Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy, 53318-53319 [2015-21835]

Download as PDF 53318 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Notices [FR Doc. 2015–21882 Filed 9–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2008–0010] Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Open Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet on September 22–23, 2015, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 22, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and on Wednesday, September 23, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Please note that the meeting may close early if the Board has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Emergency Training Center, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Building H, Room 300, Emmitsburg, Maryland. Members of the public who wish to obtain details on how to gain access to the facility and directions may contact Ruth MacPhail as listed in the SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by close of business September 15, 2015. Picture identification is needed for access. Members of the public may also participate by teleconference and may contact Ruth MacPhail to obtain the call-in number and access code. For information on services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, contact Ruth MacPhail as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the Board as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than September 15, 2015, must be identified by Docket ID FEMA–2008–0010 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: FEMA–RULES@ fema.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 • Mail/Hand Delivery: Ruth MacPhail, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the Docket ID for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, click on ‘‘Advanced Search,’’ then enter ‘‘FEMA–2008–0010’’ in the ‘‘By Docket ID’’ box, then select ‘‘FEMA’’ under ‘‘By Agency,’’ and then click ‘‘Search.’’ Meeting materials will be posted at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/about/ bov.shtm by September 15, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alternate Designated Federal Officer: Kirby E. Kiefer, telephone (301) 447– 1117, email Kirby.Kiefer@fema.dhs.gov. Logistical Information: Ruth MacPhail, telephone (301) 447–1117, fax (301) 447–1173, and email Ruth.Macphail@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet on Tuesday, September 22, and Wednesday, September 23, 2015. The meeting will be open to the public. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. Purpose of the Board The purpose of the Board is to review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (NFA) and advise the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through the United States Fire Administrator, on the operation of the NFA and any improvements therein that the Board deems appropriate. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Board examines NFA programs to determine whether these programs further the basic missions that are approved by the Administrator of FEMA, examines the physical plant of the NFA to determine the adequacy of the NFA’s facilities, and examines the funding levels for NFA programs. The Board submits a written annual report through the United States Fire Administrator to the Administrator of FEMA. The report provides detailed comments and recommendations regarding the operation of the NFA. Agenda On the first day of the meeting, there will be five sessions, with deliberations PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and voting at the end of each session as necessary. The Board will also select a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for Fiscal Year 2016. 1. The Board will receive updates on U.S. Fire Administration data, research, and response support initiatives. 2. The Board will then deliberate and vote on recommendations on NFA program activities, including: • The Managing Officer Program, a multiyear curriculum that introduced emerging emergency services leaders to personal and professional skills in change management, risk reduction, and adaptive leadership; a progress report on this new program will be discussed; • Report of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) Symposium held September 10–12, 2015; an annual event for alumni which recognizes outstanding applied research completed by present EFOP participants, recognizes recent EFOP graduates, provides high-quality presentations offered by private and public sector representatives, facilitates networking between EFOP graduates, promotes further dialog between EFOP graduates and U.S. Fire Administrator and National Fire Academy faculty and staff. • Curriculum and Instruction program activities; • Status of Staff Vacancies and Challenges; • Resident class enrollment increase. • Report of the Annual National Professional Development Symposium and Support Initiatives, held June 10– 12, 2015, which brought national training and education audiences together for their annual conference and support initiatives. 3. The Board will then discuss deferred maintenance and capital improvements on the National Emergency Training Center campus and Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request/Budget Planning. 4. The Board will then receive annual ethics training. 5. The Board will also conduct classroom visits. On the second day, the Board will continue classroom visits, as well as tour the campus facility. The Board will then engage in an annual report writing session. Deliberations or voting may occur as needed during the report writing session. There will be a 10-minute comment period after each agenda item; each speaker will be given no more than 2 minutes to speak. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact Ruth MacPhail to register as a speaker. E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Notices Dated: August 28, 2015. Terry P. Gladhill, Executive Officer, National Fire Academy, United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency. for TPS, EADs, and travel authorization with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This designation of Yemen for TPS is effective on September 3, 2015, and will remain in effect through March 3, 2017. The 180-day registration period for eligible individuals to submit TPS applications begins September 3, 2015, and will remain in effect through March 1, 2016. DATES: [FR Doc. 2015–21835 Filed 9–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [CIS No. 2570–15; DHS Docket No. USCIS– 2015–0005] RIN 1615–ZB41 Designation of the Republic of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has designated the Republic of Yemen (Yemen) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective September 3, 2015, through March 3, 2017. Under section 244(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1)(A), the Secretary is authorized to designate a foreign state (or any part thereof) for TPS upon finding that there is an ongoing armed conflict within the foreign state and, due to such conflict, requiring the return of nationals of the state would pose a serious threat to their personal safety. This designation allows eligible Yemeni nationals (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) who have continuously resided in the United States since September 3, 2015, and have been continuously physically present in the United States since September 3, 2015 to be granted TPS. This Notice also describes the other eligibility criteria applicants must meet. Individuals who believe they may qualify for TPS under this designation may apply within the 180-day registration period that begins on September 3, 2015, and ends on March 1, 2016. They may also apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) and for travel authorization. Through this Notice, DHS also sets forth the procedures for nationals of Yemen (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) to apply tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 • For further information on TPS, including guidance on the application process and additional information on eligibility, please visit the USCIS TPS Web page at http://www.uscis.gov/tps. You can find specific information about Yemen’s TPS designation by selecting ‘‘TPS Designated Country: Yemen’’ from the menu on the left of the TPS Web page. • You can also contact the TPS Operations Program Manager at the Waivers and Temporary Services Branch, Service Center Operations Directorate, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529– 2060; or by phone at (202) 272–1533 (this is not a toll-free number). Note: The phone number provided here is solely for questions regarding this TPS Notice. It is not for individual case status inquires. • Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at the USCIS Web site at http:// www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 800–375–5283 (TTY 800–767–1833). • Further information will also be available at local USCIS offices upon publication of this Notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Abbreviations BIA—Board of Immigration Appeals DHS—Department of Homeland Security EAD—Employment Authorization Document FNC—Final Nonconfirmation Government—U.S. Government IJ—Immigration Judge INA—Immigration and Nationality Act OSC—U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices SAVE—USCIS Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program Secretary—Secretary of Homeland Security TNC—Tentative Nonconfirmation TPS—Temporary Protected Status TTY—Text Telephone UN—United Nations USCIS—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53319 What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? • TPS is a temporary immigration status granted to eligible nationals of a country designated for TPS under the INA, or to eligible persons without nationality who last habitually resided in the designated country. • During the TPS designation period, TPS beneficiaries are eligible to remain in the United States, may not be removed, and are authorized to work and to obtain EADs, so long as they continue to meet the requirements of TPS. • TPS beneficiaries may be granted travel authorization as a matter of discretion. • The granting of TPS does not result in or lead to lawful permanent resident status. • To qualify for TPS, beneficiaries must meet the eligibility standards at INA section 244(c)(2), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(c)(2). • When the Secretary terminates a country’s TPS designation, beneficiaries return to the same immigration status they maintained before TPS, if any (unless that status has since expired or been terminated), or to any other lawfully obtained immigration status they received while registered for TPS. What authority does the Secretary have to designate Yemen for TPS? Section 244(b)(1) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1), authorizes the Secretary, after consultation with appropriate U.S. Government (Government) agencies, to designate a foreign state (or part thereof) for TPS if the Secretary finds that certain country conditions exist.1 The Secretary can designate a foreign state for TPS if the Secretary determines that one or more of three bases exist. One basis is if the Secretary finds that ‘‘. . . that there is an ongoing armed conflict within the state and, due to such conflict, requiring the return of aliens who are nationals of that state to that state (or to the part of the state) would pose a serious threat to their personal safety . . .’’ INA section 244(b)(1)(A), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1)(A). Following the designation of a foreign state for TPS, the Secretary may then grant TPS to eligible nationals of that foreign state (or eligible aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided 1 As of March 1, 2003, in accordance with section 1517 of title XV of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107–296, 116 Stat. 2135, any reference to the Attorney General in a provision of the INA describing functions transferred from the Department of Justice to DHS ‘‘shall be deemed to refer to the Secretary’’ of Homeland Security. See 6 U.S.C. 557 (codifying the Homeland Security Act of 2002, tit. XV, section 1517). E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 171 (Thursday, September 3, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53318-53319]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-21835]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0010]


Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Open Federal Advisory Committee 
Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) 
will meet on September 22-23, 2015, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The 
meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 22, 8:30 a.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and on Wednesday, September 23, 8:30 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Please note that the meeting 
may close early if the Board has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Emergency Training 
Center, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Building H, Room 300, Emmitsburg, 
Maryland. Members of the public who wish to obtain details on how to 
gain access to the facility and directions may contact Ruth MacPhail as 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by close of 
business September 15, 2015. Picture identification is needed for 
access. Members of the public may also participate by teleconference 
and may contact Ruth MacPhail to obtain the call-in number and access 
code. For information on services for individuals with disabilities or 
to request special assistance, contact Ruth MacPhail as soon as 
possible.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the Board as listed in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Comments must be submitted in 
writing no later than September 15, 2015, must be identified by Docket 
ID FEMA-2008-0010 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: FEMA-RULES@fema.dhs.gov. Include the docket number 
in the subject line of the message.
     Mail/Hand Delivery: Ruth MacPhail, 16825 South Seton 
Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the Docket ID for this action. 
Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov, click on ``Advanced Search,'' then enter 
``FEMA-2008-0010'' in the ``By Docket ID'' box, then select ``FEMA'' 
under ``By Agency,'' and then click ``Search.'' Meeting materials will 
be posted at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/about/bov.shtm by September 
15, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    Alternate Designated Federal Officer: Kirby E. Kiefer, telephone 
(301) 447-1117, email Kirby.Kiefer@fema.dhs.gov.
    Logistical Information: Ruth MacPhail, telephone (301) 447-1117, 
fax (301) 447-1173, and email Ruth.Macphail@fema.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board of Visitors for the National Fire 
Academy (Board) will meet on Tuesday, September 22, and Wednesday, 
September 23, 2015. The meeting will be open to the public. Notice of 
this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C. Appendix.

Purpose of the Board

    The purpose of the Board is to review annually the programs of the 
National Fire Academy (NFA) and advise the Administrator of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through the United States Fire 
Administrator, on the operation of the NFA and any improvements therein 
that the Board deems appropriate. In carrying out its responsibilities, 
the Board examines NFA programs to determine whether these programs 
further the basic missions that are approved by the Administrator of 
FEMA, examines the physical plant of the NFA to determine the adequacy 
of the NFA's facilities, and examines the funding levels for NFA 
programs. The Board submits a written annual report through the United 
States Fire Administrator to the Administrator of FEMA. The report 
provides detailed comments and recommendations regarding the operation 
of the NFA.

Agenda

    On the first day of the meeting, there will be five sessions, with 
deliberations and voting at the end of each session as necessary. The 
Board will also select a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for Fiscal 
Year 2016.
    1. The Board will receive updates on U.S. Fire Administration data, 
research, and response support initiatives.
    2. The Board will then deliberate and vote on recommendations on 
NFA program activities, including:
     The Managing Officer Program, a multiyear curriculum that 
introduced emerging emergency services leaders to personal and 
professional skills in change management, risk reduction, and adaptive 
leadership; a progress report on this new program will be discussed;
     Report of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) 
Symposium held September 10-12, 2015; an annual event for alumni which 
recognizes outstanding applied research completed by present EFOP 
participants, recognizes recent EFOP graduates, provides high-quality 
presentations offered by private and public sector representatives, 
facilitates networking between EFOP graduates, promotes further dialog 
between EFOP graduates and U.S. Fire Administrator and National Fire 
Academy faculty and staff.
     Curriculum and Instruction program activities;
     Status of Staff Vacancies and Challenges;
     Resident class enrollment increase.
     Report of the Annual National Professional Development 
Symposium and Support Initiatives, held June 10-12, 2015, which brought 
national training and education audiences together for their annual 
conference and support initiatives.
    3. The Board will then discuss deferred maintenance and capital 
improvements on the National Emergency Training Center campus and 
Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request/Budget Planning.
    4. The Board will then receive annual ethics training.
    5. The Board will also conduct classroom visits.
    On the second day, the Board will continue classroom visits, as 
well as tour the campus facility. The Board will then engage in an 
annual report writing session. Deliberations or voting may occur as 
needed during the report writing session.
    There will be a 10-minute comment period after each agenda item; 
each speaker will be given no more than 2 minutes to speak. Please note 
that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, 
following the last call for comments. Contact Ruth MacPhail to register 
as a speaker.


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    Dated: August 28, 2015.
Terry P. Gladhill,
Executive Officer, National Fire Academy, United States Fire 
Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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