Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings, 10843-10844 [2016-04563]

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No public comments were received from this Notice. Background Information will be collected from AmeriCorps alumni through an online survey that will be administered by a contractor on behalf of CNCS. The purpose of the survey is to better understand the long-term civic participation and career pathways of AmeriCorps alumni, the acquisition of career skills obtained through national service, and the utilization of the Education Award and its effect on future post-secondary outcomes and career choices. In addition, the agency is interested in exploring how member outcomes vary by life stage and by different types of service experiences. This survey is also an opportunity to determine the value of data collected from alumni who are at different stages following their service year for informing policy and program decisions. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10843 Current Action CNCS seeks to renew the current information request with revisions to the survey administered in 2015 (OMB #3045–0170). Information will be collected from a nationally representative sample of AmeriCorps alumni who served in AmeriCorps NCCC, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps State and National programs and completed their most recent term of service 2, 5, or 10 years ago. The information collection will otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing clearance OMB #3045– 0170. CNCS also seeks to continue using the current clearance until the revised survey is approved by OMB. The current clearance is due to expire on April 30, 2018. Type of Review: Renewal with revisions. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Alumni Outcomes Survey. OMB Number: 3045–0170. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: AmeriCorps alumni. Total Respondents: 3,150. Frequency: One time. 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AGENCY: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has issued SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 10844 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 2, 2016 / Notices updated guidance to Federal agencies outlining the key principles and primary requirements for the design, construction, modernization, and operation of new and existing sustainable Federal buildings, as required under Executive Order 13693 (‘‘E.O. 13693’’), ‘‘Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade,’’ signed by President Obama on March 19, 2015, 80 FR 15871, March 25, 2015. Section 4(f) of E.O. 13693 calls for ‘‘revised Guiding Principles for both new and existing Federal buildings . . .’’ to support Federal efforts to improve the environmental performance, climate resilience, and occupant health and wellness as well as increase the operating efficiency of Federal buildings. DATES: The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions and Determining Compliance with the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings were issued on February 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions and Determining Compliance with the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings, are available at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/ administration/eop/ceq/sustainability. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Porter, Office of Federal Sustainability, at aporter@ceq.eop.gov or (202) 395–5750. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The guidance documents apply only to Federal agencies, operations, and programs. Agencies are expected to follow the Guiding Principles documents as part of their compliance with E.O. 13693. Authority: E.O. 13693, 80 FR 15871. Dated: February 26, 2016. Christine Harada, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, Council on Environmental Quality. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 41 (Wednesday, March 2, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10843-10844]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04563]


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COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY


Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings

AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Guiding Principles for Sustainable 
Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions and Determining 
Compliance with the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal 
Buildings.

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SUMMARY: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has issued

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updated guidance to Federal agencies outlining the key principles and 
primary requirements for the design, construction, modernization, and 
operation of new and existing sustainable Federal buildings, as 
required under Executive Order 13693 (``E.O. 13693''), ``Planning for 
Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade,'' signed by President Obama 
on March 19, 2015, 80 FR 15871, March 25, 2015. Section 4(f) of E.O. 
13693 calls for ``revised Guiding Principles for both new and existing 
Federal buildings . . .'' to support Federal efforts to improve the 
environmental performance, climate resilience, and occupant health and 
wellness as well as increase the operating efficiency of Federal 
buildings.

DATES: The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and 
Associated Instructions and Determining Compliance with the Guiding 
Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings were issued on February 
26, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and 
Associated Instructions and Determining Compliance with the Guiding 
Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings, are available at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/sustainability.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Porter, Office of Federal 
Sustainability, at aporter@ceq.eop.gov or (202) 395-5750.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The guidance documents apply only to Federal 
agencies, operations, and programs. Agencies are expected to follow the 
Guiding Principles documents as part of their compliance with E.O. 
13693.

    Authority:  E.O. 13693, 80 FR 15871.

    Dated: February 26, 2016.
Christine Harada,
Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, Council on Environmental Quality.
[FR Doc. 2016-04563 Filed 3-1-16; 8:45 am]
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