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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 10-14 April 2006

COMMERCE

U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product Prospectus

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishes this notice to announce the availability of the draft Prospectus for one of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Synthesis and Assessment Products (Products) for public comment. This draft Prospectus addresses the following CCSP Topic: Product 3.3 Climate Extremes: Analysis of the Observed Changes and Variations and Prospects for the Future. After consideration of comments received on the draft Prospectus, the final Prospectus along with the comments received will be published on the CCSP web site.

DATES: Comments must be received by May 12, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The draft Prospectus is posted on the CCSP Program Office web site. The web addresses to access the draft Prospectus is: http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap3-3/default.htm

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vanessa Richardson, Climate Change Science Program Office, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone: (202) 419-3465.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-5409.htm

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of an Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services (C-VPESS)

SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services (C-VPESS) to discuss a draft committee report and initial committee work on application of methods for valuing the protection of ecological systems and services.

DATES: A public meeting of the C-VPESS will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m (Eastern Time) on May 9, 2006 and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on May 10, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the SAB Conference Center, 1025 F Street, NW., Suite 3700, Washington, DC 20004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public wishing further information regarding the SAB C-VPESS meeting may contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via telephone at: (202) 343-9981 or e-mail at: . The SAB mailing address is: U.S. EPA, Science Advisory Board (1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information about the SAB, as well as any updates concerning the meetings announced in this notice, may be found in the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-5327.htm

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Program Peer Review Subcommittee (PPRS).

Time and Date: 10 a.m.-11 a.m. eastern daylight time, April 24, 2006.

Place: The teleconference will originate at NCEH/ATSDR in Atlanta, Georgia. To participate, dial 877/315-6535 and enter conference code 383520.

Purpose: Under the charge of the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR, the PPRS will provide the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR with advice and recommendations on NCEH/ATSDR program peer review. They will serve the function of organizing, facilitating, and providing a long-term perspective to the conduct of NCEH/ATSDR program peer review.

Matters to Be Discussed: Review of the Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine Program Peer Review Report.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-3612.htm

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Science Subcommittees; Planning Conference

SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a Planning Conference of the Science Subcommittees of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). These Subcommittees report to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Conference will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.

DATES: Wednesday, May 3, 2006, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, May 4, 2006, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: University of Maryland Inn and Conference Center, located at 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, MD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lisa May, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-2411 or .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-5420.htm

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

National Science Board; NSB Election Committee; Sunshine Act Meeting

Date and Time: Thursday, April 27, 2006, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. (EDT).

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Executive Officer and NSB Office Director, (703) 292-7000. http://www.nsf.gov/nsb.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-3532.htm

National Science Board; Workshop on Hurricane Science and Engineering

Date and Time: April 18, 2006, 8 a.m.-6:15 p.m. (CT).

Place: Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, 40 South Alcaniz Street, Pensacola, Florida.

Contact Information: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site (http://www.nsf.gov/nsb) for updated Agenda. NSB Office; Mrs.

Provisional Agenda

Toward a National Agenda for Hurricane Science and Engineering, Workshop 3: Academic Research Perspectives

8 a.m. Welcoming Remarks—Dr. Warren M. Washington, Chairman, National Science Board.
8:05 a.m. Motivation, Purpose and Goals. Drs. Kelvin K. Droegemeier and Ken Ford, National Science Board Members and co-chairs of Board Task Force on Hurricane Science and Engineering.
8:20 a.m. Process and Logistics for NSB Workshops. Dr. Michael Crosby, Executive Officer, National Science Board.
8:30 a.m. Panel Session I: Physical, Biological and Ecological Sciences.
10:10 a.m. Roundtable Discussion.
10:40 a.m. Break.
10:55 a.m. Panel Session II: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.
12:15 a.m. Roundtable Discussion.
12:45 a.m. Break.
2 p.m. Panel Session III: Engineering and Infrastructure.
3:40 p.m. Roundtable Discussion.
4:10 p.m. Break-Out Groups (Sessions I, II, III).
5:15 p.m. Break-Out Group Reports and Discussion 5 p.m. Summary and Next Steps.
6:15 p.m. Adjourn.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-3607.htm

Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources; Notice of Meeting

Date/Time: May 3, 2006; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4, 2006; 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Place: The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, Louisa May Alcott Board Room, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22202.

Contact Person: James Colby, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. (703) 292-5331. 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 with respect to the Foundation's education and human resources programming.

Agenda:

May 3, 2006 (Wednesday)

Time/Activity
8 a.m. Assemble in Louisa May Alcott Board Room, Westini Arlington Hotel
8:30 a.m.
Introduction of New Members
Remarks by the Chair
9 a.m. Assistant Director's Report and Table Conversation
10 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Presentation on Proposed EHR Realignment, Table Discussion Noon: Lunch (Place TBD)
1:30 p.m. Report on Evaluation Activities
2:15 p.m. NSF Strategic Plan Discussion
2:45 p.m. Break
3 p.m. EHR "Big Ideas'' Discussion
4 p.m. COV Reports & Discussion
5 p.m. Recess

May 4, 2006 (Thursday)

Time/Activity
8 a.m. Assemble in Louisa May Alcott Board Room
8:30 a.m. Wrap up on Realignment Discussions
9:30 a.m. Question Development for Director, Deputy Director Visit
10:30 a.m. Break
11 a.m. Director, Deputy Director Visit
Noon: Closing Remarks
Housekeeping Chore: set future meeting dates
12:30 p.m. Adjourn

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-3604.htm

OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY

Notice of Release of Planning Document for the U.S. Ocean Research Priorities Plan; Request for Public Comment

SUMMARY: This notice announces the release of the planning document for the U.S. Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Request for Public Comment by the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (JSOST). This planning document was prepared to serve as a basis for discussion of theme priorities in the development of the Ocean Research Priorities Plan.

Dates and Addresses: The planning document for the development of the U.S. Ocean Research Priorities Plan is now available for public review and can be accessed at http://ocean.ceq.gov/about/docs/ jsost--orpp--plandoc.pdf. Comments on the development of the U.S. Ocean Research Priorities Plan must be received by the National Science and Technology Council's Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology no later than the close of business on Monday, May 15, 2006 (45 days).

Address for comments: Only electronic (e-mail) comments will be accepted. Individuals who wish to provide comments should refer to the guidelines for comment submission available at http://ocean. ceq.gov/about/sup --jsost--public-- comment.html. Comments should be sent to: .

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this notice, please contact Shelby Walker, Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology, CCSP/USGCRP Office, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 419-3464. E-mail: .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-3396.htm

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