Sunshine Act Meeting Notice, 40603-40604 [2017-18143]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 164 / Friday, August 25, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES first was published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 23840, and 50 comments were received 57 responses were received from 3 different organizations/institutions/individuals. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request renewed clearance of this collection. The primary purpose of this revision is to implement changes described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 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. Summary of Comments on the National Science Foundation Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide and NSF’s Responses The draft NSF PAPPG was made available for review by the public on the NSF Web site at http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/ dias/policy/. NSF received 57 responses from three commenters in response to the First Federal Register notice published on May 24, 2017, at 82 FR 23840. Please see https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain for the comments received, and NSF’s responses. Title of Collection: ‘‘National Science Foundation Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide.’’ OMB Approval Number: 3145–0058. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to extend with revision an information collection for three years. Proposed Project: The National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (Pub. L. 81–507) sets forth NSF’s mission and purpose: ‘‘To promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense . . . .’’ The Act authorized and directed NSF to initiate and support: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 • Basic scientific research and research fundamental to the engineering process; • Programs to strengthen scientific and engineering research potential; • Science and engineering education programs at all levels and in all the various fields of science and engineering; • Programs that provide a source of information for policy formulation; and • Other activities to promote these ends. NSF’s core purpose resonates clearly in everything it does: Promoting achievement and progress in science and engineering and enhancing the potential for research and education to contribute to the Nation. While NSF’s vision of the future and the mechanisms it uses to carry out its charges have evolved significantly over the last six decades, its ultimate mission remains the same. Use of the Information: The regular submission of proposals to the Foundation is part of the collection of information and is used to help NSF fulfill this responsibility by initiating and supporting merit-selected research and education projects in all the scientific and engineering disciplines. NSF receives more than 50,000 proposals annually for new projects, and makes approximately 11,000 new awards. Support is made primarily through grants, contracts, and other agreements awarded to approximately 2,000 colleges, universities, academic consortia, nonprofit institutions, and small businesses. The awards are based mainly on merit evaluations of proposals submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation has a continuing commitment to monitor the operations of its information collection to identify and address excessive reporting burdens as well as to identify any real or apparent inequities based on gender, race, ethnicity, or disability of the proposed principal investigator(s)/ project director(s) or the co-principal investigator(s)/co-project director(s). Burden on the Public It has been estimated that the public expends an average of approximately 120 burden hours for each proposal submitted. Since the Foundation expects to receive approximately 52,000 proposals in FY 2017, an estimated 6,240,000 burden hours will be placed on the public. The Foundation has based its reporting burden on the review of approximately 50,500 new proposals expected during FY 2018. It has been estimated that anywhere from one hour PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40603 to 20 hours may be required to review a proposal. We have estimated that approximately 5 hours are required to review an average proposal. Each proposal receives an average of 3 reviews, resulting in approximately 757,500 hours per year. The information collected on the reviewer background questionnaire (NSF 428A) is used by managers to maintain an automated database of reviewers for the many disciplines represented by the proposals submitted to the Foundation. Information collected on gender, race, and ethnicity is used in meeting NSF needs for data to permit response to Congressional and other queries into equity issues. These data also are used in the design, implementation, and monitoring of NSF efforts to increase the participation of various groups in science, engineering, and education. The estimated burden for the Reviewer Background Information (NSF 428A) is estimated at 5 minutes per respondent with up to 10,000 potential new reviewers for a total of 833 hours. The aggregate number of burden hours is estimated to be 6,817,500. The actual burden on respondents has not changed. Dated: August 22, 2017. Ann Bushmiller, Senior Counsel, National Science Board. [FR Doc. 2017–18078 Filed 8–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Thursday, September 14, 2017, 2 p.m. (Open Portion) 2:15 p.m. (Closed Portion). PLACE: Offices of the Corporation, Twelfth Floor Board Room, 1100 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC. STATUS: Meeting Open to the Public from 2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., Closed portion will commence at 2:15 p.m. (approx.). MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. President’s Report. 2. Minutes of the Open Session of the June 15, 2017, Board of Directors Meeting. TIME AND DATE: FURTHER MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED (Closed to the Public 2:15 p.m.): 1. Proposed FY 2019 Budget. 2. Insurance Project—Ukraine. 3. Finance Project—Costa Rica. 4. Minutes of the Closed Session of the June 15, 2017, Board of Directors Meeting. 5. Reports and Budget. E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 40604 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 164 / Friday, August 25, 2017 / Notices 6. Pending Projects. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Information on the meeting may be obtained from Catherine F. I. Andrade at (202) 336–8768, or via email at Catherine.Andrade@opic.gov. Dated: August 22, 2017. Catherine Andrade, Corporate Secretary, Overseas Private Investment Corporation. [FR Doc. 2017–18143 Filed 8–23–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3210–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2017–174 and CP2017–275; MC2017–175 and CP2017–276; MC2017–176 and CP2017–277; MC2017–177 and CP2017– 278] New Postal Products Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission’s consideration concerning negotiated service agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: August 28, 2017. SUMMARY: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Docketed Proceeding(s) sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I. Introduction The Commission gives notice that the Postal Service filed request(s) for the Commission to consider matters related to negotiated service agreement(s). The request(s) may propose the addition or removal of a negotiated service agreement from the market dominant or the competitive product list, or the modification of an existing product currently appearing on the market dominant or the competitive product list. Section II identifies the docket number(s) associated with each Postal VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Service request, the title of each Postal Service request, the request’s acceptance date, and the authority cited by the Postal Service for each request. For each request, the Commission appoints an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the proceeding, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505 (Public Representative). Section II also establishes comment deadline(s) pertaining to each request. The public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s) can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). Non-public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s), if any, can be accessed through compliance with the requirements of 39 CFR 3007.40. The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s request(s) in the captioned docket(s) are consistent with the policies of title 39. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern market dominant product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3622, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3010, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern competitive product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3632, 39 U.S.C. 3633, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comment deadline(s) for each request appear in section II. II. Docketed Proceeding(s) 1. Docket No(s).: MC2017–174 and CP2017–275; Filing Title: Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 52 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors’ Decision, Contract, and Supporting Data; Filing Acceptance Date: August 18, 2017; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30; Public Representative: Kenneth R. Moeller; Comments Due: August 28, 2017. 2. Docket No(s).: MC2017–175 and CP2017–276; Filing Title: Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 53 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors’ Decision, Contract, and Supporting Data; Filing Acceptance Date: August 18, 2017; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30; Public Representative: Kenneth R. Moeller; Comments Due: August 28, 2017. 3. Docket No(s).: MC2017–176 and CP2017–277; Filing Title: Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 342 to PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors’ Decision, Contract, and Supporting Data; Filing Acceptance Date: August 18, 2017; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30; Public Representative: Christopher C. Mohr; Comments Due: August 28, 2017. 4. Docket No(s).: MC2017–177 and CP2017–278; Filing Title: Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 22 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors’ Decision, Contract, and Supporting Data; Filing Acceptance Date: August 18, 2017; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30; Public Representative: Christopher C. Mohr; Comments Due: August 28, 2017. This notice will be published in the Federal Register. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–17981 Filed 8–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–81446; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2017–084] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Address the Application of Rule 11140 in Connection With the Implementation of the Shortened Settlement Cycle (T+2) on September 5, 2017 August 21, 2017. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on August 18, 2017, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (‘‘Nasdaq’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II, below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to address the application of Rule 11140 as it relates to 1 15 2 17 E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 25AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 164 (Friday, August 25, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40603-40604]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18143]


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OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION


Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

TIME AND DATE: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 2 p.m. (Open Portion) 2:15 
p.m. (Closed Portion).

PLACE: Offices of the Corporation, Twelfth Floor Board Room, 1100 New 
York Avenue NW., Washington, DC.

STATUS: Meeting Open to the Public from 2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., Closed 
portion will commence at 2:15 p.m. (approx.).

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 
    1. President's Report.
    2. Minutes of the Open Session of the June 15, 2017, Board of 
Directors Meeting.

FURTHER MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED (Closed to the Public 2:15 p.m.):
    1. Proposed FY 2019 Budget.
    2. Insurance Project--Ukraine.
    3. Finance Project--Costa Rica.
    4. Minutes of the Closed Session of the June 15, 2017, Board of 
Directors Meeting.
    5. Reports and Budget.

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    6. Pending Projects.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Information on the meeting may be 
obtained from Catherine F. I. Andrade at (202) 336-8768, or via email 
at Catherine.Andrade@opic.gov.

    Dated: August 22, 2017.
Catherine Andrade,
Corporate Secretary, Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2017-18143 Filed 8-23-17; 11:15 am]
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