National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting, 40273-40274 [2016-14580]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 21, 2016 / Notices U.S. citizens who will represent U.S. companies, U.S. trade associations, and U.S. private sector organizations with activities focused on the export competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services. Members shall reflect the diversity of this sector, including in terms of entity or organization size, geographic location, and subsector represented. The Committee shall also represent the diversity of company or organizational roles in the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, including, for example, project developers, technology integrators, financial institutions, and manufacturers. Prospective applicants and nominees are strongly encouraged to review materials and information on the Committee Web site, including the Committee’s charter, to gain an understanding of the Committee’s responsibilities, matters on which the Committee will provide recommendations, and expectations for members based on the work of previous Committees: http://export.gov/reee/ reeeac. Members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary from the date of appointment to the Committee to the date on which the Committee’s charter terminates. Members serve in a representative capacity presenting the views and interests of a U.S. entity or U.S. organization, as well as their particular subsector; they are, therefore, not Special Government Employees. Members of the Committee must not be registered as foreign agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. No member may represent a company that is majority owned or controlled by a foreign government entity (or foreign government entities). Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their services or reimbursed for their travel expenses. If you are interested in applying or nominating someone else to become a member of the Committee, please provide the following information: (1) Sponsor letter on the company’s, trade association’s or organization’s letterhead containing the name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone, fax, and email address) of the individual who is applying or being nominated; (2) An affirmative statement that the nominee will be able to meet the expected time commitments of Committee work. Committee work includes (1) attending in-person committee meetings roughly four times per year (lasting one day each), (2) undertaking additional work outside of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Jun 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 full committee meetings including subcommittee conference calls or meetings as needed, and (3) frequently drafting, preparing, or commenting on proposed recommendations to be evaluated at Committee meetings; (3) Short biography of nominee, including credentials; (4) Brief description of the company, trade association, or organization to be represented and its business activities; company size (number of employees and annual sales); and export markets served; (5) An affirmative statement that the nominee meets all Committee eligibility requirements. Please do not send company, trade association, or organization brochures or any other information. See the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above for how and the deadline for submitting nominations. Nominees selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified by mail. Dated: June 15, 2016. Edward A. O’Malley, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2016–14573 Filed 6–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee), will meet in open session on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. This meeting was originally scheduled for January 26–27, 2016 and was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The primary purposes of this meeting are to provide updates on NIST Smart Grid and CyberPhysical Systems Program activities and to discuss resiliency and reliability topics. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/ smartgrid. DATES: The SGAC will meet on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 8:30 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40273 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Executive Conference Room, Building 101 (Administration), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Cuong Nguyen, Smart Grid and CyberPhysical Systems Program Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899– 8200; telephone 301–975–2254, fax 301–948–5668; or via email at cuong.nguyen@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The Committee is composed of nine to fifteen members, appointed by the Director of NIST, who were selected on the basis of established records of distinguished service in their professional community and their knowledge of issues affecting Smart Grid deployment and operations. The Committee advises the Director of NIST in carrying out duties authorized by section 1305 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–140). The Committee provides input to NIST on Smart Grid standards, priorities, and gaps, on the overall direction, status, and health of the Smart Grid implementation by the Smart Grid industry, and on Smart Grid Interoperability Panel activities, including the direction of research and standards activities. Background information on the Committee is available at http://www.nist.gov/ smartgrid/committee.cfm. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee) will meet in open session on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. This meeting was originally scheduled for January 26–27, 2016 and was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The meeting will be open to the public and held in the Executive Conference Room, Building 101 (Administration) at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The primary purposes of this meeting are to provide updates on NIST Smart Grid activities and the intersections with Cyber-Physical System program E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 40274 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 21, 2016 / Notices activities and to discuss resiliency and reliability topics. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee’s affairs are invited to request a place on the agenda by submitting their request to Cuong Nguyen at cuong.nguyen@nist.gov or (301) 975–2254 no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, July 1, 2016. On Thursday, July 14, 2016, approximately one-half hour will be reserved at the end of the meeting for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be about three minutes each. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written statements to Mr. Cuong Nguyen, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8200; telephone 301–975–2254, fax 301–948– 5668; or via email at cuong.nguyen@ nist.gov. All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be admitted. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must register by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, July 1, 2016, in order to attend. Please submit your full name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to Cuong Nguyen. Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information; please contact Mr. Nguyen. Mr. Nguyen’s email address is cuong.nguyen@nist.gov and his phone number is (301) 975–2254. For participants attending in person, please note that federal agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if such license or identification card is issued by a state that is compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–13), or by a state that has an extension for REAL ID compliance. NIST currently accepts other forms of federal-issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver’s license. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Jun 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 For detailed information, please contact Mr. Nguyen or visit: http:// www.nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/. Kent Rochford, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. [FR Doc. 2016–14580 Filed 6–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE442 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Subsea CableLaying Operations in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization (IHA). AGENCY: In accordance with regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an IHA to Quintillion Subsea Operations, LLC (Quintillion) to take, by harassment, small numbers of 12 species of marine mammals incidental to a subsea cablelaying operation in the state and federal waters of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas, Alaska, during the openwater season of 2016. DATES: This authorization is effective from June 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Guan, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. An authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant), and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring, and reporting of such takings are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as ‘‘an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival.’’ Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA established an expedited process by which citizens of the United States can apply for an authorization to incidentally take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment. Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA establishes a 45-day time limit for NMFS’s review of an application followed by a 30-day public notice and comment period on any proposed authorizations for the incidental harassment of small numbers of marine mammals. Within 45 days of the close of the public comment period, NMFS must either issue or deny the authorization. Except with respect to certain activities not pertinent here, the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: Any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [Level A harassment]; or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering [Level B harassment]. Summary of Request On October 29, 2015, NMFS received an IHA application and marine mammal mitigation and monitoring plan (4MP) from Quintillion for the taking of marine mammals incidental to conducting subsea cable-laying activities in the U.S. Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas. After receiving NMFS’ comments on the initial application, Quintillion made revisions and updated its IHA application and 4MP on February 3, 2016. NMFS determined that the application and the 4MP were adequate and complete on February 5, 2016. NMFS published a notice on March 30, 2016 (81 FR 17666) making preliminary determinations and proposing to issue an IHA. The notice initiated a 30-day comment period. Quintillion proposed to install a subsea fiber optic network cable along E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 119 (Tuesday, June 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-14580]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Smart Grid 
Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee), will meet in open 
session on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
time and Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern 
time. This meeting was originally scheduled for January 26-27, 2016 and 
was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The primary purposes of this 
meeting are to provide updates on NIST Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical 
Systems Program activities and to discuss resiliency and reliability 
topics. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The 
final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid.

DATES: The SGAC will meet on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 
12:00 p.m. Eastern time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Executive Conference Room, 
Building 101 (Administration), National Institute of Standards and 
Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. 
Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Cuong Nguyen, Smart Grid and 
Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, National Institute of Standards 
and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 
20899-8200; telephone 301-975-2254, fax 301-948-5668; or via email at 
cuong.nguyen@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance 
with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The 
Committee is composed of nine to fifteen members, appointed by the 
Director of NIST, who were selected on the basis of established records 
of distinguished service in their professional community and their 
knowledge of issues affecting Smart Grid deployment and operations. The 
Committee advises the Director of NIST in carrying out duties 
authorized by section 1305 of the Energy Independence and Security Act 
of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-140). The Committee provides input to NIST on 
Smart Grid standards, priorities, and gaps, on the overall direction, 
status, and health of the Smart Grid implementation by the Smart Grid 
industry, and on Smart Grid Interoperability Panel activities, 
including the direction of research and standards activities. 
Background information on the Committee is available at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/committee.cfm.
    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the NIST Smart Grid Advisory 
Committee (SGAC or Committee) will meet in open session on Wednesday, 
July 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Thursday, 
July 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. This meeting 
was originally scheduled for January 26-27, 2016 and was rescheduled 
due to inclement weather. The meeting will be open to the public and 
held in the Executive Conference Room, Building 101 (Administration) at 
NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The primary purposes of this meeting 
are to provide updates on NIST Smart Grid activities and the 
intersections with Cyber-Physical System program

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activities and to discuss resiliency and reliability topics. The agenda 
may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be 
posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid.
    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to 
offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee's affairs are 
invited to request a place on the agenda by submitting their request to 
Cuong Nguyen at cuong.nguyen@nist.gov or (301) 975-2254 no later than 
5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, July 1, 2016. On Thursday, July 14, 
2016, approximately one-half hour will be reserved at the end of the 
meeting for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned on a 
first-come, first-serve basis. The amount of time per speaker will be 
determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be 
about three minutes each. Questions from the public will not be 
considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their 
oral statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be 
accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in 
person are invited to submit written statements to Mr. Cuong Nguyen, 
Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 
8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8200; telephone 301-975-2254, fax 301-948-
5668; or via email at cuong.nguyen@nist.gov.
    All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be 
admitted. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must register by 5:00 
p.m. Eastern time, Friday, July 1, 2016, in order to attend. Please 
submit your full name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number 
to Cuong Nguyen. Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information; 
please contact Mr. Nguyen. Mr. Nguyen's email address is 
cuong.nguyen@nist.gov and his phone number is (301) 975-2254. For 
participants attending in person, please note that federal agencies, 
including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or 
identification card for access to federal facilities if such license or 
identification card is issued by a state that is compliant with the 
REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-13), or by a state that has an 
extension for REAL ID compliance. NIST currently accepts other forms of 
federal-issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's 
license.
    For detailed information, please contact Mr. Nguyen or visit: 
http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/.

Kent Rochford,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-14580 Filed 6-20-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-13-P