Commerce

  • National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board); Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the Sea Grant website.

    DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. ET.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually and in Silver Spring, MD. The physical location of the meeting is still being determined. Please check the agenda on the Sea Grant website http://seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/Leadership/NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard/UpcomingAdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx for updates. For more information and, for virtual access, see below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Phone Number: 301-734-1088, Fax Number: 301-713-1031, Email: Donna.Brown@noaa.gov) or to attend in person or virtually, please R.S.V.P by Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-06/html/2019-09130.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the chartered SAB. Among the topics being discussed will be the EPA's semi-annual regulatory agenda and the agency's request for SAB advice regarding upcoming actions related to an update to the "2005 EPA Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment" and creation of guidelines for non-cancer risk assessment. In addition, the SAB will receive briefings from the Office of Research and Development and the Office of Water. The full meeting agenda will be posted on the SAB website (http://www.epa.gov/sab) before the meeting.

    DATES: The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday June 6, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sphinx on K conference facility, 1315 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the meeting may contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564-2155, or email at armitage.thomas@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-09/html/2019-09590.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group

    AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (Working Group) will hold a meeting. The meeting will be open to the public. For this meeting, Working Group members will focus on plans to develop the next report to the HHS Secretary and Congress on federal tick-borne activities and research, taking into consideration the 2018 report. The 2020 report will also address a wide range of federal activities and research related to tick-borne diseases, such as, surveillance, prevention, diagnosis, diagnostics, and treatment; identify gaps in tick-borne disease research; and provide recommendations to the HHS Secretary regarding changes or improvements to such activities and research. In developing the report, the Working Group will solicit stakeholder input.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on June 4, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET (times are tentative and subject to change). The confirmed times and agenda items for the meeting will be posted on the website for the Working Group at https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/meetings/2019-6-4/index.html when this information becomes available.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Washington- Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. Members of the public may also attend the meeting via webcast. Instructions for attending via webcast will be posted one week prior to the meeting at https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/meetings/2019-6-4/index.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Berger, Designated Federal Officer for the Working Group; Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Mary E Switzer Building, 330 C Street SW, Suite L100, Washington, DC 20024. Email: tickbornedisease@hhs.gov; Phone: 202-795-7697.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-09/html/2019-09545.htm

  • Interior

  • Public Meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will take place.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Department of the Interior building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240 in the South Penthouse Conference Room. Send your comments to Group Federal Officer by email to gs-faca-mail@usgs.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Mahoney, Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 909 First Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104; by email at jmahoney@usgs.gov; or by telephone at (206) 220-4621.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-10/html/2019-09669.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council Human Exploration and Operations 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 Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.

    DATES: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, 9H40, 9th Floor, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Bette Siegel, Designated Federal Officer, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-2245, or bette.siegel@nasa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-06/html/2019-09206.htm

  • NASA Advisory Council Science Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.

    DATES: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Room 3H42, 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-2019-05-06/html/2019-09205.htm

  • NASA Advisory Council; STEM Engagement 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 announces a meeting of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.

    DATES: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 12:00 noon-3:30 p.m., Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: Virtual meeting by dial-in teleconference and WebEx only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Designated Federal Officer, NAC STEM Engagement Committee, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-0212, or beverly.e.girten@nasa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-09/html/2019-09586.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board

    The National Science Board (NSB), 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 meetings for the transaction of NSB business as follows:

    TIME AND DATE: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:55 p.m., and Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST.

    PLACE: These meetings will be held at the NSF headquarters, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. Meetings are held in the boardroom on the 2nd floor. The public may observe public meetings held in the boardroom. All visitors must contact the Board Office (call 703-292- 7000 or send an email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and provide your name and organizational affiliation. Visitors must report to the NSF visitor's desk in the building lobby to receive a visitor's badge.

    STATUS: Some of these meetings will be open to the public. Others will be closed to the public. See full description below.

    CONTACT PERSONS FOR MORE INFORMATION: The NSB Office contact is Brad Gutierrez, bgutierr@nsf.gov, 703-292-7000. The NSB Public Affairs contact is Nadine Lymn, nlymn@nsf.gov, 703-292-2490.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-10/html/2019-09765.htm

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