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Federal Register Summary for week of 7 March

    Energy

  • Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop

    AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE).

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) today announces an open meeting hosted by its Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) on the topic of algae-based biofuels research and development, titled the Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop.

    DATES: March 26, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., March 27, 2014 8:30 a.m.- 11:45 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29403.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be directed to Daniel Fishman, Designated Federal Official for the Workshop, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-4705; Email: Daniel.Fishman@ee.doe.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-05/html/2014-04848.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • 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 NIH Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB). Presentations and discussions will address programs and activities to engage pre-college students in biomedical science.

    The NIH Reform Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-482) provides organizational authorities to HHS and NIH officials to: (1) Establish or abolish national research institutes; (2) reorganize the offices within the Office of the Director, NIH including adding, removing, or transferring the functions of such offices or establishing or terminating such offices; and (3) reorganize, divisions, centers, or other administrative units within an NIH national research institute or national center including adding, removing, or transferring the functions of such units, or establishing or terminating such units. The purpose of the SMRB is to advise appropriate HHS and NIH officials on the use of these organizational authorities and identify the reasons underlying the recommendations.

    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: Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB).

    Date: March 25, 2014.

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Agenda: As noted in the NIH mission statement, one of the goals of NIH is to "develop, maintain, and renew scientific human... resources that will ensure the Nation's capability to prevent disease,'' as well as "to expand the knowledge base in medical and associated sciences in order to enhance the Nation's economic well- being and ensure a continued high return on the public investment in research.'' Toward this end, the SMRB was recently charged with recommending ways NIH could cultivate sustained interest in biomedical science among students from pre-kindergarten through high school in order to contribute to a healthy biomedical workforce pipeline. Presentations and discussions at the March 25 SMRB meeting will focus on this charge. Time will be allotted on the agenda for public comment. Sign up for public comments will begin approximately at 8:00 a.m. on March 25, 2014, and will be restricted to one sign- in per person. In the event that time does not allow for all those interested to present oral comments, any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Juanita Marner, Office of Science Policy, Office of the Director, NIH, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, smrb@mail.nih.gov, (301) 435- 1770.

    The meeting will be webcast. The draft meeting agenda and other information about the SMRB, including information about access to the webcast, will be available at http://smrb.od.nih.gov.

    In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxis, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver's license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-03/html/2014-04536.htm

  • Interior

  • Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking; Meeting

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public meeting of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking (Council). The Council's purpose is to provide expertise and support to the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on March 20, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). For information and deadlines for registering to attend or participate, see Procedures for Public Input and Attending the Meeting.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Potomac Room at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View, 2850 Potomac Ave., Arlington, VA 22202.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Cade London, Special Assistant, USFWS International Affairs, by email at cade_london@fws.gov (preferable method of contact); by U.S. mail at 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 110, Arlington, VA 22203; by telephone at (703) 358-2584; or by fax at (703) 358-2276.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-04/html/2014-04676.htm

  • Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of teleconference.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public teleconference of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council).

    DATES: Teleconference: Friday March 14, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Mountain Daylight Time). For deadlines and directions on registering to listen to the teleconference, submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please see "Public Input'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mailstop 3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; telephone (703) 358-2639; fax (703) 358-2548; or email joshua_winchell@fws.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-04/html/2014-04656.htm

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