Commerce

  • Coral Reef Conservation Program

    AGENCY: Coral Reef Conservation Program, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting, notice of public comment.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a public meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF). The meeting will be held in Washington, DC, at the U.S. Department of Interior South Building, 1925 Constitution Avenue NW. The meeting provides a forum for coordinated planning and action among federal agencies, state and territorial governments, and nongovernmental partners. The meeting will be held Thursday, February 18, 2016. Additional workshops will be on Tuesday February 16; Wednesday, February 17; and Friday, February 19. Registration is requested for all events associated with the meeting.

    This meeting has time allotted for public comment. All public comments must be submitted in written format. A written summary of the meeting will be posted on the USCRTF Web site within two months of occurrence. For information about the meeting, registering and submitting public comments, go to http://www.coralreef.gov.

    Commenters may address the meeting, the role of the USCRTF, or general coral reef conservation issues. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comment, including personal identifying information may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Established by Presidential Executive Order 13089 in 1998, the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force mission is to lead, coordinate and strengthen U.S. government actions to better preserve and protect coral reef ecosystems. Co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and Interior, Task Force members include leaders of 12 federal agencies, seven U.S. states and territories and three freely associated states.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Koss, NOAA USCRTF Steering Committee Point of Contact, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, 1305 East-West Highway, N/OCRM, Silver Spring, MD 20910 at 301-533-0777 or Cheryl Fossani, USCRTF Executive Secretary, U.S. Department of Interior, MS-3530-MIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240 at (202) 208-5004 or visit the USCRTF Web site at http://www.coralreef.gov

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-13/html/2016-00017.htm

  • Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act Great Lakes Webinars; Correction

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

    ACTION: Notice; correction.


    SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a document in the Federal Register of January 7, 2016, entitled Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act. The information concerning the webinar dates and WebEx information have been updated.

    DATES: Date, Time, and Webex Information: The updated information for the webinars are as follows:

    Meeting dates:

    HAB and Hypoxia Experts, and Interested Parties--February 9, 2016, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EST

    Interested Parties--February 10, 2016, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST

    Interested Parties (as needed)--February 11, 2016, 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. EST

    The webinars will be available at the following addresses:

    HAB and Hypoxia Experts, and Interested Parties (February 9, 2016)--Go to https://fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID=mbab594f49aa3fd9079e28d7fb0aac9ef.

    Password: Habsnhypoxia.

    To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: https://fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID=ma18e7fb8caad3a87838d169114ea5e9b.

    To join the teleconference only:

    Provide your number when you join the meeting to receive a call back.

    Alternatively, you can call one of the following numbers:

    Local: 1-301-796-7777. Toll free: 1-855-828-1770.

    Follow the instructions that you hear on the phone.

    Your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meeting ID: 741 106 359.

    Interested Parties (February 10, 2016)--Go to https://fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID=m1cab022ca28021cff02e6a4830ed26fd.

    Password: Habsnhypoxia.

    To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: https://fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID=m492a55451b0adb8dc2ed1eb7d87137c5.

    To join the teleconference only:

    Provide your number when you join the meeting to receive a call back.

    Alternatively, you can call one of the following numbers:

    Local: 1-301-796-7777. Toll free: 1-855-828-1770.

    Follow the instructions that you hear on the phone.

    Your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meeting ID: 746 444 650.

    Interested Parties (as needed; February 11, 2016)--Go to https://fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID=mdee05bbec212d7f605f04b5aa5da5b84.

    Password: Habsnhypoxia.

    To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: https://fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID=m319dd1c92e72ada8d0783bcb8562c88d.

    To join the teleconference only:

    Provide your number when you join the meeting to receive a call back.

    Alternatively, you can call one of the following numbers:

    Local: 1-301-796-7777. Toll free: 1-855-828-1770.

    Follow the instructions that you hear on the phone.

    Your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meeting ID: 743 466 568.

    Public Participation: The webinars will be town hall-style discussions open to the public. Persons wishing to attend the meeting online via the webinar must register in advance no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the evening before each webinar, by sending an email to Caitlin.Gould@noaa.gov. The number of webinar connections available for the meetings is limited to 500 participants and will therefore be available on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended that interested participants call in approximately 10 minutes prior to the beginning of each webinar, to ensure that their computer systems accommodate WebEx. The agenda for the webinars will include time for town hall-style discussion or comments about the agencies' efforts in implementing HABHRCA, including concerns and needs related to HABs and hypoxia in the Great Lakes.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Gould (Caitlin.gould@noaa.gov, 240-533-0290) or Stacey DeGrasse (Stacey.Degrasse@fda.hhs.gov, 240-402- 1470).

    Other Information: Paperwork Reduction Act: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, unless that collection displays a currently valid OMB Control Number.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-12/html/2016-00390.htm

  • 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 February 1, 2016, 3-4:30 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) 427-8034; email: heidi.lovett@noaa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-14/html/2016-00590.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: Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PT.

    ADDRESSES: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), 5885 Hollis Street, 4th Floor, Emeryville, CA 94608.

    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.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-15/html/2016-00854.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Meeting Dates and Agenda

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of teleconference and face-to-face meetings.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB), as previously announced, holds teleconference meetings the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. ET and two face-to-face meetings each calendar year. For 2016, teleconference only meetings will be February 17, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 21 to discuss the ideas and views presented at the previous ELAB meetings, as well as new business. Items to be discussed by ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Issues in continuing the expansion of national environmental accreditation; (2) ELAB's support to the Agency's on issues relating to measurement and monitoring for all programs; and (3) follow-up on some of ELAB's past recommendations and issues. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting their two face-to-face meetings with teleconference line also available on January 25, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 1:30 p.m. (CT) and on August 8, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Orange County, CA at 1:00 p.m. (PT).

    Written comments on laboratory accreditation issues and/or environmental monitoring or measurement issues are encouraged and should be sent to Ms. Lara P. Phelps, Designated Federal Officer, US EPA (E243-05), 109 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 or emailed to phelps.lara@epa.gov. Members of the public are invited to listen to the teleconference calls, and time permitting, will be allowed to comment on issues discussed during this and previous ELAB meetings. Those persons interested in attending should call Lara P. Phelps at (919) 541-5544 to obtain teleconference information. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Lara P. Phelps at the number above. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Lara P. Phelps, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-12/html/2016-00416.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: National Vaccine Program Office, 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 the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) will hold a meeting February 2-3, 2016. The meeting is open to the public. However, pre- registration is required for both public attendance and public comment. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting and/or participate in the public comment session should register at http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/upcomingmeetings/. Participants may also register by emailing nvpo@hhs.gov or by calling 202-690-5566 and providing their name, organization, and email address.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on February 2-3, 2016. The meeting times and agenda will be posted on the NVAC Web site at http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/upcomingmeetings/ as soon as they become available.

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

    The meeting can also be accessed through a live webcast the day of the meeting. For more information, visit http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/upcomingmeetings/index.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Vaccine Program Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Room 715-H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (202) 690-5566; email: nvpo@hhs.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-11/html/2016-319.htm

  • Next Generation Sequencing-Based Oncology Panels; Public Workshop; Request for Comments

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice of public workshop; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop entitled "Next Generation Sequencing-Based Oncology Panels." The purpose of this workshop is to obtain feedback on analytical and clinical validation approaches for next generation sequencing (NGS)- based oncology panels. Comments and suggestions generated through this workshop will help guide the development of appropriate regulatory standards for evaluation of NGS-based oncology panels in cancer patient management.

    DATES: The public workshop will be held on February 25, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Submit either electronic or written comments on the public workshop by March 28, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: The public workshop will be held at FDA's White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31, Rm. 1503 B and C (the Great Room), Silver Spring, MD 20993. Entrance for the public workshop participants (non-FDA employees) is through Building 1 where routine security check procedures will be performed. For parking and security information, please refer to http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/BuildingsandFacilities/WhiteOakCampusInformation/ucm241740.htm.

    You may submit comments as follows:

    Electronic Submissions

    Submit electronic comments in the following way:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to http://www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comment does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone else's Social Security number, or confidential business information, such as a manufacturing process. Please note that if you include your name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your comments, that information will be posted on http://www.regulations.gov.

    If you want to submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, submit the comment as a written/paper submission and in the manner detailed (see "Written/Paper Submissions" and "Instructions").

    Written/Paper Submissions

    Submit written/paper submissions as follows:

    Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for written/paper submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

    For written/paper comments submitted to the Division of Dockets Management, FDA will post your comment, as well as any attachments, except for information submitted, marked and identified, as confidential, if submitted as detailed in "Instructions."

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket No. FDA-2015-N-4990 for "Next Generation Sequencing-Based Oncology Panels." Received comments will be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as "Confidential Submissions," publicly viewable at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Confidential Submissions--To submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly available, submit your comments only as a written/paper submission. You should submit two copies total. One copy will include the information you claim to be confidential with a heading or cover note that states "THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION." The Agency will review this copy, including the claimed confidential information, in its consideration of comments. The second copy, which will have the claimed confidential information redacted/blacked out, will be available for public viewing and posted on http://www.regulations.gov. Submit both copies to the Division of Dockets Management. If you do not wish your name and contact information to be made publicly available, you can provide this information on the cover sheet and not in the body of your comments and you must identify this information as "confidential." Any information marked as "confidential" will not be disclosed except in accordance with 21 CFR 10.20 and other applicable disclosure law. For more information about FDA's posting of comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or access the information at: http://www.fda.gov/regulatoryinformation/dockets/default.htm.

    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or the electronic and written/paper comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in the heading of this document, into the "Search" box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Dickey, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, Bldg. 66, Rm. 5648, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-5028, Jennifer.Dickey@fda.hhs.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-12/html/2016-00328.htm

  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments

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

    ACTION: Notice of extension of a currently approved information collection, (1028-0103).


    SUMMARY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2016.

    DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, OMB must receive them on or before February 10, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: Please submit written comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, via email: OIRASUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov; or by fax (202) 395-5806; and identify your submission with 'OMB Control Number 1028-0103 USA National Phenology Network--The Nature's Notebook Plant and Animal Observing Program'. Please also forward a copy of your comments and suggestions 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) 648-7195 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference 'OMB Information Collection 1028-0103: USA National Phenology Network--The Nature's Notebook Plant and Animal Observing Program' in all correspondence.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jake Weltzin, U.S. Geological Survey, 325 BioSciences East, 1311 East 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 (mail); (520) 626-3821 (phone); or jweltzin@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-11/html/2016-266.htm

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