Call for Nominations for the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council and Advisory Boards, 27758-27759 [2020-10008]

Download as PDF 27758 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 / Notices determine the adequacy of the Academy’s facilities, and examines the funding levels for Academy programs. The Board submits a written annual report through the United States Fire Administrator to the Administrator of FEMA. The report provides detailed comments and recommendations regarding the operation of the Academy. Agenda On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, there will be one session, with deliberations and voting at the end of each session as necessary. The Board will discuss the options and challenges facing National Fire Academy restarting classes at the National Emergency Training Center campus. There will be a 10-minute comment period after each agenda item and each speaker will be given no more than 2 minutes to speak. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated following the last call for comments. Contact Deborah GartrellKemp to register as a speaker. Meeting materials will be posted at https:// www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/about/ bov.html by June 2, 2020. Tonya L. Hoover, Superintendent, National Fire Academy, United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2020–09962 Filed 5–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–74–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–FAC–2019–N074; FX.IA167209TRG00–201] Call for Nominations for the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council and Advisory Boards Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of the Interior (Department) is seeking nominations for the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council (Council) to advise the Secretary of the Interior regarding the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize competitions. In addition, the Department is seeking nominations for the five Advisory Boards (Boards) to help implement the Prizes. DATES: Nominations for the Council and Boards must be submitted no later than June 10, 2020. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 May 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 You may submit nominations by any of the following methods: • Email: TRGenius@fws.gov; or • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Stephanie Rickabaugh, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: WSFR, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Rickabaugh, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, by telephone at 703–358–2214, by email at stephanie_rickabaugh@fws.gov, or via the Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council and Boards are established under the John D. Dingell, Jr., Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, March 12, 2019 (Pub. L. 116–9). The Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council (Council) advises the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) regarding the five Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize competitions. The Council is regulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Prize competitions encourage technological innovation with the potential to advance the mission of the Fish and Wildlife Service in the following areas of concern: (1) Preventing wildlife poaching and trafficking, (2) promoting wildlife conservation, (3) managing invasive species, (4) protecting endangered species, and (5) managing nonlethal human-wildlife conflict. The enabling legislation calls for annual cash prizes up to $100,000 for each of the five competitions; potential awards could total $500,000. The Act establishes five Boards to help implement the Prizes. These Boards are responsible for selecting topics; issuing problem statements, consulting with Federal stakeholders, and advising prize winners regarding opportunities to pilot and implement winning technologies. Each Board must be made up of no fewer than nine members, appointed by the Secretary, including at least one member who is expert in the area of concern for that Board and other members expert in wildlife conservation and management, biology, technology development, engineering, economics, and business development and management. The five Boards are established to focus on technology innovation related to (1) the prevention of poaching and wildlife trafficking, (2) the promotion of wildlife conservation, (3) the management of invasive species, (4) the protection of endangered species, and ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (5) the nonlethal management of human-wildlife conflicts. Additionally, under the Act, the Boards have an advisory duty: To develop recommendations for the Secretary regarding opportunities for technological innovation to assist in addressing the statute’s five areas of concern. Establishment of the Council facilitates FACA compliance for the performance of the Boards’ role advising the Secretary. The Secretary will appoint Council members to serve until the Council is terminated on December 31, 2023, as is required by the Act. The Council will have at least 12 members, and each Board will have at least 9 members who may be members of the Council or experts from outside the Council. The Council and Boards will meet approximately two times per year and will minimize the administrative costs by encouraging remote participation. Membership Expertise We are seeking nominations for membership of individuals with the following types of expertise: • Wildlife trafficking and trade, • Wildlife conservation and management, • Invasive species, • Endangered species, • Nonlethal wildlife management, • Social aspects of human-wildlife conflict management, • Biology, • Technology development, • Engineering, • Economics, • Business development and management, and • Any other discipline that the Secretary determines to be necessary to achieve the purposes of the Act. Individuals who are federally registered lobbyist are ineligible to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils in an individual capacity. The term ‘‘individual capacity’’ refers to individuals who are appointed to exercise their own individual best judgment on behalf of the Government, such as when they are designated as Special Government Employees (SGE), rather than being appointed to represent a particular interest. Members of the Council and Boards appointed as SGEs are subject to applicable Federal ethics statutes and regulations, to include applicable exceptions and exemptions. The Department will provide materials to those members serving as SGEs, explaining their ethical obligations. E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 / Notices Submitting Nominations Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Nominations should include the following: • The area(s) of expertise of the nominee(s), as required under Membership Expertise, above; and • A resume providing an adequate description of the nominee’s qualifications, including information that would enable the Service to make an informed decision regarding the nominee’s potential to meet the membership requirements of the Council and Boards, and contact information for the potential member. (Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2) Aurelia Skipwith, Director—U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2020–10008 Filed 5–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Authority: 43 U.S.C. Chap. 3. [LLCO956000 L14400000.BJ0000 20X] Randy A. Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado. Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2020–10032 Filed 5–8–20; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management, BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P Interior. ACTION: Notice of official filing. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the official filing of the survey plat listed below. The survey, which was executed at the request of the U.S. Forest Service, is necessary for the management of these lands. The plat is available for viewing in the BLM Colorado State Office. DATES: The plat described in this notice was filed on April 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit written protests to the BLM Colorado State Office, Cadastral Survey, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215–7093. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado, (303) 239–3856; rbloom@ blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service at 1– 800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The plat incorporating the field notes of the khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 May 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 dependent resurvey and survey in Township 40 North, Range 13 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, was accepted on April 28, 2020, and filed on April 30, 2020. A person or party who wishes to protest the above survey must file a written notice of protest within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. A statement of reasons for the protest may be filed with the notice of protest and must be filed within 30 calendar days after the protest is filed. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your protest, please be aware that your entire protest, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK940000.L14100000.BX0000.20X. LXSS001L0100] Filing of Plats of Survey: Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of official filing. AGENCY: The plats of survey of lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, Anchorage, Alaska. These surveys were executed at the request of Ahtna, Incorporated and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands. DATES: The BLM must receive protests by June 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may buy a copy of the plats from the BLM Alaska Public Information Center, 222 W. 7th Avenue, Mailstop 13, Anchorage, AK 99513. Please use this address when filing written protests. You may also view the plats at the BLM Alaska Public Information Center, Fitzgerald Federal Building, 222 W. 8th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, at no cost. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27759 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas N. Haywood, Chief, Branch of Cadastral Survey, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99513; 907–271–5481; dhaywood@blm.gov. People who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the BLM during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lands surveyed are: Copper River Meridian, Alaska U.S. Survey No. 14476, accepted May 5, 2020, situated within: Tps. 29 S., Rs. 56 and 57 E. U.S. Survey No. 14505, accepted May 5, 2020, situated within: Tps. 55 and 56 S., R. 63 E. T. 77 S., R. 88 E., accepted April 24, 2020 Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska T. 17 S., R. 7 W., accepted March 20, 2020 Kateel River Meridian, Alaska T. 2 N., R. 23 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 2 N., R. 24 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 2 N., R. 25 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 3 N., R. 25 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 2 N., R. 26 E., accepted April 30, 2020 T. 3 N., R. 26 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 3 N., R. 27 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 3 N., R. 28 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 6 S., R. 17 E., accepted April 24, 2020 T. 4 S., R. 18 E., accepted April 27, 2020 T. 5 S., R. 18 E., accepted April 21, 2020 T. 6 S., R. 18 E., accepted April 21, 2020 T. 4 S., R. 19 E., accepted April 21, 2020 T. 5 S., R. 19 E., accepted April 21, 2020 T. 5 S., R. 21 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 6 S., R. 21 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 5 S., R. 22 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 5 S., R. 23 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 5 S., R. 24 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 6 S., R. 22 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 6 S., R. 23 E., accepted April 29, 2020 T. 27 S., R. 24 E., accepted April 20, 2020 Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 25 N., R. 40 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 26 N., R. 40 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 27 N., R. 40 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 25 N., R. 41 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 26 N., R. 41 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 27 N., R. 41 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 25 N., R. 42 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 26 N., R. 42 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 27 N., R. 42 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 25 N., R. 43 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 26 N., R. 43 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 27 N., R. 43 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 25 N., R. 44 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 24 N., R. 45 W., accepted April 20, 2020 T. 25 N., R. 46 W., accepted April 12, 2019 T. 24 N., R. 47 W., accepted May 1, 2020 T. 25 N., R. 47 W., accepted April 12, 2019 T. 24 N., R. 48 W., accepted April 12, 2019 T. 25 N., R. 48 W., accepted April 12, 2019 T. 26 N., R. 48 W., accepted April 12, 2019 E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 91 (Monday, May 11, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27758-27759]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10008]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-FAC-2019-N074; FX.IA167209TRG00-201]


Call for Nominations for the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize 
Advisory Council and Advisory Boards

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior (Department) is seeking 
nominations for the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council 
(Council) to advise the Secretary of the Interior regarding the 
Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize competitions. In addition, the 
Department is seeking nominations for the five Advisory Boards (Boards) 
to help implement the Prizes.

DATES: Nominations for the Council and Boards must be submitted no 
later than June 10, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]; or
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Stephanie Rickabaugh, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: WSFR, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 
VA 22041-3803.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Rickabaugh, Wildlife and 
Sport Fish Restoration Program, by telephone at 703-358-2214, by email 
at [email protected], or via the Federal Relay Service at 
800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council and Boards are established under 
the John D. Dingell, Jr., Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, 
March 12, 2019 (Pub. L. 116-9).
    The Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council (Council) 
advises the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) regarding the five 
Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize competitions. The Council is regulated 
by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
    The Prize competitions encourage technological innovation with the 
potential to advance the mission of the Fish and Wildlife Service in 
the following areas of concern: (1) Preventing wildlife poaching and 
trafficking, (2) promoting wildlife conservation, (3) managing invasive 
species, (4) protecting endangered species, and (5) managing nonlethal 
human-wildlife conflict. The enabling legislation calls for annual cash 
prizes up to $100,000 for each of the five competitions; potential 
awards could total $500,000.
    The Act establishes five Boards to help implement the Prizes. These 
Boards are responsible for selecting topics; issuing problem 
statements, consulting with Federal stakeholders, and advising prize 
winners regarding opportunities to pilot and implement winning 
technologies. Each Board must be made up of no fewer than nine members, 
appointed by the Secretary, including at least one member who is expert 
in the area of concern for that Board and other members expert in 
wildlife conservation and management, biology, technology development, 
engineering, economics, and business development and management.
    The five Boards are established to focus on technology innovation 
related to (1) the prevention of poaching and wildlife trafficking, (2) 
the promotion of wildlife conservation, (3) the management of invasive 
species, (4) the protection of endangered species, and (5) the 
nonlethal management of human-wildlife conflicts.
    Additionally, under the Act, the Boards have an advisory duty: To 
develop recommendations for the Secretary regarding opportunities for 
technological innovation to assist in addressing the statute's five 
areas of concern. Establishment of the Council facilitates FACA 
compliance for the performance of the Boards' role advising the 
Secretary.
    The Secretary will appoint Council members to serve until the 
Council is terminated on December 31, 2023, as is required by the Act. 
The Council will have at least 12 members, and each Board will have at 
least 9 members who may be members of the Council or experts from 
outside the Council. The Council and Boards will meet approximately two 
times per year and will minimize the administrative costs by 
encouraging remote participation.

Membership Expertise

    We are seeking nominations for membership of individuals with the 
following types of expertise:
     Wildlife trafficking and trade,
     Wildlife conservation and management,
     Invasive species,
     Endangered species,
     Nonlethal wildlife management,
     Social aspects of human-wildlife conflict management,
     Biology,
     Technology development,
     Engineering,
     Economics,
     Business development and management, and
     Any other discipline that the Secretary determines to be 
necessary to achieve the purposes of the Act.
    Individuals who are federally registered lobbyist are ineligible to 
serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils in an 
individual capacity. The term ``individual capacity'' refers to 
individuals who are appointed to exercise their own individual best 
judgment on behalf of the Government, such as when they are designated 
as Special Government Employees (SGE), rather than being appointed to 
represent a particular interest.
    Members of the Council and Boards appointed as SGEs are subject to 
applicable Federal ethics statutes and regulations, to include 
applicable exceptions and exemptions. The Department will provide 
materials to those members serving as SGEs, explaining their ethical 
obligations.

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Submitting Nominations

    Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. 
Nominations should include the following:
     The area(s) of expertise of the nominee(s), as required 
under Membership Expertise, above; and
     A resume providing an adequate description of the 
nominee's qualifications, including information that would enable the 
Service to make an informed decision regarding the nominee's potential 
to meet the membership requirements of the Council and Boards, and 
contact information for the potential member.

(Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2)

Aurelia Skipwith,
Director--U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-10008 Filed 5-8-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P