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Federal Register Summary for week of 31 May

    Agriculture

  • National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

    AGENCY: Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (USDA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council will meet on June 4, 5, and 6, 2013. The meeting will be held in Denver, CO. at the Webb Municipal and the Denver City/County Buildings. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce new members, develop the 2014 work plan, develop the 2015 grant categories, listen to local constituents urban forestry concerns, prepare for the 10-year action plan revisions, receive Forest Service budget and program updates, and initiate the 2013 accomplishment/recommendations report.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on June 4 at the Webb Muncipal Building and on June 5 and 6 at the Denver City/County Building from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until Council business is completed.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting on June 4 will be held at the Webb Municipal Building, 201 West Colfax Ave., Denver, CO. The meeting on June 5 and 6 will be held at the Denver City/County Building, 1437 Bannock Street C, Denver, CO.

    Written comments concerning this meeting should be addressed to Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., MS-1151, Washington, DC 20250-1151. Comments may also be sent via email to nstremple@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 202-690-5792.

    All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. Visitors wishing to view these documents are encouraged to call ahead to facilitate entry into the USDA Forest Service temporary location: 1621 North Kent Street, RPE Building, 9th floor, Rosslyn,VA 22209.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., MS-1151, Washington, DC, desk phone 202-205- 7829, or cell phone 202-309-9873, email: nstremple@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 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-30/html/2013-12863.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Teleconference Meeting and Public Comment

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notification of Public Teleconference Meeting and Public Comment.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will host a public teleconference meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary topics of discussion will be (1) preliminary recommendations concerning EPA's research programs and the scientific foundation needed to address and prevent environmental inequities and (2) EPA's draft Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis.

    There will be a public comment period from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the topics of the meeting.

    For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see the "Registration'' and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION sections below. Due to a limited number of telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-registration is required. Registration for the teleconference meeting closes at Noon Eastern Time on Monday, June 10, 2013. The deadline to sign up to speak during the public comment period, or to submit written public comments, is also Noon, Monday, June 10, 2013.

    DATES: The NEJAC teleconference meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013, will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    Registration: Registrations will primarily be processed via the NEJAC meeting Web page, www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac/meetings.html. Registrations can also be submitted by email to NEJACJune2013Mtg@AlwaysPursuingExcellence.com with "Register for the NEJAC June 2013 Teleconference'' in the subject line; or by phone or fax to 877-773-0779. When registering, please provide your name, organization, city and state, email address, and telephone number for follow up. Please also state whether you would like to be put on the list to provide public comment, and whether you are submitting written comments before the Monday, June 10, 2013, noon deadline. Non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a foreign language interpreter may also make appropriate arrangements using the email address or telephone/fax number.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning the teleconference meeting should be directed to Mr. Aaron Bell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-1044; via email at Bell.Aaron@epa.gov; or by fax at 202-564-1624. Additional information about the NEJAC and upcoming meetings is available at: www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-28/html/2013-12597.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (BSC, NCEH/ ATSDR)

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee:

    Times and Dates: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., June 27, 2013; 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., June 28, 2013.

    Place: CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Georgia 30341.

    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 60 people.

    Purpose: The Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and by delegation, the Director, CDC and Administrator, NCEH/ ATSDR, are authorized under Section 301(42 U.S.C. 241) and Section 311(42 U.S.C. 243) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, to: (1) Conduct, encourage, cooperate with, and assist other appropriate public authorities, scientific institutions, and scientists in the conduct of research, investigations, experiments, demonstrations, and studies relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of physical and mental diseases and other impairments; (2) assist states and their political subdivisions in the prevention of infectious diseases and other preventable conditions and in the promotion of health and well being; and (3) train state and local personnel in health work. The BSC, NCEH/ATSDR provides advice and guidance to the Secretary, HHS; the Director, CDC and Administrator, ATSDR; and the Director, NCEH/ATSDR, regarding program goals, objectives, strategies, and priorities in fulfillment of the agency's mission to protect and promote people's health. The board provides advice and guidance that will assist NCEH/ATSDR in ensuring scientific quality, timeliness, utility, and dissemination of results. The board also provides guidance to help NCEH/ATSDR work more efficiently and effectively with its various constituents and to fulfill its mission in protecting America's health.

    Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda items for the BSC Meeting on June 27-28, 2013 will include NCEH/ATSDR Office of the Director updates: Environmental Health Emergencies updates, Lead Poisoning Prevention Activities updates, Epi Aids at NCEH/ATSDR update, Strategic Planning updates; and updates by BSC Federal Expert members on current activities at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Institute for Environmental Health Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-31/html/2013-12912.htm

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS); Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to the NIH Reform Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 281 (d)(4)), notice is hereby given that the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT) will host a webinar to enable public discussion of the Division's proposal to reorganize its extramural program. The proposal seeks to fully implement the NIEHS Strategic Plan within the Division.

    Organizing Institute: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

    Dates and Times: June 6, 2013 from 12-1 p.m.

    Place: This meeting will be conducted by webinar.

    Agenda: A public discussion on the proposed reorganization plans for DERT/NIEHS.

    Contact Person: Nicole Popovich, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Extramural Research and Training, PO Box 12233, MSC K3-13, Durham, NC 27560, nicolepm@niehs.nih.gov, 919-541-7725.

    Members of the public wishing to participate must RSVP to dertpublicmeeting@niehs.nih.gov before June 6, 2013 to receive instructions for joining the webinar. Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate in this event should contact Nicole Popovich.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-31/html/2013-12937.htm

  • Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 300aa-5, Section 2105 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. The Committee is governed by the provisions of Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.

    SUMMARY: The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO), a program office within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is soliciting nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC). The activities of this Committee are governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Management support for the activities of this Committee is the responsibility of the NVPO.

    Consistent with the National Vaccine Plan, the Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Health in his capacity as the Director of the National Vaccine Program, on matters related to the Program's responsibilities. Specifically, the Committee studies and recommends ways to encourage the availability of an adequate supply of safe and effective vaccination products in the United States; recommends research priorities and other measures to enhance the safety and efficacy of vaccines. The Committee also advises the Assistant Secretary for Health in the implementation of Sections 2102 and 2103 of the PHS Act; and identifies annually the most important areas of government and non-government cooperation that should be considered in implementing Sections 2102 and 2103 of the PHS Act.

    DATES: All nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2013, at the address listed below.

    ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed or delivered to: Bruce Gellin, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Secretary, NVAC, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 715-H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, DC 20201.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Guillermo Aviles-Mendoza, J.D., LL.M., Public Health Advisor, National Vaccine Program Office, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 739G.4, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 205-2982; nvpo@hhs.gov.

    A copy of the Committee charter which includes the Committee's structure and functions as well as a list of the current membership can be obtained by contacting Mr. Avil[eacute]s-Mendoza or by accessing the NVAC Web site at: www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-28/html/2013-12598.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Applied Sciences Advisory Committee Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Applied Sciences Advisory Committee (ASAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Earth Science Division. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the applied sciences community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.

    DATES: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Local Time.

    ADDRESSES: This meeting will take place telephonically and by Adobe Connect. Any interested person may call the USA toll free conference call number 800-779-5797 pass code ASAC, to participate in this meeting by telephone. The Adobe Connect link is https://connect.arc.nasa.gov/asac. Enter as a guest using your name.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Peter Meister, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-1557, fax (202) 358-4118, or peter.g.meister@nasa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-28/html/2013-12470.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering; 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) Advisory Committee Meeting, 1173.

    Dates/Time: June 19, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 20, 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, please contact Victoria Fung (vfung@nsf.gov) on or prior to June 17, 2013.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Dr. Bernice Anderson, Senior Advisor and CEOSE Executive Secretary, Office of International and Integrative Activities (IIA), 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 CEOSE Executive Secretary at the above address or the Web site at http://www.nsf.gov/od/iia/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:

    • Discussion of Key Points from the meetings with the National Science Foundation Acting Director and/or CEOSE officers
    • NSF Strategic Plan
    • Reports of CEOSE Liaisons to NSF Advisory Committees
    • Evidence, Evaluation and Performance Measurement
    • NSF Evaluation Capability
    • Broader Impacts Infrastructure/Evaluating Broader Impacts
    • NCSES Report, Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2013
    • The 2011-2012 Biennial CEOSE Report To Congress
    • A Conversation with Dr. Cora B. Marrett, Acting Director of the National Science Foundation
    • Discussion of CEOSE Unfinished Business and New Business

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-30/html/2013-12801.htm

  • State

  • Meeting of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission

    ACTION: Notice of meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission, and request for comments.


    SUMMARY: The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the United States and Peru intend to hold the fourth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the "Council'') and the third meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission (the "Commission'') on June 4th and June 5th, 2013. The public sessions of the Council and Commission meetings will be held on June 5th, starting at 2:00 p.m. at the George C. Marshall Conference Center, U.S. Department of State, 21st Street between Virginia Avenue and C Street NW., Washington, DC. The purpose of the meetings is to review implementation of: Chapter 18 (Environment) of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) and the United States-Peru Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). The Department of State and USTR invite interested organizations and members of the public to attend the public session and comment on any items that should be included on the meeting agendas. If you would like to attend the public session, please notify Tiffany Prather and Sarah Stewart at the email addresses listed below under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and any organization or group you represent. In preparing comments, submitters are encouraged to refer to:

    • Chapter 18 of the PTPA,
    • The Final Environmental Review of the PTPA,
    • The ECA, and
    • The 2011-2014 Work Program.

    These documents are available at: http://www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/peru-tpa and http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/peru/index.htm.

    DATES: The public sessions of the Council and Commission meetings will be held on June 5, 2013, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at the George C. Marshall Conference Center, U.S. Department of State, 21st Street between Virginia Avenue and C Street NW., Washington, DC. Comments and suggestions are requested in writing no later than May 31, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Written comments and suggestions should be submitted to both:

    (1) Tiffany Prather, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State, by electronic mail at PratherTA@state.gov with the subject line "U.S.-Peru EAC/ECC Meeting''; and

    (2) Sarah Stewart, Office of Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative, by electronic mail at SarahStewart@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line "U.S.-Peru EAC/ECC Meeting''. If you have access to the Internet, you can view and comment on this notice by going to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and searching on docket number: DOS-FRDOC0001-2428.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tiffany Prather, Telephone (202) 647- 4548 or Sarah Stewart, Telephone (202) 395-3858.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-30/html/2013-12870.htm

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