Request for Information on Improving the Military Selective Service Process and Increasing Participation in Military, National, and Public Service, 7080-7081 [2018-03261]

Download as PDF 7080 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 33 / Friday, February 16, 2018 / Notices I. Background Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: February 13, 2018. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2018–03216 Filed 2–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Notice of Payment (LS–208). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this Notice. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before April 17, 2018. DATES: You may submit comments by mail, delivery service, or by hand to Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S–3323, Washington, DC 20210; by fax to (202) 354–9647; or by Email to ferguson.yoon@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail/delivery, fax, or Email). Please note that comments submitted after the comment period will not be considered. The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The Act provides benefits to workers’ injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. In addition, several acts extend the Longshore Act’s coverage to certain other employees. Under sections 914(b) & (c) of the Longshore Act, a self-insured employer or insurance carrier is required to pay compensation within 14 days after the employer has knowledge of the injury or death and immediately notify the district director of the payment. Under Section 914(g), the employer/carrier is required to issue notification of final payment of compensation. Form LS–208 has been designated as the proper form on which report of those payments is to be made. The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: * Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; * evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; * enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and * minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES III. Current Actions SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Labor seeks the extension of approval of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to meet the statutory requirements to provide compensation or death benefits under the Act to workers covered by the Act. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Notice of Payments. OMB Number: 1240–0041. 19:24 Feb 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: February 6, 2018. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2018–03183 Filed 2–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P II. Review Focus ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Agency Number: LS–208. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 600. Total Annual Responses: 37,800. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 6,300. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $16,112. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATIONAL COMMISSION ON MILITARY, NATIONAL, AND PUBLIC SERVICE [NCMNPS Docket No. 05–2018–01] Request for Information on Improving the Military Selective Service Process and Increasing Participation in Military, National, and Public Service National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (the ‘‘Commission’’) was created by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2017 to ‘‘conduct a review of the military selective service process (commonly referred to as ‘the draft’) ’’ and to consider methods to increase participation in military, national, and public service in order to address national security and other public service needs of the Nation. In connection with this effort, Congress has directed the Commission to seek written comments from the general public and interested parties on matters of the Commission’s review. The Commission seeks to learn more about the general public’s views on these topics, including what has encouraged or discouraged them to perform voluntary or paid services for their communities at all levels. DATES: Comments are due by April 19, 2018. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 33 / Friday, February 16, 2018 / Notices You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. 05–2018–01, by any of the following methods: • Email: national.commission.on.service.info@ mail.mil. Please include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Website: http:// www.inspire2serve.gov/content/shareyour-thoughts. Follow the instructions on the page to submit a comment and include the docket number in the comment. • Mail: National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, Attn: RFI COMMENT—Docket 05– 2018–01, 2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000, Room 1029 Arlington, VA 22202. All submissions received must include the docket number. If the Commission cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the Commission may not be able to consider your comment. Late comments will be considered. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general inquiries, submission process questions, or any additional information about this request for comments, please contact Rachel Rikleen, at (703) 571– 3760 or by email at national.commission.on.service.info@ mail.mil. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES I. Background The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, Public Law 114–328, 130 Stat. 2000 (2016), created the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (the ‘‘Commission’’) to ‘‘conduct a review of the military selective service process (commonly referred to as ‘the draft’)’’ and to ‘‘consider methods to increase participation in military, national, and public service in order to address national security and other public service needs of the Nation.’’ Public Law 114–328, Subtitle F, Section 551. To this end, Congress has specifically directed the Commission to consider: ‘‘(1) the need for a military selective service process, including the continuing need for a mechanism to draft large numbers of replacement combat troops; (2) means by which to foster a greater attitude and ethos of service among United States youth, including an increased propensity for military service; (3) the feasibility and advisability of modifying the military selective service process in order to obtain for military, national, and public service individuals with skills (such as medical, dental, and nursing skills, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Feb 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 language skills, cyber skills, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills) for which the Nation has a critical need, without regard to age or sex; and (4) the feasibility and advisability of including in the military selective service process, as so modified, an eligibility or entitlement for the receipt of one or more Federal benefits (such as educational benefits, subsidized or secured student loans, grants or hiring preferences) specified by the Commission for purposes of the review.’’ Id. The Commission’s work is also guided by a series of principles issued by the President on April 3, 2017. See House Doc 115–27, available at https:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CDOC115hdoc27/pdf/CDOC-115hdoc27.pdf Those principles addressed questions raised by Congress that are similar to those included below under ‘‘Specific Topics to Address.’’ The Commission is required to provide the President and Congress a final report containing its findings and recommendations regarding these matters no later than March 2020. In preparing the report, the Commission must engage the American public, hearing directly from them about these topics. In particular, Congress has directed the Commission to seek written comments from the general public and interested parties on matters of the Commission’s review within seven months of its establishment date, which means April 19, 2018. This notice and request for comments is intended to meet that statutory requirement. II. Other Engagement Opportunities The Commission is also receiving formal input from a number of Federal agencies. The Commission’s enabling statute requires the Secretary of Defense to issue a preliminary report on the current and future need for a centralized registration system under the Military Selective Service Act, and the Comptroller General to perform a review of the procedures used by the Defense Department in evaluating the selective service requirements. Additionally, several Federal agencies are required under the Commission’s enabling statute to offer to the Commission recommendations for the reform of the military selective service process and military, national, and public service in connection with that process. The Commission will hold a series of public meetings on these topics as it prepares its report for Congress and the President. Information about those meetings will be made available on the PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7081 Commission’s website, http:// www.inspire2serve.gov. III. Specific Topics to Address The Commission would welcome comments on any of the specific topics for which Congress has requested Commission input. These are set forth above under ‘‘Background.’’ In addition, the Commission would welcome comments on any of the following specific topics: (1) Is a military draft or draft contingency still a necessary component of U.S. national security? (2) Are modifications to the selective service system needed? (3) How can the United States increase participation in military, national, and public service by individuals with skills critical to address the national security and other public service needs of the nation? (4) What are the barriers to participation in military, national, or public service? (5) Does service have inherent value, and, if so, what is it? (6) Is a mandatory service requirement for all Americans necessary, valuable, and feasible? (7) How does the United States increase the propensity for Americans, particularly young Americans, to serve? Dated: February 12, 2018. Kent Abernathy, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2018–03261 Filed 2–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board The National Science Board (NSB), pursuant to National Science Foundation (NSF) regulations (45 CFR part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1862n–5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice of the scheduling of meetings for the transaction of NSB business as follows: TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. PLACE: These meetings will be held at the NSF headquarters, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. Meetings are held in the boardroom on the 2nd floor. The public may observe public meetings held in the boardroom. All visitors must contact the Board Office (call 703–292–7000 or send an E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1

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NATIONAL COMMISSION ON MILITARY, NATIONAL, AND PUBLIC SERVICE

[NCMNPS Docket No. 05-2018-01]


Request for Information on Improving the Military Selective 
Service Process and Increasing Participation in Military, National, and 
Public Service

AGENCY: National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Commission on Military, National, and Public 
Service (the ``Commission'') was created by Congress in the National 
Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2017 to ``conduct a review of 
the military selective service process (commonly referred to as `the 
draft') '' and to consider methods to increase participation in 
military, national, and public service in order to address national 
security and other public service needs of the Nation. In connection 
with this effort, Congress has directed the Commission to seek written 
comments from the general public and interested parties on matters of 
the Commission's review. The Commission seeks to learn more about the 
general public's views on these topics, including what has encouraged 
or discouraged them to perform voluntary or paid services for their 
communities at all levels.

DATES: Comments are due by April 19, 2018.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. 05-2018-
01, by any of the following methods:
     Email: national.commission.on.service.info@mail.mil">national.commission.on.service.info@mail.mil. 
Please include the docket number in the subject line of the message.
     Website: http://www.inspire2serve.gov/content/share-your-thoughts. Follow the instructions on the page to submit a comment and 
include the docket number in the comment.
     Mail: National Commission on Military, National, and 
Public Service, Attn: RFI COMMENT--Docket 05-2018-01, 2530 Crystal 
Drive, Suite 1000, Room 1029 Arlington, VA 22202.
    All submissions received must include the docket number. If the 
Commission cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and 
cannot contact you for clarification, the Commission may not be able to 
consider your comment. Late comments will be considered.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general inquiries, submission 
process questions, or any additional information about this request for 
comments, please contact Rachel Rikleen, at (703) 571-3760 or by email 
at national.commission.on.service.info@mail.mil">national.commission.on.service.info@mail.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, Public 
Law 114-328, 130 Stat. 2000 (2016), created the National Commission on 
Military, National, and Public Service (the ``Commission'') to 
``conduct a review of the military selective service process (commonly 
referred to as `the draft')'' and to ``consider methods to increase 
participation in military, national, and public service in order to 
address national security and other public service needs of the 
Nation.'' Public Law 114-328, Subtitle F, Section 551.
    To this end, Congress has specifically directed the Commission to 
consider: ``(1) the need for a military selective service process, 
including the continuing need for a mechanism to draft large numbers of 
replacement combat troops; (2) means by which to foster a greater 
attitude and ethos of service among United States youth, including an 
increased propensity for military service; (3) the feasibility and 
advisability of modifying the military selective service process in 
order to obtain for military, national, and public service individuals 
with skills (such as medical, dental, and nursing skills, language 
skills, cyber skills, and science, technology, engineering, and 
mathematics (STEM) skills) for which the Nation has a critical need, 
without regard to age or sex; and (4) the feasibility and advisability 
of including in the military selective service process, as so modified, 
an eligibility or entitlement for the receipt of one or more Federal 
benefits (such as educational benefits, subsidized or secured student 
loans, grants or hiring preferences) specified by the Commission for 
purposes of the review.'' Id.
    The Commission's work is also guided by a series of principles 
issued by the President on April 3, 2017. See House Doc 115-27, 
available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CDOC-115hdoc27/pdf/CDOC-115hdoc27.pdf Those principles addressed questions raised by Congress 
that are similar to those included below under ``Specific Topics to 
Address.''
    The Commission is required to provide the President and Congress a 
final report containing its findings and recommendations regarding 
these matters no later than March 2020. In preparing the report, the 
Commission must engage the American public, hearing directly from them 
about these topics. In particular, Congress has directed the Commission 
to seek written comments from the general public and interested parties 
on matters of the Commission's review within seven months of its 
establishment date, which means April 19, 2018. This notice and request 
for comments is intended to meet that statutory requirement.

II. Other Engagement Opportunities

    The Commission is also receiving formal input from a number of 
Federal agencies. The Commission's enabling statute requires the 
Secretary of Defense to issue a preliminary report on the current and 
future need for a centralized registration system under the Military 
Selective Service Act, and the Comptroller General to perform a review 
of the procedures used by the Defense Department in evaluating the 
selective service requirements. Additionally, several Federal agencies 
are required under the Commission's enabling statute to offer to the 
Commission recommendations for the reform of the military selective 
service process and military, national, and public service in 
connection with that process.
    The Commission will hold a series of public meetings on these 
topics as it prepares its report for Congress and the President. 
Information about those meetings will be made available on the 
Commission's website, http://www.inspire2serve.gov.

III. Specific Topics to Address

    The Commission would welcome comments on any of the specific topics 
for which Congress has requested Commission input. These are set forth 
above under ``Background.''
    In addition, the Commission would welcome comments on any of the 
following specific topics:
    (1) Is a military draft or draft contingency still a necessary 
component of U.S. national security?
    (2) Are modifications to the selective service system needed?
    (3) How can the United States increase participation in military, 
national, and public service by individuals with skills critical to 
address the national security and other public service needs of the 
nation?
    (4) What are the barriers to participation in military, national, 
or public service?
    (5) Does service have inherent value, and, if so, what is it?
    (6) Is a mandatory service requirement for all Americans necessary, 
valuable, and feasible?
    (7) How does the United States increase the propensity for 
Americans, particularly young Americans, to serve?

    Dated: February 12, 2018.
Kent Abernathy,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2018-03261 Filed 2-15-18; 8:45 am]
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