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Federal Register Summary for week of 8 February

    Commerce

  • Council Coordination Committee Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


    SUMMARY: NMFS will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC), consisting of the Regional Fishery Management Council chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors in February 2013. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, including FY 2013 budget allocations and budget planning for FY 2014 and beyond, National Standard One update, fisheries allocation, Managing Our Nations Fisheries III Conference, electronic monitoring of fisheries, and other topics related to implementation of the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).

    DATES: The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, recess at 5:30 p.m. or when business is complete; and reconvene at 9 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013, and adjourn by 5 p.m. or when business is complete.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20001, telephone 301-589- 0800, fax 301-589-4791.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William D. Chappell: Telephone 301- 427-8505 or email at William.Chappell@noaa.gov; or Tara Scott: Telephone 301-427-8505 or email at Tara.Scott@noaa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-04/html/2013-02373.htm

  • Energy

  • Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L.92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that this document be published in the Federal Register.

    DATES:

    February 27, 2012 1:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

    February 28, 2012 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Levine, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; Email: Elliott.Levine@ee.doe.gov or Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220; Email: rtiley@bcs-hq.com.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-06/html/2013-02603.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Annual Measures Reporting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), "Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Annual Measures Reporting'' (EPA ICR No. 2415.01, OMB Control No. 2070-XXXX) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (75 FR 66084) on October 27, 2010 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before March 6, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ- OPP-2010-0793, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to opp.ncic@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA.

    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lily G. Negash, Field & External Affairs Division, 7506P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703-347- 8515; fax number: 703-305-5884; email address: negash.lily@epa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-04/html/2013-02322.htm

  • Interior

  • DEEPWATER HORIZON Oil Spill; Final Phase II Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Review

    AGENCY: Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of availability of final report.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Framework Agreement for Early Restoration Addressing Injuries Resulting from the DEEPWATER HORIZON Oil Spill (Framework Agreement), notice is hereby given that the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies (Trustees) have approved the Phase II Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Review (Phase II ERP/ER) describing the second set of restoration projects selected by the Trustees to continue the process of restoring natural resources and services injured or lost as a result of the DEEPWATER HORIZON oil spill, which occurred on or about April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the Phase II ERP/ER.

    ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may download the Phase II ERP/ER and the Framework Agreement at http://www.doi.gov/deepwaterhorizon. You may also review hard copies of the Phase II ERP/ER at any of the public repositories listed at http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Spears, at fw4coastalDERPcomments@fws.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-05/html/2013-02430.htm

  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5- Year Status Reviews of 44 Species in Oregon, Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are initiating 5-year status reviews for 44 species in Oregon, Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any new information on these species that has become available since the last review for that particular species.

    DATES: To ensure consideration in our reviews, we are requesting submission of new information no later than April 8, 2013. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time.

    ADDRESSES: For the 42 species in Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands (see Table 1 below), submit information to: Field Supervisor, Attention: 5-Year Review, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 3-122, Box 50088, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850.

    For the Oregon chub and Hutton tui chub, submit information to: Field Supervisor, Attention: 5-Year Review, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office, 2600 SE 98th Avenue, Suite 100, Portland, Oregon 97266. Information on Oregon species can also be submitted by email to: fw1or5yearreview@fws.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristi Young, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES), 808- 792-9400 (for species in Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands); or Jeff Dillon, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office, 503-231-6179 (for Oregon chub and Hutton tui chub). Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 for TTY assistance.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-05/html/2013-02453.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering 1173; 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: Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE).

    Dates/Time: February 25, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; February 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation (NSF), 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.

    To help facilitate your entry into the building, contact the individual listed below. Your request to attend this meeting must be received by email (vfung@nsf.gov) on or prior to February 21st, 2013.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Dr. Bernice Anderson, Senior Advisor and CEOSE Designated Federal Officer, Office of International and Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.

    Telephone Numbers: (703) 292-5151, 703-292-8040_banderso@nsf.gov.

    Minutes: Meeting minutes and other information may be obtained from the Senior Advisor and CEOSE Designated Federal Officer at the above address or the Web site at http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/activities/ceose/index.jsp.

    Purpose of Meeting: To study data, programs, policies, and other information pertinent to the National Science Foundation and to provide advice and recommendations concerning broadening participation in science and engineering.

    Agenda: Opening Statement by the CEOSE Chair

    Discussions:

    • Concurrence on the CEOSE Minutes of the June 19-20, 2012 Meeting
    • Discussion of Key Points from the Meeting among the National Science Foundation Director and CEOSE officers
    • A Conversation with Dr. Cora B. Marrett, Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation
    • NSF Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan
    • Reports of CEOSE Liaisons to NSF Advisory Committees
    • Broadening Participation Efforts of NSF Centers and Major Research Instrumentation Program
    • Update on Interagency Broadening Participation Activities by Federal Liaisons
    • Discussion about the 2011-2012 Biennial CEOSE Report To Congress
    • Discussion on CEOSE Unfinished Business and New Business

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-06/html/2013-02547.htm

  • National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice

    The National Science Board's Committee on Education and Human Resources, 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 teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business and other matters specified, as follows:

    DATE & TIME: Monday, February 11, 2013, 10:00-11:00 a.m. EST.

    SUBJECT MATTER: (1) Chairman's opening remarks; and (2) Guidelines for discussion at the Board's February 20th meeting.

    STATUS: Open.

    LOCATION: This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Board Office, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. A public listening room will be available for this teleconference meeting. All visitors must contact the Board Office [call 703-292-7000 or send an email message to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov] at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference for the public room number and to arrange for a visitor's badge. All visitors must report to the NSF visitor desk located in the lobby at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance on the day of the teleconference to receive a visitor's badge.

    UPDATES & POINT OF CONTACT: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information. Meeting information and updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/. Point of contact for this meeting is: Jacqueline Meszaros, National Science Board Office, 4201Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-7000.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-07/html/2013-02844.htm

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