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Federal Register Summary for week of 16 September

    Energy

  • Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Department of Energy; Office of Science.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: Thursday, October 6, 2011 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, October 7, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. David Thomassen, Designated Federal Officer, BERAC, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-1290. Phone 301-903-9817; fax (301) 903-5051 or email: david.thomassen@science.doe.gov. The most current information concerning this meeting can be found on the Web site: http://science.energy.gov/ber/berac/meetings/.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-15/html/2011-23635.htm

  • Commerce

  • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Workshop

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

    ACTION: Notice of a workshop.

    SUMMARY: The Eight Regional Fishery Management Councils will convene a workshop of representatives of their respective Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSCs) to examine the approaches being taken around the United States by the Council SSCs in addressing Ecosystems Based Fishery Management (EBFM) issues from biological, economic and social perspectives.

    DATES: The workshop will be held Tuesday, October 4 through Thursday, October 6, 2011.

    ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Kingsmill Conference Center, 1010 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185; telephone: (800) 832-5665.

    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Seagraves at the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 674-2331.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-14/html/2011-23461.htm

  • National Sea Grant Advisory Board

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the National Sea Grant College Program Web site at http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/leadership/advisory_board.html.

    DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. E.S.T. Wednesday, September 28 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. E.S.T. Thursday, September 29, 2011.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett Bay Campus, 215 South Ferry Road, Ocean Technology Center, Narragansett, RI 02882.

    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15- minute public comment period on Thursday, September 29 at 2:45 p.m. E.S.T. (check agenda on Web site to confirm time.) The Board expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by the Designated Federal Officer by September 19, 2011 to provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received after September 19, 2011, will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first- come, first-served basis.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth Ban, Designated Federal Officer, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11843, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 734-1082.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-15/html/2011-23670.htm

  • Science Advisory Board

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the section on Matters to be Considered.

    TIME and DATES: The meeting is scheduled for: Friday, September 30, from 3:15-5:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

    ADDRESSES: Conference call. Public access is available at: NOAA, SSMC 3, Room 11836, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Md.

    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 5- minute public comment period from 5:05-5:10 p.m. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of one minute. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by September 26, 2011 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after September 26, 2011, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Final Report from the Climate and Environmental Information Services Working Groups' Climate Partnership Task Force (2) Review of new members and renewal of member terms for the Environmental Information Services Working Group (3) Terms of Reference and Proposed Members for a Satellite Task Force (4) NOAA Request for SAB Review of the NOAA Research Enterprise and (5) NOAA Request for the Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group to vet reviewers for the National Marine Fisheries Science Centers. For the latest agenda, please visit the SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science 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).

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-15/html/2011-23675.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Geosciences

    Agency: National Science Foundation

    Action: Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting:

    Name: Advisory Committee for Geosciences (1755).

    Dates: October 13, 2011 8:30 a.m.-5,p.m. October 14, 2011 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Place: Stafford I, Room 1235, National Science Foundation, 4201Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Virginia 22230.

    Type Of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Melissa Lane, National Science Foundation, Suite 705, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22230; Phone 703-292- 8500.

    Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.

    Purpose Of Meeting: To provide advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning support for geosciences.

    Agenda

    October 13, 2011

    • Update on Directorate Activities and Plans
    • Division Subcommittee Meetings
    • Division Subcommittee Reports
    • Report on the Merit Review Task Force

    October 14, 2011

    • Topical Subcommittee Meetings
    • Topical Subcommittee Reports
    • Panel of Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences Awardees
    • Action Items/Planning for Fall Meeting

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-16/html/2011-23751.htm

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