NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Earth Science Subcommittee; Applied Sciences Advisory Group Meeting, 60484-60485 [2010-24485]

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This Subcommittee reports to the Earth Science Subcommittee Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning. SUMMARY: Thursday October 21, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, October 22, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local Time. ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW., Room 7H45–A and 3H46– A, respectively, Washington, DC 20546. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Peter Meister, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–1557, fax (202) 358–4118, or peter.g.meister@nasa.gov. DATES: The meeting will be open to the public up to the capacity of the room. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: —Applied Sciences Program Update. —Performance Measures Discussion. —Report from Earth Science Subcommittee Meeting. 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However, based on public comments received in response to the September and October 2008 publications of the proposed revised Enforcement Policy, the NRC reconsidered its original plan to have abbreviated violation examples in the revised Policy and detailed violation examples in the Enforcement Manual. The NRC will continue its past practice of providing violation examples in the Enforcement Policy. These revised violation examples cover a broad range of circumstances in each of the four severity levels in each of 14 activity areas. Also, much of the material that the NRC had originally planned to remove from the revised Policy was subsequently retained based in part on comments received during the 2008 and 2009 public comment periods. A summary of the comments and the NRC’s responses associated with the 2008 and 2009 Notices are available at PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60485 the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html (ADAMS Accession Numbers ML091830260 and ML092650309, respectively). Summary of Major Revisions to the Enforcement Policy 1. Revisions to Table of Base Civil Penalties Regulatory requirements have varying degrees of safety, security, or environmental significance. For that reason, the NRC imposes various base civil penalties depending on the specific circumstances. Section 8.0, Tables A and B, of the revised Enforcement Policy set forth the base civil penalties for various reactor, fuel cycle, material, and vendor programs. The NRC uses a graded approach in assessing civil penalties based on the severity level of the violation and on the class of licensee, vendor, or other person. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 189 (Thursday, September 30, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60484-60485]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24485]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice: (10-115)]


NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Earth Science 
Subcommittee; Applied Sciences Advisory Group Meeting

AGENCY:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public 
Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Applied Science 
Advisory Group. This Subcommittee reports to the Earth Science 
Subcommittee Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. The Meeting will 
be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and 
other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program 
planning.

DATES: Thursday October 21, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 
October 22, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local Time.

ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW., Room 7H45-A and 3H46-
A, respectively, Washington, DC 20546.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Peter Meister, Science Mission 
Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-1557, 
fax (202) 358-4118, or peter.g.meister@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to 
the capacity of the room. The agenda for the meeting includes the 
following topics:

--Applied Sciences Program Update.
--Performance Measures Discussion.
--Report from Earth Science Subcommittee Meeting.

    It is imperative that the meeting be held on these dates to 
accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. 
Attendees will be requested to sign a register and to comply with NASA 
security requirements, including the presentation of a valid picture 
ID, before receiving an access badge. Foreign nationals attending this 
meeting will be required to provide a copy of their passport, visa, or 
green card in addition to providing the following information no less 
than 10 working days prior to the meeting: full name; gender; date/
place of birth; citizenship; visa/green card information (number, type, 
expiration date); passport information (number, country, expiration 
date);

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employer/affiliation information (name of institution, address, 
country, telephone); title/position of attendee. To expedite 
admittance, attendees with U.S. citizenship can provide identifying 
information 3 working days in advance by contacting Peter Meister via 
e-mail at peter.g.meister@nasa.gov or by telephone at (202) 358-1557.

    Dated: September 24, 2010.
P. Diane Rausch,
Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-24485 Filed 9-29-10; 8:45 am]
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