Agriculture

  • Meeting Notice of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Research, Education, and Economics, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, Section 1408 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3123), and the Agricultural Act of 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces a meeting of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.

    DATES: October 19-21, 2016. The public may file written comments before or up to November 4, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: The Lory Student Center at Colorado State University, 1101 Center Avenue Mall, The Grey Rock Room, Fort Collins, Colorado.

    Written comments may be sent to: The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office, Room 332A, Whitten Building, United States Department of Agriculture, STOP 0321, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0321.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Esch, Executive Director/ Designated Federal Official, or Shirley Morgan-Jordan, Program Support Coordinator, National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board; telephone: (202) 720-3684; fax: (202)720- 6199; or email: nareee@ars.usda.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-06/html/2016-24235.htm

  • Energy

  • Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee Meeting

    AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). 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: Thursday, October 27, 2016--9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Friday, October 28, 2016--9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax, Designated Federal Officer, BERAC, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-1290. Phone: (301) 903-3251; fax (301) 903-5051 or email: sharlene.weatherwax@science.doe.gov. The most current information concerning this meeting can be found on the Web site: http://science.energy.gov/ber/berac/meetings/.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-05/html/2016-24058.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Human Studies Review Board; Notification of Public Meetings

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Science Advisor announces two separate public meetings of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on the ethical and scientific review of research involving human subjects.

    DATES: A public virtual meeting will be held on October 19-20, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time each day. A separate, subsequent teleconference meeting is planned for Tuesday, December 13, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. for the HSRB to finalize its Final Report of the October 19-20, 2016 meeting.

    ADDRESSES: Both of these meetings will be conducted entirely by telephone and on the Internet using Adobe Connect. For detailed access information visit the HSRB Web site: http://www2.epa.gov/osa/human-studies-review-board.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to receive further information should contact the HSRB Designated Federal Official, Jim Downing on telephone number (202) 564-2468; fax number: (202) 564-2070; email address: downing.jim@epa.gov; or mailing address: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail code 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-04/html/2016-23987.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, U.S.C. Appendix 2, notice is hereby given that the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will hold a meeting that will be open to the public. Information about SACHRP and the full meeting agenda will be posted on the SACHRP Web site at: http://www.dhhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp-committee/meetings/index.html.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Fishers Lane Conference Center, Terrace Level, 5635 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Gorey, J.D., Executive Director, SACHRP or Jerry Menikoff, M.D., J.D., Director, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, Maryland 20852; telephone: 240-453-8141; fax: 240-453-6909; email address: SACHRP@hhs.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-06/html/2016-24251.htm

  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) DNA Specimens: Guidelines for Proposals To Use Specimens and Cost Schedule

    AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces reopening of the National Center for Health Statistics' (NCHS) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) DNA Specimen Repository for research proposals. Blood samples for DNA purification were collected from study participants during NHANES III, NHANES 1999- 2000, NHANES 2001-02, NHANES 2007-08, and NHANES 2009-10 (Office of Management and Budget Control Numbers 0920-0237/0920-0950). Samples from these DNA Specimens are being made available to the research community for genetic testing. The information gained from research using these samples can be combined with the extensive amount of information available in NHANES which describes the prevalence/trends of disease, nutrition, risk behaviors, and environmental exposures in the US population. A more complete description of this program follows.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NHANES Genetic Project Officer: Jody McLean M.P.H., Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Phone: 301-458- 4683, Fax: 301-458-4029, Email: NHANESgenetics@cdc.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-07/html/2016-24349.htm

  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of a renewal of a currently approved information collection (1028-0098).


    SUMMARY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2017.

    DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before December 5, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648-7197 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference 'Information Collection 1028-0098, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form and Alert Registration Form in all correspondence.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Fuller at (352) 264-3481 (telephone); pfuller@usgs.gov (email); or by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, 7920 NW 71st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32653. You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-05/html/2016-24064.htm

  • Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force. The ANS Task Force's purpose is to develop and implement a program for U.S. waters to prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic invasive species (AIS); to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate related information.

    DATES: The ANS Task Force will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2016. For more information, contact the ANS Task Force Executive Secretary (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

    ADDRESSES: The ANS Task Force meeting will take place at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Headquarters, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Pasko, Executive Secretary, ANS Task Force, by telephone at 703-358-2466, or by email at Susan_Pasko@fws.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-07/html/2016-24324.htm

  • Proposed Information Collection; After School Place-Based STEM Learning Partnership Evaluation Survey

    AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: We (National Park Service, NPS) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number.

    DATES: You must submit comments on or before December 5, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive (MS-242), Reston, VA 20192; or madonna_baucum@nps.gov. Please reference "1024-New STEM Survey'' in the subject line of your comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Lynne Murdock, Natural Resources Interpretive Specialist, 1201 Eye Street NW., 8th Floor, #39, Washington, DC 20005; lynne_murdock@nps.gov, or at (202) 513-7195 (phone).

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-05/html/2016-24037.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: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.; and Thursday, October 27, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Eastern Time.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: KarShelia Henderson, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-2355, fax (202) 358-2779, or khenderson@nasa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-04/html/2016-23872.htm

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