Agriculture

  • Notice of Intent To Seek OMB Approval To Collect Information: Forms Pertaining to the Scientific Peer Preview of ARS Research Projects

    AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA.

    ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


    SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and OMB implementing regulations. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.

    DATES: Written comments on this notice should be submitted on or before July 1, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: All comments concerning this notice should be directed to the Director and Program Coordinator listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Marquea D. King, Director and Program Coordinator, Office of Scientific Quality Review (OSQR), Agricultural Research Service, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland 20705; Telephone: 301-504-3283; Fax: 301-504-1251; email: marquea.king@usda.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-30/html/2019-08689.htm

  • Commerce

  • Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) will hold a meeting that will be open to the public and public comments are requested in advance and/or during the meeting. Information about the HSRP meeting, agenda, presentations, webinar registration, and other background documents will be posted online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm and https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/meetings.htm

    Date and Location: The meeting is planned for two and a half days during August 27-29, 2019, in New Orleans, LA. The agenda, speakers and times are subject to change. The agenda and location will be posted online at the end of June 2019. For updates, please check online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm. To receive notice of the venue and meeting announcements by email, and to inform the participant list, please email your name, organization and email address to: Virginia.Dentler@noaa.gov and Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, HSRP program manager, National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 #6413, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; email: Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov and Virginia.Dentler@noaa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-30/html/2019-08661.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National and Governmental Advisory Committees

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.


    SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). The NAC and GAC provide advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NAC/GAC members represent academia, business/industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local and tribal governments. The purpose of the meeting is to welcome new members and brief the committees on the Commission for Environmental Cooperation June Council Session, and review other issues related to the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at https://www.epa.gov/faca/nac-gac.

    DATES: The NAC/GAC will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., (EST) and Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., (EST).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the EPA Headquarters, William Jefferson Clinton South Building, Room 2138, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Oscar Carrillo, Program Analyst, carrillo.oscar@epa.gov, (202) 564-0347, U.S. EPA, Office of Mission Support, Office of Resources and Business Operations; Federal Advisory Committee Management Division (MC1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-29/html/2019-08630.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors; Announcement of Meeting; Request for Comments

    AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces the next meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The BSC, a federally chartered, external advisory group composed of scientists from the public and private sectors, will review and provide advice on programmatic activities. The meeting is open to the public and registration is requested for both attendance and oral comment and required to access the webcast. Information about the meeting and registration are available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165.

    DATES:

    Meeting: Scheduled for June 17, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. to adjournment on June 18, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

    Written Public Comment Submissions: Deadline is June 10, 2019.

    Registration for Oral Comments: Deadline is June 10, 2019.

    Registration to Attend Meeting In-person or to View Webcast: Deadline is June 18, 2019.

    Registration to view the meeting via the webcast is required.

    ADDRESSES:

    Meeting Location: Rodbell Auditorium, Rall Building, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Meeting Webpage: The preliminary agenda, registration, and other meeting materials are at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165.

    Webcast: The URL for viewing the meeting webcast will be provided to registrants.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary Wolfe, Designated Federal Official for the BSC, Office of Liaison, Policy and Review, Division of NTP, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, K2-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Phone: 984-287-3209, Fax: 301-451-5759, Email: wolfe@niehs.nih.gov. Hand Deliver/Courier address: 530 Davis Drive, Room K2130, Morrisville, NC 27560.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-03/html/2019-09101.htm

  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; USGS Water Use Data and Research Program Announcement

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.

    DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 30, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRASubmission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to USGS, Information Collections Clearance Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-infocollections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028- 0118 in the subject line of your comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Cheryl A. Dieter by email at cadieter@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 443-498-5537. You may also view the ICR at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-30/html/2019-08632.htm

  • National Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils

    AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of call for nominations.


    SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) 31 statewide and regional Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) located in the West that have members whose terms are scheduled to expire. These RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas.

    DATES: All nominations must be received no later than June 14, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations and completed applications should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Richardson, BLM Communications, 1849 C Street NW, Room 5614, Washington, DC 20240, telephone: 202-501-2634, email: crichardson@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact Ms. Richardson during normal business hours. The 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-2019-04-30/html/2019-08723.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Proposal Review Panel for Ocean Sciences; Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting:

    Name and Committee Code: Proposal Review Panel for Ocean Sciences (#10752)--Gump Research Station Site Visit.

    Date and Time: June 24, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 25, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., June 26, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Place: Gump Research Station, UCB, BP 244, Maharepa--98728, Moorea, French Polynesia.

    Type of Meeting: Part-Open.

    Contact Person: David Garrison, Program Director, Division of Ocean Science; National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: (703) 292-7588.

    Purpose of Meeting: Mandatory mid-term site-review of the Moorea Coral Reef Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) site.

    Agenda: Site visit to provide guidance and advice to site and feedback to NSF regarding progress of the Moorea Coral Reef LTER site.

    Moorea Coral Reef (MCR) Site Review

    June 24, 2019

    10:00 Transit from Tahiti to Moorea. 1:00-2:00--Welcome to Gump station/orientation (Open). 2:00-3:00--Preparation for field trips (Open). 3:00-4:00--NSF meeting with Mid Term Review Panel (Closed). 4:00-5:30--Overview of MCR LTER (Open).

    June 25, 2019

    8:00-12:00--Field Trip 1 (Closed). 1:00-4:30--Research Presentations (Open). 4:30-5:30--Demonstrations--MCR dry lab and wet lab (Closed). 5:30-6:30--Graduate student/Post doc poster session (Open).

    June 26, 2019

    8:00-12:00--Field Trip 2 (Closed). 1:00-4:30--Site presentations (Open).

    June 27, 2019

    8:00-12:00--Mid Term Review panel report (Closed). 1:00-2:00--Report to MCR (Closed). 2:00--End of Site Review.

    Reason for Closing: Topics to be discussed and evaluated during closed portions of the site review will include information of a proprietary or confidential nature, including technical and financial information and information on personnel. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), (4) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-03/html/2019-09003.htm

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