Health and Human Services

  • Draft--National Occupational Research Agenda for Traumatic Injury Prevention

    AGENCY: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    ACTION: Request for comment.


    SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the availability of a draft NORA Agenda entitled National Occupational Research Agenda for Traumatic Injury Prevention for public comment. To view the notice and related materials, visit https://www.regulations.gov. and enter CDC-2017-0104 in the search field and click "Search."

    Table of Contents

    • Dates
    • Addresses
    • For Further Information Contact
    • Supplementary Information
    • Background

    DATES: Electronic or written comments must be received by February 5, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by CDC-2017-0104 and docket number NIOSH-304, by any of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    Mail: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH Docket Office, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C-34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226-1998.

    Instructions: All submissions received in response to this notice must include the agency name and docket number [CDC-2017-0104; NIOSH- 304]. All relevant comments received will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov. All information received in response to this notice will also be available for public examination and copying at the NIOSH Docket Office, 1150 Tusculum Avenue, Room 155, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Novicki NORACoordinator@cdc.gov, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop E-20, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Atlanta, GA 30329, phone (404) 498-2581 (not a toll free number).

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-07/html/2017-26359.htm

  • Request for Information on the Office of Disease Prevention Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2019-2023

    AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: This Request for Information (RFI) is intended to gather broad public input on the FY 2019-2023 Strategic Plan for the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) in the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The ODP invites input from prevention researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, federal agencies, and other interested members of the public. Organizations are strongly encouraged to submit a single response that reflects the views of their organization and membership as a whole.

    DATES: The ODP's Request for Information is open for public comment for a period of 45 days. Comments must be received by January 22, 2018 to ensure consideration.

    ADDRESSES: Comments must be submitted electronically using the web- based form available at https://prevention.nih.gov/strategic-plan/request-for-information.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct all inquiries to Wilma Peterman Cross, M.S.; Deputy Director, Office of Disease Prevention, National Institutes of Health; Phone: 301-827-5561; email: prevention@mail.nih.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-08/html/2017-26453.htm

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

  • Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019-2021 IMLS Grant Application Forms

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

    ACTION: Notice, request for comments, 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 three year approval of the forms necessary to submit an application for all IMLS grant programs.

    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 30, 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 swebb@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 swebb@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-04/html/2017-25959.htm

  • Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019-2021 IMLS National Leadership Grants for Museums and Museums for America Program Notice of Funding Opportunity

    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 a plan to offer two grant programs targeted to the needs of museums nationwide, aligned to the updated IMLS Strategic Framework for 2019-2021, National Leadership Grants for Museums and Museums for America Program.

    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 February 2, 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 swebb@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 swebb@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-06/html/2017-26305.htm

  • Interior

  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To Identify the Northwest Atlantic Leatherback Turtle as a Distinct Population Segment and List It as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act

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

    ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition finding; request for information; and initiation of status review.


    SUMMARY: We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to identify the Northwest Atlantic subpopulation of the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) as a Distinct Population Segment (DPS) and list it as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition and information readily available in our files present substantial scientific and commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. We are hereby initiating a status review of the leatherback turtle to determine whether the petitioned action is warranted and to examine the species globally with regard to application of the DPS Policy in light of significant new information since the original listing. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information pertaining to the leatherback turtle from any interested party.

    DATES: Information and comments on the subject action must be received by February 5, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: Copies of the petition and related materials are available on NMFS' Web site at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/leatherback-turtle. You may submit comments, information, or data, by either of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2017-0147, click the "Comment Now" icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.

    Mail or hand-delivery: Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Attn: Jennifer Schultz.

    Instructions: NMFS may not consider comments if they are sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the comment period ends. All comments received are a part of the public record and NMFS will post for public viewing on http://www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter "N/A" in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Schultz, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS (301) 427-8443, or email jennifer.schultz@noaa.gov. Persons who use a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-06/html/2017-26276.htm

  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, First Revision

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of availability.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, First Revision (Recovery Plan). The Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), and is currently found in the U.S. States of Arizona and New Mexico, and in Chihuahua, Mexico. The recovery plan includes specific recovery criteria to be met to enable us to remove this species from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. The first Mexican wolf recovery plan was completed in 1982.

    ADDRESSES: You may obtain a copy of the recovery plan from our Web site at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/species/recovery-plans.html or the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Web site at https://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/mexicanwolf/. The recovery plan and related materials, including comments received on the draft recovery plan, are also available for public review online at http://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2017-0036. You may also request a copy of the recovery plan by contacting Sherry Barrett, Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2105 Osuna Road NE., Albuquerque, NM 87113 (telephone 505-761-4748).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherry Barrett (see ADDRESSES).

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-04/html/2017-26041.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of Current Information Collection

    AGENCY: National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request.


    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 20921 and one comment was received. NSF/NCSES is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

    ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725 7th Street NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room W18000, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Copies of the submission may be obtained by calling Ms. Plimpton at (703) 292-7556. 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).

    NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-04/html/2017-26028.htm

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