Partnership for Peace Fund Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting, 17974-17975 [2022-06519]

Download as PDF 17974 Notices Federal Register Vol. 87, No. 60 Tuesday, March 29, 2022 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Partnership for Peace Fund Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting Agency for International Development. ACTION: Request for public comment and notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announce a public meeting and request public comment for the inaugural meeting of the Partnership for Peace Fund (PPF) Advisory Board to (1) review best practices for people-topeople peacebuilding activities; (2) discuss partnership-types and methods of outreach; (3) discuss inaugural recommendations of board members on potential programming priorities; and (4) address administrative matters. DATES: 1. Written comments and information are requested on or before April 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. 2. The public meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EDT via the BlueJeans platform (https://primetime. bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/ xcdwydbg). 3. The meeting does not require preregistration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments regarding the work of the Partnership for Peace Advisory Board by email to MEPPA@usaid.gov. Include ‘‘Public Comment, PPF Advisory Board Meeting, April 13’’ in the subject line. All public comments and questions will be included in the official record of the meeting and posted publicly on the USAID website. Please email MEPPA@usaid.gov to request reasonable accommodations for the public meeting. Include ‘‘Request for Reasonable Accommodation, PPF Advisory Board Meeting, April 13’’ in the subject line. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel McDonald, 202–712–4938, meppa@usaid.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In December 2020, Congress passed the Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act, or MEPPA, with bipartisan support. The Act directs USAID and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, in coordination with the Department of State, to program $250 million over five years to build the foundation for peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians through a new Partnerships for Peace Fund, managed by USAID, and a Joint Investment Initiative, managed by the DFC. The Act serves as a recognition that economic, social, and political connections between Israelis and Palestinians is the best way to foster mutual understanding and provide the strongest basis for a sustainable, twostate solution. USAID’s Middle East Bureau has been been working with Congress, interagency colleagues, and partners in Israel and the Palestinian territories to implement the Act. The Act also calls for the establishment of a board to advise USAID on the strategic direction of the Partnership for Peace Fund. Composed of up to 15 members, the PPF Advisory Board includes development experts, private sector leaders and faith-based leaders who are appointed by members of Congress and the USAID Administrator. As stated in its charter, the Board’s role is to: 1. To consult with, provide information to and advise USAID, and other U.S. Government agencies, as appropriate, on matters and issues relating to the People-to-People Partnership for Peace Fund, including on: • The efficacy of United States and international support for grassroots, people-to-people efforts aimed at fostering tolerance, countering extremist propaganda and incitement in the State of Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza; • strengthening engagement between Palestinians and Israelis, including through people-to-people peacebuilding programs to increase the bonds of friendship and understanding; and • investing in cooperation that develops the Palestinian economy and results in joint economic ventures; PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2. To make recommendations on the types of projects USAID should seek to further the purposes of the People-toPeople Partnership for Peace Fund; 3. To make recommendations on partnerships with foreign governments and international organizations to leverage the impact of People-to-People Partnership for Peace Fund; and 4. To inform USAID’s required reporting to the appropriate Congressional committees. Advisory Board Members as of March 23, 2022: • Chair: The Honorable George R. Salem • The Honorable Elliott Abrams • Rabbi Angela Buchdahl • Rabbi Michael M. Cohen • Sander Gerber • Ambassador Mark Green (ret.) • Hiba Husseini • Heather Johnston • Harley Lippman • The Honorable Nita M. Lowey • Dina Powell McCormick • Jen Stewart • The Honorable Robert Wexler PPF Advisory Board meetings are held twice a year and are public. More information about how USAID is implementing MEPPA to increase people-to-people partnerships between Israelis and Palestinians is available at: https://www.usaid.gov/west-bank-andgaza/meppa. The purpose of this meeting is for the Advisory Board to gain a better understanding of the unique challenges of peace building in the Israeli/ Palestinian context. During this meeting, the Board will (1) review best practices for people-topeople peacebuilding activities; (2) discuss partnership-types and methods of outreach; (3) discuss inaugural recommendations of board members on potential programming priorities; and (4) address administrative matters. Request for Public Comment To inform the direction and advice of the Board, USAID invites written comments from the public on areas for focus and strategies for people-to-people peacebuilding under the PPF. Written comments and information are requested on or before Friday, April 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Include ‘‘Public Comment, PPF Advisory Board Meeting, April 13’’ in the subject line. Please submit comments and information as a Word or PDF E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices attachment to your email. You are encouraged to submit written comments even if you plan to attend the public meeting. All public comments and questions will be included in the official record of the meeting and posted publicly on the USAID website. Public Meeting A public meeting will take place April 13, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EDT. This meeting is free and open to the public. Persons wishing to attend the meeting should use the following link: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/ a2m/live-event/xcdwydbg. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided during the public meeting. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be directed to Daniel McDonald at MEPPA@usaid.gov. Please include ‘‘Request for Reasonable Accommodation, PPF Advisory Board Meeting, April 13’’ in the subject line. Megan Doherty, USAID Designated Federal Officer for the PPF Advisory Board, Bureau for the Middle East, U.S. Agency for International Development. [FR Doc. 2022–06519 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6116–01–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Information Collection lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 March 24, 2022. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. Comments are requested regarding: Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 effect if received by April 28, 2022. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Export Certificate Request Forms. OMB Control Number: 0581–0283. Summary of Collection: The dairy grading program is a voluntary fee program authorized under the Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946 (U.S.C. 1621–1627). The regulations governing inspection and grading services of manufactured or processed dairy products are contained in 7 CFR part 58. Importing countries require certification methods and sources of raw ingredients for dairy products. USDA, AMS, Dairy Grading Branch is the designated unit for dairy products in the United States. Exporters must request export certificates from USDA. Need and Use of the Information: Importing countries are requiring certification as to production methods and sources of raw ingredients for dairy products. Information will be gathered using DA–228 ‘‘Request for Applicant Number,’’ DA–253 European Union Health Certificate Request,’’ and the Sanitary Certificate Request. To provide the required information on dairy export sanitary certificates AMS must collect the information from the exporter. The information required on the sanitary certificates varies from country to country requiring specific forms for each country. Such information includes: Identity of the importer and exporter, to describe consignments specifics, and identify border entry at the country of destination. The information gathered using these forms is only used to create the export sanitary certificate. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17975 Number of Respondents: 275. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 10,854. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Establishment of a Dairy Donation Program. OMB Control Number: 0581–0327. Summary of Collection: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 mandated establishment of a Dairy Donation Program to reimburse EDOs for milk used to make eligible dairy products donated to non-profit groups for distribution to recipient individuals and families. Under the program, EDOs account to a Federal milk marketing order (FMMO) by filling a report reflecting the eligible dairy products manufactured. Entities not already filing FMMO report will be required to submit a Report of Receipts and Utilization. All partnerships must submit a Dairy Donation and Distribution Plan and Eligible Distributor Certification Form describing the process the partnership would use to process, transport, store, and distribute eligible product to an eligible distributor. Once approved, the EDO can file a Reimbursement Claim Form to receive reimbursement for the donated eligible dairy products. Need and Use of the Information: Respondents will be required to submit a Dairy Donation and Distribution Plan (Plan) to become eligible for program participation. The EDO completes the Plan, which requests its entity name, address, and contact information, along with a description of its donation process and types of products to be donated to ensure it meets eligibility requirements. Accompanying the Plan, the EDO submits its W–9, which contains the banking and tax information necessary for AMS to set up direct deposit for reimbursement claims. Submitting this information with the Plan will facilitate quicker reimbursement payments once a Reimbursement Claim Form is submitted because the needed accounts will already be established. Section 1147.102 of the rule details requirements for Plan submissions to AMS for eligible partnerships to participate in the program. Information collected in the Plan is fundamental to ensuring the integrity of the DDP. The Plan only needs to be submitted once. Description of Respondents: Individuals and Households. Number of Respondents: 615. Frequency of Responses: On occassion: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,790. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 2022)]
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or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
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delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Partnership for Peace Fund Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Agency for International Development.

ACTION: Request for public comment and notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 
announce a public meeting and request public comment for the inaugural 
meeting of the Partnership for Peace Fund (PPF) Advisory Board to (1) 
review best practices for people-to-people peacebuilding activities; 
(2) discuss partnership-types and methods of outreach; (3) discuss 
inaugural recommendations of board members on potential programming 
priorities; and (4) address administrative matters.

DATES: 
    1. Written comments and information are requested on or before 
April 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
    2. The public meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 
from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EDT via the BlueJeans platform (https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/xcdwydbg).
    3. The meeting does not require pre-registration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments regarding the work of the 
Partnership for Peace Advisory Board by email to [email protected]. 
Include ``Public Comment, PPF Advisory Board Meeting, April 13'' in the 
subject line. All public comments and questions will be included in the 
official record of the meeting and posted publicly on the USAID 
website.
    Please email [email protected] to request reasonable accommodations 
for the public meeting. Include ``Request for Reasonable Accommodation, 
PPF Advisory Board Meeting, April 13'' in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel McDonald, 202-712-4938, 
[email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In December 2020, Congress passed the Nita 
M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act, or MEPPA, with 
bipartisan support. The Act directs USAID and the U.S. International 
Development Finance Corporation, in coordination with the Department of 
State, to program $250 million over five years to build the foundation 
for peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians through a 
new Partnerships for Peace Fund, managed by USAID, and a Joint 
Investment Initiative, managed by the DFC.
    The Act serves as a recognition that economic, social, and 
political connections between Israelis and Palestinians is the best way 
to foster mutual understanding and provide the strongest basis for a 
sustainable, two-state solution. USAID's Middle East Bureau has been 
been working with Congress, interagency colleagues, and partners in 
Israel and the Palestinian territories to implement the Act. The Act 
also calls for the establishment of a board to advise USAID on the 
strategic direction of the Partnership for Peace Fund.
    Composed of up to 15 members, the PPF Advisory Board includes 
development experts, private sector leaders and faith-based leaders who 
are appointed by members of Congress and the USAID Administrator. As 
stated in its charter, the Board's role is to:
    1. To consult with, provide information to and advise USAID, and 
other U.S. Government agencies, as appropriate, on matters and issues 
relating to the People-to-People Partnership for Peace Fund, including 
on:
     The efficacy of United States and international support 
for grassroots, people-to-people efforts aimed at fostering tolerance, 
countering extremist propaganda and incitement in the State of Israel, 
the West Bank, and Gaza;
     strengthening engagement between Palestinians and 
Israelis, including through people-to-people peace-building programs to 
increase the bonds of friendship and understanding; and
     investing in cooperation that develops the Palestinian 
economy and results in joint economic ventures;
    2. To make recommendations on the types of projects USAID should 
seek to further the purposes of the People-to-People Partnership for 
Peace Fund;
    3. To make recommendations on partnerships with foreign governments 
and international organizations to leverage the impact of People-to-
People Partnership for Peace Fund; and
    4. To inform USAID's required reporting to the appropriate 
Congressional committees.
    Advisory Board Members as of March 23, 2022:

 Chair: The Honorable George R. Salem
 The Honorable Elliott Abrams
 Rabbi Angela Buchdahl
 Rabbi Michael M. Cohen
 Sander Gerber
 Ambassador Mark Green (ret.)
 Hiba Husseini
 Heather Johnston
 Harley Lippman
 The Honorable Nita M. Lowey
 Dina Powell McCormick
 Jen Stewart
 The Honorable Robert Wexler

    PPF Advisory Board meetings are held twice a year and are public. 
More information about how USAID is implementing MEPPA to increase 
people-to-people partnerships between Israelis and Palestinians is 
available at: https://www.usaid.gov/west-bank-and-gaza/meppa.
    The purpose of this meeting is for the Advisory Board to gain a 
better understanding of the unique challenges of peace building in the 
Israeli/Palestinian context.
    During this meeting, the Board will (1) review best practices for 
people-to-people peacebuilding activities; (2) discuss partnership-
types and methods of outreach; (3) discuss inaugural recommendations of 
board members on potential programming priorities; and (4) address 
administrative matters.

Request for Public Comment

    To inform the direction and advice of the Board, USAID invites 
written comments from the public on areas for focus and strategies for 
people-to-people peacebuilding under the PPF.
    Written comments and information are requested on or before Friday, 
April 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Include ``Public Comment, PPF Advisory 
Board Meeting, April 13'' in the subject line. Please submit comments 
and information as a Word or PDF

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attachment to your email. You are encouraged to submit written comments 
even if you plan to attend the public meeting. All public comments and 
questions will be included in the official record of the meeting and 
posted publicly on the USAID website.

Public Meeting

    A public meeting will take place April 13, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 
10:30 a.m. EDT. This meeting is free and open to the public. Persons 
wishing to attend the meeting should use the following link: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/xcdwydbg.
    American Sign Language interpretation will be provided during the 
public meeting. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be 
directed to Daniel McDonald at [email protected]. Please include 
``Request for Reasonable Accommodation, PPF Advisory Board Meeting, 
April 13'' in the subject line.

Megan Doherty,
USAID Designated Federal Officer for the PPF Advisory Board, Bureau for 
the Middle East, U.S. Agency for International Development.
[FR Doc. 2022-06519 Filed 3-28-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6116-01-P