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Federal Register Summary for week of 21 June

    Environmental Protection Agency

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

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board Panel to receive agency briefings on science topics and complete Board discussions of planned actions identified in the agency's regulatory agenda and their supporting science.

    DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    Location: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-2218 or at nugent.angela@epa.gov. General information about the SAB as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice may be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-18/html/2013-14499.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting 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 a public meeting via teleconference. This notice is being published under exceptional circumstances and provides the reason for providing less than 15 calendar days notice. The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The NBSB will hold a public meeting on June 25, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.

    ADDRESSES: Individuals who wish to participate should send an email to NBSB@HHS.GOV with "NBSB Registration'' in the subject line. The meeting will occur by teleconference. To attend, call 1-888-455-0056, and enter passcode 9790185. Please call 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the conference call to facilitate attendance.

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

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-17/html/2013-14326.htm

  • Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, U.S.C. Appendix 2, notice is hereby given that the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will hold a meeting that will be open to the public. Information about SACHRP and the full meeting agenda will be posted on the SACHRP Web site at: http://www.dhhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp/mtgings/index.html.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 800, Washington, DC 20201.

    FOR FUTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Menikoff, M.D., J.D., Director, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), or Julia Gorey, J.D., Executive Director, SACHRP; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, Maryland 20852; 240-453-8141; fax: 240-453-6909; email address: Julia.Gorey@hhs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-19/html/2013-14518.htm

  • Interior

  • Proposed Information Collection; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Law Enforcement

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2013. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by August 16, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 2042-- PDM, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include "1018--0092'' in the subject line of your comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey at hope_grey@fws.gov (email) or 703- 358-2482 (telephone).

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    I. Abstract

    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) makes it unlawful to import or export fish, wildlife, or plants without obtaining prior permission as deemed necessary for enforcing the ESA or upholding the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) (see 16 U.S.C. 1538(e)). This information collection includes the following permit/license application forms:

    (1) FWS Form 3-200-2 (Designated Port Exception Permit). Under 50 CFR 14.11, it is unlawful to import or export wildlife or wildlife products at ports other than those designated in 50 CFR 14.12 unless you qualify for an exception. These exceptions allow qualified individuals, businesses, or scientific organizations to import or export wildlife or wildlife products at a nondesignated port:

    (a) When the wildlife or wildlife products will be used as scientific specimens.

    (b) To minimize deterioration or loss.

    (c) To relieve economic hardship.

    To request an import or export of wildlife or wildlife products at nondesignated ports, applicants must complete FWS Form 3-200-2. Designated port exception permits are valid for 2 years. We may require a permittee to file a report on activities conducted under authority of the permit.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-17/html/2013-14268.htm

  • Proposed Information Collection; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Native Endangered and Threatened Species

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by August 16, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 2042- PDM, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include "1018-0094'' in the subject line of your comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey at hope_grey@fws.gov (email) or 703- 358-2482 (telephone).

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    I. Abstract

    We use the information that we collect on permit applications to determine the eligibility of applicants for permits requested in accordance with various Federal wildlife conservation laws, including:

    • Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
    • Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.).
    • Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.).
    • Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668).
    • Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1374).

      Service regulations implementing these statutes and treaties are in chapter I, subchapter B of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These regulations stipulate general and specific requirements that when met allow us to issue permits to authorize activities that are otherwise prohibited. This IC includes the following permit application forms and the reporting requirements for each permit:

    FWS Form 3-200-54 (Enhancement of Survival Permits Associated with Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances).

    FWS Form 200-55 (Permits for Scientific Purposes, Enhancement of Propagation or Survival (i.e., Recovery) and Interstate Commerce).

    FWS Form 3-200-56 (Incidental Take Permits Associated with a Habitat Conservation Plan).

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-17/html/2013-14269.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Making the Most of Big Data: Request for Information

    AGENCY: The National Coordination Office (NCO) for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD), National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Notice.


    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Wigen at 703-292-4873 or wigen@nitrd.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device 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 time, Monday through Friday.

    DATES: Deadline date for submission of summaries is September 2, 2013. SUMMARY: Federal Request for Information (RFI) on Big Data high-impact collaborations and areas for expanded collaboration between the public and private sectors.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-21/html/2013-14746.htm

  • 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 AND TIME: Monday, July 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. e.d.t.

    SUBJECT MATTER: A discussion of the results of the Task Force's Request for Information and an update on recent activities.

    STATUS: Open.

    LOCATION: This meeting will be held by teleconference. A public listening line will be available. Members of the public 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 teleconference for the public listening number.

    UPDATES AND POINT OF CONTACT: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information and schedule updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) which may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/. Point of contact for this meeting is Lisa Nichols or John Veysey.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-20/html/2013-14902.htm

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