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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 187 / Friday, September 25, 2020 / Notices —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection o information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Overview of This Information Collection 18:25 Sep 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 [FR Doc. 2020–21225 Filed 9–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (20–076)] National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of Centennial Challenges Watts on the Moon Challenge Phase 1. AGENCY: The Watts on the Moon Challenge is open and teams that wish to compete may now register. Centennial Challenges is a program of prize competitions to stimulate innovation in technologies of interest and value to NASA and the nation. The Watts on the Moon Challenge is a prize competition with up to a $5,000,000 USD total prize purse to incentivize advances in lunar power distribution, energy storage, and/or power management. At this time, NASA is opening Phase 1 of the competition, which has a $500,000 USD prize purse. In this phase of competition, teams will develop concept proposals for technologies to address one or more ‘‘mission activities’’ in a hypothetical mission scenario based on anticipated mission operations and environmental features of human and robotic exploration of the lunar surface. NASA is funding the prize purse and administration of the challenge competition. DATES: Phase 1 registration opens September 25, 2020 and will remain open until March 25, 2021. No further requests for registration will be accepted after this date. Other important dates: September 25, 2020—Phase 1 registration opens March 25, 2021—Deadline for registration May 20, 2021—Phase 1 winners announced ADDRESSES: The Watts on the Moon Challenge Phase 1 will be conducted virtually. The Challenge competitors will develop and submit their concept proposals from their own location. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To register for or get additional information regarding the Watts on the Moon Challenge, please visit: www.nasa.gov/ wattson. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 For general information on the NASA Centennial Challenges Program please visit: http://www.nasa.gov/challenges. General questions and comments regarding the program should be addressed to Monsi Roman, Centennial Challenges Program, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812 at 256–544–4071. Email address: hq-stmd-centennialchallenges@ mail.nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Centennial Challenges Watts on the Moon Challenge Phase 1 SUMMARY: 1. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Final Disposition Report. 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Agency form number: R–84, with supplemental questions R–84(a), R– 84(b), R–84(c), R–84(d), R–84(e), R– 84(f), R–84(g), R–84(h), R–84(i), and R– 84(j). Sponsoring component: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Individuals or households. Primary: City, county, state, federal and tribal law enforcement agencies. This collection is needed to report completion of an arrest event. Acceptable data is stored as part of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system of the FBI. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 75,605 respondents will complete each form within approximately 5 minutes. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 81,074.75 total annual hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Dated: September 22, 2020. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. 60493 Sfmt 4703 Summary In the first phase of competition, teams will develop concept proposals for technologies to address one or more ‘‘mission activities’’ in a hypothetical mission scenario based on anticipated mission operations and environmental features of human and robotic exploration of the lunar surface. The Mission Scenario and the three associated Mission Activities are based on anticipated mission operations and environmental features of human and robotic exploration of the lunar surface. The characteristics of the Mission Scenario are purposefully intended to incentivize a wide variety of innovative technology solutions to the overall challenge of high capacity, adaptable, and reliable lunar power distribution and management systems that will be critical to the well-being and productivity of human crew and fledgling lunar surface industries. The three Mission Activities present different combinations of power or energy capacity, distance between energy sources and the site of activity operations, mobility features, system mass limitations, and operational duty cycles that must be accommodated by teams. The activities each specify distinct operational consumption of electrical and/or thermal energy but are open to solutions that involve conversion between one and the other. The activities are intended to be essentially independent of the nature of the energy source employed, but competitive solutions will involve identifying and incorporating assumptions about an energy source into their concept. I. Prize Amounts The Watts on the Moon Challenge total prize purse is up to $5,000,000 USD (five million dollars) to be awarded across two (2) phases of competition. Prize purse for Phase 1 will total up to $500,000. Up to three (3) winning teams, as determined by the Judging Panel, will be awarded $100,000 each. Up to four (4) runner-up teams will receive up to $50,000 each. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 60494 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 187 / Friday, September 25, 2020 / Notices The Prize Purse for Phase 2, should there be promising submissions in Phase 1 that demonstrate a viable approach, will be worth up to $4,500,000. II. Eligibility Eligibility To Participate and Win Prize Money To be eligible to win a prize: • Individuals must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States and be 18 years of age or older. • Organizations must be an entity incorporated in and maintaining a primary place of business in the United States. • Teams must be comprised of otherwise eligible individuals or organizations and led by an otherwise eligible individual or organization. The eligibility requirements can be found on the official challenge site: www.nasa.gov/wattson. III. Rules The complete rules for the Watts on the Moon Challenge, can be found at: https://www.herox.com/ WattsOnTheMoon/Guidelines. Cheryl Parker, NASA Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–21138 Filed 9–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; 2021 National Survey of College Graduates National Science Foundation. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register, and two comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAmain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314, or send email to splimpto@ nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). Copies of the submission may be obtained by calling 703–292–7556. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of infor Title of Collection: Graduate Research Fellowship Program. OMB Control Number: 3145–0141. Summary of Collection: The National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG) has been conducted biennially since the 1970s. The 2021 NSCG sample will be selected from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) and the 2019 NSCG, providing coverage of the college graduate population residing in the United States. The purpose of this repeated cross-sectional survey is to collect data that will be used to provide national estimates on the science and engineering workforce and changes in their employment, education, and demographic characteristics. The National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as subsequently amended, includes a statutory charge to ‘‘. . . provide a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on scientific and engineering resources, and to provide a source of information for policy formulation by other agencies of the Federal Government.’’ The NSCG is designed to comply with these mandates by providing information on the supply and utilization of the nation’s scientists and engineers. The U.S. Census Bureau, as in the past, will conduct the NSCG for NSF. The survey data collection will begin in February 2021 using web and mail questionnaires. Nonrespondents to the web or mail questionnaire will be followed up by computer-assisted telephone interviewing. The individual’s response to the survey is voluntary. The survey will be conducted in conformance with Census Bureau PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 statistical quality standards and, as such, the NSCG data will be afforded protection under the applicable Census Bureau confidentiality statutes. Use of the Information: NSF uses the information from the NSCG to prepare congressionally mandated reports such as Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering and Science and Engineering Indicators. A public release file of collected data, designed to protect respondent confidentiality, will be made available to researchers on the internet. Expected Respondents: A statistical sample of approximately 169,000 persons will be contacted in 2021. This 169,000 sample is a 5,000 case increase over the sample size listed in the first notice for public comment in the Federal Register at 85 FR 23537. The larger sample size enables the inclusion of a non-production bridge panel as part of the 2021 NSCG to quantify the potential impact of question wording modifications on key survey estimates. NSF estimates the 2021 NSCG response rate to be 65 to 75 percent. Estimate of Burden: The amount of time to complete the questionnaire may vary depending on an individual’s circumstances; however, on average it will take approximately 25 minutes to complete the survey. NSF estimates that the average annual burden for the 2021 NSCG over the course of the three-year OMB clearance period will be no more than 17,604 hours [(169,000 sample persons × 75% response × 25 minutes)/ 3 years]. Comments: As required by 5 CFR 1320.8(d), comments on the information collection activities as part of this study were solicited through the publication of a 60-Day Notice in the Federal Register on 28 April 2020, at 85 FR 23537. We received two comments. The nature of each comment and our responses are summarized below. Comment: On 28 April 2020, Dr. Andrew Reamer of George Washington University sent an email to NSF on behalf of the American Economic Association’s Committee on Economic Statistics. He requested the draft information collection request (ICR) materials for the 2021 NSCG and asked whether any changes were proposed for the 2021 NSCG compared to the 2019 NSCG. Response: NSF responded to Dr. Reamer on 7 May 2020, explaining that the 2021 NSCG ICR materials were in the process of being prepared and that there were no substantive changes planned. He was directed to the 2019 NSCG questionnaires on the NSF website, which would be updated to reflect the survey year. After NSF E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice: (20-076)]


Centennial Challenges Watts on the Moon Challenge Phase 1

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of Centennial Challenges Watts on the Moon Challenge 
Phase 1.

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SUMMARY: The Watts on the Moon Challenge is open and teams that wish to 
compete may now register. Centennial Challenges is a program of prize 
competitions to stimulate innovation in technologies of interest and 
value to NASA and the nation. The Watts on the Moon Challenge is a 
prize competition with up to a $5,000,000 USD total prize purse to 
incentivize advances in lunar power distribution, energy storage, and/
or power management. At this time, NASA is opening Phase 1 of the 
competition, which has a $500,000 USD prize purse. In this phase of 
competition, teams will develop concept proposals for technologies to 
address one or more ``mission activities'' in a hypothetical mission 
scenario based on anticipated mission operations and environmental 
features of human and robotic exploration of the lunar surface. NASA is 
funding the prize purse and administration of the challenge 
competition.

DATES: Phase 1 registration opens September 25, 2020 and will remain 
open until March 25, 2021. No further requests for registration will be 
accepted after this date.
    Other important dates:

September 25, 2020--Phase 1 registration opens
March 25, 2021--Deadline for registration
May 20, 2021--Phase 1 winners announced

ADDRESSES: The Watts on the Moon Challenge Phase 1 will be conducted 
virtually. The Challenge competitors will develop and submit their 
concept proposals from their own location.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To register for or get additional 
information regarding the Watts on the Moon Challenge, please visit: 
www.nasa.gov/wattson.
    For general information on the NASA Centennial Challenges Program 
please visit: http://www.nasa.gov/challenges. General questions and 
comments regarding the program should be addressed to Monsi Roman, 
Centennial Challenges Program, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, 
Huntsville, AL 35812 at 256-544-4071. Email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Summary

    In the first phase of competition, teams will develop concept 
proposals for technologies to address one or more ``mission 
activities'' in a hypothetical mission scenario based on anticipated 
mission operations and environmental features of human and robotic 
exploration of the lunar surface. The Mission Scenario and the three 
associated Mission Activities are based on anticipated mission 
operations and environmental features of human and robotic exploration 
of the lunar surface. The characteristics of the Mission Scenario are 
purposefully intended to incentivize a wide variety of innovative 
technology solutions to the overall challenge of high capacity, 
adaptable, and reliable lunar power distribution and management systems 
that will be critical to the well-being and productivity of human crew 
and fledgling lunar surface industries.
    The three Mission Activities present different combinations of 
power or energy capacity, distance between energy sources and the site 
of activity operations, mobility features, system mass limitations, and 
operational duty cycles that must be accommodated by teams. The 
activities each specify distinct operational consumption of electrical 
and/or thermal energy but are open to solutions that involve conversion 
between one and the other. The activities are intended to be 
essentially independent of the nature of the energy source employed, 
but competitive solutions will involve identifying and incorporating 
assumptions about an energy source into their concept.

I. Prize Amounts

    The Watts on the Moon Challenge total prize purse is up to 
$5,000,000 USD (five million dollars) to be awarded across two (2) 
phases of competition.
    Prize purse for Phase 1 will total up to $500,000. Up to three (3) 
winning teams, as determined by the Judging Panel, will be awarded 
$100,000 each. Up to four (4) runner-up teams will receive up to 
$50,000 each.

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    The Prize Purse for Phase 2, should there be promising submissions 
in Phase 1 that demonstrate a viable approach, will be worth up to 
$4,500,000.

II. Eligibility

Eligibility To Participate and Win Prize Money

    To be eligible to win a prize:
     Individuals must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents 
of the United States and be 18 years of age or older.
     Organizations must be an entity incorporated in and 
maintaining a primary place of business in the United States.
     Teams must be comprised of otherwise eligible individuals 
or organizations and led by an otherwise eligible individual or 
organization.
    The eligibility requirements can be found on the official challenge 
site: www.nasa.gov/wattson.

III. Rules

    The complete rules for the Watts on the Moon Challenge, can be 
found at: https://www.herox.com/WattsOnTheMoon/Guidelines.

Cheryl Parker,
NASA Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-21138 Filed 9-24-20; 8:45 am]
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