Commerce

  • Membership Solicitation for Hydrographic Services Review Panel

    AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Hydrographic Service Improvements Act Amendments of 2002, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is required to solicit nominations for membership at least once a year for the Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP). The NOAA Administrator seeks and encourages individuals with expertise in marine navigation and technology, port administration, marine shipping or other intermodal transportation industries, cartography and geographic information systems, geodesy, physical oceanography, coastal resource management, including coastal preparedness and emergency response, and other related fields.

    DATES: Nominations are sought to fill five vacancies that occur on January 1, 2018. Nominations should be submitted by no later than May 30, 2017. Nominations will be accepted and kept on file on an ongoing basis regardless of date submitted for use with current and future vacancies. HSRP maintains a pool of candidates and advertises once a year to fulfill the HSIA requirements on membership solicitation. Current members who may be eligible for a second term must reapply.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations will be accepted by email and should be sent to: Hydroservices.panel@noaa.gov and Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov. You will receive a confirmation response.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, NOAA Telephone: 301-713-2750 x166.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-24/html/2017-05639.htm

  • Energy

  • Environmental Management Advisory Board Meeting

    AGENCY: Department of Energy (DOE).

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Department of Energy Information Center, Building 1916-T1, 1 Science.gov Way, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer McCloskey, Federal Coordinator, EMAB (EM-4.3), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Phone: (301) 903-7427; fax: (202) 586-0293 or email: jennifer.mccloskey@em.doe.gov

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-21/html/2017-05516.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Board of Scientific Counselors Homeland Security Subcommittee; Notification of Public Teleconference and Public Comment

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notification of public meeting and public comment.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hereby provides notice that the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Homeland Security Subcommittee (HSS) will host a public teleconference. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All times noted are Eastern Time and are approximate. The primary discussions will focus on finalizing the draft report on the effective and efficient tools, strategies and methods to characterize and assess exposure and decontamination following a biological contamination incident. There will be a public comment period at 11:15 a.m. For information on registering to participate on the call or to provide public comment, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than fifteen calendar days' notice.

    DATES: The BOSC HSS meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All times noted are Eastern Time and are approximate.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning the meeting should be directed to Tom Tracy, Designated Federal Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., (MC 8104 R), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564- 6518; fax at 202-565-2911; or via email at tracy.tom@epa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-22/html/2017-05709.htm

  • Environmental Financial Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations of Candidates to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board; Reopening of Request for Nominations

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice: Extension of nominee solicitation.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice in the Federal Register issue of December 29, 2016 inviting qualified candidates to be considered for appointments to fill vacancies on the Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB). This document extends the solicitation period for nominations to Friday, March 31, 2017. The Agency received several request to extend the nomination period to allow the new Administrator the opportunity to participate in this effort.

    DATES: Nominations identified by docket identification (ID) number FRL- 9957-61-OW must be received on or before March 31, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of December 29, 2017.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Submit nomination materials by electronic mail to: Alecia F. Crichlow, Membership Coordinator, Environmental Financial Advisory Board, crichlow.alecia@epa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-23/html/2017-05821.htm

  • National and Governmental Advisory Committees

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of public advisory committee meeting.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the National Advisory Committee and the Governmental Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public. Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days notice.

    DATES: The National and Governmental Advisory Committees will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice on the draft CEC 2017-18 Operational Plan and to discuss other trade and environment issues in North America. The meeting will also include a public comment session.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. EPA, Conference Room 2138, located in the William Jefferson Clinton South Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004. Telephone: 202-564-2294. The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating on a first- come, first-served basis.

    General Information: The agenda, meeting materials, and general information about the NAC and GAC will be available at http://www2.epa.gov/faca/nac-gac. If you wish to make oral comments or submit written comments to the NAC/GAC please contact Oscar Carrillo at least five days prior to the meeting at carrillo.oscar@epa.gov.

    Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Oscar Carrillo at 202- 564-0347 or carrillo.oscar@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Oscar Carrillo, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    Dated: February 28, 2017. Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-22/html/2017-05719.htm

  • Executive Office of the President

  • National Agriculture Day, 2017

    By the President of the United States of America

    A Proclamation

    America's farmers and ranchers help feed the world, fuel our Nation's economy, and lead global markets in output and productivity. The efficiency of American agriculture has provided this country with abundance our ancestors could not have imagined.

    The agriculture sector of the United States is endlessly innovative. It continuously builds on its centuries of progress through advances in science, research, technology, safety, production, and marketing to meet the demands of changing consumer needs and complex world markets. The agriculture sector provides jobs across our Nation, not just for farmers and ranchers, but for foresters, scientists, processors, shippers, firefighters, police, and retailers.

    American agriculture is the largest positive contributor to our Nation's net trade balance, generating 10 percent of our exports and millions of American jobs. America's farmers and ranchers provide a safe and plentiful domestic food supply, which is vital to our national security. Moreover, they safeguard our sustainable resource base for future generations. As my Administration fights for better trade deals, agriculture will be an important consideration so that its significant contributions will only increase in the years ahead.

    American farmers and ranchers are the heart and soul of America and they represent the determined, self-reliant character of our Nation. We are proud of American agriculture and we recognize agriculture's critical role to our Nation's bright future.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 21, 2017, as National Agriculture Day. I encourage all Americans to observe this day by recognizing the preeminent role that agriculture plays in Americans' daily life, acknowledging agriculture's continuing importance to our country's economy, and expressing our deep appreciation of farmers and ranchers across the Nation.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-24/html/2017-06080.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Eunice Kennedy Shrive National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Notice of Committee Establishment

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the establishment of the Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women (Task Force) as required by section 2041 of the 21st Century Cures Act, Public Law 114-255.

    The Task Force will provide advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (Secretary), regarding Federal activities related to identifying and addressing gaps in knowledge and research regarding safe and effective therapies for pregnant women and lactating women, including the development of such therapies and the collaboration on and coordination of such activities. The Task Force will, not later than 18 months after the establishment, prepare and submit a report to the Secretary, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions of the Senate, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives.

    It is determined that the Task Force is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the NIH by statute, and that these duties can best be performed through the advice and counsel of this group.

    Inquiries may be directed to Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 1000, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (Mail code 4875), Telephone (301) 496-2123, or spaethj@od.nih.gov.

    Dated: March 15, 2017. Jennifer S. Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-21/html/2017-05486.htm

  • Interior

  • Invasive Species Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). The purpose of the ISAC is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause.

    DATES: The meeting will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2017 (times are Eastern Daylight Time).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via teleconference. The toll-free conference phone number and access code can be obtained by calling (202) 208-4122, or visiting the NISC Secretariat's Web site at www.invasivespecies.gov. Please note that the maximum capacity for the teleconference is 100 participants. For record keeping purposes, participants will be required to provide their name and contact information to the operator before being connected.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kelsey Brantley, Operations and ISAC Coordinator, National Invasive Species Council Secretariat, 1849 C Street, MS 3530, NW., Washington, DC 20240; telephone (202) 208-4122; fax (202) 208-4118; email kelsey_brantley@ios.doi.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-20/html/2017-05423.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, 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, April 12, 2017, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; and Thursday, April 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Local Time.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, MIC-5A (Room 5H41-A), 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-2017-03-20/html/2017-05460.htm

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