Inland Waterways Users Board; Request for Nominations, 69323-69324 [2020-24197]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 212 / Monday, November 2, 2020 / Notices Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.140 and 102–3.150. Purpose of the Meeting: The mission of the Board is to examine and advise the Secretary of Defense on overall DoD management and governance. The Board provides independent advice reflecting an outside private sector perspective on proven and effective best business practices that can be applied to DoD. Agenda: The Board will receive presentations for deliberation, comment, and vote on two task group studies: ‘‘Audit/Performance Data Usage in Private Industry,’’ chaired by Dr. Christopher Gopal, and ‘‘Defense Logistics Agency/Defense Information Systems Agency Charter Review,’’ chaired by VADM David Venlet, USN (Ret). 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Please note that all submitted comments and statements will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, including, but not limited to, being posted on the Board’s website. Dated: October 27, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2020–24192 Filed 10–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69323 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Inland Waterways Users Board; Request for Nominations Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to request nominations to serve as representatives on the Inland Waterways Users Board, sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Section 302 of Public Law 99–662 established the Inland Waterways Users Board. The Board is an independent Federal advisory committee. The Secretary of the Army appoints its 11 (eleven) representative organizations. This notice is to solicit nominations for five (5) appointments for terms that will begin by May 28, 2021. For additional information about the Board, please visit the committee’s website at http:// www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Missions/ Navigation/Inland-Waterways-UsersBoard/. ADDRESSES: Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: Mr. Mark R. Pointon, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the Inland Waterways Users Board, CEIWR– GN, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Alexandria, Virginia 22315– 3868; by telephone at 703–428–6438; and by email at Mark.Pointon@ usace.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alternatively, contact Mr. Steven D. Riley, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), in writing at the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CEIWR–GW, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Alexandria, VA 22315–3868; by telephone at 703–659–3097; and by email at Steven.D.Riley@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The selection, service, and appointment of representative organizations to the Board are covered by provisions of Section 302 of Public Law 99–662. The substance of those provisions is as follows: a. Selection. Representative organizations are to be selected from the spectrum of commercial carriers and shippers using the inland and intracoastal waterways, to represent geographical regions, and to be representative of waterborne commerce as determined by commodity ton-miles and tonnage statistics. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 69324 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 212 / Monday, November 2, 2020 / Notices b. Service. The Board is required to meet at least semi-annually to develop and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Army on waterways construction and major rehabilitation priorities and spending levels for commercial navigation improvements, and report its recommendations annually to the Secretary and Congress. c. Appointment. The operation of the Board and appointment of representative organizations are subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and departmental implementing regulations. Representative organizations serve without compensation but their expenses due to Board activities are reimbursable. The considerations specified in Section 302 for the selection of representative organizations to the Board, and certain terms used therein, have been interpreted, supplemented, or otherwise clarified as follows: (1) Carriers and Shippers. The law uses the terms ‘‘primary users and shippers.’’ Primary users have been interpreted to mean the providers of transportation services on inland waterways such as barge or towboat operators. Shippers have been interpreted to mean the purchasers of such services for the movement of commodities they own or control. Representative companies are appointed to the Board, and they must be either a carrier or shipper or both. For that purpose a trade or regional association is neither a shipper nor primary user. (2) Geographical Representation. The law specifies ‘‘various’’ regions. For the purposes of the Board, the waterways subjected to fuel taxes and described in Public Law 95–502, as amended, have been aggregated into six regions. They are (1) the Upper Mississippi River and its tributaries above the mouth of the Ohio; (2) the Lower Mississippi River and its tributaries below the mouth of the Ohio and above Baton Rouge; (3) the Ohio River and its tributaries; (4) the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Louisiana and Texas; (5) the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway east of New Orleans and associated fuel-taxed waterways including the Tennessee-Tombigbee, plus the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway below Norfolk; and (6) the ColumbiaSnake Rivers System and Upper Willamette. The intent is that each region shall be represented by at least one representative organization, with that representation determined by the regional concentration of the firm’s traffic on the waterways. (3) Commodity Representation. Waterway commerce has been VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Oct 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 aggregated into six commodity categories based on ‘‘inland’’ ton-miles shown in Waterborne Commerce of the United States. These categories are (1) Farm and Food Products; (2) Coal and Coke; (3) Petroleum, Crude and Products; (4) Minerals, Ores, and Primary Metals and Mineral Products; (5) Chemicals and Allied Products; and (6) All Other. A consideration in the selection of representative organizations to the Board will be that the commodities carried or shipped by those firms will be reasonably representative of the above commodity categories. d. Nomination. Reflecting preceding selection criteria, the current representation by the five (5) organizations whose terms expire includes Regions 1, 3 and 4, representation of two carriers, two shippers and one of both, and commodity representation of Coal and Coke; Petroleum, Crude and Products; Chemicals and Allied Products; and Other. Individuals, firms or associations may nominate representative organizations to serve on the Board. Nominations will: (1) Include the commercial operations of the carrier and/or shipper representative organization being nominated. This commercial operations information will show the actual or estimated ton-miles of each commodity carried or shipped on the inland waterways system in the most recent year (or years), using the waterway regions and commodity categories previously listed. (2) State the region(s) to be represented. (3) State whether the nominated representative organization is a carrier, shipper or both. (4) Provide the name of an individual to be the principle person representing the organization and information pertaining to their personal qualifications, to include a current biography or resume. Previous nominations received in response to notices published in the Federal Register in prior years will not be retained for consideration. Renomination of representative organizations is required. e. Deadline for Nominations. All nominations must be received at the address shown above no later than December 1, 2020. Thomas P. Smith, Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division, Directorate of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. [FR Doc. 2020–24197 Filed 10–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0122] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Data Collection Form Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 2, 2020. 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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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 212 (Monday, November 2, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Inland Waterways Users Board; Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to 
request nominations to serve as representatives on the Inland Waterways 
Users Board, sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Section 302 
of Public Law 99-662 established the Inland Waterways Users Board. The 
Board is an independent Federal advisory committee. The Secretary of 
the Army appoints its 11 (eleven) representative organizations. This 
notice is to solicit nominations for five (5) appointments for terms 
that will begin by May 28, 2021. For additional information about the 
Board, please visit the committee's website at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/Inland-Waterways-Users-Board/.

ADDRESSES: Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
ATTN: Mr. Mark R. Pointon, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the 
Inland Waterways Users Board, CEIWR-GN, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey 
Building, Alexandria, Virginia 22315-3868; by telephone at 703-428-
6438; and by email at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alternatively, contact Mr. Steven D. 
Riley, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), in writing at 
the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: 
CEIWR-GW, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Alexandria, VA 22315-
3868; by telephone at 703-659-3097; and by email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The selection, service, and appointment of 
representative organizations to the Board are covered by provisions of 
Section 302 of Public Law 99-662. The substance of those provisions is 
as follows:
    a. Selection. Representative organizations are to be selected from 
the spectrum of commercial carriers and shippers using the inland and 
intracoastal waterways, to represent geographical regions, and to be 
representative of waterborne commerce as determined by commodity ton-
miles and tonnage statistics.

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    b. Service. The Board is required to meet at least semi-annually to 
develop and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Army on 
waterways construction and major rehabilitation priorities and spending 
levels for commercial navigation improvements, and report its 
recommendations annually to the Secretary and Congress.
    c. Appointment. The operation of the Board and appointment of 
representative organizations are subject to the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and departmental 
implementing regulations. Representative organizations serve without 
compensation but their expenses due to Board activities are 
reimbursable. The considerations specified in Section 302 for the 
selection of representative organizations to the Board, and certain 
terms used therein, have been interpreted, supplemented, or otherwise 
clarified as follows:
    (1) Carriers and Shippers. The law uses the terms ``primary users 
and shippers.'' Primary users have been interpreted to mean the 
providers of transportation services on inland waterways such as barge 
or towboat operators. Shippers have been interpreted to mean the 
purchasers of such services for the movement of commodities they own or 
control. Representative companies are appointed to the Board, and they 
must be either a carrier or shipper or both. For that purpose a trade 
or regional association is neither a shipper nor primary user.
    (2) Geographical Representation. The law specifies ``various'' 
regions. For the purposes of the Board, the waterways subjected to fuel 
taxes and described in Public Law 95-502, as amended, have been 
aggregated into six regions. They are (1) the Upper Mississippi River 
and its tributaries above the mouth of the Ohio; (2) the Lower 
Mississippi River and its tributaries below the mouth of the Ohio and 
above Baton Rouge; (3) the Ohio River and its tributaries; (4) the Gulf 
Intracoastal Waterway in Louisiana and Texas; (5) the Gulf Intracoastal 
Waterway east of New Orleans and associated fuel-taxed waterways 
including the Tennessee-Tombigbee, plus the Atlantic Intracoastal 
Waterway below Norfolk; and (6) the Columbia-Snake Rivers System and 
Upper Willamette. The intent is that each region shall be represented 
by at least one representative organization, with that representation 
determined by the regional concentration of the firm's traffic on the 
waterways.
    (3) Commodity Representation. Waterway commerce has been aggregated 
into six commodity categories based on ``inland'' ton-miles shown in 
Waterborne Commerce of the United States. These categories are (1) Farm 
and Food Products; (2) Coal and Coke; (3) Petroleum, Crude and 
Products; (4) Minerals, Ores, and Primary Metals and Mineral Products; 
(5) Chemicals and Allied Products; and (6) All Other. A consideration 
in the selection of representative organizations to the Board will be 
that the commodities carried or shipped by those firms will be 
reasonably representative of the above commodity categories.
    d. Nomination. Reflecting preceding selection criteria, the current 
representation by the five (5) organizations whose terms expire 
includes Regions 1, 3 and 4, representation of two carriers, two 
shippers and one of both, and commodity representation of Coal and 
Coke; Petroleum, Crude and Products; Chemicals and Allied Products; and 
Other.
    Individuals, firms or associations may nominate representative 
organizations to serve on the Board. Nominations will:
    (1) Include the commercial operations of the carrier and/or shipper 
representative organization being nominated. This commercial operations 
information will show the actual or estimated ton-miles of each 
commodity carried or shipped on the inland waterways system in the most 
recent year (or years), using the waterway regions and commodity 
categories previously listed.
    (2) State the region(s) to be represented.
    (3) State whether the nominated representative organization is a 
carrier, shipper or both.
    (4) Provide the name of an individual to be the principle person 
representing the organization and information pertaining to their 
personal qualifications, to include a current biography or resume.
    Previous nominations received in response to notices published in 
the Federal Register in prior years will not be retained for 
consideration. Re-nomination of representative organizations is 
required.
    e. Deadline for Nominations. All nominations must be received at 
the address shown above no later than December 1, 2020.

Thomas P. Smith,
Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division, Directorate of Civil Works, 
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
[FR Doc. 2020-24197 Filed 10-30-20; 8:45 am]
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