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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 17-20 January 2006

COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee (CPDC) for Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.1

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR).

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY: The Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development
Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.1 (CPDC--S&A 1.1) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated October 7, 2005. CPDC--S&A 1.1 is the Federal Advisory Committee charged with responsibility to develop a draft Synthesis and Assessment Product that addresses CCSP Topic 1.1: "Temperature trends in the lower atmosphere--steps for understanding and reconciling differences''.

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, February 9, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page http://www.ogp.noaa.gov/ccsp/11.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois, 60666.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 60-minute public comment period on February 8 from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. (check Web site to confirm this time). The CPDC--S&A 1.1 expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received by the CPDC--S&A 1.1 Designated Federal Official by February 1, 2006 to provide sufficient time for review. Written comments received after February 1 will be distributed to the CPDC--S&A 1.1, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Resolution of public comments received on the 2nd Draft of Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.1 (2) Discussion of plans for completion and submission of 3rd Draft of Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.1 to the CCSP Interagency Committee.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Miller, Designated Federal Official, CPDC--S&A 1.1 (NOAA Climate Program Office, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1210, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Phone: 301-427-2376, Fax: 301-427-2073, E-mail: Christopher.D.Miller@noaa.gov), or visit the Web site at http://www.ogp.noaa.gov/ccsp/11.html.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-513.htm


INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

Request for Information and Recommendations on Species Proposals, Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items for Consideration at the Fourteenth Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; U.S. Approach for the Meeting of the Conference of the Parties

ACTION: Notice; request for information.

SUMMARY: In order to implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES or the Convention), the Parties to the Convention meet periodically to review which species in international trade should be regulated and other aspects of the implementation of CITES. The fourteenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP14) is tentatively scheduled to be held June 3-15, 2007, in The Hague, Netherlands. Therefore, with this notice we are soliciting recommendations for amending Appendices I and II of CITES at CoP14. We are also soliciting recommendations for resolutions, decisions, and agenda items for discussion at CoP14. We invite you to provide us with information and recommendations on animal and plant species that should be considered as candidates for U.S. proposals to amend CITES Appendices I and II. Such amendments may concern the addition of species to Appendix I or II, the transfer of species from one Appendix to another, or the removal of species from Appendix II. We also invite you to provide us with information and recommendations on possible resolutions, decisions, and agenda items for discussion at the upcoming meeting. Finally, with this notice we also describe the U.S. approach to preparations for CoP14.

DATES: We will consider all information and comments received by March 20, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send correspondence pertaining to species proposals to the Division of Scientific Authority; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 North Fairfax Drive; Room 750; Arlington, Virginia 22203, or via E-mail to: . Comments and materials received pertaining to species proposals will be available for public inspection, by appointment, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Division of Scientific Authority. Send correspondence pertaining to resolutions, decisions, and agenda items to the Division of Management Authority; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 North Fairfax Drive; Room 700; Arlington, Virginia 22203, or via E-mail at: . Comments and materials received pertaining to resolutions, decisions, and agenda items will be available for public inspection, by appointment, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Division of Management Authority.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information pertaining to species proposals: Robert R. Gabel, Chief, Division of Scientific Authority, phone 703-358-1708, fax 703-358-2276, E-mail: . For information pertaining to resolutions, decisions, and agenda items: Peter O. Thomas, Chief, Division of Management Authority, phone 703-358-2095, fax 703-358-2298, E-mail: .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-594.htm


NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION



Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering; Notice of Meeting

In accordance with Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting:

Name: Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering (25104).

Date/Time: February 9, 2006 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 10, 2006 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 920, Arlington, VA.

Type of Meeting: Open.

Contact Person: Eduardo Feller, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, (703) 292-8710. If you are attending the meeting and need access to the NSF, please contact the individual listed above so your name may be added to the building access list.

Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice concerning issues related to the current NSF international programs and initiatives.

Agenda

February 9, 2006

Introductions and Updates--Current initiatives, budget and programs. Activities of the NSF overseas Offices. Update on the Partnerships for International Research and Education.

February 10, 2006

Committee discussion of current international initiatives and programs. Initiatives for the coming fiscal year. Planning for the next meeting, feedback and other business.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-375.htm


OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

Proposed Risk Assessment Bulletin

ACTION: Notice of proposed Bulletin and request for comments.

SUMMARY: As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information disseminated by the Federal Government to the public, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), has referred to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), for their expert review, new guidance to enhance the quality and objectivity of risk assessments produced by the Federal Government. OMB will also be accepting public comment on this document until June 15, 2006.

DATES: Written comments regarding OMB's Proposed Risk Assessment Bulletin are due by June 15, 2006. This date has been selected in order to permit the public to participate in a related workshop to be organized by the NAS, prior to submitting their written comments.

ADDRESSES: Because of potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing of mail, respondents are strongly encouraged to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date. Electronic comments may be submitted to: . Please put the full body of your comments in the text of the electronic message and as an attachment. Please include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number and e-mail address in the text of the message. Please be aware that all comments are available for public inspection. Accordingly, please do not submit comments containing trade secrets, confidential or proprietary commercial or financial information, or other information that you do not want to be made available to the public. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to (202) 395-7245.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Nancy Beck, Office of Information
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., New Executive Office Building, Room 10201, Washington, DC 20503. Telephone (202) 395-3093.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-345.htm

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