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[FR Doc. 2020–21146 Filed 10–14–20; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 6560–50–P I. Background CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE 45 CFR Part 2500 RIN 3045–AA75 Agency Operating Name, Adoption of New Logos, & Retirement of Logos Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule makes nonsubstantive amendments to the Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) regulations to change the operating name of the agency to ‘‘AmeriCorps,’’ to adopt two new logos, and to retire all existing logos, except Days of Service, from daily use. This final rule adds a new part—2500—to Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the operational name change, new logos, and retirement of logos. This rule is not intended to change the legal effect of the use of the name AmeriCorps as defined in agency’s regulations. DATES: This rule is effective on October 15, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Borgstrom at the Corporation for National and Community Service, 250 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20525, aborgstrom@cns.gov, phone 202–422– 2781. SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES State submittal date/ effective date VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Oct 14, 2020 Jkt 253001 Throughout 2017 and 2018, the Corporation for National and Community Service coordinated efforts to increase its effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability. This effort culminated in the 2018 announcement of CNCS’s Transformation and Sustainability Plan (Plan) that set forth six goals that included simplifying CNCS’s brand. After CNCS issued the Plan, the agency focused its efforts on implementing the Plan’s six goals. This rule is the outcome of the implementation of Goal 5 to ‘‘simplify the CNCS brand.’’ To gain insight and knowledge about the CNCS brand, the agency engaged in a multi-stage, in-depth research analysis that included an open comment period, in-depth interviews, and a survey of nearly 4,000 members, volunteers, grantees, sponsors, and service program alumni. The results of this research showed that 80 percent of the general public is not familiar with CNCS. Only 12 percent of the general public can correctly identify the main purpose of CNCS. Of CNCS’s actual grantees and sponsors, 50 percent said it can be difficult to explain the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs. After conducting a lengthy research and development process and considering feedback from stakeholders, staff, and the public, the agency is adopting a new name: AmeriCorps. The agency is adopting the following two official logos and retiring for use all PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 EPA approved date * 10/15/2020 [Insert Federal Register citation]. Explanation * Includes negative declarations for 10 CTGs. existing logos, including those for the following programs: Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, RSVP, AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, and the Volunteer Generation Fund. The adoption of an operating name for CNCS does not change the legal name of the agency, which will remain the Corporation for National and Community Service. Thus, Congress will continue to appropriate funds to CNCS (and the agency’s Congressional Budget Request would still be issued as CNCS). The formal title of the head of the agency (i.e., for purposes of Presidential appointment and Senate confirmation) will remain the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. However, the agency will use the adopted operating name in virtually every other context, including referring to the head of the agency as the Chief Executive Officer of AmeriCorps. Changing the operational name does not change the mission or structure of the agency’s programs, their names, or their funding streams. Rather, it will focus and unify promotion efforts under one operating name and the two new logos to elevate awareness of the opportunities for all Americans. II. Regulatory Procedures Inapplicability of Prior Public Notice and Delayed Effective Date Requirements This regulation involves matters relating to agency management and involves a technical change regarding E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 200 / Thursday, October 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations the name of the two CNCS components. For this reason, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2), prior notice and comment is not required. Because this is not a substantive rule, publication and service of the rule thirty days before its effective date, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d), is likewise not required. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13771 directs agencies to control regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action determination is based on the finding that the name and logo change will have no substantive effect on the public. Regulatory Flexibility Act As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 605 (b)), CNCS certifies that this rule, if adopted, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This regulatory action will not result in (1) an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; (2) a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, Federal, state, or local government agencies, or jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES (c) The AmeriCorps Seniors Logo (Seniors Logo) identifies the highlighted AmeriCorps Seniors programs and represents the agency’s commitment to VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Oct 14, 2020 Jkt 253001 geographic regions; or (3) significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on the ability of United States-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises in domestic and export markets. Therefore, CNCS has not performed the initial regulatory flexibility analysis that is required under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) for major rules that are expected to have such results. Unfunded Mandates For purposes of Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1531–1538, as well as Executive Order 12875, this regulatory action does not contain any Federal mandate that may result in increased expenditures in either Federal, state, local, or tribal governments in the aggregate, or impose an annual burden exceeding $100 million on the private sector. Executive Order 13132, Federalism Executive Order 13132, Federalism, prohibits an agency from publishing any rule that has Federalism implications if the rule imposes substantial direct compliance costs on state and local governments and is not required by statute, or the rule preempts state law, unless the agency meets the consultation and funding requirements of section 6 of the Executive Order. This rule does not have any Federalism implications, as described above. List of Subjects in 45 CFR Part 2500 Agency name and logos. For the reasons set out in the preamble, CNCS adds part 2500 to Title ■ programs and volunteer opportunities for the older American population. (d) The AmeriCorps Seniors Logo is described as follows: The word Seniors PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 45, Subtitle B of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: PART 2500—AGENCY OPERATING NAME AND LOGOS Sec. 2500.1 2500.2 2500.3 2500.4 Agency Operating Name Description of Logos Retirement of Logos Authority to affix logos Authority: 42 U.S.C. 12651c (c); 12653 (a) and (f). § 2500.1 Agency Operating Name. (a) The Corporation for National and Community Service adopts AmeriCorps as its official agency operating name. (b) Use of AmeriCorps as the agency operating name incorporates the Corporation for National and Community Service by reference. § 2500.2 Description of Logos. (a) The AmeriCorps Logo (Logo) is the key element in agency identification. It provides a visual representation of the agency’s role to unite America by bringing people together to serve communities. It is symbolic of the way AmeriCorps members and volunteers lift and improve communities through service and volunteering. This Logo is the visual link which connects the graphic communications of all Agency programs. (b) The Logo is described as follows: The logo is an image of a solid circle containing an A where one pillar is a solid block line and the other is represented by a flag pole with the flag in motion, appearing to fly from the left to the right and forming the A as the flag intersects with the other pillar. AmeriCorps appears in bold to the right of the mark. appears beneath AmeriCorps to the right of the circle containing the A. E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 ER15OC20.002</GPH> 65240 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 200 / Thursday, October 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Retirement of Logos. § 2500.4 Authority to affix logos. Restrictions on the use of AmeriCorps logos are found in 45 CFR 2540.500 through 2540.560. Dated: September 4, 2020. Helen Serassio, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–20318 Filed 10–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 [Docket No. FWS–R2–ES–2018–0029; FF09E22000 FXES11130900000 201] RIN 1018–BD46 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of the American Burying Beetle From Endangered to Threatened With a Section 4(d) Rule Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), reclassify (downlist) the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) from endangered to threatened on the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. This determination is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the threats to this species have been reduced to the point that it is not currently in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range, but that it is likely to become so within the foreseeable future. We also finalize a rule under the authority of section 4(d) of the Act that provides measures that are necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of the American burying beetle. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Oct 14, 2020 Jkt 253001 This rule is effective November 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: This final rule and supporting documents are available on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FWS–R2–ES–2018–0029. Comments and materials we received, as well as supporting documentation we used in preparing this rule, are available for public inspection at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonna Polk, Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oklahoma Ecological Services Field Office, 9014 East 21st St., Tulsa, OK 74129; telephone 918–382–4500. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: The agency officially retires the dayto-day use of all pre-existing logos, emblems, and other insignia, except the Days of Service logos, but does not relinquish the legal rights to these logos. Executive Summary Why we need to publish a rule. Under the Act a species may warrant reclassification from endangered to threatened if it no longer meets the definition of endangered (in danger of extinction). The American burying beetle is listed as endangered, and we are finalizing a reclassification (downlisting) of the American burying beetle as threatened because we have determined it is not currently in danger of extinction. Downlisting a species as a threatened species can only be made by issuing a rulemaking. What this document does. This rule reclassifies the American burying beetle from endangered to threatened (i.e., ‘‘downlists’’ the species), with a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act, based on the species’ current status. The basis for our action. Under the Act, we may determine that a species is an endangered or threatened species because of any of five factors: (A) The present or threatened destruction, modification, or curtailment of its habitat or range; (B) overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes; (C) disease or predation; (D) the inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms; or (E) other natural or manmade factors affecting its continued existence. We may reclassify a species if the best available commercial and scientific data PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 indicate the species no longer meets the applicable definition in the Act. We have determined that the American burying beetle is no longer in danger of extinction and, therefore, does not meet the definition of an endangered species, but is still affected by current and ongoing threats to the extent that the species meets the definition of a threatened species under the Act. Increasing temperatures due to changing climate are projected to impact American burying beetle populations within the foreseeable future. Likewise, we project future impacts to American burying beetle populations due to land use change associated with urbanization and agricultural activities. We are promulgating a section 4(d) rule. We are issuing a section 4(d) rule to provide measures necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of the American burying beetle. The 4(d) rule prohibits all intentional take of the American burying beetle and specifically tailor the incidental take prohibitions and exceptions under section 9(a)(1) of the Act as a means to provide protective mechanisms to State and Federal partners, as well as private landowners, so that they may continue with certain activities that are not anticipated to cause direct injury or mortality to American burying beetles and that will facilitate the conservation and recovery of the species. Previous Federal Actions Please refer to the proposed rule to reclassify American burying beetle from endangered to threatened (84 FR 19013; May 3, 2019) for a detailed description of previous Federal actions concerning this species. Summary of Changes From the Proposed Rule We have made two changes from the proposed rule in this final rule: One of the changes affects the rule language, and one affects only the preamble. (1) Under the proposed 4(d) rule provisions, we defined ‘‘conservation lands’’ where incidental take would continue to be prohibited within the Southern Plains populations. The proposed 4(d) rule included The Nature Conservancy Tall Grass Prairie Preserve as ‘‘conservation lands’’ where E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 ER15OC20.003</GPH> § 2500.3 65241

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20318]


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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

45 CFR Part 2500

RIN 3045-AA75


Agency Operating Name, Adoption of New Logos, & Retirement of 
Logos

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule makes non-substantive amendments to the Corporation 
for National and Community Service's (CNCS) regulations to change the 
operating name of the agency to ``AmeriCorps,'' to adopt two new logos, 
and to retire all existing logos, except Days of Service, from daily 
use. This final rule adds a new part--2500--to Title 45 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations to reflect the operational name change, new logos, 
and retirement of logos. This rule is not intended to change the legal 
effect of the use of the name AmeriCorps as defined in agency's 
regulations.

DATES: This rule is effective on October 15, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Borgstrom at the Corporation for 
National and Community Service, 250 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20525, 
[email protected], phone 202-422-2781.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Throughout 2017 and 2018, the Corporation for National and 
Community Service coordinated efforts to increase its effectiveness, 
efficiency, and accountability. This effort culminated in the 2018 
announcement of CNCS's Transformation and Sustainability Plan (Plan) 
that set forth six goals that included simplifying CNCS's brand. After 
CNCS issued the Plan, the agency focused its efforts on implementing 
the Plan's six goals. This rule is the outcome of the implementation of 
Goal 5 to ``simplify the CNCS brand.''
    To gain insight and knowledge about the CNCS brand, the agency 
engaged in a multi-stage, in-depth research analysis that included an 
open comment period, in-depth interviews, and a survey of nearly 4,000 
members, volunteers, grantees, sponsors, and service program alumni. 
The results of this research showed that 80 percent of the general 
public is not familiar with CNCS. Only 12 percent of the general public 
can correctly identify the main purpose of CNCS. Of CNCS's actual 
grantees and sponsors, 50 percent said it can be difficult to explain 
the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs.
    After conducting a lengthy research and development process and 
considering feedback from stakeholders, staff, and the public, the 
agency is adopting a new name: AmeriCorps. The agency is adopting the 
following two official logos and retiring for use all existing logos, 
including those for the following programs: Foster Grandparents, Senior 
Companions, RSVP, AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, 
AmeriCorps NCCC, and the Volunteer Generation Fund.
    The adoption of an operating name for CNCS does not change the 
legal name of the agency, which will remain the Corporation for 
National and Community Service. Thus, Congress will continue to 
appropriate funds to CNCS (and the agency's Congressional Budget 
Request would still be issued as CNCS). The formal title of the head of 
the agency (i.e., for purposes of Presidential appointment and Senate 
confirmation) will remain the Chief Executive Officer of the 
Corporation for National and Community Service. However, the agency 
will use the adopted operating name in virtually every other context, 
including referring to the head of the agency as the Chief Executive 
Officer of AmeriCorps.
    Changing the operational name does not change the mission or 
structure of the agency's programs, their names, or their funding 
streams. Rather, it will focus and unify promotion efforts under one 
operating name and the two new logos to elevate awareness of the 
opportunities for all Americans.

II. Regulatory Procedures

Inapplicability of Prior Public Notice and Delayed Effective Date 
Requirements

    This regulation involves matters relating to agency management and 
involves a technical change regarding

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the name of the two CNCS components. For this reason, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 553(a)(2), prior notice and comment is not required. Because 
this is not a substantive rule, publication and service of the rule 
thirty days before its effective date, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d), is 
likewise not required.

Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits.
    Executive Order 13771 directs agencies to control regulatory costs 
through a budgeting process. This rule has not been designated a 
``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 12866. 
Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt 
from the requirements of Executive Order 13771.
    This regulatory action determination is based on the finding that 
the name and logo change will have no substantive effect on the public.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 605 
(b)), CNCS certifies that this rule, if adopted, will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
This regulatory action will not result in (1) an annual effect on the 
economy of $100 million or more; (2) a major increase in costs or 
prices for consumers, individual industries, Federal, state, or local 
government agencies, or geographic regions; or (3) significant adverse 
effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, 
innovation, or on the ability of United States-based enterprises to 
compete with foreign-based enterprises in domestic and export markets. 
Therefore, CNCS has not performed the initial regulatory flexibility 
analysis that is required under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 
U.S.C. 601 et seq.) for major rules that are expected to have such 
results.

Unfunded Mandates

    For purposes of Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 
1995, 2 U.S.C. 1531-1538, as well as Executive Order 12875, this 
regulatory action does not contain any Federal mandate that may result 
in increased expenditures in either Federal, state, local, or tribal 
governments in the aggregate, or impose an annual burden exceeding $100 
million on the private sector.

Executive Order 13132, Federalism

    Executive Order 13132, Federalism, prohibits an agency from 
publishing any rule that has Federalism implications if the rule 
imposes substantial direct compliance costs on state and local 
governments and is not required by statute, or the rule preempts state 
law, unless the agency meets the consultation and funding requirements 
of section 6 of the Executive Order. This rule does not have any 
Federalism implications, as described above.

List of Subjects in 45 CFR Part 2500

    Agency name and logos.


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For the reasons set out in the preamble, CNCS adds part 2500 to Title 
45, Subtitle B of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 2500--AGENCY OPERATING NAME AND LOGOS

Sec.
2500.1 Agency Operating Name
2500.2 Description of Logos
2500.3 Retirement of Logos
2500.4 Authority to affix logos

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 12651c (c); 12653 (a) and (f).


Sec.  2500.1  Agency Operating Name.

    (a) The Corporation for National and Community Service adopts 
AmeriCorps as its official agency operating name.
    (b) Use of AmeriCorps as the agency operating name incorporates the 
Corporation for National and Community Service by reference.


Sec.  2500.2  Description of Logos.

    (a) The AmeriCorps Logo (Logo) is the key element in agency 
identification. It provides a visual representation of the agency's 
role to unite America by bringing people together to serve communities. 
It is symbolic of the way AmeriCorps members and volunteers lift and 
improve communities through service and volunteering. This Logo is the 
visual link which connects the graphic communications of all Agency 
programs.
    (b) The Logo is described as follows: The logo is an image of a 
solid circle containing an A where one pillar is a solid block line and 
the other is represented by a flag pole with the flag in motion, 
appearing to fly from the left to the right and forming the A as the 
flag intersects with the other pillar. AmeriCorps appears in bold to 
the right of the mark.
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    (c) The AmeriCorps Seniors Logo (Seniors Logo) identifies the 
highlighted AmeriCorps Seniors programs and represents the agency's 
commitment to programs and volunteer opportunities for the older 
American population.
    (d) The AmeriCorps Seniors Logo is described as follows: The word 
Seniors appears beneath AmeriCorps to the right of the circle 
containing the A.

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Sec.  2500.3  Retirement of Logos.

    The agency officially retires the day-to-day use of all pre-
existing logos, emblems, and other insignia, except the Days of Service 
logos, but does not relinquish the legal rights to these logos.


Sec.  2500.4  Authority to affix logos.

    Restrictions on the use of AmeriCorps logos are found in 45 CFR 
2540.500 through 2540.560.

    Dated: September 4, 2020.
Helen Serassio,
Acting General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2020-20318 Filed 10-14-20; 8:45 am]
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