Agriculture

  • Forest Resource Coordinating Committee

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. II), and 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 http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/coop/frcc/.

    DATES: The teleconference will be held on October 14, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 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 via teleconference. For anyone who would like to attend the teleconference, please visit the Web site listed in the SUMMARY section or contact Andrea Bedell-Loucks at abloucks@fs.fed.us for further details. 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, Designated Federal Officer, Cooperative Forestry staff, 202-205-1190. 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.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-09/html/2015-22611.htm

  • Office of the Chief Economist; Public Comment Period for Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System Assessment Report

    AGENCY: Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    ACTION: Request for Public Comment on Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System Assessment Report.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has led the development of an interagency assessment report entitled "Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System.'' The report has been developed to support the National Climate Assessment of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and is called for under the President's Climate Action Plan. USDA is requesting input from the public. This request is being published in the Federal Register for a 30-day public comment period. Public comments will be considered during the preparation of the final report. The final report will be published on USDA's Web site when it becomes available. Comments from the public will be accepted electronically via http://www.globalchange.gov/notices. Comments may be submitted only online and via this address; instructions for doing this are on the Web site.

    DATES: Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 8, 2015 will be considered.

    ADDRESSES: Comments from the public will be accepted electronically via http://www.globalchange.gov/notices. Comments may be submitted only online and via this address; instructions for doing this are on the Web site.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Hohenstein, Director, USDA Climate Change Program Office, telephone: 202-720-9978, Email: whohenst@oce.usda.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-08/html/2015-22668.htm

  • Commerce

  • Ocean Exploration Advisory Board Meeting

    AGENCY: Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). OEAB members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) activities, in the areas of: The U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Project, current and future exploration priorities, NOAA's ocean exploration partnerships, the next National Forum on Ocean Exploration, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the OEAB Web site at http://oeab.noaa.gov.

    DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. EDT, and Friday, October 2, 2015 from 8:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m. EDT.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography Coastal Institute, Hazards Room 215, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882.

    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15- minute public comment period on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. EDT (please check the agenda on the Web site to confirm the time). The OEAB expects that public statements at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to three minutes. The Designated Federal Officer must receive written comments by September 23, 2015 to provide sufficient time for OEAB review. Written comments received after September 23, 2015 will be distributed to the OEAB but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

    Special Accomodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to David McKinnie, Designated Federal Officer, at (206) 526-6950 by September 16, 2015.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David McKinnie, Designated Federal Officer, Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115, (206) 526-6950.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-09/html/2015-22688.htm

  • Energy

  • Environmental Management Advisory Board Meeting

    AGENCY: Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The Key Bridge Marriott, 1404 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen G. Ellis, Designated Federal Officer, EMAB (EM-3.2), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Phone (202) 586-5810; fax (202) 586- 0293 or email: kristen.ellis@em.doe.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-08/html/2015-22534.htm

  • Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Meeting

    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: Friday, September 25, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Room 8E- 089, Washington, DC 20585.

    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-2015-09-10/html/2015-22809.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

    AGENCY: 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 a meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (the Advisory Council) is scheduled for September 29, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. The meeting will be open to the public; a public comment session will be held during the meeting. Pre-registration is required for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and who wish to participate in the public comment session. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting and/or send in their public comment via email should email CARB@hhs.gov. Registration information is available on the Web site http:// www.hhs.gov/ash/carb/ and must be completed by September 21, 2015; all in-person attendees must pre-register by this date. Additional information about registering for the meeting and providing public comment can be obtained at http://www.hhs.gov/ash/carb/.

    DATES: The meeting is scheduled to be held on September 29, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. Pre-registration for attending the meeting in person is required to be completed no later than September 21, 2015; public attendance at the meeting is limited to the available space.

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

    The meeting also can be accessed through a live webcast the day of the meeting. For more information, visit http://www.hhs.gov/ash/carb/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Gellin, Designated Federal Official, Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic- Resistant Bacteria, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Room 715H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (202) 260-6638; email: CARB@hhs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-11/html/2015-22920.htm

  • Nominations to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to be considered for appointment as members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). The PACHA is a federal advisory committee within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Management support for the activities of this Council is the responsibility of the OASH. The qualified individuals will be nominated to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for consideration for appointment as members of the PACHA. Members of the Council, including the Chair, are appointed by the Secretary. Members are invited to serve on the Council for up to four-year terms. The Council was established to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention and care of HIV disease and AIDS. The functions of the Council are solely advisory in nature.

    DATES: All nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on October 9, 2015 at the address listed below.

    ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed or delivered to Ms. B. Kaye Hayes, Executive Director, PACHA, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 443-H, Washington, DC 20201.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Caroline Talev, Public Health Analyst, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 443-H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 205-1178. More detailed information about PACHA can be obtained by accessing the Council's page at the AIDS.gov Web site at www.aids.gov/pacha.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-09/html/2015-22610.htm

  • Homeland Security

  • Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee Meeting

    AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, DHS.

    ACTION: Committee management; Notice of Federal advisory committee meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) will meet on September 29, 2015, in Washington, DC. The meeting will be a virtual (Webinar)--open session.

    DATES: The HSSTAC will meet virtually Tuesday, September 29, 2015 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

    Please note the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business.

    ADDRESSES: Virtual Meeting, https://share.dhs.gov/hsstac2015. Dial: 800-857-9791, PIN: 5344344.

    For information on services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Bishop Garrison as soon as possible. To pre-register for the virtual meeting please send an email to: HSSTAC@HQ.DHS.GOV. The email should include the name(s), title, organization/affiliation, email address, and telephone number of those interested in attending.

    To facilitate public participation, we invite public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the Supplementary Information below. Written comments must be received by September 15, 2015, in the HSSTAC@HQ.DHS.GOV mailbox and include the subject line "Comments for HSSTAC Meeting''. The email must include the name(s), title, organization/affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number, of the person(s) making the comment. If submitting in writing, please include the docket number (DHS-2015-0027) and submit via one of the following methods before September 15, 2015:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    Email: HSSTAC@HQ.DHS.GOV. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message.

    Fax: 202-254-6176.

    Mail: Bishop Garrison, HSSTAC Executive Director, S&T IAO STOP 0205, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Washington, DC 20528-0205.

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words "Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the HSSTAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

    A period is allotted for public comment on September 29, 2015 after the completion of the Webinar. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. To register as a speaker, contact the person listed below.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bishop Garrison, HSSTAC Executive Director, S&T IAO STOP 0205, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Washington, DC 20528-0205, 202-254-5617 (O), 202-254-6176 (F), Bishop.Garrison@hq.dhs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-10/html/2015-22838.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources; 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 Education and Human Resources (#1119).

    DATE/TIME: September 29, 2015; 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern.

    PLACE: NSF, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.

    This will be a virtual meeting. All participants may join the conference call and webinar by clicking this link: https://nsf.webex.com/nsf/j.php?MTID=m864fc994f1187144465d519bf2281ab5.

    Please follow the teleconference instructions to connect to the audio using a telephone. If you have trouble with the video portion of the meeting please contact dial 703-292-4357. Press 1 for videoconference support.

    Those who wish to listen only please dial: 800-857-3133, Password: EHR AC.

    If you have trouble with the audio portion of the meeting please contact customer service: 800-857-8777 (Audio only).

    Meeting materials and minutes will also be available on the EHR Advisory Committee Web site at: http://www.nsf.gov/ehr/advisory.jsp.

    TYPE OF MEETING: OPEN.

    CONTACT PERSON: Michael Sullivan, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230; (703) 292-8600; ehr_ac@nsf.gov.

    PURPOSE OF MEETING: To review, deliberate, and provide recommendations and the report of the Subcommittee on Advancing Historically Black Colleges and Universities of the Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources to the NSF (EHR AC).

    AGENDA:

    • Introduction by Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources and Francisco Rodriguez, Chair, Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee
    • Review of Findings by Lee Todd, EHR AC Subcommittee Liaison and Tuajuanda Jordan, Subcommittee Co-Chair
    • Deliberation by Advisory Committee members
    • Comments from the public
    • Determine disposition of Report

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-11/html/2015-22887.htm

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