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Federal Register Summary for week of 22 November

    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. Members of the public who expect to attend are asked to provide name and citizenship in advance in order to facilitate entry into the office suite.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, December 4, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 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-2013-11-19/html/2013-27726.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Meeting of the Environmental Financial Advisory Board; Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting of the Environmental Financial Advisory Board.


    SUMMARY: The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) will hold a public meeting on December 12-13, 2013. EFAB is an EPA advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to provide advice and recommendations to EPA on creative approaches to funding environmental programs, projects, and activities. This meeting, originally scheduled for October 22-23, 2013, is rescheduled because of the government shutdown.

    The purpose of this meeting is to hear from informed speakers on environmental finance issues, proposed legislation, and EPA priorities; to discuss activities, progress, and preliminary recommendations with regard to current EFAB work projects; and to consider requests for assistance from EPA offices.

    Environmental finance discussions, and presentations are expected on the following topics: tribal environmental programs; transit-oriented development in sustainable communities, energy efficiency/ green house gas emissions reduction; drinking water pricing and infrastructure investment; and green infrastructure.

    The meeting is open to the public; however, seating is limited. All members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance no later than Friday December 6, 2013.

    DATES: The full board meeting will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST and Friday, December 13, 2013 from 9-12 noon., EST.

    ADDRESSES: Potomac Yard North, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Suite 4120, Arlington, VA 22202.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request accommodations for a person with a disability, please contact Sandra Williams, U.S. EPA, at (202) 564-4999 or williams.sandra@epa.gov, at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to allow as much time as possible to process your request.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-19/html/2013-27677.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Advisory Committee; Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee; Termination

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Final rule.


    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the termination of the Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee. This document removes the Veterinary Advisory Committee from the Agency's list of standing advisory committees.

    DATES: This rule is effective November 22, 2013.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Ortwerth, Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drugs Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5129, Silver Spring MD 20993-0002,

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-22/html/2013-27854.htm

  • Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; 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 Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.

    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: Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.

    Date: December 4-5, 2013.

    Time: December 04, 2013, 12:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

    Agenda: The NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) will review and discuss selected human gene transfer protocols and related data management activities. Please check the meeting agenda at OBA Meetings Page (available at the following URL: http://oba.od.nih.gov/rdnarac/racmeetings.html) for more information.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Rockledge II, Conference Room 9100, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Time: December 05, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

    Agenda: The NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) will review and discuss selected human gene transfer protocols and related data management activities. Please check the meeting agenda at OBA Meetings Page (available at the following URL: http://oba.od.nih.gov/rdnarac/racmeetings.html) for more information.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Rockledge II, Conference Room 9100, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Chezelle George, Office of Biotechnology Activities, Office of Science Policy/OD, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496- 9838, georgec@od.nih.gov.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: http://oba.od.nih.gov/rdna/rdna.html, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    OMB's "Mandatory Information Requirements for Federal Assistance Program Announcements'' (45 FR 39592, June 11, 1980) requires a statement concerning the official government programs contained in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Normally NIH lists in its announcements the number and title of affected individual programs for the guidance of the public. Because the guidance in this notice covers virtually every NIH and Federal research program in which DNA recombinant molecule techniques could be used, it has been determined not to be cost effective or in the public interest to attempt to list these programs. Such a list would likely require several additional pages. In addition, NIH could not be certain that every Federal program would be included as many Federal agencies, as well as private organizations, both national and international, have elected to follow the NIH Guidelines. In lieu of the individual program listing, NIH invites readers to direct questions to the information address above about whether individual programs listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance are affected.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-18/html/2013-27455.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; 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 and other matters specified, as follows:

    DATE AND TIME: November 21, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

    PLACE: These meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation, 4201Wilson 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.

    Public meetings and public portions of meetings will be webcast. To view the meetings, go to http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/131121/ or http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/130509/ and follow the instructions. 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.

    OPEN SESSIONS:

    • 9:00-9:05 a.m. (Chairman's introduction)
    • 9:05-9:45 a.m. (CPP)
    • 3:30-4:15 p.m. (Plenary)

    CLOSED SESSIONS:

    • 7:00-745 a.m. (Plenary)
    • 10:00-11:45 a.m. (CPP)
    • 12:45-2:45 p.m. (Plenary executive closed)
    • 2:45 -3:15 p.m. (Plenary closed)

    MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED:

    Plenary Board Meeting

    Executive Closed Session: 7:00-7:45 a.m. (Reconvening November 15 Meeting)

    • Discussion of legislative matters

    Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

    Open Session: 8:05-9:45 a.m.

    • Approval of open CPP minutes for August 2013
    • Committee Chairman's remarks--including update on schedule of action and information items for NSB review
    • Report on Antarctic site visit
    • NSB Information Item: Next Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NNIN)

    Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

    Closed Session: 10:00-11:45 a.m.

    • Committee Chairman's remarks
    • Approval of closed CPP minutes for August 2013
    • NSB Action Item: Operations and Maintenance of the JOIDES Resolution
    • NSB Action Item: Operations of the High Energy Synchrotron Source

    Plenary Board Meeting

    Executive Closed Session: 12:45-2:45 p.m.

    • Approval of Executive closed session minutes, August and September 2013 meetings
    • Approval of honorary award recommendations
    • Board member proposal
    • Candidate site for 2014 Board retreat and meeting
    • Discussion of risks to NSF
    • Chairman's remarks

    Plenary Board Meeting

    Closed Session: 2:45-3:15 p.m.

    • Approval of closed session minutes, August 2013 meeting
    • Awards and Agreements/Resolutions from CPP
    • DIRECTORATE FOR GEOSCIENCES (GEO), Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE): Operation and Maintenance of the JOIDES Resolution for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
    • DIRECTORATE FOR MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES (MPS), Division of Materials Research (DMR): Operation of the High Energy Synchrotron Source
    • Director's report
    • Chairman's remarks

    Plenary Board Meeting

    Open Session: 3:30-4:15 p.m.

    • Approval of open session minutes, August and September 2013
    • meetings
    • Chairman's report
    • Director's report
    • Open committee report
    • Chairman's remarks

    MEETING ADJOURNS: 4:15 p.m.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-18/html/2013-27684.htm

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