Commerce

  • National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB); Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the NSGAB. NSGAB members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant), specifically to review and approve the 2018 Biennial Report to Congress, and any other matters as described in the agenda found on the Sea Grant website at http://seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/Leadership/NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard/UpcomingAdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx.

    DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 14, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call and webinar. Public access is available at 1315 East-West Highway, Bldg.3, Room 01303, Silver Spring, MD 20910. In order to attend in person or via conference call/webinar, please R.S.V.P to Donna Brown (contact information below) by Friday, May 4, 2018.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any questions concerning the meeting, please contact Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East- West Highway, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910, 301-734-1088 or Donna.Brown@noaa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-27/html/2018-08931.htm

  • Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB) Public Meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). OEAB members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean exploration programs, with a particular emphasis National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) leadership priorities and how they align with a national ocean exploration program. Other topics will include implementation of the President's Executive Order on a Federal Strategy to Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals; other federal agency activity in support of this executive order; NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) activities; and other matters as described in the agenda found on the OEAB website at http://oeab.noaa.gov.

    DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT and Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. EDT.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Morrison-Clark Historic Inn at 1011 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David McKinnie, Designated Federal Officer, Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, (206) 526-6950.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-24/html/2018-08523.htm

  • Science Advisory Board (SAB); Public Meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss issues outlined in the section on matters to be considered.

    DATES: The meeting will be held May 24, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The time and agenda topic described below are subject to change. For the latest agenda please refer to the SAB website: http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx.

    ADDRESSES: Webinar. Members of the public may participate virtually by registering at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3728272796132724738.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone Number: 301-734-1156; Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the SAB website at http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-27/html/2018-08930.htm

  • Energy

  • Environmental Management Advisory Board Meeting

    AGENCY: Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Energy, Room 5E-069, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer McCloskey, Federal Coordinator, EMAB (EM-4.3), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Phone (301) 903-7427; fax (202) 586-0293 or email: jennifer.mccloskey@em.doe.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-24/html/2018-08543.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (BSC, NCEH/ ATSDR)

    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, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (BSC, NCEH/ATSDR). This meeting is open to the public, limited only by available seating. The meeting room accommodates approximately 60 people. The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by calling 888-989-4501, passcode 9885805, limited by 100 lines. The deadline for notification of attendance is May 14, 2018. The public comment period is scheduled on June 5, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m., EDT and June 6, 2018 from 10:10 a.m. until 10:25 a.m., EDT. Individuals wishing to make a comment during Public Comment period, please email your name, organization, and phone number by May 7, 2018 to Amanda Malasky at amalasky@cdc.gov.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on June 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., EDT and June 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., EDT.

    ADDRESSES: CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, CDC Building 106, Room 1B, Atlanta, GA 30341.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirley Little, Program Analyst, NCEH/ ATSDR, CDC, 4770 Buford Hwy., Mail Stop F-45, Atlanta, GA 30341, telephone (770) 488-0577; email snl7@cdc.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-23/html/2018-08367.htm

  • Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

    AGENCY: 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 (HHS) is hereby giving notice that a meeting is scheduled to be held for the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (Advisory Council). The meeting will be open to the public; a public comment session will be held during the meeting. 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 send in their public comment via email should send an email to CARB@hhs.gov. Registration information is available on the website http://www.hhs.gov/ash/carb/ and must be completed by May 9, 2018; all in-person attendees must pre-register by this date. Additional information about registering for the meeting and providing public comment can be obtained at http://www.hhs.gov/ash/carb/ on the Meetings page.

    DATES: The meeting is scheduled to be held on May 16, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET (times are tentative and subject to change). The confirmed times and agenda items for the meeting will be posted on the website for the Advisory Council at http://www.hhs.gov/ash/carb/ when this information becomes available. Pre-registration for attending the meeting in person is required to be completed no later than May 9, 2018; public attendance at the meeting is limited to the available space.

    ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Great Hall, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201.

    The meeting can also be accessed through a live webcast on the day of the meeting. For more information,

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jomana Musmar, Acting Designated Federal Officer, Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic- Resistant Bacteria, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 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: CARB@hhs.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-26/html/2018-08803.htm

  • 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 fifth in-person meeting of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (Working Group) on May 15-16, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time on May 15 and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time on May 16. For this fifth meeting, the Working Group will provide an overview of the report to the HHS Secretary and Congress and discuss what should be included in the report 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 15, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time and May 16, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: Hilton Crystal City Conference Center at Washington Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. Members of the public may also attend the meeting via webcast. Instructions for attending the meeting via webcast 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-2018-04-26/html/2018-08786.htm

  • Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC). The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues. At least one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on May 17, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD 20993- 0002. Answers to commonly asked questions including information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm408555.htm.

    For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be webcast and will be available at the following link: https://collaboration.fda.gov/vrbpac2018/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Serina Hunter-Thomas or Rosanna Harvey, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 6338, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 240-402-5771, serina.hunter-thomas@fda.hhs.gov and 240-402-8072, rosanna.harvey@fda.hhs.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area). A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the Agency's website at https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-26/html/2018-08711.htm

  • Interior

  • Public Meeting of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the NCGMP and NGGDPP will take place.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1st and 2nd, 2018, from approximately 9:00 a.m. EST to 4:00 p.m. EST.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the USGS National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Marketti, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 908, Reston, VA 20192, by email at mmarketti@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 703-648-6976.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-24/html/2018-08458.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources; 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 Education and Human Resources (#1119).

    Date and Time: May 31, 2018; 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; June 1, 2018; 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room E2020, Alexandria, VA 22314.

    Access: To attend the meeting in person, all visitors must contact the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to arrange for a visitor's badge. All visitors must access NSF via the Visitor Center entry adjacent to the south building entrance on Eisenhower Avenue on the day of the meeting to receive a visitor's badge. It is suggested that visitors allow time to pass through security screening.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact person: Keaven M. Stevenson, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room C11001, Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone and email: (703) 292-8600/kstevens@nsf.gov.

    Summary of Minutes: Minutes and meeting materials will be available on the EHR Advisory Committee website at http://www.nsf.gov/ehr/advisory.jsp or can be obtained from Dr. Susan E. Brennan, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Ave, Room C11233, Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone and email: (703) 292-8600/sbrennan@nsf.gov.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice with respect to the Foundation's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and human resources programming.

    Agenda

    Thursday, May 31, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Remarks by the Committee Chair and NSF Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources (EHR)

    Current Challenges in STEM Education

    NSF's Convergence Accelerators: Harnessing the Data Revolution and the Human/Technology Frontier

    Subcommittee Discussions

    Update on EHR Programs

    Discussion with France Cordova, NSF Director and Chief Operating Officer Joan Ferrini-Mundy Friday, June 1, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

    Day 1 Recap

    Update on Broadening Participation in STEM

    Update on Public-Private Partnerships

    Committee Business

    Advisory Committee Recommendations

    Final agenda can be located at the EHR AC website: https://www.nsf.gov/ehr/advisory.jsp.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-26/html/2018-08765.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board

    The National Science Board (NSB), 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 meetings for the transaction of NSB business as follows:

    TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. EST.

    PLACE: These meetings will be held at the NSF headquarters, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. Meetings are held in the boardroom on the 2nd floor. The public may observe public meetings held in the boardroom. All visitors must contact the Board Office (call 703- 292-7000 or send an email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and provide your name and organizational affiliation. Visitors must report to the NSF visitor's desk in the building lobby to receive a visitor's badge.

    STATUS: Some of these meetings will be open to the public. Others will be closed to the public. See full description below.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-26/html/2018-08981.htm

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