Special Technical Committee on Civil Disturbance Unit Personal Protective Equipment, 31077-31078 [2017-14037]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 5, 2017 / Notices 3 The agency form number: EOIR–27 (OMB #1125–0005). 4 Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Attorneys or representatives notifying the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) that they are representing a party in proceedings before the Board. Other: None. Abstract: This information collection is necessary to allow an attorney or representative to notify the Board that he or she is representing a party before the Board. 5 An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 20,669 respondents will complete each form within approximately 6 minutes. 6 An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 2,066 annual burden hours. If additional information is required contact: Melody D. 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[FR Doc. 2017–14020 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31077 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OJP (NIJ) Docket No. 1739] Special Technical Committee on Civil Disturbance Unit Personal Protective Equipment National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Justice. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking qualified individuals to serve on a Special Technical Committee (STC) on Civil Disturbance Unit (CDU) Personal Protective Equipment (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. DATES: Individuals wishing to submit an application to NIJ must do so by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time September 5, 2017, as instructed below. How to Respond and What to Include: To apply to serve on the Special Technical Committee on Civil Disturbance Unit Personal Protective Equipment, please email a resume or curriculum vitae to the point of contact listed below by the deadline listed above. Please put ‘‘Special Technical Committee on Civil Disturbance Unit Personal Protective Equipment’’ in the subject line. If submitting hardcopy application materials, please send to the attention of the point of contact listed below at the address provided. Hardcopy application materials must be postmarked by the date listed above. There is no page limit or limit to the amount of information that an interested applicant may submit to demonstrate his or her qualifications. More information on the individuals sought for the STC is provided below. No materials will be returned. All materials submitted will be treated confidentially and discreetly and may be shared with U.S. Government staff or U.S. Government contractors for evaluation purposes related to selection for the STC only, subject to the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Greene, Office of Science and Technology, National Institute of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531; telephone number: (202) 307–3384; email address: mark.greene2@usdoj.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NIJ hosted a convening of state and local law enforcement agencies and technical organizations in Washington, DC, on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OJP (NIJ) Docket No. 1739]


Special Technical Committee on Civil Disturbance Unit Personal 
Protective Equipment

AGENCY: National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 
Justice.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking qualified 
individuals to serve on a Special Technical Committee (STC) on Civil 
Disturbance Unit (CDU) Personal Protective Equipment (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.

DATES: Individuals wishing to submit an application to NIJ must do so 
by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time September 5, 2017, as instructed below.
    How to Respond and What to Include: To apply to serve on the 
Special Technical Committee on Civil Disturbance Unit Personal 
Protective Equipment, please email a resume or curriculum vitae to the 
point of contact listed below by the deadline listed above. Please put 
``Special Technical Committee on Civil Disturbance Unit Personal 
Protective Equipment'' in the subject line. If submitting hardcopy 
application materials, please send to the attention of the point of 
contact listed below at the address provided. Hardcopy application 
materials must be postmarked by the date listed above. There is no page 
limit or limit to the amount of information that an interested 
applicant may submit to demonstrate his or her qualifications. More 
information on the individuals sought for the STC is provided below. No 
materials will be returned. All materials submitted will be treated 
confidentially and discreetly and may be shared with U.S. Government 
staff or U.S. Government contractors for evaluation purposes related to 
selection for the STC only, subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Greene, Office of Science and 
Technology, National Institute of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20531; telephone number: (202) 307-3384; email address: 
mark.greene2@usdoj.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NIJ hosted a convening of state and local 
law enforcement agencies and technical organizations in Washington, DC, 
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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; stab-resistant 
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 
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 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.
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