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Federal Register Summary for week of 10 May

    Commerce

  • Draft NOAA Five Year Research and Development Plan

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Draft NOAA Five Year Research and Development Plan for Public Review.


    SUMMARY: NOAA's draft Five Year Research and Development Plan is available for public review and comment until June 3, 2013. This plan will guide NOAA's research and development activities over the next five years, from 2013-2017. The Plan provides a common understanding among NOAA's leadership, workforce, partners, constituents, and Congress on how the agency's R&D creates value. This plan will help NOAA and the public monitor and evaluate the agency's progress and learn from its experiences.

    ADDRESSES: The draft can be found at http://nrc.noaa.gov/CouncilProducts/ResearchPlans.aspx.

    For further information please contact oar.rc.execsec@noaa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-07/html/2013-10831.htm

  • Notice To Extend the Deadline for Applications for the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB)

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

    ACTION: Notice; Extension of Deadline.


    SUMMARY: OAR publishes this notice to extend the deadline for persons with appropriate education, interest, and/or experience to submit applications to become a member of the OEAB. The purpose of the OEAB is to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters pertaining to ocean exploration including: The identification of priority areas that warrant exploration; the development and enhancement of technologies for exploring the oceans; managing the data and information; and disseminating the results. The OEAB will also provide advice on the relevance of the program with regard to the NOAA Strategic Plan, the National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan, and other relevant guidance documents.

    DATES: Application materials should be sent to the address, email, or fax specified and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on June 6, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Submit resume and application materials to Yvette Jefferson via mail, fax, or email. Mail: NOAA, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 Rm. 10315, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Fax: 301-713-1967; email: Yvette.Jefferson@noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yvette Jefferson, NOAA, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 Rm. 10315, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Fax: 301-713-1967; email: Yvette.Jefferson@noaa.gov; Telephone: 301-734-1002.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-07/html/2013-10828.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notice of Workshop and Call for Information on Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Sulfur

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Workshop; Call for Information.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is preparing an Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) as part of the review of the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for oxides of sulfur (SOX) (for which the indicator is sulfur dioxide [SO2]). This ISA will update the scientific assessment presented in the Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides-- Health Criteria (EPA 600/R-08/047F), published in September 2008. Interested parties are invited to assist the EPA in developing and refining the scientific information base for the review of the NAAQS for SOX by submitting recent research studies that have been published, accepted for publication, or presented at a public scientific meeting.

    The EPA is also announcing that a workshop entitled "Kickoff Workshop to Inform EPA's Review of the Primary SO2 NAAQS'' is being organized by NCEA and the EPA Office of Air and Radiation's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). The workshop will be held June 12-13, 2013, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The workshop will be open to attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis up to the limits of available space.

    Additionally, in the near future, the EPA Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) will be forming a Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) panel for the SO2 NAAQS health review.

    DATES: The workshop will be held on June 12-13, 2013. All communications and information submitted in response to the call for information should be received by EPA by June 10, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at U.S. EPA, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. An EPA contractor, ICF International, is providing logistical support for the workshop. Please register by going to https://sites.google.com/site/soxkickoffworkshop/. The pre-registration deadline is May 31, 2013. Please direct questions regarding workshop registration or logistics to Whitney Kihlstrom at EPANAAQSWorkshop@icfi.com or by phone at 919-293-1646. For specific questions regarding technical aspects of the workshop see the section of this notice entitled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Information in response to the call for information may be submitted electronically, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/ courier. Please follow the detailed instructions as provided in the section of this notice entitled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For details on the period for submission of research information from the public, contact the Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket; telephone: 202-566-1752; facsimile: 202-566-9744; or email: Docket_ORD@epa.gov. For technical information, contact Tom Long, Ph.D., NCEA; telephone: 919-541-1880; facsimile: 919-541-2985; or email: long.tom@epa.gov or Amy Lamson, Ph.D., OAQPS; telephone: 919-541-4383 or email: lamson.amy@epa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-10/html/2013-11197.htm

  • Workshop To Review Initial Draft Materials for the Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for Health Effects

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Workshop.


    SUMMARY: As part of the review of the air quality criteria for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and primary (health-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), EPA is announcing a workshop to evaluate preliminary draft materials that will inform the development of the NOX Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for health effects. The workshop is being organized by EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the Office of Research and Development and will be held on June 11, 2013, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and will be open to attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis up to the limits of available space.

    DATES: The workshop will be held on June 11, 2013, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held in the auditorium of EPA's main campus, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding information, registration, and logistics for the workshop should be directed to Ms. Brianna Young, telephone: 919-541-9765; facsimile: 919-541-1818; email: young.brianna@epa.gov. Questions regarding the scientific and technical aspects of the workshop should be directed to Dr. Molini Patel, telephone: 919-541-1492; facsimile: 919-541-1818; email: patel.molini@epa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-10/html/2013-11198.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • National Science Board; 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.

    DATE AND TIME: May 9, 2013 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and May 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    PLACE: These meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation, 4201Wilson 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: Most public meetings and public portions of meetings will be webcast. To view the meetings, go to http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/130509/ and follow the instructions.

    UPDATES: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site 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.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-06/html/2013-10692.htm

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