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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 57982 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices 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 1235–0005. 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 October 31, 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. 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Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits, farms, and not-for-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 85,200. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 Total Estimated Number of Responses: 757,400. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 68,739 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: September 22, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–22938 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations AGENCY: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Request for nominations to the BLS Technical Advisory Committee. ACTION: The BLS is soliciting new members for the BLS Technical Advisory Committee (BLSTAC). The Committee presents advice and makes recommendations to the BLS on technical aspects of the collection and formulation of economic measures. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body to the BLS, on technical topics selected by the BLS. The Committee consists of approximately sixteen members who serve as Special Government Employees. Members are appointed by the BLS and are approved by the Secretary of Labor. Committee members are economists, statisticians, and behavioral scientists and are chosen to achieve a balanced membership across those disciplines. They are prominent experts in their fields and recognized for their professional achievements and objectivity. BLS invites nominations for consideration for committee membership. Interested persons may nominate themselves or may submit the name of another person who they believe to be interested in and qualified to serve on the BLSTAC. Nominations may also be submitted by organizations. DATES: Nominations for the BLSTAC membership should be postmarked by October 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Nominations for the BLSTAC membership should be sent to: Commissioner Erica Groshen, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Room 4040, Washington, DC 20212. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Fieldhouse, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Office of Productivity and Technology, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Room 2150. Washington, DC 20212. Telephone: (202) 691–5025. This is not a toll free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BLS intends to appoint members to threeyear terms. The Bureau often faces highly technical issues while developing and maintaining the accuracy and relevancy of its data on employment and unemployment, prices, productivity, and compensation and working conditions. These issues range from how to develop new measures to how to make sure that existing measures account for the ever changing economy. The BLS presents issues and then draws on the specialized expertise of Committee members representing specialized fields within the academic disciplines of economics, statistics and survey design. Nominations: BLS is looking for committed BLSTAC members who have significant knowledge of BLS data. The economists will have research experience with technical issues related to BLS data and will be familiar with employment and unemployment statistics, price index numbers, compensation measures, productivity measures, occupational and health statistics, or other topics relevant to BLS data series. The statisticians will be familiar with sample design, data analysis, computationally intensive statistical methods, non-sampling errors or other areas which are relevant to BLS work. The behavioral scientists will be familiar with questionnaire design, usability or other areas of survey development. The members of the panel will collectively provide a balance of expertise in all of these areas. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is committed to bringing greater diversity of thought, perspective, and experience to its advisory committees. Nominees of all age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. Nominations should include the name, address, and telephone number of the candidate. Each nomination should include a summary of the candidate’s training or experience relating to BLS data. BLS will conduct a basic background check of candidates before their appointment to the BLSTAC. The background check will involve accessing publicly available, Internet based sources. Authority: This notice was prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The Secretary of Labor has determined that the Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Commissioner of Labor Statistics by 29 E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices U.S.C. 1 and 2. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration. Reason for Closing: The work being reviewed may include information of a proprietary or confidential nature, including technical information; financial data, such as salaries and personal information concerning individuals associated with the proposals. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552 b(c), (4) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act. 57983 November 11 Proposal Review Panel for Materials Research; Notice of Meeting BILLING CODE 7555–01–P 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Executive Session and Director’s Response to Feedback, Debriefing with PREM Director and co-PIs—(Closed). Reason for Closing: The work being reviewed may include information of a proprietary or confidential nature, including technical information; financial data, such as salaries and personal information concerning individuals associated with the proposals. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552 b(c), (4) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463 as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting: Name: Proposal Review Panel for Materials Research (DMR) #1203. Dates and Times: November 2, 2014; 6 p.m.–9 p.m. November 3, 2014; 8 a.m.–9:30 p.m. November 4, 2014; 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Place: Texas State University, San Antonio, TX. Type of Meeting: Part-Open. Contact Person: Dr. Charles Bouldin, Program Director, Partnership for Research and Education in Materials Program, Division of Materials Research, Room 1065, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, Telephone (703) 292–4920. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations concerning further support of the Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM). NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Dated: September 23, 2014. Suzanne Plimpton, Acting, Committee Management Officer. Signed at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of September, 2014. Kimberley Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2014–22955 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P Dated: September 23, 2014. Suzanne Plimpton, Acting, Committee Management Officer. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION [FR Doc. 2014–22960 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] Agenda November 2 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Executive Session and Dinner for Site Visit Team— (Closed). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES November 3 In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463 as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting: Name: Proposal Review Panel for Materials Research (DMR) #1203. Dates and Times: November 09, 2014; 6 p.m.–9 p.m. November 10, 2014; 8 a.m.–9:30 p.m. November 11, 2014; 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Place: Jackson State University, Jackson, MS. Type of Meeting: Part-Open. Contact Person: Dr. Charles Bouldin, Program Director, Partnership for Research and Education in Materials Program, Division of Materials Research, Room 1065, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, Telephone (703) 292–4920. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations concerning further support of the Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM). Agenda November 9 8 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Executive session— (Closed). 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Presentations by PREM Director, co-PIs, Institutional Representatives and program participants—(Open). 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Executive Session for Site Visit Team—(Closed). 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Dinner for Panel and Faculty—(Open). November 4 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Executive Session and Director’s Response to Feedback, Debriefing with PREM Director and co-PIs—(Closed). VerDate Sep<11>2014 Proposal Review Panel for Materials Research; Notice of Meeting 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Executive Session and Dinner for Site Visit Team— (Closed). 8 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Executive session— (Closed). 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Presentations by PREM Director, co-PIs, Institutional Representatives and program participants—(Open). 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Executive Session for Site Visit Team—(Closed). 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Dinner for Panel and Faculty—(Open). Frm 00115 BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Proposal Review Panel for Materials Research; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463 as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting: Name: Proposal Review Panel for Materials Research (DMR) #1203. Dates and Times: November 5, 2014; 6 p.m.–9 p.m. November 6, 2014; 8 a.m.–9:30 p.m. November 7, 2014; 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Place: University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX. Type of Meeting: Part-Open. Contact Person: Dr. Charles Bouldin, Program Director, Partnership for Research and Education in Materials Program, Division of Materials Research, Room 1065, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, Telephone (703) 292–4920. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations concerning further support of the Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM). Agenda November 5 November 10 PO 00000 [FR Doc. 2014–22961 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Executive Session and Dinner for Site Visit Team— (Closed). November 6 8 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Executive session— (Closed). 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Presentations by PREM Director, co-PIs, Institutional Representatives and program participants—(Open). E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 187 (Friday, September 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57982-57983]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22955]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Technical Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

ACTION: Request for nominations to the BLS Technical Advisory 
Committee.

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SUMMARY: The BLS is soliciting new members for the BLS Technical 
Advisory Committee (BLSTAC). The Committee presents advice and makes 
recommendations to the BLS on technical aspects of the collection and 
formulation of economic measures. The Committee functions solely as an 
advisory body to the BLS, on technical topics selected by the BLS.
    The Committee consists of approximately sixteen members who serve 
as Special Government Employees. Members are appointed by the BLS and 
are approved by the Secretary of Labor. Committee members are 
economists, statisticians, and behavioral scientists and are chosen to 
achieve a balanced membership across those disciplines. They are 
prominent experts in their fields and recognized for their professional 
achievements and objectivity. BLS invites nominations for consideration 
for committee membership. Interested persons may nominate themselves or 
may submit the name of another person who they believe to be interested 
in and qualified to serve on the BLSTAC. Nominations may also be 
submitted by organizations.

DATES: Nominations for the BLSTAC membership should be postmarked by 
October 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Nominations for the BLSTAC membership should be sent to: 
Commissioner Erica Groshen, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 
Massachusetts Avenue NE., Room 4040, Washington, DC 20212.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Fieldhouse, U.S. Bureau of Labor 
Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Office of Productivity and 
Technology, Room 2150. Washington, DC 20212. Telephone: (202) 691-5025. 
This is not a toll free number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BLS intends to appoint members to three-year 
terms. The Bureau often faces highly technical issues while developing 
and maintaining the accuracy and relevancy of its data on employment 
and unemployment, prices, productivity, and compensation and working 
conditions. These issues range from how to develop new measures to how 
to make sure that existing measures account for the ever changing 
economy. The BLS presents issues and then draws on the specialized 
expertise of Committee members representing specialized fields within 
the academic disciplines of economics, statistics and survey design. 
Nominations: BLS is looking for committed BLSTAC members who have 
significant knowledge of BLS data. The economists will have research 
experience with technical issues related to BLS data and will be 
familiar with employment and unemployment statistics, price index 
numbers, compensation measures, productivity measures, occupational and 
health statistics, or other topics relevant to BLS data series. The 
statisticians will be familiar with sample design, data analysis, 
computationally intensive statistical methods, non-sampling errors or 
other areas which are relevant to BLS work. The behavioral scientists 
will be familiar with questionnaire design, usability or other areas of 
survey development. The members of the panel will collectively provide 
a balance of expertise in all of these areas. The U.S. Bureau of Labor 
Statistics is committed to bringing greater diversity of thought, 
perspective, and experience to its advisory committees. Nominees of all 
age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation are 
encouraged to apply. Nominations should include the name, address, and 
telephone number of the candidate. Each nomination should include a 
summary of the candidate's training or experience relating to BLS data. 
BLS will conduct a basic background check of candidates before their 
appointment to the BLSTAC. The background check will involve accessing 
publicly available, Internet based sources.

    Authority:  This notice was prepared in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. 
App. 2. The Secretary of Labor has determined that the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee is in the public 
interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon 
the Commissioner of Labor Statistics by 29

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U.S.C. 1 and 2. This determination follows consultation with the 
Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of September, 2014.
Kimberley Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2014-22955 Filed 9-25-14; 8:45 am]
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