Commerce

  • Science Advisory Board

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meetings.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of two meetings of the Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered.

    DATES: There are two meetings: The first meeting is scheduled for April 23, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and April 24, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT. The second meeting is scheduled for July 10, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and July 11, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. For the latest agenda please refer to the SAB website: http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx.

    ADDRESSES: The April 23-24, 2019 meeting will be at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2201 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037. The July 10-11, 2019 meeting will at the Hyatt Regency Seattle, 8008 Howell Street, Seattle, WA 98101. The link for the webinar registration for the April 23-24, 2019 meeting may be found here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7212839555782655746.

    The link for the July 10-11, 2019 meeting will be posted on the SAB website when available.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone Number: 301-734-1156; email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the SAB website at http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-01/html/2019-06300.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Good Neighbor Environmental Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Teleconference Meeting.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board will hold a public teleconference meeting on Friday, April 19, 2019. The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The Good Neighbor Environmental Board will hold an open teleconference meeting on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 12-4 p.m. EDT.

    Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Board's next report, which is examining regulatory and permitting processes to promote development of new energy infrastructure in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

    General Information: The agenda for the teleconference will be available at http://www2.epa.gov/faca/gneb. General information about the Board can be found on its website at http://www2.epa.gov/faca/gneb. If you wish to make oral comments or submit written comments to the Board, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at least five days prior to the meeting. Written comments should be submitted to Ann-Marie Gantner at gantner.ann-marie@epa.gov.

    Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at (202) 564-4330 or email at gantner.ann-marie@epa.gov.

    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner 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-2019-04-05/html/2019-06733.htm

  • Human Studies Review Board Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations to the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates with expertise in the areas of toxicology, bioethics, and statistics to be considered for appointment to its Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) federal advisory committee. HSRB vacancies will be filled in the fall of 2019. In addition to this Federal Register Notice, additional sources of nominations may be used to obtain a balanced committee.

    DATES: Submit nominations by May 16, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your nominations by May 16, 2019, using any of the following methods:

    Email: Submit nominations electronically using the subject line: "HSRB Membership 2019" to ofarrell.thomas@epa.gov.

    USPS Mail: Human Studies Review Board, DFO, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail code: 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460.

    Hand or Courier Delivery: Human Studies Review Board, DFO, Room 41249, EPA, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, MC8105R, Washington, DC 20004. Deliveries are accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas O'Farrell, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail Code 8105R, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-8451, fax number: (202) 564-2070, email: ofarrell.thomas@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-01/html/2019-06285.htm

  • Human Studies Review Board; Notification of Public Meetings

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Science Advisor announces two separate public meetings of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on the ethical and scientific review of research involving human subjects.

    DATES: A virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. A separate, subsequent teleconference meeting is planned for Tuesday, June 11th, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time for the HSRB to finalize its Report of the April 24, 2019 meeting and review other possible topics.

    ADDRESSES: All of these meetings will be conducted entirely by telephone and on the internet using Adobe Connect. For detailed access information visit the HSRB website: http://www2.epa.gov/osa/human-studies-review-board.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to receive further information should contact the HSRB Designated Federal Official (DFO), Thomas O'Farrell on telephone number (202) 564-8451; fax number: (202) 564-2070; email address: ofarrell.thomas@epa.gov; or mailing address: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail code 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-01/html/2019-06283.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Biodefense Summit: Implementing the National Biodefense Strategy: Notification of Public Meeting and Solicitation of Advice

    AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing a public meeting, Biodefense Summit: Implementing the National Biodefense Strategy (Strategy). Implementing the Strategy involves partners among multiple sectors, including medical; public, animal, and plant health; emergency response; scientific and technical; law enforcement; industrial; academic; diplomatic; defense and security; intelligence; and nonproliferation and counterproliferation stakeholders. This meeting is being held to introduce the Strategy to these groups and to solicit feedback from them. The meeting will be open to representatives from invited organizations and the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on April 17, 2019, from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: National Academies of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20418.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CAPT Theresa Lawrence, Ph.D.; Director, Division of Policy, Office of Strategy, Policy, Planning, and Requirements, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services; Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building; 200 C St SW, Washington, DC 20515; Theresa.Lawrence@HHS.GOV; 202-401-5879

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-02/html/2019-06330.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: This notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EDT).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually (via WebEx).

    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. Closed captioning will be provided during the WebEx. If another accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management on (301) 827- 4840, no later than Friday, April 5, 2019.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-03/html/2019-06417.htm

  • National Biodefense Science Board: Call for Nominees

    AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks applications from qualified individuals for membership on the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) or (Board). Terms of five members expire December 31, 2019; therefore, the HHS Secretary (Secretary) will appoint five new voting members. Applicants to those positions may be nominated by a relevant organization or may nominate themselves based on their expertise within the following stakeholder groups: Industry, academia, health care consumer organizations, and organizations representing other appropriate stakeholders. Please visit the NBSB website at https://www.phe.gov/nbsb for all application submission information, additional information regarding the qualifications expected for applicants, and application instructions.

    DATES: Nomination Period: The nomination period is from April 15, 2019, to June 15, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (EST).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CDR Christopher Perdue, MD, MPH, Designated Federal Official, NBSB, ASPR, HHS, office: 202-401-5837, email address: christopher.perdue@hhs.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-02/html/2019-06329.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Executive Committee (EC), pursuant to National Science Foundation 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: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.

    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: Committee Chair's opening remarks; approval of Executive Committee minutes of October 29, 2018; approval of Annual Report of the Executive Committee; and discuss issues and topics for an agenda of the NSB meeting scheduled for May 14-15, 2019.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: James Hamos, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. Telephone: 703/292-8000. Meeting information and updates may be found at https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/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-2019-04-05/html/2019-06812.htm

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