• Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Gull and Climate Monitoring/Research in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

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

    ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for Letter of Authorization; request for comments and information.

    SUMMARY: NMFS has received a request from the National Park Service (NPS) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to glaucous-winged gull and climate monitoring/research in Glacier Bay National Park (GLBA NP), Alaska over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of the NPS' request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. NMFS invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on the NPS' application and request.

    DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than March 26, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: Comments on the applications should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Physical comments should be sent to 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and electronic comments should be sent to

    Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments received electronically, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25-megabyte file size. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel or Adobe PDF file formats only. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted online at without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Molineaux, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427-8401. An electronic copy of the NPS's application may be obtained online at: In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above.

  • Energy

  • Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee

    GENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.


    Thursday, March 22, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Friday, March 23, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

    ADDRESSES: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda--Washington, DC, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katie Runkles; Office of Basic Energy Sciences; U.S. Department of Energy; Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; Telephone: (301) 903- 6529.

  • Health and Human Services

  • Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Center for Scientific Review Advisory Council.

    The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Advisory Council.

    Date: March 26, 2018.

    Time: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Agenda: Provide advice to the Director, Center for Scientific Review (CSR), on matters related to planning, execution, conduct, support, review, evaluation, and receipt and referral of grant applications at CSR.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Third Floor Conference Center, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Noni Byrnes, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Director, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3030, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1023,

    Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.

    In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance into NIH buildings.

    Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver's license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page:, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

  • Interior

  • National Geospatial Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of renewal of National Geospatial Advisory Committee.

    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior has renewed the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (Committee).

    DATES: Comments regarding the renewal of this Committee must be submitted not later than March 7, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey, 900 First Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey; phone: 206-220-4621; email:

  • 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: April 18, 2018; 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 19, 2018; 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

    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: Approval of minutes from past meeting. Updates on agency support for environmental research and education activities. Discussion with NSF Director and Assistant Directors. Plan for future advisory committee activities. Updated agenda will be available at

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