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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 3-10 March 2006

AGRICULTURE

Office of the Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics; Notice of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture Meeting

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. II, the United States Department of Agriculture announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21).

DATES: March 27-29, 2006, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 28, and 8 a.m. to noon on March 29. Written requests to make oral presentations at the meeting must be received by the contact person identified herein at least three business days before the meeting.

ADDRESSES: Waugh Auditorium, USDA Economic Research Service, Third Floor, South Tower, 1800 M St., NW., Washington, DC 20036. Requests to make oral presentations at the meeting may be sent to the contact person at USDA, Office of the Deputy Secretary, 202 B Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20250.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Schechtman, Designated Federal
Official, Office of the Deputy Secretary, USDA, Telephone (202) 720-3817; Fax (202) 690-4265; E-mail .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-3097.htm


COMMERCE

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: Extension of request for nominations.

SUMMARY: This notice is to extend the call for nominees for the U.S. Delegation to the June 2006 International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting. A request for nominations was previously published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2006.

DATES: All written nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC annual meeting must be received by April 7, 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/2006/06-2253.htm


National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration

U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Public Meeting and Public Comment

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting, Notice of public comment.

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a public meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force. The meeting will be held in Washington DC. This meeting, the 15th bi-annual meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, provides a forum for coordinated planning and action among Federal agencies, state and territorial governments, and nongovernmental partners. Please register in advance by visiting the Web site below. This meeting has time allotted for public comment and provides exhibit space. All public comment must be submitted in written format. A written summary of the meeting will be posted on the Web site within two months of its occurrence.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2006, 8:30-5:30. Advance public comments can be submitted to the e-mail, fax, or mailing address listed below from Monday, April 17, 2006-Friday, April 28, 2006.

Location: The meeting will be held at the Department of Commerce, located at 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Dieveney, U.S. Coral Reef Task
Force Coordinator, Coral Reef Conservation Program, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (Phone: 301-713-2989 ext. 200, Fax: 301-713-4389, e-mail: , or visit the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Web site at http://www.coralreef.gov.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-2322.htm


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a public teleconference of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. The Council is a panel of experts who represent diverse interests from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. The purpose of this teleconference is two-fold: To discuss and approve recommendations from the NACEPT Environmental Technology Subcommittee and to discuss and approve comments on the Draft 2006-2011 EPA Strategic Plan Architecture from a subset of the Council. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/nacept/cal-nacept.htm.

DATES: NACEPT will hold a public teleconference on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the U.S. EPA Office of Cooperative Environmental Management at 655 15th Street, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sonia Altieri, Designated Federal
Officer, , (202) 233-0061, U.S. EPA, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management (1601E), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-3342.htm


NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences; Notice of Meeting

Name: Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences (1110).

Date and Time: April 20, 2006; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., April 21, 2006; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Place: Hilton Arlington Hotel, 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22230.

Type of Meeting: Open.

Contact Person: Dr. James P. Collins, Assistant Director, Biological Sciences, Room 605, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230 Tel No.: (703) 292-8400.

Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.

Purpose of Meeting: The Advisory Committee for BIO provides advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning major program emphases, directions, and goals for the research-related activities of the divisions that make up BIO.

Agenda: Joint Session with the Directorate for Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Planning and Issues Discussion:
BIO Status and FY 07 Budget.
NEON Update.
NSF Strategic Plan.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-2078.htm

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