Commerce

  • Request for Nominations of Member To Serve on the Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC)

    AGENCY: Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of request for nominations to the CDAC.


    SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce is requesting nomination of individuals to the Commerce Data Advisory Council. The Secretary will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria.

    DATES: The Economics and Statistics Administration must receive nominations for members by midnight November 10, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to the email account DataAdvisoryCouncil@doc.gov, this account is specifically set up to receive Data Advisory Council applications. Nominations may also be submitted by postal delivery to Burton Reist, Director of External Affairs, Economics and Statistics Administration/DFO CDAC, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Burton Reist, Director of External Affairs, Economics and Statistics Administration, Department of Commerce, at (202) 482-3331 or email BReist@doc.gov, also at 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-14/html/2016-27296.htm

  • Revised National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes this notice to request comments on its draft Companion Manual to NOAA Administrative Order NAO 216-6A ("Companion Manual'') containing policy and procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related authorities. Included in the Companion Manual are NOAA's proposed revised categorical exclusions (CE) and related extraordinary circumstances. Pursuant to Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, NOAA is soliciting comments on its proposed procedures from members of the interested public. Additionally, in this notice, NOAA is providing a synopsis of the proposed changes to NOAA's CEs to assist the public in reviewing those changes.

    DATES: Comments on the revised NEPA procedures must be received by December 19, 2016.

    ADDRESSES: Comments on NOAA's proposed NEPA procedures may be submitted through one of these methods: (1) Electronic Submission of Comments: Submit electronic comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-HQ-2016-0145, click the "Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments; (2) Mail: Send to NOAA NEPA Coordinator, Attention Katherine Renshaw, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 15132, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    Instructions: NOAA may not consider comments if they are sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the comment period ends. All comments received are a part of the public record and NOAA will generally post for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender is publicly accessible. NOAA will accept anonymous comments (enter "N/A'' in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). NOAA will make this notice and the draft Companion Manual available online for public inspection at http://www.nepa.noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please send questions by email to noaa.nepa@noaa.gov; or contact Rachel Lipsy at 301-427-8247.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-17/html/2016-27567.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Announcement of Inaugural Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the first in a series of federal advisory committee meetings regarding the national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2030. The first meeting will be held in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. These meetings will be open to the public. The Committee will review the nation's health promotion and disease prevention objectives and accomplishments and will recommend goals and objectives to improve the health status and reduce health risks for Americans by the year 2030. The Committee will advise the Secretary on the Healthy People 2030 mission statement, vision statement, framework, and organizational structure. The Committee will provide advice regarding developing criteria for identifying a more focused set of measurable, nationally representative objectives. The Committee's advice must assist the Secretary in reducing the number of objectives while ensuring that the selection criteria identifies the most critical public health issues that are high-impact priorities supported by current national data sets.

    DATES: The Committee will meet for two days, December 1, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and December 2, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the 20 F Street Conference Center located at 20 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20001, Conference Rooms A and B.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emmeline Ochiai, Designated Federal Officer, Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Room LL-100, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453-8280 (telephone), (240) 543-8281 (fax). Additional information is available on the Healthy People Web site at http://www.healthypeople.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-14/html/2016-27325.htm

  • Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; 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 Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    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.

    Name of Committee: Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    Date: December 8, 2016.

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

    Agenda: NIH Director's Report, ACD Working Group Reports.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 6th Floor Conference Room 6C, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Date: December 9, 2016.

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Other business of the Committee.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 6th Floor Conference Room 6C, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Gretchen Wood, Staff Assistant, National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, One Center Drive, Building 1, Room 126, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-4272, Woodgs@od.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 Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, home page: http://acd.od.nih.gov, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-16/html/2016-27463.htm

  • Interior

  • Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of public meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). Comprised of 25 nonfederal invasive species experts and stakeholders from across the nation, the purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council, as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their eradication and control. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty of the Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues.

    Purpose of Meeting: To convene the full ISAC and to provide expert input and recommendations to NISC federal agencies and their partners on invasive species matters of national importance. While in session, ISAC will continue work on NISC priority initiatives through subcommittees (task teams) focused on: (a) Strengthening Federal/State coordination; (b) strengthening Federal/Tribal coordination; (c) identifying risks and opportunities for the application of advanced biotechnologies for the eradication or control of invasive species; (d) compiling case studies of invasive species that impact infrastructure; and, (e) compiling case studies of invasive species that impact wildlife health. Two additional task teams will be tentatively instituted to explore managed relocation policy and practice from an invasive species perspective, as well as the movement of watercraft. The meeting agenda is available on the NISC Web site at http://www.invasivespecies.gov. Supplemental reference materials will be posted on or about Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

    DATES: Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee: Tuesday, December 6, 2016: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, December 7, 2016: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, December 8, 2016; 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian, 4th and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20560. The general session will be held in the Conference Center (4th Floor). Note: All meeting participants and interested members of the public must register their attendance online at https://goo.gl/forms/K1kYHgeuqf15zAik2. Attendees must pass through security screening upon entering the facility.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, Phone: (202) 208-4122; Fax: (202) 208-4118, email: Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-18/html/2016-27704.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Applied Sciences Advisory 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 Applied Sciences Advisory Committee (ASAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Earth Science Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the applied sciences community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.

    DATES: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, December 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Local Time.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Room 7Q46, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. 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-2016-11-18/html/2016-27817.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Research Performance Progress Report

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: Effective with the publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, agencies will be able to utilize the updated standardized Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) format for both interim and final progress reporting.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To view the updated Standardized Research Performance Progress Report Format to be used for both Interim and Final Performance Progress Reporting, see: http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rppr/index.jsp. For information on the RPPR, contact Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution & Award Support, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA, 22230, email: jfeldman@nsf.gov; telephone (703) 292-8243; FAX: (703) 292-9171.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-16/html/2016-27505.htm

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