Agriculture

  • Meeting of the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting and listening session.


    SUMMARY: The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council) will meet in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Additional information concerning the Council can be found by visiting the Council's Web site at: http://www.fs.fed.us/ucf/nucfac.shtml.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on the following dates and times:

    Business meeting, Monday, November 13, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST), and

    Listening session, Thursday, November, 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST), or until Council business is completed. All meetings are subject to cancellation. For an updated status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under For Further Information Contact.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting and listening session will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa, 101 East 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK. Monday's business meeting will be located in the Oklahoma South Room, First Floor--Lower Lobby Level. Thursday's listening session will be located in the Promenade D Room, Second Floor--Lobby Level.

    Written comments concerning this meeting should be submitted as described under Supplementary Information. All comments, including names and addresses, when provided, are placed in the record and available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the USDA Forest Service, Sidney Yates Building., Room 3SC-01C, 201 14th Street SW., Washington DC, 20024. Please call ahead at 202-309-9873 to facilitate entry into the building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, Sidney Yates Building, Room 3SC-01C, 201 14th Street SW., Washington, DC, 20024, by cell telephone at 202-309-9873, or by email at nstremple@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile at 202-690-5792. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-03/html/2017-23987.htm

  • Energy

  • Availability of Final Report on Regulatory Review Under Executive Order 13783

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notification of final report on regulatory review.


    SUMMARY: Through this document, the Department of Energy (DOE) announces the availability of its report issued under Executive Order 13783, "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth".

    DATES: The Secretary signed the final report on October 24, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: Copies of the report are available for public inspection at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Public inspection can be conducted between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. This report is being published in its entirety and can also be accessed online at https://www.energy.gov/downloads/final-report-regulatory-review-under-executive-order-13783.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Cohen, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (202) 586-5000. Email: Regulatory.Review@hq.doe.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-01/html/2017-23713.htm

  • Interior

  • 2017 Second National Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils and Other BLM Land Management Advisory Committees

    AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of call for nominations.


    SUMMARY: The purpose of this Notice is to request a second call for public nominations for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) that have members whose terms are scheduled to expire or have expired. RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas.

    DATES: All nominations must be received no later than December 1, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations and completed applications for RACs should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Twinkle Thompson, BLM Communications, 1849 C Street NW., Room 5645, Washington, DC 20240, 202-208-7301.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-01/html/2017-23802.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, Public Law 92-463, 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: Monday, November 13, 2017, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Designated Federal Officer, 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-2017-10-30/html/2017-23455.htm

  • Notice of Information Collection

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

    ACTION: Notice of information collection.


    SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections.

    DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication.

    ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Lori Parker, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546-0001.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Lori Parker, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., JF0000, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-1351.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    I. Abstract

    Citizen science and crowdsourcing are tools that engage, educate and empower the public to apply their curiosity and contribute their talents to a wide range of scientific and societal issues. NASA's mission to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind. NASA uses the vantage point of space to achieve with the science community and our partners a deep scientific understanding of our planet, other planets and solar system bodies, the interplanetary environment, the Sun and its effects on the solar system, and the universe beyond. Citizen science and crowdsourcing can support NASA's mission and purpose by providing new opportunities to explore our solar system and our own home planet like never before, producing critical data that expands our knowledge of the universe, and advancing our ability to provide societal benefit through the synergy of satellite and ground based observations.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-01/html/2017-23744.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources 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 Education and Human Resources (#1119).

    Date and Time:

    November 30, 2017; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    December 1, 2017; 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room W2210, Alexandria, VA 22314.

    To attend the meeting, all visitors must contact the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to arrange for a visitor's badge. All visitors must access NSF via the Visitor Center entry adjacent to the south building entrance on Eisenhower Avenue on the day of the meeting to receive their visitor's badge.

    Meeting materials and minutes will also be available on the EHR Advisory Committee Web site at https://www.nsf.gov/ehr/advisory.jsp.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Mr. Keaven M. Stevenson, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room C11000, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 292-8600; kstevens@nsf.gov.

    Summary of Minutes: May be obtained from Dr. Susan E. Brennan, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room W11233, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 292-5096; Sbrennan@nsf.gov.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice with respect to the Foundation's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and human resources programming.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-03/html/2017-23921.htm

  • Request for Recommendations for Membership on Stem Education Advisory Panel

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Education, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are currently requesting recommendations for membership on the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Advisory Panel (Committee). 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: Address, telephone number, FAX number, and email address. Self-recommendations are accepted. If you would like to make a membership recommendation, please send your recommendation to Nafeesa Owens at stemedadvisory@nsf.gov.

    ADDRESSES: The mailing address for the National Science Foundation is 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. The web link to committee information may be found on the NSF Web site: NSF Advisory Committees.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-02/html/2017-23859.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Committee on Oversight (CO), 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: Friday, November 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.

    STATUS: Open.

    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Committee Chair's remarks, and discussion of the functions of the Merit Review report and consideration of possible research topics.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Ann Bushmiller (abushmil@nsf.gov), 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. An audio link will be available for the public. Members of the public must contact the Board Office to request the public audio link by sending an email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference.

    Please refer to the National Science Board Web site https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/notices.jsp#sunshine for meeting information and updates. You may find general information at https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-02/html/2017-23962.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board

    The National Science Board (NSB), 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 meetings for the transaction of NSB business as follows:

    TIMES AND DATE: November 8, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and November 9, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST.

    PLACE: These meetings will be held at the NSF headquarters, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. Please note the new address. Meetings are held in the boardroom on the 2nd floor. All visitors must contact the Board Office (call 703-292-7000 or send an email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and provide your name and organizational affiliation. Visitors must report to the NSF visitor's desk in the building lobby to receive a visitor's badge. Due to recent security changes, visitors should allot extra time for the entrance process.

    STATUS: Some of these meetings will be open to the public. Others will be closed to the public. See full description below.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-03/html/2017-24105.htm

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