Sunshine Act Meetings, 43222-43223 [2020-15509]

Download as PDF 43222 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 137 / Thursday, July 16, 2020 / Notices NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES: made; (2) for six years from the date of DFC’s response in cases where an adverse determination is made or the response to an appeal in cases where an appeal is filed; or (3) for six years from the date of the court’s final order in cases involving litigation. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: The categories of individuals covered by this system are identified as past and current Chief Executive Officers and Executive Vice Presidents, to include any officials in an acting capacity. Requests by individuals concerning the existence of a record may be submitted in writing, addressed to the system manager above. The request must comply with the requirements of 22 CFR 707.21. ADMINISTRATIVE, TECHNICAL, AND PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS: CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: The Agency’s network complies with Federal security requirements and the FOIA files are locked to anyone not on the FOIA Office staff. The system contains (1) portrait shots and (2) candid shots of the relevant individuals taken while performing official functions or while involved in DFC-sponsored activities. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES: RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Requests by individuals concerning the existence of a record may be submitted in writing, addressed to the system manager above. The request must comply with the requirements of 22 CFR 707.21. Photographs are taken by employees or agents of the Agency, or by third parties and submitted to the Agency for review by Agency staff before inclusion in the system. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Same as above. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: Requests by individuals to amend their record must be submitted in writing, addressed to the system manager above. Requests for amendments to records and requests for review of a refusal to amend a record must comply with the requirements of 22 CFR 707.23. EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. HISTORY: Not Applicable. Photographs are used (1) in releases to local, national, and international communications media, (2) as communication material at conferences and speaking engagements where Agency staff participate in their official capacity, (3) to provide background information on the individuals, including public biographies, via the Agency’s website, (4) in social media and other online postings regarding the activities of the individuals in their official capacity, and (5) in the Agency’s publications. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF RECORDS: SYSTEM NAME AND NUMBER: Photographs are kept in electronic format on the network drive of the Agency’s Office of External Affairs. Executive Photographs, DFC/08. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETRIEVAL OF RECORDS: SYSTEM LOCATION: U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20527. SYSTEM MANAGER(S): Vice President, Office of External Affairs, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20527; Phone: (202) 336–8400. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: 5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations; and 44 U.S.C. 3101, Records Management by Agency Heads. PURPOSE(S) OF THE SYSTEM: Photographs of Agency top leadership are retrieved by name to use in internal and external communications to publicize the Agency’s mission and activities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: 17:43 Jul 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 Photographs are stored in an electronic file organized by the name of the individual. When a photograph is required, a staff member will access the electronic file for the relevant individual and retrieve an appropriate photograph from those available. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETENTION AND DISPOSAL OF RECORDS: Records are updated as needed and retained until no longer needed for business use. ADMINISTRATIVE, TECHNICAL, AND PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS: Access to records is limited to DFC employees who have an official need for the records. Electronic records are protected from unauthorized access through password identification procedures and other system-based protection methods. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Same as above. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: Requests by individuals to amend their record must be submitted in writing, addressed to the system manager above. Requests for amendments to records and requests for review of a refusal to amend a record must comply with the requirements of 22 CFR 707.23. EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. HISTORY: Not Applicable. Dated: July 13, 2020. Mark Rein, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–15398 Filed 7–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3210–02–P DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD Sunshine Act Meetings 1:00 p.m., July 23, 2020. This meeting will be held via teleconference. STATUS: Closed. During the closed meeting, the Board Members will discuss issues dealing with potential Recommendations to the Secretary of Energy. The Board is invoking the exemptions to close a meeting described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) and (9)(B) and 10 CFR 1704.4(c) and (h). The Board has determined that it is necessary to close the meeting since conducting an open meeting is likely to disclose matters that are specifically exempted from disclosure by statute, and/or be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. In this case, the deliberations will pertain to potential Board Recommendations which, under 42 U.S.C. 2286d(b) and (h)(3), may not be made publicly available until after they have been received by the Secretary of Energy or the President, respectively. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The meeting will proceed in accordance with the closed meeting agenda which is posted on the Board’s public website at www.dnfsb.gov. Technical staff may TIME AND DATE: PLACE: E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 137 / Thursday, July 16, 2020 / Notices present information to the Board. The Board Members are expected to conduct deliberations regarding potential Recommendations to the Secretary of Energy. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tara Tadlock, Director of Board Operations, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004–2901, (800) 788–4016. This is a toll-free number. Dated: July 14, 2020. Joyce L. Connery, Acting Chairman. [FR Doc. 2020–15509 Filed 7–14–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3670–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Request for Information: Energy Storage Grand Challenge Department of Energy (DOE). Request for information (RFI). AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE or the Department), is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP). Information received may be used to assist the DOE in planning the scope of future technology studies, deployment, or technology commercialization efforts and may be shared with other federal agencies. The DOE may also use this RFI to gain public input on its efforts, expand and facilitate public access to the DOE’s resources, and to mobilize investment in U.S. energy storage technologies as well as ancillary technologies and efforts that will enable commercialization and widespread adoption. The information collected may be used for internal DOE planning and decision-making to ensure that future activities maximize public benefit while advancing the Administration’s goals for leading the world in building a competitive, clean energy economy; securing America’s energy future; reducing carbon pollution; and creating domestic jobs. DATES: Written comments and information are requested on or before August 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments must be submitted electronically to rticstorage@ hq.doe.gov. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or (.docx) attachment to the email with no more than 10 pages in length for each section listed in the RFI. Only electronic responses will be accepted. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jul 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 Response Guidance: Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if possible. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information may be submitted electronically to Rima Oueid at rticstorage@hq.doe.gov at (202) 586–5000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In September 2018, Congress passed the Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 115–242) No. 114–246, codifying the efforts of the DOE’s Research and Technology and Investment Committee (RTIC). The Energy Storage Subcommittee of the RTIC is co-chaired by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Office of Electricity and includes the Office of Science, Office of Fossil Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), ARPA–E, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy, the Loan Programs Office, and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. In January of 2020, the DOE announced the Energy Storage Grand Challenge (ESGC), a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies and sustain American global leadership in energy storage. The ESGC builds on the $158 million Advanced Energy Storage Initiative announced in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. The vision for the ESGC is to create and sustain global leadership in energy storage utilization and exports with a secure domestic manufacturing supply chain that is independent of foreign sources of critical materials by 2030. While research and development (R&D) is the foundation of advancing energy storage technologies, the DOE recognizes that global leadership also requires addressing associated challenges that lead to commercialization and widespread adoption of energy storage technologies. The ESGC is a cross-cutting effort managed by RTIC. The DOE established the RTIC in 2019 to convene the key elements of the DOE that support R&D activities, coordinate their strategic research priorities, identify potential cross-cutting opportunities in both basic and applied science and technology, and accelerate commercialization. Using a coordinated suite of R&D funding opportunities, prizes, partnerships, and other programs, the PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43223 ESGC established the following five cross-cutting tracks: (i) Technology R&D, (ii) Manufacturing and Supply Chain, (iii) Technology Transitions, (iv) Policy and Valuation, and (v) Workforce. These five cross-cutting tracks have developed a draft Roadmap that will be updated based on feedback from this RFI as well as other ongoing DOE efforts, such as workshops, webinars, and other engagements with stakeholders. The roadmap identifies six use cases as neutral guideposts to provide a framework for the ESGC. These use cases include (i) facilitating an evolving grid, (ii) serving remote communities, (iii) electrified mobility, (iv) interdependent network infrastructure, (v) critical services, and (vi) facility flexibility, efficiency and value enhancement. More information on the use cases and the draft Roadmap can be found here https:// www.energy.gov/energy-storage-grandchallenge/downloads/energy-storagegrand-challenge-roadmap. Each track has developed a set of RFI questions related to their respective areas and target audience. This RFI is divided into five sections that represent each track as follows: The purpose of the Technology Development Track covered in Section 1 is to develop and implement an R&D ecosystem that strengthens and maintains U.S. leadership in energy storage innovation. To help realize the vision of U.S. energy storage leadership, the Technology Development Track will establish user-centric use cases and technology pathways to guide near-term acceleration and long-term leadership in energy storage technologies. A set of future energy storage use cases, enabled by aggressive cost reductions and performance improvements, will help guide R&D objectives across a diversity of storage and enabling technologies. A full description of the use case framework is discussed in the draft Roadmap. After identifying a portfolio of technologies that have the potential to achieve major functional improvements, ensuring long-term leadership includes augmenting the R&D ecosystem to enable constant innovation. The ecosystem includes partnerships, consortia, infrastructure, and other long-term resources that accelerate the journey from concept to commercialization. The purpose of the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Track covered in Section 2 is to strengthen U.S. leadership in energy storage through strengthening the manufacturing supply chains that produce state-of-the-art and emerging energy storage technologies, including supporting technologies that E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 137 (Thursday, July 16, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43222-43223]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-15509]


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DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD


Sunshine Act Meetings

TIME AND DATE: 1:00 p.m., July 23, 2020.

PLACE: This meeting will be held via teleconference.

STATUS: Closed. During the closed meeting, the Board Members will 
discuss issues dealing with potential Recommendations to the Secretary 
of Energy. The Board is invoking the exemptions to close a meeting 
described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) and (9)(B) and 10 CFR 1704.4(c) and 
(h). The Board has determined that it is necessary to close the meeting 
since conducting an open meeting is likely to disclose matters that are 
specifically exempted from disclosure by statute, and/or be likely to 
significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. In 
this case, the deliberations will pertain to potential Board 
Recommendations which, under 42 U.S.C. 2286d(b) and (h)(3), may not be 
made publicly available until after they have been received by the 
Secretary of Energy or the President, respectively.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The meeting will proceed in accordance with 
the closed meeting agenda which is posted on the Board's public website 
at www.dnfsb.gov. Technical staff may

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present information to the Board. The Board Members are expected to 
conduct deliberations regarding potential Recommendations to the 
Secretary of Energy.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tara Tadlock, Director of Board 
Operations, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue 
NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004-2901, (800) 788-4016. This is a 
toll-free number.

    Dated: July 14, 2020.
Joyce L. Connery,
Acting Chairman.
[FR Doc. 2020-15509 Filed 7-14-20; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 3670-01-P