Commerce

  • Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing ("ACCRES" or "the Committee") will meet July 11, 2019.

    DATES: The meeting is scheduled as follows: July 11, 2019, 1 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)-1616 Rhode Island Avenue, Room 212A/B, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tahara Dawkins, NOAA/NESDIS/CRSRA, 1335 East-West Highway, G-101, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; (301) 713-3385 or tahara.dawkins@noaa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-17/html/2019-12732.htm

  • Meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

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

    ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and approve comments and recommendations on the draft NOAA Strategic Aquaculture Science Plan.

    DATES: The meeting will be July 1, 2019, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: Meeting is by conference call.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi Lovett; NOAA Fisheries Office of Policy; (301) 427-8034; email: Heidi.Lovett@noaa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-17/html/2019-12702.htm

  • Pacific Whiting; Advisory Panel; Joint Management Committee

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

    ACTION: Notice; call for nominations.


    SUMMARY: NMFS is soliciting nominations for appointments to the United States Advisory Panel (AP) and the Joint Management Committee (JMC) established in the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada on Pacific Hake/Whiting (Pacific Whiting Treaty). Nominations are being sought to fill six positions on the AP beginning on September 16, 2019, and one position on the JMC starting November 1, 2019. Terms are 4 years, and appointees will be eligible for reappointment at the expiration of the terms.

    DATES: Nominations must be received by July 15, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations by any of the following methods:

    Email: whiting.nominations.wcr@noaa.gov.

    Fax: 206-526-6736, Attn: Frank Lockhart.

    Mail: Barry Thom, Regional Administrator, c/o Frank Lockhart, Senior Policy Advisor, West Coast Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115-0070.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Lockhart, (206) 526-6142 or Miako Ushio, (206) 526-4644.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-17/html/2019-12756.htm

  • Executive Office of the President

  • Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), it is hereby ordered as follows:

    Section 1. Review of Current Advisory Committees. (a) Each executive department and agency (agency) shall evaluate the need for each of its current advisory committees established under section 9(a)(2) of FACA and those advisory committees established under section 9(a)(1) that are authorized by law but not required by statute (eligible committees).

    (b) Each agency shall, by September 30, 2019, terminate at least one-third of its current committees established under section 9(a)(2) of FACA, including committees for which the:

    (i) stated objectives of the committee have been accomplished;

    (ii) subject matter or work of the committee has become obsolete;

    (iii) primary functions have been assumed by another entity; or

    (iv) agency determines that the cost of operation is excessive in relation to the benefits to the Federal Government.

    (c) Each agency may request a waiver of the requirement in subsection (b) of this section from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Director). The Director may grant such a waiver if the Director concludes it is necessary for the delivery of essential services, for effective program delivery, or because it is otherwise warranted by the public interest.

    (d) Each agency that has fewer than three current eligible committees is exempt from subsection (b) of this section.

    (e) Agencies may count eligible committees terminated since January 20, 2017, toward the requirement of subsection (b) of this section.

    Sec. 2. Limitations on New Advisory Committees. The Government-wide combined total number of eligible committees (excluding committees covered by section 6(d) of this order) shall not exceed 350. If the combined total number of eligible committees exceeds 350, an agency may not establish a new advisory committee under section 9(a)(2) of FACA, unless the agency obtains a waiver pursuant to subsection 4(b) of this order. Such a waiver is in addition to the notice and other requirements of FACA and its implementing regulations.

    Sec. 3. Reporting Requirements. (a) The head of each agency shall submit to the Director on or before August 1, 2019:

    (i) a recommendation for each of the agency's current advisory committees established by the President under section 9(a)(1) of FACA regarding whether the committee should be continued; and

    (ii) a detailed plan, for each advisory committee required by statute, for continuing or terminating such committee, including, as appropriate, recommended legislation for submission to the Congress.

    (b) The Administrator of General Services (Administrator) shall submit to the Director such justifications and recommendations required by subsection (a) of this section for independent Presidential advisory committees, as defined by 41 CFR 102-3.25.

    Sec. 4. Office of Management and Budget Role. (a) The Director, in coordination with the Administrator, shall issue instructions regarding the implementation of this order, including how to calculate the number of eligible committees to eliminate in each agency and how to comply with applicable law.

    (b) The Director may, with the concurrence of the Administrator, grant an agency a waiver of the requirements of section 2 of this order if the Director concludes that such waiver is necessary for the delivery of essential services, for effective program delivery, or because it is otherwise warranted by the public interest.

    (c) By September 1, 2019, the Director shall make appropriate recommendations to the President about terminating committees established by the President under section 9(a)(1) of FACA. The Director shall also include in the President's FY 2021 budget submission to the Congress a detailed plan for terminating such committees required by statute whose continued operations no longer serve the public interest, including with respect to the criteria set forth in subsection 1(b) of this order.

    Sec. 5. Exemption for Merit Review Panels. (a) The requirements of sections 1, 2, and 3 of this order do not apply to a merit review panel or advisory committee whose primary purpose is to provide scientific expertise to support agencies making decisions related to the safety or efficacy of products to be marketed to American consumers.

    (b) A merit review panel, for purposes of this order, is any collegial body whose approval is necessary to fund an extramural research procurement contract, grant, or cooperative agreement (including second level peer review), such as those at the National Institutes of Health.

    Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

    (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

    (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

    (ii) the functions of the Director relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

    (d) The provisions of this order do not apply to any independent regulatory agency, as that term is defined in section 3502(5) of title 44, United States Code.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-19/html/2019-13175.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

    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 U.S. Department of Health and Human Service is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA or the Council) will be holding the 64th full Council meeting in Jackson, Mississippi. Members will hear a panel presentation regarding Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America and will discuss possible recommendations regarding programs, policies, and research to promote effective, prevention, treatment and cure of HIV disease and AIDS. The meeting will be open to the public; a public comment session will be held during the meeting. Pre-registration is encouraged for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and who wish to participate in the public comment session. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting and/or send in their public comment via email should send an email to Caroline Talev, MPA, at Caroline.Talev@hhs.gov. Pre-Registration must be complete by Monday, July 1, 2019.

    DATES: The Council meeting is scheduled to convene on Monday, July 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET and Tuesday, July 9 from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET (times are tentative and subject to change). The meeting agenda will be posted on the PACHA web page at https://www.hiv.gov/federal-response/pacha/about-pacha. Public attendance is limited to available space.

    ADDRESSES: Hilton Jackson located at 1001 E County Line Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39211. The meeting can also be accessed through a live webcast on the day of the meeting.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Caroline Talev, MPA, Public Health Analyst, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, 330 C Street SW, Room L106B, Washington, DC 20024; (202) 795-7622 or Caroline.Talev@hhs.gov. Additional information can be obtained by accessing the Council's page on the HIV.gov site at www.hiv.gov/pacha.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-19/html/2019-12986.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • STEM Education Advisory Panel; 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: STEM Education Advisory Panel (#2624).

    Date and Time: July 19, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Place: National Aeronautical and Space Administration, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546.

    Type of Meeting: Part-Open.

    Contact Person: Anyone planning to attend this meeting must provide their names to Keaven Stevenson, Directorate Administrative Coordinator, Room C 11044, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314 by 12 noon on Monday, July 15, 2019. Contact Information: 703-292-8663/kstevens@nsf.gov.

    Purpose of Meeting: To share and collect information in support of members' role in advising the Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (CoSTEM).

    Agenda: STEM Education Advisory Panel agenda attached. Please check the website for any additional updates prior to the meeting at https://nsf.gov/ehr/STEMEdAdvisory.jsp.

    Reason for Closing: The panel will review and discuss a draft government report during closed portions of the meeting. This discussion must be kept confidential. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), (9)(B) of the Government in the Sunshine Act.

    Dated: June 18, 2019. Crystal Robinson, Committee Management Officer.

    STEM Education Advisory Panel

    Committee Meeting Agenda

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    Location: National Aeronautical and Space Administration, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546

    8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Introductions

    9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Discussion of Internal Government Draft Report (CLOSED)

    10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Break

    10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. FC-STEM IWG Presentations

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Working Lunch

    12:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Prepare for CoSTEM Members

    12:45 p.m.-1 p.m. Welcome from OSTP Director

    1 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Remarks from and Q and A with CoSTEM Leadership and Members

    2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Break

    2:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Subcommittee Meetings (CLOSED)

    4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Report back to Panel

    4:45 p.m.-5 p.m. Closing Remarks

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-21/html/2019-13174.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meetings; 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 & DATE: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 4:00-5:00 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: Committee Chair's opening remarks; approval of Executive Committee minutes of April 10, 2019; and discuss issues and topics for an agenda of the NSB meeting scheduled for July 17-18, 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 http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/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-2019-06-20/html/2019-13209.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Committee on Oversight (CO), 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 a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    TIME & DATE: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 10:00-10:30 a.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; discussion of status of 2018 merit review report and module planning.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Ann Bushmiller (abushmil@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-2019-06-20/html/2019-13201.htm

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