• Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting (Webinar)

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting (webinar).

    SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold a meeting via webinar to discuss the work associated with the Climate Change and Communities Initiative. The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The webinar meeting will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) or until business for the day has been completed.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. A public listening station is available at the Pacific Council office (address below). To attend the webinar (1) join the meeting by visiting this link, (2) enter the Webinar ID: 781-215-411, and (3) enter your name and email address (required). After logging in to the webinar, please (1) dial this TOLL number 1-631-992-3221 (not a toll-free number), (2) enter the attendee phone audio access code 562- 890-447, and (3) then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). Note: We have disabled Mic/Speakers as an option and require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate. Technical Information and system requirements: PC-based attendees are required to use Windows 7, Vista, or XP; Mac-based attendees are required to use Mac OS X 10.5 or newer; Mobile attendees are required to use iPhone, iPad, AndroidTM phone or Android tablet (See the You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at or contact him at (503) 820-2280, extension 411 for technical assistance. A public listening station will also be available at the Pacific Council office.

    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820-2422.

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

  • Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019-2021 IMLS Collections Assessment for Preservation Program

    AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities.

    ACTION: Notice, request for comments on this collection of information.

    SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program designed to support collections assessments for small and medium-sized museums throughout the nation.

    A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

    DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before January 24, 2018.

    IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to:

    Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

    Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

    Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

    Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.

    ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202-653-4718 Fax: 202-653-4608, or by email at, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

    ACTION: Notice.

    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the USGS is proposing a new information collection (IC).

    DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 29, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 159, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or (email). Please reference 'Information Collection 1028--NEW, Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework' in all correspondence.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Moore, USGS Research Wildlife Biologist, at (706) 542-1166 or

  • Announcement of Public Meetings: North American Wetlands Conservation Council; Advisory Group for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meetings.

    SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) will meet to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission). The Council will consider Canada, Mexico, and U.S. Standard grant proposals. The Advisory Group for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) grants program (Advisory Group) also will meet. The Advisory Group will discuss the strategic direction and management of the NMBCA program. Both meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.


    Council: December 13, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    Advisory Group: December 12, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    Attendance: To attend either or both meetings, contact the Council/ Advisory Group Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than December 5, 2017.

    Presenting Information: If you are interested in presenting information, contact the Council/Advisory Group Coordinator no later than December 5, 2017.

    Submitting Information: To submit written information or questions before the Council or Advisory Group meeting for consideration during the meeting, contact the Council/Advisory Group Coordinator no later than December 5, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: The Council and Advisory Group meetings will take place at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, 1133 15th Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Mott, Council/Advisory Group Coordinator, by phone at 703-358-1784; by email at; or by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: MB, Falls Church, VA 22041. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800- 877-8339 during normal business hours. Also, FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

  • 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).

    Date and Time: January 5, 2018; 3:00 p.m. (EST)-5:00 p.m. (EST).

    Place: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Teleconference).

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Dr. Leah Nichols, Staff Associate, Office of Integrative Activities, Office of the Director; National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314; (Email: (703) 292-2983).

    Minutes: May be obtained from

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

    Agenda: To discuss subcommittee work and prepare for future advisory committee activities. Updated agenda and teleconference link will be available at

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