Broadcasting Board of Governors – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Government In The Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-24643
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-13
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its August 30, 2017 meeting, a resolution honoring 35th Anniversary of Voice of America Broadcasts in Amharic-Language, and a resolution proposing 2018 BBG Board schedule. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingnovember2017.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (ET) on November 14. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-18310
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its June 14, 2017 meeting. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingaugust2017.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on August 29. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-18309
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session to discuss and approve a budget submission for Fiscal Year 2019. According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11, Section 22.1, all agency budgetary materials and data are considered confidential prior to the President submitting a budget to Congress. In accordance with section 22.5 of Circular A-11, the BBG has determined that its meeting should be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), will be made available to the public. The publicly-releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Government In the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-12220
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-12
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its April 6, 2017 meeting, a resolution honoring Voice of America's (VOA) Swahili Service 55th anniversary, a resolution honoring VOA's Afghanistan Service 35th anniversary, a resolution honoring VOA's Kurdish Service 25th anniversary, and a resolution honoring Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's North Caucasus 15th anniversary. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingjune2017.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on June 13. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203- 4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Request for Comments on the Broadcasting Board of Governors' Implementation of a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch
Document Number: 2017-11832
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-07
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
Executive Order 13781, ``Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch,'' signed into effect on March 13, 2017, directs the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to present the President with a plan that recommends ways to reorganize the executive branch and eliminate unnecessary agencies. As part of this process, the Broadcasting Board of Governors will be submitting a proposal for reorganization to OMB. This request for comments seeks public input on potential reforms at the BBG that would increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the agency. These comments will also be considered in the development of the BBG's 2018- 2022 Strategic Plan. The BBG is the federal agency charged with carrying out U.S. Government funded international media, overseeing the operations of five media networks: the Voice of America (VOA), Radio and TV Marti, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN).
Government in The Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-06539
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-31
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its November 30, 2016 meeting, a resolution honoring Voice of America's (VOA) 75th anniversary, a resolution honoring VOA's Russian Service 70th anniversary, a resolution honoring VOA's Somali Service 10th anniversary, a resolution honoring Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Afghan Service 15th anniversary, and a resolution honoring Middle East Broadcasting Networks' Radio Sawa 15th anniversary. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/meeting-of-the-broadcasting-board-of-gov ernors- april-6-100-pm-tickets-32922450937 by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on April 5. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-28574
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its September 28, 2016 meeting and a resolution for BBG Meeting Dates in 2017. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingnov2016.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on November 29. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-22992
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its June 23, 2016 meeting, a resolution honoring the 10th anniversary of Voice of America's (VOA) Deewa Service, a resolution honoring the 20th anniversary of VOA's broadcasts in Afan Oromo and Tigrigna, a resolution honoring the 20th anniversary of VOA's broadcasts in Kirundi and Kinyarwanda, and a resolution honoring the 20th anniversary of Radio Free Asia. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https://bbgboardmeetingsept2016.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on September 27. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-21712
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-08
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session, to be conducted telephonically, to discuss and approve a budget submission for Fiscal Year 2018. According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11, Section 22.1, all agency budgetary materials and data are considered confidential prior to the President submitting a budget to Congress. In accordance with section 22.5 of Circular A-11, the BBG has determined that its meeting should be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), will be made available to the public. The publicly-releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-14652
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-20
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its April 20, 2016 meeting, a resolution honoring the 65th anniversary of Voice of America's (VOA) Armenian Service, a resolution honoring the 65th anniversary of VOA's Georgian Service, a resolution honoring the 20th anniversary of VOA's Bosnian Service, and a resolution honoring the 15th anniversary of Radio the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Balkan Service's Macedonian Unit. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. The Board will also hear from representatives of the BBG's networks regarding the BBG's impact model, including examples or areas where BBG has had impact through its journalism as well as impact as a driving ethos for BBG's journalism. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http:// bbgboardmeetingjune2016.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on June 22. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203- 4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-12527
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Availability of the Broadcasting Board of Governors FY-2014 Service Contract Analysis and FY-2015 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2016-09220
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-21
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of its FY-2014 Service Contract Analysis and FY-2015 Service Contract Inventory. They are available on the BBG Web site, through the following link: http://www.bbg.gov/about- the-agency/research-reports/other/bbg-service-contract-invent ory/. The service contract inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 made in FY-2015. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the Agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance on service contract inventories issued on November 5, 2010 and on December 19, 2011 by the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP).
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-08901
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its February 26, 2016 meeting, a resolution honoring the 70th anniversary of Voice of America's (VOA) VOA's Thai Service, a resolution honoring the 25th anniversary of VOA's Tibetan Service, and a resolution changing the June Board meeting date. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of BBG. The Board will also hear from representatives of the BBG's networks regarding their efforts to expand in digital and social media. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http:// bbgboardmeetingapril2016.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on April 19. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-03880
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-23
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its December 16, 2015 meeting, a resolution honoring Voice of America's (VOA) stringer Almigdad Mojalli, and a resolution honoring the 30th anniversary of VOA's Creole Service. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. The Board will also hear from the BBG networks regarding enhanced coordination efforts. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/meeting-of-the-broadcasting-board-of-gov ernors- tickets-21487255961 by 12:00 p.m. (EST) on February 25. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records
Document Number: 2015-32361
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
BBG proposes to add a new time and attendance system to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 522a), as amended. The primary purpose of this system is to track time worked and leave for pay administration, leave administration, reporting, and compliance functions. This action is necessary to meet the requirement of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the Agency (5 U.S.C. 522a(e)(4)).
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Change Notice
Document Number: 2015-31780
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-16
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) previously announced that it will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The subject matter of the meeting has been changed to add the discussion and consideration of Internet Freedom framework and governance documents. The prompt and orderly conduct of business required this change and no earlier announcement was possible. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http:// bbgboardmeetingdecember2015.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EST) on December 15. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-31498
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its Oct. 8, 2015 meeting, a resolution honoring the 55th anniversary of Voice of America's (VOA) French-to-Africa Service, a resolution honoring the 55th anniversary of VOA's Spanish Service, a resolution honoring first anniversary of Current Timethe joint production of VOA and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and a resolution honoring Carlos Garcia-Perez. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. The Board will also receive a review of Radio Free Asia. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http:// bbgboardmeetingdecember2015.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EST) on December 15. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-25443
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-05
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its July 1, 2015 meeting, a resolution honoring the 65th anniversary of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty broadcasting in the Romanian language to Romania and Moldova, a resolution honoring the 60th anniversary of Voice of America's Khmer Service, a resolution on 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards, and a resolution on BBG meeting dates in 2016. The Board will receive a report from Governor Matt Armstrong on his recent trip and a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. The Board will also receive a review of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. The Board will convene a panel discussion featuring Under Secretary Richard Stengel and BBG Chief Executive Officer and Director John Lansing. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http:// bbgboardmeetingoctober2015.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on October 7. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Reportable Events and Certain Other Notification Requirements
Document Number: 2015-22941
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-11
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors
In 2013, PBGC proposed to establish risk-based safe harbors that would exempt most companies and plans from many of its reportable events requirements and target reporting toward the minority of plan sponsors and plans presenting the most substantial risk of involuntary or distress termination. After holding a hearing on the proposal, and carefully considering the public's written and oral comments, PBGC is publishing this final rule to make the requirements of the sponsor risk-based safe harbor more flexible, make the funding level for satisfying the well-funded plan safe harbor lower and tied to the variable-rate premium, and add public company waivers for five events. The waiver structure under the final rule will further reduce unnecessary reporting requirements, while at the same time better targeting PBGC's resources to plans that pose the greatest risks to the pension insurance system. PBGC anticipates the final rule will exempt about 94 percent of plans and sponsors from many reporting requirements and result in a net reduction in reporting to PBGC. This rulemaking is a result of PBGC's regulatory review under Executive Order 13563.
Pendency for Request for Approval of Special Withdrawal Liability Rules: The Service Employees International Union Local 1 Cleveland Pension Plan
Document Number: 2015-20505
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-19
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors
This notice advises interested persons that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (``PBGC'') has received a request from the Service Employees International Union Local 1 Cleveland Pension Plan for approval of a plan amendment providing for special withdrawal liability rules. Under section 4203(f) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and PBGC's regulation on Extension of Special Withdrawal Liability Rules, a multiemployer pension plan may, with PBGC approval, be amended to provide for special withdrawal liability rules similar to those that apply to the construction and entertainment industries. Such approval is granted only if PBGC determines that the rules apply to an industry with characteristics that make use of the special rules appropriate and that the rules will not pose a significant risk to the pension insurance system. Before granting an approval, PBGC's regulations require PBGC to give interested persons an opportunity to comment on the request. The purpose of this notice is to advise interested persons of the request and to solicit their views for it.
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Paying Benefits
Document Number: 2015-20064
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-14
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors
This final rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulation on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single- Employer Plans to prescribe interest assumptions under the regulation for valuation dates in September 2015. The interest assumptions are used for paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans covered by the pension insurance system administered by PBGC.
Annual Financial and Actuarial Information Reporting; Changes to Waivers
Document Number: 2015-18177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is proposing to amend its regulation on Annual Financial and Actuarial Information Reporting to codify provisions of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act and the Highway Transportation and Funding Act of 2014 and related guidance that affect reporting under ERISA section 4010. In addition, PBGC is proposing to limit the reporting waiver under the current regulation tied to aggregate plan underfunding of $15 million or less to smaller plans and to add reporting waivers for plans that must file solely on the basis of either a statutory lien resulting from missed contributions over $1 million or outstanding minimum funding waivers exceeding the same amount (provided the missed contributions or funding waivers were previously reported to PBGC). The proposed rule also makes some technical changes.
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Paying Benefits
Document Number: 2015-17376
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors
This final rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulation on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single- Employer Plans to prescribe interest assumptions under the regulation for valuation dates in August 2015. The interest assumptions are used for paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans covered by the pension insurance system administered by PBGC.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-15938
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-26
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its April 29, 2015 meeting, a resolution honoring 65th anniversary of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and 20th anniversary of its move to Prague, Czech Republic, a resolution honoring Radio Marti's 30th anniversary, a resolution honoring David Ensor for his service to the Voice of America, and a resolution updating the Board's policy regarding non-disclosure of deliberative information. The Board will receive a report from the Interim Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. The Board will also receive a review of RFE/RL. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http:// bbgboardmeetingjuly2015.eventbrite.com by 12 p.m. (EDT) on June 26. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-09724
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its February 18, 2015 meeting. The Board will receive a report from the Interim Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. The Board will also receive a review of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http:// bbgboardmeetingapril2015.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on April 28. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-03148
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-13
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its December 18, 2014 meeting, a resolution honoring Michael Meehan for his service on the Board, and a resolution on revised BBG meeting dates in 2015. The Board will also receive a review of the Voice of America. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http:// bbgboardmeetingfebruary2015.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EST) on February 17. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29290
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its October 30, 2014 meeting, a resolution honoring the 65th anniversary of Voice of America's Ukrainian Service, and a resolution honoring the fifth anniversary of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Radio Mashaal. The Board will receive a presentation providing an overview of the International Broadcasting Bureau. This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed Webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http:// bbgboardmeetingdecember2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EST) on December 17. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25841
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session to further discuss and consider the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11, Section 22.1, all agency budgetary materials and data are considered confidential prior to the President submitting a budget to Congress. In accordance with section 22.5 of Circular A-11, the BBG has determined that its meeting should be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), will be made available to the public. The publicly- releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25381
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-24
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its August 13, 2014 meeting and a resolution to propose Board meeting dates in 2015. The Board will consider establishing a new Board special committee on the future of the Voice of America. The Board will convene a panel discussion titled, ``What's the Secret to Media Brand Loyalty? Storytelling in the Digital Age.'' This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingoctober2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on October 29. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-22362
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session, to be conducted telephonically, to discuss the results of a search effort for potential candidates for the position the Chief Executive Officer of U.S. International Media. This meeting will be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) in order to protect the privacy interests of candidates considered but not selected for the position. In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), will be made available to the public. The publicly-releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records
Document Number: 2014-22147
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
BBG proposes to add a new financial and acquisition management system to its inventory of records system subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 522a), as amended. The primary purpose of the system are: (a) To integrate program, budgetary, financial, travel, and procurement information; (b) To ensure that agency financial and procurement activities are in conformance with laws, existing rules and regulations, good business practices; (c) To maintain information at the proper account and/or organizational level for agency operations. This action is necessary to meet the requirement of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 522a(e)(4)).
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20412
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session, to be conducted telephonically, to discuss and approve a budget submission for Fiscal Year 2016. According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11, Section 22.1, all agency budgetary materials and data are considered confidential prior to the President submitting a budget to Congress. In accordance with section 22.5 of Circular A-11, the BBG has determined that its meeting should be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), will be made available to the public. The publicly-releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18911
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will meet in a closed session to consider the appointment of the Director of Global Strategy for the Agency. This meeting will be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) in order to protect the privacy interests of candidates considered but not selected for the position. In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), will be made available to the public. The publicly- releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18910
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its June 20, 2014 meeting and a resolution to change the BBG meeting date in October 2014. The Board will discuss and vote on FY 2015 regional strategies based on this year's strategy review and consider establishing new Board special committees. The Board will also receive a report by its Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting. Finally, the Board will receive a presentation providing an overview of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty and engage in a conversation with the Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication. This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingaugust2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on August 12. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-15499
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Availability of the Broadcasting Board of Governors FY-2012 Service Contract Analysis and FY-2013 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2014-15161
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is publishing this notice to instruct the public of the availability of its FY-2012 Service Contract Analysis and FY 2013 Service Contract Inventory. They are available on the BBG Internet site at http://www.bbg.gov/about-the-agency/research- reports/other/bbg-service-contract-inventory/. The service contract inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 made in FY-2013. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the Agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance on service contract inventories issued on November 5, 2010 and on December 19, 2011 by the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP).
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-14065
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-14067
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-13
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the April 11, 2014 meeting and a resolution honoring a former member for her service on the Board. The Board will also discuss and consider a resolution on Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty's Balkan Service. The BBG will receive a presentation providing an overview of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting and convene a panel to discuss the challenges and road to a Latin America democracy. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the BBG's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the Agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Member of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http:// bbgboardmeetingjune2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (e.s.t.) on June 19. For more information regarding viewing the meeting online or attending it in person, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203- 4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-08172
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) previously announced that it will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The subject matter of the meeting has been changed to add the discussion and consideration of two resolutions concerning U.S. international media strategy for Iran. The prompt and orderly conduct of business required this change and no earlier announcement was possible. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Member of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingapril2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on April 10. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-07798
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its February 25, 2014 meeting, a resolution for David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards, a resolution for a Code of Conduct for the Board, an updated policy regarding non-disclosure of deliberative information, and a policy statement on the prohibition of harassment. The Board will discuss and vote on the recommendations of the Board's Special Committee on Internet Anti-Censorship. Finally, the Board will receive a presentation providing an overview of Radio Free Asia and convene a discussion panel on Internet Anti-Censorship efforts. This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Member of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingapril2014.eventbrite.com by 12 p.m. (EDT) on April 10. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203- 4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Proposed Information Collection Reinstatement; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-06799
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-27
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites public comment on an information collection titled, ``Surveys and Other Audience Research for Radio and TV Marti.'' This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. The information collection activity involved with this program is conducted pursuant to the mandate given to the BBG to provide for the broadcasting of accurate information to the people of Cuba, and other purposes, under Public Law 98-111, the Radio Broadcasting to Cuba Act, dated, October 4, 1983, and Public Law 101-246, dated, February 16, 1990.
Notice of Membership of SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2014-03707
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
Title 5 United States Code, Section 4314, requires that notice of the appointment of an individual to serve as a member of a performance review board (PRB) shall be published in the Federal Register. The following individuals have been appointed to serve as members of the PRB for the Broadcasting Board of Governors: Carol Chan, Director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development; Gil H. Harden, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Steven Rickrode, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-03736
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-20
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the December 18, 2013 meeting and a resolution honoring the 10th anniversary of Alhurra. The BBG will also convene a panel to discuss how the U.S. is viewed through Arabic eyes and receive a presentation providing an overview of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the BBG's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the Agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Member of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingfeb2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EST) on February 24. For more information regarding viewing the meeting online or attending it in person, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Canceled
Document Number: 2014-03167
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has canceled the telephonic meeting to discuss and approve the agency's Operating Plan for Fiscal Year 2014.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-02700
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session, to be conducted telephonically, to discuss and approve the agency's Operating Plan for Fiscal Year 2014. The meeting will be available for public observation via a complete audio recording and a verbatim transcript of the meeting to be promptly posted on the BBG's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Proposed Information Collection Reinstatement; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-01199
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites public comment on an information collection titled, ``Surveys and Other Audience Research for Radio and TV Marti.'' This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. The information collection activity involved with this program is conducted pursuant to the mandate given to the BBG to provide for the broadcasting of accurate information to the people of Cuba, and other purposes, under Public Law 98-111, the Radio Broadcasting to Cuba Act, dated October 4, 1983, and Public Law 101-246, dated February 16, 1990.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2013-29909
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the October 23, 2013 meeting and the full set of amended By-Laws reflecting changes previously adopted by the Board and proposed technical amendments. The BBG will discuss and vote on an interim management structure for the International Broadcasting Bureau. Finally, the BBG will receive a presentation providing an overview of the Voice of America and convene a discussion panel on the transition of international media organizations in the digital age. This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the BBG's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the Agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person, unless the partial government shutdown persists, at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Member of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingdecember2013.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EST) on December 17. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Domestic Requests for Broadcasting Board of Governors Program Materials
Document Number: 2013-26833
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (``BBG'') finalizes an interim final rule, published in the Federal Register on July 2, 2013. The interim final rule established procedures for the BBG to respond to domestic requests from members of the public, organizations, and media, for program materials disseminated by BBG abroad. The BBG received and reviewed one public comment regarding the interim final rule, which is supportive of BBG broadcasting. BBG adopts the interim rule as final, with minor, technical amendments.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2013-24577
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-21
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a closed session to consider the appointment of a General Counsel. This meeting will be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) in order to protect the privacy interests of candidates considered but not selected for the position. In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), will be made available to the public. The publicly-releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2013-24576
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-21
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. Items on the Board's consent agenda include the minutes of the August 21, 2013 meeting and resolutions concerning proposed meeting dates for calendar year 2014, reform of the Board's committee structure, establishment of a special committee on a chief executive officer, establishment of a special committee on shortwave, the Boards of Directors of BBG-funded grantees, and Board travel policy. This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the BBG's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the Agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person, unless the partial government shutdown persists, at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Member of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingoct2013.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on October 22. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.