Health and Human Services

  • Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods; Notice of Public Meeting; Request for Public Input

    SUMMARY: The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) will hold a public forum to share information and facilitate direct communication of ideas and suggestions from stakeholders. Interested persons may attend in person or view the meeting remotely by webcast. Time will be set aside for questions and public statements on the topics discussed. Registration is requested for both public attendance and oral statements, and required for remote access. Information about the meeting and registration are available at


    Meeting: May 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

    Registration for Onsite Meeting: Deadline is May 12, 2017.

    Registration for Webcast: Deadline is May 23, 2017.

    Submission of Oral Public Statements: Deadline is May 12, 2017.


    Meeting Location: William H. Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Meeting Web page: The preliminary agenda, registration, and other meeting materials are at

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Warren Casey, Director, National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM); email:; telephone: (919) 316-4729.

  • Office of Global Affairs: Stakeholder Listening Session in Preparation for the 70th World Health Assembly

    Time and Date: May 5, 2017, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EST.

    Place: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 705A, 200 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20201.

    Status: Open, but requiring RSVP to by April 27, 2017.

    Purpose: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is charged with leading the U.S. delegation to the 70th World Health Assembly and will hold an informal Stakeholder Listening Session on Friday, May 5 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Conference Room 705A of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20201.

    The Stakeholder Listening Session will help the HHS Office of Global Affairs prepare the U.S. delegation for the World Health Assembly by taking full advantage of the knowledge, ideas, feedback, and suggestions from communities that are interested in and may be affected by agenda items to be discussed at the 70th World Health Assembly. Your input will contribute to informing U.S. positions as we negotiate with our international colleagues at the World Health Assembly on these important health topics.

    The listening session will be organized by agenda item, and participation is welcome from all individuals, particularly members of stakeholder communities, including the following:

    • Public health and advocacy groups;
    • State, local, and Tribal groups;
    • Private industry;
    • Minority health organizations; and
    • Academic and scientific organizations.

    All agenda items to be discussed at the 70th World Health Assembly can be found at this Web site:

    RSVP: Due to security restrictions for entry into the HHS Hubert H. Humphrey Building, RSVPs are required for this event. Please send your full name and organization to If you are not a U.S. citizen, please note this in the subject line of your RSVP. Our office will contact you to gain additional biographical information required for your clearance. Photo identification for all attendees is required for building access without exception. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, April 27, 2017.

    Written comments are welcome and encouraged, even if you are planning on attending in person. Please send your written comments to

    We look forward to hearing your comments related to the 70th World Health Assembly agenda items.

  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1024-0236; Research Permit and Reporting System Applications and Reports

    AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

    SUMMARY: We (National Park Service, NPS) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2017. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    DATES: You must submit comments on or before May 30, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 fax or Please provide a copy of your comments to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive (MS-242 ADIR-PMSP), Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or Please reference OMB Control Number 1024-0236 in the subject line of your comments. You may review the ICR online at Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Bill Commins, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, National Park Service, 1201 I St. NW. (Floor 8, Room 46), Washington, DC 20005 (mail); 202-513-7166 (telephone); 202-371-1944 (fax); or (email).

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering; Notice of Meeting

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

    Name and Committee Code: Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering (#25104).

    Date and Time:

    May 15, 2017; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
    May 16, 2017; 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 4121 Wilson Boulevard, Stafford II, Suite 1155.01, Arlington, Virginia 22230.

    Type of Meeting: Part-Open.

    Contact Person: Roxanne Nikolaus, Program Manager, National Science Foundation, 4121 Wilson Boulevard, Stafford II, Suite 1155.01, Arlington, Virginia 22230; 703-292-8710.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice, recommendations and counsel on major goals and policies pertaining to international programs and activities.


    Monday, May 15, 2017; 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    • Office of International Science and Engineering Updates, including Countries and Regions and Programs and Analysis Clusters
    • Community Engagement--Follow-up on the November 2016 Advisory Committee-International Science and Engineering discussion of regional workshops
    • Student Programs--Discussion of NSF international programs for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students
    • OISE Strategic Planning--Discussion of overall strategy for international science collaboration (Closed Session)

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017; 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    • Meet with NSF leadership
    • International Vignettes--Discussion of examples of OISE investments

    Reason for Closing: Session having to do with overall strategy for international science collaboration will include discussion of potential proposed agency actions and may properly be closed to the public under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), (9), (B) of the Government in the Sunshine Act.

  • Request for Recommendations for Membership on Directorate and Office Advisory Committees

    ACTION: Notice.

    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) requests recommendations for membership on its scientific and technical Federal advisory committees. Recommendations should consist of the name of the submitting individual, the organization or the affiliation providing the member nomination, the name of the recommended individual, the recommended individual's curriculum vita, an expression of the individual's interest in serving, and the following recommended individual's contact information: employment address, telephone number, FAX number, and email address. Self-recommendations are accepted. If you would like to make a membership recommendation for any of the NSF scientific and technical Federal advisory committees, please send your recommendation to the appropriate committee contact person listed in the chart below.

    ADDRESSES: The mailing address for the National Science Foundation is 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.

    Web links to individual committee information may be found on the NSF Web site: NSF Advisory Committees.

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