Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; A Coastal Management Needs Assessment and Market Analysis for Financing Resilience, 34166-34167 [2019-15216]

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[FR Doc. 2019–15175 Filed 7–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; A Coastal Management Needs Assessment and Market Analysis for Financing Resilience National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 16, 2019. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, Government Information Specialist, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). All comments received are part of the public record. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jul 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Kim Penn, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, 1325 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910, (240) 533–0727, and kim.penn@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM) and its regional, state, federal, and non-profit partners have worked closely with coastal managers across the country to develop hazard mitigation and resilience plans. These have ranged from short-term responses to immediate threats to longterm adaptation strategies in response to gradual changes. While there are studies on the costs and benefits of hazard mitigation and adaptation options and various tools to help inform government investments, there is no comprehensive inventory or guide to selecting from applicable funding sources or identifying appropriate financing strategies. The range of funding and financing options, from grants and lowinterest loans to more innovative private-public partnerships and emerging bonds, presents an everchanging and complex array of choices. This diversity of funding and financing mechanisms, however, provides an opportunity for decision-makers to leverage resources to support and advance community resilience. In many coastal communities, investment in resilience measures remains either non-existent or reactive in response to a catastrophic event. While there are no data on the number of adaptation plans that have been implemented, lack of funding is a frequently cited barrier to implementation. Understanding funding and financing options at the time resilience planning is undertaken, and then incorporating financial strategies into the recommendations, will help ensure that resources are invested wisely, and implementation occurs. This request is for a set of related interviews to support a broader needs assessment to define the types of funding, financing mechanisms, and associated resources that OCM’s state and local coastal manager customers need for coastal resilience activities and a market analysis of existing funding and financing programs and PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mechanisms. The interviews will collect relevant information from interviewees on their experiences with coastal resilience funding and financing mechanisms, challenges and opportunities related to funding and financing coastal resilience, and technical support needs and opportunities that OCM can address. The information provided by interviewees will be synthesized into the needs assessment, which will address needs and information gaps partitioned by region, financial scale, time scale, and scope/sector. The information provided by interviewees will also be used to inform an inventory of existing entities providing resources for resilience funding, as well as a summary of existing and emerging funding sources and financial tools and mechanisms for coastal resilience. Finally, the interviews will inform recommendations on OCM’s potential niche in addressing the identified needs and gaps. II. Method of Collection Information will be collected during structured telephone interviews. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–XXXX. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government; Federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 36. Estimated Time per Response: 1.25 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 45. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / Notices approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–15216 Filed 7–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Establishment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committee Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense. ACTION: Establishment of nondiscretionary Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is establishing the Table Rock Lake Oversight Committee (‘‘the TRLOC’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–692–5952. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TRLOC’s charter is being established pursuant to section 1185(c) of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (‘‘the 2016 WIIN Act’’) (Pub. L. 114–322), and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix) and 41 CFR 102–3.50(a). The TRLOC provides independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense, through the Secretary of the Army, regarding all permits to be issued under the existing Table Rock Lake Master Plan at the recommendation of the District Engineer, Little Rock District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and advise the District Engineer on revisions to the Table Rock Lake Master Plan and Table Rock Shoreline Management Plan, in accordance with section 1185(c)(2) of the 2016 WIIN Act. Members of the TRLOC who are not full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers, employees, or members of the Armed Forces will be appointed as experts or consultants, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109, to serve as special government employee members. Members who are full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers, employees, or members of the Armed Forces shall be appointed pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.130(a) to serve as regular government employees. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jul 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 Individual members will be appointed according to DoD policy and procedures, and members will serve a two-year term of service with annual renewal. All members of the TRLOC are appointed to provide advice on the basis of their best judgment without representing any particular point of view and in a manner that is free from conflict of interest. One member, according to DoD policy and procedures, will be appointed as Chair of the TRLOC. No member, unless approved according to DoD policy and procedures, may serve more than two consecutive terms of service on the TRLOC or serve on more than two DoD federal advisory committees at the same time. Except for reimbursement of official TRLOC-related travel and per diem, members serve without compensation. The public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the TRLOC membership about the TRLOC’s mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the TRLOC. All written statements should be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer (‘‘DFO’’) for the TRLOC, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. The charter and contact information for the TRLOC’s DFO can be found at https:// www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/apex/ FACAPublicAgencyNavigation. Dated: July 11, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2019–15129 Filed 7–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Case Number 2019–005; EERE–2019–BT– WAV–0010] Energy Conservation Program: Petition for Waiver of Anker Innovations Limited From the Department of Energy External Power Supply Test Procedure and Grant of Interim Waiver Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of petition for waiver and grant of an interim waiver, and request for comments. AGENCY: This document announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver from Anker Innovations Limited SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34167 (‘‘Anker’’), which seeks a waiver from the U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) test procedure used for determining the energy efficiency of a specified EPS basic model. Anker asserts that testing under the current DOE test procedure does not reflect actual use of EPSs that meet the USB Power Delivery Specification and seeks to use an alternate test procedure. DOE is granting to Anker an interim waiver from the DOE test procedure for the specified basic model, subject to use of the alternate test procedure as set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Anker’s petition and its suggested alternate test procedure, as well as the alternate test procedure specified in the interim waiver, to inform its final decision on Anker’s waiver request. DATES: Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before August 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by case number ‘‘2019–005’’, and Docket number ‘‘EERE–2019–BT–WAV–0010,’’ by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: Anker2019WAV0010@ ee.doe.gov. Include Case No. 2019–005 in the subject line of the message. • Postal Mail: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B, Petition for Waiver Case No. 2019–005, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. If possible, please submit all items on a compact disc (‘‘CD’’), in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, 950 L’Enfant Plaza SW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC, 20024. If possible, please submit all items on a ‘‘CD’’, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. No telefacsimilies (faxes) will be accepted. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on this process, see section V of this document. Docket: The docket, which includes Federal Register notices, comments, and other supporting documents/ materials, is available for review at E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34166-34167]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15216]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; A Coastal 
Management Needs Assessment and Market Analysis for Financing 
Resilience

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 16, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, Government 
Information Specialist, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, 
NC 28801 (or via the internet at [email protected]). All comments 
received are part of the public record. All Personally Identifiable 
Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by 
the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential 
Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Kim Penn, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, 1325 East-
West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910, (240) 533-0727, and 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a new information collection.
    NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) and its regional, state, 
federal, and non-profit partners have worked closely with coastal 
managers across the country to develop hazard mitigation and resilience 
plans. These have ranged from short-term responses to immediate threats 
to long-term adaptation strategies in response to gradual changes. 
While there are studies on the costs and benefits of hazard mitigation 
and adaptation options and various tools to help inform government 
investments, there is no comprehensive inventory or guide to selecting 
from applicable funding sources or identifying appropriate financing 
strategies. The range of funding and financing options, from grants and 
low-interest loans to more innovative private-public partnerships and 
emerging bonds, presents an ever-changing and complex array of choices. 
This diversity of funding and financing mechanisms, however, provides 
an opportunity for decision-makers to leverage resources to support and 
advance community resilience.
    In many coastal communities, investment in resilience measures 
remains either non-existent or reactive in response to a catastrophic 
event. While there are no data on the number of adaptation plans that 
have been implemented, lack of funding is a frequently cited barrier to 
implementation. Understanding funding and financing options at the time 
resilience planning is undertaken, and then incorporating financial 
strategies into the recommendations, will help ensure that resources 
are invested wisely, and implementation occurs.
    This request is for a set of related interviews to support a 
broader needs assessment to define the types of funding, financing 
mechanisms, and associated resources that OCM's state and local coastal 
manager customers need for coastal resilience activities and a market 
analysis of existing funding and financing programs and mechanisms. The 
interviews will collect relevant information from interviewees on their 
experiences with coastal resilience funding and financing mechanisms, 
challenges and opportunities related to funding and financing coastal 
resilience, and technical support needs and opportunities that OCM can 
address.
    The information provided by interviewees will be synthesized into 
the needs assessment, which will address needs and information gaps 
partitioned by region, financial scale, time scale, and scope/sector. 
The information provided by interviewees will also be used to inform an 
inventory of existing entities providing resources for resilience 
funding, as well as a summary of existing and emerging funding sources 
and financial tools and mechanisms for coastal resilience. Finally, the 
interviews will inform recommendations on OCM's potential niche in 
addressing the identified needs and gaps.

II. Method of Collection

    Information will be collected during structured telephone 
interviews.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-XXXX.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-
for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government; Federal 
government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 36.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.25 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 45.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(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 through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB

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approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter 
of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-15216 Filed 7-16-19; 8:45 am]
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