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Federal Register Summary for week of 24 January

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  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee; Meeting

    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 February 20, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and February 21, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 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 February 14, 2014. The meeting will be open to public participation with a public comment period on February 20, 2014 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 February 14, 2014 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's Office by February 14, 2014 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after February 14, 2014 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 February 14, 2014.

    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-2014-01-22/html/2014-01160.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Biofilms, Medical Devices, and Anti-Biofilm Technology-- Challenges and Opportunities; Public Workshop; Request for Comments

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice of public workshop; request for comments.


    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the following public workshop entitled "Biofilms, Medical Devices, and Anti-Biofilm Technology--Challenges and Opportunities.'' FDA is cosponsoring this workshop with the Center for Biofilm Engineering of Montana State University. The purpose of the public workshop is to initiate dialogue between academia, industry, and U.S. Government scientists on the science of developing products to address biofilm formation. Topics of discussion include current scientific and medical research on biofilms, their impact on medical devices, and biofilm prevention strategies and their public health impact.

    DATES: The public workshop will be held on February 20, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The public workshop will be held at FDA's White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (rm. 1503A), Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. Entrance for the public workshop participants (non-FDA employees) is through Building 1 where routine security check procedures will be performed. For parking and security information, please refer to http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/BuildingsandFacilities/WhiteOakCampusInformation/ucm241740.htm.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Geetha Jayan, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, rm. 3622, Silver Spring, MD 20903-0002, 301-796-6300, email: geetha.jayan@fda.hhs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-24/html/2014-01412.htm

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, NIEHS.

    The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, 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.

    The meeting will be closed to the public as indicated below in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended for the review, discussion, and evaluation of individual intramural programs and projects conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, including consideration of personnel qualifications and performance, and the competence of individual investigators, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: Board of Scientific Counselors, NIEHS.

    Date: February 23-25, 2014.

    Closed: February 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel issues.

    Place: Doubletree Guest Suites, 2515 Meridian Parkway, Research Triangle Park, NC 27713.

    Open: February 24, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel issues.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Open: February 24, 2014, 9:20 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

    Agenda: Scientific Presentations.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Closed: February 24, 2014, 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel issues.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Open: February 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Agenda: Poster Session.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Closed: February 24, 2014, 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel issues.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Open: February 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.

    Agenda: Scientific Presentations.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Closed: February 24, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel issues.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Closed: February 24, 2014, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel issues.

    Place: Doubletree Guest Suites, 2515 Meridian Parkway, Research Triangle Park, NC 27713.

    Open: February 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

    Agenda: Scientific Presentation.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Closed: February 25, 2014, 9:20 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel issues.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Contact Person: Darryl C. Zeldin, M.D., Scientific Director & Principal Investigator, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, 111 TW Alexander Drive, Maildrop A2-09, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-541- 1169, zeldin@niehs.nih.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-21/html/2014-00968.htm

  • Public Meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

    AGENCY: Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Commission) will conduct its sixteenth meeting on February 10-11, 2014. At this meeting, the Commission will discuss the BRAIN Initiative and ongoing work in neuroscience.

    DATES: The meeting will take place Monday, February 10, 2014, from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. and Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd St. NW., Washington, DC 20037. Telephone (202) 872-1500.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hillary Wicai Viers, Communications Director, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, 1425 New York Avenue NW., Suite C-100, Washington, DC 20005. Telephone: 202-233-3960. Email: Hillary.Viers@bioethics.gov. Additional information may be obtained at www.bioethics.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-23/html/2014-01344.htm

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