• Forest Resource Coordinating Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting; Correction.

    SUMMARY: The Forest Service published a document in the Federal Register of June 6, 2013, concerning a notice of meeting containing an incorrect teleconference line.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maya Solomon, Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Program Coordinator, 202-205-1376 or Ted Beauvais, Designated Federal Officer, 202-205-1190.


    In the Federal Register of June 6, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013-13453, on page 34035, in the first column, correct the "Call-in information'' under the Addresses caption to read:

    The meetings will be held via teleconference that interested public participants will be able to access via the following call-in information: 1-888-858-2144 Access Code: 7039194.

  • Commerce

  • Re-establishing the Sanctuary Nomination Process

    AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Proposed rule; request for public comments.

    SUMMARY: NOAA's ONMS is announcing that it is re-establishing the sanctuary nomination process and is proposing to amend its regulations governing the process for nominating and evaluating sites for eligibility as a national marine sanctuary. This action would replace the currently inactive Sanctuary Evaluation List (SEL) with a new process for local communities and other interested parties to provide NOAA with robust, criteria-driven proposals for new national marine sanctuaries. To implement this process, NOAA is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the sanctuary nomination and designation procedures, and on the criteria by which the agency would analyze nominations for potential new national marine sanctuaries. Once these criteria have been made final, NOAA intends to solicit nominations for areas of the marine and Great Lakes environments that satisfy those criteria for possible designation as a national marine sanctuary.

    DATES: Comments on this proposed rule must be received no later than August 27, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 0648-BD20, by any one of the following methods:

    Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NOS-2013-0091, click the "Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields and enter or attach your comments.

    Mail: Matt Brookhart, Chief, Policy & Planning Division, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    All comments received are a part of the public record and will be posted to without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. ONMS will accept anonymous comments (for electronic comments submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal, enter N/A in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Brookhart, Chief, Policy & Planning Division, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 713-7247.

  • Science Advisory Board (SAB)

    AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

    SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.

    Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT and Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

    Place: Conference call. Public access is available at 1315 East- West Highway, Room 11836 in Silver Spring, MD. Please check the SAB Web site for address and directions to the meeting location. Members of the public will not be able to dial in to this meeting.

    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 10 minute public comment period on July 24 from 1:05-1:15 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of two (2) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the SAB Executive Director by July 17, 2013 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by July 17, 2013 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after July 17, 2013 will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seating at the meeting will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on July 17, 2013, to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) NOAA Response to the SAB Review of the Ocean Exploration and Research Program; (2) NOAA Social Science Needs Assessment; (3) Terms of Reference and Membership Approach for Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Science Program Advisory Working Group; (4) National Academy of Public Administration Report: Forecasting the Future- Assuring the Capacity of the National Weather Service; (5) Arctic Policy and Management; (6) Arctic Science; (7) Climate Working Group- Proposed Change in Terms of Reference and Working Group Update; (8) Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group-Proposed New Member and Working Group Update; (9) Environmental Information Services Working Group-Membership and Working Group Update; and (10) Updates from Data Archive and Access Requirements and Ocean Exploration Advisory Working Groups.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301- 713-1459. Email:; or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at

  • Education

  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS): 2015 Recruitment and Field Test

    AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education (ED).

    ACTION: Notice.

    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.

    DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 27, 2013.

    ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at by selecting Docket ID number ED-2013-ICCD- 0087 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronically mail Please do not send comments here.

  • Health and Human Services

  • Notice of a Department of Health and Human Services Public Meeting and Request for Comments on Matters Related to the Protection of Human Subjects and Research Studying Standard of Care Interventions

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting and request for comments.

    SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing a public meeting to seek public input and comment on how certain provisions of the HHS requirements related to the protection of human subjects should be applied to research studying one or more interventions which are used as standard of care treatment in the non- research context. HHS specifically is requesting input regarding how an institutional review board (IRB) should assess the risks of research involving randomization to one or more treatments within the standard of care for particular interventions, and what reasonably foreseeable risks of the research should be disclosed to research subjects in the informed consent process. HHS is seeking participation in the meeting and written comments from all interested parties, including, but not limited to, IRB members, IRB staff, institutional officials, research institutions, investigators, research subject advocacy groups, ethicists, and the regulated community at large. This meeting and the written comments are intended to assist HHS, through the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), in developing guidance regarding what constitutes reasonably foreseeable risk in research involving standard of care interventions such that the risk is required to be disclosed to research subjects. HHS is seeking input on a number of specific questions but is interested in any other pertinent information participants in the public meeting would like to share.

    DATES: Meeting: The public meeting will be held on August 28, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Deadline for Registration for Participants (not Presenting) at the Public Meeting and Submitting Requests for Special Accommodations: Registration to attend the public meeting and requests for special accommodations must be received no later than 5 p.m. on August 14, 2013.

    Deadline for Registration of Presenters at the Public Meeting: Registration to present at the public meeting must be received no later than 5 p.m. on August 7, 2013.

    Deadline for Submission of Written Comments for the Public Meeting: Written comments for discussion at the public meeting must be received no later than 5 p.m. on August 7, 2013. In addition to materials submitted for discussion at the public meeting, individuals may submit other written comments after the public meeting, as specified in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. These comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on September 9, 2013, for consideration by HHS.

    ADDRESSES: The Public Meeting will be held at the Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW., Great Hall, Washington, DC 20201; Metro: Federal Center SW station.

    In addition, we are providing an alternative to attending the meeting in person; participants may view the public meeting via live streaming technology. Information on that option is provided in section II.D. of this notice.

    Registration and Special Accommodations: While there is no registration fee, individuals planning to attend the public meeting in person must register to attend. Registration may be completed by sending an email to, with the subject line "Registration for HHS Public Meeting''; or a request to register may be sent to: Registration for HHS Public Meeting, Office for Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852. Please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and fax number. If you would like to present at the public meeting, please state this in the registration submission.

    Registration to attend the public meeting will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If seating capacity has been reached, you will be notified that the meeting has reached capacity.

    Registration to present at the public meeting will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. HHS has included questions for comment in section III of this document. Please identify by number each question you wish to address in your presentation and the approximate time requested. HHS will do its best to accommodate requests to speak. HHS will determine the amount of time allotted to each presenter and the approximate time that each oral presentation is scheduled to begin. Once HHS notifies registered presenters of their scheduled times, presenters should submit a copy of each presentation, identified with docket number HHS-OPHS-2013-0004, to

    Individuals who need special accommodations should contact staff listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice.

    Submission of Comments for the Public Meeting

    Submit electronic comments, identified with docket number HHS-OPHS- 2013-0004, to

    Submit written comments to Comments for HHS Public Meeting, Office for Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jerry Menikoff, Director, Office for Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852; phone 240-453-6900; email

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