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Federal Register Summary for week of 21 October

    Commerce

  • National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee

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

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

    SUMMARY: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) were established by the Secretary of Commerce under the authority of the Global Change Research Act of 1990 to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate.

    Time and Date: The meeting will be held November 16 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and November 17, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

    Place: The meeting will be held at the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory--David Skaggs Research Center (DSRC), 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305-3337. Please check the Web site http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

    Status: Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Members of the public must RSVP in order to attend all or a portion of the meeting by contacting the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by November 1, 2011. The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30 minute public comment period on November 16 at 5 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). The NCADAC 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 five (5) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by November 10, 2011 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's Office by November 10, 2011 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after November 10, 2011 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

    Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dr. Cynthia Decker (301-563- 6162, Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by November 1, 2011.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NCADAC Web site at http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-10-20/html/2011-27113.htm

  • Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Draft Strategic Plan

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

    ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment.

    SUMMARY: This notice announces that OAR's draft Strategic Plan (FY12- 18) is available for public review and comment. The draft incorporates OAR's mission and vision, and characterizes its goals and objectives over the next six years. These goals and objectives will provide guidance and strategic direction for program and laboratory planning.

    DATES: Public comments are due by 5 p.m., EST, November 11, 2011.

    ADDRESSES: Public comments must be submitted to OAR.Plan@noaa.gov.

    The draft document can be found electronically at: http://www.oar.noaa.gov/aboutus/strategic.html. Those without computer access can call 301-734-1048 to request a copy of the draft strategic plan and instructions for returning written comments by U.S. Postal Service.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The NOAA Strategic Planning Team at OAR.Plan@noaa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-10-18/html/2011-26878.htm

  • Defense

  • Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel

    AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

    ACTION: Notice of Meeting.

    SUMMARY: The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP) will hold a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Members of the public should submit their comments in advance of the meeting to the meeting Point of Contact.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., 4th Floor, Washington DC 20005.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Charles L. Vincent, Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 1425, Arlington, VA 22203-1995, telephone 703-696-4118.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice of open meeting is provided in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2). The meeting will include discussions on ocean research, resource management, and other current issues in the ocean science and management communities.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-10-18/html/2011-26915.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Science Advisory Board to the National Center for Toxicological Research

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At least one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.

    Name of Committee: Science Advisory Board (SAB) to the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR).

    General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues.

    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on November 8, 2011, from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on November 9, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Location: NCTR SAB Conference Room B-12, 3900 NCTR Rd., Jefferson, AR 72079.

    Contact Person: Margaret Miller, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, rm. 2208, Silver Spring, MD. 20993- 0002, 301-796-8890, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800- 741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), and follow the prompts to the desired center or product area. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting. A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the Agency's Web site and call the appropriate advisory committee hot line/phone line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-10-18/html/2011-26891.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Mathematical and Physical Sciences

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation

    ACTION: Notice of Meeting

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

    • Name: Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee (66).
    • Date/Time: November 2, 2011 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; November 3, 2011 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; November 4, 2011 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, November 5, Room 1005, November 6 and 7, Room 1235.
    • Type of Meeting: Open.
    • Contact Person: Dr. Morris L. Aizenman, Senior Science Associate, Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Room 1005, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. (703) 292-8807.
    • Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations concerning NSF science and education activities within the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-10-17/html/2011-26655.htm

  • Advisory Committee for Polar Programs

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Notice of Meeting.

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

    • Name: Advisory Committee for Polar Programs (1130).
    • Date/Time: November 14, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; November 15, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1235, Arlington, VA.
    • Type of Meeting: Open.
    • Contact Person: Dr. Kelly Falkner, Office of Polar Programs (OPP). National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. (703) 292-8030.
    • Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.
    • Purpose of Meeting: To advise NSF on the impact of its policies, programs, and activities on the polar research community, to provide advice to the Director of OPP on issues related to long-range planning.
    • Agenda: Staff presentations and discussion on opportunities and challenges for polar research, education and infrastructure; discussion of OPP Strategic Vision.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-10-18/html/2011-26850.htm

  • Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation

    ACTION: Notice of Meeting.

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

    • Name: Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (1171)
    • Date/Time: November 3, 2011; 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. November 4, 2011; 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Stafford II, Room 595, Arlington, VA 22230.
    • Type of Meeting: Open.
    • Contact Person: Ms. Lisa Jones, Office of the Assistant Director, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 905, Arlington, Virginia 22230, 703-292-8700.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-10-20/html/2011-27143.htm

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