Notice of Open Public Hearing, 16844-16845 [2021-06557]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 16844 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices surveys of primarily the very largest U.S.-resident custodians and endinvestors. Current Actions: No changes in the forms (schedules) or instructions are being proposed at this time. Some clarifications and format changes may be made to improve the instructions. Type of Review: Renewal without change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Form: SHC/SHCA, Schedules 1, 2 and 3 (1505–0146). Estimated Number of Respondents: An annual average (over five years) of 324, but this varies widely from about 760 in benchmark years (once every five years) to about 215 in other years (four out of every five years). Estimated Average Time per Respondent: An annual average (over five years) of about 200 hours, but this will vary widely from respondent to respondent. (a) In the year of a benchmark survey, which is conducted once every five years, it is estimated that exempt respondents will require an average of 17 hours; custodians of securities providing security-by-security information will require an average of 361 hours, but this figure will vary widely for individual custodians; endinvestors providing security-by-security information will require an average of 121 hours; and end-investors and custodians employing U.S. custodians will require an average of 41 hours. (b) In a non-benchmark year, which occurs four years out of every five years: Custodians of securities providing security-by-security information will require an average of 546 hours (because only the largest U.S.-resident custodians will report), but this figure will vary widely for individual custodians; endinvestors providing security-by-security information will require an average of 146 hours; and reporters entrusting their foreign securities to U.S. custodians will require an average of 49 hours. The exemption level, which applies only in benchmark years when filing schedules 2 or 3 or both, for custodians and for end-investors is the holding of less than $200 million in reportable foreign securities owned by U.S. residents. For schedule 2, end-investors should exclude securities that are held with their unaffiliated U.S.-resident custodians. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: An annual average (over five years) of 64,700 hours. Frequency of Response: Annual. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit written comments concerning: (a) Whether the Survey is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Office of International Affairs within the Department of the Treasury, including whether the information collected will have practical uses; (b) the accuracy of the above estimate of the burdens; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the reporting and/or record keeping burdens on respondents, including the use of information technologies to automate the collection of the data requested; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs of operation, maintenance and purchase of services to provide the information requested. Dwight Wolkow, Administrator, International Portfolio Investment Data Reporting Systems. [FR Doc. 2021–06572 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AK–P U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION Notice of Open Public Hearing U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. ACTION: Notice of open public hearing. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ‘‘the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.’’ Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on April 15, 2021 on ‘‘A Net Assessment of the CCP’s Economic Ambitions, Plans, and Metrics of Future Success.’’ DATES: The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 15, 2021, 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: This hearing will be held with panelists and Commissioners participating in-person or online via videoconference. Members of the audience will be able to view a live webcast via the Commission’s website at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check the Commission’s website for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Any member of the public seeking further information concerning the hearing should contact Jameson Cunningham, 444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; telephone: 202– 624–1496, or via email at jcunningham@ uscc.gov. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. ADA Accessibility: For questions about the accessibility of the event or to request an accommodation, please contact Jameson Cunningham via email at jcunningham@uscc.gov. Requests for an accommodation should be made as soon as possible, and at least five business days prior to the event. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: This is the fourth public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2021 report cycle. The hearing will examine the Chinese Communist Party’s economic ambitions, shifts in decisionmaking, and prospects for success. The opening panel will discuss the current political and economic conditions and policy decisions in China, with an assessment of the risks and metrics shaping the CCP’s policy decisions. The second panel will examine the tools, trends, and techniques observed in China’s economic development heading into the 14th Five Year Plan (2021–2025) and beyond. The third panel will examine certain emerging technologies and sectors that the CCP has identified as key enablers for growth and where the CCP has focused efforts on expanding global market position, as well as the implications for U.S. businesses and workers. The fourth panel will examine China’s rapid expansion of the financial technology sector, mobile payment platforms, and big data collection, and the country’s efforts to develop firstmover status on a sovereign digital currency. The hearing will be co-chaired by Vice Chairman Robin Cleveland and Commissioner Michael Wessel. Any interested party may file a written statement by April 15, 2021 by transmitting to the contact above. A portion of the hearing will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106–398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108–7), as amended by Public Law 109–108 (November 22, 2005), as amended by Public Law 113–291 (December 19, 2014). E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices Dated: March 23, 2021. Daniel W. Peck, Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–06557 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1137–00–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0688] Agency Information Collection Activity: VAAR 832.202–04, Security For Government Financing Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Rafael Taylor, Office of Acquisition & Logistics, Procurement Policy & Warrant Management Services (003A2A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to rafael.taylor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0688’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maribel Aponte, Office of Enterprise and Integration, Data Governance Analytics (008), 1717 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 266–4688 or email maribel.aponte@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0688’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, OAL invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OAL’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OAL’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Authority: Public Law 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521. Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 832.202–4, Security for Government Financing. OMB Control Number: 2900–0688. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The information that is gathered under VAAR 832.202–4 will be used by the VA contracting officer to assess whether or not the contractor’s overall financial condition represents adequate security to warrant paying the contractor in advance. FAR subpart 32.2 authorizes the use of certain types of Government financing on commercial item purchases. 41 United States Code (U.S.C.) 255(f) requires the Government to obtain adequate security for Government financing. However, FAR 32.202–4(a)(2) provides that, subject to agency regulations, the contracting officer may determine that an offeror’s financial condition is adequate security. VAAR 832.202–4 Security for Government Financing specifies the type of information that the contracting officer may obtain to determine whether or not the offeror’s financial condition constitutes adequate security. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Annual Burden: 63 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 60 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 21. By direction of the Secretary. Maribel Aponte, VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Enterprise and Integration/Data Governance Analytics, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–06539 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16845 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act 5, U.S.C. App. 2, that a meeting of the Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee (the Committee) will be held virtually on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. EDT and adjourn at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The meeting is open to the public via Webex https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/ veteransaffairs/j.php?MTID= m66dca294e13f2a5f5be16e1881d6e0c9 password: RKpTbxp*365 or by phone at call-in +14043971596, meeting code: 1993482289##. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on using genetic information to optimize medical care for Veterans and enhance the development of tests and treatments for diseases particularly relevant to Veterans. On April 28, 2021, the Committee will receive updated briefings on various VA research programs, including the Million Veteran Program (MVP), to ascertain the program’s progress in the areas of participant recruitment, data generation and storage, and data access. The Committee will also receive updates from ongoing MVP research, including new COVID-related research, the return of genetics results pilot studies, final recommendations from a subcommittee on Genomics Services within VA. Additionally, the Committee will discuss and explore potential recommendations for the next annual report. Public comments will be received at 2:15 p.m. EDT and are limited to 5 minutes each. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1–2 page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official meeting record to Jennifer Moser, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Research and Development (14RD), 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, or at Jennifer.Moser@va.gov. In the communication, writers must identify themselves and state the organization, association or person(s) they represent. Any member of the public who wishes to attend the teleconference should RSVP to Jennifer Moser at 202–510– 4253 no later than close of business, April 22, 2021, at the phone number or email address noted above. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 31, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16844-16845]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-06557]


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U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION


Notice of Open Public Hearing

AGENCY: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

ACTION: Notice of open public hearing.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-
China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is 
mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress 
annually on ``the national security implications of the economic 
relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of 
China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public 
hearing in Washington, DC on April 15, 2021 on ``A Net Assessment of 
the CCP's Economic Ambitions, Plans, and Metrics of Future Success.''

DATES: The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 15, 2021, 9:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: This hearing will be held with panelists and Commissioners 
participating in-person or online via videoconference. Members of the 
audience will be able to view a live webcast via the Commission's 
website at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check the Commission's website 
for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not 
required to attend the hearing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public seeking 
further information concerning the hearing should contact Jameson 
Cunningham, 444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 602, Washington, DC 
20001; telephone: 202-624-1496, or via email at [email protected]. 
Reservations are not required to attend the hearing.
    ADA Accessibility: For questions about the accessibility of the 
event or to request an accommodation, please contact Jameson Cunningham 
via email at [email protected]. Requests for an accommodation should 
be made as soon as possible, and at least five business days prior to 
the event.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: This is the fourth public hearing the Commission will 
hold during its 2021 report cycle. The hearing will examine the Chinese 
Communist Party's economic ambitions, shifts in decisionmaking, and 
prospects for success. The opening panel will discuss the current 
political and economic conditions and policy decisions in China, with 
an assessment of the risks and metrics shaping the CCP's policy 
decisions. The second panel will examine the tools, trends, and 
techniques observed in China's economic development heading into the 
14th Five Year Plan (2021-2025) and beyond. The third panel will 
examine certain emerging technologies and sectors that the CCP has 
identified as key enablers for growth and where the CCP has focused 
efforts on expanding global market position, as well as the 
implications for U.S. businesses and workers. The fourth panel will 
examine China's rapid expansion of the financial technology sector, 
mobile payment platforms, and big data collection, and the country's 
efforts to develop first-mover status on a sovereign digital currency.
    The hearing will be co-chaired by Vice Chairman Robin Cleveland and 
Commissioner Michael Wessel. Any interested party may file a written 
statement by April 15, 2021 by transmitting to the contact above. A 
portion of the hearing will include a question and answer period 
between the Commissioners and the witnesses.

    Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security 
Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act 
(Pub. L. 106-398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7), as amended by 
Public Law 109-108 (November 22, 2005), as amended by Public Law 
113-291 (December 19, 2014).


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    Dated: March 23, 2021.
Daniel W. Peck,
Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
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