Commerce

  • Notice of Availability of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group Draft Restoration Plan 2 and Environmental Assessment: Fish, Sea Turtles, Marine Mammals, and Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Communities; Reopening of Public

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

    ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments; reopening of comment period.


    SUMMARY: We are reopening the public comment period on our Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group Draft Restoration Plan 2/Environmental Assessment: Fish, Sea Turtles, Marine Mammals, and Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Communities (RP/EA). We opened the original comment period via a May 15, 2019, Federal Register notice. That comment period was extended on July 1 and formally closed on July 15, 2019. Due to extenuating weather conditions associated with the recent Hurricane Barry, this notice reopens the comment period through August 2, 2019. Comments submitted previously in response to either of these two Federal Register notices, including any comments submitted after July 15, and before the issuance of this notice do not need to be resubmitted.

    DATES: Comments must be submitted electronically or postmarked by August 2, 2019.

    ADDRESSES:

    Obtaining Documents: You may download the Draft RP/EA at: http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/restoration-areas/open-ocean. Alternatively, you may request a CD of the Draft RP/EA (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below). Also, you may view the document at any of the public facilities listed in Appendix G.

    Submitting Comments: You may submit comments on the Draft RP/EA by one of the following methods:

    Via the Web: http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/restoration-areas/open-ocean; or

    Via U.S. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 29649, Atlanta, GA 30345. Please note that mailed comments must be postmarked on or before the comment deadline of August 2, 2019.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration--Laurie Rounds, Laurie.Rounds@noaa.gov, (850) 934-9284.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-25/html/2019-15756.htm

  • Notice of Intent To Develop a Policy for Determining Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) and Hypoxia Events of National Significance in Marine or Coastal Waters; Opportunity To Provide Information

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

    ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: The Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2017 (HABHRCA) provides NOAA with authority to determine that a harmful algal bloom (HAB) or hypoxia event in marine or coastal waters is an event of national significance. NOAA may make this determination on its own initiative or upon the request of the Governor of an affected state. Following an event of national significance determination, NOAA is further authorized to make sums available to the affected state or local government for the purposes of assessing and mitigating the detrimental environmental, economic, subsistence use, and public health effects of the event of national significance. Funds would be subject to the availability of appropriations. The Federal share of the cost of any activity carried out for the purposes described above may not exceed 50 percent of the cost of that activity. NOAA is soliciting comments to inform the development of agency policy for determining HAB and hypoxia events of national significance in marine and coastal waters. NOAA will subsequently issue, in the Federal Register, notice of availability of the draft policy and provide an opportunity for formal public comment on the draft policy after it is prepared. Note that HABHRCA provides the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with comparable authority for determining freshwater hypoxia or HAB events of national significance. The EPA will issue a separate notice to solicit comments on freshwater hypoxia or HAB events.

    DATES: Comments must be received on or before Monday, September 9, 2019.

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

    Electronic Submission: Public comments can be submitted electronically either through the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science web page (https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/).

    Email: You may submit comments via email to nccos.eventsofsignificance@noaa.gov. Please indicate "HAB and hypoxia event of national significance" in the email subject line.

    Mail: Submit all written comments to Caitlin Gould at NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, SSMC-4, Rm. #8237, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Please mark the outside of the envelope "HAB and hypoxia event of national significance."

    Instructions: Comments must be submitted by one of the above methods to ensure that the information is received, documented, and considered by NOAA. Comments sent by any other method, or received after the comment period, may not be considered by NOAA. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NOAA will accept anonymous comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maggie Broadwater at (843) 460-9684.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-25/html/2019-15820.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS)

    AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting for the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS). This meeting is open to the public; limited only by available seating. The meeting room accommodates approximately 78 people. Requests to make oral presentations should be submitted in writing to Gwen Mustaf, 301-458- 4500, glm4@cdc.gov, or Sayeedha Uddin, isx9@cdc.gov. All requests must contain the name, address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation of the presenter. Written comments should not exceed five single-spaced typed pages in length and must be received by August 14, 2019.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on September 5, 2019, 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., EDT, and September 6, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., EDT.

    ADDRESSES: NCHS Headquarters, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sayeedha Uddin, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Secretary, NCHS/CDC, Board of Scientific Counselors, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 2627, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458-4303, email isx9@cdc.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-23/html/2019-15588.htm

  • Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health Notice of Meeting

    Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Multi-Disciplinary Working Group.

    The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The program documents and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the program documents, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: HEAL Multi-Disciplinary Working Group Meeting.

    Date: August 21-22, 2019.

    Open: August 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Closed: August 21, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Open: August 22, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Closed: August 22, 2019, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Agenda: Provide an update on Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) Initiatives projects and obtain expertise from MDWG relevant to the NIH HEAL Initiative.

    Videocast: For those not able to attend in person, this meeting will be live webcast at: http://videocast.nih.gov/.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 1, Wilson Hall, 1 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Rebecca G. Baker, Ph.D., Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, 1 Center Drive, Room 103A, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 402-1994, Rebecca.baker@nih.gov.

    Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.

    In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitors must go through a security check at the building entrance to receive a visitor's badge. All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver's license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit.

    Information is also available on the Office of the Director for the NIH HEAL Initiative home page: https://www.nih.gov/research-training/medical-research-initiatives/heal-initiative where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-23/html/2019-15569.htm

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

  • Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: Museums for Digital Learning Program Evaluation

    AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities.

    ACTION: Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request.


    SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the following information collection has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning the forms and instructions for the program evaluation for the Museums for Digital Learning (MDL) Project for the next three years.

    A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

    DATES: Comments must be submitted to the office listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below on or before August 25, 2019.

    OMB is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to:

    Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

    Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

    Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

    Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses).

    ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Desk Officer for Education, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395- 7316.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Director of Grant Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202-653-4718 Fax: 202-653-4608, or by email at swebb@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-25/html/2019-15800.htm

  • Interior

  • Call for Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of call for nominations.


    SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior (DOI) is seeking nominations to serve on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee authorized through the Geospatial Data Act of 2018 (GDA), which operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior through the Federal Geographic Data Committee related to management of Federal geospatial programs, development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of the GDA. The Committee reviews and comments on geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum for views of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community.

    DATES: Nominations to participate on this Committee must be received by August 27, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: Send nominations electronically to ngacnominations@fgdc.gov, or by mail to John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, 909 First Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104. Nominations may come from employers, associations, professional organizations, or other geospatial organizations.

    Nominations should include a resume providing an adequate description of the nominee's qualifications, including information that would enable DOI to make an informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the Committee and permit DOI to contact a potential member. Nominees are strongly encouraged to include supporting letters from employers, associations, professional organizations, and/or other organizations that indicate support by a meaningful constituency for the nominee.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (206-220-4621). Additional information about the NGAC and the nomination process is posted on the NGAC web page at www.fgdc.gov/ngac.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-24/html/2019-15640.htm

  • Notice of the August 27, 2019, Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board

    AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Meeting notice.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the National Park System Advisory Board (Board) will meet as noted below.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (Eastern).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted in the South Penthouse of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, telephone 202-354-3950.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Staff Director, National Park System Advisory Board, Office of Policy, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 2659, Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 513-7053, or email itmd_joshuawinchell@nps.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-25/html/2019-15815.htm

  • 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 Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Thursday, September 5, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Send your comments to Group Federal Officer by email to jsayer@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-2019-07-24/html/2019-15641.htm

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