Commerce

  • Nominations to the Marine Mammal Scientific Review Groups

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

    ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.


    SUMMARY: As required by of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Secretary of Commerce established three independent regional scientific review groups (SRGs) to provide advice on a range of marine mammal science and management issues. NMFS conducted a membership review of the Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific SRGs, and is soliciting nominations for new members to fill vacancies and gaps in expertise.

    DATES: Nominations must be received by September 18, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations can be emailed to Zachary.Schakner@noaa.gov, or mailed to: Protected Species Science Branch, Office of Science and Technology, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6233, Attn: SRGs.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Zachary Schakner, Office of Science and Technology, 301-427-8106, Zachary.Schakner@noaa.gov. Information about the SRGs, including the SRG Terms of Reference, is available at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/marine-mammal-protection/scientific-review-groups.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-08-19/html/2019-17756.htm

  • Science Advisory Board

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This is a virtual meeting. However, members of the public may also come to 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 Room 8836. This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered.

    DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, September 9, 2019 from 11:50 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). These times and the agenda topic described below are subject to change. For the latest agenda please refer to the SAB website: http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx.

    ADDRESSES: Public access is available at: NOAA, SSMC 3 Room 8836. 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD. Members of the public may participate virtually by registering at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7316055114512901633.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone Number: 301-734-1156; Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the SAB website at http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-08-20/html/2019-17895.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Informational Meeting: The Importation of Infectious Biological Agents, Infectious Substances and Vectors; Public Webcast

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

    ACTION: Notice of public webcast.


    SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is hosting a public webcast to address import permit regulations for infectious biological agents, infectious substances, and vectors. Besides CDC, presenters for this webcast may include representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. National Authority for Containment (NAC) of Polioviruses.

    DATES: The webcast will be held on December 4, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST). Registration instructions are found on the HHS/CDC Import Permit Program website, https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/ipp/index.htm.

    ADDRESSES: The webcast will be broadcast from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel S. Edwin, Director, Division of Select Agents and Toxins, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop H-21-7, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Telephone: (404) 718-2000.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-08-22/html/2019-18100.htm

  • 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 (TBDWG) will hold a meeting. The meeting will be open to the public. For this meeting, the Working Group will receive updates from the eight subcommittees formed at the June 4, 2019, meeting and continue to 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 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 TBDWG will solicit stakeholder input.

    DATES: The meeting will be online via webcast and will be held on September 12, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 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 TBDWG at https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/meetings/2019-9-12/index.html when this information becomes available.

    ADDRESSES: Members of the public may also attend the meeting via webcast. Instructions for attending the virtual meeting will be posted one week prior to the meeting at https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/meetings/2019-9-12/index.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Berger, Designated Federal Officer for the TBDWG; Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS 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-2019-08-19/html/2019-17689.htm

  • Notice of Meeting of the EPA Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held September 5 and 6, 2019 at Milken Institute School of Public Health, located at 950 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20052. Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days' notice. The CHPAC advises the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on science, regulations and other issues relating to children's environmental health.

    DATES: September 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and September 6, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: 950 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20052.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nica Louie, Office of Children's Health Protection, U.S. EPA, MC 1107T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460, (202) 564-7633 or louie.nica@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-08-23/html/2019-18237.htm

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

    Notice is hereby given of a time and room change in the meeting of the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Multi-Disciplinary Working Group, August 21, 2019, 08:30 a.m., to August 22, 2019, 03:45 p.m., Building 1, Wilson Hall, 1 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 which was published in the Federal Register on July 23, 2019, 84FR35402.

    The meeting notice is amended to close the session on August 22, 2019, from 08:30 a.m. to 03:45 p.m. The meeting is partially closed to the public.

    govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-08-20/html/2019-17821.htm

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