Sunshine Act Meetings, 46712 [2018-20154]

Download as PDF 46712 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 179 / Friday, September 14, 2018 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Patricia Toppings, 571–372–0485. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Glenn Sklar, General Manager, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004–2901, (800) 788– 4016. This is a toll-free number. Correction On August 28, 2018 (83 FR 43857– 43860), the Department of Defense published a system of records notice, FR Doc. 2018–18587, that proposed to modify Data Warehouse Business Intelligence System (DWBIS), N05220– 1. Subsequent to the publication of the notice, DoD discovered that the docket ID had published incorrectly. The docket ID incorrectly published as ‘‘USN–2018–OS–0013.’’ The docket ID is corrected to read as set forth in this notice. Dated: September 11, 2018. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD Sunshine Act Meetings 1:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m., September 17, 2018. PLACE: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004. STATUS: Closed. During the closed meeting, the Board Members will discuss issues dealing with potential Recommendations to the Secretary of Energy. The Board is invoking the exemptions to close a meeting described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) and (9)(B) and 10 CFR 1704.4(c) and (h). The Board has determined that it is necessary to close the meeting since conducting an open meeting is likely to disclose matters that are specifically exempted from disclosure by statute, and/or be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. In this case, the deliberations will pertain to potential Board Recommendations which, under 42 U.S.C. 2286d(b) and (h)(3), may not be made publicly available until after they have been received by the Secretary of Energy or the President, respectively. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The meeting will proceed in accordance with the closed meeting agenda which is posted on the Board’s public website at www.dnfsb.gov. Technical staff may present information to the Board. The Board Members are expected to conduct deliberations regarding potential Recommendations to the Secretary of Energy. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Sep 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 [FR Doc. 2018–20154 Filed 9–12–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3670–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Notice of Public Meeting Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting a workshop to develop new prizes, competitions, and related initiatives that advance water security in the United States and globally. The workshop will inform a DOE-led Grand Challenge that seeks breakthroughs on a set of critical water issues through a coordinated suite of prizes, competitions, early-stage research and development, and related programs. DATES: The public meeting will be held on October 25, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15301 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be directed to Andre de Fontaine, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Telephone (202) 586–6585. Email: andre.defontaine@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Water is a critical resource for human health, economic growth, and agricultural productivity. The United States has benefitted from access to low-cost water supplies—however, new challenges are emerging that, if left unaddressed, could shift this paradigm. In the U.S., a growing number of regions are competing for fresh water sources and water quality problems are impacting human health and the environment. Municipal water and wastewater treatment systems face billions of dollars in unmet infrastructure investment needs, which will likely increase as population grows, and water and wastewater treatment requirements become more stringent. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2018–20035 Filed 9–13–18; 8:45 am] TIME AND DATE: Dated: September 12, 2018. Joseph Bruce Hamilton, Acting Chairman. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Lack of safe and secure water supplies is also a global problem. According to the World Health Organization, more than 2 billion people globally lack access to safe, readily available water at home.1 Aside from the humanitarian implications, water security is also an issue of national security. On March 13, 2018, U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) Secretary Perry led a roundtable discussion on the use of challenges and prize competitions to drive innovation on critical water issues. In conjunction with this, DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (‘‘EERE’’) published in the Federal Register a request for information (RFI) seeking input on the possible use of challenges and prize competitions to address technical and other barriers that may prevent longterm access to low-cost water supplies. Through the RFI responses, a series of internal DOE meetings, and conversations with external experts, DOE identified the following set of key issues to address through this effort: 1. Cost-competitive desalination technologies 2. Transforming produced water from a waste to a resource 3. Reducing water impacts in the power sector 4. Lowering energy costs in wastewater treatment 5. Developing off-grid, modular energywater systems 6. Cross-cutting, or open issues The RFI can be found at https:// www.federalregister.gov/documents/ 2018/03/19/2018-05472/notice-ofrequest-for-information-rfi-on-criticalwater-issues-prize-competition. DOE is now announcing a public meeting to gather additional, focused input on the use of prize competitions to make progress on these water issues. The purpose of this public meeting is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies and other stakeholders on potential prize competitions that could be developed to address these key water issues. Participants will spend much of the day in breakout sessions aligned with the six topic areas identified above. Participants will be asked to brainstorm specific prize ideas aligned with the breakout topics and report the results of their discussion out to the group. DOE’s goal is to produce a number of different 1 World Health Organization, ‘‘2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation,’’ July 2017. http:// www.who.int/news-room/detail/12-07-2017-2-1billion-people-lack-safe-drinking-water-at-homemore-than-twice-as-many-lack-safe-sanitation. E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 179 (Friday, September 14, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 46712]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20154]


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DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD


Sunshine Act Meetings

TIME AND DATE: 1:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m., September 17, 2018.

PLACE: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW, 
Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004.

STATUS: Closed. During the closed meeting, the Board Members will 
discuss issues dealing with potential Recommendations to the Secretary 
of Energy. The Board is invoking the exemptions to close a meeting 
described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) and (9)(B) and 10 CFR 1704.4(c) and 
(h). The Board has determined that it is necessary to close the meeting 
since conducting an open meeting is likely to disclose matters that are 
specifically exempted from disclosure by statute, and/or be likely to 
significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. In 
this case, the deliberations will pertain to potential Board 
Recommendations which, under 42 U.S.C. 2286d(b) and (h)(3), may not be 
made publicly available until after they have been received by the 
Secretary of Energy or the President, respectively.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The meeting will proceed in accordance with 
the closed meeting agenda which is posted on the Board's public website 
at www.dnfsb.gov. Technical staff may present information to the Board. 
The Board Members are expected to conduct deliberations regarding 
potential Recommendations to the Secretary of Energy.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Glenn Sklar, General Manager, 
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 
700, Washington, DC 20004-2901, (800) 788-4016. This is a toll-free 
number.

    Dated: September 12, 2018.
Joseph Bruce Hamilton,
Acting Chairman.
[FR Doc. 2018-20154 Filed 9-12-18; 4:15 pm]
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