Commerce

  • Request for Information Regarding Online Platforms To Promote Federal Science and Technology Facilities, Products, and Services

    AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice; Request for Information (RFI)


    SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other member laboratories of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) offer a variety of specialized scientific and technical facilities, products, and services to the public, including access to instrumentation, reference materials, software, and calibrations. Access to such services is provided in a variety of ways, and may require the payment of fees or other costs and/or an application or agreement. NIST and other members of the FLC request information from the public regarding recommendations for online platforms that can broaden awareness and make it easier for the public to search for, locate, learn about, and obtain access to these facilities, products, and services. The information received in response to this RFI will be provided by NIST to various interagency groups for consideration and used to publicize various federal facilities and resources.

    DATES: Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 29, 2015. Written comments in response to the RFI should be submitted according to the instructions in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Submissions received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable.

    ADDRESSES: Electronic comments regarding the RFI should be addressed to Dr. Courtney Silverthorn by email to courtney.silverthorn@nist.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Courtney Silverthorn, Senior Interagency Policy Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Technology Partnerships Office, 100 Bureau Drive MS 2200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, 301-975-4189, or by email to courtney.silverthorn@nist.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-28/html/2015-12839.htm

  • Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings.


    SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its 119th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and its 163rd Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. The Council will also convene meetings of the Pelagic and International Standing Committee, Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee (FDCRC), Hawaii Standing Committee, and Executive and Budget Standing Committee.

    DATES: The meetings will be held from June 9, 2015 through June 18, 2015. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates, times and agendas.

    ADDRESSES: The 119th SSC, Pelagic and International Standing Committee, FDCRC, Hawaii Standing Committee, and Executive and Budget Standing Committee will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; phone: (808) 522-8220. The 163rd Council meeting and the Fishers Forum will be held at the Harbor View Center, Pier 38, 1129 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817; phone: (808) 983-1200. Background documents will be available from, and written comments should be sent to, Mr. Edwin Ebisui, Chair, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; phone: (808) 522-8220 or fax: (808) 522-8226.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; phone: (808) 522-8220.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-26/html/2015-12638.htm

  • Energy

  • Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). SEAB was reestablished pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) (the Act). This notice is provided in accordance with the Act.

    DATES: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Applied Research Center, 301 Gateway Drive, Garden Room, Aiken, SC 29808.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Gibson, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; telephone (202) 586-3787; seab@hq.doe.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-28/html/2015-12893.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Proposal To Mitigate Exposure to Bees From Acutely Toxic Pesticide Products; Notice of Availability

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: EPA is seeking comment on a proposal to adopt mandatory pesticide label restrictions to protect managed bees under contract pollination services from foliar application of pesticides that are acutely toxic to bees on a contact exposure basis. These label restrictions would prohibit applications of pesticide products, which are acutely toxic to bees, during bloom when bees are known to be present under contract. EPA is also seeking comment on a proposal to rely on efforts made by states and tribes to reduce pesticide exposures through development of locally-based measures, specifically through managed pollinator protection plans. These plans would include local and customizable mitigation measures to address certain scenarios that can result in exposure to pollinators. EPA intends to monitor the success of these plans in deciding whether further label restrictions are warranted.

    DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 29, 2015.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0818, by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

    Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.

    Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.

    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Goodis, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8157; email address: goodis.michael@epa.gov, or Marietta Echeverria, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-8578; email address: echeverria.marietta@epa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-29/html/2015-12989.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Request for Comments on the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Public Access Plan to Federally Funded Research: Publications and Data

    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice of public comment period.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby requesting public comment on the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Public Access Plan for Federally Funded Research: Publications and Data. The document is available to the public via http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/science/Pages/AccessPlan.aspx. The public comment period will end 30 days after posting in the Federal Register.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please submit comments via email to Lorian Smith at lorian.smith@hhs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-27/html/2015-12561.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; NSF's Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Portfolio of Programs Survey; Proposed Information Collection Request

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request establishment and clearance of this collection. In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting that OMB approve clearance of this collection for no longer than three years.

    A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

    DATES: Submit comments before July 28, 2015.

    ADDRESSES: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Copies of the submission may be obtained by calling (703) 292-7556.

    Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and collection name identified above for this information collection. Commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email. Comments, including any personal information provided become a matter of public record. They will be summarized and/ or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Copies of the submission may be obtained by calling (703) 292-7556. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-29/html/2015-13041.htm

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