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Federal Register Summary for week of 18 June


  • Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI); Meeting

    AGENCY: United States Geological Survey, Interior Department.

    ACTION: Notice of an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI).

    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the ACWI. This meeting is to discuss broad policy-related topics relating to national water initiatives, and the development and dissemination of water information, through reports from ACWI subgroups. The agenda will include results of the Department of Agriculture's Conservation Effects Assessment Program for the Upper Mississippi; an update by the Subcommittee on Ground Water regarding their National Framework for Ground Water Monitoring; a briefing on the Reservoir Sedimentation Database; highlights from the 7th National Monitoring Conference, which was held earlier this year in Denver, Colorado; status of the National Monitoring Network for U.S. Coastal Waters and their Tributaries; an update on Federal agency interactions with the regional water quality monitoring organizations of the Integrated Ocean Observing Systems; and updates on recent activities of the Methods and Data Comparability Board.

    The ACWI was established under the authority of the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-92-01 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the ACWI is to provide a forum for water information users and professionals to advise the Federal Government on activities and plans that may improve the effectiveness of meeting the Nation's water information needs. Member organizations help to foster communications between the Federal and non-Federal sectors on sharing water information.

    Membership, limited to 35 organizations, represents a wide range of water resources interests and functions. Representation on the ACWI includes all levels of government, academia, private industry, and professional and technical societies. For more information on the ACWI, its membership, subgroups, meetings and activities, please see the Web site at:

    DATES: The formal meeting will convene at 9 a.m. on July 13, 2010, and will adjourn at 5:30 p.m. on July 14, 2010.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport, located at 2200 Centreville Road, Herndon, Virginia 20171.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wendy E. Norton, ACWI Executive Secretary and Chief, Water Information Coordination Program, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 417, Reston, VA 20192. Telephone: 703-648-6810; Fax: 703-648-5644; e-mail:

  • Meeting Announcement: North American Wetlands Conservation Council

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) will meet to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission). This meeting is open to the public and interested persons may present oral or written statements.

    DATES: Council Meeting: July 7, 2010, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are interested in presenting information at this public meeting, contact the Council Coordinator no later than June 21, 2010.

    ADDRESSES: The Council meeting will be held at The Hotel Fort Garry, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R3, Canada.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Johnson, Council Coordinator, by phone at (703) 358-1784; by e-mail at; or by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop MBSP 4075, Arlington, VA 22203.

  • National Science Foundation

  • Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE); Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting:

    Name: Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (1173).

    Dates/Time: June 29, 2010, 8:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. June 30, 2010, 8:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation (NSF), 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.

    To help facilitate your access into the building, please contact the individual listed below prior to the meeting so that a visitors badge may be prepared for you in advance.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Dr. Margaret E.M. Tolbert, Senior Advisor and CEOSE Executive Liaison, Office of Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.

    Telephone Numbers: (703) 292-4216, 703-292-8040.

    Minutes: Minutes may be obtained from the Executive Liaison at the above address or the Web site at

    Purpose of Meeting: To study NSF programs and policies and provide advice and recommendations to NSF concerning broadening participation in science and engineering.

  • National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

    The National Science Board's Subcommittee on Facilities, Committee on Strategy and Budget, 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 a meeting for the transaction of National Science Board business and other matters specified, as follows:

    DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    SUBJECT MATTER: Discussion includes:

    Categorization of facilities and associated issues, review of National Science Foundation facilities, identification of areas that will benefit from policy guidance and next steps (Open session).

    Future year budgets for current & future facilities (Closed session: 11 p.m.-12:30 p.m).

    STATUS: Open and Closed (see above).

    PLACE: This meeting will be held in Conference Room 375, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Please refer to the National Science Board Web site for information or schedule updates, or contact: Elizabeth Strickland, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-7000.

    Any changes to time, place, subject matter or status of meeting may be found at

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