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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 19-23 December 2005

COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Shrimp Advisory Panel (AP).

DATES: The Shrimp AP meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the SpringHill Suites Houston Hobby Airport, 7922 Mosley Road, Houston, Texas 77061. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, Florida 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive Director; telephone 813.348.1630.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/E5-7594.htm


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Large Coastal Shark 2005/2006 Stock Assessment Workshop

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

ACTION: Notice; public workshop.

SUMMARY: NMFS announces the time and location for the large coastal shark (LCS) stock assessment workshop, the second of three workshops for the LCS stock assessment to be conducted in 2005/2006.

DATES: The Assessment workshop will start at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2006, and will conclude at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The Assessment workshop will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Coconut Grove, 2649 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Neer at (850) 234-6541; or Karyl Brewster-Geisz at (301) 713-2347, fax (301) 713-1917.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/E5-7697.htm


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2006

ACTION: Omnibus notice; availability of grant funds.
SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announces a second availability of grant funds for Fiscal Year 2006. The purpose of this notice is to provide the general public with a consolidated source of program and application information related to NOAA's competitive grant offerings. It contains the information about those programs as required to be published in the Federal Register. This omnibus notice is designed to replace multiple Federal Register notices that traditionally advertised the availability of NOAA's discretionary funds for its various programs. Applicants must comply with all requirements contained in the full funding opportunity announcements for each project competition in this announcement. It should be noted that additional program initiatives unanticipated at the time of the publication of this notice may be announced later in the year.

DATES: Applications must be received by the date and time indicated under each program listing in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the addresses listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for each program. This Federal Register notice may be found at the Grants.gov Web site, http://www.grants.gov, and the NOAA Web site at http://www.ago.noaa.gov/grants/funding.shtml.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For a copy of the full funding opportunity announcement and/or application kit, access it at Grants.gov, via NOAA's Web site, or by contacting the person listed as
the information contact under each program.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/E5-7786.htm


COMMERCE/INTERIOR

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Fish and Wildlife Service

Endangered and Threatened Species: Notice of Availability for the Final Recovery Plan for the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Salmon

AGENCIES: National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce; and United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of recovery plan of Atlantic salmon.

SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)(collectively, the Services) announce the availability of the final recovery plan for the Gulf of Maine (GOM) distinct population segment (DPS) of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).

ADDRESSES: Requests for a copy of the final recovery plan should be addressed to the Atlantic Salmon Recovery Coordinator, NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, Protected Resources Division, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. A copy of the Final Recovery Plan can also be downloaded from the following web address: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/recovery

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Pruden, NMFS Atlantic Salmon Recovery Coordinator, (978) 281-9328 extension 6532.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/E5-7567.htm


DEFENSE

Department of the Navy

Nominations for Membership on Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP) is soliciting nominations for new members.

DATES: Nominations should be submitted no later than February 3, 2006.

ADDRESS: Nominations should be submitted via E-Mail to LCDR Cory Huyssoon, U.S. Navy, at . Contact Information: Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 1425, ATTN: ONR Code 322B Room 1075, Arlington, VA 22203-1995, telephone 703-696-4395.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Melbourne G. Briscoe, Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 1425, Arlington, VA 22203-1995, telephone 703-696-4120.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/E5-7648.htm


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

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: January 10, 2006, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in the Washington Room at the Hotel Washington located at 515 15th St., NW., Washington, DC 20004.

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, January 10, 2005, at approximately 9 a.m. The PCAST is tentatively scheduled to hear a presentation on the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program. By Executive Order, executed since its last meeting, PCAST is responsible for reviewing and assessing the NITRD program and this presentation will provide background for those activities. The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to hear presentations relating to its ongoing study of energy technologies. An update of other PCAST topics (e.g., nanotechnology) and a briefing on the U.S.-China S&T Forum are also tentatively scheduled to occur. This session will end at approximately 5 p.m. Additional information and the final 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, January 6, 2006. 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.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/E5-7776.htm


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