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Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Study Group on International Transport Law: Meeting Notice

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There will be a public meeting of a Study Group of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law on Tuesday, April 20, 2004, to consider the draft instrument on the International Transport Law, under negotiation at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The meeting will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the offices of 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. views for the next meeting of the UNCITRAL Working Group on this draft instrument, to be held in New York from May 3 to 14, 2004.

The current draft text of the instrument and related documents of Working Group III (Transport Law) are available on the UNCITRAL Web site, The Study Group meeting is open to the public up to the capacity of the meeting room. 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 Street, SW., Washington, DC 20490-0001. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at​submit/​. 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., 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// For further information, you may contact Mary Helen Carlson at 202-776-8420, or by e-mail at

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Dated: April 2, 2004.

Mary Helen Carlson,

Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 04-8109 Filed 4-8-04; 8:45 am]