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Federal Register Summary for week of 2 August

    Defense

  • Meeting of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel

    AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) will hold a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Members of the public should submit their comments in advance of the meeting to the meeting Point of Contact.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Marine Acoustics Inc, 4100 Fairfax Drive, Suite 730, Arlington, VA, 22203.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Joan S. Cleveland, Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 1425, Arlington, VA 22203- 1995, telephone 703-696-4532.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-02/html/2013-18647.htm

  • Nominations for Membership on the Ocean Research Advisory Panel

    AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

    ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.


    SUMMARY: The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) is soliciting nominations for eight new members.

    DATES: Nominations should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. EST, September 6, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted via email to CDR Stephen D. Martin, U.S. Navy, at stephen.d.martin@navy.mil.

    Contact Information: Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street Suite 1425, ATTN: ONR Code 322B Room 1075, Arlington, VA 22203, telephone 703-696-4395.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Joan S. Cleveland, Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street Suite 1425, Arlington, VA 22203- 1995, telephone 703-696-4532; or CDR Stephen D. Martin, telephone 703- 696-4395.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-02/html/2013-18648.htm

  • Energy

  • Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of solicitation for member nominations.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (Committee).

    DATES: The deadline for Committee member nominations will be accepted on or before August 30, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: The nominations for members must include: nominee's name, resume, biography, and any letters of support and are to be submitted via one of the following methods:

    1. Email to elliott.levine@ee.doe.gov.
    2. Overnight delivery service to: Elliott Levine, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Mail Stop EE-2E, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585 .

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Levine, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-1476; Email: elliott.levine@ee.doe.gov. Committee Web site: http://biomassboard.gov/committee/committee.html.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-31/html/2013-18400.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Public Meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

    AGENCY: Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will conduct its fourteenth meeting on August 19-20, 2013. At this meeting, the Bioethics Commission will continue to discuss the ethical implications of incidental findings. The Bioethics Commission will also discuss the BRAIN Initiative and ongoing work in neuroscience.

    DATES: The meeting will take place Monday and Tuesday, August 19-20, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Smilow Center for Translational Research, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Smilow Center for Translational Research Commons, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Building 421, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hillary Wicai Viers, Communications Director, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, 1425 New York Avenue NW., Suite C-100, Washington, DC 20005. Telephone: 202-233-3960. Email: Hillary.Viers@bioethics.gov. Additional information may be obtained at www.bioethics.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-31/html/2013-18157.htm

  • Request for Information: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/National Toxicology Program Requests the Nomination and Prioritization of Environmentally Responsive Genes for Use in Screening Large Numbers of Substances Using Toxicogen

    SUMMARY: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/National Toxicology Program (NTP) is interested in the identification and prioritization of a comprehensive list of environmentally responsive genes that might be targets for screening cells or tissues obtained from humans, rats, mice, zebrafish, and Caenorhabditis elegans against large numbers of substances. The goal is to generate a minimum list of 1000 genes for each species that would provide the maximal toxicogenomic information on (1) effects that reflect general cellular responses, independent of cell type or species, and (2) gene expression changes that are specific by organ and/or cell type. The NIEHS/NTP also seeks recommendations on criteria to use for prioritizing the genes in order to identify those potentially most useful in a screening paradigm. Such a list of environmentally responsive genes may be useful also in biomarker development and basic research efforts.

    DATES: The deadline for receipt of information is August 23, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Nominated genes and/or recommendations on prioritization criteria should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Excel or Word formats to Genelist@niehs.nih.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Elizabeth Maull, NIEHS, P. O. Box 12233 (MD K2-17), Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; email: maull@niehs.nih.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-29/html/2013-18058.htm

  • Interior

  • Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting

    AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting that will provide an opportunity for the Advisory Board to attend presentations and engage with authors of the June 2013 National Research Council of the National Academies (NRC/NAS) Report entitled: "Using Science to Improve the WHB Program: A Way Forward.''

    DATES: The Advisory Board will meet on Monday, September 9, 2013, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.; Tuesday, September 10, 2013, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 8 a.m. until noon. This will be a 3-day meeting.

    ADDRESSES: This Advisory Board meeting will take place at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209, 703-524-6400.

    Written comments pertaining to the September 9-11, 2013, Advisory Board meeting can be mailed to National Wild Horse and Burro Program, WO-260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502-7147, or sent electronically to wildhorse@blm.gov. Please include "Advisory Board Comment'' in the subject line of the email.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro Administrative Assistant, at 775-861-6583. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-01/html/2013-18571.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice

    The National Science Board's Subcommittee on Facilities of the Committee on Strategy and Budget, 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, August 5, 2013, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.

    SUBJECT MATTER: (1) Chairman's opening remarks; (2) organize and plan activities for the August Board meeting; (3) review background materials for the Annual Portfolio Review (APR); and (4) receive an update on the APR .

    STATUS: Open.

    LOCATION: This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Board Office, National Science Foundation, 4201Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. 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 & POINT OF CONTACT: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information. Meeting information and updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/. Point of contact for this meeting is: John Veysey, 4201Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-4527.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-30/html/2013-18324.htm

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • National Science and Technology Council; Notice of Meeting: Open Meeting of the National Science and Technology Council; Committee on Technology; Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop on September 10-11, 2013, to engage stakeholders in discussion of perspectives on the perception, assessment, and management of the potential risks of nanotechnology. Representatives of the U.S. research community, industry, non-governmental organizations, and interested members of the general public are invited to participate. This workshop aims to facilitate: understanding of the state of practice for the consideration of risk used by industry, academia, and the general public; analysis of the role of comparative risk assessment in these evaluations, including decision analysis tools and gap analysis tools; identification, through case study presentations, of stakeholder values and risk perceptions that inform their decision making, and the potential integration of these values and perceptions that guide effective risk communication; current risk management practices in technology development communities; and determination of steps to improve the linkage of risk assessment to risk management and risk communication.

    DATES: September 10, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and September 11, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Conference & Training Center, Patriots Plaza III, 355 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20024.

    Type of Meeting: Public.

    Registration: Due to space limitations, pre-registration for the workshop is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Registration will open on August 2, 2013, and remain open until September 3, 2013, or until capacity is reached. Individuals planning to attend the workshop should register online at www.nano.gov/r3workshop. Please provide your full name, title, affiliation, and email or mailing address when registering.

    Those interested in presenting 3-5 minutes of public comments at the meeting must be registered and must be granted approval to present. Please submit your request to present at www.nano.gov/r3workshop or by mail to Tarek Fadel, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II, Suite 405, Arlington, VA 22230. All requests to present must be received by midnight on August 23, 2013.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice, please contact Tarek Fadel at National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, by telephone (703-292-7926) or email: tfadel@nnco.nano.gov or cdavid@nnco.nano.gov.

    Updates to this Notice and additional information about the meeting, including the agenda, is posted at www.nano.gov/r3workshop.

    Meeting Accomodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access this public meeting should contact Tarek Fadel (telephone 703-292-7926) or Cheryl David-Fordyce (703-292-2424) at least ten business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-30/html/2013-18217.htm

  • State

  • Membership on the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking

    By virtue of the authority vested in me as Secretary of State, including Section 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act, as amended (22 U.S.C. Sec. 2651a), and Executive Order 13648 of July 1, 2013 (the Executive Order), I hereby designate the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment (the Under Secretary) as the Department of State representative to the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking, established by Section 2 of the Executive Order; together with the authorities necessary to carry out such function.

    In the event that the position of the Under Secretary is vacant, I hereby designate the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, and in the Under Secretaries' collective absence, the Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs to be the Department of State representative for purposes of the Executive Order.

    Any act, executive order, regulation, or procedure subject to, or affected by, this delegation shall be deemed to be such act, executive order, regulation, or procedure as amended from time to time.

    Notwithstanding this delegation of authority, the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, and the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources may at any time exercise any authority or function delegated by this delegation of authority.

    This delegation of authority shall be published in the Federal Register.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-01/html/2013-18557.htm

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