Notice of Opportunity To Submit Ideas for Merit Systems Studies, 25895-25896 [2014-10333]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 87 / Tuesday, May 6, 2014 / Notices OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements specified in Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1910.7 (29 CFR 1910.7). Recognition is an acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within its scope of recognition. Each NRTL’s scope of recognition includes the type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by its applicable test standard; and the recognized site(s) that has/have the technical capability to perform the product-testing and productcertification activities for test standards within the NRTL’s scope. Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government authority; however, recognition enables employers to use products approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product testing and certification. The Agency processes applications by an NRTL for initial recognition, and for an expansion or renewal of this recognition, following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires that the Agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the application and provides its preliminary finding. In the second notice, the Agency provides its final decision on the application. These notices set forth the NRTL’s scope of recognition or modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational Web page for each NRTL, including MET, which details the NRTL’s scope of recognition. These pages are available from the OSHA Web site at http://www.osha.gov/ dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html. MET currently has one facility (site) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: MET Laboratories, Inc., 914 West Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. A complete list of MET’s scope of recognition is available at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ met.html. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. General Background on the Application and Request MET submitted an application, dated November 13, 2011 (Exhibit 1), to expand its recognition to include one additional test standard. OSHA staff performed a detailed analysis of the application packet and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to this application. Table 1 below lists appropriate test standards found in MET’s application for expansion for testing and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 May 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 certification of products under the NRTL Program. 25895 proceedings prescribed in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA will publish a public notice of this final decision in the Federal Register. TABLE 1—PROPOSED APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARD FOR INCLUSION IN IV. Authority and Signature MET’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard UL 2202 ............. Test standard title Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System Equipment. III. Preliminary Findings on the Application MET submitted an acceptable application for expansion of its scope of recognition. OSHA’s review of the application file and pertinent documentation indicate that MET can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding its recognition to include the addition of this one test standard for NRTL testing and certification. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of MET’s application and request. OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether MET meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition as an NRTL. Comments should consist of pertinent written documents and exhibits. Commenters needing more time to comment must submit a request in writing, stating the reasons for the request. Commenters must submit the written request for an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if it is not adequately justified. To obtain or review copies of the publicly available information in MET’s application, including pertinent documents (e.g., exhibits) and all submitted comments, contact the Docket Office, Room N– 2625, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address; these materials also are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028. OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these comments, will recommend to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health whether to grant MET’s application for expansion of its scope of recognition. 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The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or Board) is updating its research agenda and seeks suggestions about possible topics of study. DATES: Submissions are due June 5, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit ideas by mail to Research Agenda, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Room 520, 1615 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20419; by fax to (202) 653–7211; or by email to research.agenda@mspb.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Ford at (202) 254–4499; or James Tsugawa at (202) 254–4506; or email research.agenda@mspb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MSPB conducts studies of the executive branch to ensure that Federal personnel management continues to be implemented consistent with the Merit System Principles and free from Prohibited Personnel Practices. Most of those studies are drawn from a multiyear research agenda that MSPB develops after reviewing suggested topics from the public. For more information about MSPB studies, see www.mspb.gov/studies. The public is invited to submit ideas to be considered for inclusion in MSPB’s research agenda by answering SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 25896 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 87 / Tuesday, May 6, 2014 / Notices one or more of the following questions or submitting other pertinent ideas. 1. In your opinion, what is the most important issue affecting the management of the Federal workforce? 2. What is one thing in the Federal workplace that should be done more fairly? 3. What is one thing in the Federal workplace that should be done more efficiently or effectively? 4. There are several agencies and organizations involved in Federal workforce issues and policy, such as the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the National Academy of Public Administration, and the Partnership for Public Service. What research could MSPB’s Office of Policy and Evaluation conduct that would be distinct from the work of other agencies and organizations? William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board. obtained by contacting the National Endowment for the Humanities’ TDD terminal at (202) 606–8282. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Because the meeting will consider proprietary financial and commercial data provided in confidence by indemnity applicants, and material that is likely to disclose trade secrets or other privileged or confidential information, and because it is important to keep the values of objects to be indemnified, and the methods of transportation and security measures confidential, the meeting will be closed to the public pursuant to section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, U.S.S.C. I have made this determination under the authority granted me by the Chairman’s Delegation of Authority to Close Advisory Committee Meetings, dated July 19, 1993. Dated: April 29, 2014. Lisette Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–10327 Filed 5–5–14; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2014–10333 Filed 5–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7536–01–P BILLING CODE 7400–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES [NRC–2014–0087] Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities; Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel Advisory Committee National Endowment for the Humanities; National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Notice of Meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities will hold a meeting of the Arts and Artifacts International Indemnity Panel. The purpose of the meeting is for panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendation on applications for Certificates of Indemnity submitted to the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, for exhibitions beginning on or after July 1, 2014. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20506, in Room 3068. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisette Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer, 400 7th Street SW., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20506, or call (202) 606–8322. Hearingimpaired individuals are advised that information on this matter may be sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 May 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License amendment request; opportunity to comment, request a hearing, and petition for leave to intervene; order. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of nine amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Units 1 and 2; Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant; Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1; H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit 2; Indian Point Nuclear Generating Units 1, 2, and 3; James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (two separate amendment requests); Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station; and Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Unit 1. For each amendment request, the NRC SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration. In addition, each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified nonsafeguards information (SUNSI) and/or safeguards information (SGI). DATES: Comments must be filed by June 5, 2014. A request for a hearing must be filed by July 7, 2014. Any potential party as defined in § 2.4 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), who believes access to SUNSI and/or SGI is necessary to respond to this notice must request document access by May 16, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specific subject): • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2014–0087. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: 3WFN–06–44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. 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MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD


Notice of Opportunity To Submit Ideas for Merit Systems Studies

AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or Board) is 
updating its research agenda and seeks suggestions about possible 
topics of study.

DATES: Submissions are due June 5, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit ideas by mail to Research Agenda, U.S. Merit Systems 
Protection Board, Room 520, 1615 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20419; by 
fax to (202) 653-7211; or by email to research.agenda@mspb.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Ford at (202) 254-4499; or James 
Tsugawa at (202) 254-4506; or email research.agenda@mspb.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MSPB conducts studies of the executive 
branch to ensure that Federal personnel management continues to be 
implemented consistent with the Merit System Principles and free from 
Prohibited Personnel Practices. Most of those studies are drawn from a 
multi-year research agenda that MSPB develops after reviewing suggested 
topics from the public. For more information about MSPB studies, see 
www.mspb.gov/studies.
    The public is invited to submit ideas to be considered for 
inclusion in MSPB's research agenda by answering

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one or more of the following questions or submitting other pertinent 
ideas.
    1. In your opinion, what is the most important issue affecting the 
management of the Federal workforce?
    2. What is one thing in the Federal workplace that should be done 
more fairly?
    3. What is one thing in the Federal workplace that should be done 
more efficiently or effectively?
    4. There are several agencies and organizations involved in Federal 
workforce issues and policy, such as the U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the National 
Academy of Public Administration, and the Partnership for Public 
Service. What research could MSPB's Office of Policy and Evaluation 
conduct that would be distinct from the work of other agencies and 
organizations?

William D. Spencer,
Clerk of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2014-10333 Filed 5-5-14; 8:45 am]
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