• National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    SUMMARY: The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council) will meet in Washington, DC The Council is established consistent with Section 9 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act, as amended by Title XII, Section 1219 of Public Law No. 101-624, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. II). Additional information concerning the Council can be found by visiting the Council's Web site at:

    DATES: The meeting will be held on January 22 and 23, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until Council business is completed.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be at the USDA South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-9911, Wing 3, First Floor, Cafeteria Room 1 and 2. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the USDA Forest Service--Washington Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff to the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, by mailing address at 201 14th Street. SW., Yates Building (3 Southeast), Washington, DC 20250; by phone at 202-205-7829, by cell phone at 202- 309-9873 or by email at

    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

  • Energy

  • Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of renewal.

    SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (Pub. L. 92-463), and in accordance with Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 102-3.65(a), and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee will be renewed for a two- year period, beginning December 13, 2013.

    The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Director, Office of Science on the biological and environmental research programs.

    Additionally, the renewal of the BERAC has been determined to be essential to conduct business of the Department of Energy and to be in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Department of Energy, by law and agreement. The Committee will continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, adhering to the rules and regulations issued in implementation of that Act.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. David Thomassen, Designated Federal Officer, at (301) 903-9817.

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Meeting Dates and Agenda

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

    ACTION: Notice of Teleconference and Face-to-Face Meetings.

    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB), as previously announced, holds teleconference meetings the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. ET and two face-to-face meetings each calendar year. For 2014, teleconference only meetings will be February 19, 2014; March 19, 2014; April 16, 2014; May 21, 2014; June 18, 2014; July 16, 2014; September 17, 2014; October 15, 2014; November 19, 2014; and December 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss the ideas and views presented at the previous ELAB meetings, as well as new business. Items to be discussed by ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Issues in continuing the expansion of national environmental accreditation; (2) ELAB support to the Agency on issues relating to measurement and monitoring for all programs; and (3) follow-up on some of ELAB's past recommendations and issues. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting their two face- to-face meetings with teleconference line also available on January 27, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville in Louisville, KY at 8:00 a.m. (CT) and on August 4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC at 8:00 a.m. (ET).

    Written comments on laboratory accreditation issues and/or environmental monitoring or measurement issues are encouraged and should be sent to Ms. Lara P. Phelps, DFO, US EPA (E243-05), 109 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 or emailed to Members of the public are invited to listen to the teleconference calls, and time permitting, will be allowed to comment on issues discussed during this and previous ELAB meetings. Those persons interested in attending should call Lara P. Phelps at (919) 541-5544 to obtain teleconference information. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Lara P. Phelps at the number above. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Lara P. Phelps, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the National Biodefense Science Board

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

    ACTION: Notice.

    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) will be holding a public meeting via teleconference. The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The NBSB will hold a public meeting on January 10, 2014, tentatively scheduled from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.

    ADDRESSES: Individuals who wish to participate should send an email to NBSB@HHS.GOV with "NBSB Registration'' in the subject line. The meeting will occur by teleconference. To attend via teleconference and for further instructions, please visit the NBSB Web site at WWW.PHE.GOV/NBSB.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The National Biodefense Science Board mailbox: NBSB@HHS.GOV.

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