Commerce

  • Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

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

    ACTION: Notice of open public meetings.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the agenda below.

    DATES: The meeting is scheduled for November 9, 2015, 4-5:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

    ADDRESSES: Conference call. Public access is available at 1315 East- West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to attend may contact Heidi Lovett, (301) 427-8004; email: heidi.lovett@noaa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-28/html/2015-27430.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Board of Scientific Counselors Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Subcommittee; Notification of Public Teleconference Meeting and Public Comment

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notification of public teleconference meeting and public comment.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a public teleconference meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Subcommittee.

    DATES: The teleconference meeting will be held on Friday, November 13, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The teleconference may adjourn early if all business is finished or may adjourn late if additional time is needed. Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda, attending the teleconference, or making a presentation during the teleconference may contact Cindy Roberts, Designated Federal Officer, via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. Requests will be accepted up to one business day before the meeting.

    ADDRESSES: Participation in the meeting will be by teleconference only; meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the call from Cindy Roberts via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning the teleconference meeting should be directed to Cindy Roberts, Designated Federal Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., (MC 8104 R), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-1999; or via email at roberts.cindy@epa.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-28/html/2015-27468.htm

  • Good Neighbor Environmental Board; Public Advisory Committee Teleconference

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of public advisory committee teleconference.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (Board) will hold a public teleconference on November 30, 2015. For further information regarding the teleconference and background materials, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at the number and email provided below.

    DATES: The Board will hold a public teleconference on November 30, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-30/html/2015-27786.htm

  • Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur to peer review EPA's Integrated Review Plan (IRP) for the Secondary (welfare-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur.

    DATES: The CASAC Secondary NAAQS Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur will hold a teleconference on Tuesday December 1, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

    Location: The public teleconference will take place by telephone only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr. Sue Shallal, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-2057 or at shallal.suhair@epa.gov. General information about the CASAC, as well as any updates concerning the teleconference announced in this notice, may be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-26/html/2015-27160.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (BSC, NCEH/ ATSDR)

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee:

    Times and Dates:

    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., EST, December 1, 2015.

    8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., EST, December 2, 2015.

    Place: CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Georgia 30341.

    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 60 people.

    Purpose: The Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and by delegation, the Director, CDC and Administrator, NCEH/ ATSDR, are authorized under Section 301 (42 U.S.C. 241) and Section 311 (42 U.S.C. 243) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, to: (1) Conduct, encourage, cooperate with, and assist other appropriate public authorities, scientific institutions, and scientists in the conduct of research, investigations, experiments, demonstrations, and studies relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of physical and mental diseases and other impairments; (2) assist states and their political subdivisions in the prevention of infectious diseases and other preventable conditions and in the promotion of health and wellbeing; and (3) train state and local personnel in health work. The BSC, NCEH/ATSDR provides advice and guidance to the Secretary, HHS; the Director, CDC and Administrator, ATSDR; and the Director, NCEH/ ATSDR, regarding program goals, objectives, strategies, and priorities in fulfillment of the agency's mission to protect and promote people's health. The board provides advice and guidance that will assist NCEH/ATSDR in ensuring scientific quality, timeliness, utility, and dissemination of results. The board also provides guidance to help NCEH/ATSDR work more efficiently and effectively with its various constituents and to fulfill its mission in protecting America's health.

    Matters for Discussion: The agenda items for the BSC Meeting will include NCEH/ATSDR Office of the Director Updates; NCEH/ATSDR Program Responses to BSC Guidance and Action Items; Update on the NCEH/ATSDR Strategic Plan; Approach to Addressing Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) at Hazardous Waste Sites; The Role of Environmental Health Services in Legionnaires Disease; Parking Prices and Active Commuting: an Ecological Analysis of U.S. Cities and updates from the National Institute for Environmental Health Services, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

    Supplemental Information: The public comment period is scheduled Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 4:15 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

    Contact Person for More Information: Sandra Malcom, Committee Management Specialist, NCEH/ATSDR, 4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop F- 45, Chamblee, Georgia 30345; Telephone 770/488-0575 or 770/488-0577, Fax: 770/488-3377; Email: smalcom@cdc.gov. The deadline for notification of attendance is November 24, 2015. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-29/html/2015-27562.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 section 552b(c)(6), title 5 U.S.C., as amended, for the review, discussion, and evaluation of individual intramural programs and projects conducted by the National Cancer Institute, including consideration of personnel qualifications and performance, and the competence of individual investigators, 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: November 30, 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, Maryland 20814.

    Contact Person: Dr. Edward Trimble, 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 Board of Scientific Advisors.

    Open: December 1, 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.

    Closed: December 1, 2015, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Agenda: Review of intramural program site visit outcomes and the discussion of confidential personnel issues.

    Open: December 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Joint meeting of the National Cancer Advisory Board and NCI Board of Scientific Advisors; and presentations.

    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, 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-2015-10-27/html/2015-27323.htm

  • Homeland Security

  • Committee Name: Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC)

    AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, DHS

    ACTION: Notice; correction.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) published a document in the Federal Register of October 19, 2015, concerning the announcement of a meeting in Washington, DC on November 2-3, 2015. The document contained an incorrect date for the deadline for written public comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bishop Garrison, HSSTAC@HQ.DHS.GOV.

    Correction

    In the Federal Register of October 19, 2015, in FR Doc. 2015-26494, on page 63242, in the third column, second paragraph, second sentence, correct the deadline for "written comments'' caption to read:

    Written comments must be received by October 29, 2015.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-27/html/2015-27300.htm

  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments

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

    ACTION: Notice of a new information collection: Assessment of Effects of Climate on Waterfowl.


    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.

    DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before December 29, 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--Assessment of Effects of Climate on Waterfowl' in all correspondence.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brad Griffith, Leader, USGS, Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at (907) 474-5067 or ffdbg@usgs.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-30/html/2015-27730.htm

  • Announcement of Meetings: North American Wetlands Conservation Council; Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Advisory Group

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meetings.


    SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) will meet to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission). This meeting is open to the public. The Advisory Group for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) grants program (Advisory Group) also will meet. This meeting is also open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.

    DATES:

    Council: Meeting is December 2, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Council will consider Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. Standard grant proposals. If you are interested in presenting information at this public meeting, contact the Council Coordinator no later than November 25, 2015.

    Advisory Group: Meeting is December 1, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Advisory Group will discuss the strategic direction and management of the NMBCA program. If you are interested in presenting information at this public meeting, contact the Council Coordinator no later than November 25, 2015.

    ADDRESSES: The Council and Advisory Group meetings will take place at Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29403.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Mott, Council Coordinator, by phone at 703-358-1784; by email at dbhc@fws.gov; or by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike MS: MB, Falls Church, Virginia 22041.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-30/html/2015-27699.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: Dec. 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Dec. 3. 2015, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 4121 Wilson Boulevard, Room 555, Arlington, VA 22230.

    Operated assisted teleconference is available for this meeting. Call 888-658-9757 with password EHR and you will be connected to the audio portion of the meeting.

    To attend the meeting in person, all visitors must contact the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (ehr_ac@nsf.gov) at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference to arrange for a visitor's badge. All visitors must report to the NSF visitor desk located in the lobby at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance at 4201 Wilson Blvd. on the day of the teleconference to receive a visitor's badge.

    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, Teleconference.

    Contact Person: Keaven M. Stevenson, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 805, Arlington, VA 22230, (703) 292-8600; kstevens@nsf.gov.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice with respect to the Foundation's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and human resources programming.

    Agenda:

    Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Remarks by the Committee Chair and NSF Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources (EHR)

    Revisiting the EHR Advisory Committee Re-envisioning Document and Recommendations

    Discussion of EHR AC Subcommittee Report on HBCUs

    Discussion: Research-to-Practice Interface--Open Education and I-Corps L

    Discussion with France Cordova, NSF Director Synthesis of the Day

    Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Discussion; Research-to-Practice Interface--INCLUDES New Business Adjournment

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-29/html/2015-27600.htm

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