Agriculture

  • Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics Meeting

    AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.

    DATES: The Committee meeting will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018. There will be an opportunity for public questions and comments at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018. All times mentioned herein refer to Central Standard Time.

    ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will take place at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk, 111 E Pecan St., San Antonio, TX 78205. Written comments may be filed before or up to two weeks after the meeting with the contact person identified herein at: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 5041-A, South Building, Washington, DC, 20250-2000.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, telephone: 202-720-4333, eFax: 855-493-0445, or email: HQOA@nass.usda.gov. General information about the committee can also be found at https://www.nass.usda.gov/About_NASS/index.php.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-04/html/2018-21611.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy Subcommittee Meeting--November 2018

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy Subcommittee.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will continue on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. All times noted are Eastern Time. The meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Attendees should register by November 6, 2018. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meeting will be accepted up to one business day before the meeting.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the EPA's RTP Main Campus Facility, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA- HQ-ORD-2015-0365, by one of the following methods:

    www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

    Email: Send comments by electronic mail (email) to: ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0365.

    Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0365.

    Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy Subcommittee Docket, Mail Code: 2822T, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20004, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0365.

    Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room 3334, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA- HQ-ORD-2015-0365. Note: This is not a mailing address. Deliveries are only accepted during the docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD- 2015-0365. The EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The www.regulations.gov website is an "anonymous access" system, which means the EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. If you submit an electronic comment, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about the EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/.

    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy Subcommittee Docket, EPA/DC, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the ORD Docket is (202) 566-1752.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer via mail at: Tim Benner, Mail Code 8104R, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564-6769; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; or via email at: benner.tim@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-01/html/2018-21332.htm

  • Human Studies Review Board; Notification of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Science Advisor announces two separate public meetings of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on the ethical and scientific review of research involving human subjects.

    DATES: A virtual public meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. A separate, subsequent teleconference meeting is planned for Thursday, December 13th, 2018, from 2 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time for the HSRB to finalize its Report of the October 23, 2018 meeting and review other possible topics.

    ADDRESSES: All of these meetings will be conducted entirely by telephone and on the internet using Adobe Connect. For detailed access information visit the HSRB website: http://www2.epa.gov/osa/human-studies-review-board.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to receive further information should contact the HSRB Designated Federal Official (DFO), Thomas O'Farrell on telephone number (202) 564-8451; fax number: (202) 564-2070; email address: ofarrell.thomas@epa.gov; or mailing address: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail code 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-01/html/2018-21331.htm

  • Interior

  • 2018 Second Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils

    AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of call for nominations.


    SUMMARY: The purpose of this Notice is to reopen the request for public nominations for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) and other chartered Advisory Councils that have members whose terms are scheduled to expire. These Advisory Councils provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas. The Advisory Councils covered by this request for nominations are identified below. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days after the publication of this Notice.

    DATES: All nominations must be received no later than October 31, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations and completed applications should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this Notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Richardson, BLM Communications, 1849 C Street NW, Room 5614, Washington, DC 20240, telephone: 202-501- 2634, email: crichardson@blm.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-01/html/2018-21306.htm

  • Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Eighteenth Regular Meeting

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The United States, as a Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), may propose amendments to the CITES Appendices for consideration at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. The eighteenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP18) is scheduled to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23 to June 3, 2019. With this notice, we describe proposed amendments to the CITES Appendices (species proposals) as well as proposed resolutions, decisions, and agenda items that the United States might submit for consideration at CoP18; invite your comments and information on these proposals; and provide information on how U.S. nongovernmental organizations can attend CoP18 as observers.

    DATES:

    Meeting: The meeting is scheduled to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23 to June 3, 2019.

    Submitting Information and Comments: We will consider written information and comments we receive by November 30, 2018.

    Requesting Approval to Attend CoP18 as an Observer: We must receive your request no later than February 15, 2019 (see ADDRESSES).

    ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: Access the extended version of this notice, as well as comments and materials we receive in response to this notice, via either of the following methods:

    Internet: http://www.regulations.gov. Search for Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2017-0079.

    Hard copies: View documents by appointment between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Divisions of Management and Scientific Authorities, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803. To make an appointment, call 703-358-2095 or 703-358-1708.

    Submitting Information and Comments: You may submit comments pertaining to species proposals for consideration and to proposed resolutions, decisions, and agenda items for discussion at CoP18 by one of the following methods:

    Internet: http://www.regulations.gov. Search for and submit comments on Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2017-0079.

    Hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to Public Comments Processing; Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2017-0079; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803. Internet: http://www.regulations.gov. Search for Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2017-0079.

    We will not consider comments sent by email or fax, or to an address not listed in ADDRESSES. We will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us. If you submit a comment via http://www.regulations.gov, your entire comment--including any personal identifying information--will be posted on the website. If you submit a hardcopy comment that includes personal identifying information, you may request at the top of your document that we withhold this information from public review. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will post all hardcopy comments on http://www.regulations.gov.

    Requesting Approval to Attend CoP18 as an Observer: Send your request via U.S. mail to the Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: IA, Falls Church, VA 22041; or via email to managementauthority@fws.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information pertaining to species proposals, contact Rosemarie Gnam, Chief, Division of Scientific Authority, at 703-358-1708 (phone); 703-358-2276 (fax); or scientificauthority@fws.gov (email).

    For information pertaining to resolutions, decisions, and agenda items, contact Laura Noguchi, Branch Chief, Division of Management Authority, at 703-358-2028 (phone); 703-358-2298 (fax); or managementauthority@fws.gov (email).

    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-01/html/2018-21255.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 (AC-ISE) (#25104)

    RESCHEDULED DATES AND TIMES: (October 29-30, 2018; Cancelled)

    January 24, 2019; 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (EDT)

    January 25, 2019; 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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

    To help facilitate your entry into the NSF building, please contact Victoria Fung (vfung@nsf.gov) on or prior to January 21, 2019.

    TYPE OF MEETING: Open.

    CONTACT PERSON: Simona Gilbert, AC-ISE Executive Secretary and Staff Associate for Budget, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314; Telephone: 703-292-8710.

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

    Agenda

    Updates on OISE activities

    Discussion on International Strategic Plan Working Group

    Updates on MULTIplying Impact Leveraging International Expertise in Research (MULTIPLIER)

    Updates on IRES Evaluation

    Discussion on International Strategic Plan

    Meet with NSF leadership

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-04/html/2018-21630.htm

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