Commerce

  • Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting and webinar/conference call.


    SUMMARY: NMFS will hold a 2-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting in September 2018. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The AP meeting and webinar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 6.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    The meeting on Wednesday, September 5, and Thursday, September 6, will also be accessible via conference call and webinar. Conference call and webinar access information are available at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/event/september-2018-hms-advisory-panel-meeting. Once finalized, the meeting agenda, presentations/ supplemental materials, and the meeting transcripts will be posted to this same site.

    Participants are strongly encouraged to log/dial in 15 minutes prior to the meeting. NMFS will show the presentations via webinar and allow public comment during identified times on the agenda.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper or Brad McHale at (301) 427-8503.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/html/2018-16580.htm

  • Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting

    AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) will hold a meeting that will be open to the public and public comments are requested in advance and/or during the meeting. Information about the HSRP meeting, agenda, presentations, webinar registration, and other background documents will be posted online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm.

    DATES: The meeting is planned for two and a half days during August 28- 30, 2018. The dates, agenda, and times are subject to change. For updates, please check online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm.

    Location: Juneau, Alaska. The meeting venue will be announced online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, HSRP program manager, National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, NOAA (N/NSD), 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 #6305, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone: 301-533-0064; email: Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-31/html/2018-16285.htm

  • U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory Committee (Committee) in Juneau, Alaska.

    DATES AND TIMES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the web page listed below for the most up- to-date agenda.

    ADDRESSES: On Tuesday, August 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the meeting will be held at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall Conference Center, 320 W Willoughby Ave, Juneau, AK. This will be a half-day joint meeting with NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel on topics of joint interest such as water level partnerships. From 2:00 to 5:30 p.m., the IOOS Advisory Committee meeting will be held at the Westmark Baranof Hotel, 127 N Franklin Street, Juneau, AK. On Wednesday, August 29th, the meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the NOAA Fisheries Auke Bay Lab, 17109 Point Lena Loop Road, Juneau, AK. Venues may be subject to change. Refer to the web page listed below for the most up-to-date information.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Snowden, Designated Federal Official, U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, U.S. IOOS Program, 1315 East- West Highway, Station 2612, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone 240-533- 9466; Fax 301-713-3281; Email jessica.snowden@noaa.gov or visit the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee website at http://ioos.noaa.gov/community/u-s-ioos-advisory-committee/.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-31/html/2018-16286.htm

  • Energy

  • Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register.

    DATES: August 22, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., August 23, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: DoubleTree Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mark Elless, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; at (202) 586-6501 or Email: Mark.Elless@ee.doe.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-01/html/2018-16456.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Announcement of Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the next meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee). The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The Committee is working to accomplish its mission to provide independent advice to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or a designated representative for the implementation of Healthy People 2030.

    DATES: The Committee will meet on September 6, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), and September 7, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the 20 F Street Conference Center, located at 20th F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. To register to attend the meeting, please visit the Healthy People website at https://www.healthypeople.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emmeline Ochiai, Designated Federal Officer, Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Room LL-100, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453-8255 (telephone), (240) 453-8281 (fax). Additional information is available on the Healthy People website at https://www.healthypeople.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-30/html/2018-16238.htm

  • National Cancer Institute; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Cancer Advisory Board.

    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).

    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: National Cancer Advisory Board.

    Date: August 14, 2018.

    Open: 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

    Agenda: Director's and Program reports and presentations; business of the Board.

    Closed: 2:55 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

    Place: National Cancer Institute--Shady Grove, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room TE406, Rockville, MD 20850 (Virtual Meeting).

    Contact Person: Paulette S. Gray, Ph.D., Executive Secretary, Division of Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute--Shady Grove, National Institutes of Health, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 7W444, Bethesda, MD 20892, 240-276-6340, grayp@mail.nih.gov.

    This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to scheduling difficulties.

    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 NCI-Shady Grove 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 Institute's/Center's home page: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/ncab/ncab.htm, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/html/2018-16492.htm

  • Office of the Secretary; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee (MDCC).

    The meeting will be open to the public and accessible by teleconference. Participation is limited to space available. Individuals who plan to participate and need special assistance, such as reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    Name of Committee: Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee.

    Type of meeting: Open Meeting.

    Date: September 17, 2018.

    Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time--Approximate end time.

    Agenda: The purpose of this meeting is to bring together committee members, representing government agencies, patient advocacy groups, other voluntary health organizations, and patients and their families to update one another on progress relevant to the Action Plan for the Muscular Dystrophies and to coordinate activities and discuss gaps and opportunities leading to better understanding of the muscular dystrophies, advances in treatments, and improvements in patients' and their families' lives. Prior to the meeting, an agenda will be posted to the MDCC website: https://mdcc.nih.gov/.

    Registration: To register, please contact Emily Carifi: Emily.Carifi@nih.gov.

    WebEx/Phone Access:

    Join WebEx Meeting: https://nih.webex.com/nih/j.php?MTID=m1c5fd34513186c7c87ebeeee5af47f05;

    Meeting number (access code): 628 888 923, Meeting password: fEN63PND Join by Phone: 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) Global call-in numbers: https://nih.webex.com/nih/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=701170342&tollFree=0.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852, (Telephone Conference Call).

    Contact Person: Glen H. Nuckolls, Ph.D., Executive Secretary, Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, 6001 Executive Boulevard, NSC 2203, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 496-5745, glen.nuckolls@nih.gov.

    Any member of the public interested in presenting oral comments to the committee may notify the Contact Person listed on this notice at least 10 days in advance of the meeting. Interested individuals and representatives of organizations may submit a letter of intent, a brief description of the organization represented, and a short description of the oral presentation. Only one representative of an organization may be allowed to present oral comments and if accepted by the committee, presentations may be limited to five minutes. Both printed and electronic copies are requested for the record. In addition, any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding their 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.

    More information can be found on the Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee home page: https://mdcc.nih.gov/.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/html/2018-16505.htm

  • Interior

  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Policy; withdrawal.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce we are withdrawing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compensatory Mitigation Policy, published December 27, 2016 (ESA-CMP). In our document of November 6, 2017 we requested additional public comments regarding the policy's overall mitigation planning goal of net conservation gain. We are now withdrawing this policy. The Service does not have authority to require "net conservation gain" under the ESA, and the policy is inconsistent with current Executive branch policy. Except as otherwise specified, all policies or guidance documents that were superseded by ESA-CMP are reinstated.

    DATES: Withdrawal effective on July 30, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: Comments and materials received, as well as supporting documentation, are available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket Number FWS-HQ-ES-2015-0165.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Aubrey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Environmental Review, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803, telephone 703-358-2442.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-30/html/2018-16171.htm

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Policy; withdrawal.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce we are withdrawing the Mitigation Policy published November 21, 2016, which guides Service recommendations on mitigating the adverse impacts of land and water developments on fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. In our document of November 6, 2017, we requested additional public comments regarding this policy's overall mitigation planning goal of net conservation gain. We are now withdrawing this policy as it is no longer appropriate to retain the "net conservation gain" standard throughout various Service-related activities and is inconsistent with current Executive branch policy. Until further notice, all policies that were superseded by the 2016 Mitigation Policy are reinstated, including the Fish and Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy (46 FR 7644-7663) published in the Federal Register on January 23, 1981.

    DATES: Withdrawal effective on July 30, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: Comments and materials received, as well as supporting documentation, are available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket Number FWS-HQ-ES-2015-0126.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Aubrey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Environmental Review, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803, telephone 703-358-2442.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-30/html/2018-16172.htm

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