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 meetings.


    SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a series of meetings of its Citizen Science Advisory Panel Finance and Infrastructure Action Team via webinar.

    DATES: The meeting via webinar will be held every other week on Wednesday at 1 p.m. starting June 13, 2018. The schedule of meetings is Wednesday, June 13; June 27; July 11; July 25; and August 22, 2018. All of the meetings will start at 1 p.m. and are scheduled to last approximately 90 minutes each. Additional Action Team meetings 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-2018-05-23/html/2018-11022.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 129th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting and, 173rd Council and associated meetings to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.

    DATES: The meetings will be held between June 6 and June 13, 2018. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: The 129th SSC, the Council's Executive & Budget and Legislative Standing Committees, and the 173rd Council meetings will be held at the Marriott Wailea Beach Resort, 3700 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753. The Fishers Forum will be held at the Maui Beach Hotel Ballroom, 170 W. Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732, phone: (808) 877-0051.

    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-2018-05-22/html/2018-10895.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Letter Peer Reviews for Exposure and Use Assessment and Human Health and Environmental Hazard Summary for Five PBT Chemicals; Notice of Public Preparatory Meeting and Public Comment Period

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: There will be a half-day preparatory meeting for experts selected to serve as letter peer reviewers for EPA's Exposure and Use Assessment and Human Health and Environmental Hazard Summary for Five PBT chemicals. The preparatory meeting will be held via teleconference and webcast only. Registration is required to attend.

    DATES: The preparatory meeting will be held on June 25, 2018, from approximately 1:00 p.m. (EDT) to 5:00 p.m.

    Comments. Requests to present oral comments during the preparatory meeting should be submitted on or before June 21, 2018. Written comments to be considered by the peer reviewers may be submitted until July 23, 2018. Though the peer reviewers may not be able to fully consider written comments submitted after July 23, 2018, EPA will consider all comments submitted on or before August 17, 2018. For additional instructions, contact the Peer Review Leader listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT and see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    Webcast. This preparatory meeting will be conducted via teleconference and webcast only. Registration is required.

    Special accommodations. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the Peer Review Leader listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the preparatory meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    ADDRESSES:

    Meeting: The preparatory meeting will be held via teleconference and webcast only. For additional information, please contact the Peer Review Leader listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Comments. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2018-0314, 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: OPPT 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: Todd Peterson, Ph.D., Peer Review Leader, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-6428; email address: peterson.todd@epa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-25/html/2018-11311.htm

  • Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science; Extension of Comment Period and Notice of Public Hearing

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period; notice of public hearing.


    SUMMARY: On April 30, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled, "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science." The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rule, which was scheduled to close on May 30, 2018, until August 16, 2018. The EPA is also announcing a public hearing to be held for the proposed rule. The hearing will be held on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. The EPA is making these changes in response to public requests for an extension of the comment period and for a public hearing.

    DATES: The public comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2018 (83 FR 18768), is being extended. Written comments must be received on or before August 16, 2018. The public hearing will be held on July 17, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for the proposed rulemaking (available at http://www.regulations.gov). The Docket ID No. is EPA-HQ- OA-2018-0259. Submit your comments, identified by the appropriate Docket ID, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. If you need to include CBI as part of your comment, please visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets/comments.html for instructions. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make.

    For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets/comments.html.

    Public hearing: The public hearing will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Main Floor Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW, in Washington, DC 20460. The public hearing will convene at 8:00 a.m. EST and continue until 8:00 p.m. EST or one hour after the last registered speaker has spoken, whichever is earlier. The EPA will make every effort to accommodate all speakers that arrive and register. Because this hearing is being held at a U.S. government facility, individuals planning to attend the hearing should be prepared to show valid picture identification to the security staff to gain access to the meeting room. No large signs will be allowed in the building, cameras may only be used outside of the building, and demonstrations will not be allowed on federal property for security reasons.

    If you would like to present oral testimony at the public hearing, please register online at https://www.epa.gov/osa/strengthening-transparency-regulatory-science or contact Tom Sinks, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, (MC 8105R), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460, telephone (202) 564-0221, staff_osa@epa.gov, no later than 2 business days prior to the public hearing. The last day to register will be July 15, 2018. If using email, please provide the following information: Time of day you wish to speak (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.), name, affiliation, address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning the proposed rule, "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science" should be addressed to Tom Sinks, Office of the Science Advisor, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; (202) 564-0221; email address: staff_osa@epa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-25/html/2018-11316.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering; 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 International Science and Engineering Meeting (#25104).

    DATE AND TIME: Monday, June 18, 2018; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Tuesday, June 19, 2018; 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EDT).

    PLACE: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: (703) 292-8710.

    TYPE OF MEETING: Part-Open.

    CONTACT PERSON(s): Roxanne Nikolaus, Program Manager, OD/OISE, 703-292- 8710; Diane Drew, Program Specialist, OD/OISE, 703-292-7220; and Suzanne Abo, Program Analyst, OD/OISE, 703-292-2704.

    National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314.

    PURPOSE OF MEETING: To provide advice, recommendations and counsel on major goals and policies pertaining to international programs and activities.

    AGENDA

    Monday, June 18, 2018; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Update on OISE activities.

    Discussion of new NSF approach to international outreach-- MULTIplying Impact Leveraging International Expertise in Research (MULTIPLIER) approach.

    Discussion of multilateral international research collaborations.

    Discussion of new approach to the Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO) (CLOSED SESSION).

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018; 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Discussion of overall Advisory Committee strategic planning.

    Update on NSF international collaboration data analytics.

    Meet with NSF leadership.

    REASON FOR CLOSING: Session on the new approach to the Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO) will include discussion of potential proposed agency actions which may properly be closed to the public under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), (4) of the Government in the Sunshine Act.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-25/html/2018-11272.htm

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request.


    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register on February 21, 2018, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725 7th Street NW, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room W18000 Alexandria, Virginia 22314, or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Copies of the submission may be obtained by calling Ms. Plimpton at (703) 292-7556. 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).

    NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-23/html/2018-11036.htm

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