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Federal Register Summary for week of 13 May

    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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