Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, 92-93 [2016-31836]

Download as PDF 92 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 3, 2017 / Notices Membership 1. The Committee shall consist of 15 members appointed by the Director of NIST, at least ten of whom shall be from United States industry. Members shall be selected solely on the basis of established records of distinguished service; shall provide representation of a cross-section of traditional and emerging United States industries; and shall be eminent in fields such as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations. No employee of the Federal Government shall serve as a member of the Committee. 2. The Director of NIST shall appoint the members of the Committee. Members shall be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. 3. The term of office of each member of the Committee shall be three years, except that vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their services, but will, upon request, be allowed travel expenses in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the Committee or of its subcommittees, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of the chairperson, while away from their homes or a regular place of business. 2. Members of the Committee shall serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) and will be subject to the ethics standards applicable to SGEs. As SGEs, the members are required to file an annual Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. 3. Meetings of the VCAT usually take place at the NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Meetings are usually two days in duration and are held at least twice each year. 4. Generally, Committee meetings are open to the public. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Nomination Information 1. Nominations are sought from all fields described above. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be eminent in fields such as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment and international relations. The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Dec 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on Federal advisory boards and Federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the candidate agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the VCAT, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the VCAT. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse VCAT membership. Kevin Kimball, NIST Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2016–31835 Filed 12–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet in an open session on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen members appointed by the NIST Director who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations. DATES: The VCAT will meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, Administration Building, at NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, VCAT, NIST, 100 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–1060, telephone number 301–975–2667. Ms. Shaw’s email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 15 U.S.C. 278 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The purpose of this meeting is for the VCAT to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for NIST, its organization, its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The agenda will include a discussion on NIST’s values and how those values are critical to NIST’s mission delivery. NIST’s major scientific accomplishments, impacts on industry, and likely upcoming challenges will also be discussed. The Committee also will present its initial observations, findings, and recommendations for the 2016 VCAT Annual Report. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/ director/vcat/agenda.cfm. 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. Approximately one-half hour will be reserved 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 3 minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be included in the final agenda that will be posted on the NIST Web site at http:// www.nist.gov/director/vcat/agenda.cfm. 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 VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899, via fax at 301–216–0529 or electronically by email to stephanie.shaw@nist.gov. All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and phone number to Serena Martinez by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, January 30, 2017. Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information; please contact Mrs. Martinez. Mrs. Martinez’s email E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 3, 2017 / Notices address is serena.martinez@nist.gov and her phone number is 301–975–2661. 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 Mrs. Martinez at 301–975–2661 or visit: http://nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/. Kevin Kimball, NIST Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2016–31836 Filed 12–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast Region U.S.—Canada Albacore Treaty Reporting System. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Shannon Penna, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West Coast Region (WCR) Long Beach Office, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802, (562) 980–4238 or shannon.penna@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Dec 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a current information collection West Coast Region U.S.—Canada Albacore Treaty Reporting System. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West Coast Region, manages the United States (U.S.)—Canada Albacore Tuna Treaty of 1981 (Treaty). Owners of vessels that fish from U.S. West Coast ports for albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) are required to notify the NMFS West Coast Region of their desire to be on the list of vessels provided to Canada each year indicating vessels eligible to fish for albacore tuna in waters under the jurisdiction of Canada. Additionally, vessel operators are required to report in advance their intention to fish in Canadian waters prior to crossing the maritime border, as well as to mark their fishing vessels to facilitate enforcement of the effort limits under the Treaty. Vessel operators are also required to maintain and submit a logbook of all catch and fishing effort. The regulations implementing the reporting and vessel marking requirements under the Treaty are at 50 CFR part 300.172–300.176. The estimated burden below includes hours to complete the logbook requirement, although it is assumed that most if not all of the respondents already complete the required logbook under the mandatory West Coast Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (HMS FMP), OMB Control No. 0648–0223. Duplicate reporting under the Treaty and HMS FMP is not required. Most years, there will be much less fishing (and thus less reporting) under the Treaty than the level on which the estimate is based. II. Method of Collection Requests to be placed on the vessel eligibility list may be made in writing via mail, fax, email, telephone, or through online registration if available. Communications to comply with ‘hail in’ and ‘hail out’ requirements are made via ship to shore radio or via telephone and are compiled in an electronic database by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Summaries of hail reports are provided to NMFS on a periodic basis. Vessel marking requirements entail painting the letter ‘U’ immediately after the U.S. Coast Guard documentation identification number or state registration number already on the vessel. Logbooks are maintained in preprinted paper format and submitted via mail. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0492. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 93 Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 120. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes for the request to be placed on the eligible list per year; 5 minutes for required vessel markings; 15 minutes for logbook entries; 10 minutes for each set of two hail reports for border crossings per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 240. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1881. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 27, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–31762 Filed 12–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF079 Marine Mammals; File No. 20666 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Randall Davis, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Department of Marine Biology, 5007 Avenue U, Galveston, TX SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 1 (Tuesday, January 3, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-31836]


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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or 
Committee), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will 
meet in an open session on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. 
to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. 
to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen members 
appointed by the NIST Director who are eminent in such fields as 
business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, 
education, management consulting, environment, and international 
relations.

DATES: The VCAT will meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 8:30 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, 
Administration Building, at NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, 
Maryland, 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1060, telephone 
number 301-975-2667. Ms. Shaw's email address is 
stephanie.shaw@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 278 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
    The purpose of this meeting is for the VCAT to review and make 
recommendations regarding general policy for NIST, its organization, 
its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable 
national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The 
agenda will include a discussion on NIST's values and how those values 
are critical to NIST's mission delivery. NIST's major scientific 
accomplishments, impacts on industry, and likely upcoming challenges 
will also be discussed. The Committee also will present its initial 
observations, findings, and recommendations for the 2016 VCAT Annual 
Report. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The 
final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/agenda.cfm.
    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. Approximately one-half hour 
will be reserved 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 3 minutes each. The exact time for public comments 
will be included in the final agenda that will be posted on the NIST 
Web site at http://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/agenda.cfm. 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 
VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899, 
via fax at 301-216-0529 or electronically by email to 
stephanie.shaw@nist.gov.
    All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be 
admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and 
phone number to Serena Martinez by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, 
January 30, 2017. Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information; 
please contact Mrs. Martinez. Mrs. Martinez's email

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address is serena.martinez@nist.gov and her phone number is 301-975-
2661. 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 Mrs. Martinez at 301-
975-2661 or visit: http://nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/.

Kevin Kimball,
NIST Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2016-31836 Filed 12-30-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-13-P