Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees, 49996-49997 [2015-20293]

Download as PDF 49996 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 159 / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees Department of Defense. 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 Defense Policy Board (‘‘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 in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and 41 CFR 102–3.50(a). The Board is a discretionary Federal advisory committee that, through the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)), provides the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, independent, informed advice and opinions concerning matters of defense policy in response to specific tasks from the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, or the USD(P). Specifically, the Board focuses on issues central to strategic DoD planning; policy implications of U.S. force structure and force modernization on DoD’s ability to execute U.S. defense strategy; U.S. regional defense policies; and any other topics raised by the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, or the USD(P). The DoD, through the Office of the USD(P), shall provide support for the Board’s performance and shall ensure compliance with the requirements of the FACA, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (‘‘the Sunshine Act’’) (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), governing Federal statutes and regulations, and established DoD policies and procedures. The Board shall be composed of no more than 35 members who have distinguished backgrounds in defense and national security affairs. Board members appointed by the Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Secretary of Defense, who are not fulltime or permanent part-time Federal employees, shall be appointed as experts or consultants pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109 to serve as special government employee (SGE) members. Board members who are full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Aug 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 employees will be appointed pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.130(a) to serve as regular government employee (RGE) members. Board members shall serve a term of service of one-to-four years on the Board, subject to annual renewals. No member may serve more than two consecutive terms of service without Secretary of Defense or Deputy Secretary of Defense approval. The Secretary of Defense has approved the appointment of the Chairs of the Defense Business Board and the Defense Science Board to serve as nonvoting ex-officio members of the Board, whose appointments shall not count toward the Board’s total membership. The Chair will be appointed by the Secretary of Defense or in accordance with DoD policy from among those Board members previously appointed by the Secretary of Defense and permitted to vote. With the exception of reimbursement of official Board-related travel and per diem, members of the Board serve without compensation. The USD(P), pursuant to DoD policies and procedures and as deemed necessary, may appoint, non-voting subject matter experts (SMEs) to assist the Board or its subcommittees on an ad hoc basis. These non-voting SMEs are not members of the Board or its subcommittees and will not engage or participate in any deliberations by the Board or its subcommittees. These nonvoting SMEs, if not full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees, will be appointed as experts or consultants pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109 to serve on an intermittent basis to address specific issues under consideration by the Board. 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 USD(P), as the DoD 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 any of its members can update or report, verbally or in writing, on behalf of the Board, directly to the DoD or any Federal officer or employee. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Each subcommittee member, based upon his or her individual professional experience, provides his or her best judgment on the matters before the Board, and he or she does so in a manner that is free from conflict of interest. All subcommittee members will be appointed by the Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Secretary of Defense for a term of service of one-tofour years, with annual renewals, even if the individual in question is already a member of the Board. Subcommittee members will not serve more than two consecutive terms of service, unless authorized by the Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Secretary of Defense. Subcommittee members who are not full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees will be appointed as experts or consultants pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109 to serve as SGE members. Subcommittee members who are fulltime or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees will be appointed pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.130(a) to serve as RGE members. With the exception of reimbursement of official travel and per diem related to the Board or its subcommittees, subcommittee members will 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 Board’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO) must be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD officer or employee, appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. The Board’s DFO is required to attend at all meetings of the Board and its subcommittees 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 established DoD policies and procedures, must attend the entire duration of all meetings of the Board and its subcommittees. The DFO, or the Alternate DFO, calls all meetings of the Board and its subcommittees; prepares and approves all meeting agendas; and adjourns any meeting when the DFO, or the Alternate DFO, determines adjournment to be in the public interest or required by governing regulations or DoD policies and procedures. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to Board membership about the Board’s mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 159 / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / Notices any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Board. All written statements shall be submitted to the DFO for the Board, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact information for the Board’s 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 Board. 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: August 12, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2015–20293 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice of Partially Closed Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The executive session of this meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on September 28, 2015, will include discussions of new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and non-judicial punishment proceedings involving Midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include but not limited to individual honor/ conduct violations within the Brigade; the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The open session of the meeting will be held on September 28, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The executive session held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. will be the closed portion of the meeting. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The meeting will be handicap accessible. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Aug 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Commander Eric Madonia, USN, Executive Secretary to the Board of Visitors, Office of the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402–5000, (410) 293–1503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice of meeting is provided per the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The executive session of the meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on September 28, 2015, will consist of discussions of new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and non-judicial punishments involving midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include but not limited to, individual honor/ conduct violations within the Brigade. The discussion of such information cannot be adequately segregated from other topics, which precludes opening the executive session of this meeting to the public. Accordingly, the Department of the Navy/Assistant for Administration has determined in writing that the meeting shall be partially closed to the public because the discussions during the executive session from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. will be concerned with matters protected under sections 552b(c) (5), (6), and (7) of title 5, United States Code. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b. Dated: July 11, 2015. N.A. Hagerty-Ford Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–20376 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Science; Department of Energy; Notice of Renewal of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel Pursuant to Section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, App. 2, and section 102–3.65, title 41, Code of Federal Regulations and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel has been renewed for a two-year period. The Panel will provide advice to the Director, Office of Science (DOE), and the Assistant Director, Mathematical & Physical Sciences Directorate (NSF), on long-range planning and priorities in the national high-energy physics program. The Secretary of Energy has determined that renewal of the Panel is essential to conduct business of the Department of Energy and the National Science PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49997 Foundation and is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed by law upon the Department of Energy. The Panel will continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the General Services Administration Final Rule on Federal Advisory Committee Management, and other directives and instructions issued in implementation of those acts. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Kogut at (301) 903–1298. Issued in Washington DC on August 12, 2015. Erica De Vos, Acting Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–20354 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2014–0068, 2014–0730, 2015–0081, 2015–0491; FRL–9929–31] Availability of Work Plan Chemical Problem Formulation and Initial Assessment and Data Needs Assessment Documents for Flame Retardant Clusters; Notice and Public Comment Periods Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA is announcing the availability and opening of a 60-day public comment period for TSCA Work Plan Chemical problem formulation and initial assessment documents for three flame retardant clusters. EPA is also making available and opening a 120-day public comment period for the TSCA Work Plan Chemical data needs assessment document for the Brominated Phthalates flame retardant cluster. Based on experience in conducting TSCA Work Plan Chemical assessments and public input, starting in 2015 EPA will publish a problem formulation and initial assessment, or a data needs assessment, for each TSCA Work Plan assessment as a stand-alone document to facilitate public input prior to conducting further risk analysis. EPA believes publishing problem formulation and initial assessment documents for TSCA Work Plan assessments will increase transparency about EPA’s thinking and analysis process, provide opportunity for the public to comment on EPA’s approach, and give EPA the opportunity to receive additional information/data prior to EPA conducting detailed risk analysis SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

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 Defense Policy Board 
(``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 in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 
U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and 41 CFR 102-3.50(a).
    The Board is a discretionary Federal advisory committee that, 
through the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)), provides 
the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, 
independent, informed advice and opinions concerning matters of defense 
policy in response to specific tasks from the Secretary of Defense, the 
Deputy Secretary of Defense, or the USD(P). Specifically, the Board 
focuses on issues central to strategic DoD planning; policy 
implications of U.S. force structure and force modernization on DoD's 
ability to execute U.S. defense strategy; U.S. regional defense 
policies; and any other topics raised by the Secretary of Defense, the 
Deputy Secretary of Defense, or the USD(P).
    The DoD, through the Office of the USD(P), shall provide support 
for the Board's performance and shall ensure compliance with the 
requirements of the FACA, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 
(``the Sunshine Act'') (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), governing Federal 
statutes and regulations, and established DoD policies and procedures.
    The Board shall be composed of no more than 35 members who have 
distinguished backgrounds in defense and national security affairs.
    Board members appointed by the Secretary of Defense or the Deputy 
Secretary of Defense, who are not full-time or permanent part-time 
Federal employees, shall be appointed as experts or consultants 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109 to serve as special government employee (SGE) 
members. Board members who are full-time or permanent part-time Federal 
officers or employees will be appointed pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.130(a) 
to serve as regular government employee (RGE) members. Board members 
shall serve a term of service of one-to-four years on the Board, 
subject to annual renewals. No member may serve more than two 
consecutive terms of service without Secretary of Defense or Deputy 
Secretary of Defense approval.
    The Secretary of Defense has approved the appointment of the Chairs 
of the Defense Business Board and the Defense Science Board to serve as 
non-voting ex-officio members of the Board, whose appointments shall 
not count toward the Board's total membership.
    The Chair will be appointed by the Secretary of Defense or in 
accordance with DoD policy from among those Board members previously 
appointed by the Secretary of Defense and permitted to vote.
    With the exception of reimbursement of official Board-related 
travel and per diem, members of the Board serve without compensation.
    The USD(P), pursuant to DoD policies and procedures and as deemed 
necessary, may appoint, non-voting subject matter experts (SMEs) to 
assist the Board or its subcommittees on an ad hoc basis. These non-
voting SMEs are not members of the Board or its subcommittees and will 
not engage or participate in any deliberations by the Board or its 
subcommittees. These non-voting SMEs, if not full-time or permanent 
part-time Federal officers or employees, will be appointed as experts 
or consultants pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109 to serve on an intermittent 
basis to address specific issues under consideration by the Board.
    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 USD(P), as the DoD 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 any of its members can update or report, verbally or in 
writing, on behalf of the Board, directly to the DoD or any Federal 
officer or employee.
    Each subcommittee member, based upon his or her individual 
professional experience, provides his or her best judgment on the 
matters before the Board, and he or she does so in a manner that is 
free from conflict of interest. All subcommittee members will be 
appointed by the Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Secretary of 
Defense for a term of service of one-to-four years, with annual 
renewals, even if the individual in question is already a member of the 
Board. Subcommittee members will not serve more than two consecutive 
terms of service, unless authorized by the Secretary of Defense or the 
Deputy Secretary of Defense.
    Subcommittee members who are not full-time or permanent part-time 
Federal officers or employees will 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 be appointed pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.130(a) 
to serve as RGE members. With the exception of reimbursement of 
official travel and per diem related to the Board or its subcommittees, 
subcommittee members will 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 Board's Designated Federal Officer (DFO) must be a full-time or 
permanent part-time DoD officer or employee, appointed in accordance 
with established DoD policies and procedures. The Board's DFO is 
required to attend at all meetings of the Board and its subcommittees 
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 established DoD policies and 
procedures, must attend the entire duration of all meetings of the 
Board and its subcommittees.
    The DFO, or the Alternate DFO, calls all meetings of the Board and 
its subcommittees; prepares and approves all meeting agendas; and 
adjourns any meeting when the DFO, or the Alternate DFO, determines 
adjournment to be in the public interest or required by governing 
regulations or DoD policies and procedures.
    Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, the public or 
interested organizations may submit written statements to Board 
membership about the Board's mission and functions. Written statements 
may be submitted at

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any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the 
Board.
    All written statements shall be submitted to the DFO for the Board, 
and this individual will ensure that the written statements are 
provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact information 
for the Board's 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 Board. 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: August 12, 2015.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2015-20293 Filed 8-17-15; 8:45 am]
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