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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 6-10 December 2004

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: A meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL Committee) will be held on December 13-15, 2004, in Washington, DC. At this meeting, the NAC/AEGL Committee will address, as time permits, the various aspects of the acute toxicity and the development of Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) for the following chemicals: Acetone; acrolein; biphenyl; butadiene; chloroacetaldehyde; chloroform; dimethylamine; epichlorohydrin; ethyl mercaptan; hexafluoroacetone; methyl chlorosilane; methyl dichlorosilane; methylene chloride; N,N,-dimethylformamide; nitric oxide; nitrogen dioxide; nitrogen mustards; peracetic acid; perchloromethyl mercaptan; propionaldehyde; tetrachloroethylene; trichloroethylene; vinyl acetate monomer.

DATES: A meeting of the NAC/AEGL Committee will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on December 13, 2004; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on December 14, 2004 and from 8:00 a.m. to noon on December 15, 2004.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, Room numbers C5515 1A and 1B.

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: Paul S. Tobin, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Economics, Exposure, and Technology Division (7403M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-8557; e-mail address: tobin.paul@epa.gov.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-26814.htm


FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: There will be a 2-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review human health issues associated with the Cry34Ab1 protein.

DATES: The meeting will be held on March 1-2, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m, eastern time.

Comments: For the deadlines for the submission of requests to present oral comments and the submission of written comments, see Unit I.E. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

Nominations: Nominations of scientific experts to serve as ad hoc members of the FIFRA SAP for this meeting should be provided on or before December 20, 2004.
Special seating: Requests for special seating arrangements should be made at least 5 business days prior to the meeting.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn-National Airport, 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington,VA 22202. The telephone number for the Holiday Inn-National Airport is 703-684-7200.

Comments: Written comments may be submitted electronically (preferred), through hand delivery/courier, or by mail. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

Nominations, Requests to present oral comments, and Special seating: To submit nominations for ad hoc members of the FIFRA SAP for this meeting, requests for special seating arrangements, or requests to present oral comments, notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, your request must identify docket ID number OPP-2004-0395 in the subject line on the first page of your response.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul I. Lewis, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-8450; fax number: 202-564-8382; e-mail addresses: lewis.paul@epa.gov.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-26946.htm


INTERIOR

Conferring Designated Port Status on Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; and Memphis, TN

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, make Houston, Texas; Louisville, Kentucky; and Memphis, Tennessee, designated ports under section 9(f) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). This action will allow the direct importation and exportation of wildlife and wildlife products through these growing international ports. We are changing the regulations in 50 CFR part 14 to reflect this designation.

DATES: This rule is effective January 5, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments and materials received, as well as supporting documentation used in the preparation of this final rule, are available for public inspection, by appointment, during regular business hours at the Branch of Investigations, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, 4501 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 3000, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Branch of Investigations, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, at (703) 358-1949.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-26717.htm


Service Regulations Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service) will conduct an open meeting on January 27, 2005, to identify and discuss preliminary issues concerning the 2005-06 migratory bird hunting regulations.

DATES: The meeting will be held January 27, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The Service Regulations Committee will meet at the Arlington

Square Building, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 200 A/B, Arlington, Virginia.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, ms MBSP-4107-ARLSQ, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240, (703) 358-1714.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Representatives from the Service, the Service's Migratory Bird Regulations Committee, and Flyway Council Consultants will meet on January 27, 2005, at 8:30 a.m. to identify preliminary issues concerning the 2005-06 migratory bird hunting regulations for discussion and review by the Flyway Councils at their March meetings.

In accordance with Departmental policy regarding meetings of the Service Regulations Committee attended by any person outside the Department, these meetings are open to public observation. Members of the public may submit written comments on the matters discussed to the Director.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-27074.htm


NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

Notice of Establishment of a NASA Advisory Committee, Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 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 Earth Science and Applications From Space Strategic Roadmap 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 Earth Science and Applications From Space Strategic Roadmap Committee.

Purpose and Objective: The Committee will advise the NASA Administrator on research and technology development to advance Earth observation from space, improvement of scientific understanding, and demonstration of new technologies with the potential to improve future operational systems. 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 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) 358-2373.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-26966.htm


Notice of Establishment of a NASA Advisory Committee, Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 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 Education Strategic Roadmap 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 Education Strategic Roadmap Committee. Purpose and Objective: The Committee will advise the NASA Administrator on using NASA missions and other activities to inspire and motivate the nation's students and teachers, to engage and educate the public, and to advance the nation's scientific and technological capabilities. 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 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) 358-2373.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-26963.htm


NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Minor Amendments To Rule on Inventions and Patents Resulting From Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY: This action would amend the NSF Patents regulation to require grantees to use an electronic reporting and management system for inventions made with NSF assistance.

DATES: Comments must reach the NSF Patent Assistant on or before February 7, 2005.

ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to: NSF Patent Assistant at patents@nsf.gov or at Office of the General Counsel, National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Clay Fritsch, NSF Patent Assistant, at patents@nsf.gov or on (703) 292-8060 (voice) or (703) 292-9041 (facsimile).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-27034.htm


Committee Management Renewal

The National Science Foundation (NSF) management officials having responsibility for the Business and Operations Advisory Committee (9556) have determined that renewing this committee for another two years is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Director, National Science Foundation (NSF), by 42 U.S.C. 1861 et seq. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration.
Effective date for renewal is December 10, 2004. For more information, please contact Susanne Bolton, NSF, at (703) 292-7488.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-26922.htm

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