Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) to peer review EPA's Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft--October 2018).

    DATES: The Chartered CASAC meeting will be on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and on Thursday, December 13, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning the public meeting may contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, 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) 564-2050 or at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. General information about the CASAC, as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice, may be found on the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-06/html/2018-24266.htm

  • Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)

    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 Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) provide advice on EPA's Integrated Review Plan for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (External Review Draft).

    DATES: The Chartered CASAC teleconference will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    LOCATION: The teleconference will be held by telephone only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning the teleconference may contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, 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 at (202) 564-2050 or at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. General information about the CASAC, as well as any updates concerning the teleconference announced in this notice, may be found on the CASAC web page at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-06/html/2018-24269.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID)

    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 for the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID). This meeting is open to the public, limited only by the space available; the meeting room will accommodate up to 100 people. The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by telephone, limited only by the number of ports available (50); the toll-free dial-in number is 1-877-951-7311, with a pass code of 4123441.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on December 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST, and December 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., EST.

    ADDRESSES: CDC, Global Communications Center, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Building 19, Auditorium B3, Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4027; also 1-877- 951-7311, with a pass code of 4123441.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Wiley, MPH, Designated Federal Officer, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop H24-12, Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4027, Telephone (404) 639-4840; sed5@cdc.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-08/html/2018-24462.htm

  • Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

    AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with its statutory mandate, the Council is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Director of AHRQ on matters related to AHRQ's conduct of its mission including providing guidance on (A) priorities for health care research, (B) the field of health care research including training needs and information dissemination on health care quality and (C) the role of the Agency in light of private sector activity and opportunities for public private partnerships.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland, 20857.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaime Zimmerman, Designated Management Official, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 06E37A, Rockville, Maryland 20857, (301) 427- 1456. For press-related information, please contact Karen Migdail at (301) 427-1855 or Karen.Migdail@ahrq.hhs.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-07/html/2018-24340.htm

  • Meeting of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group

    AGENCY: Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the eighth meeting of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (Working Group) on December 3, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The eighth meeting will be an online meeting held via webcast. The Working Group will review the work of the public comments subcommittee, discuss the release of the 2018 Report to Congress, recognize the subcommittee members for their contributions to the 2018 Report, and address the next steps and transition to a new Working Group for the 2020 Report to Congress.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on December 3, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: This will be an online meeting that is held via webcast. Members of the public may attend the meeting via webcast. Instructions for attending the meeting via webcast will be posted one week prior to the meeting at: https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/meetings/index.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Berger, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services; via email at tickbornedisease@hhs.gov or by phone at 202-795-7697.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-06/html/2018-24260.htm

  • National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors; Announcement of Meeting; Request for Comments

    AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces the next meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The BSC, a federally chartered, external advisory group composed of scientists from the public and private sectors, will review and provide advice on programmatic activities. 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 http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165.

    DATES:

    Meeting: Scheduled for December 11, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. to adjournment on December 12, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

    Written Public Comment Submissions: Deadline is December 3, 2018.

    Registration for Oral Comments: Deadline is December 3, 2018.

    Registration to Attend Meeting In-person or to View Webcast: Deadline is December 12, 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 http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165.

    Webcast: The URL for viewing the meeting webcast will be provided to registrants.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary Wolfe, Designated Federal Official for the BSC, 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.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-08/html/2018-24472.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, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    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: Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    Date: December 13, 2018.

    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Agenda: NIH Director's Report, ACD Working Group Reports, Other Business of the Committee.

    Place: National Institutes of Health. Building 31, 6th Floor Conference Room 6C, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Gretchen Wood, Staff Assistant, National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, One Center Drive, Building 1, Room 126, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-4272, Woodgs@od.nih.gov.

    Name of Committee: Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    Date: December 14, 2018.

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Agenda: ACD Working Group Reports, Other Business of the Committee.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 6th Floor Conference Room 6C, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Gretchen Wood, Staff Assistant, National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, One Center Drive, Building 1, Room 126, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-4272, Woodgs@od.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.

    In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver's license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit.

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

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-05/html/2018-24097.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)

    Rescheduled Date and Time:

    November 15, 2018; 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Cancelled Date) November 16, 2018; 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Rescheduled Date)

    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-2018-11-08/html/2018-24419.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Committee on Strategy (CS), 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, November 13, 2018, from noon-1:00 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; discussion of proposed NSB Vision project.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Kathy Jacquart, 703/292-7000, kjaquar@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-2018-11-08/html/2018-24532.htm

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