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Federal Register Summary for week of 25 March


  • National Sea Grant Advisory Board

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of solicitation for nominations for potential National Sea Grant Advisory Board members.

    SUMMARY: This notice responds to Section 209 of the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94-461, 33 U.S.C. 1128), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board, an advisory committee that provides advice on the implementation of the National Sea Grant College Program.

    DATES: Solicitation of nominations is open ended: Resumes may be sent to the address specified at any time.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Ms. Elizabeth J. Ban; Designated Federal Officer, National Sea Grant Advisory Board; National Sea Grant College Program; 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11843; Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Nominations (Word, PDF or in text of e-mail) may be sent via e-mail to

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth J. Ban; Designated Federal Officer, National Sea Grant Advisory Board; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Sea Grant College Program; 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11843; Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; e- mail:, phone 301-734-1082.

  • Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Identification of Human Cell Lines Project

    AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice.

    SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

    DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 23, 2011.

    ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Margaret Kline at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8311, Gaithersburg, MD 20899- 8311; or at

  • Defense

  • Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel

    AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

    SUMMARY: The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP) will hold a meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, April 25, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 26, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the public should submit their comments in advance of the meeting to the meeting Point of Contact.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 2005.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Charles L. Vincent, Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street Suite 1425, Arlington, VA 22203-1995, telephone 703-696-4118.

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Panel for the Oil Spill Research Strategy Review Panel

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.

    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the SAB Panel to review EPA's Draft Oil Spill Research Strategy.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on April 11, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 12, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    ADDRESSES: The Panel meeting will be held at the Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert Street, NW., Washington, DC 20008, Phone (202) 234-0700.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this meeting may contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB Staff Office, by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-4885; by fax at (202) 565-2098 or via e-mail at General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found at the EPA SAB Web site at Any inquiry regarding EPA's Draft Oil Spill Research Strategy should be directed to Patricia Erickson, EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD), at or (513) 569-7406.

  • Health and Human Services

  • The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System Strategic Plan 2011-2015; Request for Comments; Extension of Comment Period

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice; request for comments; extension of comment period.

    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the comment period for the notice that appeared in the Federal Register of January 24, 2011 (76 FR 4120). In the notice, FDA requested comments on a document for the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) entitled "NARMS Strategic Plan 2011-2015.'' The Agency is taking this action in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments. Based on requests received, additional information is being placed in the docket related to the development of the Strategic Plan. This information can also be viewed at the Web sites listed in section III of this document.

    DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments by May 24, 2011.

    ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments to Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA- 305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick McDermott, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-530), Food and Drug Administration, 8401 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD 20708, 301-210-4213, e-mail:

  • Interior

  • Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting topics are identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

    DATES: The ANS Task Force will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4; and Thursday May 5; and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 6, 2011.

    ADDRESSES: The ANS Task Force meeting will take place at the Hilton Little Rock Medical Center, 925 South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204 (501-664-5020). You may inspect minutes of the meeting at the office of the Chief, Division of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. You may also view the minutes on the ANS Task Force Web site at:

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Mangin, Executive Secretary, ANS Task Force, at (703) 358-2466, or by e-mail at

  • Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0066; Marine Mammal Marking, Tagging, and Reporting Certificates

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

    SUMMARY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2011. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.

    DATES: You must submit comments on or before April 20, 2011.

    ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (fax) or (e-mail). Please provide a copy of your comments to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail), or (e- mail).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at (e-mail) or 703- 358-2482 (telephone). You may review the ICR online at Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB.

  • Proposed Information Collection: Strengthening the Scientific Understanding of Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Resources of the United States

    AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

    ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

    SUMMARY: An interagency team of Federal agencies with freshwater resource management responsibilities is seeking public review and comment on a draft report to Congress titled "Strengthening the Scientific Understanding of Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Resources of the United States.''

    draft report reviews key issues related to freshwater resource data and climate change and identifies next steps to improve the Nation's capacity to detect and predict changes in freshwater resources that are likely to result from a changing climate. It was prepared in response to Section 9506 of Public Law 111-11 by an interagency team of water data program managers and scientists.

    interagency team cooperated with the Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality (SWAQ), an interagency subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on Environment Natural Resources, and Sustainability (CENRS) and the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force and its Water Resources Workgroup. The interagency team also collaborated with a range of interested parties including the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI). This draft report was prepared for public review and comment and is available on the Internet at http://www.acwi.climate/freshwater/report along with a link for providing comments.

    DATES: Please submit comment on or before April 22, 2011.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by:

    -mail: Include "9506 Report'' in the subject line of the message.

    -Send the original and three copies of your comments to: T. Schertz, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 412, Reston, VA 20192.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: T. Schertz, 703-648-6864,

  • National Science Foundation

  • National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice

    The National Science Board's Task Force on Data Policies (DP), pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR Part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of a workshop for the transaction of National Science Board business and other matters specified, as follows:


    March 28, 2011

    8:00 Welcome, Board Processes, and Participant Introductions 8:20-10 Session I: The Vision of Data-Intensive Science 10:15-12 Session II: Reproducibility, First Steps and Guiding Principles 12:30 High Performance Cyberinfrastructure is Needed to Enable Data- Intensive Science and Engineering 1-3 Session III: Exemplars, Lessons Learned 3:15-5:30 Session IV: Impacts

    March 29, 2011

    8:30 National Science Foundation Perspective 8:45-10:30 Session V: Policy Issues 10:45-11 Public Comment Period 11-12:30 Session IV: Policy Issues (continued) 12:30 Adjourn

    STATUS: Open.

    LOCATION: This workshop/meeting will be held at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, VA 22230. All visitors must contact the Board Office [call 703-292-7000 or send an e- mail message to] at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference and provide name and organizational affiliation. All visitors must report to the NSF visitor desk located in the lobby at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance on the day of the teleconference to receive a visitor's badge.

    UPDATES & POINT OF CONTACT: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site for additional information and schedule updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at Point of contact for this meeting is: Blane Dahl, National Science Board Office, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-7000.

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