There will be a public meeting of a Study Group of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law on Friday April 5, 2002, to consider the draft instrument on the International Carriage of Goods by Sea, as prepared by the Comite Maritime International (CMI) for the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The meeting will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the offices of Haight Gardner Holland & Knight, Suite 100, 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.
The purpose of the Study Group meeting is to assist the Departments of State and Transportation in determining the U.S. negotiating position for the first session of the UNCITRAL Working Group on this draft instrument, to be held in New York from April 15 to 26, 2002.
A copy of the preliminary draft convention is available on UNCITRAL's website, www.uncitral.org. The Study Group meeting is open to the public up to the capacity of the meeting room. Persons wishing to attend should contact Miss Rosie Gonzales by fax at 202-776-8482, by telephone at 202-776-8420 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, providing their name, affiliation, telephone and fact number, and e-mail address. Persons who wish to have their views considered are encouraged to submit written comments in advance of the meeting. Comments should refer to Docket number MARAD-2001-11135. Written comments may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW., Washington, DC 20490-0001. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://dmses.dot.gov/Start Printed Page 13676submit/. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.s.t., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document, along with all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http//dms.dot.gov.Start Signature
Mary Helen Carlson,
Attorney-Adviser, Office of Legal Adviser for Private International Law, Department of State.
Edmund T. Sommer, Jr.,
Chief, Division of General and International Law, Office of the Chief Counsel, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 02-7120 Filed 3-22-02; 8:45 am]
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