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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 28 March-1 April 2005

AGRICULTURE

National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we are giving notice of a meeting of the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee.

DATES: The meeting will be held on June 21, 22, and 23, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Wildlife Research Center, 4101 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Joanne Garrett, Director, Operational Support Staff, WS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 87, Riverdale, MD 20737-1234; (301) 734-7921.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee advises the Secretary of Agriculture concerning policies, program issues, and research needed to conduct the Wildlife Services program. The committee also serves as a public forum enabling those affected by the Wildlife Services program to have a voice in the program's policies. The meeting will focus on operational and research activities. The committee will discuss Wildlife Services' efforts to increase operational capacity through prioritizing research objectives. Additionally, the committee will discuss pertinent national programs, including the avian and disease programs and how to increase their effectiveness, as well as ensuring Wildlife Services remains an active participant in the goal of agricultural protection. This meeting is open to the public. Due to time constraints, the public will not be allowed to participate in the Committee's discussions. However, written statements concerning meeting topics may be filed with the Committee before or after the meeting by sending them to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, or may be filed at the meeting. Please refer to Docket No. 05-008-1 when submitting your statements. This notice of meeting is given pursuant to section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. II).

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/E5-1458.htm


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Ecological Processes and Effects Committee

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee.

DATES: April 21, 2005. The public teleconference will be held on April 21, 2005, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (eastern time).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the Public wishing to obtain the teleconference call-in number and access code to participate in the teleconference may contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board by telephone/ voice mail at (202) 343-9995, or via e-mail at . The SAB Mailing address is: U.S. EPA, Science Advisory Board (1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information about the SAB may be found in the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-6192.htm


Board of Scientific Counselors, Computational Toxicology Subcommittee Meeting--Spring 2005

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a Computational Toxicology Subcommittee meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, April 25, 2005 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (registration is from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), and will continue on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All times noted are eastern time. The meeting may adjourn early on Tuesday if all business is finished. Written comments, and requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meeting will be accepted up to 1 business day before the meeting date.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. EPA Research Triangle Park Campus, EPA Main Building (Room C111A), 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711.

Document Availability Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft BOSC agenda or making an oral presentation during the meeting may contact Ms. Lorelei Kowalski, Designated Federal Officer, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. In general, each individual making an oral presentation will be limited to a total of three minutes. The draft agenda can be viewed through EDOCKET, as provided in Unit I.A. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-6294.htm


EFED Exposure Modeling Work Group; Notice of Public Meeting

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: This notice announces an April meeting of the Exposure Modeling Work Group (EMWG). The EMWG meetings are sponsored by the Office of Pesticide Programs' Environmental Fate and Effects Division (EFED). The theme for this meeting is "pesticides in air'' and will include presentations on pesticide volatilization from soil, pesticide spray drift and pesticide in rain water. The purpose of the meetings is to update those in the pesticide regulatory community on advances in estimating pesticide concentrations in media of concern through computer simulation. Improvements in estimation of pesticide exposure lead directly to improvements in estimation of risk both to the environment and to human health.

DATES: The meeting will be held on April 11, 2005 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at 1126 Crystal Mall 2, 1801 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Parker, Environmental Fate and Effects Division (7507C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460- 0001; telephone number: (703) 305-5505, fax number: (703) 305-6309; e- mail address: .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-6625.htm


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the Board of Scientific Counselors. This Board provides advice and guidance to the Secretary, HHS; the Director, CDC; 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. The Board provides advice and guidance to help NCEH/ATSDR work more efficiently and effectively with its various constituents and to fulfill its mission in protecting America's health.

Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the Board's objectives. Nominees will be selected from experts having experience in preventing human diseases and disabilities caused by environmental conditions. Experts in the disciplines of toxicology, epidemiology, environmental or occupational medicine, behavioral science, risk assessment, exposure assessment, and experts in public health and other related disciplines will be considered. Consideration is given to representation from diverse geographic areas, gender, ethnic and minority groups, and the disabled. Members may be invited to serve up to four-year terms. Nominees must be U.S. citizens.

The following information must be submitted for each candidate: name, affiliation, address, telephone number, and current curriculum vitae. E-mail addresses are requested if available.

Nominations should be sent, in writing, and postmarked by April 30, 2005 to: Sandra Malcom, Committee Management Specialist, NCEH/ATSDR, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., (MS-E28), Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Telephone and facsimile submissions cannot be accepted.

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.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-6340.htm


MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION

Committee Management; Notice of Public Meeting; Advisory Committee on Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting.

SUMMARY: The Marine Mammal Commission (Commission) will hold the fifth meeting of its Advisory Committee on Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals (Committee) 19 to 21 April, 2005 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

DATES: The Committee will meet Tuesday, April 19, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Thursday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Commission's Web site (http://www.mmc.gov) for the most up-to-date meeting information. The Committee's sixth public meeting is tentatively scheduled for 19-21 July 2005 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Further information on that meeting will be published in the Federal Register and posted on the Commission's Web site.

ADDRESSES: The 19-21 April meeting will be held at the Hilton Washington DC/Silver Spring Hotel, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, phone 301-589-5200, fax 301-588-1841, http://www.silverspring.hilton.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Vos, Sound Project Manager, Marine Mammal Commission, 4340 East-West Hwy., Rm. 905, Bethesda, MD 20814, e-mail: , tel.: 301-504-0087, fax: 301-504-0099; or visit the Commission's Web site at http://www.mmc.gov.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-6053.htm


OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY

National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources (CENR) Interagency Working Group on Earth Observations (IWGEO)

ACTION: Notice of public meeting/workshop and opportunity for public discussion.

SUMMARY: This notice announces an Integrated Earth Observation System Public Engagement Workshop by the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Interagency Working Group on Earth Observations (IWGEO) to discuss the nine societal benefit areas and the six near term opportunities identified in the Stratetic Plan for the U.S. Integrated Earth Observation System. This plan was developed to address the effective use of Earth observation systems to enable a healthy public, economy and planet.

DATES: The Interagency Working Group on Earth Observations will hold a two-day workshop on Monday, May 9, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (e.d.t.); Tuesday, May 10, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to identify Earth observation system components and solutions to contribute to the implementation of the Integrated Earth Observation System. All sessions of the workshop will be held at the Ronald Reagan Builing and International Trade Center, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this notice, please contact Carla Sullivan, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Telephone: (202) 482-5921. E-mail: .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-6224.htm

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