Commerce

  • Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting and webinar/conference call.


    SUMMARY: NMFS will hold a 2-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting in September 2019. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The AP meeting and webinar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The meeting presentations will also be available via WebEx webinar/conference call.

    The meeting on Wednesday, September 4, and Thursday, September 5, will also be accessible via conference call and webinar. Conference call and webinar access information are available at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/event/september-2019-hms-advisory-panel-meeting.

    Participants are strongly encouraged to log/dial in 15 minutes prior to the meeting. NMFS will show the presentations via webinar and allow public comment during identified times on the agenda.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Cockrell or Peter Cooper at (301) 427-8503.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-08-14/html/2019-17365.htm

  • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice; public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019, starting at 1 p.m. and continue through 12 noon on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Place, 550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; telephone: (410) 234- 0550.

    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331; website: www.mafmc.org.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526-5255.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-08-16/html/2019-17628.htm

  • Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting (webinar).


    SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public.

    DATES: The webinar meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time. The webinar time is an estimate; the meeting will adjourn when business for the day is completed.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. A public listening station is available at the Pacific Council office (address below). To attend the webinar (1) join the meeting by visiting this link https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar, (2) enter the Webinar ID: 544-381-883, and (3) enter your name and email address (required). After logging in to the webinar, please (1) dial this TOLL number 1-562-247-8321 (not a toll-free number), (2) enter the attendee phone audio access code 835- 605-745, and (3) enter the provided audio PIN after joining the webinar. You must enter this PIN for audio access. NOTE: We have disabled Mic/Speakers as an option and require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate. Technical Information and system requirements: PC-based attendees are required to use Windows[supreg] 7, Vista, or XP; Mac[supreg]-based attendees are required to use Mac OS[supreg] X 10.5 or newer; Mobile attendees are required to use iPhone[supreg], iPad[supreg], AndroidTM phone or Android tablet (See the https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/ipad-iphone-android-webinar-apps.) You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at Kris.Kleinschmidt@noaa.gov or contact him at (503) 820- 2280, extension 411 for technical assistance. A public listening station will also be available at the Pacific Council office.

    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820-2422.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-08-12/html/2019-17203.htm

  • Energy

  • Notice of FY 2019 BETO-Wide Request for Information (RFI)

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

    ACTION: Request for information (RFI).


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number regarding FY 2019 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) research priorities, as part of its annual planning process. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders to help ensure research areas are relevant, timely, appropriate for federal government funding, and aligned with Administration priorities.

    DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received by September 6, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to EERE_Bioenergy@ee.doe.gov. Include FY 2019 BETO-Wide RFI in the subject of the title. Responses must be attached to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 6 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted. The complete RFI document is located at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to: John Cabaniss, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, 202-287- 5531, EERE_Bioenergy@ee.doe.gov.

    Further instruction can be found in the RFI document posted on EERE Exchange.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-08-13/html/2019-17317.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meetings and Request for Nomination of Ad Hoc Expert Reviewers

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: There will be a 4-day, public, in-person meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) to consider and review the Approaches for Quantitative Use of Surface Water Monitoring Data in Pesticide Drinking Water Assessments. Preceding the in-person meeting, there will be a preparatory, public, virtual meeting, conducted via teleconference and webcast using Adobe Connect, to consider the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions for this peer review. In addition, EPA is requesting nominations of prospective candidates for service as ad hoc reviewers to assist the FIFRA SAP with this review. Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified individuals to be considered as prospective candidates for this review by following the instructions provided in this notice.

    DATES:

    Meetings: The 4-day, public, in-person meeting will be held November 19 to November 22, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. (EST). The date, time, and registration instructions for the preparatory, public, virtual meeting will be announced on the FIFRA SAP website (http://www.epa.gov/sap) by late-August. You may subscribe to the following listserv for alerts when notices regarding this and other SAP-related activities are published: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USAEPAOPPT/subscriber/new?topicid=USAEPAOPPT101.

    Nominations: Nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc reviewers, to assist the FIFRA SAP with this review, should be provided on or before September 12, 2019.

    Special accommodations: Requests for special accommodations should be submitted on or before October 29, 2019, to allow EPA time to process your request.

    Comments: The Agency encourages written comments and requests for oral comments be submitted on or before October 4, 2019. However, written comments and requests to make oral comments may be submitted until the date of the in-person meeting, but anyone submitting such comments and requests after October 4, 2019, should contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For additional instructions, see Unit I.D. and Unit I.E. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES:

    In-Person Meeting: The location of the 4-day, public, in-person meeting will be announced on the FIFRA SAP website at http://www.epa.gov/sap. This meeting may also be viewed via webcast. Please refer to the FIFRA SAP website at http://www.epa.gov/sap for information on how to access the webcast. Please note that this webcast is a supplementary public process provided only for convenience. If difficulties arise resulting in webcasting outages, the in-person meeting will continue as planned.

    Virtual Meeting: The preparatory, virtual meeting is open to the public and will be conducted via webcast using Adobe Connect and telephone. Registration is required to participate during the preparatory, virtual meeting. Please refer to the FIFRA SAP website at http://www.epa.gov/sap for additional information including how to register.

    Nominations: Submit nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc reviewers, to assist the FIFRA SAP with this review, to the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Special accommodations: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation for a disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Comments. Submit requests to present oral comments to the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Submit your written comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0417, by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not electronically submit any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

    Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001.

    Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.

    Additional information on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. For additional instructions related to this meeting, see Unit I.D. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamue L. Gibson, MS, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 202-564-7642; email address: gibson.tamue@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-08-13/html/2019-17336.htm

  • Nominations to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel; Request for Comments

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: This notice provides the names, addresses, and professional affiliations of persons recently nominated to serve on the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) established under section 25(d) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The Panel was created on November 28, 1975, and made a permanent Panel by amendment to FIFRA, dated October 25, 1988. The Agency, at this time, anticipates selecting three new members to serve on the panel because of membership terms that will expire during the next year. Public comments on the current nominations are invited, as these comments will be used to assist the Agency in selecting the new members for the chartered Scientific Advisory Panel.

    DATES: Comments identified by docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0448, must be received on or before September 11, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0448, by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not electronically submit any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

    Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001.

    Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at https://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Knott, M.S., Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-0103; email address: knott.steven@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-08-12/html/2019-17150.htm

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