Commerce

  • Science Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of public meetings.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of two meetings of the Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered.

    DATES: There are two meetings: the first meeting is scheduled for July 5, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and the second meeting is scheduled for August 31, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. For the latest agenda please refer to the SAB Web site: http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx.

    ADDRESSES: Conference call. Public access is available at: NOAA, SSMC 3 Room 11836, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD for the July 5 meeting and SSMC 3, Room 7836 for the August 31 meeting. Members of the public will not be able to dial in to this meeting.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone Number: 301-734-1156; Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the SAB Web site at http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-26/html/2017-10798.htm

  • Energy

  • Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice for solicitation of members.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting nomination for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (Committee).

    DATES: Deadline for Technical Advisory Committee member nominations is June 30, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: The nominee's name, resume, biography, and any letters of support must be submitted via one of the following methods:

    1. Email to: Mark.Elless@ee.doe.gov
    2. Overnight delivery service to: Mark Elless, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Mail Stop EE-3B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mark Elless, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-1476; Email: Mark.Elless@ee.doe.gov.

    Committee Web site: http://biomassboard.gov/committee/committee.html.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-23/html/2017-10495.htm

  • 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: June 15, 2017: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 16, 2017: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: DoubleTree By Hilton Washington, DC--Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mark Elless, Designated Federal Officer, 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-2017-05-23/html/2017-10497.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notification of a Public Meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (the Board). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) covering FY15-19 and other relevant matters. Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days' public notice.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. An opportunity will be provided to the public to comment.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the EPA office, 77 W. Jackson, Lake Superior Conference Room, 12th Floor, Chicago, Illinois. For those unable to attend in person, this meeting will also be available telephonically. The teleconference number is (866) 299-3188 and the teleconference code is (312) 353-7948.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this meeting may contact Rita Cestaric, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by email at Cestaric.Rita@epa.gov. General information about the Board can be found at http://glri.us/advisory/index.html.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-26/html/2017-10932.htm

  • Request for Nominations of Experts to the EPA Office of Research and Development's Board of Scientific Counselors

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations for technical experts to serve on its Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), a federal advisory committee to the Office of Research and Development (ORD). Submission of nominations is preferred via the BOSC Web site at: https://www.epa.gov/bosc.

    DATES: Nominations should be submitted by June 30, 2017, per instructions below.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public needing additional information regarding this Notice and Request for Nominations may contact Mr. Tom Tracy, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development, Mail Code 8104-R, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/ voice mail at: (202) 564-6518; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; or via email at: tracy.tom@epa.gov. General information concerning the BOSC can be found at the following Web site: https://www.epa.gov/bosc.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-25/html/2017-10672.htm

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

  • Sunshine Act Meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board

    AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), NFAH.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the agenda of the forthcoming meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board. This notice also describes the function of the Board. Notice of the meeting is required under the Sunshine in Government Act.

    DATES: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the IMLS Offices, Panel Room, Suite 4000, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW., Washington, DC 20024.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Maas, Program Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Suite 4000, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 653-4798.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-22/html/2017-10574.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council Science Committee Ad Hoc Task Force on Big Data; 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 Ad Hoc Task Force on Big Data. This task force reports to the NASA Advisory Council's Science Committee. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting and discussing, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to big data.

    DATES: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Friday, June 23, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. (EDT).

    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-2017-05-23/html/2017-10499.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Business and Operations Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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

    Name and Committee Code: Business and Operations Advisory Committee (9556). Dates and Times: June 20, 2017; 1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (EST); June 21, 2017; 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EST).

    Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230; Stafford I, Room 1235.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Patty Balanga, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230; (703) 292-8100.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice concerning issues related to the oversight, integrity, development and enhancement of NSF's business operations.

    Agenda

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017; 1:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

    Welcome/Introductions; BFA/OIRM/OLPA/Budget Updates; Reforming the Federal Government--Overview; Conversation with NSF's Steering Committee for Agency Reform; Reforming the Federal Government--What Does Reform Mean for NSF?; Discussion with Dr. C[oacute]rdova.

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017; 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Reforming the Federal Government--Reform Implementation; Update on the NSF Relocation; Formation of New Subcommittee on NSF's Strengthened Oversight of Large Facility Cost Surveillance; Report from NSF on Implementation of the Recommendations of the Subcommittee on NAPA Implementation Regarding NSF's Use of Cooperative Agreements to Support Large Scale Investments in Science and Technology; Meeting Wrap-Up.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-26/html/2017-10792.htm

  • Comment Request: National Science Foundation Proposal/Award; Information--NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Request for comment notice.


    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request renewed clearance of this collection. In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for public comment on the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG). The primary purpose of this revision is to update the PAPPG to incorporate a number of policy-related changes. The draft NSF PAPPG is now available for your review and consideration on the NSF Web site at http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/.

    DATES: Written comments should be received by July 24, 2017 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable.

    ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the information collection and requests for copies of the proposed information collection request should be addressed to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm. 1265, Arlington, VA 22230, or by email to splimpto@nsf.gov. The draft NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide may be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Plimpton on (703) 292-7556 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays).

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-24/html/2017-10562.htm

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