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Federal Register Summary for week of 6 June

    Agriculture

  • Notice of Solicitation of Members to the National Genetic Research Advisory Council

    AGENCY: Research, Education, and Economics, USDA.

    ACTION: Solicitation of members.


    SUMMARY: The notice announced the USDA's request for membership on the National Genetic Resources Advisory Board. The notice was published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2014.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Esch, 202-720-3684 or 202-720- 8408.

    Correction

    In the Federal Register of March 24, 2014 in FR Doc. 2014-06276, on pages 15934-15935, in the date section, read as follows:

    DATES: All nomination materials should be mailed in a single, complete package and postmarked or sent electronically by June 13, 2014.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-06/html/2014-13206.htm

  • Commerce

  • Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

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

    ACTION: Notice of open public meetings.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of two forthcoming meetings of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the agenda below.

    DATES: The meetings are scheduled for June 12, 2014, 3-5 p.m. and June 17, 2014, 3-5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

    ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be conducted by telephone. Public access is available at 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to attend the public teleconference may contact Heidi Lovett, (301) 427- 8004; email: heidi.lovett@noaa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-02/html/2014-12597.htm

  • Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Gulf of Alaska Ecosystem Indicator Selection

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

    DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 1, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Stephani Zador, (206) 526-4693) or stephani.zador@noaa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-02/html/2014-12668.htm

  • Science Advisory Board (SAB)

    AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered.

    Time and Date: The meeting is scheduled for Monday June 23, 2014 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

    ADDRESSES: Conference call. Public access is available at: NOAA, SSMC 3, Room 11836, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD. Members of the public will not be able to dial in to this meeting.

    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 5- minute public comment period from 4:20-4:25 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The SAB 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 one minute. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by June 16, 2014 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after February June 16, 2014, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

    Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on June 16, 2014, to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-02/html/2014-12732.htm

  • U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System; Regulations To Certify and Integrate Regional Information Coordination Entities

    AGENCY: U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Program Office (IOOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Final rule.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Program Office, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), issues this final rule to implement provisions of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 (ICOOS Act). Among other things, the ICOOS Act directs the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) to develop and approve certification criteria and procedures for integrating regional information coordination entities (RICEs) into the National Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System (System). This rule accomplishes that goal. This rule also implements the provisions of the ICOOS Act establishing that certified entities integrated into the System are, for the purposes of determining liability arising from the dissemination and use of observation data, considered part of NOAA and therefore their employees engaged in the collection, management, and dissemination, of observation data in the System receive the same tort protections for use of that data as Federal employees.

    DATES: Effective date: July 7, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Copies of the final rule are available upon request to U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Program Office, 1100 Wayne Ave., Suite 1225, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The final rule can also be viewed on the Web and downloaded at http://www.ioos.noaa.gov/certification/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Easter, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Program Office, at (301) 427-2451.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-05/html/2014-13034.htm

  • Energy

  • Commission To Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories

    AGENCY: Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of Intent To Establish the Commission To Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories.


    SUMMARY: Following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Commission To Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories (Commission) will be established. The Commission will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy.

    Additionally, the establishment of the Commission has been determined to be essential to the conduct of the Department's business and to be in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Department of Energy by law and agreement. The Commission will operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the rules and regulations in implementation of that Act.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-03/html/2014-12801.htm

  • Interior

  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Final Programmatic and Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Final Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

    AGENCY: Department of the Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of availability.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), notice is hereby given that the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies (Trustees) have prepared a Final Programmatic and Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Final Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final Phase III ERP/PEIS). The Final Phase III ERP/PEIS considers programmatic alternatives comprised of early restoration project types that would restore natural resources, ecological services, and recreational use services injured or lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and related response actions. The Trustees additionally propose to select 44 specific early restoration projects for implementation that are consistent with the proposed preferred early restoration program alternative. The Trustees have developed restoration alternatives and projects to utilize funds for early restoration being provided under the Framework for Early Restoration Addressing Injuries Resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (Framework Agreement) discussed below. The Final Phase III ERP/PEIS evaluates these programmatic restoration alternatives and projects under criteria set forth in the natural resource damage assessment regulations and the Framework Agreement. The Final Phase III ERP/PEIS also evaluates the environmental consequences of the restoration alternatives and projects under NEPA. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the Final Phase III ERP/PEIS.

    ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may download the Final Phase III ERP/PEIS at http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov or http://www.doi.gov/deepwaterhorizon. You may also view the Final Phase III ERP/PEIS at any of the public repositories listed at http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nanciann Regalado at nanciann_regalado@fws.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-05/html/2014-12692.htm

  • Meeting Announcement: North American Wetlands Conservation Council

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) will meet to consider proposals for U.S. Standard Grants, one of the types of grants in the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) program, for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission). The grants proposals involve wetland acquisition, restoration, enhancement, and management projects. This meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.

    DATES: The meeting is scheduled for June 26, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending or presenting information, contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by the appropriate deadline (see Public Input under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). The subsequent meeting at which the Commission will consider the Council's recommendations is tentatively scheduled for September, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: The Council meeting will take place at Greenpoint Environmental Learning Center, 3010 Maple Street, Saginaw, MI 48602.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Perry, Council Coordinator, by phone at 703-358-2432; by email at dbhc@fws.gov; or by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MBSP 4075, Arlington, VA 22203.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-03/html/2014-12782.htm

  • Voluntary Guidelines To Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species; Recreational Activities and Water Gardening

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of availability of final documents.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of two final documents for public outreach use:

    Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Recreational Activities

    Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Water Gardening

    These voluntary guidelines are intended to be used by agencies and organizations to develop materials that inform the public and industry about the risks associated with many everyday activities that may spread aquatic invasive species and harm the environment and the economy. The intent of this information is to encourage the public and industry to take precautions to limit the spread of aquatic invasive species.

    ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: The two documents may be obtained online, by mail, or by email:

    Online: http://anstaskforce.gov/documents.php;

    U.S. mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Branch of Aquatic Invasive Species, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 740, Arlington, VA 22203; or

    Email: Laura_Norcutt@fws.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Norcutt, 703-358-2398.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-04/html/2014-12977.htm

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