Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge; Meeting, 48921 [2019-20114]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 17, 2019 / Notices principles of academic freedom, that are plainly unqualified for taxpayer support. Furthermore, it seems clear foreign language instruction and area studies advancing the security and economic stability of the United States have taken ‘‘a back seat’’ to other priorities at the DukeUNC CMES. Notably, most of the instructors of foreign language courses are nontenure track lecturers or teaching assistants, whereas most of the instructors of other courses are tenured faculty. Given the important role tenured faculty play in attracting students to foreign language instruction and majors and enabling students to overcome the difficulty of mastering a language, the lack of tenured foreign languages faculty relative to the number of tenured culture studies faculty, may signal a potentially serious misalignment between Title IV requirements and the Duke-UNC CMES’s orientation and activities. The Department will hold the Duke-UNC CMES accountable for ensuring all Title VI funded or subsidized activities directly reflect express Congressional mandates and purposes. Therefore, as a condition for future Title VI funding, the Duke-UNC CMES is directed to provide a revised schedule of activities that it plans to support for the coming year, including a description demonstrating how each activity promotes foreign language learning and advances the national security interests and economic stability of the United States. For example, cultural studies providing historical information about customs and practices in the Middle East and assisting students to understand and navigate the culture of another country, in concert with rigorous foreign language training, could help develop a pool of experts needed to protect U.S. national security and economic stability and therefore may well be within Title VI’s ambit. To be clear, activities focusing on American culture or academic preferences that do not directly promote foreign language learning and advance the national security interests and economic stability of the United States are not to be funded under Title VI. Also, the Duke-UNC CMES is required to demonstrate that it has prioritized foreign language instruction as required by law. More equal utilization of comparably credentialed faculty in foreign language instruction might prove to be an appropriate measure in this regard. The Duke-UNC CMES is further required to provide the Department with a full list of courses in Middle East studies, including academic rank and employment status of each instructor who teaches each course. Finally, the Duke-UNC CMES is further required to develop and implement effective institutional controls ensuring all future Title VI-funded activities directly promote foreign language learning and advance the national security interests and economic stability of the United States, thereby meeting statutory requirements and meriting taxpayer funding. The Department must obligate the funds to continue support for the Duke-UNC CMES by no later than September 30, 2019. Consequently, it is critically important that you respond in writing to this letter with a preliminary plan and timetable for carrying VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Sep 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 out the above-specified compliance activities on or before September 22, 2019. Sincerely, Robert King Assistant Secretary Cc: Charles Kurzman, Ph.D., Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kevin Guskiewicz, Interim Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Richard Stevens, Chair, University of North Carolina Board of Trustees Vincent E. Price, President, Duke University Jack 0. Bovender, Jr., Chair, Duke University Board of Trustees [FR Doc. 2019–20067 Filed 9–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge; Meeting Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Oak Ridge. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Wednesday, October 9, 2019; 6:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: DOE Information Center, Office of Science and Technical Information, 1 Science.gov Way, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melyssa P. Noe, Alternate Deputy Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM), P.O. Box 2001, EM–942, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. Phone (865) 241–3315; Fax (865) 241–6932; email: Melyssa.Noe@ orem.doe.gov. Or visit the website at: https://energy.gov/orem/services/ community-engagement/oak-ridge-sitespecific-advisory-board. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. SUMMARY: Tentative Agenda • Welcome and Announcements • Comments from the Deputy Designated Federal Officer (DDFO) • Comments from the DOE, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Environmental Protection Agency Liaisons PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48921 • Presentation: Processing of Uranium 233 Materials • Public Comment Period • Motions/Approval of September 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes • Status of Outstanding Recommendations • Alternate DDFO Report • Committee Reports • Adjourn Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The EM SSAB, Oak Ridge, welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Melyssa P. Noe at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the telephone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to the agenda item should contact Melyssa P. Noe at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Melyssa P. Noe at the address and phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following website: https://energy.gov/ orem/listings/oak-ridge-site-specificadvisory-board-meetings. Signed in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2019. LaTanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge; 
Meeting

AGENCY: Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental 
Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Oak Ridge. The 
Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this 
meeting be announced in the Federal Register.

DATES: Wednesday, October 9, 2019; 6:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: DOE Information Center, Office of Science and Technical 
Information, 1 Science.gov Way, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melyssa P. Noe, Alternate Deputy 
Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge Office 
of Environmental Management (OREM), P.O. Box 2001, EM-942, Oak Ridge, 
TN 37831. Phone (865) 241-3315; Fax (865) 241-6932; email: 
[email protected]. Or visit the website at: https://energy.gov/orem/services/community-engagement/oak-ridge-site-specific-advisory-board.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make 
recommendations to DOE-EM and site management in the areas of 
environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities.

Tentative Agenda

 Welcome and Announcements
 Comments from the Deputy Designated Federal Officer (DDFO)
 Comments from the DOE, Tennessee Department of Environment and 
Conservation, and Environmental Protection Agency Liaisons
 Presentation: Processing of Uranium 233 Materials
 Public Comment Period
 Motions/Approval of September 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes
 Status of Outstanding Recommendations
 Alternate DDFO Report
 Committee Reports
 Adjourn

    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The EM 
SSAB, Oak Ridge, welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory 
committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons 
with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special 
accommodations due to a disability, please contact Melyssa P. Noe at 
least seven days in advance of the meeting at the telephone number 
listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either 
before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral 
statements pertaining to the agenda item should contact Melyssa P. Noe 
at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be 
received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will 
be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy 
Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a 
fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. 
Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum 
of five minutes to present their comments.
    Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Melyssa P. 
Noe at the address and phone number listed above. Minutes will also be 
available at the following website: https://energy.gov/orem/listings/oak-ridge-site-specific-advisory-board-meetings.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2019.
LaTanya Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-20114 Filed 9-16-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P