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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 22-26 August 2005

COMMERCE

Availability of Seats for the MONITOR National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice and request for applications.

SUMMARY: The MONITOR National Marine Sanctuary (MNMS or Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Recreational Diving; Maritime Archaeological Research; Conservation; Education; Heritage Tourism; and Citizen-at-Large. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 2-year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.

DATES: Applications are due by September 30, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from: Krista Trono, MONITOR National Marine Sanctuary, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23602. Completed applications should be sent to the same address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krista Trono, Communications Coordinator, MONITOR National Marine Sanctuary, 100 Museum Drive Newport News, Va 23602. (757) 591-7328, Fax: (757) 591-7353, .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-16622.htm


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a 3-day Council meeting in September, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 13 through Thursday, September 15, 2005, beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Express, 110 Middle Street High Street, Fairhaven, MA; telephone: (508) 997-1281. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/E5-4630.htm


List of Fisheries for 2005

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

ACTION: Notice of availability; proposed rule; reopening of public comment period.

SUMMARY: On December 2, 2004, the proposed List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2005 under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) was published in the Federal Register. NMFS subsequently prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) on the process for classifying U.S. commercial fisheries on the LOF. NMFS is reopening the comment period on the proposed 2005 LOF for an additional 60 days to allow the public to concurrently review and comment on both the draft EA and proposed 2005 LOF.

DATES: Comments must be received by October 24, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposed 2005 LOF and draft EA to Chief, Marine Mammal Conservation Division, Attn: List of Fisheries, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver http://www.regulations.gov (Follow instructions for submitting comments). Comments regarding the burden-hour estimates, or any other aspect of the collection of information requirements contained in the proposed rule, should be submitted in writing to the Chief, Marine Mammal Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and to David Rostker, OMB, by e-mail at or by fax to 202-395-7285. Copies of the draft EA for this action are available on the NMFS Office of Protected Resources website, which is listed under the Electronic Access portion of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristy Long, Office of Protected Resources, 301-713-2322; David Gouveia, Northeast Region, 978-281-9300; Juan Levesque, Southeast Region, 727-551-5779; Cathy Campbell, Southwest Region, 562-980-4060; Brent Norberg, Northwest Region, 206-526-6733; Bridget Mansfield, Alaska Region, 907-586-7642; Chris Yates, Pacific Islands Region, 808-944-2235. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the hearing impaired may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-16939.htm


DEFENSE



Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board

AGENCY: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: This Notice is published in accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The topic of the meeting on September 13 is to review continuing research and development projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program funds in excess of $1M. The topic of the meetings on September 14-15 are to review new start research and development projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program funds in excess of $1M. This meeting is open to the public. Any interested person may attend, appear before, or file statements with the Scientific Advisory Board at the time and in the manner permitted by the Board.

DATES: September 13, 2005 from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (continuing research and development projects). September 14, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (new start research and development projects). September 15, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (new start research and development projects).

ADDRESSES: SERDP Program Office, Conference Facility, 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 804, Arlington, VA 22203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Misa Jensen, SERDP Program Office, 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 303, Arlington, VA or by telephone at (703) 696-2126.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-16776.htm


EDUCATION



Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.200A

DATES: Applications Available: August 29, 2005.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 14, 2005.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: January 16, 2006.
Eligible Applicants: Academic departments of institutions of higher education that meet the requirements in 34 CFR 648.2.
Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested $20,340,000 for new awards under this program for FY 2006. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action.
However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program.
Estimated Range of Awards: $126,000--$253,000.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $211,000.
Estimated Number of Awards: 96.

Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.

AREAS OF NATIONAL NEED: A project must provide fellowships in one or more of the following
areas of national need: Biology, chemistry, computer and information sciences, engineering, geological and related sciences, mathematics, nursing, and physics.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-16607.htm


National Board of Education Sciences; Meeting

AGENCY: National Board for Education Sciences; ED.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend the meeting. Individuals who will need accommodations for disability (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Mary Grace Lucier at (202) 219-2253 by August 26. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

DATES: September 6 and 7, 2005. Time: September 6, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; September 7, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Location: Room 100, 80 F St., NW, Washington, DC 20208-7564.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Grace Lucier, Designated Federal Official, National Board for Education Sciences, Washington, DC 20208. Tel.: (202) 219-2253; fax: (202) 219-1466; e-mail:
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http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-16770.htm


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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 an Executive Committee meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, September 12, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. The meeting will continue on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 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 Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, 35 W 5th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2899.

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 , 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 , 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/2005/05-16687.htm


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