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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 6-9 September 2005

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee (CPDC) for Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.1

AGENCY: Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; establishment of Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee (CPDC) for Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.1 (CPDC-S&A 1.1).

SUMMARY: Establishment of the CPDC-S&A 1.1 will result in advice to the Secretary, through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, on CCSP Topic 1.1: "Temperature trends in the lower atmosphere--steps for understanding and reconciling differences.'' This information will be used by NOAA to develop a final product in accordance with the Guidelines for Producing the CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Products.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding the establishment of this committee to Christopher D. Miller, Program Manager, NOAA/OAR/Office of Global Programs Climate Change Data and Detection Program Element, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1210, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone 301-427-2376, e-mail: .

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary M. Glackin; telephone 301/713-1632.

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Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Assistant Administrator; Evaluation of NOAA's Response to the August 6, 2004 Research Review Report

AGENCY: The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice and request for public comment.

SUMMARY: The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research publishes this notice to announce the availability for public comment of the Science Advisory Board's (SAB) draft report on the evaluation of NOAA's response to the Research Review Report. "The Evaluation of NOAA's Response to the Research Review Report'' can be found at: http://www.sab.NOAA.gov/reports/reports.html

DATES: Comments on this draft document must be submitted by October 7, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The draft report on the evaluation of NOAA's response to the Science Advisory Board's Research Review Report will be available on the SAB Web site at http://www.sab.NOAA.gov/reports/reports.html on September 7, 2005.

The public is encouraged to submit comments electronically to For commenters who do not have access to a computer, comments may be submitted in writing to: NOAA Research, Science Advisory Board (SAB), c/o Ms. M. Whitcomb, Silver Spring Metro Center Bldg 3 Room 11419, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. M. Whitcomb, Silver Spring Metro Center Bldg 3 Room 11419, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (phone 301-713-2454 x173), during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, or visit the SAB Web site at: http://www.sab.NOAA.gov/reports/reports.html.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Workshop and Meeting of the Science Advisory Board's Ecological Processes and Effects Committee (EPEC)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public workshop and meeting of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee (EPEC). The EPEC will hold a public workshop and meeting to evaluate the state-of-the-practice of ecological risk assessment. The workshop and meeting are open to the public, however, seating for the public will be limited and available on a first come basis to those who pre-register.

DATES: February 7-9, 2006. The SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee public workshop will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 and adjourn at approximately 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, February 8, 2006. The SAB EPEC will meet on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. to develop proceedings of the workshop and adjourn at approximately 4 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The public workshop and meeting of the SAB EPEC will be held in the Washington, DC area at a location to be posted on the SAB Web site (http://www.epa.gov/sab).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to attend the workshop must pre-register via e-mail or fax to Ms. Vickie Richardson, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone (202) 343-9978; Fax (202) 233-0643; or via e-mail at , providing your name, title, organization, mailing address, phone, and e-mail. Members of the public wishing further information concerning the workshop and meeting may contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board by telephone/voice mail at (202) 343-9995, fax at (202) 233-0643, by e-mail at , or by mail at U.S. EPA SAB (1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information about the SAB may be found on the SAB Web site, http://www.epa.sab.

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MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION



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

AGENCY: Marine Mammal Commission.

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting.

SUMMARY: The Marine Mammal Commission (Commission) will hold the sixth meeting of its Advisory Committee on Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals (Committee) 20 to 22 September, 2005 in Bethesda, Maryland.

DATES: The Committee will meet Tuesday, September 20, 2005, from 9 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m.; Wednesday, September 21, to 8:30 a.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m.; and Thursday, September 22, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 6 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 has no plans for future meetings.

ADDRESSES: The 20-22 September meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Select Washington-Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, phone 877-888-3001 or 301-652-2000, fax 301-652-4525, Web http://www.holiday-inn.com/bethesdamd

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.

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OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY

Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

Dates and Place: September 20, 2005, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in Room 100 of the National Academies Keck Center located at 500 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001.
Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/pcast.html

Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, at approximately 9 a.m. The PCAST is tentatively scheduled to hear presentations on research and commercialization activities in the areas of pharmacogenomics (or personalized medicine) and alternative energy. These are both areas in which PCAST may undertake studies regarding the Federal role in research and development and the barriers and possible implications surrounding widespread adoption. A review and update of other PCAST topics (e.g., nanotechnology) is also tentatively scheduled to occur. This session will end at approximately 5 p.m. Additional information on the agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/pcast.html

Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST's work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person.
Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. Please notify Celia Merzbacher, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456-7116, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding time, place and agenda, please call Celia Merzbacher at (202) 456-7116, prior to 3 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2005. Information will also be available at the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/pcast.html. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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