Commerce

  • Availability of Seats for National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Councils

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

    ACTION: Notice and request for applications.


    SUMMARY: ONMS is seeking applications for vacant seats for 7 of its 13 national marine sanctuary advisory councils and for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council (advisory councils). Vacant seats, including positions (i.e., primary member and alternate), for each of the advisory councils are listed in this notice under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; views regarding the protection and management of marine or Great Lake resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members or alternates should expect to serve two- or three year terms, pursuant to the charter of the specific national marine sanctuary advisory council or the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council.

    DATES: Applications are due by June 30, 2015.

    ADDRESSES: Application kits are specific to each advisory council. As such, application kits must be obtained from and returned to the council-specific addresses noted below.

    Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Michael Murray, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, University of California Santa Barbara, Ocean Science Education Building 514, MC 6155, Santa Barbara, CA, 93106-6155; (805) 893-6418; email Michael.Murray@noaa.gov; or download application from http://channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/council_news.html.

    Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Shelley DuPuy, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 4700 Avenue U, Bldg. 216, Galveston, TX 77551; (409) 621-5151 extension 106; email Shelley.DuPuy@noaa.gov; or download application from http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/advisorycouncil/councilnews.html.

    Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Becky Shortland, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, 10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411; (912) 598-2381; email Becky.Shortland@noaa.gov; or download application from http://graysreef.noaa.gov/management/sac/council_news.html.

    Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Inouye Regional Center, ATTN: NOS/ONMS/Shannon Lyday, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; (808) 725-5905; email Shannon.Lyday@noaa.gov; or download application from http://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov/council/councilappaccepting.html.

    Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Katherine Van Dam, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606; (757) 591-7350; email Katherine.VanDam@noaa.gov; or download application from http://monitor.noaa.gov.

    National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council: Joseph Paulin, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center, P.O. Box 4318 Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799; (684) 633-6500; email Joseph.Paulin@noaa.gov; or download application from http://americansamoa.noaa.gov.

    Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Elizabeth Stokes, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate MA 02066; (781) 545-8026 extension 201; email elizabeth.stokes@noaa.gov; or download application from http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/management/sac/sachome.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on a particular national marine sanctuary advisory council, please contact the individual identified in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-15/html/2015-11630.htm

  • FY 15 Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program

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

    ACTION: Notice of funding availability.


    SUMMARY: The principal objective of the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program is to implement projects that use a proactive approach to improve or restore coastal habitat to: (1) Strengthen the resilience of our marine or coastal ecosystems to decrease the vulnerability of communities to extreme weather; and (2) support sustainable fisheries and contribute to the recovery of protected resources. See the full Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO), located on Grants.gov as described in the ADDRESSES section, for a complete description of program goals and how applications will be evaluated. Note that this funding opportunity is one of two competitions being administered by NOAA to build coastal resilience. The companion competition, the Regional Coastal Resilience Grants Program, is being administered by NOAA's National Ocean Service to support implementation of actions that directly build resilience of U.S. coastal communities using regional approaches. The Regional Coastal Resilience Grants FFO is expected to be posted in May 2015, and may be found on www.Grants.gov.

    DATES: Applications must be postmarked, provided to a delivery service, or received by www.Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 2, 2015. Use of a delivery service must be documented with a receipt. No facsimile or electronic mail applications will be accepted. In addition, applicants are advised that they must provide approval from the State Governor as evidenced by a letter or other form of documented correspondence for the proposed project by July 31, 2015. Before awards are made, NOAA will verify that correspondence from the State Governor has been received. See also Section III.C of the Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants FFO.

    ADDRESSES: Complete application packages, including required Federal forms and instructions, can be found on www.Grants.gov by searching for Funding Opportunity Number NOAA-NMFS-HCPO-2015-2004410. If a prospective applicant is having difficulty downloading the application forms from www.Grants.gov, contact www.Grants.gov Customer Support at 1-800-518-4726 or Grants.gov">support@Grants.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact Melanie Gange at (301) 427-8664, or by email at Melanie.Gange@noaa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-15/html/2015-11769.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: National Vaccine Program Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) will hold a meeting on June 9-10, 2015. The meeting is open to the public. However, pre- registration is required for both public attendance and public comment. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting and/or participate in the public comment session should register at http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac. Participants may also register by emailing nvpo@hhs.gov or by calling 202-690-5566 and providing their name, organization, and email address.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on June 9-10, 2015. The meeting times and agenda will be posted on the NVAC Web site at http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac as soon as they become available.

    ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 800, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201.

    The meeting can also be accessed through a live webcast the day of the meeting. For more information, visit http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/upcomingmeetings/index.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Vaccine Program Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Room 715-H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (202) 690-5566; email: nvpo@hhs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-13/html/2015-11476.htm

  • National Cancer Institute; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of the Joint meeting of the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) and NCI Board of Scientific Advisors (BSA).

    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 open session will be videocast and can be accessed from the NIH Videocasting and Podcasting Web site (http://videocast.nih.gov).

    A portion of the National Cancer Advisory Board 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 Cancer Advisory Board Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Global Cancer Research.

    Open: June 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Discussion on Global Cancer Research.

    Place: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814.

    Contact Person: Edward L. Trimble, M.D., Executive Secretary, NCAB Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Global Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute--Shady Grove, National Institutes of Health, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 3W562, Bethesda, MD 20892, (240) 276-5796, trimblet@mail.nih.gov.

    Name of Committee: National Cancer Advisory Board and NCI Board of Scientific Advisors.

    Open: June 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Joint meeting of the National Cancer Advisory Board and NCI Board of Scientific Advisors; NCI Board of Scientific Advisors Concepts Review, NCI Director's report, and presentations.

    Closed: June 24, 2015, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Agenda: Review of NCAB grant applications.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, C-Wing, 6th Floor, Room 10, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Paulette S. Gray, Ph.D., Director, Division of Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute--Shady Grove, National Institutes of Health, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 7W444, Bethesda, MD 20892, 240-276-6340, grayp@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: NCAB: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/ncab/ncab.htm, or BSA: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/bsa/bsa.htm where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-15/html/2015-11704.htm

  • Request for Nominations on the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting that any industry organizations interested in participating in the selection of a nonvoting industry representative to serve on the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) notify FDA in writing. FDA is also requesting nominations for a nonvoting industry representative(s) to serve on the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. A nominee may either be self-nominated or nominated by an organization to serve as a nonvoting industry representative. Nominations will be accepted for current vacancies effective with this notice.

    DATES: Any industry organization interested in participating in the selection of an appropriate nonvoting member to represent industry interests must send a letter stating that interest to the FDA by June 10, 2015, (see sections I and II of this document for further details). Concurrently, nomination materials for prospective candidates should be sent to FDA by June 10, 2015.

    ADDRESSES: All statements of interest from interested industry organizations interested in participating in the selection process of nonvoting industry representative nomination should be sent to Sujata Vijh (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). All nominations for nonvoting industry representatives may be submitted electronically by accessing the FDA Advisory Committee Membership Nomination Portal: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/FACTRSPortal/FACTRS/index.cfm or by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5103, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. Information about becoming a member of an FDA advisory committee can also be obtained by visiting FDA's Web site: http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sujata Vijh, Division of Scientific Advisors and Consultants, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 6128, Silver Spring, MD 20993- 0002, 240-402-7107, FAX: 301-595-1307, email: Sujata.vijh@fda.hhs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-11/html/2015-11258.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Business and Operations Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting:

    Name: Business and Operations Advisory Committee (9556).

    Date/Time: May 27, 2015; 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST).

    May 28, 2015; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EST)

    Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230; Stafford I, Room 1235.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Joan Miller, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230 (703) 292-8200.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice concerning issues related to the oversight, integrity, development and enhancement of NSF's business operations.

    Agenda

    May 27, 2015

    Welcome/Introductions; Discussion with Chief Operating Officer; NSF Relocation-Business Process Planning; iTRAK Implementation- Business Process Impact; Operational Change Experiences; Committee Discussion.

    May 28, 2015

    BFA/OIRM Updates; Documentation of BOAC Recommendations; Briefing on the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Study of NSF's Use of Cooperative Agreements to Support Large Scale Investments in Science and Technology; Meeting Wrap-Up.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-14/html/2015-11576.htm

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Public Meeting of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

    Public Meeting of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

    ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Office of Science and Technology Policy will hold a public meeting on July 22, 2015, for interested stakeholders to discuss implementation of the U.S. Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern. The purpose of the meeting is to inform and engage stakeholders; collect feedback about resources needed to effectively implement the policy; and discuss stakeholder experiences, challenges, and innovative practices.

    DATES: July 22, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST.

    ADDRESSES: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, Building 10, Lipsett Auditorium. Meeting information and updates will be posted http://www.phe.gov.

    Registration: Due to space limitations, pre-registration for the workshop is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to space limitations. Registration will open on May 15, 2015. Individuals planning to attend the workshop should register online at www.PHE.gov/DURCworkshop.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this notice, please email DURC@ostp.gov. Additional information about the workshop, including the agenda, is posted at http://www.phe.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-14/html/2015-11683.htm

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