Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Membership Application, 50889-50890 [2014-20230]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 165 / Tuesday, August 26, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (7) The development of U.S. Government programs to encourage producers of civil nuclear products and services to enter new foreign markets, in connection with which CINTAC may advise on how to gather, disseminate, and promote awareness of information on civil nuclear exports and related trade issues. II. Membership CINTAC shall consist of approximately 40 members appointed by the Secretary, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance and based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the Committee. Members shall represent U.S. entities involved in the export of civil nuclear products and services and reflect the diversity of this sector, including in terms of entities’ size and geographic location. The Committee shall also represent the diversity of company or organizational roles in the development of civil nuclear energy projects, including, for example, U.S. civil nuclear manufacturing and services companies, U.S. utilities, U.S. trade associations, and other U.S. organizations in the U.S. civil nuclear sector. The Secretary shall appoint to the Committee at least one individual representing each of the following: a. Civil nuclear manufacturing and services companies; b. small businesses; c. utilities; d. trade associations in the civil nuclear sector; e. research institutions and universities; and f. private sector organizations involved in strengthening the export competitiveness of U.S. civil nuclear products and services. Members shall serve in a representative capacity, expressing the views and interests of a U.S. entity, as well as its particular subsector; they are, therefore, not Special Government Employees. Each member of the Committee must be a U.S. citizen and must not be registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. No member may represent a U.S. entity that is majority owned or controlled by a foreign government entity (or foreign government entities). Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary from the date of appointment to the Committee to the date on which the Committee’s charter terminates on August 13, 2016. The Secretary shall designate the Committee Chair and Vice Chair. The Chair and Vice Chair shall serve in those positions at the pleasure of the Secretary. Members must attend a minimum of VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:48 Aug 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 fifty percent of Committee meetings and a majority of subcommittee and working group activities to remain members. Failure to meet this minimum participation requirement could result in membership termination. 50889 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology III. Compensation Members of the CINTAC will not be compensated for their services or reimbursed for their travel expenses. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Membership Application AGENCY: IV. Nominations The Secretary of Commerce invites nominations to the CINTAC for the charter term consistent with the above membership requirements. Selfnominations will be accepted. If you are interested in nominating someone to become a member of the CINTAC, please provide the following information (2 pages maximum): (1) Name; (2) Title; (3) Work phone, fax, and, email address; (4) Name of entity to be represented and address including Web site address; (5) Short biography of nominee including credentials; (6) Brief description of the entity and its business activities, size (number of employees and annual sales), and export markets served; and, (7) An affirmative statement that the applicant and entity to be represented meet all eligibility criteria, specifically addressing that the applicant: (a) Is a U.S. citizen; and (b) Is not required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. Please do not send organization brochures or any other information. All nominations should be submitted in pdf or MS Word format via email to jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov, via FAX to 202–482–5665, or via mail to Jonathan Chesebro, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, Room 4053, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Nominations for immediate consideration must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDT September 25, 2014. Nominees selected for appointment to CINTAC will be notified by return mail. Dated: August 20, 2014. Jonathan Chesebro, Energy Team Leader, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (Acting). [FR Doc. 2014–20288 Filed 8–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 27, 2014. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Richard Cavanagh, Director, Office of Special Programs, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899– 4701; 301–975–4447; richard.cavanagh@nist.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract NIST established an Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) to enable a coordinated U.S. approach to Standards for the Forensic Science Disciplines. NIST seeks broad participation from Forensic Science Practitioners, Researchers, Metrologists, Accreditation Bodies, Defense, and Prosecution. NIST solicits selfnominations from these communities, using the OSAC Membership Application, to identify individuals interested and qualified to contribute. II. Method of Collection The OSAC Membership Application may be completed and submitted only via web-based application. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0693–0070. Form Number(s): None. E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 50890 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 165 / Tuesday, August 26, 2014 / Notices Type of Review: Regular submission (reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,250. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 20, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–20230 Filed 8–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–04–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee) will hold an open meeting via teleconference/webinar on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The primary purposes of this meeting are to provide an update on the NIST Smart Grid Program, provide a recap and analysis of the June 3–4, 2014 meeting, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:48 Aug 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 and plan for the next face to face SGAC meeting. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/ smartgrid. The SGAC will hold an open meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. ADDRESSES: Questions regarding the meeting should be sent to Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899– 8200. For instructions on how to participate in the meeting via teleconference/webinar, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Cuong Nguyen, Smart Grid and CyberPhysical Systems Program Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899– 8200; telephone 301–975–2254, fax 301–948–5668; or via email at cuong.nguyen@nist.gov. DATES: The Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The Committee is composed of nine to fifteen members, appointed by the Director of NIST, who were selected on the basis of established records of distinguished professional service in their professional community and knowledge of issues affecting Smart Grid deployment and operations. The Committee advises the Director of NIST in carrying out duties authorized by section 1305 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–140). The Committee provides input to NIST on Smart Grid standards, priorities, and gaps, on the overall direction, status, and health of the Smart Grid implementation by the Smart Grid industry, and on Smart Grid Interoperability Panel activities, including the direction of research and standards activities. Background information on the Committee is available at http://www.nist.gov/ smartgrid/committee.cfm. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee) will hold a meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. There will be no central meeting location. The public is invited to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 participate in the meeting by calling in from remote locations. The primary purposes of this meeting are to provide an update on the NIST Smart Grid Program, provide a recap and analysis of the June 3–4, 2014 meeting, and plan for the next face to face SGAC meeting. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee’s affairs are invited to request a place on the agenda by submitting their request to Cuong Nguyen at cuong.nguyen@nist.gov or (301) 975–2254 no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, September 2, 2014. On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, approximately fifteen minutes will be reserved from 1:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be about three minutes each. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written statements to Mr. Cuong Nguyen, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8200; telephone 301–975–2254, fax 301–948– 5668; or via email at cuong.nguyen@nist.gov. All meeting participants are required to pre-register. Anyone wishing to participate must register by 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, in order to be included. Please submit your name, email address, and phone number to Cuong Nguyen at cuong.nguyen@nist.gov or (301) 975– 2254. After pre-registering, participants will be provided with detailed instructions on how to join the teleconference/webinar from a remote location in order to participate. Dated: August 20, 2014. Willie E. May, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–20300 Filed 8–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50889-50890]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-20230]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Organization of 
Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Membership Application

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 27, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at JJessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Richard Cavanagh, Director, Office of Special Programs, 
NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4701; 301-975-4447; 
richard.cavanagh@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    NIST established an Organization of Scientific Area Committees 
(OSAC) to enable a coordinated U.S. approach to Standards for the 
Forensic Science Disciplines. NIST seeks broad participation from 
Forensic Science Practitioners, Researchers, Metrologists, 
Accreditation Bodies, Defense, and Prosecution. NIST solicits self-
nominations from these communities, using the OSAC Membership 
Application, to identify individuals interested and qualified to 
contribute.

II. Method of Collection

    The OSAC Membership Application may be completed and submitted only 
via web-based application.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0693-0070.
    Form Number(s): None.

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    Type of Review: Regular submission (reinstatement without change of 
a previously approved collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,250.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: August 20, 2014.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20230 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]
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