Sunshine Act Meetings, 56268 [2021-22115]

Download as PDF 56268 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 193 / Friday, October 8, 2021 / Notices Order), the Commission ordered USAC to create a National Lifeline Eligibility Verifier (‘‘National Verifier’’), including the National Lifeline Eligibility Database (LED), that would match data about Lifeline applicants and subscribers with other data sources to verify the eligibility of an applicant or subscriber. The Commission found that the National Verifier would reduce compliance costs for Lifeline service providers, improve service for Lifeline subscribers, and reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in the program. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 directs the FCC to leverage the National Verifier to verify applicants’ eligibility for EBBP. The purpose of this matching program is to verify the eligibility of EBBP applicants and subscribers by determining whether they receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits administered by the North Carolina Department. Under FCC rules, consumers receiving these benefits qualify for Lifeline discounts and also for EBBP benefits. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 directs the FCC to leverage the National Verifier to verify applicants’ eligibility for EBBP. The purpose of this matching program is to verify the eligibility of EBBP applicants and subscribers by determining whether they receive SNAP benefits administered by the North Carolina Department. Under FCC rules, consumers receiving these benefits qualify for Lifeline discounts and also for EBBP benefits. Participating Agencies The categories of records involved in the matching program include, but are not limited to first and last name, date of birth and the last four digits of the applicant’s Social Security Number. The National Verifier will transfer these data elements to the North Carolina Department, which will respond either ‘‘yes’’ or ‘‘no’’ that the individual is enrolled in an EBBP-qualifying assistance program: State of North Carolina’s SNAP. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Department). Authority for Conducting the Matching Program Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, Public Law 116–260, 134 Stat. 1182; 47 CFR part 54, subparts E, P; Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization, et al., Third Report and Order, Further Report and Order, and Order on Reconsideration, 31 FCC Rcd 3962, 4006–21, paras. 126–66 (2016) (2016 Lifeline Modernization Order). jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Purpose(s) In the 2016 Lifeline Modernization Order, the FCC required USAC to develop and operate the National Verifier to improve efficiency and reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in the Lifeline program. The stated purpose of the National Verifier is ‘‘to increase the integrity and improve the performance of the Lifeline program for the benefit of a variety of Lifeline participants, including Lifeline providers, subscribers, states, community-based organizations, USAC, and the Commission.’’ 31 FCC Rcd 3962, 4006, para. 126. To help determine whether Lifeline applicants and subscribers are eligible for Lifeline benefits, the Order contemplates that the USAC-operated LED will communicate with information systems and databases operated by other Federal and State agencies. Id. at 4011– 2, paras. 135–7. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Oct 07, 2021 Jkt 256001 The categories of individuals whose information is involved in the matching program include, but are not limited to, those individuals who have applied for EBBP benefits; are currently receiving benefits; are individuals who enable another individual in their household to qualify for EBBP benefits; are minors whose status qualifies a parent or guardian for EBBP benefits; or are individuals who have received EBBP benefits. Categories of Records System(s) of Records The USAC records shared as part of this matching program reside in the EBBP system of records, FCC/WCB–3, Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, which was published in the Federal Register at 86 FR 11523 (Feb. 25, 2021). Federal Communications Commission. Marlene Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–22100 Filed 10–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings October 13, 2021; 10:00 a.m. This meeting will be held by video-conference only. STATUS: Part of this meeting will be open to the public and will be streamed live, accessible from www.fmc.gov. The PLACE: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Portions Open to the Public: 1. National Shipper Advisory Committee Update Portions Closed to the Public 1. Staff Briefing on Ongoing Enforcement Activities 2. Staff Briefing on Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Audit Program CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Categories of Individuals TIME AND DATE: rest of the meeting will be closed to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Rachel Dickon, Secretary, (202) 523– 5725. Rachel Dickon, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–22115 Filed 10–6–21; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6730–02–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (Act) (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the applications are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The public portions of the applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, if any, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank(s) indicated below and at the offices of the Board of Governors. This information may also be obtained on an expedited basis, upon request, by contacting the appropriate Federal Reserve Bank and from the Board’s Freedom of Information Office at https://www.federalreserve.gov/foia/ request.htm. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in paragraph 7 of the Act. Comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors, Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20551–0001, not later than October 25, 2021. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Erien O. Terry, Assistant Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Comments can also be sent electronically to Applications.Comments@atl.frb.org: E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 193 (Friday, October 8, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Page 56268]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meetings

TIME AND DATE: October 13, 2021; 10:00 a.m.

PLACE: This meeting will be held by video-conference only.

STATUS: Part of this meeting will be open to the public and will be 
streamed live, accessible from www.fmc.gov. The rest of the meeting 
will be closed to the public.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 

Portions Open to the Public:

1. National Shipper Advisory Committee Update

Portions Closed to the Public

1. Staff Briefing on Ongoing Enforcement Activities
2. Staff Briefing on Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Audit Program

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Rachel Dickon, Secretary, (202) 
523-5725.

Rachel Dickon,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-22115 Filed 10-6-21; 11:15 am]
BILLING CODE 6730-02-P