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Federal Register Summary for week of 14 February

    Commerce

  • National Sea Grant Advisory Board

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the National Sea Grant College Program Web site at http://seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/Leadership/NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard.aspx.

    DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST Thursday, February 27, 2014 and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EST Friday, February 28, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Public access is available by webinar registration or at 1315 East-West Highway, Building 3, Room 11817, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Please register by contacting Jennifer Maggio at Jennifer.Maggio@noaa.gov or 301-734-1088. Webinar and seating capacity may be limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15- minute public comment period on Thursday, February 27 at 3:30 p.m. EST (check agenda on Web site to confirm time.) The Board 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 three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by the Designated Federal Officer by February 21, 2014 to provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received after February 21, 2014 will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

    Special Accomodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Elizabeth Ban, Designated Federal Officer at 301-734-1082 by February 19, 2014.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth Ban, Designated Federal Officer, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11843, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 734-1082.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-11/html/2014-02903.htm

  • Energy

  • Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.

    DATES AND TIMES: February 27, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. February 28, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW., Washington, DC 20008.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Levine, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-1476; Email: Elliott.Levine@ee.doe.gov and Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220; Email: rtiley@bcs-hq.com.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-12/html/2014-03052.htm

  • Interior

  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Maintaining Protections for the Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) by Listing It as Endangered

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of availability and reopening of comment period.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on our June 13, 2013, proposal to remove the gray wolf (Canis lupus) from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife but to maintain endangered status for the Mexican wolf by listing it as a subspecies (Canis lupus baileyi). We also announce the availability of the independent scientific peer review report on the proposal. We are reopening the comment period for 45 days to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment on our proposed rule in light of the peer review report on this proposal. The comment period is scheduled to close on March 27, 2014. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.

    DATES: The public comment period on the proposal to remove the gray wolf (Canis lupus) from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife but to maintain endangered status for the Mexican wolf by listing it as a subspecies (Canis lupus baileyi) that was published on June 13, 2013 (78 FR 35664), is reopened and will close on March 27, 2014. Please note comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date. If you are submitting your comments by hard copy, please mail them by March 27, 2014, to ensure that we receive them in time to give them full consideration.

    ADDRESSES: Document availability: The June 13, 2013, proposal (78 FR 35664) is available online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073 and at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-13/pdf/2013-13982.pdf. The independent scientific peer review report on the proposal is available online at http://www.fws.gov/home/wolfrecovery and at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FWS-HQ- ES-2013-0073.

    Written Comments: You may submit comments by one of the following methods:

    (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Search for Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073. Please ensure you have found the correct document before submitting your comments. If your comments will fit in the provided comment box, please use this feature of http://www.regulations.gov, as it is most compatible with our comment review procedures. If you attach your comments as a separate document, our preferred file format is Microsoft Word. If you attach multiple comments (such as form letters), our preferred format is a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel.

    (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.

    We will post all comments we receive on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see the Public Comments section below for more information).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Headquarters Office, Ecological Services; telephone (703) 358-2171; facsimile (703) 358-1735. Direct all questions or requests for additional information to: GRAY WOLF QUESTIONS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Headquarters Office, Ecological Services, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 420, Arlington, VA 22203. Individuals who are hearing-impaired or speech-impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8337 for TTY assistance.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-10/html/2014-02817.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting:

    Name: Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (9487).

    Dates: March 5, 2014-March 6, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Place: Stafford I, Room 1235, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22230.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Linda A. Deegan, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22230, Phone 703-292-7870.

    Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning support for environmental research and education.

    Agenda

    March 5

    • Update on recent NSF environmental activities
    • Update on NSF's efforts on Broader Impacts (Dr. Ward)
    • Report out to AC from Food Systems working group
    • Discussion of NSF Research Portfolio for Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES)

    March 6

    • Discussion of NSF Research Portfolio for Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) (continued if needed)
    • Meeting with the Director

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-14/html/2014-03268.htm

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