Commerce

  • Post-Disaster Research Methods Meeting

    AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) will hold an open meeting on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the state-of-the-practice in post-disaster field data collection methods, including sampling methodologies across multiple disciplines. The agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national-construction-safety-team-ncst/hurricane-maria-ncst.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in person and via teleconference at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation Headquarters, 6720A Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20817. For instructions on how to participate in the meeting, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Banner, Administrative Office Assistant, Community Resilience Program, Engineering Laboratory, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8615, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8604. Ms. Banner's email address is Melissa.Banner@nist.gov; and her phone number is (301) 975-8912.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-09-04/html/2018-19116.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC): Notice of Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces an upcoming meeting for the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). The EPA established the CAAAC on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises EPA on economic, environmental, technical, scientific and enforcement policy issues.

    DATES: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App. 2 Section 10(a)(2), notice is hereby given that the CAAAC will hold its next face-to-face meeting on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., continuing Thursday September 27th, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston, 4610 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Weinstock, Designated Federal Official, Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (6103A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-9226; email address: weinstock.larry@epa.gov. Additional information about this meeting, the CAAAC, and its subcommittees and workgroups can be found on the CAAAC website: http://www.epa.gov/oar/caaac/.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-09-05/html/2018-19253.htm

  • Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board (SAB)

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered SAB to: Conduct two quality reviews of the draft SAB Review of EPA's Draft Toxicological Review of Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether and Draft Toxicological Review of tert-Butyl Alcohol; and the draft SAB review of the EPA's Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources (2014); and receive updates on current SAB projects and future topics from the EPA.

    DATES: The teleconference will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be held by telephone only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning the public teleconference may contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-4885 or at carpenter.thomas@epa.gov. General information about the SAB, as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice, may be found on the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-09-06/html/2018-19361.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: 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 Board of Scientific Counselors, NIEHS.

    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 meeting will be closed to the public as indicated below in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended for the review, discussion, and evaluation of individual intramural programs and projects conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, including consideration of personnel qualifications and performance, and the competence of individual investigators, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: Board of Scientific Counselors, NIEHS.

    Date: October 28-30, 2018.

    Closed: October 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel qualifications.

    Place: Hilton Garden Inn Durham Southpoint, 7007 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713.

    Open: October 29, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

    Agenda: Scientific Presentations.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Closed: October 29, 2018, 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel qualifications.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Open: October 29, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

    Agenda: Poster Session.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Closed: October 29, 2018, 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel qualifications.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Open: October 29, 2018, 3:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel qualifications.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Closed: October 29, 2018, 5:10 p.m. to 5:35 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel qualifications.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Closed: October 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel qualifications.

    Place: Hilton Garden Inn Durham Southpoint, 7007 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713.

    Open: October 30, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

    Agenda: Scientific Presentations.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Closed: October 30, 2018, 11:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel qualifications.

    Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Contact Person: Darryl C. Zeldin, Scientific Director & Principal Investigator, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail drop A2-09, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-541- 1169, zeldin@niehs.nih.gov.

    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.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-09-06/html/2018-19331.htm

  • Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in accordance with provisions of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, is seeking nominations for membership on the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program STAC. The STAC consists of 17 members including experts in fields associated with occupational medicine, pulmonary medicine, environmental medicine or environmental health, industrial hygiene, epidemiology, toxicology, mental health, and representatives of WTC responders, as well as representatives of certified-eligible WTC survivors. The STAC reviews scientific and medical evidence and makes recommendations to the Administrator of the WTC Health Program on additional Program eligibility criteria and additional WTC-related health conditions and provides consultation on research regarding certain health conditions related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

    DATES: Nominations for membership on the STAC must be received no later than November 16, 2018. Packages received after this time will not be considered for the current membership cycle.

    ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed to NIOSH Docket 229-G, c/o Mia Wallace, Committee Management Specialist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, MS: E-20, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, or emailed (recommended) to nioshdocket@cdc.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tania Carre[oacute]n-Valencia, WTC Health Program Associate Director for Science, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, MS: R-12, Atlanta, GA 30333; telephone (404)498-2500 (this is not a toll- free number); email TCarreonValencia@cdc.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/html/2018-19418.htm

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

  • Notice of Proposed Information Collection Request: Proposed Research Project: The Social Well-Being Impact (SWI) of Libraries and Museums Study

    AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities.

    ACTION: Notice, request for comments on this collection of information.


    SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a plan to conduct a research study entitled "The Social Well-being Impact (SWI) of Libraries and Museums Study". The study will be designed to demonstrate the impact of libraries and museums on community well- being. This builds upon prior work synthesized in the 2016 IMLS "Strengthening Networks, Sparking Change" report.

    A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

    DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before November 1, 2018.

    IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to:

    Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

    Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

    Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

    Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.

    ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Dr. Sandra Webb, Director, Office of Grants Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202-653-4718 Fax: 202-653-4608, or by email at swebb@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Marvin Carr, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. Carr can be reached by Telephone: 202-653-4752 Fax: 202-653-4608, or by email at mcarr@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-09-05/html/2018-19141.htm

  • Interior

  • International Wildlife Conservation Council; Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces a public meeting of the International Wildlife Conservation Council, which provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior regarding the benefits that result from U.S. citizens traveling to foreign nations to engage in hunting.

    DATES: September 26, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) and September 27, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). For deadlines and directions on registering to attend, submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please see Public Input under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Headquarters Building, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cade London, Policy Advisor, by email (preferred) at iwcc@fws.gov; by telephone at (703) 358-2584; by U.S. mail at USFWS--International Affairs (see ADDRESSES); or via the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-09-06/html/2018-19310.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Committee on National Science and Engineering Policy (SEP), 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 a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    TIME AND DATE: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 2 p.m.-3 p.m. EDT.

    PLACE: This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. An audio link will be available for the public. Members of the public must contact the Board Office to request the public audio link by sending an email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference.

    STATUS: Open.

    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Chair's opening remarks; discussion of narrative outlines for thematic reports to be included in Science and Engineering Indicators 2020.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Matt Wilson (mbwilson@nsf.gov), 703/292-7000.

    Meeting information and updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/notices.jsp#sunshine. Please refer to the National Science Board website www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/html/2018-19549.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Committee on National Science and Engineering Policy (SEP), 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 a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    TIME AND DATE: Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4 p.m.-5 p.m. EDT.

    PLACE: This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. An audio link will be available for the public. Members of the public must contact the Board Office to request the public audio link by sending an email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference.

    STATUS: Open.

    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Chair's opening remarks; continued discussion of narrative outlines for thematic reports to be included in Science and Engineering Indicators 2020.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Matt Wilson, (mbwilson@nsf.gov), 703/292-7000.

    Meeting information and updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/notices.jsp#sunshine. Please refer to the National Science Board website www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/html/2018-19546.htm

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