Notice of Public Hearing and Business Meeting February 14 and March 14, 2018, 5410-5411 [2018-02369]

Download as PDF 5410 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 26 / Wednesday, February 7, 2018 / Notices 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.140 and 102–3.150. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting will include discussion on accreditation compliance, organizational management, strategic planning, resource management, and other matters of interest to the National Defense University. Agenda: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Welcome and Administrative Notes; State of the University Address; Middles States Commission on Higher Education Update; NDU Strategic Plan-Progress Update on the Current Plan (AY 2012– 2013 to AY 2017–2018) and an Overview of the Planning Process for the New Plan (AY 2018–2019 to AY 2023–2024); New NDU Strategic Plan Line of Effort 1-Student Experience; New NDU Strategic Plan Line of Effort 2-Quality Workforce; New NDU Strategic Plan Line of Effort 3-Stable Foundation. Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Information Technology Update; New Initiatives at the Eisenhower School; Board Member Feedback; Wrap-up and Closing Remarks. Meeting Accessibility: Limited space made available for observers will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Meeting location is handicap accessible. Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, written statements to the committee may be submitted to the committee at any time or in response to a stated planned meeting agenda by FAX or email to Ms. Joycelyn Stevens at (202) 685–0079, Fax (202) 685–3920 or StevensJ7@ndu.edu. Dated: February 2, 2018. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2018–02434 Filed 2–6–18; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Public Hearing and Business Meeting February 14 and March 14, 2018 Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Feb 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 February 14, 2018. A business meeting will be held the following month on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The hearing and meeting are open to the public and will be held at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. Public Hearing. The public hearing on February 14, 2018 will begin at 1:30 p.m. Hearing items subject to the Commission’s review will include draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges, and other water-related projects, as well as resolutions: (a) To adopt the fiscal year 2018–2020 Water Resources Program; (b) to clarify and restate the Commission’s policy for the replacement of water consumptively used by electric generating or cogenerating facilities during critical hydrologic conditions; and (c) to reauthorize the Regulated Flow Advisory Committee’s (RFAC) Subcommittee on Ecological Flows (SEF). The list of projects scheduled for hearing, including project descriptions, and the text of the proposed resolutions will be posted on the Commission’s website, www.drbc.net, in a long form of this notice at least ten days before the hearing date. Written comments on matters scheduled for hearing on February 14 will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on February 20. The public is advised to check the Commission’s website periodically prior to the hearing date, as items scheduled for hearing may be postponed if additional time is deemed necessary to complete the Commission’s review, and items may be added up to ten days prior to the hearing date. In reviewing docket descriptions, the public is also asked to be aware that project details commonly change in the course of the Commission’s review, which is ongoing. Public Meeting. The public business meeting on March 14, 2018 will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include: adoption of the Minutes of the Commission’s December 13, 2017 Business Meeting, announcements of upcoming meetings and events, a report on hydrologic conditions, reports by the Executive Director and the Commission’s General Counsel, and consideration of any items for which a hearing has been completed or is not required. The latter are expected to include a resolution authorizing the Commission to procure janitorial services based on a competitive bidding process. After all scheduled business has been completed and as time allows, the Business Meeting will be followed by up to one hour of Open Public PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comment, an opportunity to address the Commission on any topic concerning management of the basin’s water resources, outside the context of a duly noticed, on-the-record public hearing. There will be no opportunity for additional public comment for the record at the March 14 Business Meeting on items for which a hearing was completed on February 14 or a previous date. Commission consideration on March 14 of items for which the public hearing is closed may result in approval of the item (by docket or resolution) as proposed, approval with changes, denial, or deferral. When the Commissioners defer an action, they may announce an additional period for written comment on the item, with or without an additional hearing date, or they may take additional time to consider the input they have already received without requesting further public input. Any deferred items will be considered for action at a public meeting of the Commission on a future date. Advance Sign-Up for Oral Comment. Individuals who wish to comment on the record during the public hearing on February 14 or to address the Commissioners informally during the Open Public Comment portion of the meeting on March 14 as time allows, are asked to sign-up in advance through EventBrite, the online registration process recently introduced by the Commission. Links to EventBrite for the Public Hearing and the Business Meeting are available at drbc.net. For assistance, please contact Ms. Paula Schmitt of the Commission staff, at paula.schmitt@drbc.nj.gov. Addresses for Written Comment. Written comment on items scheduled for hearing may be made through SmartComment, the web-based comment system recently introduced by the Commission, a link to which is posted at drbc.net. Although use of SmartComment is strongly preferred, comments may also be delivered by hand at the public hearing; or by hand, U.S. Mail or private carrier to Commission Secretary, P.O. Box 7360, 25 Cosey Road, West Trenton, NJ 08628. For assistance, please contact Paula Schmitt at paula.schmitt@drbc.nj.gov. Accommodations for Special Needs. Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act who wish to attend the informational meeting, conference session or hearings should contact the Commission Secretary directly at 609–883–9500 ext. 203 or through the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) at 711, to discuss how we can accommodate your needs. E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 26 / Wednesday, February 7, 2018 / Notices Additional Information, Contacts. Additional public records relating to hearing items may be examined at the Commission’s offices by appointment by contacting Carol Adamovic, 609–883– 9500, ext. 249. For other questions concerning hearing items, please contact Judith Scharite, Project Review Section assistant at 609–883–9500, ext. 216. Dated: January 30, 2018. Pamela M. Bush, Commission Secretary and Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–02369 Filed 2–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6360–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2018–ICCD–0010] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for Flexibility for Equitable Per-Pupil Funding Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995, ED is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an emergency review of a new information collection. DATES: Approval by the OMB has been requested by 2/7/2018. A regular clearance process is also hereby being initiated. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2018–ICCD–0010. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, LBJ, Room 216–44, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Feb 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 activities, please contact Jessica McKinney, 202–401–1960. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Application for Flexibility for Equitable Per-pupil Funding. OMB Control Number: 1810–NEW. Type of Review: New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number). Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 20. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,120. Abstract: This is a request for emergency clearance to collect critical information for the Application for Flexibility for Equitable Per-pupil Funding, the instrument through which local educational agencies (LEAs) apply for flexibility to consolidate eligible Federal funds and State and local education funding based on weighted per-pupil allocations for low-income and otherwise disadvantaged students. This program allows LEAs to consolidate funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education of 1965 Federal education programs. These Federal education programs were reauthorized by the Elementary PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5411 and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ESSA added a new program to the ESEA, the Flexibility for Equitable Perpupil Funding under section 1501. This discretionary flexibility allows the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to offer an LEA the opportunity to consolidate funds under the abovelisted programs to support the LEA in creating a single school funding system based on weighted per-pupil allocations for low-income and otherwise disadvantaged students, with attendant flexibility in using those funds. For the initial three-year period, the Department may approve this flexibility for up to 50 LEAs. Given the priority of an orderly transition, the earliest available time to award flexibility related to the use of federal funding was School Year 2018– 2019, which mostly takes place during FY 2019. This aligns with States’ transition to ‘‘full’’ compliance, as all provisions of the law will be effective by FY 2019, including those that were otherwise delayed under orderly transition authority. This timeframe also aligns with the implementation of the other pilot program provided in ESSA, the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority (IADA). Although an approximate timeframe was established, by necessity, the planning for a new and potentially farreaching program could not begin in earnest until new political leadership had been appointed. This planning began in mid-2017 following the appointment of Secretary DeVos and other political leadership. The scope of work for the development of the application was significant. The program is entirely new and involves broad authority for the Secretary to waive provisions of the ESEA, although only after a successful applicant meets several dozen precise and technical requirements related to the allocation, use and reporting of funds. Given that the program is new and highly technical, affects the use of federal funds, waives other federal requirements, and involves a potential applicant pool of thousands of school districts, the development of an application required significant legal and policy analysis, which lasted several months. Lastly, between enactment of ESSA and the present date, there were also several major anticipated and unanticipated events, including a change in Presidential and Secretarial administration, Congressional action that eliminated certain implementing regulations of the law, and significant E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 26 (Wednesday, February 7, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5410-5411]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02369]


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DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION


Notice of Public Hearing and Business Meeting February 14 and 
March 14, 2018

    Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River Basin Commission 
will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. A business 
meeting will be held the following month on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. 
The hearing and meeting are open to the public and will be held at the 
Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, 
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.
    Public Hearing. The public hearing on February 14, 2018 will begin 
at 1:30 p.m. Hearing items subject to the Commission's review will 
include draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges, and other water-
related projects, as well as resolutions: (a) To adopt the fiscal year 
2018-2020 Water Resources Program; (b) to clarify and restate the 
Commission's policy for the replacement of water consumptively used by 
electric generating or cogenerating facilities during critical 
hydrologic conditions; and (c) to reauthorize the Regulated Flow 
Advisory Committee's (RFAC) Subcommittee on Ecological Flows (SEF).
    The list of projects scheduled for hearing, including project 
descriptions, and the text of the proposed resolutions will be posted 
on the Commission's website, www.drbc.net, in a long form of this 
notice at least ten days before the hearing date.
    Written comments on matters scheduled for hearing on February 14 
will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on February 20.
    The public is advised to check the Commission's website 
periodically prior to the hearing date, as items scheduled for hearing 
may be postponed if additional time is deemed necessary to complete the 
Commission's review, and items may be added up to ten days prior to the 
hearing date. In reviewing docket descriptions, the public is also 
asked to be aware that project details commonly change in the course of 
the Commission's review, which is ongoing.
    Public Meeting. The public business meeting on March 14, 2018 will 
begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include: adoption of the Minutes of the 
Commission's December 13, 2017 Business Meeting, announcements of 
upcoming meetings and events, a report on hydrologic conditions, 
reports by the Executive Director and the Commission's General Counsel, 
and consideration of any items for which a hearing has been completed 
or is not required. The latter are expected to include a resolution 
authorizing the Commission to procure janitorial services based on a 
competitive bidding process.
    After all scheduled business has been completed and as time allows, 
the Business Meeting will be followed by up to one hour of Open Public 
Comment, an opportunity to address the Commission on any topic 
concerning management of the basin's water resources, outside the 
context of a duly noticed, on-the-record public hearing.
    There will be no opportunity for additional public comment for the 
record at the March 14 Business Meeting on items for which a hearing 
was completed on February 14 or a previous date. Commission 
consideration on March 14 of items for which the public hearing is 
closed may result in approval of the item (by docket or resolution) as 
proposed, approval with changes, denial, or deferral. When the 
Commissioners defer an action, they may announce an additional period 
for written comment on the item, with or without an additional hearing 
date, or they may take additional time to consider the input they have 
already received without requesting further public input. Any deferred 
items will be considered for action at a public meeting of the 
Commission on a future date.
    Advance Sign-Up for Oral Comment. Individuals who wish to comment 
on the record during the public hearing on February 14 or to address 
the Commissioners informally during the Open Public Comment portion of 
the meeting on March 14 as time allows, are asked to sign-up in advance 
through EventBrite, the online registration process recently introduced 
by the Commission. Links to EventBrite for the Public Hearing and the 
Business Meeting are available at drbc.net. For assistance, please 
contact Ms. Paula Schmitt of the Commission staff, at 
[email protected].
    Addresses for Written Comment. Written comment on items scheduled 
for hearing may be made through SmartComment, the web-based comment 
system recently introduced by the Commission, a link to which is posted 
at drbc.net. Although use of SmartComment is strongly preferred, 
comments may also be delivered by hand at the public hearing; or by 
hand, U.S. Mail or private carrier to Commission Secretary, P.O. Box 
7360, 25 Cosey Road, West Trenton, NJ 08628. For assistance, please 
contact Paula Schmitt at [email protected].
    Accommodations for Special Needs. Individuals in need of an 
accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act 
who wish to attend the informational meeting, conference session or 
hearings should contact the Commission Secretary directly at 609-883-
9500 ext. 203 or through the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) at 
711, to discuss how we can accommodate your needs.

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    Additional Information, Contacts. Additional public records 
relating to hearing items may be examined at the Commission's offices 
by appointment by contacting Carol Adamovic, 609-883-9500, ext. 249. 
For other questions concerning hearing items, please contact Judith 
Scharite, Project Review Section assistant at 609-883-9500, ext. 216.

    Dated: January 30, 2018.
Pamela M. Bush,
Commission Secretary and Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2018-02369 Filed 2-6-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6360-01-P