DOE/Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, 58043-58044 [2020-20503]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 181 / Thursday, September 17, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0149] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Title IV Part A Waiver Request Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an emergency review of a new information collection. DATES: Emergency approval by the OMB has been requested by September 30, 2020, therefore, the Department requests that comments are submitted by September 29, 2020. A regular clearance process is also hereby being initiated. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: 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– 2020–SCC–0149. 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 6W208D, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Bryan Williams, 202–453–6715. 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Sep 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: The Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant Program (Title IV, Part A) Waiver Request. OMB Control Number: 1810–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 52. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 156. Abstract: The Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant Program (Title IV, Part A) grant program intends to offer waivers, for the 2020–2021 school year only, to State educational agencies (SEAs), based on section 8401 [20 U.S.C.7861] of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015, for specific requirements in the program. The purpose for this new collection is to collect waiver requests from each State wishing to take advantage of these waivers. Additional Information: An emergency clearance approval for the use of the system is described below due to the following conditions: The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has determined that this information must be collected as close to the beginning of school year 2020–2021 as possible to provide flexibility to State educational agencies (SEAs) to help them address the unprecedented obstacles posed by PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58043 the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) that schools, teachers, students, and their families are facing as the 2020–2021 school year begins. Dated: September 14, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–20524 Filed 9–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE/Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee Office of Science, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, October 22, 2020; 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2020; 12:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held digitally via webcast using Zoom. Instructions for Zoom, as well as any updates to meeting times or meeting agenda, can be found on the BERAC meeting website at: https:// science.osti.gov/ber/berac/Meetings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Tristram West, Designated Federal Officer, BERAC, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, SC–23/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–1290. Phone (301) 903–5155; fax (301) 903–5051 or email: tristram.west@science.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: To provide advice on a continuing basis to the Director, Office of Science of the Department of Energy, on the many complex scientific and technical issues that arise in the development and implementation of the Biological and Environmental Research Program. SUMMARY: Tentative Agenda Topics • News from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research • News from the Biological Systems Science and Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Divisions • Report brief(s) • BERAC business and discussion E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 58044 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 181 / Thursday, September 17, 2020 / Notices • Public comment Public Participation: The two-day meeting is open to the public. If you would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting. If you would like to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, please send an email request to both Tristram West (tristram.west@ science.doe.gov) and Andrew Flatness (andrew.flatness@science.doe.gov). You must make your request for an oral statement at least five business days before the meeting. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. The Chairperson of the Committee will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Public comment will be limited to five minutes each. Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying within 45 days at the BERAC website: https://science.osti.gov/ber/ berac/Meetings/BERAC-Minutes. Signed in Washington, DC on September 11, 2020. LaTanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–20503 Filed 9–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management Advisory Board Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open virtual meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces an online virtual meeting of the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this conference call be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Tuesday, September 29, 2020; 2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held virtually via WebEx. To attend, please contact Alyssa Harris by email, Alyssa.Harris@em.doe.gov, no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. To Submit Public Comment: Public comments will be accepted via email prior to and after the meeting. Comments received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, will be read aloud during the virtual meeting. Comments will also be accepted after the meeting by no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 2, 2020. Please send comments to jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Sep 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 Alyssa Harris at Alyssa.Harris@ em.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alyssa Harris, EMAB Federal Coordinator. U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Phone: (202) 430–9624 or Email: Alyssa.Harris@ em.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of EMAB is to provide the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM) with independent advice and recommendations on corporate issues confronting the EM program. EMAB’s membership reflects a diversity of views, demographics, expertise, and professional and academic experience. Individuals are appointed by the Secretary of Energy to serve as either special Government employees or representatives of specific interests and/or entities. Tentative Agenda: • EMAB Subcommittee Presentations Æ Dispute Resolution Subcommittee Æ Risk Based Decision Making Subcommittee Æ RCRA/CERCLA Streamlining Subcommittee Æ Performance Metrics Subcommittee • Board Business Public Participation: The online virtual meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting by sending them to Alyssa Harris at the aforementioned email address. The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the conference call in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments should email them as directed above. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Alyssa Harris at the address or phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following website: https:// www.energy.gov/em/listings/emabmeetings. Signed in Washington, DC, on September 11, 2020. LaTanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–20501 Filed 9–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Hanford; Meeting Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice of open virtual meeting. 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, October 7, 2020; 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020; 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 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: 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 B Plant • 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 181 (Thursday, September 17, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58043-58044]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20503]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


DOE/Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and 
Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). The Federal Advisory 
Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be 
announced in the Federal Register.

DATES: Thursday, October 22, 2020; 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Friday, October 23, 2020; 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held digitally via webcast using Zoom. 
Instructions for Zoom, as well as any updates to meeting times or 
meeting agenda, can be found on the BERAC meeting website at: https://science.osti.gov/ber/berac/Meetings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Tristram West, Designated Federal 
Officer, BERAC, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of 
Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-1290. Phone (301) 903-
5155; fax (301) 903-5051 or email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: To provide advice 
on a continuing basis to the Director, Office of Science of the 
Department of Energy, on the many complex scientific and technical 
issues that arise in the development and implementation of the 
Biological and Environmental Research Program.

Tentative Agenda Topics

 News from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research
 News from the Biological Systems Science and Earth and 
Environmental Systems Sciences Divisions
 Report brief(s)
 BERAC business and discussion

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 Public comment
    Public Participation: The two-day meeting is open to the public. If 
you would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may 
do so either before or after the meeting. If you would like to make 
oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, please send 
an email request to both Tristram West ([email protected]) 
and Andrew Flatness ([email protected]). You must make 
your request for an oral statement at least five business days before 
the meeting. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled 
oral statements on the agenda. The Chairperson of the Committee will 
conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. 
Public comment will be limited to five minutes each.
    Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public 
review and copying within 45 days at the BERAC website: https://science.osti.gov/ber/berac/Meetings/BERAC-Minutes.

    Signed in Washington, DC on September 11, 2020.
LaTanya Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-20503 Filed 9-16-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P