• Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

    AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.

    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.

    DATES: The meeting will be held October 22-24, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the NOAA Science Center, 1301 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; (301) 427-8004; email:

  • Science Advisory Board Meeting

    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 NOAA 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. NOAA 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, November 19, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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: The meeting will be held in the Washington, DC area; please check the SAB Web site for meeting location and directions.

    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15 minute public comment period on November 19 at 5:15 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). The NOAA 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 five (5) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the NOAA SAB Executive Director by November 12, 2013 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the NOAA SAB Executive Director's Office by November 12, 2013 to provide sufficient time for NOAA SAB review. Written comments received by the NOAA SAB Executive Director after November 12, 2013 will be distributed to the NOAA 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 November 12, 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 may include the following topics: (1) Review Report on the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA); (2) Recommendations and Proposed New Members from the Data Archive and Access Requirements Working Group; 3) Recommendations from the from the Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group; (4) Discussion of Environmental Information Services Working Group and Climate Working Group comments on NOAA Response to Climate Partnership Task Force Report; (5) NOAA Response to the SAB Satellite Task Force Report; (6) NOAA Response to the Review of the Ocean Exploration Program; (7) SAB Strategic Planning: NOAA Presentation and Discussion; (8) Discussion of SAB Working Groups- Overall Funding and Tasking in a Budget-Constrained Environment; (9) NOAA Update; (10) Update on NOAA Cooperative Institutes; (11) Ocean Exploration Forum Highlights; and (12) Updates from NOAA SAB 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

  • Health and Human Services

  • Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.

    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At least one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.

    Name of Committee: Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.

    General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues.

    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on November 13, 2013, between approximately 12:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

    Location: Rockwall II, Conference Room 1033, 5515 Security Lane, Rockville, MD 20852. The public is welcome to attend the meeting at the specified location where a speakerphone will be provided. Public participation in the meeting is limited to the use of the speakerphone in the conference room.

    Contact Person for More Information: Donald W. Jehn or Denise Royster, Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike (HFM-71), Rockville, MD 20852, 301-827-0314, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area). A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the Agency's Web site at and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

    Agenda: On November 13, 2013, the committee will meet in open session to hear an overview of the research programs in the Laboratory of Retroviruses and Laboratory of Immunoregulation, Division of Viral Products, Office of Vaccines Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Review, FDA.

    FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA's Web site after the meeting. Background material is available at Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link.

    Procedure: On November 13, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. to approximately 3:10 p.m., the meeting is open to the public. Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before November 6, 2013. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 2:10 p.m. and approximately 3:10 p.m. Those individuals interested in making formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before October 29, 2013. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by October 30, 2013.

    Closed Committee Deliberations: On November 13, 2013, between approximately 3:10 p.m. and approximately 3:45 p.m., the meeting will be closed to permit discussion where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6)). The committee will discuss the report of the intramural research programs and make recommendations regarding personnel staffing decisions.

    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised that the Agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.

    FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Donald W. Jehn or Denise Royster at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

    FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Please visit our Web site at for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.

    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

  • Interior

  • Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public meeting of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking (Council).

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, October 21, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). Members of the public who want to participate in the meeting must notify Mr. Cade London by close of business on Monday, October 14, 2013. See additional instructions under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, Procedures for Public Input.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of the Interior, South Interior Building Auditorium, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cade London, Special Assistant--USFWS International Affairs, by U.S. mail at 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 110, Arlington, VA 22203; by telephone at (703) 358-2584; by fax at (703) 358-2276; or by email at

  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Maintaining Protections for the Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) by Listing It as Endangered

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Proposed rule; announcement of public hearing.

    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), recently published a proposal to remove the gray wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (List) but to maintain endangered status for the Mexican wolf by listing it as a subspecies (Canis lupus baileyi). On September 5, 2013, we announced three public hearings on the proposed rule and extended the public comment period to October 28, 2013. We now announce an additional public hearing to be held on October 17, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.

    DATES: Written Comments: The public comment period on the proposal to remove the gray wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife but to maintain endangered status for the Mexican wolf by listing it as a subspecies is open through October 28, 2013. Please note that comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES, below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date. If you are submitting your comments by hard copy, please mail them by October 28, 2013, to ensure that we receive them in time to give them full consideration.

    Public Hearings: We will hold a public hearing on October 17, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Denver, Colorado.

    ADDRESSES: Written Comments: You may submit comments by one of the following methods:

    (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Search for FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073, which is the docket number for this rulemaking. Please ensure you have found the correct document before submitting your comments. If your comments will fit in the provided comment box, please use this feature of, as it is most compatible with our comment review procedures. If you attach your comments as a separate document, our preferred file format is Microsoft Word. If you attach multiple comments (such as form letters), our preferred format is a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. Submissions of electronic comments on our Proposed Revision to the Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf, which also published in the Federal Register on June 13, 2013, should be submitted to Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2013-0056 using the method described above.

    (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.

    (3) At the public hearing: Written comments will be accepted by Service personnel at the public hearing.

    We will post all comments that we receive on This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see the Public Comments section below for more information).

    Public Hearing: The public hearing will be held at: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, Colorado 80202; (303) 405-1245.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Headquarters Office, Ecological Services; telephone (703) 358-2171. Direct all questions or requests for additional information to: GRAY WOLF QUESTIONS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Headquarters Office, Ecological Services, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 420, Arlington, VA 22203. Individuals who are hearing-impaired or speech-impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8337 for TTY assistance.

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