Commerce

  • General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter- American Tropical Tuna Commission and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the General Advisory Committee; Meeting Announcement

    AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: NMFS announces a public meeting of the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission on June 5, 2019, and a public meeting of the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the General Advisory Committee on June 4, 2019. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    DATES: The meeting of the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) to the General Advisory Committee (GAC) will be held on June 4, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded). The meeting of the GAC will be held on June 5, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded).

    ADDRESSES: The GAC and SAS meetings will be held in the Pacific Conference Room (Room 300) at NMFS, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, California 92037-1508. Please notify Taylor Debevec (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by May 24, 2019, if you plan to attend either or both meetings in person or remotely. The meetings will be accessible by webinar--instructions will be emailed to meeting participants.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Debevec, West Coast Region, NMFS, at Taylor.Debevec@noaa.gov, or at (562) 980-4066.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-19/html/2019-07918.htm

  • Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement

    AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: NMFS announces a public meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) on June 10, 2019. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    DATES: The meeting of the PAC will be held via conference call on June 10, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) (or until business is concluded). Members of the public may submit written comments on meeting topics or materials; comments must be received by June 5, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be conducted via conference call. For details on how to call in to the conference line or to submit comments, please contact Emily Reynolds, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; telephone: 808-725-5039; email: emily.reynolds@noaa.gov. Documents to be considered by the PAC will be sent out via email in advance of the conference call. Please submit contact information to Emily Reynolds (telephone: 808-725-5039; email: emily.reynolds@noaa.gov) at least 3 days in advance of the call to receive documents via email.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Reynolds, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; telephone: 808-725-5039; facsimile: 808-725-5215; email: emily.reynolds@noaa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-16/html/2019-07580.htm

  • Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

    AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) will meet on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    DATES: The VCAT will meet on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, Administration Building, at NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 with an option to participate via webinar. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1060, telephone number 301-975-2667. Ms. Shaw's email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-19/html/2019-07859.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meetings

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: There will be a 4-day, in-person public meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP), augmented with additional experts to provide independent scientific advice to the EPA on proposed guidelines for Efficacy Testing of Topically Applied Pesticides Used Against Certain Ectoparasitic Pests on Pets. Preceding the in-person meeting, there will be a public half-day preparatory virtual meeting to consider the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions for this peer review.

    DATES:

    Meeting: The 4-day in-person public meeting will be held June 11 to 14, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. (EDT). The date, time, and registration instructions for the preparatory virtual public meeting will be announced on the FIFRA SAP website (http://www.epa.gov/sap) by late-April. You may also subscribe to the following listserv for alerts when notices regarding this and other SAP-related activities are published: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USAEPAOPPT/subscriber/new?topicid=USAEPAOPPT101.

    Comments: The Agency encourages written comments and requests for oral comments be submitted on or before May 17, 2019. However, written comments and requests to make oral comments may be submitted until the date of the in-person meeting, but anyone submitting such comments and requests after May 17, 2019, should contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For additional instructions, see Unit I.C. and Unit I.D. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    Special accommodations: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    ADDRESSES:

    In-Person Meeting: This public meeting will be held at the EPA Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202. This meeting may also be viewed via webcast. Please refer to the FIFRA SAP website at https://www.epa.gov/sap for information on how to access the webcasts. Please note that this webcast is a supplementary public process provided only for convenience. If difficulties arise resulting in webcasting outages, the in-person meeting will continue as planned.

    Webcast: The preparatory virtual meeting is open to the public and will be conducted via webcast using Adobe Connect and telephone. Registration is required to participate during the preparatory virtual meeting. Please refer to the FIFRA SAP website at https://www.epa.gov/sap for additional information including how to register.

    Requests to present oral comments and requests for special accommodations. Submit such requests to the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Comments. Submit your comments, identified as docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0161, by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information that disclosure is restricted by statute.

    Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001.

    Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand- delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Suhair Shallal, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 202-564-2057; email address: shallal.suhair@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-15/html/2019-07418.htm

  • National Environmental Education Advisory Council

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a teleconference meeting of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The NEEAC was created by Congress to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on matters related to activities, functions and policies of EPA under the National Environmental Education Act (the Act).

    The purpose of this meeting is to discuss specific topics of relevance for consideration by the council to provide advice and insights to the Agency on environmental education.

    DATES: The National Environmental Education Advisory Council will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 and Wednesday June 12, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. The meeting will be held at: U.S. EPA Region 7, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, KS 66209 (Lakeview Conference Room), 2.B-C.32.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, araujo.javier@epa.gov, 202-564-2642, U.S. EPA, Office of Environmental Education, William Jefferson Clinton North Room, 1426, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-16/html/2019-07572.htm

  • National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting With Teleconference Option and Public Comment

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notification of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see "REGISTRATION" under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to a limited space, seating at the NEJAC meeting will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-registration is highly suggested.

    DATES: The NEJAC will convene a public meeting with a teleconference option beginning on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, starting at 6 p.m., Eastern Time. The NEJAC meeting will continue May 1-2, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting discussion will focus on several topics including, but not limited to, EPA program offices providing updates on their efforts to integrate environmental justice into their programs and the discussion and deliberation of a charge to provide recommendations on the reuse and revitalization of Superfund and other contaminated sites. One public comment period relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2019, starting at 6 p.m., Eastern Time. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment period are highly encouraged to pre-register by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on Sunday, April 21, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: The NEJAC meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning the public meeting should be directed to Karen L. Martin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (MC2202A), Washington, DC 20460, by telephone at 202-564-0203, or email at nejac@epa.gov. Additional information about the NEJAC is available at https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-16/html/2019-07568.htm

  • Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs is announcing a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. This meeting provides advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides.

    Agenda: A draft agenda will be posted on approximately, May 1, 2019.

    Accommodations requests: 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 PPDC Meeting will be held at 1 Potomac Yard South, 2777 S Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, in the lobby-level Conference Center. EPA's Potomac Yard South Bldg. is approximately 1 mile from the Crystal City Metro Station.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Jewell, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 2777 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202; telephone number: (703) 347-0109; email address: jewell.shannon@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-19/html/2019-07837.htm

  • Interior

  • Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force will hold a public meeting in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The ANS Task Force's purpose is to develop and implement a program for U.S. waters to prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic invasive species; to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate related information.

    DATES: The ANS Task Force will meet Wednesday and Thursday, May 8-9, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The meeting is open to the public; however, for security purposes, registration is required. For more information, contact the ANS Task Force Executive Secretary (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

    ADDRESSES: Meeting location: The ANS Task Force meeting will take place at the Tahoe Resort Hotel, 4130 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (telephone 530-544-5400).

    Comment submission: You may submit written comments in advance of the meeting by emailing them to the ANS Task Force Executive Secretary (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), by close of business on May 1, 2019.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Pasko, ANS Task Force Executive Secretary, by telephone at 703-358-2466, or by email at Susan_Pasko@fws.gov.

    Accessibility: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to this meeting for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, closed captioning, or other accommodation needs to the ANS Task Force Executive Secretary, by using the contact information above or via TTY at 800-877-8339, by close of business on April 29, 2019.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-19/html/2019-07890.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Applied Sciences Advisory Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Applied Sciences Advisory Committee (ASAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Earth Science Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the applied sciences community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.

    DATES: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Room 1Q39, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. KarShelia Henderson, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-2355, fax (202) 358-2779, or khenderson@nasa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-18/html/2019-07725.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Committee on National Science and Engineering Policy (SEP), pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR 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: Friday, April 19, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.-5:00 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: Chair's opening remarks; update on the progress of 2020 Indicators and its component Thematic Reports; presentation and discussion of the new process for approval of the Thematic Reports; and discussion of the plan for communicating with stakeholders about the "reimagined" Indicators prior to the publication of the first Thematic Reports.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Reba Bandyopadhyay (rbandyop@nsf.gov), 703/292-7000.

    Meeting information and updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) 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 additional information.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-15/html/2019-07526.htm

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