Secretary of Energy Advisory Board; Meeting, 7541-7542 [2020-02555]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 27 / Monday, February 10, 2020 / Notices To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2019–ICCD–0114. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W208B, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Hilary Malawer, 202–401–6148. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Foreign Gifts and Contracts Disclosures. OMB Control Number: 1801–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 400. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 8,000. Abstract: Section 117 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, provides that institutions of higher education must file a disclosure report with the Secretary of Education under the following circumstances: Whenever any institution is owned or controlled by a foreign source or receives a gift from or enters into a contract with a foreign source, the value of which is $250,000 or more, considered alone or in combination with all other gifts from or contracts with that foreign source within a calendar year, the institution shall file a disclosure report with the Secretary on January 31 or July 31, whichever is sooner. (see https://www.govinfo.gov/ content/pkg/USCODE-2017-title20/pdf/ USCODE-2017-title20-chap28-subchapIpartB-sec1011e.pdf). This collection of information is necessary to ensure that the Secretary receives sufficient information about gifts or contracts involving a foreign source, or about ownership or control of the institution by a foreign source, to be able to enforce 20 U.S.C. 1011f. Dated: February 5, 2020. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2020–02574 Filed 2–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Secretary of Energy Advisory Board; Meeting Department of Energy. Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces an open meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). The SEAB was reestablished pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice is provided in accordance with the Act. DATES: Tuesday, March 12, 2020; 2 p.m.–5 p.m. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7541 The Rush Conference Center, Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005. ADDRESSES: Kurt Heckman, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; email: seab@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Board was established to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on the Administration’s energy policies; the Department’s basic and applied research and development activities; economic and national security policy; and other activities as directed by the Secretary. Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is the third meeting of existing and new members under Secretary Perry and Secretary Brouillette. Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 2 p.m. on March 12th. The tentative meeting agenda includes: introduction of SEAB’s members, briefings from the Innovation and Artificial Intelligence subcommittees, and an opportunity for comments from the public. The meeting will conclude at 5 p.m. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP to Kurt Heckman no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020, by email at: seab@hq.doe.gov. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do so during the meeting. Approximately 15 minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but will not exceed five minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Those wishing to speak should register to do so via email, seab@hq.doe.gov, no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Those not able to attend the meeting or who have insufficient time to address the committee are invited to send a written statement to Kurt Heckman, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20585, or email to: seab@hq.doe.gov. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available on the SEAB website or by contacting Mr. Heckman. He may be reached at the above postal address or email address, or by visiting SEAB’s website at www.energy.gov/seab. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 7542 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 27 / Monday, February 10, 2020 / Notices Signed in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2020. LaTanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–02555 Filed 2–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. UL20–1–000] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Northern States Power Company— Wisconsin: Notice of Pending Jurisdictional Inquiry and Soliciting Comments, Protests, and Motions To Intervene On December 30, 2019, and supplemented on January 22, 2020, Northern States Power Company— Wisconsin filed a preliminary application document (PAD) and notice of intent to file a license application for the Saxon Falls and Superior Falls Hydroelectric Projects (FERC Project Nos. 2610 and 2587, respectively). Commission staff’s review of the PAD found information stating that the Gile Flowage was created to augment river flows in the Montreal River during the summer and winter low-flow periods at the downstream Saxon Falls and Superior Falls Projects, and that both projects depend on flow augmentation from Gile Flowage during these periods. The Gile Flowage is in Iron County, Wisconsin. As a result, the Commission is beginning a review of the Gile Flowage to determine whether it is subject to the Commission’s mandatory licensing jurisdiction under section 23 of the Federal Power Act (FPA). Pursuant to section 23(b)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 817(1) (2018), a nonfederal hydroelectric project must be licensed (unless it has a still-valid pre1920 federal permit) if it: (1) Is located on a navigable water of the United States, (2) occupies lands or reservations of the United States, (3) uses the surplus water or water power from a government dam; or (4) is located on a stream over which Congress has Commerce Clause jurisdiction, is constructed or modified on or after August 26, 1935, and affects the interests of interstate or foreign commerce. Section 4(e) of the FPA authorizes the Commission to issue licenses for hydroelectric project works, including reservoirs. Section 23(b)(1) of the FPA requires (with exceptions not relevant here) a Commission license for the operation of non-federal hydroelectric project works, including reservoirs, that VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 are used to generate electric power on any navigable waters of the United States. Storage reservoirs that are not directly connected to other project works must be licensed if they are necessary or appropriate in the maintenance and operation of a complete unit of hydropower improvement or development. The Commission makes this finding by examining the facts in each case, considering the reservoir’s effect on downstream generation and its storage capacity, location, and purpose, to determine if there are significant generation benefits to a downstream project or projects. The Commission has found, and the D.C. Circuit has affirmed, that a contribution to downstream electric generation of at least 2 percent amounts to a significant generation benefit.1 The Commission is soliciting comments, motions to intervene, and protests in these proceedings. Comments, motions to intervene, and protests must be filed by thirty (30) days from notice or March 2, 2020. Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules and Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 211, and 214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, protests, and motions to intervene using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number UL20–1–000. 1 See Domtar Maine Corp., Inc. v. FERC, 347 F.3d 304, 309 (D.C. Cir. 2003); Chippewa and Flambeau Improvement Co. v. FERC, 325 F.3d 353 (D.C. Cir. 2003). PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For further information, please contact Jennifer Polardino at (202) 502– 6437 or Jennifer.Polardino@ferc.gov. Dated: January 31, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–02582 Filed 2–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. EL20–20–000; QF14–782–001] GRE 314 East Lyme LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order Take notice that on February 3, 2020, pursuant to Rule 207(a)(2) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207(a)(2) (2019), GRE 314 East Lyme LLC (Petitioner), filed a petition for declaratory order seeking requirements applicable to qualifying small power production facilities set forth in section 292.203(a)(3) for the period June 6, 2014 to September 18, 2014, as more fully explained in the petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the website that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 27 (Monday, February 10, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7541-7542]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02555]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Secretary of Energy Advisory Board; Meeting

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Secretary of 
Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). The SEAB was reestablished pursuant to 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice is provided in 
accordance with the Act.

DATES: Tuesday, March 12, 2020; 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Rush Conference Center, Rice University, James A. Baker 
III Hall, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt Heckman, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, 
Washington, DC 20585; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The Board was established to provide advice and 
recommendations to the Secretary on the Administration's energy 
policies; the Department's basic and applied research and development 
activities; economic and national security policy; and other activities 
as directed by the Secretary.
    Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is the third meeting of 
existing and new members under Secretary Perry and Secretary 
Brouillette.
    Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 2 p.m. on March 12th. 
The tentative meeting agenda includes: introduction of SEAB's members, 
briefings from the Innovation and Artificial Intelligence 
subcommittees, and an opportunity for comments from the public. The 
meeting will conclude at 5 p.m.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. 
Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP to Kurt Heckman no later 
than 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020, by email at: [email protected].
    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to 
offer comments and suggestions may do so during the meeting. 
Approximately 15 minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time 
allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but 
will not exceed five minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is 
empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the 
orderly conduct of business. Those wishing to speak should register to 
do so via email, [email protected], no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, 
March 5, 2020.
    Those not able to attend the meeting or who have insufficient time 
to address the committee are invited to send a written statement to 
Kurt Heckman, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, 
Washington DC 20585, or email to: [email protected].
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available on the SEAB 
website or by contacting Mr. Heckman. He may be reached at the above 
postal address or email address, or by visiting SEAB's website at 
www.energy.gov/seab.


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    Signed in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2020.
LaTanya Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-02555 Filed 2-7-20; 8:45 am]
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