Agency for International Development

  • Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of a public meeting of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. CDT at the Hotel Downtown Marriott in Des Moines Iowa. The meeting will be livestreamed and accessible at http://www.aplu.org/projects-and-initiatives/international-programs/bifad/bifad-meetings.html.

    A morning session on Agriculture and Food Security in Conflict- Affected and Fragile Context will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT, with a public comment period from 12:00 to 12:25 p.m. CDT.

    There is an urgent need to understand the unique challenges of improving the agricultural sector and food security in conflict- affected and fragile contexts--including those in which large populations are displaced--in order to strengthen investments in evidence-based food and agriculture programming tailored for these contexts. This BIFAD public meeting begins to address this need by bringing stakeholders and sector experts together for a timely discussion on the subject.

    The morning session will specifically address the following questions: What is the state of knowledge on the relationship between conflict, fragility and food systems? What are the implications of this relationship for food security? How can food security and agricultural investments be most effective in preventing conflict or accelerating recovery in post-conflict settings? What are the unique needs of affected populations?

    From 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT, a new BIFAD-commissioned study, How the United States Benefits from Agricultural and Food Security Investments in Developing Countries, will be launched, with a public comment period from 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT.

    From 3:45 to 4:20, the BIFAD Awards for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab will be announced and presented to award recipients.

    BIFAD is a seven-member, presidentially appointed advisory board to USAID established in 1975 under Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended. The provisions of Title XII concern bringing assets of U.S. universities to bear on development challenges in agriculture and food security, and the BIFAD's role is to help carry out this function.

    For questions about registration, please contact Devin Furguson at dferguson@aplu.org or (202) 478-6030. For questions about BIFAD, please contact Clara Cohen, Designated Federal Officer for BIFAD in the Bureau for Food Security at USAID. Interested persons may write to her in care of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Ronald Reagan Building, Bureau for Food Security, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20523-2110, email her at ccohen@usaid.gov, or telephone her at (202) 712-0119.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-19/html/2019-20311.htm

  • Agriculture

  • National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee; Meeting; Correction

    AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting; correction.


    SUMMARY: We are correcting an error in a notice published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2019, which announced a forthcoming National Wildlife Services Committee meeting. We provided an incorrect arrival time for attendees. This document corrects that error.

    The meeting will still begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. on September 18 and 19, 2019.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carrie Joyce, Designated Federal Officer, Wildlife Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 87, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3999.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-16/html/2019-19892.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Good Neighbor Environmental Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Public Federal Advisory Committee Teleconference.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (Board) will hold a public teleconference on September 19, 2019 from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this teleconference with less than 15 calendar days' notice. For further information regarding the teleconference and background materials, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at the number and email provided below.

    Background: The Good Neighbor Environmental Board is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463. By statute, the Board is required to submit an annual report to the President on environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S. border with Mexico.

    Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of this teleconference is to discuss and approve the Board's Nineteenth Report to the President, which focuses on energy infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    General Information: The agenda and teleconference materials, as well as general information about the Board, can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/faca/gneb. If you wish to make oral comments or submit written comments to the Board, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at least five days prior to the teleconference.

    Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at (202) 564-4330 or email at gantner.ann-marie@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-16/html/2019-19983.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Announcement of Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the next meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee) regarding the development of national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2030. The meeting will be held online via webinar and is open to the public. The Committee will discuss the nation's proposed health promotion and disease prevention objectives and will provide recommendations to improve health status and reduce health risks for the nation by the year 2030. The Committee will discuss the role of data partnerships and deliberate recommendations for establishing data partnerships for implementing and achieving the Healthy People 2030 objectives. Pursuant to the Committee's charter, the Committee's advice must assist the Secretary in reducing the number of objectives while ensuring that the selection criteria identifies the most critical public health issues that are high-impact priorities supported by current national data.

    DATES: The Committee will meet on October 2, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held online via webinar. Registration for the October 2, 2019 meeting will open on September 16, 2019 at the Healthy People website at http://www.healthypeople.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emmeline Ochiai, Designated Federal Officer, Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453-8280 (telephone). Additional information is available on the Healthy People website at http://www.healthypeople.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/html/2019-20095.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources; Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting:

    Name and Committee Code: Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources (#1119)

    Date and Time: October 29, 2019; 8:30 a.m.--5:00 p.m.

    Place: Holiday Inn Alexandria--Carlyle, 2460 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314

    To attend the meeting in person, all visitors must contact the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to arrange for a visitor's badge. All visitors must access NSF via the Visitor Center entry adjacent to the south building entrance on Eisenhower Avenue on the day of the meeting to receive a visitor's badge. It is suggested that visitors allow time to pass through security screening.

    Type of Meeting: Open

    Contact Person: Keaven M. Stevenson, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room C11001, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 292-8600/kstevens@nsf.gov

    Summary of Minutes: Minutes and meeting materials will be available on the EHR Advisory Committee website at http://www.nsf.gov/ehr/advisory.jsp or can be obtained from Dr. Nafeesa Owens, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Ave., Room C11045, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 292-8600; nowens@nsf.gov.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice with respect to the Foundation's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and human resources programming.

    Agenda

    Morning Sessions

    Remarks from the EHR Advisory Committee Chair and EHR Assistant Director

    Federal STEM Education 5-Year Strategic Plan

    NSF BIG IDEAS

    Revisiting EHR's Strategic Revisioning Report

    Afternoon Sessions

    EHR AC Subcommittee Updates

    EHR Response to Graduate Education AC Subcommittee Report

    Discussion with Chief Operating Officer, F. Fleming Crim

    Final agenda can be located at the EHR AC website: https://www.nsf.gov/ehr/advisory.jsp

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/html/2019-20194.htm

  • Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering; Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting:

    Name and Committee Code: Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) Advisory Committee Meeting (#1173).

    Date and Time: October 17, 2019 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. October 18, 2019 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation (NSF), 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314.

    To help facilitate your entry into the building, please contact Una Alford (ualford@nsf.gov or 703-292-7111) on or prior to October 15, 2019.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Dr. Bernice Anderson, Senior Advisor and CEOSE Executive Secretary, Office of Integrative Activities (OIA), National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. Contact Information: 703-292-8040/banderso@nsf.gov.

    Minutes: Meeting minutes and other information may be obtained from the CEOSE Executive Secretary at the above address or the website at http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/activities/ceose/index.jsp.

    Purpose of Meeting: To study data, programs, policies, and other information pertinent to the National Science Foundation and to provide advice and recommendations concerning broadening participation in science and engineering.

    Agenda:

    Opening Statement and Chair Report by the CEOSE Chair

    NSF Executive Liaison Report

    Video Briefing: NSF INCLUDES Alliances

    Presentation: Leveraging Broadening Participation to Advance Research Impacts in Society

    Panel: Deans' Leadership Roundtable

    Discussion: Topics for Discussion with NSF Leadership

    Panel: Large-Scale Investments for the Advancement of Persons with Disabilities in STEM

    Meeting with NSF Chief Operating Officer

    Reports and Updates from the CEOSE Liaisons and the Federal Liaisons

    Panel: Supporting Persons with Disabilities in STEM Disciplines

    Discussion: Plans for the 2019-2020 Report and Future Directions

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/html/2019-20039.htm

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