Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, 77442-77443 [2013-30495]

Download as PDF 77442 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices Dated: December 17, 2013. N.A. Hagerty-Ford, Commander, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–30505 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2013–ICCD–0157] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; The Impact of Professional Development in Fractions for Fourth Grade Institute of Education Sciences/ National Center for Education Statistics (IES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2013–ICCD–0157 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to collection activities or burden, please call Kathy Axt, 540– 776–7742 or electronically mail ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please do not send comments here. We will only accept comments in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: The Impact of Professional Development in Fractions for Fourth Grade. OMB Control Number: 1850–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,024. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,512. Abstract: OMB clearance is requested for a randomized control trial study of the impact of professional development in fractions for fourth grade teachers on student achievement and teacher knowledge in 84 elementary schools from Georgia and South Carolina for one academic year. Schools below the state median on the respective state assessment will be recruited. Random assignment will be conducted at the school-level. Teachers in the treatment schools will participate in 8 three-hour training sessions during the Fall semester with additional homework lessons. Teachers in control schools will receive business-as-usual professional development. Teachers will participate in the following data collection activities: consent and demographic form, teacher knowledge measure of fractions (pre- and post-test), and 9 monthly professional development surveys. Grade 4 students will be assessed with a fractions measure. REL Southeast will conduct the study. This OMB clearance request is to collect data from approximately 252 teachers. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 17, 2013. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2013–30420 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Department of Energy. Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces an open meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) FracFocus Task Force. SEAB was reestablished pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) (the Act). This notice is provided in accordance with the Act. DATES: Monday, January 6, 2014, 9:45 a.m.–3:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Bodette, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; telephone (202) 586–0383 or facsimile (202) 586–1441; seab@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Board was established to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on the Department’s basic and applied research, economic and national security policy, educational issues, operational issues and other activities as directed by the Secretary. The FracFocus Task Force is charged with reviewing how FracFocus 2.0 houses the information Federal and State regulatory agencies require as part of their regulatory functions with regard to disclosure of the composition and quantities of fracturing fluids injected into unconventional oil and gas wells. Purpose of the Meeting: The meeting will be an opportunity to hear updates on the work of FracFocus 2.0. Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 9:45 a.m. on January 6, 2014 and will conclude at 3:00 p.m. The tentative agenda is as follows: 9:45 a.m.–10:00 p.m. Task Force Chair John Deutch Opens Meeting 10:00 a.m.–10:45 p.m. DOE presentation on FracFocus 2.0 10:45 a.m.–11:45 p.m. FracFocus Presentation 11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Break SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Stakeholder Panel 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. State Regulators Panel 2:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Break 2:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Public Comment Period 3:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP to Amy Bodette no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at seab@ hq.doe.gov. Please provide your name, organization, citizenship and contact information. Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present government-issued identification. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do so at the end of the meeting on Monday, January 6, 2014. Approximately 30 minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but will not exceed 5 minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Those wishing to speak should register to do so beginning at 9:30 a.m. on January 6, 2014. Those not able to attend the meeting or have insufficient time to address the committee are invited to send a written statement to Amy Bodette, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; or by email to: seab@hq.doe.gov. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available by contacting Ms. Bodette. She may be reached at the postal address or email address above. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 17, 2013. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–30495 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Electricity Advisory Committee Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open teleconference. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 Friday, January 24, 2013 (2:00 p.m.–3:05 p.m. (EDT) ADDRESSES: The EAC committee members will take part in this meeting by telephone conference call. The public may participate in the meeting via telephone conference call using the following participation information: Attendee Link: https:// iser.webex.com/iser/onstage/ g.php?d=667952835&t=a Event password: energy Call-in Number: Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1–650–479–3208 Access code: 667 952 835 The conference call information, as well as the report to be reviewed at the meeting for committee approval will be published on the EAC Web site at: http://energy.gov/oe/services/electricityadvisory-committee-eac. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Rosenbaum, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8G–017, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; Telephone: (202) 586–1060 or Email: matthew.rosenbaum@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: The Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) was re-established in July 2012, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. 2, to provide advice to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation’s electricity delivery infrastructure. The EAC is composed of individuals of diverse backgrounds selected for their technical expertise and experience, established records of distinguished professional service, and their knowledge of issues that pertain to electricity. Tentative Agenda: The meeting of the EAC is expected to include discussion of a report created by the Energy Storage subcommittee. During the meeting, the full EAC membership will vote on whether to approve the recommendations in the report. DATES: Tentative Agenda: Friday, January 24, 2014 2:00 p.m.–2:05 p.m. Welcome 2:05 p.m.–2:20 p.m. Presentation of Report 2:20 p.m.–2:50 p.m. Discussion of Report 2:50 p.m.–2:55 p.m. Public Comments 2:55 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Voting on Report 3:00 p.m.–3:05 p.m. Wrap up and Adjourn PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77443 The meeting agenda may change to accommodate EAC business. For EAC agenda updates, see the EAC Web site at: http://energy.gov/oe/services/ electricity-advisory-committee-eac. Public Participation: The EAC welcomes the attendance of the public at its meetings. Individuals who wish to offer public comments at the EAC meeting may do so before voting takes place at the Friday, January 24, 2014 meeting. Approximately 5 minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number of public participants who wish to speak. Anyone who is not able to attend the meeting, or for whom the allotted public comments time is insufficient to address pertinent issues with the EAC, is invited to send a written statement to Mr. Matthew Rosenbaum. You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘Electricity Advisory Committee Open Meeting’’, by any of the following methods: • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Matthew Rosenbaum, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8G–017, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. • Email: matthew.rosenbaum@ hq.doe.gov. Include ‘‘Electricity Advisory Committee Open Meeting’’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and identifier. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// energy.gov/oe/services/electricityadvisory-committee-eac, including any personal information provided. • Docket: For access to the docket, to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// energy.gov/oe/services/electricityadvisory-committee-eac. The following electronic file formats are acceptable: Microsoft Word (.doc), Corel Word Perfect (.wpd), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), plain text (.txt), Microsoft Excel (.xls), and Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt). If you submit information that you believe to be exempt by law from public disclosure, you must submit one complete copy, as well as one copy from which the information claimed to be exempt by law from public disclosure has been deleted. You must also explain the reasons why you believe the deleted information is exempt from disclosure. DOE is responsible for the final determination concerning disclosure or E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 246 (Monday, December 23, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77442-77443]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30495]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Secretary of 
Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) FracFocus Task Force. SEAB was 
reestablished pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 
92-463, 86 Stat. 770) (the Act). This notice is provided in accordance 
with the Act.

DATES: Monday, January 6, 2014, 9:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Bodette, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; telephone (202) 586-0383 or facsimile (202) 586-
1441; seab@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Board was established to provide advice and 
recommendations to the Secretary on the Department's basic and applied 
research, economic and national security policy, educational issues, 
operational issues and other activities as directed by the Secretary. 
The FracFocus Task Force is charged with reviewing how FracFocus 2.0 
houses the information Federal and State regulatory agencies require as 
part of their regulatory functions with regard to disclosure of the 
composition and quantities of fracturing fluids injected into 
unconventional oil and gas wells.
    Purpose of the Meeting: The meeting will be an opportunity to hear 
updates on the work of FracFocus 2.0.
    Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 9:45 a.m. on January 6, 
2014 and will conclude at 3:00 p.m. The tentative agenda is as follows:

9:45 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Task Force Chair John Deutch Opens Meeting
10:00 a.m.-10:45 p.m. DOE presentation on FracFocus 2.0
10:45 a.m.-11:45 p.m. FracFocus Presentation
11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Break

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12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Stakeholder Panel
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. State Regulators Panel
2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Public Comment Period
3:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns

    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. 
Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP to Amy Bodette no later 
than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at seab@hq.doe.gov. Please 
provide your name, organization, citizenship and contact information. 
Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present government-
issued identification. Individuals and representatives of organizations 
who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do so at the end 
of the meeting on Monday, January 6, 2014. Approximately 30 minutes 
will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will 
depend on the number who wish to speak but will not exceed 5 minutes. 
The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a 
fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Those 
wishing to speak should register to do so beginning at 9:30 a.m. on 
January 6, 2014.
    Those not able to attend the meeting or have insufficient time to 
address the committee are invited to send a written statement to Amy 
Bodette, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; or by email to: seab@hq.doe.gov.
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available by contacting 
Ms. Bodette. She may be reached at the postal address or email address 
above.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 17, 2013.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-30495 Filed 12-20-13; 8:45 am]
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