Agriculture

  • Solicitation of Commodity Board Topics and Contribution of Funding Under the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program

    AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: NIFA is soliciting topics commodity board entities (Federal and State-level commodity boards, as defined below) are willing to co- fund equally with NIFA. To be considered for inclusion in future Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grants program Requests for Applications (RFAs), topics must relate to the established priority areas of AFRI.

    DATES: Commodity boards may submit topics at any time; however, all topics received by 5:00 p.m. EDT on August 5, 2019 will be considered for the fiscal year 2020 AFRI RFAs. Topics submitted by eligible commodity board entities after this date are not guaranteed review for fiscal year 2020, but will be considered for RFAs to be issued in future years. Frequently asked questions about commodity board topics are available on the NIFA website (https://nifa.usda.gov/commodity-boards-frequently-asked-questions).

    ADDRESSES: You may submit topics by the following method: website: https://nifa.usda.gov/webform/commodity-board-topic-submission/. Instructions: The topic submission must be through the website form; emailed topics will not be accepted.

    Required fields are marked. Topics submitted through this form will not be posted to a public site.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Mirando; Phone: (202) 401-4336, or Email: commodityboards@nifa.usda.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-05/html/2019-11723.htm

  • Energy

  • Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE).

    ACTION: Notice for solicitation of members.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting nomination for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (Committee).

    DATES: Deadline for Technical Advisory Committee member nominations is June 30, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: The nominee's name, resume, biography, and any letters of support must be submitted via one of the following methods:

    (1) Email to Ian.Rowe@ee.doe.gov.

    (2) Overnight delivery service to the Designated Federal Official for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Mail Stop EE-3B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Rowe, Designated Federal Official for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-7720; Email: Ian.Rowe@ee.doe.gov.

    Committee Website: http://biomassboard.gov/committee/committee.html.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-07/html/2019-12022.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Good Neighbor Environmental Board; Notification of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 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 meeting on Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28, 2019 in Imperial Beach, California. The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The Good Neighbor Environmental Board will hold an open meeting on Thursday, June 27 from 9 a.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.) to 5:30 p.m. The following day, Friday, June 28, the Board will meet from 8:30 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) until 2 p.m.

    Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to begin discussion on the Good Neighbor Environmental Board's next report. Local officials and representatives of Federal departments and agencies will be making presentations and giving an overview of regulatory and permitting processes to promote development of new energy infrastructure in the U.S.--Mexico border region.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Pier South, 800 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, California. The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    General Information: The agenda 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-2019-06-04/html/2019-11619.htm

  • Interior

  • Announcement of Public Meeting: North American Wetlands Conservation Council

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council will meet to select U.S. Standard grant proposals for reporting to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. This meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.

    DATES:

    Meeting: The meeting is scheduled for June 12, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, 752 County Road 99W, Willows, CA 95988.

    Presenting Information During the Meeting: If you are interested in presenting information, contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than June 7, 2019.

    Submitting Information: To submit written information or questions before the Council meeting for consideration during the meeting, contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than June 7, 2019.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerome Ford, Council Coordinator, by phone at 703-358-1784; by email at dbhc@fws.gov; or by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg Pike; MS: MB; Falls Church, VA 22041. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 during normal business hours. Also, 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-2019-06-07/html/2019-12053.htm

  • Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.

    DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before July 5, 2019.

    ADDRESSES:

    Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the applications and related documents, as well as any comments, by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TEXXXXXX):

    Email: permitsR3ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line of your email message.

    U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-1458.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Payne, 612-713-5343 (phone); permitsR3ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-05/html/2019-11664.htm

  • Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting

    AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of advisory board meetings.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Advisory Board) will meet as indicated below.

    DATES: The Advisory Board will hold a summer public meeting on July 9- 11, 2019, in Boise, Idaho. The Advisory Board will also hold a fall public meeting October 29-31, 2019, in Washington, DC.

    ADDRESSES: The July meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Boise, 348 S 13th Street, Boise, ID 83702; telephone: (208) 342-7000. Further hotel information is available at https://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/idaho/hilton-garden-inn-boise-downtown-BOIDOGI/index.html. The October meeting will be held at the Phoenix Park Hotel at 520 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, telephone (202) 638-6900; and at 20 F Street Conference Center at 20 F Street, Suite 1000, NW, Washington, DC 20001; telephone (202) 295-8100. Further information on the hotel and conference center is available at https://www.phoenixparkhotel.com/ and https://www.20fstreetcc.com/.

    Written comments pertaining to the meeting and written statements that will be presented to the Advisory Board may be filed in advance of the meeting and sent to the U.S. Department of the Interior, BLM, Attention: Advisory Board (WO-260), 20 M Street SE (Room 2134 LM), Washington, DC 20003 or emailed to: whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov. Please include "Advisory Board Comment" in the subject line of the email.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothea Boothe, Acting Wild Horse and Burro Program Coordinator, at (202) 912-7654 or by email at dboothe@blm.gov. Individuals that use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at (800) 877- 8339 to contact Ms. Boothe during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All responses will be during normal business hours.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-07/html/2019-12061.htm

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