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Federal Register Summary for week of 29 August

    Commerce

  • Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research NOAA Science Advisory Board's Climate Working Group

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

    ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board's Climate Working Group.

    SUMMARY: The Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere requested the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to establish a standing working group to provide scientific advice and broad direction NOAA's climate program in the context of both national and international activities. The Climate Working Group (CWG) focuses on the broad research and operational components of the climate program as well as on the underlying observations and data management issues. The CWG assists NOAA's climate programs in establishing plans, reviewing progress, and setting priorities on a continuing basis. As the terms of current members end, additional members are needed and the SAB is soliciting nominations for four vacancies.

    DATES: Nominations must be received October 27, 2008.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted electronically to noaa.sab.climate@noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, 301-734-1156; cynthia.decker@noaa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-19879.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), Executive Committee Meeting--September 2008

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2008, from 2 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and will continue on Friday, September 19, 2008, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. All times noted are Eastern Standard Time. The meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meeting will be accepted up to one business day before the meeting.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott, 401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0648, by one of the following methods:

    http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

    E-mail: Send comments by electronic mail (e- mail) to: ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0648.

    Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0648.

    Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), Executive Committee Meeting--September 2008 Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0648.

    Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA- HQ-ORD-2008-0648. Note: this is not a mailing address. Such deliveries are only accepted during the docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD- 2008-0648. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an "anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/ epahome/dockets.htm.

    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), Executive Committee Meeting--September 2008 Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the ORD Docket is (202) 566-1752.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer via mail at: Lorelei Kowalski, 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) 564-3408; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; or via e-mail at: kowalski.lorelei@epa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-19757.htm

  • National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463,

    EPA gives notice of a public teleconference of the National Advisory

    Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT

    provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of

    environmental policy, technology, and management issues. The Council

    represents diverse interests from academia, industry, non-governmental

    organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. The purpose of

    this teleconference is to discuss and approve draft NACEPT

    recommendations on Encouraging Regional Solutions to Sustaining Water

    Sector Utilities and Integrated Modeling for Integrated Environmental

    Decision Making. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at

    http://www.epa.gov/ocem/nacept/cal-nacept.htm.

    DATES: NACEPT will hold a public teleconference on Tuesday, September

    16, 2008, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the U.S. EPA East Building, 1201

    Constitution Ave, NW., Room 1132, Washington, DC 20004.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sonia Altieri, Designated

    FederalOfficer, altieri.sonia@epa.gov, (202) 564-0243, U.S. EPA, Office

    of Cooperative Environmental Management (1601M),

    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-19748.htm

  • Interior

  • Interim Steering Committee for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey.

    ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.

    SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the Interim Steering Committee for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center will hold a meeting to discuss priority wildlife climate change research needs of land management and natural resources agencies. Agenda topics will be provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. Meetings of the Interim Steering Committee for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center are open to the public.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting location is Main Interior Building, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240, Room B253.

    DATES: September 23, 2008, commencing at 9:15 a.m. and adjourning at 12 p.m.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Schrock, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS301, Reston, Virginia 20192, 703-648-4066, Robin_Schrock@usgs.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-20023.htm

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

    OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Dates and Place: September 16, 2008, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in Room 100 at the Keck Center of the National Academies at 500 5th St., NW., Washington DC. Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://ostp.gov/cs/pcast/meetings_ agendas. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday September 16, 2008, at approximately 9 a.m. The chairs of the PCAST subcommittee on university-private sector research partnerships are tentatively scheduled to lead a discussion on the findings of the PCAST study on this issue. The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to convene three panels. The first panel will address broad policy issues associated with science and engineering education. The second panel will explore the impact of science policy on innovation. Additionally, PCAST is tentatively scheduled to have a panel providing an update on energy-related technologies. This session will end at approximately 4 p.m. Additional information and the final agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://ostp.gov/cs/ pcast/meetings_agendas. Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST?s work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. Please notify Dr. Scott Steele, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456- 6549, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6040.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Information regarding agenda, time, and location is available at the PCAST Web site at: http://ostp.gov/cs/pcast/meetings_agendas. Questions about the meeting should be directed to PCAST Executive Director Dr. Scott Steele at (202) 456-6549 prior to 3 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2008. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, first- served basis.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-20027.htm

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