State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS-PAC), 31078-31079 [2017-14036]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 31078 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 5, 2017 / Notices May 16, 17, and 18, 2017, to discuss a range of issues related to CDU with a particular focus on standardization of equipment. As an outcome of that workshop, NIJ plans to facilitate the development of baseline performance requirements, standardized test methods, and certification requirements for equipment used by U.S. law enforcement civil disturbance units. NIJ anticipates that these standards will be developed through the consensus process through one or more accredited Standards Development Organizations (SDO), with the participation of U.S. law enforcement CDU practitioners, testing laboratories, product certifiers, as well as manufacturers and industry. A scan of current standards revealed a gap in performance standards regarding equipment related to civil disturbances that address specific U.S. law enforcement requirements. For U.S. law enforcement agencies planning to procure new or certified CDU PPE, NIJ has identified either British Standard 7971, Protective clothing and equipment for use in violent situations and in training, or standards developed by the U.K. Home Office [i.e., HOSDB Blunt Trauma Protector Standard for UK Police (2007), PSDB Protective Headwear Standard for UK Police (2004), and HOSDB Flame Retardant Overalls Standard for UK Police (2008)] as performance standards that may meet agencies’ needs until such time as U.S. standards can be developed. NIJ develops and publishes voluntary equipment standards that specifically address the needs of law enforcement, corrections, and other criminal justice agencies to ensure that equipment is safe, reliable, and performs according to established minimum performance requirements. When practical and appropriate, NIJ supports the development of standards by outside SDOs to meet the needs of the criminal justice community. NIJ promulgates standards that are consensus-based and designed to articulate the criminal justice end user community’s operational requirements regarding equipment performance. They are designed to provide a level of confidence in a product’s fitness for purpose and allow comparison of products based on standardized test methods. NIJ maintains active standards for a variety of equipment, including ballistic-resistant body armor; stabresistant body armor; restraints; bomb suits; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protective ensembles; and offender tracking systems and makes use of other external standards that meet the needs of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Jul 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 criminal justice community. More information on NIJ standards is available at http://www.nij.gov/ standards. NIJ is seeking qualified individuals to serve on a STC on CDU PPE. The purpose of the STC will be to oversee the development of performance standards for CDU PPE that meet the needs of U.S. law enforcement. NIJ anticipates that the STC should expect to discuss product certification and conformity assessment in general during the development of performance standards. NIJ anticipates the Committee will be comprised of approximately 25 individual CDU practitioners from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; test laboratories; and other relevant technical or governmental organizations. Individuals will be selected to achieve the best possible balance of knowledge and expertise. Due to the practitioner-driven nature of the STC and its limited size, manufacturers will not be permitted to serve on the STC. However, manufacturers may participate in the standards development process through private-sector SDOs that may be involved. Submitted materials must clearly demonstrate the applicant’s qualifications to serve on the STC. Law enforcement practitioners must be active sworn personnel, should have experience with CDU PPE, and should have specialized civil disturbance operational responsibilities in his or her respective agency that would especially qualify him or her to serve on the STC. This may fall under the responsibility of a special operations division, special emergency response team, disorder control unit, or similarly named organizational entity within a law enforcement agency. Individuals operating at all levels of a law enforcement agency are encouraged to apply, however, individuals at the level of sergeant and above are preferred. Laboratory representatives should have a level of experience with mechanical testing to be considered an expert in testing methodology. If provisionally selected to serve on the STC, candidates should expect to disclose any financial conflicts of interest with manufacturers for assessment prior to final selection. NIJ anticipates that the STC will meet for two to three days in the Washington, DC area approximately four to five times over the course of approximately 18–24 months starting sometime in late 2017. The remainder of the work will be conducted by telephone and email. It is expected that travel and per diem expenses for travel originating outside PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the local Washington, DC area will be reimbursed. However, participation time will not be reimbursed. Any potential reimbursements are subject to, inter alia, the availability of appropriated funds, and to any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law. Howard Spivak, Acting Director, National Institute of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–14037 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Information Security Oversight Office [NARA–2017–053] State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS– PAC) Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). AGENCY: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. ACTION: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we announce an upcoming SLTPS–PAC committee meeting. SUMMARY: The meeting will be July 26, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon EDT. DATES: Location—National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Jefferson Room; Washington, DC 20408. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert J. Skwirot, Senior Program Analyst, ISOO, by mail at National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20408, by phone at (202) 357–5398, or by email at robert.skwirot@nara.gov. Contact ISOO at ISOO@nara.gov. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss matters relating to the Classified National Security Information Program for state, local, tribal, and private sector entities. Procedures: This meeting will be open to the public. However, due to space limitations and access procedures, you must submit the name and telephone number of people planning to attend. Please submit the information to ISOO no later than Wednesday, July 19, 2017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 5, 2017 / Notices ISOO will provide additional instructions for entry to the meeting. Patrice Little Murray, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–14036 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2017–045] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Archives and Records Administration. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of the Federal Government-wide ongoing effort to streamline how agencies request feedback from the public on services (also called ‘‘service delivery’’), we are proposing to renew a generic information collection request (generic ICR) entitled Generic Clearance for Collecting Qualitative Feedback on Agency Services (previously entitled Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery). This notice announces our intent to submit this generic ICR plan to OMB for renewed approval for another three years and solicits comments on specific aspects of the collection plan. DATES: The deadline to submit comments is September 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov (follow the instructions on the Web site for submitting comments and include NARA–2017–045 in the title of your response). • Email: regulation_comments@ nara.gov (include NARA–2017–045 in the subject line). • Fax: 301–713–7409 (include NARA–2017–045 in the subject line or on the cover sheet). We may make comments available to the public through the internet. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, the system will automatically your capture your email address and include it as part of the comment, which could be made available on the internet. Please note that, because this is a public comment process, we will disregard any routine notice about the confidentiality sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Jul 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 of the communication that might be included with the comment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Tamee Fechhelm by phone at 301–713–1694, or by fax at 301–713–7409, with requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collection and supporting statement. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Process NARA invites the public and other Federal agencies to comment on information collections we propose to renew, including generic ones. We submit proposals to renew information collections first through a public comment period and then to OMB for review and approval pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA; 44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). We will summarize or include in our request for OMB approval any comments you submit in response to this notice. Request for Comments We invite comments on: (a) Whether collecting this information is necessary for proper performance of the agency’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of our estimate of the information collection’s burden on respondents; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information we propose to collect; (d) ways to minimize the burden on respondents of collecting the information, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources people need to provide the information, including time to review instructions, process and maintain the information, search data sources, and respond. Explanation of Generic ICRs A generic ICR is a request for OMB to approve a plan for conducting more than one information collection using very similar methods when (1) we can evaluate the need for and the overall practical utility of the data in advance, as part of the review of the proposed plan, but (2) we cannot determine the details of the specific individual collections until a later time. Most generic clearances cover collections that are voluntary, low-burden (based on a consideration of total burden, total respondents, or burden per respondent), and uncontroversial. This notice, for PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31079 example, describes a general plan to gather views from the public through a series of customer satisfaction surveys in which we ask the public about certain agency activities or services and how well we are providing them. As part of this plan, we construct, distribute, and analyze the surveys in a similar manner, but customize each survey for the type of service it is measuring. Because we seek public comment on the plan, we do not need to seek public comment on each specific information collection that falls within the plan when we later develop the individual information collection. This saves the Government time and burden, and it streamlines our ability to gather performance feedback. However, we still submit each specific information collection (e.g., each survey) to OMB for review, in accordance with the terms of clearance set upon approval of the plan. OMB assesses the individual surveys for PRA requirements, ensures that they fit within the scope of this generic ICR plan, and includes the specific surveys in the PRA public docket prior to our use of them. Specifics on This Information Collection Title: Generic Clearance for Collecting Qualitative Feedback on Agency Services. Description: This generic information collection request allows us to gather qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner as part of our commitment to improve service delivery. By qualitative feedback, we mean information that provides useful insights into customers’ or stakeholders’ perceptions and opinions, but not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that we could generalize to the population. Qualitative feedback provides insights into perceptions, experiences, and expectations, provides an early warning of issues with service, or focuses attention on areas where communication, training, or operational changes might improve delivery of products or services. We will not use this qualitative generic clearance for quantitative information collections designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Purpose: Collecting this information allows us to receive ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications from our customers and stakeholders. We use customer feedback to plan efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service we offer E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 5, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31078-31079]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-14036]


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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

Information Security Oversight Office

[NARA-2017-053]


State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory 
Committee (SLTPS-PAC)

AGENCY: Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), National Archives 
and Records Administration (NARA).

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we 
announce an upcoming SLTPS-PAC committee meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be July 26, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 
EDT.

ADDRESSES: Location--National Archives and Records Administration, 700 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Jefferson Room; Washington, DC 20408.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert J. Skwirot, Senior Program 
Analyst, ISOO, by mail at National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20408, by phone at (202) 357-5398, or by 
email at robert.skwirot@nara.gov. Contact ISOO at ISOO@nara.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to discuss 
matters relating to the Classified National Security Information 
Program for state, local, tribal, and private sector entities.
    Procedures: This meeting will be open to the public. However, due 
to space limitations and access procedures, you must submit the name 
and telephone number of people planning to attend. Please submit the 
information to ISOO no later than Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

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ISOO will provide additional instructions for entry to the meeting.

Patrice Little Murray,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-14036 Filed 7-3-17; 8:45 am]
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