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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 6-10 February 2006

AGRICULTURE


Office of the Secretary

Notice of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Meeting

AGENCY: Research, Education, and Economics, USDA.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, the United States Department of Agriculture announces a meeting of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board (Advisory Board).

DATES: The meeting dates are March 7-9, 2006, Washington, DC.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods before or up to two weeks after the meeting: e-mail: ; Fax: (202)720-6199; Mail/Hand-Delivery:

National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 344-A, Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-2255.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Spurling, (Acting) Executive Director, National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board; Telephone: (202) 720-8187.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-1875.htm


DEFENSE


Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Estuary Habitat Restoration Council; Open Meeting

SUMMARY: In accordance with section 105(h) of the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000, (Title I, Pub. L. 106-457), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council. The meeting is open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will be held February 21, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be in room 3M60/70 in the GAO building located at 441 G Street, NW., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ellen Cummings, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC 20314-1000, (202) 761-4750; or Ms. Cynthia Garman-Squier, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Washington, DC, (703) 695-6791.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-1050.htm


Department of the Navy

Meetings of the Naval Research Advisory Committee

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

SUMMARY: The Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will meet on February 16, 2006. The meeting will be an Executive Session and will discuss studies to be undertaken by NRAC.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All sessions of the meeting will be open to the public.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs, 28 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sujata Millick, Program Director, Naval Research Advisory Committee, 875 North Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22203-1995, 703-696-6769.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-1612.htm


ENERGY


Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation. This notice announces the meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee.

DATES: March 2, 2006 at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March 3, 2006 at 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

ADDRESSES: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Building 17--Room 4B, 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, CO 80401.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Neil Rossmeissl, Designated Federal Officer for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-8668 or Harriet Foster at (202) 586-4541; E-mail: .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-1066.htm


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for ToxicSubstances and Disease Registry

The Community and Tribal Subcommittee (CTS) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR): Teleconference. In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal AdvisoryCommittee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), CDC, NCEH/ATSDR announces the following
subcommittee meeting:

Name: Community and Tribal Subcommittee (CTS).

Time and Date: 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., February 27, 2006.

Place: The teleconference will originate at NCEH/ATSDR in Atlanta, Georgia. Please see Supplementary Information for details on accessing the teleconference.

Status: Open to the public, teleconference access limited only by availability of telephone ports.

Purpose: Under the charge of the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR the CTS will provide the board with a forum for community and tribal first-hand perspectives on the interactions and impacts of the NCEH/ATSDR's national and regional policies, practices, and programs.

Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda will include a review of the draft coordinating center Environmental Justice Policy; a report on coordination efforts with the Program Peer Review Subcommittee; and a review and comment period on recently completed agency-funded programs related to health disparities and environmental justice communities. The public comment period will be from 2-2:15 p.m. Items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-1676.htm


INTERIOR


Geological Survey

Bird Banding Laboratory Advisory Committee

SUMMARY: The second meeting of the Advisory Committee on the bird Banding laboratory (Committee) will take place February 22 ad 23, 2006, at the national headquarters for Ducks Unlimited, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, Tennessee 38120. The meeting, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, will take place in DU's Conference Center. The purpose of the Advisory Committee, which is co-chaired by the USGS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is to represent the interests of the bird banding community, including both game and non-game birds, in advising the U.S. Department of the Interior, USGS, on current and future management of the bird Banding Laboratory. The agenda for this
meeting will focus on a Committee review of the results of the work done since the last meeting by four smaller subgroups. Each subgroup was charged with developing draft issue statement for one of the following topics: (1) Bird banding permits; (2) data collection and storage; (3) data dissemination; and (4) partnerships. Subsequent to the review discussion, the Committee will finalize statements for each issue and begin developing recommendations for action.

The meeting is open to all members of the interested public, and time on the agenda has been reserved at the conclusion of each day's work for the Committee to receive verbal comments (limited to 5 minutes per person) from the public. To speak before the Committee, please register in advance with Mr. Daniel James (see contact information below), the USGS Designated Federal Official (DFO) for the Committee.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel L. James, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 301, Reston, Virginia 20192; 703-648-4253, e-mail: .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-1150.htm


NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES


Institute of Museum and Library Services; Technical Amendments To Reflect the New Authorizing Legislation of the Institute of Museum and Library Services

SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services has amended its grants regulations by removing outdated regulations and making certain technical amendments to reflect Congress' reauthorization of the Institute of Museum and Library Services under The Museum and Library Services Act of 2003. The amendments also reorganize certain sections to provide greater clarity for agency applicants and grantees.

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 2, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy E. Weiss, General Counsel, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1800 M Street, NW., Ninth Floor, Washington, DC 20036. E-mail: . Telephone: (202) 653-4787. Facsimile: (202) 653-4625.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-1124.htm


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