NASA Federal Advisory Committees, 54680-54681 [2013-21598]

Download as PDF ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 54680 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2013 / Notices 693–7880 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at horne.richard@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: American Job Centers (AJCs), formerly called One-Stop Career Centers, were established under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), to offer training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services to help Americans find work and enhance their long-term economic security. Today, there are 1,751 comprehensive and 963 affiliate AJCs. By law, the AJC system must ensure that its programs, services, and facilities provide programmatic, communication, and physical accessibility to all qualified persons with disabilities (PWD) under Section 504 and Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).1 The level of accessibility of the AJC system for PWDs may be a factor in the employability of the 27 million Americans over 16 years old with disabilities. Therefore, it is important for policymakers to understand the level of accessibility and to identify ways to improve the accessibility of the AJC system for PWD. The Evaluation of the Accessibility of American Job Centers (AJC) for People with Disabilities (PWD), funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office, will help policymakers and program administrators understand the level of accessibility of AJCs and identify ways to improve the accessibility for PWD. In addition to identifying the degree to which AJCs provide accessible services to PWD, the study will examine differences in the levels of accessibility by the type of accessibility required, such as physical, programmatic, and communication and the characteristics of AJCs (e.g., affiliate vs. comprehensive, or rural vs. urban) or the nature of AJC services provided (e.g., core, intensive, and training). This is not an audit for compliance with laws and regulations regarding accessibility for American Job Centers. Rather, the purpose of the study is to gather data to paint a broad picture about the degree to which American Job Centers as a whole are accessible to persons with disabilities. This package requests clearance for (1) a survey of AJC Directors, (2) semistructured interviews with AJC staff at 100 AJCs, (3) observations related to the accessibility of AJC activities and facilities at 100 AJCs and (4) focus 1 Blanck, P., Hill, E., Siegel, C.D., & Waterstone, M. (2009). Disability civil rights law and policy: Cases and materials. St. Paul, MN: West. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:10 Sep 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 groups with AJC customers with disabilities at 10 AJCs. The survey will take place over a period of approximately three months. The survey will be administered to all 2,714 comprehensive and affiliate AJCs nationwide. The survey will be administered via the web and recipients will be notified about the survey by mail, with email reminders. Each survey will take about 40 minutes, on average, to complete, and an 80% response rate is expected. All on-site data collection (i.e., interviews, observations and focus groups) will take place over a period of approximately four months. Interviews and observations will take place at approximately 100 comprehensive and affiliate AJCs nationwide. Between 4–5 staff members will be interviewed in each AJC and each interview will last 75 minutes, on average. Focus groups will involve approximately 8–10 customers in each group and reasonable accommodations for disabilities will be provided for all attending participants, as needed. Focus groups will last approximately 90 minutes and all participants will receive $25 for their attendance. II. Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, the Department of Labor is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection for the Evaluation the Accessibility of American Job Centers for People with Disabilities. Comments are requested to: * Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; * Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; * Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and * Minimize the burden of the information collection on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions: At this time, the Department of Labor is requesting clearance to conduct (1) one survey of all comprehensive and affiliate AJC Directors, (2) semi-structured interviews and observations with staff from 100 American Job Centers (AJCs), and (3) focus groups with AJC customers with disabilities at 10 AJCs, for the PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Evaluation of the Accessibility of American Job Centers for People with Disabilities. Type of review: New information collection request. OMB Control Number: 1205–0NEW. Affected Public: American Job Center Directors. Frequency: One survey. Total Responses: 2,171. Average Time per Response: 40 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,447 hours. Average Annual Other Burden Cost: $0. Affected Public: American Job Center Staff. Frequency: 1 Interview. Total Responses: 400. Average Time per Response: 60–90 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 450 hours. Average Annual Other Burden Cost: $0. Affected Public: PWD Customers of AJCs. Frequency: 1 focus group. Total Responses: 100. Average Time per Response: 110 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 183 hours. Average Annual Other Burden Cost: $0. Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval; they will also become a matter of public record. James H. Moore, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2013–21505 Filed 9–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–23–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: 13–109] NASA Federal Advisory Committees National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Annual Invitation for Public Nominations by U.S. Citizens for Service on NASA Federal Advisory Committees. AGENCY: NASA announces its annual invitation for public nominations for service on NASA Federal advisory committees. U.S. citizens may nominate individuals and also submit self- SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2013 / Notices nominations for consideration as potential members of NASA’s Federal advisory committees. NASA’s Federal advisory committees have member vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider nominations and self-nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on its Federal advisory committees based on their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, and current/past contributions to the relevant subject area. DATES: The deadline for NASA receipt of all public nominations is October 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: Nominations and selfnominations from interested U.S. citizens must be sent to NASA in letter form, be signed, and must include the name of specific NASA Federal advisory committee of interest for NASA consideration. Nominations and selfnomination letters are limited to specifying interest in only one (1) NASA Federal advisory committee per year. The following additional information is required to be attached to each nomination and self-nomination letter (i.e., cover letter): (1) professional resume (one-page maximum); (2) professional biography (one-page maximum). Please submit the nomination as a single package containing cover letter and both required attachments electronically to: hq-nasanoms@mail.nasa.gov. All public nomination packages must be submitted electronically via email to NASA; paperbased documents sent through postal mail (hard-copies) will not be accepted. NOTE: Nomination letters that are noncompliant with inclusion of the three (3) mandatory documents listed above will not receive further consideration by NASA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To view charters and obtain further information on NASA’s Federal advisory committees, please visit the NASA Advisory Committee Management Division Web site noted below. For any questions, please contact Ms. Marla King, Advisory Committee Specialist, Advisory Committee Management Division, Office of International and Interagency Relations, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–1148. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NASA’s six (6) currently chartered Federal advisory committees are listed below. The individual charters may be found at the NASA Advisory Committee Management Division’s Web site at http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/acmd.html: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:10 Sep 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 • NASA Advisory Council—The NASA Advisory Council (NAC) provides advice and recommendations to the NASA Administrator on Agency programs, policies, plans, financial controls, and other matters pertinent to the Agency’s responsibilities. The NAC consists of the Council and eight (8) Committees: Aeronautics; Audit, Finance and Analysis; Commercial Space; Education and Public Outreach; Human Exploration and Operations; Information Technology Infrastructure; Science; and Technology and Innovation. NOTE: All nominations for the NASA Advisory Council must indicate the specific entity of interest, i.e., either the Council or one of its eight (8) Committees. • Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel— The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel provides advice and recommendations to the NASA Administrator and the Congress on matters related to safety, and perform such other duties as the NASA Administrator may request. • Applied Sciences Advisory Committee—The Applied Sciences Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Director, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, on Applied Sciences programs, policies, plans, and priorities. • International Space Station (ISS) Advisory Committee—The ISS Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate on all aspects related to the safety and operational readiness of the ISS. It addresses additional issues and/ or areas of interest identified by the NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. • International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory Advisory Committee—The ISS National Laboratory Advisory Committee monitors, assesses, and makes recommendations to the NASA Administrator regarding effective utilization of the ISS as a national laboratory and platform for research, and such other duties as the NASA Administrator may request. • National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board—The National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board provides advice to the PNT Executive Committee (comprised of nine stakeholder Federal agencies, of which NASA is a member) on U.S. space-based PNT policy, planning, program management, and funding profiles in relation to the current state PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54681 of national and international spacebased PNT services. Patricia D. Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–21598 Filed 9–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection; Comment Request National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: The NCUA intends to submit the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This information collection is published to obtain comments from the public. Section 721.1(h) of the NCUA Rules and Regulations regulates purchases by federally insured credit unions of indirect vehicle loans serviced by thirdparties. Section 721.1(h) limits the aggregate amount of these loans serviced by any single third-party to a percentage of the credit union’s net worth. This rule ensures that federally insured credit unions do not undertake undue risk with these purchases. This data collection enables NCUA to evaluate waiver requests of these limits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 7, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the NCUA Contact and the OMB Reviewer listed below: NCUA Contact: Tracy Crews, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314–3428, Fax No. 703–837–2861, Email: OCIOPRA@ncua.gov. OMB Contact: Office of Management and Budget, ATTN: Desk Officer for the National Credit Union Administration, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information, a copy of the information collection request, or a copy of submitted comments should be directed to Tracy Crews at the National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 172 (Thursday, September 5, 2013)]
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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice: 13-109]


NASA Federal Advisory Committees

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Annual Invitation for Public Nominations by U.S. Citizens for 
Service on NASA Federal Advisory Committees.

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SUMMARY: NASA announces its annual invitation for public nominations 
for service on NASA Federal advisory committees. U.S. citizens may 
nominate individuals and also submit self-

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nominations for consideration as potential members of NASA's Federal 
advisory committees. NASA's Federal advisory committees have member 
vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider 
nominations and self-nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. 
NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on its Federal advisory 
committees based on their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, 
and current/past contributions to the relevant subject area.

DATES: The deadline for NASA receipt of all public nominations is 
October 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Nominations and self-nominations from interested U.S. 
citizens must be sent to NASA in letter form, be signed, and must 
include the name of specific NASA Federal advisory committee of 
interest for NASA consideration. Nominations and self-nomination 
letters are limited to specifying interest in only one (1) NASA Federal 
advisory committee per year. The following additional information is 
required to be attached to each nomination and self-nomination letter 
(i.e., cover letter): (1) professional resume (one-page maximum); (2) 
professional biography (one-page maximum). Please submit the nomination 
as a single package containing cover letter and both required 
attachments electronically to: hq-nasanoms@mail.nasa.gov. All public 
nomination packages must be submitted electronically via email to NASA; 
paper-based documents sent through postal mail (hard-copies) will not 
be accepted. NOTE: Nomination letters that are noncompliant with 
inclusion of the three (3) mandatory documents listed above will not 
receive further consideration by NASA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To view charters and obtain further 
information on NASA's Federal advisory committees, please visit the 
NASA Advisory Committee Management Division Web site noted below. For 
any questions, please contact Ms. Marla King, Advisory Committee 
Specialist, Advisory Committee Management Division, Office of 
International and Interagency Relations, NASA Headquarters, Washington, 
DC 20546, (202) 358-1148.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NASA's six (6) currently chartered Federal 
advisory committees are listed below. The individual charters may be 
found at the NASA Advisory Committee Management Division's Web site at 
http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/acmd.html:
     NASA Advisory Council--The NASA Advisory Council (NAC) 
provides advice and recommendations to the NASA Administrator on Agency 
programs, policies, plans, financial controls, and other matters 
pertinent to the Agency's responsibilities. The NAC consists of the 
Council and eight (8) Committees: Aeronautics; Audit, Finance and 
Analysis; Commercial Space; Education and Public Outreach; Human 
Exploration and Operations; Information Technology Infrastructure; 
Science; and Technology and Innovation. NOTE: All nominations for the 
NASA Advisory Council must indicate the specific entity of interest, 
i.e., either the Council or one of its eight (8) Committees.
     Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel--The Aerospace Safety 
Advisory Panel provides advice and recommendations to the NASA 
Administrator and the Congress on matters related to safety, and 
perform such other duties as the NASA Administrator may request.
     Applied Sciences Advisory Committee--The Applied Sciences 
Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the 
Director, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA 
Headquarters, on Applied Sciences programs, policies, plans, and 
priorities.
     International Space Station (ISS) Advisory Committee--The 
ISS Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the NASA 
Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission 
Directorate on all aspects related to the safety and operational 
readiness of the ISS. It addresses additional issues and/or areas of 
interest identified by the NASA Associate Administrator for Human 
Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.
     International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory 
Advisory Committee--The ISS National Laboratory Advisory Committee 
monitors, assesses, and makes recommendations to the NASA Administrator 
regarding effective utilization of the ISS as a national laboratory and 
platform for research, and such other duties as the NASA Administrator 
may request.
     National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing 
(PNT) Advisory Board--The National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board 
provides advice to the PNT Executive Committee (comprised of nine 
stakeholder Federal agencies, of which NASA is a member) on U.S. space-
based PNT policy, planning, program management, and funding profiles in 
relation to the current state of national and international space-based 
PNT services.

Patricia D. Rausch,
Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-21598 Filed 9-4-13; 8:45 am]
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