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Federal Register Summary for week of 15 February

    Agriculture

  • National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule will meet in Albuquerque, NM. The committee operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations on the implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Rule. The meeting is also open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to advance the dialogue from the first meeting and build a broader understanding of issues associated with implementation of the new planning rule. Another objective of the meeting is to continue to define areas where the committee can provide the most valuable input and recommendations for implementation of the new rule.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on February 19-22, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mountain Time.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Albuquerque Service Center Academy located at 4000 Masthead NE., Albuquerque, NM 87109; Rooms 131- 133.

    Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary Information. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at 1601 N Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209, 6th Floor. Please call ahead to 202-205- 0895 to facilitate entry into the building to view comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Helwig, Ecosystem Management Coordination, 202-205-0892, jahelwig@fs.fed.us or Chalonda Jasper, Ecosystem Management Coordination, 202-260-9400, cjasper@fs.fed.us.

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

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-12/html/2013-03129.htm

  • Commerce

  • National Sea Grant Advisory Board

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the National Sea Grant College Program Web site at http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/leadership/advisory_board.html.

    DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST Monday, March 4 and 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20037.

    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15- minute public comment period on Tuesday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. E.S.T. (check agenda on Web site to confirm time.) The Board 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 three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by the Designated Federal Officer by February 26, 2013 to provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received after February 26, 2013 will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first- come, first-served basis.

    Special Accomodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Elizabeth Ban, Designated Federal Officer at 301-734-1082 by February 22, 2013.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth Ban, Designated Federal Officer, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11843, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 734-1082.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-14/html/2013-03446.htm

  • Defense

  • Extension of Nominations for Membership on the Ocean Research Advisory Panel

    AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

    ACTION: Extension of Notice of request for nominations.


    SUMMARY: The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) is soliciting nominations for eight new members.

    DATES: Nominations should be submitted no later than 5:00pm EST, March 15, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted via email to CDR Stephen D. Martin, US Navy, at stephen.d.martin@navy.mil.

    Contact Information: Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street Suite 1425, ATTN: ONR Code 322B Room 1075, Arlington, VA 22203, telephone 703-696-4395.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Joan S. Cleveland, Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street Suite 1425, Arlington, VA 22203- 1995, telephone 703-696-4532; or CDR Stephen D. Martin, telephone 703- 696-4395.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-12/html/2013-03165.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting.


    SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of 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 represents diverse interests from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, State, and tribal governments.

    The purpose of this meeting is for NACEPT to discuss and approve draft recommendations in response to the National Academy of Sciences' report on "Sustainability and the U.S. EPA.'' NACEPT's second letter on sustainability will address two topics: (1) What strengths EPA can leverage to successfully deploy sustainability practices across the Agency, and (2) what 3-5 year breakthrough objectives are related to sustainability implementation and recommended measurement systems for assessing progress toward EPA's sustainability vision. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ofacmo/nacept/cal-nacept.htm.

    DATES: NACEPT will hold a two-day public meeting on Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST) and Friday, March 8, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1117, Washington, DC 20004.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Joyce, Acting Designated Federal Officer, at 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-2013-02-11/html/2013-02929.htm

  • Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the chartered SAB to: (1) Receive an update briefing on the EPA's Office of Research and Development's (ORD) implementation of strategic research plans; (2) conduct quality reviews of three draft SAB reports [on the use of computational toxicology (CompTox) to advance risk assessment; on EPA's retrospective study of the costs of EPA regulations; and on methodologies for estimating air emissions for broiler animal feeding operations and for lagoons and basins at swine and dairy animal feeding operations]; and (3) to discuss information provided in the agency's regulatory agenda, specifically planned actions and their supporting science.

    DATES: The public meeting will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, March 8, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd Street NW., Washington, DC, 20037.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 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-2013-02-11/html/2013-02925.htm

  • Pollinator Summit: Status of Ongoing Collaborative Efforts To Protect Pollinators; Notice of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture, will facilitate a public meeting with parties engaged in activities to reduce potential acute exposure of honey bees and pollinators to pesticides. Invited presenters will provide briefings on current activities in three key areas related to improving seed treatment techniques; reducing the generation of dust that occurs during planting operations; and raising awareness of current best management practices that are available to mitigate potential acute pesticide exposure to pollinators. Pollinators are an important component of agricultural production, critical to food and ecosystems, and must be protected so that they can continue to play this important role. The intended outcome of this meeting is to share information and look for areas of collaboration to lessen the unintended impacts of pesticides on pollinators during coming and future growing seasons. This meeting complements EPA's ongoing work through the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) to support and take action to improve pollinator health.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on March 5, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. e.s.t.

    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), First Floor Conference Center, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Clock-Rust, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, (7507P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-2718; fax number: (703) 305-6309 email address: clock-rust.mary@epa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-13/html/2013-03332.htm

  • Interior

  • Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Meetings

    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 31 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 March 7-8, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia, and will focus on the changing approaches to invasive species. 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 National Invasive Species Management Plan. The meeting agenda is now available on the NISC Web site, www.invasivespecies.gov. Supplemental materials will be uploaded to the site on or before Friday, February 22, 2013.

    The full committee meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2013 and Friday, February 8, 2013 is open to the public. An orientation session will be held on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 for the 14 new ISAC members appointed by Secretary Ken Salazar on January 22, 2013. Note: There will be no committee business conducted during the orientation session, which is closed to the public.

    DATES: ISAC New Member Orientation (CLOSED): Wednesday, February 6, 2013; 9:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (OPEN): Thursday, February 7, 2013 through Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204-4520. The general session on Thursday, February 7, 2013, and Friday, February 8, 2013 will be held in the Galaxy Ballroom.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, Phone: (202) 513-7243; Fax: (202) 371-1751; email: Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov. Additional information can also be obtained from the NISC Web site, www.invasivespecies.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-11/html/2013-03062.htm

  • Meeting Announcement: North American Wetlands Conservation Council

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


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

    DATES: Council: Meeting is March 25, 2013, 1:00 p.m. through 4:30 p.m. If you are interested in presenting information at this public meeting, contact the Council Coordinator no later than March 11, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: The Council meeting will be held at the Grand Ballroom E at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, Virginia 22202.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Perry, Council Coordinator, by phone at (703) 358-2432; 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-2013-02-15/html/2013-03166.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education; 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 Environmental Research and Education, 9487.

    Dates: March 13, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and March 14, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

    Place: Stafford I, Room 1235, National Science Foundation, 4201Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22230.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Beth Zelenski, National Science Foundation, Suite 705, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22230. Phone 703-292-8500.

    Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning support for environmental research and education.

    Agenda

    March 13, 2013

    • Update on NSF environmental research and education activities
    • Update on national and international collaborations
    • Update on NSF's Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability portfolio (SEES)

    March 14, 2013

    • Update on NSF priority areas
    • Meeting with the NSF Director, Dr. Subra Suresh

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-11/html/2013-02966.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice

    The National Science Board, 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 meetings for the transaction of National Science Board business and other matters specified, as follows:

    AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: National Science Board (NSF).

    DATE AND TIME: February 20, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and February 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

    PLACE: These meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rooms 1235 and 1295, Arlington, VA 22230. 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 meeting and provide name and organizational affiliation. All visitors must report to the NSF visitor desk located in the lobby at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance to receive a visitor's badge.

    WEBCAST INFORMATION: The public meetings and public portions of meetings will be webcast. To view the meetings, go to http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/130220/ and follow the instructions.

    UPDATES: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information. Meeting information and schedule updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/.

    AGENCY CONTACT: Jennie L. Moehlmann, jmoehlma@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7000.

    PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT: Dana Topousis, dtopousi@nsf.gov, (703) 292- 7750.

    STATUS: Portions open; portions closed.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-14/html/2013-03651.htm

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