• National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule

    AGENCY: USDA Forest Service.

    ACTION: Notice of intent to call for nominations.

    SUMMARY: The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule (Committee) was re-established on February 3, 2014, in the public interest, to continue providing advice and recommendations on the implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule (planning rule). Therefore, the Secretary of Agriculture is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered as Committee members. The public is invited to submit nominations for membership. Further information about the Committee is posted on the Planning Rule Advisory Committee Web site:

    DATES: Written nominations must be received by April 28, 2014. Nominations must contain a completed application packet that includes the nominee's name, resume, and completed form AD-755 (Advisory Committee Membership Background Information). The form AD-755 may be obtained from the following Web site: or via email from Chalonda Jasper at The package must be sent to the address below.

    ADDRESSES: Send nominations and applications to Andre Teague, USDA Forest Service, National Forest System, Mail Stop 1106, 201 14th Street SW., Washington, DC 20025 by express mail or overnight courier service. If sent via the U.S. Postal Service, they must be sent to the following address: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest System, Mail Stop 1106, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-1106.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tony Tooke, USDA Forest Service, National Forest System, by telephone: 202-205-0824 or by email: Chris French, USDA Forest Service, National Forest System, Ecosystem Management Coordination, by telephone: 202-205-1022 or by email: Chalonda Jasper, USDA Forest Service, National Forest System, Planning Specialist, by telephone: 202-260-9400 or by email: 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.

  • Health and Human Services

  • Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council.

    The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    Name of Committee: Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council.

    Date: April 10, 2014.

    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Agenda: The next meeting of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) meeting will address NIH AIDS research priorities. An update will be provided on the latest changes made to the federal treatment and prevention guidelines by the OARAC Working Groups responsible for the guidelines.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 5635 Fishers Lane Conference Center, Terrace Level, Suite T-500, Rockville, MD 20852.

    Contact Person: Joan Romaine, M.P.H., Supervisory Program Analyst, Office of AIDS Research, Office of the Director, NIH, 5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9310, Suite 4000, Rockville, MD 20852, (301) 435- 7693,

    Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.

    Information is also available on the OAR's home page:, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

  • Interior

  • Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of Meeting.

    SUMMARY: The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on April 1-2, 2014 at the South Interior Building Auditorium, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240. The meeting will be held in the first floor Auditorium. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, was established to advise the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include:

    • Leadership Dialogue
    • 2014 NGAC Guidance
    • FGDC Initiatives (NSDI Strategic Plan, Geospatial Platform, Geospatial Portfolio Management)
    • NGAC Subcommittee Activities
    • NGAC Action Plan

    The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment on April 2. Comments may also be submitted to the NGAC in writing. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance. Please register by contacting Arista Maher at the U.S. Geological Survey (703-648-6283, Registrations are due by March 28, 2014. While the meeting will be open to the public, registration is required for entrance to the South Interior Building, and seating may be limited due to room capacity.

    DATES: The meeting will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 1 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 2.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey (206-220-4621).

  • Proposed Information Collection; International Conservation Grant Programs

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

    SUMMARY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2014. 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.

    DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by May 13, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 2042- PDM, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or (email). Please include "1018-0123'' in the subject line of your comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey at (email) or 703-358-2482 (telephone).

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Applied Sciences Advisory Committee Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Applied Sciences Advisory Committee. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.

    DATES: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Local Time.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Peter Meister, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-1557, fax (202) 358-4118, or

  • National Science Foundation

  • Research Performance Progress Report Updates

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation (NSF).

    ACTION: Request for public comment.

    SUMMARY: The Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for use with interim progress reports resulted from an initiative of the Research Business Models (RBM) Subcommittee of the Committee on Science (CoS), a committee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). The updated RPPR will directly benefit award recipients by making it easier for them to administer Federal grant and cooperative agreement programs through standardization of the types of information required in interim and final performance reports--thereby reducing their administrative effort and costs. The RPPR will also make it easier to compare the outputs, outcomes, etc. of research programs across the government.

    DATES: Comments must be received by May 12, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, Office of the General Counsel, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, email:; telephone: (703) 292-7556; FAX (703) 292-9242. We encourage respondents to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date. Please include "Research Performance Progress Reporting'' in the subject line of the email message; please also include the full body of your comments in the text of the message and as an attachment. Include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and email address in your message. To view the RPPR format, see:

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the RPPR, contact Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution & Support, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, email:; telephone (703) 292-8243; FAX: (703) 292-9171. For further information on the NSTC RBM Interagency Working Group, contact Kei Koizumi, at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20504; email:; telephone 202-456-6133; FAX 202-456-6021. See also the RBM Working Group's Internet Web site located at:

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