Agriculture

  • Request for Nominations of Members for the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board and Specialty Crop Committee

    AGENCY: Research, Education, and Economics, USDA.

    ACTION: Solicitation for membership.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the United States Department of Agriculture announces the solicitation for nominations to fill vacancies on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board and its subcommittees. There are 7 vacancies on the NAREE Advisory Board, 3 vacancies on the Specialty Crop Committee, 4 vacancies on the National Genetics Advisory Council, and 6 vacancies on the Citrus Disease Committee.

    DATES: All nomination materials should be mailed in a single, complete package and postmarked by July 29, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: The nominee's name, resume or CV, completed Form AD-755, and any letters of support must be submitted via one of the following methods:

    (1) Email to nareee@ars.usda.gov; or

    (2) By mail delivery service to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250, Attn: NAREEE Advisory Board, Room 332A, Whitten Building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Esch, Director, National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 332A, The Whitten Building, Washington, DC 20250-2255, telephone: 202-720-3684; fax: 202-720-6199; email: nareeeab@ars.usda.gov. Committee Web site: www.nareeeab.ree.usda.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-05/html/2016-15851.htm

  • Commerce

  • International Whaling Commission; 66th Meeting; Nominations

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

    ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.


    SUMMARY: This notice is a call for nominees for the U.S. Delegation to the October 2016 International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting. The non-federal representative(s) selected as a result of this nomination process is (are) responsible for providing input and recommendations to the U.S. IWC Commissioner representing the positions of non- governmental organizations.

    DATES: The IWC is holding its 66th meeting from October 20-28, 2016, at the Convention Center of the Grand Hotel Bernardin in Portoroz, Slovenia. All written nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC meeting must be received by August 26, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: All nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC meeting should be addressed to Mr. Ryan Wulff, Deputy U.S. Commissioner to the IWC, and sent to Jordan Carduner via email: jordan.carduner@noaa.gov; or via post: National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection Program, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 Room 10651, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Carduner at jordan.carduner@noaa.gov or 301-427-8401.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-08/html/2016-16178.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Teleconference and Public Comment

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notification of public teleconference.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see "Registration" under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to a limited number of telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre- registration is required.

    DATES: The NEJAC will host a public teleconference meeting on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The topics of discussion will include: (1) Water infrastructure financing in vulnerable and overburdened communities and (2) the implementation and outreach of EPA's Revised Agricultural Worker Protection Regulation. Public comment period relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, 2016 starting at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment period are highly encouraged to pre-register by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on Monday, July 18, 2016.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning the teleconference meeting should be directed to Karen L. Martin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-0203; via email at martin.karenl@epa.gov; or by fax at 202-564-1624. Additional information about the NEJAC is available at: www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-07/html/2016-16129.htm

  • Notification of a Partially Closed Meeting of the Science Advisory Board's 2016-2018 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a meeting of the SAB's 2016-2018 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee to discuss draft recommendations for the chartered SAB regarding the Agency's 2016 STAA recipients. A portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.

    DATES: The meeting dates are Monday, August 15, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), and Tuesday, August 16, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The public portion of the meeting will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20037.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain further information regarding the meeting of the 2016-2018 Staff Committee may contact Edward Hanlon, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone: (202) 564-2134 or email at hanlon.edward@epa.gov. The SAB Mailing address is EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information about the SAB as well as updates concerning the SAB meeting announced in this notice may be found on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-05/html/2016-15856.htm

  • Public Meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board and Science and Information Subcommittee

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (Board) and its Science and Information Subcommittee (SIS). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) covering FY15-19 and other relevant matters.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central Time, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. An opportunity will be provided to the public to comment.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Blue Harbor Resort, Salons E and F, 725 Blue Harbor Dr., Sheboygan, Wisconsin. For those unable to attend in person, this meeting will also be available telephonically. The teleconference number is 877-226-9607 and the teleconference code is 421 858 2837.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this meeting may contact Rita Cestaric, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by email at Cestaric.Rita@epa.gov. General information about the Board and the SIS can be found at http://glri.us/advisory/index.html.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-06/html/2016-16020.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.

    DATES: Monday, July 25, 2016, 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Local Time; Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 8:45 a.m.--5:15 p.m.; Local Time; and Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Local Time.

    ADDRESSES: Ohio Aerospace Institute, Industry Room B, 22800 Cedar Point Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44142.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ann Delo, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-0750, fax (202) 358-2779, or ann.b.delo@nasa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-08/html/2016-16186.htm

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Public Comment on an Annotated Outline for the Fourth National Climate Assessment

    ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.


    SUMMARY: With this notice, The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) seeks public comment on the proposed content and scope of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) as indicated by the draft outline presented here. A Request for Information in 2015 sought public input on the sustained National Climate Assessment (NCA) process more generally (80 FR 26105, https://federalregister.gov/a/2015-10352). The outline for NCA4 is informed by that previously received public input.

    General topics on which public comment is requested, in addition to the proposed outline, include: (1) Ways to make the assessment information accessible and useful to multiple audiences; (2) the specific types of detailed information at regional scales that would be most useful; (3) suggestions for how to best describe risks and impacts, as well as potential opportunities to reduce those risks and impacts on sectors of the economy as well as natural and social systems; (4) suggestions for new approaches to topics addressed in previous assessments; and (5) suggestions regarding overarching themes that NCA4 should consider addressing.

    A call for author nominations and technical inputs may soon be posted in one or more subsequent Federal Register Notices. A draft of NCA4 will also be released for public comment prior to its final release. Background information, additional details, and instructions for submitting comments can be found at www.globalchange.gov/ notices. For more information about the NCA and access to previous NCA reports and activities, please see http://assessment.globalchange.gov. Responses to the questions below can be entered via the Web site noted above.

    DATES: Comments will be accepted through July 29, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: Comments from the public will be accepted electronically via http://www.globalchange.gov/notices. Instructions for submitting comments are on the Web site. Submitters may enter text or upload files in response to this notice.

    Instructions: Response to this Request for Comment is voluntary. Respondents need not reply to all questions or topics; however, they should clearly indicate the question or topic to which they are responding. Responses may be used by the U.S. Government for program planning on a non-attribution basis. OSTP therefore requests that no business proprietary information or copyrighted information be submitted in response to this Request for Comment. 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: Emily Therese Cloyd, (202) 223-6262, ecloyd@usgcrp.gov, U.S. Global Change Research Program.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-05/html/2016-15807.htm

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