Sunshine Act Meetings, 34184-34185 [2020-12106]

Download as PDF lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES 34184 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / Notices under ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ then check ‘‘Only Show ICR for Public Comment’’ checkbox. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Carrie Clarady, 202–245–6347 or email NCES.Information.Collections@ed.gov. 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 that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2021. OMB Control Number: 1850–0928. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 668,461. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 353,568. Abstract: The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), is a federally authorized survey of student achievement at grades 4, 8, and 12 in various subject areas, such as mathematics, reading, writing, science, U.S. history, civics, geography, economics, technology and engineering literacy (TEL), and the arts. The National Assessment of Educational VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 Progress Authorization Act (Pub. L. 107–279 Title III, section 303) requires the assessment to collect data on specified student groups and characteristics, including information organized by race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, disability, and limited English proficiency. It requires fair and accurate presentation of achievement data and permits the collection of background, noncognitive, or descriptive information that is related to academic achievement and aids in fair reporting of results. The intent of the law is to provide representative sample data on student achievement for the nation, the states, and subpopulations of students and to monitor progress over time. The nature of NAEP is that burden alternates from a relatively low burden in national-level administration years to a substantial burden increase in state-level administration years when the sample has to allow for estimates for individual states and some of the large urban districts. The request is to conduct NAEP 2021, including operational assessments and pilot tests: Operational national/state Digitally Based Assessments (DBA) in mathematics and reading at grades 4 and 8, and Puerto Rico in mathematics at grades 4 and 8; and operational national DBA in U.S. history and civics at grade 8 was approved in April 2020. This request is the first of two 30D packages that will provide updates to materials for NAEP 2021 and provides the final details of the design for NAEP 2021 as well as some updated communication materials and a new sampling memo. The subsequent Materials Update #2 is scheduled for October of 2020. The NAEP results will be reported to the public through the Nation’s Report Card as well as other online NAEP tools. Dated: May 28, 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. 2020–11925 Filed 6–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings U.S. Election Assistance Commission. AGENCY: Sunshine Act Notice; Notice of Public Hearing Agenda. ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public Hearing: U.S. Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors Annual Meeting. DATES: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern. ADDRESSES: Virtual via Zoom. The hearing is open to the public and will be livestreamed on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission YouTube Channel: https:// www.youtube.com/channel/ UCpN6i0g2rlF4ITWhwvBwwZw. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Muthig, Telephone: (202) 897– 9285, Email: kmuthig@eac.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose: In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act), Public Law 94–409, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552b), the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will conduct a virtual annual meeting of the Board of Advisors to discuss the proposed Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0 Requirements as submitted by the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC). Agenda: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors will hold their 2020 Annual Meeting primarily to discuss the proposed VVSG 2.0 Requirements. This meeting will include a question and answer discussion between board members. Staff from NIST and the EAC will be available to answer questions, and provide information on the VVSG process and the proposed VVSG 2.0 Requirements. Board members will also review FACA Board membership guidelines and policies with EAC Associate Counsel and receive a general update about the EAC from the Acting Executive Director. Background: The VVSG 2.0 Requirements are currently published for a 90-day public comment period that concludes on June 22nd. The first VVSG public hearing on March 27, 2020 covered an introduction to the VVSG process as well a high-level overview of the proposed VVSG 2.0 requirements. A recording of the hearing is available on the EAC’s website. The second public hearing on May 6, 2020 addressed the importance of VVSG 2.0 at the state and local level, and the consideration of accessibility and security in VVSG 2.0. A recording of the second hearing is available on the EAC’s website. The third public hearing on May 20, 2020 included discussions with voting system manufacturers and voting system testing labs. A recording of the third hearing is available on the EAC’s website. E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / Notices The TGDC unanimously approved to recommend VVSG 2.0 Requirements on February 7, 2020, and sent the Requirements to the EAC Acting Executive Director via the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in the capacity of the Chair of the TGDC on March 9, 2020. Upon adoption, the VVSG 2.0 would become the fifth iteration of national level voting system standards. The Federal Election Commission published the first two sets of federal standards in 1990 and 2002. The EAC then adopted Version 1.0 of the VVSG on December 13, 2005. In an effort to update and improve version 1.0 of the VVSG, on March 31, 2015, the EAC commissioners unanimously approved VVSG 1.1. The full agenda will be posted in advance on the EAC website: https:// www.eac.gov. Status: This hearing will be open to the public. Amanda Joiner, Associate Counsel, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–12106 Filed 6–1–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Hanford; Open Meeting Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces an online virtual meeting of the Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Hanford. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this online virtual meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Wednesday, June 24, 2020; 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 25, 2020; 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Online Virtual Meeting. To receive the meeting access information and call-in number, please contact the Federal Coordinator, JoLynn Garcia, at the telephone number or email listed below. SUMMARY: lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: JoLynn Garcia, Federal Coordinator, U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office, P.O. Box 550, Richland, WA 99352; Phone: (509) 376– 6244; or Email: jolynn.garcia@ rl.doe.gov. 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: • Potential Draft Hanford Advisory Board Advice D Consider Draft Advice on Stabilization of Disposal Structures at Risk of Failure • Discussion Topics D Tri-Party Agreement Agencies’ Updates D Hanford Advisory Board Committee Reports D Board Business Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The EM SSAB, Hanford, 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 JoLynn Garcia 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 agenda items should contact JoLynn Garcia. 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 JoLynn Garcia’s office at the address or telephone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following website: http://www.hanford.gov/page.cfm/hab/ FullBoardMeetingInformation. Signed in Washington, DC, on May 28, 2020. LaTanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–11904 Filed 6–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34185 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Workshop on Predictive Models and High Performance Computing as Tools To Accelerate the Scaling-up of New Bio-Based Fuels Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of public virtual workshop. AGENCY: The Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing a public virtual workshop entitled, ‘‘Workshop on Predictive Models and High Performance Computing as Tools to Accelerate the Scaling-up of New BioBased Fuels.’’ The purpose of this virtual workshop is to determine if predictive models and high performance computing can and should be utilized to reduce biotechnology uncertainty and accelerate scaling-up of biorefinery/ chemical production equipment and optimize operations. DATES: The public virtual workshop will be held June 9 to June 11, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. ET to 4:30 p.m. ET each day. Persons interested in attending this public workshop must register online by 4 p.m., June 5, 2020. Early registration is recommended because facilities are limited and, therefore, DOE may limit the number of participants from each organization. If time and space permit, day of registration for the public virtual workshop will be provided beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET each day of the workshop. ADDRESSES: The public virtual workshop will be held online via webinar. To register for the public virtual workshop, please visit www.yesevents.com/BETO_SCALEUP. Once registered, an email with call-in and webinar login information will be sent to the registrant. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Josh Messner, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; Phone: (240) 562–1287; Email: joshua.messner@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Purpose of the Workshop Over the past decade, federal and private investments in the scaling-up of integrated biorefineries have exceeded $2 billion. A majority of these facilities have either been shut down or are struggling to have reliable and continuous operations. Furthermore, mathematical models representing the total system of an integrated biorefinery do not exist currently. Through the use of highly instrumented bench-, pilot-, E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 107 (Wednesday, June 3, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34184-34185]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12106]


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ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meetings

AGENCY: U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

ACTION: Sunshine Act Notice; Notice of Public Hearing Agenda.

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SUMMARY: Public Hearing: U.S. Election Assistance Commission Board of 
Advisors Annual Meeting.

DATES: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern.

ADDRESSES: Virtual via Zoom.
    The hearing is open to the public and will be livestreamed on the 
U.S. Election Assistance Commission YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpN6i0g2rlF4ITWhwvBwwZw.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Muthig, Telephone: (202) 897-
9285, Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose: In accordance with the Government 
in the Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act), Public Law 94-409, as amended (5 
U.S.C. 552b), the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will 
conduct a virtual annual meeting of the Board of Advisors to discuss 
the proposed Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0 Requirements 
as submitted by the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC).
    Agenda: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of 
Advisors will hold their 2020 Annual Meeting primarily to discuss the 
proposed VVSG 2.0 Requirements. This meeting will include a question 
and answer discussion between board members. Staff from NIST and the 
EAC will be available to answer questions, and provide information on 
the VVSG process and the proposed VVSG 2.0 Requirements.
    Board members will also review FACA Board membership guidelines and 
policies with EAC Associate Counsel and receive a general update about 
the EAC from the Acting Executive Director.
    Background: The VVSG 2.0 Requirements are currently published for a 
90-day public comment period that concludes on June 22nd. The first 
VVSG public hearing on March 27, 2020 covered an introduction to the 
VVSG process as well a high-level overview of the proposed VVSG 2.0 
requirements. A recording of the hearing is available on the EAC's 
website. The second public hearing on May 6, 2020 addressed the 
importance of VVSG 2.0 at the state and local level, and the 
consideration of accessibility and security in VVSG 2.0. A recording of 
the second hearing is available on the EAC's website. The third public 
hearing on May 20, 2020 included discussions with voting system 
manufacturers and voting system testing labs. A recording of the third 
hearing is available on the EAC's website.

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    The TGDC unanimously approved to recommend VVSG 2.0 Requirements on 
February 7, 2020, and sent the Requirements to the EAC Acting Executive 
Director via the Director of the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology (NIST), in the capacity of the Chair of the TGDC on March 9, 
2020. Upon adoption, the VVSG 2.0 would become the fifth iteration of 
national level voting system standards. The Federal Election Commission 
published the first two sets of federal standards in 1990 and 2002. The 
EAC then adopted Version 1.0 of the VVSG on December 13, 2005. In an 
effort to update and improve version 1.0 of the VVSG, on March 31, 
2015, the EAC commissioners unanimously approved VVSG 1.1.
    The full agenda will be posted in advance on the EAC website: 
https://www.eac.gov.
    Status: This hearing will be open to the public.

Amanda Joiner,
Associate Counsel, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-12106 Filed 6-1-20; 4:15 pm]
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