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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 16-20 May 2005

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive Committee Meeting-- Summer 2005

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The meeting will continue on Friday, June 3, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All times noted are eastern time. The meeting may adjourn early on Friday 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 Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005-2750.

Document Availability

Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft BOSC agenda or making a presentation at the meeting may contact Ms. Lorelei Kowalski, Designated Federal Officer, via telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-3408, via e-mail at kowalski.lorelei@epa.gov, or by mail at Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Mail Code 8104-R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. 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.

Submitting Comments

Comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I.B. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lorelei Kowalski, Designated Federal Officer, via telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-3408, via e-mail at kowalski.lorelei@epa.gov, or by mail at Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Mail Code 8104-R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-9725.htm


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Toxicology Program (NTP); Liaison and Scientific Review Office (LSRO); Meeting of the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors

AGENCY: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS.

ACTION: Announcement of a meeting and request for comments.

Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors. The NTP Board of Scientific Counselors (NTP Board) is composed of scientists from the public and private sectors and provides primary scientific oversight to the Director for the NTP and evaluates the scientific merit of the NTP's intramural and collaborative programs.

DATES: The NTP Board meeting will be held on June 23, 2005. In order to facilitate planning for this meeting, persons wishing to make an oral presentation are asked to notify the Executive Secretary for the NTP Board by June 13, 2005 (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below). Written comments should also be received by June 13, 2005, to enable review by the NTP Board and NIEHS/NTP staff prior to the meeting.

ADDRESSES: The NTP Board meeting will be held in the Rodbell Auditorium, Rall Building at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. A copy of the preliminary agenda, committee roster, and any additional information, when available, will be posted on the NTP Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ select "Advisory Boards and Committees'') and provided upon request from the NTP (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public comments and any other correspondence should be submitted to Dr. Barbara Shane, Executive Secretary for the NTP Board (NTP Liaison and Scientific Review Office, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, MD A3-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; telephone: 919-541-4253, fax: 919-541-0295; or e-mail: shane@niehs.nih.gov).

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-9625.htm


INTERIOR

Establishment of the Advisory Committee on the Bird Banding Laboratory

AGENCY: Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Establishment of the Advisory Committee on the Bird Banding
Laboratory Under the Federal Advisory Commitment Act.

SUMMARY: Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior has established the Advisory Committee on the Bird Banding Laboratory under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel L. James, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 301, Reston, Virginia 20192; 703-648-4253,
dan_james@usgs.gov.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-9772.htm


NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook--Research Misconduct

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Final rule.

This final rule amends several of the NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook sections, which are all entitled, ``Definitions,'' to include Research Misconduct as a defined term. In addition, provisions would be added to implement NASA's requirements on research misconduct.

DATES: Effective Date: May 19, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Brundage, NASA Headquarters, Code HC, Washington, DC, (202) 358-0481, e-mail: paul.d.brundage@nasa.gov.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-9952.htm


NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Advisory Committee for GPRA Performance Assessment (13853); Notice of Meeting

In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-
463, as amended) the National Science Foundation announces the
following meeting.

Name: Advisory Committee for GPRA Performance Assessment (AC/
GPA).

Date and Time: June 16, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; June 17,
2005; 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard,
Arlington, VA 22230, Room 375. If you are attending the meeting and
need access to the NSF building, please contact Joan Miller
jlmiller@nsf.gov) for a visitor's badge.

Contact: Joan Miller, Administrative Manager, BFA, National
Science Foundation, Room 405, Arlington, Virginia. Phone: 703-292-
8200.

Type of Meeting: Open.

Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations to the
National Science Foundation (NSF) Director regarding the
Foundation's performance as it relates to the Government Performance
and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA).

Agenda: Topics include retrospective accomplishments of NSF
awards as they relate to performance indicators associated with the
National Science Foundation's People, Ideas, Tools, (P, I, T) and
Organizational Excellence (OE) strategic outcome goals; the quality,
relevance, and balance of NSF award portfolios; and issues involving
innovative, high risk, and multidisciplinary research and education
proposals.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Welcome and Introductions; Charge to the Committee; Overview
Presentations of NSF Performance Assessment, Merit Review, and
Broadening Participation. The Committee will then divide into
subgroups to review and discuss retrospective accomplishments under
the People, Ideas, Tools, and OE goals.

Friday, June 17, 2005

The Committee reconvenes as a Committee of the Whole to hear
progress reports from the P, I, T, and OE subgroups and then divides
into those subgroups for further discussion. In the afternoon, the
Committee of the Whole reconvenes to discuss its findings,
recommendations, and preparation of the final report.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-10137.htm

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