Notice of Intent To Seek Approval to Renew an Information Collection, 17859-17860 [2021-07087]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 6, 2021 / Notices subcommittees and working groups to carry out needed studies and tasks. Agenda • NSF and CISE updates • Breakout discussions on CISE Partnerships and Growing and Diversifying the Domestic Graduate Pipeline • Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Update • Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education Update • Meeting with NSF Leadership • New AC Member Presentation • Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering Update • NSF/SBE Funding Opportunities Update • Wrap-up, Assignments and Closing Remarks Dated: April 1, 2021. Crystal Robinson, Committee Management Officer. Dated: April 1, 2021. Crystal Robinson, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–07072 Filed 4–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P [FR Doc. 2021–07069 Filed 4–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Intent To Seek Approval to Renew an Information Collection NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting National Science Foundation. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Name and Committee Code: Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (#1171) (Virtual). Date and Time: May 6–7, 2021; 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (EDT). Place: NSF, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. Virtual advisory committee meeting via Zoom. Advance registration is required:https:// nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_XC6_ 1hyGRqGLVPiIjlsFwQ. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Dr. Deborah Olster, Office of the Assistant Director, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: (703) 292–8700. Summary of Minutes: Will be available on SBE advisory committee website at: https:// www.nsf.gov/sbe/advisory.jsp. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations to the National Science Foundation on major goals and policies pertaining to Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE) programs and activities. Agenda Items • Welcome, Introductions, Approval of Previous Advisory Committee (AC) Meeting Summary, Preview of Agenda • Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Update • SBE Contributions to Research, Development, and Equity • Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (2021 report) • The Evidence Act and a National Secure Data Service • Minerva Research Initiative • Responding to Pandemics • SBE Advisory Committee Subcommittee Reports VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Apr 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request approval to renew the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Certification Form. In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting that OMB approve clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by June 7, 2021 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room W 18000, Alexandria, Virginia 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). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the NSF, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the NSF’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17859 information technology; and (d) ways to 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. Title of Collection: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Certification Form. OMB Approval Number: 3145–0247. Expiration Date of Current Approval: July 31, 2021. Type of Request: Intent to renew an information collection. Abstract: To enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education at Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), the National Science Foundation (NSF) established the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), in response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115–31) and the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (Public Law 114–329). The lead institution submitting a proposal to the HSI Program must be an HSI as defined by law in section 502 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101a) (http://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/ HEA65_CMD.pdf). Hence there is a need for institutions to self-certify via an HSI Certification Form. The HSI Program includes a specific track that provides a funding opportunity for institutions that are new to NSF[5] or are Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs [6]), including community colleges. PUIs are ‘‘accredited colleges and universities (including two-year community colleges) that award Associates degrees, Bachelor’s degrees, and/or Master’s degrees in NSF-supported fields, but have awarded 20 or fewer Ph.D./D.Sci. degrees in all NSF-supported fields during the combined previous two academic years.’’ PUI definition obtained from https://www.nsf.gov/ funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5518. Hence there is a need for institutions to provide a self-certification of PUI eligibility for this track. The following language is used: Certification of PUI Eligibility. A Certification of PUI Eligibility, following the format below and executed by an Authorized Organizational Representative, must be included in PUI requests (Planning or Pilot Projects (PPP) only). A current, signed Certification, included on institutional letterhead, should be scanned and included as a PDF file. E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 17860 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 6, 2021 / Notices Certification of PUI Eligibility By submission of this proposal, the institution hereby certifies that the originating and managing institution is an accredited college or university that awards Associates degrees, Bachelor’s degrees, and/or Master’s degrees in NSF-supported fields, but has awarded 20 or fewer Ph.D./D.Sci. degrees in all NSF-supported fields during the combined previous two academic years. Authorized Organizational Representative Typed Name and Title Signature Date Expected Respondents: HispanicServing Institutions. Estimate of Burden: We anticipate 175 proposals for 2 minutes which is approximately 6 hours. Dated: March 26, 2021. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2021–07087 Filed 4–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2021–0047] Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Testing Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft regulatory guide; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment Revision 1 to draft regulatory guide (DG), DG–1286, ‘‘Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Testing.’’ This DG is proposed Revision 1 of RG 1.175, ‘‘An Approach for Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Testing.’’ It has been revised to incorporate additional information since Revision 0 was issued, particularly information to be consistent with the terminology and defense-in-depth philosophy provided in RG 1.174, ‘‘An Approach for Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment in RiskInformed Decisions on Plant-Specific Changes to the Licensing Basis,’’ as well as to endorse a standard by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Code for Operations and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plant (OM Code). DATES: Submit comments by May 6, 2021. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Apr 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, comments and suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in guides currently being developed or improvements in all published guides are encouraged at any time. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods; however, the NRC encourages electronic comment submission through the Federal Rulemaking website: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2021–0047. Address questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann; telephone: 301–415–0624; email: Stacy.Schumann@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN–7– A60M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, ATTN: Program Management, Announcements and Editing Staff. For additional direction on accessing information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zeechung Wang, telephone: 301–415– 1686, email: Zeechung.Wang@nrc.gov and Harriet Karagiannis, telephone: 301–415–2493, email: Harriet.Karagiannis@nrc.gov. Both are staff of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2021– 0047 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this action. You may obtain publicly available information related to this action, by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2021–0047. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publicly available documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@ nrc.gov. • Attention: The PDR, where you may examine, and order copies of public documents, is currently closed. You may submit your request to the PDR via email at pdr.resource@nrc.gov or call 1–800–397–4209 or 301–415–4737, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. B. Submitting Comments The NRC encourages electronic comment submission through the Federal Rulemaking website (https:// www.regulations.gov). Please include Docket ID NRC–2021–0047 in your comment submission. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at https:// www.regulations.gov as well as enters the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. II. Additional Information The NRC is issuing for public comment a DG in the NRC’s ‘‘Regulatory Guide’’ series. This series was developed to describe methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the agency’s regulations, to explain techniques that the staff uses in evaluating specific issues or postulated events, and to describe information that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. This DG, identified by its task number, Revision 1 to DG–1286, titled, ‘‘Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Testing,’’ is a proposed Revision 1 of RG 1.175 (ADAMS Accession No. ML19240B371). This proposed revision of RG 1.175 E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Notice of Intent To Seek Approval to Renew an Information 
Collection

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to 
request approval to renew the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) 
Certification Form. In accordance with the requirements of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for 
public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public 
comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting that OMB approve 
clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by June 7, 2021 
to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will 
be considered to the extent practicable.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance 
Officer, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room W 
18000, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; or send email to [email protected]. 
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).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on (a) whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the NSF, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the NSF's 
estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) ways to 
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.
    Title of Collection: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) 
Certification Form.
    OMB Approval Number: 3145-0247.
    Expiration Date of Current Approval: July 31, 2021.
    Type of Request: Intent to renew an information collection.
    Abstract: To enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education at 
Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), the National Science Foundation 
(NSF) established the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-
Serving Institutions (HSI Program), in response to the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-31) and the American 
Innovation and Competitiveness Act (Public Law 114-329). The lead 
institution submitting a proposal to the HSI Program must be an HSI as 
defined by law in section 502 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
U.S.C. 1101a) (http://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/HEA65_CMD.pdf). Hence 
there is a need for institutions to self-certify via an HSI 
Certification Form.
    The HSI Program includes a specific track that provides a funding 
opportunity for institutions that are new to NSF[5] or are Primarily 
Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs [6]), including community colleges. 
PUIs are ``accredited colleges and universities (including two-year 
community colleges) that award Associates degrees, Bachelor's degrees, 
and/or Master's degrees in NSF-supported fields, but have awarded 20 or 
fewer Ph.D./D.Sci. degrees in all NSF-supported fields during the 
combined previous two academic years.'' PUI definition obtained from 
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5518. Hence there is a 
need for institutions to provide a self-certification of PUI 
eligibility for this track. The following language is used:
    Certification of PUI Eligibility. A Certification of PUI 
Eligibility, following the format below and executed by an Authorized 
Organizational Representative, must be included in PUI requests 
(Planning or Pilot Projects (PPP) only). A current, signed 
Certification, included on institutional letterhead, should be scanned 
and included as a PDF file.

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Certification of PUI Eligibility

    By submission of this proposal, the institution hereby certifies 
that the originating and managing institution is an accredited college 
or university that awards Associates degrees, Bachelor's degrees, and/
or Master's degrees in NSF-supported fields, but has awarded 20 or 
fewer Ph.D./D.Sci. degrees in all NSF-supported fields during the 
combined previous two academic years.

Authorized Organizational Representative
Typed Name and Title
Signature
Date

    Expected Respondents: Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
    Estimate of Burden: We anticipate 175 proposals for 2 minutes which 
is approximately 6 hours.

    Dated: March 26, 2021.
Suzanne H. Plimpton,
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.
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