Commerce

  • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice; public scoping meetings.


    SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold eight scoping hearings in September and October 2015 to solicit public input on a management action to prohibit the development of new, or expansion of existing directed fisheries on unmanaged forage species until adequate scientific information is available to promote ecosystem sustainability. The Council is also soliciting written comments through 11:59 p.m. on Friday October 2, 2015. The Council has not yet determined which type of action it will develop. The action could take the form of a new fishery management plan, an amendment to an existing fishery management plan, or another action.

    DATES: The meetings will be held over several weeks between September 15, 2015 and October 1, 2015 as described below in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: The Council will hold eight scoping meetings. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates, times, and locations.

    Addresses for written comments: Written comments may be sent through mail, email, or fax through 11:59 p.m. on Friday October 2, 2015. Comments may be mailed to: Dr. Chris Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 North State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901. Comments may be faxed to: Dr. Chris Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council at fax: (302) 674-5399. Comments may be emailed to Julia Beaty, Assistant Fishery Plan Coordinator, at jbeaty@mafmc.org. If sending comments through the mail, please write "unmanaged forage scoping comments'' on the outside of the envelope. If sending comments through email or fax, please write "unmanaged forage scoping comments'' in the subject line.

    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331; Web site: www.mafmc.org.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526-5255. More information, including background materials and information on meeting locations will be posted at www.mafmc.org/actions/unmanaged-forage.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-31/html/2015-21447.htm

  • U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Advisory Committee

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

    ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting (via webinar and teleconference).


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a virtual meeting of the U. S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Advisory Committee (Committee).

    Dates and Times: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday September 22, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Snowden, Designated Federal Official, U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, U.S. IOOS Program, 1315 East- West Highway, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone 301-713-3070 x 141; Fax 301-713-3281; Email Jessica.snowden@noaa.gov or visit the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee Web site at http://www.ioos.noaa.gov/advisorycommittee.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-04/html/2015-21976.htm

  • Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

    AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet in open session on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time and Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen members appointed by the NIST Director who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.

    DATES: The VCAT will meet on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time and Wednesday, October 7, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel, 68 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1060, telephone number 301-975-2667. Ms. Shaw's email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-03/html/2015-21888.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting.


    SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives notice of a public meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT members represent academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. The purpose of this meeting is for NACEPT to begin developing recommendations to the Administrator regarding actions that EPA can take in response to the agency's charge on citizen science. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at http://www2.epa.gov/faca/nacept.

    DATES: NACEPT will hold a two-day public meeting on September 28, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST) and September 29, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the EPA Headquarters, William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building South, Room 2138 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene Green, Designated Federal Officer, green.eugene@epa.gov, (202) 564-2432, U.S. EPA, Office of Diversity, Advisory Committee Management, and Outreach (MC1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-31/html/2015-21486.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Cancer Institute; 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 National Cancer Institute Council of Research Advocates.

    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 Council of Research Advocates.

    Date: October 19-20, 2015.

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Agenda: NCI Update, Introduction to Precision Medicine Initiative, NCI's Precision Medicine Trials, Advocates' Role in Precision Medicine Oncology.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, C-Wing, Room 6 and 8, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Amy Williams, NCI Office of Advocacy Relations, National Cancer Institute, NIH, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, Room 10A28, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-9723, williaam@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: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/ncra/ncra.htm, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-31/html/2015-21479.htm

  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of a revision of a currently approved information collection (1028-096).


    SUMMARY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on 8/31/2016.

    DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before November 2, 2015.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648- 7197 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference 'Information Collection 1028-0096, NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND WILDLIFE SCIENCE CENTER AND DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CLIMATE SCIENCE CENTERS (NCCWSC/CSC)' in all correspondence.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin O'Malley, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 516, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 703-648- 4086 (phone); or romalley@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-01/html/2015-21620.htm

  • EXXON VALDEZ Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee Meeting

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

    ACTION: Meeting notice.


    SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary is announcing a public meeting of the EXXON VALDEZ Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee.

    DATES: September 22, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.

    ADDRESSES: First floor conference room, Glenn Olds Hall, 4210 University Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Philip Johnson, Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, 1689 "C'' Street, Suite 119, Anchorage, Alaska, (907) 271-5011.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-03/html/2015-21907.htm

  • 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, Pub. L. 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: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., local time.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Room 3H42-A (MIC 3A), 300 E Street SW., Washington DC 20546.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Executive Secretary for the NAC Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education, Room 4H23, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, 202-358-0212, or beverly.e.girten@nasa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-31/html/2015-21398.htm

  • NASA Federal Advisory Committees; Public Nominations

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Annual Invitation for Public Nominations by U.S. Citizens for Service on NASA Federal Advisory Committees.


    SUMMARY: NASA announces its annual invitation for public nominations for service on NASA Federal advisory committees. U.S. citizens may submit self-nominations for consideration as potential members of NASA's Federal advisory committees. NASA's Federal advisory committees have member vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider self-nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on its Federal advisory committees based on their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, and current/past contributions to the relevant subject area.

    DATES: The deadline for NASA receipt of all public nominations is September 30, 2015.

    ADDRESSES: Self-nominations from interested U.S. citizens must be sent electronically to NASA in letter form, be signed, and must include the name of specific NASA Federal advisory committee of interest for NASA consideration. Self-nomination letters are limited to specifying interest in only one (1) NASA Federal advisory committee per year. The following additional information is required to be attached to each self- nomination letter (i.e., cover letter): (1) Professional resume (one- page maximum); (2) professional biography (one-page maximum). Please submit the self-nomination package as a single package containing cover letter and both required attachments to hq-nasanoms@mail.nasa.gov. All public self-nomination packages must be submitted electronically via email to NASA; paper-based documents sent through postal mail (hard- copies) will not be accepted. NOTE: Nomination letters that are noncompliant with inclusion of the three (3) mandatory documents listed above will not receive further consideration by NASA.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To view advisory committee charters and obtain further information on NASA's Federal advisory committees, please visit the NASA Advisory Committee Management Division Web site noted below. For any questions, please contact Ms. Marla King, Advisory Committee Specialist, Advisory Committee Management Division, Office of International and Interagency Relations, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-1148.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-02/html/2015-21640.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences; 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: Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences (#1110).

    Date and Time: September 28, 2015 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; September 29, 2015 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1235, Arlington, VA 22230.

    Please contact Maria Sutton at msutton@nsf.gov to obtain a visitor badge. All visitors to the NSF will be required to show photo ID to obtain a badge.

    Type of Meeting: OPEN.

    Contact Person: Charles Liarakos, Program Director, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 605, Arlington, VA 22230; Tel No. (703) 292-8400.

    Purpose of Meeting: The Advisory Committee for the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) provides advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning major program emphases, directions, and goals for the research-related activities of the divisions that make up BIO.

    Agenda: Agenda items will include BIO programs that contribute to biological research at the nexus of food, energy and water (INFEWS), NEON science, the Division of Environmental Biology COV Report, diversity in biology graduate education, and other matters relevant to the Directorate for Biological Sciences.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-03/html/2015-21927.htm

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