Commerce

  • Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

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

    ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.


    SUMMARY: Nominations are being sought for appointment to a new task force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) to support its advisory work for the Secretary of Commerce on living marine resource matters. The task force will focus on providing information and advice on the establishment of long-term goals for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will appoint the members in consultation with MAFAC and they will serve for a term of up to two (2) years. The terms would begin in December 2016.

    DATES: Nominations must be postmarked or have an email date stamp on or before September 6, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Katherine Cheney, NMFS West Coast Region, 1201 Northeast Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232 or to katherine.cheney@noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Cheney, (503) 231-6730; email: katherine.cheney@noaa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-22/html/2016-17398.htm

  • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee will hold a public meeting.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via Webinar, at (http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/eop072916/), with a telephone audio connection (provided when connecting). Information on how to connect via Webinar will be posted to www.mafmc.org. Public access to the Webinar will be provided at the Council office, 800 State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE.

    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331 or on their Web site, at www.mafmc.org.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526-5255.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-20/html/2016-17134.htm

  • Defense

  • Board on Coastal Engineering Research

    AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

    ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Board on Coastal Engineering Research. This meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The Board on Coastal Engineering Research will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on August 9, 2016, and reconvene from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2016. The Executive Session of the Board will convene from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on August 11, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: All sessions will be held at the Caribe Hilton San Cristobal Jr. Ballroom 1 San Geronimo Street, San Juan, PR 00907. All sessions, including the Executive Session are open to the public. For more information about the Board, please visit http://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/Media/Fact-Sheets/Fact-Sheet-Article-View/Article/740763/usace-coastal-engineering-research-board/

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: COL Bryan S. Green Designated Federal Officer (DFO), U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199, phone 601-634-2513, or Bryan.S.Green@usace.army.mil.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-19/html/2016-16918.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Good Neighbor Environmental Board; Notification of 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 Friday, August 26 from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. For further information regarding the teleconference and background materials, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at the number and email provided below.

    Background: The Good Neighbor Environmental Board is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463. By statute, the Board is required to submit an annual report to the President on environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S. border with Mexico.

    Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of this teleconference is to continue discussion on the Good Neighbor Environmental Board's Seventeenth Report to the President, which will focus on climate change resilience in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

    General Information: The agenda and teleconference materials, as well as general information about the Board, can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/faca/gneb. If you wish to make oral comments or submit written comments to the Board, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at least five days prior to the teleconference.

    Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at (202) 564-4330 or email at gantner.ann-marie@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner 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-2016-07-21/html/2016-17276.htm

  • Notification of a Public Teleconference of a Work Group Under the Auspices of the Chartered Science Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of a Work Group under the auspices of the Chartered Science Advisory Board to gather and review information on shipboard ballast water treatment system efficacy and related conclusions in the 2011 SAB report, Efficacy of Ballast Water Treatment Systems: A Report by the EPA Science Advisory Board.

    DATES: The public teleconference for the Work Group of the Chartered SAB will be conducted on Friday, August 12, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

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

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning the public teleconference may contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, 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) 564-4885 or at carpenter.thomas@epa.gov. General information about the SAB 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/sab.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-18/html/2016-16929.htm

  • Notification of a Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel to review EPA's Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources (November 2014).

    DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

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

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding the public teleconference may contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB Staff Office, by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-2073 or via email at stallworth.holly@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found at the EPA SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-21/html/2016-17278.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Advisory Committee; Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration, Renewal

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice; renewal of advisory committee.


    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the renewal of the Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration by the Commissioner of Food and Drugs (the Commissioner). The Commissioner has determined that it is in the public interest to renew the Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration for an additional 2 years beyond the charter expiration date. The new charter will be in effect until June 26, 2018.

    DATES: Authority for the Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration will expire on June 26, 2018, unless the Commissioner formally determines that renewal is in the public interest.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rakesh Raghuwanshi, Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, Bldg. 1, Rm. 3309, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-4769, rakesh.raghuwanshi@fda.hhs.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-21/html/2016-17182.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Committee on Strategy and Budget, 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: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 5:30--6:30 p.m. EDT.

    SUBJECT MATTER: (1) Committee Chair's Opening Remarks; (2) Discussion of Committee Interests & Goals; (3) Strategic Plan Overview and Process.

    STATUS: Open.

    LOCATION: This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. A public audio stream will be available. The link is: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=1225682&s=1&k=.

    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 or status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/notices.jsp. Point of contact for this meeting is: Kathy Jacquart, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-7000.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-20/html/2016-17273.htm

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