Commerce

  • Science Advisory Board (SAB); Public Meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board

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

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.

    DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, October 30, 2017, from 9:45 a.m. EDT to 5 p.m. EDT and on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 9 a.m. EDT to 12 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page www.sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx for the most up-to-date meeting times and agenda.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at The Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 20910.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-25/html/2017-20395.htm

  • U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Advisory Committee

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

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Advisory Committee (Committee) at Stennis Space Center and Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

    DATES AND TIMES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Thursday, October 25, 2017 from 8:30-2:45 p.m. 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 agenda.

    ADDRESSES: On Tuesday, October 24th and Thursday, October 26th, the meeting will be held in the Santa Rosa Room, Building #11111, John C. Stennis Space Center, MS 39529. On Wednesday, October 25th, the meeting will be held at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, University of Southern Mississippi, 703 E Beach Dr., Ocean Springs, MS 39564. Venues may be subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most up- to-date information.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl C. Gouldman, Designated Federal Official, U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, U.S. IOOS Program, 1315 East- West Highway, Station 2605, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone 240-533- 9456; Fax 301-713-3281; Email carl.gouldman@noaa.gov or visit the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee Web site at http://ioos.noaa.gov/community/u-s-ioos-advisory-committee/.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-27/html/2017-20679.htm

  • Energy

  • Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs

    AGENCY: Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


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

    DATES: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Thursday, October 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Red Lion, 1101 North Columbia Center Boulevard, Kennewick, Washington 99336.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Borak, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; Phone: (202) 586-9928.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-29/html/2017-20907.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

    AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, U.S.C. Appendix 2, notice is hereby given that the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will hold a meeting that will be open to the public. Information about SACHRP and the full meeting agenda will be posted on the SACHRP Web site at: http://www.dhhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp-committee/meetings/index.html.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Fishers Lane Conference Center, Terrace Level, 5635 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Gorey, J.D., Executive Director, SACHRP; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, Maryland 20852; telephone: 240-453-8141; fax: 240-453-6909; email address: SACHRP@hhs.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-27/html/2017-20651.htm

  • 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 October 16, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 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 Official, 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-2017-09-28/html/2017-20781.htm

  • Request for Comments on the Draft Department Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Request for Comments on the Draft Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking public comment on its draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022.

    DATES: Submit comments on or before October 26, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: Written comments can be provided by email, fax or U.S. mail.

    Email: HHSPlan@hhs.gov.

    Fax: (202) 690-5882.

    Mail: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Strategic Planning Team, Attn: Strategic Plan Comments, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 415F, Washington, DC 20201.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Potter, (202) 260-6518.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-27/html/2017-20613.htm

  • Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request Revision to Identifying Experts in Prevention Science Methods To Include on NIH Review Panels, Office of Disease Prevention (NIH ODP)

    AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2017, page 31337 (82 FR 31337) and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.

    DATES: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30-days of the date of this publication.

    ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attn: Desk Officer for NIH.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: Dr. Ranell Myles, Public Health Analyst, NIH Office of Disease Prevention, 6100 Executive Blvd., Room 2B03, Bethesda, MD 20892 or call (301) 827-5579 or email your request, including your address to prevention@mail.nih.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-29/html/2017-20885.htm

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