Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting, 14877-14878 [2021-05686]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 52 / Friday, March 19, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES to revise the name of its Personal Body Armor LAP to the Law Enforcement and Corrections Equipment LAP in order to better encompass the scope of this program. NVLAP has also received a request to expand the technology tested under this program to include rifle testing, helmet testing and shield testing. NIST seeks feedback from the public on these proposed revisions. DATES: Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed revisions must be submitted to: Chief, National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2140, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–2140 or by sending email to nvlap@nist.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana S. Leaman, Chief, NIST/NVLAP, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2140, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–2140, Phone: (301) 975–4016 or email: dana.leaman@ nist.gov. Information regarding NVLAP and the accreditation process can be obtained from http://www.nist.gov/ nvlap. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background NIST administers NVLAP under regulations found in 15 CFR part 285. NVLAP provides an unbiased thirdparty evaluation and recognition of laboratory performance, as well as expert technical assistance to upgrade that performance, by accrediting calibration and testing laboratories found competent to perform specific calibrations or tests. NVLAP is comprised of a set of LAPs which are established on the basis of requests and demonstrated need. Each LAP includes specific calibration and/or test standards and related methods and protocols assembled to satisfy the unique needs for accreditation in the field of calibration, field of testing, product or service. Under NVLAP’s Procedures and General Requirements, available at https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/ nistpubs/hb/2020/NIST.HB.1502020.pdf, the Chief of NVLAP (Chief) may seek input from interested parties when proposed modifications to a LAP are analyzed. The NVLAP Personal Body Armor LAP was established in 2006 at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Office of Science and Technology. The LAP was developed to accredit laboratories for body armor testing in support of the NIJ Compliance Testing Program (CTP). Presently, the LAP encompasses accreditation of ballisticresistant body armor testing, stab- VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Mar 18, 2021 Jkt 253001 resistant body armor testing, and autoloading pistol testing. Based on the requests for modification to the Personal Body Armor LAP, the Chief has preliminarily determined that revision of the program name to the Law Enforcement and Corrections Equipment LAP is supported by the program stakeholder and the laboratories accredited in the current program. Additionally, the Chief has preliminarily determined that there is also support to expand testing in the program to include rifle testing, helmet testing and shield testing. II. Request for Comments NVLAP solicits comments on whether (a) the additional tests or calibrations, types of tests or calibrations, or standards requested are directly relevant to the LAP; (b) it is feasible and practical to accredit testing or calibration laboratories for the additional tests or calibrations, types of tests or calibrations, or standards; and (c) it is likely that laboratories will seek accreditation for the additional tests or calibrations, types of tests or calibrations, or standards. NVLAP also specifically invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed change to the name of the laboratory accreditation program will better reflect the testing encompassed under the LAP; and (b) whether the addition of accreditation for rifle testing, helmet testing and shield testing will support the NIJ’s CTP as it relates to the performance and safety of equipment for use in law enforcement and corrections applications. After analyzing the public comments, the Chief shall publish a Federal Register notice regarding a decision on whether the LAP will be revised. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 272(b) & (c). Kevin A. Kimball, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2021–05687 Filed 3–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14877 Committee) will hold a virtual meeting via web conference on Monday, April 12, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is for the Committee to review the activities of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and develop an outline for their 2021 biennial report on the Effectiveness of NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda and any meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP website at http://nehrp.gov/. DATES: The ACEHR will meet on Monday, April 12, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually via web conference. For instructions on how to participate in the meeting, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Faecke, Management and Program Analyst, NEHRP, Engineering Laboratory, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–8604. Ms. Faecke’s email address is tina.faecke@nist.gov and her phone number is (240) 477–9841. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7704(a)(5) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The Committee is composed of 13 members, appointed by the Director of NIST, who were selected for their established records of distinguished service in their professional community, their knowledge of issues affecting NEHRP, and to reflect the wide diversity of technical disciplines, competencies, and communities involved in earthquake hazards reduction. In addition, the Chairperson of the U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee serves as an exofficio member of the Committee. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the ACEHR will meet on Monday, April 12, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting will be open to the public, and will be held via web conference. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations. The primary purpose of this meeting is for the Committee to review the activities of NEHRP and develop an outline for their 2021 biennial report on the E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 14878 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 52 / Friday, March 19, 2021 / Notices Effectiveness of NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda and any meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP website at http://nehrp.gov/. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee’s business are invited to request a place on the agenda. Approximately fifteen minutes will be reserved for public comments and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. All those wishing to speak must submit their request by email to Tina Faecke at tina.faecke@nist.gov by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, April 5, 2021. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who wish to speak but cannot be accommodated on the agenda, and those who are unable to attend remotely are invited to electronically submit written statements by email to tina.faecke@nist.gov. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting via web conference must register by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, April 5, 2021. Please submit your full name, email address, and phone number to Tina Faecke at tina.faecke@nist.gov. Kevin A. Kimball, Chief of Staff, [FR Doc. 2021–05686 Filed 3–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA943] Marine Mammals; File No. 25500 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that University of Alaska Museum of the North, 907 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775–6960 (Responsible Party: Link Olson, Ph.D.), has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, and export marine mammal parts for scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before April 19, 2021. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Mar 18, 2021 Jkt 253001 The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 25500 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov. Written comments on this application should be submitted via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include File No. 25500 in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Shasta McClenahan, Ph.D. (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The University of Alaska Museum functions as an archive for scientific parts of the regional biota and provides these to researchers in the global scientific community through their loan program for research. The museum is requesting authority to receive, import, and export an unlimited number of parts from up to 600 individual cetaceans and 2,000 individual pinnipeds of each species, excluding walrus, annually. The requested duration of the permit is 5 years. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 16, 2021. Amy Sloan, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–05750 Filed 3–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA953] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold online public meetings. DATES: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet online April 6–9 and 12–15, 2021, noting there will be no meetings Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11, 2021. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 8 a.m. Pacific Time (PT), reconvening at 8 a.m. Friday, April 9 and Monday, April 12, each day through Thursday, April 15, 2021. All meetings are open to the public, except a Closed Session will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Thursday, April 8, to address litigation and personnel matters. The Pacific Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business. ADDRESSES: Meetings of the Pacific Council and its advisory entities will be webinar only. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, Oregon 97220. Instructions for attending the meeting via live stream broadcast are given under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chuck Tracy, Executive Director; telephone: 503–820–2415 or 866–806– 7204 toll-free; or access the Pacific Council website, www.pcouncil.org for the proposed agenda and meeting briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The April 6–9 and 12–15, 2021 meeting of the Pacific Council will be streamed live on the internet. The broadcasts begin initially at 9 a.m. PT Thursday, April 8, 2021 and continue at 8 a.m. Friday, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 52 (Friday, March 19, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14877-14878]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-05686]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s 
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee) 
will hold a virtual meeting via web conference on Monday, April 12, 
2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Tuesday, April 13, 
2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of 
this meeting is for the Committee to review the activities of the 
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and develop an 
outline for their 2021 biennial report on the Effectiveness of NEHRP. 
The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final 
agenda and any meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP website at 
http://nehrp.gov/.

DATES: The ACEHR will meet on Monday, April 12, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 
4:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 
4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually via web conference. For 
instructions on how to participate in the meeting, please see the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Faecke, Management and Program 
Analyst, NEHRP, Engineering Laboratory, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail 
Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8604. Ms. Faecke's email 
address is [email protected] and her phone number is (240) 477-9841.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7704(a)(5) and the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The Committee 
is composed of 13 members, appointed by the Director of NIST, who were 
selected for their established records of distinguished service in 
their professional community, their knowledge of issues affecting 
NEHRP, and to reflect the wide diversity of technical disciplines, 
competencies, and communities involved in earthquake hazards reduction. 
In addition, the Chairperson of the U.S. Geological Survey Scientific 
Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee serves as an ex-officio member of 
the Committee.
    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the ACEHR will meet on Monday, 
April 12, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Tuesday, 
April 13, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting 
will be open to the public, and will be held via web conference. 
Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the 
meeting from remote locations. The primary purpose of this meeting is 
for the Committee to review the activities of NEHRP and develop an 
outline for their 2021 biennial report on the

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Effectiveness of NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee 
business. The final agenda and any meeting materials will be posted on 
the NEHRP website at http://nehrp.gov/.
    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to 
offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee's business are 
invited to request a place on the agenda. Approximately fifteen minutes 
will be reserved for public comments and speaking times will be 
assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The amount of time per 
speaker will be determined by the number of requests received. 
Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. 
All those wishing to speak must submit their request by email to Tina 
Faecke at [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, April 
5, 2021. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those 
who wish to speak but cannot be accommodated on the agenda, and those 
who are unable to attend remotely are invited to electronically submit 
written statements by email to [email protected].
    Anyone wishing to attend this meeting via web conference must 
register by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, April 5, 2021. Please 
submit your full name, email address, and phone number to Tina Faecke 
at [email protected].

Kevin A. Kimball,
Chief of Staff,
[FR Doc. 2021-05686 Filed 3-18-21; 8:45 am]
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