Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; the Green Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory Teleconference Meetings, 2296-2297 [2012-622]

Download as PDF 2296 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2012 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Express, LLC is sold to another entity, or, barring a sale, for a period of one year. The specified transition services include access to propane supply under specified terms. Section II.C of the Order requires that, for a period of two years, ETP cannot sell the Heritage Propane Express assets without prior written approval of the Commission. This ensures that the Commission will have an opportunity to review a future sale of these assets, particularly if the assets would not be reportable under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. Section II.D requires ETP to provide prior notification to the Commission before acquiring any other cylinder exchange businesses for the next 10 years. Section II.E similarly requires AmeriGas to provide prior notification to the Commission before acquiring any other cylinder exchange businesses for the next 10 years. Both II.D and II.E provide that prior notification is not necessary for transactions that fall under a certain threshold in terms of the annual sales of propane exchange cylinders by any company that they propose to acquire. Section II.F addresses the availability of the transition services outlined in Amendment 2. It requires that AmeriGas make these transition and supply services available to ETP for up to one year, so that Heritage Propane Express, LLC can be operated as a viable entity. If that company is sold within one year, Section II.F requires that AmeriGas provide transition and propane supply services to Heritage Propane Express’s buyer for a period of six months, with an option to extend the arrangement for another six months. These provisions are designed to ensure that the Heritage Propane Express assets will continue to be viable as a stand-alone propane exchange cylinder business and that any new purchaser will have the necessary services and supply for a short transition period. Section II.G requires ETP to operate the Heritage Propane Express assets in a manner that maintains their economic viability for a period of two years or until ETP no longer holds an interest in the assets. The remaining Order provisions are standard reporting requirements to allow the Commission to determine ongoing compliance with the provisions of the Order. VII. Opportunity for Public Comment 3 The Final Order has been placed on the public record for 30 days to receive 3 The Commission normally will issue an order for public comment but not issue a final order until it considers all comments received during the comment period. Here, however, consistent with VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:12 Jan 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 comments from interested parties. Comments received during this period will become part of the public record. After 30 days, the Commission will review the comments received and determine whether to take further action. The purpose of this analysis is to facilitate comment on the Consent Agreement and Order. This analysis does not constitute and official interpretation of the Consent Agreement or Order, not does it modify its terms in any way. The Consent Agreement does not constitute an admission by AmeriGas, ETP or ETP GP that they have violated the law or that the facts as alleged in the Complaint, other than the jurisdictional facts, are true. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–748 Filed 1–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Background [Notice-MG–2012–01; Docket No. 2012– 0002; Sequence 2] Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; the Green Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory Teleconference Meetings Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Teleconference Meeting Notice. AGENCY: This notice provides the schedule for three teleconference meetings of the Green Building Advisory Committee (the Committee). The teleconference meetings are open to the public. Notice of this meeting is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2). DATES: Effective date: January 17, 2012. Teleconference Meeting Dates: The teleconferences will be held on Monday, January 30, 2012; Monday, February 27, 2012; and Monday, March 26, 2012. SUMMARY: Commission Rule 2.34(c), 16 CFR 2.34(c), the Commission has issued the Final Order in advance of the comment period. The Commission took this step to avoid any unnecessary and potentially costly delay to the larger underlying transaction involving the sale of ETP’s bulk propane business, which is not the subject of the Order, and is a highly seasonal business; that is, the market for bulk propane and related services is greatest during the winter and early spring. After the public comment period, the Commission will have the option to initiate a proceeding to reopen and modify the Decision and Order or commence a new administrative proceeding if the public comments lead it to believe that such action is appropriate. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Each teleconference will start at 3 p.m. Eastern time and end no later than 5 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Sandler, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration, 1275 First Street NE., Room 633D, Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 219–1121 (note: this is not a toll-free number). Email: ken.sandler@gsa.gov. Contact Tyler Telesford at (202) 501– 9153 or Sheila Turner at (202) 501–8880 to receive the teleconference call-in number to listen to the teleconference, as well as to obtain advance meeting materials. The public is invited to submit written comments relevant to the topics covered in these teleconferences by written statement to Ken Sandler at the GSA address above or at ken. sandler@gsa.gov until April 9, 2012. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Green Building Advisory Committee provides advice to GSA as specified in Public Law 110–140, under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Under this authority, the Committee will advise GSA on the rapid transformation of the Federal building portfolio to sustainable technologies and practices. The Committee focuses primarily on reviewing strategic plans, products and activities of the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings and providing advice regarding how the Office can most effectively accomplish its mission. Agenda Monday, January 30, 2012 • Overall GSA Office of Federal HighPerformance Green Buildings (OFHPGB) strategy and project plan. • National Research Council Levers for Change report. Following are the proposed topics for the February and March teleconference meetings. More detailed agendas will be available closer to the meetings. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer, Ken Sandler at the email address or telephone number above. Monday, February 27, 2012 • ‘‘Blue sky’’ discussion: best opportunities for transformative change to Federal sustainable buildings. Monday, March 26, 2012 • Communications/Research into Practice Knowledge Hub. • High-Performance Building Demonstration Projects. E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2012 / Notices Dated: January 10, 2012. John C. Thomas, Deputy Director, Office of Committee and Regulatory Management, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–622 Filed 1–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–27–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice—FTR–2012–01; Docket number 2012–0004; Sequence 1] Office of Asset and Transportation Management; Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rates Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of FTR Bulletin 12–02, Calendar Year (CY) 2012 Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rates. AGENCY: The General Services Administration’s (GSA) annual privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage reimbursement rate review has resulted in no rate changes when employees use their privately owned automobile (POA), their POA when Government owned automobiles (GOA) are authorized, their privately owned airplane, and/or their privately owned motorcycle for official purposes. FTR Bulletin 12–02 indicates that there will be no POV rate changes beginning on January 1, 2012. This notice announcing FTR Bulletin 12–02 is the only notification of this decision. FTR Bulletin 12–02 and all other FTR Bulletins are posted at www.gsa.gov/ ftrbulletins. Any further bulletins posted due to adjustments will be announced in the Federal Register. The POV Mileage Reimbursement Rate Web site is www.gsa.gov/mileage. DATES: This notice is effective on January 17, 2012 and applies to travel performed on or after January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012, unless changed by a subsequent bulletin. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, please contact Mr. Cy Greenidge, Office of Governmentwide Policy, Office of Asset and Transportation Management, at (202) 219–2349, or by email at travel policy@gsa.gov. Please cite Notice of FTR Bulletin 12–02. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Change in Standard Procedure GSA’s annual privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage reimbursement rate review has resulted in no rate changes VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:12 Jan 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 when employees use their privately owned automobile (POA), their POA when Government owned automobiles (GOA) are authorized, their privately owned airplane, and/or their privately owned motorcycle for official purposes. Historically, GSA has determined these rates by reviewing the annual standard automobile study conducted by the Internal Revenue Service, as well as conducting independent automobile, motorcycle, and aircraft studies, and/or by applying consumer price index data. GSA will continue to monitor these costs on a monthly basis and will adjust the rate if warranted. Any adjustments will be posted in the Federal Register and posted as a bulletin on GSA’s Web site (www.gsa.gov/ftrbulletins) and on our POV Mileage Reimbursement Rate Web site (www.gsa.gov/mileage). GSA posts the POV mileage reimbursement rates, formerly published in 41 CFR Chapter 301, solely on the Internet at www.gsa.gov/ftr. This process, implemented in FTR Amendment 2010–07 (75 FR 72965, Nov. 29, 2010), ensures more timely updates in mileage reimbursement rates by GSA for Federal employees on official travel. Notices published periodically in the Federal Register, such as this one, and the changes posted on the GSA Web site, now constitute the only notification of revisions to privately owned vehicle reimbursement rates for Federal agencies. Dated: January 6, 2012. Janet Dobbs, Deputy Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–623 Filed 1–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier: OS–0990–new; 30-Day Notice] Agency Information Collection Request. 30-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2297 information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@ hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–5683. Send written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections within 30 days of this notice directly to the OS OMB Desk Officer; faxed to OMB at (202) 395–5806. Proposed Project: Evaluation of the effectiveness of an educational interactive video on research integrity— OMB No. 0990–New–Office of Research Integrity. Abstract: The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) proposes to conduct a nine-month evaluation study of the effectiveness of an educational interactive video on research integrity. The study seeks to answer two questions: (a) Objectively, is the Educational Interactive Video for Research Integrity (EIVRI) effective in achieving learning outcomes? (b) Subjectively, do learners and teachers perceive the video simulation as effective in helping them learn and teach research integrity? To answer the first question, a pretest-posttest control group experimental design is used to assess the effectiveness of individual learning of research integrity principles and concepts through the use of the video simulation. The video simulation instruction will be incorporated into an existing syllabus for a research integrity or research ethics course for the treatment group. The control group will use the existing syllabus with no video simulation in class. Participants will be graduate students enrolled in these ethics courses to learn and apply the responsible conduct of research at educational institutions. Participants will fill out a demographics form to discern if they have had prior training experience in research integrity. Those who have prior training experience and those who do not have prior training experience will be randomly assigned to either the treatment group or the control group. The random assignment will be done by picking the last digit of each individual’s social security number for E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2296-2297]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-622]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-MG-2012-01; Docket No. 2012-0002; Sequence 2]


Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; the Green 
Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory 
Teleconference Meetings

AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Teleconference Meeting Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice provides the schedule for three teleconference 
meetings of the Green Building Advisory Committee (the Committee). The 
teleconference meetings are open to the public. Notice of this meeting 
is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2).

DATES: Effective date: January 17, 2012.
    Teleconference Meeting Dates: The teleconferences will be held on 
Monday, January 30, 2012; Monday, February 27, 2012; and Monday, March 
26, 2012. Each teleconference will start at 3 p.m. Eastern time and end 
no later than 5 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Sandler, Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration, 1275 First 
Street NE., Room 633D, Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 219-1121 
(note: this is not a toll-free number). Email: ken.sandler@gsa.gov.
    Contact Tyler Telesford at (202) 501-9153 or Sheila Turner at (202) 
501-8880 to receive the teleconference call-in number to listen to the 
teleconference, as well as to obtain advance meeting materials. The 
public is invited to submit written comments relevant to the topics 
covered in these teleconferences by written statement to Ken Sandler at 
the GSA address above or at ken.sandler@gsa.gov until April 9, 2012.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Green Building Advisory Committee provides advice to GSA as 
specified in Public Law 110-140, under the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act. Under this authority, the Committee will advise GSA on the rapid 
transformation of the Federal building portfolio to sustainable 
technologies and practices. The Committee focuses primarily on 
reviewing strategic plans, products and activities of the Office of 
Federal High-Performance Green Buildings and providing advice regarding 
how the Office can most effectively accomplish its mission.

Agenda

Monday, January 30, 2012

     Overall GSA Office of Federal High-Performance Green 
Buildings (OFHPGB) strategy and project plan.
     National Research Council Levers for Change report.
    Following are the proposed topics for the February and March 
teleconference meetings. More detailed agendas will be available closer 
to the meetings. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer, Ken 
Sandler at the email address or telephone number above.

Monday, February 27, 2012

     ``Blue sky'' discussion: best opportunities for 
transformative change to Federal sustainable buildings.

Monday, March 26, 2012

     Communications/Research into Practice Knowledge Hub.
     High-Performance Building Demonstration Projects.


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    Dated: January 10, 2012.
John C. Thomas,
Deputy Director, Office of Committee and Regulatory Management, Office 
of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration.
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