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Federal Register Summary for week of 17 February

    Agriculture

  • Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

    AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice; correction.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture published a document in the Federal Register of February 1, 2012, concerning a notice of public meeting and request for stakeholder input. The document contained the incorrect fax number and minor edits.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Effie Baldwin, (202) 401-4891

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-13/html/2012-3288.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Cancellation and Rescheduling of National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) Committee Meeting.


    SUMMARY: EPA announced in the Federal Register on January 12, 2012 [FRL-9617-7] a National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) Meeting to be held at the EPA Potomac Yard Conference Center, One Potomac Yard, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of cancellation and rescheduling of that public meeting for the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT members represent academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. The purpose of this meeting is to begin developing recommendations to the Administrator regarding actions that EPA can take in response to the National Academy of Sciences Report on "Incorporating Sustainability in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.'' A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ofacmo/nacept/cal-nacept.htm.

    DATES: NACEPT has cancelled the two-day public meeting scheduled for February 13, 2012, from February 14, 2012. NACEPT will now hold the two-day public meeting on Monday, March 26, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST) and Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EST).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the EPA East Building Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Joyce, Acting Designated Federal Officer, joyce.mark@epa.gov, (202) 564-2130, U.S. EPA, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Management and Outreach (1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-15/html/2012-3533.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office for Human Research Protections.

    ACTION: Notice.


    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. The Committee is governed by the provisions of Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. SUMMARY: The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), a program office in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), previously published a notice (76 FR 243, 19 Dec 2011, pp. 78660-78661) seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP). OHRP would like to announce a four week extension of the SACHRP nomination period. As a result of this extension, the nomination period will now end at the close of business on March 16, 2012.

    DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than March 16, 2012.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be mailed or delivered to Dr. Jerry Menikoff, Director, Office for Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852. Nominations will not be accepted by email or by facsimile.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Gorey, Executive Director, SACHRP, Office for Human Research Protections, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852, telephone: 240-453-8141. A copy of the Committee charter and list of the current members can be obtained by contacting Ms. Gorey, accessing the SACHRP Web site at www.hhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp, or requesting them via email at sachrp@osophs.dhhs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-16/html/2012-3625.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach 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 announces a meeting of the Education and Public Outreach Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC).

    DATES: Monday, March 5, 2012, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., local Time.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546, Room 5H45-A.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This meeting will also take place telephonically and via WebEx. Any interested person should contact Ms. Erika G. Vick, Executive Secretary for the Education and Public Outreach Committee, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC, at Erika.vick-1@nasa.gov, no later than 4 p.m., local time, March 1, 2012, to get further information about participating via teleconference and/or WebEx.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-17/html/2012-3777.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel Review; 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: U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel Review, 76826.

    Date/Time: March 5, 2012, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1295, Arlington, VA 22230.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Sue LaFratta, 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: The Panel will conduct an independent review of the current U.S. Antarctic Program to ensure the nation is pursuing the best twenty-year trajectory for conducting science and diplomacy in Antarctica--one that is environmentally sound, safe, innovative, affordable, sustainable, and consistent with the Antarctic Treaty.

    Agenda: Present the Panel with additional programmatic information related to opportunities and challenges for Antarctic research and research support; discussion of findings and recommendations; planning for additional meetings.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-17/html/2012-3781.htm

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