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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 14-18 November 2005

COMMERCE


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Pacific Fishery Management Council; December 1, 2005 Legislative Committee Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the Legislative Committee (Committee), which is open to the public. The primary purpose of the meeting is to review Federal legislation regarding the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The Committee may also review Federal and state legislative matters relative to individual quota programs, aquaculture, and other Council interests.

DATES: The Legislative Committee Meeting will be held on December 1, 2005, from 8:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the West Conference Room at the Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220-1384, 503-820-2280. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Burner, Pacific Fishery Management Council Staff Officer, 503-820-2280.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/E5-6326.htm


ENERGY


Office of Science; Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee. Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

DATES: Monday, December 5, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. David Thomassen (301-903-9817;
) Designated Federal Officer, Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-1290. The most current information concerning this meeting can be found on the Web site: http://www.science.doe.gov/ober/berac/announce.html

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-22886.htm


OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY


Proposed Principles for Federal Support of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and Training in Science and Engineering

AGENCY: Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

ACTION: Notice of proposed issuance of principles for Federal programs that provide support for post-baccalaureate education and training in science and engineering.

SUMMARY: The proposed principles are intended to increase collaboration and consistency within the Federal agencies in support of graduate and postdoctoral education and training in science and engineering.
Principles are:

Federal Support of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and Training Is a Critical Investment in the Future;

The Federal Investment Portfolio Must Broadly Support Science and Engineering Disciplines;

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Must Receive Quality Education and Training;

Federal Contributions toward Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and Training are Provided in Partnership with Academic and Other Non-Federal Institutions;

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Should Be Adequately Supported to Encourage Their Pursuit of Science and Engineering Careers; and

Federal Agencies Should Collaborate in Areas of Common Interest.

DATES AND ADDRESSES: Comments must be received by January 16, 2006. Electronic comments may be submitted to: . Please include in the subject line the words "National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Education and Workforce Development Comments.'' Please put the full body of your comments in the text of the electronic message and as an attachment. Be certain to include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address in the text of the message. A return message will acknowledge receipt of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice,
please call Mark Weiss, Office of Science and Technology Policy, (202)
456-6129; e-mail or fax (202) 456-6027.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-22744.htm


NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Notice of Meeting

Date and Time: November 22, 2005, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. (ET)

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, Public Meeting Room 120.

Status: This meeting will be open to the public.

Matters to be Considered: Tuesday, November 22, 2005, Open Session

Open Session (1-2 p.m.)
Discussion of draft NSB report, National Science Board 2020 Vision for the National Science Foundation (NSB-05-142), http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/documents/2005/nsb05142/cover_letter.pdf

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Executive Officer and NSB Office Director. (703) 292-7000. http://www.nsf.gov/nsb

http:// edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-22705.htm

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