Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy, 38318-38319 [2018-16697]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 38318 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 151 / Monday, August 6, 2018 / Notices support of individual proposed actions. Examples of new information may include, but are not limited to, changes to a species listing status or any other applicable laws and directives, and information regarding mission, training, homeporting, maintenance, and eventual decommissioning of the new PIBs. A new PIB would be designed to carry out the U.S. Coast Guard’s primary missions supported by the current polar icebreaker fleet. Expected missions include Ice Operations, Defense Readiness, Aids to Navigation, Living Marine Resources, Marine Safety, Marine Environmental Protection, Other Law Enforcement, Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security, and Search and Rescue. 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ACTION: Committee management; notice of open federal advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet on August 27–28, 2018, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will take place on Monday, August 27, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and on Tuesday, August 28, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Please note that the meeting may close early if the Board has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Emergency Training Center, 16825 South Seton Avenue, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 151 / Monday, August 6, 2018 / Notices Building H, Room 300, Emmitsburg, Maryland. Members of the public who wish to obtain details on how to gain access to the facility and directions may contact Deborah Gartrell-Kemp as listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by close of business August 17, 2018. Photo identification that meets REAL ID ACT standards (https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/ nfa/admissions/campus_access.html) is required for access. Members of the public may also participate by teleconference and may contact Deborah Gartrell-Kemp to obtain the call-in number and access code. For information on services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, contact Deborah GartrellKemp as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the Board as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than August 17, 2018, must be identified by Docket ID FEMA–2008–0010 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: FEMA–RULES@ fema.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Mail/Hand Delivery: Deborah Gartrell-Kemp, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727, post-marked no later than August 17, 2018. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Agency’’ and the Docket ID for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, click on ‘‘Advanced Search,’’ then enter ‘‘FEMA–2008–0010’’ in the ‘‘By Docket ID’’ box, then select ‘‘FEMA’’ under ‘‘By Agency,’’ and then click ‘‘Search.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alternate Designated Federal Officer: Kirby E. Kiefer, telephone (301) 447– 1117, email Kirby.Kiefer@fema.dhs.gov. Logistical Information: Deborah Gartrell-Kemp, telephone (301) 447– 7230 and email Deborah.GartrellKemp@ fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board will meet on Monday, August 27, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Aug 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 Tuesday, August 28, 2018. The meeting will be open to the public. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. Purpose of the Board The purpose of the Board is to review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through the United States Fire Administrator, on the operation of the Academy and any improvements therein that the Board deems appropriate. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Board examines Academy programs to determine whether these programs further the basic missions that are approved by the Administrator of FEMA, examines the physical plant of the Academy to determine the adequacy of the Academy’s facilities, and examines the funding levels for Academy programs. The Board submits a written annual report through the United States Fire Administrator to the Administrator of FEMA. The report provides detailed comments and recommendations regarding the operation of the Academy. Agenda On Monday, August 27, 2018, there will be five sessions, with deliberations and voting at the end of each session as necessary: 1. The Board will conduct a swearing in of new Board members and will then select a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for Fiscal Year 2019. 2. The Board will receive annual ethics training and will tour the campus facility. 3. The Board will discuss deferred maintenance and capital improvements on the National Emergency Training Center campus and Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request/Budget Planning. 4. The Board will deliberate and vote on recommendations on Academy program activities, including: • Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Recognition Program update, a certification program acknowledging that a collegiate emergency services degree meets the minimum standards of excellence established by FESHE development committees and the Academy; • The National Professional Development Summit Report held on June 13–16, 2018, which brought national training and education audiences together for their annual conference and support initiatives; • The Managing Officer Program progress report, a multiyear curriculum that introduces emerging emergency services leaders to personal and PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 38319 professional skills in change management, risk reduction, and adaptive leadership; • Program application selection results; • The Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program Symposium held April 6–8, 2018, an annual event for alumni which recognizes outstanding applied research completed by present EFO Program participants, recognizes recent EFO Program graduates, provides highquality presentations offered by private and public sector representatives, facilitates networking between EFO Program graduates, promotes further dialog between EFO Program graduates and U.S. Fire Administrator and National Fire Academy faculty and staff; • The EFO Program review initiative; • Curriculum development and revision updates for Academy courses; • Discussion on the approval process for state-specific courses; • Online mediated instruction program update; • Distance learning program update; • Staffing update. 5. The Board will receive activity reports on the National Fire Incident Reporting System Subcommittee, the Professional Development Initiative Subcommittee, and four EFO Program Subcommittees: Admissions, Curriculum, Delivery and Design, and Evaluations and Outcomes. On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the Board will receive updates on U.S. Fire Administration data, research, and response support initiatives and will conduct classroom visits. The Board will also engage in an annual report writing session. Deliberations or voting may occur as needed during the report writing session. There will be a 10-minute comment period after each agenda item and each speaker will be given no more than 2 minutes to speak. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact Deborah Gartrell-Kemp to register as a speaker. Meeting materials will be posted at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/ about/bov.html by August 17, 2018. Dated: July 27, 2018. Tonya L. Hoover, Superintendent, National Fire Academy, United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2018–16697 Filed 8–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–45–P E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 151 (Monday, August 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38318-38319]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-16697]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0010]


Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Committee management; notice of open federal advisory committee 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) 
will meet on August 27-28, 2018, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The meeting 
will be open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will take place on Monday, August 27, 8:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and on Tuesday, August 28, 8:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Please note that the meeting may close 
early if the Board has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Emergency Training 
Center, 16825 South Seton Avenue,

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Building H, Room 300, Emmitsburg, Maryland. Members of the public who 
wish to obtain details on how to gain access to the facility and 
directions may contact Deborah Gartrell-Kemp as listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by close of business August 17, 
2018. Photo identification that meets REAL ID ACT standards (https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/admissions/campus_access.html) is 
required for access. Members of the public may also participate by 
teleconference and may contact Deborah Gartrell-Kemp to obtain the 
call-in number and access code. For information on services for 
individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, contact 
Deborah Gartrell-Kemp as soon as possible.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the Board as listed in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Comments must be submitted in 
writing no later than August 17, 2018, must be identified by Docket ID 
FEMA-2008-0010 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected]. Include the docket number 
in the subject line of the message.
     Mail/Hand Delivery: Deborah Gartrell-Kemp, 16825 South 
Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727, post-marked no later than 
August 17, 2018.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Federal Emergency Management Agency'' and the Docket ID for this 
action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov, click on ``Advanced Search,'' then enter 
``FEMA-2008-0010'' in the ``By Docket ID'' box, then select ``FEMA'' 
under ``By Agency,'' and then click ``Search.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    Alternate Designated Federal Officer: Kirby E. Kiefer, telephone 
(301) 447-1117, email [email protected].
    Logistical Information: Deborah Gartrell-Kemp, telephone (301) 447-
7230 and email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board will meet on Monday, August 27, 
and Tuesday, August 28, 2018. The meeting will be open to the public. 
Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, 5 U.S.C. App.

Purpose of the Board

    The purpose of the Board is to review annually the programs of the 
National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the Administrator of the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through the United States 
Fire Administrator, on the operation of the Academy and any 
improvements therein that the Board deems appropriate. In carrying out 
its responsibilities, the Board examines Academy programs to determine 
whether these programs further the basic missions that are approved by 
the Administrator of FEMA, examines the physical plant of the Academy 
to determine the adequacy of the Academy's facilities, and examines the 
funding levels for Academy programs. The Board submits a written annual 
report through the United States Fire Administrator to the 
Administrator of FEMA. The report provides detailed comments and 
recommendations regarding the operation of the Academy.

Agenda

    On Monday, August 27, 2018, there will be five sessions, with 
deliberations and voting at the end of each session as necessary:
    1. The Board will conduct a swearing in of new Board members and 
will then select a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for Fiscal Year 
2019.
    2. The Board will receive annual ethics training and will tour the 
campus facility.
    3. The Board will discuss deferred maintenance and capital 
improvements on the National Emergency Training Center campus and 
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request/Budget Planning.
    4. The Board will deliberate and vote on recommendations on Academy 
program activities, including:
     Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) 
Recognition Program update, a certification program acknowledging that 
a collegiate emergency services degree meets the minimum standards of 
excellence established by FESHE development committees and the Academy;
     The National Professional Development Summit Report held 
on June 13-16, 2018, which brought national training and education 
audiences together for their annual conference and support initiatives;
     The Managing Officer Program progress report, a multiyear 
curriculum that introduces emerging emergency services leaders to 
personal and professional skills in change management, risk reduction, 
and adaptive leadership;
     Program application selection results;
     The Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program Symposium held 
April 6-8, 2018, an annual event for alumni which recognizes 
outstanding applied research completed by present EFO Program 
participants, recognizes recent EFO Program graduates, provides high-
quality presentations offered by private and public sector 
representatives, facilitates networking between EFO Program graduates, 
promotes further dialog between EFO Program graduates and U.S. Fire 
Administrator and National Fire Academy faculty and staff;
     The EFO Program review initiative;
     Curriculum development and revision updates for Academy 
courses;
     Discussion on the approval process for state-specific 
courses;
     Online mediated instruction program update;
     Distance learning program update;
     Staffing update.
    5. The Board will receive activity reports on the National Fire 
Incident Reporting System Subcommittee, the Professional Development 
Initiative Subcommittee, and four EFO Program Subcommittees: 
Admissions, Curriculum, Delivery and Design, and Evaluations and 
Outcomes.
    On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the Board will receive updates on U.S. 
Fire Administration data, research, and response support initiatives 
and will conduct classroom visits. The Board will also engage in an 
annual report writing session. Deliberations or voting may occur as 
needed during the report writing session.
    There will be a 10-minute comment period after each agenda item and 
each speaker will be given no more than 2 minutes to speak. Please note 
that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, 
following the last call for comments. Contact Deborah Gartrell-Kemp to 
register as a speaker. Meeting materials will be posted at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/about/bov.html by August 17, 2018.

    Dated: July 27, 2018.
Tonya L. Hoover,
Superintendent, National Fire Academy, United States Fire 
Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2018-16697 Filed 8-3-18; 8:45 am]
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