Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy, 72094-72095 [2013-28779]

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–28773 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [FR Doc. 2013–28784 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P Federal Emergency Management Agency DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket ID FEMA–2008–0010] Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4149– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2013–0001] Pennsylvania; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet on December 17–18, 2013. The meeting will be open to the public. SUMMARY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (FEMA–4149–DR), dated October 1, 2013, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: November 22, 2013. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:41 Nov 29, 2013 Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Open Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: Jkt 232001 Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2206(j) The meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 17, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST and on Wednesday, December 18, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST. Please note that the meeting may close early if the Board has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Emergency Training Center, Building H, Room 300, Emmitsburg, Maryland. Members of the public who wish to obtain details on DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 how to gain access to the facility and directions may contact Cindy Wivell as listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by close of business December 9, 2013. A picture identification is needed for access. Members of the public may also participate by teleconference and may contact Cindy Wivell to obtain the callin number and access code. For information on services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, contact Cindy Wivell as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the Board as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than December 9, 2013, and must be identified by docket ID FEMA–2008– 0010 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail/Hand Delivery: Cindy Wivell, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket ID for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on ‘‘Advanced Search,’’ then enter ‘‘FEMA–2008–0010’’ in the ‘‘By Docket ID’’ box, then select ‘‘FEMA’’ under ‘‘By Agency,’’ and then click ‘‘Search.’’ Prior to the meeting, handouts for the meeting will be posted at http:// www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/about/bov.shtm as soon as they are available. There will be a 10-minute comment period after each agenda item; each speaker will be given no more than 2 minutes to speak. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact Cindy Wivell to register as a speaker. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alternate Designated Federal Officer: Denis G. Onieal, telephone (301) 447– 1117. Logistical Information: Cindy Wivell, telephone (301) 447–1157, fax (301) 447–1834, and email Cindy.Wivell@ fema.dhs.gov. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Notices Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Purpose of the Board The purpose of the Board is to review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (NFA) and advise the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through the United States Fire Administrator, of the operation of the NFA and any improvements therein that the Board deems appropriate. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Board examines NFA programs to determine whether these programs further the basic missions that are approved by the Administrator of FEMA, examines the physical plant of the NFA to determine the adequacy of the NFA’s facilities, and examines the funding levels for NFA programs. The Board submits an annual report through the United States Fire Administrator to the Administrator of FEMA, in writing. The report provides detailed comments and recommendations regarding the operation of the NFA. Agenda On the first day of the meeting, the Board will swear in new members, select a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for Fiscal Year 2014, and review and approve the minutes of the May 15, 2013, teleconference meeting. The Board will then review and give feedback on NFA program activities, including: NFA Online, the NFA’s webbased learning platform for distance learning courses; NFA’s mediated course deliveries, which provide NFA training through an instructor facilitated web-based learning environment; NFA’s course material download for the Regions and States, which enables direct access to NFA course materials through a web-based interface; NFA’s Bring-Your-Own-Device initiative, which allows students to download the student manual to their own personal electronic devices and eliminates the use of paper-based student materials; the American Council on Education’s report on its academic review of Academy classes and courses; NFA’s curriculum for emergency medical services; NFA’s curriculum Enterprise Shared Workspace, a database system developed to capture and track course development and revision activities; and Company Officer Development, a proposal for an on- and off-campus company officer development program modeled after the current Executive Fire Officer Program. The Board will also review and give feedback on NFA’s status of course development at the end of FY 2013; NFA’s curriculum VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:41 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 development plan for the FY 2014 curriculum; and NFA’s Smart Practices/ Lessons Learned Report to Congress, which provides Congress with a snapshot of the lessons learned and best practices that have been incorporated into the NFA’s curriculum and program areas. The Board will discuss the Professional Development Subcommittee activities, including the Professional Development Symposium that will bring national training and education audiences together for their annual conference and support initiatives, the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)/ Professional Development Subcommittee restructuring, and the FESHE Recognition Update that will include a list of the colleges and universities that have been approved and that have adopted the FESHE curriculum. The Board will receive updates on U.S. Fire Administration data, research, and response support initiatives, and discuss deferred maintenance and capital improvements on the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) campus and FY 2014 Budget Request/ Budget Planning. On the second day, the Board will engage in an annual report working session. Dated: November 22, 2013 Denis G. Onieal, Superintendent, National Fire Academy, United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–28779 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5629–FA–01] Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2013 Research Partnerships Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Announcement of funding awards. AGENCY: In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Reform Act of 1989, this document notifies the public of funding awards for the Fiscal Year (FYs) 2012–2013 Authority to Accept Unsolicited Research Proposals. The purpose of this document is to announce the names and addresses of the award winners and the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72095 amount of the awards to address one of the following research priorities: (1) HUD demonstrations; (2) using housing as a platform for improving quality of life; (3) the American Housing Survey data; or (4) housing technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madlyn Wohlman-Rodriguez, Office of University Partnerships, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Room 8226, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, Telephone (202) 402–5939. To provide service for persons who are hearing- or speech-impaired, this number may be reached via TTY by dialing the Federal Information Relay Service on (800) 877– 8339 or (202) 708–1455. (Telephone numbers, other than ‘‘800’’ TTY numbers, are not toll free). The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriation Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112– 55, approved November 18, 2011, and the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Pub. L. 113–6 enacted March 26, 2013, (The 2012 Appropriations Act) authorizes the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to enter into non-competitive cooperative agreements for projects that are aligned with PD&R’s research priorities and where HUD can gain value by having substantial involvement in the research activity. The Office of University Partnerships under the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research (PD&R) administers this program. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number for this program is 14.506. On Friday, April 13, 2012, a Notice of Authority to Accept Unsolicited Research Proposals was published in the Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 72. The Department reviews and evaluates the proposals based on the criteria in the Federal Register. As a result, HUD has funded the applications announced below, and in accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 1987, U.S.C. 3545). More information about the winners can be found at www.huduser.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-28779]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0010]


Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Open Federal Advisory Committee 
Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) 
will meet on December 17-18, 2013. The meeting will be open to the 
public.

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 2206(j)

DATES: The meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 17, 8:30 a.m. 
to 3:30 p.m. EST and on Wednesday, December 18, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
EST. Please note that the meeting may close early if the Board has 
completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Emergency Training 
Center, Building H, Room 300, Emmitsburg, Maryland. Members of the 
public who wish to obtain details on how to gain access to the facility 
and directions may contact Cindy Wivell as listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section by close of business December 9, 2013. A 
picture identification is needed for access. Members of the public may 
also participate by teleconference and may contact Cindy Wivell to 
obtain the call-in number and access code. For information on services 
for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, 
contact Cindy Wivell as soon as possible.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the Board as listed in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Comments must be submitted in 
writing no later than December 9, 2013, and must be identified by 
docket ID FEMA-2008-0010 and may be submitted by one of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail/Hand Delivery: Cindy Wivell, 16825 South Seton 
Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket ID for this action. 
Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov, click on ``Advanced Search,'' then enter 
``FEMA-2008-0010'' in the ``By Docket ID'' box, then select ``FEMA'' 
under ``By Agency,'' and then click ``Search.'' Prior to the meeting, 
handouts for the meeting will be posted at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/about/bov.shtm as soon as they are available.
    There will be a 10-minute comment period after each agenda item; 
each speaker will be given no more than 2 minutes to speak. Please note 
that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, 
following the last call for comments. Contact Cindy Wivell to register 
as a speaker.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    Alternate Designated Federal Officer: Denis G. Onieal, telephone 
(301) 447-1117.
    Logistical Information: Cindy Wivell, telephone (301) 447-1157, fax 
(301) 447-1834, and email Cindy.Wivell@fema.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal

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Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).

Purpose of the Board

    The purpose of the Board is to review annually the programs of the 
National Fire Academy (NFA) and advise the Administrator of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through the United States Fire 
Administrator, of the operation of the NFA and any improvements therein 
that the Board deems appropriate. In carrying out its responsibilities, 
the Board examines NFA programs to determine whether these programs 
further the basic missions that are approved by the Administrator of 
FEMA, examines the physical plant of the NFA to determine the adequacy 
of the NFA's facilities, and examines the funding levels for NFA 
programs. The Board submits an annual report through the United States 
Fire Administrator to the Administrator of FEMA, in writing. The report 
provides detailed comments and recommendations regarding the operation 
of the NFA.

Agenda

    On the first day of the meeting, the Board will swear in new 
members, select a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for Fiscal Year 
2014, and review and approve the minutes of the May 15, 2013, 
teleconference meeting.
    The Board will then review and give feedback on NFA program 
activities, including: NFA Online, the NFA's web-based learning 
platform for distance learning courses; NFA's mediated course 
deliveries, which provide NFA training through an instructor 
facilitated web-based learning environment; NFA's course material 
download for the Regions and States, which enables direct access to NFA 
course materials through a web-based interface; NFA's Bring-Your-Own-
Device initiative, which allows students to download the student manual 
to their own personal electronic devices and eliminates the use of 
paper-based student materials; the American Council on Education's 
report on its academic review of Academy classes and courses; NFA's 
curriculum for emergency medical services; NFA's curriculum Enterprise 
Shared Workspace, a database system developed to capture and track 
course development and revision activities; and Company Officer 
Development, a proposal for an on- and off-campus company officer 
development program modeled after the current Executive Fire Officer 
Program. The Board will also review and give feedback on NFA's status 
of course development at the end of FY 2013; NFA's curriculum 
development plan for the FY 2014 curriculum; and NFA's Smart Practices/
Lessons Learned Report to Congress, which provides Congress with a 
snapshot of the lessons learned and best practices that have been 
incorporated into the NFA's curriculum and program areas.
    The Board will discuss the Professional Development Subcommittee 
activities, including the Professional Development Symposium that will 
bring national training and education audiences together for their 
annual conference and support initiatives, the Fire and Emergency 
Services Higher Education (FESHE)/Professional Development Subcommittee 
restructuring, and the FESHE Recognition Update that will include a 
list of the colleges and universities that have been approved and that 
have adopted the FESHE curriculum.
    The Board will receive updates on U.S. Fire Administration data, 
research, and response support initiatives, and discuss deferred 
maintenance and capital improvements on the National Emergency Training 
Center (NETC) campus and FY 2014 Budget Request/Budget Planning.
    On the second day, the Board will engage in an annual report 
working session.

    Dated: November 22, 2013
Denis G. Onieal,
Superintendent, National Fire Academy, United States Fire 
Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-28779 Filed 11-29-13; 8:45 am]
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