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Federal Register Summary for week of 22 October

    Commerce

  • Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES); Request for Nominations

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice requesting nominations for the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES).


    SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) was established to advise the Secretary of Commerce, through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, on matters relating to the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry and NOAA's activities to carry out responsibilities of the Department of Commerce as set forth in the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 (15 U.S.C. 5621-5625). The Committee is comprised of leaders in the commercial space-based remote sensing industry, space-based remote sensing data users, government (Federal, State, local), and academia. The Department of Commerce is seeking highly qualified individuals who are knowledgeable about the commercial space-based remote sensing industry and uses of space-based remote sensing data to serve on the Committee.

    DATES: Nominations must be postmarked no later than 30 days from the publication date of this notice.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACCRES was established by the Secretary of Commerce on May 21, 2002, to advise the Secretary, through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, on matters relating to the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry and NOAA's activities to carry out responsibilities of the Department of Commerce as set forth in the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 (15 U.S.C. 5621-5625).

    Committee members serve in a representative capacity for a term of two years and may serve additional terms, if reappointed. No more than 15 individuals at a time may serve on the Committee. ACCRES will have a fairly balanced membership consisting of approximately 9 to 15 members. Nominations are encouraged from all interested U.S. persons and organizations representing interests affected by the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 and the U.S. commercial space based remote sensing policy. Nominees must possess demonstrable expertise in a field related to the spaced based commercial remote sensing industry or exploitation of space based commercial remotely sensed data and be able to attend committee meetings that are held usually two times per year. In addition, selected candidates must apply for and obtain a security clearance. Membership is voluntary, and service is without pay.

    Each nomination that is submitted should include the proposed committee member's name and organizational affiliation, a cover letter describing the nominee's qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee, a curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee, and no more than three supporting letters describing the nominee's qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee. Self-nominations are acceptable. The following contact information should accompany each submission: the nominee's name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address, if available.

    Nominations should be sent to Director, Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office, 1335 East West Highway, Room 8260, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Nominations must be postmarked no later than 30 days from the publication date of this notice. The full text of the Committee Charter and its current membership can be viewed at the Agency's Web page at http://www.accres.noaa.gov/index.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ACCRES Administration, NOAA Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office, 1335 East West Highway, Room 8119, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (301) 713-1644, e-mail CRSRA@noaa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-26746.htm

  • Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel

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

    ACTION: Notice; solicitation of nominations.


    SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the HMS AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill one-third (11) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3-year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations will be considered for membership in the HMS AP.

    DATES: Nominations must be received on or before November 22, 2010.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the Advisory Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the following methods:

    E-mail: HMSAP.Nominations@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following identifier: "HMS AP Nominations.''

    Mail: Brian Parker, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    Fax: 301-713-1917.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Cockrell at (301) 713-2347 x128.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-26478.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet)

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: A two-day meeting highlighting OppNet's activities and future goals is scheduled for Thursday, October 28, and Friday, October 29, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20001. This is the first public meeting to promote and publicize the Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) initiative. Attendance is limited to prior registration via http://www.regonline.com/oppnet.

    Background: The Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) is a trans-NIH initiative to expand the agency's funding of basic behavioral and social sciences research (b-BSSR). OppNet prioritizes activities and initiatives that focus on basic mechanisms of behavior and social processes that are relevant to the missions and public health challenges of multiple NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs) and that build upon existing NIH investments without replicating them. http://www.oppnet.nih.gov.

    Participating: The meeting will take place on October 28, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and October 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20001.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To register, visit the registration Web site at http://regonline.com/oppnet, call William Elwood at 301- 402-0116, or e-mail elwoodwi@od.nih.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-26709.htm

  • National Toxicology Program (NTP); Office of Liaison, Policy and Review Meeting of the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors

    AGENCY: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health.

    ACTION: Meeting announcement and request for comments.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The BSC is a federally chartered, external advisory group composed of scientists from the public and private sectors that provides primary scientific oversight to the NTP Director and evaluates the scientific merit of the NTP's intramural and collaborative programs.

    DATES: The BSC meeting will be held on November 30--December 1, 2010. The deadline for submission of written comments is November 9, 2010, and for pre-registration to attend the meeting, including registering to present oral comments, is November 16, 2010. Persons needing interpreting services in order to attend should contact 301-402-8180 (voice) or 301-435-1908 (TTY). For other accommodations while on the NIEHS campus, contact 919-541-2475 or e-mail niehsoeeo@niehs.nih.gov. Requests should be made at least 7 business days in advance of the event.

    ADDRESSES: The BSC meeting will be held in the Rodbell Auditorium, Rall Building at the NIEHS, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Public comments on all agenda topics and any other correspondence should be submitted to Dr. Lori White, Designated Federal Officer for the BSC, NTP Office of Liaison, Policy and Review, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, K2-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; telephone: 919-541-9834; fax: 919-541-0295; whiteld@niehs.nih.gov. Courier address: NIEHS, 530 Davis Drive, Room K2136, Morrisville, NC 27560.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Lori D. White (telephone: 919-541- 9834 or whiteld@niehs.nih.gov).

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-26023.htm

  • Request for Nominations for Voting Members on a Public Advisory Committee; Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting nominations for voting members to serve on the Science Board to FDA, Office of the Commissioner, Office of Chief Scientist.

    FDA has a special interest in ensuring that women, minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are adequately represented on advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of qualified candidates from these groups.

    DATES: Nominations received by November 19, 2010, will be given first consideration for membership on the Science Board. Nominations received after November 19, 2010, will be considered for nomination to the committee should nominees still be needed.

    ADDRESSES: All nominations for membership should be sent electronically to CV@FDA.HHS.GOV, or by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5103, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. Information about becoming a member on an FDA advisory committee can also be obtained by visiting FDA's Web site at http://www.fda.gov/oc/advisory/default.htm.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regarding all nomination questions for membership: Donna L. Mentch, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 4203, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-8523, FAX: 301-847-8617, donna.mentch@fda.hhs.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-26400.htm

  • Homeland Security

  • Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR); Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR) will hold a public meeting in New Orleans, LA to hear comments on the priorities of oil pollution research, including projects related to the Deepwater Horizon incident and the Arctic environment. This meeting is designed to give the public an opportunity to provide statements as to where the ICCOPR, a federally mandated committee, should focus their efforts concerning oil pollution research. Public comment will then be used to augment the revision of the 1997 Oil Pollution Research and Technology Plan. This meeting will be open to the public.

    DATES: The Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. (noon). This meeting may close early if all business is finished. Written material (no more than 2 full pages) and requests to make brief oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard on or before November 12, 2010. Requests to have a copy of your material (no more than 2 full pages) distributed to each member of the committee should reach the Coast Guard on or before November 12, 2010.

    ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet in the Pisces Room at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Canal Street at the River, 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. Send written material (no more than 2 full pages) and requests to make brief oral presentations to Lieutenant Tracy Wirth, Assistant to the Chairman of the ICCOPR at Commandant (CG-533), Office of Incident Management and Preparedness, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 2nd St., SW., STOP 7363, Washington, DC 20593- 7363. The ICCOPR staff can also be contacted via e-mail at ICCOPR_staff@uscg.mil. This notice and documents identified in the Supplementary Information section as being available in the docket, may be viewed in our online docket, USCG-2010-0212, at http://www.regulations.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice or the meeting, contact Lieutenant Tracy Wirth, Assistant to the Chairman of the ICCOPR, telephone 202-372-2236 or via e-mail at ICCOPR_staff@uscg.mil.

    If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-26287.htm

  • Interior

  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Nomination Solicitation

    AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee; Notice of Nomination Solicitation.


    The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for two members of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint the two members from nominations submitted by national museum organizations and scientific organizations.

    Nominations must--

    1. Be submitted on organization letterhead, and include the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. Also, the nominator must be the official authorized by the organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation, and the nomination must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized.

    2. Include the following information about the nominee:

    a. The nominee's full legal name, home address, home telephone number, and e-mail address; and

    b. The nominee's resume or a brief biography of the nominee, in which the nominee's NAGPRA experience and ability to work effectively as a member of a Federal advisory board are addressed.

    DATES: Nominations must be received by December 20, 2010.

    ADDRESSES: Address nominations to David Tarler, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street, NW., 8th Floor (2253), Washington, DC 20005.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-26464.htm

  • Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0078; Injurious Wildlife; Importation Certification for Live Fish and Fish Eggs

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2011. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by December 17, 2010.

    ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222-ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey by mail or e-mail (see ADDRESSES) or by telephone at (703) 358-2482.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    I. Abstract

    The Lacey Act (18 U.S.C. 42) (Act) prohibits the possession or importation of any animal or plant deemed to be and prescribed by regulation to be injurious to: Human beings; The interests of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry; or Wildlife or the wildlife resources of the United States.

    The Department of the Interior is charged with enforcement of this Act. The Act and regulations at 50 CFR part 16 allow for the importation of animals classified as injurious if specific criteria are met. To effectively carry out responsibilities and protect the aquatic resources of the United States, we must gather information on the animals being imported with regard to their source, destination, and health status. It is also imperative that we ensure the qualifications of those individuals who provide the fish health data upon which we base our decision to allow importation.

    We use three forms to collect this information:

    (1) FWS Form 3-2273 (Title 50 Certifying Official Form). New applicants and those seeking recertification as a Title 50 certifying official provide information so that we can assess their qualifications. Information includes, but is not limited to:

    Name, position title, current place of employment (with address) and work phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.

    Professional degrees.

    Primary duties.

    Areas of expertise and related certifications.

    Facilities available for diagnostic tests and available equipment.

    (2) FWS Form 3-2274 (U.S. Title 50 Certification Form). The certifying official uses this form to affirm the health status of the fish or their reproductive products to be imported. Information includes, but is not limited to:

    Certifying official's name and date of most recent certification.

    Number, life stage, and species of animals or eggs.

    Site and date of sample collection.

    Name and address of laboratory conducting the assays.

    Site from which the animals or eggs will be shipped.

    Dates of the shipment.

    Means of shipment and anticipated border crossing.

    (3) FWS Form 3-2275 (Title 50 Importation Request Form). We use the information on this form to ensure the safety of the shipment and to track and control importations. Information includes, but is not limited to:

    Name and address of company/agency and facility receiving animals or eggs.

    Number, life stage, and species of animals or eggs.

    Origin of animals or eggs.

    Name and address of exporter.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-26157.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meetings

    The National Science Board's Task Force on Data Policies, 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: October 25, 2010, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

    Subject Matter: Review of outcomes from the August 2010 Meeting, and discussion of the Winter 2011 Workshop.

    Status: Open.

    Location: This meeting will be held by teleconference originating at the National Science Board Office, National Science Foundation, 4201Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. A room will be available for the public to listen-in to this teleconference meeting. All visitors must contact the Board Office at least 24 hours prior to the meeting to arrange for a visitor's badge and to obtain the room number. Call 703- 292-7000 or send an e-mail message to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov with your name and organizational affiliation to request the room number and your badge, which will be ready for pick-up at the visitor's desk the day of the meeting. All visitors must report to the NSF visitor desk located in the lobby at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance to receive your visitor's badge on the day of the teleconference.

    Updates and Point of Contact: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site http:[sol][sol]www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information and schedule updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/. Point of contact for this meeting is: Blane Dahl, National Science Board Office, 4201Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-7000.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-26250.htm

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