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Federal Register Summary for week of 11 April

    Agriculture

  • 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Partnership Opportunity

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of Interest to Participate in the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps.


    SUMMARY: The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) National Council is requesting letters of interest from all conservation corps, youth, and veteran programs that would like to be identified as a 21CSC member organization. We are initiating this outreach in order to catalyze the establishment of a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) to engage young Americans and returning veterans in the conservation and stewardship of America public lands and water. This notice seeks to establish the 21CSC by building upon and leveraging the experience and expertise of existing Federal, State, tribal, local and non-profit conservation and youth corps, and veterans programs, which facilitate conservation and restoration service work on public lands to include all governmental entities of cities, counties, States, and the Federal Government, and encourage a new generation of natural resource managers and environmental stewards. All principals of interested organizations are invited to submit a letter of interest that outlines the organization's and/or program's alignment with the criteria in each of the eight 21CSC principles listed below under Supplementary Information. Letters should include the name of your organization; an address and point of contact, including email address; and a description of how your organization or program aligns with all eight principles. Organizations that respond to this request may be contacted to provide additional information to support their statements. The 21CSC National Council will oversee the review of all submissions to determine the respondent's alignment with the 21CSC principles. Organizations that are not recognized as 21CSC member organizations may submit new letters of interest. Letters of interest may be submitted up to one year after the closing date of this notice for consideration as a 21CSC member organization, and will be reviewed and responded to on a quarterly basis (October, January, April, and July). Organizations may request to be removed from the 21CSC by submitting a written request to the email or mailing address below. This notice is being published by the USDA Forest Service on behalf of the National Council. 21CSC member organizations recognized through this process will be acknowledged by all members' departments and agencies represented in the National Council. National Council membership includes the Departments of Agriculture, Army, Commerce, Interior, and Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, the President's Council on Environmental Quality, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

    DATES: Letters of interest may be submitted on a rolling basis (maximum 5 pages, double-spaced in Times/New Roman, 12 point type) before September 30, 2014. An interagency team will review submissions quarterly and respond soon thereafter. Organizations may be removed at any time by submitting a written request to the email or mailing address below. Membership will last through the 2014 calendar year. Additional guidance about the 21CSC membership process beyond 2014 will be announced in August 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Letters of interest may be submitted electronically to 21CSC@fs.fed.us. If electronic submission is not an option, please send your letter of interest to: USDA Forest Service, RHVR, ATTN: Merlene Mazyck, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Mailstop Code: 1125, Washington, DC 20250-1125.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USDA Forest Service, RHVR, ATTN: Merlene Mazyck, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Mailstop Code: 1125, Washington, DC 20250-1125 or email 21CSC@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-2014-04-11/html/2014-08101.htm

  • National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee; Reestablishment

    AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of reestablishment.


    SUMMARY: We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture will reestablish the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee for a 2- year period. The Secretary has determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carrie Joyce, Designated Federal Officer, Wildlife Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 87, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3999.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-08/html/2014-07849.htm

  • Notice of Appointment of Members to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Research, Education, and Economics, USDA.

    ACTION: Appointment of members.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, the United States Department of Agriculture announces the appointments made by the Secretary of Agriculture to the 8 vacancies on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.

    DATES: Appointments by the Secretary of Agriculture are for a 3-year term, effective October 1, 2013 until September 30, 2015.

    ADDRESSES: The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office, Room 3901, South Building, United States Department of Agriculture, STOP 0321, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0321.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Esch, Executive Director, National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board, Research, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office, Room 3870 South Building, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP: 0321, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0321. Telephone: 202-720-3684. Fax: 202-720-6199, or email: Michele.esch@usda.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-10/html/2014-08026.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board Membership

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice Soliciting Nominations for Membership.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB). The ELAB is a multi-stakeholder federal advisory committee that provides independent advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator, Science Advisor, and Forum on Environmental Measurements (FEM) about cross-agency environmental measurement issues that enhance EPA's existing capabilities, and facilitate the operation and expansion of national environmental measurement accreditation.

    This notice solicits nominations to fill five-six (5-6) new vacancies. To maintain diverse representation, nominees will be selected from the following stakeholder work force sectors:

    • Academia
    • Business and industry
    • Environmental laboratory commercial, municipal, small, other
    • Environmental laboratory suppliers of services
    • State and local Government agencies
    • Tribal governments and indigenous groups
    • Trade associations

    Within these sectors, EPA is seeking nominees with knowledge in methods development; performance of environmental measurements; regulatory programs; quality systems; and environmental accreditation. To facilitate a diverse candidate pool, the agency encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. All nominations will be fully considered.

    Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to this advisory committee. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominees should possess the following qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience with environmental measurement programs and environmental accreditation;
    • Willingness to commit time to the committee, and demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively on committees;
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and consensus-building skills; and
    • Ability to serve a 2-year appointment and volunteer approximately 5-7 hours per month to support the Board's activities.

    DATES: Nominations should be received by April 18, 2014.

    How to Submit Nominations: Nominations can be submitted in electronic format (preferred) to Ms. Lara P. Phelps, Designated Federal Officer, US EPA, MC E243-05, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, or email to phelps.lara@epa.gov and should be received by April 18, 2014 for October 2014 appointment. To be considered, all nomination packages should include:

    • Current contact information for the nominee, including the nominee's name, organization (and position within that organization), current business address, email address, and daytime telephone number.
    • Brief statement describing the nominee's interest in serving on the ELAB.
    • Resume describing the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee, including a list of relevant activities, and any current or previous service on advisory committees.
    • Letter(s) of recommendation from a third party supporting the nomination.

    For further questions regarding this notice, please contact Lara P. Phelps at (919) 541-5544 or phelps.lara@epa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-08/html/2014-07810.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee:

    Time and Date: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (EST), April 24, 2014.

    Place: CDC, Building 21, Rooms 1204 A/B, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333.

    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space and phone lines available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 50 people. The public is welcome to participate during the public comment period, tentatively scheduled from 2:45 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. This meeting is also available by teleconference. Please dial (877) 930-8819 and enter code 1579739.

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    Number for Technical Support: (404) 639-3737.

    Purpose: The committee will provide advice to the CDC Director on strategic and other broad issues facing CDC.

    Matters for Discussion: The Advisory Committee to the Director will receive updates from the State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Subcommittee; the Health Disparities Subcommittee, the Global Workgroup, and the Public Health--Health Care Collaboration Workgroup; as well as an update from the CDC Director.

    Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

    Contact Person for More Information: Carmen Villar, MSW, Designated Federal Officer, ACD, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., M/S D-14, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Telephone: (404) 639-7000, Email: GHickman@cdc.gov. The deadline for notification of attendance is April 17, 2014. To register for this meeting, please send an email to ACDirector@cdc.gov.

    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-2014-04-08/html/2014-07774.htm

  • Interior

  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Nomination Solicitation

    AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of nomination solicitation.


    SUMMARY: The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for one member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint the member from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders. The nominee must be a traditional Indian religious leader.

    Nominations must include the following information.

    1. Nominations by traditional religious leaders: Nominations must be submitted with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must state that he or she meets the definition of traditional religious leader.

    2. Nominations by Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations: Nominations must be submitted on official tribal or organization letterhead with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must be the official authorized by the tribe or organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized.

    A nomination must include the following information:

    • the nominee's name, postal address, daytime telephone number, and email address;
    • nominee's resume or brief biography emphasizing the nominee's NAGPRA experience and ability to work effectively as a member of an advisory board; and
    • that the nominee meets the definition of traditional religious leader found at 10 CFR 10.2(d)(3).

    DATES: Nominations must be received by July 7, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Address nominations to Sherry Hutt, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240. Nominations may be submitted as attachments to an email sent to Sherry_Hutt@nps.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherry Hutt, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240, by telephone (202) 354-1479, or email: sherry_hutt@nps.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-08/html/2014-07660.htm

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