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Federal Register Summary for week of 20 September

    Agriculture

  • Forest Resource Coordinating Committee

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Meeting will meet in Rosslyn, Virginia. The Committee is authorized under Section 8005 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Act) (Pub. L. 110- 246). The purpose of the Committee is to provide direction and coordination of actions within the Department of Agriculture, and coordination with State agencies and the private sector, to effectively address the national priorities for non-industrial private forest land. The purpose of this meeting is to develop recommendations to submit to the Secretary regarding alignment of landowner assistance delivery systems, forest inventory and analysis, markets, climate change adaptation, forest conditions, threats to forest health, and landscape scale conservation and management. The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on October 17-18, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All meetings are subject to change or cancellation.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the USDA Forest Service, 1621 North Kent Street, Conference Room 703/704, Arlington, Virginia. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received on the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/coop/frcc/. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 202-205-1043 to facilitate entry into the meeting room.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maya Solomon, Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Program Coordinator, Cooperative Forestry Staff, 202-205-1376 or Ted Beauvais, Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Designated Federal Officer, Cooperative Forestry Staff, 202-205-1190. 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-2013-09-17/html/2013-22525.htm

  • Commerce

  • Membership of the NOAA Performance Review Board

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

    ACTION: Notice of Membership of the NOAA Performance Review Board (PRB).


    SUMMARY: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), NOAA announces the appointment of members who will serve on the NOAA's PRB. The NOAA PRB is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) Senior Level, Scientific and Professional members and making written recommendations to the appointing authority on retention and compensation matters, including performance-based pay adjustments and awarding of bonuses. The appointment of new members to the NOAA PRB will be for a period of two years.

    DATES: The effective date of service of the appointees to the NOAA PRB is September 30, 2013.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Nalli, Director, Executive Resources, Workforce Management Office, NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 713-6301.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-17/html/2013-22538.htm

  • National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC)

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

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) was established by the Secretary of Commerce under the authority of the Global Change Research Act of 1990 to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate.

    Time and Date: The meeting will be held October 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for changes and for the most up- to-date meeting agenda.

    Place: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton located at 1201 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Please check the Web site http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

    Status: Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Members of the public must RSVP in order to attend all or a portion of the meeting by contacting the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by September 23, 2013. The meeting will be open to public participation with a public comment period; October 1, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). The NCADAC expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by September 23, 2013 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's Office by September 23, 2013 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after September 23, 2013 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

    Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dr. Cynthia Decker (301-563- 6162, Cynthia.decker@noaa.gov) by September 23, 2013.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NCADAC Web site at http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-16/html/2013-22497.htm

  • 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 will hold a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013 from 10:00 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 QinetiQ-North America, 4100 Fairfax Drive, Suite 800, 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-2013-09-18/html/2013-22684.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Center for Scientific Review Advisory Council.

    The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Advisory Council.

    Date: October 28, 2013.

    Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Provide advice to the Director, Center for Scientific Review (CSR), on matters related to planning, execution, conduct, support, review, evaluation, and receipt and referral of grant applications at CSR.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Room 3091, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Donald L. Schneider, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the Director, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3030, MSC 7776, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1111, schneidd@csr.nih.gov.

    Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.

    In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance into NIH buildings. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver's license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: http://public.csr.nih.gov/aboutcsr/CSROrganization/Pages/CSRAC.aspx, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-18/html/2013-22631.htm

  • Draft NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy Request for Public Comments

    SUMMARY: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking public comments on the draft Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy that promotes sharing, for research purposes, of large-scale human and nonhuman genomic data generated from NIH-supported and NIH-conducted research.

    DATES: To ensure that your comments will be considered, please submit your response to this Request for Comments no later than 60 days after publication of this notice.

    ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods:

    Online: http://gds.nih.gov/survey.aspx.

    Fax: 301-496-9839.

    Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions) to: Genomic Data Sharing Policy Team, Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genomic Data Sharing Policy Team, Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-9838, GDS@mail.nih.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/html/2013-22941.htm

  • Interior

  • National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of annual meeting: audio conference.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 106-148, the NCGMP and NGGDPP Advisory Committee will hold an audio conference call on October 31, 2013, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The Advisory Committee, comprising representatives from Federal agencies, State agencies, academic institutions, and private companies, shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey on planning and implementation of the geologic mapping and data preservation programs.

    The Committee will hear updates on progress of the NCGMP toward fulfilling the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992, as well as updates on the NGGDPP toward fulfilling the purposes of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

    DATES: October 31, 2013, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For the phone number and access code, please contact Michael Marketti, U.S. Geological Survey, Mail Stop 908, National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192, (703) 648-6976.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/html/2013-22906.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board

    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, as follows:

    Date and Time: September 19, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

    Place: The morning meeting will be held at the University of Washington, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220, 4060 George Washington Lane, Seattle, Washington 98195. It is open to the public. The afternoon meeting will be held at the University of Washington, Gerberding Hall. This meeting is closed to the public.

    Status: Portion open; portion closed.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site (http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/) for additional information and schedule updates, or contact Jennie Moehlmann, jmoehlma@nsf.gov, or (703) 292-7000. The Public Affairs contact is Dana Topousis, dtopousi@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7750.

    Plenary Board Meeting Agenda

    Open Session: 8:00-11:00 a.m.

    Chairman's introduction and welcome from the University of Washington Presentations and Panel Discussion: "The Future of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure for Science and Engineering, Research and Education.'' Moderator, Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, NSB Vice-chairman. Chairman's remarks

    Plenary Executive Closed Session: 4:00-4:15 p.m.

    Chairman's remarks Nominations Committee recommendations

    Meeting Adjourns: 4:15 p.m.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-16/html/2013-22590.htm

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