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Federal Register Summary for week of 21 January

    Agriculture

  • Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) Advisory Committee will meet via conference call. The purpose of the meeting is to come to consensus on the evaluation procedure that will be used to review Fiscal Year 2011 proposed CFLRP projects and make recommendations for project selection to the Secretary of Agriculture.

    DATES: The meeting will be held February 4, 2011 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. EST.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. The call in number is 888-390-0688, and the passcode is 3847973. Written comments should be sent to USDA Forest Service, Forest Management, Mailstop- 1103, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-1103. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to Megan Roessing, mroessing@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 202-205-1045.

    All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at USDA Forest Service, Forest Management, 201 14th Street, SW., Yates Building, Washington, DC 20024-1103. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 202-205-1688 to facilitate entry into the Forest Service building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Roessing, Biological Scientist, Forest Management, 202-205-0847.

    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/2011-1071.htm

  • Commerce

  • National Annual Catch Limit Science Workshop; Meeting Announcement

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

    ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


    SUMMARY: NMFS announces a workshop which will focus potential areas of improvement in scientific information needed to support Annual Catch Limits (ACL) and Accountability Measures (AM). The meeting will be held on February 15-17, 2011, at the Crowne Plaza, Silver Spring, MD. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on February 15-17, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Silver Spring, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, telephone 1-877-270-1393.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Methot, Office of Science and Technology, NMFS at richard.methot@noaa.gov, or at (206) 860-3365.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/2011-1025.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Meeting Dates and Agenda

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of teleconference and face-to-face meetings.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB), as previously announced, holds teleconference meetings the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. ET and two face- to-face meetings each calendar year. For 2011, teleconference only meetings will be February 16, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET; March 16, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET; April 20, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET; May 18, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET; June 15, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET; July 20, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET; September 21, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET; October 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET; November 16, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET; and December 21, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the ideas and views presented at the previous ELAB meetings, as well as new business. Items to be discussed by ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Issues in continuing the expansion of national environmental accreditation; (2) ELAB support to the Agency on issues relating to measurement and monitoring for all programs; and (3) follow-up on some of ELAB's past recommendations and issues. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting their two face-to-face meetings on January 31, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, GA at 1:30 p.m. (ET) and on August 15, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, WA at 9 a.m. (PT). Teleconference lines will also be available for these meetings.

    Written comments on laboratory accreditation issues and/or environmental monitoring or measurement issues are encouraged and should be sent to Ms. Lara P. Autry, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. EPA (E243-05), 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, or e-mailed to autry.lara@epa.gov. Members of the public are invited to listen to the teleconference calls, and time permitting, will be allowed to comment on issues discussed during the ELAB meetings. Those persons interested in attending should call Lara P. Autry on (919) 541-5544 to obtain teleconference information. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities or to request accommodation of a disability, please contact Lara P. Autry on the number above, 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/2011/2011-995.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Office of Biotechnology Activities, Office of Science Policy, Office of the Director; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the meeting of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB).

    Name of Committee: National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity.

    Date: February 10, 2011.

    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (Times are approximate and subject to change).

    Agenda: Presentations and discussions regarding: (1) Update on NSABB Working Group activities on Codes of Conduct; Culture of Responsibility; International Engagement; Journal Review Policies; and Outreach and Education activities, including as well as possible Board review/approval of Working Group reports; (2) planning for future NSABB meetings and activities; and (3) other business of the Board.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, Center Drive, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.

    Contact Person: Ronna Hill, NSABB Program Assistant NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, (301) 496-9838, hillro@od.nih.gov.

    Under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services established the NSABB to provide advice, guidance and leadership regarding federal oversight of dual use research, defined as biological research that generates information and technologies that could be misused to pose a biological threat to public health and/or national security.

    The meeting will be open to the public, however pre-registration is strongly recommended due to space limitations. Persons planning to attend should register online at: http://oba.od.nih.gov/biosecurity/biosecurity_meetings.html or by calling Palladian Partners, Inc. (Contact: Joel Yaccarino at 301-650-8660). Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, please contact the person listed under Contact Person at least 10 days in advance of the meeting, to allow NIH as much time as possible to process your request.

    This meeting will also be webcast. To access the webcast, as well as the draft meeting agenda and pre-registration information, connect to: http://oba.od.nih.gov/biosecurity/biosecurity_meetings.html. Please check this site for updates or contact the person listed under Contact Person.

    Any member of the public interested in presenting oral comments relevant to the mission of the NSABB at the meeting may notify the Contact Person listed on this notice at least 10 days in advance of the meeting. Interested individuals and representatives of an organization should submit, their name, professional title, name of the organization represented, and the topic of their oral comments. Only one representative of an organization will be permitted to present oral comments. Presenters should submit to OBA both printed and electronic copies of their comments. In addition, any interested person may file written comments relevant to the mission of the NSABB. In order to be distributed to Board members in advance of the meeting, written comments must be received at least 10 days in advance of the meeting and should be sent via e-mail to nsabb@od.nih.gov with "NSABB Public Comment'' as the subject line or by regular mail to the person listed on this Federal Register notice.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/2011-1244.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice

    The National Science Board's Task Force on Unsolicited Mid-Scale Research (MS), 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 held by teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business and other matters specified, as follows:

    DATE AND TIME: January 26, 2011, 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. ET.

    SUBJECT MATTER: Summary of internal NSF discussion, proposed revision to the MS Task Force charge, plans for the future external discussion groups and workshop, and additional data gathering activities and plans (data mining, possible survey, and Web site).

    STATUS: Open.

    LOCATION: This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Board Office, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. A room will be available for the public to listen- in to this meeting held by teleconference. All visitors must contact the Board Office at least 24 hours prior to the meeting held by teleconference 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 & POINT OF CONTACT: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site http://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: Matthew B. Wilson, Ph.D., National Science Board Office, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-7000.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/2011-958.htm

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