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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 28 November-2 December 2005

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Science Advisory Board Workshop: Science for Valuation of EPA's Ecological Protection Decisions and Programs

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) is conducting a workshop on Science for Valuation of EPA's Ecological Protection Decisions and Programs. The Workshop is open to public observers, however, seating for the public is limited and available on a first-come basis to those who pre-register (see Workshop Registration Instructions, below).

DATES: The SAB Workshop will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The SAB Workshop will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information concerning this workshop should contact Ms. Marie Gernes, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone (202) 343-9975; Fax (202) 233-0643; or via e-mail at gernes.marie@epa.gov. General information about the EPA Science Advisory Board may be found on the SAB Web site http://www.epa.gov/sab. Workshop Registration Instructions: Members of the public wishing to observe the Workshop must pre-register no later than 12 noon Eastern Time on Monday, December 5, 2005. Please pre-register via e-mail or fax to Ms. Marie Gernes (see above information), providing your name, title, organization, mailing address, phone and e-mail.

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Board of Scientific Counselors, Water Quality Subcommittee Meetings--Winter 2006

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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 three meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Water Quality Subcommittee.

DATES: Two conference call meetings will be held on: (1) Wednesday, December 21, 2005 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and (2) Thursday, January 12, 2006 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. One face-to-face meeting will begin on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), continue on Thursday, January 26, 2006 (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and conclude on Friday, January 27, 2006 (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). All times
noted are eastern time. The meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agendas or for making oral presentations at the conference calls or the face-to-face meeting will be accepted up to 1 business day before each conference call/meeting date.

ADDRESSES: Conference Calls: Participation in the conference calls will be by teleconference only--meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the public who wish to obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in a teleconference meeting may contact Bernice L. Smith, Designated Federal Officer, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice, at least four work days prior to each conference call. Face-to-Face Meeting: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Kingsgate Conference Hotel, 151 Goodman Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.

Document Availability
Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda for, or making a presentation at, one of the conference calls or the face-to-face meeting, may contact Bernice L. Smith, Designated Federal Officer, 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. The draft agendas can also 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. Written comments will be accepted up to 1 business day before the conference calls/meeting dates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernice L. Smith, Designated Federal Officer, via telephone/voice mail at (202) 343-9766, via e-mail at , or by mail at Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Mail Code 8723-F, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Notice of Meeting

Date and Time: December 7, 2005, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (ET).

Place: Cannon House Office Building, Room 210, First Street and Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC.

Status: This Hearing will be open to the public.

K-16 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education in the U.S.

10 a.m. Welcome.
Warren M. Washington, Chairman, National Science Board.
10:05 a.m. Opening Remarks.
Steven Beering, National Science Board.
10:15 a.m. Panelist Commentary.
Congressman Frank Wolf,* Chairman, Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice, and Commerce, Committee on Appropriations.
Congressman Sherwood Boehlert,* Chairman, Committee on Science.
Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers,* Chairman, Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards, Committee on Science.
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson,* Committee on Science.
11 a.m. Roundtable Discussion and Questions from the Audience
11:20 a.m. Panelist Commentary.
Mary Vermeer Andringa, President and COO, Vermeer Manufacturing Company.
Alfred Berkeley, Chairman and CEO, Pipeline Trading Systems, LLC.
William Archey, President and CEO, American Electronics Association.
Ronald Bullock, CEO, Bison Gear and Engineering.
12 p.m. Roundtable Discussion and Questions from the Audience.
12:20 p.m. Panelist Commentary.
Cecily Cannan Selby, Biophysicist/Fellow, New York Academy of Sciences.
Jack Collette, Senior Consultant, Delaware Foundation for Science and Mathematics.
Robert Tinker, President, The Concord Consortium.
1 p.m. Roundtable Discussion and Questions from the Audience.
1:20 p.m. Closing Remarks.
Steven Beering, National Science Board.
*Tentative
For More Information Contact: Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Executive
Officer and NSB Office Director. (703) 292-7000. http://www.nsf.gov/nsb

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