Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.
Committee Management; Notice of Open Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.
The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will Start Printed Page 19746meet via teleconference on May 24 and June 21, 2017. The meetings will be open to the public.
The meetings will take place on Wednesday, May 24 and June 21, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Please note that the meetings may close early if the Board has completed its business.
Members of the public who wish to participate in the teleconference should contact Ruth MacPhail as listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by close of business May 22nd to obtain the call-in number and access code for the May 24th meeting, and by close of business June 19th for the June 21st meeting. For information on services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, contact Ruth MacPhail as soon as possible.
To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the Board as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Participants seeking to have their comments considered during the meeting should submit them in advance or during the public comment segment. Comments submitted up to 30 days after the meeting will be included in the public record and may be considered at the next meeting. Comments submitted in advance must be identified by Docket ID FEMA-2008-0010 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
Email: FEMA-RULES@fema.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message.
Mail/Hand Delivery: Ruth MacPhail, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727.
Instructions: All submissions received must include the words “Department of Homeland Security” and the Docket ID for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the Board, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on “Advanced Search,” then enter “FEMA-2008-0010” in the “By Docket ID” box, then select “FEMA” under “By Agency,” and then click “Search.”
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Alternate Designated Federal Officer: Kirby E. Kiefer, telephone (301) 447-1117, email Kirby.Kiefer@fema.dhs.gov.
Logistical Information: Ruth MacPhail, telephone (301) 447-1333 and email Ruth.Macphail@fema.dhs.gov.
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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix.
Purpose of the Board
The purpose of the Board is to review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator, through the United States Fire Administrator, on the operation of the Academy and any improvements therein that the Board deems appropriate. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Board examines Academy programs to determine whether these programs further the basic missions that are approved by the FEMA Administrator, examines the physical plant of the Academy to determine the adequacy of the Academy's facilities, and examines the funding levels for Academy programs. The Board submits a written annual report to the FEMA Administrator, through the United States Fire Administrator. The report provides detailed comments and recommendations regarding the operation of the Academy.
The Board will discuss the direction of the Executive Fire Officer Program to include curriculum, projects, and other requirements.
There will be a public comment period after the Board has concluded their discussions of the agenda item; each speaker will be given no more than 5 minutes to speak. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact Ruth MacPhail to register as a speaker. Meeting materials will be posted at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/about/bov.html by May 10th for the May 24th meeting and by June 7th for the June 21st meeting.
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Dated: April 20, 2017.
Kirby E. Kiefer,
Acting Superintendent, National Fire Academy, United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2017-08561 Filed 4-27-17; 8:45 am]
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