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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 62 / Thursday, March 31, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES new capability or to replace a specific legacy ACS function. Through the Customs Modernization Act and section 101.9 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 101.9), the Commissioner of CBP has authority to conduct limited test programs or procedures designed to evaluate planned components of the NCAP. See Treasury Decision (T.D.) 95– 21. I. The FDA Partner Government Agency Message Set Test On December 13, 2013, CBP published in the Federal Register a notice announcing a NCAP test called the Partner Government Agency (PGA) Message Set test. See 78 FR 75931 (December 13, 2013). The PGA Message Set is the data required to satisfy a PGA’s reporting requirements through ACE, enabling the trade community to submit trade-related data required by the PGA only once to CBP, thus improving communications between the agency and filers, and shortening entry processing time. Also, by virtue of being electronic, the PGA Message Set eliminates the necessity for the submission and subsequent manual processing of paper documents. On August 27, 2015, CBP published in the Federal Register a notice announcing CBP’s plan to conduct a test concerning the submission of electronic Food and Drug Administration (FDA) data elements required by the FDA’s cargo admissibility process under the auspices of ACE for those commodities regulated by the FDA that are being imported or offered for import into the United States. See 80 FR 52051 (August 27, 2015). 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CBP explained that it would announce the conclusion of PGA Message Set and Document Image System (DIS) pilots on a rolling basis and that, as each pilot was concluded, ACE would become the sole CBP-authorized EDI system for electronic entry and entry summary filings for merchandise subject to the specified PGA import requirements and that merchandise subject to the specified PGA import requirements would no longer be permitted in ACS. Despite the FDA PGA Message Set test concluding, CBP is not, at this time, decommissioning the Automated Commercial System (ACS) for transmitting FDA data. Nonetheless, ACE is capable of accepting FDAregulated electronic entries and CBP encourages all importers of merchandise regulated by the FDA to now use ACE for their electronic filings. Making the transition to ACE now will benefit the filing community when ACE will become the sole CBP-authorized EDI system for these filings. Dated: March 28, 2016. Brenda B. Smith, Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade. [FR Doc. 2016–07255 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2014–0022] Technical Mapping Advisory Council Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee management; request for applicants for appointment to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Technical Mapping Advisory Council. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting qualified individuals SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18635 interested in serving on the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) to apply for appointment. As provided for in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, the TMAC makes recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on how to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) and risk data; and performance metrics and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States. Applicants will be considered for appointment in the event that there are vacancies on the TMAC. DATES: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on April 30, 2016. ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted by one of the following methods: • Email: FEMA–TMAC@ fema.dhs.gov. • Mail: FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Risk Analysis Division, Attn: Kathleen Boyer, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598–3030. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Boyer (Designated Federal Officer for the TMAC); address: FEMA, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598–3030; telephone: (202) 646–4023; and email: FEMA–TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. The TMAC Web site is: http:// www.fema.gov/TMAC. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TMAC is an advisory committee that was established by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, 42 U.S.C. 4101a, and in accordance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). The TMAC is required to review and makes recommendations to FEMA on mapping-related issues and activities. This includes mapping standards and guidelines, performance metrics and milestones, map maintenance, interagency and intergovernmental coordination, map accuracy, funding strategies, and other mapping-related issues and activities. In addition, the TMAC is required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that contains: (1) A description of the activities of the Council; (2) an evaluation of the status and performance of flood insurance rate maps and mapping activities to revise and update Flood Insurance Rate Maps; and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA Administrator. In late 2015, the TMAC submitted its first annual report, as well as a one-time Future Conditions report. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 18636 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 62 / Thursday, March 31, 2016 / Notices Members of the TMAC will be appointed based on their demonstrated knowledge and competence regarding surveying, cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems, or the technical aspects of preparing and using FIRMs. To the maximum extent practicable, FEMA will ensure that membership of the TMAC has a balance of Federal, State, local, Tribal, and private members, and includes geographic diversity. FEMA is requesting qualified individuals who are interested in serving on the TMAC to apply for appointment. Applicants will be considered for appointment for vacancies on the TMAC, the terms of which start on October 1, 2016. Certain members of the TMAC, as described below, will be appointed to serve as Special Government Employees (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18 United States Code. Candidates selected for appointment as SGEs are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450). This form can be obtained by visiting the Web site of the Office of Government Ethics (http:// www.oge.gov). Please do not submit this form with your application. Qualified applicants will be considered for one or more of the following membership categories: a. One member of a recognized professional surveying association or organization (SGE appointment); b. One member of a recognized professional mapping association or organization (SGE appointment); c. One member of a recognized professional engineering association or organization (SGE appointment); d. One representative of a State national flood insurance coordination office; e. One member of a recognized regional flood and storm water management organization (SGE appointment); f. One representative of a State government agency that has entered into a cooperating technical partnership with the FEMA Administrator and has demonstrated the capability to produce FIRMs; g. One representative of a local government agency that has entered into a cooperating technical partnership with the FEMA Administrator and has demonstrated the capability to produce FIRMs; h. One member of a recognized floodplain management association or organization (SGE appointment); i. One member of a recognized risk management association or organization (SGE appointment); and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Mar 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 j. One State mitigation officer (SGE appointment). Members of the TMAC will serve terms of office for two years. There is no application form. However, applications must include the following information: The applicant’s full name, home and business phone numbers, preferred email address, home and business mailing addresses, current position title and organization, resume or curriculum vitae, and the membership category of interest (e.g., State mitigation officer). Contact information is provided in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. The TMAC will meet not less than twice a year. Members may be reimbursed for travel and per diem, and all travel for TMAC business must be approved in advance by the Designated Federal Officer. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other nonmerit factor. DHS strives to achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all its recruitment actions. Registered lobbyists, current FEMA employees, Disaster Assistance Employees, and reservists will not be considered for appointments for these positions. Dated: March 22, 2016. Roy Wright, Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–07189 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0023] Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Form I–485, and Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i), Supplement A to Form I–485; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 62 (Thursday, March 31, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07189]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022]


Technical Mapping Advisory Council

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Committee management; request for applicants for appointment to 
the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Technical Mapping Advisory 
Council.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting 
qualified individuals interested in serving on the Technical Mapping 
Advisory Council (TMAC) to apply for appointment. As provided for in 
the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, the TMAC makes 
recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on how to improve, in a cost-
effective manner, the accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and 
distribution and dissemination of flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) and 
risk data; and performance metrics and milestones required to 
effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States. 
Applicants will be considered for appointment in the event that there 
are vacancies on the TMAC.

DATES: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on April 
30, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted by one of 
the following methods:
     Email: FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov.
     Mail: FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration, Risk Analysis Division, Attn: Kathleen Boyer, 1800 
South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598-3030.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Boyer (Designated Federal 
Officer for the TMAC); address: FEMA, 1800 South Bell Street, 
Arlington, VA 20598-3030; telephone: (202) 646-4023; and email: FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. The TMAC Web site is: http://www.fema.gov/TMAC.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TMAC is an advisory committee that was 
established by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, 
42 U.S.C. 4101a, and in accordance with provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). The TMAC 
is required to review and makes recommendations to FEMA on mapping-
related issues and activities. This includes mapping standards and 
guidelines, performance metrics and milestones, map maintenance, 
interagency and intergovernmental coordination, map accuracy, funding 
strategies, and other mapping-related issues and activities. In 
addition, the TMAC is required to submit an annual report to the FEMA 
Administrator that contains: (1) A description of the activities of the 
Council; (2) an evaluation of the status and performance of flood 
insurance rate maps and mapping activities to revise and update Flood 
Insurance Rate Maps; and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the 
Council to the FEMA Administrator. In late 2015, the TMAC submitted its 
first annual report, as well as a one-time Future Conditions report.

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Members of the TMAC will be appointed based on their demonstrated 
knowledge and competence regarding surveying, cartography, remote 
sensing, geographic information systems, or the technical aspects of 
preparing and using FIRMs. To the maximum extent practicable, FEMA will 
ensure that membership of the TMAC has a balance of Federal, State, 
local, Tribal, and private members, and includes geographic diversity.
    FEMA is requesting qualified individuals who are interested in 
serving on the TMAC to apply for appointment. Applicants will be 
considered for appointment for vacancies on the TMAC, the terms of 
which start on October 1, 2016. Certain members of the TMAC, as 
described below, will be appointed to serve as Special Government 
Employees (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18 United States 
Code. Candidates selected for appointment as SGEs are required to 
complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (Office of Government 
Ethics (OGE) Form 450). This form can be obtained by visiting the Web 
site of the Office of Government Ethics (http://www.oge.gov). Please do 
not submit this form with your application. Qualified applicants will 
be considered for one or more of the following membership categories:
    a. One member of a recognized professional surveying association or 
organization (SGE appointment);
    b. One member of a recognized professional mapping association or 
organization (SGE appointment);
    c. One member of a recognized professional engineering association 
or organization (SGE appointment);
    d. One representative of a State national flood insurance 
coordination office;
    e. One member of a recognized regional flood and storm water 
management organization (SGE appointment);
    f. One representative of a State government agency that has entered 
into a cooperating technical partnership with the FEMA Administrator 
and has demonstrated the capability to produce FIRMs;
    g. One representative of a local government agency that has entered 
into a cooperating technical partnership with the FEMA Administrator 
and has demonstrated the capability to produce FIRMs;
    h. One member of a recognized floodplain management association or 
organization (SGE appointment);
    i. One member of a recognized risk management association or 
organization (SGE appointment); and
    j. One State mitigation officer (SGE appointment).
    Members of the TMAC will serve terms of office for two years. There 
is no application form. However, applications must include the 
following information: The applicant's full name, home and business 
phone numbers, preferred email address, home and business mailing 
addresses, current position title and organization, resume or 
curriculum vitae, and the membership category of interest (e.g., State 
mitigation officer). Contact information is provided in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice.
    The TMAC will meet not less than twice a year. Members may be 
reimbursed for travel and per diem, and all travel for TMAC business 
must be approved in advance by the Designated Federal Officer. The 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not discriminate in 
employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, 
political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital 
status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an 
employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHS strives to 
achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all its recruitment 
actions. Registered lobbyists, current FEMA employees, Disaster 
Assistance Employees, and reservists will not be considered for 
appointments for these positions.

    Dated: March 22, 2016.
Roy Wright,
Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-07189 Filed 3-30-16; 8:45 am]
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