Extension of Comment Period for Telecommunications Assessment of the Arctic Region, 64175-64176 [2014-25574]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Notices Notice; issuance of permit amendment. ACTION: Notice is hereby given that an amendment to Permit No. 16087–01 has been issued to NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Seattle, WA to conduct research on pinnipeds. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; telephone: (301) 427–8401; fax: (301) 713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan or Courtney Smith, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 2, 2014, notice was published in the Federal Register (79 FR 25113) that a request for a permit to conduct research on pinnipeds had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Permit No. 16087–02 authorizes the permit holder to take marine mammals in California, Oregon, and Washington to investigate population status, health, demographic parameters, life history and foraging ecology of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustrirostris), and Guadalupe fur seals (Arctocephalus townsendi). Research procedures involve capture, administering drugs, anesthesia, attaching scientific instruments, marking, measuring, restraint, tissue sampling, ultrasound, weighing, incidental harassment, euthanasia, and unintentional mortalities. The amendment modified annual takes and sample collection methods for California sea lions, Pacific harbor seals, and northern elephant seals; and added census, tagging and monitoring of threatened Guadalupe fur seal populations. The permit expires on June 30, 2019. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the asabaliauskas on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:06 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: October 10, 2014. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–25578 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Extension of Comment Period for Telecommunications Assessment of the Arctic Region National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; Extension of Comment Period. AGENCY: On October 3, 2014, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to seek public comment on the current and potential availability of communications services in the Arctic region as called for by the Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. 79 FR 59746. The NOI requests public comments no later than November 3, 2014. Through this Notice, NTIA is extending the public comment period until December 3, 2014, to afford parties a full opportunity to respond to the important issues presented in the NOI. DATES: Written comments are requested by December 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by email to arcticnoi@ ntia.doc.gov. Comments also may be submitted by fax at (202) 501–8009 or by mail to: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4898, Attn: Arctic NOI, Washington, DC 20230. Responders should include the name of the person or the organization, as well as a page number on each page of their submissions. Paper submissions should also include a CD or DVD with an SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64175 electronic version of the document, which should be labeled with the name and organization of the filer. All email messages and comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted without change to the NTIA Web site at http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/federal-register notice/2014/comments-arctic-noi. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Please do not submit any confidential or business sensitive information. NTIA intends to use the information provided in response to this Notice about potential future plans for communications networks in Arctic Alaska only in the aggregate, excluding companies’ names and customer information. Additionally, this information will be used to describe potential future communications developments to fill the gaps where services are not currently provided. Comments received will be posted on the NTIA Web site at http:// www.ntia.doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Shaw, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4874, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1157; email: hshaw@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 3, 2014, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to seek public comment on the current and potential availability of communications services in the Arctic region as called for by the Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. 79 FR 59746. Effective communications services are critical to accommodate the increase in commercial, residential, governmental, and other critical economic and social activities across Arctic Alaskan communities, as well as the pan-Arctic region in general. A robust communications infrastructure is a critical tool in economic development, and it is expected that communications networks will contribute to small business development, economic growth, and corresponding employment increases. Accurate and reliable networks and services, such as radionavigation, are critical to the safety and security of the region. The NOI offers an opportunity for all interested parties to provide information regarding existing and potential communications E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 64176 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Notices technologies, services and applications for the Arctic region. Through this Notice, NTIA is extending the comment period for the NOI from November 3, 2014, until December 3, 2014, to afford parties a full opportunity to respond to the important issues presented in the Notice. Dated: October 23, 2014. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–25574 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Multistakeholder Process To Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code of Conduct Concerning Facial Recognition Technology National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meetings. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene meetings of a privacy multistakeholder process concerning the commercial use of facial recognition technology on November 6, 2014, and December 15, 2014. DATES: The meetings will be held on November 6, 2014, and December 15, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. See Supplementary Information for details. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held in the Boardroom at the American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Verdi, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–8238; email jverdi@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002; email press@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On February 23, 2012, the White House released Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy (the ‘‘Privacy Blueprint’’).1 The Privacy Blueprint asabaliauskas on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 The Privacy Blueprint is available at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/privacyfinal.pdf. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:06 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 directs NTIA to convene multistakeholder processes to develop legally enforceable codes of conduct that specify how the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights applies in specific business contexts.2 On December 3, 2013, NTIA announced that it would convene a multistakeholder process with the goal of developing a code of conduct to protect consumers’ privacy and promote trust regarding facial recognition technology in the commercial context.3 On February 6, 2014, NTIA convened the first meeting of the multistakeholder process, followed by additional meetings through July 2014. Matters To Be Considered: The November 6, 2014 and December 15, 2014 meetings are continuations of a series of NTIA-convened multistakeholder discussions concerning facial recognition technology. Stakeholders will engage in an open, transparent, consensus-driven process to develop a code of conduct regarding facial recognition technology. The November 6, 2014 and December 15, 2014 meetings will build on stakeholders’ previous work. More information about stakeholders’ work is available at: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ other-publication/2014/privacymultistakeholder-process-facialrecognition-technology. Time and Date: NTIA will convene meetings of the privacy multistakeholder process regarding facial recognition technology on November 6, 2014 and December 15, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting dates and times are subject to change. The meetings are subject to cancelation if stakeholders complete their work developing a code of conduct. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/ 2014/privacy-multistakeholder-processfacial-recognition-technology, for the most current information. Place: The meetings will be held in the Boardroom at the American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. The location of the meetings is subject to change. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otherpublication/2014/privacymultistakeholder-process-facialrecognition-technology, for the most current information. Other Information: The meetings are open to the public and the press. The 2 Id. 3 NTIA, Facial Recognition Technology, http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2013/privacymultistakeholder-process-facial-recognitiontechnology. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to John Verdi at (202) 482–8238 or jverdi@ ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting. The meetings will also be webcast. Requests for realtime captioning of the webcast or other auxiliary aids should be directed to John Verdi at (202) 482–8238 or jverdi@ ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting. There will be an opportunity for stakeholders viewing the webcasts to participate remotely in the meetings through a moderated conference bridge, including polling functionality. Access details for the meetings are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/ 2013/privacy-multistakeholder-processfacial-recognition-technology, for the most current information. Dated: October 23, 2014. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–25573 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2014–OS–0132] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 28, 2014. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Licari, 571–372–0493. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Form And OMB Number: Appointment of Chaplains for the Military Services; DD Form 2088— Statement of Ecclesiastical Endorsement; OMB Control Number: 0704–0190. Type of Request: Revision. Number of Respondents: 520. Responses per Respondent: 2. Annual Responses: 1040. Average Burden per Response: 45 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 780. Needs And Uses: This information collection is necessary to provide E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 208 (Tuesday, October 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64175-64176]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25574]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Extension of Comment Period for Telecommunications Assessment of 
the Arctic Region

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; Extension of Comment Period.

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SUMMARY: On October 3, 2014, the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration (NTIA) published a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) 
to seek public comment on the current and potential availability of 
communications services in the Arctic region as called for by the 
Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. 79 
FR 59746. The NOI requests public comments no later than November 3, 
2014. Through this Notice, NTIA is extending the public comment period 
until December 3, 2014, to afford parties a full opportunity to respond 
to the important issues presented in the NOI.

DATES: Written comments are requested by December 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by email to 
arcticnoi@ntia.doc.gov. Comments also may be submitted by fax at (202) 
501-8009 or by mail to: National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Room 4898, Attn: Arctic NOI, Washington, DC 20230. Responders 
should include the name of the person or the organization, as well as a 
page number on each page of their submissions. Paper submissions should 
also include a CD or DVD with an electronic version of the document, 
which should be labeled with the name and organization of the filer. 
All email messages and comments received are a part of the public 
record and will generally be posted without change to the NTIA Web site 
at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/federal-registernotice/2014/comments-arctic-noi. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) 
voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. 
Please do not submit any confidential or business sensitive 
information. NTIA intends to use the information provided in response 
to this Notice about potential future plans for communications networks 
in Arctic Alaska only in the aggregate, excluding companies' names and 
customer information. Additionally, this information will be used to 
describe potential future communications developments to fill the gaps 
where services are not currently provided. Comments received will be 
posted on the NTIA Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Shaw, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4874, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-1157; email: hshaw@ntia.doc.gov. Please 
direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-
7002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 3, 2014, the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a 
Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to seek public comment on the current and 
potential availability of communications services in the Arctic region 
as called for by the Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for 
the Arctic Region. 79 FR 59746. Effective communications services are 
critical to accommodate the increase in commercial, residential, 
governmental, and other critical economic and social activities across 
Arctic Alaskan communities, as well as the pan-Arctic region in 
general. A robust communications infrastructure is a critical tool in 
economic development, and it is expected that communications networks 
will contribute to small business development, economic growth, and 
corresponding employment increases. Accurate and reliable networks and 
services, such as radionavigation, are critical to the safety and 
security of the region. The NOI offers an opportunity for all 
interested parties to provide information regarding existing and 
potential communications

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technologies, services and applications for the Arctic region. Through 
this Notice, NTIA is extending the comment period for the NOI from 
November 3, 2014, until December 3, 2014, to afford parties a full 
opportunity to respond to the important issues presented in the Notice.

    Dated: October 23, 2014.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2014-25574 Filed 10-27-14; 8:45 am]
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