Charter Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees, 35753-35754 [2016-13086]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 107 / Friday, June 3, 2016 / Notices number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at http:// www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy, ATTN: Casualty Affairs, 4000 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–4000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Mortuary Affairs Forms; Statement of Disposition of Military Remains, DD Form X634; Disposition of Remains Election Statement Initial Notification of Identified Partial Remains, DD Form X635; Disposition of Remains Election Statement Notification of Subsequently Identified Partial Remains, DD Form X636; Disposition of Organs Retained for Extended Examination, DD Form X637; Advanced Restorative Art of Remains, DD Form X638; Election for Air Transportation of Remains of Casualties Dying in a Theater of Combat Operations, DD Form X639; OMB Control Number 0704– XXXX. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to obtain the election (as applicable) of the Person Authorized to Direct Disposition (PADD) or the Person Authorized to Effect Disposition (PAED) of the remains of the decedent. These forms were directed by the Secretary of Defense for transparency and standardization of the mortuary procedures as part of the Final Report of the Dover Port Mortuary Independent Review Subcommittee Implementation Plan and 180-day study. The applicable form(s) is included in the individual case file of the decedent. Affected Public: Business or other for profit; Individuals or Household. Annual Burden Hours: 225. Number of Respondents: 900. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:20 Jun 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 900. Average Burden Per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. The respondents are the PADD or PAED of the decedent for whom mortuary services as described on the applicable form (DD Form X634; DD Form X635; DD Form X636; DD Form X637; DD Form X638; or DD Form X639) is recommended or required, and the witness to that election. The PADD or PAED documents their election, and the PADD or PAED and witness sign the applicable form to formalize this process and document the election of the PADD or PAED as applicable. These forms become a part of the Official Individual Deceased Personnel File. If the PADD or PAED does not sign these forms, then the Department cannot provide mortuary and transportation services as requested by the PADD or PAED. Currently there is a lack of standardization across the Military Services, as each Service currently utilizes different forms for these elections and they do not all capture the same information even on similar forms. Standardizing the information collected is essential in maintaining the transparency and integrity of the mortuary affairs process. Dated: May 31, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–13107 Filed 6–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Charter Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees Department of Defense. Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Board of Visitors for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (‘‘the Board’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–692–5952. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board’s charter is being renewed in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and 41 CFR 102–3.50(d). The Board’s charter SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35753 and contact information for the Board’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO) can be found at http://www.facadatabase.gov/. The Board provides the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, through the Secretary of the Army, with independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the operations and management of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (‘‘the Institute’’). The Board will be composed of 14 members, 6 of whom are designated by the Secretary of Defense including, to the extent practicable, persons from academia, religious institutions, and human rights communities. The Secretary of Defense will also affirm the appointments, designated in statute, of the senior military officer responsible for training and doctrine in the U.S. Army (or designee) and the Commanders of the Combatant Commands with geographic responsibility for the Western Hemisphere (U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command) (or the designees of those officers). The Board will also be composed of: a. Two Members of the Senate (the Chair and Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee or a designee of either of them); b. Two Members of the House of Representatives (the Chair and Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee or a designee of either of them); and c. One person designated by the Secretary of State (10 U.S.C. 2166(e)(1)). Members of the Board who are not full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees will be appointed as experts or consultants pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109 to serve as special government employee (SGE) members. Board members who are full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees will be appointed pursuant to 41 CFR 101–3.130(a) to serve as RGE members. All members of the Board are appointed to provide advice on behalf of the Government on the basis of their best judgment without representing any particular point of view and in a manner that is free from conflict of interest. Except for reimbursement of official Board-related travel and per diem, Board members serve without compensation. The DoD, as necessary and consistent with the Board’s mission and DoD policies and procedures, may establish subcommittees, task forces, or working groups to support the Board, and all subcommittees must operate under the provisions of FACA and the Government in the Sunshine Act. E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 35754 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 107 / Friday, June 3, 2016 / Notices Subcommittees will not work independently of the Board and must report all recommendations and advice solely to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees, task forces, or working groups have no authority to make decisions and recommendations, verbally or in writing, on behalf of the Board. No subcommittee or any of its members can update or report, verbally or in writing, directly to the DoD or any Federal officers or employees. The Board has two permanent subcommittees, whose members will be composed of individuals with professional experience in academia, religious institutions, and human rights communities. Each subcommittee will be composed of no more than eight members. a. Subcommittee on Education: Provides independent advice and recommendations for the Board’s consideration on the Institute’s curriculum and the current challenges faced by our international partners’ government, military, and law enforcement agencies, to determine if new topics should be considered for inclusion; and also makes recommendations on adjustments to the curriculum or courses that are no longer applicable. b. Subcommittee on Outreach: Provides independent advice and recommendations for the Board’s consideration on developing an outreach plan of action to strengthen support for the Institute among influential officials from our international partners to increase student and instructor attendance and encourage burden sharing; strengthen support for the Institute from key U.S. military, civilian, governmental and interagency personnel to sustain funding levels and expand the Institute’s role; and develop an outreach plan to identify new partner nations that may be interested in sending students, instructors, guest lectures, or liaison officers to the Institute. The Board’s DFO, pursuant to DoD policy, must be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and must be in attendance for the duration of each and every Board/ subcommittee meeting. The public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Board membership about the Board’s mission and functions. Such statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned Board. All written statements must be submitted to the Board’s DFO who will ensure the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:20 Jun 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 Dated: May 27, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–13086 Filed 6–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project, Dawson County, Montana Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD; Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCIES: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and Reclamation, as joint lead agencies, have made available for public review and comment the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS). The Draft EIS analyzes and discloses potential effects associated with the proposed Federal action to improve passage for endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish at Intake Diversion Dam in the lower Yellowstone River while continuing the effective and viable operation of the Lower Yellowstone Project. DATES: Submit written comments on the Draft EIS on or before July 18, 2016. Two public meetings to share information and for the public to provide oral or written comments will be held on: • Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in Sidney, MT and • Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in Glendive, MT. Each meeting will begin with an open house at 5:30 p.m. followed by a formal presentation at 6:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Send written comments, requests to be added to the mailing list, or requests for sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired or other special assistance needs to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District, ATTN: CENWO–PM–AA, 1616 Capitol Ave, Omaha, NE 68102; or email to cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil. The public meetings will be held at the following locations: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Richland County Fair Event Center, 5th Street SW., Sidney, MT. • Dawson County High School Auditorium, 900 N. Merrill Ave., Glendive, MT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tiffany Vanosdall, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1616 Capitol Ave, Omaha, NE 68102, or tiffany.k.vanosdall@ usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corps and Reclamation are issuing this notice pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA, 43 CFR parts 1500 through 1508; the Department of the Interior’s NEPA regulations, 43 CFR part 46. Background Information. Reclamation’s Lower Yellowstone Project is located in eastern Montana and western North Dakota. Intake Diversion Dam is located approximately 70 miles upstream of the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers near Glendive, Montana. The Lower Yellowstone Project was authorized by the Secretary of the Interior on May 10, 1904. Construction of the Lower Yellowstone Project began in 1905 and included Intake Diversion Dam (also known as Yellowstone River Diversion Dam)—a wood and stone diversion dam that spans the Yellowstone River and diverts water into the Main Canal for irrigation. The Lower Yellowstone Project was authorized to provide a dependable water supply sufficient to irrigate approximately 54,000 acres of land on the benches above the west bank of the Yellowstone River. Water is also supplied to irrigate approximately 830 acres in the Intake Irrigation Project and 2,200 acres in the Savage Unit. The average annual volume of water diverted for these projects is 327,046 acre-feet. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) listed the pallid sturgeon as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1990. The best available science suggests Intake Diversion Dam impedes upstream migration of pallid sturgeon and their access to spawning and larval drift habitats. The lower Yellowstone River is considered by the Service to provide one of the best opportunities for recovery of pallid sturgeon. Section 7(a)(2) requires each Federal agency to consult on any action authorized, funded, or carried out by the agency to ensure it does not jeopardize the continued existence of any E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 107 (Friday, June 3, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35753-35754]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-13086]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Charter Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory 
Committees

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to 
announce that it is renewing the charter for the Board of Visitors for 
the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (``the 
Board'').

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Advisory Committee 
Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703-692-5952.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board's charter is being renewed in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 
U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and 41 CFR 102-3.50(d). The Board's 
charter and contact information for the Board's Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO) can be found at http://www.facadatabase.gov/.
    The Board provides the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy 
Secretary of Defense, through the Secretary of the Army, with 
independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the 
operations and management of the Western Hemisphere Institute for 
Security Cooperation (``the Institute'').
    The Board will be composed of 14 members, 6 of whom are designated 
by the Secretary of Defense including, to the extent practicable, 
persons from academia, religious institutions, and human rights 
communities. The Secretary of Defense will also affirm the 
appointments, designated in statute, of the senior military officer 
responsible for training and doctrine in the U.S. Army (or designee) 
and the Commanders of the Combatant Commands with geographic 
responsibility for the Western Hemisphere (U.S. Northern Command and 
U.S. Southern Command) (or the designees of those officers). The Board 
will also be composed of:
    a. Two Members of the Senate (the Chair and Ranking Member of the 
Armed Services Committee or a designee of either of them);
    b. Two Members of the House of Representatives (the Chair and 
Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee or a designee of either 
of them); and
    c. One person designated by the Secretary of State (10 U.S.C. 
2166(e)(1)).
    Members of the Board who are not full-time or permanent part-time 
Federal officers or employees will be appointed as experts or 
consultants pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109 to serve as special government 
employee (SGE) members. Board members who are full-time or permanent 
part-time Federal officers or employees will be appointed pursuant to 
41 CFR 101-3.130(a) to serve as RGE members.
    All members of the Board are appointed to provide advice on behalf 
of the Government on the basis of their best judgment without 
representing any particular point of view and in a manner that is free 
from conflict of interest. Except for reimbursement of official Board-
related travel and per diem, Board members serve without compensation.
    The DoD, as necessary and consistent with the Board's mission and 
DoD policies and procedures, may establish subcommittees, task forces, 
or working groups to support the Board, and all subcommittees must 
operate under the provisions of FACA and the Government in the Sunshine 
Act.

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Subcommittees will not work independently of the Board and must report 
all recommendations and advice solely to the Board for full 
deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees, task forces, or working 
groups have no authority to make decisions and recommendations, 
verbally or in writing, on behalf of the Board. No subcommittee or any 
of its members can update or report, verbally or in writing, directly 
to the DoD or any Federal officers or employees.
    The Board has two permanent subcommittees, whose members will be 
composed of individuals with professional experience in academia, 
religious institutions, and human rights communities. Each subcommittee 
will be composed of no more than eight members.
    a. Subcommittee on Education: Provides independent advice and 
recommendations for the Board's consideration on the Institute's 
curriculum and the current challenges faced by our international 
partners' government, military, and law enforcement agencies, to 
determine if new topics should be considered for inclusion; and also 
makes recommendations on adjustments to the curriculum or courses that 
are no longer applicable.
    b. Subcommittee on Outreach: Provides independent advice and 
recommendations for the Board's consideration on developing an outreach 
plan of action to strengthen support for the Institute among 
influential officials from our international partners to increase 
student and instructor attendance and encourage burden sharing; 
strengthen support for the Institute from key U.S. military, civilian, 
governmental and interagency personnel to sustain funding levels and 
expand the Institute's role; and develop an outreach plan to identify 
new partner nations that may be interested in sending students, 
instructors, guest lectures, or liaison officers to the Institute. The 
Board's DFO, pursuant to DoD policy, must be a full-time or permanent 
part-time DoD employee, and must be in attendance for the duration of 
each and every Board/subcommittee meeting. The public or interested 
organizations may submit written statements to the Board membership 
about the Board's mission and functions. Such statements may be 
submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned 
Board. All written statements must be submitted to the Board's DFO who 
will ensure the written statements are provided to the membership for 
their consideration.

    Dated: May 27, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2016-13086 Filed 6-2-16; 8:45 am]
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