National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, 7065-7066 [2016-02623]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2016 / Notices requested regarding (1) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by March 11, 2016 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 Food and Nutrition Service Title: Food Program Reporting System (FPRS). OMB Control Number: 0584–0594. Summary of Collection: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is the Federal agency responsible for managing the domestic nutrition assistance programs. Its mission is to increase food security and reduce hunger in partnership with cooperating organization by providing children and low-income people with access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. FNS is consolidating certain programmatic and financial data reporting requirements under the Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS), an electronic reporting system. The purpose is to give States and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO) agencies one portal for the various reporting required for the programs that the States and ITO operate. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 Need and Use of the Information: The data collected will be used for a variety of purposes, mainly program evaluation, planning, audits, funding, research, regulatory compliance and general statistics. The data is gathered at various times, ranging from monthly, quarterly, annual or final submissions. With the information FNS would be unable to meet its legislative and regulatory reporting requirements for the affected programs. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 5,095. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly, Semi-annually, Monthly; Annually Total Burden Hours: 104,184.00. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–02643 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Humboldt County Resource Advisory Committee Meeting Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Humboldt County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Eureka, California. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/srnf/ workingtogether/advisorycommittee. DATES: The meeting will be held March 8, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Six Rivers National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, California. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, 7065 are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at Six Rivers National Forest (NF) Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynn Wright, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 707–441–3562 or via email at hwright02@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Provide updates regarding status of Secure Rural Schools Title II program and funding; and 2. Review and recommend projects eligible for funding. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by March 4, 2016, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time to make oral comments must be sent to Lynn Wright, RAC Coordinator, Six Rivers NF Office, 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, California 95501; by email to hwright02@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 707–445–8677. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable accommodation. For access to the facility, please contact the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Dated: February 3, 2016. Merv George, Jr., Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2016–02651 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM Forest Service, USDA. 10FEN1 7066 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2016 / Notices Vacancy Call for nominations. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council) pursuant to Section 9 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act, as amended by Title XII, Section 1219 of Public Law 101–624 (the Act) (16 U.S.C. 2105g) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. II). Additional information on the Council can be found by visiting the Council’s Web site at: http:// www.fs.fed.us/ucf/nucfac.shtml. DATES: Written nominations must be received by March 11, 2016. Nominations must contain a completed application packet that includes the nominee’s name, resume, cover letter, and completed Form AD–755 (Advisory Committee or Research and Promotion Background Information). The package must be sent to the address below. ADDRESSES: Nancy Stremple, USDA Forest Service, Office of Cooperative Forestry, Sidney Yates Federal Building, 201 14th Street SW., Mail Stop 1123, Washington DC 20024, or by email at nstremple@fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff to the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, Sidney Yates Federal Building, 201 14th Street SW., Mail Stop 1123, Washington, DC 20024, or by phone at (202) 205–0929 or by email at nstremple@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 SUMMARY: Background In accordance with the provisions of FACA, the Secretary of Agriculture is seeking nominations to fill four positions that will occur when current appointments expire in December 2015. The purpose of the Council is to continue: (a) Developing a National Urban and Community Forestry Action Plan; (b) evaluating the implementation of that plan; and (c) developing criteria for, and submitting recommendations with respect to the National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge CostShare Grant Program. The Council was created to draw representative members from all levels of government, citizen action groups, industry and trade associations, educational institutions, and national non-profit organizations to advise the Secretary. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 Members appointed to the Council will be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented, functions to be performed, and will represent a broad array of expertise, leadership and relevancy to a membership position. Geographic balance and a balanced distribution among the positions are also important. Representatives from the following positions will be appointed by the Secretary for a term of 3 years: (1) One of two members representing a national non-profit forestry and/or conservation citizen organization; (2) A member representing city or town government; (3) A member representing academic institutions with an expertise in urban and community forestry activities (first of two); and (4) A member representing populations less than 50,000 who have experience and are active in urban and community forestry. They may not be officers or employees of any government body. Vacancies will be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made. Nominations and Application Instructions The appointment of members to the Council will be made by the Secretary of Agriculture from a list of qualified applicants. The public is invited to submit nominations for membership on the Council, either as a self-nomination or a nomination of any qualified and interested person. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more qualified persons to represent the above vacancies on the Council. To be considered for membership, nominees must provide the following: 1. Resume describing qualifications for membership to the Council; 2. Cover letter with a rationale for serving on the Council and what you can contribute; and 3. Complete Form AD–755, Advisory Committee Membership Background Information. The Form AD–755 may be obtained from the Forest Service point of contact or from the Council’s Web site. Letters of recommendation are welcome. All nominations will be vetted by USDA. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit nominations via overnight mail or delivery to ensure timely receipt by the USDA. Members of the Council will serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses while performing duties on behalf of the Council, subject to approval by the Designated Federal PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Officer. Equal opportunity practices in accordance with USDA policies shall be followed in all appointments to the Council. To ensure that the recommendations of the Council have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership will, to the extent practicable, include individuals with demonstrated ability to represent all racial and ethnic groups, women and men, and persons with disabilities. Dated: January 29, 2016. Gregory L. Parham, Assistant Secretary for Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–02623 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. II), and the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Act) (Pub. L. 110–246). Committee information can be found at the following Web site: http:// www.fs.fed.us/spf/coop/frcc/. DATES: The teleconference will be held on March 9, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST). All meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via teleconference. For anyone who would like to attend the teleconference, please visit the Web site listed in the SUMMARY section or contact Andrea Bedell-Loucks at abloucks@fs.fed.us for further details. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments placed on the Committee’s Web site listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea Bedell-Loucks, Designated Federal Officer, at 202–205–1190. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 10, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7065-7066]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02623]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

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ACTION: Call for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking 
nominations for the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory 
Council (Council) pursuant to Section 9 of the Cooperative Forestry 
Assistance Act, as amended by Title XII, Section 1219 of Public Law 
101-624 (the Act) (16 U.S.C. 2105g) and the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. II). Additional information on the Council 
can be found by visiting the Council's Web site at: http://www.fs.fed.us/ucf/nucfac.shtml.

DATES: Written nominations must be received by March 11, 2016. 
Nominations must contain a completed application packet that includes 
the nominee's name, resume, cover letter, and completed Form AD-755 
(Advisory Committee or Research and Promotion Background Information). 
The package must be sent to the address below.

ADDRESSES: Nancy Stremple, USDA Forest Service, Office of Cooperative 
Forestry, Sidney Yates Federal Building, 201 14th Street SW., Mail Stop 
1123, Washington DC 20024, or by email at nstremple@fs.fed.us.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff to the 
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, Sidney Yates 
Federal Building, 201 14th Street SW., Mail Stop 1123, Washington, DC 
20024, or by phone at (202) 205-0929 or by email at 
nstremple@fs.fed.us.
    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with the provisions of FACA, the Secretary of 
Agriculture is seeking nominations to fill four positions that will 
occur when current appointments expire in December 2015. The purpose of 
the Council is to continue: (a) Developing a National Urban and 
Community Forestry Action Plan; (b) evaluating the implementation of 
that plan; and (c) developing criteria for, and submitting 
recommendations with respect to the National Urban and Community 
Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program.
    The Council was created to draw representative members from all 
levels of government, citizen action groups, industry and trade 
associations, educational institutions, and national non-profit 
organizations to advise the Secretary.

Vacancy

    Members appointed to the Council will be fairly balanced in terms 
of the points of view represented, functions to be performed, and will 
represent a broad array of expertise, leadership and relevancy to a 
membership position. Geographic balance and a balanced distribution 
among the positions are also important. Representatives from the 
following positions will be appointed by the Secretary for a term of 3 
years:
    (1) One of two members representing a national non-profit forestry 
and/or conservation citizen organization;
    (2) A member representing city or town government;
    (3) A member representing academic institutions with an expertise 
in urban and community forestry activities (first of two); and
    (4) A member representing populations less than 50,000 who have 
experience and are active in urban and community forestry. They may not 
be officers or employees of any government body.
    Vacancies will be filled in the manner in which the original 
appointment was made.

Nominations and Application Instructions

    The appointment of members to the Council will be made by the 
Secretary of Agriculture from a list of qualified applicants. The 
public is invited to submit nominations for membership on the Council, 
either as a self-nomination or a nomination of any qualified and 
interested person. Any individual or organization may nominate one or 
more qualified persons to represent the above vacancies on the Council. 
To be considered for membership, nominees must provide the following:
    1. Resume describing qualifications for membership to the Council;
    2. Cover letter with a rationale for serving on the Council and 
what you can contribute; and
    3. Complete Form AD-755, Advisory Committee Membership Background 
Information. The Form AD-755 may be obtained from the Forest Service 
point of contact or from the Council's Web site.
    Letters of recommendation are welcome. All nominations will be 
vetted by USDA. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit 
nominations via overnight mail or delivery to ensure timely receipt by 
the USDA. Members of the Council will serve without compensation, but 
may be reimbursed for travel expenses while performing duties on behalf 
of the Council, subject to approval by the Designated Federal Officer. 
Equal opportunity practices in accordance with USDA policies shall be 
followed in all appointments to the Council. To ensure that the 
recommendations of the Council have taken into account the needs of the 
diverse groups served by USDA, membership will, to the extent 
practicable, include individuals with demonstrated ability to represent 
all racial and ethnic groups, women and men, and persons with 
disabilities.

     Dated: January 29, 2016.
Gregory L. Parham,
Assistant Secretary for Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-02623 Filed 2-9-16; 8:45 am]
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