Sunshine Act Meeting Notice, 39644-39645 [2017-17709]

Download as PDF 39644 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 160 / Monday, August 21, 2017 / Notices Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257–1 of December 11, 2015). I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. Alyson Grunder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–17610 Filed 8–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 392X); Docket No. AB 511 (Sub-No. 7X)] asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Hartford City, Ind.; Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis—Discontinuance of Lease and Operation Authority—in Hartford City, Ind. Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) and Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis (CERA) (collectively, Applicants), have jointly filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for NSR to abandon, and for CERA to discontinue service over, an approximately 0.2-mile rail line between milepost RK 138.6 and milepost 138.8 in Hartford City, Ind. (the Line).1 The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 47348. Applicants have certified that: (1) No local or overhead traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the two-year period; and (3) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. 1 The Line CERA seeks to discontinue service over is a portion of a 15.9-mile line that CERA was authorized to lease and operate pursuant to an agreement with NSR. See Cent. R.R. Co. of Ind.— Lease & Operation Exemption—Norfolk S. Ry., FD 35300 (STB served Oct. 21, 2009). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Aug 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 As a condition to these exemptions, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, these exemptions will be effective on September 20, 2017, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,2 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),3 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by August 31, 2017. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by September 8, 2017, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemptions are void ab initio. Applicants have filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by August 25, 2017. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling OEA at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Comments 2 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemptions’ effective date. See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemptions’ effective date. 3 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,700. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). Effective September 1, 2017, the fee will become $1,800. See Regulations Governing Fees for Servs. Performed in Connection with Licensing & Related Servs.—2017 Update, EP 542 (Sub-No. 25), slip op. App. C at 20 (STB served July 28, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), NSR shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Line. If consummation has not been effected by NSR’s filing of a notice of consummation by August 21, 2018, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.GOV. Decided: August 16, 2017. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Rena Laws-Byrum, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2017–17598 Filed 8–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Meeting No. 17–03 The TVA Board of Directors will hold a public meeting on August 23, 2017, in the TVA West Tower Auditorium, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee. The public may comment on any agenda item or subject at a public listening session which begins at 9:30 a.m. (ET). Following the end of the public listening session, the meeting will be called to order to consider the agenda items listed below. On-site registration will be available until 15 minutes before the public listening session begins at 9:30 a.m. (ET). Preregistered speakers will address the Board first. TVA management will answer questions from the news media following the Board meeting. STATUS: Open. Agenda 1. Report of the Finance, Rates, and Portfolio Committee A. Contribution to the TVA Retirement System B. FY 2018 Financial Plan and Budget C. Financing Authority D. Rate Adjustment 2. Chair’s Remarks 3. Approval of Minutes of the May 11, 2017, Board Meeting 4. Report From President and CEO E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 160 / Monday, August 21, 2017 / Notices 5. Continuation of Report of the Finance, Rates, and Portfolio Committee A. Standby Rates 6. Report of the Nuclear Oversight Committee 7. Report of the Audit, Risk, and Regulation Committee A. FY 2018 External Auditor Selection B. Board Practice on External Inquiries 8. Report of the People and Performance Committee A. Corporate Goals B. Dental Administration Contract 9. Report of the External Relations Committee A. Knoxville Office Complex B. Multiple Reservoirs Land Management Plan For more information: Please call TVA Media Relations at (865) 632–6000, Knoxville, Tennessee. People who plan to attend the meeting and have special needs should call (865) 632–6000. Anyone who wishes to comment on any of the agenda in writing may send their comments to: TVA Board of Directors, Board Agenda Comments, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. Dated: August 16, 2017. Sherry A. Quirk, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–17709 Filed 8–17–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: National Flight Data Center Web Portal Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. National Flight Data Center (NFDC) Web Portal forms are used to collect aeronautical information, detailing the physical description and operational status of all components of the National Airspace System (NAS). DATES: Written comments should be submitted by September 20, 2017. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Aug 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Hall by email at: Barbara.L.Hall@faa.gov. Phone: (817) 222–5448. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0754. Title: National Flight Data Center Web Portal. Form Numbers: FAA Form 7900–1, 7900–2, 7900–3, 7900–4, 7900–7. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 5, 2017 (82 FR 16658). There were no comments. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is the authoritative government source for collecting, validating, storing, maintaining, and disseminating aeronautical data concerning the United States and its territories to support real-time aviation activities. The information collected ensures the safe and efficient navigation of the national airspace. The information collected is maintained in the National Airspace System Resources (NASR) database which serves as the official repository for NAS data and is provided to government, military, and private producers of aeronautical charts, publications, and flight management systems. The FAA is no longer collecting the information that was previously collected using Form 7900– 5 or 7900–6. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39645 Respondents: Approximately 5,173 representatives of U.S. public airports, U.S. privately-owned instrument landing systems, and non-Federal weather systems. Frequency: Information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 40 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,107 hours. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 15, 2017. Ronda L. Thompson, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer. Performance, Policy & Records Management Branch, ASP–110. [FR Doc. 2017–17644 Filed 8–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2006–24774] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under Part 211 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on April 25, 2017, the Minnesota Transportation Museum (MTM) requested renewal of a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of 49 CFR part 232, Brake System Safety Standards for Freight and Other NonPassenger Trains and Equipment. Specifically, MTM requests relief from part 232, Appendix B, § 232.17(b)(2) for passenger car maintenance requirements. MTM is a non-profit corporation that operates historic and educational excursion trains as the Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway between Dresser, Wisconsin and Withrow, Minnesota, a distance of 25 miles, over Canadian National track. Operation of this train is from mid-April to the end of October primarily on weekends with occasional mid-week special event trains for approximately 70 operating days. MTM currently operates six coaches equipped with either LN, UC or D–22 type brakes that require a clean, oil, test, and stencil (COT&S) servicing, as prescribed in the Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices of the Association of American Railroads, S–4045, Passenger Equipment Maintenance Requirements, last published in 2013. MTM requests a renewal of relief for the COT&S intervals for the coaches with the UC and LN type brake valves. MTM asserts that it has been performing the COT&S servicing at 24-month intervals instead of the 15-month intervals prescribed in part 232, E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 160 (Monday, August 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-17709]


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TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY


Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

Meeting No. 17-03

    The TVA Board of Directors will hold a public meeting on August 23, 
2017, in the TVA West Tower Auditorium, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, 
Knoxville, Tennessee. The public may comment on any agenda item or 
subject at a public listening session which begins at 9:30 a.m. (ET). 
Following the end of the public listening session, the meeting will be 
called to order to consider the agenda items listed below. On-site 
registration will be available until 15 minutes before the public 
listening session begins at 9:30 a.m. (ET). Preregistered speakers will 
address the Board first. TVA management will answer questions from the 
news media following the Board meeting.

Status: Open.

Agenda

1. Report of the Finance, Rates, and Portfolio Committee
    A. Contribution to the TVA Retirement System
    B. FY 2018 Financial Plan and Budget
    C. Financing Authority
    D. Rate Adjustment
2. Chair's Remarks
3. Approval of Minutes of the May 11, 2017, Board Meeting
4. Report From President and CEO

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5. Continuation of Report of the Finance, Rates, and Portfolio 
Committee
    A. Standby Rates
6. Report of the Nuclear Oversight Committee
7. Report of the Audit, Risk, and Regulation Committee
    A. FY 2018 External Auditor Selection
    B. Board Practice on External Inquiries
8. Report of the People and Performance Committee
    A. Corporate Goals
    B. Dental Administration Contract
9. Report of the External Relations Committee
    A. Knoxville Office Complex
    B. Multiple Reservoirs Land Management Plan
    For more information: Please call TVA Media Relations at (865) 632-
6000, Knoxville, Tennessee. People who plan to attend the meeting and 
have special needs should call (865) 632-6000. Anyone who wishes to 
comment on any of the agenda in writing may send their comments to: TVA 
Board of Directors, Board Agenda Comments, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, 
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.

    Dated: August 16, 2017.
Sherry A. Quirk,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2017-17709 Filed 8-17-17; 11:15 am]
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