Commerce

  • 41st Meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force; Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Coral Reef Conservation Program, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting, notice of public comment.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Interior will hold a public meeting of the 41st U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF).

    DATES: The public meeting will be held Thursday, February 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an opportunity to provide public comments. Written comments must be received on or before January 30, 2019. For specific the date, time, and location of the public meeting, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the USCRTF by any of the following methods:

    Public Meeting and Oral Comments: A public meeting will be held in Washington DC. For the specific location, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Jennifer Koss, NOAA, USCRTF Steering Committee Point of Contact, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, 1305 East-West Highway, N/OCM, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or via email to Jennifer.Koss@noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Koss, NOAA USCRTF Steering Committee Point of Contact, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, 1305 East-West Highway, N/OCM, Silver Spring, MD 20910 at (301) 533-0777 or Liza Johnson, USCRTF Executive Secretary, U.S. Department of Interior, MS-3530-MIB, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240 at (202) 208-5004 or visit the USCRTF website at http://www.coralreef.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-12-28/html/2018-28360.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board Meeting Dates and Agenda

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Teleconference and Face-to-Face Meetings.


    The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) holds teleconference meetings the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. ET and two face-to-face meetings each calendar year. For 2019, teleconference only meetings will be on February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, September 18, October 16, November 20, and December 18. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be holding their two face-to-face meetings with teleconference line also available on January 28, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, WI at 1:30 p.m. CT and on August 5, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, FL at 1:30 p.m. ET. Items to be discussed by ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Advice to the Agency on cross-cutting issues relating to measurement and monitoring; (2) topics related to improving laboratory performance; (3) approaches to improving communication between environmental measurement communities; and (4) follow-up, as needed, on ELAB topics.

    Written comments on the discussion topics listed above are encouraged and should be sent to Dr. Thomas O'Farrell, Designated Federal Official, U.S. EPA (MC 8105R), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20460, or emailed to ofarrell.thomas@epa.gov. Members of the public are invited to listen to the teleconference calls, and time permitting, will be allowed to comment on issues discussed during the meeting. Those persons interested in participating in ELAB teleconference meetings should contact Thomas O'Farrell on (202) 564- 8451 to obtain teleconference information. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Thomas O'Farrell on the number above, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-12-27/html/2018-28118.htm

  • Environmental Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: An Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. This Notice announces the location and time for the meeting and provides tentative agenda topics. The EMPM provides a public forum for EPA and its stakeholders to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, exposure, and ecotoxicity for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on January 30, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before January 7, 2019.

    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), One Potomac Yard (South Building), First Floor Conference Center (S-1200), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Lazarus or Andrew Shelby, Environmental Fate and Effects Division (7507P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 347-0520 and (703) 347-0119; fax number: (703) 305-0204; email address: lazarus.rebecca@epa.gov and shelby.andrew@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-12-28/html/2018-28308.htm

  • Revised Definition of "Waters of the United States"

    AGENCIES: Department of the Army; and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of public hearing.


    SUMMARY: On December 11, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of the Army (the agencies) signed a proposed rule revising the definition of "waters of the United States" to clarify the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act. The agencies are announcing that a public hearing will be held in Kansas City, Kansas on January 23, 2019, to provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or information concerning the proposed rule. The pre-publication version of this proposal can be found at https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-two-revise.

    DATES: The agencies will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, in Kansas City, Kansas. Please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for additional information on the public hearing.

    ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held in the Wyandotte Ballroom of the Reardon Convention Center, 520 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. The hearing will convene at 1:00 p.m. (local time) and will conclude no later than 8:00 p.m. There will be a break from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    A complete set of documents related to the proposal will be available for public inspection through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149 once the notice of proposed rulemaking publishes in the Federal Register. Documents can also be viewed at the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center, located at 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 3334, Washington, DC between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. In addition, the pre-publication version of the notice of proposed rule, the economic analysis for the proposed rule, and the resource and programmatic assessment for the proposed rule are available at https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-two-revise.

    If you are unable to attend the public hearing you will be able to submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method). Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the Docket ID No. for this rulemaking. Comments received may be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov/, including any personal information provided. For additional information on the public hearing, see the "Public Participation" heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Damaris Christensen, Office of Water (4504-T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566-2428; email address: WOTUS-outreach@epa.gov; or Ms. Cindy Barger, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, 441 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20014; telephone number: (202) 761-0038.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-12-28/html/2018-28296.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services; Meeting

    AGENCY: Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces the public meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services (Advisory Council). The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services provides advice on how to prevent or reduce the burden of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias on people with the disease and their caregivers. During the January meeting, the Research Subcommittee will be taking charge of the theme. The topics covered will include: Non- pharmacological interventions, pragmatic trials, and maximizing the quality of life for people living with dementia. The meeting will also include updates on work from the previous meetings and federal workgroup updates.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on January 28, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room 800 in the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201.

    Comments: Time is allocated in the afternoon on the agenda to hear public comments. The time for oral comments will be limited to two (2) minutes per individual. In lieu of oral comments, formal written comments may be submitted for the record to Helen Lamont, Ph.D., OASPE, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 424E, Washington, DC 20201. Comments may also be sent to napa@hhs.gov. Those submitting written comments should identify themselves and any relevant organizational affiliations.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Lamont, 202-260-6075, helen.lamont@hhs.gov. Note: Seating may be limited. Those wishing to attend the meeting must send an email to napa@hhs.gov and put "January 28 Meeting Attendance" in the subject line by Thursday, January 17, so that their names may be put on a list of expected attendees and forwarded to the security officers at the Department of Health and Human Services. Any interested member of the public who is a non-U.S. citizen should include this information at the time of registration to ensure that the appropriate security procedure to gain entry to the building is carried out. Although the meeting is open to the public, procedures governing security and the entrance to Federal buildings may change without notice. If you wish to make a public comment, you must note that within your email.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-12-27/html/2018-28058.htm

  • National Human Genome Research Institute; Notice of Meetings

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of meetings of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.

    The meetings 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 meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.

    Date: February 11-12, 2019.

    Closed: February 11, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications and/or proposals.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Open: February 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To discuss matters of program relevance.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Closed: February 11, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications and/or proposals.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Closed: February 12, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to Adjournment.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications and/or proposals.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Contact Person: Rudy O. Pozzatti, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer Scientific Review Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, 5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 4076, MSC 9306, Rockville, MD 20852, (301) 402-0838, pozzattr@mail.nih.gov.

    Name of Committee: National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.

    Date: May 20-21, 2019.

    Closed: May 20, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications and/or proposals.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Open: May 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To discuss matters of program relevance.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Closed: May 20, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications and/or proposals.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Closed: May 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to Adjournment.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications and/or proposals.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Contact Person: Rudy O. Pozzatti, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, 5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 4076, MSC 9306, Rockville, MD 20852, (301) 402-0838, pozzattr@mail.nih.gov.

    Name of Committee: National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.

    Date: September 16-17, 2019.

    Closed: September 16, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications and/or proposals.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Open: September 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To discuss matters of program relevance.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Closed: September 16, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications and/or proposals.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Closed: September 17, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to Adjournment.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications and/or proposals.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Contact Person: Rudy O. Pozzatti, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer Scientific Review Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, 5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 4076, MSC 9306, Rockville, MD 20852, (301) 402-0838, pozzattr@mail.nih.gov.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: http://www.genome.gov/11509849, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-12-28/html/2018-28330.htm

  • National Library of Medicine; 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 Literature Selection Technical Review Committee.

    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 portions of the meeting devoted to the review and evaluation of journals for potential indexing by the National Library of Medicine will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(9)(B), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. Premature disclosure of the titles of the journals as potential titles to be indexed by the National Library of Medicine, the discussions, and the presence of individuals associated with these publications could significantly frustrate the review and evaluation of individual journals.

    Name of Committee: Literature Selection Technical Review Committee.

    Date: February 21-22, 2019.

    Open: February 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

    Agenda: Administrative.

    Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, 2nd Floor, The Lindberg Room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894.

    Closed: February 21, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate journals as potential titles to be indexed by the National Library of Medicine.

    Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, 2nd Floor, The Lindberg Room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894.

    Closed: February 22, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate journals as potential titles to be indexed by the National Library of Medicine.

    Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, 2nd Floor, The Lindberg Room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894.

    Contact Person: Joyce Backus, M.S.L.S., Associate Director, Division of Library Operations, National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Building 38, Room 2W04A, Bethesda, MD 20894, 301- 827-4281, joyce.backus@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.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-12-28/html/2018-28334.htm

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