Army Science Board 2009 March Plenary Meeting, 8234-8235 [E9-3891]

Download as PDF 8234 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 24, 2009 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Sloan, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, at (202) 482–1899 or tsloan@ntia.doc.gov. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE On October 10, 2008, the ‘‘Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act’’ (the Act) was enacted.1 Section 214 of the Act directs NTIA to establish the OSTWG to be comprised of ‘‘representatives of relevant sectors of the business community, public interest groups, and other appropriate groups and Federal agencies.’’ On November 21, 2008, NTIA published a notice seeking nominations in accordance with the Act.2 In that notice, NTIA announced that the OSTWG would have up to 30 members. With this notice, NTIA clarifies that this 30 member limit applies only to representatives from the relevant sectors of the business community, public interest groups and other appropriate groups as defined by the Act and the notice. The Act also requires that NTIA invite representatives from relevant Federal Government agencies to serve on the OSTWG. NTIA is working with these agencies to identify appropriate representatives. The Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information will determine the number of Federal Government reprentatives that will serve on the OSTWG. The number of Federal Government representatives will be in addition to the 30 appointed from the private sector. This notice does not reopen nominations for the working group. Applications for nominations were due on or before December 12, 2008. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 19, 2009. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. E9–3915 Filed 2–23–09; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–60–S 1 Pub. L. No. 110-385, 122 Stat. 4096 (to be codified at 15 U.S.C § 6554). 2 Call for Nominations, Online Safety and Technology Working Group, 73 Fed. Reg. 226 (Nov. 21, 2008), available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ frnotices/2008/FR_OnlineSafety_081121.pdf. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:23 Feb 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0139] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition and Community Right-ToKnow AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000–0139). SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 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PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FAR Subpart 23.9 and its associated solicitation provision and contract clause implement the requirements of E.O. 13148 of April 21, 2000, published in the Federal Register at 65 FR 24595, April 26, 2000. ‘‘Greening the Government through Leadership in Environmental Management.’’ The FAR coverage requires offerors, except for acquisitions of commercial items as defined in FAR Part 2, in competitive acquisitions over $100,000 (including options) and competitive 8(a) contracts, to certify that they will comply with applicable toxic chemical release reporting requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11001–11050) and the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13101–13109). B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 167,487. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 167,487. Hours per Response: 0.50. Total Burden Hours: 83,744. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0139, Federal Acquisition and Community Right-toKnow, in all correspondence. Dated: February 19, 2009. Al Matera, Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. E9–3889 Filed 2–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Army Science Board 2009 March Plenary Meeting Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (U.S.C. § 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR §§ 102–3. 140 through 160, the Department of the Army announces the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Army Science Board (ASB). E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 24, 2009 / Notices Date(s) of March Plenary Meeting: March 24–25, 2009. Time(s) of Meeting: 0800–1700, March 24, 2009. 0800–1700, March 25, 2009. Place of Meeting: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Inland Waterways Users Board; Request for Nominations ACTION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Army Science Board Studies Manager: Ms. Vivian Baylor, 703–604–7472. Proposed Agenda: The purpose of the meeting is to update members on Army Science Board administrative matters, to conduct interim meetings of individual study subcommittees, and to tour laboratories and hear briefings on scientific/engineering topics of general interest to the ASB membership at MIT, Natick Soldier Systems Center, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. It is expected that the first day will be spent on the MIT campus on Army Science Board matters, with the second day devoted to tours and briefings. Filing Written Statement: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.140d, the Committee is not obligated to allow the public to speak; however, interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Subcommittees. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the address detailed below. Written statements not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting may not be provided to or considered by the subcommittees until the next meeting. The DFO will review all timely submissions with the subcommittee Chairs and ensure they are provided to the specific subcommittee members before the meeting. After reviewing written comments, the subcommittee Chairs and the DFO may choose to invite the submitter of the comments to orally present their issue during a future open meeting. The DFO, in consultation with the subcommittee Chairs, may allot a specific amount of time for the members of the public to present their issues for review and discussion. Written submissions are to be submitted to the following address: Army Science Board, ATTN: Designated Federal Officer, 2511 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 11500, Arlington, VA 22202–3911. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–3891 Filed 2–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:23 Feb 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 Department of the Army, DOD. Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Section 302 of Public Law 99– 662 established the Inland Waterways Users Board. The Board is an independent Federal advisory committee. The Secretary of the Army appoints its 11 members. This notice is to solicit nominations for five (5) appointments or reappointments to twoyear terms that will begin after August 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works Directorate, Attention: Inland Waterways Users Board Nominations Committee, Mr. Mark Pointon, 441 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20314– 1000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works Directorate, (202) 761–4691. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The selection, service, and appointment of Board members are covered by provisions of Section 302 of Public Law 99–662. The substance of those provisions is as follows: a. Selection. Members are to be selected from the spectrum of commercial carriers and shippers using the inland and intracoastal waterways, to represent geographical regions, and to be representative of waterborne commerce as determined by commodity ton-miles statistics. b. Service. The Board is required to meet at least semi-annually to develop and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Army on waterways construction and rehabilitation priorities and spending levels for commercial navigation improvements, and report its recommendations annually to the Secretary and Congress. c. Appointment. The operation of the Board and appointment of its members are subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended) and departmental implementing regulations. Members serve without compensation but their expenses due to Board activities are reimbursable. The considerations specified in Section 302 for the selection of the Board members, and certain terms used therein, have been interpreted, supplemented, or otherwise clarified as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8235 (1) Carriers and Shippers. The law uses the terms ‘‘primary users and shippers.’’ Primary users have been interpreted to mean the providers of transportation services on inland waterways such as barge or towboat operators. Shippers have been interpreted to mean the purchasers of such services for the movement of commodities they own or control. Individuals are appointed to the Board, but they must be either a carrier or shipper, or represent a firm that is a carrier or shipper. For that purpose a trade or regional association is neither a shipper nor primary user. (2) Geographical Representation. The law specifies ‘‘various’’ regions. For the purpose of selecting Board members, the waterways subjected to fuel taxes and described in Public Law 95–502, as amended, have been aggregated into six regions. They are (1) the Upper Mississippi River and its tributaries above the mouth of the Ohio; (2) the Lower Mississippi River and its tributaries below the mouth of the Ohio and above Baton Rouge; (3) the Ohio River and its tributaries; (4) the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Louisiana and Texas; (5) the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway east of New Orleans and associated fuel-taxed waterways including the Tennessee-Tombigbee, plus the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway below Norfolk; and (6) the ColumbiaSnake Rivers System and Upper Willamette. The intent is that each region shall be represented by at least one Board member, with that representation determined by the regional concentration of the individual’s traffic on the waterways. (3) Commodity Representation. Waterway commerce has been aggregated into six commodity categories based on ‘‘inland’’ ton-miles shown in Waterborne Commerce of the United States. These categories are (1) Farm and Food Products; (2) Coal and Coke; (3) Petroleum, Crude and Products; (4) Minerals, Ores, and Primary Metals and Mineral Products; (5) Chemicals and Allied Products; and (6) All Other. A consideration in the selection of Board members will be that the commodities carried or shipped by those individuals or their firms will be reasonably representative of the above commodity categories. d. Nomination. Reflecting preceding selection criteria, the current representation by the five (5) Board members whose terms will expire is one member each representing regions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Also, three of these Board members represent carriers, one represents a shipper and one represents a carrier/shipper. E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 35 (Tuesday, February 24, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-3891]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army


Army Science Board 2009 March Plenary Meeting

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 
U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 
1976 (U.S.C. Sec.  552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal 
Regulations (CFR Sec. Sec.  102-3. 140 through 160, the Department of 
the Army announces the following committee meeting:
    Name of Committee: Army Science Board (ASB).

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    Date(s) of March Plenary Meeting: March 24-25, 2009.
    Time(s) of Meeting:
0800-1700, March 24, 2009.
0800-1700, March 25, 2009.
    Place of Meeting: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 
Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Army Science Board Studies Manager: 
Ms. Vivian Baylor, 703-604-7472.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Agenda: The purpose of the meeting 
is to update members on Army Science Board administrative matters, to 
conduct interim meetings of individual study subcommittees, and to tour 
laboratories and hear briefings on scientific/engineering topics of 
general interest to the ASB membership at MIT, Natick Soldier Systems 
Center, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. It is expected that the first day 
will be spent on the MIT campus on Army Science Board matters, with the 
second day devoted to tours and briefings.
    Filing Written Statement: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140d, the 
Committee is not obligated to allow the public to speak; however, 
interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by 
the Subcommittees. Individuals submitting a written statement must 
submit their statement to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the 
address detailed below. Written statements not received at least 10 
calendar days prior to the meeting may not be provided to or considered 
by the subcommittees until the next meeting.
    The DFO will review all timely submissions with the subcommittee 
Chairs and ensure they are provided to the specific subcommittee 
members before the meeting. After reviewing written comments, the 
subcommittee Chairs and the DFO may choose to invite the submitter of 
the comments to orally present their issue during a future open 
meeting.
    The DFO, in consultation with the subcommittee Chairs, may allot a 
specific amount of time for the members of the public to present their 
issues for review and discussion. Written submissions are to be 
submitted to the following address: Army Science Board, ATTN: 
Designated Federal Officer, 2511 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 11500, 
Arlington, VA 22202-3911.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-3891 Filed 2-23-09; 8:45 am]
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