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Federal Register Summary for week of 13 May

    Commerce

  • Interagency Ocean Observation Committee, Meeting of the Data Management and Communications Steering Team

    AGENCY: National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program publishes this notice on behalf of the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) to announce a formal meeting of the IOOC's Data Management and Communications Steering Team (DMAC-ST). The DMAC-ST membership is comprised of IOOC-approved federal agency representatives who will discuss issues outlined in the agenda.

    DATES: The meeting is scheduled for May 11, 2011, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and May 12, 2011 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be broadcast via a conference telephone call. Public access is available at 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1225, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about this notice, please contact the U.S. IOOS Program (Samuel Walker, 301-427- 2450, sam.walker@noaa.gov) or the IOOC Support Office (Joshua Young, 202-787-1622, jyoung@oceanleadership.org).

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-10/html/2011-11317.htm

  • National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Notice of Open Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

    The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined below.

    Date and Time: The meeting is scheduled for: Friday, May 20, from 1-5 p.m. Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: Conference call. Public access will be available at the office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Conference Room A, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, E-mail: Cynthia.decker@noaa.gov). Individuals planning to attend are requested to RSVP to Dr. Decker because space may be limited at the venue.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-10/html/2011-11442.htm

  • Public Meeting of the Steering Committee for the National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Steering Committee for the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy will be holding its second meeting. This meeting will focus on the progress of the Strategy's Technical Teams and stakeholder engagement.

    DATES: The second Steering Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2011, from 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be opportunity for public comment during the meeting at approximately 3 p.m., and written comments may be submitted via the Web site http://www.wildlifeadaptation.gov.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Spring Room of the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place (corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street), Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Additional information on the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy can be found at http://www.wildlifeadaptationstrategy.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Griffis, Climate Change Coordinator, Office of Science and Technology, NMFS/NOAA, 1315 East- West Highway, 12th Floor, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or Roger.B.Griffis@noaa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-13/html/2011-11815.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Invitation to a Session on Public Involvement in EPA Advisory Activities Supported by the SAB Staff Office

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public session on public involvement in activities related to the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (the Council), Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), and the SAB.

    DATES: The public session will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

    ADDRESSES: The session will be held at Potomac Yard Conference Center, One Potomac Yard, 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, Fourth Floor Conference Center South (S-4370-80).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to attend must register by contacting Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564-2218, fax (202) 565-2098; or e-mail at nugent.angela@epa.gov, by May 27, 2011. Persons unable to attend the public session may send written comments to Dr. Angela Nugent by May 27, 2011.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-11/html/2011-11560.htm

  • Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the chartered SAB on June 7, 2011 to conduct a quality review of a draft SAB report entitled "SAB Review of Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions for Environmental Policy.''

    DATES: The public teleconference will be held on June 7, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain general information concerning the public teleconference may contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board via e-mail at stallworth.holly@epa.gov, telephone/voice mail (202) 564-2073, or fax (202) 565-2098. General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-09/html/2011-11209.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Laboratory Animal Welfare: Proposed Adoption and Implementation of the Eighth Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

    AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice of Additional Extension of Comment Period.


    SUMMARY: NIH is further extending the period for public comments on (1) NIH's adoption of the eighth edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide) as a basis for evaluation of institutional programs receiving or proposing to receive Public Health Service (PHS) support for activities involving animals; and (2) if NIH decides to adopt the eighth edition of the Guide, NIH's proposed implementation plan, which would require that institutions complete at least one semiannual program and facility evaluation using the eighth edition of the Guide as the basis for evaluation by March 31, 2012. NIH will consider comments on (1) The adoption of the Guide and (2) the implementation plan. The notice on the proposed adoption and implementation plan for the eighth edition of the Guide was published in the Federal Register on February 24, 2011 (76 FR 10379). The comment period is extended by an additional 30 days and thus will end on May 24, 2011. Additionally, character limits on the comment form fields have been removed.

    DATES: Written comments on the adoption and implementation of the eighth edition of the Guide must be received by NIH on or before May 24, 2011, in order to be considered.

    ADDRESSES: Public comments may be entered at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/2011guidecomments/add.htm. Character limits on the comment form fields have been removed. If the character limit previously in place prevented you from submitting your entire comment, please resubmit by the deadline in order to be considered. Comments will be made publicly available. Personally identifiable information (except organizational affiliations) will be removed prior to making comments publicly available.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, Office of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health, RKL1, Suite 360, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7982; telephone 301-496-7163.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-11/html/2011-11490.htm

  • Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 USC, as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, 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.

    Name of Committee: Advisory Committee to the Director, NIH.

    Date: June 9-10, 2011.

    Closed: June 9, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    Agenda: Review of the Pioneer and Innovator Awards.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, C-Wing, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Open: June 9, 2011, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10, 2011, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Agenda: NIH Director's Report, NIH updates, and other committee business.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, C-Wing, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20852.

    Contact Person: Gretchen Wood, Senior Assistant to the Deputy Director, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, One Center Drive, Building 1, Room 114, Bethesda, MD 20892, woodgs@od.nih.gov.

    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.

    In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, 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.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: http://www.nih.gov/about/director/acd.htm, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-13/html/2011-11791.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; Task Group of the Science Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Task Group of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) Science Committee. This Task Group reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.

    DATES: Wednesday, May 25, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Local Time.

    ADDRESSES: This meeting will take place telephonically and by WebEx. Any interested person may call the USA toll free conference call number 800-369-3194, pass code TAGAGMAY25, to participate in this meeting by telephone. The WebEx link is https://nasa.webex.com/, meeting number 993 198 285, and password tagag--May25.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marian Norris, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-4452, fax (202) 358-4118, or mnorris@nasa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-09/html/2011-11163.htm

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