Commerce

  • Nominations for Advisory Committee and Species Working Group Technical Advisor Appointments to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

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

    ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.


    SUMMARY: NMFS is soliciting nominations to the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) as established by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA). NMFS is also soliciting nominations for Technical Advisors to the Advisory Committee's species working groups.

    DATES: Nominations must be received by October 1, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations, including a letter of interest and a resume or curriculum vitae, should be sent via email to Terra Lederhouse at terra.lederhouse@noaa.gov with a copy to Grace Ferrara at grace.ferrara@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line whether the nomination is for the Advisory Committee or for a Technical Advisor to a species working group.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grace Ferrara, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection; telephone: (301) 427-8371; email: grace.ferrara@noaa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/html/2018-16956.htm

  • Notice of Availability of a Request for Information: Expressions of Interest in Conducting Collaborative Research and Development on Innovative Approaches for Exploiting Environmental Data

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of availability; request for information.


    SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking expression of interest from private firms interested in entering into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NOAA to conduct collaborative research and development (R&D) on new and innovative approaches that could lead to new and better ways of processing, exploiting and disseminating space-based Earth and space weather observations from NOAA developed and deployed satellites, with a wide range of applications, societal and economic benefits.

    DATES: Comments must be received by 5 p.m. on September 24, 2018. Any questions pertaining to this Request for Information must be submitted no later than August 24, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document by the following method:

    Email: Derek.parks@noaa.gov. Please include the subject heading of "Response to Collaborative R&D RFI". Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel, or Adobe PDF formats only.

    Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NOAA. Comments containing references, studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely published should include copies or electronic links of the referenced materials. Comments that contain profanity, vulgarity, threats, or other inappropriate language will not be considered.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Derek Parks, Technology Transfer Program Manager, Technology Partnerships Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Room 2617, 1305 East West Hwy, Bldg. SSMC4, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3278. (Phone: 301-628-1010, email: derek.parks@noaa.gov).

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-09/html/2018-17054.htm

  • Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting (webinar).


    SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold a meeting via webinar, which is open to the public.

    DATES: The webinar meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or until business for the day has been completed.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. A public listening station is available at the Pacific Council office (address below). To attend the webinar (1) join by visiting this link http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar, (2) enter the Webinar ID: 241-675-131, and (3) enter your name and email address (required). After logging in to the webinar, please (1) dial this TOLL number +1 (415) 655-0052 (not a toll-free number), (2) enter the attendee phone audio access code 563-806-284, and (3) then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). NOTE: We have disabled Mic/Speakers as an option and require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate. Technical Information and system requirements: PC-based attendees are required to use Windows[reg] 7, Vista, or XP; Mac[reg]-based attendees are required to use Mac OS[reg] X 10.5 or newer; Mobile attendees are required to use iPhone[reg], iPad[reg], AndroidTM phone or Android tablet (See https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/ipad-iphone-android-webinar-apps). You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at Kris.Kleinschmidt@noaa.gov or contact him at (503) 820-2280, extension 411 for technical assistance.

    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820-2422.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-07/html/2018-16809.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting and Request for Nomination of Ad Hoc Expert Members

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: There will be a 4-day, in-person meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review the Evaluation of a Proposed Approach to Refine the Inhalation Risk Assessment for Point of Contact Toxicity: A Case Study Using a New Approach Methodology (NAM). Preceding the in-person meeting, there will be a half-day virtual preparatory meeting, conducted via webinar using Adobe Connect, to consider and review the clarity and scope of the meeting's draft charge questions. In addition, EPA is requesting nominations of prospective candidates for service as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP for this meeting. Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified individuals to be considered as prospective candidates for this meeting by following the instructions provided in this document.

    DATES:

    Meeting: The 4-day, in-person meeting will be held December 4 to December 7, 2018, from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Nominations: Nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members of the FIFRA SAP for this review should be provided on or before September 7, 2018.

    Special accommodations: Requests for special accommodations should be submitted on or before November 16, 2018, to allow EPA time to process your request.

    Comments: Written comments should be submitted on or before October 19, 2018, and EPA encourages individuals and groups that wish to make oral comments to submit the request to make oral comments by November 9, 2018.

    ADDRESSES:

    Meeting: The in-person meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202. The virtual meeting will be webcast. Please refer to the following website for information on how to access the webcast: http://www.epa.gov/sap.

    Nominations: Submit nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members of the FIFRA SAP Meeting to the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Special accommodations: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation for a disability, please contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Comments. Submit requests to present oral comments to the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Submit your written comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0517, by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not electronically submit 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 information on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. For additional instructions related to this meeting, see Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Marquea D. King, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 202-564-3626; email address: king.marquea@epa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/html/2018-16990.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods; Announcement of Meeting; Request for Comments

    AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces the next meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM). SACATM, a federally chartered, external advisory group composed of scientists from the public and private sectors, including representatives of regulated industry and national animal protection organization, will review and provide advice on programmatic activities. SACATM advises the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM), the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM), and the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIEHS) and NTP regarding statutorily mandated duties of ICCVAM and activites of NICEATM. 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 https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/32822.

    DATES:

    Meeting: September 5-6, 2018; Begins at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) each day and continues until adjournment.

    Written Public Comment Submissions: Deadline is August 29, 2018.

    Oral Comments: Deadline is August 29, 2018.

    Registration for Meeting: Deadline September 6, 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 https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/32822.

    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 SACATM, 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-2018-08-07/html/2018-16840.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Task Force reports to the NAC.

    DATES: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., PDT.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Education, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-0212, or beverly.e.girten@nasa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/html/2018-16963.htm

  • NASA Advisory Council; Human Exploration and Operations Committee; Meeting.

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.

    DATES: Monday, August 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m., PDT. Joint meeting with the NAC Science Committee on August 28, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Ames Conference Center, Building 3, 500 Severyns Road, Ballroom Meeting Room, Moffett Field, CA 94035.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Bette Siegel, Designated Federal Officer, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-2245, or bette.siegel@nasa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/html/2018-16967.htm

  • NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning. This Committee reports to the NAC.

    DATES: Monday, August 27, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m., PDT. Joint meeting with the NAC Human Exploration and Operations Committee on August 28, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Ames Conference Center, Building 3, 500 Severyns Road, Moffett Field, CA 94035.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. KarShelia Henderson, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-2355, fax (202) 358-2779, or khenderson@nasa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/html/2018-16965.htm

  • NASA Advisory Council; Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.

    DATES: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., PDT.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Ames Conference Center, Building 3, 500 Severyns Road, Mezzanine Room, Moffett Field, CA 94035.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Green, Designated Federal Officer, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-4710, or g.m.green@nasa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/html/2018-16964.htm

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