Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, 32474-32475 [2013-12861]

Download as PDF 32474 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2013 / Notices Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2110. OSHA’s Web page includes information about the NRTL Program (see https://www.osha.gov and select ‘‘N’’ in the ‘‘A to Z Index’’ located at the top of the Web page). Copies of this Federal Register notice: Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available under Docket No. OSHA–2006–0041 at https:// www.regulations.gov. This Federal Register notice is also available on OSHA’s Web page at https:// www.osha.gov. Access the Federal Register notice on this Web page by selecting ‘‘F’’ under the ‘‘A to Z Index’’ at the top of the page. Signed at Washington, DC, on May 23, 2013. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Determination Regarding Southwest Research Institute Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) requested OSHA to delete a test standard, UL 60950—Information Technology Equipment (see Exhibit OSHA–2006–0041–003), from its scope of recognition. Subsection II.D of Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7 provides that OSHA must inform the public of such a reduction in scope. Accordingly, OSHA hereby notifies the public that it is deleting UL 60950 from SWRI’s scope of recognition as of May 30, 2013. As of May 30, 2013, OSHA will no longer accept certifications by SWRI that products conform to UL 60950, and OSHA will delete UL 60950 from SWRI’s scope of recognition on the OSHA Web page. SWRI must notify those NRTL clients for which SWRI certified that products conformed to UL 60950 that SWRI’s scope of recognition no longer includes UL 60950. SWRI’s notification to each affected client also must inform the client that it must now obtain its product certification services, with respect to UL 60950, from an NRTL with a scope of recognition that continues to include UL 60950. SWRI’s notification to each affected client must be in writing and received by the client within two weeks of the date of this Notice. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the Agency is issuing this notice pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 657(g)(2)), Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012), and 29 CFR 1910.7. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 May 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 [FR Doc. 2013–12809 Filed 5–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Request for Comments: LSC Appropriations Request for FY 2015 Legal Services Corporation. Request for Comments: LSC Appropriations Request for FY 2015. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is developing its FY 2015 appropriations request to Congress and is seeking public comment and testimony on what the amount of its request should be. DATES: Written comments must be received no later than 12 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), on June 10, 2013. Please note that written comments mailed as of this time and date will not be considered. Requests to testify at the Finance Committee meeting on June 11, 2013 should be sent to David Richardson, by email at david.richardson@lsc.gov or by phone at (202) 295–1510, no later than 5:30 p.m., EDT, on Thursday June 6, 2013. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax or email to David L. Richardson, Treasurer, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007; 202–337–6834 (fax); or david.richardson@lsc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David L. Richardson, Treasurer, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007; 202–337– 6834 (fax); 202–295–1510 (phone); or david.richardson@lsc.gov. The mission of LSC is to provide funding for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income persons and to promote equal access to justice in our Nation. LSC submits an annual budget request directly to Congress and receives an annual direct appropriation to carry out its mission. For the current fiscal year, FY 2013, LSC received an appropriation (after sequestration and two rescissions) of $339,926,165, of which $316,144,749 is for basic field programs and required independent audits; $3,901,639 is for the Office of Inspector General; $15,792,345 is for management and grants oversight; $3,158,470 is for technology initiative grants; and $928,962 is for loan repayment SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 assistance. Public Law 113–006, 127 Stat. 267 (March 26, 2013). The White House FY 2014 budget request to Congress included $430 million for LSC; the LSC Board submitted a FY 2014 appropriations request of $486 million. As part of its annual budget process, LSC notifies the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in September of its appropriations request for the fiscal year beginning October 1 of the following calendar year. The Finance Committee of the LSC Board of Directors will meet at 12 p.m., EDT, on June 11, 2013, to hear testimony from interested parties and commence deliberations on the Board’s FY 2015 appropriations request. Anyone interested in providing testimony during the meeting should notify David Richardson, by email at david.richardson@lsc.gov or by phone at (202) 295–1510, no later than 5:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on Thursday June 6, 2013. LSC invites public comment on what its FY 2015 appropriations request should be. LSC must receive all written comments no later than 12 p.m., EDT, on June 10, 2013. Please note that written comments mailed as of this time and date will not be considered. More information about LSC may be found at www.lsc.gov. Dated: May 24, 2013. Atitaya C. Rok, Staff Attorney. [FR Doc. 2013–12853 Filed 5–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request National Science Foundation. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 9071, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Comments regarding (a) Whether the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2013 / Notices collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (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 should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725 17th Street NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 703–292–7556. NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: ‘‘National Sciences Foundation Proposal/Award Information-Grant Proposal Guide’’. OMB Approval Number: 3145–0058. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to extend with revision an information collection for three years. Proposed Project: The National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (Pub. L. 81–507) set forth NSF’s mission and purpose: ‘‘To promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. . . .’’ The Act authorized and directed NSF to initiate and support: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 May 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 • Basic scientific research and research fundamental to the engineering process; • Programs to strengthen scientific and engineering research potential; • Science and engineering education programs at all levels and in all the various fields of science and engineering; • Programs that provide a source of information for policy formulation; and • Other activities to promote these ends. Over the years, NSF’s statutory authority has been modified in a number of significant ways. In 1968, authority to support applied research was added to the Organic Act. In 1980, The Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act gave NSF standing authority to support activities to improve the participation of women and minorities in science and engineering. Another major change occurred in 1986, when engineering was accorded equal status with science in the Organic Act. NSF has always dedicated itself to providing the leadership and vision needed to keep the words and ideas embedded in its mission statement fresh and up-to-date. Even in today’s rapidly changing environment, NSF’s core purpose resonates clearly in everything it does: promoting achievement and progress in science and engineering and enhancing the potential for research and education to contribute to the Nation. While NSF’s vision of the future and the mechanisms it uses to carry out its charges have evolved significantly over the last four decades, its ultimate mission remains the same. Use of the Information: The regular submission of proposals to the Foundation is part of the collection of information and is used to help NSF fulfill this responsibility by initiating and supporting merit-selected research and education projects in all the scientific and engineering disciplines. NSF receives more than 51,000 proposals annually for new projects, and makes approximately 10,500 new awards. Support is made primarily through grants, contracts, and other agreements awarded to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, academic consortia, nonprofit institutions, and small businesses. The awards are based mainly on evaluations of proposal merit submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation has a continuing commitment to monitor the operations of its information collection to identify and address excessive reporting burdens as well as to identify any real or apparent inequities based on gender, race, ethnicity, or disability of the PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32475 proposed principal investigator(s)/ project director(s) or the co-principal investigator(s)/co-project director(s). Burden on the Public: The Foundation estimates that an average of 120 hours is expended for each proposal submitted. An estimated 51,000 proposals are expected during the course of one year for a total of 6,120,000 public burden hours annually. Dated: May 24, 2013. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2013–12861 Filed 5–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting. Name: Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) Advisory Committee Meeting, #1173. Dates/Time: June 19, 2013, 9:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. June 20, 2013, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Place: National Science Foundation (NSF), 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. To help facilitate your entry into the building, please contact Victoria Fung (vfung@nsf.gov) on or prior to June 17, 2013. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Dr. Bernice Anderson, Senior Advisor and CEOSE Executive Secretary, Office of International and Integrative Activities (IIA), National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone Numbers: (703) 292–5151/ 703–292–8040 banderso@nsf.gov. Minutes: Meeting minutes and other information may be obtained from the CEOSE Executive Secretary at the above address or the Web site at https:// www.nsf.gov/od/iia/activities/ceose/ index.jsp. Purpose of Meeting: To study data, programs, policies, and other information pertinent to the National Science Foundation and to provide advice and recommendations concerning broadening participation in science and engineering. Agenda: Opening Statement by the CEOSE Chair E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.

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SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the 
following information collection requirement to OMB for review and 
clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. 
This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published 
in the Federal Register at 78 FR 9071, and no comments were received. 
NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the 
publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: 
https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Comments regarding (a) 
Whether the

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collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information 
to be collected; (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 should 
be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, 
Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725 17th 
Street NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. 
Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 
Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send email 
to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device 
for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service 
(FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a 
week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays).
    Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this 
notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 
703-292-7556.
    NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless 
the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control 
number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to 
the collection of information that such persons are not required to 
respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title of Collection: ``National Sciences Foundation Proposal/Award 
Information-Grant Proposal Guide''.
    OMB Approval Number: 3145-0058.
    Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to extend with revision an 
information collection for three years.
    Proposed Project: The National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (Pub. 
L. 81-507) set forth NSF's mission and purpose:

    ``To promote the progress of science; to advance the national 
health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. . . 
.''

    The Act authorized and directed NSF to initiate and support:
     Basic scientific research and research fundamental to the 
engineering process;
     Programs to strengthen scientific and engineering research 
potential;
     Science and engineering education programs at all levels 
and in all the various fields of science and engineering;
     Programs that provide a source of information for policy 
formulation; and
     Other activities to promote these ends.
    Over the years, NSF's statutory authority has been modified in a 
number of significant ways. In 1968, authority to support applied 
research was added to the Organic Act. In 1980, The Science and 
Engineering Equal Opportunities Act gave NSF standing authority to 
support activities to improve the participation of women and minorities 
in science and engineering.
    Another major change occurred in 1986, when engineering was 
accorded equal status with science in the Organic Act. NSF has always 
dedicated itself to providing the leadership and vision needed to keep 
the words and ideas embedded in its mission statement fresh and up-to-
date. Even in today's rapidly changing environment, NSF's core purpose 
resonates clearly in everything it does: promoting achievement and 
progress in science and engineering and enhancing the potential for 
research and education to contribute to the Nation. While NSF's vision 
of the future and the mechanisms it uses to carry out its charges have 
evolved significantly over the last four decades, its ultimate mission 
remains the same.
    Use of the Information: The regular submission of proposals to the 
Foundation is part of the collection of information and is used to help 
NSF fulfill this responsibility by initiating and supporting merit-
selected research and education projects in all the scientific and 
engineering disciplines. NSF receives more than 51,000 proposals 
annually for new projects, and makes approximately 10,500 new awards.
    Support is made primarily through grants, contracts, and other 
agreements awarded to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, academic 
consortia, nonprofit institutions, and small businesses. The awards are 
based mainly on evaluations of proposal merit submitted to the 
Foundation.
    The Foundation has a continuing commitment to monitor the 
operations of its information collection to identify and address 
excessive reporting burdens as well as to identify any real or apparent 
inequities based on gender, race, ethnicity, or disability of the 
proposed principal investigator(s)/project director(s) or the co-
principal investigator(s)/co-project director(s).
    Burden on the Public: The Foundation estimates that an average of 
120 hours is expended for each proposal submitted. An estimated 51,000 
proposals are expected during the course of one year for a total of 
6,120,000 public burden hours annually.

    Dated: May 24, 2013.
Suzanne H. Plimpton,
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.
[FR Doc. 2013-12861 Filed 5-29-13; 8:45 am]
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