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Federal Register Summary for week of 16 January

    Agriculture

  • Environmental Quality Incentives Program

    AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service and Commodity Credit Corporation, United States Department of Agriculture.

    ACTION: Interim final rule with request for comment.


    SUMMARY: This interim final rule with request for comment amends the existing Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) regulations to incorporate programmatic changes as authorized by amendments in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act).

    DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective January 15, 2009. Comment date: Submit comments on or before March 16, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: You may send comments (identified by Docket Number NRCS-IFR- 08005), which will be available to the public in their entirety, using any of the following methods: Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending comments electronically. Mail: Financial Assistance Programs Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 5237S, Washington, DC 20250-2890. Fax: (202) 720-4265. Hand Delivery Room: Room 5237S of the USDA South Office Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 5237, Washington, DC 20250, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. This interim final rule may be accessed via Internet. Users can access the NRCS homepage at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/; select the Farm Bill link from the menu; select the Interim final link from beneath the Final and Interim Final Rules Index title. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA TARGET Center at: (202) 720- 2600 (voice and TDD). To view public comments, please ask the guard at the entrance to the South Office Building to call 202-720-4527 in order to be escorted into the building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Johnson, Director, Financial Assistance Programs Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Room 5237, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013-2890. Phone: (202) 720-1845. Fax: (202) 720-4265.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-530.htm

  • Wetlands Reserve Program

    AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service and Commodity Credit Corporation, United States Department of Agriculture.

    ACTION: Interim final rule with request for comment.


    SUMMARY: The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) assists owners of eligible land in restoring and protecting wetlands. This interim final rule sets forth how the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), using the funds, facilities, and authorities of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), will implement WRP in response to changes made to the program by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. In addition, this interim final rule incorporates other changes to the regulation for clarification or program administration improvement.

    DATES: Effective Date: The rule is effective January 15, 2009. Comment Date: Submit comments on or before March 16, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: You may send comments (identified by Docket Number NRCS-IFR- 08013) using any of the following methods: Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending comments electronically. Mail: Easements Programs Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wetlands Reserve Program Comments, P.O. 2890, Room 6819-S, Washington, DC 20013. Fax: 1-202-720-9689. Hand Delivery: Room 6819-S of the USDA South Office Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Please ask the guard at the entrance to the South Office Building to call 202-720-4527 in order to be escorted into the building. This interim final rule may be accessed via Internet. Users can access the NRCS homepage at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/; select the Farm Bill link from the menu; select the Interim final link from beneath the Final and Interim Final Rules Index title. Persons with disabilities who require

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    alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA TARGET Center at: (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Heard, Director, Easement Programs Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Room 6819, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013- 2890; Phone: (202) 720-1854; Fax: (202) 720-9689; or e-mail: WRP2008@wdc.usda.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-735.htm

  • Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program

    AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture.

    ACTION: Interim final rule with request for comment.


    SUMMARY: Section 2602 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act) amended the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) by: Narrowing the program's applicability to private agricultural lands, nonindustrial private forestland, and Indian land; identifying habitat on pivot corners and irregular areas as "other types of wildlife habitat'' eligible for cost-share; increasing, from 15 to 25, the percentage of funds that may be used for agreements that have a term of at least 15 years; providing the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) authority to give priority to projects that would address issues raised by State, regional, and national conservation initiatives; and instituting an annual $50,000 in direct or indirect aggregate payment limitations per person or legal entity. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency of USDA, issues this interim final rule with request for comment to incorporate statutory changes resulting from the 2008 Act authorization. The Agency is also using this rule to simplify the regulation and make administrative changes to improve program efficiency. Cost-share agreements entered into on or following January 16, 2009 will be administered according to this interim final rule.

    DATES: Effective date: The rule is effective January 16, 2009. Comment date: Submit comments on or before March 17, 2009.

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    ADDRESSES: You may send comments, which will be published in their entirety, using any of the following methods: Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending comments electronically. Mail: Financial Assistance Programs Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program Comments, P.O. Box 2890, Room 5237-S, Washington, DC 20013. Fax: 1-202-720-4265. Hand Delivery: Room 5237-S of the USDA South Agriculture Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Please ask the guard at the entrance to the South Agriculture Building to call 202- 720-4527 in order to be escorted into the building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Financial Assistance Programs Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013-2890. Phone: 202-720-1844. Fax: 202-720- 4265. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communicating (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-827.htm

  • Healthy Forests Reserve Program

    AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

    ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comment.


    SUMMARY: On May 17, 2006, NRCS published an interim final rule for the Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP) and received 11 comment letters. NRCS proposes to amend this rule to incorporate changes associated with enactment of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Act). The 2008 Act authorizes $9,750,000 for each of the fiscal years 2009 through 2012 to carry out the program. As a result of the 2008 Act, NRCS will allow land enrollment through permanent easements, or easements for a maximum duration allowed under state law and continue to allow enrollment through 10-year cost-share agreements; and allow enrollment of land owned by tribes or members of tribes in 30-year contracts or 10-year cost-share agreements, or any combination of both. Forty percent of program expenditures in any fiscal year will be used for restoration cost-share agreement enrollment and 60 percent of program expenditures in any fiscal year will be for easement enrollment. In addition to changes associated with the 2008 Act, NRCS is addressing comments received on the interim final rule and proposing additional changes that improve program implementation based on the experience gained from the HRFP implementation under the interim final rule.

    DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 13, 2009. Comments will be made available to the public or posted publicly in their entirety.

    ADDRESSES: You may send comments using any of the following methods: Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending comments electronically. NRCS Web site: Go to http://www.nrcs.usda.gov and follow the instructions for sending comments electronically. Mail: Easements Programs Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Healthy Forests Reserve Program Comments, P.O. 2890, Room 6819-S, Washington, DC 20013. Fax: 1-202-720-4265 Hand Delivery: Room 6819-S of the USDA South Office Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Please ask the guard at the entrance to the South Office Building to call 202-720-4527 in order to be escorted into the building. This proposed rule may be accessed via Internet. Users can access the NRCS homepage at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/; select Farm Bill

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    link from the menu; select the Proposed Rule link from beneath the Rules Index title. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Heard, Director, Easement Programs Division, NRCS, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013-2890; Phone: (202) 720-1854; Fax: (202) 720-4265; or e-mail: HFRP@wdc.usda.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-506.htm

  • Commerce

  • U.S. Climate Change Science Program Draft Unified Synthesis Product Report: Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comments.


    SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishes this notice to announce a 45-day public comment period for the second draft of the report titled, U.S. Climate Change Science Program Unified Synthesis Product (USP). This draft report is being released solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by NOAA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. After consideration of comments received on the draft report, a revised version along with the comments received will be published on the CCSP web site.

    DATES: Comments must be received by February 27, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: The draft Unified Synthesis Product is posted on the CCSP Web site at: http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/usp/ Detailed instructions for making comments on this draft report are also provided on the CCSP webpage. Comments must be prepared in accordance with these instructions and submitted to: USP-comments@climatescience.gov

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Fabien Laurier, Climate Change Science Program Office, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone: (202) 419-3481.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-371.htm

  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for Black Abalone

    AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Final rule.


    SUMMARY: Following completion of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) status review for black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii), we, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), published a proposed rule to list black abalone as endangered on January 11, 2008. After considering public comments on the proposed rule, we issue this final rule to list black abalone as endangered under the ESA. We also solicit information relevant to the designation of critical habitat for black abalone.

    DATES: Effective February 13, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit information by any of the following methods:

    Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    Fax: 1-562-980-4027, Attention: Melissa Neuman.

    Mail: Submit written information to Chief, Protected Resources Division, Southwest Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213.

    Reference materials regarding this determination can be obtained via the Internet at: http://www.swr.nmfs.noaa.gov (go to "Latest News''/"News Archives''/January 2008). A request may also be submitted to the Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Neuman, NMFS, Southwest Region (562) 980-4115; or Lisa Manning, NMFS, Office of Protected Resources (301) 713-1401.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-635.htm

  • National Sea Grant Advisory Board; Notice of public meeting

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the Agenda below.

    DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 12, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the offices of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE), 1201 New York Ave, NW., Washington, DC.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melissa Pearson, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, 301- 713-1083.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-617.htm

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Advisory Board; Notice of solicitation for nominations

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of solicitation for nominations for potential Sea Grant Advisory Board members and notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice responds to Section 209 of the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94-461, 33 U.S.C. 1128), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit

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    nominations at least once a year for membership on the Sea Grant Advisory Board, and advisory committee provides advice on the implementation of the National Sea Grant College Program. This notice also sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Sea Grant Advisory Board.

    DATES: Solicitation of nominations is open ended: resumes may be sent to the address specified at any time. The announced meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 12, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Dr. Jim D. Murray; Designated Federal Official, Sea Grant Advisory Board; Deputy Director, National Sea Grant College Program; 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11841; Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. The February meeting will be held at the office of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE), 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melissa Pearson, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, 301- 713-1083.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-626.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee; Notice of meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). The purpose of the FRRCC is to provide advice to the Administrator of EPA on environmental issues and programs that impact, or are of concern to, farms, ranches, and rural communities. The FRRCC is a part of EPA's efforts to expand cooperative working relationships with the agriculture industry and others who are interested in agricultural issues and to achieve greater progress in environmental protection. The purpose of the meeting is to further advance: (1) Discussion of the impacts of Agency agriculture-related programs, policies, and regulations regarding climate change and renewable energy; (2) identification and development of a comprehensive environmental strategy for livestock operations; and (3) development of a constructive approach or framework to address areas of common interest between sustainable agriculture and protection of the environment. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/frrcc.

    DATES: The Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee will hold an open meeting on Monday, February 23, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) until 5:45 p.m., and Tuesday, February 24, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20024, telephone: 202-554-8588. The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alicia Kaiser, Designated Federal Officer, kaiser.alicia@epa.gov, 202-564-7273, U.S. EPA, Office of the Administrator (1101A), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, or Christopher Ashcraft, Junior Designated Federal Officer, ashcraft.christopher@epa.gov, 202-564-2432, U.S. EPA, Office of the Administrator (1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Requests to make brief oral comments or provide written statements to the FRRCC should be sent to Alicia Kaiser, Designated Federal Officer, at the contact information above. All requests must be submitted no later than February 16, 2009. Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Alicia Kaiser at 202-564- 7273 or kaiser.alicia@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Alicia Kaiser, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-358.htm

  • Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Research Standing Subcommittee Meeting--2009

    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 (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) National Center for Environmental Research Subcommittee (NCER).

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, February 2, 2009 from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. and continue on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from 9 to 12 noon Eastern Standard Time. The meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making an oral presentation at the meeting will be accepted up to one business day before the meeting.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Westin Grand Hotel, 2350 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0484, 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-2007-0484.

    Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0484.

    Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors, NCER Standing Subcommittee--2009 Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0484.

    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-2007- 0484.

    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- 2007-0484. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 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 email. 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 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 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, NCER Standing Subcommittee--2009 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: 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/2009/E9-470.htm

  • Interior

  • Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Amendment to Announcement of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Amendment to notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced in the September 19, 2008, Federal Register a meeting of the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) on January 27-29, 2009. The notice indicated that the meeting would begin on January 27, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. We will instead begin the meeting at 1:30 p.m. EST that day. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda will include reports from the Subcommittees on Incentives, Legal, Scientific Tools & Procedures, and Synthesis.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on January 27-29, 2009, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on January 27, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on January 28-29.

    ADDRESSES: South Interior Auditorium, South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20240. For more information, see ``Meeting Location Information'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel London, Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, (703) 358-2161.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-316.htm

  • National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

  • Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology; Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment Workshop: Public Meeting

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop on February 24-25, 2009 to provide an open forum to discuss the state-of-the-art of the science related to environmental, health, and safety aspects of engineered nanoscale materials in the area of human and environmental exposure assessment. Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment is one of the five environmental, health, and safety research categories identified in the NSET Subcommittee document Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research (http://www.nano.gov/NNIEHSResearch_Strategy.pdf), which was released February 14, 2008.

    DATES: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be at the Consumer Protection Safety Commission conference facility, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Metro stop: Bethesda on the Red Line). For directions, please see http://www.cpsc.gov/about/direct.html. Registration: Due to space limitations and security requirements, pre-registration for the workshop is required. People interested in attending the workshop should register online at http://www.nano.gov/html/meetings/exposure/registration.html. Written notices of participation by e-mail should be sent to exposure@nnco.nano.gov. Written notices may be mailed to the Exposure Assessment Workshop, c/o NNCO, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II, Suite 405, Arlington, VA 22230. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration will close on February 21, 2009 at 5 p.m. EST. Information about the meeting, including the agenda, is posted at http://www.nano.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice, please contact Liesl Heeter, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. Telephone: (703) 292-4533. E-mail: exposure@nnco.nano.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-664.htm