Commerce

  • Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

    GENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of open public meetings.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on improving resilience of coastal fishing communities.

    DATES: The meeting is scheduled for August 9, 2017, 2-5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

    ADDRESSES: Public access is available at 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to participate may contact Heidi Lovett, (301) 427-8034; email: heidi.lovett@noaa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-14/html/2017-14797.htm

  • Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meetings

    AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of open meetings.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act of two meetings via web conference call of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). The web conference calls are open to the public; participants can dial in to the calls. Participants who choose to use the web conferencing feature in addition to the audio will be able to view the presentations as they are being given.

    DATES: Members of the public wishing to participate in the meeting should register at least one working day in advance of the meeting.

    The first meeting will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. EDT. The second meeting will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

    ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held via web conference call. Register by contacting Nicole Capps at Nicole.Capps@noaa.gov or 831-647-6451 at least one working day in advance of the meeting.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Wenzel, Designated Federal Officer, MPA FAC, National Marine Protected Areas Center, 1305 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 240-533-0652); email: lauren.wenzel@noaa.gov; or visit the National MPA Center Web site at http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/fac/.)

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-11/html/2017-14486.htm

  • Interior

  • RESTORE Act--Draft 2017 Funded Priorities List: Comprehensive Commitment and Planning Support

    AGENCY: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council.

    ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf States Act (RESTORE Act or Act), the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) announces the availability of the Draft 2017 Funded Priorities List: Comprehensive Commitment and Planning Support (draft CPS FPL). In the draft CPS FPL, the Council proposes to provide its members with funding to enhance collaboration, coordination, public engagement and use of best available science needed to make efficient use of Gulf restoration funds resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. These awards will support the Council's commitment to a coordinated approach to ecosystem restoration, as called for in the Comprehensive Plan Update 2016: Restoring the Gulf Coast's Ecosystem and Economy. The draft CPS FPL is now available for public and Tribal review and comment at www.restorethegulf.gov.

    DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments on the draft CPS FPL by 11:59 p.m. MT August 14, 2017.

    Two informational webinars will be conducted:

    You may register for these webinars in advance. Once registered, a link to access the webinar will be sent to the email address provided during registration.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the draft CPS FPL by one of the following methods:

    Electronic Web site Submission: Through the following Web site: www.restorethegulf.gov.

    Email: Submit electronic public comments by email to: frcomments@restorethegulf.gov.

    Mail/Commercial Delivery: You may also mail comments to: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, Attention: Draft FPL Comments, Hale Boggs Federal Building, 500 Poydras Street, Suite 1117, New Orleans, LA 70130.

    In general, the Council will make such comments available for public inspection and copying on its Web site, www.restorethegulf.gov without change, including any business or personal information provided, such as names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, will be part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should only submit information you wish to make publicly available.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please send questions by email to RestoreCouncil@restorethegulf.gov, or contact Keala J. Hughes at (504) 717-7235.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-13/html/2017-14690.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education 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 announces a meeting of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Task Force reports to the NAC.

    DATES: Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 2:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., EDT.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20456.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Executive Secretary, NAC Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, 202-358-0212, or beverly.e.girten@nasa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-13/html/2017-14711.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education; 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: Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (9487) (Teleconference).

    Date and Time: August 31, 2017: 12:00 p.m. (EDT)-2:00 p.m. (EDT).

    Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230 (Teleconference).

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Dr. Leah Nichols, Staff Associate, Office of Integrative Activities/Office of Director/National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230; (Email: lenichol@nsf.gov); Telephone: (703) 292-2983).

    Minutes: May be obtained from https://www.nsf.gov/ere/ereweb/minutes.jsp.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning support for environmental research and education.

    Agenda: To receive and discuss subcommittee work and prepare for future advisory committee activities. Updated agenda and teleconference link will be available at https://www.nsf.gov/ere/ereweb/minutes.jsp.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-13/html/2017-14700.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    The National Science Board, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    Time and Date: Open meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Science Board, to be held Monday, July 17, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT.

    Place: This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.

    Status: Open.

    Matters to be Considered: Executive Committee Chair's opening remarks; approval of Executive Committee minutes, and discussion of issues and topics for the agendas of the NSB meetings scheduled for August 15-16, 2017.

    Contact Person for More Information: Point of contact for this meeting is: James Hamos, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-8000.

    You may find meeting information and updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-13/html/2017-14779.htm

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