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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 123 / Tuesday, June 26, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 2831. We also noted, at that time, our intent to use this intervening period to commission research studies or otherwise garner additional information aimed at better elucidating the number of wheelchair users for whom a transfer surface positioned at a height less than 19 inches would likely provide improved access relative to higher transfer surfaces. Id. Informed by this additional information, the Access Board intends to initiate rulemaking— before the end of the sunset period—to revise the existing provisions in the MDE Standards that specify minimum height ranges for the low transfer position on medical diagnostic equipment. Id. B. Wheelchair Seat Height Survey The Access Board is authorized under section 510 of the Rehabilitation Act to develop (and periodically revise, as needed) minimum technical criteria for accessible medical diagnostic equipment used in healthcare settings. See 29 U.S.C. 794f. More generally, section 502 of the Rehabilitation Act also tasks the agency with promoting accessibility throughout society, as well as investigating and examining alternative approaches to various types of barriers confronting Americans with disabilities. Id. §§ 792(b)(4) & (b)(5). In keeping with its statutory responsibilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Access Board intends to conduct a national survey of adult wheelchair users to gather data on the seat height of their respective wheelchairs, as well as related demographic information. Data from this survey will be used to help inform the Board’s subsequent rulemaking to update the MDE Standards through establishment of a minimum low transfer height position for medical diagnostic equipment. Additionally, the data and other information garnered from this survey will give the agency a better understanding of the adult, wheelchair-using population in the United States, and, thereby, aid our efforts to promote accessibility throughout American society and provide leadership in accessible design. To our knowledge, no published research or statistical compilations exist that examine adult wheelchair users’ respective seat heights on a nationallyrepresentative basis. The Access Board’s wheelchair seat height survey aims to address this knowledge and statistical gap. The Access Board has contracted with the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) at the State University of New York at Buffalo to administer this wheelchair VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 seat height survey and analyze the resulting data. The survey instrument is designed to capture the compressed seat height of each respondent’s wheelchair, as well as basic demographic information about each respondent (e.g., age, gender, geographic location, wheelchair type, nature of disability). The IDeA Center will use the results from this survey to, among other things, complete a cross-sectional study designed to estimate the prevalence of wheelchair users in the United States with seat heights below 19 inches. The survey instrument will be distributed primarily via electronic mail, with an embedded link to a webbased survey. (Email and/or regular mail will be used to follow-up with individuals who have not completed the survey.) Targeted field studies may also be employed, as needed, to supplement the pool of survey respondents. Electronic invitations to participate in the survey will be sent to approximately 20,000 self-identified wheelchair users around the country using email addresses from a commercial database. Participation in the survey will be completely voluntary, and individuals may complete the survey at their own convenience. All survey responses will be anonymous. The Access Board estimates that it will take respondents approximately 15 minutes to complete the brief, one-time survey instrument. This estimate includes the needed for reviewing survey instructions, locating a measuring device and helper/assistant, measuring seat height, and completing the survey instrument. We project that about 2,000 individuals will submit responses to this survey. Total estimated annual burden hours for this survey is, therefore, 500 hours (.25 hours × 2,000). D. Request for Comments The Access Board seeks comment on any aspect of its proposed wheelchair seat height survey, including: (a) The necessity of this survey to the Access Board’s performance; (b) the accuracy of our burden estimates; (c) methods of minimizing this burden without reducing the quality of the collected data; and (d) suggestions to enhance the quality, utility, or clarity of the survey instrument. All relevant comments submitted to the Access Board will be summarized and included in our request for OMB approval of this Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 information collection, as required under the PRA. David M. Capozzi, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2018–13625 Filed 6–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8150–01–P CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting TIME AND DATE: July 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m. EDT. U.S. Chemical Safety Board, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 910, Washington, DC 20006. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC, at the CSB offices located at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 910. The Board will discuss open investigations, the status of audits from the Office of the Inspector General, financial and organizational updates, and a review of the agency’s action plan. New business will include the release of the 2018–2021 Human Capital Plan. PLACE: Additional Information C. Burden Estimates PO 00000 29745 Sfmt 4703 The meeting is free and open to the public. If you require a translator or interpreter, please notify the individual listed below as the CONTACT PERSON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, at least three business days prior to the meeting. A conference call line will be provided for those who cannot attend in person. Please use the following dial-in number to join the conference: Dial-In: (888) 862–6557 Confirmation Number: 47179969 The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating incidents and hazards that result, or may result, in the catastrophic release of extremely hazardous substances. The agency’s Board Members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents and hazards, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems. Public Comment The time provided for public statements will depend upon the number of people who wish to speak. Speakers should assume that their E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 29746 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 123 / Tuesday, June 26, 2018 / Notices presentations will be limited to three minutes or less, but commenters may submit written statements for the record. CONTACT PERSON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Amy McCormick Driver, at public@csb.gov or (202) 261–7630. Further information about this public meeting can be found on the CSB website at: www.csb.gov. Dated: June 22, 2018. Raymond Porfiri, Deputy General Counsel, Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. [FR Doc. 2018–13872 Filed 6–22–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6350–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Charter Renewal of the U.S. Investment Advisory Council and Soliciting Nominations for Members International Trade Administration, Global Markets, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 6, 2018, the Department of Commerce Acting Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration renewed the charter for the United States Investment Advisory Council (Council) for a two-year period, ending April 5, 2020. The Council is a federal advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. DATES: All applications for immediate consideration for appointment must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Friday, July 27, 2018. After that date, applications will be accepted under this notice for a period of up to two years from the deadline to fill any vacancies that may arise. ADDRESSES: Please submit applications by email to IAC@trade.gov, attention: Steven Meyers, SelectUSA, United States Investment Advisory Council Executive Secretariat, or by mail to Steven Meyers, SelectUSA, United States Investment Advisory Council, Room 30032, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Meyers, Designated Federal Officer, SelectUSA, Room 30032, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202–482–2612 email: IAC@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Investment Advisory Council (Council) was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) pursuant to duties imposed by 15 U.S.C. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 1512 upon the Department and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The Council functions solely as an advisory committee in accordance with the provisions of FACA. In particular, the Council advises the Secretary on government policies and programs that affect foreign direct investment (FDI), identifies and recommends programs and policies to help the United States attract and retain FDI, and recommends ways to support the United States in remaining the world’s preeminent destination for FDI. The Council acts as a liaison among the stakeholders represented by the membership and provides a forum for the stakeholders on current and emerging issues regarding FDI. The Council reports to the Secretary of Commerce on its activities and recommendations regarding FDI. In creating its reports, the Council is to survey and evaluate the investment and investment-facilitating activities of stakeholders, identify and examine specific problems facing potential foreign investors, and examine the needs of stakeholders to inform the Council’s efforts. The Council is to recommend specific solutions to the problems and needs that it identifies. Each member is to be appointed for a term of two years and serves at the pleasure of the Secretary. The Secretary may at his/her discretion reappoint any member to an additional term or terms, provided that the member proves to work effectively on the Council and his/ her knowledge and advice is still needed. The Council consists of no more than twenty members appointed by the Secretary. Members are to represent companies and organizations investing, seeking to invest, seeking foreign investors, or facilitating investment across many sectors, including but not limited to: • U.S.-incorporated companies that are majority-owned by foreign companies or by a foreign individual or individuals, or that generate significant foreign direct investment (e.g., through their supply chains); • Companies or entities whose business includes FDI-related activities or the facilitation of FDI; and • Economic development organizations and other U.S. governmental and non-governmental organizations and associations whose missions or activities include the promotion or facilitation of FDI. Members are selected based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the Council, in accordance with applicable PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Commerce guidelines, in a manner that ensures that the Council is balanced in terms of points of view, industry subsector, organization type, geography of the source and the destination of the FDI, and company size. Members are to represent a broad range of products and services and be drawn from large, medium, and small enterprises, private-sector organizations involved in investment, and other investment-related entities including non-governmental organizations, associations, and economic development organizations. In selecting members, priority may be given to the selection of executives, i.e., Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman, President, or an officer with a comparable level of responsibility. Members serve in a representative capacity, representing the views and interests of their sponsoring entity and those of their particular sector (if applicable). Members are not special government employees and will receive no compensation for their participation in Council activities. Members will not be reimbursed for travel expenses related to Council activities. Appointments to the Council shall be made without regard to political affiliation. All members must be a U.S. national. The Secretary designates a Chair and Vice Chair from among the members. The Council will meet a minimum of two times a year, to the extent practical, with additional meetings called at the discretion of the Secretary or his/her designee. Meetings will be held in Washington, DC or elsewhere in the United States, or by teleconference, as feasible. Members are expected to attend a majority of Council meetings. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 123 (Tuesday, June 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29745-29746]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13872]


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CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD


Sunshine Act Meeting

TIME AND DATE: July 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m. EDT.

PLACE: U.S. Chemical Safety Board, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 
910, Washington, DC 20006.

STATUS: Open to the public.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation 
Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 
at 1:00 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC, at the CSB offices located at 1750 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 910. The Board will discuss open 
investigations, the status of audits from the Office of the Inspector 
General, financial and organizational updates, and a review of the 
agency's action plan. New business will include the release of the 
2018-2021 Human Capital Plan.

Additional Information

    The meeting is free and open to the public. If you require a 
translator or interpreter, please notify the individual listed below as 
the Contact Person for Further Information, at least three business 
days prior to the meeting.
    A conference call line will be provided for those who cannot attend 
in person. Please use the following dial-in number to join the 
conference:

Dial-In: (888) 862-6557
Confirmation Number: 47179969

    The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating 
incidents and hazards that result, or may result, in the catastrophic 
release of extremely hazardous substances. The agency's Board Members 
are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. CSB 
investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents and hazards, 
including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as 
inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management 
systems.

Public Comment

    The time provided for public statements will depend upon the number 
of people who wish to speak. Speakers should assume that their

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presentations will be limited to three minutes or less, but commenters 
may submit written statements for the record.

Contact Person for Further Information:  Amy McCormick Driver, at 
[email protected] or (202) 261-7630. Further information about this public 
meeting can be found on the CSB website at: www.csb.gov.

    Dated: June 22, 2018.
Raymond Porfiri,
Deputy General Counsel, Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.
[FR Doc. 2018-13872 Filed 6-22-18; 4:15 pm]
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