Agriculture

  • Meeting of the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) will meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Panel is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and Title VI of the Community Forest Restoration Act (the Act). Additional information concerning the Panel, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Panel's website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/cfrp.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST to Friday, May 4, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MST.

    All meetings are subject to cancellation. For updated status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under For Further Information Contact.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Place Albuquerque/ Uptown, 6901 Arvada Avenue, Northeast, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Written comments may 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 Cooperative and International Forestry Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter Dunn, Designated Federal Officer, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102; by phone at (505) 842-3425, by email at wdunn@fs.fed.us, or via fax at (505) 842-3165.

    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-2018-03-21/html/2018-05649.htm

  • Energy

  • Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Critical Water Issues Prize Competition

    AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE).

    ACTION: Request for Information (RFI).


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), seeks information from the public to understand the key technical and other barriers that may prevent long-term access to low-cost water supplies that could be best addressed through challenges and prize competitions. DOE may use the information provided through this Request for Information (RFI) to develop challenges and prize competitions to address low-cost water problems. For the purposes of this RFI, challenges and prize competitions are tools and approaches the Federal government and others can use to engage a broad range of stakeholders, including the general public, to develop solutions to difficult problems. Challenges and prize competitions rely on competitive structures to drive innovation among participants and usually offer rewards (financial and/or other) to winners and/or finalists. This RFI is not designed to solicit input on DOE's broader water research and development (R&D) efforts.

    DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on May 14, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to WaterPrizeRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on May 14, 2018.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to: Andre de Fontaine, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (202)-586-6585. Email: andre.defontaine@ee.doe.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-03-19/html/2018-05472.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Request for Nominations of Candidates to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).

    DATES: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than April 20, 2018.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For all inquiries, nominators should contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the CASAC, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-2050 or by email at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. Anyone unable to submit electronic nominations may send a paper copy to Mr. Yeow.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-03-21/html/2018-05754.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • 2018 Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Science Symposium

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice of public symposium.


    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is announcing the following public symposium entitled ``2018 Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Science Symposium.'' The purpose of the public symposium is to discuss scientific topics related to the regulation of biologics and highlight science conducted at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) by showcasing how scientific research informs regulatory decision making and to provide a forum for developing collaborations within FDA and with external organizations. The symposium will include presentations by experts from academic institutions, government agencies, and research institutions.

    DATES: The public symposium will be held on June 25 and 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for registration date and information.

    ADDRESSES: The public symposium will be held at FDA's White Oak campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD 20993. Entrance for the public symposium participants (non-FDA employees) is through Bldg. 1, where routine security check procedures will be performed. For parking and security information, please refer to https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/BuildingsandFacilities/WhiteOakCampusInformation/ucm241740.htm.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherri Revell or Loni Warren Henderson, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 1118, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 240-402-8010, email: CBERPublicEvents@fda.hhs.gov (subject line: CBER Science Symposium).

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-03-22/html/2018-05805.htm

  • Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    The meeting will be held as a teleconference call only and is open to the public to dial-in for participation. Individuals who plan to dial-in to the meeting and need special assistance or other reasonable accommodations in order to do so, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    Name of Committee: Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    Date: April 6, 2018.

    Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Agenda: Report from the Working Group on Ethical Consideration for Industry Partnership on Research to Help End the Opioid Crisis.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 1, One Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call), 888-324-9616, Access Code: 1986191.

    Contact Person: Gretchen Wood, Staff Assistant, National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, One Center Drive, Building 1, Room 126, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-4272, Woodgs@od.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.

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

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-03-21/html/2018-05740.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Polar Programs; 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 Polar Programs (1130).

    Date and Time: April 18, 2018; 1:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; April 19, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, Room E 2030.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Andrew Backe, National Science Foundation, Room W 7134, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Phone 703-292-2454.

    Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations to the National Science Foundation concerning support for polar research, education, infrastructure and logistics, and related activities.

    Agenda

    April 18, 2018; 1:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

    Opening Remarks and Introductions Harassment Policy Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) Communications Planning Polar Science Updates Navigating the New Arctic Big Idea OPP Strategic Planning--Part I

    April 19, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

    OPP Strategic Planning--Part II Meeting with the NSF Director and COO Polar Research Vessels and Icebreakers Wrap-up and Action Items

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-03-22/html/2018-05819.htm

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