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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 13-17 February 2006

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA Annual Strategic Priorities

ACTION: Request for comments.

SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA) is seeking input on priorities for its next five-year planning cycle. Annually, NOAA collects views on emerging programmatic and managerial trends and alternative solutions as we seek to achieve NOAA's strategic goals. Stakeholder views and comments will be summarized and used by NOAA Leadership in the development of its priorities for planning years 2009-2013. NOAA encourages stakeholders and users to review its present priorities and provide comments and recommendations that reflect your vision of the future, as it relates to NOAA's mission. You can find NOAA's current strategic priorities at the Web site noted in the ADDRESSES section, below.

DATES: Public comments on NOAA's priorities for planning years 2009-2013 must be received at the appropriate mailing or e-mail address (see ADDRESSES, below) on or before 8 p.m. Eastern time, March 9, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Dr. Paul Doremus, Director of Strategic Planning, NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Room 15755-PPI, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Comments may be submitted via the Office of Program Planning and Integration website at http://ppi.noaa.gov/ or e-mail to . You can find NOAA's current strategic priorities at http://www.ppi.noaa.gov/AGM_FY08.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Neil Christerson, phone: 301-713-1622, Extension 192, fax: 301-713-0585.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-1507.htm


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

International Whaling Commission; 58th Annual Meeting; Nominations

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.

SUMMARY: This notice is a call for nominees for the U.S. Delegation to the June 2006 International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting. The non-federal representative(s) selected as a result of this nomination process is(are) responsible for providing input and recommendations to the U.S. IWC Commissioner representing the positions of non-governmental organizations. Generally, only one non-governmental position is selected for the U.S. Delegation.

DATES: All written nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC annual meeting must be received by March 6, 2006.

ADDRESSES: All nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC annual meeting should be addressed to Bill Hogarth, U.S. Commissioner to the IWC, and sent via post to: Cheri McCarty, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of International Affairs, 1315 East West Highway, SSMC3 Room 12603, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Prospective Congressional advisors to the delegation should contact the Department of State directly.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheri McCarty, 301-713-9090, ext. 183.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-1977.htm


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2006; Regional Research, Information Planning and Coordination

AGENCY: National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; reopening of application period.

SUMMARY: The NOAA National Sea Grant College Program publishes this notice to re-open the submission period for the Regional Research, Information Planning and Coordination Competitive funding announcement originally published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2005. The new submission deadline is 5 p.m. e.s.t. on March 1, 2006. The NOAA National Sea Grant College Program publishes this notice to also change the definition of the insular Pacific region in the Federal Funding Opportunity associated with the FRN that was published on December 23, 2005. For the purpose of developing a regional research and information plan, the insular Pacific region is defined as being "comprised of the marine and coastal waters off the State of Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Freely Associated States.''

DATES: The new deadline for applications is 5 p.m. EST on March 1, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted through Grants.gov APPLY (http://www.grants.gov). Applicants for whom online application is an undue hardship may submit hard copies (an original and two copies) to: National Sea Grant College Program, R/SG, Attn: Regional Competition, Rm 11732, NOAA, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The full text of the funding opportunity announcement for this competition can be accessed via Grants.gov FIND Web site: http://www.grants.gov This announcement will also be available at the NOAA Web site: http://www.ofa.noaa.gov/%7Eamd/SOLINDEX.HTML

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Leon M. Cammen, OAR, National Sea Grant Office, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or by phone at 301-713-2435 ext. 136, or via e-mail at .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-2345.htm


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

International Whaling Commission; Public Meeting; Announcement of Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: This notice announces the date and location of a public meeting being held to discuss International Whaling Commission (IWC) issues, including the outcome of the Revised Management Scheme Working Group meeting held at the end of February.

DATES: The public meeting will be held March 31, 2006, at 10 am.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the NOAA Science Center Room, 1301 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheri McCarty, 301-713-9090, Extension 183.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-2194.htm


ENERGY

Office of Science; DOE/Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC). Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

DATES: Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, March 16, 2006, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: American Geophysical Union, (AGU), 2000 Florida Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20009-1277

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melea Baker, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research; SC-21/Germantown Building; U. S. Department of Energy; 1000 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, DC 20585-1290; Telephone (301)-903-7486, (E-mail: ).

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-2352.htm


Office of Science; Notice of Establishment of the Climate Change Science Program Product Development Advisory Committee

ACTION: Notice of establishment of advisory committee.

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 102-3.65, title 41, Code of Federal Regulations and following consultation with the other Federal agencies responsible for preparing Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Synthesis and Assessment Products that are required to comply with Section 106 of the Global Change Research Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-606), notice is hereby given that the Climate Change Science Program Product Development Advisory Committee has been established for a two-year period.

The Committee will draft specific CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Products at the request of the Department of Energy in accordance with the Guidelines for producing the CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Products. The Committee will update the Department of Energy on the progress during the development of the products and will agree upon the contents of the products before advising the Department to adopt the language. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body. The Secretary of Energy has determined that establishment of the Climate Change Science Program Product Development Advisory Committee is essential to the conduct of the Department's business and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed by law upon the Department of Energy. The Committee will operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463), the General Services Administration Final Rule on Federal Advisory Committee Management, and other directives and instructions issued in implementation of those acts.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Rachel Samuel at (202) 586-3279.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-2353.htm


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations for Science Advisory Board Panel(s) on Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is soliciting nominations for nationally recognized scientists to serve on an SAB expert Panel or Panels to conduct an evaluation of the complex scientific and technical issues that affect the causes, location, magnitude and duration of the hypoxic zone in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, as well as the priority and feasibility of management and control options in the Mississippi River Basin and Gulf to reduce it.

DATES: Nominations should be submitted by March 10, 2006 per the instructions below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Request for Nominations please contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board Staff, at or (202) 343-9867. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab. For information on EPA's activities related to hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, please contact Mr. John Wilson in the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds at or (202) 566-1158 or Mr. Daniel Kaiser in the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds at or (202) 566-0686.

http:///edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-2323.htm


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Notice of Closed Meeting

Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

Name of Committee: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Special Emphasis Panel, Research Project (R01s).

Date: March 14-15, 2006.

Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

Place: The Radisson Governor's Inn, I-40 at Davis Drive, Exit 280, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

Contact Person: Janice B Allen, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Scientific Review Branch, Division of Extramural Research and Training, Nat. Institute of Environmental Health Science, P.O. Box 12233, MD EC-30/Room 3170 B, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. 919-541-7556.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-1394.htm


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