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AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34767 The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) seeks member nominations for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee (Committee). DATES: We must receive nominations for Committee membership no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 2, 2020. SUMMARY: Email nominations to OGIS at foia-advisory-committee@nara.gov. We cannot accept submissions by mail or delivery during this time period because the building is closed due to COVID–19 restrictions. If you are unable to submit by email, please contact Kirstin Mitchell at the contact information below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kirsten Mitchell by phone at 202.741.5775 or by email at foiaadvisory-committee@nara.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Background The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) established the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee in accordance with the United States Second Open Government National Action Plan, released on December 5, 2013, and operates under the directive in FOIA, 5 U.S.C. 552(h)(2)(C), that the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) within NARA ‘‘identify procedures and methods for improving compliance’’ with FOIA. The Committee is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. II. Charter and Membership Appointment Terms NARA initially chartered the Committee on May 20, 2014. The Archivist of the United States renewed the Committee’s charter for a fourth term in May 2020 and certifies that renewing the Committee is in the public interest. Member appointment terms run for two years, concurrent with the Committee charter. III. Committee Membership The 2020–2022 FOIA Advisory Committee will consist of no more than 20 individuals who will include a range of Government and non-Government representatives. Members are selected in accordance with the charter. Government members will include, at a minimum: Three FOIA professionals from Cabinet-level Departments; three FOIA professionals from non-Cabinet agencies; the director of the Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 34768 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 110 / Monday, June 8, 2020 / Notices or his/her designee; and the Director of OGIS or his/her designee. Non-Governmental members will include, at a minimum: Two individuals representing the interests of nonGovernmental organizations that advocate on FOIA matters; one individual representing the interests of FOIA requesters who qualify for the ‘‘all other’’ FOIA requester fee category; one individual representing the interests of requesters who qualify for the ‘‘news media’’ FOIA requester fee category; one individual representing the interests of requesters who qualify for the ‘‘commercial’’ FOIA requester fee category; one individual representing the interests of historians and historyrelated organizations; and one individual representing the interests of academia. IV. Committee Members’ Responsibilities All Committee members are expected to attend a minimum of eight in-person or virtual public meetings during the two-year Committee term. All Committee members are expected to volunteer for one or more working subcommittees that will meet at various times during the two-year term. The first meeting of the 2020–2022 Committee term is scheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2020, and will be conducted virtually. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES V. Nomination Information All nominations for Committee membership must include the following information: 1. If you are self-nominating: Your name, title, relevant contact information (including telephone and email address), and the representative role for which you wish to be considered; 2. If you are nominating another individual: The nominee’s name, title, and relevant contact information, and the Committee position for which you are submitting the nominee; 3. For both self-nominations and nominations by other individuals: (a) A short paragraph or biography about the nominee (fewer than 250 words), summarizing their resume´ or otherwise highlighting the contributions the nominee would bring to the Committee; and (b) the nominee’s resume´ or curriculum vitae. The Archivist of the United States will review the nominations and make final appointments prior to the first Committee meeting in September. OGIS VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 will notify nominees the Archivist selects in writing. Maureen Macdonald, Designated Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–12283 Filed 6–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Business and Operations Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting: Name and Committee Code: Business and Operations Advisory Committee (9556) (Virtual). Date and Time: June 29, 2020; 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST). Place: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314 (virtual attendance only). To attend the virtual meeting, please send your request for the virtual meeting link to the following email address: beason@nsf.gov. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Patty Balanga, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22314; (703) 292–8100. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice concerning issues related to the oversight, integrity, development, and enhancement of NSF’s business operations. Agenda: • Welcome/Introductions • BFA, OIRM, Budget Updates • Understanding the Top Five Impacts of the COVID–19 Pandemic on the National Research Community and the NSF Response • Enterprise Risk Management in the COVID–19 Environment • Meeting with Dr. Droegemeier and Dr. Crim Dated: June 3, 2020. Crystal Robinson, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–12322 Filed 6–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P recommendations concerning proposals submitted to the NSF for financial support. The agenda for each of these meetings is to review and evaluate proposals as part of the selection process for awards. The review and evaluation may also include assessment of the progress of awarded proposals. The majority of these meetings will take place at NSF, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. These meetings will be closed to the public. The proposals being reviewed include information of a proprietary or confidential nature, including technical information; financial data, such as salaries; and personal information concerning individuals associated with the proposals. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), (4) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act. NSF will continue to review the agenda and merits of each meeting for overall compliance of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. These closed proposal review meetings will not be announced on an individual basis in the Federal Register. NSF intends to publish a notice similar to this on a quarterly basis. For an advance listing of the closed proposal review meetings that include the names of the proposal review panel and the time, date, place, and any information on changes, corrections, or cancellations, please visit the NSF website: https://www.nsf.gov/events/. This information may also be requested by telephoning, 703/292–8687. Dated: June 3, 2020. Crystal Robinson, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–12343 Filed 6–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2019–0257] Information Collection: Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs or Activities Receiving Assistance From the Commission Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Renewal of existing information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Proposal Review; Notice of Meetings In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. 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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

[NARA-2020-0045]


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee; 
Solicitation for Committee Member Nominations

AGENCY: Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) seeks 
member nominations for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory 
Committee (Committee).

DATES: We must receive nominations for Committee membership no later 
than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Email nominations to OGIS at [email protected]. We cannot accept submissions by mail or delivery 
during this time period because the building is closed due to COVID-19 
restrictions. If you are unable to submit by email, please contact 
Kirstin Mitchell at the contact information below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kirsten Mitchell by phone at 
202.741.5775 or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) established 
the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee in accordance 
with the United States Second Open Government National Action Plan, 
released on December 5, 2013, and operates under the directive in FOIA, 
5 U.S.C. 552(h)(2)(C), that the Office of Government Information 
Services (OGIS) within NARA ``identify procedures and methods for 
improving compliance'' with FOIA. The Committee is governed by the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 
App.

II. Charter and Membership Appointment Terms

    NARA initially chartered the Committee on May 20, 2014. The 
Archivist of the United States renewed the Committee's charter for a 
fourth term in May 2020 and certifies that renewing the Committee is in 
the public interest. Member appointment terms run for two years, 
concurrent with the Committee charter.

III. Committee Membership

    The 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee will consist of no more than 
20 individuals who will include a range of Government and non-
Government representatives. Members are selected in accordance with the 
charter.
    Government members will include, at a minimum: Three FOIA 
professionals from Cabinet-level Departments; three FOIA professionals 
from non-Cabinet agencies; the director of the Department of Justice's 
Office of Information Policy

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or his/her designee; and the Director of OGIS or his/her designee.
    Non-Governmental members will include, at a minimum: Two 
individuals representing the interests of non-Governmental 
organizations that advocate on FOIA matters; one individual 
representing the interests of FOIA requesters who qualify for the ``all 
other'' FOIA requester fee category; one individual representing the 
interests of requesters who qualify for the ``news media'' FOIA 
requester fee category; one individual representing the interests of 
requesters who qualify for the ``commercial'' FOIA requester fee 
category; one individual representing the interests of historians and 
history-related organizations; and one individual representing the 
interests of academia.

IV. Committee Members' Responsibilities

    All Committee members are expected to attend a minimum of eight in-
person or virtual public meetings during the two-year Committee term. 
All Committee members are expected to volunteer for one or more working 
subcommittees that will meet at various times during the two-year term. 
The first meeting of the 2020-2022 Committee term is scheduled for 
Thursday, September 10, 2020, and will be conducted virtually.

V. Nomination Information

    All nominations for Committee membership must include the following 
information:
    1. If you are self-nominating: Your name, title, relevant contact 
information (including telephone and email address), and the 
representative role for which you wish to be considered;
    2. If you are nominating another individual: The nominee's name, 
title, and relevant contact information, and the Committee position for 
which you are submitting the nominee;
    3. For both self-nominations and nominations by other individuals: 
(a) A short paragraph or biography about the nominee (fewer than 250 
words), summarizing their resum[eacute] or otherwise highlighting the 
contributions the nominee would bring to the Committee; and (b) the 
nominee's resum[eacute] or curriculum vitae.
    The Archivist of the United States will review the nominations and 
make final appointments prior to the first Committee meeting in 
September. OGIS will notify nominees the Archivist selects in writing.

Maureen Macdonald,
Designated Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-12283 Filed 6-5-20; 8:45 am]
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