Notice of Public Meetings of the Arkansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 57703-57704 [2017-26350]

Download as PDF 57703 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 234 Thursday, December 7, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Malheur National Forest, Blue Mountain Ranger District and Umatilla National Forest, North Fork John Day Ranger District; Oregon; Ragged Ruby Project Forest Service, USDA. Notice to extend the public scoping period for the Ragged Ruby Project for two proposed forest plan amendments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Malheur National Forest is issuing this notice to advise the public of a 30-day extension to the public scoping period on the projectspecific forest plan amendments proposed as part of the Ragged Ruby Project. This extension is for two amendments for connectivity and harvest in late and old structure stands, which includes identification of the applicable planning rule provisions that are likely to be directly related to the amendment. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by January 8, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Comments can be filed electronically at: commentspacificnorthwest-malheurbluemountain@fs.fed.us. Electronic comments must be submitted as part of the email message or as an attachment in plain text (.txt), Microsoft Word (.doc), rich text format (.rtf), or portable document format (.pdf). Emails submitted to addresses other than the one listed above, or in formats other than those listed or containing viruses, will be rejected. • Mail: Written, specific comments must be submitted to Dave Halemeier, District Ranger, Blue Mountain Ranger District, c/o Sasha Fertig, P.O. Box 909, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Dec 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 John Day, OR 97845, or FAX at 541– 575–3319. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method or to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period may not be considered by the Malheur National Forest. All comments received are part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. This opportunity for comment applies only to the project-specific forest plan amendments described below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Previously submitted comments will be considered and should not be resubmitted. Previous commenters will have eligibility to object under 26 CFR 218.5. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sasha Fertig, NEPA Planner, Blue Mountain Ranger District, Malheur National Forest, 541–575–3061 or sashafertig@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. The full Ragged Ruby Project Scoping Package and Addendum is available on the Malheur National Forest Web site: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/ ?project=49392. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original Ragged Ruby Project Notice of Intent (NOI) was published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2017 (82 FR 15020). The 2012 Planning Rule, as amended, requires identification in the initial notice of the amendment of the substantive provisions that are likely to be directly related to the amendment (36 CFR 219.8 through 219.11). During project development following the original NOI, the project’s interdisciplinary team identified the need for a project-specific forest plan amendment to the Malheur National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (forest plan), as amended by the Decision Notice for the Revised Continuation of Interim Management Direction Establishing Riparian, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ecosystem and Wildlife Standards for Timber Sales (Eastside Screens). The original NOI did not identify the need for this amendment to the Eastside Screens, Standard 6(d)(3)(a), or the applicable substantive provisions. The original NOI also did not identify the applicable substantive provisions for the project-specific forest plan amendment to the Eastside Screens, Standard 6(d) to allow harvest in late and old structure stands. Standard 6(d)(3)(a) provides direction to maintain or enhance the current level of connectivity between late and old structure (LOS) and old growth Management Area 13 (MA13) stands by maintaining connections between them as described in the Eastside Screens. This amendment is being proposed to allow upland restoration activities that would reduce stand density, increase tree spatial heterogeneity, protect old trees, and shift species composition to a higher proportion of early seral species (e.g., western white pine, western larch, and ponderosa pine), limiting the ability to connect all LOS and MA13 stands as directed in the Eastside Screens. Wildlife corridors would be provided between all MA13 stands, some LOS stands, and to adjacent watersheds; however, not all LOS stands would be connected due to LOS stand sizes and position on the landscape. The updated information described in this notice is provided in the Ragged Ruby Project Scoping Package Addendum, now available on the Forest’s Web site: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project= 49392. Dated: Novmeber 16, 2017. Chris French, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2017–26377 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meetings of the Arkansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 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\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 57704 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 234 / Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Notices and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Arkansas Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold meetings on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12 p.m. Central time. The Committee will continue discussion and preparations to study civil rights and criminal justice in the state. DATES: The meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12 p.m. Central time. Public Call Information: • Wednesday January 10, 2018: • Dial: 877–719–9801, Conference ID: 7938515. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312–353– 8311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public can listen to these discussions. These meetings are available to the public through the above call in numbers. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Programs Unit, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Corrine Sanders at csanders@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (312) 353– 8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit Office, as they VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Dec 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Arkansas Advisory Committee link (https://www.facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=236). Click on ‘‘meeting details’’ and then ‘‘documents’’ to download. 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 Welcome and Roll Call Civil Rights in Arkansas: Criminal Justice Future Plans and Actions Public Comment Adjournment Dated: December 1, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–26350 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: 2017–2019 Business Research & Development Survey (BRDS). OMB Control Number: 0607–0912. Form Number(s): BRD–1. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 45,000. Average Hours per Response: 3 hours and 18 minutes. Burden Hours: 148,600. Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau is requesting clearance to conduct the Business Research and Development Survey (BRDS) for the 2017–2019 survey years with the revisions outlined in this document. Companies are the major performers of research and development (R&D) in the United States, accounting for over 70 percent of total U.S. R&D outlays each year. A consistent business R&D information base is essential to government officials formulating public policy, industry personnel involved in corporate planning, and members of the academic community conducting research. To develop policies designed to promote PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and enhance science and technology, past trends and the present status of R&D must be known and analyzed. Without comprehensive business R&D statistics, it would be impossible to evaluate the health of science and technology in the United States or to make comparisons between the technological progress of our country and that of other nations. The National Science Foundation Act of 1950 as amended authorizes and directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) ‘‘. . . to provide a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on scientific and engineering resources and to provide a source of information for policy formulation by other agencies of the Federal government.’’ One of the methods used by NSF to fulfill this mandate is the BRDS—the primary federal source of information on R&D in the business sector. NSF together with the Census Bureau, the collecting and compiling agent, analyze the data and publish the resulting statistics. NSF has published annual R&D statistics collected from the Survey of Industrial Research and Development (1953–2007) and the Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) (2008–2016) for 63 years. The results of the surveys are used to assess trends in R&D expenditures by industry sector, investigate productivity determinants, formulate science and tax policy, and compare individual company performance with industry averages. This survey is the Nation’s primary source for international comparative statistics on business R&D spending. The BRDS will continue to collect the following types of information: • R&D expense based on accounting standards. • Worldwide R&D of domestic companies. • Business segment detail. • R&D related capital expenditures. • Detailed data about the R&D workforce. • R&D strategy and data on the potential impact of R&D on the market. • R&D directed to application areas of particular national interest. • Data measuring intellectual property protection activities. The following changes will be made to the 2017–2019 BRDS compared to the 2016 BRDIS: • Removed four innovation questions from Section 1. • Moved Capital Expenditures questions from Section 2 to their own section, Section 4. • Added a Yes/No question to determine if any capital expenditures were reimbursed by others. E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 234 (Thursday, December 7, 2017)]
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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Notice of Public Meetings of the Arkansas Advisory Committee to 
the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

ACTION: Announcement of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the 
rules

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and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Arkansas Advisory Committee 
(Committee) will hold meetings on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12 
p.m. Central time. The Committee will continue discussion and 
preparations to study civil rights and criminal justice in the state.

DATES: The meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12 
p.m. Central time.
    Public Call Information:
     Wednesday January 10, 2018:
     Dial: 877-719-9801, Conference ID: 7938515.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at 
mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312-353-8311.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public can listen to these 
discussions. These meetings are available to the public through the 
above call in numbers. Any interested member of the public may call 
this number and listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be 
provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time 
allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify 
themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an 
email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. 
Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate 
over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission 
will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for 
calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free 
telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the 
proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-
8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and 
conference ID number.
    Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; 
the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days 
following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional 
Programs Unit, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 
410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at 
(312) 353-8324, or emailed to Corrine Sanders at csanders@usccr.gov. 
Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional 
Programs Unit at (312) 353-8311.
    Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced 
at the Regional Programs Unit Office, as they become available, both 
before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available 
via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Arkansas 
Advisory Committee link (https://www.facadatabase.gov/committee/meetings.aspx?cid=236). Click on ``meeting details'' and then 
``documents'' to download. 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

Welcome and Roll Call
Civil Rights in Arkansas: Criminal Justice
Future Plans and Actions
Public Comment
Adjournment

    Dated: December 1, 2017.
David Mussatt,
Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit.
[FR Doc. 2017-26350 Filed 12-6-17; 8:45 am]
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