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Federal Register Summary for week of 18 April

    Agriculture

  • Meeting Notice of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Research, Education, and Economics, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces a meeting of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.

    DATES: The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board will meet May 5-7, 2014. The public may file written comments before or up to two weeks after the meeting with the contact person.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Shisler Center, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691. Written comments from the public may be sent to the Contact Person identified in this notice at: 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, or Shirley Morgan-Jordan, Program Support Coordinator, National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board; telephone: (202) 720-3684; fax: (202) 720-6199; or email: michele.esch@usda.gov or Shirley.Morgan@ars.usda.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-15/html/2014-08478.htm

  • Energy

  • President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

    AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Science.

    ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a conference call of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The purpose of this conference call is to discuss PCAST's big data and privacy report.

    DATES: The public conference call will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Eastern Time (ET). To receive the call-in information, attendees should register for the conference call on the PCAST Web site, http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast no later than 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, April 28, 2014.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the call agenda, time, and how to register for the call is available on the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. Questions about the conference call should be directed to Dr. Ashley Predith, PCAST Assistant Executive Director, at apredith@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 456-4444.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-16/html/2014-08632.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (Board). The purpose of the teleconference is to set the Board's work schedule for 2014.

    DATES: The teleconference will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central Time, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The teleconference number is: (877) 744-6030; Participant code: 24653386. An opportunity will be provided to the public to comment during the teleconference.

    ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will take place by telephone only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this teleconference may contact Taylor Fiscus, Acting Designated Federal Officer (DFO) by telephone at 312-353-6059 or email at Fiscus.Taylor@epa.gov. General information on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the Board can be found on the GLRI Web site at http://www.glri.us.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-14/html/2014-08333.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the National Biodefense Science Board

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) will be holding a public meeting on April 29, 2014.

    DATES: The April 29, 2014, NBSB public meeting is tentatively scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. Please check the NBSB Web site, located at WWW.PHE.GOV/NBSB, for the most up-to-date information on the meeting.

    ADDRESSES: Thomas P. O'Neil Federal Office Building, 200 C Street SW Washington, DC 20024. To attend via teleconference, call toll-free 888- 989-9728, international dial-in 1-517-308-9118, pass-code 5150747. Please call 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the conference call to facilitate attendance. Pre-registration is required for public attendance. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting in person should submit an inquiry via the NBSB Contact Form located at www.phe.gov/NBSBComments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please submit an inquiry via the NBSB Contact Form located at www.phe.gov/NBSBComments.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-14/html/2014-08427.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 National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council.

    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 in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council.

    Date: May 13-14, 2014.

    Open: May 13, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Discussion of program policies and issues.

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

    Closed: May 14, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

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

    Contact Person: Gwen W. Collman, Ph.D., Interim Director, Division of Extramural Research & Training, National Institutes of Health, Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, 615 Davis Dr., KEY615/3112, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, (919) 541-4980, collman@niehs.nih.gov.

    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.

    Information is also available on the Institute's Council home page: www.niehs.nih.gov/about/boards/naehsc/index.cfm, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-17/html/2014-08678.htm

  • 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 as well as the NIH peer review and award processes.

    The NIH Reform Act of 2006 (Public Law 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: May 7, 2014.

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

    Agenda: Presentations and discussions at the May 7 SMRB meeting will focus on two recent SMRB charges: 1) Recommend ways for NIH to cultivate sustained interest in biomedical science among students from pre-kindergarten through high school in order to contribute to a healthy biomedical workforce pipeline, and 2) recommend ways for NIH to further optimize the process of reviewing and awarding grants. Time will be allotted on the agenda for public comment. Sign up for public comments will begin approximately at 8:00 a.m. on May 7, 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 35, 1th Floor, Porter Seminar Room, 9000 Rockville Pike, 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.

    This meeting is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to scheduling conflicts of the members.

    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-2014-04-18/html/2014-08947.htm

  • Interior

  • Invasive Species Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). Comprised of 31 nonfederal invasive species experts and stakeholders from across the nation, the purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council, as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty of the Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues.

    Purpose of Meeting: The meeting will be held on May 13-15, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of the meeting is to convene the full ISAC and to provide expert input and recommendations to NISC federal agencies and their partners on invasive species matters of national importance. While in session, ISAC will: (1) Provide input on priority actions to include in the National Invasive Species Management Plan revision; (2) receive an initial report on a pilot project to protect forest health in an urban setting; (3) finalize an ISAC White Paper on the role of utilization (including harvest) of invasive species in control programs; (4) review a draft report on the management of invasive species in the context of climate change; and, (5) consider technical input and guidance related to invasive species for consideration by the United States Forest Service for inclusion in their Forest Service Handbook. The meeting agenda will be available on the NISC Web site, www.invasivespecies.gov, on or about Friday, April 18, 2014. Supplemental materials will be uploaded to the site on or before Friday May 1, 2014.

    DATES: Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 through Wednesday, May 14, 2014; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014; 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Headquarters of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. The general session will be held in Room 530. Note: All meeting participants and interested members of the public must be cleared through building security prior to being escorted to the meeting.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, Phone: (202) 513-7243; Fax: (202) 371-1751; email: Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov. Additional information can also be obtained from the NISC Web site, www.invasivespecies.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-18/html/2014-08852.htm

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