• Forest Resource Coordinating Committee; Meetings

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    SUMMARY: The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Meeting will meet in Washington, DC. The Committee is authorized under section 8005 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Act) (Pub. L. 110- 246). Additional information concerning the Committee, including the meeting agenda, supporting documents and minutes, can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at

    DATES: The meeting will be held on April 15-16, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The meeting is subject to cancellation. For status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the USDA Sidney R Yates Building, 201 14th St. SW., Pinchot Conference Room, Washington, DC. Members of the public should RSVP to facilitate entry into the Yates Building. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments placed on the Committee's Web site listed above.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea Bedell-Loucks, Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Designated Federal Officer, Cooperative Forestry Staff, by phone at 202-205-1190 or Laurie Schoonhoven, Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Program Coordinator, Cooperative Forestry Staff, by phone at 202-205-0929.

    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

  • Commerce

  • Availability of Draft NOAA Education Strategic Plan

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

    ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

    SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes this notice to solicit comments on the draft NOAA Education Strategic Plan (Plan). NOAA received broad legislative authority from Congress through the America COMPETES Act (2007, 2010) to conduct, develop, support, promote, and coordinate formal and informal education activities at all levels to enhance public awareness and understanding of ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, and atmospheric science and stewardship by the general public and other coastal stakeholders, including underrepresented groups in ocean and atmospheric science and policy careers. The revision of the Plan establishes the goals for NOAA education programs for the next twenty years with revisions to the Plan every five years. NOAA is seeking broad public review of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan, and encourages all stakeholders and users to review the Plan and provide comments. All comments received will be reviewed and considered in the final drafting of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan.

    DATES: Public comments on this document must be received on or before April 10, 2015.

    ADDRESSES: The draft Plan will be available on the following Web site:

    You may submit comments on this document, following the format guidance below, by any of the following methods:

    Electronic Submissions: Comments may be submitted via email to Include the identifier, "Education Plan Public Comment'' in the subject line.

    Mail: Marissa Jones, NOAA Office of Education, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Include the identifier, "Education Plan Public Comment,'' on the envelope.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marissa Jones, Education Specialist, NOAA Office of Education, (202) 482-4592

  • Energy

  • President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting (PCAST)

    AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of Partially-Closed Meeting.

    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a partially-closed meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: March 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC in the Lecture Room.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is available on the PCAST Web site at: A live video webcast and an archive of the webcast after the event are expected to be available at The archived video will be available within one week of the meeting. Questions about the meeting should be directed to Dr. Ashley Predith at, (202) 456-4444. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, first- served basis.

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood; Institute Notice of Meeting

    AGENCY: National Institutes of Health

    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 Sickle Cell Disease 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: Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee.

    Date: April 22, 2015.

    Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Discussion of Programs.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, 9th Floor, Room 9100/9104, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: W. Keith Hoots, MD, Director, Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 9030, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-0080

  • Renewal of Charter for the Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

    AGENCY: Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.

    SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT) is being rechartered. The effective date of the current charter was February 19, 2013.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Stroup, MBA, MPA, Executive Secretary, Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 17W65 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Phone: (301) 443-1127; fax: (301) 594-6095; email:

  • Interior

  • Multistate Conservation Grant Program; Fiscal Year 2015 Priority List and Approval for Conservation Projects

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of receipt of priority list and approval of projects.

    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 priority list of wildlife and sport fish conservation projects from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA). As required by the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000, AFWA submits a list of projects to us each year to consider for funding under the Multistate Conservation Grant Program. We have reviewed the list and have awarded all the grants from the list.

    ADDRESSES: John C. Stremple, Multistate Conservation Grants Program Coordinator, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: WSFR, Falls Church, VA 22041- 3808.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John C. Stremple, (703) 358-2156 (phone) or (email).

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Task Force reports to the NAC.

    DATES: Friday, April 3, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Local Time.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Room 4U25 (Education Conference Room), 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Executive Secretary for the Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-0212, or

  • National Science Foundation

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request.

    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 1670, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; or (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725-17th Street NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send email to Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 703-292-7556.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton at (703) 292-7556 or send email to Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays).

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