• Science Advisory Board (SAB)

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the section on Matters To Be Considered.

    Time and Date: The meeting is scheduled for Thursday January 23, 2014 from 4:00-5:35 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    ADDRESSES: Conference call. Public access is available at: NOAA, SSMC 3, Room 10836, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Md. 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 5-minute public comment period from 5:30-5:35 p.m. Eastern Standard 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 one minute. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by January 16, 2014 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after January 16, 2014, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

    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 January 16, 2014, to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Teleconference Meeting and Public Comment

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

    ACTION: Notification of public teleconference meeting and public comment.

    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will host a public teleconference meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary topics of discussion will be (1) recommendations for integrating environmental justice into EPA's research enterprise and (2) a preliminary discussion about chemical management issues.

    There will be a public comment period from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the topics of the meeting.

    For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see the Registration and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION sections below. Due to a limited number of telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-registration is required. Registration for the teleconference meeting closes at Noon Eastern Time on Friday January 10, 2014. The deadline to sign up to speak during the public comment period, or to submit written public comments, is also Noon, Friday January 10, 2014.

    DATES: The NEJAC teleconference meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    Registration: Registrations will primarily be processed at Registrations can also be submitted by email to with "Register for the NEJAC January 2014 Teleconference Mtg'' in the subject line; or by fax to 202-564-1624. When registering, please provide your name, organization, city and state, email address, and telephone number for follow up. Please also state whether you would like to be put on the list to provide public comment, and whether you are submitting written comments before the Friday January 10, 2014, noon deadline. Non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a foreign language interpreter may also make appropriate arrangements using the email address or telephone/fax number.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning the teleconference meeting should be directed to Jasmin Muriel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-4287; via email at; or by fax at 202-564-1624. Additional information about the NEJAC is available at:

  • Health and Human Services

  • Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies 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). The meeting will be open to the public.

    Name of Committee: Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies 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 February 25, 2014, from 8 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. and February 26, 2014, from 8 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.

    Location: Hilton Washington, DC North/Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Pkwy., Grand Ballroom, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. The hotel's phone number is 301-977-8700.

    Contact Person: Gail Dapolito or Rosanna Harvey, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, 1401 Rockville Pike, HFM-71, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-827-1289 or 301-827- 1297, 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 February 25, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on February 26, 2014, from 8 a.m. to approximately 11:15 a.m., the committee will discuss oocyte modification in assisted reproduction for the prevention of transmission of mitochondrial disease or treatment of infertility. On February 26, 2014, from approximately 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the committee will hear updates on guidance documents issued from the Office of Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), FDA. On February 26, 2014, from 1 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m., the committee will discuss considerations for the design of early-phase clinical trials of cellular and gene therapy products. CBER published guidance on this topic in July 2013 (

    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: 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 February 18, 2014. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. on February 25, 2014 and between approximately 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. on February 26, 2014. 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 February 10, 2014. 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 February 11, 2014.

    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 Gail Dapolito 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.

  • Interior

  • Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Meeting notice.

    SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, we announce that the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will hold a meeting.

    DATES: Meeting: The meeting will be held as follows: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (All times Eastern).

    ADDRESSES: JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606, Main Meeting Room (Room 109).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robin O'Malley, Designated Federal Officer, Policy and Partnership Coordinator, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 400, Reston, VA 20192,, (703) 648-4086.

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