Commerce

  • Establishment of Commerce Data Advisory Council; Solicitation of Nominations for Membership

    AGENCY: Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of establishment of the Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) and solicitation of nominations for membership.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1512 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, hereinafter the Act), the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Economics and Statistics Administration, announces the establishment of the Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) by the Secretary, Department of Commerce. The CDAC will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on ways to make Commerce data easier to find, access, use, combine, and disseminate, and on other such matters as the Secretary determines. The Council will continue for two years unless renewed by the Secretary, Department of Commerce. With the exception of the limitations set out in 41 CFR part 102-3, the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, on behalf of the Secretary, Department of Commerce, will execute the functions and implement the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulation. This notice also requests nominations for membership on the Council.

    DATES: The Economics and Statistics Administration must receive nominations for members by midnight December 3, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to the email account DataAdvisoryCouncil@doc.gov, this account is specifically set up to receive Data Advisory Council applications.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Burton Reist, Director of External Affairs, Economics and Statistics Administration, Department of Commerce, at (202) 482-3331 or email BReist@doc.gov, also at 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington D.C. 20230.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-17/html/2014-26778.htm

  • Final Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Management-Based Research Needs and Priorities Document

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

    ACTION: Notice of availability.


    SUMMARY: NMFS announces the availability of the Final Atlantic HMS Management-Based Research Needs and Priorities document. The purpose of this document is to communicate key research needs that directly support Atlantic HMS management. Atlantic HMS are defined as bluefin, bigeye, albacore, yellowfin, and skipjack tunas, swordfish, billfish (blue marlin, white marlin, roundscale spearfish, longbill spearfish, and sailfish), and sharks.

    ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Final Atlantic HMS Management-Based Research Needs and Priorities document may also be obtained on the Internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/documents/finalhmsresearchplan2014.pdf

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Durkee by phone at (202) 670- 6637.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-20/html/2014-27485.htm

  • Defense

  • Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Initiate the Public Scoping Period and Host Public Scoping Meetings for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study ("GLMRIS")--Evaluation of Aquatic Nuisance Species

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

    ACTION: Notice of intent.


    SUMMARY: The Chicago District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announces its intent to (1) prepare a Draft EIS, (2) accept public comments and (3) host public scoping meetings in Lemont, Illinois at Argonne National Laboratories and Chicago, Illinois for GLMRIS-- Evaluation of Aquatic Nuisance Species Controls near Brandon Road Lock and Dam (GLMRIS--Brandon Road).

    In collaboration with other Federal, State, and local agencies as well as non-governmental entities, USACE is evaluating structural and nonstructural options and technologies near the Brandon Road Lock and Dam site. This effort is an interim response to the GLMRIS authority. The purpose of the GLMRIS--Brandon Road evaluation is to consider a control point to reduce the risk of upstream transfer of ANS, from the Mississippi River (MR) Basin into the Great Lakes (GL) Basin through the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS), to the maximum extent possible. The GLMRIS--Brandon Road effort will seek to minimize adverse impacts to waterway users or resources.

    DATES: The NEPA scoping period ends on January 16, 2015. The GLMRIS-- Brandon Road NEPA Public Scoping meetings are scheduled for December 6, 2014 in Lemont, Illinois at Argonne National Laboratories, and December 9, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Please refer to the "Scoping and Public Involvement'' section below for information regarding the public scoping meeting and for instructions on how to submit public comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or questions about GLMRIS, please contact USACE, Chicago District, Project Manager, Mr. David Wethington, by mail: USACE, Chicago District, 231 S. LaSalle, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60604, or by email: david.m.wethington@usace.army.mil.

    For media inquiries, please contact USACE, Chicago District, Public Affairs Officer, Ms. Lynne Whelan, by mail: USACE, Chicago District, 231 S. LaSalle, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60604, by phone: 312.846.5330 or by email: lynne.e.whelan@usace.army.mil.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-20/html/2014-27531.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held December 2 and 3, 2014 at Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW., Washington, DC 20408). The CHPAC was created to advise the Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other issues relating to children's environmental health.

    DATES: The CHPAC will meet December 2 and 3, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: 755 12th Street NW., Washington, DC 20408.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Berger, Office of Children's Health Protection, USEPA, MC 1107A, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 564-2191 or berger.martha@epa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-17/html/2014-27130.htm

  • Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board, Lake Erie Phosphorus Objectives Review Panel

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a meeting of the Lake Erie Phosphorus Objectives Review Panel. The SAB will conduct a consultation to develop advice on the ensemble modeling approach EPA is using to develop preliminary bi-national phosphorous objectives, loading targets and allocations for the nearshore and offshore waters for Lake Erie. The meeting will be held in Chicago, Illinois.

    DATES: The Meeting will be held on December 10, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central Time).

    ADDRESSES: The public face-to-face meeting will be held at the Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building, Lake Michigan Room (12th floor), 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60603.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning this public meeting may contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the Lake Erie Phosphorus Review Panel, by telephone or at (202) 564-4885 or via email at carpenter.thomas@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA SAB can be found at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-17/html/2014-27115.htm

  • Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is announcing a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on December 11-12, 2014. In addition, EPA is also announcing meetings on December 10, 2014, of the following PPDC workgroups: The Work Group on Integrated Pest Management and the Work Group on Pollinator Protection. These meetings provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides.

    DATES: Meeting: The PPDC meeting will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, December 12, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Work group meetings: On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, PPDC work group meetings are scheduled as follows: The Work Group on Integrated Pest Management, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and the Work Group on Pollinator Protection, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Agenda: A draft agenda will be posted on or before December 2, 2014.

    Accommodations requests: To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    ADDRESSES: The PPDC meeting and both PPDC Work Group meetings will be held at 1 Potomac Yard South, 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA, in the lobby-level Conference Center.

    EPA's Potomac Yard South Bldg. is approximately 1 mile from the Crystal City Metro Station.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margie Fehrenbach, Office of Pesticide Programs (7501P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-4775; email address: fehrenbach.margie@epa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-21/html/2014-27635.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    The meeting will be open to the public, 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.

    Name of Committee: Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    Date: December 11-12, 2014.

    Time: December 11, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Agenda: NIH Director's Report, NIH IC Director Report and ACD Working Group Reports.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, Room 6C6, 31 Center Drive, 6th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Time: December 12, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to Adjournment.

    Agenda: Reproducibility update, NIH AIDS Portfolio and other business of the Committee.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, Room 6C6, 31 Center Drive, 6th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Gretchen Wood, Staff Assistant, National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, One Center Drive, Building 1, Room 126, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-4272, woodgs@od.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.

    When available, additional information regarding this meeting will be available on the Advisory Committee to the Director's home page: http://acd.od.nih.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-20/html/2014-27449.htm

  • Interior

  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting

    AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1-16), of a meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee). The Review Committee will meet on March 3-4, 2015. All meetings will be open to the public.

    DATES: The Review Committee will meet on March 3-4, 2015. Public comment requests and accompanying materials must be received by February 2, 2015, and requests for culturally unidentifiable (CUI) disposition must be received by January 16, 2015. Requests for findings of fact must be received by January 5, 2015. Requests to convene parties and facilitate the resolution of a dispute must be received by January 5, 2015.

    ADDRESSES: The Review Committee will meet in the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, on March 3-4, 2015. Electronic submissions are to be sent to nagpra_dfo@nps.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-20/html/2014-27463.htm

  • Notice of December 5, 2014, Teleconference Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board

    AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Meeting Notice.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 1-16, that the National Park System Advisory Board will conduct a teleconference meeting on December 5, 2014. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person in Washington, DC.

    DATES: The teleconference meeting will be held on December 5, 2014, from 3:00 p.m., to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, inclusive.

    ADDRESSES: The teleconference meeting will be conducted in Conference Room 2023 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 208-3818. Photo identification is required for entry to this Federal building.

    Agenda: During this teleconference, the Board will deliberate the report of its Philanthropy and Partnerships Committee.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning the National Park System Advisory Board or to request to address the Board, contact Shirley Sears, National Park Service, MC 0004-Policy, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 354-3955, email shirley_sears@nps.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-20/html/2014-27464.htm

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