Commerce

  • Appointments to the Climate and Aquaculture Task Forces by the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

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

    ACTION: Notice; Request for Nominations.


    SUMMARY: Nominations are being sought for appointment to two new task forces of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) to support its advisory work for the Secretary of Commerce on living marine resource matters. One task force will focus on climate and marine resources issues and the other on aquaculture issues. The members will be appointed by NMFS in consultation with MAFAC and will serve for an initial term of one or two years. The terms would begin in November or December 2014. Nominees should possess demonstrable knowledge or expertise in the areas described under Supplemental Information for each task force.

    DATES: Nominations must be postmarked or have an email date stamp on or before November 17, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Heidi Lovett, Office of Policy, NMFS F-14438, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or to heidi.lovett@noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi Lovett, (301) 427-8004; email: heidi.lovett@noaa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-16/html/2014-24627.htm

  • Defense

  • Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling

    AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: The annual public meeting of the Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling (ISCMEM) will convene to discuss some of the latest developments in environmental modeling applications, tools and frameworks, as well as new operational initiatives for FY 2015 among the participating agencies. The meeting this year will emphasize environmental modeling challenges in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and receiving waters.

    DATES: October 21-22, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Engineer Baltimore District, 10 S. Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries and notice of intent to attend the meeting may be emailed to: Patrick Deliman, ISCMEM Chair, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center, CEERD-EZT, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39046. TEL 601- 634-3623. Patrick.N.Deliman@usace.army.mil.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-16/html/2014-24635.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Extension of Comment Period for the Definition of "Waters of the United States'' Under the Clean Water Act Proposed Rule and Notice of Availability

    AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Department of the Army, Department of Defense; and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are extending the comment period for the proposed rule "Definition of 'Waters of the United States' Under the Clean Water Act'' published on April 21, 2014. The agencies are extending the comment period in response to stakeholder requests for an extension and to allow comments on new supporting materials.

    DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 14, 2014. The comment period was scheduled to end on October 20, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket identification (ID) No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880, by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

    Email: ow-docket@epa.gov.

    Mail: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880.

    Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, EPA West Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket Center's normal hours of operation. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information by calling 202-566-2426.

    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011- 0880. The EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or email. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an "anonymous access'' system, which means the EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through www.regulations.gov 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. If you submit an electronic comment, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disc you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about the EPA's public docket visit the Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.

    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available (e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute). Certain other materials, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Office of Water Docket Center, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744; the telephone number for the Office of Water Docket Center is (202) 566-2426.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Donna Downing, Office of Water (4502-T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number 202-566-2428; email address: CWAwaters@epa.gov. Ms. Stacey Jensen, Regulatory Community of Practice (CECW-CO-R), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 441 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20314; telephone number 202-761-5856; email address: USACECWARule@usace.army.mil.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-14/html/2014-24349.htm

  • Human Studies Review Board; Notification of a Public Meeting

    AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The EPA Office of the Science Advisor announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board to advise the Agency on the ethical and scientific reviews of EPA research with human subjects.

    DATES: This public meeting will be held on November 5, 2014, from approximately 10:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Comments may be submitted on or before noon (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted entirely on the Internet using Adobe Connect and a conference call line. The conference call line is 866-299-3188 and access code 2025647189. The Adobe Connect link is: http://epa.connectsolutions.com/hsrb. Enter the room as a guest providing your full name.

    Comments: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0750, by one of the following methods:

    Internet: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

    Email: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.

    Mail: The EPA Docket Center EPA/DC, ORD Docket, Mail code: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    Hand Delivery: The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is located in the EPA Headquarters Library, Room Number 3334 in the EPA WJC West, at 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. Please call (202) 566-1744 or email the ORD Docket at ord.docket@epa.gov for instructions. Updates to Public Reading Room access are available on the Web site http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.

    Instructions: The Agency's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or email. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an "anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through http://www.regulations.gov, 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. If you submit an electronic comment, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any electronic storage media you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to receive further information should contact Jim Downing at telephone number (202) 564-2468; fax: (202) 564-2070; email address: downing.jim@epa.gov; mailing address Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail code 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information concerning the EPA HSRB can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/hsrb.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-17/html/2014-24757.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Library of Medicine; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App), notice is hereby given of meetings of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine.

    The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, 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.

    The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable materials, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine; Extramural Programs Subcommittee.

    Date: February 10, 2015.

    Closed: 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

    Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, Billings Conference Room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, Director, National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301- 496-6221, lindberg@mail.nih.gov.

    Name of Committee: Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine; Subcommittee on Outreach and Public Information.

    Date: February 10, 2015.

    Open: 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

    Agenda: To review and discuss outreach activities.

    Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, 2nd Floor, Conference Room B, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, Director, National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301- 496-6221, lindberg@mail.nih.gov.

    Name of Committee: Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine.

    Date: February 10-11, 2015.

    Open: February 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.

    Agenda: Program Discussion.

    Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, 2nd Floor, Board Room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Closed: February 10, 2015, 4:40 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

    Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, 2nd Floor, Board Room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Open: February 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Program Discussion.

    Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, 2nd Floor, Board Room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, Director, National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301- 496-6221, lindberg@mail.nih.gov.

    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.

    In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver's license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: www.nlm.nih.gov/od/bor/bor.html, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available. This meeting will be broadcast to the public, and available for at viewing at http://videocast.nih.gov on February 10- 11, 2015.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-15/html/2014-24396.htm

  • Interior

  • Invasive Species Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). Comprised of 30 nonfederal invasive species experts and stakeholders from across the nation, the purpose of ISAC is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council (Council), as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty of the Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues.

    Purpose of Meeting: The meeting will be held on November 12-14, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, and will focus primarily on the management of invasive species in urban areas, particularly: (1) On-the-ground efforts in the Austin, San Marcos, and San Antonio areas of Texas, which are experiencing rapid growth and developing new ways of addressing the problems invasive species cause to buildings and homes, as well as parks and other public spaces; and, (2) Trans-border cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico on invasive species issues. A copy of the meeting agenda is available on the Web site, www.doi.gov/invasivespecies.

    DATES: Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 and Friday, November 14, 2014; beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m., and ending at approximately 5:00 p.m. each day. Members will be participating in an off-site field tour on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The field tour is closed to the public.

    ADDRESSES: Holiday Inn Riverwalk, 217 North Saint Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205. The general session on November 12, 2014 and November 14, 2014 will be held in the Tango Ballroom.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, (202) 208- 4122; Fax: (202) 208-4118, email: Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-16/html/2014-24625.htm

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