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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 31 October-4 November 2005

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Sea Grant Review Panel

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Sea Grant Review Panel. The meeting will have several purposes. Panel members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education, communications and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described below:

DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled during two days: Tuesday, November 15, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; Wednesday, November 16, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE), 1201 New York Avenue, Northwest, 4th Floor Conference Room, Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Francis M. Schuler, Designated Federal Official, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11837, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 713-2445. The Review Panel web http://www.nsgo.seagrant.org/leadership/review_panel.html.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-21814.htm


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes the semiannual regulatory agenda to update the public about:

Regulations and major policies currently under development, Reviews of existing regulations and major policies, and Rule and major policymakings completed or canceled since the last Agenda.

TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA MAILING LIST: If you would like to subscribe, please send an e-mail with your name and address to: , or call 800-490-9198. There is no charge for single copies of the agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions or comments about a particular action, please get in touch with the agency contact listed in each agenda entry. If you have general questions about or suggestions for improving the agenda or questions about EPA's decisionmaking process, please contact: Phil Schwartz (1803A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; phone: (202) 564-6564; e-mail: .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/ua051031/ua051024.txt


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health

Office of Biotechnology Activities, Office of Science Policy, Office of the Director; Notice of Meeting

Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the second meeting of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB).

Under authority 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services established NSABB to provide advice, guidance and leadership regarding federal oversight of dual-use research, defined as biological research with legitimate scientific purposes that could be misused to pose a biological threat to public health and/or national security.

The meeting will be open to the public, however, pre-registration is strongly recommended due to space limitations. Persons planning to attend should register online at http://www.biosecurityboard.gov/meetings.asp or by calling The Hill Group (Contact: A.J. Bownas) at 301-897-2789, ext. 100. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should indicate these requirements upon registration.

Name of Committee: National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity.

Date: November 21, 2005.

Open: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Agenda: Presentations and discussions regarding: (1) Criteria for defining dual-use research in the life sciences; (2) the role of a code of conduct for the life sciences; (3) communication of dual use research; (4) international perspectives on dual use research; (5) public comments; and (6) and other business of the Board.

Place: The National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 6C--Room 10, Bethesda, Maryland.

Contact Person: Allison Chamberlain, NSABB Program Assistant, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, (301) 402-3090.

This meeting will also be webcast. The draft meeting agenda and other information about NSABB, including information about access to the webcast and pre-registration, will be available at http://www.biosecurityboard.gov/meetings.asp

Any member of the public interested in presenting oral comments at the meeting may notify the Contact Person listed on this notice at least 10 days in advance of the meeting. Interested individuals and representatives of an organization may submit a letter of intent, a brief description of the organization represented and a short description of the oral presentation. Only one representative of an organization may be allowed to present oral comments. Both printed and electronic copies are requested for the record. In addition, any interested person may file written comments with the committee. All written comments must be received by November 7, 2005 and should be sent via e-mail to with "NSABB Public Comment'' as the subject line or by regular mail to 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, Attention Allison Chamberlain. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and, when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person:

Dated: October 20, 2005. Anthony M. Coelho, Jr., Acting Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-21661.htm


INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

SUMMARY: This notice provides the semiannual agenda of rules scheduled for review or development between fall 2005 and spring 2006. The Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866 require publication of the agenda.

ADDRESSES: Unless otherwise indicated, all Agency Contacts are located at the Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You should direct all comments and inquiries with regard to these rules to the appropriate Agency Contact. You should direct general comments relating to the agenda to the Office of Executive Secretariat, Department of the Interior, at the address above or at 202-208-5257 or 202-208-3071.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/ua051031/ua051011.txt


US Geological Survey



Bird Banding Laboratory Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: The inaugural meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Bird Banding Laboratory (Committee) will be November 29-30, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 11510 American Holy Drive, Laurel, Maryland 20708-4017. The meeting will take place in the conference room of the Gabrielson Building. A map and directions to the Center may be found at http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/aboutous/direct.cfm. The purpose of the Advisory Committee, which is co-chaired by the USGS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is to represent the interests of the bird banding community, including both game and non-game and non-game birds, in advising the U.S. Department of the Interior, USGS, on current and future management of the Bird Banding Laboratory. The agenda for the inaugural meeting includes a tour of the Bird Banding Laboratory to familiarize members of the Committee with its operations, functions, and key personnel. In addition, the Committee will identify, prioritize, and begin discussions of the important issues it will address over the two-year period of its current Charter (May 2005-May
2007).

The meeting is open to all members of the interested public; however, it will be temporarily closed to the public on November 29 during the Committee tour due to space limitations at the Laboratory. Time on the agenda has been reserved in the afternoon of November 30 for the Committee to receive verbal comments (limited to 5 minutes per person) from the public. To speak before the Committee you must register in advance with Mr. Daniel James (see contact information below), the USGS Designated Federal Official for the Committee. The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center is a gated, secure federal installation with no general public access. You must register with Patuxent personnel in advance of the Committee meeting dates to ensure that you are permitted access to the Center when you arrive. Please contact Ms. Regina Lanning, the Center's Communication Assistant, telephone: (301) 497-5509; e-mail: , to inform her that you will be attending the BBL Advisory Committee Meeting, and provide her with the following information: Full name (for each person if more than one), Company name (if applicable), Vehicle description, Approximate time of arrival dates: November 29-30, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel L. James, the Committee Designated Federal Official (DFO), 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 301, Reston, Virginia 20192; 703-648-4253, e-mail: .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-22010.htm


NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences; 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 Biological Sciences (BIO) (1110).

Date and Time: November 17, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; November 18, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, Room 375.

Type of Meeting: Open.

Contact Person: Dr. James P. Collins, Assistant Director, Biological Sciences, Room 605, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230 Tel No.: (703) 292-8400.

Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.

Purpose of Meeting: The Advisory Committee for BIO provides advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning major program emphases, directions, and goals for the research-related activities of the divisions that make up BIO.

Agenda: Planning and Issues Discussion:
Committee of Visitors Reports
Cyberinfrastructure
NEON Update

Dated: October 26, 2005.
Susanne Bolton, Committee Management Officer.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-21628.htm

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation is publishing its fall 2005 regulatory agenda pursuant to Executive Order 12866 "Regulatory Planning and Review'' (3 CFR 1993 Comp., p. 638); the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 to 612); and the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum for Regulatory Policy Officers at Executive Departments and Agencies and Managing and Executive Directors of Certain Agencies and Commissions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on a particular item, call or write the individual identified as agency contact. General comments or inquiries about this agenda may be directed to Penelope C. Baker, Administrative Officer, Office of the General Counsel, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, VA 22230, (703) 292-8060.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/ua051031/ua051033.txt


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