Agriculture

  • Information Collection; Generic Information Collection Clearance for Large-Scale Collaborative Landscape Restoration Projects

    ACTION: Notice; request for comment.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the proposed new information collection, Generic Information Collection Clearance for Large-Scale Collaborative Landscape Restoration Projects.

    Participating Agencies

    The following Federal land management agencies are included:

    Department of Agriculture: Forest Service, lead agency; Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management

    DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before October 20, 2014 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable.

    ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Sandy Mack, Southwestern Crown Collaborative Liaison Officer, Fort Missoula 24, Missoula, MT 59804. Comments also may be submitted by email to: spmack@fs.fed.us.

    Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through relevant Web sites and upon request. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice.

    The public may inspect the draft supporting statement and/or comments received at Fort Missoula 24, Missoula, MT, during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 406-544-4592 to facilitate entry to the building. The public may request an electronic copy of the draft supporting statement and/or any comments received be sent via return email. Requests should be emailed to spmack@fs.fed.us.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandy Mack, 406-544-4592. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-21/html/2014-19428.htm

  • Defense

  • Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

    AGENCY: Department of Defense.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce a meeting of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). This meeting will be open to the public.

    DATES: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: 901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22203.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Anne Andrews, SERDP Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 17D08, Alexandria, VA 22350-3605; or by telephone at (571) 372-6565.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-20/html/2014-19734.htm

  • Energy

  • Request for Information on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems

    AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE).

    ACTION: Request for Information.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) regarding Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from bioenergy stakeholders on landscape design approaches that integrate cellulosic bioenergy feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed, and fiber production.

    DATES: Comments regarding the RFI must be received on or before September 2, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: The RFI is available at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Responses to the RFI and questions should be sent via email or email attachments to BETOLandscapeDesignRFI@ee.doe.gov. Further instructions can be found in the RFI document posted on EERE exchange.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-20/html/2014-19767.htm

  • Interior

  • National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy; Teleconference of the Joint Implementation Working Group

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of teleconference.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public teleconference of the Joint Implementation Working Group (Working Group) for the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy (Strategy). The purpose of the Strategy is to inspire and enable natural resource professionals and other decision makers to take action to conserve the nation's fish, wildlife, plants, and ecosystem functions, as well as the human uses and values these natural systems provide, in a changing climate. At this meeting, the Working Group will review the first Strategy Implementation Progress Report, discuss future approaches to implementation, hear comments from stakeholders, and make plans for the Fall-2014 in-person meeting.

    With this notice, we also initiate the Working Group's recently approved Stakeholder Engagement Plan, which commits the Working Group to open meetings going forward. This will be the only announcement of meetings made in the Federal Register. All future meetings (including logistical information) will be made only via the Strategy Web site (www.wildlifeadaptationstrategy.gov).

    DATES: The Working Group will meet via teleconference on September 15, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. If you wish to submit written information questions for the Working Group to consider during the teleconference, please submit them to Mark Shaffer (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by one of the methods under "Submitting Written Information or Questions,'' no later than September 11, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Because this is a teleconference, there is no meeting venue. Participants should call the toll-free number 877-913-8254; when prompted, enter participant passcode 5547760. Participants may also view materials presented by or to the Working Group by joining the meetings via Instant Net Conference. Participants interested in this feature should go to http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=747841297&p=5547760&t=c. If requested, enter the participant passcode (5547760)

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Shaffer, Office of the Science Advisor, at 703-358-2603 (telephone), or wildlifeadaptationstrategy@fws.gov (email), or via the Strategy Web site at http://www.wildlifeadaptationstrategy.gov/contact-us.php. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf, please call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-20/html/2014-19761.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences; Notice of Meeting

    Agency: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub., L., 92-463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting:

    Name: Biological Sciences Advisory Committee (1110).

    DATES: September 10, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. September 11, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, VA 22230.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Liarakos, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 605, Arlington, VA 22230; Tel No.: (703) 292-8400.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-20/html/2014-19545.htm

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