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Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 4, 2019. Habib Azarsina, OST PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–04384 Filed 3–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Frequency Notice. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Construction and SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Mar 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 Facilities Management, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department Facilities (‘‘the Committee’’). Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on March 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: All nominations should be submitted to Mr. Juan Archilla by email at juan.archilla@va.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Juan Archilla, Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM), Department of Veterans Affairs, via email at juan.archilla@va.gov, or via telephone at (202) 632–5967. A copy of the Committee charter and list of the current membership can be obtained by contacting Mr. Archilla or by accessing the website: http://www.va.gov/ ADVISORY/Advisory_Committee_on_ Structural_Safety_of_Department_of_ Veterans_Affairs_facilities_ Statutory.asp. DATES: In carrying out the duties set forth, the Committee responsibilities include: (1) Providing advice to the Secretary of VA on all matters of structural safety in the construction and altering of medical facilities and recommending standards for use by VA in the construction and alteration of facilities. (2) Reviewing of appropriate State and local laws, ordinances, building codes, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Facilities ACTION: 0–537 hours (0–to 32,220 minutes) (the estimated time it will take for each respondent to retain or save the correspondences and records of action taken on disability-related complaints [5 minutes] multiplied by the lowest number of complaints and the average highest number of complaints received per respondent over the past three years [0–6,444]). PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 climatic and seismic conditions, relevant existing information, and current research. (3) Recommending changes to the current VA standards for structural safety, on a state or regional basis. (4) Recommending the engagement of the services of other experts or consultants to assist in preparing reports on present knowledge in specific technical areas. (5) Reviewing of questions regarding the application of codes and standards and making recommendations regarding new and existing facilities when requested to do so by VA. Authority: The Committee was established in accordance with 38 U.S.C. 8105, to provide advice to the Secretary on all matters of structural safety in the construction and altering of medical facilities and recommends standards for use by VA in the construction and alteration of facilities. Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill current and upcoming vacancies on the Committee. Membership Criteria and Professional Qualifications: CFM is requesting nominations for current and upcoming vacancies on the Committee. The Committee is composed of five members, in addition to ex-officio members. The Committee is required to include at least one architect and one structural engineer who are experts in structural resistance to fire, earthquake, and other natural disasters and who are E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 8786 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 47 / Monday, March 11, 2019 / Notices not employees of the Federal Government. To satisfy this requirement and ensure the Committee has the expertise to fulfill its statutory objectives, VA seeks nominees from the following professions at this time: (1) GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER: Candidate must be an expert in earthquake geotechnical engineering and foundation engineering, with experience in the topics of liquefaction, earthquake ground motions, soilstructure interaction, and soil improvement. A practicing, licensed Professional Engineer with a focus on geotechnical engineering is required; and (2) FIRE SAFETY ENGINEER: Candidate must be an expert in fire protection engineering and building codes and standards, in particular related to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). A practicing, licensed Professional Engineer with expert knowledge in fire protection systems and experience with life safety requirements is required. Prior experience serving on nationally recognized professional and technical committees is also desired. Requirements for Nomination Submission Nominations should be type written (one nomination per nominator). Nomination package should include: (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e. specific attributes which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and a statement from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve as a member of the Committee; (2) the nominee’s contact information, including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and email address; (3) the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and (4) a summary of the nominee’s experience and qualification relative to the professional qualifications criteria listed above. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Membership Terms Individuals selected for appointment to the Committee shall be invited to serve a two-year term. At the Secretary’s discretion, members may be reappointed to serve an additional term. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Mar 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 All members will receive travel expenses and a per diem allowance in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation for any travel made in connection with their duties as members of the Committee. The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of its Federal advisory committees is fairly balanced in terms of points of view represented and the committee’s function. Every effort is made to ensure that a broad representation of geographic areas, gender, racial and ethnic minority groups, and the disabled are given consideration for membership. Appointment to this Committee shall be made without discrimination because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Nominations must state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Committee and appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude membership. An ethics review is conducted for each selected nominee. Dated: March 6, 2019. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–04305 Filed 3–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation; Notice of Meeting, Amended The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that a meeting of the Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation (VACOR) will be held on Monday thru Wednesday, March 25–27, 2019, at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System located at 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, FL 33744 in the Auditorium of Building 20. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. EST and adjourn at 4:30 p.m. EST on Monday and PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. EST and adjourn at 12:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary on the rehabilitation needs of Veterans with disabilities and on the administration of VA’s rehabilitation programs. On March 25–26, 2019, Committee members will be provided with updated briefings on various VA programs designed to enhance the rehabilitative potential of disabled Veterans. On March 26, 2019, the Committee will begin consideration of potential recommendations to be included in the Committee’s next annual report. On March 27, 2019, the Committee will go on a tour of the St. Petersburg Regional Office and continue consideration of potential recommendations to be included in the Committee’s next annual report. Although no time will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the public, members of the public may submit written statements for review by the Committee to Latrese Arnold, Designated Federal Officer, Veterans Benefits Administration (28), 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, or via email at Latrese.Arnold@ va.gov. In the communication, writers must identify themselves and state the organization, association or person(s) they represent. Because the meeting is being held in a government building, a photo I.D. must be presented as part of the clearance process. Due to an increase in security protocols, and in order to prevent delays in clearance processing, you should allow an additional 30 minutes before the meeting begins. Any member of the public who wishes to attend the meeting should RSVP to Latrese Arnold at (202) 461–9773 no later than close of business, March 18, 2019, at the phone number or email address noted above. Dated: March 6, 2019. LaTonya L. 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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory 
Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 
Facilities

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of 
Construction and Facilities Management, is seeking nominations of 
qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Advisory 
Committee on Structural Safety of Department Facilities (``the 
Committee'').

DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no 
later than 5:00 p.m. EST on March 25, 2019.

ADDRESSES: All nominations should be submitted to Mr. Juan Archilla by 
email at juan.archilla@va.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Juan Archilla, Office of 
Construction and Facilities Management (CFM), Department of Veterans 
Affairs, via email at juan.archilla@va.gov, or via telephone at (202) 
632-5967. A copy of the Committee charter and list of the current 
membership can be obtained by contacting Mr. Archilla or by accessing 
the website: http://www.va.gov/ADVISORY/Advisory_Committee_on_Structural_Safety_of_Department_of_Veterans_Affairs_facilities_Statutory.asp.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In carrying out the duties set forth, the 
Committee responsibilities include:
    (1) Providing advice to the Secretary of VA on all matters of 
structural safety in the construction and altering of medical 
facilities and recommending standards for use by VA in the construction 
and alteration of facilities.
    (2) Reviewing of appropriate State and local laws, ordinances, 
building codes, climatic and seismic conditions, relevant existing 
information, and current research.
    (3) Recommending changes to the current VA standards for structural 
safety, on a state or regional basis.
    (4) Recommending the engagement of the services of other experts or 
consultants to assist in preparing reports on present knowledge in 
specific technical areas.
    (5) Reviewing of questions regarding the application of codes and 
standards and making recommendations regarding new and existing 
facilities when requested to do so by VA.
    Authority: The Committee was established in accordance with 38 
U.S.C. 8105, to provide advice to the Secretary on all matters of 
structural safety in the construction and altering of medical 
facilities and recommends standards for use by VA in the construction 
and alteration of facilities. Nominations of qualified candidates are 
being sought to fill current and upcoming vacancies on the Committee.
    Membership Criteria and Professional Qualifications: CFM is 
requesting nominations for current and upcoming vacancies on the 
Committee. The Committee is composed of five members, in addition to 
ex-officio members. The Committee is required to include at least one 
architect and one structural engineer who are experts in structural 
resistance to fire, earthquake, and other natural disasters and who are

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not employees of the Federal Government. To satisfy this requirement 
and ensure the Committee has the expertise to fulfill its statutory 
objectives, VA seeks nominees from the following professions at this 
time:
    (1) GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER: Candidate must be an expert in 
earthquake geotechnical engineering and foundation engineering, with 
experience in the topics of liquefaction, earthquake ground motions, 
soil-structure interaction, and soil improvement. A practicing, 
licensed Professional Engineer with a focus on geotechnical engineering 
is required; and
    (2) FIRE SAFETY ENGINEER: Candidate must be an expert in fire 
protection engineering and building codes and standards, in particular 
related to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). A 
practicing, licensed Professional Engineer with expert knowledge in 
fire protection systems and experience with life safety requirements is 
required. Prior experience serving on nationally recognized 
professional and technical committees is also desired.

Requirements for Nomination Submission

    Nominations should be type written (one nomination per nominator). 
Nomination package should include: (1) A letter of nomination that 
clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for 
the nomination (i.e. specific attributes which qualify the nominee for 
service in this capacity), and a statement from the nominee indicating 
a willingness to serve as a member of the Committee; (2) the nominee's 
contact information, including name, mailing address, telephone 
numbers, and email address; (3) the nominee's curriculum vitae, and (4) 
a summary of the nominee's experience and qualification relative to the 
professional qualifications criteria listed above.

Membership Terms

    Individuals selected for appointment to the Committee shall be 
invited to serve a two-year term. At the Secretary's discretion, 
members may be reappointed to serve an additional term. All members 
will receive travel expenses and a per diem allowance in accordance 
with the Federal Travel Regulation for any travel made in connection 
with their duties as members of the Committee.
    The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of 
its Federal advisory committees is fairly balanced in terms of points 
of view represented and the committee's function. Every effort is made 
to ensure that a broad representation of geographic areas, gender, 
racial and ethnic minority groups, and the disabled are given 
consideration for membership. Appointment to this Committee shall be 
made without discrimination because of a person's race, color, 
religion, sex (including gender identity, transgender status, sexual 
orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, or 
genetic information. Nominations must state that the nominee is willing 
to serve as a member of the Committee and appears to have no conflict 
of interest that would preclude membership. An ethics review is 
conducted for each selected nominee.

    Dated: March 6, 2019.
Jelessa M. Burney,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-04305 Filed 3-8-19; 8:45 am]
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