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Federal Register Summary for week of 18 September

    Commerce

  • Announcement of NIST Partnership Opportunities for Technology Transfer

    AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

    ACTION: Announcement of NIST Partnership Opportunities for Technology Transfer.


    SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is interested in working with regional, state and local economic development organizations, technology incubation centers, technology- oriented public-private business development initiatives and other organizations and partnerships to facilitate the transfer of technologies developed within the NIST Labs to the private sector through potential licensing and/or collaboration. A sampling of commercially viable technologies developed at the NIST Labs may be viewed at: http://www.nist.gov/patents. This is not an opportunity to apply for government funding and NIST will not make any funds available to any party pursuant to this announcement.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Office of Technology Partnerships, Attn: Clara Asmail, Building 222, Room A242, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Information is also available via telephone: 301-975-2239, fax 301-975-3482, or e-mail: clara.asmail@nist.gov. Please reference "Opportunities for Tech Transfer Partnerships'' in any communications.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22205.htm

  • Availability of Seats for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

    AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce (DOC)

    ACTION: Notice and request for applications.


    SUMMARY: The ONMS is seeking applicants for the following seats on The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Member and Alternate three-year terms for (1) Research; (1) Conservation; (1) Education; (1) Marine Transportation; (1) Recreational Fishing; (1) Mobile Gear Commercial Fishing; (1) At-Large, and (1) At-Large (Member only). Additionally seeking applications for two-year term (1) Education (Member) and (1) Conservation (Alternate) seats. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve two and three year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter. The Council consists also of three state and three Federal non voting ex-officio seats.

    DATES: Applications are due by 18 December 2009.

    ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Elizabeth.Stokes@noaa.gov, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066. Telephone 781-545-8026, ext. 201. Completed applications should be sent to the same address or e-mail, or faxed to 781-545-8036.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathalie.Ward@noaa.gov, External Affairs Coordinator, telephone: 781-545-8026, ext. 206.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22161.htm

  • Comparative Analysis of Marine Ecosystem Organization; Amendment

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

    ACTION: Notice of funding availability; amended solicitation.


    SUMMARY: NOAA and NSF publish this notice to amend the Federal Funding Opportunity (NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2009-2001734) entitled "Comparative Analysis of Marine Ecosystem Organization (CAMEO)'' which was originally announced in the Federal Register on July 7, 2009. This notice announces changes to the program priorities.

    DATES: Full proposals must be received and validated by Grants.gov, postmarked, or provided to a delivery service on or before 11:59 p.m. ET, October 5, 2009. Please note: Validation or rejection of your application by Grants.gov may take up to 2 business days after submission. Please consider this process in developing your submission timeline. Applications received after the deadline will be rejected/ returned to the sender without further consideration. Use of U.S. mail or another delivery service must be documented with a receipt. No facsimile or electronic mail applications will be accepted.

    ADDRESSES: Electronic application packages are strongly encouraged and are available at: http://www.grants.gov/. If the applicant's only mode of submitting a proposal is via paper application, or if the applicant has difficulty accessing Grants.gov or downloading the required forms, they should contact: Lora Clarke, CAMEO, NOAA Fisheries, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 14505, Silver Spring, MD, 20910 or by phone at (301) 713 2239, or via internet at Lora.Clarke@noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Ford, CAMEO Program Manager, NOAA/NMFS, (301) 713 2239, Michael.Ford@noaa.gov; Lora Clarke, Associate Program Manager, NOAA/NMFS, (301) 713 2239, Lora.Clarke@noaa.gov; Cynthia Suchman, Associate Program Director, Biological Oceanography, OCE/GEO/NSF, (703) 292 8582, csuchman@nsf.gov; David Garrison, Program Director, Biological Oceanography, OCE/GEO/NSF, (703) 292 8582, dgarriso@nsf.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22177.htm

  • Department of Commerce: National Webinar for Industry on Climate Change Negotiations Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

    AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will host a Webinar (online presentations and audio conference) for industry participants on September 22, 2009. Participants will learn from U.S. government officials about the status of current negotiations and hear about key issues for U.S. industry, as well as potential commercial opportunities. The Webinar will also allow private sector stakeholders, particularly industry and trade associations, to advise U.S. officials on the impact a new UNFCCC agreement could have on their respective operations and on associated commercial opportunities.

    DATES: September 22, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: To participate in the Webinar, please contact Frank Caliva, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 4053, Washington, DC 20230; 202-482-8245; Frank.Caliva@mail.doc.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22586.htm

  • Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic; Gulf of Mexico Fisheries; Generic Amendment for Annual Catch Limits

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

    ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS); notice of scoping meetings; requests for comments.


    SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS intend to prepare a DEIS to describe and analyze management alternatives to be included in a generic amendment to five of the Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) for the Gulf of Mexico. These alternatives will consider measures to implement annual catch limits (ACLs), accountability measures (AMs), and record keeping and reporting requirements. This notice of intent solicits public comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the DEIS.

    DATES: Written comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the DEIS must be received by the Council October 15, 2009. A series of scoping meetings will be held in September 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below for the specific dates, times, and locations of the scoping meetings.

    ADDRESSES: Written comments on the scope of the DEIS, suggested alternatives and potential impacts, and requests for additional information should be sent to Rich Malinowski, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701-5505; fax 727-825-5308; or to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; fax 813-348-1711. Comments may also be sent by e-mail to 0648-AY22@noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich Malinowski, phone: (727) 824- 5305; fax: (727) 824-5308; email: rich.malinowski@noaa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22178.htm

  • Defense

  • Estuary Habitat Restoration Council; Open Meeting

    AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with section 105(h) of the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000, as amended (Title I, Pub. L. 106-457), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council. The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held October 6, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be in room 3M60/70 in the GAO building located at 441 G Street, NW., Washington, DC.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ellen Cummings, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC 20314-1000, (202) 761-4750.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22550.htm

  • Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Recovery Project, Virginia & Maryland

    AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD.

    ACTION: Notice of intent.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore (NAB) and Norfolk (NAO) Districts published a Notice of Intent (NOI) (71 FR 14857) for the Chesapeake Bay Native Oyster Recovery study on March 24, 2006. That NOI announced that the USACE Baltimore and Norfolk Districts would prepare a single, integrated Native Oyster Restoration Master Plan (NORMP) and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for native oyster recovery in the entire Chesapeake Bay (including both Maryland and Virginia). The USACE is undertaking native oyster recovery in the Chesapeake Bay to support efforts to reverse the ongoing decline in oyster resources throughout the Bay. The USACE is now announcing a major change in the timing of the NORMP and PEIS. The schedule for the NORMP and PEIS was delayed so that the document could be tiered to the Programmatic EIS for Oyster Restoration in Chesapeake Bay Including the Use of a Native and/or Nonnative Oyster'' (PEIS ORCB). The preferred alternative identified in the PEIS recommendsusing a combination of alternatives that involves only the native Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica).” Consistent with the preferred alternative, the USACE will expand upon and further develop plans and recommendations for Chesapeake Bay native oyster restoration in the NORMP and PEIS.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions and comments about the NORMP and/or PEIS can be addressed to Mr. Craig Seltzer, Norfolk District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CENAO-PM-PA, 803 Front Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. E-mail address: Craig.L.Seltzer@usace.army.mil and phone number: 757-201-7390 or Ms. Anna Compton, Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CENAB-PL-P, 10 S. Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. E-mail address: Anna.M.Compton@usace.army.mil and phone number: 410-962-4633. Please include your name and address in your message.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22553.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Preliminary Notice of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Development for the Chesapeake Bay

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice and initial request for public input.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces the intent of EPA to establish a Chesapeake Bay-wide Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for nutrients and sediment for all impaired segments in the tidal portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This action is being taken pursuant to section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). To provide information to the public regarding the process, approach and implications of this action, EPA will hold a series of public meetings in late 2009 on dates and in locations to be determined. A second public comment period will be held in the summer of 2010 once a draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL is developed. This TMDL is being developed consistent with the requirements of two Consent Decrees settling the following lawsuits: American Canoe Association, Inc. and the American Littoral Society v. EPA, Civil No. 98-979-A (E.D. Va) and Kingman Park Civic Association, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. 1:98CV00758 (D.D.C.). By this notice, EPA is soliciting preliminary input from the public on its plans for developing this Chesapeake Bay TMDL. EPA requests that the public provide to EPA any water quality related data and information that may be relevant to the development and calculation of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL by December 18, 2009. EPA will review all data and information submitted during the public comment period and will consider them in the development of the TMDL as appropriate.

    DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before December 18, 2009. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the development of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL by e-mail or U.S. post mail. To submit your comments by e- mail, send them to sincock.jennifer@epa.gov. To submit your comments by U.S. mail, mark them to the attention of Jennifer Sincock, Environmental Scientist, Water Protection Division, (3WP30), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029. Further information on the development of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL may be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/chesapeakebaytmdl

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information, contact Jennifer Sincock at (215) 814-5766 or fax 215-814-2318 or send an e- mail to sincock.jennifer@epa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22410.htm

  • FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: There will be a 4-day consultation meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review a set of scientific issues related to the assessment of hazard and exposure associated with nanosilver and other nanometal pesticide products.

    DATES: The consultation meeting will be held on November 3 - 6, 2009, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Comments. The Agency encourages that written comments be submitted by October 20, 2009 and requests for oral comments be submitted by October 27, 2009. However, written comments and requests to make oral comments may be submitted until the date of the meeting, but anyone submitting written comments after October 20, 2009 should contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For additional instructions, see Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    Nominations. Nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP for this meeting should be provided on or before September 30, 2009.

    Special accommodations. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    ADDRESSES: The consultation meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202.

    Comments. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0683, by one of the following methods:

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

    Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.

    Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket Facility 's normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

    Instructions. Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP- 2009-0683. If your comments contain any information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT to obtain special instructions before submitting your comments. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line 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 regulations.gov or e-mail. The regulations.gov website 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 regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the 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.

    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available at http://www.regulations.gov. 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, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

    Nominations, requests to present oral comments, and requests for special accommodations. Submit nominations to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP, requests for special seating accommodations, or requests to present oral comments to the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph E. Bailey, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-2045; fax number: (202) 564-8382; e-mail address: bailey.joseph@epa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22165.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Public Forums

    Notice is hereby given of two forums of the working groups of the NIH Scientific Management Review Board: Deliberating Organizational Changes and Effectiveness Working Group and Substance Use, Abuse and Addition Working Group. The forums will serve as the first among a series of sessions for gathering information on the agency's organizational structure and recommendations for enhancing the NIH mission through greater agency flexibility and responsiveness.

    forums will be open to the public, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    The input from these meetings will be summarized in a report that will be presented to the Scientific Management Review Board in open session at an upcoming meeting.

    Name of Committee: Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction Working Group of the Scientific Management Review Board.

    Date: September 23, 2009.

    Open: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Agenda: Presentation and discussion will include an overview of the science of substance use, abuse, and addiction and the public health needs in this area of research.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 60, Chapel and Lecture Hall, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Name of Committee: Deliberating Organizational Change and Effectiveness Working Group of the Scientific Management Review Board.

    Date: September 24, 2009.

    Open: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Agenda: Presentations and discussion will include an overview of NIH mission and function from scientific and stakeholder perspectives, including elaboration upon the principles and attributes fundamental to its success.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 60, Chapel and Lecture Hall, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Dr. Lyric Jorgenson, PhD, NIH-AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Office of Science Policy, Office of the Director, NIH, National Institutes of Health, Building 1, Room 218, MSC 0166, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, smrb@mail.nih.gov, (301) 496-6837.

    Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person. The meeting will also be webcast. The draft meeting agenda and other information about the SMRB, including information about access to the webcast, will be available at http://smrb.od.nih.gov.

    In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxis, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver's license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22000.htm

  • Homeland Security

  • Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters

    AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

    ACTION: Notice of public meetings.


    SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces a series of public meetings to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled "Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters'' that published in the Federal Register on Friday, August 28, 2009.

    DATES: Public meetings will be held in the Seattle, WA (September 28, 2009), New Orleans, LA (September 30, 2009), Chicago, IL (October 2, 2009), Washington, DC (October 8, 2009), Oakland, CA (October 27, 2009), and New York, NY (October 29, 2009) areas to provide opportunities for oral comments. Written comments and related material may also be submitted to Coast Guard personnel specified at those meetings for inclusion in the official docket for this rulemaking. The comment period for the NPRM closes on November 27, 2009. All comments and related material submitted after the meeting must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before November 27, 2009 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.

    ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held in the Seattle, WA (September 28, 2009), New Orleans, LA (September 30, 2009), Chicago, IL (October 2, 2009), Washington, DC (October 8, 2009), Oakland, CA (October 27, 2009), and New York, NY (October 29, 2009) areas. The specific locations and details will be announced in the Federal Register when they are finalized.

    You may submit written comments identified by docket number USCG- 2001-10486 before or after the meetings using any one of the following methods:

    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.

    (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. Our online docket for this rulemaking is available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG-2001-10486.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed rulemaking, call or e-mail Mr. John Morris, Project Manager, Environmental Standards Division, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, telephone 202-372-1433, e-mail: John.C.Morris@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366- 9826.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-21975.htm

  • Interior

  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reinstatement of Protections for the Gray Wolf in the Western Great Lakes in Compliance With Settlement Agreement and Court Order

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Final rule.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are issuing this final rule to comply with a court order that has the effect of reinstating the regulatory protections under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), for the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in the western Great Lakes. This rule corrects the gray wolf listing in our regulations which will reinstate the listing of gray wolves in all of Wisconsin and Michigan, the eastern half of North Dakota and South Dakota, the northern half of Iowa, the northern portions of Illinois and Indiana, and the northwestern portion of Ohio as endangered, and reinstate the listing of wolves in Minnesota as threatened. This rule also reinstates the former designated critical habitat for gray wolves in Minnesota and Michigan and special regulations for gray wolves in Minnesota.

    DATES: This action is effective September 16, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: This final rule is available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. It will also be available for inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111. Call 612-713- 5350 to make arrangements.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on wolves in the western Great Lakes, contact Laura Ragan, Regional Listing Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, at our Fort Snelling, Minnesota, Regional Office (see ADDRESSES) or telephone 612-713-5350. Individuals who are hearing-impaired or speech-impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8337 for TTY assistance.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22256.htm

  • Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will host a Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting September 29 through October 1, 2009. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda will include discussion of the current draft Recommendations to the Secretary.

    DATES: The meeting is scheduled for September 29 through October 1, 2009. For session times, see "Session Times'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: We will hold the meeting at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 530, Arlington, VA 22203. For more information, see "Meeting Location Information.''

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

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22080.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice

    The National Science Board, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR Part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of meetings for the transaction of National Science Board business and other matters specified, as follows:

    Agency Holding Meeting: National Science Board.

    Date and Time: Thursday, September 24, 2009, at 8 a.m.

    Place: Columbus, Ohio, The Ohio State University, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center, Bob Evans Auditorium.

    Status: Some portions open, some portions closed.

    Open Sessions

    September 24, 2009

    8 a.m.-8:20 a.m. 8:20 a.m.-8:35 a.m. 8:35 a.m.-9:20 a.m.

    Closed Sessions

    September 24, 2009

    9:35 a.m.-10:50 a.m. 10:50 a.m.-11:05 a.m. 11:05 a.m.-11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

    Agency Contact: Dr. Robert E. Webber, rwebber@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7000, http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/.

    Matters To Be Discussed

    Thursday, September 24, 2009

    Open Session: 8 a.m.-8:20 a.m., Bob Evans Auditorium

    National Science Board Chairman's Introduction

    The Ohio State University President's Welcome

    Executive Committee

    Open Session: 8:20 a.m.-8:35 a.m., Bob Evans Auditorium

    Executive Committee Chairman's Remarks

    Approval of Minutes for the May 2009 Meeting

    Discussion of Board Priorities for FY 2010

    Updates or New Business from Committee Members

    Plenary Open

    Open Session: 8:35 a.m.-9:20 a.m., Bob Evans Auditorium

    Approval of Plenary Open Minutes, August 2009

    Resolutions to Close Portions of December 2009 Meeting

    Chairman's Report

    Director's Report

    Open Committee Reports

    Board Member Proposal Review Process

    Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

    Closed Session: 9:35 a.m.-10:50 a.m., Bob Evans Auditorium

    Committee Chairman's Remarks

    Management and Operation of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center

    Design for the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory

    Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

    Closed Session: 10:50 a.m.-11:05 a.m., Bob Evans Auditorium

    Approval of CSB Minutes, August 9, 2009

    Committee Chairman's Remarks

    NSF Budget Update: FY 2011 Budget Request to OMB

    Other Committee Business

    Plenary Executive Closed

    Closed Session: 11:05 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Bob Evans Auditorium

    Approval of Plenary Executive Closed Minutes, August 2009

    Board Member Proposal

    Plenary Closed

    Closed Session: 11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Bob Evans Auditorium

    Approval of Plenary Closed Minutes, August 2009

    Awards and Agreements

    Closed Committee Reports

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22643.htm