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Federal Register Summary for week of 19 August

    Defense

  • Nominations for Membership on the Ocean Research Advisory Panel

    AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) is soliciting nominations for new members.

    DATES: Nominations should be submitted no later than September 15, 2011.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted via e-mail to CDR Stephen D. Martin, U.S. Navy, at stephen.d.martin@navy.mil.

    Contact Information: Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street Suite 1425, Attn: ONR Code 322B Room 1075, Arlington, VA 22203, telephone 703-696-4395.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Charles L. Vincent, Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street Suite 1425, Arlington, VA 22203-1995, telephone 703-696-4120.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-18/html/2011-21116.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Panel for the Review of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Panel to discuss its draft advisory report on the interagency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan FY 2010-2014.

    DATES: The teleconference will be held on September 16, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

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

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this teleconference meeting may contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB Staff Office, by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-4885; by fax at (202) 565- 2098 or via e-mail carpenter.thomas@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found at the EPA SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-18/html/2011-21100.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 September 7, 2011 to conduct a quality review of a draft SAB report, Peer Review of EPA's Draft National-Scale Mercury Risk Assessment (08/04/11) Draft.

    DATES: The public teleconference will be held on September 7, 2011 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Daylight 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. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Dr. Nugent may be contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; or by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-2218; fax at (202) 565-2098; or e-mail at nugent.angela@epa.gov. 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-2011-08-16/html/2011-20825.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Dialogues in Diversifying Clinical Trials: Successful Strategies for Engaging Women and Minorities in Clinical Trials

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the following Office of Women's Health and Society for Women's Health Research jointly sponsored meeting: Dialogues in Diversifying Clinical Trials: Successful Strategies for Engaging Women and Minorities in Clinical Trials. The purpose of this symposium is to facilitate the broader discussion and dissemination of innovative strategies for increasing the recruitment and retention of women and minority subpopulations into clinical trials. The overarching goal of this symposium is to use a best practices learning exchange to share information and encourage successful methods and/or model implementation within a broad research community--industry, academia, and government.

    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on September 22, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (registration); 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (program); 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (reception); and September 23, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Location: The meeting will be held at L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024.

    Contact: Deborah Kallgren, FDA Office of Women's Health, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 2314, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301- 796-9442, Fax: 301-847-8604, e-mail: deborah.kallgren@fda.hhs.gov.

    Registration: Registration is free, but seating is limited to 200. Registration will be accepted online and is available at http://www.swhr.org through September 16, 2011. For information regarding registration contact: Rachel Griffith, Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR), 1025 Connecticut Ave., NW., Suite 701, Washington, DC 20036, 202-496-5001, Fax: 202-833-3472, e-mail: rachel@swhr.org.

    If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Rachel Griffith at least 7 days in advance.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-18/html/2011-21042.htm

  • Meeting of the National Biodefense Science Board

    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) will be holding a public meeting. The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The NBSB will hold a public meeting on September 22, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. E.S.T. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.

    ADDRESSES: Almas Temple--Sphinx Grand Ballroom; 1315 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005 (adjacent to the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Washington). To attend by teleconference, please check the NBSB September meeting webpage, http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/legal/boards/nbsb/meetings/Pages/110922meeting.aspx. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting in person should send an e-mail to NBSB@HHS.GOV with "NBSB Registration'' in the subject line.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: e-mail: NBSB@HHS.GOV

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-18/html/2011-21163.htm

  • Interior

  • Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Fairbanks, AK

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments; announcement of public meetings.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) for public review and comment. In this document, we describe goals and objectives, management direction, and alternatives to manage the Refuge for the 15 years following approval of the final CCP. Also available for review in the document are draft compatibility determinations, a draft wilderness review, and a draft wild and scenic river review prepared in association with the CCP, as well as supporting documents required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

    DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by November 14, 2011. We will hold public meetings in communities within and near the Refuge, and also in the cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks, in Alaska. We will announce these upcoming public meetings in local news media.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments or requests for copies or more information by any of the following methods. You may request a 20-page summary of the CCP; a 1,200-page hard copy of the full CCP; or a CD-ROM of the summary and full document.

    Agency Web Site: Download a copy of the summary or full CCP document at http://arctic.fws.gov/ccp.htm.

    E-mail: ArcticRefugeCCP@fws.gov. Include "Arctic National Wildlife Refuge draft CCP and draft EIS'' in the subject line of the message.

    Fax: Attn: Sharon Seim, Planning Team Leader, (907) 456-0428.

    U.S. Mail: Sharon Seim, Planning Team Leader, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 101 12th Ave., Rm. 236, Fairbanks, AK 99701.

    In-Person Pickup or Drop-off: You may pick up a copy or drop off comments during regular business hours at the address listed above.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Seim, Planning Team Leader, at the address listed above, by phone at (907) 456-0501, or by e-mail at ArcticRefugeCCP@fws.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-15/html/2011-20448.htm

  • Marine Mammal Commission

  • Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information

    AGENCY: Marine Mammal Commission.

    ACTION: Final guidelines.


    SUMMARY: The Marine Mammal Commission adopts these guidelines to ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information disseminated by the agency in accordance with the directive issued by the Office of Management and Budget (67 FR 8452-8460), pursuant to section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael L. Gosliner, General Counsel, Marine Mammal Commission, 4340 East-West Highway, Room 700, Bethesda MD 20814; telephone: (301) 504-0087; fax: (301) 504-0099

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-17/html/2011-20915.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meeting

    The National Science Board's Task Force on Merit Review, 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 meetings for the transaction of National Science Board business and other matters specified, as follows:

    DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 1 p.m., E.D.T.

    SUBJECT MATTER: Discussion of proposed revisions to the draft principles and review criteria.

    STATUS: Open.

    This meeting will be held by teleconference originating at the National Science Board Office, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. A room will be available for the public and NSF staff to listen-in on this teleconference meeting. All visitors must contact the Board Office at least one day prior to the meeting to arrange for a visitor's badge and obtain the room number. Call 703-292- 7000 to request your badge, which will be ready for pick-up at the visitor's desk on the day of the meeting. All visitors must report to the NSF visitor desk at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance to receive their visitor's badge on the day of the teleconference.

    Please refer to the National Science Board Web site (http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/) for information or schedule updates, or contact: Kim Silverman, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-7000.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-16/html/2011-20926.htm

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