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Federal Register Summary for week of 10 November

    Commerce

  • National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC)

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

    ACTION: Notice of time changes for public meeting and public comment period.

    SUMMARY: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) was 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 8:30 a.m. to 3 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 serve 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 3:30 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, Email: 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-2011-11-10/html/2011-29091.htm

  • Interior

  • Invasive Species Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of public meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee.

    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). Comprised of 29 nonfederal invasive species experts and stakeholders from across the nation, the purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council, as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty of the Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues.

    Purpose of Meeting: The meeting will be held on December 6-8, 2011 in Washington, DC and will focus primarily invasive species as it relates to commerce. The purpose of the meeting is to convene the full ISAC and consider strategies and methodologies for implementing performance elements outlined in the 2008-2012 Invasive Species National Management Plan. The meeting is open to the public. An orientation session will be held on Monday, December 5, 2011, for the six new ISAC members appointed by Secretary Ken Salazar on September 16, 2011. There will be no ISAC business conducted during the orientation session, which is closed to the public.

    DATES: ISAC New Member Orientation (CLOSED): Monday, December 5, 2011; 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (OPEN): Tuesday, December 6, 2011 through Thursday, December 8, 2011. The meeting will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 and Wednesday, December 7, 2011. On Thursday, December 8, 2011, the meeting will begin at 8 a.m., and adjourn at 12 noon.

    ADDRESSES: The new member orientation will be held at the NISC offices at 1201 Eye Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. The ISAC meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce (Herbert C. Hoover Building), 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. The general session will be held in Room 4830. Note: All meeting participants and interested members of the public must be cleared through building security prior to being escorted to the meeting.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, (202) 513- 7243; Fax: (202) 371-1751.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-07/html/2011-28743.htm

  • North American Wetlands Conservation Council

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council will meet to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission. This meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.

    DATES: Council Meeting: December 6, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For deadlines and directions on registering to attend, submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please see "Public Input" under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, 1133 15th St. NW., 11th Floor 1000, Washington, DC 20005.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Kreger, Acting Council Coordinator, by phone at (703) 358-1784; by email at dbhc@fws.gov; or by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop MBSP 4075, Arlington, VA 22203.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-08/html/2011-28751.htm

  • Request for Information and Recommendations on Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items for Consideration at the Sixteenth Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna/Flora

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice.

    SUMMARY: To implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES or the Convention), the Parties to the Convention meet periodically to review what species in international trade should be regulated and other aspects of the implementation of CITES. The sixteenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP16) is tentatively scheduled to be held in March 2013 in Thailand. This is our second in a series of Federal Register notices that, together with an announced public meeting, provide you with an opportunity to participate in the development of the U.S. negotiating positions for CoP16. We published our first CoP16-related Federal Register notice on June 14, 2011, in which we requested information and recommendations on species proposals for the United States to consider submitting for consideration at CoP16. Further input from the public on species proposals will be sought in a future notice. With this notice we are soliciting and invite you to provide us with information and recommendations on resolutions, decisions, and agenda items that the United States might consider submitting for discussion at CoP16. In addition, with this notice we provide preliminary information on how to request approved observer status for nongovernmental organizations that wish to attend the meeting.

    DATES: We will consider all information and comments we receive on or before January 6, 2012.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments pertaining to recommendations for resolutions, decisions, and agenda items for discussion at CoP16 by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on Docket No. FWS-R9- IA-2011-0087.

    U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R9-IA-2011-0087; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.

    We will not consider comments sent by email or fax or to an address not listed in the ADDRESSES section. We will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us. If you submit a comment via http://www.regulations.gov, your entire comment--including any personal identifying information--will be posted on the Web site. If you submit a hardcopy comment that includes personal identifying information, you may request at the top of your document that we withhold this information from public review. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will post all hardcopy comments on http://www.regulations.gov.

    Comments and materials we receive in response to this notice will be available for public inspection on http://www.regulations.gov, or by appointment, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203; telephone (703) 358-1908.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information pertaining to resolutions, decisions, and agenda items contact: Robert R. Gabel, Chief, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203; telephone (703) 358-2095; facsimile (703) 358-2298. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877-8339. For information pertaining to species proposals contact: Rosemarie Gnam, Chief, Division of Scientific Authority, phone (703) 358-1708, fax (703) 358- 2276, email: scientificauthority@fws.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-07/html/2011-28735.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Notice of Availability for Public Comment on the Interagency Ocean Observing Committee Draft Certification Criteria for Non-Federal Asset Integration Into IOOS

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation (NSF).

    ACTION: Notice of availability.

    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation publishes this notice on behalf of the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) to announce a 60-day public comment period for non-federal asset certification criteria. This draft certification criteria will be used to establish eligibility for non-federal assets to be integrated into the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observation System (IOOS) and to ensure compliance with all applicable standards and protocols. This criteria was developed in response to a requirement in the Integrated Coastal Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 (33 U.S.C. 3601-3610) and is applicable to all non-federal assets as defined in the Act, including Regional Information Coordination Entities (RICEs).

    DATES: Written, faxed or emailed comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. eastern standard time on January 6, 2012.

    ADDRESSES: The IOOC draft certification criteria is available for review from the IOOC Web site URL: http://www.iooc.us. For the public unable to access the internet, printed copies can be requested by contacting the IOOC Support Office at the address below. The public is encouraged to submit comments electronically to certification@oceanleadership.org. If you are unable to access the Internet, comments may be submitted via fax or regular mail. Faxed comments should be sent to (202) 332-8887 with Attn: IOOC Support Office. Comments may be submitted in writing to the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Attention: IOOC Support Office, 1201 New York Avenue NW., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about this notice, please contact the IOOC Support Office, telephone: (202) 787- 1622; Email: certification@oceanleadership.org.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-07/html/2011-28731.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meetings

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation

    ACTION: Notice of an open meeting

    The National Science Board's Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF), 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 a meeting for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    DATE AND TIME: Monday, November 7, 2011 from 4 to 5 p.m., EST.

    SUBJECT MATTER: Discussion of Mid-scale Instrumentation Report.

    STATUS: Open.

    This meeting will be held by teleconference originating at the National Science Board Office, National Science Foundation, 4201Wilson 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: Blane Dahl, National Science Foundation, 4201Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-7000.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-09/html/2011-29193.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meetings

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation

    ACTION: Notice of Meeting

    The National Science Board's Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF), 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 a meeting for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    DATE AND TIME: Monday, November 14, 2011 to 5 p.m., EST.

    SUBJECT MATTER: Discussion of Mid-scale Instrumentation Report.

    STATUS: Open.

    This meeting will be held by teleconference originating at the National Science Board Office, National Science Foundation, 4201Wilson 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: Blane Dahl, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-7000.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-10/html/2011-29344.htm

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Request For Information: Public Access to Digital Data Resulting from Federally Funded Scientific Research; Correction

    AGENCY: Office of Science and Technology Policy

    ACTION: Notice of Request for Information (RFI).

    SUMMARY: The RFI is being corrected to change the response date to January 2, 2012 to reflect a 60 day response time. The RFI was published in the Federal Register, Volume 76, Number 214, on November 4, 2011, pages 68517-68518.

    In accordance with Section 103(b)(6) of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (ACRA; Pub. L. 111-358), this Request for Information (RFI) offers the opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to provide recommendations on approaches for ensuring long-term stewardship and encouraging broad public access to unclassified digital data that result from federally funded scientific research. The public input provided through this Notice will inform deliberations of the National Science and Technology Council's Interagency Working Group on Digital Data.

    • Release Date: November 3, 2011.
    • Response Date: January 2, 2012.

    ADDRESSES: digitaldata@ostp.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-10/html/2011-29166.htm

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