Agriculture

  • Forest Resource Coordinating Committee

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. II), and the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Act) (Pub. L. 110-246). Committee information can be found at the following Web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/coop/frcc/.

    DATES: The teleconference will be held on September 28, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

    All meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of the meeting 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 Scott Stewart at sstewart@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 placed on the Committee's Web site listed above.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Stewart, Designated Federal Officer, Cooperative Forestry staff, 202-205-1618.

    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-2016-08-03/html/2016-18384.htm

  • 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 Washington, DC. Attendees may also participate via webinar and conference call. The Committee operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Committee information can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at: 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, August 30, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, August 31, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Thursday, September 1, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST

    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 Forest Service International Programs Office, 1 Thomas Circle, Suite 400, Washington, DC 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-2016-08-01/html/2016-18121.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.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction.

    In the Federal Register of July 29, 2016 in FR Doc. 146, on page 49922, of the date section should read as follows: DATES: All nomination materials should be mailed in a single, complete package and postmarked by August 12, 2016.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-05/html/2016-18607.htm

  • Commerce

  • Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting and webinar/conference call.


    SUMMARY: NMFS will hold a 2-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting in September 2016. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The AP meeting and webinar will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday, September 7 and September 8, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The meeting presentations will also be available via WebEx webinar/conference call.

    On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, the conference call information is phone number 1-888-469-2188; Participant Code: 7954019; and the webinar event address is: https://noaaevents2.webex.com/noaaevents2/onstage/g.php?MTID=eec1bb32466dd8905125c5db01b539623; event password: NOAA.

    On Thursday, September 8, 2016, the conference call information is phone number 1-888-469-2188; Participant Code: 7954019; and the webinar event address is: https://noaaevents2.webex.com/noaaevents2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9fcef19f3c43ce6255dfad07807a71f4; event password: NOAA.

    Participants are strongly encouraged to log/dial in 15 minutes prior to the meeting. NMFS will show the presentations via webinar and allow public comment during identified times on the agenda.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper or Margo Schulze-Haugen at (301) 427-8503.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-02/html/2016-18248.htm

  • Availability of Seats for National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Councils

    AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice and request for applications.


    SUMMARY: ONMS is seeking applications for vacant seats for eight of its 13 national marine sanctuary advisory councils and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council (advisory councils). Vacant seats, including positions (i.e., primary member and alternate), for each of the advisory councils are listed in this notice under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; views regarding the protection and management of marine or Great Lake resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants chosen as members or alternates should expect to serve two or three year terms, pursuant to the charter of the specific national marine sanctuary advisory council or Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council.

    DATES: Applications are due before or by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: Application kits are specific to each advisory council. As such, application kits must be obtained from and returned to the council-specific addresses noted below.

    Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Jessica Morten, NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, University of California, Santa Barbara, Ocean Science Education Building 514, MC 6155, Santa Barbara, CA 93106; 805-893-6433; email Jessica.Morten@noaa.gov; or download applications from http://channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/council_news.html.

    Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Lilli Ferguson, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, P.O. Box 159, Olema, CA 94950; 415-464-5265; email Lilli.Ferguson@noaa.gov; or download applications from http://cordellbank.noaa.gov.

    Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Beth Dieveney, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 33 East Quay Road, Key West, FL 33040; 305-809-4710; email Beth.Dieveney@noaa.gov; or download applications from http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/sac/welcome.html?s=sac.

    Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Carolyn Gibson, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, 991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129; 415-970-5252; email Carolyn.Gibson@noaa.gov; or download applications from http://farallones.noaa.gov/manage/sac.html.

    Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Shannon Ruseborn, NOAA Inouye Regional Center, NOS/ ONMS/HIHWNMS/Shannon Ruseborn, 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; 808-725-5905; email Shannon.Ruseborn@noaa.gov; or download applications from http://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov/council/councilappaccepting.html.

    Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: William Sassorossi, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606; 757-591-7329; email William.Sassorossi@noaa.gov; or download applications from http://monitor.noaa.gov/advisory/news.html.

    National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council: Joseph Paulin, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center, P.O. Box 4318, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799; 684-633-6500 extension 226; email Joseph.Paulin@noaa.gov; or download applications from http://americansamoa.noaa.gov/.

    Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council: Allison Ikeda, NOAA Inouye Regional Center, NOS/ONMS/ PMNM/Allison Ikeda, 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; 808-725-5818; email Allison.Ikeda@noaa.gov; or download applications from www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/council.

    Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Elizabeth Stokes, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066; 781-545-8026 extension 201; email Elizabeth.Stokes@noaa.gov; or download applications from http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on a particular national marine sanctuary advisory council, please contact the individual identified in the Addresses section of this notice.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-01/html/2016-17917.htm

  • Council on Environmental Quality

  • Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in National Environmental Policy Act Reviews

    AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.

    ACTION: Notice of Availability.


    SUMMARY: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is issuing its final guidance on considering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews. Many projects and programs proposed by, or requiring the approval of, Federal agencies have the potential to emit or sequester GHGs and may be affected by climate change. It follows that, under NEPA, Federal decision-makers and the public should be informed about a proposal's GHG emissions and climate change implications. Such information can help a decision-maker make an informed choice between alternative actions that will result in different levels of GHG emissions or consider mitigation measures that reduce climate change impacts. This final guidance applies to all types of proposed Federal agency actions, including land and resource management actions, and provides agencies with a framework for agency consideration of the effects of GHGs and climate change to ensure efficient and transparent agency decision- making.

    DATES: The guidance is effective August 5, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: The Final Guidance is available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/nepa/ghg-guidance and https://ceq.doe.gov/. Paper copies are also available upon request.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Council on Environmental Quality (ATTN: Ted Boling, Associate Director for the National Environmental Policy Act), 722 Jackson Place NW., Washington, DC 20503. Telephone: (202) 395-5750.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-05/html/2016-18620.htm

  • Energy

  • President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

    AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open teleconference.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a conference call of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: August 15, 2016, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: To receive the call-in information, attendees should register for the conference call on the PCAST Web site, http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast no later than 1:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, August 12, 2016.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is available on the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. Questions about the meeting should be directed to Ms. Jennifer Michael at JenniferLMichael@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 456-4444.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-02/html/2016-18185.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC): Notice of Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces an upcoming public teleconference of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) to discuss draft recommendations from the Ports Initiative Workgroup of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS). The EPA established the CAAAC on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises on economic, environmental, technical, scientific and enforcement policy issues.

    DATES: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App. 2 Section 10(a) (2), notice is hereby given that the CAAAC will hold a teleconference to discuss draft recommendations from the MSTRS Ports Initiative Workgroup on September 7, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    Inspection of Committee Documents: The committee agenda and any documents prepared for the meeting will be publicly available on the CAAAC Web site at http://www.epa.gov/oar/caaac/ prior to the meeting. Thereafter, these documents, together with CAAAC meeting minutes, will be available on the CAAAC Web site or by contacting the Office of Air and Radiation Docket and requesting information under docket EPA-HQ- OAR-2004-0075. The docket office can be reached by email at: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov or FAX: 202-566-9744.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the CAAAC's public teleconference may contact Tamara Saltman at saltman.tamara@epa.gov or Sarah Froman at froman.sarah@epa.gov of the Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA. Additional information about this meeting, the CAAAC, and its subcommittees and workgroups can be found on the CAAAC Web site: http://www.epa.gov/oar/caaac/. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Lorraine Reddick at reddick.lorraine@epa.gov, 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-2016-08-02/html/2016-18329.htm

  • National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee teleconference.


    SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives notice of a public meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT members represent academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local and tribal governments. The purpose of this meeting is for NACEPT to discuss draft recommendations regarding actions that EPA should take in response to technological and sociological developments in the area of citizen science. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at http://www2.epa.gov/faca/nacept.

    DATES: NACEPT will hold a public teleconference on August 22, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT).

    ADDRESS: The meeting will be held at the EPA Headquarters, William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building East, Room 1132, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene Green, Designated Federal Officer, green.eugene@epa.gov, (202) 564-2432, U.S. EPA, Office of Resources, Operations and Management; Federal Advisory Committee Management Division (MC1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-02/html/2016-18342.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services; Meeting

    AGENCY: Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces the public meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services (Advisory Council). The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services provides advice on how to prevent or reduce the burden of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias on people with the disease and their caregivers. The Advisory Council will hear from a number of CMS's HCIA awardees about their projects and their results. Additional presentations in the afternoon will include an overview of the 2016 Update to the National Plan, updates on progress towards a Care and Services Summit, and Federal workgroup updates.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on August 1, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room 620/630, Building 35A (Porter Building) of the National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.

    Comments: Time is allocated in the afternoon on the agenda to hear public comments. The time for oral comments will be limited to two (2) minutes per individual. In lieu of oral comments, formal written comments may be submitted for the record to Rohini Khillan, ASPE, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 424E, Washington, DC 20201. All comments should be submitted to napa@hhs.gov for the record and to share with the Advisory Council by April 20, 2016. Those submitting comments should identify themselves and any relevant organizational affiliations.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rohini Khillan (202) 690-5932, rohini.khillan@hhs.gov. Note: Seating may be limited. Those wishing to attend the meeting must send an email to napa@hhs.gov and put "August 1 Meeting Attendance" in the Subject line by Friday, July 22, 2016 so that their names may be put on a list of expected attendees and forwarded to the security officers the Humphrey Building. Any interested member of the public who is a non-U.S. citizen should include this information at the time of registration to ensure that the appropriate security procedure to gain entry to the building is carried out. Although the meeting is open to the public, procedures governing security and the entrance to federal buildings may change without notice. If you wish to make a public comment, you must note that within your email.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-02/html/2016-18273.htm

  • National Cancer Institute; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Cancer Institute Council of Research Advocates.

    The meeting will be held as a teleconference call only and is open to the public to dial-in for participation. Individuals who plan to dial-in to the meeting and need special assistance or other reasonable accommodations in order to do so, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    Name of Committee: National Cancer Institute Council of Research Advocates.

    Date: August 22, 2016.

    Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Update on the Vice President's Cancer Moonshot Initiative--Progress and Next Steps.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, Rooms 11A48, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call), 877-972-9420 Access Code: 1039054.

    Contact Person: Amy Williams NCI Office of Advocacy Relations National Cancer Institute, NIH 31 Center Drive Building 31, Room 11A48 Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-594-3194 williaam@mail.nih.gov.

    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.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/ctac/ctac.htm, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-02/html/2016-18162.htm

  • National Cancer Institute; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Cancer Institute Council of Research Advocates.

    The meeting will be open to the public, 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).

    Name of Committee: National Cancer Institute Council of Research Advocates.

    Date: September 26, 2016.

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Agenda: Cancer Moonshot Initiative--Blue Ribbon Panel Recommendations; NCI's Moonshot Implementation Plans and Strategies; Advocate Engagement in Advancing the Cancer Moonshot.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 35 Convent Drive, Building 35, Conference Rooms 620/630, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Amy Williams, NCI Office of Advocacy Relations, National Cancer Institute, NIH, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, Room 11A48, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-594-3194, williaam@mail.nih.gov.

    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 Institute's/Center's home page: NCRA: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/ncra/ncra.htm, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-02/html/2016-18163.htm

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