Agriculture

  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Request for Comments on Topics and Questions

    AGENCY: Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) solicit written comments on the topics and questions to be examined in the review of scientific evidence supporting the development of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

    DATES: The topics and questions are available for review and public comment. Electronic or written/paper comments will be accepted through midnight Eastern Time on March 30, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: The topics and questions are available on the internet at www.DietaryGuidelines.gov. You may submit comments as follows:

    Electronic submissions: Follow the instructions for submitting comments at www.regulations.gov. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, will be posted to the docket.

    Written/paper submissions: Mail/courier to Kristin Koegel, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, 3101 Park Center Drive, Suite 1034, Alexandria, VA 22302. For written/paper submissions, CNPP will post your comment, as well as any attachments, to www.regulations.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristin Koegel, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, (703) 305-7600 or by email at dietaryguidelines@cnpp.usda.gov. If members of the public need special accommodations, please notify Kristin Koegel by March 30, 2018, at (703) 305-7600, or email at dietaryguidelines@cnpp.usda.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-28/html/2018-04058.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Request for Nominations to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Request for nominations to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC).


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC). The NEJAC was chartered to provide advice regarding broad, cross-cutting issues related to environmental justice. This notice solicits nominations to fill approximately four (4) new vacancies for terms through September, 2019. To maintain the representation outlined by the charter, nominees will be selected to represent: academia (2 vacancies); business and industry (1 vacancy); and state and local government (1 vacancy). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by September 2018. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice will be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.

    DATES: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than Friday, April 13, 2018.

    ADDRESS: Submit nominations electronically with the subject line NEJAC Membership 2018 to nejac@epa.gov. You also may submit nominations by mail to: Karen L. Martin, NEJAC Program Manager, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (MC 2201A), Washington, DC 20460. Non-electronic submissions must follow the same format and contain the same information. The Office of Environmental Justice will acknowledge receipt of nominations.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen L. Martin, NEJAC Program Manager, U.S. EPA; email: martin.karenl@epa.gov; telephone: (202) 564- 0203; or by fax: (202) 564-1624.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-26/html/2018-03844.htm

  • National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Public Teleconference and Public Comment; Correction

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice; correction.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a document in the Federal Register of February 8, 2018, concerning the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council public teleconference and public comment period. The document contained an incorrect date.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning the public teleconference meeting should be directed to Karen L. Martin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-0203; via email at martin.karenl@epa.gov; or by fax at 202-564- 1624. Additional information about the NEJAC is available at https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-03-01/html/2018-04190.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Cancer Institute; 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 National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors.

    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. The meeting will also be videocast and can be accessed from the NIH Videocasting and Podcasting website (http://videocast.nih.gov/).

    Name of Committee: National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors.

    Date: March 20, 2018.

    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Director's Report: Ongoing and New Business; RFA and RFP Concept Reviews; and Scientific Presentations.

    Place: National Cancer Institute--Shady Grove, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room TE406, Rockville, MD 20850.

    Contact Person: Paulette S. Gray, Ph.D., Director, Division of Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute--Shady Grove, National Institutes of Health, 9609 Medical Center Drive, 7th Floor, Rm. 7W444, Bethesda, MD 20892, 240-276-6340, grayp@mail.nih.gov.

    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 onto the NCI-Shady Grove campus. All 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: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/bsa/bsa.htm, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-27/html/2018-03871.htm

  • Interior

  • International Wildlife Conservation Council; Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announces a public meeting of the International Wildlife Conservation Council (Council).

    DATES: Friday, March 16, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). For deadlines and directions on registering to attend, submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please see Public Input under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the South Penthouse at the Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Designated Federal Officer, by U.S. mail at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803; by telephone at (703) 358-2639; or by email at iwcc@fws.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-03-02/html/2018-04206.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.

    DATES: Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Local Time.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Program Review Center (PRC), Room 9H40, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. KarShelia Henderson, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-2355, fax (202) 358-2779, or khenderson@nasa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-27/html/2018-03951.htm

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