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Federal Register Summary for week of 5 October

    Agriculture

  • National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council will meet on November 15, 2012, at 9:45 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. The meeting will be held in Sacramento California at the Sacramento Convention Center Complex. The purpose of this meeting is to convene for its first meeting of the 2013 fiscal year. The Council will discuss the 2013 grant cycle and process, preparation for the 10 year action plan revisions; work plan action items; communications; and accomplishment/ recommendations report.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on November 15, 2012, at 9:45 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J. Street, Sacramento, California. Parking for the Sacramento Convention Center Complex is available at the city-operated Memorial Garage at 14th and H Streets and at privately owned vehicle lots and garages located within walking distance of the facilities. Parking rates vary by location.

    Written comments concerning this meeting should be addressed to Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff to the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, 201 14th Street SW., Yates Building (1 Central) MS-1151, Washington, DC 20250-1151.

    Comments may also be sent via email to nstremple@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 202-690-5792. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff to the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, 201 14th Street SW., Yates Building (1 Central) MS-1151, Washington, DC 20250-1151, desk phone 202-205-7829, or unit phone 202-205-1054. Additional information can be found on the Forest Service Web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/ucf/.

    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-01/html/2012-24025.htm

  • Commerce

  • Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.

    DATES: The meeting will be held October 23-25, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-777-5350.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; (301) 427-8004; email: Mark.Holliday@noaa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-01/html/2012-24159.htm

  • Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings.


    SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its 111th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Executive and Budget Standing Committee, and 155th Council to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.

    DATES: The meetings will be held from Wednesday, October 24th through Thursday, November 1, 2012. For specific dates, times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: The 111th SSC and Executive and Budget Standing Committee meetings will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522-8220. The 155th Council meeting will be held at the Laniakea YWCA-Fuller Hall, 1040 Richards Street, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 538-7061. The Fishers Forum will be held at the Harbor View Center, 1129 North Nimitz Hwy (Pier 38), Honolulu, HI 96817; telephone: (808) 983-1200.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522-8220.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-01/html/2012-23957.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Human Studies Review Board; Notification of a Public Meeting

    Human Studies Review Board; Notification of a Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The EPA Office of the Science Advisor announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board to advise the Agency on the EPA scientific and ethical reviews of research with human subjects.

    DATES: This public meeting will be held on November 1, 2012, from approximately 1 p.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Comments may be submitted on or before noon (Eastern Time) on Thursday, October 25, 2012.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0718, by one of the following methods:

    Internet: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

    Email: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.

    Mail: The EPA Docket Center EPA/DC, ORD Docket, Mail code: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    Hand Delivery: The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is located in the EPA Headquarters Library, Room Number 3334 in the EPA West Building, at 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. Please call (202) 566-1744 or email the ORD Docket at ord.docket@epa.gov for instructions. Updates to Public Reading Room access are available on the Web site http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.

    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD- 2012-0718. The Agency's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or email. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an "anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any electronic storage media you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to receive further information should contact Jim Downing at telephone number (202) 564-2468; fax: (202) 564-2070; email address: downing.jim@epa.gov or Lu-Ann Kleibacker on telephone number (202) 564- 7189; fax (202) 564-2070; email address kleibacker.lu-ann@epa.gov; mailing address Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail code 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information concerning the EPA HSRB can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-02/html/2012-24239.htm

  • Executive Office of the President

  • National Public Lands Day, 2012

    By the President of the United States of America

    A Proclamation

    When Thomas Jefferson described the view from Monticello in 1786, he wrote, "How sublime to look down into the workhouse of nature, to see her clouds, hail, snow, rain, thunder, all fabricated at our feet!'' Though much has changed in the years since our third President put those words to paper, the sense of awe and reverence he expressed still courses through the American spirit. Our expansive landscapes remain an inspiration for all to behold, and as an essential piece of our heritage, it is incumbent upon us to protect them not only in our time, but for all time.

    Today, thousands of Americans will take up that task by volunteering to care for our public lands. Cities and communities across our country will join together to restore the lands and waters we share, and families nationwide will explore the natural splendor that stretches from our Atlantic shores to the Pacific's rocky coasts. As we take time to connect with America's great outdoors in urban and rural areas alike, we are reminded of the varied roles our public lands play in our national life. These areas boost tourism and contribute to public health; they power local economies, fuel tomorrow's energy solutions, and serve as critical havens of biodiversity; and just as they always have, our public lands remain places of irreplaceable beauty. Through the America's Great Outdoors initiative, my Administration has worked to expand access to these important spaces while ensuring they are protected for future generations, and moving forward, we will continue to advance that vital mission.

    The rugged grandeur of the American landscape has helped shape our character and our soul as a Nation. As we celebrate this National Public Lands Day, let us reflect on the lands and waters that so deeply enrich our experience, and let us renew our commitment to protecting them in the years to come.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 29, 2012, as National Public Lands Day. I encourage all Americans to participate in a day of public service for our lands.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty- seventh.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-03/html/2012-24530.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors; Announcement of Meeting; Request for Comments

    SUMMARY: This notice announces the next meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The NTP BSC, a federally chartered, external advisory group composed of scientists from the public and private sectors, will review and provide advice on programmatic activities. The meeting is open to the public and preregistration is requested for both public attendance and comment. Information about the meeting and registration are available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165.

    DATES: Meeting: December 11, 2012, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and continuing until adjournment at approximately 4:30 p.m.

    Written Public Comments Submissions: Deadline is November 27, 2012.

    Pre-registration for Meeting and/or Oral Comments: Deadline is December 4, 2012.

    ADDRESSES:

    Meeting Location: Rodbell Auditorium, Rall Building, NIEHS, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Agency Meeting Web Page: The preliminary agenda, registration and other meeting materials are at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165.

    Webcast: The meeting will be available via webcast at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/video/index.cfm.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Lori White, Designated Federal Officer for the BSC, Office of Liaison, Policy and Review, Division of NTP, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, K2-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Phone: 919-541-9834, Fax: 919-541-0295, Email: whiteld@niehs.nih.gov. Hand Deliver/Courier address: 530 Davis Drive, Room K2136, Morrisville, NC 27560.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-04/html/2012-24420.htm

  • Notice of Listing of Members of the National Institutes of Health's Senior Executive Service 2012 Performance Review Board (PRB)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the persons who will serve on the National Institutes of Health's Senior Executive Service 2012 Performance Review Board. This action is being taken in accordance with Title 5, U.S.C., Section 4314 (c) (4), which requires that members of performance review boards be appointed in a manner to ensure consistency, stability, and objectivity in performance appraisals and requires that notice of the appointment of an individual to serve as a member be published in the Federal Register.

    The following persons will serve on the NIH Performance Review Board, which oversees the evaluation of performance appraisals of NIH Senior Executive Service (SES) members:

    Colleen Barros, Chair; Courtney Billet; John Czajkowski; Michael Gottesman; Sally Rockey; Mona Rowe; Lawrence Tabak.

    For further information about the NIH Performance Review Board, contact the Office of Human Resources, Workforce Relations Division, National Institutes of Health, Building 31, Room B3C07, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, telephone 301-402-9203 (not a toll-free number).

    Dated: September 25, 2012.

    Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-01/html/2012-24150.htm

  • Interior

  • Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force. The ANS Task Force's purpose is to develop and implement a program for U.S. waters to prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic nuisance species; to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate related information. The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The ANS Task Force will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday November 14, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday November 15, 2012.

    ADDRESSES: The ANS Task Force meeting will take place at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service building at 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. You may inspect minutes of the meeting at the office of the Chief, Division of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. You may also view the minutes on the ANS Task Force Web site at: http://anstaskforce.gov/meetings.php.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Mangin, Executive Secretary, ANS Task Force, at (703) 358-2466, or by email at Susan_Mangin@fws.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-05/html/2012-24644.htm

  • Draft Midwest Wind Energy Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan Within Eight-State Planning Area; Reopening of Comment Period

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Reopening of public comment period.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the public that we, in coordination with our planning partners, are reopening the public comment period for receipt of comments pertaining to the development of the Midwest Wind Energy Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan.

    DATES: To ensure consideration, we request written comments on or before December 3, 2012.

    ADDRESSES: Send your comments or request information by any one of the following methods:

    U.S. mail: Regional Director, Attn: Rick Amidon, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-1458;

    Facsimile: 612-713-5292 (Attn: Rick Amidon); or

    Email: midwestwindhcp@fws.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Amidon, (612) 713-5164.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-03/html/2012-24401.htm

  • Establishment of the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of establishment; request for nominees.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is establishing and seeking nominations for the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (Committee). The Committee will provide advice on matters and actions relating to the establishment and operations of the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the DOI Climate Science Centers. In doing so, the Committee will obtain input from Federal, state, tribal, local government, nongovernmental organizations, private sector entities, and academic institutions.

    DATES: Written nominations must be received by November 19, 2012.

    ADDRESSES: Send nominations to: Robin O'Malley, Policy and Partnership Coordinator, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 400, Reston, VA 20192, romalley@usgs.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin O'Malley, Policy and Partnership Coordinator, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 400, Reston, VA 20192, romalley@usgs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-04/html/2012-24478.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources; 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 Education and Human Resources (1119).

    Date/Time: November 7, 2012: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., November 8, 2012: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Place: NSF Headquarters, Room 375, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Amanda Edelman, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-8600 or email: aedelman@nsf.gov.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice with respect to the Foundation's science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and human resources programming.

    Agenda

    November 7, 2012 (Wednesday Morning)

    • Welcoming Remarks
    • Opening Introductions/Discussion with AC Members
    • National Challenges in STEM Education and Strategic
    • Direction of EHR

    Working Lunch

    November 7, 2012 (Wednesday Afternoon)

    • Collaborations Across NSF
    • Committee of Visitors Results and Discussion

    November 8, 2012 (Thursday Morning)

    • Research and Development in EHR
    • Evaluation and Monitoring Plan

    Working Lunch

    November 8, 2012 (Thursday Afternoon)

    • Strategic Communication Discussion
    • Dialogue with NSF Director and Deputy Director
    • Next Steps and Future Meeting Topics
    • Adjournment

    Susanne Bolton, Committee Management Officer.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-05/html/2012-24648.htm

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