Commerce

  • Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a two day meeting of its Standing and Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).

    DATES: The meeting will convene on Thursday, May 31, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, June 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Gulf Council's Conference Room.

    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Atran, Senior Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; steven.atran@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348-1630.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-14/html/2018-10180.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of 4-Day In-Person Meeting Location; Notice of Public Preparatory Webcast Meeting; Request for Comments on Prospective Candidate Ad Hoc Reviewers; Extension of Written Comment Periods

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The July 17-20, 2018, in-person meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review Resistance of Lepidopteran Pests to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Plant Incorporated Plants in the U.S will be held in the Rosslyn Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209. For additional information on this in-person meeting, please refer to the March 5, 2018 Federal Register (FRL-9971-35). There will be a 2-hour preparatory webcast meeting on June 5, 2018 to consider and review the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions before the July 17-20, 2018 meeting. In addition, the EPA is announcing and inviting comments on the experts currently under consideration as prospective candidates for ad hoc participation in this review.

    DATES: The preparatory webcast meeting will be held on June 5, 2018, from approximately 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT). This is an open public meeting that will be conducted via webcast using Adobe Connect and telephone. Registration is required to participate during this meeting. Please visit: http://www.epa.gov/sap to register.

    The EPA is extending the written public comment period for the June 5 preparatory webcast until June 1, 2018 and the July 17-20 in-person meeting until June 18, 2018.

    Comments. Written comments on the experts currently under consideration as prospective candidates for ad hoc participation in this review should be submitted on or before May 31, 2018. Written comments for the preparatory webcast meeting should be submitted on or before June 1, 2018 and June 18, 2018 for the in-person meeting. FIFRA SAP may not be able to fully consider written comments submitted after the respective due dates previously listed. Requests to make oral comments should be submitted on or before May 24, 2018 by contacting the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For additional instructions, see Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES:

    Meeting: The July 17-20, 2018 in-person meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, Rosslyn Ballroom, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209.

    Comments. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0617, by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

    Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001.

    Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.

    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamue L. Gibson, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 202-564-7642; email address: gibson.tamue@epa.gov.

    Special accommodations. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the DFO at least 10 days prior to the meeting to allow EPA time to process your request.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-17/html/2018-10577.htm

  • National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Teleconference and Public Comment

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notification of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see Registration under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to a limited number of telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-registration is required.

    DATES: The NEJAC will convene a Thursday, May 31, 2018, starting at 3:30 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting discussion will focus on several topics including, but not limited to, the discussion and deliberation of the final report from the NEJAC Youth Perspectives on Climate Change Work Group. One public comment period relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) is scheduled for Thursday, May 31, 2018, starting at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment period are highly encouraged to pre-register by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on Monday, May 28, 2018.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning the public meeting should be directed to Karen L. Martin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-0203; via email at martin.karenl@epa.gov; or by fax at 202-564-1624. Additional information about the NEJAC is available at https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-16/html/2018-09556.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters and National Preparedness and Response Science Board Public Meetings

    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD) and National Preparedness and Response Science Board (NPRSB) will hold public meetings on June 26-28, 2018.

    DATES: The NPRSB Inauguration and Public Meeting is June 26, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The NPRSB and NACCD Joint Public Meeting is June 27, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. The NACCD Public Meeting is June 28, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. The meetings will be held in the O'Neill Building, 200 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024.

    ADDRESSES: We encourage members of the public to attend the public meetings. To register, send an email to naccd@hhs.gov with "NACCD Registration" in the subject line, or to nprsb@hhs.gov with "NPRSB Registration" in the subject line. Submit your comments to naccd@hhs.gov, nprsb@hhs.gov, the NPRSB Contact Form located at https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/legal/boards/nprsb/Pages/RFNBSBComments.aspx, or the NACCD Contact Form located at https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/legal/boards/naccd/Pages/contact.aspx. For additional information, visit the NACCD website located at https://www.phe.gov/naccd or the NPRSB website located at https://www.phe.gov/nprsb.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-14/html/2018-10212.htm

  • National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors; Announcement of Meeting; Request for Comments

    AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces the next meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The BSC, a federally chartered, external advisory group composed of scientists from the public and private sectors, will review and provide advice on programmatic activities. The meeting is open to the public and registration is requested for both attendance and oral comment and required to access the webcast. Information about the meeting and registration are available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165.

    DATES: Meeting: June 20, 2018; Begins at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) and continues until adjournment.

    Written Public Comment Submissions: Deadline is June 12, 2018.

    Oral Comments: Deadline is June 12, 2018.

    Registration for Meeting: Deadline June 20, 2018.

    Registration to view the meeting via the webcast is required.

    ADDRESSES:

    Meeting Location: Rodbell Auditorium, Rall Building, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Meeting web page: The preliminary agenda, registration, and other meeting materials are at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165.

    Webcast: The meeting will be webcast; the URL will be provided to those who register for viewing.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary Wolfe, Designated Federal Official for the BSC, Office of Liaison, Policy and Review, Division of NTP, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, K2-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Phone: 984-287-3209, Fax: 301-451-5759, Email: wolfe@niehs.nih.gov. Hand Deliver/Courier address: 530 Davis Drive, Room K2130, Morrisville, NC 27560.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-15/html/2018-10359.htm

  • Interior

  • Public Meeting of the National Geospatial 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 National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will take place.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Department of the Interior building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240 in the South Penthouse Conference Room. Send your comments to the Group Federal Officer by email to gs-faca-mail@usgs.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Mahoney, Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 909 First Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104; by email at jmahoney@usgs.gov; or by telephone at (206) 220-4621.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-16/html/2018-10419.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Establish an Information Collection

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request establishment and clearance of this collection. In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting that OMB approve clearance of this collection for no longer than one year.

    DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by July 17, 2018 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable.

    For Additional Information, Contact: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room W 18000, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays).

    Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and collection name identified above for this information collection. Commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email. Comments, including any personal information provided become a matter of public record. They will be summarized and/ or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-18/html/2018-10623.htm

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