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AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a teleconference of the SAB’s Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee to discuss draft recommendations for the chartered SAB regarding the Agency’s 2013 and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62949 2014 STAA recipients. The STAA Committee teleconference will be closed to the public. DATES: The STAA Committee teleconference date is Friday, November 7, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The SAB STAA Committee closed teleconference will take place via telephone only. General information about the SAB may be found on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain further information regarding this announcement may contact Edward Hanlon, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone: (202) 564–2134 or email at hanlon.edward@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and section (c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), the EPA has determined that the STAA Committee teleconference will be closed to the public. The purpose of the teleconference is for the SAB STAA Committee to continue discussion of draft recommendations for the chartered SAB regarding recipients of the Agency’s 2013 and 2014 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards. The STAA Committee discussion will have two parts. The first part of the discussion will focus on review of additional agency recommendations for the 2013 awards. Although the chartered SAB reviewed the Agency’s 2013 STAA nominations and provided advice regarding those nominations in January 2014 (for more information, see http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct. nsf/fedrgstr_activites/2013%20STAA %20Review?OpenDocument), the Agency later identified additional nominations for SAB review. The second part of the SAB STAA Committee discussion will allow the Committee to continue its review begun on July 28, 2014 (79 FR 38314) of the Agency’s 2014 STAA nominations (for more information, see http://yosemite. epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_ activites/2014%20STAA%20Review? OpenDocument). The STAA awards are established to honor and recognize EPA employees who have made outstanding contributions in the advancement of science and technology through their research and development activities, as exhibited in publication of their results in peer reviewed journals. I have determined that the STAA Committee teleconference will be closed to the public because it is concerned with recommending employees deserving of E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 62950 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 203 / Tuesday, October 21, 2014 / Notices awards. In making these draft recommendations, the SAB requires full and frank advice from the STAA Committee. This advice will involve professional judgments on the relative merits of various employees and their respective work. Such personnel matters involve the discussion of information that is of a personal nature and the disclosure of which would be a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and, therefore, are protected from disclosure by section (c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). Minutes of the STAA Committee teleconference will be kept and certified by the chair. Dated: October 8, 2014. Gina McCarthy, Administrator. 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Respondents: Businesses or other forprofit; not-for-profit institutions; and state, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 3,569,028,080 respondents; 3,569,028 responses. Estimated Time per Response: .0229776 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and recordkeeping requirement. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary response for business or other for-profit and not-for-respondents. Mandatory response for state, local or tribal government. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C 154(i) and 606 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 82,008 hours. Total Annual Cost: N/A. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality. Needs and Uses: The Commission seeking and extension of this information collection in order to obtain the full three year approval from OMB. 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Structuring an electronic reporting system in this fashion will allow the participants to populate the database with known information prior to the test, and thus be able to provide the Commission with actual test data, both close to real-time and within a reasonable period in a minimally burdensome fashion Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–24938 Filed 10–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [3060–0813] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9918-32-OA]


Notification of a Closed Teleconference of the Science Advisory 
Board's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a teleconference of the SAB's 
Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee to 
discuss draft recommendations for the chartered SAB regarding the 
Agency's 2013 and 2014 STAA recipients. The STAA Committee 
teleconference will be closed to the public.

DATES: The STAA Committee teleconference date is Friday, November 7, 
2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The SAB STAA Committee closed teleconference will take place 
via telephone only. General information about the SAB may be found on 
the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain further information regarding this announcement may contact 
Edward Hanlon, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone: (202) 564-2134 
or email at hanlon.edward@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and section (c)(6) of 
the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), the EPA has 
determined that the STAA Committee teleconference will be closed to the 
public. The purpose of the teleconference is for the SAB STAA Committee 
to continue discussion of draft recommendations for the chartered SAB 
regarding recipients of the Agency's 2013 and 2014 Scientific and 
Technological Achievement Awards.
    The STAA Committee discussion will have two parts. The first part 
of the discussion will focus on review of additional agency 
recommendations for the 2013 awards. Although the chartered SAB 
reviewed the Agency's 2013 STAA nominations and provided advice 
regarding those nominations in January 2014 (for more information, see 
http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/2013%20STAA%20Review?OpenDocument), the Agency later identified 
additional nominations for SAB review. The second part of the SAB STAA 
Committee discussion will allow the Committee to continue its review 
begun on July 28, 2014 (79 FR 38314) of the Agency's 2014 STAA 
nominations (for more information, see http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/2014%20STAA%20Review?OpenDocument).
    The STAA awards are established to honor and recognize EPA 
employees who have made outstanding contributions in the advancement of 
science and technology through their research and development 
activities, as exhibited in publication of their results in peer 
reviewed journals. I have determined that the STAA Committee 
teleconference will be closed to the public because it is concerned 
with recommending employees deserving of

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awards. In making these draft recommendations, the SAB requires full 
and frank advice from the STAA Committee. This advice will involve 
professional judgments on the relative merits of various employees and 
their respective work. Such personnel matters involve the discussion of 
information that is of a personal nature and the disclosure of which 
would be a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and, 
therefore, are protected from disclosure by section (c)(6) of the 
Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). Minutes of the 
STAA Committee teleconference will be kept and certified by the chair.

    Dated: October 8, 2014.
Gina McCarthy,
 Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-25002 Filed 10-20-14; 8:45 am]
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