Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee; Call for Applications, 17446-17447 [2016-06975]

Download as PDF 17446 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2016 / Notices reviewed the WSDOT’s proposed monitoring and mitigation measures and determined that with the implementation of these measures, ESAlisted species would not be affected. Therefore, WCRO concurs that section 7 consultation under the ESA is not warranted for the issuance of the IHA. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) NMFS prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and analyzed the potential impacts to marine mammals that would result from WSDOT’s Coupeville Timber Tower preservation project. A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was signed in March 2016. A copy of the EA and FONSI is available on the internet at: http://www. nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/incidental/ (see ADDRESSES). Authorization As a result of these determinations, NMFS has issued an IHA to WSDOT for the harassment of small numbers of 10 marine mammal species incidental to the construction work associated to the Coupeville Timber Tower preservation project in Washington State, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: March 24, 2016. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–07078 Filed 3–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee; Call for Applications AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; Call for applications to serve on advisory committee. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC or committee) for two-year terms. The CSMAC provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator on spectrum policy matters. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Mar 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 DATES: Applications must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before May 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: Persons may submit applications, with the information specified below, to David J. Reed, Designated Federal Officer, by email to dreed@ntia.doc.gov or by U.S. mail or commercial delivery service to Office of Spectrum Management, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4600, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David J. Reed at (202) 482–5955 or dreed@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee has been established and chartered by the Department of Commerce under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and pursuant to section 105(b) of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 904(b). The Department of Commerce re-chartered the CSMAC on March 3, 2015, for a twoyear period. The CSMAC advises the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on a broad range of issues regarding spectrum policy. In particular, the current charter provides that the committee will provide advice and recommendations on needed reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management in order to: License radio frequencies in a way that maximizes their public benefit; keep wireless networks as open to innovation as possible; and make wireless services available to all Americans. The CSMAC functions solely as an advisory body in compliance with the FACA. Additional information about the CSMAC and its activities may be found at http://www. ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac. Under the terms of the committee’s charter, it will have no fewer than five (5) members and no more than thirty (30) members. The members serve on the CSMAC in the capacity of Special Government Employee (SGE). As SGEs, members must comply with certain federal conflict of interest statutes and ethics regulations, including some financial disclosure requirements. Members will not receive compensation or reimbursement for travel or for per diem expenses. No member may be a registered federal lobbyist pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (codified at 2 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). See Office of Management and Budget, Revised Guidance on Appointment of PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Lobbyists to Federal Advisory Committees, Boards, and Commissions, 79 FR 47482 (Aug. 13, 2014). No member may be an agent of a foreign principal required to register pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended (codified at 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq.). The Secretary of Commerce appoints members of the committee who serve at the Secretary’s pleasure and discretion for up to a two-year term and may be reappointed for additional terms. NTIA currently seeks applicants for new twoyear terms that will commence in August 2016 and continue through August 2018, subject to the anticipated timely renewal of the committee’s charter or its termination by proper authority. The committee’s membership will be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented by members and the functions to be performed. Accordingly, its membership will reflect a balanced cross-section of interests in spectrum management and policy, including nonfederal spectrum users; state, regional, and local sectors; technology developers and manufacturers; academia; civil society; and service providers with customers in both domestic and international markets. A description of factors that will be considered to determine each applicant’s expertise is contained in the committee’s Membership Balance Plan (available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otherpublication/2013/csmac-membershipbalance-plan). In particular, NTIA seeks applicants with strong technical and engineering knowledge and experience, familiarity with commercial or private wireless technologies and associated businesses, or expertise with specific applications of wireless technologies. The Secretary may consider factors including, but not limited to, educational background, past work or academic accomplishments, and the industry sector in which a member is currently or previously employed. All appointments are made without discrimination on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Each application must include the applicant’s full name, address, telephone number and email address, along with a summary of the applicant’s qualifications that identifies, with specificity, how his or her education, training, experience, expertise, or other factors would support the CSMAC’s work and how his or her participation would help achieve the balance factors described above. Each application must E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 17447 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2016 / Notices also include a detailed resume or curriculum vitae. Dated: March 23, 2016. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–06975 Filed 3–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–10–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038–0012, Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price, Deliveries and Purchases/Sales of Futures for Commodities or for Derivatives Positions AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on futures volume, open interest, price, deliveries, and purchases/sales of futures for commodities or for derivatives positions. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘Futures Volume & Open Interest Collection,’’ 3038–0012, by any of the following methods: • The Agency’s Web site, at http:// comments.cftc.gov/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. • Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Portal. Please submit your comments using only one method. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary J. Martinaitis, Associate Deputy Director, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5209; email: gmartinaitis@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0012. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of Information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3 and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information listed below. Title: Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price, Deliveries and Purchases/Sales of Futures for Commodities or for Derivatives Positions (OMB Control No. 3038–0012). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Commission Regulation 16.01 requires the U.S. futures exchanges to publish daily information on the items listed in the title of the collection. The information required by this rule is in the public interest and is necessary for market surveillance. This rule is promulgated pursuant to the Commission’s rulemaking authority contained in section 5 of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 7 (2010). With respect to the collection of information, the CFTC invites comments on: • Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have a practical use; • The accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of 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; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to http:// www.cftc.gov. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, a petition for confidential treatment of the exempt information may be submitted according to the procedures established in § 145.9 of the Commission’s regulations.1 The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, pre-screen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your submission from http://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on the merits of the Information Collection Request will be retained in the public comment file and will be considered as required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee; Call for 
Applications

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; Call for applications to serve on advisory committee.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on 
the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee 
(CSMAC or committee) for two-year terms. The CSMAC provides advice to 
the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA 
Administrator on spectrum policy matters.

DATES: Applications must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on 
or before May 13, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Persons may submit applications, with the information 
specified below, to David J. Reed, Designated Federal Officer, by email 
to dreed@ntia.doc.gov or by U.S. mail or commercial delivery service to 
Office of Spectrum Management, National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4600, 
Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David J. Reed at (202) 482-5955 or 
dreed@ntia.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory 
Committee has been established and chartered by the Department of 
Commerce under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 
2, and pursuant to section 105(b) of the National Telecommunications 
and Information Administration Organization Act, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 
904(b). The Department of Commerce re-chartered the CSMAC on March 3, 
2015, for a two-year period. The CSMAC advises the Assistant Secretary 
of Commerce for Communications and Information on a broad range of 
issues regarding spectrum policy. In particular, the current charter 
provides that the committee will provide advice and recommendations on 
needed reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management in order 
to: License radio frequencies in a way that maximizes their public 
benefit; keep wireless networks as open to innovation as possible; and 
make wireless services available to all Americans. The CSMAC functions 
solely as an advisory body in compliance with the FACA. Additional 
information about the CSMAC and its activities may be found at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac.
    Under the terms of the committee's charter, it will have no fewer 
than five (5) members and no more than thirty (30) members. The members 
serve on the CSMAC in the capacity of Special Government Employee 
(SGE). As SGEs, members must comply with certain federal conflict of 
interest statutes and ethics regulations, including some financial 
disclosure requirements. Members will not receive compensation or 
reimbursement for travel or for per diem expenses. No member may be a 
registered federal lobbyist pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 
1995 (codified at 2 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). See Office of Management and 
Budget, Revised Guidance on Appointment of Lobbyists to Federal 
Advisory Committees, Boards, and Commissions, 79 FR 47482 (Aug. 13, 
2014). No member may be an agent of a foreign principal required to 
register pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as 
amended (codified at 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq.).
    The Secretary of Commerce appoints members of the committee who 
serve at the Secretary's pleasure and discretion for up to a two-year 
term and may be reappointed for additional terms. NTIA currently seeks 
applicants for new two-year terms that will commence in August 2016 and 
continue through August 2018, subject to the anticipated timely renewal 
of the committee's charter or its termination by proper authority.
    The committee's membership will be fairly balanced in terms of the 
points of view represented by members and the functions to be 
performed. Accordingly, its membership will reflect a balanced cross-
section of interests in spectrum management and policy, including non-
federal spectrum users; state, regional, and local sectors; technology 
developers and manufacturers; academia; civil society; and service 
providers with customers in both domestic and international markets. A 
description of factors that will be considered to determine each 
applicant's expertise is contained in the committee's Membership 
Balance Plan (available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2013/csmac-membership-balance-plan).
    In particular, NTIA seeks applicants with strong technical and 
engineering knowledge and experience, familiarity with commercial or 
private wireless technologies and associated businesses, or expertise 
with specific applications of wireless technologies. The Secretary may 
consider factors including, but not limited to, educational background, 
past work or academic accomplishments, and the industry sector in which 
a member is currently or previously employed. All appointments are made 
without discrimination on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual 
orientation, disability, cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status.
    Each application must include the applicant's full name, address, 
telephone number and email address, along with a summary of the 
applicant's qualifications that identifies, with specificity, how his 
or her education, training, experience, expertise, or other factors 
would support the CSMAC's work and how his or her participation would 
help achieve the balance factors described above. Each application must

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also include a detailed resume or curriculum vitae.

    Dated: March 23, 2016.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-06975 Filed 3-28-16; 8:45 am]
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