• Forestry Research Advisory Council

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    SUMMARY: The Forestry Research Advisory Council (FRAC) will meet in Washington, DC. The Council is required by Section 1441 of the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 to provide advice to the Secretary of Agriculture on accomplishing efficiently the purposes of the Act of October 10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a, et seq.), commonly known as the McIntire-Stennis Act of 1962. The Council also provides advice relative to the Forest Service research program, authorized by the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Research Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-307, 92 Stat. 353, as amended; 16 U.S.C. 1600 (note)). The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held June 19 and 20, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Forest Service International Programs office located at 1 Thomas Circle, Suite 400, Washington, DC. Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary Information. All comments, including names and addresses, when provided, are placed in the record and available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the USDA Forest Service--Washington Office. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead at 202-205-1665 to facilitate entry into the USDA Forest Service building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daina Dravnieks Apple, USDA Forest Service, Office of the Deputy Chief for Research and Development, by phone at 202-205-1665. 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.

  • Commerce

  • Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods; Notice of Public Meeting; Request for Public Input

    SUMMARY: The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) will hold a public forum to share information and facilitate direct communication of ideas and suggestions from stakeholders. Interested persons may attend in person or via teleconference and time will be set aside for public statements and questions on the topics discussed.

    DATES: Meeting: June 25, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

    Registration for Meeting: May 7, 2014 through June 11, 2014.

    Deadline for Submission of Oral Public Statements: June 11, 2014


    Meeting Location: William H. Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Meeting Web page: The preliminary agenda, registration, and other meeting materials are at

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Warren S. Casey, Director, National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM); email:; telephone: (919) 316-4729.

  • Health and Human Services

  • General Advisory Committee and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission; Meeting Announcement

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

    SUMMARY: NMFS announces a public meeting of the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) on June 4, 2014, and a meeting of the General Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Section to the IATTC on June 5, 2014. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    DATES: The meeting of the SAS will be held on June 4, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded), and the meeting of the GAC will be held on June 5, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded).

    ADDRESSES: Both meetings will be held in the Pacific Conference Room (Room 300) at NMFS, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, California 92037-1508. Please notify Rachael Wadsworth of your plans to attend either meeting, or interest in a teleconference option. The meetings of the SAS and the GAC on June 4 and 5, 2014, will be accessible by webinar and instructions will be emailed to meeting participants.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachael Wadsworth, West Coast Region, NMFS, at, or at (562) 980-4036.

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board

    The National Science Board, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice of the scheduling of meetings for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    DATE AND TIME: May 6, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    PLACE: These meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation, 4201Wilson Blvd., Rooms 1235, Arlington, VA 22230. All visitors must contact the Board Office (call 703-292-7000 or send an email message to at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and provide name and organizational affiliation. Visitors must report to the NSF visitor desk located in the lobby at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance to receive a visitor's badge.

    WEBCAST INFORMATION: Public meetings and public portions of meetings will be webcast. To view the meetings, go to and follow the instructions.

    UPDATES: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site for additional information. Meeting information and schedule updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at

    AGENCY CONTACT: Jennie L. Moehlmann,, (703) 292-7000.

    PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT: Nadine Lymn,, (703) 292-2490.

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting

    AGENCY: Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of a partially-closed meeting.

    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a partially-closed meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2.

    DATES: May 9, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC in the Lecture Room.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is available on the PCAST Web site at: A live video webcast and an archive of the webcast after the event are expected to be available at The archived video will be available within one week of the meeting. Questions about the meeting should be directed to Dr. Ashley Predith at, (202) 456-4444. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, first- served basis.

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