Establishment of Regional Energy Resource Council and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership, 37876-37877 [2013-15052]

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TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Establishment of Regional Energy Resource Council and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). ACTION: Notice of Establishment of the Regional Energy Resource Council and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933, as amended, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), TVA announces the establishment of the Regional Energy Resource Council. The Council will advise TVA on its energy resource activities and the priorities among competing objectives and values. Consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the duration of this Council is for two years, unless renewed by TVA. This notice also requests nominations for membership on the Council. DATES: Please submit all nominations for membership on or before July 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: All nominations should be submitted to Joe Hoagland, TVA Designated Federal Officer, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902. Nominations may also be emailed to RERC@tva.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Keel, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT– 11 B, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902, (865) 632–6113, bakeel@tva.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background and Authority The Regional Energy Resource Council is governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The Council will advise PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Council will consist of up to 20 members. Members of the Council will be chosen to ensure objectivity and balance in representation of a broad range of diverse views and interests, including environmental, industrial, business, consumer, educational, and community leadership interests. All members of the Council shall be persons possessing demonstrated professional or personal qualifications relevant to TVA’s energy resource activities. The Governors of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia will each be asked to nominate a member to the Council, taking into account the need for a balanced and diverse membership. The Tennessee Valley Public Power Association and the Tennessee Valley Industrial Committee will each be asked to nominate members to represent the interests of distributors of TVA power and direct-served customers of TVA, respectively. The Council will also include at least two members representing each of the following interests: Non-governmental entity focused on environmental and/or energy issues, chamber of commerce or economic and community development, and academic or research center. TVA will appoint up to three additional members to ensure a balanced representation of a broad range of views. Members shall be considered representatives of the group, organization, or other entity identified by TVA in making the membership appointment. In order to capture a broad range of fresh perspectives and advice in subsequent terms of the Council, TVA shall appoint not more than 14 of the Council members from the stakeholders who served on the Council during its previous term. This restriction shall not limit the ability of the Governors to renominate their appointees who served on the previous term of the Council. E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2013 / Notices Meetings of the Council will be held approximately twice per year. As necessary, subcommittees composed of members of the parent Council may be established to perform specific functions within the Council’s jurisdiction. Subcommittees of the Council may meet more frequently than the parent Council. The Designated Federal Officer or Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall call all meetings of the Council and of any subcommittees, approve the agenda for each meeting, and be present at all meetings. The first meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council is anticipated to take place in September, 2013. Each member shall be appointed for a term of two years. Whenever a vacancy occurs, TVA may appoint a replacement for the remainder of the applicable term. TVA shall designate one Council member as the Council Chair. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Compensation Each member of the Council shall serve without compensation. Members engaged in the performance of their Council duties away from their homes or regular places of business may be allowed reimbursement for travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5703. IV. Nominations TVA is seeking nominations for membership on the Council to represent the following interests: (1) Nongovernmental entity focused on environmental and/or energy issues, (2) chamber of commerce or economic and community development, and (3) academic or research center. TVA also is seeking nominations for membership on the Council to fill the three at-large membership positions designed to ensure balanced representation of views. TVA will consider nominations of all qualified individuals to ensure that the Council includes members with professional or personal experience relevant to TVA’s energy resource activities. Individuals may nominate themselves or other individuals, and associations and organizations may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on the Council. Nominations shall state that the nominee is willing to serve as member of the Council. Potential candidates may be asked to provide detailed information concerning financial interests, consultancies, research grants, and/or contracts that might be affected by recommendations of the Council to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Jun 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 A nomination package should include the following information for each nominee: (1) A letter of nomination stating the name, affiliation, and contact information for the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e., what specific attributes recommend him/her for service in this capacity), and the nominee’s field(s) of expertise; (2) a biographical sketch of the nominee and copy of his/her curriculum vitae; and (3) the name, return address, email address, and daytime telephone number of the nominator. TVA encourages nominations of appropriately qualified female, minority, or disabled candidates. TVA also seeks geographic diversity in the composition of the Council. All nomination information should be provided in a single, complete package by July 15, 2013. All nominations for membership should be sent to Joe Hoagland, TVA Designated Federal Officer, at the address provided above. Dated: June 18, 2013. Joseph J. Hoagland, Senior Vice President, Policy & Oversight, Tennessee Valley Authority. [FR Doc. 2013–15052 Filed 6–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Request for Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) Nominations AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. Notice to solicit TRACS nominees. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). The Advisory Committee meets at least twice a year to advise FTA on transit safety issues. The recommendations of the TRACS will help FTA develop policies, practices, and regulations for enhancing safety across all modes of public transportation as FTA implements new statutory authority for public transportation safety oversight. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bridget Zamperini, Office of Transit Safety and Oversight (TSO), Federal Transit Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001 (telephone: 202–366–0306; or email: Bridget.Zamperini@dot.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37877 I. Background On December 8, 2012, TRACS was chartered by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation (the Secretary) for the purpose of providing a forum for the development, consideration, and communication of information from knowledgeable and independent perspectives regarding modes of public transit safety. Currently, the TRACS committee consists of members representing key constituencies affected by rail transit safety requirements, including rail safety experts, research institutions, industry associations, labor unions, transit agencies, and State Safety Oversight Agencies. With passage of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP– 21), Public Law 112–141, (2012), FTA’s safety oversight authority has been expanded to include all modes of public transportation. Therefore, TRACS membership will be reconfigured to reflect a broader range of safety constituents that is more representative of the public transit industry. To that end, the FTA Administrator invites nominations from members representing key constituencies affected by rail transit or bus transit safety requirements, including labor unions, rail and bus transit agencies, paratransit service providers (both general public and Americans with Disabilities Act complementary service), State Safety Oversight Agencies, State Departments of Transportation, transit safety research organizations and others from the rail transit safety or bus transit safety industry. The TRACS meets approximately twice a year, usually in Washington, DC, but may meet more frequently or via conference call as needed. Members serve at their own expense and receive no salary from the Federal Government. FTA retains authority to review the participation of any TRACS member and to recommend changes at any time. TRACS meetings will be open to the public and one need not be a member of TRACS to attend. Interested parties may view the information about the committee at: https://www.fta.dot.gov/ about/13099.html. II. Nominations Qualified individuals interested in serving on this committee are invited to apply to FTA for appointment. The FTA Administrator will recommend nominees for appointment by the Secretary. Appointments are for twoyear terms; however, the Secretary may reappoint a member to serve additional terms. Nominees should be E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-15052]


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TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY


Establishment of Regional Energy Resource Council and 
Solicitation of Nominations for Membership

AGENCY: Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

ACTION: Notice of Establishment of the Regional Energy Resource Council 
and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933, as 
amended, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), 
TVA announces the establishment of the Regional Energy Resource 
Council. The Council will advise TVA on its energy resource activities 
and the priorities among competing objectives and values. Consistent 
with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the duration of this Council 
is for two years, unless renewed by TVA. This notice also requests 
nominations for membership on the Council.

DATES: Please submit all nominations for membership on or before July 
15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: All nominations should be submitted to Joe Hoagland, TVA 
Designated Federal Officer, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 
37902. Nominations may also be emailed to RERC@tva.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background and Authority

    The Regional Energy Resource Council is governed by the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth 
standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The Council 
will advise TVA on its energy resource activities and the priorities 
among competing objectives and values. TVA's energy resource activities 
include constructing and operating various supply-side resources, 
including fossil-fueled power plants, nuclear plants, hydroelectric 
dams, and renewable resources; the development and management of 
demand-side resources, including energy efficiency; the design, 
construction, and operation of power delivery systems; and the 
integration of all of these energy resources into plans for meeting 
future demands for electricity in the TVA region.

II. Structure

    The Council will consist of up to 20 members. Members of the 
Council will be chosen to ensure objectivity and balance in 
representation of a broad range of diverse views and interests, 
including environmental, industrial, business, consumer, educational, 
and community leadership interests. All members of the Council shall be 
persons possessing demonstrated professional or personal qualifications 
relevant to TVA's energy resource activities.
    The Governors of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North 
Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia will each be asked to nominate a 
member to the Council, taking into account the need for a balanced and 
diverse membership. The Tennessee Valley Public Power Association and 
the Tennessee Valley Industrial Committee will each be asked to 
nominate members to represent the interests of distributors of TVA 
power and direct-served customers of TVA, respectively. The Council 
will also include at least two members representing each of the 
following interests: Non-governmental entity focused on environmental 
and/or energy issues, chamber of commerce or economic and community 
development, and academic or research center. TVA will appoint up to 
three additional members to ensure a balanced representation of a broad 
range of views. Members shall be considered representatives of the 
group, organization, or other entity identified by TVA in making the 
membership appointment.
    In order to capture a broad range of fresh perspectives and advice 
in subsequent terms of the Council, TVA shall appoint not more than 14 
of the Council members from the stakeholders who served on the Council 
during its previous term. This restriction shall not limit the ability 
of the Governors to re-nominate their appointees who served on the 
previous term of the Council.

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    Meetings of the Council will be held approximately twice per year. 
As necessary, subcommittees composed of members of the parent Council 
may be established to perform specific functions within the Council's 
jurisdiction. Subcommittees of the Council may meet more frequently 
than the parent Council. The Designated Federal Officer or Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer shall call all meetings of the Council and 
of any subcommittees, approve the agenda for each meeting, and be 
present at all meetings. The first meeting of the Regional Energy 
Resource Council is anticipated to take place in September, 2013.
    Each member shall be appointed for a term of two years. Whenever a 
vacancy occurs, TVA may appoint a replacement for the remainder of the 
applicable term. TVA shall designate one Council member as the Council 
Chair.

III. Compensation

    Each member of the Council shall serve without compensation. 
Members engaged in the performance of their Council duties away from 
their homes or regular places of business may be allowed reimbursement 
for travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5703.

IV. Nominations

    TVA is seeking nominations for membership on the Council to 
represent the following interests: (1) Non-governmental entity focused 
on environmental and/or energy issues, (2) chamber of commerce or 
economic and community development, and (3) academic or research 
center. TVA also is seeking nominations for membership on the Council 
to fill the three at-large membership positions designed to ensure 
balanced representation of views.
    TVA will consider nominations of all qualified individuals to 
ensure that the Council includes members with professional or personal 
experience relevant to TVA's energy resource activities. Individuals 
may nominate themselves or other individuals, and associations and 
organizations may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership 
on the Council. Nominations shall state that the nominee is willing to 
serve as member of the Council. Potential candidates may be asked to 
provide detailed information concerning financial interests, 
consultancies, research grants, and/or contracts that might be affected 
by recommendations of the Council to permit evaluation of possible 
sources of conflicts of interest.
    A nomination package should include the following information for 
each nominee: (1) A letter of nomination stating the name, affiliation, 
and contact information for the nominee, the basis for the nomination 
(i.e., what specific attributes recommend him/her for service in this 
capacity), and the nominee's field(s) of expertise; (2) a biographical 
sketch of the nominee and copy of his/her curriculum vitae; and (3) the 
name, return address, email address, and daytime telephone number of 
the nominator. TVA encourages nominations of appropriately qualified 
female, minority, or disabled candidates. TVA also seeks geographic 
diversity in the composition of the Council. All nomination information 
should be provided in a single, complete package by July 15, 2013. All 
nominations for membership should be sent to Joe Hoagland, TVA 
Designated Federal Officer, at the address provided above.

    Dated: June 18, 2013.
Joseph J. Hoagland,
Senior Vice President, Policy & Oversight, Tennessee Valley Authority.
[FR Doc. 2013-15052 Filed 6-21-13; 8:45 am]
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