Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board, 33870-33871 [2017-15325]

Download as PDF 33870 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 139 / Friday, July 21, 2017 / Notices meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda I. Welcome II. Approval of June 12, 2017 Minutes III. Discussion on FY17 Civil Rights Project Ideas IV. Public Comment V. Adjournment Dated: July 18, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–15352 Filed 7–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration First Responder Network Authority [Docket Number 160830796–6796–02] RIN 0660–XC030 Notice of Availability of a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the West Region of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network First Responder Network Authority, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of a final programmatic environmental impact statement. AGENCY: The First Responder Network Authority (‘‘FirstNet’’) announces the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the West Region (‘‘Final PEIS’’). The Final PEIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the proposed nationwide public safety broadband network in the West Region (Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington). ADDRESSES: The Final PEIS is available for download from www.regulations.gov FIRSTNET–2017–0004. A CD of this document is also available for viewing at public libraries (see Chapter 14 of the Final PEIS for the complete distribution list). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Final PEIS, contact Amanda Goebel Pereira, NEPA Coordinator, First Responder Network sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:50 Jul 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 Authority, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S 243, Reston, VA 20192. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–96, Title VI, 126 Stat. 256 (codified at 47 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.)) (the ‘‘Act’’) created and authorized FirstNet to take all actions necessary to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of an interoperable, nationwide public safety broadband network (‘‘NPSBN’’) based on a single, national network architecture. The Act meets a longstanding and critical national infrastructure need, to create a single, nationwide network that will, for the first time, allow police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical service professionals, and other public safety entities to effectively communicate with each other across agencies and jurisdictions. The NPSBN is intended to enhance the ability of the public safety community to perform more reliably, effectively, and safely; increase situational awareness during an emergency; and improve the ability of the public safety community to effectively engage in those critical activities. The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347) (‘‘NEPA’’) requires federal agencies to undertake an assessment of environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making a final decision and implementing the action. NEPA requirements apply to any federal project, decision, or action that may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. NEPA also establishes the Council on Environmental Quality (‘‘CEQ’’), which issued regulations implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (see 40 CFR parts 1500–1508). Among other considerations, CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1508.28 recommend the use of tiering from a ‘‘broader environmental impact statement (such as a national program or policy statements) with subsequent narrower statements or environmental analysis (such as regional or basin wide statements or ultimately site-specific statements) incorporating by reference the general discussions and concentrating solely on the issues specific to the statement subsequently prepared.’’ Due to the geographic scope of FirstNet (all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories) and the diversity of ecosystems potentially traversed by the project, FirstNet has PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 elected to prepare five regional PEISs. The five PEISs are divided into the East, Central, West, South, and NonContiguous Regions. The West Region consists of Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The Final PEIS analyzes potential impacts of the deployment and operation of the NPSBN on the natural and human environment in the West Region, in accordance with FirstNet’s responsibilities under NEPA. Now that this PEIS has been completed and once a Record of Decision (ROD) has been signed, the proposed FirstNet projects can begin to submit the site-specific environmental documentation to determine if the proposed project has been adequately evaluated in the PEIS or whether it instead warrants a Categorical Exclusion, an Environmental Assessment, or an Environmental Impact Statement. Dated: July 17, 2017. Amanda Goebel Pereira, NEPA Coordinator, First Responder Network Authority. [FR Doc. 2017–15312 Filed 7–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on September 27, 2017. DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Building 215, Room C103, at NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Please note admittance instructions in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl L. Gendron, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–4800, telephone number (301) 975–2785, email: cheryl.gendron@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MEP Advisory Board is authorized under SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 139 / Friday, July 21, 2017 / Notices Section 3003(d) of the America COMPETES Act (Pub. L. 110–69), as amended by the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, Public Law 114–329 (2017), and codified at 15 U.S.C. 278k(m), in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The Hollings MEP Program (Program) is a unique program, consisting of centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico with partnerships at the state, federal, and local levels. By statute, the MEP Advisory Board provides the NIST Director with: (1) Advice on the activities, plans, and policies of the Program; (2) assessments of the soundness of the plans and strategies of the Program; and (3) assessments of current performance against the plans of the Program. Background information on the MEP Advisory Board is available at http:// www.nist.gov/mep/about/advisoryboard.cfm. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the MEP Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting agenda will include an update on Hollings MEP programmatic operations, as well as provide guidance and advice to NIST on the development of the 2017–2022 Hollings MEP Strategic Plan. The MEP Advisory Board will also provide input to NIST on developing protocols that will connect user facilities, research, and technologies at NIST and other federal laboratories with the help of the Hollings MEP national network to support small and mid-size manufacturers, and make recommendations on how the Hollings MEP operates as a Learning Organization. This encompasses an effort to strengthen connections by sharing best practices and building Working Groups and Communities of Practice in furtherance of the Hollings MEP Program’s mission. The final agenda will be posted on the MEP Advisory Board Web site at http:// www.nist.gov/mep/about/advisoryboard.cfm. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the MEP Advisory Board’s business are invited to request a place on the agenda. Approximately 15 minutes will be reserved for public comments at the end of the meeting. Speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received but is likely to be no VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:50 Jul 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 more than three to five minutes each. Requests must be received in writing before September 15, 2017, to be considered. The exact time for public comments will be included in the final agenda that will be posted on the MEP Advisory Board Web site at http:// www.nist.gov/mep/about/advisoryboard.cfm. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, or those who are/were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written statements to the MEP Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–4800, via fax at (301) 963–6556, or electronically by email to cheryl.gendron@nist.gov. Admittance Instructions: All visitors to the NIST site are required to preregister to be admitted. Please submit your name, company name, time of arrival, email address and telephone number to Ms. Gendron by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, September 15, 2017. Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information; please contact Ms. Gendron via email at cheryl.gendron@nist.gov or phone (301) 975–2785. For participants planning to attend 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 Start Printed Page 22648 has an extension for REAL ID compliance. NIST currently accepts other forms of federally-issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver’s license. For detailed information please contact Ms. Gendron at 301–975–2785 or visit: http://nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/. Phillip A. Singerman, Associate Director for Innovations and Industry Services. [FR Doc. 2017–15325 Filed 7–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33871 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF549 Pacific Islands Pelagic Fisheries; American Samoa Longline Limited Entry Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; availability of permits. AGENCY: NMFS announces that 12 American Samoa pelagic longline limited entry permits in three vessel size classes are available for 2017. NMFS is accepting applications for these available permits. DATES: NMFS must receive completed permit applications and payment by November 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: Request a blank application from the NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIR), 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818, or the PIR Web site www.fpir.noaa.gov/Library/ SFD/Samoa_LE_App_Fillable_ 03Jun16.pdf. Mail your completed application and payment to: ASLE Permits, NOAA NMFS PIR, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter Ikehara, Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS PIR, tel 808–725–5175, fax 808– 725–5215, or email PIRO-permits@ noaa.gov. SUMMARY: Federal regulations at 50 CFR 665.816 allow NMFS to issue new permits for the American Samoa pelagic longline limited entry program if the number of permits in a size class falls below the maximum allowed. At least 12 permits are available for issuance, as follows: • Ten in Class A (vessels less than or equal to 40 ft in overall length); • One in Class B (over 40 ft to 50 ft); and • One in Class C (over 50 to 70 ft). Please note that the number of available permits may change before the application period closes. NMFS will only consider complete applications, which must include the completed and signed application form, evidence of documented participation in the fishery, and non-refundable payment for the application-processing fee. If NMFS receives more completed applications than the number of available permits for a given permit class, NMFS will prioritize applicants using the information in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory 
Board will hold an open meeting on September 27, 2017.

DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Building 215, Room C103, at 
NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Please note admittance 
instructions in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl L. Gendron, Manufacturing 
Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-4800, 
telephone number (301) 975-2785, email: cheryl.gendron@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MEP Advisory Board is authorized under

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Section 3003(d) of the America COMPETES Act (Pub. L. 110-69), as 
amended by the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, Public Law 
114-329 (2017), and codified at 15 U.S.C. 278k(m), in accordance with 
the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App. The Hollings MEP Program (Program) is a unique program, 
consisting of centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico with 
partnerships at the state, federal, and local levels. By statute, the 
MEP Advisory Board provides the NIST Director with: (1) Advice on the 
activities, plans, and policies of the Program; (2) assessments of the 
soundness of the plans and strategies of the Program; and (3) 
assessments of current performance against the plans of the Program.
    Background information on the MEP Advisory Board is available at 
http://www.nist.gov/mep/about/advisory-board.cfm.
    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the MEP Advisory Board will 
hold an open meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. 
to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting agenda will include an update 
on Hollings MEP programmatic operations, as well as provide guidance 
and advice to NIST on the development of the 2017-2022 Hollings MEP 
Strategic Plan. The MEP Advisory Board will also provide input to NIST 
on developing protocols that will connect user facilities, research, 
and technologies at NIST and other federal laboratories with the help 
of the Hollings MEP national network to support small and mid-size 
manufacturers, and make recommendations on how the Hollings MEP 
operates as a Learning Organization. This encompasses an effort to 
strengthen connections by sharing best practices and building Working 
Groups and Communities of Practice in furtherance of the Hollings MEP 
Program's mission. The final agenda will be posted on the MEP Advisory 
Board Web site at http://www.nist.gov/mep/about/advisory-board.cfm.
    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to 
offer comments and suggestions related to the MEP Advisory Board's 
business are invited to request a place on the agenda. Approximately 15 
minutes will be reserved for public comments at the end of the meeting. 
Speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. 
The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of 
requests received but is likely to be no more than three to five 
minutes each. Requests must be received in writing before September 15, 
2017, to be considered. The exact time for public comments will be 
included in the final agenda that will be posted on the MEP Advisory 
Board Web site at http://www.nist.gov/mep/about/advisory-board.cfm. 
Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. 
Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who 
wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, or those 
who are/were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written 
statements to the MEP Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards 
and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, 
Maryland 20899-4800, via fax at (301) 963-6556, or electronically by 
email to cheryl.gendron@nist.gov.
    Admittance Instructions: All visitors to the NIST site are required 
to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, company name, 
time of arrival, email address and telephone number to Ms. Gendron by 
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, September 15, 2017. Non-U.S. citizens 
must submit additional information; please contact Ms. Gendron via 
email at cheryl.gendron@nist.gov or phone (301) 975-2785. For 
participants planning to attend 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 Start 
Printed Page 22648 has an extension for REAL ID compliance. NIST 
currently accepts other forms of federally-issued identification in 
lieu of a state-issued driver's license. For detailed information 
please contact Ms. Gendron at 301-975-2785 or visit: http://nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/.

Phillip A. Singerman,
Associate Director for Innovations and Industry Services.
[FR Doc. 2017-15325 Filed 7-20-17; 8:45 am]
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