NASA Federal Advisory Committees, 11481-11483 [2017-03541]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 35 / Thursday, February 23, 2017 / Notices Dated: February 1, 2017. John A. Trelease, Acting Chief, Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. 2017–03526 Filed 2–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR seeks approval under the PRA to revise the Report on Occupational Employment and Wages information collection. The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey is a Federal/State establishment survey of wage and salary workers designed to produce data on current detailed occupational employment and wages for each Metropolitan Statistical Area and Metropolitan Division as well as by detailed industry classification. OES survey data assists in the development of employment and training programs established by the Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1998. This ICR has been classified as a revision, because the BLS seeks to reinstate an industryspecific long form as a supplemental tool for data collection. That form had been discontinued in October 2016. The Wagner-Peyser Act authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 49I–2. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1220–0042. The current approval is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2016; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on April 22, 2016 (81 FR 23753). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Report on Occupational Employment and Wages ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Report on Occupational Employment and Wages,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201611-1220-001 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–BLS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Feb 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11481 appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1220–0042. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 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 to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–BLS. Title of Collection: Report on Occupational Employment and Wages. OMB Control Number: 1220–0042. Affected Public: Federal Government; State, Local, and Tribal Governments; and Private Sector—businesses or other for-profits, not-for-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 297,521. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 297,521. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 148,760 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: February 16, 2017. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–03487 Filed 2–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (17–009)] NASA Federal Advisory Committees National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Annual Invitation for Public Nominations by U.S. Citizens for Service on NASA Federal Advisory Committees on Science. AGENCY: NASA announces its annual invitation for public nominations for service on four new Federal advisory committees of NASA that advise NASA on science. The four new committees, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 11482 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 35 / Thursday, February 23, 2017 / Notices formerly subcommittees of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) Science Committee (NAC SC), have been established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and will advise four divisions of the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD). On December 2, 2016, NASA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing their establishment [Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 232, pages 87082–87083]. U.S. citizens may submit selfnominations for consideration to fill vacancies on these four new committees. There will be member vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider selfnominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. Nominees will only be contacted should a vacancy be available and it is judged that their area(s) of expertise is appropriate for that specific vacancy. NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on these committees based on their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, current/past contributions to the relevant subject area and overall diversity of the committee. All member appointments are non-compensated. However, NASA does cover travel and per diem expenses for all member appointments. The deadline for NASA receipt of all public nominations is March 8, 2017. DATES: To be considered by NASA, self-nomination packages from interested U.S. citizens must be sent to NASA as an email and must include the name of the specific committee of interest. Self-nomination packages are limited to specifying interest in only one committee per year. The following information is required to be included as part of each self-nomination package: (1) A cover email including the name of the specific committee of interest; (2) a professional resume (one-page maximum, included as an attachment); and, (3) a professional biography (onepage maximum; included as an attachment). All public self-nomination packages must be submitted electronically via email to NASA at one of the addresses listed below; paperbased documents sent through postal mail (hard-copies) will not be accepted. Note: Self-nomination packages that do not include the three (3) mandatory elements listed above will not receive further consideration by NASA. Please submit the nomination as a single package containing the cover email and both required attachments electronically to the specific email rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Feb 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 These are not full-time positions and the likelihood that a vacancy will occur in the coming year is unknown at this time. Committee members will be required to attend meetings of the committee approximately two or three times a year, either in person or via telecon and/or virtual meeting medium. Each nominee of potential interest to NASA will be required to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form-450) to NASA, and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To undergo conflict of interest review and obtain further information on these clearance by the NASA Office of the committees, please visit the Web sites General Counsel prior to formal noted below for each. For any questions, appointment. Committee members will please contact Ms. DaMara Belson, be formally appointed as Special Science Mission Directorate, NASA Government Employees (SGEs), unless Headquarters, (202) 358–2457; or email they are Regular Government Employees damara.m.belson@nasa.gov. (RGEs). An overview of each of the four SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Nominees committees is listed below. from any category of organizations or • Astrophysics Advisory Committee institutions within the U.S. are (APAC) (science.nasa.gov/sciencewelcome, including, but not limited to, advisory_committees/apac)—The educational, industrial, and not-forAstrophysics Advisory Committee is a profit organizations, Federally Funded new FACA committee of NASA, and Research and Development Centers replaces the Astrophysics Subcommittee (FFRDCs), University Affiliated of the NAC SC. The APAC shall draw Research Centers (UARCs), NASA on the expertise of its members to Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory provide advice and make (JPL), and other Government agencies. recommendations to the Director, Nominees need not be presently Astrophysics Division, SMD, on affiliated with any organization or astrophysics programs, policies, plans institution. and priorities. The scope of the APAC The following qualifications/ includes projects and observational and experience are highly desirable in theoretical study of the origins, nominees, and should be clearly evolution, and destiny of the universe presented in their self-nomination and the search for and study of Earthpackages: like planets and habitable, extrasolar • Substantial (7–10 years post-Ph.D.) environments. In addition to scientific research experience including research, the scope encompasses publications in the scientific field of the considerations of the development of committee for which they are near-term enabling technologies, nominated, or comparable experience; systems, and computing and • Leadership in scientific and/or information management capabilities, education and public outreach fields as developments with the potential to evidenced by award of prizes, invitation provide long-term improvements in to national and international meetings future operational systems, as well as as speaker, organizer of scientific training of the next generation of meetings/workshops, or comparable astronomers, and education and public experience; outreach. • Participation in NASA programs • Earth Science Advisory Committee either as member of NASA mission (ESAC) (science.nasa.gov/sciencescience team, Research and Analysis advisory_committees/esac)—The Earth program, membership on an advisory/ Science Advisory Committee is a new working group or a review panel, or FACA committee of NASA, and replaces comparable experience; the Earth Science Subcommittee of the • Good knowledge of NASA programs NAC SC. The ESAC shall draw on the in the scientific field of the committee expertise of its members to provide for which they are applying, including advice and make recommendations to the latest NASA Science Plan (available the Director, Earth Science Division, as a link from http://science.nasa.gov/ SMD, on Earth Science programs, about-us/science-strategy/); and, policies, plans and priorities. The ESAC’s recommendations and analysis • Knowledge of the latest Decadal can be used to inform decisions on the Survey conducted by the National programmatic scope and priorities, as Academies or other relevant advisory well as the implementation of Earth reports for the scientific field of the science programs. In addition, the ESAC committee. address identified for the committee of interest: • Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC): apac-execsec@hq.nasa.gov • Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC): esac-execsec@hq.nasa.gov • Heliophysics Advisory Committee (HPAC): hpac-execsec@hq.nasa.gov • Planetary Science Advisory Committee (PAC): pac-execsec@ hq.nasa.gov PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 35 / Thursday, February 23, 2017 / Notices will provide a regular forum for broad discussion of Earth science and the role of Earth science within and outside of NASA. • Heliophysics Advisory Committee (HPAC) (science.nasa.gov/scienceadvisory_committees/hpac)—The Heliophysics Advisory Committee is a new FACA committee of NASA, and replaces the Heliophysics Subcommittee of the NAC SC. The HPAC shall draw on the expertise of its members to provide advice and make recommendations to the Director, Heliophysics Division, SMD, on heliophysics programs, policies, plans and priorities. The scope of the HPAC includes all aspects of heliophysics, including the dynamical behavior of the Sun and its heliosphere; the dynamical behavior of the magnetosphere, ionosphere, and upper atmosphere of Earth and other planets; the multi-scale interaction between solar system plasmas and the interstellar medium; energy transport and coupling throughout the heliophysics domain; and space weather. In addition to scientific research, the scope encompasses considerations of the development of enabling technologies, systems, and computing and information management capabilities, as well as developments with the potential to provide long-term improvements to future space weather operational systems. • Planetary Science Advisory Committee (PAC) (science.nasa.gov/ science-advisory_committees/pac)—The Planetary Science Advisory Committee is a new FACA committee of NASA, and replaces the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NAC SC. The PAC shall draw on the expertise of its members to provide advice and make recommendations to the Director, Planetary Science Division, SMD, on planetary science programs, policies, plans and priorities. The scope of the PAC includes all aspects of planetary science, scientific exploration of the Moon and Mars, the robotic exploration of the solar system, astrobiology, exoplanet research, space- and groundbased research, technology development, planning, and training required to support these science areas. In addition to scientific research, the scope encompasses considerations of the development of near-term enabling technologies, systems, and computing and information management capabilities, as well as developments with the potential to provide long-term improvements in future operational systems. Responsibility for biological VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Feb 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 planetary protection is outside the purview of the PAC. Patricia D. Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice: (17-009)]


NASA Federal Advisory Committees

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Annual Invitation for Public Nominations by U.S. Citizens for 
Service on NASA Federal Advisory Committees on Science.

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SUMMARY: NASA announces its annual invitation for public nominations 
for service on four new Federal advisory committees of NASA that advise 
NASA on science. The four new committees,

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formerly subcommittees of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) Science 
Committee (NAC SC), have been established under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), and will advise four divisions of the NASA 
Science Mission Directorate (SMD). On December 2, 2016, NASA published 
a notice in the Federal Register announcing their establishment 
[Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 232, pages 87082-87083].
    U.S. citizens may submit self-nominations for consideration to fill 
vacancies on these four new committees. There will be member vacancies 
from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider self-
nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. Nominees will only be 
contacted should a vacancy be available and it is judged that their 
area(s) of expertise is appropriate for that specific vacancy. NASA is 
committed to selecting members to serve on these committees based on 
their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, current/past 
contributions to the relevant subject area and overall diversity of the 
committee. All member appointments are non-compensated. However, NASA 
does cover travel and per diem expenses for all member appointments.

DATES: The deadline for NASA receipt of all public nominations is March 
8, 2017.

ADDRESSES: To be considered by NASA, self-nomination packages from 
interested U.S. citizens must be sent to NASA as an email and must 
include the name of the specific committee of interest. Self-nomination 
packages are limited to specifying interest in only one committee per 
year. The following information is required to be included as part of 
each self-nomination package: (1) A cover email including the name of 
the specific committee of interest; (2) a professional resume (one-page 
maximum, included as an attachment); and, (3) a professional biography 
(one-page maximum; included as an attachment). All public self-
nomination packages must be submitted electronically via email to NASA 
at one of the addresses listed below; paper-based documents sent 
through postal mail (hard-copies) will not be accepted. Note: Self-
nomination packages that do not include the three (3) mandatory 
elements listed above will not receive further consideration by NASA.
    Please submit the nomination as a single package containing the 
cover email and both required attachments electronically to the 
specific email address identified for the committee of interest:

 Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC): pac-execsec@hq.nasa.gov">apac-execsec@hq.nasa.gov
 Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC): esac-execsec@hq.nasa.gov
 Heliophysics Advisory Committee (HPAC): pac-execsec@hq.nasa.gov">hpac-execsec@hq.nasa.gov
 Planetary Science Advisory Committee (PAC): pac-execsec@hq.nasa.gov

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain further information on these 
committees, please visit the Web sites noted below for each. For any 
questions, please contact Ms. DaMara Belson, Science Mission 
Directorate, NASA Headquarters, (202) 358-2457; or email 
damara.m.belson@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Nominees from any category of organizations 
or institutions within the U.S. are welcome, including, but not limited 
to, educational, industrial, and not-for-profit organizations, 
Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), University 
Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory (JPL), and other Government agencies. Nominees need not be 
presently affiliated with any organization or institution.
    The following qualifications/experience are highly desirable in 
nominees, and should be clearly presented in their self-nomination 
packages:
     Substantial (7-10 years post-Ph.D.) research experience 
including publications in the scientific field of the committee for 
which they are nominated, or comparable experience;
     Leadership in scientific and/or education and public 
outreach fields as evidenced by award of prizes, invitation to national 
and international meetings as speaker, organizer of scientific 
meetings/workshops, or comparable experience;
     Participation in NASA programs either as member of NASA 
mission science team, Research and Analysis program, membership on an 
advisory/working group or a review panel, or comparable experience;
     Good knowledge of NASA programs in the scientific field of 
the committee for which they are applying, including the latest NASA 
Science Plan (available as a link from http://science.nasa.gov/about-us/science-strategy/); and,
     Knowledge of the latest Decadal Survey conducted by the 
National Academies or other relevant advisory reports for the 
scientific field of the committee.
    These are not full-time positions and the likelihood that a vacancy 
will occur in the coming year is unknown at this time. Committee 
members will be required to attend meetings of the committee 
approximately two or three times a year, either in person or via 
telecon and/or virtual meeting medium. Each nominee of potential 
interest to NASA will be required to submit a Confidential Financial 
Disclosure Report (OGE Form-450) to NASA, and undergo conflict of 
interest review and clearance by the NASA Office of the General Counsel 
prior to formal appointment. Committee members will be formally 
appointed as Special Government Employees (SGEs), unless they are 
Regular Government Employees (RGEs).
    An overview of each of the four committees is listed below.
     Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC) (science.nasa.gov/science-advisory_committees/apac)--The Astrophysics Advisory Committee 
is a new FACA committee of NASA, and replaces the Astrophysics 
Subcommittee of the NAC SC. The APAC shall draw on the expertise of its 
members to provide advice and make recommendations to the Director, 
Astrophysics Division, SMD, on astrophysics programs, policies, plans 
and priorities. The scope of the APAC includes projects and 
observational and theoretical study of the origins, evolution, and 
destiny of the universe and the search for and study of Earth-like 
planets and habitable, extrasolar environments. In addition to 
scientific research, the scope encompasses considerations of the 
development of near-term enabling technologies, systems, and computing 
and information management capabilities, developments with the 
potential to provide long-term improvements in future operational 
systems, as well as training of the next generation of astronomers, and 
education and public outreach.
     Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC) (science.nasa.gov/science-advisory_committees/esac)--The Earth Science Advisory Committee 
is a new FACA committee of NASA, and replaces the Earth Science 
Subcommittee of the NAC SC. The ESAC shall draw on the expertise of its 
members to provide advice and make recommendations to the Director, 
Earth Science Division, SMD, on Earth Science programs, policies, plans 
and priorities. The ESAC's recommendations and analysis can be used to 
inform decisions on the programmatic scope and priorities, as well as 
the implementation of Earth science programs. In addition, the ESAC

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will provide a regular forum for broad discussion of Earth science and 
the role of Earth science within and outside of NASA.
     Heliophysics Advisory Committee (HPAC) (science.nasa.gov/science-advisory_committees/hpac)--The Heliophysics Advisory Committee 
is a new FACA committee of NASA, and replaces the Heliophysics 
Subcommittee of the NAC SC. The HPAC shall draw on the expertise of its 
members to provide advice and make recommendations to the Director, 
Heliophysics Division, SMD, on heliophysics programs, policies, plans 
and priorities. The scope of the HPAC includes all aspects of 
heliophysics, including the dynamical behavior of the Sun and its 
heliosphere; the dynamical behavior of the magnetosphere, ionosphere, 
and upper atmosphere of Earth and other planets; the multi-scale 
interaction between solar system plasmas and the interstellar medium; 
energy transport and coupling throughout the heliophysics domain; and 
space weather. In addition to scientific research, the scope 
encompasses considerations of the development of enabling technologies, 
systems, and computing and information management capabilities, as well 
as developments with the potential to provide long-term improvements to 
future space weather operational systems.
     Planetary Science Advisory Committee (PAC) 
(science.nasa.gov/science-advisory_committees/pac)--The Planetary 
Science Advisory Committee is a new FACA committee of NASA, and 
replaces the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NAC SC. The PAC 
shall draw on the expertise of its members to provide advice and make 
recommendations to the Director, Planetary Science Division, SMD, on 
planetary science programs, policies, plans and priorities. The scope 
of the PAC includes all aspects of planetary science, scientific 
exploration of the Moon and Mars, the robotic exploration of the solar 
system, astrobiology, exoplanet research, space- and ground-based 
research, technology development, planning, and training required to 
support these science areas. In addition to scientific research, the 
scope encompasses considerations of the development of near-term 
enabling technologies, systems, and computing and information 
management capabilities, as well as developments with the potential to 
provide long-term improvements in future operational systems. 
Responsibility for biological planetary protection is outside the 
purview of the PAC.

Patricia D. Rausch,
Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
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