Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, 59183-59184 [2011-24535]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2011 / Notices administration of this program. Step one occurred in January 2011 when the Department adopted a pilot program to enhance protections for foreign nationals from Belarus, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, and the Ukraine (‘‘Pilot Program’’). Step two was the Interim Final Rule, which incorporated many of the concepts of the Pilot Program into the overall Summer Work Travel program regulations. Now, as step three, the Department intends to conduct on-site reviews of the largest Summer Work Travel program sponsors to monitor sponsor performance, ‘‘to assess category-wide regulatory compliance and to consult with sponsors about implementation of the Interim Final Rule.’’ The Department’s close monitoring of Summer Work Travel sponsors during the summer of 2011 has resulted in a modification to its plans for on-site reviews. Specifically, the Department evaluated all Summer Work Travel sponsors’ compliance with program regulations regarding the maintenance of current and accurate records in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for the period September 1, 2009 through August 30, 2010. It also reviewed Summer Work Travel-related complaints for the 2011 summer season and monitored the media for additional reports of program problems. As a result of these efforts, the Department has determined that it will not visit sponsors based solely on their size, but instead will conduct compliance reviews of those designated sponsors whose compliance with the relevant Exchange Visitor Program regulations deserve closer examination by the Department. Currently there are 51 designated exchange sponsor entities in the Summer Work Travel category. Of those, the Department has identified 14 sponsors that will be part of in the upcoming compliance review. Although the Department may later decide to evaluate additional sponsors, at this time, it intends to visit these 14 sponsors (which together sponsor approximately 65% of all Summer Work Travel participants) sometime between October and December 2011. On average, it is expected that each on-site review will take two full business days and will be preceded ten work days’ in advance by written notice and a request for certain specified documents. As noted above, these on-site reviews will focus on evaluating the overall program administration and the effectiveness of the modifications to sponsors’ program administration resulting from implementation of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Sep 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 Interim Final Rule and the Pilot Program. A primary goal of these reviews is to assess whether the sponsors have been able ‘‘to comply and remain in continual compliance with all provisions of Part 62’’ (22 CFR 62.3(b)(1)). To this end, the reviews will focus on sponsor compliance with the Pilot Program guidelines and participant monitoring requirements, maintenance of accurate SEVIS records, and sponsors’ relationships with third parties they have engaged to assist in carrying out the core programmatic functions inherent in the administration of exchange visitor programs, as set forth in the regulations in Part 62 (i.e., screening, selection, orientation, placement, monitoring, and the promotion of mutual understanding). Other areas of interest may include sponsors’ roles in assisting participants in finding suitable housing; decisionmaking processes (including the numbers of participants accepted); selfimposed compliance mechanisms; procedures for handling student participant problems (including finding new jobs for those whose pre-arranged placements were unsatisfactory); and policies for refunding deposits or payments to student participants. Finally, the Department intends to use these reviews as an opportunity for sponsors to provide feedback on the Pilot Program and the Interim Final Rule in general, and more specifically, sponsors’ experience with the relevant new regulatory provisions during the summer season of 2011. Feedback will be used to assist in issuing the Final Rule. Best practices will be collected from the on-site reviews and shared with the wider sponsor community. Sponsors who are not included in these reviews and wish to comment should address their comments and concerns to the Department at JVisas@State.gov. The Department believes these compliance reviews are one of many critical steps that can help ensure the Summer Work Travel program meets the underlying goals of the Act while also allowing participants to enjoy safe and successful exchange program experiences conducted within the parameters of the Exchange Visitor Program regulations. Dated: September 16, 2011. Rick A. Ruth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange, Acting, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–24551 Filed 9–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59183 TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council AGENCY: Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold a meeting on October 13 and October 14, 2011, to obtain views and advice on the topic of the regulation of non-navigable floating structures on TVA reservoirs. The RRSC was established to advise TVA on its natural resource stewardship activities. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The meeting agenda includes the following: 1. Introductions. 2. TVA Updates: Feedback from the TVA Board of Directors on the Council’s previous advice, a summary of the Natural Resource Plan implementation plan for fiscal year 2012, and information about TVA’s Recreation Program under the Natural Resource Plan. 3. Presentation(s) concerning the issues surrounding the regulation of non-navigable floating structures on TVA reservoirs. 4. Public Comments. 5. Council Discussion and Advice. The RRSC will hear opinions and views of citizens by providing a public comment session. The public comment session will be held at 10 a.m., EDT, on Friday, October 14. Persons wishing to speak are requested to register at the door by 9 a.m., EDT, on Friday, October 14 and will be called on during the public comment period. Handout materials should be limited to one printed page. Written comments are also invited and may be mailed to the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., EDT, and on Friday, October 14, 2011, from 8 a.m. to Noon, EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Auditorium of the TVA Headquarters at, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902, and will be open to the public. Anyone needing special access or accommodations should let the contact below know at least a week in advance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Keel, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902, (865) 632–6113. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 59184 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2011 / Notices Dated: September 19, 2011. Anda A. Ray, Senior Vice President and Environmental Executive, Environment and Technology, Tennessee Valley Authority. [FR Doc. 2011–24535 Filed 9–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification of Airmen for the Operation of LightSport Aircraft sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on July 22, 2011, vol. 76, no. 141, page 44080– 44081. Regulation generates a need for new designated pilot examiners and designated airworthiness representatives to support the certification of new light-sport aircraft, pilots, flight instructors, and ground instructors. This submission removes reported burden associated with this collection but previously approved by OMB under existing control numbers 2120–0018, 2120–0022, 2120–0033, and 2120–0042. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 24, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Scott on (202) 385–4293, or by e-mail at: Carla.Scott@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0690. Title: Certification of Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft. Form Numbers: FAA form 8710–11, 8710–12, 8050–88a. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: The Final Rule ‘‘Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft’’ [69 FR 44771] generated a need for new designated pilot examiners and designated airworthiness representatives to support the certification of new light-sport aircraft, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Sep 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 pilots, flight instructors, and ground instructors. Respondents: Approximately 57,214 respondents. Frequency: Information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 1.25 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 45,775.24 hours. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 19, 2011. Carla Scott, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200. [FR Doc. 2011–24456 Filed 9–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Use of Certain Personal Oxygen Concentrator (POC) Devices on Board Aircraft AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. A Special Federal Aviation Regulation requires passengers who intend to use an approved POC to present a physician statement before boarding. The flight crew must then inform the pilot-in-command that a POC is on board. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by November 22, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Scott on (202) 385–4293, or by email at: Carla.Scott@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0702. Title: Use of Certain Personal Oxygen Concentrator (POC) Devices on Board Aircraft. Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this collection. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: In the SFAR, we require the pilot in command to be apprised whenever a passenger, whose physician’s statement prescribes extensive use of oxygen, brings a POC on board the aircraft. Also, we require passengers who have a medical need to use a POC during flight to have a signed physician statement in their possession that describes the oxygen therapy needed for the duration of the flight. The information provided to the pilot in command is used to determine whether an inflight diversion to an airport where medical assistance for the passenger may be needed in the event the passenger’s POC fails to operate or the aircraft experiences cabin pressurization difficulties. The physician statement will be used by the operator to verify the need for the device, the oxygen therapy needed to be provided by use of the POC, and the oxygen needs of the passenger in case of emergency. Respondents: Approximately 1,735,000 passengers. Frequency: Information is collected as needed. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 6 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 172,694 hours. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Carla Scott, Room 336, Federal Aviation Administration, AES–300, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 185 (Friday, September 23, 2011)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-24535]


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TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY


Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council

AGENCY: Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold 
a meeting on October 13 and October 14, 2011, to obtain views and 
advice on the topic of the regulation of non-navigable floating 
structures on TVA reservoirs.
    The RRSC was established to advise TVA on its natural resource 
stewardship activities. Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2.
    The meeting agenda includes the following:
    1. Introductions.
    2. TVA Updates: Feedback from the TVA Board of Directors on the 
Council's previous advice, a summary of the Natural Resource Plan 
implementation plan for fiscal year 2012, and information about TVA's 
Recreation Program under the Natural Resource Plan.
    3. Presentation(s) concerning the issues surrounding the regulation 
of non-navigable floating structures on TVA reservoirs.
    4. Public Comments.
    5. Council Discussion and Advice.
    The RRSC will hear opinions and views of citizens by providing a 
public comment session. The public comment session will be held at 10 
a.m., EDT, on Friday, October 14. Persons wishing to speak are 
requested to register at the door by 9 a.m., EDT, on Friday, October 14 
and will be called on during the public comment period. Handout 
materials should be limited to one printed page. Written comments are 
also invited and may be mailed to the Regional Resource Stewardship 
Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 
11B, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2011, from 8 
a.m. to 10 a.m., EDT, and on Friday, October 14, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 
Noon, EDT.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Auditorium of the TVA 
Headquarters at, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902, and 
will be open to the public. Anyone needing special access or 
accommodations should let the contact below know at least a week in 
advance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Keel, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, 
WT 11B, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902, (865) 632-6113.


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    Dated: September 19, 2011.
Anda A. Ray,
Senior Vice President and Environmental Executive, Environment and 
Technology, Tennessee Valley Authority.
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