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Federal Register Summary for week of 13 December

    Agriculture

  • Forest Resource Coordinating Committee

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of Cancellation.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service was required to cancel the October 17-18, 2013 meeting of the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee due to the Government partial shutdown which began October 1, 2013. The Notice of Meeting for the October 17- 18, 2013 meeting was published in the Federal Register, Volume 78, Number 180, Tuesday, September 17, 2013, Page 57128.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maya Solomon, Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Program Coordinator; by phone at (202) 205-1376, or Ted Beauvais, Designated Federal Officer; by phone at (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-2013-12-09/html/2013-29240.htm

  • Forest Resource Coordinating Committee

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee will meet in Washington, DC, February 6 and 7, 2014. The Committee is authorized under Section 8005 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-246). Additional information on the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at: http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/coop/frcc/.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on February 6 and 7, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the USDA Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Conference Room 108-A, Washington, DC. 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 listed above. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead of time to facilitate entry into the Whitten Building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maya Solomon, Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Program Coordinator, Cooperative Forestry Staff, 202-205-1376 or Karl Dalla Rosa, Cooperative Forestry Staff, 202-205- 6206. 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-2013-12-09/html/2013-29238.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee Video/Teleconference.


    SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a public teleconference of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT members represent academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. Purpose of Video/Teleconference: NACEPT will discuss draft recommendations regarding EPA's FY2014-2018 Draft Strategic Plan. The agenda and meeting materials will be available at http://www.epa.gov/ofacmo/nacept/cal-nacept.htm and http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2013-0122.

    DATES: NACEPT will hold a public video/teleconference on Thursday, December 19, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. EPA is announcing this teleconference with less than 15 calendar days public notice due to the limited amount of time available to review and comment on the FY 2014-2018 Draft Strategic Plan.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at U.S. EPA, William Jefferson Clinton East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 1132, Washington, DC 20004.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Joyce, Acting Designated Federal Officer, joyce.mark@epa.gov, (202) 564-2130, U.S. EPA, Office of Diversity, Advisory Committee Management and Outreach (1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-12-10/html/2013-29446.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

    The CDC is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

    CDC provides subject-matter expertise and assistance for domestic and global surveillance, laboratory, occupational health and epidemiology functions, and health threats including anthrax, smallpox, influenza and other infectious diseases, food-borne illness, and radiation, among others.

    The BSC, NIOSH consists of 15 experts in fields related to occupational safety and health. The members are selected by the Secretary, HHS. The board advises the NIOSH Director on occupational safety and health research and prevention programs. The board also provides advice on standards of scientific excellence, current needs in the field of occupational safety and health, and the applicability and dissemination of research findings. This advice may take the form of reports or verbal communications to the NIOSH Director during BSC meetings.

    Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishment of the board's mission. More information is available on the BSC, NIOSH Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/BSC/default.html

    Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the field occupational safety and health, such as occupational medicine, occupational nursing, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health engineering, toxicology, chemistry, safety and health education, ergonomics, epidemiology, biostatistics, and psychology.

    Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for terms of up to four years. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates that committee membership shall be balanced in terms of professional training and background, points of view represented, and the committee's function. In addition to a broad range of expertise, consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas within the U.S., with diverse representation of both genders, ethnic and racial minorities, and persons with disabilities. Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government.

    Candidates should submit the following items:

    • Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, email address)
    • A letter of recommendation stating the qualifications of the candidate.

    Nomination materials must be postmarked by January 31, 2014, and sent to: John Decker, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop E-20, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone (404) 498-2500.

    The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-12-13/html/2013-29748.htm

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