Academic Research Council Solicitation of Applications for Membership, 95968-95970 [2016-31398]

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Cost recovery fees are submitted to NMFS by Fish buyers via Pay.gov (https://www.pay.gov/paygov/). Fish buyers registered with Pay.gov can login in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Fish buyers not registered with Pay.gov can go to the cost recovery forms directly from the Web site below. Click on the link to Pacific Coast VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 Groundfish Cost Recovery for your sector (IFQ, MS, or C/P): https:// www.pay.gov/public/search/ global?searchString=pacific+ cost+recovery&formToken=4e5bc6b46ba8-4db4-9850-e73756a06775. As stated in the preamble to the cost recovery proposed and final rules, in the spring of each year, NMFS will release an annual report documenting the details and data used for the above calculations. The report will include information such as the fee percentage calculation, program costs, and exvessel value by sector. Annual reports are available at: http://www.westcoast. fisheries.noaa.gov/fisheries/groundfish_ catch_shares/rules_regulations/cost recovery.html. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 23, 2016. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–31624 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Restoration Project Information Sheet. OMB Control Number: 0648–0497. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 47. Average Hours Per Response: Reports, 20 minutes; updates; 10 minutes. Burden Hours: 37. Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DPC w/adjustment $2,021,490.55 167,549.51 63,448.85 N/A ¥$261,060.01 ¥188,439.24 The purpose of this information collection is to assist state and federal Natural Resource Trustees in more efficiently carrying out the restoration planning phase of Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA), in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4370d; 40 CFR 1500–1500 and other federal and local statutes and regulations as applicable. The NRDA Restoration Project Information Sheet is designed to facilitate the collection of information on existing, planned, or proposed restoration projects. This information will be used by the Natural Resource Trustees to develop potential restoration alternatives for natural resource injuries and service losses requiring restoration, during the restoration planning phase of the NRDA process. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments; individuals or households; business or other for-profits organizations; not-for-profit institutions; farms; and the federal government. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: December 23, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–31585 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Academic Research Council Solicitation of Applications for Membership Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of solicitation of applications. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices The Consumer Financial Protection Act establishes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (Bureau) Office of Research and assigns to it the responsibility of researching, analyzing, and reporting on topics relating to the Bureau’s mission, including developments in markets for consumer financial products and services, consumer awareness, and consumer behavior. The Bureau established the Academic Research Council (Council) as a technical advisory body comprised of scholars to provide the Office of Research with guidance as it performs its responsibilities. Director Richard Cordray invites qualified individuals to apply for appointment to the Council. Appointments to the Council are typically for four years. However, the Director may amend the Council charter from time to time during the charter terms as the Director deems necessary to accomplish the purpose of the Council. The Bureau expects to announce the selection of new members in April 2017. DATES: The application will be available on January 16, 2017 here, https://goo.gl/ RYLDHq. Only complete application packets received on or before 5 p.m. eastern standard time on February 14, 2017, will be given consideration for membership on the Council. ADDRESSES: Complete application packets must include a curriculum vitae ´ ´ or resume for each applicant and a completed application. All applications for membership on the Council should be sent: • Electronically: https://goo.gl/ RYLDHq. We strongly encourage electronic submissions. Mail: • Julian Alcazar, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552. Submissions must be postmarked on or before February 14, 2017. • Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Julian Alcazar, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1275 First Street NE., 1223–C, Washington, DC 20002. Submissions must be received on or before 5 p.m. eastern standard time on February 14, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Julian Alcazar, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (202) 435–9885. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Background Section 1013(b)(1) of the Consumer Financial Protection Act, 12 U.S.C. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 5493(b)(1), establishes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (Bureau) Office of Research and assigns to it the responsibility of researching, analyzing, and reporting on topics relating to the Bureau’s mission, including developments in markets for consumer financial products and services, consumer awareness, and consumer behavior. The Bureau established the Academic Research Council (Council) as a technical advisory body comprised of scholars to provide the Office of Research with guidance as it performs its responsibilities. The Bureau is charged with regulating ‘‘the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under the Federal consumer financial laws,’’ so as to ensure that ‘‘all consumers have access to markets for consumer financial products and services and that markets for consumer financial products and services are fair, transparent, and competitive.’’ Pursuant to section 1021(c) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111–203 (Dodd-Frank Act), the Bureau’s primary functions are: 1. Conducting financial education programs; 2. Collecting, investigating, and responding to consumer complaints; 3. Collecting, researching, monitoring, and publishing information relevant to the function of markets for consumer financial products and services to identify risks to consumers and to the proper functioning of such markets; 4. Supervising persons covered under the Dodd-Frank Act for compliance with Federal consumer financial law, and taking appropriate enforcement action to address violations of Federal consumer financial law; 5. Issuing rules, orders, and guidance implementing Federal consumer financial law; and 6. Performing such support activities as may be needed or useful to facilitate the other functions of the Bureau. II. Academic Research Council Section 1013(b)(1) of the Consumer Financial Protection Act, 12 U.S.C. 5493(b)(1), establishes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Research and assigns to it the responsibility of researching, analyzing, and reporting on topics relating to the Bureau’s mission, including developments in markets for consumer financial products and services, consumer awareness, and consumer behavior. The Bureau established the Council as a technical advisory body comprised of scholars to provide the Office of Research with methodological and technical advice and feedback on its PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 95969 research work by framing research questions; suggesting new data collection strategies and methods of analysis; providing feedback, both backward and forward looking, on the Office of Research’s research program; providing input into its research strategic planning process and research agenda; collaborating with the Bureau’s research staff on high value research projects which will allow for transfer of specialized expertise; and supporting high quality recruitment. III. Qualifications In appointing members of the Council, the Office of Research seeks to recruit tenured academics with a world class research and publishing background, and a record of public or academic service. We are seeking prominent experts who are recognized for their professional achievements and objectivity in economics, statistics, psychology or behavioral science. In particular, academics with strong methodological and technical expertise in structural or reduced form econometrics, modeling of consumer decision-making, behavioral economics, experimental economics, program evaluation, psychology, and financial choice. The members of the Council will collectively provide a balance of expertise across these areas. You can learn more about current Academic Research Council members http:// www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/ advisory-groups/academic-researchcouncil/. The Bureau has a special interest in ensuring that the perspectives of women and men, all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities are adequately represented on the Council and therefore encourages applications from qualified candidates from these groups. The Bureau also has a special interest in establishing a Council that is represented by a diversity of viewpoints and constituencies, and therefore encourages nominations for qualified candidates who: 1. Represent the United States’ geographic diversity; and 2. Understand the interests of special populations identified in the DoddFrank Act, including servicemembers, older Americans, students, and traditionally underserved consumers and communities. IV. Application Procedures Any interested person may apply for membership on the Council. A complete application packet may include a cover letter and must include: ´ ´ 1. A complete resume or curriculum vitae for the applicant; and E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 95970 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices 2. Completed application To evaluate potential sources of conflicts of interest, the Bureau will ask potential candidates to provide information related to financial holdings and/or professional affiliations, and to allow the Bureau to perform a background check. The Bureau will not review nominations and will not answer questions from internal or external parties regarding applications until the application period has closed. The Bureau will not entertain nominations of federally registered lobbyists and individuals who have been convicted of a felony for a position on the Council. Only complete applications will be given consideration for review of membership on the Council. Dated: December 20, 2016. Elizabeth Corbett, Acting Chief of Staff, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2016–31398 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. The Honor Roll is part of the Corporation for National and asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 Community Service’s strategic commitment to engage millions of college students in service and celebrate the critical role of higher education in strengthening communities. This information collection does not result in grant funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service or other federal agencies. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice. DATES: February 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Attention: Rhonda Taylor, Director of Partnerships and Program Engagement, Room #2121 250 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at Room 4200 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) By email to: engagement@cns.gov Attention: Rhonda Taylor. (4) Electronically through www.regulations.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833–3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rhonda Taylor, 202–606–6721 or via email engagement@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CNCS is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). Background The information collected is provided electronically by accredited institutions of higher education through the application Web site of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Current Action CNCS seeks to revise the current information collection. The revised collection consists of questions not only related to general community service, but also community service that relates to education, economic opportunity, and interfaith community service. The information collection will otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing application. CNCS also seeks to continue using the current application until the revised application is approved by OMB. The current application is due to expire on December 31, 2016. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. OMB Number: 3045–0120. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: The affected publics are accredited institutions of higher education. Total Respondents: 4,500. Frequency: Annual. Average Time per Response: Averages 10 Hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 45,000. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: December 22, 2016. Robert L. Bisi, Senior Public Affairs Manager. [FR Doc. 2016–31576 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army [Docket ID USA–2016–HQ–0038] Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM Department of the Army, DoD. 29DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 250 (Thursday, December 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
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BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION


Academic Research Council Solicitation of Applications for 
Membership

AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

ACTION: Notice of solicitation of applications.

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SUMMARY: The Consumer Financial Protection Act establishes the Consumer 
Financial Protection Bureau's (Bureau) Office of Research and assigns 
to it the responsibility of researching, analyzing, and reporting on 
topics relating to the Bureau's mission, including developments in 
markets for consumer financial products and services, consumer 
awareness, and consumer behavior. The Bureau established the Academic 
Research Council (Council) as a technical advisory body comprised of 
scholars to provide the Office of Research with guidance as it performs 
its responsibilities. Director Richard Cordray invites qualified 
individuals to apply for appointment to the Council. Appointments to 
the Council are typically for four years. However, the Director may 
amend the Council charter from time to time during the charter terms as 
the Director deems necessary to accomplish the purpose of the Council. 
The Bureau expects to announce the selection of new members in April 
2017.

DATES: The application will be available on January 16, 2017 here, 
https://goo.gl/RYLDHq. Only complete application packets received on or 
before 5 p.m. eastern standard time on February 14, 2017, will be given 
consideration for membership on the Council.

ADDRESSES: Complete application packets must include a curriculum vitae 
or r[eacute]sum[eacute] for each applicant and a completed application.
    All applications for membership on the Council should be sent:
     Electronically: https://goo.gl/RYLDHq. We strongly 
encourage electronic submissions.
    Mail:
     Julian Alcazar, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 
20552. Submissions must be postmarked on or before February 14, 2017.
     Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Julian Alcazar, 
Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Consumer Financial Protection 
Bureau, 1275 First Street NE., 1223-C, Washington, DC 20002. 
Submissions must be received on or before 5 p.m. eastern standard time 
on February 14, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Julian Alcazar, Outreach and Engagement 
Specialist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (202) 435-9885.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Section 1013(b)(1) of the Consumer Financial Protection Act, 12 
U.S.C. 5493(b)(1), establishes the Consumer Financial Protection 
Bureau's (Bureau) Office of Research and assigns to it the 
responsibility of researching, analyzing, and reporting on topics 
relating to the Bureau's mission, including developments in markets for 
consumer financial products and services, consumer awareness, and 
consumer behavior. The Bureau established the Academic Research Council 
(Council) as a technical advisory body comprised of scholars to provide 
the Office of Research with guidance as it performs its 
responsibilities.
    The Bureau is charged with regulating ``the offering and provision 
of consumer financial products or services under the Federal consumer 
financial laws,'' so as to ensure that ``all consumers have access to 
markets for consumer financial products and services and that markets 
for consumer financial products and services are fair, transparent, and 
competitive.'' Pursuant to section 1021(c) of the Dodd-Frank Wall 
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111-203 (Dodd-
Frank Act), the Bureau's primary functions are:
    1. Conducting financial education programs;
    2. Collecting, investigating, and responding to consumer 
complaints;
    3. Collecting, researching, monitoring, and publishing information 
relevant to the function of markets for consumer financial products and 
services to identify risks to consumers and to the proper functioning 
of such markets;
    4. Supervising persons covered under the Dodd-Frank Act for 
compliance with Federal consumer financial law, and taking appropriate 
enforcement action to address violations of Federal consumer financial 
law;
    5. Issuing rules, orders, and guidance implementing Federal 
consumer financial law; and
    6. Performing such support activities as may be needed or useful to 
facilitate the other functions of the Bureau.

II. Academic Research Council

    Section 1013(b)(1) of the Consumer Financial Protection Act, 12 
U.S.C. 5493(b)(1), establishes the Consumer Financial Protection 
Bureau's Office of Research and assigns to it the responsibility of 
researching, analyzing, and reporting on topics relating to the 
Bureau's mission, including developments in markets for consumer 
financial products and services, consumer awareness, and consumer 
behavior. The Bureau established the Council as a technical advisory 
body comprised of scholars to provide the Office of Research with 
methodological and technical advice and feedback on its research work 
by framing research questions; suggesting new data collection 
strategies and methods of analysis; providing feedback, both backward 
and forward looking, on the Office of Research's research program; 
providing input into its research strategic planning process and 
research agenda; collaborating with the Bureau's research staff on high 
value research projects which will allow for transfer of specialized 
expertise; and supporting high quality recruitment.

III. Qualifications

    In appointing members of the Council, the Office of Research seeks 
to recruit tenured academics with a world class research and publishing 
background, and a record of public or academic service. We are seeking 
prominent experts who are recognized for their professional 
achievements and objectivity in economics, statistics, psychology or 
behavioral science. In particular, academics with strong methodological 
and technical expertise in structural or reduced form econometrics, 
modeling of consumer decision-making, behavioral economics, 
experimental economics, program evaluation, psychology, and financial 
choice. The members of the Council will collectively provide a balance 
of expertise across these areas. You can learn more about current 
Academic Research Council members http://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/advisory-groups/academic-research-council/.
    The Bureau has a special interest in ensuring that the perspectives 
of women and men, all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with 
disabilities are adequately represented on the Council and therefore 
encourages applications from qualified candidates from these groups. 
The Bureau also has a special interest in establishing a Council that 
is represented by a diversity of viewpoints and constituencies, and 
therefore encourages nominations for qualified candidates who:
    1. Represent the United States' geographic diversity; and
    2. Understand the interests of special populations identified in 
the Dodd-Frank Act, including servicemembers, older Americans, 
students, and traditionally underserved consumers and communities.

IV. Application Procedures

    Any interested person may apply for membership on the Council.
    A complete application packet may include a cover letter and must 
include:
    1. A complete r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae for the 
applicant; and

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    2. Completed application
    To evaluate potential sources of conflicts of interest, the Bureau 
will ask potential candidates to provide information related to 
financial holdings and/or professional affiliations, and to allow the 
Bureau to perform a background check. The Bureau will not review 
nominations and will not answer questions from internal or external 
parties regarding applications until the application period has closed.
    The Bureau will not entertain nominations of federally registered 
lobbyists and individuals who have been convicted of a felony for a 
position on the Council.
    Only complete applications will be given consideration for review 
of membership on the Council.

    Dated: December 20, 2016.
Elizabeth Corbett,
Acting Chief of Staff, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
[FR Doc. 2016-31398 Filed 12-28-16; 8:45 am]
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