Sunshine Act Meeting Notice, 35576-35577 [2014-14667]

Download as PDF 35576 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 120 / Monday, June 23, 2014 / Notices Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the information collection requirements contained in Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption (PTE) 1998–54, which relates to certain employee benefit plan foreign exchange transactions executed pursuant to standing instructions. The PTE permits certain foreign exchange transactions between employee benefit plans and certain banks and brokerdealers that are parties in interest with respect to such plans. In order that such transactions will be consistent with the requirements of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) section 408(a), 29 U.S.C. 1108(a), the PTE imposes the following conditions at the time the foreign exchange transaction is entered into: (a) The terms of the transaction must not be less favorable than those available in comparable arm’s-length transactions between unrelated parties or those afforded by the bank or the broker-dealer in comparable arm’s-length transactions involving unrelated parties; (b) neither the bank nor the broker-dealer has any discretionary authority with respect to the investment of the assets involved in the transaction; (c) the bank or brokerdealer maintains at all times written policies and procedures regarding the handling of foreign exchange transactions for plans for which it is a party in interest which ensure that the party acting for the bank or the brokerdealer knows it is dealing with a plan; (d) the transactions are performed in accordance with a written authorization executed in advance by an independent fiduciary of the plan whose assets are involved in the transaction and who is independent of the bank or brokerdealer engaging in the covered transaction; (e) transactions are executed within one business day of receipt of funds; (f) the bank or the broker-dealer, at least once a day at a time specified in written procedures, establishes a rate or range of rates of exchange to be used for the transactions covered by this exemption and executes transactions at either the next scheduled time or no later than twenty-four (24) hours after receipt of notice of receipt of funds; (g) prior to execution of a transaction, the bank or the brokerdealer provides the authorizing fiduciary with a copy of the applicable emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Jun 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 written policies and procedures for foreign exchange transactions involving income item conversions and de minimis purchase and sale transactions; (h) the bank or the broker-dealer furnishes the authorizing fiduciary a written confirmation statement with respect to each covered transaction within five (5) days of execution; and (i) the bank or the broker-dealer maintains, for six (6) years after the date of the transaction, records necessary for plan fiduciaries, participants, and the DOL and Internal Revenue Service to determine whether the conditions of the exemption have been met. See 63 FR 63503. The Internal Revenue Code and ERISA authorize this information collection. See 26 U.S.C. 4975 and 29 U.S.C. 1108. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1210–0111. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2013 (78 FR 71668). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1210– 0111. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–EBSA. Title of Collection: Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1998–54 Relating to Certain Employee Benefit Plan Foreign Exchange Transactions Executed Pursuant to Standing Instructions. OMB Control Number: 1210–0111. Affected Public: Private Sectorbusinesses or other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 35. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 420,000. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 4,200 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: June 5, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–14553 Filed 6–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice The Legal Services Corporation’s Finance Committee will meet telephonically on June 27, 2014. The meeting will commence at 1:00 p.m., EDT, and will continue until the conclusion of the Committee’s agenda. LOCATION: John N. Erlenborn Conference Room, Legal Services Corporation Headquarters, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007. PUBLIC OBSERVATION: Members of the public who are unable to attend in person but wish to listen to the public proceedings may do so by following the telephone call-in directions provided below. CALL-IN DIRECTIONS FOR OPEN SESSIONS: • Call toll-free number: 1–866–451– 4981; DATE AND TIME: E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 120 / Monday, June 23, 2014 / Notices • When prompted, enter the following numeric pass code: 5907707348; • When connected to the call, please immediately ‘‘MUTE’’ your telephone. Members of the public are asked to keep their telephones muted to eliminate background noises. To avoid disrupting the meeting, please refrain from placing the call on hold if doing so will trigger recorded music or other sound. From time to time, the Chair may solicit comments from the public. STATUS OF MEETING: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Approval of agenda. 2. Discussion with Management regarding recommendation for LSC’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. 3. Public comment. 4. Consider and act on other business. 5. Consider and act on adjournment of meeting. CONTACT PERSON FOR INFORMATION: Katherine Ward, Executive Assistant to the Vice President & General Counsel, at (202) 295–1500. Questions may be sent by electronic mail to FR_NOTICE_ QUESTIONS@lsc.gov. ACCESSIBILITY: LSC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Upon request, meeting notices and materials will be made available in alternative formats to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Individuals needing other accommodations due to disability in order to attend the meeting in person or telephonically should contact Katherine Ward, at (202) 295–1500 or FR_ NOTICE_QUESTIONS@lsc.gov, at least 2 business days in advance of the meeting. If a request is made without advance notice, LSC will make every effort to accommodate the request but cannot guarantee that all requests can be fulfilled. Dated: May 27, 2014. Katherine Ward, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Legal Affairs & General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–14667 Filed 6–19–14; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Request for Comments on the Intent To Discontinue Part 2 of the Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities on Computing and Networking Capacity National Science Foundation. Request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Jun 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 This notice announces the intent of the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) to discontinue data collection for Part 2 of the Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities (Facilities Survey) (OMB Clearance Number 3145–0101) on computing and networking capacity at academic institutions. This notice is in response to an effort by NCSES to assess the value of these data. DATES: Send your written comments by August 15, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send your written comments to Mr. John R. Gawalt, Director, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 965, Arlington, VA 22230. Send email comments to jgawalt@nsf.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John R. Gawalt, Director, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation at (703) 292–7776 or email at jgawalt@ nsf.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Data on the academic research infrastructure are collected biennially through the NSF’s congressionally mandated Facilities Survey. The survey originated in 1986 in response to Congress’s concern about the state of research facilities at the nation’s colleges and universities. Part 1 of the Facilities Survey collects data on the amount, condition, construction, repair, renovation, and funding of research facilities. This section, focusing largely on research space, will continue. Recognizing the growing use of networking and computing capacity (cyberinfrastructure) in conducting research, a new set of questions on these topics was added to the FY 2003 Facilities Survey and revised for the FY 2005, FY 2007, FY 2009, FY 2011 and FY 2013 surveys. NCSES has continually reviewed the Part 2 questionnaire in an attempt to stay current with the rapidly changing developments in academic R&D cyberinfrastructure. Despite these efforts, NCSES believes that the survey provides little utility to policymakers, researchers and other data users. Field experts and review panels have noted several critical shortcomings of Part 2 collections. Rapid advances in research cyberinfrastructure make identifying current and valuable metrics difficult. This challenge is compounded by the length of the data collection and publication cycle, which typically requires 16 months after the end of the relevant fiscal year. The continual need to update metrics combined with time SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35577 required for production and publication reduces the relevancy of the data. In addition, to facilitate data collection and ease survey response burden, respondents to the Facilities Survey are asked to report only on centrallyadministered cyberinfrastructure capacity. More than 20 of the top 100 academic research institutions (based on research expenditures) cannot report data on their high-performance computing because these resources are not centrally-administered. Another 15 or more institutions in the top 100 report exceptionally low totals for the same reason. Because so many of the top research universities are unable to adequately report their total computing and networking capacity, the utility of these data are severely undermined. These institution-specific differences limit the ability to present national totals and trends as well as the ability to compare many leading institutions. The NCSES is interested in all comments, especially from government policy makers, academic institution respondents, and academic researchers that specify concerns related to the discontinuation of Part 2 of the Facilities Survey. June 17, 2014. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2014–14589 Filed 6–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket ID NRC–2014–0147] AP1000 Standard Technical Specifications Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Generic technical specification travelers; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on its generic technical specification travelers (GTSTs) for the development of standard technical specifications (STS) for the AP1000 certified reactor design based on the AP1000 generic technical specifications (GTS). Each GTST documents the safety basis for proposed improvements to one or more GTS sections that will result in corresponding sections in the AP1000 STS, which will be the subject of a NUREG (similar to NUREG–1431, STS for Westinghouse Plants). The purpose of the GTSTs is to provide an orderly method of soliciting and processing SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 120 (Monday, June 23, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14667]


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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION


Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

DATE AND TIME: The Legal Services Corporation's Finance Committee will 
meet telephonically on June 27, 2014. The meeting will commence at 1:00 
p.m., EDT, and will continue until the conclusion of the Committee's 
agenda.

LOCATION: John N. Erlenborn Conference Room, Legal Services Corporation 
Headquarters, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007.

PUBLIC OBSERVATION: Members of the public who are unable to attend in 
person but wish to listen to the public proceedings may do so by 
following the telephone call-in directions provided below.

CALL-IN DIRECTIONS FOR OPEN SESSIONS: 
     Call toll-free number: 1-866-451-4981;

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     When prompted, enter the following numeric pass code: 
5907707348;
     When connected to the call, please immediately ``MUTE'' 
your telephone.

Members of the public are asked to keep their telephones muted to 
eliminate background noises. To avoid disrupting the meeting, please 
refrain from placing the call on hold if doing so will trigger recorded 
music or other sound. From time to time, the Chair may solicit comments 
from the public.

STATUS OF MEETING: Open.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 
    1. Approval of agenda.
    2. Discussion with Management regarding recommendation for LSC's 
fiscal year 2016 budget request.
    3. Public comment.
    4. Consider and act on other business.
    5. Consider and act on adjournment of meeting.

CONTACT PERSON FOR INFORMATION: Katherine Ward, Executive Assistant to 
the Vice President & General Counsel, at (202) 295-1500. Questions may 
be sent by electronic mail to FR_NOTICE_QUESTIONS@lsc.gov.

ACCESSIBILITY: LSC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act 
and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Upon request, meeting 
notices and materials will be made available in alternative formats to 
accommodate individuals with disabilities. Individuals needing other 
accommodations due to disability in order to attend the meeting in 
person or telephonically should contact Katherine Ward, at (202) 295-
1500 or FR_NOTICE_QUESTIONS@lsc.gov, at least 2 business days in 
advance of the meeting. If a request is made without advance notice, 
LSC will make every effort to accommodate the request but cannot 
guarantee that all requests can be fulfilled.

    Dated: May 27, 2014.
Katherine Ward,
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Legal Affairs & General 
Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2014-14667 Filed 6-19-14; 11:15 am]
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