Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee, 76599-76600 [2013-30079]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / Notices feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: December 13, 2013. Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education. [FR Doc. 2013–30136 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Rehabilitation Research Advisory Council; Request for Nominations U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. ACTION: Request for nominations— Rehabilitation Research Advisory Council. AGENCY: The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education announces the agency’s intention to establish a Rehabilitation Research Advisory Council (RRAC). Section 205(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, stipulates that, ‘‘Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary shall establish in the Department of Education a Rehabilitation Research Advisory Council . . . composed of 12 members appointed by the Secretary.’’ Section 205(b) provides that the RRAC will advise the Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) ‘‘with respect to research priorities and the development of the 5-year plan.’’ The Advisory Council will be governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L 92–463; as amended, 5 U.S.C. app.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The Secretary of Education has determined that establishment of the Rehabilitation Research Advisory Council is desirable to provide advice and consultation to the NIDRR Director on how to improve NIDRR’s responsiveness to the current state of the science and the needs of the stakeholder community. The Advisory Council will represent an important, regular forum through which consumers could interact with NIDRR and have direct input into the advice that guides NIDRR’s work; will improve research outcomes by identifying new approaches, promoting innovation, recognizing unforeseen risks or barriers, and identifying unintended consequences; will assist NIDRR in its efforts to formalize and document the structure of its long-range planning ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 17, 2013 Jkt 232001 process; and will add stability and continuity to both NIDRR’s long-range planning and priority-setting process. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act provisions found at 5 U.S.C. 102–3.60, the Department will file a charter. The Department is seeking nominations for membership on the Advisory Council consistent with the requirements listed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. Nominations should be submitted with a cover letter and include the nominee’s contact information (current mailing address, email address, fax, and telephone number) and current curriculum vitae or resume. Address the cover letter as follows: Honorable Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202. DATES: Submit nominations by email no later than close of business on December 30, 2013. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be emailed to the Office of the Secretary/ White House Liaison Office, whitehouseliaison@ed.gov. Note in the subject line ‘‘Nomination-RRAC’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the Secretary, White House Liaison at 202–401–3677. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Rehabilitation Research Advisory Council will meet at the call of the Designated Federal Official in consultation with the Chairperson to: (1) Discuss research and related programs that impact people with disabilities, their families and those who provide services and support to them; (2) make recommendations about research development and related activities and to improve the health and functioning, community living and participation and employment outcomes of people with disabilities; and (3) provide feedback on NIDRR’s Long Range Plan. On an annual basis, the Advisory Council will evaluate the implementation of the Long Range Plan and make recommendations to the Secretary and the NIDRR Director based on that evaluation. The Advisory Council will consist of 12 members appointed by the Secretary who are: (1) Individuals with disabilities or their representatives; (2) disability and rehabilitation professionals; (3) disability and rehabilitation researchers or others who have a significant stake in the work of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. At least onehalf of the members shall be individuals with disabilities or the individuals’ representatives. Members will be invited to serve for 3-year terms, except PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76599 that any member appointed to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term will be appointed for the remainder of such term. All non-federal members will serve as Special Government Employees. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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[FR Doc. 2013–30087 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Renewal. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (Pub. L. 92–463), and in accordance with Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 102– 3.65(a), and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC) will be renewed for a two-year period beginning on December 12, 2013. The Committee will provide advice to the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy on complex science and technical issues that arise in the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 76600 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / Notices planning, managing, and implementation of DOE’s nuclear energy program. Additionally, the renewal of the NEAC has been determined to be essential to conduct business of the Department of Energy and to be in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Department of Energy, by law and agreement. The Committee will continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, adhering to the rules and regulations in implementation of that Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Rova, Designated Federal Officer at (301) 903–9096. Issued at Washington, DC, on December 12, 2013. Carol A. Matthews, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–30079 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Proposed Subsequent Arrangement Office of Nonproliferation and International Security, Department of Energy. ACTION: Proposed Subsequent Arrangement. AGENCY: The Department is providing notice of a proposed agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People’s Republic of China that is being processed as a subsequent arrangement. DATES: This subsequent arrangement will take effect no sooner than January 2, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Katie Strangis, Office of Nonproliferation and International Security, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy. Telephone: 202–586–8623 or email: Katie.Strangis@nnsa.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agreement that is being processed as a subsequent arrangement is a proposed Implementing Arrangement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People’s Republic of China Under the Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People’s Republic of China Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (the Implementing Arrangement). The text of the Implementing Arrangement is appended at the end of this notice. The ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 17, 2013 Jkt 232001 Implementing Arrangement will permit the exchange and joint development of Traveling Wave Reactor (TWR) design information and related technology between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (China), in accordance with section 57.b(1) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA). Section 57(b) states that persons seeking to export nuclear technology or assistance from the United States, the Secretary of Energy must find that the transfer is not inimical to the interests of the United States. Authorized U.S. persons pursuant to this Implementing Arrangement will fulfill this requirement by seeking the relevant license, codified in 10 CFR part 810, from the Department of Energy. At the request of U.S. industry and the Chinese government, the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and Department of State (DOS) negotiated an agreement with agencies of the Government of the People’s Republic of China (China) that would facilitate the joint development of TWR technology between a U.S. commercial entity and a Chinese governmental entity engaged in similar technology development. DOE/NNSA and DOS negotiated the agreement as an implementing arrangement under the Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People’s Republic of China Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy of [July 23, 1985] (123 Agreement) to cover the joint TWR work and permit the transfer of technology from the United States to China. The agencies of the Chinese government involved in the negotiations were the National Energy Administration (NEA), the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The Implementing Arrangement establishes the scope of cooperation and allows both governments to designate individuals and entities, including in the commercial sector, as ‘‘Authorized Persons’’ who are permitted to exchange and develop information and technology, subject to the conditions and restrictions set out in the Implementing Arrangement. As provided in Section 131a. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, I have determined that this subsequent arrangement will not be inimical to the common defense and security of the United States. In reaching this determination, all relevant factors were considered. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued in Washington, DC, on December 9, 2013. Richard Goorevich, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Nonproliferation and International Security, National Nuclear Security Administration. IMPLEMENTING ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA UNDER THE AGREEMENT FOR COOPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA CONCERNING PEACEFUL USES OF NUCLEAR ENERGY The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Parties’’), RECOGNIZING that the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China are parties to the Treaty on the NonProliferation of Nuclear Weapons, done at Washington, London and Moscow July 1, 1968; NOTING the Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People’s Republic of China Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy signed on July 23, 1985 (hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Agreement for Cooperation’’); NOTING the Exchange of Diplomatic Notes between the Parties on September 12, 2003, regarding their understanding concerning assurances for transfers of nuclear technology, and the Statement of Intent between the Department of Energy of the United States of America and the China Atomic Energy Authority on exchange of assurances for transfers of nuclear technology of September 16, 2003; ACKNOWLEDGING the need to develop an appropriate mix of environmentally safe and secure sources of energy, including nuclear, to meet the needs of their respective countries’ populations; NOTING the shared commitment of the Parties to preventing nuclear proliferation; EMPHASIZING the critical role of international safeguards in promoting international confidence in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy; ACKNOWLEDGING their shared wish to facilitate research and development on relevant topics related to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy; RECOGNIZING that research and development of traveling wave reactor (‘‘TWR’’) technology is ongoing in both the United States and the People’s Republic of China and that the significant physical and intellectual investment in infrastructure required to support TWR development need not be duplicated by each Party, but rather can be shared and harmonized in an efficient and equitable fashion; REALIZING that the successful development of traveling wave reactors for the production of power for peaceful purposes would contribute significantly to the peaceful uses of nuclear power E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76599-76600]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30079]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Renewal.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, (Pub. L. 92-463), and in accordance with Title 41 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations, Section 102-3.65(a), and following 
consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General 
Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Nuclear Energy 
Advisory Committee (NEAC) will be renewed for a two-year period 
beginning on December 12, 2013.
    The Committee will provide advice to the Department of Energy's 
Office of Nuclear Energy on complex science and technical issues that 
arise in the

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planning, managing, and implementation of DOE's nuclear energy program.
    Additionally, the renewal of the NEAC has been determined to be 
essential to conduct business of the Department of Energy and to be in 
the public interest in connection with the performance of duties 
imposed upon the Department of Energy, by law and agreement. The 
Committee will continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, adhering to the rules and 
regulations in implementation of that Act.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Rova, Designated Federal 
Officer at (301) 903-9096.

    Issued at Washington, DC, on December 12, 2013.
Carol A. Matthews,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-30079 Filed 12-17-13; 8:45 am]
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