Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees, 68667-68668 [2014-27234]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Notices ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at http:// www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program, ATTN: Kathleen McDonnell, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox 10, Alexandria, Virginia 22350–5000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), Standard Form 76 (SF–76); OMB Control Number 0704–0503. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to fulfill the requirement of the Uniformed and Overseas Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), 46 U.S.C. 1973ff wherein the Secretary of Defense is to prescribe an official postcard form, containing an absentee voter registration application and an absentee ballot request application for use by the States. The Department of Defense, Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), Federal Voting Assistance Program, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Nov 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 revised the SF 76, Federal Post Card Application and SF 76A, Federal Post Card Application (Electronic) to comply with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Annual Burden Hours: 300,000 Number of Respondents: 1,200,000 Responses per Respondent: 1 Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Respondents are UOCAVA citizens who desire to apply for voter registration and/or request an absentee ballot from their State of residency. The information provided by these citizens is used by the States to determine if the citizen is a resident of a jurisdiction within that State, and therefore eligible to vote within that jurisdiction and to provide absentee ballots to these citizens for Federal elections held within each calendar year. This form is mandated by 42 U.S.C. 1973ff. The Department of Defense does not receive, collect nor maintain any data provided on the form by these citizens; this data is collected and maintained by the individual States. The burden in the collection of this data resides in the individual States. If the form is not provided, UOCAVA citizens may not be able to register to vote in their State of residency nor be able to request absentee ballots and thus, may be disenfranchised from their right as a U.S. citizen to participate in the electoral process. The previous Federal Post Card Application is the edition dated 08–2013. The form had been updated for usability and consistency. The most significant changes to the form were the addition of the Agency Disclosure Statement, Block 1 classification options, and affirmation. Comments are invited on the usability of the SF 76, Federal Post Card Application. Interested parties should locate the PDF form in the docket where it is available for download and testing. Dated: November 12, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2014–27225 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees AGENCY: PO 00000 DoD. Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68667 Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee. ACTION: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors (‘‘the Board’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–692–5952. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This committee’s charter is being renewed pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355 and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b) (‘‘the Sunshine Act’’), and 41 CFR 102–3.50(a). The Board is a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee that shall provide independent advice and recommendations to the President of the United States on matters relating to but not limited to morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other matters relating to the United States Military Academy (‘‘the Academy’’) that the Board decides to consider. (10 U.S.C. 4355(e)) The Board shall visit the Academy annually. With the approval of the Secretary of the Army, the Board or its members may make other visits to the Academy in connection with the duties of the Board or to consult with the Superintendent of the Academy. The Board shall submit a written report to the President within 60 days after its annual visit to the Academy, to include the Board’s views and recommendations pertaining to the Academy. Any report of a visit, other than the annual visit, shall, if approved by a majority of the members of the Board, be submitted to the President within 60 days after the approval. (10 U.S.C. 4355(d) and (f)) The Board, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355, shall be constituted annually and composed of 15 members. The Board membership shall include: a. The Chair of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, or designee; b. Three other members of the Senate designated by the Vice President or the President pro tempore of the Senate, two of whom are members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations; c. The Chair of the House Committee on Armed Services, or designee; d. Four other members of the House of Representatives designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, two of whom are members of the House Committee on Appropriations; and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 68668 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Notices e. Six persons designated by the President. Board members designated by the President shall serve for three years each, except that any member whose term of office has expired shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed. The President shall designate two persons each year to succeed the members whose terms expire that year. If a member of the Board dies or resigns, a successor shall be designated for the unexpired portion of the term by the official who designated the member. The Board members shall select the Chair from the total membership. Board members who are full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees shall be appointed pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.130(a) to serve as regular government employee (RGE) members. Board members, who are not full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees, shall be appointed as experts or consultants pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109 to serve as special government employee (SGE) members. With the exception of reimbursement of official Board-related travel and per diem, Board members shall serve without compensation. The Board may, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355(g) and upon approval by the Secretary of the Army, call in advisers for consultation. These advisers shall, with the exception of reimbursement for official Board-related travel and per diem, serve without compensation. The DoD, when necessary and consistent with the Board’s mission and DoD policies and procedures, may establish subcommittees, task forces, or working groups to support the Board. Establishment of subcommittees will be based upon a written determination, to include terms of reference, by the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, or the Secretary of the Army, as the Board’s sponsor. Such subcommittees shall not work independently of the Board and shall report all of their recommendations and advice solely to the Board for full and open deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees, task forces, or working groups have no authority to make decisions and recommendations, verbally or in writing, on behalf of the Board. No subcommittee or its members may update or report, verbally or in writing, on behalf of the Board, directly to the DoD or to any Federal officer or employee. The Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Secretary of Defense will appoint subcommittee members to a term of service of one-to-four years, with annual renewals, even if the member in VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Nov 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 question is already a member of the Board. Subcommittee members shall not serve more than two consecutive terms of service unless authorized by the Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Secretary of Defense. Subcommittee members, if not fulltime or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees, shall be appointed as experts or consultants pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109 to serve as SGE members. Subcommittee members who are full-time or permanent parttime Federal officers or employees will serve as RGE members pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.130(a). With the exception of reimbursement of official Board-related travel and per diem, subcommittee members shall serve without compensation. All subcommittees operate under the provisions of FACA, the Sunshine Act, governing Federal statutes and regulations, and established DoD policies and procedures. The estimated number of Board meetings is three per year. The Board’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO), pursuant to DoD policy, shall be a full-time or permanent parttime DoD employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with established DoD policies/procedures. In addition, the Board’s DFO is required to attend all Board and subcommittee meetings for the entire duration of each and every meeting. However, in the absence of the Board’s DFO, a properly approved Alternate DFO, duly appointed to the Board according to the DoD policies/procedures, shall attend the entire duration of the Board or subcommittee meeting. The DFO, or the Alternate DFO, shall call all of the Board’s and subcommittee’s meetings; prepare and approve all meeting agendas; adjourn any meeting when the DFO, or Alternate DFO, determines adjournment to be in the public interest or required by governing regulations or DoD policies/ procedures; and chair meetings when directed to do so by the Secretary of the Navy. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to United States Military Academy Board of Visitors membership about the Board’s mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors. All written statements shall be submitted to the DFO for the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors, and this individual will ensure PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact information for the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors DFO can be obtained from the GSA’s FACA Database—http:// www.facadatabase.gov/. The DFO, pursuant to 41 CFR 102– 3.150, will announce planned meetings of the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors. The DFO, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question. Dated: November 13, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2014–27234 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees DoD. Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors (‘‘the Board’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Freeman, Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–692–5952. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This committee’s charter is being renewed pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b) (‘‘the Sunshine Act’’), and 41 CFR 102–3.50(d). The Board is a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee that shall provide independent advice and recommendations to the President of the United States on matters relating to but not limited to morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other matters relating to the United States Naval Academy that the Board decides to consider. The Board shall visit the Naval Academy annually, and any other official visits by the Board or its members to the Academy, other than the annual visit, shall be made in compliance with the requirements set forth in 10 U.S.C. 6968(d). The Board SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 222 (Tuesday, November 18, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees

AGENCY: DoD.

ACTION: Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to 
announce that it is renewing the charter for the United States Military 
Academy Board of Visitors (``the Board'').

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Advisory Committee 
Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703-692-5952.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This committee's charter is being renewed 
pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355 and in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Government 
in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b) (``the Sunshine Act''), and 
41 CFR 102-3.50(a).
    The Board is a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee that 
shall provide independent advice and recommendations to the President 
of the United States on matters relating to but not limited to morale 
and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal 
affairs, academic methods and other matters relating to the United 
States Military Academy (``the Academy'') that the Board decides to 
consider. (10 U.S.C. 4355(e))
    The Board shall visit the Academy annually. With the approval of 
the Secretary of the Army, the Board or its members may make other 
visits to the Academy in connection with the duties of the Board or to 
consult with the Superintendent of the Academy. The Board shall submit 
a written report to the President within 60 days after its annual visit 
to the Academy, to include the Board's views and recommendations 
pertaining to the Academy. Any report of a visit, other than the annual 
visit, shall, if approved by a majority of the members of the Board, be 
submitted to the President within 60 days after the approval. (10 
U.S.C. 4355(d) and (f))
    The Board, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355, shall be constituted 
annually and composed of 15 members. The Board membership shall 
include:
    a. The Chair of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, or 
designee;
    b. Three other members of the Senate designated by the Vice 
President or the President pro tempore of the Senate, two of whom are 
members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations;
    c. The Chair of the House Committee on Armed Services, or designee;
    d. Four other members of the House of Representatives designated by 
the Speaker of the House of Representatives, two of whom are members of 
the House Committee on Appropriations; and

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    e. Six persons designated by the President.
    Board members designated by the President shall serve for three 
years each, except that any member whose term of office has expired 
shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed. The President 
shall designate two persons each year to succeed the members whose 
terms expire that year.
    If a member of the Board dies or resigns, a successor shall be 
designated for the unexpired portion of the term by the official who 
designated the member.
    The Board members shall select the Chair from the total membership.
    Board members who are full-time or permanent part-time Federal 
officers or employees shall be appointed pursuant to 41 CFR 102-
3.130(a) to serve as regular government employee (RGE) members. Board 
members, who are not full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers 
or employees, shall be appointed as experts or consultants pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 3109 to serve as special government employee (SGE) members.
    With the exception of reimbursement of official Board-related 
travel and per diem, Board members shall serve without compensation.
    The Board may, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355(g) and upon approval by 
the Secretary of the Army, call in advisers for consultation. These 
advisers shall, with the exception of reimbursement for official Board-
related travel and per diem, serve without compensation.
    The DoD, when necessary and consistent with the Board's mission and 
DoD policies and procedures, may establish subcommittees, task forces, 
or working groups to support the Board. Establishment of subcommittees 
will be based upon a written determination, to include terms of 
reference, by the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of 
Defense, or the Secretary of the Army, as the Board's sponsor.
    Such subcommittees shall not work independently of the Board and 
shall report all of their recommendations and advice solely to the 
Board for full and open deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees, 
task forces, or working groups have no authority to make decisions and 
recommendations, verbally or in writing, on behalf of the Board. No 
subcommittee or its members may update or report, verbally or in 
writing, on behalf of the Board, directly to the DoD or to any Federal 
officer or employee.
    The Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Secretary of Defense will 
appoint subcommittee members to a term of service of one-to-four years, 
with annual renewals, even if the member in question is already a 
member of the Board. Subcommittee members shall not serve more than two 
consecutive terms of service unless authorized by the Secretary of 
Defense or the Deputy Secretary of Defense.
    Subcommittee members, if not full-time or permanent part-time 
Federal officers or employees, shall be appointed as experts or 
consultants pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109 to serve as SGE members. 
Subcommittee members who are full-time or permanent part-time Federal 
officers or employees will serve as RGE members pursuant to 41 CFR 102-
3.130(a). With the exception of reimbursement of official Board-related 
travel and per diem, subcommittee members shall serve without 
compensation.
    All subcommittees operate under the provisions of FACA, the 
Sunshine Act, governing Federal statutes and regulations, and 
established DoD policies and procedures.
    The estimated number of Board meetings is three per year.
    The Board's Designated Federal Officer (DFO), pursuant to DoD 
policy, shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and 
shall be appointed in accordance with established DoD policies/
procedures. In addition, the Board's DFO is required to attend all 
Board and subcommittee meetings for the entire duration of each and 
every meeting. However, in the absence of the Board's DFO, a properly 
approved Alternate DFO, duly appointed to the Board according to the 
DoD policies/procedures, shall attend the entire duration of the Board 
or subcommittee meeting.
    The DFO, or the Alternate DFO, shall call all of the Board's and 
subcommittee's meetings; prepare and approve all meeting agendas; 
adjourn any meeting when the DFO, or Alternate DFO, determines 
adjournment to be in the public interest or required by governing 
regulations or DoD policies/procedures; and chair meetings when 
directed to do so by the Secretary of the Navy.
    Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, the public or 
interested organizations may submit written statements to United States 
Military Academy Board of Visitors membership about the Board's mission 
and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in 
response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the United States 
Military Academy Board of Visitors.
    All written statements shall be submitted to the DFO for the United 
States Military Academy Board of Visitors, and this individual will 
ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for 
their consideration. Contact information for the United States Military 
Academy Board of Visitors DFO can be obtained from the GSA's FACA 
Database--http://www.facadatabase.gov/.
    The DFO, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150, will announce planned 
meetings of the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors. The 
DFO, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the submission of 
written statements that are in response to the stated agenda for the 
planned meeting in question.

    Dated: November 13, 2014.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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