• Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection

    AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection for Field Crops Production. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, the combining of several smaller surveys, and/or changes in questionnaire length.

    DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 29, 2018 to be assured of consideration.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535- 0002, by any of the following methods:

    Email: Include docket number above in the subject line of the message.

    efax: (855) 838-6382.

    Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-2024.

    Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-2024.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-2707. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS--OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388 or at

  • Commerce

  • National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS); Executive Council Meeting

    AGENCY: Climate Program Office (CPO), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

    SUMMARY: The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program Office will hold an organizational meeting of the NIDIS Executive Council on April 17, 2018.

    DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.

    EST to 4:30 p.m. EST. These times and the agenda topics are subject to change.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hall of the States, Room 383/385, 444 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veva Deheza, NIDIS Executive Director, David Skaggs Research Center, Room GD102, 325 Broadway, Boulder CO 80305. Email:; or visit the NIDIS website at

  • Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

    SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its Protected Species Advisory Committee (PSAC) meeting to review relevant sections of the draft 2017 annual Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) report for the Pacific Pelagic Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP), American Samoa Archipelago FEP, Hawaii FEP, Mariana Archipelago FEP and Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA) FEP. The PSAC will also receive updates on matters related to fishery management and may make recommendations on these topics.

    DATES: The meetings will be held between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on April 19 and 20, 2018. For the agenda, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: The PSAC meeting will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522-8220.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; phone: (808) 522- 8220.

  • Energy

  • Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the DOE/Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: Wednesday, April 25, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Tristram West, Designated Federal Officer, BERAC, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-1290. Phone 301-903-5155; fax (301) 903-5051 or email: The most current information concerning this meeting can be found on the website:

  • Health and Human Services

  • 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 Board of Scientific Counselors Chairs, National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    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. Individuals who plan to listen to the discussion by telephone must call using the information listed below.

    Name of Committee: Board of Scientific Counselors Chairs, NIH.

    Date: May 11, 2018.

    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Discussion of policies and procedures that apply to the regular review of NIH intramural scientists and their work.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, C Wing, 6th Floor, Room 6, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Margaret McBurney, Program Specialist, Office of the Deputy Director for Intramural Research, National Institutes of Health, 1 Center Drive, Room 160, Bethesda, MD 20892, Phone: (301) 496-1921, Fax: (301) 402-4273,

    Conference Line: 888-233-9215--Participant Passcode: 31659.

    Information is also available on the Office of Intramural Research home page:, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. 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.

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Task Force on Skilled Technical Workforce, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    TIME & DATE: Monday, April 2, 2018 at 12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT.

    PLACE: This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. An audio link will be available for the public. Members of the public must contact the Board Office to request the public audio link by sending an email to at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference.

    STATUS: Open.

    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Task Force on Skilled Technical Workforce discussion on current and future activities.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Mateo Munoz,, 703-292-7000. Meeting information and updates may be found at Please refer to the National Science Board website at for general information.

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