Commerce

  • National Sea Grant Advisory Board; Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board

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

    ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting and Notice of Solicitation for Nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP)in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the NSGCP website at http://seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/Leadership/NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard/UpcomingAdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx.

    DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 11, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Atlantic Time and Tuesday, November 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. There will also be a business meeting on Monday, November 11th for the Board Equal Employment Opportunity biennial training, which is not open to the public. There is no due date for nominations, however the program intends to begin reviewing applications to fill upcoming vacancies by January 31, 2020. Applications will be kept on file for consideration of any Board vacancy for a period of three years from January 31, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held La Concha Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nominations should be sent to the attention of Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 or Donna.Brown@noaa.gov.

    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15- minute public comment period on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. Atlantic Time and Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. Atlantic Time. (check agenda using link in the Summary section to confirm time.) The Board expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by Ms. Donna Brown by Friday, November 1, 2019 to provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received after the deadline will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats for the meeting will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any questions concerning the meeting, please contact Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East- West Highway, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Phone Number: 301-734-1088, Fax Number: 301-713-1031, Email: Donna.Brown@noaa.gov.

    Special Accommodations: The Board meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Donna Brown by Friday, November 1, 2019.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/html/2019-19816.htm

  • Energy

  • Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). The SEAB was reestablished pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice is provided in accordance with the Act.

    DATES: Wednesday, October 2, 2019; 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton Place, Parkside Room, Chicago, IL 60611.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt Heckman, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; email: seab@hq.doe.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/html/2019-19402.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Request for Nominations to the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a range of qualified candidates for consideration for appointment to its Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC). The EPA anticipates filling vacancies by January 1, 2020. The EPA may also use sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice to solicit nominees.

    DATES: Submit nominations by October 11, 2019 by email to EPA_CHPAC@icfi.com or mail to Nica Louie, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Children's Health Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 1107T, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20460.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nica Louie, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-7633 or Louie.nica@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/html/2019-19658.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration. The Science Board provides advice to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and other appropriate officials on specific, complex scientific and technical issues important to FDA and its mission, including emerging issues within the scientific community. Additionally, the Science Board provides advice to the Agency on keeping pace with technical and scientific developments including in regulatory science, input into the Agency's research agenda, and on upgrading its scientific and research facilities and training opportunities. It will also provide, where requested, expert review of Agency sponsored intramural and extramural scientific research programs. The meeting will be open to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on October 7, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503, section C), Silver Spring, MD 20993. For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be webcast. The link for the webcast is available at https://collaboration.fda.gov/scienceboard2019/. Answers to commonly asked questions including information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm408555.htm.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rakesh Raghuwanshi, Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 1, Rm. 3309, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-4769, rakesh.raghuwanshi@fda.hhs.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area). A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the Agency's website at https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/html/2019-19766.htm

  • Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

    AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office for Human Research Protections, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), a program office in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP). SACHRP provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary, HHS (Secretary), through the Assistant Secretary for Health, on matters pertaining to the continuance and improvement of functions within the authority of HHS directed toward protections for human subjects in research. SACHRP was established by the Secretary on October 1, 2002. OHRP is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to fill three positions on the Committee membership that will be vacated during the 2020 and 2021 calendar years.

    DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 45 days from the date of this publication.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations may be emailed to SACHRP@hhs.gov. Nominations may also be mailed or delivered Julia Gorey, Executive Director, SACHRP, Office for Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852. Nominations will not be accepted by facsimile.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Gorey, Executive Director, SACHRP, Office for Human Research Protections, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852, telephone: 240-453-8141. A copy of the Committee charter and list of the current members can be obtained by contacting Ms. Gorey, accessing the SACHRP website at www.hhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp, or requesting via email at sachrp@hhs.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/html/2019-19527.htm

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Request for Information on the Bioeconomy

    AGENCY: Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

    ACTION: Notice of request for information (RFI) for Bioeconomy.


    SUMMARY: The Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) requests input from all interested parties on the U.S. Bioeconomy. The Bioeconomy represents the infrastructure, innovation, products, technology, and data derived from biologically-related processes and science that drive economic growth, promote health, and increase public benefit. Through this Request for Information (RFI), OSTP seeks input from the public, including those with capital investments, performing innovative research, or developing enabling platforms and applications in the field of biological sciences, to include healthcare, medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, manufacturing, energy production, and agriculture. This RFI will inform notable gaps, vulnerabilities, and areas to promote and protect in the U.S. Bioeconomy that may benefit from Federal government attention. The information can include suggestions on those areas of greatest priority within the Bioeconomy, as well as past or future Federal government efforts to build, promote, and sustain the U.S. Bioeconomy. The public input provided in response to this RFI will inform the Executive Office of the President as well as private sector, academia, non-governmental entities, and other stakeholders with interest in and expertise relating to the promotion of a Bioeconomy ecosystem encompassing shared values and core American principles.

    DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 11:59 p.m. (ET) on October 22, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice may be submitted online to: MBX.OSTP.WHBioeconomy@ostp.eop.gov. Email submissions should be machine-readable [pdf, word] and not be copy- protected. Submissions should include "RFI Response: Bioeconomy" in the subject line of the message.

    Instructions: Response to this RFI is voluntary. Each individual or institution is requested to submit only one response. Submission must not exceed 10 pages in 12 point or larger font, with a page number provided on each page. Responses should include the name of the person(s) or organization(s) filing the comment. Comments containing references, studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely published should include copies or electronic links of the referenced materials. Comments containing profanity, vulgarity, threats, or other inappropriate language or content will not be considered.

    Comments submitted in response to this notice are subject to FOIA. Responses to this RFI may also be posted, without change, on a Federal website. Therefore, we request that no business proprietary information, copyrighted information, or personally identifiable information be submitted in response to this RFI.

    In accordance with FAR 15-202(3), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Additionally, the U.S. Government will not pay for response preparation or for the use of any information contained in the response.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paige Waterman at: MBX.OSTP.WHBioeconomy@ostp.eop.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/html/2019-19470.htm

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