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Federal Register Summary for week of 20 June

    Commerce

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board (SAB)

    AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

    SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.

    Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 16, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, July 17, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

    Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Kalahari Resort, 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Please check the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30- minute public comment period on July 17 (check Web site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by July 11, 2008 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after July 11, 2008, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics:

    1. Final Report from the Working Group to Examine Advisory Options for Improving Communications among NOAA's Partners (Partnerships WG or PWG);
    2. Preliminary Draft Report from the Fire Weather Research Working Group (FWRWG);
    3. National Climate Service;
    4. Climate Working Group Update on Climate Services;
    5. Climate Working Group Review on Research and Modeling Review;
    6. Oceans and Human Health;
    7. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in NOAA;
    8. NOAA Transition to the Next Administration;
    9. SAB Benchmark Review Discussion;
    10. SAB Strategic Planning Discussion; and (11) a series of brief presentations on NOAA activities in the Great Lakes.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301- 713-1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-13793.htm

  • Education

  • Teachers for a Competitive Tomorrow: Programs for Baccalaureate Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Critical Foreign Languages, with Concurrent Teacher Certification

    ACTION: Correction; notice correcting the dates.

    SUMMARY: We correct the Applications Available and Deadline for Transmittal of Applications dates in the notice published on June 4, 2008 (73 FR 31835-31840).

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 4, 2008, we published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 31835) inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2008 for the Teachers for a Competitive Tomorrow: Programs for Baccalaureate Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Critical Foreign Languages, with Concurrent Teacher Certification. The Deadline for Transmittal of Applications date (as published on pages 31835 and 31837) is corrected to July 8, 2008 and the Deadline for Intergovernmental Review date (as published on pages 31835 and 31837) is corrected to September 8, 2008.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Shade, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 7090, Washington, DC 20006-8526. Telephone: (202) 502-7773 or by e-mail: Brenda.Shade@ed.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/08-1366.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology; Notice of Charter Renewal

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal.

    Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) is a necessary committee which is in the public interest. Accordingly, NACEPT will be renewed for an additional two-year period. The purpose of NACEPT is to provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of EPA on a broad range of environmental policy, technology and management issues. Inquiries may be directed to Sonia Altieri, U.S. EPA, (Mail Code 1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, telephone (202) 564-0243, or altieri.sonia@epa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-13763.htm

  • Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee Meeting--2008

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Cancellation of Meeting.

    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), announces the cancellation of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee. This meeting, a teleconference June 24, 2008, was announced in a Federal Register Notice published on Friday, May 30, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 105, page 31116). The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the subcommittee's draft letter report and NCER's next charge question(s), and it will be rescheduled at a later date.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer via mail at: Susan Peterson, Mail Code 8104-R, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564-1077; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; or via e-mail at: peterson.susan@epa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-13825.htm

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