Agriculture

  • National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: We are giving notice of a meeting of the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on August 2, 3, and 4, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. On August 2, 2016, the Committee will participate in an off-site activity to observe local Wildlife Services field projects. The Committee's business meeting will take place August 3 and 4, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Express located at 2102 South C Street, Tacoma, WA 98402.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carrie Joyce, Designated Federal Officer, Wildlife Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 87, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3999.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-26/html/2016-17627.htm

  • 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 NAREEE 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-2016-07-29/html/2016-17971.htm

  • Commerce

  • International Whaling Commission; 66th Meeting; Announcement of Public Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces the date, time, and location of the public meeting to be held prior to the 66th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting.

    DATES: The public meeting will be held October 3, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.

    ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in the NOAA Science Center Room, 1301 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Carduner at jordan.carduner@noaa.gov or 301-427-8483.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-25/html/2016-17452.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Board of Scientific Counselors Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Subcommittee; Notification of Public Meeting and Public Comment

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notification of public meeting and public comment.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Subcommittee (SSWR) will host a public meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati, Ohio, convening on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Thursday, August 25, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The focus of the meeting will be on discussing the Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Strategic Research Action Plan's water systems research. There will be a public comment period from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Eastern Time on August 25, 2016.

    For information on registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Pre-registration is required. The deadline to sign up to speak during the public comment period closes August 19, 2016. The deadline to submit written public comment is August 22, 2016.

    DATES: The BOSC SSWR meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Thursday, August 25, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All times noted are Eastern Time and are approximate.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning the meeting should be directed to Tom Tracy, Designated Federal Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., (MC 8104 R), Washington, DC 20460, by telephone at 202-564- 6518; fax at 202-565-2911; or via email at tracy.tom@epa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-27/html/2016-17788.htm

  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: There will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review a set of scientific issues being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding EPA's evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate, a non-selective, phosphonomethyl amino acid herbicide registered to control weeds in various agricultural and non-agricultural settings.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on October 18-21, 2016, from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Comments. The Agency encourages written comments be submitted on or before October 4, 2016, to provide adequate time for the FIFRA SAP to review and consider the comments. The Agency encourages requests for oral comments be submitted on or before October 11, 2016. However, written comments and requests to make oral comments may be submitted until the date of the meeting, but anyone submitting written comments after October 4, 2016, should contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For additional instructions, see Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    Nominations. Nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP for this meeting should be provided on or before August 25, 2016.

    Webcast. This meeting may be webcast. Please refer to the FIFRA SAP Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sap for information on how to access the meeting webcast. Please note that the webcast is a supplementary public process provided only for convenience. If difficulties arise resulting in webcasting outages, the meeting will continue as planned.

    Special accommodations. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    ADDRESSES: Meeting: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202.

    Comments. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0385, by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

    Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.

    Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.

    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

    Nominations, requests to present oral comments, and requests for special accommodations. Submit nominations to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP, requests for special accommodations, or requests to present oral comments to the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Knott, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-0103; email address: knott.steven@epa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-26/html/2016-17707.htm

  • Request for Scientific Views: Draft Aquatic Life Ambient Estuarine/Marine Water Quality Criteria for Copper--2016

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of availability.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of EPA's Draft Aquatic Life Ambient Estuarine/Marine Water Quality Criteria for Copper--2016 for public comment. EPA's Clean Water Act section 304(a)(1) draft recommended water quality criteria incorporate a recently-developed saltwater biotic ligand model (BLM) and the latest scientific information for estuarine/marine aquatic organisms. The updated recommended criteria will be particularly beneficial in the adoption of water quality standards for the protection of aquatic life in and around coastal harbors and marinas, where antifouling paints and coatings on vessels and marine structures represent one of the most commonly identified sources of copper to the estuarine/marine environment.

    Following closure of this 60-day public comment period, EPA will consider the comments, revise the document, as appropriate, and then publish a final document that will provide recommendations for states and authorized tribes to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

    DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 27, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW- 2016-0332, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Elias, Health and Ecological Criteria Division, Office of Water, (Mail Code 4304T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (202) 566-0120; email: elias.mike@epa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-29/html/2016-18014.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: September 9, 2016.

    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

    Agenda: Call to Order and Introductions; Announcements and Updates; MSKCC Center for Precision Disease Modeling; Concept Clearance; Human Tissue and Organ Repository; NIH Update; Discussion; Concept Clearance.

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

    Closed: September 9, 2016.

    Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 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: September 9, 2016.

    Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.

    Agenda: Council Operation Procedures; Concept Clearance; Limited Competition for Veterinary K01 Grantees to Apply for R03 Grants; Common Fund Planning Updates; PMI Cohort Program Update; Report from the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Working Group; Retiring Council Member Perspectives; 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, D.V.M., 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-2016-07-29/html/2016-18002.htm

  • Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Advisory Committee to the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACD, CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the ACD, CDC. ACD, CDC consists of 15 experts in fields related to health policy, public health, global health, preparedness, preventive medicine, the faith-based and community-based sector, and allied fields, who are selected by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The committee advises the HHS Secretary and the CDC Director concerning policy and broad strategies that will enable CDC to fulfill its mission of protecting health through health promotion, prevention, and preparedness. The committee recommends ways to prioritize CDC's activities, improve results, and address health disparities. It also provides guidance to help CDC work more effectively with its various private and public sector constituents to make health protection a practical reality.

    Nominations are being sought for individuals who have the expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to accomplishment of the committee's objectives. Nominees will be selected by the HHS Secretary or designee from authorities knowledgeable in the fields of public health as well as from the general public. Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for terms of up to four years.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates that committee membership be balanced in terms of points of view represented and the committee's function. Consideration will be given to a broad representation of geographic areas. Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, disability, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Nominees must be U.S. citizens and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government. Current participation on federal workgroups or prior experience serving on a federal advisory committee does not disqualify a candidate; however, HHS policy is to avoid excessive individual service on advisory committees and multiple committee memberships. Committee members are Special Government Employees, requiring the filing of financial disclosure reports at the beginning and annually during their terms. CDC reviews potential candidates for ACD, CDC membership each year and provides a slate of nominees for consideration to the Secretary of HHS for final selection. HHS notifies selected candidates of their appointment near the start of the term in July 2017 or as soon as the HHS selection process is completed. Note that the need for different expertise varies from year to year and a candidate who is not selected in one year may be reconsidered in a subsequent year.

    Nominees must be U.S. citizens and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government. Candidates should submit the following items:

    Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address); A letter of recommendation stating the qualifications of the candidate.

    Nomination materials must be postmarked by August 12, 2016 and sent to ACDirector@cdc.gov, or to Tracie Strength, Office of the Chief of Staff, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop D14, Atlanta, Georgia, 30329. Please direct questions to Tracie at (404) 498-6482.

    The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-28/html/2016-17794.htm

  • Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues. The meeting will be open to the public to attend in person at the FDA White Oak campus in Silver Spring, MD. Members will participate via teleconference.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on October 13, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD 20993- 0002. Answers to commonly asked questions including information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm408555.htm. For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be Webcast and will be available at the following link: https://collaboration.fda.gov/vrbpac101316/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sujata Vijh or Rosanna Harvey, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 6128, Silver Spring, MD 20993- 0002, at 240-402-7107, sujata.vijh@fda.hhs.gov and 240-402-8072, rosanna.harvey@fda.hhs.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area). A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the Agency's Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-27/html/2016-17729.htm

  • Interior

  • Announcement of USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) FY16 Public Webinars in Preparation for the Upcoming Release of the USGS Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation

    ACTION: Notice of Webinar(s).


    SUMMARY: The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features. The primary goal of 3DEP is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high- quality light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, as well as interferometric synthetic aperture radar (ifsar) data over Alaska. The 3DEP initiative is based on the results of the National Enhanced Elevation Assessment (NEEA), which indicated an optimal benefit to cost ratio for Quality Level 2 (QL2) data collected over 8-years to complete national coverage. The implementation model for 3DEP is based on multi-agency partnership funding for acquisition, with the USGS acting in a lead program management role to facilitate planning and acquisition for the broader community, through the use of government contracts and partnership agreements. The annual Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a competitive solicitation issued to facilitate the collection of lidar and derived elevation data for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, academic institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit proposals. The 3DEP public webinars will introduce this opportunity to the broadest stakeholder community possible and provide a summary of the BAA application procedures. Advanced Registration is required. National Webinars will be recorded and made available for viewing.

    DATES: USGS Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) FY16 National Webinars--Notice of Public Acquisition Opportunity: August 11, 2016 3:00-4:30 ET, August 15, 2016 1:00-2:30 ET. Virtual meeting information posted on https://cms.geoplatform.gov/elevation/3DEP/PublicMeetings.

    3DEP and BAA Presentations in your state: Information on upcoming 3DEP and BAA presentations in your state are posted on https://cms.geoplatform.gov/elevation/3DEP/PublicMeetings.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Eldridge, 703-648-4521, deldridge@usgs.gov, 3D Elevation Program, gs_baa@usgs.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-26/html/2016-17539.htm

  • 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 Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern 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.

    Retraction: Please note that this meeting was originally scheduled for August 8, 2016 and a notice was published in the Federal Register, dated June 13, 2016. The original advertised date of this meeting is no longer accurate and the meeting has been postponed to September 22, 2016.

    DATES: September 22, 2016, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern 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-2016-07-28/html/2016-17882.htm

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • National Science and Technology Council; Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Arctic Research Plan FY2017-2021

    ACTION: Request for Public Comment.


    SUMMARY: The Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (ARPA), P.L. 98- 373, established the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) to develop national Arctic research policy through five-year Federal research plans. Chaired by the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), IARPC is composed of representatives from 14 agencies. More information on IARPC can be found at http://www.iarpccollaborations.org.

    IARPC seeks public comment on its new Arctic Research Plan FY2017- 2021 (Five-Year Plan). The Five-Year Plan describes research priorities that are expected to benefit from interagency collaboration; not all research conducted by Federal agencies is included in the Five-Year Plan. The Five-Year Plan and additional information, including any updates to this Federal Register notice, will be available at https://review.globalchange.gov/.

    DATES: Responses must be received by August 21, 2016, 11:59 p.m. EST, to be considered.

    ADDRESSES: The Arctic Research Plan FY2017-2021 is available at https://review.globalchange.gov/ where comments from the public will be accepted electronically. Comments must be submitted online at this address; instructions for submitting are on this Web site. The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) hosts several documents for review. To comment on the Arctic Research Plan FY 2017-2021, please scroll through the list of available documents and select "Arctic Research Plan FY2017-2021."

    Instructions: Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) are voluntary. All submissions must be in English. Please clearly label submissions as "IARPC FIVE-YEAR PLAN COMMENT." Responses exceeding 250 words will not be considered. All comments received through this process will be considered by the relevant chapter authors without knowledge of the commenters' identities. When the final plan is issued, relevant comments and the commenters' names, along with the authors' responses, will become part of the public record and be made available at https://review.globalchange.gov/. The Office of Science and Technology Policy (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: Sandy Starkweather, NOAA Arctic Research Program (c/o Starkweather), 1315 East West Highway, R/CP 42nd Floor, 2820 Silver Spring, MD 20910. (telephone number: 301-427-2471 or email address: sandy.starkweather@noaa.gov) during normal business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, or visit https://review.globalchange.gov/.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-26/html/2016-17326.htm

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