Advisory Committee On Reactor Safeguards Meeting of The ACRS Subcommittee on Materials, Metallurgy & Reactor Fuels, 76442 [2011-31362]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 76442 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 7, 2011 / Notices of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; or (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. NSF has determined that it cannot reasonably comply with the normal clearance procedures within 5 CFR part 1320 because normal clearance procedures are reasonably likely to prevent or disrupt the collection of information. NSF is requesting emergency review from OMB of this information collection to assure compliance with the America Competes Act, Public Law 100–69, Section 7027, which calls for a study on laboratory equipment donations for schools. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. 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The law states: ‘‘Not later than VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 06, 2011 Jkt 226001 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, [August 9, 2007], the Director [of the National Science Foundation] shall transmit a report to Congress examining the extent to which institutions of higher education and entities in the private sector are donating used laboratory equipment to elementary schools and secondary schools. The Director * * * shall survey institutions of higher education and entities in the private sector to determine— (1) How often, how much, and what type of equipment is donated; (2) What criteria or guidelines the institutions and entities are using to determine what types of equipment can be donated, what condition the equipment should be in, and which schools receive the equipment; (3) Whether the institutions and entities provide any support to, or follow-up with the schools; and (4) How appropriate donations can be encouraged.’’ Under a grant from NSF, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) has designed a sample of institutions of higher education (IHEs) drawn from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) using the 2007–2008 school year. IHEs were selected with Carnegie group (2005) based on their total research spending. The assumption is that schools with higher research spending are most likely to donate equipment, so the sample is weighted to capture IHEs with higher levels of spending. In addition to IHEs, large corporations that have demonstrated a commitment to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education will also be surveyed. This will be a population survey of members of Change the Equation, an independent non-profit organization that is a component of President Obama’s ‘‘Educate to Innovate’’ initiative. These corporations will represent ‘‘entities in the private sector’’ that Congress mandated be surveyed. Basic analyses will include descriptive statistics on each category of information requested by Congress broken out by Carnegie classification of IHEs, level of IHE research spending, and industry sector and size of private entities. Data will also include summaries of feedback provided by respondents on how appropriate donations can be encouraged. NSF will use the resulting data and analyses primarily to respond to the aforementioned congressional request for information. NSF will also share the information with the educational research community; professional PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 education associations, especially those focused on science, academia; K–12 schools, especially science teachers; and the general public. Respondents: Individuals, State, Local or Tribal Government, not-for-profit institutions, and for-profit institutions (i.e., corporations). Respondents will be persons representing these entities who have been identified as familiar with their organization’s disposal of surplus laboratory equipment. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400 (300 IHEs and 100 corporations). Burden on the Public: 400 hours. Dated: December 2, 2011. Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2011–31366 Filed 12–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee On Reactor Safeguards Meeting of The ACRS Subcommittee on Materials, Metallurgy & Reactor Fuels Revision to December 15, 2011, ACRS Meeting Federal Register Notice The Federal Register Notice for the ACRS Subcommittee Meeting on Materials, Metallurgy & Reactor Fuels scheduled to be held on December 15, 2011, is being revised to notify the following: The meeting will be open to public attendance with exception of portions that may be closed to protect information that is proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). The notice of this meeting was previously published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2011 [76 FR 72451–72452]. All other items remain the same as previously published. Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting Christopher Brown, Designated Federal Official (Telephone: (301) 415–7111, Email: Christopher.Brown@nrc.gov) between 7:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. (ET). Dated: December 1, 2011. Antonio F. Dias, Technical Advisor, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011–31362 Filed 12–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2011)]
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Advisory Committee On Reactor Safeguards Meeting of The ACRS 
Subcommittee on Materials, Metallurgy & Reactor Fuels

Revision to December 15, 2011, ACRS Meeting Federal Register Notice

    The Federal Register Notice for the ACRS Subcommittee Meeting on 
Materials, Metallurgy & Reactor Fuels scheduled to be held on December 
15, 2011, is being revised to notify the following:
    The meeting will be open to public attendance with exception of 
portions that may be closed to protect information that is proprietary, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).
    The notice of this meeting was previously published in the Federal 
Register on November 23, 2011 [76 FR 72451-72452]. All other items 
remain the same as previously published.
    Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by 
contacting Christopher Brown, Designated Federal Official (Telephone: 
(301) 415-7111, Email: Christopher.Brown@nrc.gov) between 7:30 a.m. and 
5:15 p.m. (ET).

    Dated: December 1, 2011.
Antonio F. Dias,
Technical Advisor, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2011-31362 Filed 12-6-11; 8:45 am]
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