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Federal Register Summary for week of 16 August

    Commerce

  • Availability of Seats for National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Councils

    AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice and request for applications.


    SUMMARY: ONMS is seeking applications for vacant seats for 8 of its 13 national marine sanctuary advisory councils and for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council (advisory councils). Vacant seats, including positions (i.e., primary member and alternate), for each of the advisory councils are listed in this notice under Supplementary Information. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as primary members or alternates should expect to serve two- or three year terms, pursuant to the charter of the specific national marine sanctuary advisory council or the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council.

    DATES: Applications are due by September 30, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Application kits are specific to each advisory council. As such, application kits must be obtained from and returned to the council-specific addresses noted below.

    Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Kaitlin Graiff, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, P.O. Box 159, Olema, CA 94950; (415) 663-0314 extension 105; email Kaitlin.Graiff@noaa.gov; or download application from http://cordellbank.noaa.gov/.

    Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Hannah Weddington, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 33 East Quay Rd., Key West, FL 33040; (305) 809-4700 extension 241; email hannah.weddington@noaa.gov; or download application from http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/.

    Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Leslie Abramson, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, 991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129; 415-561-6622 extension 306; email Leslie.Abramson@noaa.gov; or download application from: http://farallones.noaa.gov/manage/sac.html.

    Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Malia Chow, 6600 Kalaniana'ole Hwy, Suite 301, Honolulu, HI 96825; (808) 397-2651 extension 251; email Malia.Chow@noaa.gov; or download application from http://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov/council/council_application.html.

    Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Shannon Ricles, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606; (757) 591-7328; email Shannon.Ricles@noaa.gov; or download application from http://monitor.noaa.gov.

    National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council: Joseph Paulin, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center, Utulei, American Samoa; (684) 633-6500 extension 226; email joseph.paulin@noaa.gov; or download application from http://americansamoa.noaa.gov.

    Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council: Katie Gentry, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Pacific Island Region, 6600 Kalaniana'ole Hwy, 300, Honolulu, HI 96825; (808) 694-3936; email Katie.Gentry@noaa.gov; or download application from http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/council/.

    Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Karlyn Langjahr, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 East Railroad Ave., Suite 101, Port Angeles, WA 98362; (360) 457-6622 extension 31; email Karlyn.Langjahr@noaa.gov; or download application from http://olympiccoast.noaa.gov/involved/sac/sac_welcome.html.

    Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Elizabeth Stokes, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066; (781) 545-8026 extension 201; email Elizabeth.Stokes@noaa.gov; or download application from http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on a particular national marine sanctuary advisory council, please contact the individual identified in the Addresses section of this notice.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-15/html/2013-19744.htm

  • Implementation of New Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology Program

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

    ACTION: Notice; implementation of competitive research program.


    SUMMARY: NOAA announces the implementation, under the authority of the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) of 2012, of a new competitive science program to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and the communities that depend on it.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Russ Beard, Acting Program Director, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology Program, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NOS.

    Email: NOAARestoreScience@noaa.gov.

    Phone: 228.688.2936.

    Mailing Address: 1021 Balch Boulevard, Suite 1003, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-16/html/2013-19946.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Environmental Education Advisory Council

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting(s).


    SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a series of teleconference meetings of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The NEEAC was created by Congress to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on matters related to activities, functions and policies of EPA under the National Environmental Education Act (the Act).

    The purpose of these teleconference(s) is to discuss specific topics of relevance for consideration by the council in order to provide advice and insights to the Agency on environmental education.

    DATES: The National Environmental Education Advisory Council will hold public teleconferences on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, Monday, September 23, 2013, Monday, October 23, 2013 and Monday, November 25, 2013, from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, araujo.javier@epa.gov, 202-564-2642, U.S. EPA, Office of Environmental Education, William Jefferson Clinton North Room 1426, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-15/html/2013-19879.htm

  • Interior

  • Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Meeting notice.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, we announce that the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will hold a meeting.

    DATES: Meetings: The meetings will be held as follows: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; and Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (All times Eastern).

    ADDRESSES: Hall of the States Building, 444 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC 20001, Room 283/285.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robin O'Malley, Designated Federal Officer, Policy and Partnership Coordinator, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 400, Reston, VA 20192, romalley@usgs.gov, (703) 648-4086.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-16/html/2013-19924.htm

  • Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of Meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on September 4-5, 2013 at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. The meeting will be held in Room 201 Instructional East. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, was established to advise the Federal Geographic Data Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include:

    • Leadership Dialogue
    • Recent FGDC Activities
    • Geospatial Platform
    • NSDI Strategic Plan
    • 3D Elevation Program
    • Landsat
    • Emerging Geospatial Issues

    The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment during the morning of September 5. Comments may also be submitted to the NGAC in writing. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance for clearance into the meeting site. Please register by contacting Arista Maher at the Federal Geographic Data Committee (703-648-6283, amaher@fgdc.gov). Registrations are due by August 28. While the meeting will be open to the public, registration is required for entrance to the facility, and seating may be limited due to room capacity.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on September 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on September 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey (206-220-4621).

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-13/html/2013-19494.htm

  • National Environmental Policy Act: Implementing Procedures; Addition to Categorical Exclusions for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    AGENCY: Department of the Interior.

    ACTION: Notice; reopening of comment period.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces a reopening of the public comment period on the proposed categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The proposed categorical exclusion pertains to adding species to the injurious wildlife list under the Lacey Act. The addition of this categorical exclusion to the Department of the Interior's Departmental Manual will improve conservation activities by making the NEPA process for listing injurious species more efficient. If you have previously submitted comments, please do not resubmit them because we have already incorporated them in the public record and will fully consider them in our final decision.

    DATES: We will consider comments we receive on or before October 15, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Comment submission: Send comments to Susan Jewell, by one of the following methods:

    U.S. mail or hand delivery: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22203; or

    Email: prevent_invasives@fws.gov (emails must have "Categorical Exclusion'' in the subject line).

    Document availability: You may view the Departmental Manual at http://elips.doi.gov/elips/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jewell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203; telephone 703-358- 2416. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf, please call the Federal Information Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-16/html/2013-19922.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • 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 of the scheduling of meetings for the transaction of National Science Board business and other matters specified, as follows:

    AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: National Science Board, National Science Foundation

    DATE AND TIME: August 15, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and August 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    PLACE: These meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rooms 1235, 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: Public meetings and public portions of meetings will be webcast. To view the meetings, go to http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/130815/ and 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.

    STATUS: Portions open; portions closed.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-12/html/2013-19565.htm

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