Agency for International Development

  • Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of the public meeting of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). The meeting will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 via livestream online at http://www.aplu.org/projects-and-initiatives/international-programs/bifad/bifad-meetings.html.

    The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD), an advisory committee to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will convene a virtual public meeting on April 9 2019 to solicit feedback from the U.S. university community on their experiences implementing the regulations that govern USAID funded Exchange Visitors (EVs) and Participant Training (PT), as per the Automated Directives System (ADS) 252 and ADS 253. The ADS contains the organization and functions of USAID, along with the policies and procedures that guide the Agency's programs and operations.

    For questions about registration, please contact Devin Furguson at dferguson@aplu.org or (202) 478-6030. For questions about BIFAD, please contact Clara Cohen, Designated Federal Officer for BIFAD in the Bureau for Food Security at USAID. Interested persons may write to her in care of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Ronald Reagan Building, Bureau for Food Security, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20523-2110 or telephone her at (202) 712-0119.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-21/html/2019-05345.htm

  • Agriculture

  • 2018 Research, Education, and Economics Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

    AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, Economic Research Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Office of the Chief Scientist, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: In preparing to implement the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill), USDA's Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area will host a listening session for public input regarding new programs and changes to existing programs implemented by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Economic Research Service (ERS), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS).

    DATES: Listening session: The listening session will be held on March 21, 2019 between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern. Exact times to be announced upon registering.

    Registration: You must register by 5 p.m. Eastern on March 20, 2019, to attend the listening session in person. If you are attending the listening session there is an expectation that the organization you are representing will be presenting oral comments. Attendance is limited to three individuals per organization; all individuals must register, but all three are not required to speak. In addition to presenting orally, you are also encouraged to submit one page of written comments by 5 p.m. Eastern on March 29, 2019. While we recommend written submissions be no more than one page or 500 words, we will accept materials that exceed those lengths.

    Comments: If you are unable to attend the listening session in- person, written comments are welcome and are due by 5pm Eastern on March 29, 2019 to http://www.regulations.gov. Stakeholders attending the listening session in-person are welcome to submit comments to the Federal Register, but are not required. Stakeholder input received orally and in writing will be treated equally. All written comments received will be publicly available on http://www.regulations.gov. All oral comments will be transcribed and posted online within one month of the session.

    ADDRESSES: Listening session: The meeting will be held at USDA headquarters in Washington, DC starting at 1 p.m. Eastern. Additional room details will be available upon registering at reelistens@usda.gov If you have questions, feel free to email REElistens@usda.gov.

    Comments: We invite all who are interested to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, include the date, volume, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register, and the title of this notice. You may submit written comments until 5 p.m. Eastern on March 29, 2019 through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tiffany K. Jones, Research, Education, and Economics, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 214-W, Washington, DC 20250; Telephone: (202) 720-1542, or Email: Tiffany.K.Jones@osec.usda.gov.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice).

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-19/html/2019-05132.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Safe and Sustainable Water; Resources 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) Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Subcommittee.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 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 16, 2019 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-bosc-safe-and-sustainable-water-resources-subcommittee-meeting-tickets-56588267030. 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 Federal Triangle Campus Facility, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20460.

    Submit your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0467 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-2015-0467.

    Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0467.

    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-2015-0467.

    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-2015-0467. 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) Safe and Sustainable Water Resources 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-2019-03-19/html/2019-05151.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Cancer Institute Amended Notice of Meeting

    Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors, March 25, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to March 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m., National Cancer Institute Shady Grove, Shady Grove, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850 which was published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2019, 84 FR 3200.

    This meeting notice is amended to change from a two-day meeting to a one-day meeting. The meeting will now be held on March 25, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-19/html/2019-05064.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; Higher Education Research and Development Survey

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to renew this collection. In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years.

    DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by May 17, 2019 to be assured consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. Send comments to address below.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite W18200, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone (703) 292-7556; or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including Federal holidays).

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-18/html/2019-04980.htm

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to reinstate this collection. In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years.

    DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by May 17, 2019 to be assured consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. Send comments to address below.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite W18200, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone (703) 292-7556; or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including Federal holidays).

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-18/html/2019-04976.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Awards and Facilities Committee, 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, March 26, 2019, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.

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

    STATUS: Closed

    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The agenda of the teleconference is: Committee Chair's Opening Remarks; context item for the Leadership Computing Action.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Elise Lipkowitz, elipkowi@nsf.gov, telephone: (703) 292-7000. Meeting information and updates 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 general information.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-20/html/2019-05393.htm

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