Sunshine Act Meetings, 5647-5648 [2018-02597]

Download as PDF 5647 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 27 / Thursday, February 8, 2018 / Notices year 2018 based on the economic assumptions for the 2019 Budget is presented below. These nominal rates are to be used for discounting nominal flows, which are often encountered in lease-purchase analysis. NOMINAL INTEREST RATES ON TREASURY NOTES AND BONDS OF SPECIFIED MATURITIES [In percent] 3-Year 5-Year 7-Year 10-Year 20-Year 30-Year 1.0 1.3 1.6 1.8 2.2 2.6 Real Discount Rates. A forecast of real interest rates from which the inflation premium has been removed and based on the economic assumptions from the 2019 Budget is presented below. These real rates are to be used for discounting constant-dollar flows, as is often required in cost effectiveness analysis. REAL INTEREST RATES ON TREASURY NOTES AND BONDS OF SPECIFIED MATURITIES [In percent] 3-Year 5-Year 7-Year 10-Year 20-Year 30-Year ¥0.8 ¥0.6 ¥0.3 ¥0.1 0.2 0.6 Analyses of programs with terms different from those presented above may use a linear interpolation. For example, a four-year project can be evaluated with a rate equal to the average of the three-year and five-year rates. Programs with durations longer than 30 years may use the 30-year interest rate. [FR Doc. 2018–02520 Filed 2–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY Sunshine Act Meetings The Members of the National Council on Disability (NCD) will hold a quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 8, from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, in Washington, DC. PLACE: This meeting will occur in Washington, DC, at the Access Board Conference Room, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. Interested parties may join the meeting in person at the meeting location or may join by phone in a listening-only capacity (other than the period allotted for public comment noted below) using the following call-in information: Teleconference number: 1–888–599– 8667; Conference ID: 9890793; Conference Title: NCD Meeting; Host Name: Clyde Terry. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Council will receive agency updates on policy projects, finance, governance, and other business. The Council will receive an update on the work done to date for its 2018 Progress Report to Congress and the President, which this year will focus on monitoring and enforcement efforts in three federal agencies. The Council will next release its latest report titled, ‘‘U.S. Foreign Policy and Disability 2017: Progress and Promise’’ with a daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES TIME AND DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Feb 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 summary of the report followed by a respondent panel. The Council will then revisit its 2017 Progress Report, which explored the intersection of disability and poverty, and receive public comments on which of the report’s recommendations are of greatest importance for NCD’s immediate followup activities. Following the public comment, the Council will discuss future 2018 policy activity building off of the 2017 Progress Report. The Council will conclude its meeting with a policy panel including representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice (invited), who have been asked to speak about recent ADA regulation rescissions as well as their work in the area of service animals. AGENDA: The times provided below are approximations for when each agenda item is anticipated to be discussed (all times Eastern): Thursday, March 8 9:00–9:30 a.m.—Welcome and introductions 9:30–10:15 a.m.—2018 Progress Report update and discussion 10:15–10:30 a.m.—Break 10:30–11:30 a.m.—Foreign policy report release and respondent panel 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.—NCD business meeting 12:00–12:15 p.m.—Training on Council Member time reports 12:15–1:45 p.m.—LUNCH BREAK 1:45–2:00 p.m.—Recap of 2017 Progress Report (intersection of poverty and disability) 2:00–2:30 p.m.—Public comments (focused on recommendations of the 2017 NCD Progress Report on poverty) 2:30–2:45 p.m.—BREAK PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2:45–3:45 p.m.—Policy recommendations for FY 2018 building off 2017 Progress Report 3:45–5:00 p.m.—Panel of Department of Justice representatives regarding rescinded ADA regulations and agency activities regarding service animals (invited) 5:00 p.m.—Adjourn To better facilitate NCD’s public comment, any individual interested in providing public comment is asked to register his or her intent to provide comment in advance by sending an email to PublicComment@ncd.gov with the subject line ‘‘Public Comment’’ with your name, organization, state, and topic of comment included in the body of your email. Full-length written public comments may also be sent to that email address. All emails to register for public comment at the quarterly meeting must be received by Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Priority will be given to those individuals who are in-person to provide their comments during the public comment period. Those commenters on the phone will be called on per the list of those registered via email. Due to time constraints, NCD asks all commenters to limit their comments to three minutes. Comments received at the March quarterly meeting will be limited to those regarding the public’s input on which of the 2017 NCD Progress Report’s recommendations are of greatest importance for NCD’s immediate followup activities in 2018. PUBLIC COMMENT: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Anne Sommers, NCD, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004; 202–272–2004 (V), 202–272–2074 (TTY). E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 5648 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 27 / Thursday, February 8, 2018 / Notices A CART streamtext link has been arranged for this meeting. The web link to access CART on Thursday, March 8, 2018 is: http:// www.streamtext.net/player?event=NCDQUARTERLY. Those who plan to attend the meeting in-person and require accommodations should notify NCD as soon as possible to allow time to make arrangements. To help reduce exposure to fragrances for those with multiple chemical sensitivities, NCD requests that all those attending the meeting in person refrain from wearing scented personal care products such as perfumes, hairsprays, and deodorants. ACCOMMODATIONS: Dated: February 6, 2018. Deb Cotter, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2018–02597 Filed 2–6–18; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8421–03–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meeting for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Sacramento Peak Observatory, Sunspot, New Mexico National Science Foundation. Notice of availability and notice of public meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made available for public review and comment the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Sacramento Peak Observatory. This DEIS has been prepared for the NSF to evaluate the potential environmental effects of proposed operational changes due to funding constraints for the Sacramento Peak Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico. The DEIS was prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) is being conducted concurrent with the NEPA process. DATES: NSF will accept comments on the DEIS for 45 days following publication of this Notice of Availability. Comments may be submitted verbally during the public meeting scheduled for February 28, 2018 (see details in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) or in writing. Substantive comments will be considered in a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by either of the following methods: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Feb 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 Email to: envcomp-AST-sacpeak@ nsf.gov, with subject line ‘‘Sacramento Peak Observatory.’’ Mail to: Elizabeth Pentecost, RE: Sacramento Peak Observatory, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite W9152, Alexandria, VA 22314. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the EIS process or Section 106 consultation, contact: Elizabeth Pentecost, National Science Foundation, Division of Astronomical Sciences, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite W9152, Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: (703) 292–4907; email: epenteco@nsf.gov. DEIS Information: The DEIS, as well as information about the public meeting, is posted at: www.nsf.gov/AST. A copy of the DEIS will be available for review at the following libraries: Michael Nivison Public Library, 90 Swallow Place, Cloudcroft, NM 88317, Alamogordo Public Library, 920 Oregon Avenue, Alamogordo, NM 88310. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sacramento Peak Observatory is located in Sunspot, New Mexico, within the Lincoln National Forest in the Sacramento Mountains. Established by the U.S. Air Force via a memorandum of agreement with the U.S. Forest Service in 1950, the facility was transferred to NSF in 1976. NSF and the U.S. Forest Service executed a land use agreement (signed in 1980) to formalize this transition and the continued use of the land for the observatory. The primary research facility in operation at the Sacramento Peak site is the Richard B. Dunn Solar Telescope (DST), currently managed by the National Solar Observatory (NSO). The DST is a highspatial resolution optical/infrared solar telescope. In addition to its own operations, the Sacramento Peak Observatory supplies water for the nearby Apache Point Observatory (APO). The NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Division of Astronomical Sciences, through a series of academic community-based reviews, has identified the need to divest several facilities from its portfolio in order to deliver the best performance on the emerging and key science technologies of the present decade and beyond. In 2012, NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST’s) portfolio review committee, under the category of solar facilities stated that, ‘‘AST and NSO should plan for the continued use of the Dunn Solar Telescope (DST) as a worldclass scientific observatory, supporting the solar physics community, to within two years of ATST [now the Daniel K. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Inouye Solar Telescope, DKIST] first light.’’ DKIST is being constructed in Hawai’i and is expected to begin operations in 2020. In 2016, in response to this recommendation, NSF completed a feasibility study to inform and define options for the site’s future disposition that would involve significantly decreasing or eliminating NSF funding of the Sacramento Peak Observatory. NSF issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS on July 5, 2016, held scoping meetings on July 21, 2016, and held a 30-day public comment period that closed on August 5, 2016. Alternatives to be evaluated in the EIS which may be refined through public input, with preliminary proposed alternatives that include the following: • Continued science- and educationfocused operations by interested parties with reduced NSF-funding. • Transition to partial operations by interested parties with reduced NSF funding. • Mothballing of facilities (suspension of operations in a manner such that operations could resume efficiently at some future date). • Demolition and site restoration. • No-Action Alternative: continued NSF investment for science-focused operations. No final decisions will be made regarding the proposed changes to operations at Sacramento Peak Observatory prior to issuance of a Final Environmental Impact Statement, and, subsequently, a Record of Decision for the Proposed Action. Public Meeting: A public meeting to address the DEIS will take place in Alamogordo, New Mexico with notification of the time and location published in the local newspapers, as follows: • Public Meeting: February 28, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Route 2001, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310, Telephone: (575) 437–2840. The meeting will be transcribed by a court reporter. Please contact NSF at least one week in advance of the meeting if you would like to request special accommodations (i.e., sign language interpretation, etc.) Dated: February 2, 2018. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2018–02488 Filed 2–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 27 (Thursday, February 8, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5647-5648]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02597]


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NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY


Sunshine Act Meetings

TIME AND DATES: The Members of the National Council on Disability (NCD) 
will hold a quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 8, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 
p.m., Eastern Time, in Washington, DC.

PLACE: This meeting will occur in Washington, DC, at the Access Board 
Conference Room, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. 
Interested parties may join the meeting in person at the meeting 
location or may join by phone in a listening-only capacity (other than 
the period allotted for public comment noted below) using the following 
call-in information: Teleconference number: 1-888-599-8667; Conference 
ID: 9890793; Conference Title: NCD Meeting; Host Name: Clyde Terry.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Council will receive agency updates on 
policy projects, finance, governance, and other business. The Council 
will receive an update on the work done to date for its 2018 Progress 
Report to Congress and the President, which this year will focus on 
monitoring and enforcement efforts in three federal agencies. The 
Council will next release its latest report titled, ``U.S. Foreign 
Policy and Disability 2017: Progress and Promise'' with a summary of 
the report followed by a respondent panel. The Council will then 
revisit its 2017 Progress Report, which explored the intersection of 
disability and poverty, and receive public comments on which of the 
report's recommendations are of greatest importance for NCD's immediate 
follow-up activities. Following the public comment, the Council will 
discuss future 2018 policy activity building off of the 2017 Progress 
Report. The Council will conclude its meeting with a policy panel 
including representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice 
(invited), who have been asked to speak about recent ADA regulation 
rescissions as well as their work in the area of service animals.

AGENDA: The times provided below are approximations for when each 
agenda item is anticipated to be discussed (all times Eastern):

Thursday, March 8

9:00-9:30 a.m.--Welcome and introductions
9:30-10:15 a.m.--2018 Progress Report update and discussion
10:15-10:30 a.m.--Break
10:30-11:30 a.m.--Foreign policy report release and respondent panel
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.--NCD business meeting
12:00-12:15 p.m.--Training on Council Member time reports
12:15-1:45 p.m.--LUNCH BREAK
1:45-2:00 p.m.--Recap of 2017 Progress Report (intersection of poverty 
and disability)
2:00-2:30 p.m.--Public comments (focused on recommendations of the 2017 
NCD Progress Report on poverty)
2:30-2:45 p.m.--BREAK
2:45-3:45 p.m.--Policy recommendations for FY 2018 building off 2017 
Progress Report
3:45-5:00 p.m.--Panel of Department of Justice representatives 
regarding rescinded ADA regulations and agency activities regarding 
service animals (invited)
5:00 p.m.--Adjourn

PUBLIC COMMENT: To better facilitate NCD's public comment, any 
individual interested in providing public comment is asked to register 
his or her intent to provide comment in advance by sending an email to 
[email protected] with the subject line ``Public Comment'' with 
your name, organization, state, and topic of comment included in the 
body of your email. Full-length written public comments may also be 
sent to that email address. All emails to register for public comment 
at the quarterly meeting must be received by Wednesday, March 7, 2018. 
Priority will be given to those individuals who are in-person to 
provide their comments during the public comment period. Those 
commenters on the phone will be called on per the list of those 
registered via email. Due to time constraints, NCD asks all commenters 
to limit their comments to three minutes. Comments received at the 
March quarterly meeting will be limited to those regarding the public's 
input on which of the 2017 NCD Progress Report's recommendations are of 
greatest importance for NCD's immediate follow-up activities in 2018.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Anne Sommers, NCD, 1331 F Street 
NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004; 202-272-2004 (V), 202-272-2074 
(TTY).

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ACCOMMODATIONS: A CART streamtext link has been arranged for this 
meeting. The web link to access CART on Thursday, March 8, 2018 is: 
http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=NCD-QUARTERLY.
    Those who plan to attend the meeting in-person and require 
accommodations should notify NCD as soon as possible to allow time to 
make arrangements. To help reduce exposure to fragrances for those with 
multiple chemical sensitivities, NCD requests that all those attending 
the meeting in person refrain from wearing scented personal care 
products such as perfumes, hairsprays, and deodorants.

    Dated: February 6, 2018.
Deb Cotter,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2018-02597 Filed 2-6-18; 11:15 am]
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