Commerce

  • Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

    ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Citizen Science Advisory Panel Volunteers Action Team via webinar.

    DATES: The Volunteers Team meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 1 p.m. The meeting is scheduled to last approximately 90 minutes. Additional Action Team webinar and plenary webinar dates and times will publish in a subsequent issue in the Federal Register.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar and is open to members of the public. Webinar registration is required and a registration link will be posted to the Citizen Science program page of the Council's website at www.safmc.net.

    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amber Von Harten, Citizen Science Program Manager, SAFMC; phone: (843) 302-8433 or toll free: (866) SAFMC-10; fax: (843) 769-4520; email: amber.vonharten@safmc.net.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-03/html/2018-06733.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Human Studies Review Board; Notification of Public Meetings

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Science Advisor announces two separate public meetings of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on the ethical and scientific review of research involving human subjects.

    DATES: A virtual public meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, and Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time on all dates. A separate, subsequent teleconference meeting is planned for Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time for the HSRB to finalize its Final Report of the April 24-26, 2018 meeting and review other possible topics.

    ADDRESSES: All of these meetings will be conducted entirely by telephone and on the internet using Adobe Connect. For detailed access information visit the HSRB website: http://www2.epa.gov/osa/human-studies-review-board.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to receive further information should contact the HSRB Designated Federal Official (DFO), Thomas O'Farrell on telephone number (202) 564-8451; fax number: (202) 564-2070; email address: ofarrell.thomas@epa.gov; or mailing address: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail code 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-05/html/2018-06990.htm

  • Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Sulfur Oxides Panel

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and CASAC Sulfur Oxides Panel to discuss the CASAC draft reviews of the EPA's Risk and Exposure Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide (External Review Draft) and Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide (External Review Draft).

    DATES: The teleconference will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    LOCATION: The public teleconference will be held by telephone only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning the public meeting may contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at (202) 564-2050 or at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. General information about the CASAC, as well as any updates concerning the meetings announced in this notice, may be found on the CASAC web page at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-05/html/2018-06992.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID)

    AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting for the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID). This meeting is open to the public, limited only by the space available; the meeting room will accommodate up to 100 people. The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by telephone, limited only by the number of ports available (50); the toll-free dial-in number is 1-888-998-7892, with a pass code of 1252535.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on May 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EDT, and May 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., EDT.

    ADDRESSES: CDC, Global Communications Center, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Building 19, Auditorium B1/B2, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; also 1-888-998- 7892.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Wiley, MPH, Designated Federal Officer, OID, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop D10, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, Telephone (404) 639-4840; sed5@cdc.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-02/html/2018-06545.htm

  • Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods; Notice of Public Meeting; Request for Public Input

    AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) will hold a public forum to share information and facilitate direct communication of ideas and suggestions from stakeholders. Interested persons may attend in person or view the meeting remotely by webcast. Time will be set aside for questions and public statements on the topics discussed. Registration is requested for both public attendance and oral statements, and required for remote access. Information about the meeting and registration are available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/iccvamforum-2018.

    DATES:

    Meeting: May 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

    Registration for Onsite Meeting: Deadline is May 11, 2018.

    Registration for Webcast: Deadline is May 24, 2018.

    Submission of Oral Public Statements: Deadline is May 11, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: Meeting Location: William H. Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892. Meeting web page: The preliminary agenda, registration, and other meeting materials are at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/iccvamforum-2018.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Warren Casey, Director, National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM); email: warren.casey@nih.gov; telephone: (984) 287-3118.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-06/html/2018-07057.htm

  • Meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: National Vaccine Program Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that a meeting is scheduled to be held of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC). The meeting will be open to the public via teleconference; a public comment session will be held during the meeting.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on May 3, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. The confirmed meeting times and agenda will be posted on the NVAC website at http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/index.html as soon as they become available.

    ADDRESSES: Instructions regarding attending this meeting will be posted one week prior to the meeting at: http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/index.html. Pre-registration is required for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and who wish to participate in the public comment session. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting and/or participate in the public comment session should register at http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/index.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Vaccine Program Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Room 715H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (202) 690-5566; email: nvac@hhs.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-02/html/2018-06663.htm

  • National Library of Medicine; Amended; Notice of Meeting

    Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, May 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to May 9, 2018, 12:00 p.m., National Library of Medicine, Building 38, 2nd Floor, The Donald A.B. Lindberg Room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD, 20892 which was published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2018, 83 FR 45 Page 9746.

    The meeting will be open to the public on May 9, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will then be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., to review intramural programs and projects. The meeting is partially closed to the public.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-05/html/2018-06898.htm

  • Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: National Vaccine Program Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.


    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 300aa-5, Section 2105 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. The National Vaccine Advisory Committee is governed by the provisions of Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.

    SUMMARY: The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO), a program office within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is soliciting nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as public members to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC). The activities of this Committee are governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Management and support of the NVAC and its activities are the responsibility of the NVPO.

    The NVAC serves an advisory role, providing recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Health in his/her capacity as the Director of the National Vaccine Program, on matters related to the Program's responsibilities. Specifically, the Committee studies and recommends ways to encourage the availability of an adequate supply of safe and effective vaccination products in the United States; recommends research priorities and other measures to enhance the safety and efficacy of vaccines. The Committee also advises the Assistant Secretary for Health in the implementation of Sections 2102 and 2103 of the PHS Act; and identifies annually the most important areas of government and non-government cooperation that should be considered in implementing Sections 2102 and 2103 of the PHS Act.

    DATES: All nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 4, 2018, to the address listed below.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be emailed to nvac@hhs.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Vaccine Program Office, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 715-H, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690-5566; nvac@hhs.gov.

    A copy of the committee charter which includes the NVAC's structure and functions as well as a list of the current membership can be obtained by accessing the NVAC website at: http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/index.html.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-04/html/2018-06890.htm

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