Agriculture

  • Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Welfare

    AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the Animal Welfare Act regulations for the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of certain animals by dealers, research facilities, exhibitors, carriers, and intermediate handlers.

    DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 9, 2015.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0108.

    Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2014-0108, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737- 1238.

    Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0108 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799-7039 before coming.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the Animal Welfare Act regulations, contact Dr. Barbara Kohn, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Animal Care, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 84, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3751. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2727.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-06/html/2014-30929.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 Specie

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: Reference the Notice of Intent published in the Federal Register on Thursday, November 20, 2014, volume 79, number 224, pages 69099-100 (79 FR 69099). This notice extends the public comment period and identifies an additional location for a GLMRIS public scoping meeting. For convenience, the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the November 20, 2014 notice has been reprinted with new text announcing the extension of the public comment period and the additional location where USACE will host a scoping meeting.

    DATES: The NEPA public scoping period ends on January 30, 2015. Please refer to the "Scoping and Public Involvement'' section below for instructions on ways 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-2015-01-05/html/2014-30859.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Announcement of a Draft NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research

    SUMMARY: On December 3, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a request for public comments in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts on a draft policy to promote the use of a single Institutional Review Board of record for domestic sites of multi-site studies funded by the NIH. See Guide notice NOT-OD-15-026 at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-026.html. NIH is publishing this notice in order to inform readers of the Federal Register about the draft policy and the opportunity to comment.

    DATES: The deadline for receiving comments on the draft policy is no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2015.

    ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

    Email: SingleIRBpolicy@mail.nih.gov

    Fax: 301-496-9839

    Mail/Hand delivery/Courier: Office of Clinical Research and Bioethics Policy, Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Clinical Research and Bioethics Policy, Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496- 9838, OCRBP-OSP@od.nih.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-06/html/2014-30964.htm

  • National Cancer Institute: Notice of Open Meeting

    AGENCY: National Cancer Institute

    ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting

    SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials and Translational Research Advisory Committee. 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: National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials and Translational Research Advisory Committee.

    DATE: March 4, 2015.

    TIME: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    AGENDA: Strategic Discussion of NCI's Clinical and Translational Research Programs.

    PLACE: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, C-Wing, 6th Floor, Room 10, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    CONTACT PERSON: Sheila A. Prindiville, MD, MPH, Director, Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 6W136, Rockville, MD 20850, 240-276-6173, prindivs@mail.nih.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-09/html/2015-00117.htm

  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Notice of...

    AGENCY: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

    ACTION: Notice of Meeting

    SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the meeting of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. 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. A portion of 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 material, 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: National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Cancer Advisory Board, and National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse.

    OPEN: February 4, 2015.

    TIME: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    AGENDA: Presentation of NIAAA, NCI and NIDA Director's Update, Concept Clearance, Scientific Reports, and other topics within the scope of the Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN).

    PLACE: National Institutes of Health, 5635 Fishers Lane, Terrace Level Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20852.

    CONTACT PERSON: Abraham P. Bautista, Ph.D., Director, Office of Extramural Activities, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, 5635 Fishers Lane, Room 2085, Rockville, MD 20852, (301) 443-9737, bautista@mail.nih.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-09/html/2015-00119.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    AGENCY: National Science Board

    ACTION: Sunshine Act Meeting

    SUMMARY: 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, January 16, 2015, 10-11 a.m. EST.

    SUBJECT MATTER: SEI chair's remarks, and discussion of the Companion Report to Science & Engineering Indicators 2014.

    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/.

    CONTACT: Point of contact for this meeting is Matt Wilson at mbwilson@nsf.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-09/html/2015-00237.htm

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

    ACTION: Notice of Public Webinar.


    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 series of webinars focusing on the experiences, successes, and challenges for small- and medium-sized businesses working in nanotechnology and on issues of interest to the business community. The first webinar in the series will be held Thursday, January 15, 2015.

    DATES: The NNCO will hold multiple webinars between the publication of this Notice and December 31, 2015. The first webinar will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST.

    ADDRESSES: These free, web-based events are open to the public. For current information about the webinars, please visit www.nano.gov/SMEwebinars2015.

    Submitting Questions: Questions of interest to the small- and medium-sized business community may be submitted to webinar@nnco.nano.gov beginning one week prior to the event through the close of the webinar. During the question-and-answer segment of the webinars, submitted questions will be considered in the order received and may be posted on the NNI Web site (www.nano.gov). A moderator will identify relevant questions and pose them to the panelists. Due to time constraints, not all questions may be addressed during the webinar. The moderator reserves the right to group similar questions and to skip questions, as appropriate.

    Registration: Registration for the webinar is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will open approximately two weeks prior to each event and will be capped at 200 participants. Individuals planning to attend the webinar can find registration information at www.nano.gov/SMEwebinars2015.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marlowe Newman, 703-292-7128, mnewman@nnco.nano.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-05/html/2014-30888.htm

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