Commerce

  • Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) will meet April 12, 2017.

    DATES: The meeting is scheduled as follows: April 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. There will be two sessions open to the public. The first open session will be from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and a second open session from 12:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. A short closed session will be held from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The public portion of the meeting will be held at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)--Room 1301, 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samira Patel, NOAA/NESDIS/CRSRA, 1335 East West Highway, Room 8247, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; (301) 713- 7077 or samira.patel@noaa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-28/html/2017-06072.htm

  • National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Executive Council Meeting

    AGENCY: Climate Program Office (CPO), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program will hold an organizational meeting of the NIDIS Executive Council on April 20, 2017.

    DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. EST to 4:30 p.m. EST. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hall of States, Room 383/ 385, 444 North Capitol St. NW., Washington, DC 20001.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veva Deheza, NIDIS Executive Director, David Skaggs Research Center, Room GD102, 325 Broadway, Boulder CO 80305. Email: Veva.Deheza@noaa.gov; or visit the NIDIS Web site at www.drought.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-29/html/2017-06226.htm

  • National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB)

    AGENCY: National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of solicitation for nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board.


    SUMMARY: This notice responds the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976, which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice on the implementation of the National Sea Grant College Program. The NOAA intends to fill two expected vacancies on the Board in 2017 and another two in 2018 to apply for membership to the Board, applicants should submit a current resume, via the methodology discussed in the Contact Information Section of this notice. A cover letter highlighting specific areas of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Board is helpful, but not required. NOAA is an equal opportunity employer.

    DATES: Applications, there is no due date for applications. However, the program intends to begin reviewing applications to fulfill existing vacancies by April 28th 2017. Applications will be kept on file for consideration of any Board vacancy for a period of three years from October 1st 2017 in order to fill any future or unexpected vacancies.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nominations will be accepted by email or mail. They should be sent to the attention of Ms. Mary Anne Garlic, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. If you need additional assistance, please email maryann.garlic@noaa.gov or call 301-734-1088.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-27/html/2017-06011.htm

  • Notice on Engagement With the National Climate Assessment

    AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on behalf of the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP).

    ACTION: Notice regarding availability of updates and public engagement opportunities for the fourth National Climate Assessment.


    SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are publishing this notice on behalf of the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) to clarify the processes and platforms for public engagement with the development of the fourth National Climate Assessment.

    DATES: Updates will be offered continuously during the development phase of the National Climate Assessment.

    ADDRESSES: Updates on the status of the Assessment and engagement opportunities will be provided via http://www.globalchange.gov/nca4. Public notices will be posted at http://www.globalchange.gov/notices, and updates on Assessment milestones will be posted at http://www.globalchange.gov/news.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USGCRP Contact: Katie Reeves; Telephone 202-419-3486; or email: kreeves@usgcrp.gov. NOAA Contact: Daniel Barrie; telephone 301-734-1256; or email: daniel.barrie@noaa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-27/html/2017-06010.htm

  • Energy

  • Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC). The Federal Advisory Committee requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: Tuesday, April 18, 2017; 12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 19, 2017; 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Chalk, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research; SC-21/Germantown Building; U.S. Department of Energy; 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-1290; Telephone (301) 903-7486.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-28/html/2017-06099.htm

  • Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

    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 requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: Thursday, April 20, 2017; 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2017; 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Tristram West, 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 301-903-5155; fax (301) 903-5051 or email: tristram.west@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-2017-03-27/html/2017-05962.htm

  • Executive Office of the President

  • Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

    Section 1. Policy. (a) It is in the national interest to promote clean and safe development of our Nation's vast energy resources, while at the same time avoiding regulatory burdens that unnecessarily encumber energy production, constrain economic growth, and prevent job creation. Moreover, the prudent development of these natural resources is essential to ensuring the Nation's geopolitical security.

    (b) It is further in the national interest to ensure that the Nation's electricity is affordable, reliable, safe, secure, and clean, and that it can be produced from coal, natural gas, nuclear material, flowing water, and other domestic sources, including renewable sources.

    (c) Accordingly, it is the policy of the United States that executive departments and agencies (agencies) immediately review existing regulations that potentially burden the development or use of domestically produced energy resources and appropriately suspend, revise, or rescind those that unduly burden the development of domestic energy resources beyond the degree necessary to protect the public interest or otherwise comply with the law.

    (d) It further is the policy of the United States that, to the extent permitted by law, all agencies should take appropriate actions to promote clean air and clean water for the American people, while also respecting the proper roles of the Congress and the States concerning these matters in our constitutional republic.

    (e) It is also the policy of the United States that necessary and appropriate environmental regulations comply with the law, are of greater benefit than cost, when permissible, achieve environmental improvements for the American people, and are developed through transparent processes that employ the best available peer-reviewed science and economics.

    Continued at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-31/html/2017-06576.htm.

  • Health and Human Services

  • Announcement of 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 next federal advisory committee meeting regarding the development of national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2030. This meeting will be held online via webinar and is open to the public. The Committee will discuss the nation's health promotion and disease prevention objectives and will provide recommendations to improve health status and reduce health risks for the nation by the year 2030. The Committee will advise the Secretary on the Healthy People 2030 mission, vision, framework, and organizational structure. The Committee will provide advice regarding 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.

    DATES: The Committee will meet on April 27, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held online via webinar. To register to attend the meeting, please visit the Healthy People Web site at http://www.healthypeople.gov.

    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) 453-8281 (fax). Additional information is available on the Healthy People Web site at http://www.healthypeople.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-28/html/2017-06033.htm

  • Multi-Agency Informational Meeting Concerning Compliance With the Federal Select Agent Program; Public Webcast

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

    ACTION: Notice of rescheduled public webcast.


    SUMMARY: The HHS/CDC's Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Agriculture Select Agent Services (AgSAS) are jointly charged with the regulation of the possession, use and transfer of biological agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to public, animal or plant health or to animal or plant products (select agents and toxins). This joint effort constitutes the Federal Select Agent Program. The purpose of the webcast is to provide guidance and information related to the Federal Select Agent Program for interested individuals.

    DATES: The webcast, which was initially scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2017, is rescheduled for Friday, April 28, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Participants who have already registered for the webcast will not need to re-submit registration requests for the new date. All others who wish to join the webcast should register by April 14, 2017. Registration instructions can be found on the Web site http://www.selectagents.gov.

    ADDRESSES: The webcast will be broadcast from CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Atlanta, GA 30329. This will only be produced as a webcast; therefore, no accommodations will be provided for in-person participation.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CDC: Ms. Diane Martin, DSAT, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS A-46, Atlanta, GA 30329; phone: 404-718-2000; email: lrsat@cdc.gov. APHIS: Dr. Charles Divan, AgSAS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 2, Riverdale, MD 20737; phone: 301-851-3300 (option 3); email: AgSAS@aphis.usda.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-27/html/2017-05952.htm

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