Agriculture

  • National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meetings.


    SUMMARY: The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule Committee (Committee) will meet in Portland, Oregon. Attendees may also participate via webinar and conference call. The Committee operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92- 463). Committee information can be found by visiting the following Web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/planningrule/committee.

    DATES: The meeting will be held in-person and via webinar/conference call on the following dates and times:

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST)

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST

    Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST

    All meetings are subject to cancellation. For updated status of meetings prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Courtyard Portland Downtown/ Convention Center, 435 NE Wasco St., Portland, Oregon. For anyone who would like to attend via webinar and/or conference call, please visit the Web site listed above or contact the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses, when provided, are placed in the record and available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the USDA Forest Service Washington Office--Yates Building. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Helwig, Committee Coordinator, by phone at 202-205-0892, or by email at jahelwig@fs.fed.us.

    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.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-16/html/2016-14265.htm

  • National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council) will meet via teleconference. The Council is authorized under section 9 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act, as amended by title XII, section 1219 of Public Law 101-624 (the Act) (16 U.S.C. 2105g) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. II). Additional information concerning the Council, can be found by visiting the Council's Web site at: http://www.fs.fed.us/ucf/nucfac.shtml.

    DATES: The teleconference will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or until Council business is completed.

    All meetings are subject to cancellation. For an updated status of the teleconference 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 Nancy Stremple at nstremple@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 received at the USDA Forest Service, Sidney Yates Building., Room 3SC-01C, 201 14th Street SW., Washington DC 20024. Please call ahead at 202-205-7829 to facilitate entry into the building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, by telephone at 202-205-7829, or by email at nstremple@fs.fed.us, or by cell phone at 202-309-9873, or via facsimile at 202-690-5792.

    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.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-13/html/2016-13843.htm

  • Plant Variety Protection Board; Open Meeting

    AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing a meeting of the Plant Variety Protection Board (Board). The meeting is being held to discuss a variety of topics including, but not limited to, work and outreach plans, subcommittee activities, and proposals for procedure changes. The meeting is open to the public. This notice sets forth the schedule and location for the meeting.

    DATES: Wednesday, July 27, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The Board meeting will be held at the United States Department of Agriculture, Room 3543, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Pratt, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), AMS, Science and Technology Programs, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720-1104; Fax: (202) 260-8976, or Email: maria.pratt@ams.usda.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-15/html/2016-14164.htm

  • Defense

  • Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Stakeholder Representative Members of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee

    AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Commander of the Northwestern Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is soliciting applications to fill vacant stakeholder representative member positions on the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC). Members are sought to fill vacancies on a committee to represent various categories of interests within the Missouri River basin. The MRRIC was formed to advise the Corps on a study of the Missouri River and its tributaries and to provide guidance to the Corps with respect to the Missouri River recovery and mitigation activities currently underway. The Corps established the MRRIC as required by the U.S. Congress through the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (WRDA), Section 5018.

    DATES: The agency must receive completed applications and endorsement letters no later than July 15, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: Mail completed applications and endorsement letters to Brigadier General Scott Spellmon, Commander; Northwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; P.O. Box 2870; Portland, Oregon 97208, or email completed applications to info@mrric.org. Please put "MRRIC'' in the subject line.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamie S. Danesi, 402-995-2972.

    New for 2016: The application process applies to both Primary and Alternate applicant. See Process to Fill MRRIC Vacancies document at www.MRRIC.org.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-17/html/2016-14338.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Particulate Matter Panel

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Particulate Matter (PM) Panel to discuss the CASAC draft review of EPA's Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft--April 2016).

    DATES: The teleconference will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    Location: The public teleconference will be held by telephone only.

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

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-15/html/2016-14176.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Cancer Institute; Amended Notice of Meeting

    Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Joint meeting of the National Cancer Advisory Board and NCI Board of Scientific Advisors, June 20, 2016, 04:30 p.m. to June 21, 2016, 05:30 p.m., National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 31 Center Drive, C Wing, 6th Floor, Conference Room 10, Bethesda, MD, 20892 which was published in the Federal Register on May 16, 2016, 81 FR 30316.

    This meeting is being amended to change the start time of the open session on June 21, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The meeting is partially closed to the public.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-16/html/2016-14193.htm

  • Interior

  • National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of annual meeting: audio conference.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 106-148, the NCGMP and NGGDPP Advisory Committee will hold an audio conference call on August 8, 2016, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The Advisory Committee, comprising representatives from Federal agencies, State agencies, academic institutions, and private companies, shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey on planning and implementation of the geologic mapping and data preservation programs.

    The Committee will hear updates on progress of the NCGMP toward fulfilling the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992, as well as updates on the NGGDPP toward fulfilling the purposes of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

    DATES: August 8, 2016, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For the phone number and access code, please contact Michael Marketti, U.S. Geological Survey, Mail Stop 908, National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192, (703) 648-6976.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-13/html/2016-13886.htm

  • Nomination Period for Northeastern State Government Members of the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (Committee) has a vacancy for a representative from state government in the region covered by the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

    DATES: Written nominations must be received by July 13, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: Send nominations to: Robin O'Malley, Policy and Partnership Coordinator, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 516, Reston, VA 20192, romalley@usgs.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin O'Malley, Policy and Partnership Coordinator, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 516, Reston, VA 20192, romalley@usgs.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-13/html/2016-13887.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Faster Administration of Science and Technology Education and Research (FASTER) Community of Practice (CoP)

    AGENCY: The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO), National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Notice of meetings.


    Contact: Mr. Fouad Ramia at ramia@nitrd.gov or (703) 292-4873. Reference the NITRD Web site at: http://www.nitrd.gov/.

    Date/Location: The FASTER CoP meetings will be held monthly (July 2016-June 2017) at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Please note that public seating for these meetings is limited and is available on a first-come, first- served basis. WebEx and/or Teleconference participation is available for each meeting. Please reference the FASTER CoP Web site for meeting dates and times.

    FASTER Web site: The agendas, minutes, and other meeting materials and information can be found on the FASTER Web site at: https://www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/index.php?title=FASTER.

    SUMMARY: The goal of the FASTER CoP is to enhance collaboration and accelerate agencies' adoption of advanced IT capabilities developed by Government-sponsored IT research. FASTER, seeks to accelerate deployment of promising research technologies; share protocol information, standards, and best practices; and coordinate and disseminate technology assessment and testbed results.

    Public Comments: The government seeks individual input; attendees/ participants may provide individual advice only. Members of the public are welcome to submit their comments to Faster-comments@nitrd.gov. Please note that under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available to the public via the FASTER CoP Web site.

    Submitted by the National Science Foundation in support of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO) on June 13, 2016.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-16/html/2016-14251.htm

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Request for Information on the Development of the 2017 National Plan for Civil Earth Observations; Correction

    ACTION: Notice of Request for Information (RFI); correction.


    SUMMARY: On June 2, 2016, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) published a document in the Federal Register (81 FR 35398) requesting information on development of the 2017 National Plan for Civil Earth Observations. That document contained one error in an OSTP email address, and in one of the listed phone numbers. OSTP is therefore reissuing this document with the corrected information.

    On behalf of the U.S. Group on Earth Observations (USGEO), a Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability (CENRS), OSTP requests input from all interested parties regarding recommendations for the development of the 2017 National Plan for Civil Earth Observations ("National Plan", or "Plan"). An electronic template with questions will be posted at https://www.usgeo.gov. Comments of up to approximately 2,000 characters per question are requested and must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), July 15, 2016 to be considered. The public input provided in response to this Notice will inform OSTP as it works with Federal agencies and other stakeholders to develop this Plan.

    DATES: Responses must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), July 15, 2016, to be considered.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods. The first method is preferred by OSTP.

    Downloadable form: To aid in information collection and analysis, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) encourages responses to be provided by filling out the downloadable form located at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/library/shareyourinput and emailing that form, as an attachment, to env_energy@ostp.eop.gov. Please include "National Plan for Civil Earth Observations" in the subject line of the message.

    Fax: (202) 456-6071. On the cover page, please state "National Plan for Civil Earth Observations, attn: Timothy Stryker".

    Mail: Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20504. Information submitted by postal mail should be postmarked by July 15, 2016.

    Instructions: Response to this RFI is voluntary. Respondents need not reply to all questions listed. Each individual or institution is requested to submit only one response. OSTP may post responses to this RFI without change, online. OSTP therefore requests that no business proprietary information, copyrighted information, or personally identifiable information be submitted in response to this RFI. Please note that the U.S. Government will not pay for response preparation, or for the use of any information contained in the response.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Stryker, Director, U.S. Group on Earth Observations Program, OSTP; 202-419-5487; tstryker@ostp.eop.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-15/html/2016-14186.htm

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