Request for Nominations to the National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, 60722-60723 [2017-27627]

Download as PDF 60722 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices • Schedule G is deleted. This schedule was used to collect comments. It is easier for respondents to provide comments when completing a schedule so the new form will collect comments after each section. • A copy of Standard Contract (10 CFR 961.11) Appendix E General Specifications is added to the survey for the convenience of the respondents. • The following terms have either been added or updated to match the definition prescribed by the Standard Contract; Canister, DOE Facility, Failed Fuel, Multi-Assembly Canister/Cask, Non-fuel Component Identifier, Nonstandard Fuel and Reconstructed Assembly. • DOE is changing Form GC–859 to collect information once every three years on a triennial basis. Reporting once every three years reduces respondent burden by permitting all new data for the multiyear period to be reported in one report. • In response to a public comment on the 60-day Federal Register notice, the due date listed in Appendix A is changed to August 31, 2018, so it is consistent with the due date listed on the cover page. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 125. (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 42. (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 3,747 hours. (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: Additional costs to respondents are not anticipated beyond costs associated with response burden hours. The information is maintained in the normal course of business. The cost of the burden hours is estimated to be $276,004 (3,747 burden hours times $73.66 per hour). EIA estimates that there are no additional costs to respondents associated with the survey other than the costs associated with the burden hours. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Statutory Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Public Law 93–275, codified as 15 U.S. C. 772(b) and the DOE Organization Act of 1977, Public Law 95–91, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq., The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 codified at 42 U.S.C. 10222 et seq. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2017. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–27597 Filed 12–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9972–42–OARM] Request for Nominations to the National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), to advise the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). Vacancies on these two committees are expected to be selected by the spring of 2018. Please submit nominations by no later than February 16, 2018. Additional sources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The National Advisory Committee and the Governmental Advisory Committee advise the EPA Administrator in his capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ‘‘Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.’’ The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the United States Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC. The National Advisory Committee consists of 15 representatives from environmental non-profit groups, business and industry, and educational institutions. The Governmental Advisory Committee consists of 14 representatives from state, local, and tribal governments. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for a two-year term. The committees usually meet 3 times per year and the average workload for committee members is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the committees in a voluntary capacity. Although we are unable to provide compensation or an honorarium for PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 your services, you may receive travel and per diem allowances, according to applicable federal travel regulations. EPA is seeking nominations from various sectors, i.e., for the NAC we are seeking nominees from academia, business and industry, and nongovernmental organizations; for the GAC we are seeking nominees from state, local and tribal government sectors. Nominees will be considered according to the mandates of FACA, which requires committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of constituencies, sectors, and groups. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees: • Professional knowledge of the subjects examined by the committees, including trade & environment issues, NAFTA, the NAAEC, and the CEC. • Represent a sector or group involved in trilateral environmental policy issues. • Senior-level experience in the sectors represented on both committees. • A demonstrated ability to work in a consensus building process with a wide range of representatives from diverse constituencies. • Nominees may self-nominate. If you are interested in serving on the NAC or GAC, please submit the following information: • Nominations must include a brief statement of interest, a resume or curriculum vitae, and a short biography describing your professional and educational qualifications, including a list of relevant activities and any current or previous service on advisory committees. The statement of interest, resume, curriculum vitae, or short biography should include the candidate’s name, and name and address of current organization, position title, email address, and daytime telephone number(s). In preparing your statement of interest, please describe how your background, knowledge, and experience, will bring value to the work of the NAC or GAC, and how these qualifications will contribute to the overall diversity of the committees. Also, please describe any previous involvement with EPA through employment, grant funding, and/or contracting sources. • Candidates from the academic and tribal sectors must also provide a letter of recommendation authorizing the nominee to represent their organization or Tribal government. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices • Please be advised that federally registered lobbyists are not permitted to serve on federal advisory committees. • EPA’s policy is that, unless otherwise prescribed by statute, members generally are appointed for two-year terms. ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to Oscar Carrillo, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1601–M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460. You may also email nominations with subject line ‘‘NAC/ GAC Nomination 2018’’ to carrillo. oscar@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. EPA, telephone (202) 564– 0347; fax (202) 564–8129. Dated: December 14, 2017. Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9036–7] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7146 or http://www2.epa.gov/ nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 12/11/2017 Through 12/15/2017 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: http:// cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cdx-nepapublic/action/eia/search. EIS No. 20170241, Final, BLM, WV, ADOPTION—Mountain Valley Project and Equitrans Expansion Project, Review Period, Contact: Victoria Craft (601) 919–4655. EIS No. 20170242, Final, NPS, NY, Final Fire Island Wilderness Breach Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Review Period Ends: 01/22/2018, Contact: Kaetlyn Jackson 631–687–4770. EIS No. 20170243, Draft, DOT, TX, Dallas to Houston High Speed Rail, Comment Period Ends: 02/20/2018, Contact: Kevin Wright 202–493–0845. 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 [FR Doc. 2017–27636 Filed 12–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–1151] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before February 20, 2018. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2017–27627 Filed 12–21–17; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Dated: December 19, 2017. Kelly Knight, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60723 For additional information about the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418–2991. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. OMB Control Number: 3060–1151. Title: Sections 1.1420, 1.1422 and 1.1424, Pole Attachment Access Requirements. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently-approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 763 respondents; 36,136 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 20–45 hours. Frequency of Response: On-occasion reporting requirement, recordkeeping requirement, and third-party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 224. Total Annual Burden: 448,921 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: No questions of a confidential nature are asked. Needs and Uses: The Commission is requesting OMB approval for a threeyear extension of this information collection In Implementation of Section 224 of the Act, A National Broadband Plan for Our Future, WC Docket No. 07– 245, GN Docket No. 09–51, Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9972-42-OARM]


Request for Nominations to the National and Governmental Advisory 
Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for 
Environmental Cooperation

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be 
considered for appointment to the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and 
the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), to advise the U.S. 
Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). 
Vacancies on these two committees are expected to be selected by the 
spring of 2018. Please submit nominations by no later than February 16, 
2018. Additional sources may be utilized in the solicitation of 
nominees.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The National Advisory Committee and the Governmental 
Advisory Committee advise the EPA Administrator in his capacity as the 
U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized 
under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on 
Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), and as directed by Executive Order 
12915, entitled ``Federal Implementation of the North American 
Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.'' The Committees are 
responsible for providing advice to the United States Representative on 
a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory and 
economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of 
the NAAEC. The National Advisory Committee consists of 15 
representatives from environmental non-profit groups, business and 
industry, and educational institutions. The Governmental Advisory 
Committee consists of 14 representatives from state, local, and tribal 
governments. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for a two-
year term. The committees usually meet 3 times per year and the average 
workload for committee members is approximately 10 to 15 hours per 
month. Members serve on the committees in a voluntary capacity.
    Although we are unable to provide compensation or an honorarium for 
your services, you may receive travel and per diem allowances, 
according to applicable federal travel regulations. EPA is seeking 
nominations from various sectors, i.e., for the NAC we are seeking 
nominees from academia, business and industry, and non-governmental 
organizations; for the GAC we are seeking nominees from state, local 
and tribal government sectors. Nominees will be considered according to 
the mandates of FACA, which requires committees to maintain diversity 
across a broad range of constituencies, sectors, and groups. EPA values 
and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse 
candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial 
and ethnic groups. The following criteria will be used to evaluate 
nominees:
     Professional knowledge of the subjects examined by the 
committees, including trade & environment issues, NAFTA, the NAAEC, and 
the CEC.
     Represent a sector or group involved in trilateral 
environmental policy issues.
     Senior-level experience in the sectors represented on both 
committees.
     A demonstrated ability to work in a consensus building 
process with a wide range of representatives from diverse 
constituencies.
     Nominees may self-nominate.
    If you are interested in serving on the NAC or GAC, please submit 
the following information:
     Nominations must include a brief statement of interest, a 
resume or curriculum vitae, and a short biography describing your 
professional and educational qualifications, including a list of 
relevant activities and any current or previous service on advisory 
committees. The statement of interest, resume, curriculum vitae, or 
short biography should include the candidate's name, and name and 
address of current organization, position title, email address, and 
daytime telephone number(s). In preparing your statement of interest, 
please describe how your background, knowledge, and experience, will 
bring value to the work of the NAC or GAC, and how these qualifications 
will contribute to the overall diversity of the committees. Also, 
please describe any previous involvement with EPA through employment, 
grant funding, and/or contracting sources.
     Candidates from the academic and tribal sectors must also 
provide a letter of recommendation authorizing the nominee to represent 
their organization or Tribal government.

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     Please be advised that federally registered lobbyists are 
not permitted to serve on federal advisory committees.
     EPA's policy is that, unless otherwise prescribed by 
statute, members generally are appointed for two-year terms.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to Oscar Carrillo, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency (1601-M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20460. You may also email nominations with subject line ``NAC/GAC 
Nomination 2018'' to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. EPA, telephone (202) 564-0347; fax (202) 564-8129.

    Dated: December 14, 2017.
Oscar Carrillo,
Designated Federal Officer.
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