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Federal Register Summary for week of 22 March

    Commerce

  • National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of charter renewal.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce's Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration has renewed the charter for the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) for a six-month period, through July 10, 2013. The NCADAC is a federal advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463).

    DATES: Renewed through July 10, 2013.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia J. Decker, Designated Federal Officer, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA, Rm. 11230, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Email: Cynthia.decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov/index.html.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-22/html/2013-05469.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Good Neighbor Environmental Board; Notification of Public Advisory Committee Teleconference

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notification of Public Advisory Committee Teleconference.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB) will hold a public teleconference on April 2, 2013 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Due to budgetary uncertainties, EPA is announcing this teleconference with less than 15 calendar days public notice. The meeting is open to the public. For further information regarding the teleconference and background materials, please contact Mark Joyce at the number listed below.

    Background: GNEB is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, PL 92463. GNEB provides advice and recommendations to the President and Congress on environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S. border with Mexico.

    Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of this teleconference is to discuss the Good Neighbor Environmental Board's Sixteenth Report. The report will focus on environmental infrastructure issues in the U.S.- Mexico border region.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-21/html/2013-06549.htm

  • National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Postponed and Rescheduled as a Teleconference.


    SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92463, EPA gives notice that the public meeting for the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) initially scheduled for March 7-8, 2013, was postponed due to the predicted inclement weather that closed the Federal Government. The NACEPT meeting has been rescheduled as a teleconference for April 4, 2013. 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.

    Purpose of Meeting: NACEPT will 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 can help bring about sustainability implementation. The agenda and meeting materials will be available at http://www.epa.gov/ofacmo/nacept/cal-nacept.htm and http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2013-0122.

    DATES: NACEPT will now hold a teleconference meeting on Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST). Due to budgetary uncertainties, EPA is announcing this teleconference with less than 15 calendar days public notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the teleconference and background materials, 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-2013-03-21/html/2013-06546.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Implementation of the Updated American Veterinary Medical Association Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition

    SUMMARY: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is providing guidance to Public Health Service (PHS) awardee institutions on implementation of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition (Guidelines). The NIH is seeking input from the public on any concerns they may have regarding the updated Guidelines.

    DATES: Public concerns regarding the updated AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition must be submitted electronically at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/2013avmaguidelines_comments/add.cfm?ID=32 by May 31, 2013, in order to be considered.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, Office of Extramural Research, NIH, RKL1, Suite 360, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7982; phone 301-496-7163; email olaw@od.nih.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-22/html/2013-06661.htm

  • Meetings of the National Biodefense Science Board

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) will be holding public meetings on April 2 and April 3, 2013.

    DATES: The April 2, 2013, NBSB public meeting is tentatively scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The April 3, 2013, public meeting will be held jointly with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), is tentatively scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The agendas for both April 2 and 3, 2013, meetings are subject to change as priorities dictate, and it is possible that they may be held by teleconference rather than in person. Please check the NBSB Web site at WWW.PHE.GOV/NBSB for the most up-to-date information.

    ADDRESSES: April 2, 2013: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1600 Clifton Road NE., Roybal Campus, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, Building 19, Room 117.

    April 3, 2013: CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Roybal Campus, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, Building 19, Room 256.

    To attend by teleconference, please refer to the NBSB Web site for further instructions at www.phe.gov/nbsb. Please call in 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting to facilitate attendance.

    Additional Information for Public Participants: These meetings are open to the public and are limited only by the space available. Meeting rooms will accommodate up to 30 people. Pre-registration is required for in-person attendance. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting in-person should send an email to NBSB@HHS.GOV with "NBSB Registration'' in the subject line by no later than Monday, March 25, 2013.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The National Biodefense Science Board mailbox: NBSB@HHS.GOV.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-20/html/2013-06308.htm

  • Homeland Security

  • Request for Information (RFI) Regarding the Planned Biotechnology Development Module (BDM) As Part of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) and Notice of Public Workshop; Correction

    AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.

    ACTION: Request for Information and Notice of Workshop; Correction.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a document in the Federal Register of March 4, 2013, requesting information regarding utilization alternatives for the planned Biotechnology Development Module (BDM) a planned component of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) and announcing a workshop for all interested parties. Due to sequestration, the workshop is postponed until further notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Goobic, 202-254-6144.

    Corrections

    In the Federal Register of March 4, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013-04919, on page 14103, in the third column, correct the DATES caption to read:

    DATES: The Request for Information period will be 60 days (March 4 to May 2, 2013). Please submit written information no later than May 2, 2013.

    Due to sequestration, the BDM public workshop originally scheduled for March 22, 2013 will be postponed until further notice. Notice regarding rescheduling this workshop will be issued once the government receives authorization to proceed.

    In the Federal Register of March 4, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013-04919, on page 14103, in the third column, correct the ADDRESSES caption to read:

    ADDRESSES: Written Information should be submitted via email to: nbafprogrammanager@dhs.gov ATTN: Mary Goobic.

    Once the government receives authorization to proceed, information regarding a new date for the workshop will be posted at www.dhs.gov/nbaf.

    In the Federal Register of March 4, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013-04919, on page 14104, in the first column, correct the "Workshop'' section under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION caption to read:

    Workshop

    To further facilitate the information exchange between the government and the biologics industry, DHS will conduct a public workshop as part of the RFI process. The goals of the workshop are: (1) Provide an overview of the planned mission requirements of the BDM; (2) Provide the proposed BDM design; (3) Review analogous current and planned biological countermeasure development initiatives; (4) Gauge industry interest in the utilization of the BDM to enhance collaboration. This workshop is designed to provide information on the NBAF BDM and how it fits within the broader context of countermeasure development for protecting U.S. agriculture. A panel discussion is scheduled to give industry an opportunity to share lessons learned and insights on BDM related operations.

    Due to sequestration, the BDM public workshop originally scheduled for March 22, 2013 will be postponed until further notice. DHS and USDA will continue to welcome and accept the written responses and ideas on how best to utilize the BDM during the period of the RFI. Notice regarding rescheduling this workshop will be issued on the NBAF Web site (www.dhs.gov/nbaf) once the government receives authorization to proceed. Questions regarding the workshop may be submitted by email to nbafprogrammanager@dhs.gov ATTN: Mary Goobic.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-20/html/2013-06311.htm

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