Sunshine Act Notice, 8367-8368 [2011-3374]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 30 / Monday, February 14, 2011 / Notices expertise in the following disciplines, especially as they relate to minorities, low-income, and other disproportionately affected populations: environmental exposure, fate and transport, human health risk assessment, toxicology, epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, economics, social and behavioral sciences, and risk communication. We are specifically seeking experts with expertise and experience in assessing cumulative and comparative risk, public health benefits and impacts, equity and disparity impacts, social impacts, and regulatory impacts. Availability of the review materials: The review materials will be made available on the SAB Web site. For questions concerning the review materials, please contact Kelly Maguire at (202) 566–2273 or maguire.kelly@epa.gov. Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations: Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified individuals in the areas of expertise described above for possible service on this expert ad hoc Panel. Nominations should be submitted in electronic format (which is preferred over hard copy) following the instructions for ‘‘Nominating Experts to Advisory Panels and Ad Hoc Committees Being Formed’’ provided on the SAB Web site. The instructions can be accessed through the ‘‘Nomination of Experts’’ link on the blue navigational bar on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. To receive full consideration, nominations should include all of the information requested. EPA’s SAB Staff Office requests: contact information about the person making the nomination; contact information about the nominee; the disciplinary and specific areas of expertise of the nominee; the nominee’s curriculum vita; sources of recent grant and/or contract support; and a biographical sketch of the nominee indicating current position, educational background, research activities, and recent service on other national advisory committees or national professional organizations. Persons having questions about the nomination procedures, or who are unable to submit nominations through the SAB Web site, should contact Dr. Suhair Shallal, DFO, as indicated above in this notice. Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than March 7, 2011. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Feb 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 The EPA SAB Staff Office will acknowledge receipt of nominations. The names and biosketches of qualified nominees identified by respondents to this Federal Register notice, and additional experts identified by the SAB Staff, will be posted in a List of Candidates on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. Public comments on this List of Candidates will be accepted for 21 calendar days. The public will be requested to provide relevant information or other documentation on nominees that the SAB Staff Office should consider in evaluating candidates. For the EPA SAB Staff Office, a balanced subcommittee or review panel includes candidates who possess the necessary domains of knowledge, the relevant scientific perspectives (which, among other factors, can be influenced by work history and affiliation), and the collective breadth of experience to adequately address the charge. In the SAB EJT Panel, the SAB Staff Office will consider public comments on the List of candidates, information provided by the candidates themselves, and background information independently gathered by the SAB Staff Office. Selection criteria to be used for Panel membership include: (a) Scientific and/or technical expertise, knowledge, and experience (primary factors); (b) availability and willingness to serve; (c) absence of financial conflicts of interest; (d) absence of an appearance of a lack of impartiality; and (e) skills working in committees, subcommittees and advisory panels; and, for the Panel as a whole, (f) diversity of expertise and viewpoints. The SAB Staff Office’s evaluation of an absence of financial conflicts of interest will include a review of the ‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’’ (EPA Form 3110– 48). This confidential form allows Government officials to determine whether there is a statutory conflict between that person’s public responsibilities (which includes membership on an EPA Federal advisory committee) and private interests and activities, or the appearance of a lack of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be viewed and downloaded from the following URL address at http:// www.epa.gov/sab/pdf/epaform311048.pdf. The approved policy under which the EPA SAB Office selects subcommittees and review panels is described in the following document: Overview of the PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8367 Panel Formation Process at the Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board (EPA–SAB–EC– 02–010), which is posted on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab/pdf/ ec02010.pdf. Dated: February 7, 2011. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2011–3278 Filed 2–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Sunshine Act Notice Federal Election Commission. Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at 10 a.m. PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC. STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public. ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: Compliance matters pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 437g. Audits conducted pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 437g, 438(b), and Title 26, U.S.C. Matters concerning participation in civil actions or proceedings or arbitration. Internal personnel rules and procedures or matters affecting a particular employee. * * * * * PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Judith Ingram, Press Officer, Telephone: (202) 694–1220. AGENCY: DATE AND TIME: Shawn Woodhead Werth, Secretary and Clerk of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–3269 Filed 2–10–11; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Sunshine Act Notice Federal Election Commission. Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 10 a.m. PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC (Ninth Floor). STATUS: This meeting will be open to the public. ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: Correction and Approval of the Minutes for the Meeting of February 3, 2011 Draft AO 2011–01: Robin Carnahan for Senate by Mark Elias, Jonathan S. Berkon, and Ezra W. Reese Draft AO 2011–02: Senator Scott Brown and Brown for U.S. Senate Committee by Daniel Winslow AGENCY: DATE AND TIME: E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 8368 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 30 / Monday, February 14, 2011 / Notices Kucinich for President, Inc.— Statement of Reasons—Repayment Determination upon Administrative Review Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the Kansas Republican Party Management and Administrative Matters. Individuals who plan to attend and require special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact Shawn Woodhead Werth, Commission Secretary and Clerk, at (202) 694–1040, at least 72 hours prior to the hearing date. PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Judith Ingram, Press Officer. Telephone: (202) 694–1220. Shawn Woodhead Werth, Secretary and Clerk of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–3374 Filed 2–11–11; 4:15 pm] Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2011 BILLING CODE 6715–01–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION [Notice 2011–01] Price Index Adjustments for Contribution and Expenditure Limits and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold Federal Election Commission. Notice of adjustments to contribution and expenditure limits and lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold. AGENCY: ACTION: As mandated by provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (‘‘FECA’’ or ‘‘the Act’’), the Federal Election Commission (‘‘FEC’’ or ‘‘the Commission’’) is adjusting certain contribution and expenditure limits and the lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold set forth in the Act, to index the amounts for inflation. Additional details appear in the supplemental information that follows. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date for the limit at 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A) is November 3, 2010. The effective date for the limits at 2 U.S.C. 434(i)(3)(A), 441a(a)(1)(B), 441a(a)(3), 441a(d), and 441a(h) is January 1, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Greg J. Scott, Information Division, 999 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Feb 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463; (202) 694–1100 or (800) 424–9530. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, 2 U.S.C. 431 et seq., as amended by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 1 and the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007,2 coordinated party expenditure limits (2 U.S.C. 441a(d)(2) and (3)(A) and (B)), certain contribution limits (2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A) and (B), (a)(3) and (h)), and the disclosure threshold for contributions bundled by lobbyists (2 U.S.C. 434(i)(3)(A)) are adjusted periodically to reflect changes in the consumer price index. See 2 U.S.C. 434(i)(3) and 441a(c)(1); 11 CFR 109.32 and 110.17(a) and (f). The Commission is publishing this notice to announce the adjusted limits and disclosure threshold. Under 2 U.S.C. 441a(c), the Commission must adjust the expenditure limits established by 2 U.S.C. 441a(d) (the limitations on expenditures by national party committees, state party committees, or their subordinate committees in connection with the general election campaign of candidates for Federal office) annually to account for inflation. This expenditure limit is increased by the percent difference between the price index, as certified to the Commission by the Secretary of Labor, for the 12 months preceding the beginning of the calendar year and the price index for the base period (calendar year 1974). 1. Coordinated Expenditure Limit for House of Representatives in States With More Than One Congressional District. Both the national and state party committees have a coordinated expenditure limit for each general election held to fill a seat in the House of Representatives in states with more than one congressional district. This limit also applies to those states that elect individuals to the office of 1 Public Law 107–155, 116 Stat. 81 (Mar. 27, 2002). 2 Public Law 110–81, 121 Stat. 735 (Sept. 14, 2007). PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Delegate or Resident Commissioner.3 The formula used to calculate the expenditure limit in such states multiplies the base figure of $10,000 by the difference in the price index (4.42246), rounding to the nearest $100. See 2 U.S.C. 441a(c)(1)(B) and 441a(d)(3)(B); 11 CFR 109.32(b) and 110.17. Based upon this formula, the coordinated expenditure limit for 2011 general elections for House candidates in these states is $44,200. 2. Coordinated Expenditure Limit for Senate and for House of Representatives in States With Only One Congressional District. Both the national and state party committees have a coordinated expenditure limit for a general election held to fill a seat in the Senate or in the House of Representatives in states with only one congressional district. The formula used to calculate this expenditure limit considers not only the price index but also the voting age population (‘‘VAP’’) of the state. The VAP of each state is published annually in the Federal Register by the Department of Commerce. 11 CFR 110.18. The general election expenditure limit is the greater of: The base figure ($20,000) multiplied by the difference in the price index, 4.42246 (which totals $88,400); or $0.02 multiplied by the VAP of the state, multiplied by 4.42246. Amounts are rounded to the nearest $100. See 2 U.S.C. 441a(c)(1)(B) and 441a(d)(3)(A); 11 CFR 109.32(b) and 110.17. The chart below provides the state-by-state breakdown of the 2011 general election coordinated expenditure limit for Senate elections. The coordinated expenditure limit for 2011 House elections in states with only one congressional district 4 is $88,400. 3 Currently, these states are the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. See http://www.house.gov/house/ MemberWWW_by_State.shtml and http:// about.dc.gov/statehood.asp. 4 Currently, these states are: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. See http://www.house.gov/house/ MemberWWW_by_State.shtml. E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 30 (Monday, February 14, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8367-8368]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3374]


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FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Notice

AGENCY: Federal Election Commission.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 10 a.m.

PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC (Ninth Floor).

STATUS: This meeting will be open to the public.

ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED:
    Correction and Approval of the Minutes for the Meeting of February 
3, 2011
    Draft AO 2011-01: Robin Carnahan for Senate by Mark Elias, Jonathan 
S. Berkon, and Ezra W. Reese
    Draft AO 2011-02: Senator Scott Brown and Brown for U.S. Senate 
Committee by Daniel Winslow

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    Kucinich for President, Inc.--Statement of Reasons--Repayment 
Determination upon Administrative Review
    Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the Kansas Republican 
Party
    Management and Administrative Matters.
    Individuals who plan to attend and require special assistance, such 
as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, 
should contact Shawn Woodhead Werth, Commission Secretary and Clerk, at 
(202) 694-1040, at least 72 hours prior to the hearing date.

PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Judith Ingram, Press Officer. 
Telephone: (202) 694-1220.

Shawn Woodhead Werth,
Secretary and Clerk of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2011-3374 Filed 2-11-11; 4:15 pm]
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