Commerce

  • Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee: Call for Nominations and Public Meeting

    AGENCY: National Marine Protected Areas Center (MPAC), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice and call for nominations of new Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (MPA FAC) members, and notice of public meeting via teleconference.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) is seeking nominations for membership on the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee advises the Secretaries of Commerce and Interior on implementing Section 4 of Executive Order 13158, focusing mainly on strategies and priorities for the design, monitoring and adaptive management of effective MPAs in U.S. waters. Nominations are sought for 11 highly qualified non-Federal scientists (natural and social), resource managers, and people representing other interests or organizations involved with, or affected by, marine protected areas, including in the Great Lakes. Additionally, notice is hereby given of a Committee meeting to be held via teleconference on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (12:00-1:00 p.m. Pacific Time). The teleconference is open to members of the public.

    DATES:

    Nominations: Nominations must be received before or on December 1, 2018.

    Meeting: The Committee will convene a meeting via webinar on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (12:00- 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time). The teleconference is open to the public, and documents will be available for public viewing at the web page noted below. Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting must register in advance by Friday, November 2, 2018 (see below). These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the following web page for dial in information and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda: http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/fac/meetings/.

    ADDRESSES:

    Nominations: Nominations should be sent to Nicole Capps at West Coast Region, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 99 Pacific Street, Suite 100-F, Monterey, CA 93940, or Nicole.Capps@noaa.gov. Electronic submissions are acceptable.

    Meeting: The meeting will be held via teleconference call. Register by contacting Nicole Capps at Nicole.Capps@noaa.gov or by telephone at (831) 647-6451. Teleconference capacity may be limited.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Charles Wahle, Designated Federal Officer, MPA FAC, National Marine Protected Areas Center, 99 Pacific Street, Suite 100-F, Monterey, CA 93940, (Phone: 831-238-2244; Email: Charles.Wahle@noaa.gov; or visit the National MPA Center website at http://www.marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov).

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-24/html/2018-23255.htm

  • Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board; Correction

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board; correction.


    SUMMARY: On October 17, 2018, NOAA published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The closing date for receiving nominations in that notice was incorrect. This document corrects that date to November 30, 2018.

    DATES: The closing date for receiving nominations for the notice published October 17, 2018, at 83 FR 52417, is corrected. Nominations must be received by November 30, 2018, and should be sent to the web address specified.

    ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted electronically to noaa.sab.newmembers@noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301- 713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-26/html/2018-23460.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 Section 9008(d) of 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: November 15, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; November 16, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ian Rowe, Acting Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; at (202) 586-7720 or email: Ian.Rowe@ee.doe.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-25/html/2018-23272.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Cancer Institute; Amended Notice of Meeting

    Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Frederick National Laboratory Advisory Committee to the National Cancer Institute, October 29, 2018, 09:30 a.m. to October 29, 2018, 04:30 p.m., National Cancer Institute Shady Grove, 9609 Medical Center Drive, TE406, Rockville, MD, 20850 which was published in the Federal Register on October 11, 2018, 83 FR 51468.

    The meeting notice is amended to change the start and end time of the meeting from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on October 29, 2018. The meeting is open to the public.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-23/html/2018-23070.htm

  • Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council.

    The meeting will be open to the public, 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.

    Name of Committee: Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council.

    Date: November 15, 2018.

    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Agenda: The forty-ninth OARAC meeting will include review of the DHHS HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention Guidelines; the OAR Director's Report; updates on the OAR cost sharing activities with the National Institute on Aging, the FY2019/2020 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research; other HIV/AIDS research activities across selected NIH Institutes; and public comment.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Conference Room 1D13, 5601 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Jay R. Radke, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health, Ofc of the Director, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 2E61 MSC-9834, Bethesda, MD 20892- 9834, (240) 669-5046, jay.radke@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.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: www.oar.nih.gov, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-25/html/2018-23263.htm

  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities; USGS Water Use Data and Research Program

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of Information Collection; request for comment.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.

    DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 24, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request (ICR) by mail to the U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections Clearance Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-info_collections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028-0118 in the subject line of your comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Cheryl A. Dieter by email at cadieter@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 443-498-5537.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-25/html/2018-23320.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Federal Advisory Committees; Annual Invitation

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Annual Invitation for Public Nominations by U.S. Citizens for Service on NASA Federal Advisory Committees.


    SUMMARY: NASA announces its annual invitation for public nominations for service on NASA Federal advisory committees chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). U.S. citizens may submit self- nominations for consideration as potential members of NASA's Federal advisory committees. NASA's Federal advisory committees have member vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider self-nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on its Federal advisory committees based on their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, and current/past contributions to the relevant subject area.

    DATES: The deadline for NASA receipt of all public nominations is 30 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

    ADDRESSES: Self-nominations from interested U.S. citizens must be sent electronically to NASA in letter form, be signed, and must include the name of specific NASA Federal advisory committee of interest for NASA consideration. Self-nomination letters are limited to specifying interest in only one (1) NASA Federal advisory committee per year. The following additional information is required to be attached to each self-nomination letter (i.e., cover letter): (1) Professional resume (one-page maximum); (2) professional biography (one-page maximum). Please submit the self-nomination package as a single package containing cover letter and the two required attachments to hq-nasanoms@mail.nasa.gov. All public self-nomination packages must be submitted electronically via email to NASA; paper-based documents sent through postal mail (hard-copies) will not be accepted. NOTE: Nomination letters that are noncompliant with inclusion of the mandatory documents listed above will not receive further consideration by NASA.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To view advisory committee charters and obtain further information on NASA's Federal advisory committees, please visit the NASA Advisory Committee Management Division website noted below. For any questions, please contact Ms. Marla King, Advisory Committee Specialist, Advisory Committee Management Division, Office of International and Interagency Relations, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-1148.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-25/html/2018-23294.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board

    The National Science Board, 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: Open meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Science Board, to be held Monday, October 29, 2018, from 10:30--11:30 a.m. EDT.

    PLACE: This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22314.

    STATUS: Open.

    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Committee Chair's Opening Remarks; approval of Executive Committee Minutes of June 22, 2018; discuss issues and topics for an agenda of the NSB Meeting scheduled for November 28-29, 2018.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: James Hamos, 2415 Eisenhower Ave. Alexandria, VA 22314. Telephone: (703) 292-8000. You may find meeting information and updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/notices.jsp#sunshine.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An audio listening line will be available for the public. Members of the public must contact the Board Office to request the number by sending an email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-24/html/2018-23341.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 two teleconferences for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    TIME AND DATE: Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EDT.

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT.

    PLACE: These teleconference meetings 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 Science and Engineering Indicators thematic report narrative outlines.

    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-2018-10-25/html/2018-23487.htm

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