Commerce

  • Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council: Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council (council). The meeting is open to the public, and participants may provide comments at the appropriate time during the meeting.

    DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, and an opportunity for public comment will be provided around 3:45 p.m. ET. Both these times and agenda topics are subject to change.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hall of the States located at 444 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC 20001.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Spidalieri, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 1305 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (Phone: 240-533-0679; Fax: 301-713-0404; Email: Kate.Spidalieri@noaa.gov).

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-08/html/2017-04520.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 requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.

    DATES AND TIMES: March 30, 2017--8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., March 31, 2017-- 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mark Elless, 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: Mark.Elless@EE.Doe.Gov and Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220; Email: rtiley@bcs-hq.com.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-08/html/2017-04517.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Extension of Comment Period To Review Materials To Inform the Derivation of a Water Concentration Value for Lead in Drinking Water

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period to "Review Materials to Inform the Derivation of a Water Concentration Value for Lead in Drinking Water." In response to a stakeholder request, EPA is extending the comment period for an additional 30 days, from March 6, 2017, to April 5, 2017.

    DATES: The comment period announced in the notice that was published on January 19, 2017 (82 FR 6546), is extended. Comments must be received on or before April 5, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your comments on the draft lead modeling report and draft peer review panel charge questions, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2016-0686, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

    Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. The 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 content 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: Erik Helm at the EPA, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (Mail Code 4607M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; by phone: 202-566-1049; or by email: helm.erik@epa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-06/html/2017-03466.htm

  • Intention To Review and Rescind or Revise the Clean Water Rule

    AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Department of the Army, Department of Defense; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of intent.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with a Presidential directive, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) announces its intention to review and rescind or revise the Clean Water Rule.

    DATES: March 6, 2017.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Ms. Donna Downing, Office of Water (4502-T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number 202-566-2428; email CWAwaters@epa.gov, and Mr. Gib Owen, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Department of the Army, 104 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0104; telephone number 703-695-4641; email gib.a.owen.civ@mail.mil.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-06/html/2017-04312.htm

  • Notice Regarding Withdrawal of Obligation To Submit Information

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that it is withdrawing its requests that owners and operators in the oil and natural gas industry provide information on equipment and emissions at existing oil and gas operations.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Tsirigotis, Director, Sector Policies & Programs Division, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards, Office of Air & Radiation, Mail code D205-01, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; 1-888-372-8696; icr@epa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-07/html/2017-04458.htm

  • Risk Evaluation Scoping Efforts Under TSCA for Ten Chemical Substances; Reopening of Comment Period

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice; Reopening of comment period.


    SUMMARY: EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017, concerning a February 14, 2017 public meeting and solicitation of comments to receive input and information to assist the Agency in its efforts to establish the scope of risk evaluations under development for the ten chemicals substances designated on December 19, 2016 for risk evaluations. The comment period closed on March 1, 2017. This document reopens the comment period related to the public meeting and for dockets for each of the ten chemical substances for which risk evaluations have begun for 14 days, from March 1, 2017, to March 15, 2017. EPA is reopening the comment period in response to a request from the interested public.

    DATES: Comments, identified by the chemical-specific dockets referenced in section IV.C. of the January 19, 2017 meeting notice, must be received by March 15, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of January 19, 2017 (82 FR 6545) (FRL- 9958-33).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    For technical information contact: Sheila Canavan, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 566-1978; email address: Canavan.Sheila@epa.gov.

    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-06/html/2017-04316.htm

  • Interior

  • Draft Environmental Assessment; Export Program for Certain Native Species Under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comments.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for our CITES Export Program (CEP) for certain native furbearer species. Some native furbearers are listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Convention), including bobcat (Lynx rufus), river otter (Lontra canadensis), Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), gray wolf (Canis lupus), and brown bear (Ursus arctos). These species have been listed in CITES Appendix II since the 1970s. Export from the United States of specimens of CITES Appendix-II species requires a CITES export permit issued by the Service. We have decided to prepare an EA on our export program for certain native furbearer species to help us conduct a thorough review of all relevant factors and potential impacts on the quality of the human environment as envisioned under NEPA.

    DATES: We will consider all information and comments we receive on or before April 10, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: Written comments: You may submit comments pertaining to the draft EA by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter FWS-HQ-IA-2017-0012, which is the docket number for this notice. Click "Comment Now!'' to comment.

    U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-HQ-IA-2017-0012, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg Pike; MS: BPHC; Falls Church, VA 22041.

    We request that you send comments by only one of the methods described above. All information received will be posted on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see Public Availability of Comments, below, for more information).

    Availability of documents: You may obtain copies of the draft EA and related documents:

    On the Internet: http://www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter FWS-HQ-IA-2017-0012, which is the docket number for this notice. Click the "Open Docket Folder'' link.

    In person, by appointment and written request only, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Hoover, Chief, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: IA; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803; telephone 703-358-2095; facsimile 703-358-2298. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-10/html/2017-04872.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; Human Exploration and Operations Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.

    DATES: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All times are Local Time.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Glennan Conference Center (Room 1Q39), 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Bette Siegel, Executive Secretary, NAC Human Exploration and Operations Committee, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-2245, or bette.siegel@nasa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-07/html/2017-04465.htm

  • NASA Advisory Council; Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Technology, Innovation and Engineering (TI&E) Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This committee reports to the NAC.

    DATES: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Local Time.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Room MIC 3A/B, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Green, Executive Secretary, NAC TI&E Committee, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358- 4710, or g.m.green@nasa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-08/html/2017-04464.htm

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