Commerce

  • Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: NMFS announces a public meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) on October 10-11, 2019. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    DATES: The meeting of the PAC will be held on October 10, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) (or until business is concluded) and October 11, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. HST (or until business is concluded).

    ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the 'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, 2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815--in the Stingray Meeting Room. Documents to be considered by the PAC will be made available at the meeting.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Reynolds, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; telephone: 808-725-5039; facsimile: 808-725-5215; email: emily.reynolds@noaa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/html/2019-19304.htm

  • Energy

  • Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: Thursday, October 24, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North, 940 Rose Avenue, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Tristram West, Designated Federal Officer, BERAC, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-1290. Phone (301) 903- 5155; Fax (301) 903-5051 or email: tristram.west@science.doe.gov. The most current information concerning this meeting can be found on the website: https://science.osti.gov/ber/berac/Meetings.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/html/2019-19199.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Environmental Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: An Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held on Wednesday October 16, 2019. This Notice announces the location and time for the meeting and provides tentative agenda topics. The EMPM provides a public forum for EPA and its stakeholders to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, exposure, and ecotoxicity for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context.

    DATES:

    Meeting: The meeting will be held on October 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Requests to participate: Requests to participate in the meeting must be made or received on or before September 23, 2019.

    Requests for special accommodation: Requests for accommodation of a disability should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    ADDRESSES:

    Meeting: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), One Potomac Yard (South Building), First Floor Conference Center (S-1200), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Requests to participate and requests for special accommodations: Submit requests to participate in the meeting and requests for special accommodations to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by the deadline identified in the DATES section.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Lazarus or Zoe Ruge, Environmental Fate and Effects Division (7507P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 347-0520 and (703) 347-0111; fax number: (703) 305-0204; email address: lazarus.rebecca@epa.gov and ruge.zoe@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/html/2019-19067.htm

  • Open Meeting of the Environmental Financial Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) will hold a public meeting on October 16-18, 2019 in the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area. The EFAB is an EPA advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide advice and recommendations to EPA on creative approaches to funding environmental programs, projects, and activities.

    The purpose of this meeting is to discuss recommendations from EFAB work products; to discuss changes to the EFAB's process of selecting new topics and developing recommendations; and to discuss stormwater funding and financing. The meeting is open to the public; however, seating is limited. All members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance, no later than Monday, September 30, 2019 at https://epaefaboctober2019.eventbrite.com.

    DATES: A workgroup of the board, the Stormwater Infrastructure Taskforce/Workgroup will meet on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The full board meeting will be held Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, October 18, 2019 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The Fontaine--A Kansas City Hotel, 901 W. 48th Place, Kansas City, MO 64112.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request accommodations for a disability, please contact Tara Johnson at (202) 564-6186 or johnson.tara@epa.gov at least 10 business days prior to the meeting to allow as much time as possible to process your request.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/html/2019-19093.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Infectious Disease Policy.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that a meeting is scheduled to be held for the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC). The meeting will be open to the public; public comment sessions will be held during the meeting.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on September 17 and 18, 2019. The meeting times and agenda will be posted on the NVAC website at https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/nvac/meetings/index.html as soon as they become available.

    ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, The Great Hall, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201.

    The meeting can also be accessed through a live webcast on both days of the meeting. For more information, visit https://www.hhs.gov/webforms/nvac/index.html.

    Pre-registration is required for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and who wish to participate in a public comment session. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting and/or participate in a public comment session should register at https://www.hhs.gov/webforms/nvac/index.html. Participants may also register by emailing nvac@hhs.gov or by calling (202) 795-7697 and providing their name, organization, and email address.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Aikin, Acting Designated Federal Officer, Office of Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Room L001, Switzer Building, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (202) 795-7697; email: nvac@hhs.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/html/2019-19201.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Committee on National Science and Engineering Policy (SEP), 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 two teleconference meetings for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    TIME AND DATE: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT; and Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT.

    PLACE: These meetings 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:

    For the 2:00 p.m. meeting: Chair's opening remarks; presentation on the revision plan for the U.S. and International R & D report for Science and Engineering Indicators 2020, developed in response to reviews from NSB members, federal agency stakeholders and content experts. SEP will discuss and provide feedback to the report authors on the revision plan.

    For the 2:30 meeting: Chair's opening remarks; presentation on the revision plan for The State of U.S. Science & Engineering (the new "summary report") for Science and Engineering Indicators 2020, developed in response to reviews from NSB members, federal agency stakeholders and content experts. SEP will discuss and provide feedback to the report authors on the revision plan.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Reba Bandyopadhyay (rbandyop@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-2019-09-06/html/2019-19418.htm

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