Commerce

  • Advisory Committee and Species Working Group Technical Advisor Appointment

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

    ACTION: Notice; Nominations.


    SUMMARY: NMFS is soliciting nominations to the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) as established by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA). NMFS is also soliciting nominations for technical advisors to the Advisory Committee's species working groups.

    DATES: Nominations must be received by October 14, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent via email (Rachel.O'Malley@noaa.gov). In the alternative, nominations may be sent via mail to Rachel O'Malley at NMFS, Office of International Affairs, Room 10653, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel O'Malley, Office of International Affairs, 301-427-8373.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-12/html/2014-21835.htm

  • Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.

    DATES: The meeting will be held September 23-25, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Center, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-777-5350.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi Lovett, Acting MAFAC Executive Director; (301) 427-8004; email: Heidi.Lovett@noaa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-08/html/2014-21315.htm

  • Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council: Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council (Council). The meeting is open to the public, and participants may provide comments at the appropriate time during the meeting.

    DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. An opportunity for public comment will be provided at 4:35 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Knott Harbor View Room of the National Aquarium, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Holyoke, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-7264, Fax: 301-713-0404; email: rebecca.holyoke@noaa.gov).

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-09/html/2014-21536.htm

  • U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the U. S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory Committee (Committee) in Duluth, MN.

    Dates and Times: The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and on Friday, October 3, 2014, from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota Duluth, 10 University Drive 206 RLB Duluth, MN 55812-2496.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Snowden, Alternate Designated Federal Official, U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, U.S. IOOS Program, 1100 Wayne Ave. Suite 1225, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone 301-427-2453; Fax 301-427-2073; Email jessica.snowden@noaa.gov or visit the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee Web site at http://www.ioos.noaa.gov/advisorycommittee.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-10/html/2014-21537.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Environmental Justice Advisory Council

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Request for Nominations to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC).


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC). The NEJAC was chartered to provide advice regarding broad, crosscutting issues related to environmental justice. This notice solicits nominations to fill approximately eight (8) vacancies for terms through June 15, 2017. To maintain the representation outlined by the charter, nominees will be selected to represent: Academia (1 vacancies); grassroots community-based organizations (1 vacancy); non-governmental/environmental organizations (2 vacancies); State government agencies (1 vacancy); business and industry (1 vacancy) and indigenous community-based organizations (2 vacancies). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by May 2015. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice also may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.

    DATES: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than October 25, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Submit nominations electronically with the subject line NEJAC Membership 2014 to parris.scott@epa.gov. You also may submit nominations by mail to: Scott Parris, NEJAC Membership Outreach Coordinator, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., (MC 2201A), Washington, DC 20460. Non-electronic submissions must follow the same format and contain the same information. The Office of Environmental Justice will acknowledge receipt of nominations.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherri P. White, Designated Federal Officer, NEJAC, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-2462; fax: (202) 564- 1624.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-12/html/2014-21817.htm

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

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

    ACTION: Notification of public meeting.


    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 meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering for public comment, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to limited space, seating at the NEJAC meeting will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

    DATES: The NEJAC meeting will convene Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.; and will reconvene on Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All noted times are Eastern Standard Time.

    One public comment period relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1, 2014, starting at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment period are highly encouraged to pre-register by Noon, Eastern Standard Time, on Monday September 22, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: The NEJAC meeting will be held at the EPA Potomac Yard offices located at 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 16202.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning the meeting should be directed to Jasmin Muriel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. (MC1601A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-4287; via email at Muriel.Jasmin@epa.gov; or by fax at 202-564-1624. Additional information about the NEJAC is available at: www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac.

    Registration is required for all participants. Pre-registration by Noon, Eastern Standard Time, on Monday, September 22, 2014, for all attendees is highly recommended. Because this NEJAC meeting will be held in government space, we strongly encourage you to register early. Space limitations may not allow us to accommodate everyone who is interested in attending. Priority admission will be given to pre-registered participants. To register, visit http://nejac-oct2014.eventbrite.com. Please state whether you would like to be put on the list to provide oral public comment. Please specify whether you are submitting written comments before the Noon, Monday, September 22, 2014, deadline. Non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a foreign language interpreter may make appropriate arrangements in writing using the above telephone number.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-12/html/2014-21823.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH).

    The BSC, NIOSH consists of 15 experts in fields related to occupational safety and health. The members are selected by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The board advises the NIOSH Director on occupational safety and health research and prevention programs. The board also provides advice on standards of scientific excellence, current needs in the field of occupational safety and health, and the applicability and dissemination of research findings. This advice may take the form of reports or verbal communications to the NIOSH Director during BSC meetings.

    Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishment of the board's mission. More information is available on the NIOSH BSC Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/BSC/default.html.

    Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the field occupational safety and health, such as occupational medicine, occupational nursing, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health engineering, toxicology, chemistry, safety and health education, ergonomics, epidemiology, biostatistics, and psychology. Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for terms of up to four years. Selected nominees would begin service on the NIOSH BSC in January 2016.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates that committee membership shall be balanced in terms of professional training and background, points of view represented, and the committee's function. In addition to a broad range of expertise, consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas within the U.S., with diverse representation of both genders, ethnic and racial minorities, and persons with disabilities. Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government, or federally registered lobbyists.

    Candidates should submit the following items:

    • Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, email address)
    • A letter of recommendation stating the qualifications of the candidate.
    • A statement indicating the nominee's willingness to serve as a potential member of the BSC, NIOSH.

    Nomination materials must be postmarked by December 15, 2014, and sent to: John Decker, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop E-20, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone (404) 498-2500.

    The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-10/html/2014-21567.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI), 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 a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    DATE AND TIME: Friday, September 19, 2014, 4:30-5:30 p.m., EDT.

    SUBJECT MATTER: SEI chair's remarks, and discussion of the Science and Engineering Indicators "Digital Indicators'' Project.

    STATUS: Open.

    This meeting will be held by teleconference. A public listening line will be available. Members of the public must contact the Board Office (call 703-292-7000 or send an email message to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov) at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference for the public listening number. Please refer to the National Science Board Web site www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information and schedule updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) which may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/. Point of contact for this meeting is Matt Wilson at mbwilson@nsf.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-11/html/2014-21822.htm

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council; Meeting

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a technical interchange meeting entitled "Realizing the Promise of Carbon Nanotubes--Challenges, Opportunities and the Pathway to Commercialization'' on September 15, 2014. The meeting will be sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and co-sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The objectives of this meeting are to identify, discuss, and report the technical barriers preventing the production of carbon nanotube-based materials with electrical and mechanical properties approaching theoretical values, and to explore ways to overcome these barriers. Obstacles preventing the full exploitation of the multifunctional nature of carbon nanotube materials will also be discussed. This one-day meeting will assemble some of the Nation's leading experts in carbon nanotube research and development, as well as executives and experts from the Federal government, academia, and private sector.

    DATES: The technical interchange meeting will be held Monday, September 15, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:15 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The technical interchange meeting will be held at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters, 300 E Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20546.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Dr. Tarek Fadel, 703-292-7926, tfadel@nnco.nano.gov, NNCO. Additional information is posted at: http://nano.gov/2014CNTTechInterchange.

    Registration: Registration opens on September 8, 2014. Due to space limitations, pre-registration for the technical interchange meeting is required. Written notices of participation by email should be sent to dpetreski@nnco.nano.gov or mailed to Diana Petreski, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II, Suite 405, Arlington, VA 22230. Please provide your full name, title, affiliation and email or mailing address when registering. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Written or electronic comments should be submitted by email to dpetreski@nnco.nano.gov until close of business September 10, 2014.

    Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access this meeting should contact Diana Petreski at 703-292-7922 at least five business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-08/html/2014-21201.htm

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