Bookmark and Share


Federal Register Summary for week of 28 February

    Agriculture

  • Forest Inventory and Analysis RPA Assessment Review Tables

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice; request for comment.


    SUMMARY: The Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the draft tables for the 2012 Resources Planning Act (RPA) Update of the Forest Resources of the United States. These tables will be the basis for analysis of status and trends in the nation's forests and includes data for 1953, 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007, and 2012.

    DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before April 25, 2014 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable.

    ADDRESSES: The draft review tables are available in *.pdf format at http://fia.fs.fed.us. Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Dr. Richard Guldin, Director, Quantitative Sciences Staff--Forest Service, Mail Stop 1119, Washington, DC 20090-6090. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to 703-605-5131 or by email to bsmith12@fs.fed.us.

    The public may inspect comments received at 1400 Independence Ave SW., Washington, DC 20250, between regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 703- 605-4177 to facilitate entry to the building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: W. Brad Smith, Quantitative Sciences Staff by phone at 703-605-4177 or by email to bsmith12@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-24/html/2014-03794.htm

  • National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule (Committee) will meet in Sacramento, California. Attendees may also participate via webinar and conference call. The Committee operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463). Additional information concerning the Committee can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/planningrule/committee.

    DATES: The meeting will be held, in-person and via webinar/conference call on the following dates:

    • Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST
    • Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST
    • Friday, March 7, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Attendees may also participate via webinar and conference call. For anyone who would like to attend via webinar and conference call, please visit the Web site listed above or email Chalonda Jasper at cjasper@fs.fed.us for more information. Written comments must be sent to USDA Forest Service, Ecosystem Management Coordination, 201 14th Street SW., Mail Stop 1104, Washington, DC 20250-1104. Comments may also be sent via email to Chalonda Jasper at cjasper@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 703-235-0138.

    All comments are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying, including names and addresses when provided. The public may inspect comments received at 201 14th Street SW., Washington, DC, 2rd Floor Central. Please contact, Chalonda Jasper at 202-260-9400, cjasper@fs.fed.us, to facilitate entry into the building to view comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chalonda Jasper, Ecosystem Management Coordination, 202-260-9400, cjasper@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-2014-02-24/html/2014-03791.htm

  • Commerce

  • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

    AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a workshop to discuss the potential governance challenges arising from the impacts of climate change on East Coast marine fisheries.

    DATES: The meeting will begin on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 1 p.m. and will end on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES:

    Meeting address: The meeting will be held at The Westin Washington, DC City Center 1400 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005.

    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Christopher M. Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526-5255.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-26/html/2014-04183.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, U.S.C. Appendix 2, notice is hereby given that the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will hold a meeting that will be open to the public. Information about SACHRP and the full meeting agenda will be posted on the SACHRP Web site at: http://www.dhhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp/mtgings/index.html.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 800, Washington, DC 20201.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ivor Pritchard, Ph.D., Director (Acting), Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), or Julia Gorey, J.D., Executive Director, SACHRP; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, Maryland 20852; 240-453-8141; fax: 240-453-6909; email address: Julia.Gorey@hhs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-25/html/2014-04091.htm

  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments

    AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of a new information collection, iCoast--Did the Coast Change?


    SUMMARY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 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.

    DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before April 29, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648- 7197 (fax); or dgovoni@usgs.gov (email). Please reference `Information Collection 1028-NEW, iCoast--Did the Coast Change?' in all correspondence.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sophia B. Liu, Research Geographer, at sophialiu@usgs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-28/html/2014-04392.htm

  • Non-Federal Oil and Gas Development Within the National Wildlife Refuge System

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking comments to assist us in developing a proposed rule on managing activities associated with non-Federal oil and gas development on lands and waters of the National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System). Non-Federal oil and gas development refers to oil and gas activities associated with any private, state, or tribally owned mineral interest where the surface estate is administered by the Service as part of the Refuge System. The proposed rule will clarify and expand existing regulations. We seek public input on how to manage non-Federal oil and gas operations on Refuge System lands to avoid or minimize, to the greatest possible extent, adverse effects on natural and cultural resources, wildlife-dependent recreation, and refuge infrastructure and management; ensure a consistent and effective regulatory environment for oil and gas operators; and protect public health and safety. The Service lacks comprehensive regulations to manage non-Federal oil and gas operations on the Refuge System, which has led to unnecessary adverse impacts on refuge resources, as well as an uncertain and inconsistent regulatory environment for oil and gas operators on refuges.

    This notice of intent starts the scoping process in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementing regulations. Currently, we are planning for the programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) to focus on the national effects of the rulemaking, realizing that further environmental analysis of the more localized effects may be required with implementation of the rule. As part of the scoping process, the Service seeks public comment on the scope of the proposed rule; the NEPA alternatives to be considered; and the physical, biological, social, and economic effects that should be analyzed in the draft PEIS.

    DATES: Submit comments on or before April 25, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods:

    Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Search for FWS-HQ-NWRS-2012-0086, which is the docket number for this rulemaking. You may submit a comment by clicking on "Comment Now!'' 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.

    By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-HQ-NWRS-2012-0086; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.

    We will not accept email or faxes. We will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see Public Participation under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for more information).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Covington, (703) 358-2427.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-24/html/2014-03792.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Biological Sciences Advisory Committee; 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: Biological Sciences Advisory Committee (1110).

    Date and Time: March 13, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., March 14, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, VA 22230.

    All visitors must contact the Directorate for Biological Sciences [call 703-292-8400 or send an email message to erchiang@nsf.gov] at least 24 hours prior to the meeting to arrange for a visitor's badge. All visitors must report to the NSF visitor desk located in the lobby at the N. 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance on the day of the meeting to receive a visitor's badge.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Charles Liarakos, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 605, Arlington, VA 22230, Tel No.: (703) 292-8400.

    Purpose of Meeting: The Advisory Committee for the Directorate for Biological Sciences provides advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning major program emphases, directions, and goals for the research-related activities of the divisions that make up BIO.

    Agenda: Agenda items will include the Emerging Frontiers Committee of Visitors report, NEON and macrosystems biology, Cognitive Science & Neuroscience and the BRAIN, biological data, and other matters relevant to the Directorate for Biological Sciences.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-24/html/2014-03760.htm

back to Federal Register Resource

Bookmark and Share