Notification of a Closed Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board, 75550-75551 [2014-29709]

Download as PDF 75550 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 243 / Thursday, December 18, 2014 / Notices Boulder Canyon Project Final post-2017 power allocations Contingent capacity (kW) Allottee Firm energy (kWh) Summer Winter Total Tohono O’odham Nation ................................................................................. Tonto Apache Tribe ......................................................................................... Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians ......................................................... Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc ......................................................................... Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians .................................................. University of Nevada, Las Vegas .................................................................... Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians .................................................................. 2,709 250 1,659 3,000 1,320 305 1,388 4,137,207 381,802 2,533,639 4,581,625 2,015,915 465,799 2,119,765 1,777,123 164,002 1,088,315 1,968,021 865,929 200,082 910,538 5,914,330 545,804 3,621,954 6,549,646 2,881,844 665,881 3,030,303 Total .......................................................................................................... 80,680 123,217,000 52,909,000 176,126,000 The BCP Final Allocation listed above is based on the quantities of contingent capacity and firm energy to be marketed as defined by the HPAA and the 2012 Conformed Criteria. In accordance with the provisions of the HPAA and the 2012 Conformed Criteria, non-tribal allottees in the states of Arizona and Nevada will need to contract for electric service with the APA and CRC. Western will offer electric service contracts to all Native American tribes and California customers. Redistributions of allocated power that is not put under contract by specified dates are prescribed under the provisions of the HPAA, the 2012 Conformed Criteria, and the Marketing Criteria. Regulatory Procedure Requirements Determination Under Executive Order 12866 Western has an exemption from centralized regulatory review under Executive Order 12866; accordingly, no clearance of this notice by the Office of Management and Budget is required. Environmental Compliance mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In accordance with the DOE National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR 1021), Western has determined that these actions fit within a class of action B4.1 Contracts, policies, and marketing and allocation plans for electric power, in Appendix B to Subpart D to Part 1021—Categorical Exclusions Applicable to Specific Agency Actions. Dated: December 12, 2014. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–29638 Filed 12–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Dec 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9920–65–OA] Notification of a Closed Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a teleconference of the Chartered SAB to conduct a review of two draft reports of recommendations regarding the agency’s 2013 and 2014 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA). The Chartered SAB teleconference will be closed to the public. DATES: The Chartered SAB teleconference date is Monday, January 26, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The Chartered SAB 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 Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone: (202) 564–2218 or email at nugent.angela@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 chartered SAB quality review teleconference will be closed to the public. The purpose of the teleconference is for the chartered SAB to conduct a review of two draft reports of recommendations regarding the agency’s 2013 and 2014 STAA. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Chartered SAB teleconference will be closed to the public. Quality review is a key function of the chartered SAB. Draft reports prepared by SAB committees, panels, or work groups must be reviewed and approved by the chartered SAB before transmittal to the EPA Administrator. The chartered SAB makes a determination in a meeting consistent with FACA about all draft reports and determines whether the report is ready to be transmitted to the EPA Administrator. At the teleconference, the chartered SAB will conduct reviews for two draft reports developed by an SAB committee charged with developing recommendations regarding the agency’s STAA. The first draft report focuses 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 draft report focuses on 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 Chartered SAB quality review teleconference will be closed to the public because it is concerned with recommending employees deserving of awards. In making these draft recommendations, the EPA requires full and frank advice from the SAB. This advice will involve professional judgments on the relative E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 243 / Thursday, December 18, 2014 / Notices merits of various employees and their respective work. Such personnel matters involve the discussion of information that is of a personal nature, the disclosure of which would be a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and, therefore, is protected from disclosure by section (c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). Minutes of the Chartered SAB teleconference will be certified by the chair and retained in the public record. Dated: December 11, 2014. Gina McCarthy, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–29709 Filed 12–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–1200] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority 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 Communication Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. 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 further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Dec 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before February 17, 2015. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418–2991. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–1200. Title: Rural Broadband Experiments and Post-Selection Review of Rural Broadband Experiment Winning Bidders. Form Number: FCC Form 5610 and FCC Form 5620. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, and not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 500 respondents; 520 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 5–10 hours. Frequency of Response: One-time and occasional reporting requirements. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151–154 and 254. Total Annual Burden: 2,700 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost(s). Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Information collected in FCC Form 5610 will be confidential until provisionally selected bidders are announced. At that time, the proposals submitted by provisionally selected bidders will be made publicly available. All other proposals submitted will remain confidential. Information collected in FCC Form 5620 will be confidential. Needs and Uses: Under this information collection, the Commission proposes to collect information to determine applicants that will be selected to participate in the rural broadband experiments and whether provisionally selected bidders are technically and financially capable of receiving funding for rural broadband experiment projects. To aid in collecting this information regarding the rural broadband experiments, the Commission has created FCC Form 5610 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75551 and FCC Form 5620, which applicants will use to apply to participate in the rural broadband experiments. These forms will be available electronically through the Internet and electronic filing will be required. This information will be used to determine which applicants submit the most-cost effective proposals in each funding category and whether provisionally selected bidders have the technical and financial qualifications to successfully complete the proposed project within the required timeframes. The Communications Act of 1934, as amended requires the ‘‘preservation and advancement of universal service.’’ The information collection requirements reported under this collection are the result of various Commission actions to promote the Act’s universal service goals, while minimizing waste, fraud, and abuse. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2014–29632 Filed 12–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0768, 3060–1013 and 3060– 1108] Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget 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 Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 243 (Thursday, December 18, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-29709]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9920-65-OA]


Notification of a Closed Teleconference of the Chartered Science 
Advisory Board

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 
Chartered SAB to conduct a review of two draft reports of 
recommendations regarding the agency's 2013 and 2014 Scientific and 
Technological Achievement Awards (STAA). The Chartered SAB 
teleconference will be closed to the public.

DATES: The Chartered SAB teleconference date is Monday, January 26, 
2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The Chartered SAB 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 
Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone: (202) 564-2218 
or email at nugent.angela@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 chartered SAB quality review teleconference will be 
closed to the public. The purpose of the teleconference is for the 
chartered SAB to conduct a review of two draft reports of 
recommendations regarding the agency's 2013 and 2014 STAA. The 
Chartered SAB teleconference will be closed to the public.
    Quality review is a key function of the chartered SAB. Draft 
reports prepared by SAB committees, panels, or work groups must be 
reviewed and approved by the chartered SAB before transmittal to the 
EPA Administrator. The chartered SAB makes a determination in a meeting 
consistent with FACA about all draft reports and determines whether the 
report is ready to be transmitted to the EPA Administrator.
    At the teleconference, the chartered SAB will conduct reviews for 
two draft reports developed by an SAB committee charged with developing 
recommendations regarding the agency's STAA. The first draft report 
focuses 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 draft report focuses on 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 Chartered SAB quality 
review teleconference will be closed to the public because it is 
concerned with recommending employees deserving of awards. In making 
these draft recommendations, the EPA requires full and frank advice 
from the SAB. This advice will involve professional judgments on the 
relative

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merits of various employees and their respective work. Such personnel 
matters involve the discussion of information that is of a personal 
nature, the disclosure of which would be a clearly unwarranted invasion 
of personal privacy and, therefore, is protected from disclosure by 
section (c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(6). Minutes of the Chartered SAB teleconference will be 
certified by the chair and retained in the public record.

    Dated: December 11, 2014.
Gina McCarthy,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-29709 Filed 12-17-14; 8:45 am]
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