Federal Register Summary for the Week of 15-19 November 2004
Re-Initiation of Request for Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC)
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.
SUMMARY: The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (the "Committee) is the only Federal Advisory committee with the responsibility to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on all matters concerning living marine resources that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary to assist in the development and implementation of Departmental regulations, policies and programs critical to the mission and goals of the National Marine Fisheries Service. The Committee is composed of leaders in the commercial, recreational, environmental, academic, state, tribal, and consumer interests from the nation's coastal regions.
On June 14, NMFS published a Notice requesting nominees for four vacancies on the Committee. The nomination ran through July 15, 2004, and resulted in the appointment of only two of the vacancies.
Therefore, in keeping with the Administration's policy to ensure the Committee reflect a balanced composition of national interests, expertise and geographic representation, the Administration has decided to reinitiate a request for additional nominations in the hopes of receiving a more diverse selection of qualified candidates to fill the remaining two vacancies in time for the Committee's next meeting in January 2005. The Department of Commerce is seeking up to two highly qualified individuals knowledgeable about fisheries and living marine resources to serve on the Committee.
DATES: Nominations must be postmarked on or before November 30, 2004.
ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Laurel Bryant, Executive Director, MAFAC, Office of Constituent Services, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway 9508, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel Bryant, Executive Director; (301) 713-2379 x171. E-mail: Laurel.Bryant@noaa.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The establishment of MAFAC was approved by the Secretary on December 28, 1970, and initially chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5, U.S.C. App.2, on February 17, 1971. The Committee meets twice a year with supplementary subcommittee meetings as determined necessary by the Secretary. Individuals serve for a term of three years for no more than two consecutive terms if re-appointed. No less that 15 and no more than 21 individuals may serve on the Committee. Membership is comprised of highly qualified individuals representing commercial and recreational fisheries interests, environmental organizations, academic institutions, governmental, tribal and consumer groups from a balance of geographical regions, including the Hawaiian and the Pacific Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nominations are encouraged from all interested parties involved with or representing interests affected by Agency actions in managing living marine resources. Nominees should possess demonstrable expertise in a field related to the management of living marine resources and be able to fulfill the time commitments required for two meetings annually.
A MAFAC member cannot be a Federal agency employee or a member of a Regional Fishery Management Council. Selected candidates must have security checks and complete financial disclosure forms. Membership is voluntary, and except for reimbursable travel and related expenses, service is without pay. Each submission should include the submitting person's or organization's name and affiliation, a cover letter describing the nominee's qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee, a curriculum vitae or resume of nominee, and no more than three supporting letters describing the nominee's qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee. Self-nominations are acceptable. The following contact information should accompany each nominee's submission: name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address if available.
Nominations should be sent to (see ADDRESSES) and nominations must be received by (see DATES). The full text of the Committee Charter and its current membership can be viewed at the Agency's web page at
Office of the Secretary
Announcement of Intent To Initiate the Process To Remove Aeronautical Information From Public Sale and Distribution
AGENCY: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Department of Defense.
SUMMARY: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) intends to remove its Flight Information Publications (FLIP), Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIF), and related aeronautical safety of navigation digital and hardcopy publications from public sale and distribution. This action is taken to accomplish the following objectives: safeguarding the integrity of Department of Defense (DoD) aeronautical navigation data currently available on the public Internet; preventing unfettered access to air facility data by those intending harm to the United States, its interests or allies; upholding terms of bi-lateral geospatial data-sharing agreements; avoiding competition with commercial interests; and avoiding intellectual property/copyright disputes with foreign agencies that provide host-nation aeronautical data. The DAFIF and related digital aeronautical information files will be protected from general public access on the NGA home page (http://www.nga.mil). Aeronautical Flight Information Publications (FLIP), Navigation/Planning Charts (ONC, TPC, etc.), and the DAFIF CD will be available only through the Department of Defense (DoD) distribution system. U.S. Federal and State government agencies, authorized government contractors, and international agencies that currently receive those products under formal or informal geospatial data exchange arrangements will not be affected by this action.
DATES: NGA will implement this action on October 1, 2005 (FY06).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about the substance of this notice, contact Joseph S. Jarvis, Aeronautical Division, MS L-27, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, 3838 Vogel Road, Arnold, Missouri, 63010-6238 (e-mail: JarvisJ@nga.mil).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NGA and its predecessor organizations (DMA and NIMA) have published DoD's flight information products since the late 1940s to support the worldwide missions of DoD aircraft. The publications are sold to the public through the auspices of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the digital data has been freely available on the Internet. Notwithstanding a prior practice of making some of DoD's flight information available to the public in the past, NGA does not have a statutory requirement to produce aeronautical products for general civil aviation.
With the proliferation of digital capabilities throughout the international aviation network, the preferred method of information exchange is shifting from paper-based to electronic dissemination. Numerous countries that heretofore relied on host-government agencies to compile and publish their aeronautical information have recently transferred that responsibility to commercial or quasi-governmental agencies. Some of these foreign agencies are beginning to assert intellectual property rights to the aeronautical data within their territorial limits and are refusing to provide such aeronautical data to DoD so long as NGA makes it available to outside interests, whom these agencies view as possible competitors in the international marketplace. NGA relies on foreign data obtained through bilateral geospatial information sharing agreements, and certain nations may impose restrictions on their data against release to third parties. Accordingly, there is a rational basis for limiting access to aeronautical products created for DoD use to DoD and governmental end users.
By removing national defense aeronautical data from open source access NGA seeks to accomplish two additional objectives. First, NGA will reduce the vulnerability of critical navigation data on the Internet. Second, it will limit/eliminate unfettered access to that data by organizations and individuals intent on causing harm.
In conclusion, with the accomplishment of this proposed action NGA aims to protect the sources and integrity of its data, honor its bilateral agreements restricting non-governmental use, avoid competition with commercial interests, and allow NGA to focus on its primary customers and mission, supporting the Department of Defense.
TSCA Inventory Nomenclature for Enzymes and Proteins
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM).
SUMMARY: This ANPRM alerts interested parties that EPA is considering new procedures and regulations for naming enzymes and proteins when listing such substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substances Inventory (Inventory). More specifically, this ANPRM outlines four identification elements that EPA currently believes are appropriate for use in developing unique TSCA Inventory nomenclature for proteinaceous enzymes. This ANPRM also solicits public comment on several specific questions relating to this initiative.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 15, 2004.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket ID number OPPT-2003-0058, by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov/.
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.Agency Website: http://www.epa.gov/edocket/. EDOCKET,
EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, is EPA's preferred method for receiving comments.
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
Hand delivery/courier: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC, Attention: Docket ID number OPPT-2003-0058. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564-8930. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number OPPT-2003-0058. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available on-line at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through EDOCKET, regulations.gov, or e-mail. The EPA EDOCKET and the Federal regulations.gov websites are "anonymous access'' systems, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through EDOCKET or regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket visit EDOCKET on-line or see the Federal Register of May 31, 2002 (67 FR 38102) (FRL-7181-7).
Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the EDOCKET index at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in EDOCKET or in hard copy at the OPPT Docket, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Rm. B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The EPA Docket Center Reading Room telephone number is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket, which is located in the EPA Docket Center, is (202) 566-0280.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Colby Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.
For technical information contact: James Alwood, Chemical Control Division, (7405M), Office Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-8974; e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Second Generation Model Advisory Panel
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: The EPA, Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a teleconference of the Second Generation Model Advisory Panel to discuss its plan for providing advice to EPA on this model.
DATES: A public teleconference of the SAB Second Generation Model Advisory Panel will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time on December 2, 2004.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in the teleconference may contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone/voice mail: (202) 343-9867 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Technical Contact: The technical contact in EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs for the Second Generation Model is Michael Leifman who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-343-9380.
Background: EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs had requested the SAB to provide advice on the Second Generation Model. The SAB Staff Office has formed a SAB Panel to respond to the Agency's request. Background on the Second Generation Model Advisory Panel was provided in a Notice ublished on July 9, 2004 (69 FR 41474-41475). A final roster of the Panel, a meeting agenda, and draft charge questions to the SAB will be posted on the SAB Web site (http://www.epa.gov/sab/) prior to the meeting. Additional background material on the Second Generation Model may be found at: http://www.epa.gov/air/sgm_sab.html. The purpose of this upcoming teleconference is to review available advisory and background materials, identify additional information needs, discuss the draft charge questions to the SAB and plan for face-to-face meetings of the Panel.
Procedures for Providing Public Comment. It is the policy of the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office to accept written public comments of any length, and to accommodate oral public comments whenever possible. The EPA SAB Staff Office expects that public statements presented at the Second Generation Model Advisory Panel's meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted oral or written
statements. Oral Comments: Requests to provide oral comments must be in writing (e-mail, fax or mail) and received by Dr. Stallworth no later than five business days prior to the teleconference in order to reserve time on the meeting agenda. For teleconferences, opportunities for oral comment will usually be limited to no more than three minutes per speaker and no more than fifteen minutes total. Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted until the date of the meeting (unless otherwise stated), written comments should be received in the SAB Staff Office at least five business days prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be made available to the committee for their consideration. Comments should be supplied to the DFO at the address/contact information noted above in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat, WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text files (in IBM-PC/Windows 95/98 format).
National Institutes of Health
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting
Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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.
A portion of the meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Government in the Sunshine Act, sections 552b(c)(6) and 552b(c)(9)(B), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended, because the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal property and the premature disclosure of information and the discussions are likely to significantly frustrate the implementation of the program.
Name of Committee: Advisory Committee to the Director, NIH.
Date: December 2-3, 2004.
Closed: December 2, 2004, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Agenda: Confidential evaluation of program implementation.
Place: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31, Conference Room 6, Bethesda, MD 20892.
Open: December 2, 2004, 9:30 a.m. to December 3, 2004, adjournment.
Agenda: Topics proposed for discussion include NIH Director's Report, Office of the Director updates, and workgroup updates.
Place: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31, Conference Room 6, Bethesda, MD 20892.
Contact Person: Shelly Pollard, ACD Coordinator, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31, Room 5B64, Bethesda, MD 20892, Phone: (301) 496-0959.
Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The comments should include the name, address, telephone number and, when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.
In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance into the building by nongovernment employees. Persons without a government I.D. will need to show a photo I.D. and sign in at the security desk upon entering the building.
Information is also available on: http://www.nih..gov/about/director/acd.htm, where an agenda and any additioanl information for the meeting will be posted when available.
National Institutes of Health
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. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.
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: Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.
Date: December 16-17, 2004.
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Agenda: Review of human gene transfer protocols for Development of effective immunotherapy for prostate cancer patients and a Phase I clinical trial of rAAV2.5-CMV-mini-dystrophin gene vector in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The meeting includes the Data Management report and discussion of the draft Points to Consider from the September Safety Symposium. Please refer to the OBA-RAC web site for updates.
Place: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Contact Person: Stephen M. Rose, PhD, Executive Secretary, Office of Biotechnology Activities, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-9838, 301-496-9838, email@example.com.
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/Center's home page: http://www4.od.nih.gov/oba/, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.
OMB's "Mandatory Information Requirements for Federal Assistance Program Announcements'' (45 FR 39592, June 11, 1980) requires a statement concerning the official government programs contained in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Normally NIH lists in its announcements the number and title of affected individual programs for the guidance of the public. Because the guidance in this notice covers virtually every NIH and Federal research program in which DNA recombinant molecule techniques could be used, it has been determined not to be cost effective or in the public interest to attempt to list these programs. Such a list would likely require several additional pages. In addition, NIH could not be certain that every Federal program would be included as many Federal agencies, as well as private rganizations, both national and international, have elected to follow the NIH Guidelines. In lieu of the individual program listing, NIH invites readers to direct questions to the information address above about whether individual programs listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance are affected.(Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.14, Intramural Research Training Award; 93.22, Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds; 93.232, Loan Repayment Program for Research Generally; 93.39, Academic Research Enhancement Award; 93.936, NIH Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Research Loan Repayment Program; 93.187, Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, National Institutes of Health, HHS).
Public Health Service
National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors Technical Reports Review Subcommittee Meeting; Review of Draft NTP Technical Reports
Pursuant to Pub. L. 92-463, notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the NTP Board of Scientific ounselors Technical Reports Review Subcommittee ("TRR Subcommittee'') on December 9-10, 2004, in the Rodbell Auditorium, Rall Building at the ational Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. The meeting will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. The meeting is open to the public with attendance limited only by the space available (see "Attendance, Registration, and Remote Access'' below).
The primary agenda topic is the peer review by the TRR Subcommittee of the findings and conclusions of seven draft NTP Technical Reports (TR) of rodent toxicology and carcinogenesis studies conducted by the NTP (see Preliminary Agenda below). There will also be a presentation on how the NTP handles contaminants in study materials and their impact on the interpretation of 2-year bioassays. In addition, at the request of the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors, the TRR Subcommittee will readdress the title of the Draft NTP Technical Report on Anthraquinone (see minutes from the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors meeting held June 29, 2004, available at http://ntp-server.niehs.nih.gov/ntpweb/index.cfm?objectid=720164E3-BDB7-CEBA-F338FA2626639D56). As an
introduction to the reports on the studies of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), a short presentation will be given on the use of Toxic Equivalency Factors (TEFs). The TEF methodology was developed as a mathematical tool that ranks the dioxin-like activity of a compound relative to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), the most potent dioxin. This methodology has been applied to the NTP studies reported
in TR 531: Mixture of 3,3',4,4',5-Pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 126) and 2,3',4,4',5-Pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 118), TR 529: 2,2',4,4',5,5'-Hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 153), and TR 530: Mixture of PCB 126 and PCB 153.
A copy of the agenda, TRR Subcommittee roster, and the draft NTP Technical Reports, as available, will be posted on the NTP Web site (http://ntp-server.niehs.nih.gov/ under Latest News) and will be available upon request to the NTP Executive Secretary, Dr. Barbara S. Shane (PO Box 12233, 111 T.W. Alexander Dr., MD A3-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, T: 919-541-4253; F: 919-541-0295; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Following the meeting, summary minutes will be available on the TRR Subcommittee Web site (see http://ntp-erver.niehs.nih.gov/ntpweb/index.cfm?objectid=227FC084=EB0C-7E93-9DCD6F03104F0D22) and in hard copy upon request to the NTP Executive Secretary.
Draft Reports Available for Public Review and Comment
Approximately four weeks prior to the meeting, the draft reports will be available for public review, through the NTP Web page (http://ntp-server.niehs.nih.gov/ under Latest News). Printed copies of the
Draft NTP Technical Reports can be obtained, as available, from Central Data Management (NIEHS, PO Box 12233, MD EC-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, T: 919-541-3419, F: 919-541-3687, e-mail: CDM@niehs.nih.gov).
Attendance, Registration and Remote Access
The meeting is open to the public with attendance limited only by the space available. Individuals who plan to attend are strongly encouraged to register with the NTP Executive Secretary by December 2, 2004 to ensure easy access to the NIEHS campus (contact information above) or online on the NTP Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov under Latest News). Please note that a photo ID is required to access the NIEHS campus. Persons needing special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation in order to attend are asked to notify the NTP Executive Secretary at least seven business days in advance of the meeting. The NTP is also making plans to videocast the TRR Subcommittee meeting through the Internet at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/external/vieo.htm. The NTP cannot guarantee the technical quality of the video casting and people wishing to use this option are encouraged to test their ability to access the video cast at the above Internet address under Check your live video setup.
Comments on any of the Draft NTP Technical Reports are welcome. Time will be provided at the meeting for oral public comment on the reports. Persons requesting time for an oral presentation on a particular report are asked to notify the NTP Executive Secretary (contact information given above) by December 2, 2004, and to provide their contact information (name, affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax, e-mail), and supporting organization (if any). Persons registering to make comments are asked to provide a written copy of their statement to the NTP Executive Secretary on or before December 2, 2004, to nable review by the TRR Subcommittee and NTP staff prior to the meeting. These statements can supplement or expand an oral presentation. Each speaker will be allotted at least 7 minutes and, if time permits, up 10 minutes for presentation of oral comments. Each organization is allowed one time slot per report being reviewed. Registration for making public comments will also be available on-site. If registering on-site to speak and reading comments from printed text, the speaker is asked to provide 25 copies of the statement for distribution to the Subcommittee and NTP staff, and to supplement the record. Written comments without an oral presentation at the meeting are also welcome. Comments should include contact information for the submitter (name, affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail) and supporting organization (if any). Written comments should be received by the NTP Executive Secretary on or before December 2, 2004, to enable distribution to the Subcommittee and NTP staff for their review and consideration prior to the meeting. Written comments received in response to this notice will be posted on the NTP Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov under Latest News).
Request for Additional Information
The NTP would welcome receiving toxicology and carcinogenesis information from completed, ongoing or planned studies as well as current production data, human exposure information, and use patterns for any of the chemicals listed in this announcement. Please send this information to Central Data Management at the address given above and it will be forwarded to the appropriate NTP staff.
NTP Technical and Toxicity Report Series
The NTP conducts toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of agents of public health concern. Any scientist, organization, or member of the public may nominate a chemical for NTP testing. Details about the nomination process are available on the NTP Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov under Nominations to the Testing Program). The results of short-term rodent toxicology studies are published in the NTP Toxicity Report series. Longer-term studies, generally, rodent carcinogenicity studies, are published in the NTP Technical Report series. The NTP has a new technical report series for studies conducted in genetically modified models. PDF files of completed reports are available free-of-charge at the NTP Web site (http://ntp-server.niehs.nih.gov/index.cfm?objectid=084801F0-F43F-7B74-0BE549908B5E5C1C).
NTP Board of Scientific Counselors
The NTP Board of Scientific Counselors ("the Board'') is a technical advisory body composed of scientists from the public and private sectors who provide primary scientific oversight and peer review to the NTP. Specifically, the Board advises the NTP on matters of scientific program content, both present and future, and conducts periodic review of the program for the purpose of determining and advising on the scientific merit of its activities and overall scientific quality. The TRR Subcommittee of the Board provides scientific peer review of the findings and conclusions of NTP Technical Reports. The Report on Carcinogens Subcommittee of the Board provides scientific peer review of nominations to the Report on Carcinogens, a Congressionally mandated listing of agents known or reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.
The Board's members are selected from recognized authorities knowledgeable in fields, such as toxicology, pharmacology, pathology, biochemistry, epidemiology, risk assessment, carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, molecular biology, behavioral toxicology, neurotoxicology, immunotoxicology, reproductive toxicology or teratology, and biostatistics. The NTP strives for equitable geographic distribution and for minority and female representation on the Board.
National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry--Scientific Counselors Board; Correction
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 committee meeting: Correction.
ACTION: Notice; Correction.
SUMMARY: The Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry published a document in the Federal Register on November 2, 2004, concerning advice and guidance to the Secretary, HHS; the Director, CDC and Administrator, ATSDR; and the Director, NCEH/ATSDR, regarding program goals, objectives, strategies, and priorities in fulfillment of the agencies' mission to protect and promote people's health.
Correction: In the Federal Register of November 2, 2004, (Volume 69, Number 211) [Notices] Page 63547--"PLACE: CDC Headquarter facility, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30033'' Should Read:
Emory Conference Center, Silver Bell Pavillion, 1615 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30333.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Malcom, Committee Management Specialist, NCEH/ATSDR, 1600 Clifton Road, Mail Stop E-28, Atlanta, GA 30303; telephone (404) 498-0003, fax (404) 498-0059; e-mail: email@example.com. The deadline for notification of attendance is November 12, 2004.
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 CDC and the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Procedures and Costs for Use of the Research Data Center
AGENCY: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: This notice provides information about the Research Data Center (RDC) operated by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Research Data Center was established in 1998 to provide a mechanism whereby researchers can access detailed data files in a secure environment, without jeopardizing the confidentiality of espondents. Historically, the data files accessed in the RDC have consisted of NCHS survey data. RDC has recently begun accepting data files that were not produced from NCHS survey data. In order to assure that all data files are processed in a consistent manner, the original guidelines for accessing files in the RDC are being reviewed and revised as necessary. As part of the revision process, potential users are being given the opportunity to provide input on how the procedures of the RDC can best serve their research needs. This notice describes how to submit proposals requesting use of the data, mechanisms to access the RDC, requirements, use of outside data sets, costs for using the RDC, and other pertinent topics. We are seeking comments on these procedures and will post the final procedures on the NCHS Web site.
DATES: Submit comments on or before December 9, 2004.
ADDRESSES: Send comments concerning this notice to Ken Harris, National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 3210, Hyattsville, MD 20782, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Harris at (301) 458-4262.
National Park System Advisory Board; Meeting
AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, that the National Park System Advisory Board will meetNovember 29-30, 2004, in Coral Gables, Florida. On November 29, the Board will tour Everglades National Park and will be briefed regarding environmental, education and partnership programs of Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. he
Board will convene its business meeting on November 30 at 9 a.m.,e.s.t., in the Prado Room of The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134, telephone 305-445-1926. The meeting will be adjourned at 4:30 p.m. The Board will be addressed by National Park Service Director Fran Mainella and will receive the reports of its Education Committee, Partnerships Committee, National Landmarks Committee, Director's Council, and National Parks Science Committee. The Board also will receive reports on national park philanthropic issues and the HealthierFeds Physical Activity Challenge.
Other officials of the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior may address the Board, and other miscellaneous topics and reports may be covered. The order of the agenda may be changed, if necessary, to accommodate travel schedules or for other reasons.
The Board meeting will be open to the public. Space and facilities to accommodate the public are limited and attendees will be accommodated on a first-come basis. Anyone may file with the Board a written statement concerning matters to be discussed. The Board also may permit attendees to address the Board, but may restrict the length of the presentations, as necessary to allow the Board to complete its agenda within the allotted time.
Anyone who wishes further information concerning the meeting, or who wishes to submit a written statement, may contact Mr. Loran Fraser, Office of Policy, National Park Service; 1849 C Street, NW., Room 7250; Washington, DC 20240; telephone 202-208-7456.
Draft minutes of the meeting will be available for public inspection about 12 weeks after the meeting, in room 7252, Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC.
NASA Advisory Council; Notice of Establishment Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. Sec. Sec. 1 et seq.
AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Explanation of Need: The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has determined that the establishment of a NASA Robotic and Human Exploration of Mars Strategic Roadmapping Committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon NASA by law. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration.
Name of Committee: NASA Robotic and Human Exploration of Mars Strategic Roadmapping Committee.
Purpose and Objective: The Committee will advise NASA Administrator on Mars exploration, including robotic exploration of Mars to search for evidence of life, to understand the history of the solar system, and to prepare for future human exploration. The Committee will draw on the expertise of its members and other sources to provide its advice and recommendations to the Agency. The Committee will hold meetings and make site visits as necessary to accomplish their responsibilities. The Committee will function solely as an advisory board and will comply fully with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Lack of Duplication of Resources: The Committee's functions cannot be performed by the agency, another existing committee, or other means such as a public meeting.
Fairly Balanced Membership: The Committee will consist of a balance of experts from within the government, private industry, and academia. In addition, there may be additional experts selected for Subcommittees or Task Forces. Members of the Committee, Subcommittee or Task Forces will be chosen from among industry, academia, and government with recognized knowledge and expertise in specific areas across the NASA's portfolio. Total membership will reflect a fairly balanced view.
Duration: Ad hoc.
Responsible NASA Official: Dr. Marc Allen, Advanced Planning and Integration Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20546, telephone (202) 358-0733.
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting
AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC).
DATES: Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
ADDRESSES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street, SW., Room MIC-6H46, Overflow Room, MIC-3H46 Washington, DC 20546.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kathy Dakon, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-0732.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of the room. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
--Transforming the NASA Advisory Council Structure.
Attendees will be requested to sign a register and to comply with NASA security requirements, including the presentation of a valid picture ID, before receiving an access badge. Foreign nationals attending this meeting will be required to provide the following information: Full name; gender; date/place of birth; citizenship; visa/green card information (number, type, expiration date); employer/affiliation information (name of institution, address, county, phone); and title/position of attendee. To expedite admittance, attendees can provide identifying information in advance by contacting Ms. Marla K. King via e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at (202) 358-1148. Persons with disabilities who require assistance should indicate this. It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants.
NSB Programs and Plans Committee; Notice of Meeting
Agency Holding Meeting: National Science Foundation, National Science Board, Committee on Programs and Plans.
Date and Time: November 19, 2004 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Open Session Teleconference.
Place: The National Science Foundation, Stafford One Building, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 220, Arlington, VA 22230.
Status: This meeting will be open to the public.
Matters to be Considered:
Friday, November 19, 2004
Open Session (2 to 2:45 p.m.)
1. Approval on behalf of the NSB [as delegated] NSF management's response to the OIG Semiannual Report to Congress.
2. Report on A&O recommended Board responses to IPA-related questions from staff of House Appropriations Subcommittee for VA, HUD and Independent agencies.
3. Report on draft Board position statements on issues in NAPA recommendations.
For Further Information Contact: Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Executive Officer and NSB Office Director, (703) 292-7000, http://www.nsf.gov/nsb.
Public Availability of Year 2004 Agency Inventories Under the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105-270) (``FAIR Act'')
AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget Executive Office of the President.
ACTION: Notice of public availability of agency inventory of activities that are not inherently governmental and of activities that are inherently governmental.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the ``Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998'' (Pub. L. 105-270) (``FAIR Act''), agency inventories of activities that are not inherently governmental are now available to
the public from the agencies listed below. The FAIR Act requires that OMB publish an announcement of public availability of agency inventories of activities that are not inherently governmental upon completion of OMB's review and consultation process concerning the content of the agencies' inventory submissions. After review and consultation with OMB, agencies make their inventories available to the public, and these inventories also include activities that are inherently governmental. This is the first release of the 2004 FAIR Act inventories. Interested parties who disagree with the agency's initial judgment can challenge the inclusion or the omission of an activity on the list of activities that are not inherently governmental within 30 working days and, if not satisfied with this review, may demand a higher agency review/appeal.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has made available a FAIR Act User's Guide through its Internet site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/procurement/fair-index.html. This User's Guide will help interested parties review 2004 FAIR Act inventories, and gain access to agency inventories through agency Web site addresses.