Agriculture

  • Notice of Solicitation of Members to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Research, Education, and Economics, USDA.

    ACTION: Solicitation of membership.


    SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture announces solicitation for nominations to fill 8 vacancies on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board. The notice was published in the Federal Register on June 23, 2014.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Esch, 202-720-3684 or 202-720- 8408.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-03/html/2014-15670.htm

  • Energy

  • Quadrennial Energy Review: Notice of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, Secretariat, Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: At the direction of the President, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or Department), as the Secretariat for the Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force (QER) Task Force will convene a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on issues related to the Quadrennial Energy Review.

    DATES: The sixth public meeting will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Written comments are welcome, especially following the public meeting, and should be submitted within 60 days of the meeting.

    ADDRESSES: The Pittsburgh meeting will be held at the Rashid Auditorium, Hillman Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 4902 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213.

    You may submit written comments to: QERComments@hq.doe.gov or by U.S. mail to the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, EPSA-60, QER Meeting Comments, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121.

    For the July 21 Public Meeting, please title your comment "Natural Gas Transmission, Storage & Distribution, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 21, 2014''.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Adonica Renee Pickett, EPSA-90, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-9168 Email: Adonica.Pickett@hq.doe.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-01/html/2014-15388.htm

  • Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, Task Force on Technology Development for Environmental Management

    AGENCY: Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB), Task Force on Technology Development for Environmental Management (EM). SEAB was reestablished pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) (the Act). This notice is provided in accordance with the Act.

    DATES: Tuesday, July 15, 2014; 9:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Corey Williams-Allen, Deputy Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; telephone (202) 586- 1916; seab@hq.doe.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-02/html/2014-15512.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources and Standards for Modified and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: EGUs

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

    ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of additional public hearings.

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    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2014, the proposed rules, "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units'' and "Carbon Pollution Standards for Modified and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.'' The EPA is announcing four additional public hearings, in addition to the previously announced dates on June 18, 2014.

    DATES: Comments on the proposed rules. Comments must be received on or before October 16, 2014.

    Because of the overwhelming response to the previously announced public hearings, the EPA will hold four additional public hearings. The following table outlines the updated public hearings schedule for the Carbon Pollution rules:

    Carbon Pollution Public Hearings Schedule

    Location Original Date Additional Date
    Atlanta, Georgia July 29, 2014 July 30, 2014
    Denver, Colorado July 29, 2014 July 30, 2014
    Washington, DC July 30, 2014 July 29, 2014
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 31, 2014 August 1, 2014

    ADDRESSES: On July 30, 2014, one additional public hearing will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center Main Tower Bridge Conference Area, Conference Room B, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, and one additional public hearing will be held in Denver, Colorado, at the EPA's Region 8 Building, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202. On July 29, 2014, one additional public hearing will be held in Washington, DC, at the William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Room 1152, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. On August 1, 2014, one additional public hearing will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the William S. Moorhead Federal Building, Room 1310, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222. The hearings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, DC, will convene at 9:00 a.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). The hearing in Denver, Colorado, will convene at 9:00 a.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time). For all hearings, there will be a lunch break from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and a dinner break from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Because of the large number of speakers requesting time to speak at the previously announced hearings, we discourage those that have already registered to speak from changing their currently scheduled speaking time.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to present oral testimony, please contact Ms. Pamela Garrett at (919) 541-7966 or at garrett.pamela@epa.gov to register to speak at one of the hearings. The last day to pre-register to speak at the hearings will be Friday, July 25, 2014. Additionally, requests to speak will be taken the day of the hearings at the hearing registration desk, although preferences on speaking times may not be able to be fulfilled. If you require the service of a translator or accommodations such as audio description, please contact Ms. Pamela Garrett by July 25, 2014.

    Questions concerning the "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units,'' published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2014, should be addressed to Ms. Amy Vasu, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D205-01), U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number (919) 541-0107, facsimile number (919) 541-4991; email address: vasu.amy@epa.gov, or Ms. Marguerite McLamb, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D205-01), U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number (919) 541- 7858, facsimile number (919) 541-4991; email address: mclamb.marguerite@epa.gov.

    Questions concerning the "Carbon Pollution Standards for Modified and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units,'' published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2014, should be addressed to Mr. Christian Fellner, Energy Strategies Group, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D243-01), U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number (919) 541-4003, facsimile number (919) 541-5450; email address: fellner.christian@epa.gov, or Dr. Nick Hutson, Energy Strategies Group, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D243- 01), U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number (919) 541-2968, facsimile number (919) 541-5450; email address: hutson.nick@epa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-03/html/2014-15664.htm

  • National Environmental Education Advisory Council Meetings

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meetings.


    SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives notice of a series of teleconference meetings of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The NEEAC was created by Congress to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on matters related to activities, functions and policies of EPA under the National Environmental Education Act (the Act). 20 U.S.C. 5508(b). The purpose of these teleconference(s) is to discuss specific topics of relevance for consideration by the council in order to provide advice and insights to the Agency on environmental education.

    DATES: The National Environmental Education Advisory Council will hold public teleconferences on Monday July 7, 2014, Friday August 8, 2014, and Friday September 12, 2014, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, araujo.javier@epa.gov, 202-564-2642, U.S. EPA, Office of Environmental Education, William Jefferson Clinton North Room 1426, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-01/html/2014-15397.htm

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