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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 9-13 January 2006

EDUCATION

A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming public hearing with members of A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education (Commission). Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.

TIME: Tuesday, February 7, 2006: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held in Seattle, WA, at the Seattle Crowne Plaza, 1113 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Oldham, Executive Director, A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-3510; telephone: (202) 205-8741.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-256.htm


A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education (Commission). The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.

TIME: February 2, 2006: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; February 3, 2006: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Commission will meet in San Diego, CA, at Paradise Point Resort, 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Oldham, Executive Director, A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-3510; telephone: (202) 205-8741.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-257.htm


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology Environmental Technology Subcommittee

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Environmental Technology Subcommittee of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice and recommendations to the Administrator of EPA on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. The Environmental Technology Subcommittee was formed to assist EPA in evaluating its current and potential role in the development and commercialization of environmental technologies by suggesting how to optimize existing EPA programs to facilitate the development of sustainable private sector technologies, and by suggesting alternative approaches to achieving these goals. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Subcommittee's recommendations on these issues. The Subcommittee will also discuss new issues that it may address in the future. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/nacept/cal-nacept.htm.

DATES: The NACEPT Environmental Technology Subcommittee will hold a two day open meeting on Thursday, January 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, January 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Due to extenuating circumstances, contractual arrangements of the meeting space were delayed.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Madison Hotel, 1177 15th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Joyce, Designated Federal
Officer,, 202-233-0068, U.S. EPA, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management (1601E), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-98.htm


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Public Meeting of the President's Council on Bioethics

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The President's Council on Bioethics (Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, Chairman) will hold its twenty-third meeting, at which, among other things, it will continue the discussion on ethical issues relating to children. Subjects discussed at past Council meetings (though not on the agenda for the present one) include: Cloning, assisted reproduction, reproductive genetics, IVF, ICSI, PGD, sex selection, inheritable genetic modification, patentability of human organisms, neuroscience, aging retardation, lifespan-extension, and organ procurement for transplantation. Publications issued by the Council to date include: Human Cloning and Human Dignity: An Ethical Inquiry (July 2002); Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness (October 2003); Being Human: Readings from the President's Council on Bioethics (December 2003); Monitoring Stem Cell Research (January 2004), Reproduction and Responsibility: The Regulation of New Biotechnologies (March 2004), Alternative Sources of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells: A White Paper (May 2005), and Taking Care: Ethical Caregiving in Our Aging Society (September 2005).

DATES: The meeting will take place Thursday, February 2, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. e.t. and Friday, February 3, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. e.t.

ADDRESSES: The Madison, 15th and M Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20005.
Phone 202-862-1600.

Agenda: The meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.bioethics.gov.

Public Comments: The Council encourages public input, either in person or in writing. At this meeting, interested members of the public may address the Council, beginning at 11:30 a.m., on Friday, February 3. Comments are limited to no more than five minutes per speaker or organization. As a courtesy, please inform Ms. Diane Gianelli, Director of Communications, in advance of your intention to make a public statement, and give your name and affiliation. To submit a written statement, mail or e-mail it to Ms. Gianelli at one of the addresses given below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Diane Gianelli, Director of Communications, The President's Council on Bioethics, Suite 700, 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: 202/296-4669. E-mail: . Web site: http://www.bioethics.gov.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-276.htm


NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the National Science Foundation To Address Potential Impacts on the Marine Environment Related to the United States Implementing Organization's Participation in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces its intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the NSF funding of the United States Implementing Organization's (USIO) participation in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). This EIS is being prepared and considered in accordance with requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, regulations of the President's Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508), and NSF's National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (45 CFR 640.1-640.5). The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is being invited to be a cooperating agency in the preparation of the Programmatic EIS. Publication of this notice begins the official scoping process that will help identify alternatives and determine the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the Programmatic EIS/OEIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process and provides information on how to participate.

Addresses and Dates: The public scoping period starts with the publication of this Notice in the Federal Register and will continue until March 6, 2006. NSF will consider all comments received or postmarked by that date in defining the scope of this EIS. Comments received or postmarked after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. Public scoping meetings will provide the public with an opportunity to present comments, ask questions, and discuss concerns regarding the EIS with NSF officials. The locations, dates, and times for the public scoping meetings are as follows:


  1. Wednesday, February 15, 5-9 p.m., 100 Vaughn Hall, Discovery Way, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA;

  2. Friday, February 17, 2006, 5-9 p.m., Room C126, 1000 Discovery Drive, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and

  3. Thursday, February 23, 2006, 2:30-6:30 p.m., Silver Spring Metro Center Building 4, Science Center, 1301 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD.


Written comments will be accepted at these meetings as well as during the scoping period, and can be mailed to NSF by March 6, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written statements and questions regarding the scoping process should be mailed to Dr. James Allan, Program Director, Ocean Drilling Program, Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 725, Arlington, VA 22230; voice (703) 292-8581 or e-mail at .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-198.htm


Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering; 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: Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (1173).

Dates/Time: February 2, 2006, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and February 3, 2006, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1235 S, Arlington, VA 22230.

Type of Meeting: Open.

Contact Person: Dr. Margaret E.M. Tolbert, Senior Advisor and Executive Liaison, CEOSE, Office of Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-8040. .

Minutes: May be obtained from the Executive Liaison at the above address.

Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations concerning broadening participation in science and engineering.

Agenda

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Welcome and Opening Statement by the CEOSE Chair
Introductions
Review of the CEOSE Meeting Agenda and Minutes
Topics for Discussions/Presentations/Reports:
OSTP/NSF/CEOSE Multi-Federal Agency Meeting Held December 20, 2005
CEOSE Subcommittee Activities
Institutional Transformation
Representation of Persons with Disabilities
Plans for the CEOSE Biennial Report
Discussion with NSF Director and/or Deputy Director

Friday, February 3, 2006

Opening Statement by the CEOSE Chair
Discussions/Presentations:
Subcommittee Deliberations and Reports
Report of CEOSE Liaisons to National Science Foundation Advisory
Committees
Completion of Unfinished Business

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-334.htm


OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY



Proposed Principles for Federal Support of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and Training in Science and Engineering; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Executive Office of the President.

SUMMARY: This document extends the comment period for "Proposed Principles for Federal Support of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and Training in Science and Engineering'' published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2005. 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 ontributions 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: Date to receive comments has been extended to January 31, 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/2006/06-300.htm


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