Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, 17368-17369 [2018-08225]

Download as PDF 17368 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 16, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. BILLING CODE 3510–JS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast Limited Entry Groundfish Fixed Gear Economic Data Collection National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 18, 2018. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at pracomments@doc.gov). daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 I. Abstract This is a request for a new information collection. The Northwest Fisheries Science Center is conducting a cost and earnings survey of active vessels operating with a limited entry groundfish permit that has a fixed gear (longline and/or pot) endorsement. Commercial fisheries economic data collections implemented by the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) have contributed to legally mandated analyses required under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MFCMS), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), and Executive Order 12866 (E.O. 12866). II. Method of Collection This survey will collect data for the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years through inperson interviews, telephone interviews, mail responses, and on-line responses. Based on previous economic data collection from this population, the NWFSC expects most survey respondents to respond through an inperson interview. [FR Doc. 2018–08195 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Jerry Leonard, National Marine Fisheries Service, 2725 Montlake Blvd. E. Seattle, WA 98112. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648-xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 90. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 270. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 16, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–08193 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Call for applications to serve on Advisory Committee. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC or committee) for two-year terms. The CSMAC provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator on spectrum policy matters. DATES: Applications must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before May 18, 2018. ADDRESSES: Persons may submit applications, with the information specified below, to David J. Reed, Designated Federal Officer, by email to dreed@ntia.doc.gov or by U.S. mail or commercial delivery service to Office of Spectrum Management, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4600, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David J. Reed at (202) 482–5955 or dreed@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee is chartered by the Department of Commerce under the Federal Advisory Committee Act SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Notices (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and pursuant to Section 105(b) of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 904(b). The committee will continue as provided in Executive Order 13811 effective September 30, 2017. The Department of Commerce re-chartered the CSMAC on September 30, 2017, for a two-year period. The CSMAC advises the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on a broad range of issues regarding spectrum policy. In particular, the current charter provides that the committee will provide advice and recommendations on needed reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management in order to: License radio frequencies in a way that maximizes their public benefit; keep wireless networks as open to innovation as possible; and make wireless services available to all Americans. The CSMAC functions solely as an advisory body in compliance with the FACA. Additional information about the CSMAC and its activities may be found at http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac. Under the terms of the committee’s charter, it will have no fewer than five (5) members and no more than thirty (30) members. The members serve on the CSMAC in the capacity of Special Government Employee (SGE). As SGEs, members must comply with certain federal conflict of interest statutes and ethics regulations, including some financial disclosure requirements. Members will not receive compensation or reimbursement for travel or for per diem expenses. No member may be a registered federal lobbyist pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (codified at 2 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). See Office of Management and Budget, Revised Guidance on Appointment of Lobbyists to Federal Advisory Committees, Boards, and Commissions, 79 FR 47482 (Aug. 13, 2014). No member may be an agent of a foreign principal required to register pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended (codified at 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq.). The Secretary of Commerce appoints members of the committee who serve at the Secretary’s pleasure and discretion for up to a two-year term and may be reappointed for additional terms. NTIA currently seeks applicants for new twoyear terms that will commence in October 2018 and continue through September 2020, subject to the anticipated timely renewal of the committee’s charter or its termination by proper authority. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 The committee’s membership will be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented by members and the functions to be performed. Accordingly, its membership will reflect a crosssection of interests in spectrum management and policy, including nonfederal spectrum users; state, regional, and local sectors; technology developers and manufacturers; academia; civil society; and service providers with customers in both domestic and international markets. A description of factors that will be considered to determine each applicant’s expertise is contained in the committee’s Membership Balance Plan (available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otherpublication/2017/csmac-membershipbalance-plan). In particular, NTIA seeks applicants with strong technical and engineering knowledge and experience, familiarity with commercial or private wireless technologies and associated businesses, or expertise with specific applications of wireless technologies. The Secretary may consider factors including, but not limited to, educational background, past work or academic accomplishments, and the industry sector in which a member is currently or previously employed. All appointments are made without discrimination on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Each application must include the applicant’s full name, address, telephone number, and email address, along with a summary of the applicant’s qualifications that identifies, with specificity, how his or her education, training, experience, expertise, or other factors would support the CSMAC’s work and how his or her participation would help achieve the balance factors described above. Each application must also include a detailed resume or curriculum vitae. Dated: April 16, 2018. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–08225 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–10–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 17369 Notice. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issues this Notice on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to initiate the annual process to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the FirstNet Board. One of the 12 appointments of nonpermanent members to the FirstNet Board, expiring August 2019, is currently vacant. Additionally, four of the 12 appointments of nonpermanent members to the FirstNet Board expire in August 2018, creating a total of five available appointments to the FirstNet Board. NTIA issues this Notice to obtain expressions of interest in being selected by the Secretary to the FirstNet Board. DATES: Expressions of interest must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before May 21, 2018. ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to submit expressions of interest as described below should send that information to: Marsha MacBride, Associate Administrator of NTIA’s Office of Public Safety Communications, by email to FirstNetBoardApplicant@ntia.doc.gov; or by U.S. mail or commercial delivery service to: Office of Public Safety Communications, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4078, Washington, DC 20230; or by facsimile transmission to (202) 482–5802. Please note that all material sent via the U.S. Postal Service (including ‘‘Overnight’’ or ‘‘Express Mail’’) is subject to delivery delays of up to two weeks due to mail security procedures. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha MacBride, Associate Administrator, Office of Public Safety Communications, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4078, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5802; email: mmacbride@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background and Authority The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act) created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as an independent authority within NTIA and charged it with ensuring the building, deployment, and operation of a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network, based on a single, national network E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 76 (Thursday, April 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17368-17369]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08225]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Call for applications to serve on Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on 
the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee 
(CSMAC or committee) for two-year terms. The CSMAC provides advice to 
the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA 
Administrator on spectrum policy matters.

DATES: Applications must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on 
or before May 18, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Persons may submit applications, with the information 
specified below, to David J. Reed, Designated Federal Officer, by email 
to [email protected] or by U.S. mail or commercial delivery service to 
Office of Spectrum Management, National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4600, 
Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David J. Reed at (202) 482-5955 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory 
Committee is chartered by the Department of Commerce under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act

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(FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and pursuant to Section 105(b) of the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act, as 
amended, 47 U.S.C. 904(b). The committee will continue as provided in 
Executive Order 13811 effective September 30, 2017. The Department of 
Commerce re-chartered the CSMAC on September 30, 2017, for a two-year 
period. The CSMAC advises the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for 
Communications and Information on a broad range of issues regarding 
spectrum policy. In particular, the current charter provides that the 
committee will provide advice and recommendations on needed reforms to 
domestic spectrum policies and management in order to: License radio 
frequencies in a way that maximizes their public benefit; keep wireless 
networks as open to innovation as possible; and make wireless services 
available to all Americans. The CSMAC functions solely as an advisory 
body in compliance with the FACA. Additional information about the 
CSMAC and its activities may be found at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac.
    Under the terms of the committee's charter, it will have no fewer 
than five (5) members and no more than thirty (30) members. The members 
serve on the CSMAC in the capacity of Special Government Employee 
(SGE). As SGEs, members must comply with certain federal conflict of 
interest statutes and ethics regulations, including some financial 
disclosure requirements. Members will not receive compensation or 
reimbursement for travel or for per diem expenses. No member may be a 
registered federal lobbyist pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 
1995 (codified at 2 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). See Office of Management and 
Budget, Revised Guidance on Appointment of Lobbyists to Federal 
Advisory Committees, Boards, and Commissions, 79 FR 47482 (Aug. 13, 
2014). No member may be an agent of a foreign principal required to 
register pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as 
amended (codified at 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq.).
    The Secretary of Commerce appoints members of the committee who 
serve at the Secretary's pleasure and discretion for up to a two-year 
term and may be reappointed for additional terms. NTIA currently seeks 
applicants for new two-year terms that will commence in October 2018 
and continue through September 2020, subject to the anticipated timely 
renewal of the committee's charter or its termination by proper 
authority.
    The committee's membership will be fairly balanced in terms of the 
points of view represented by members and the functions to be 
performed. Accordingly, its membership will reflect a cross-section of 
interests in spectrum management and policy, including non-federal 
spectrum users; state, regional, and local sectors; technology 
developers and manufacturers; academia; civil society; and service 
providers with customers in both domestic and international markets. A 
description of factors that will be considered to determine each 
applicant's expertise is contained in the committee's Membership 
Balance Plan (available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2017/csmac-membership-balance-plan).
    In particular, NTIA seeks applicants with strong technical and 
engineering knowledge and experience, familiarity with commercial or 
private wireless technologies and associated businesses, or expertise 
with specific applications of wireless technologies. The Secretary may 
consider factors including, but not limited to, educational background, 
past work or academic accomplishments, and the industry sector in which 
a member is currently or previously employed. All appointments are made 
without discrimination on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual 
orientation, disability, cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status.
    Each application must include the applicant's full name, address, 
telephone number, and email address, along with a summary of the 
applicant's qualifications that identifies, with specificity, how his 
or her education, training, experience, expertise, or other factors 
would support the CSMAC's work and how his or her participation would 
help achieve the balance factors described above. Each application must 
also include a detailed resume or curriculum vitae.

    Dated: April 16, 2018.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-08225 Filed 4-18-18; 8:45 am]
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