Information Collection Activity; Request for Comments, 51222-51223 [2014-20368]

Download as PDF 51222 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL Agency Information Collection Activities, Request for Comment Correction In notice document 2014–20056, appearing on pages 50726–50727, in the issue of Monday, August 25, 2014, make the following correction: On page 50727, in the first column, under the heading titled ‘‘DATES:’’, the entry that reads ‘‘September xx, 2014.’’ is corrected to read ‘‘September 24, 2014.’’ [FR Doc. C1–2014–20056 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8852] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will hold a public meeting from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in SVC 209–08 on the Senate Side of the Capitol Visitor’s Center at First St. SE., Washington, DC 20515. The meeting’s topic will be on ‘‘Evaluating Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting’s Impact’’ and will announce findings from the Commission’s six-month deep dive into the research designs, processes and structures in place for research and evaluation at the U.S. Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors. This is the first major report the Commission has released since 2010. The meeting will feature contributors to the report, including Sean Aday, Associate Professor at The George Washington University; Amelia Arsenault, Assistant Professor at Georgia State University; Craig Hayden, Assistant Professor at American University; and Shawn Powers, Assistant Professor at Georgia State University. Official representatives who focus on research and evaluation in public diplomacy and international broadcasting will also be in attendance. This meeting is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, the State Department, Defense Department, the media, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. To attend and make any requests for reasonable accommodation, email pdcommission@state.gov by 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Please arrive for the meeting by 9:45 a.m. to allow for a prompt meeting start. The United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 appraises U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics. The Advisory Commission may conduct studies, inquiries, and meetings, as it deems necessary. It may assemble and disseminate information and issue reports and other publications, subject to the approval of the Chairperson, in consultation with the Executive Director. The Advisory Commission may undertake foreign travel in pursuit of its studies and coordinate, sponsor, or oversee projects, studies, events, or other activities that it deems desirable and necessary in fulfilling its functions. The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The members of the Commission shall represent the public interest and shall be selected from a cross section of educational, communications, cultural, scientific, technical, public service, labor, business, and professional backgrounds. Not more than four members shall be from any one political party. The President designates a member to chair the Commission. The current members of the Commission are: Mr. William Hybl of Colorado, Chairman; Ambassador Lyndon Olson of Texas, Vice Chairman; Mr. Sim Farar of California, Vice Chairman; Ambassador Penne KorthPeacock of Texas; Ms. Lezlee Westine of Virginia; and Anne Terman Wedner of Illinois. One seat on the Commission is currently vacant. The following individual has been nominated to the Commission but awaits Senate confirmation as of this writing: Alfredo Balsera of Florida. To request further information about the meeting or the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, you may contact its Executive Director, Katherine Brown, at BrownKA4@ state.gov. Dated: August 21, 2014. Katherine Brown, Executive Director, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–20404 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–11–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8851] International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) Meeting Notice; Closed Meeting In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App § 10(a)(2), the Department of State announces a meeting of the International Security Advisory Board PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (ISAB) to take place on October 2, 2014, at the Department of State, Washington, DC. Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App § 10(d), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1), it has been determined that this Board meeting will be closed to the public because the Board will be reviewing and discussing matters properly classified in accordance with Executive Order 13526. The purpose of the ISAB is to provide the Department with a continuing source of independent advice on all aspects of arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, political-military affairs, international security, and related aspects of public diplomacy. The agenda for this meeting will include classified discussions related to the Board’s studies on current U.S. policy and issues regarding arms control, international security, nuclear proliferation, and diplomacy. For more information, contact Richard W. Hartman, II, Executive Director of the International Security Advisory Board, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, telephone: (202) 736–4290. Dated: August 19, 2014. Richard W. Hartman, II, Executive Director, International Security Advisory Board, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–20408 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DOT–OST–2014–0073] Information Collection Activity; Request for Comments Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the ICR was published on Monday, June 30, 2014. The agency did not receive any comments. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Fax: (202) 395–5806. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leonardo San Roman, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Office of the Secretary, W56–312, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–1930. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: U.S. Department of ´ ´ Transportation Mentor-Protege Pilot Program Evaluation Form; and U.S. Department of Transportation Mentor ´ ´ Protege Pilot Program Annual Report. Abstract: The DOT will review ´ ´ Mentor-Protege agreements made by ´ ´ mentors and proteges to validate their eligibility for the program. In addition, DOT will also use the annual reports submitted jointly by program participants to identify best practices or suggestions that small businesses may wish to implement to increase their participation in federal procurement programs. Finally, DOT will use the ´ ´ Mentor-Protege Pilot Program Evaluation Form to get feedback on the program, including suggestions for improvements from program participants. Type of Information Collection: New Information Collection Request. ´ ´ Form: Mentor Protege agreement. Affected Public: Prime contractors and small businesses participating in ´ ´ DOT’s Mentor Protege Program. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: Approximately 8. Frequency: One-time. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 Estimated Average Burden per Response: 4 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 32 hours. ´ ´ Form: Mentor Protege program annual report. Type of Review: New Information Collection. Affected Public: Prime contractors and small businesses participating in ´ ´ DOT’s Mentor Protege Program. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 8. Frequency: One-time. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8 hours. ´ ´ Form: Mentor Protege program evaluation form. Type of Review: New Information Collection. Affected Public: Prime contractors and small businesses participating in ´ ´ DOT’s Mentor Protege Program. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 16. Frequency: One-time. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 1 hour per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16 hours. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 19, 2014. Patricia Lawton, Departmental PRA Program Manager, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–20368 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0017] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt 72 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions allow these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: The new exemptions were granted on July 25, 2014. All exemptions expire two years from the effective date. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51223 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 202–366–4001, U.S. Department of Transportation, FMCSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64–224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the dockets to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and/or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of DOT’s dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, or other entity). You may review DOT’s Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316). Background FMCSA has published notices of receipt of Federal diabetes exemption applications and its intent to grant the exemptions. The Agency also requested comments from the public. The comment period closed 30 days after the publication date and the exemptions were issued the day after the comment period closed. FMCSA evaluated the eligibility of the drivers and determined that granting the exemptions to these individuals would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3). The determining criteria for and the conditions and requirements of the exemptions, to which all exempted drivers are subject, were discussed in detail when the docket was originally published (79 FR 35844). As always, any adverse comments that come in after the exemption is granted will be evaluated, and if they indicate that the driver is not achieving a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the regulation, the exemption will be revoked. When E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51222-51223]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20368]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. DOT-OST-2014-0073]


Information Collection Activity; Request for Comments

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) described below will be forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period 
soliciting comments on the ICR was published on Monday, June 30, 2014. 
The agency did not receive any comments.

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DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and 
Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, email: oirasubmission@omb.eop.gov. Fax: 
(202) 395-5806.
    Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 
days of publication of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leonardo San Roman, Office of Small 
and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Office of the Secretary, W56-
312, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-1930.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: U.S. Department of Transportation Mentor-
Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Pilot Program Evaluation Form; and U.S. 
Department of Transportation Mentor Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Pilot Program 
Annual Report.
    Abstract: The DOT will review Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] 
agreements made by mentors and prot[eacute]g[eacute]s to validate their 
eligibility for the program. In addition, DOT will also use the annual 
reports submitted jointly by program participants to identify best 
practices or suggestions that small businesses may wish to implement to 
increase their participation in federal procurement programs. Finally, 
DOT will use the Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Pilot Program Evaluation 
Form to get feedback on the program, including suggestions for 
improvements from program participants.
    Type of Information Collection: New Information Collection Request.
    Form: Mentor Prot[eacute]g[eacute] agreement.
    Affected Public: Prime contractors and small businesses 
participating in DOT's Mentor Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: Approximately 8.
    Frequency: One-time.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 4 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 32 hours.
    Form: Mentor Prot[eacute]g[eacute] program annual report.
    Type of Review: New Information Collection.
    Affected Public: Prime contractors and small businesses 
participating in DOT's Mentor Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 8.
    Frequency: One-time.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8 hours.
    Form: Mentor Prot[eacute]g[eacute] program evaluation form.
    Type of Review: New Information Collection.
    Affected Public: Prime contractors and small businesses 
participating in DOT's Mentor Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 16.
    Frequency: One-time.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 1 hour per respondent.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16 hours.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 3501-
3520, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 19, 2014.
Patricia Lawton,
Departmental PRA Program Manager, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-20368 Filed 8-26-14; 8:45 am]
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