Federal Register Summary for week of 24 June
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
ACTION: Notice of public meetings.
SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) will hold
a public meeting on July 14, 2009. The MAFMC’s Scientific and
Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a public meeting on July 15-16,
2009. The MAFMC’s Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass, and Bluefish
Monitoring Committee’s (MC) will hold a meeting on July 17, 2009.
DATES: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MAFMC
Meeting); Wednesday and Thursday, July 15-16, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. (SSC Meeting); Friday, July 17, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (MC
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Philadelphia Airport,
4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153; telephone: (215) 365-4150.
Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S.
New Street, Room 2115, Dover, DE 19904; telephone: (302) 674-2331.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director,
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. New Street, Room 2115,
Dover, DE 19904; telephone: (302) 674-2331, extension 19.
Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board
AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology; Department of
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app.,
notice is hereby given that the Technology Innovation Program Advisory
Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will meet
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Technology
Innovation Program (TIP) Advisory Board is composed of ten members
appointed by the Director of NIST who are eminent in such fields as
business, research, science and technology, engineering, education, and
management consulting. The purpose of this meeting is to review and
make recommendations regarding general policy for the Technology
Innovation Program, its organization, its budget, and its programs
within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by
the President and the Congress. The agenda will include a TIP Update.
Agenda may change to accommodate Board business.
DATES: The meeting will convene Tuesday, July 7, at 8:30 a.m. and will
adjourn at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2009.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of
Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Employees' Lounge,
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Please note admittance instructions under
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: JoEllen Hansroth, National Institute
of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-4700,
telephone number (301) 975-2162. JoEllen's e-mail address is
Amended Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
AGENCY: Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning
Council (Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Council), an
interstate compact agency organized under the authority of the Pacific
Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980, 16
U.S.C. 839 et seq. (Northwest Power Act).
ACTION: Notice of final action adopting the amended Columbia River
Basin Fish and Wildlife Program.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 4(h) of the Northwest Power Act, the
Council has amended its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
(program). The final amended program may be found on the Council’s Web
site at http://www.nwcouncil.org/fw/program. Background: Pursuant to
section 4(h) of the Northwest Power Act, in November 2007 the Northwest
Power and Conservation Council requested in writing that State and
Federal fish and wildlife agencies, Indian tribes, and others submit
recommendations for amendments to the Council’s Columbia River Basin
Fish and Wildlife Program. The Council received over 3000 pages of
recommendations and supporting information from 65 entities. The
Council then received extensive written public comment on the program
amendment recommendations. In September 2008, after reviewing the
recommendations, the supporting information, and the comments received
on the recommendations, the Council released for public review a draft
revised Fish and Wildlife Program. The Council received over 1000 pages
of substantial written comments on the draft amendments. All of these
documents may be found on the Council’s Web site at http://www.nwcouncil.org/fw/program/2008amend. The Council also took oral
testimony at a dozen public hearings around the region. Transcripts of
these hearings are in the administrative record along with the written
comments. As specified in section 4(h)(5), the Council also held a
number of consultations on the recommendations and draft amendments
with representatives of State and Federal fish and wildlife agencies,
Indian tribes, Federal hydrosystem agencies, and customers of the
Bonneville Power Administration. Notes from these consultations are
also in the administrative record.
Following this public review process required by the Northwest
Power Act, and after deliberations in public over the course of several
Council meetings, the Council adopted the final revised program in
February 2009 at a Council meeting in Portland, Oregon. The Council
based its decisions on the recommendations, supporting documents, and
the views and information obtained through public comment and
participation and consultation with the agencies, tribes, and
customers. The Council’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
continues to include detailed plans for nearly 60 subbasins and
mainstem reaches of the Columbia River Basin. The subbasin plans
themselves were not revised in this process. In the final step of this
program amendment process, at its June 2009 meeting in Whitefish,
Montana, the Council adopted written findings explaining its
disposition of the program amendment recommendations, as required by
section 4(h)(7) of the Northwest Power Act, along with responses to
comments received on the program amendment recommendations and on the
draft amended program. The findings and responses have been made part
of the program as Appendix F. All of the elements of the Council’s Fish
and Wildlife Program may be found on the Council’s Web site at http://www.nwcouncil.org/fw/program.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please visit the Council’s Web site at
http://www.nwcouncil.org or contact the Council at (503) 222-5161 or
toll free (800) 452-5161.
Environmental Protection Agency
Notification of an Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Ecological Processes and Effects Committee
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB
Ecological Processes and Effects Committee to provide advice on EPA’s
implementation of the Ecosystem Services Research Program.
DATES: The meeting dates are Tuesday, July 14, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. (Eastern Time) and Wednesday, July 15, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 12
noon (Eastern Time).
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the SAB Conference Center, 1025
F Street, NW., Room 3705, Washington, DC 20004.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to
obtain further information about this meeting must contact Dr. Thomas
Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Dr. Armitage may be
contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460;
or via telephone/voice mail; (202) 343-9995; fax (202) 233-0643; or e-
mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any inquiry regarding EPA’s Ecosystem
Services Research Program should be directed to Dr. Rick Linthurst of
EPA’s Office of Research and Development at email@example.com or
(919) 541-4909. General information about the EPA SAB, as well as any
updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice, may be found
on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.
Request for Nominations to the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice of Request for Nominations.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites nominations
to fill vacancies on its Children's Health Protection Advisory
Committee (CHPAC). The Agency seeks qualified senior-level decision
makers from diverse sectors throughout the United States to be
considered for appointments. EPA encourages interested applicants to
send their resumes and qualifications as soon as possible by July 24,
2009. Additional avenues and resources may be utilized in the
solicitation of nominees.
ADDRESSES: Submit nominations via e-mail or fax to Martha Berger,
Designated Federal Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-564-2733 (fax),
Office of Children's Health Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (1107A), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.
Background: The CHPAC is a Federal advisory committee under the
Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463. The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency established the CHPAC in 1998 to
provide independent advice to the EPA Administrator on regulations,
research, and communications issues relevant to children's
environmental health. CHPAC consists of representatives from industry,
private foundations, pediatricians, nurses, scientists, environmental
organizations, citizen organizations/networks, Federal government,
environmental justice community, state/local/tribal governments,
outreach groups, user/processors (i.e., foods), and economists.
Members are appointed by the Administrator of EPA for two year
terms with the possibility of reappointment for up to 6 years. The
Committee usually meets 3-4 times annually (with additional
teleconference meetings as needed) and the average workload for the
members is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the
Committee in a voluntary capacity; however, EPA provides reimbursement
for travel expenses associated with official government business.
Potential candidates should possess the following qualifications:
Occupy a senior position within their organization; Broad experience
outside of their current position; Experience dealing with public
policy issues affecting children; Membership in broad-based networks;
Recognized expert in matters affecting children's health to be
addressed by the CHPAC.
EPA is seeking nominees for diverse representation from all
sectors, in particular federal, state, local and tribal agencies,
academia, healthcare, public health, industry, environmental justice,
and non-governmental organizations.
Nominations for membership must include a resume and short (one or
two pages) biography describing the educational and professional
qualifications of the nominee, the interest of the nominee in
children's environmental health issues, and the nominee's current
business address, e-mail address, and daytime telephone number.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Berger, Office of Children's
Health Protection, USEPA, MC 1107A, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20460, (202) 564-2191, email@example.com.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Integrated Nitrogen Committee
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces
two public teleconferences of the SAB Integrated Nitrogen Committee
(INC) to discuss the committee's draft report.
DATES: The SAB INC will conduct two public teleconferences on July 8,
2009 and July 9, 2009. Both teleconferences will begin at 12 p.m. and
end at 3 p.m. (Eastern Time).
ADDRESSES: The teleconferences will be conducted by telephone only.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to
obtain general information concerning the two public teleconferences
may contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via
telephone at (202) 343-9981 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. General
information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found on
the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.
Health and Human Services
Public Meeting of the President's Council on Bioethics; Cancellation
AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the
Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science, The President's Council
SUMMARY: A notice was published in the Federal Register on Friday, May
29, 2009, Vol. 74, No. 102, to announce that a meeting of the
President's Council on Bioethics was scheduled to be held on Thursday,
June 25, 2009, and Friday, June 26, 2009. This meeting has been
cancelled in its entirety. Currently, there are no plans to reschedule
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Diane M. Gianelli, Director of
Communications, The President's Council on Bioethics, 1425 New York
Avenue, NW., Suite C100, Washington, DC 20005; telephone: (202) 296-
4669; e-mail: email@example.com.; Web site: http://www.bioethics.gov.
Notice of Offering of Five Alternative Energy Interim Policy Leases for Wind Resource Data Collection on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Delaware and New Jersey
AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Lease Offering; Notice of Availability of an
SUMMARY: Notice is given that the MMS will issue five limited leases
authorizing wind resource data collection on the Outer Continental
Shelf (OCS) offshore New Jersey and Delaware. Five OCS blocks will be
leased for a term of 5 years; and the annual rent will be $3.00 per
acre as established in the interim policy published in the Federal
Register (72 FR 214, pp. 62673-62675) on November 6, 2007. The OCS
blocks will be leased subject to the terms set forth in the lease form
published in the Federal Register (73 FR 77, pp. 21363-21375) on April
21, 2008, and also subject to stipulations. The MMS will issue leases
for four OCS blocks off the coast of New Jersey and one off the coast
of Delaware to four companies: Bluewater Wind Delaware, LLC; Bluewater
Wind New Jersey Energy LLC; Fishermen’s Energy of New Jersey, LLC, and
Deepwater Wind, LLC. The OCS blocks off the coast of New Jersey are
Wilmington NJ 18-02 Block 6936 to Bluewater Wind New Jersey Energy,
LLC; Wilmington NJ 18-02 Block 6931 to Fishermen’s Energy of New
Jersey, LLC; Wilmington NJ 18-02 Block 6738 and Wilmington NJ 18-02
Block 7033 to Deepwater Wind, LLC. The OCS block MMS will lease off the
coast of Delaware is Salisbury NJ 18-05 Block 6325 to Bluewater Wind
The MMS is also giving notice that MMS is making available to the
public an environmental assessment (EA) that addresses the issue of
whether offering of leases off the coasts of New Jersey and Delaware
would have a significant effect on the human environment and whether an
environmental impact statement (EIS) must be prepared pursuant to the
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 U.S.C.
4321 et seq. Based on the environmental review set forth in the EA, the
MMS has determined that no significant effects on the human environment
have been identified that would result from the issuance of leases for
wind resource data collection on the OCS off the coasts of New Jersey
and Delaware. Therefore, MMS concluded that an EIS was not required
under the NEPA and prepared a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).
The MMS is making available the FONSI and the decision memorandum
approving the selection of the preferred alternative on the MMS Web
site provided at the time of this notice.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Regarding the Lease Issuance: Ms. Maureen Bornholdt, Program
Manager, Office of Offshore Alternative Energy Programs, 381 Elden
Street MS 4090, Herndon, Virginia 20170, (703) 787-1300.
Regarding the Environmental Assessment: Mr. James F. Bennett,
Chief, Branch of Environmental Assessment, 381 Elden Street MS 4042,
Herndon, Virginia 20170, (703) 787-1660.
Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative, Science Technical Advisory Panel, Alaska
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, North Slope Science Initiative,
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act
(FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S.
Department of the Interior, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI)
Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) will meet as indicated below:
DATES: The meeting will be held July 9 and 10, 2009, in Prudhoe Bay,
Alaska. On July 9, 2009, the meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the Arctic
Caribou Inn, Ltd. Public comments will begin at 4 p.m. On July 10,
2009, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the same location, and
will adjourn at 11:45 a.m.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John F. Payne, Executive Director,
North Slope Science Initiative; c/o Bureau of Land Management, AK-910;
222 W. Seventh Avenue, 13; Anchorage, AK 99513; phone 907-271-
3431 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policy on Special Park Uses, Draft Directors Order 53
AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Availability and Request for Comments.
SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting comments on its
revision of its policy governing the issuance of permits for special
park uses. This policy will apply to all units of the national park
system, and will replace the previous policy which was issued in April
DATES: Comments must be received by July 22, 2009.
ADDRESSES: The Draft Director’s Order 53 is available on the internet
at http://www.nps.gov/policy/DO-53draft.htm. Requests for printed
copies and written comments should be sent to Lee Dickinson, NPS
Special Park Program Manager, 1849 C Street, NW. (2460), Washington, DC
20240 or to the internet address: email@example.com. Please
include “Comments on Director’s Order 53” in the e-mail subject line.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lee Dickinson at (202) 513-7092.
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Update of Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States for the Next Decade: An Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy (aka "Charting the Course"): Request for Public Input
ACTION: Request for Public Input to an update of the January 2007
Charting the Course
SUMMARY: In January 2007, Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the
United States for the Next Decade: An Ocean Research Priorities Plan
and Implementation Strategy (Charting the Course) was published.
Charting the Course was based on input gathered from public and private
sources over a period of several months, and it has provided a basis
for coordinated ocean science and technology investments. In view of
scientific advancements and recognition of new ocean management
challenges, the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology
(JSOST) is embarking upon an effort to update and refresh Charting the
Course. This notice solicits public input to inform the drafting of an
updated Charting the Course.
DATES: Public comments must be received by July 17, 2009.
ADDRESSES: Only electronic (e-mail) comments will be accepted. Comments
should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that all submissions may be posted without change to
http://ocean.ceq.gov/about/jsost.html, including any personal
The public comment period will close on July 17, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.
EDT. Any comments received after the close of the comment period will
not be considered.
The full text of the January 2007 Charting the Course is posted at
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice,
please contact email@example.com.
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