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Federal Register Summary for week of 22 June

    Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notification of a Joint Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board and Chartered Board of Scientific Counselors

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a joint public meeting of the Chartered SAB and the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) Chartered Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) to provide advice on ORD's plans to implement its research program.

    DATES: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the The Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, 4100 Main at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes further information concerning the meeting may contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564-2218, fax (202) 565-2098; or email at nugent.angela@epa.gov.

    General information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-18/html/2012-14821.htm

  • Public Meeting on Draft Permitting Guidance for Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Activities Using Diesel Fuels

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or agency) is announcing a public meeting to discuss draft permitting guidance the agency has developed on the use of diesel fuels in oil and gas hydraulic fracturing and to solicit input during the public comment period. The meeting is open to all interested parties. The agency requests input on the following technical aspects of the draft permitting guidance: Diesel fuels description; diesel fuels usage information; permit duration and well closure; area of review; information submitted with the permit application; and monitoring.

    DATES: The meeting will take place on Monday, June 29, 2012, in Room 1153 EPA East, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. Participants may choose from two sessions, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Seating is limited. Registration will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To allow for maximum public participation, registrants are asked to select one session only. Pre- registration will open on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, and close on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at noon. Registration may also be available at the door as space permits. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for registration details.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherri Comerford, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Mailcode 4606M, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-4639; email address: comerford.sherri@epa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-18/html/2012-14786.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, U.S.C. Appendix 2, notice is hereby given that the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will hold its twenty-eighth meeting. The meeting will be open to the public. Information about SACHRP and the meeting agenda will be posted on the SACHRP Web site at: http://www.dhhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp/mtgings/index.html.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 705A, Washington, DC 20201.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Menikoff, M.D., J.D., Director, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), or Julia Gorey, J.D., Executive Director, SACHRP; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, Maryland 20852; 240-453-8141; fax: 240-453-6909; email address: Julia.Gorey@hhs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-21/html/2012-15080.htm

  • Interior

  • Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Sixteenth Regular Meeting: Proposed Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items Being Considered; Observer Information

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The United States, as a Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), may submit proposed resolutions, decisions, and agenda items for consideration at meetings of the Conference of the Parties to CITES. The United States may also propose amendments to the CITES Appendices for consideration at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. The sixteenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP16) is scheduled to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, March 3- 15, 2013. With this notice, we describe proposed resolutions, decisions, and agenda items that the United States is considering submitting for consideration at CoP16; invite your comments and information on these proposals; and provide information on how non- governmental organizations based in the United States can attend CoP16 as observers.

    DATES: We will consider written information and comments you submit concerning proposed resolutions, decisions, and agenda items that the United States is considering submitting for consideration at CoP16, if we receive them by August 20, 2012.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments pertaining to proposed 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. Comments and materials we receive in response to this notice will be posted for public inspection on http://www.regulations.gov, and will be available by appointment, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 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 703-358-2095.

    Requests for approval to attend CoP16 as an observer should be sent to the Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203, or via email at: managementauthority@fws.gov, or via fax at: 703-358-2298.

    For the latest news and information regarding U.S. preparations for CoP16, please visit our Web site at http://www.fws.gov/international/CITES/CoP16.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information pertaining to resolutions, decisions, and agenda items, contact: Robert R. Gabel, Chief, Division of Management Authority; telephone 703-358-2095; facsimile 703-358-2298. For information pertaining to species proposals contact: Rosemarie Gnam, Chief, Division of Scientific Authority; telephone 703-358-1708; facsimile 703-358-2276. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-21/html/2012-15121.htm

  • Request for Nominations for the Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Extension of Submission Deadline

    AGENCY: National Invasive Species Council, Office of the Secretary, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, on behalf of the interdepartmental National Invasive Species Council, proposes to appoint new members to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). The Secretary of the Interior, acting as administrative lead, is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the ISAC.

    DATES: The submission deadline for nominations has been extended. All must now be postmarked by July 5, 2012.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Lori Williams, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council (OS/NISC), Regular Mail: 1849 C Street NW., (MS 1201 EYE), Washington, DC 20240; Express Mail: 1201 Eye Street NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, at (202) 513-7243, fax: (202) 371-1751, or by email at Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-20/html/2012-15047.htm

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