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Federal Register Summary for week of 12 September


  • Request for Proposals for Woody Biomass Utilization Grant--Forest Restoration Activities on National Forest System Lands

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Request for proposals.

    SUMMARY: The USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Technology Marketing Unit, located at the Forest Products Laboratory, requests proposals for forest product projects that increase the use of woody biomass from National Forest System lands. The woody biomass utilization grant program is intended to help improve forest restoration activities by using and creating markets for small-diameter material and low-valued trees removed from forest restoration activities, such as reducing hazardous fuels, handling insect and diseased conditions, or treating forest lands impacted by catastrophic weather events. These funds are targeted to help communities, entrepreneurs, and others turn residues from forest restoration activities into marketable forest products and/or energy products.

    DATES: Pre-application Postmark Deadline: November 7, 2008. Full application Postmark Deadline: February 13, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: All pre- and full-application packages must be sent to the following address: ATTN: Patricia Brumm, Grants and Agreements Specialist, Forest Products Laboratory, One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, WI 53726-2398. Detailed information regarding what to include in the pre- and full-application, definitions of terms, eligibility and Federal restrictions are available at (under Woody Biomass Grants), and at Paper copies of the information are also available by contacting the USDA Forest Service, S&PF Technology Marketing Unit, One Gifford Pinchot Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53726-2398, 608-231-9504.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions regarding the grant application or administrative regulations, contact Patricia Brumm, Grants and Agreements Specialist, 608-231-9298,; for program and technical questions, contact Susan LeVan, Program Manager, 608-231-9504,

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education; Notice of Meeting


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

    Name: Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (9487).

    Dates: October 15, 2008, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and October 16, 2008, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Place: Stafford I, Room 1235, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22230.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Alan Tessier, National Science Foundation, Suite 635, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22230. Phone 703-292- 7198.

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

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning support for environmental research and education.

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