challenges and achievements in implementation of the Environment chapter obligations and the related ECA. If you would like to connect to the public session, please notify Anel Gonzalez-Ruiz and Sigrid Simpson at the email addresses listed under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and identify any organization or group you represent. Article 17.5 of the CAFTA–DR establishes an Environmental Affairs Council (the Council) and provides that, unless the CAFTA–DR parties otherwise agree, the Council will meet annually to oversee the implementation of, and review progress under, Chapter 17, and to consider the status of cooperation activities developed under the ECA. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Sep 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 Article 17.5 further requires that, unless the parties otherwise agree, each meeting of the Council include a session in which members of the Council have an opportunity to meet with the public to discuss matters relating to the implementation of Chapter 17. In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to: • Chapter 17 of the CAFTA–DR and • The ECA These documents are available at: https://www.state.gov/key-topics-officeof-environmental-quality-andtransboundary-issues/current-tradeagreements-with-environmentalchapters/#cafta-dr and https://ustr.gov/ issue-areas/environment/bilateral-andregional-trade-agreements. Visit the State website at www.state.gov and the USTR website at www.ustr.gov for more information. Raffi V. Balian, Acting Director, Office of Environmental Quality, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2021–19060 Filed 9–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36540] Cornhusker Railroad, LLC—Operation Exemption—Trackage in Hall and Adams Counties, Neb. Cornhusker Railroad, LLC (CORN), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.31 to operate approximately 27 miles of track in Hall and Adams Counties, Neb. (the Line). The Line consists of: (1) The Grand Island Branch, between a connection with BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) at West Airport Road near BNSF milepost 103.55 in Ovina, Neb., and a connection with Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) at West Husker Highway near UP milepost 154.5 in Alda, Neb., a distance of approximately five miles, and approximately 17 miles of connected industry track to the west, all located in Hall County; and (2) the Hastings Branch, consisting of approximately five miles of industry track that connects to UP’s Hastings Industrial Park Subdivision in Hastings, Adams County. According to CORN, no common carrier services are currently being offered on the Line.1 1 The verified notice states that five miles of the Grand Island Branch were the subject of two prior acquisition and operation proceedings, but the authority was never consummated and the Line remains private trackage. See Cornhusker Rys.— Acquis. & Operation Exemption—Rail Line of DTE PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 49591 This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Cathcart Rail, LLC— Continuance in Control Exemption— Cornhusker Railroad, Docket No. FD 36541, in which Cathcart Rail, LLC, seeks to continue in control of CORN upon CORN’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. According to the verified notice, CORN has not yet entered into an agreement with the owner of the Line, but CORN states that, prior to exercising operating authority, it will acquire title to the rail assets that will be used in common carrier service. CORN states that the proposed transaction does not involve any provision or agreement that would limit future interchange on the Line with a third-party connecting carrier. CORN certifies that its projected annual revenue will not exceed $5 million and that the proposed transaction will not result in CORN’s becoming a Class I or II rail carrier. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is September 19, 2021, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). 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 September 10, 2021. All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36540, 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 CORN’s representative, David F. Rifkind, Stinson LLP, 1775 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006. According to CORN, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic preservation reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: August 31, 2021. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Aretha Laws-Byrum, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2021–19086 Filed 9–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Rail Servs., Inc., FD 34719 (STB served July 20, 2005); Freightcar Short Line, Inc.—Acquis. & Operation Exemption—Line of Cornhusker Rys., FD 35423 (STB served Sept. 30, 2010). E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 169 (Friday, September 3, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49590-49591]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 11525]


Notification of the Fourteenth CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs 
Council Meeting

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of the fourteenth Dominican Republic-Central America-
United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) Environmental Affairs 
Council meeting and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State and the Office of the United States 
Trade Representative are providing notice that the parties to CAFTA-DR 
intend to hold the fourteenth meeting of the Environmental Affairs 
Council (the Council) established under Chapter 17 (Environment 
Chapter) of that agreement in a virtual meeting on October 14, 2021, 
hosted by Costa Rica. The Department of State and Office of the United 
States Trade Representative also invite written comments or suggestions 
regarding topics to be discussed at the Council meeting to be submitted 
no later than September 23, 2021. When preparing comments, we encourage 
submitters to refer to Chapter 17 of the CAFTA-DR and to the CAFTA-DR 
Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA) (documents available at 
https://www.state.gov/key-topics-office-of-environmental-quality-and-transboundary-issues/current-trade-agreements-with-environmental-chapters/#cafta-dr and https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/environment/bilateral-and-regional-trade-agreements). Instructions on how to submit 
comments are under the heading ADDRESSES.

DATES: The public session of the Council will be held on October 14, 
2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. EDT. Please contact Anel Gonzalez-
Ruiz and Sigrid Simpson to request a link to this meeting. We request 
comments and suggestions in writing no later than September 23, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be submitted to both:
    (1) Anel Gonzalez-Ruiz, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans 
and International Environmental and

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Scientific Affairs, Office of Environmental Quality, by email to 
[email protected] with the subject line ``CAFTA-DR EAC 
Meeting''; and
    (2) Sigrid Simpson, Director for Environment and Natural Resources, 
Office of the United States Trade Representative by email to 
[email protected] with the subject line ``CAFTA-DR EAC 
Meeting''.
    If you have access to the internet you can view and comment on this 
notice by going to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and searching for 
docket number DOS-2021-0029.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anel Gonzalez-Ruiz, (202) 705-5282, or 
Sigrid Simpson, (202) 881-6592.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 14, the Council will meet in a 
closed government-to-government session to (1) review implementation of 
the Environment chapter and discuss how parties are meeting their 
environment chapter obligations, including by highlighting increased 
levels of environmental protection, environmental enforcement, and 
related achievements in the past year; (2) discuss the most pressing 
trade-related environmental challenges facing the parties and identify 
key actions that the parties can take under CAFTA-DR to address them; 
(3) receive a report from the CAFTA-DR Secretariat for Environmental 
Matters on the status of public submissions; and (4) highlight the 
achievements of the CAFTA-DR Environmental Cooperation Program on its 
fifteenth anniversary and review ongoing work under that program.
    The Council invites all interested persons to attend a virtual 
public session on Chapter 17 implementation, beginning at 4:00 p.m. EDT 
on October 14. At the session, the Council will welcome questions, 
input, and information about challenges and achievements in 
implementation of the Environment chapter obligations and the related 
ECA. If you would like to connect to the public session, please notify 
Anel Gonzalez-Ruiz and Sigrid Simpson at the email addresses listed 
under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and identify 
any organization or group you represent.
    Article 17.5 of the CAFTA-DR establishes an Environmental Affairs 
Council (the Council) and provides that, unless the CAFTA-DR parties 
otherwise agree, the Council will meet annually to oversee the 
implementation of, and review progress under, Chapter 17, and to 
consider the status of cooperation activities developed under the ECA. 
Article 17.5 further requires that, unless the parties otherwise agree, 
each meeting of the Council include a session in which members of the 
Council have an opportunity to meet with the public to discuss matters 
relating to the implementation of Chapter 17.
    In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to:

 Chapter 17 of the CAFTA-DR and
 The ECA

    These documents are available at: https://www.state.gov/key-topics-office-of-environmental-quality-and-transboundary-issues/current-trade-agreements-with-environmental-chapters/#cafta-dr and https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/environment/bilateral-and-regional-trade-agreements. Visit 
the State website at www.state.gov and the USTR website at www.ustr.gov 
for more information.

Raffi V. Balian,
Acting Director, Office of Environmental Quality, U.S. Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2021-19060 Filed 9-2-21; 8:45 am]
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