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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 7-10 November 2005

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Board of Scientific Counselors, Global Change Subcommittee Meeting--Winter 2005

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), announces a meeting via conference call of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Global Change Subcommittee. The conference call will focus on developing a consensus review document summarizing the findings of the Subcommittee's independent review of the Office of Research and Development's Global Change Research Program.

DATES: A teleconference call will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The meeting may adjourn early if all business is completed. Written comments, and requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meeting will be accepted up to 2 business days before the meeting date.

ADDRESSES: Conference call: Participation in the conference call will be by teleconference only--a meeting room will not be used. Members of the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the teleconference from Janet Gamble, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice.

Document Availability

A draft agenda for the meeting will be available from Janet Gamble, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. The draft agenda also can be viewed through EDOCKET, as provided in Unit I.A. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

Any member of the public interested in making an oral presentation at the conference call may contact Janet Gamble, 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.

Submitting Comments

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Gamble, Designated Federal Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Mail Code 8601N, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, 20460; telephone and voice mail (202) 564-3387; fax (202) 564-2018; e-mail .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-22376.htm


INTERIOR

Notice of Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program Office, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; FACA Committee Meeting Announcement.

SUMMARY: As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Department of the Interior, Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program Office gives notice of the first meeting of the Department's Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee will meet at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation and Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 1. Members of the public are invited to attend the Committee Meeting to listen to the committee proceedings and to provide public input. The Committee Meeting will be preceded on November 30 by a half-day administrative business meeting that will deal with non-substantive administrative matters such as logistics and travel reimbursement. The administrative business meeting is not open to the public. Maps and directions to the training center are available online at http://training.fws.gov/mapdir.html. Anyone without Internet access can call the Training Center at 304-876-1600 to request a map and directions.

Public Input: Any member of the public interested in providing public input at the Committee Meeting should contact Ms. Barbara Schmalz, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Each individual providing oral input is requested to limit those comments to three minutes. This time frame may be adjusted to accommodate all those who would like to speak. Requests to be added to the public speaker list must be received in writing (letter, e-mail, or fax) by noon eastern standard time on November 21, 2005. Anyone wishing to submit written comments should provide a copy of those comments to Ms. Schmalz in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file formats are: Adobe Acrobat, WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text files) by noon eastern standard time on November 21, 2005.

Document Availability: Interested individuals may view the draft agenda for the meeting online at http://restoration.doi.gov/faca or may request the draft agenda from Ms. Schmalz. In preparation for the first meeting of the Advisory Committee, the Committee and the public can find helpful background information at the Restoration Program website http://restoration.doi.gov. The site provides a good introduction to the program for those who are relatively new to the damage assessment and restoration arena and a useful reference for seasoned practitioners and policy leaders. Links to the statutory and regulatory framework for the program are found at http://restoration.doi.gov/laws.htm DOI Program policies are found at http://restoration.doi.gov/policy.htm.

Agenda for Meeting

The agenda will cover the following principal subjects:


  • Keynote/Kickoff address by senior Departmental official

  • Discussion and finalization of committee by-laws

  • Program Authorities, Responsibilities, and Application

  • Formal public input (if any)

  • Charge to the Committee

Meeting Access: Individuals requiring special accommodation at this meeting must contact Ms. Barbara Schmalz (see contact information below) by noon eastern standard time on November 21, 2005, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

DATES: November 30, 2005, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (administrative business meeting) December 1, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (open to the public).

ADDRESSES: Auditorium, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation and Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.
All individuals attending the Committee Meeting will be required to present photo identification to NCTC security to gain access to the Training Center campus.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Schmalz, U.S. Department of the Interior, Denver Federal Center, 6th Avenue & Kipling, Building 56 Room 1003 Mail Stop D-108, Denver, CO 80225-0007; phone 303-445-2500; fax 303-445-6320 or .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-22392.htm

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