Notice of Public Meetings: National Nanotechnology Initiative Public Meetings, 13424-13425 [2016-05608]

Download as PDF 13424 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2016 / Notices 3 working days prior to the meeting to Ms. Marla King via email at marla.k.king@nasa.gov. It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Patricia D. Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–05615 Filed 3–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Vendor Registration Form National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The NCUA, as part of its continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The NCUA is soliciting comments on its Vendor Registration Form. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 13, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments to Dawn Wolfgang, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314–3428, Fax No. 703–837–2861, or Email at OCIOPRA@ncua.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the address above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Number: 3133–0185. Title: NCUA Vendor Registration Form. Form: NCUA 1772. Abstract: Section 342 of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Act) (Pub. L. 111–203) calls for agencies to promote the inclusion of minority and womenowned firms in their business activities. The Act also requires agencies to annually report to Congress the total amounts paid to minority and womenowned businesses. In order for NCUA to comply with this Congressional mandate, NCUA 1772 is used to collect jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Mar 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 certain information from its current and potential vendors, so that it can identify businesses that meet the criteria. The vendor information is to be submitted to the agency on a one-time basis and will be used to assign an ownership status to the vendor (i.e., minority-owned business, woman-owned business) per the requirements of the Act. 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[FR Doc. 2016–05667 Filed 3–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY Notice of Public Meetings: National Nanotechnology Initiative Public Meetings ACTION: PO 00000 Notice of Public Meetings. Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold several events over the coming year in support of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), including two workshops and one or more webinars. DATES: The ‘‘2016 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop’’ will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Friday, May 20, 2016, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The ‘‘2016 U.S.-EU: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts’’ workshop will be held on Monday, June 6, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The NNCO will hold one or more webinars between the publication of this Notice and December 31, 2016. The first webinar will be held on or after April 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: The ‘‘2016 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop’’ will be held at USDA Conference & Training Center, Patriots Plaza III, 355 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. More information about how to participate will be made available at http:// www.nano.gov/ 2016StakeholderWorkshop. SUMMARY: For information regarding this Notice, please contact Stacey Standridge at National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, by telephone (703–292–8103) or email (sstandridge@nnco.nano.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ‘‘2016 U.S.-EU: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts’’ joint workshop will be held at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230. The meeting date and location, as well as any call-in information will be posted on the Community of Research page at http://us-eu.org/. NNCO will hold a ‘‘2016 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop’’ on May 19–20, 2016, in Washington, DC, to obtain input from individual stakeholders that may be used to inform the development of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Strategic Plan. Representatives of the U.S. research community, industry, non-governmental organizations, and interested members of the general public are invited to comment on key aspects related to the 2016 NNI Strategic Plan, currently under development by the NNI agencies. Topics covered may include future technical directions; implementation mechanisms; education FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2016 / Notices and outreach activities; and approaches for promoting commercialization. NNCO will hold the ‘‘2016 U.S.-EU: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts’’ workshop on June 6–7, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia, in collaboration with the European Commission. The workshop will bring together the U.S.EU Communities of Research (CORs), which serve as a platform for scientists to develop a shared repertoire of protocols and methods to overcome research gaps and barriers, and to address environmental, health, and safety questions about nanomaterials. The goal of this workshop is to publicize progress towards COR goals and objectives, clarify and communicate future plans, share best practices, and identify areas for cross-Community collaboration. NNCO will hold one or more webinars to share information with the general public and the nanotechnology research and development community. Topics covered may include stakeholder input for strategic planning; technical subjects; environmental, health, and safety issues; business case studies; or other areas of potential interest to the nanotechnology community. For information about upcoming webinars, please visit http:// www.nano.gov/PublicWebinars. Many webinars are broadcast via AdobeConnect, which requires the installation of a free plug-in on a computer or of a free app on a mobile device. Submitting Questions: Some webinars may include question-and-answer segments in which questions of interest may be submitted through the webinar interface. During the question-andanswer segments of the webinars, submitted questions will be considered in the order received and may be posted on the NNI Web site (http:// www.nano.gov). A moderator will identify relevant questions and pose them to the speaker(s). Due to time constraints, not all questions may be addressed during the webinars. The moderator reserves the right to group similar questions and to skip questions, as appropriate. The Public Webinar page on nano.gov (http://www.nano.gov/ PublicWebinars) will indicate which webinars will include question-andanswer segments. Registration: Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required for all events covered under this Notice. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be capped at approximately 120 participants for the workshops. Registration for the ‘‘2016 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop’’ will open at http://www.nano.gov/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Mar 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 2016StakeholderWorkshop on April 4, 2016, and registration for the ‘‘2016 U.S.-EU: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts’’ workshop will open at http:// us-eu.org/2016-us-eu-nanoehsworkshop/ on April 6, 2016. Registration for the webinars will open approximately two weeks prior to each event and will be capped at 500 participants or as space limitations dictate. Individuals planning to attend a webinar can find registration information at http://www.nano.gov/ PublicWebinars. Written notices of participation by email may also be sent to sstandridge@nnco.nano.gov or mailed to Stacey Standridge, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II, Suite 405, Arlington, VA 22230. Meeting Accomodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access any of these public events should contact Stacey Standridge (telephone 703–292–8103) at least ten business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Ted Wackler, Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Director. [FR Doc. 2016–05608 Filed 3–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3270–F6–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–77324; File No. 4–546] Joint Industry Plan; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Amendment to the Options Order Protection and Locked/Crossed Market Plan To Add ISE Mercury LLC, as a Participant March 8, 2016. Pursuant to Section 11A(a)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 608 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on February 11, 2016, ISE Mercury, LLC (‘‘ISE Mercury’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) an amendment to the Options Order Protection and Locked/ Crossed Market Plan (‘‘Plan’’).3 The 1 15 U.S.C. 78k–1(a)(3). CFR 242.608. 3 On July 30, 2009, the Commission approved the Plan, which was proposed by Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’), International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘ISE’’), The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (‘‘Nasdaq’’), NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (‘‘BX’’), NASDAQ OMX PHLX, Inc. (‘‘Phlx’’), NYSE Amex, LLC (‘‘NYSE Amex’’), and NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’). See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 60405 (July 30, 2009), 74 FR 39362 (August 6, 2009). See also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 61546 (February 19, 2010), 75 FR 8762 (February 25, 2010)(adding BATS Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BATS’’) as a Participant; 63119 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13425 amendment adds ISE Mercury as a Participant 4 to the Plan. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the amendment from interested persons. I. Description and Purpose of the Amendment The Plan requires the options exchanges to establish a framework for providing order protection and addressing locked and crossed markets in eligible options classes. The amendment to the Plan adds ISE Mercury as a Participant. The other Plan Participants are BATS, BOX, BX, C2, CBOE, EDGX, ISE, MIAX, Nasdaq, Phlx, NYSE MKT, NYSE Arca, and Topaz. ISE Mercury has submitted an executed copy of the Plan to the Commission in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Plan regarding new Participants. Section 3(c) of the Plan provides for the entry of new Participants to the Plan. Specifically, Section 3(c) of the Plan provides that an Eligible Exchange 5 may become a Participant in the Plan by: (i) Executing a copy of the Plan, as then in effect; (ii) providing each current Participant with a copy of such executed Plan; and (iii) effecting an amendment to the Plan, as specified in Section 4(b) of the Plan. Section 4(b) of the Plan sets forth the process by which an Eligible Exchange may effect an amendment to the Plan. Specifically, an Eligible Exchange must: (a) Execute a copy of the Plan with the only change being the addition of the (October 15, 2010), 75 FR 65536 (October 25, 2010)(adding C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘C2’’) as a Participant); 66969 (May 12, 2015), 77 FR 29396 (May 17, 2012) (adding BOX Options Exchange LLC (‘‘BOX Options’’ as a Participant); 70763 (October 28, 2013), 78 FR 65734 (November, 2013) (adding Topaz Exchange, LLC (‘‘Topaz’’) as a Participant; 70762 (October 28, 2013), 78 FR 65733 (November 1, 2013) (adding MIAX International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘MIAX’’) as a Participant); 76823 (January 5, 2016), 81 FR 1260 (January 11, 2016) (adding EDGX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘EDGX’’) as a Participant). 4 The term ‘‘Participant’’ is defined as an Eligible Exchange whose participation in the Plan has become effective pursuant to Section 3(c) of the Plan. 5 Section 2(6) of the Plan defines an ‘‘Eligible Exchange’’ as a national securities exchange registered with the Commission pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act, 15 U.S.C. 78f(a), that: (a) Is a ‘‘Participant Exchange’’ in the Options Clearing Corporation (‘‘OCC’’) (as defined in OCC By-laws, Section VII); (b) is a party to the Options Price Reporting Authority (‘‘OPRA’’) Plan (as defined in the OPRA Plan, Section 1); and (c) if the national securities exchange chooses not to become part to this Plan, is a participant in another plan approved by the Commission providing for comparable Trade-Through and Locked and Crossed Market protection. ISE Mercury has represented that it has met the requirements for being considered an Eligible Exchange. See letter from Michael Simon, Secretary, ISE, to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Commission, dated February 9, 2016. E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 49 (Monday, March 14, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13424-13425]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY


Notice of Public Meetings: National Nanotechnology Initiative 
Public Meetings

ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings.

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SUMMARY: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on 
behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) 
Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and 
Technology Council (NSTC), will hold several events over the coming 
year in support of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), 
including two workshops and one or more webinars.

DATES: The ``2016 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop'' will be 
held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Friday, 
May 20, 2016, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The ``2016 U.S.-EU: Bridging 
NanoEHS Research Efforts'' workshop will be held on Monday, June 6, 
2016, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, from 9 
a.m. until 3 p.m. The NNCO will hold one or more webinars between the 
publication of this Notice and December 31, 2016. The first webinar 
will be held on or after April 20, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The ``2016 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop'' 
will be held at USDA Conference & Training Center, Patriots Plaza III, 
355 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. More information about how to 
participate will be made available at http://www.nano.gov/2016StakeholderWorkshop.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice, 
please contact Stacey Standridge at National Nanotechnology 
Coordination Office, by telephone (703-292-8103) or email 
(sstandridge@nnco.nano.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ``2016 U.S.-EU: Bridging NanoEHS 
Research Efforts'' joint workshop will be held at the National Science 
Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230. The 
meeting date and location, as well as any call-in information will be 
posted on the Community of Research page at http://us-eu.org/. NNCO 
will hold a ``2016 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop'' on May 
19-20, 2016, in Washington, DC, to obtain input from individual 
stakeholders that may be used to inform the development of the U.S. 
National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Strategic Plan. 
Representatives of the U.S. research community, industry, non-
governmental organizations, and interested members of the general 
public are invited to comment on key aspects related to the 2016 NNI 
Strategic Plan, currently under development by the NNI agencies. Topics 
covered may include future technical directions; implementation 
mechanisms; education

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and outreach activities; and approaches for promoting 
commercialization.
    NNCO will hold the ``2016 U.S.-EU: Bridging NanoEHS Research 
Efforts'' workshop on June 6-7, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia, in 
collaboration with the European Commission. The workshop will bring 
together the U.S.-EU Communities of Research (CORs), which serve as a 
platform for scientists to develop a shared repertoire of protocols and 
methods to overcome research gaps and barriers, and to address 
environmental, health, and safety questions about nanomaterials. The 
goal of this workshop is to publicize progress towards COR goals and 
objectives, clarify and communicate future plans, share best practices, 
and identify areas for cross-Community collaboration.
    NNCO will hold one or more webinars to share information with the 
general public and the nanotechnology research and development 
community. Topics covered may include stakeholder input for strategic 
planning; technical subjects; environmental, health, and safety issues; 
business case studies; or other areas of potential interest to the 
nanotechnology community.
    For information about upcoming webinars, please visit http://www.nano.gov/PublicWebinars. Many webinars are broadcast via 
AdobeConnect, which requires the installation of a free plug-in on a 
computer or of a free app on a mobile device.
    Submitting Questions: Some webinars may include question-and-answer 
segments in which questions of interest may be submitted through the 
webinar interface. During the question-and-answer segments of the 
webinars, submitted questions will be considered in the order received 
and may be posted on the NNI Web site (http://www.nano.gov). A 
moderator will identify relevant questions and pose them to the 
speaker(s). Due to time constraints, not all questions may be addressed 
during the webinars. The moderator reserves the right to group similar 
questions and to skip questions, as appropriate. The Public Webinar 
page on nano.gov (http://www.nano.gov/PublicWebinars) will indicate 
which webinars will include question-and-answer segments.
    Registration: Due to space limitations, pre-registration is 
required for all events covered under this Notice. Registration is on a 
first-come, first-served basis and will be capped at approximately 120 
participants for the workshops. Registration for the ``2016 NNI 
Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop'' will open at http://www.nano.gov/2016StakeholderWorkshop on April 4, 2016, and registration 
for the ``2016 U.S.-EU: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts'' workshop 
will open at http://us-eu.org/2016-us-eu-nanoehs-workshop/ on April 6, 
2016. Registration for the webinars will open approximately two weeks 
prior to each event and will be capped at 500 participants or as space 
limitations dictate. Individuals planning to attend a webinar can find 
registration information at http://www.nano.gov/PublicWebinars. Written 
notices of participation by email may also be sent to 
sstandridge@nnco.nano.gov or mailed to Stacey Standridge, 4201 Wilson 
Blvd., Stafford II, Suite 405, Arlington, VA 22230.
    Meeting Accomodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation 
to access any of these public events should contact Stacey Standridge 
(telephone 703-292-8103) at least ten business days prior to the 
meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Ted Wackler,
Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-05608 Filed 3-11-16; 8:45 am]
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