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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices technical capability to perform the product-testing and productcertification activities for test standards within the NRTL’s scope. Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government authority; however, recognition enables employers to use products approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product testing and certification. The agency processes applications by a NRTL for initial recognition and for an expansion or renewal of this recognition, following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires that the agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the application and provides a preliminary finding. In the second notice, the agency provides the final decision on the application. These notices set forth the NRTL’s scope of recognition or modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational web page for each NRTL, including BACL, which details the NRTL’s scope of recognition. These pages are available from the OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/ dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html. BACL currently has one facility (site) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with headquarters located at: Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp., 1274 Anvilwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, California 94089. A complete list of BACL’s scope of 21835 recognition is available at https:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/bacl.html. II. General Background on the Application BACL submitted an application, dated December 4, 2017 (OSHA–2016–0022– 0006), to expand recognition to include two additional test standards. OSHA staff performed a detailed analysis of the application packet and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to this application. Table 1 lists the appropriate test standard found in BACL’s application to expand for testing and certification of products under the NRTL Program. TABLE 1—PROPOSED LIST APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN BACL’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard Test standard title UL 61010–1 ........... Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use: Part 1—General Requirements. Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment: Part 1—Safety Requirement. UL 62368–1 ........... jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES III. Preliminary Findings on the Application BACL submitted an acceptable application for expansion of the scope of recognition. OSHA’s review of the application file, and pertinent documentation, indicates BACL can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding recognition to include the addition of these two test standards for NRTL testing and certification in Table 1. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of BACL’s application. OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether BACL meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of recognition as a NRTL. Comments should consist of pertinent written documents and exhibits. Commenters needing more time to comment must submit a request in writing, stating the reasons for the request. Commenters must submit the written request for an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if the request is not adequately justified. To obtain or review copies of the exhibits identified in this notice, as well as comments submitted to the docket, contact the Docket Office, Room N–3655, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address. These materials also are available online at VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2016–0022. OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a timely manner. After addressing the issues raised by these comments, the agency will make a recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health whether to grant BACL’s application for expansion of the scope of recognition. The Assistant Secretary will make the final decision on granting the application. In making this decision, the Assistant Secretary may undertake other proceedings prescribed in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA will publish a public notice of the final decision in the Federal Register. IV. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the agency is issuing this notice pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 657(g)(2), Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012), and 29 CFR 1910.7. Signed at Washington, DC, on May 7, 2019. Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2019–09983 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD Notice of Opportunity To Submit Ideas for Merit Systems Studies AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board. ACTION: Notice. The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is updating its research agenda and seeks suggestions about possible topics of study. DATES: Submissions are due July 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit ideas by mail to Research Agenda, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Room 520, 1615 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20419; by fax to (202) 653–7211; or by email to researchagenda2020@mspb.gov; or via the feedback form at www.mspb.gov under ‘‘MSPB Studies,’’ which is the preferred method. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Nierle at (202) 254–4516; or James Tsugawa at (202) 254–4506; or email researchagenda2020@mspb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MSPB conducts studies of the executive branch workforce to ensure that Federal personnel management is implemented consistent with the merit system principles and free from prohibited personnel practices. Most of those studies are drawn from a multi-year research agenda that MSPB develops after reviewing suggested topics from the public. For more information about SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 21836 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices MSPB studies, see www.mspb.gov/ studies. The public is invited to submit ideas to be considered for inclusion in MSPB’s research agenda by responding to one or more of the following questions or submitting other pertinent ideas. 1. In your opinion, what is the most important issue affecting the management of the Federal workforce? 2. In your opinion, what is one thing in the Federal workplace that should be done more fairly? 3. In your opinion, what is one thing in the Federal workplace that should be done more efficiently or effectively? 4. There are several agencies and organizations involved in Federal workforce issues and policy, such as the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the National Academy of Public Administration, and the Partnership for Public Service. In your opinion, what research could MSPB’s Office of Policy and Evaluation conduct that would be distinct from the work of these and other agencies and organizations? All submissions received may be posted, without change, to MSPB’s website (www.mspb.gov) and may include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. There is no requirement to include any personal information with your submission. Jennifer Everling, Acting Clerk of the Board. [FR Doc. 2019–09991 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7400–01–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (19–031)] NASA Advisory Council; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). DATES: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; and Friday, May 31, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 noon, Eastern Time. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: NASA Headquarters, Program Review Center (PRC), Room 9H40, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546. ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 Ms. Marcia Joseph, NAC Administrative Officer, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–4717 or marcia.joseph@nasa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This meeting will be open to the public up to the capacity of the meeting room. This meeting is also available telephonically and by WebEx. You must use a touch-tone phone to participate in this meeting. Any interested person may dial the toll number 1–630–395–0091 or toll free number 1–888–935–0264 and then the numeric passcode 2976219, followed by the # sign, on both days. Note: If dialing in, please ‘‘mute’’ your phone. To join via WebEx, the link is https://nasaenterprise.webex.com/. The meeting number on May 30 is 906 649 874 and the meeting password is MayNAC#530 (case sensitive); the meeting number on May 31 is 908 431 452 and the meeting password is MayNAC#531 (case sensitive). The agenda for the meeting will include reports from the following: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: —Aeronautics Committee —Human Exploration and Operations Committee —Regulatory and Policy Committee —Science Committee —STEM Engagement Committee —Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee Attendees will be requested to sign a register and to comply with NASA Headquarters security requirements, including the presentation of a valid picture ID to NASA Security before access to NASA Headquarters. Foreign nationals attending this meeting will be required to provide a copy of their passport and visa in addition to providing the following information no less than 10 days prior to the meeting: Full name; gender; date/place of birth; citizenship; passport information (number, country, telephone); visa information (number, type, expiration date); employer/affiliation information (name of institution, address, country, telephone); title/position of attendee. To expedite admittance, attendees that are U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents (green card holders) are requested to provide full name and citizenship status no less than 3 working days prior to the meeting. Information should be sent to Ms. Marcia Joseph via email at marcia.joseph@nasa.gov. It is imperative that the meeting be held on these dates to accommodate the PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 scheduling priorities of the key participants. Patricia Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–10089 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (19–030)] National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, and the President’s 2004 U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Policy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board. DATES: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Friday, June 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The Westin Hotel, Alexandria Old Town, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James J. Miller, Designated Federal Officer, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–4417, fax (202) 358–4297, or jj.miller@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of the room. Visitors will be requested to sign a visitor’s register. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: • Examine methods in which to Protect, Toughen, and Augment (PTA) access to Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) services in key domains for multiple user sectors. • Examine emerging trends and requirements for PNT services in U.S. and international fora through PNT Advisory Board technical assessments, including back-up services for terrestrial, maritime, aviation, and space users. • Update on U.S. Space-Based PNT Policy and GPS modernization. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 94 (Wednesday, May 15, 2019)]
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MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD


Notice of Opportunity To Submit Ideas for Merit Systems Studies

AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is updating its 
research agenda and seeks suggestions about possible topics of study.

DATES: Submissions are due July 1, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit ideas by mail to Research Agenda, U.S. Merit Systems 
Protection Board, Room 520, 1615 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20419; by 
fax to (202) 653-7211; or by email to [email protected]; or 
via the feedback form at www.mspb.gov under ``MSPB Studies,'' which is 
the preferred method.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Nierle at (202) 254-4516; or 
James Tsugawa at (202) 254-4506; or email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MSPB conducts studies of the executive 
branch workforce to ensure that Federal personnel management is 
implemented consistent with the merit system principles and free from 
prohibited personnel practices. Most of those studies are drawn from a 
multi-year research agenda that MSPB develops after reviewing suggested 
topics from the public. For more information about

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MSPB studies, see www.mspb.gov/studies.
    The public is invited to submit ideas to be considered for 
inclusion in MSPB's research agenda by responding to one or more of the 
following questions or submitting other pertinent ideas.
    1. In your opinion, what is the most important issue affecting the 
management of the Federal workforce?
    2. In your opinion, what is one thing in the Federal workplace that 
should be done more fairly?
    3. In your opinion, what is one thing in the Federal workplace that 
should be done more efficiently or effectively?
    4. There are several agencies and organizations involved in Federal 
workforce issues and policy, such as the U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the National 
Academy of Public Administration, and the Partnership for Public 
Service. In your opinion, what research could MSPB's Office of Policy 
and Evaluation conduct that would be distinct from the work of these 
and other agencies and organizations?
    All submissions received may be posted, without change, to MSPB's 
website (www.mspb.gov) and may include any personal information you 
provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. There 
is no requirement to include any personal information with your 
submission.

Jennifer Everling,
Acting Clerk of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2019-09991 Filed 5-14-19; 8:45 am]
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