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E8–927 Filed 1–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary of Defense Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees Department of Defense. Name Change and Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR § 102–3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that the name of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel is being changed to the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (hereafter referred to as the Panel), and that the Panel’s charter is being renewed. The Panel is a non-discretionary federal advisory committee established by 10 U.S.C. 7903 to provide independent scientific advice and recommendations to the National Ocean research Leadership Council (hereafter referred to as the Council). Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 7903(b), the Council shall assign the following responsibilities to the Panel: 1. To advise the Council on policies and procedures to implement the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. 2. To advise the Council on selection of partnership projects and allocation of funds for partnership projects for implementation under the program. 3. To advise the Council on matters relating to national oceanographic data requirements. 4. Any additional responsibilities that the Council considers appropriate. As directed by 10 U.S.C. 7903(a), the Panel shall be composed of not less than 10 and not more than 18 members E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2008 / Notices representing the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, ocean industries, State Governments, academia and others including individuals who are eminent in the fields of marine science, marine policy or related fields including ocean resource management. Panel Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense or designated representative, who are not full-time federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Panel Members, under the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 7903, shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense or designated representative, and shall serve no more than four years. The Panel Membership shall select the Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the Panel for renewable one-year terms. In addition, the Secretary of Defense or designated representative may invite other distinguished Government officers to serve as non-voting observers of the Panel, and appoint consultants, with special expertise, to assist the Panel on an ad hoc basis. The Panel shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Panel, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Panel for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Panel nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Panel Members. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel shall meet at the call of the Panel’s Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Panel’s chairperson. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. The Designated Federal Officer or duly appointed Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend all committee meetings and subcommittee meetings. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:38 Jan 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 statements to the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel membership about the Panel’s mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel. All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact information for the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel’s Designated Federal Officer can be obtained from the GSA’s FACA Database—https://www.fido.gov/ facadatabase/public.asp. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, will announce planned meetings of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel. The Designated Federal Officer, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–601–2554, extension 128. Dated: January 15, 2008. C.R. Choate, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E8–986 Filed 1–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Elementary and Secondary Education: Overview Information; Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.364A. DATES: Applications Available: January 22, 2008. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 7, 2008. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 6, 2008. Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to improve student reading skills and academic achievement by providing students with PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3707 increased access to up-to-date school library materials; well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media centers; and well-trained, professionally certified school library media specialists. Priorities: This notice contains one competitive preference priority and one invitational priority. Competitive Preference Priority: This priority is from the notice of final priority for this program, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 2007 (72 FR 7629). For FY 2008, and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, this priority is a competitive preference priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we award up to an additional 5 points to an application, depending on how well the application meets this priority. Under this priority, we give priority to projects that demonstrate in their grant applications that the proposed library literacy project services are comprehensive and aligned with a school or district improvement plan. A school improvement plan may include the required two-year plan (under section 1116(b)(3) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) that addresses the academic issues that caused a school to be identified as in need of improvement. The plan could also include a voluntary plan developed by the school or district to improve academic achievement. The applicant must clearly describe the improvement plan that is in place, whether it is for the school or the entire district, the reasons why the plan was put in place, and how the proposed project and the operation of the school library media center will directly support the academic goals established in the improvement plan. Invitational Priority: This priority is from the notice of final priorities for discretionary grant programs published in the Federal Register on October 11, 2006 (71 FR 60046). For FY 2008 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, this priority is an invitational priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give an application that meets this invitational priority a competitive or absolute preference over other applications. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 14 (Tuesday, January 22, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3706-3707]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-986]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary of Defense


Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Name Change and Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 
1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government 
Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR Sec.  102-3.65, the 
Department of Defense gives notice that the name of the Ocean Research 
Advisory Panel is being changed to the Ocean Research and Resources 
Advisory Panel (hereafter referred to as the Panel), and that the 
Panel's charter is being renewed.
    The Panel is a non-discretionary federal advisory committee 
established by 10 U.S.C. 7903 to provide independent scientific advice 
and recommendations to the National Ocean research Leadership Council 
(hereafter referred to as the Council). Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 7903(b), 
the Council shall assign the following responsibilities to the Panel:
    1. To advise the Council on policies and procedures to implement 
the National Oceanographic Partnership Program.
    2. To advise the Council on selection of partnership projects and 
allocation of funds for partnership projects for implementation under 
the program.
    3. To advise the Council on matters relating to national 
oceanographic data requirements.
    4. Any additional responsibilities that the Council considers 
appropriate. As directed by 10 U.S.C. 7903(a), the Panel shall be 
composed of not less than 10 and not more than 18 members

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representing the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of 
Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, ocean industries, State 
Governments, academia and others including individuals who are eminent 
in the fields of marine science, marine policy or related fields 
including ocean resource management. Panel Members appointed by the 
Secretary of Defense or designated representative, who are not full-
time federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government 
Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Panel Members, under the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 7903, shall be 
appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense or designated 
representative, and shall serve no more than four years. The Panel 
Membership shall select the Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the 
Panel for renewable one-year terms. In addition, the Secretary of 
Defense or designated representative may invite other distinguished 
Government officers to serve as non-voting observers of the Panel, and 
appoint consultants, with special expertise, to assist the Panel on an 
ad hoc basis.
    The Panel shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as 
necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or 
working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 
1976, and other appropriate federal regulations.
    Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of 
the chartered Panel, and shall report all their recommendations and 
advice to the Panel for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees 
or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the 
chartered Panel nor can they report directly to the Department of 
Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Panel Members.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel shall meet at the call of the 
Panel's Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Panel's 
chairperson. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, 
shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be 
appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. 
The Designated Federal Officer or duly appointed Alternate Designated 
Federal Officer shall attend all committee meetings and subcommittee 
meetings.
    Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, the public or 
interested organizations may submit written statements to the Ocean 
Research and Resources Advisory Panel membership about the Panel's 
mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time 
or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Ocean 
Research and Resources Advisory Panel.
    All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal 
Officer for the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel, and this 
individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the 
membership for their consideration. Contact information for the Ocean 
Research and Resources Advisory Panel's Designated Federal Officer can 
be obtained from the GSA's FACA Database--https://www.fido.gov/
facadatabase/public.asp.
    The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150, will 
announce planned meetings of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory 
Panel. The Designated Federal Officer, at that time, may provide 
additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in 
response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee 
Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703-601-2554, 
extension 128.

    Dated: January 15, 2008.
C.R. Choate,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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