Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978

CourtNational Science Foundation
Citation86 FR 61330
Record Number2021-24277
Published date05 November 2021
61330
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 212 / Friday, November 5, 2021 / Notices
SUMMARY
: The NITRD Subcommittee
will hold a virtual public meeting to
mark the 30th anniversary of the signing
of the High-Performance Computing
(HPC) Act of 1991 and the launching of
the High-Performance Computing and
Communications Program, now known
as the NITRD Program. One of the key
parts of this legislation was to establish
an effective mechanism to coordinate
HPC, networking, and information
technology (IT) research and
development (R&D) undertaken by the
agencies of the Federal Government.
The legislation also expanded Federal
funding support for HPC and IT R&D to
ensure continued technological
leadership in these areas by the United
States. The Act aimed to provide U.S.
researchers and educators, as well as
government and the public, with the
advanced computing and information
resources they needed for achievement
of personal, business, and public goals.
The NITRD mission has expanded over
the last three decades as the capabilities
of advanced computing, networking,
and IT technologies increased
dramatically. Join us as we recognize
and celebrate the origins and expansion
of America’s IT innovation highway.
DATES
: December 2, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: The meeting will be held
virtually through Zoom, 12 Noon (EST).
Instructions: Registration is required.
You will be asked to provide your name,
email address, and affiliation. The
meeting link will be available on
https://www.nitrd.gov/nitrd-30th-
anniversary-commemoration/.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Diana Weber at nco@nitrd.gov or call
202–459–9684. Individuals who use a
telecommunications device for the deaf
(TDD) may call the Federal Information
Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time,
Monday through Friday.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Background/Objectives/Overview: The
NITRD Program is the Nation’s primary
source of federally funded IT R&D,
critical to promoting and protecting
American leadership in science and
technology (S&T) innovation. The
NITRD Program focuses its work on
addressing strategic IT R&D imperatives
that lead to cutting-edge computing,
networking, and information
technologies that support U.S. national
security, economic competitiveness, and
individual health and well-being. One
of the key parts of the 1991 legislation
was to establish a mechanism to lead
the coordination and planning of
multiagency and multisector HPC R&D
to maximize the effectiveness of the
Federal Government’s R&D investments
and the transition of discoveries to
societal benefit. This vital mission has
expanded over the years to include
coordination of Federal agencies’ R&D
broadly across critical computing- and
IT-related topics in advanced wireless
technologies, artificial intelligence, big
data, cybersecurity, health IT,
networked physical systems, privacy
protection, robotics, and software
productivity and sustainability.
Through NITRD, Federal agencies
exchange information; collaborate on
research activities such as testbeds,
workshops, strategic planning, and
cooperative solicitations; and focus their
R&D resources on common goals of
making new discoveries and/or
developing new technology solutions to
address our Nation’s most critical
priorities. As an example, NITRD-linked
HPC and IT R&D underpinned U.S.
leadership in fighting COVID–19, not
only to speed discovery of therapeutics
and vaccines but also to support
Americans in conducting their personal
relationships, education, healthcare,
and businesses remotely wherever
possible. The increased national
commitment to IT R&D has been
reflected in the growth in combined
investment requests by NITRD’s Federal
member agencies from less than $5
million in 1991 to nearly $6.5 billion
requested for FY2021. For more
information about the NITRD Program,
please visit our website: https://
www.nitrd.gov/about/.
Submitted by the National Science
Foundation in support of the
Networking and Information
Technology Research and Development
(NITRD) National Coordination Office
(NCO) on November 2, 2021.
Suzanne H. Plimpton,
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science
Foundation.
[FR Doc. 2021–24290 Filed 11–4–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7555–01–P
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Advisory Committee for Social,
Behavioral and Economic Sciences
Notice of Meeting
In accordance with the Federal
Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–
463, as amended), the National Science
Foundation (NSF) announces the
following meeting:
Name and Committee Code: Advisory
Committee for Social, Behavioral and
Economic Sciences (#1171).
Date and Time: December 2–3, 2021;
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (ET)
Place: NSF, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue,
Alexandria, VA 22314. Virtual AC
Meeting via Zoom. Advance registration
is required: SBE Fall 2021 Advisory
Committee Meeting Registration Link.
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 the 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
Division of Social and Economic
Sciences Committee of Visitors
NSF Activities Related to Climate
Change
Interagency Subcommittee on Open
Science
America’s Data Hub
Translation, Innovation and
Partnerships
New AC Member Presentation
National Institutes of Health/Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention
Activities
COVID–19 Research Update
Meeting with NSF Leadership
Directorates for Social, Behavioral and
Economic Sciences and for Computer
and Information Sciences and
Engineering (CISE): Collaborative
Opportunities
Research Infrastructure in the Social,
Behavioral and Economic Sciences
SBE AC Subcommittees
Wrap-up, Assignments and Closing
Remarks
Dated: November 1, 2021.
Crystal Robinson,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021–24180 Filed 11–4–21; 8:45 am]
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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Notice of Permits Issued Under the
Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
AGENCY
: National Science Foundation.
ACTION
: Notice of permits issued.
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61331
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 212 / Friday, November 5, 2021 / Notices
SUMMARY
: The National Science
Foundation (NSF) is required to publish
notice of permits issued under the
Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978.
This is the required notice.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Polly Penhale, ACA Permit Officer,
Office of Polar Programs, National
Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower
Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314; 703–
292–8030; email: ACApermits@nsf.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: On
September 30, 2021, the National
Science Foundation published a notice
in the Federal Register of permit
applications received. The permits were
issued on November 2, 2021, to:
Permit No.
1. John Durban, Ph.D ........... 2022–010
2. John Durban, Ph.D ........... 2022–011
Erika N. Davis,
Program Specialist, Office of Polar Programs.
[FR Doc. 2021–24277 Filed 11–4–21; 8:45 am]
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NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION
SAFETY BOARD
SES Performance Review Board
AGENCY
: National Transportation Safety
Board.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: Notice is hereby given of the
appointment of members of the National
Transportation Safety Board,
Performance Review Board (PRB).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Emily T. Carroll, Chief, Human
Resources Division, Office of
Administration, National Transportation
Safety Board, 490 L’Enfant Plaza SW,
Washington, DC 20594–0001, (202) 314–
6233.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Section
4314(c)(1) through (5) of Title 5, United
States Code requires each agency to
establish, in accordance with
regulations prescribed by the Office of
Personnel Management, one or more
SES Performance Review Boards (PRB).
The board reviews and evaluates the
initial appraisal of a senior executive’s
performance by the supervisor and
considers recommendations to the
appointing authority regarding the
performance of the senior executive.
The following have been designated
as members of the 2021 Performance
Review Board of the National
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB):
Ms. Dolline Hatchett, Director, Office of
Safety Recommendations and
Communications, National Transportation
Safety Board, PRB Chair
Mr. Robert Molloy, Director, Office of
Highway Safety, National Transportation
Safety Board
Mr. Timothy LeBaron, Acting Director, Office
of Aviation Safety, National Transportation
Safety Board
Mr. Jerold Gidner, Director, Bureau of Trust
Funds Administration, U.S. Department of
Interior
Ms. Katherine Herrera, Deputy Technical
Director, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety
Board
Mr. James Ritter, Director, Office of Research
and Engineering, National Transportation
Safety Board (alternate)
Dated: November 2, 2021.
Candi R. Bing,
Federal Register Liaison.
[FR Doc. 2021–24292 Filed 11–4–21; 8:45 am]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY
COMMISSION
[NRC–2021–0186]
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of
Records
AGENCY
: Nuclear Regulatory
Commission.
ACTION
: Notice of new system of records.
SUMMARY
: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of
1974 and Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) Circular No. A–108,
notice is hereby given that the U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
proposes to develop a new system of
records notice titled, ‘‘Health
Emergency Records,’’ NRC 46. NRC
proposes to establish this system of
records to protect the NRC’s workforce
and respond to the Coronavirus Disease
2019 (COVID–19), a declared public
health emergency, and other high
consequence public health threats.
DATES
: Submit comments on this new
system of records by December 6, 2021.
Comments received after this date will
be considered if it is practical to do so,
but the Commission is able to ensure
consideration only for comments
received before this date. This proposed
action will be effective on the day
following the end of the comment
period unless comments are received
which result in a contrary
determination.
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–2021–0186. 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 individual 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 obtaining
information and submitting comments,
see ‘‘Obtaining Information and
Submitting Comments’’ in the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
section of
this document.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Sally Hardy, Office of the Chief
Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, Washington,
DC 20555–0001, telephone: 301–415–
5607; email: Sally.Hardy@nrc.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Obtaining Information and
Submitting Comments
A. Obtaining Information
Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2021–
0186 when contacting the NRC about
the availability of information for 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–2021–0186.
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,
‘‘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 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. (ET),
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–2021–0186 in the
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