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 public meetings.


    SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the following Citizen Science Advisory Panel Action Teams: Projects/Topics Management; Communication/Outreach/Education; and Data Management via webinar.

    DATES: The Projects/Topics Management Team will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 2 p.m.; Communication/Outreach/Education Team on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10 a.m.; and Data Management Team on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 1 p.m. Each 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:

    Meeting address: The meetings will be held via webinar and are open to members of the public. Webinar registration is required and registration links 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-2018-04-11/html/2018-07470.htm

  • 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 Marine Planning and Climate Change Committee (MPCCC) 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 MPCCC will also receive updates on matters related to fishery management and may make recommendations on these topics.

    DATES: The meetings will be held between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on April 10 and 11, 2018. For the agenda, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: The MPCCC meeting will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522-8220. The meeting will also be available by teleconference (phone 1 888 482- 3560 and use access code 5228220 followed by #) and by webinar (go to https://wprfmc.webex.com/join/info.wpcouncilnoaa.gov).

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

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-10/html/2018-07307.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Environmental Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: An Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. This Notice announces the location and time for the meeting and provides tentative agenda topics. The EMPM provides a public forum for EPA and its stakeholders to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on May 23, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before April 23, 2018.

    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), One Potomac Yard (South Building), First Floor Conference Center (S-1200), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Lazarus or Andrew Shelby, Environmental Fate and Effects Division (7507P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 347-0520 and (703) 347-0119; fax number: (703) 305-0204; email address: lazarus.rebecca@epa.gov and shelby.andrew@epa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-12/html/2018-07642.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group

    AGENCY: Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the fourth "on-line" meeting of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (Working Group) on May 10, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Eastern Time. For this fourth meeting, the Working Group will focus on the findings and basis for the draft reports from the work of the six Subcommittee Working Groups that were established on December 12, 2017. These subcommittees were established to assist the Working Group with the development of the report to Congress and the HHS Secretary as required by the 21st Century Cures Act. The subcommittees are:

    1. Disease Vectors, Surveillance and Prevention (includes epidemiology of tick-borne diseases);

    2. Pathogenesis, Transmission, and Treatment;

    3. Testing and Diagnostics (including laboratory-based diagnoses and clinical-diagnoses);

    4. Access to Care Services and Support to Patients;

    5. Vaccine and Therapeutics; and

    6. Other Tick-Borne Diseases and Co-infections.

    DATES: May 10, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: This will be a virtual meeting that is held via webcast. Members of the public may attend the meeting via webcast. Instructions for attending this virtual meeting will be posted one week prior to the meeting at: https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/index.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Berger, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services; via email at tickbornedisease@hhs.gov or by phone at 202-795-7697.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-09/html/2018-07217.htm

  • 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 Frederick National Laboratory Advisory Committee to the National Cancer Institute.

    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: Frederick National Laboratory Advisory Committee to the National Cancer Institute.

    Date: May 8, 2018.

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Ongoing and new activities at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

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

    Contact Person: Caron A. Lyman, Ph.D., Executive Secretary, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 7W-126, Bethesda, MD 20892, 240-276-6348, lymanc@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, NCI Shady Grove has instituted stringent procedures for entrance into the NCI Shady Grove building. 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/fac/fac.htm, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-11/html/2018-07390.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 the meeting of the Council of Councils.

    The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, 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 open session will be videocast and can be accessed from the NIH Videocasting and Podcasting website (http://videocast.nih.gov).

    A portion of the meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4), and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: Council of Councils.

    Open: May 18, 2018.

    Time: 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Agenda: Call to Order and Introductions; Announcements and Updates; Evaluating the "Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST)" Awards; NIDA Update; Introduction to the Use of Non-Human Primates (NHP) in Addiction Research; NHP Models of Drug Addiction.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31, C Wing, 6th Floor, Conference Room 10, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Closed: May 18, 2018.

    Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Agenda: Review of Grant Applications.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31, C Wing, 6th Floor, Conference Room 10, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Open: May 18, 2018.

    Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.

    Agenda: Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) Program Presentations; Update from the Office of Portfolio Analysis; Closing Remarks.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31, C Wing, 6th Floor, Conference Room 10, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Franziska Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D., Executive Secretary, Director, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Director, NIH, 6701 Democracy Boulevard, Room 948, Bethesda, MD 20892, GriederF@mail.nih.gov, 301-435-0744.

    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 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.

    Information is also available on the Council of Council's home page at http://dpcpsi.nih.gov/council/ where an agenda will be posted before the meeting date.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-13/html/2018-07757.htm

  • Interior

  • 2018 Call for Nominations, North Slope Science Initiative, Science Technical Advisory Panel, Alaska

    AGENCY: North Slope Science Initiative, Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to serve on the North Slope Science Initiative's (NSSI) 15-member Science Technical Advisory Panel (Panel). The Panel advises the NSSI Oversight Group on technical issues such as identifying and prioritizing inventory, monitoring, and research needs across the North Slope of Alaska and the adjacent marine environment.

    DATES: All public nominations and applications for membership on the panel must be received no later than May 29, 2018.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lisa Gleason, Office of Communications, North Slope Science Initiative, Bureau of Land Management, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, 907- 271-3335, email blmaknssi_communications@blm.gov. People who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-12/html/2018-07625.htm

  • Call for Nominations for the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of call for nominations.


    SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations for three positions on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board) that will become vacant on March 30, 2018. The Board provides advice concerning the management, protection, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands administered by the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Department of Agriculture, through the U.S. Forest Service.

    DATES: Nominations must be post marked or submitted to the address listed below no later than May 29, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: All mail sent via the U.S. Postal Service should be sent as follows: Division of Wild Horses and Burros, U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2134 LM, Attn: Dorothea Boothe, WO-260, Washington, DC 20240. All mail and packages that are sent via FedEx or UPS should be addressed as follows: Wild Horse and Burro Division, U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 20 M Street SE, Room 2134 LM, Attn: Dorothea Boothe, Washington, DC 20003. You may also email PDF documents to Ms. Boothe at dboothe@blm.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothea Boothe, Acting Wild Horse and Burro Program Specialist, telephone: 202-912-7654, email: dboothe@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-11/html/2018-07463.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meetings: National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Committee on External Engagement (EE), 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 AND DATE: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 2:00-3:00 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 nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference.

    STATUS: Open.

    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Discuss plans for upcoming National Science Board listening sessions; review committee accomplishments during the past two years; identify future directions and opportunities for the committee during the Board's next term in preparation for the May board meeting.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Nadine Lymn (nlymn@nsf.gov), 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314.

    Meeting information and updates may be found at https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/notices.jsp#sunshine. Please refer to the National Science Board website at www.nsf.gov/nsb for general information.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-09/html/2018-07329.htm

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