Commerce

  • National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB); Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting and notice of solicitation for nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the Sea Grant website.

    DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, December 10, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. ET. There is no due date for nominations. Applications will be kept on file for consideration of any Board vacancy for a period of three years from January 1, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. Public access is available at 1315 East-West Highway, Bldg. 3, Room #01215, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1088, Fax: 301-713-1031, Email: Donna.Brown@noaa.gov) or to attend in person or via conference call/webinar, please R.S.V.P. to Donna Brown (contact information above) by Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Nominations should be sent to the attention of Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 or Donna.Brown@noaa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-31/html/2018-23810.htm

  • Nominations for the 2019-2022 General Advisory Committee and the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the United States Delegation to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission

    AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.


    SUMMARY: National Marine Fisheries Service, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, is seeking nominations for the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. delegation to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, as well as to a Scientific Advisory Subcommittee of the General Advisory Committee. The purpose of the General Advisory Committee and its Scientific Advisory Subcommittee is to provide public input and advice to the U.S. delegation in the formulation of policy and positions at meetings of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and its subsidiary bodies. The Scientific Advisory Subcommittee shall also function as the National Scientific Advisory Committee provided for in the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program.

    DATES: Nominations must be received no later than November 29, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be directed to Barry Thom, Regional Administrator, NMFS West Coast Region, and may be submitted by any of the following means:

    Email: RegionalAdministrator.WCRHMS@noaa.gov with the subject line: "General Advisory Committee and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee nominations"

    Mail: Taylor Debevec, NMFS West Coast Region Long Beach Office, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Debevec, NMFS West Coast Region; email: taylor.debevec@noaa.gov; telephone: 562-980-4066.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-30/html/2018-23634.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Virtual Meeting; Request for Comments on Prospective Ad hoc Candidates

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: There will be a 2-hour preparatory virtual meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) on November 14, 2018, to consider and review the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions for the December 4-7, 2018 FIFRA SAP Meeting on the Evaluation of a Proposed Approach to Refine Inhalation Risk Assessment for Point of Contact Toxicity: A Case Study Using a New Approach Methodology (NAM). In addition, EPA is announcing and inviting comments on the experts currently under consideration as ad hoc participants in this review.

    DATES: The preparatory virtual meeting will be held on November 14, 2018, from approximately 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST). This is an open public meeting that will be conducted via webcast using Adobe Connect and telephone. Registration is required to participate during this meeting. Please visit: http://www.epa.gov/sap to register.

    Comments. Requests to make oral comments during the preparatory virtual meeting should be submitted on or before November 9, 2018 by contacting the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written comments on the experts currently under consideration as ad hoc participants in this review should be submitted to the public docket (docket identification (ID) number EPA- HQ-OPP-2018-0517) on or before November 9, 2018. For additional instructions, see Unit I.C. of this document.

    Webcast. The preparatory virtual meeting will be conducted by webcast and telephone only. Please refer to the FIFRA SAP website at http://www.epa.gov/sap for information on how to register and access the webcast.

    Special accommodations. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to allow EPA time to process your request.

    Comments. Submit your 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 submit electronically 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 instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Shaunta Hill-Hammond, Designated Federal Official, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-3343; email address: hill-hammond.shaunta@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-02/html/2018-24035.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis Meeting (ACET)

    AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting of the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis Meeting (ACET). This meeting is open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 80 people and has 100 ports for audio phone lines. Time will be available for public comment. The public is welcome to submit written comments in advance of the meeting. Comments should be submitted in writing by email to the contact person listed below. The deadline for receipt is Monday, December 10, 2018. Persons who desire to make an oral statement, may request it at the time of the public comment period on December 12, 2018 at 11:40 a.m., EST.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on December 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EST and December 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., EST.

    ADDRESSES: 8 Corporate Blvd., Building 8, Conference Rooms 1-A/B/C, Atlanta, Georgia, 30329 and Web conference: 1-877-927-1433 and participant passcode: 12016435 and https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/r5p8l2tytpq/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margie Scott-Cseh, Committee Management Specialist, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop: E-07, Atlanta, Georgia, 30333, telephone (404) 639-8317; zkr7@cdc.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-02/html/2018-23974.htm

  • Science Advisory Board to the National Center for Toxicological Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) to the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR). The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on research being conducted at the NCTR. At least one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on December 4, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and on December 5, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    ADDRESSES: Heifer Village, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202. Answers to commonly asked questions including information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm408555.htm.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Mendrick, National Center for Toxicological Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 2208, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301- 796-8892; or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area). A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the Agency's website at https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-31/html/2018-23742.htm

  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities; USA National Phenology Network--The Nature's Notebook Plant and Animal Observing 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, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is proposing to renew an information collection (IC).

    DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 31, 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 1028-0103 in the subject line of your comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Jake F. Weltzin by email at jweltzin@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 520-626-3821.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-31/html/2018-23824.htm

  • Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Policy and International Affairs, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee.

    DATES: Teleconference Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018; 1:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT).

    ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of the Interior, Stuart Udall Building (MIB), 1849 C Street NW, Kiowa Room (basement), Washington, DC 20240. All visiting members of the public must be cleared through building security prior to being escorted to the meeting location. At least 48 hours prior to the meeting, please call the number listed in this notice for pre-clearance.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, Coordinator for National Invasive Species Council (NISC) and ISAC Operations, (202) 208-4122; Fax: (202) 208-4118, email: kelsey_brantley@ios.doi.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-29/html/2018-23587.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences; 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 Biological Sciences (#1110).

    Date and Time: November 15, 2018; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room E 3410, Alexandria, VA 22314.

    Please contact Alexis Patullo at apatullo@nsf.gov to obtain a visitor badge. All visitors to the NSF will be required to show photo ID to obtain a badge.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Nancy Sung, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room C 12031, Alexandria, VA 22314; Tel No.: (703) 292-8400.

    Purpose of Meeting: The Advisory Committee for the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) provides advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning major program emphases, directions, and goals for the research-related activities of the divisions that make up BIO.

    Agenda: This meeting will be held telephonically among the Advisory Committee members; public visitors will be able to attend the meeting in person at NSF headquarters. Agenda items will include discussion of establishment of a BIO AC subcommittee on proposal submission limits.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-01/html/2018-23858.htm

  • National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meetings

    The National Science Board's Committee on External Engagement (EE), 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: Monday, November 5, 2018, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. EST.

    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; prepare for the November Board meeting by discussing key initiatives of the committee, including a NSB alumni initiative, meetings with Members of Congress during the Home District work periods, and additional NSB one-pagers on key science policy issues.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Nadine Lymn (nlymn@nsf.gov), 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314.

    Meeting information and updates may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/.jsp#sunshine. Please refer to the National Science Board website at www.nsf.gov/nsb for general information.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-01/html/2018-23948.htm

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