Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council Vacancy, 9858-9859 [2019-05019]

Download as PDF 9858 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 52 / Monday, March 18, 2019 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Eduardo A. Aleman, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–04947 Filed 3–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SBA Guaranteed Business Loans to Cooperatives U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of change of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Small Business Administration (SBA) published a notice in the Federal Register on February 28, 2019, announcing that the Office of Financial Assistance would be holding two public forums with members of the general public on SBAguaranteed business loans to cooperatives. The purpose of the public forums is to provide an opportunity for members of the public to present their views to SBA on practical alternatives to satisfying SBA’s personal guarantee requirement for small businesses with cooperative ownership. Today’s notice announces the cancellation of the public forum that was going to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 19, 2019. A teleconference, to allow more attendees to participate, will be conducted in its place. DATES: The public forum will take place via teleconference on March 29, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time. Please note the registration instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Heou, SBA Office of Financial Assistance, thomas.heou@sba.gov or (202) 205–9168. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Sec. 862 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115–232), SBA is holding two public forums to discuss practical alternatives to satisfy SBA’s personal guarantee requirement on SBAguaranteed loans to cooperatives. The first public forum was held in Washington, DC on March 12, 2019. The second public forum will be held via teleconference on March 29, 2019, at the time specified above. This is an opportunity for members of the public to present their views to SBA on practical alternatives that would satisfy SBA’s personal guarantee 11 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Mar 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 requirements. No policy recommendations or views will be offered by SBA at the forum. Individual speakers will be allowed to make oral comments limited to 3–5 minutes each, depending on the number of participants interested in speaking. All interested parties must register in advance to participate in the teleconference. Attendance is limited to the first 200 individuals who register to attend. Participants interested in attending may register for the conference at http:// ems8.intellor.com/do=register&t=1& p=813511. After completing the registration, the participant will receive an email containing a personalized access link to participate in the teleconference. Dianna L. Seaborn, Director, Office of Financial Assistance. [FR Doc. 2019–04940 Filed 3–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 12)] Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council Vacancy Surface Transportation Board (Board). ACTION: Notice of upcoming vacancy on the Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC) and solicitation of nominations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Board hereby gives notice of an upcoming vacancy on RSTAC for a small shipper representative. The Board seeks suggestions for candidates to fill this vacancy. DATES: Nominations are due on April 17, 2019. ADDRESSES: Suggestions may be submitted either via the Board’s e-filing format or in the traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing should attach a document and otherwise comply with the instructions at the EFiling link on the Board’s website, at http://www.stb.gov. Any person submitting a filing in the traditional paper format should send an original and 10 copies to: Surface Transportation Board, Attn: Docket No. EP 526 (SubNo. 12), 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001 (if sending via express company or private courier, please use zip code 20024). Please note that submissions will be posted to the Board’s website under Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 12). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Bourdon at (202) 245–0285. PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, created in 1996 to take over many of the functions previously performed by the Interstate Commerce Commission, exercises broad authority over transportation by rail carriers, including regulation of railroad rates and service (49 U.S.C. 10701–47, 11101–24), the construction, acquisition, operation, and abandonment of rail lines (49 U.S.C. 10901–07), as well as railroad line sales, consolidations, mergers, and common control arrangements (49 U.S.C. 10902, 11323–27). The ICC Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA), enacted on December 29, 1995, established RSTAC to advise the Board’s Chairman, the Secretary of Transportation, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives with respect to rail transportation policy issues RSTAC considers significant. RSTAC focuses on issues of importance to small shippers and small railroads, including car supply, rates, competition, and procedures for addressing claims. ICCTA instructs RSTAC to endeavor to develop private-sector mechanisms to prevent, or identify and address, obstacles to the most effective and efficient transportation system practicable. The members of RSTAC also prepare an annual report concerning RSTAC’s activities. RSTAC is not subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act. RSTAC’s 15 appointed members consist of representatives of small and large shippers, and small and large railroads. In addition, members of the Board and the Secretary of Transportation serve as ex officio members. Of the 15 appointed members, nine are voting members and are appointed from senior executive officers of organizations engaged in the railroad and rail shipping industries. At least four of the voting members must be representatives of small shippers as determined by the Chairman, and at least four of the voting members must be representatives of Class II or III railroads. The remaining six members to be appointed—three representing Class I railroads and three representing large shipper organizations—serve in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, but may participate in RSTAC deliberations. Meetings of RSTAC are required by statute to be held at least semi-annually. E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 52 / Monday, March 18, 2019 / Notices In recent years, RSTAC has met four times a year. Meetings are generally held at the Board’s headquarters in Washington, DC, although some meetings are held in other locations. The members of RSTAC receive no compensation for their services and are required to provide for the expenses incidental to their service, including travel expenses, as the Board cannot provide for these expenses. RSTAC may solicit and use private funding for its activities, again subject to certain restrictions in ICCTA. Currently, RSTAC members have elected to submit annual dues to pay for RSTAC expenses. RSTAC members must be citizens of the United States and represent as broadly as practicable the various segments of the railroad and rail shipper industries. They may not be full-time employees of the United States. According to revised guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget, it is permissible for federally registered lobbyists to serve on advisory committees, such as RSTAC, as long as they do so in a representative capacity, rather than an individual capacity. See Revised Guidance on Appointment of Lobbyists to Fed. Advisory Comms., Bds., & Comm’ns., 79 FR 47,482 (Aug. 13, 2014). Members of RSTAC are appointed to serve in a representative capacity. Each RSTAC member is appointed by the Chairman for a term of three years. A member may serve after the expiration of his or her term until a successor has taken office. No member will be eligible to serve in excess of two consecutive terms. Due to the upcoming expiration of a small shipper representative’s second term, a vacancy will exist on RSTAC. The new small shipper representative will serve for three years and may be eligible to serve a second three-year term following the end of their first term. Suggestions for candidates to fill the vacancy should be submitted in letter form, identifying the name of the candidate, providing a summary of why the candidate is qualified to serve on RSTAC, and containing a representation that the candidate is willing to serve as an RSTAC member effective immediately upon appointment. RSTAC candidate suggestions should be filed with the Board by April 17, 2019. Members selected to serve on RSTAC are chosen at the discretion of the Board Chairman. Please note that submissions will be posted on the Board’s website under Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 12) and can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Mar 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at RCPA@stb.gov or (202) 245–0238. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 1325. Decided: March 13, 2019. By the Board, Allison Davis, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–05019 Filed 3–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. 9859 comment time limits once registered. Handout materials should be limited to one printed page. Written comments may be sent to the RRSC at any time through links on TVA’s website at www.tva.com/rrsc or by mailing to the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 9D, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. Dated: March 11, 2019. Joseph J. Hoagland, Vice President, Enterprise Relations and Innovation, Tennessee Valley Authority. [FR Doc. 2019–04903 Filed 3–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P AGENCY: The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, April 3–4, 2019, to consider various matters. The RRSC was established to advise TVA on its natural resources and stewardship activities and the priority to be placed among competing objectives and values. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). DATES: The meeting will be held April 3–4, 2019. Wednesday’s meeting will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., CDT, and Thursday’s meeting will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., CDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Kentucky Dam Resort Conference Center, 113 Administrative Drive, Gilbertsville, Kentucky. An individual requiring special accommodation for a disability should let the contact below know at least a week in advance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Coffey, 865–632–4494, ccoffey@ tva.gov. SUMMARY: The meeting agenda includes the following items: 1. Introductions 2. Updates on recent navigation and flood control challenges 3. Natural Resources Stewardship activities 4. Presentation on upcoming bank erosion study 5. Presentation on Asian Carp management plan 6. Public Comments 7. Council Discussion and Advice The meeting is open to the public. Comments from the public will be accepted Thursday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m., CDT, for 60 minutes. Registration to speak is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., CDT, at the door. TVA will set oral SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No: FAA–2019–0170] Notice of Opportunity: Criteria and Application Procedures for the Military Airport Program (MAP) for Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is announcing the criteria, application procedures, and schedule for the Military Airport Program (MAP), to enable the Secretary of Transportation to designate a maximum of 15 joint-use, or former military airports, to participate in the MAP for the purposes of capital development funding assistance. DATES: Applications must be received on or before May 2, 2019. ADDRESSES: Airport sponsors must submit applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 MAP to the appropriate Airports District Office (ADO) or Regional Office (RO) if there is no ADO. Applicants can find the address for their local office on the FAA website.1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning this notice, contact Terri A.R. Kett, Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Branch; Airports Financial Assistance Division; Office of Airport Planning and Programming. Telephone: 202–267– 4374. Email: terri.kett@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General Description of the Program 49 U.S.C. 47117 designates a 4% setaside of AIP discretionary funds that the FAA may use toward specific projects at 1 http://www.faa.gov/airports/news_information/ contact_info/regional/. E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 52 (Monday, March 18, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9858-9859]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-05019]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 12)]


Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council 
Vacancy

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board (Board).

ACTION: Notice of upcoming vacancy on the Railroad-Shipper 
Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC) and solicitation of 
nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Board hereby gives notice of an upcoming vacancy on RSTAC 
for a small shipper representative. The Board seeks suggestions for 
candidates to fill this vacancy.

DATES: Nominations are due on April 17, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Suggestions may be submitted either via the Board's e-filing 
format or in the traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing 
should attach a document and otherwise comply with the instructions at 
the E-Filing link on the Board's website, at http://www.stb.gov. Any 
person submitting a filing in the traditional paper format should send 
an original and 10 copies to: Surface Transportation Board, Attn: 
Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 12), 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-
0001 (if sending via express company or private courier, please use zip 
code 20024). Please note that submissions will be posted to the Board's 
website under Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 12).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Bourdon at (202) 245-0285. 
Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, created in 1996 to take over many 
of the functions previously performed by the Interstate Commerce 
Commission, exercises broad authority over transportation by rail 
carriers, including regulation of railroad rates and service (49 U.S.C. 
10701-47, 11101-24), the construction, acquisition, operation, and 
abandonment of rail lines (49 U.S.C. 10901-07), as well as railroad 
line sales, consolidations, mergers, and common control arrangements 
(49 U.S.C. 10902, 11323-27).
    The ICC Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA), enacted on December 29, 
1995, established RSTAC to advise the Board's Chairman, the Secretary 
of Transportation, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives with respect to rail 
transportation policy issues RSTAC considers significant. RSTAC focuses 
on issues of importance to small shippers and small railroads, 
including car supply, rates, competition, and procedures for addressing 
claims. ICCTA instructs RSTAC to endeavor to develop private-sector 
mechanisms to prevent, or identify and address, obstacles to the most 
effective and efficient transportation system practicable. The members 
of RSTAC also prepare an annual report concerning RSTAC's activities. 
RSTAC is not subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    RSTAC's 15 appointed members consist of representatives of small 
and large shippers, and small and large railroads. In addition, members 
of the Board and the Secretary of Transportation serve as ex officio 
members. Of the 15 appointed members, nine are voting members and are 
appointed from senior executive officers of organizations engaged in 
the railroad and rail shipping industries. At least four of the voting 
members must be representatives of small shippers as determined by the 
Chairman, and at least four of the voting members must be 
representatives of Class II or III railroads. The remaining six members 
to be appointed--three representing Class I railroads and three 
representing large shipper organizations--serve in a nonvoting, 
advisory capacity, but may participate in RSTAC deliberations.
    Meetings of RSTAC are required by statute to be held at least semi-
annually.

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In recent years, RSTAC has met four times a year. Meetings are 
generally held at the Board's headquarters in Washington, DC, although 
some meetings are held in other locations.
    The members of RSTAC receive no compensation for their services and 
are required to provide for the expenses incidental to their service, 
including travel expenses, as the Board cannot provide for these 
expenses. RSTAC may solicit and use private funding for its activities, 
again subject to certain restrictions in ICCTA. Currently, RSTAC 
members have elected to submit annual dues to pay for RSTAC expenses.
    RSTAC members must be citizens of the United States and represent 
as broadly as practicable the various segments of the railroad and rail 
shipper industries. They may not be full-time employees of the United 
States. According to revised guidance issued by the Office of 
Management and Budget, it is permissible for federally registered 
lobbyists to serve on advisory committees, such as RSTAC, as long as 
they do so in a representative capacity, rather than an individual 
capacity. See Revised Guidance on Appointment of Lobbyists to Fed. 
Advisory Comms., Bds., & Comm'ns., 79 FR 47,482 (Aug. 13, 2014). 
Members of RSTAC are appointed to serve in a representative capacity.
    Each RSTAC member is appointed by the Chairman for a term of three 
years. A member may serve after the expiration of his or her term until 
a successor has taken office. No member will be eligible to serve in 
excess of two consecutive terms.
    Due to the upcoming expiration of a small shipper representative's 
second term, a vacancy will exist on RSTAC. The new small shipper 
representative will serve for three years and may be eligible to serve 
a second three-year term following the end of their first term.
    Suggestions for candidates to fill the vacancy should be submitted 
in letter form, identifying the name of the candidate, providing a 
summary of why the candidate is qualified to serve on RSTAC, and 
containing a representation that the candidate is willing to serve as 
an RSTAC member effective immediately upon appointment. RSTAC candidate 
suggestions should be filed with the Board by April 17, 2019. Members 
selected to serve on RSTAC are chosen at the discretion of the Board 
Chairman. Please note that submissions will be posted on the Board's 
website under Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 12) and can also be obtained 
by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, 
and Compliance at RCPA@stb.gov or (202) 245-0238.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 1325.

    Decided: March 13, 2019.

    By the Board, Allison Davis, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Brendetta Jones,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-05019 Filed 3-15-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P