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Federal Register Summary for week of 19 April

    Commerce

  • Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

    ACTION: Meetings of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Habitat & Environmental Protection Advisory Panel (AP); Coral AP; Joint Meeting of the Habitat & Environmental Protection AP and Coral AP; and Deepwater Shrimp AP.


    SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold the AP meetings in North Charleston, SC.

    DATES: The meetings will be held from 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5265 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (800) 445-8667 or (843) 308-9330; fax: (843) 308-9331.

    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; telephone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC-10; fax: (843) 769-4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-18/html/2013-09073.htm

  • 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 May 9, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and May 10, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: On May 9, the meeting will be held at the Mayflower Renaissance, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036; 202- 776-9145. On May 10, the meeting will be at the Courtyard Washington Embassy Row, 1600 Rhode Island Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036; 202- 293-8000.

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

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-18/html/2013-09148.htm

  • National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council); May 6 and 9-10, 2013 Council Coordination Committee Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meetings.


    SUMMARY: The Pacific Council will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) consisting of the eight Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors and its subcommittees in May 2013. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, including: budget issues, CCC meeting protocols, Managing Our Nation's Fisheries 3 (MONF3) conference results, Endangered Species Act transparency, electronic monitoring, allocation review process, Department of Commerce Office of the Inspector General report action plan, new environmental review process, other topics of concern to the RFMC, and decisions and follow- up activities.

    DATES: The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013, and recess at 5:30 p.m. or when business is complete; reconvene at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013 and recess at 5 p.m. or when business is complete; and reconvene at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 and adjourn by 5:30 p.m. or when business is complete.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington DC 20036. The Pacific Council address is Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, Oregon 97220.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director; telephone: 503-820-2280 or 866-806-7204 toll free; or access the Pacific Council Web site, http://www.pcouncil.org for the current meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-19/html/2013-09188.htm

  • Energy

  • President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

    AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy .

    ACTION: Notice of partially-closed meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a partially closed meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2.

    DATES: Friday, May 3, 2013; 9:00 a.m.--12:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: National Academy of Sciences (in the Lecture Room), 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is available on the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. A live video webcast and an archive of the webcast after the event are expected to be available at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. The archived video will be available within one week of the meeting. Questions about the meeting should be directed to Dr. Knatokie Ford by email at: kford@ostp.eop.gov, or telephone: (202) 456-4444. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-18/html/2013-09126.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Meeting of the Environmental Financial Advisory Board; Public Notice

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) will hold a public meeting on May 15-16, 2013. EFAB is an EPA advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to provide advice and recommendations to EPA on creative approaches to funding environmental programs, projects, and activities.

    The purpose of this meeting is to hear from informed speakers on environmental finance issues, proposed legislation, and EPA priorities; to discuss activities and progress with regard to current EFAB work projects; and to consider recent requests for assistance from EPA offices.

    Environmental finance discussions are expected on the following topics: clean air technology; tribal environmental programs; transit- oriented development in sustainable communities, energy efficiency/ green house gas emissions reduction; drinking water pricing and infrastructure investment; and green infrastructure.

    The meeting is open to the public; however, seating is limited. All members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance, no later than Friday, May 3, 2013.

    DATES: The full board meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time and Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 9-5 p.m., Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: Potomac Yard Two, North Entrance, Room 4120, 2733 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Registration and Information Contact: To register, get additional information and for information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Sandra Williams, U.S. EPA, at (202) 564-4999 or williams.sandra@epa.gov. Request for accommodations for individuals with disabilities should be made 10 days prior to the meeting, to allow processing time of your request.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-18/html/2013-09159.htm

  • Executive Office of the President

  • Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2014 Pursuant to Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as Amended

    By the authority vested in me as President by the laws of the United States of America, and in accordance with section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act (the "Act''), as amended, 2 U.S.C. 901a, I hereby order that, on October 1, 2013, direct spending budgetary resources for fiscal year 2014 in each non-exempt budget account be reduced by the amount calculated by the Office of Management and Budget in its report to the Congress of April 10, 2013.

    All sequestrations shall be made in strict accordance with the requirements of section 251A of the Act and the specifications of the Office of Management and Budget's report of April 10, 2013, prepared pursuant to section 251A(11) of the Act.

    THE WHITE HOUSE,

    Washington, April 10, 2013.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-15/html/2013-08971.htm

  • Interior

  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Notice of Nomination Solicitation

    AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of Nomination Solicitation.


    SUMMARY: The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for one member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint the member from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders. The nominee need not be a traditional Indian religious leader. Nominations must include the following information:

    1. Nominations by traditional religious leaders: Nominations must be submitted with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must explain that he or she is a traditional religious leader.
    2. Nominations by Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations: Nominations must be submitted on official tribal or organization letterhead with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must be the official authorized by the tribe or organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized.
    3. A nomination must include the following information:

      • The nominee's name, postal address, daytime telephone number, and email address; and
      • The nominee's resume or brief biography emphasizing the nominee's NAGPRA experience and ability to work effectively as a member of an advisory board.

    DATES: Nominations must be received by July 15, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Sherry Hutt, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street NW., 8th Floor (2253), Washington, DC 20005.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-15/html/2013-08784.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice

    The National Science Board's Task Force on Administrative Burdens, 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, April 22, 2013, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT.

    SUBJECT MATTER: The meeting will include a discussion of the Task Force's Request for Information and ongoing roundtable discussions as well as discussion related to IACUCs and IRBs, the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program, and the Office of Management and Budget's recent Proposed Guidance for Federal awards.

    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 email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov] at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference for the public room number. 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 be directed to the public listening room.

    UPDATES & POINT OF CONTACT: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site for additional information and schedule updates. This information which may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/. Point of contact for the meeting is John Veysey, who can be reached at the telephone number or email listed above.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-18/html/2013-09244.htm

  • Request of Recommendations for Membership for Directorate and Office Advisory Committees

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) requests recommendations for membership on its scientific and technical Federal advisory committees. Recommendations should consist of the submitting person's or organization's name and affiliation, the name of the recommended individual, the recommended individual's curriculum vita (2-5 pages), an expression of the individual's interest in serving, and the following recommended individual's contact information: employment address, telephone number, FAX number, and email address. Self recommendations are accepted. If you would like to make a recommendation for membership on any of our committees, please send your recommendation to the committee contact person listed below.

    ADDRESSES: The mailing address for the National Science Foundation is 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.

    Web links to individual committee information may be found on NSF Web site: NSF Advisory Committees.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-15/html/2013-08698.htm

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