Commerce

  • Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting via web conference call of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). The web conference call is open to the public; participants can dial in to the call. Participants who choose to use the web conferencing feature in addition to the audio will be able to view the presentations as they are being given.

    DATES: Members of the public wishing to participate in the meeting should register in advance by Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

    The meeting will be held Thursday, November 10, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via web conference call. Register by contacting Nicole Capps at Nicole.Capps@noaa.gov or 831-647-6451.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Wenzel, Designated Federal Officer, MPA FAC, National Marine Protected Areas Center, 1305 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 240-533-0652); email: lauren.wenzel@noaa.gov; or visit the National MPA Center Web site at http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/fac/.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-28/html/2016-26074.htm

  • Energy

  • Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under Section 9008(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.

    DATES: November 17, 2016--8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; November 18, 2016--8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Hamilton Crowne Plaza, 1001 14th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Levine, Designated Federal Official for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; Email: Elliott.Levine@ee.doe.gov and Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220; Email: rtiley@bcs-hq.com.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-26/html/2016-25865.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education; 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 announces a meeting of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Task Force reports to the NAC.

    DATES: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Eastern Time.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Executive Secretary for the NAC Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, 202-358-0212, or beverly.e.girten@nasa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-24/html/2016-25563.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education; Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting:

    Name: Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (9487).

    Date/Time: November 16, 2016; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.

    Type of Meeting: Open Teleconference.

    Contact Person: Dr. Stephen Meacham, Senior Staff Associate, Office of Integrative Activities/Office of Director/National Science Foundation. Email: smeacham@nsf.gov. Telephone: (703) 292-8040.

    Minutes: May be obtained from https://www.nsf.gov/ere/ereweb/minutes.jsp.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning support for environmental research and education.

    Agenda: To receive and discuss subcommittee work. Updated agenda and teleconference link will be available at https://www.nsf.gov/ere/ereweb/minutes.jsp.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-26/html/2016-25917.htm

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Plan for Ocean Research in the Coming Decade

    ACTION: Notice of request for information.


    SUMMARY: The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) is requesting input on the overall framing and content of a plan for Ocean Research in the Coming Decade ("the Plan''). The SOST is chartered under the National Science and Technology Council to advise and assist on national issues related to ocean science and technology. The SOST contributes to the goals for Federal ocean science and technology, including identifying priorities and developing coordinated interagency strategies. The Plan will describe the most pressing research questions and most promising areas of opportunity within the ocean science and technology enterprise for the coming decade. It will set the stage for agency-specific and interagency coordinated actions across Federal agencies and with non-Federal sectors to address societal needs and issues of national importance. This notice solicits relevant public input, particularly suggestions directed toward how the Plan should be structured and specific topic areas that should be considered for inclusion.

    DATES: Public comments must be received by January 1, 2017 to be considered.

    ADDRESSES: Public input for the Plan can be submitted electronically at https://contribute.globalchange.gov/plan-ocean-research-coming-decade.

    Instructions: Additional instructions for submitting are found on the Web site provided above. To comment on the Plan, please select "Ocean Research in the Coming Decade'' from the list of available documents. Response to this Request for Information (RFI) is voluntary. All submissions must be in English. Please clearly label submissions as "Ocean Research in the Coming Decade Input.'' 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 to view online. Further information about the Plan, including the Plan prospectus, is provided at https://www.nsf.gov/geo/oce/orp/.

    Responses to this RFI may be used by the government for program planning on a non-attribution basis. 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: Roxanne Nikolaus, Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, (703) 292-8580, or rnikolau@nsf.gov, or visit https://contribute.globalchange.gov/plan-ocean-research-coming-decade or https://www.nsf.gov/geo/oce/orp/.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-28/html/2016-26118.htm

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