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Federal Register Summary for week of 27 September

    Agriculture

  • National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council Meetings

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council will meet on November 5 and 6, 2013. The meeting will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh. The purpose of this meeting is to present past grant projects the Council recommended to the public and those attending the Partners in Community Forestry Conference; finalize their annual accomplishment and recommendations report to the Secretary; address items related to the urban forestry 10-year action plan; finalize the 2015 Urban and Community Forestry grant categories and listen to local constituents urban forestry concerns.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on November 5 and 6, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day or until Council business is completed.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting on both days will be held at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

    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 address: 1621 North Kent Street, RPE, 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 20250-1151, 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-2013-09-25/html/2013-23395.htm

  • Energy

  • President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

    GENCY: Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open teleconference.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a conference call of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The purpose of this conference call is to discuss PCAST's Cyber-security report.

    DATES: The public conference call will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., (ET). To receive the call-in information, attendees should register for the conference call on the PCAST Web site, http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast no later than 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, October 4, 2013.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the call agenda, time, and how to register for the call is available on the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. Questions about the conference call should be directed to Ms. Marjory Blumenthal, PCAST Executive Director, by email at: mblumenthal@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 456- 4444.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-25/html/2013-23336.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Panel for the Review of the EPA Water Body Connectivity Report

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Panel to conduct a review of the EPA draft report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence (September, 2013 External Review Draft, EPA/600/R-11/098B).

    DATES: The public meeting will be held on Monday December 16, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday December 17, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday December 18, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, NW., Washington, DC 20005.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone at (202) 564-2155 or via email at armitage.thomas@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-24/html/2013-23198.htm

  • Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on behalf of the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Task Force agencies, announces a public teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). The purpose of the teleconference is for the GLAB to discuss its draft recommendations that will inform the development of a draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY 2015-2019 Action Plan.

    DATES: The public teleconference will be held on October 1, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time. The teleconference number is 877-744-6030. Due to budgetary uncertainties, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days public notice.

    ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will take place by telephone only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this teleconference may contact Rita Cestaric, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), GLAB, by telephone at (312) 886-6815 or email at cestaric.rita@epa.gov. General information on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the GLAB can be found on the GLRI Web site at http://www.glri.us.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-25/html/2013-23244.htm

  • Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Chartered Science Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the Chartered Science Advisory Board Panel to discuss information about EPA actions provided in the Spring 2013 Unified (Regulatory) Agenda.

    DATES: The public teleconferences will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 1:30 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 teleconferences 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 teleconferences 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-2013-09-27/html/2013-23677.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service 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 Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), a program office in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP). SACHRP provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary, HHS, and the Assistant Secretary for Health on matters pertaining to the continuance and improvement of functions within the authority of HHS directed toward protections for human subjects in research. SACHRP was established by the Secretary, HHS, on October 1, 2002. OHRP is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to fill three positions on the Committee membership that will be vacated during the 2014 calendar year.

    DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than October 28, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be mailed or delivered to Dr. Jerry Menikoff, Director, Office for Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852. Nominations will not be accepted by email or by facsimile.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Gorey, Executive Director, SACHRP, Office for Human Research Protections, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852, telephone: 240-453-8141. A copy of the Committee charter and list of the current members can be obtained by contacting Ms. Gorey, accessing the SACHRP Web site at www.hhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp, or requesting via email at sachrp@osophs.dhhs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-27/html/2013-23672.htm

  • Interior

  • Information Collection Activities: Visitor Perceptions of Climate Change in U.S. National Parks

    AGENCY: National Park Service (NPS), Interior.

    ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: We, (National Park Service), will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection (IC) described below. This collection will consist of a single survey instrument that will be administered through the National Park System. 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. The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that 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 your comments on this IC are considered, we must receive them on or before November 22, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Please send your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collections Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ponds@nps.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1024-NEW, Visitor Perceptions of Climate Change in U.S. National Parks in the subject line.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angie Richman, Communication Specialist, Climate Change Response Program, at 1201 Oakridge Drive, Suite 200, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail) or angie_richman@nps.gov (email).

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-23/html/2013-23061.htm

  • Second Call for Nominations for the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The purpose of this Notice is to solicit public nominations for three positions on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board). The Board provides advice concerning the management, protection, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands administered by the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Department of Agriculture, through the U.S. Forest Service. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days after the publication of this Notice. If you have already submitted a nomination in response to the Notice of Call for Nominations for the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, which published in the Federal Register on July 2, 2013 (78 FR 39768), it is not necessary to respond to this Notice.

    DATES: Nominations must be post marked or submitted to the address listed below no later than October 25, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: All mail sent via the U.S. Postal Service should be sent as follows: National Wild Horse and Burro Program, U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Room 2134 LM, Attn: Sharon Kipping, WO 260, Washington, DC 20240. All mail and packages that are sent via FedEx or UPS should be addressed as follows: National Wild Horse and Program, U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 20 M Street SE., Room 2134 LM, Attn: Sharon Kipping, Washington, DC 20003. You may also send a fax to Sharon Kipping at 202- 912-7182, or email her at skipping@blm.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Kipping, Wild Horse and Burro Program Specialist, 202-912-7263. 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. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-25/html/2013-23340.htm

  • State

  • Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs; Climate Action Report

    AGENCY: Department of State.

    ACTION: Notice; request for public comments.


    SUMMARY: The purpose of this announcement is to notify interested members of the public of the opportunity to submit comments to the draft 2014 Climate Action Report (CAR) on U.S. climate change actions. This draft CAR consists of two documents, the National Communication and the Biennial Report, that respond to reporting requirements under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The document contains the sixth National Communication, which is provided in accordance with Articles 4.2 and 12 of the UNFCCC and accompanying decisions. The draft CAR also includes the Biennial Report, which summarizes major actions taken to address climate change, covering the period up to 2020, and contains additional reporting information as specified in decisions 1/CP.16, 2/CP.17 (Annex I), and 19/CP.18. The United States submitted the first U.S. CAR to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, and subsequent reports in 1997, 2002, 2006, and 2010.

    These documents set out major actions the U.S. government is taking at the federal level, highlight examples of state and local actions, and outline U.S. efforts to assist other countries in addressing climate change. Each document meets specific UN reporting requirements, resulting in overlap between the documents. This report reflects the U.S. Government commitment to the UNFCCC to communicate U.S. actions and policies addressing climate change transparently.

    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for instructions on accessing the electronic version of the report, file format requirements for submitting comments, and other information about electronic filing.

    DATES: The agency must receive comments on or before noon, October 24, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Submit comments to CAR6@state.gov using the spreadsheet available in the "Supporting Documents'' section at the U.S. Government Regulations.Gov Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and search on Docket number DOS-2013-0018.

    You may also submit comments using the "Comment Now!'' button at the U.S. Government Regulations.Gov Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and search on Docket number DOS-2013-0018. Please use the spreadsheet available in the "Supporting Documents'' section if practicable.

    Additionally, comments may be sent via postal mail to: CAR6 Comments, Department of State, Office of Global Change, Harry S. Truman Building, Room 2480, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520 or via fax to: (202) 647-0191.

    Comments will be due within 28 days of publication date.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Rakestraw, Office of Global Change, U.S. Department of State at (202) 647-3489.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-26/html/2013-23475.htm

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