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 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) will hold a public meeting of the 41st U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF).

    DATES: The public meeting will be held Thursday, April 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an opportunity to provide public comments. Written comments must be received on or before March 22, 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-2019-03-08/html/2019-04205.htm

  • Hydrographic Services Review Panel

    AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of call for nominations for NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel Federal Advisory Committee.


    SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking nominations for members to serve on the Hydrographic Services Review Panel.

    DATES: Nominations are sought to fill five vacancies that occur on January 1, 2020. Nominations should be submitted by no later than May l, 2019. Nominations will be accepted and kept on file on an ongoing basis regardless of date submitted for use with current and future vacancies. HSRP maintains a pool of candidates and advertises once a year to fulfill the HSIA requirements on membership solicitation. Current members who may be eligible for a second term must reapply.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations will be accepted by email and should be sent to: Hydroservices.panel@noaa.gov and Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov. You will receive a confirmation response.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, NOAA HSRPprogram manager, email Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov or phone: 240-523- 0064.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-08/html/2019-04196.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee Meeting--April 2019

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Friday, April 12, 2019, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All times noted are Eastern Time and approximate. The meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Attendees should register by April 3, 2019 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-bosc-chemical-safety-for-sustainability-subcommittee-meeting-tickets-56585089526. Requests 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 Research Triangle Park Main Campus Facility, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Submit your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD- 2015-0765 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-2015-0765.

    Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0765.

    Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee Docket, Mail Code: 2822T, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20004, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0765.

    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-2015-0765. 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: 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) Chemical Safety for Sustainability 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: Tom Tracy, 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) 564-6518; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; or via email at: tracy.tom@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-08/html/2019-04165.htm

  • Notification of a Public Teleconference 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 teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) to discuss its draft review of the EPA's Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft--October 2018).

    DATES: The teleconference will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be held by telephone only.

    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 CASAC web page at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-08/html/2019-04254.htm

  • Interior

  • Announcement of Public Meeting via Teleconference: North American Wetlands Conservation Council

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting/teleconference.


    SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council will meet via teleconference to select U.S. small grant proposals for reporting to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. This teleconference is open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.

    DATES:

    Teleconference: The teleconference is scheduled for March 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

    Participation: Contact the Council Coordinator for the call-in information (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than March 8, 2019.

    Presenting Information During the Teleconference: If you are interested in presenting information, contact the Council Coordinator no later than March 8, 2019.

    Submitting Information: To submit written information or questions before the Council meeting for consideration during the meeting, contact the Council Coordinator no later than March 8, 2019.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Johnson, Council Coordinator, by phone at 703-358-1784; by email at dbhc@fws.gov; or by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike MS: MB, Falls Church, VA 22041. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 during normal business hours. Also, FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-08/html/2019-04236.htm

  • Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Eighteenth Regular Meeting; Provisional Agenda; Announcement of Public 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), will attend the eighteenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP18) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23 to June 3, 2019. Currently, the United States is developing its negotiating positions on proposed resolutions, decisions, and amendments to the CITES Appendices (species proposals), as well as other agenda items that have been submitted by other Parties, the permanent CITES committees, and the CITES Secretariat for consideration at CoP18. With this notice we announce the provisional agenda for CoP18, solicit your comments on the items on the provisional agenda, and announce a public meeting to discuss the items on the provisional agenda.

    DATES: Public meeting: The public meeting will be held on March 13, 2019, at 1 p.m.

    Comment submission: In developing the U.S. negotiating positions on species proposals and proposed resolutions, decisions, and other agenda items submitted by other Parties, the permanent CITES committees, and the CITES Secretariat for consideration at CoP18, we will consider written information and comments you submit if we receive them by April 22, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: Public meeting: The public meeting will be held in the Sidney Yates Auditorium at the Main Interior Building at 18th and C Streets NW, Washington, DC. Directions to the building are available on our website at https://www.fws.gov/international/cites/cop18/index.html. For more information about the meeting, see "Announcement of Public Meeting" under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    Comment submission: You may submit comments pertaining to items on the provisional agenda for discussion at CoP18 by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on Docket No. FWS-HQ- IA-2017-0079 (the docket number for this notice).

    U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-HQ-IA-2017-0079; Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS BPHC; Falls Church, VA 22041.

    Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting documentation, will be available for public inspection on http://www.regulations.gov, or by appointment, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, at: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, Division of Management Authority, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803; telephone 703-358-2095.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information pertaining to resolutions, decisions, and other agenda items, contact: Pamela Scruggs, Chief, Division of Management Authority; telephone 703-358- 2095; facsimile 703-358-2298. For information pertaining to species proposals, contact: Rosemarie Gnam, Chief, Division of Scientific Authority; telephone 703-358-1708; fascsimile 703-358-2276.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-06/html/2019-04132.htm

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