Sunshine Act Meeting, 46958 [2017-21821]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 46958 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 10, 2017 / Notices OMB Number: 0596–0217. Expiration Date of Approval: 02/28/ 2018. Type of Request: Extension with revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: In order to perform specific Forest Service activities, Congress created several authorities to assist the Agency in carrying out its mission. The Forest Service issues Federal Financial Assistance (FFA) awards, which are grants and cooperative agreements, as authorized by the Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements Act (FGCAA). This collection includes the following forms: (1) Federal Financial Assistance Standard Forms, (2) Pre-certification forms, (3) Award and administrative related correspondence, and (4) A new questionnaire related to a recipient’s accounting system and financial management capabilities. In addition to FFA, Congress created specific authorizations for acts outside the scope of the FGCAA. Appropriations language was developed to convey authority for the Forest Service to enter into relationships that are outside the scope of the FGCAA. The Forest Service implements these authorizations using instruments such as collection agreements, FGCAA exempted agreements, memorandums of understanding, and other agreements which mutually benefit participating parties. These instruments fall outside the scope of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and often require financial plans and statements of work. Forest Service employees collect information from cooperating parties from the pre-award to the closeout stage via telephone calls, emails, postal mail, and person-to-person meetings to create, develop, and administer these funded and non-funded agreements. The multiple means for respondents to communicate their responses include forms, non-forms, electronic documents, face-to-face, telephone, and Internet. The scope of information collected varies; however, it typically includes the project type, project scope, financial plan, statement of work, and cooperator’s business information. The Forest Service would not be able to create, develop, and administer these funded and non-funded agreements without the collected information. The Agency would also be unable to develop or monitor projects, make or receive payments, or identify financial and accounting errors. Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 to 4 hours annually per person. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 Type of Respondents: Non-profit and for profit institutions; institutions of higher education; State, local, and Native American tribal governments, individuals; foreign governments; and organizations. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 15,000. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1 to 4. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 28,000 hours. Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: September 25, 2017. Andria Weeks, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–21680 Filed 10–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting October 16, 2017, 1:00 p.m. e.d.t. PLACE: U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20006. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on October 16, 2017, starting at 1:00 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC, at the CSB offices located at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 910. The Board will discuss open investigations, an update on TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recommendations, the status of audits from the Office of the Inspector General, and financial and organizational updates. An opportunity for public comment will be provided. Additional Information The meeting is free and open to the public. If you require a translator or interpreter, please notify the individual listed below as the CONTACT PERSON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, at least three business days prior to the meeting. A conference call line will be provided for those who cannot attend in person. Please use the following dial-in number to join the conference: Dial in Number: 888–862–6557 Confirmation Number: 45765401. The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating accidents and hazards that result, or may result, in the catastrophic release of extremely hazardous substances. The agency’s Board Members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents and hazards, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems. Public Comment The time provided for public statements will depend upon the number of people who wish to speak. Speakers should assume that their presentations will be limited to three minutes or less, but commenters may submit written statements for the record. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Hillary Cohen, Communications Manager, at public@csb.gov or (202) 446–8094. Further information about this public meeting can be found on the CSB Web site at: www.csb.gov. Dated: October 4, 2017. Raymond C. Porfiri, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–21821 Filed 10–5–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6350–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Louisiana Advisory Committee To Discuss Hearing Preparations for Barriers to Voting Report U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 194 (Tuesday, October 10, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 46958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-21821]


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CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD


Sunshine Act Meeting

TIME AND DATE: October 16, 2017, 1:00 p.m. e.d.t.

PLACE: U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, 1750 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20006.

STATUS: Open to the public.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation 
Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on October 16, 2017, starting 
at 1:00 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC, at the CSB offices located at 1750 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 910. The Board will discuss open 
investigations, an update on recommendations, the status of audits from 
the Office of the Inspector General, and financial and organizational 
updates. An opportunity for public comment will be provided.

Additional Information

    The meeting is free and open to the public. If you require a 
translator or interpreter, please notify the individual listed below as 
the Contact Person for Further Information, at least three business 
days prior to the meeting.
    A conference call line will be provided for those who cannot attend 
in person. Please use the following dial-in number to join the 
conference: Dial in Number: 888-862-6557 Confirmation Number: 45765401.
    The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating 
accidents and hazards that result, or may result, in the catastrophic 
release of extremely hazardous substances. The agency's Board Members 
are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. CSB 
investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents and hazards, 
including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as 
inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management 
systems.

Public Comment

    The time provided for public statements will depend upon the number 
of people who wish to speak. Speakers should assume that their 
presentations will be limited to three minutes or less, but commenters 
may submit written statements for the record.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Hillary Cohen, Communications 
Manager, at public@csb.gov or (202) 446-8094. Further information about 
this public meeting can be found on the CSB Web site at: www.csb.gov.

    Dated: October 4, 2017.
Raymond C. Porfiri,
Deputy General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2017-21821 Filed 10-5-17; 11:15 am]
 BILLING CODE 6350-01-P