Notice of Proposed Revisions for the LSC Grant Assurances for Calendar Year 2016 Funding, 21264-21265 [2015-08853]

Download as PDF 21264 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 74 / Friday, April 17, 2015 / Notices Meeting notice. The purpose of this notice is to announce the meeting of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Advisory Policy Board (APB). The CJIS APB is a federal advisory committee established pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). This meeting announcement is being published as required by section 10 of the FACA. The FBI CJIS APB is responsible for reviewing policy issues and appropriate technical and operational issues related to the programs administered by the FBI’s CJIS Division, and thereafter, making appropriate recommendations to the FBI Director. 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[FR Doc. 2015–08919 Filed 4–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act On April 10, 2015, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island in the consolidated lawsuit entitled Emhart Industries, Inc. v. New England Container Co., Inc., Civil Action No. 06– 218–S. The Consent Decree resolves claims alleged by the United States on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’) against New England Container Co., Inc. (‘‘NECC’’) pursuant to section 107 and 113 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9607. The United States’ cross claim seeks reimbursement and contribution of response costs incurred and to be incurred for response actions taken and to be taken at or in connection with the release or threatened release of hazardous substances at the Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site in North Providence, Rhode Island (‘‘Site’’). Under the proposed Consent Decree, NECC, a former operator of the Site, will pay $8.75 million in partial reimbursement of EPA’s past response costs. This amount was determined based on an analysis of NECC’s ability to pay, and is being funded by proceeds from certain historic insurance policies. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to Emhart Industries, Inc. v. New England Container Co., Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–3–07101/2. All comments PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may also be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_ Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ–ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $5.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $4.00. Maureen Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2015–08844 Filed 4–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Notice of Proposed Revisions for the LSC Grant Assurances for Calendar Year 2016 Funding Legal Services Corporation. Notice of proposed changes and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (‘‘LSC’’) intends to revise the LSC Grant Assurances for calendar year 2016 funding and is soliciting public comment on the proposed changes. The proposed revisions affect Grant Assurances 2, 14, 16, and 17. In addition, LSC is proposing one new Grant Assurance, which requires LSC recipients to have a whistleblower protection policy and a conflicts of interest policy. The proposed LSC grant assurances for calendar year 2016 funding, in redline format indicating the proposed changes to the current ‘‘LSC 2015 Grant Assurances,’’ are available at http://grants.lsc.gov/sites/default/files/ Grants/ReferenceMaterials/2016GrantAssurances-Proposed.pdf. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 74 / Friday, April 17, 2015 / Notices All comments and recommendations must be received on or before the close of business on May 18, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Agency Web site: http:// www.lsc.gov/contact-us. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the Web site. • Email: LSCGrantAssurances@ lsc.gov. • Fax: (202) 337–6813. • Mail: Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007. Instructions: All comments should be addressed to Reginald J. Haley, Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation. Include ‘‘2016 LSC Grant Assurances’’ as the heading or subject line for all comments submitted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reginald J. Haley, haleyr@lsc.gov, (202) 295–1545. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the LSC grant assurances is to delineate the rights and responsibilities of LSC and the recipient pursuant to the provisions of the grant. As a grant-making agency created by Congress, LSC has grant assurances that are intended to reiterate and/or clarify the responsibilities and obligations already applicable through existing law and regulations and/or obligate the recipient to comply with specific additional requirements in order to effectuate the purposes of the Legal Services Corporation Act, as amended, and other applicable law. A summary of the proposed changes follows. Grant Assurance-2 notifies LSC recipients that they are subject to all provisions of Federal law relating to the proper use of Federal funds; of recipients’ responsibility to inform their employees and board members of the laws governing Federal funding; and of the consequences of violating the laws as required by 45 CFR part 1640. The proposed change refers recipients to a list of Federal laws related to the proper use of Federal funds, and notifies recipients that a violation of any of the Federal laws listed could result in summary termination of the LSC grant. LSC proposes this change to conform the 2016 Grant Assurances with the revisions to 45 CFR part 1640, which will become effective on or around May 18, 2015. Grant Assurance-13 is new. It requires LSC recipients to: (a) Have a whistleblower policy and a conflicts of interest policy, (b) distribute these policies to all parties who may be affected by them, (c) provide training on tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Apr 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 these policies to staff and board members, and (d) document its distribution of and training on the policies. The purpose of the proposed grant assurance is to promote program governance and oversight. Grant Assurance-14 prohibits recipients from taking or threatening to take disciplinary action against any person for cooperating with, or the appropriate release of information to LSC. It also requires grantees to notify its staff and volunteers that it will not take retaliatory actions for any appropriate cooperation with LSC or other entity authorized to receive such cooperation. The proposed change makes a stronger anti-retaliation statement. It notifies recipients that retaliatory action is prohibited for good faith cooperation with LSC or other authorized entity. Grant Assurance-16 requires LSC recipients to notify LSC of any crime, fraud, misappropriation, embezzlement, or theft or loss of $200 or more or theft involving property regardless of whether the funds or property are recovered; when local, state, or Federal law enforcement officials are contacted by the program about a crime; or when it has been the victim of a theft that could lead to a loss of $200 or more. The proposed change to the grant assurance further clarifies that recipients must notify the OIG within two business days about an actual, perceived, or reported crime. Grant Assurance-17 requires recipients to notify LSC when the recipient receives any notice of a claim for attorney’s fees from the recipient; any monetary judgment, sanction, and any penalty entered against the recipient; a force majeure event; or if any of the recipient’s key officials is charged with fraud, misappropriation, embezzlement, theft, or any similar offense, or is subjected to suspension, loss of license, or other disciplinary action by a bar or other professional licensing organization. The proposed change to the grant assurance specifies that in addition to recipient’s key officials, employees with fiscal responsibilities who are charged with a similar offense, or are subjected to suspension, loss of license, or other disciplinary action must also be reported to LSC, and that recipients are to notify LSC of an occurrence within 10 days. Dated: April 14, 2015. Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2015–08853 Filed 4–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21265 MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION Sunshine Act Notice The Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors on Marine Mammals will meet on Tuesday, 5 May 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 6 May 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Thursday, 7 May 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Commission and the Committee also will meet in executive session on Tuesday, 5 May 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. TIME AND DATE: Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina. PLACE: The executive session will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b) and applicable regulations. The session will limited to discussions of internal agency practices, personnel, and the budget of the Commission. All other portions of the meeting will be open to the public. Public participation will be allowed as time permits and as determined to be desirable by the Chairman. STATUS: The Commission and Committee will meet in public session to discuss a broad range of marine mammal science and policy issues related to growing challenges in conserving healthy marine mammal populations and the ecosystems in which they live, with a particular focus on issues related to the Atlantic Coast. An opening roundtable discussion will focus on major marine conservation issues in the Southeast, particularly those off the coast of South Carolina. Six themed sessions will reflect the Objectives in the Commission’s Strategic Plan for 2015– 19, available at http://www.mmc.gov/ reports/strategic_plans/welcome.shtml. These sessions will examine issues related to (1) marine mammal health in the Southeast; (2) North Atlantic right whales; (3) offshore energy; (4) Florida manatees; (5) human interactions with marine mammals; and (6) fisheries bycatch of marine mammals. In addition, the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Office of Protected Resources will discuss its strategic plan. A draft meeting agenda is available on the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.mmc.gov/index.shtml. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Michael L. Gosliner, General Counsel, Marine Mammal Commission, 4340 East-West Highway, Room 700, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504–0087; email: mgosliner@mmc.gov. E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 74 (Friday, April 17, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION


Notice of Proposed Revisions for the LSC Grant Assurances for 
Calendar Year 2016 Funding

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION: Notice of proposed changes and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') intends to revise the 
LSC Grant Assurances for calendar year 2016 funding and is soliciting 
public comment on the proposed changes. The proposed revisions affect 
Grant Assurances 2, 14, 16, and 17. In addition, LSC is proposing one 
new Grant Assurance, which requires LSC recipients to have a 
whistleblower protection policy and a conflicts of interest policy. The 
proposed LSC grant assurances for calendar year 2016 funding, in 
redline format indicating the proposed changes to the current ``LSC 
2015 Grant Assurances,'' are available at http://grants.lsc.gov/sites/default/files/Grants/ReferenceMaterials/2016-GrantAssurances-Proposed.pdf.

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DATES: All comments and recommendations must be received on or before 
the close of business on May 18, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web site: http://www.lsc.gov/contact-us. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments on the Web site.
     Email: LSCGrantAssurances@lsc.gov.
     Fax: (202) 337-6813.
     Mail: Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20007.
    Instructions: All comments should be addressed to Reginald J. 
Haley, Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation. 
Include ``2016 LSC Grant Assurances'' as the heading or subject line 
for all comments submitted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reginald J. Haley, haleyr@lsc.gov, 
(202) 295-1545.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the LSC grant assurances is 
to delineate the rights and responsibilities of LSC and the recipient 
pursuant to the provisions of the grant. As a grant-making agency 
created by Congress, LSC has grant assurances that are intended to 
reiterate and/or clarify the responsibilities and obligations already 
applicable through existing law and regulations and/or obligate the 
recipient to comply with specific additional requirements in order to 
effectuate the purposes of the Legal Services Corporation Act, as 
amended, and other applicable law. A summary of the proposed changes 
follows.
    Grant Assurance-2 notifies LSC recipients that they are subject to 
all provisions of Federal law relating to the proper use of Federal 
funds; of recipients' responsibility to inform their employees and 
board members of the laws governing Federal funding; and of the 
consequences of violating the laws as required by 45 CFR part 1640. The 
proposed change refers recipients to a list of Federal laws related to 
the proper use of Federal funds, and notifies recipients that a 
violation of any of the Federal laws listed could result in summary 
termination of the LSC grant. LSC proposes this change to conform the 
2016 Grant Assurances with the revisions to 45 CFR part 1640, which 
will become effective on or around May 18, 2015.
    Grant Assurance-13 is new. It requires LSC recipients to: (a) Have 
a whistleblower policy and a conflicts of interest policy, (b) 
distribute these policies to all parties who may be affected by them, 
(c) provide training on these policies to staff and board members, and 
(d) document its distribution of and training on the policies. The 
purpose of the proposed grant assurance is to promote program 
governance and oversight.
    Grant Assurance-14 prohibits recipients from taking or threatening 
to take disciplinary action against any person for cooperating with, or 
the appropriate release of information to LSC. It also requires 
grantees to notify its staff and volunteers that it will not take 
retaliatory actions for any appropriate cooperation with LSC or other 
entity authorized to receive such cooperation. The proposed change 
makes a stronger anti-retaliation statement. It notifies recipients 
that retaliatory action is prohibited for good faith cooperation with 
LSC or other authorized entity.
    Grant Assurance-16 requires LSC recipients to notify LSC of any 
crime, fraud, misappropriation, embezzlement, or theft or loss of $200 
or more or theft involving property regardless of whether the funds or 
property are recovered; when local, state, or Federal law enforcement 
officials are contacted by the program about a crime; or when it has 
been the victim of a theft that could lead to a loss of $200 or more. 
The proposed change to the grant assurance further clarifies that 
recipients must notify the OIG within two business days about an 
actual, perceived, or reported crime.
    Grant Assurance-17 requires recipients to notify LSC when the 
recipient receives any notice of a claim for attorney's fees from the 
recipient; any monetary judgment, sanction, and any penalty entered 
against the recipient; a force majeure event; or if any of the 
recipient's key officials is charged with fraud, misappropriation, 
embezzlement, theft, or any similar offense, or is subjected to 
suspension, loss of license, or other disciplinary action by a bar or 
other professional licensing organization. The proposed change to the 
grant assurance specifies that in addition to recipient's key 
officials, employees with fiscal responsibilities who are charged with 
a similar offense, or are subjected to suspension, loss of license, or 
other disciplinary action must also be reported to LSC, and that 
recipients are to notify LSC of an occurrence within 10 days.

    Dated: April 14, 2015.
Stefanie K. Davis,
Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2015-08853 Filed 4-16-15; 8:45 am]
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