Commerce

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB); Public Meeting

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

    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, NOAA's response to the OEAB letter to NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan on October 2, 2015, U.S. ocean exploration-related activities in the Arctic, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the OEAB Web site at http://oeab.noaa.gov.

    Time and Dates: The announced meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.--5:45 p.m. EST, and Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.--1:30 p.m. EST.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at SRI International, 450 8th Avenue SE., St. Petersburg, FL 33071

    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15- minute public comment period on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EST (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 January 6, 2016 to provide sufficient time for OEAB review. Written comments received after January 6, 2016 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 (see below) by January 6, 2016.

    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.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA established the OEAB under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and legislation that gives the agency statutory authority to operate an ocean exploration program and to coordinate a national program of ocean exploration. The OEAB advises NOAA leadership on strategic planning, exploration priorities, competitive ocean exploration grant programs and other matters as the NOAA Administrator requests.

    OEAB members represent government agencies, the private sector, academic institutions, and not-for-profit institutions involved in all facets of ocean exploration--from advanced technology to citizen exploration.

    In addition to advising NOAA leadership, NOAA expects the OEAB to help to define and develop a national program of ocean exploration--a network of stakeholders and partnerships advancing national priorities for ocean exploration.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-23/html/2015-32280.htm

  • Energy

  • President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

    AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of Partially-Closed Meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a partially-closed meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: January 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC in the Lecture Room.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is available on the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. A live video webcast and an archive of the webcast after the event are expected to be available at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. The archived video will be available within one week of the meeting. Questions about the meeting should be directed to Ms. Jennifer Michael at jmichael@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 395-2121. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-24/html/2015-32441.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notification of a Public Meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Sulfur Oxides Panel and a Public Teleconference of the Chartered CASAC and the CASAC Sulfur Oxides Panel

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Sulfur Oxides Panel and a public teleconference of the Chartered CASAC and CASAC Sulfur Oxides Panel to review of EPA's Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for Sulfur Oxides-- Health Criteria (External Review Draft--November 2015).

    DATES: The face-to-face meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, and Thursday, January 28, 2016. The teleconference will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    Location: The face-to-face meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Brownstone-University, 1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. The public teleconference will be held by telephone only. Call-in information will be available on the respective CASAC meeting Web pages or by contacting the Designated Federal Officer (DFO).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning the public meeting or teleconference may contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, 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) 564-2050 or at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. General information about the CASAC, as well as any updates concerning the meetings announced in this notice, may be found on the CASAC Web page at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-21/html/2015-31996.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the meeting of the Council of Councils.

    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 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: Council of Councils.

    Open: January 29, 2016.

    Time: 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Call to Order and Introductions; Announcements; NIH Update; Creation of Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office in DPCPSI; Precision Medicine Initiative--Council's Role in Overseeing the Cohort Advisory Panel; ORIP Strategic Plan Presentation and Discussion.

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

    Closed: January 29, 2016.

    Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

    Agenda: Review of grant applications.

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

    Open: January 29, 2016.

    Time: 1:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Common Fund Concepts (Parts 1 and 2) and Closing Remarks.

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

    Contact Person: Franziska Grieder, DVM, Ph.D., Executive Secretary, Director, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Director, NIH, 6701 Democracy Boulevard, Room 948, Bethesda, MD 20892, GriederF@mail.nih.gov, 301-435-0744.

    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 Council of Council's home page at http://dpcpsi.nih.gov/council/ where an agenda will be posted before the meeting date.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-24/html/2015-32396.htm

  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments

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

    ACTION: Notice of a new information collection, Are literature searches finding your publications?


    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 February 19, 2016.

    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-NEW, Are literature searches finding your publications?" in all correspondence.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abigail Lynch, Research Fish Biologist, at (703) 648-4097 or ajlynch@usgs.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-21/html/2015-31983.htm

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments

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

    ACTION: Notice of a new information collection, Climate Change Effects on Wildlife Virtual Library


    SUMMARY: We, 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 February 19, 2016.

    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-NEW, [Climate Change Effects on Wildlife Virtual Library]" in all correspondence.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abigail Lynch, Research Fish Biologist, at (703) 648-4097 or ajlynch@usgs.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-21/html/2015-31984.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering; 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 International Science and Engineering (#25104).

    Date & Time: January 21, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; January 22, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Stafford II, Suite 1155, Arlington, Virginia 22230.

    To facilitate entry into the building, contact Diane Drew (ddrew@nsf.gov). Your request should be received on or prior to January 19, 2016.

    Type of Meeting: OPEN.

    Contact Person: Rebecca Keiser, Head, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Stafford II, Suite 1155, Arlington, Virginia 22230; 703-292- 7727.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations concerning support for research, education and related activities involving the U.S. science and engineering community working in a global context as well as strategic efforts to promote a more effective NSF role in international science and engineering.

    Agenda

    Thursday, January 21, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Minutes from March 2015 meeting

    Overview of International Science and Engineering (OISE)

    FACA Briefing

    Realignment and Hiring Update

    Strategic Framework and Strategic Directions for International Science and Engineering

    Evaluation of NSF's PIRE Program

    Meeting with France C[oacute]rdova, NSF Director, & Richard Buckius, Chief Operating Officer

    Subcommittee Planning

    Friday, January 22, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Subcommittee Planning (continued)

    Overseas Offices Discussion

    Roundtable with NSF Assistant Directors

    Update from Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering

    Closing Remarks and Wrap Up

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-23/html/2015-32314.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Science and Engineering Indicators Committee, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. EST.

    SUBJECT MATTER: (1) Chairman's opening remarks; (2) Approval of minutes of November 18, 2015; (3) Discussion of Higher Education Companion Brief; and (4) Committee Chair's Closing Remarks.

    STATUS: Open.

    LOCATION: This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Foundation, 4201Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. A public listening line will be available. Members of the public must contact the Board Office send an email message to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference for the public listening number.

    UPDATES AND POINT OF CONTACT: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information. Meeting information and updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/. Point of contact for this meeting is: Elise Lipkowitz (elipkowitz@nsf.gov), 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-22/html/2015-32287.htm

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