Commerce

  • Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

    AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.


    SUMMARY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) will meet on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    DATES: The VCAT will meet on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, Administration Building, at NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899 with an option to participate via webinar. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1060, telephone number 301-975-2667. Ms. Shaw's email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/html/2019-21470.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notification of a Public Teleconference and Public Meeting of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two meetings of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). A public teleconference will be held to receive public comments for the CASAC to consider in their peer review of EPA's Policy Assessment for the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft--September 2019). A face- to-face meeting will be held to conduct the peer review of EPA's Policy Assessment for the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft--September 2019).

    DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The Chartered CASAC public face-to-face meeting will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Friday, October 25, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. The public face-to-face meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham Research Triangle, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, North Carolina, 27513.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning these public meetings may contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), at (202) 564-2050 or at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. General information about the CASAC, as well as any updates concerning the meetings announced in this notice, may be found on the CASAC website at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/html/2019-21199.htm

  • Executive Office of the President

  • Executive Order 13889: Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees

    By the authority vested in me as President, by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and consistent with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), it is hereby ordered as follows:

    Section 1. Each advisory committee listed below is continued until September 30, 2021.

    (a) Committee for the Preservation of the White House; Executive Order 11145, as amended (Department of the Interior).

    (b) President's Commission on White House Fellowships; Executive Order 11183, as amended (Office of Personnel Management).

    (c) President's Committee on the National Medal of Science; Executive Order 11287, as amended (National Science Foundation).

    (d) President's Export Council; Executive Order 12131, as amended (Department of Commerce).

    (e) President's Committee on the International Labor Organization; Executive Order 12216, as amended (Department of Labor).

    (f) President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee; Executive Order 12382, as amended (Department of Homeland Security).

    (g) National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee; Executive Order 12829, as amended (National Archives and Records Administration).

    (h) Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee; Executive Order 12905 (Office of the United States Trade Representative).

    (i) Governmental Advisory Committee to the United States Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation; Executive Order 12915 (Environmental Protection Agency).

    (j) National Advisory Committee to the United States Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation; Executive Order 12915 (Environmental Protection Agency).

    (k) Good Neighbor Environmental Board; Executive Order 12916, as amended (Environmental Protection Agency).

    (l) Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS; Executive Order 12963, as amended (Department of Health and Human Services).

    (m) President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities; Executive Order 12994, as amended (Department of Health and Human Services).

    (n) Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health; Executive Order 13179 (Department of Health and Human Services).

    (o) National Infrastructure Advisory Council; Executive Order 13231, as amended (Department of Homeland Security).

    (p) President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition; Executive Order 13265, as amended (Department of Health and Human Services).

    (q) President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Executive Order 13872 (Department of Commerce).

    (r) President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Executive Order 13539, as amended (Department of Energy).

    (s) Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development; Executive Order 13540 (Small Business Administration).

    (t) State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector (SLTPS) Policy Advisory Committee; Executive Order 13549 (National Archives and Records Administration).

    (u) President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics; Executive Order 13555 (Department of Education).

    (v) President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans; Executive Order 13621 (Department of Education).

    (w) President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa; Executive Order 13675, as amended (Department of Commerce).

    (x) Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee; initially established pursuant to Presidential Memorandum on Improving Spectrum Management for the 21st Century (November 30, 2004) (Department of Commerce).

    (y) National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board; National Security Presidential Directive-39, ``U.S. National Space-Based Position, Navigation, and Timing Policy'' (December 8, 2004) (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

    (z) San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee; Proclamation 8947 of March 25, 2013 (Department of the Interior).

    (aa) Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee; Proclamation 9558 of December 28, 2016, as amended (Department of the Interior).

    (bb) Gold Butte National Monument Advisory Committee; Proclamation 9559 of December 28, 2016 (Department of the Interior).

    (cc) Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee; Proclamation 9682 of December 4, 2017 (Department of the Interior).

    (dd) President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Executive Order 13779 (Department of Education).

    Sec. 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other Executive Order, the functions of the President under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that are applicable to the committees listed in section 1 of this order shall be performed by the head of the department or agency designated after each committee, in accordance with the regulations, guidelines, and procedures established by the Administrator of General Services.

    Sec. 3. Sections 1 and 2 of Executive Order 13811 of September 29, 2017, are hereby superseded by sections 1 and 2 of this order.

    Sec. 4. This order shall be effective September 30, 2019.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/html/2019-21630.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

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

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting for the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). This meeting is open to the public, is limited only by room seating available (120). The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting via teleconference at 888-769- 9417, passcode: 4538315; 100 teleconference lines are available. Time will be available for public comment. The public is welcome to submit written comments in advance of the meeting.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on November 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EST, and November 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., EST.

    ADDRESSES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Communications Center, Building 19, Auditorium B, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 and teleconference at 888-769-9417, passcode: 4538315.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Koo-Whang Chung, M.P.H., HICPAC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCEZID, CDC, l600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop H16-3, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 Telephone (404) 498- 0730. Email: hicpac@cdc.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/html/2019-21138.htm

  • Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will hold a meeting that will be open to the public. Information about SACHRP and the full meeting agenda will be posted on the SACHRP website at: http://www.dhhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp-committee/meetings/index.html.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: 6700B Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Gorey, J.D., Executive Director, SACHRP; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, Maryland 20852; telephone: 240- 453-8141; fax: 240-453-6909; email address: SACHRP@hhs.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/html/2019-21255.htm

  • National Library of Medicine; Notice of Meetings

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine.

    The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable materials, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, Extramural Programs Subcommittee.

    Date: February 4, 2020.

    Closed: 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

    Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, Conference Room B, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Christine Ireland, Committee Management Officer, Division of Extramural Programs, National Library of Medicine, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 301, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-594-4929, irelanc@mail.nih.gov.

    Name of Committee: Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine.

    Date: February 4-5, 2020.

    Open: February 4, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Program Discussion.

    Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, 2nd Floor, The Lindberg Room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Closed: February 4, 2020, 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

    Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, 2nd Floor, The Lindberg Room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Open: February 5, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Program Discussion.

    Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, 2nd Floor, The Lindberg Room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Christine Ireland, Committee Management Officer, Division of Extramural Programs, National Library of Medicine, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 301, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-594-4929, irelanc@mail.nih.gov.

    Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.

    In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver's license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: www.nlm.nih.gov/od/bor/bor.html, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available. This meeting will be broadcast to the public, and available for at viewing at http://videocast.nih.gov on February 4- 5, 2020.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/html/2019-21392.htm

  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Economic Contribution of Federal Investments in Restoration of Degraded, Damaged, or Destroyed Ecosystems

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.

    DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 4, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRASubmission@omb.eop.gov, or via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 159, Reston, VA 20192, or by email to gs-infocollections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028- 0107 in the subject line of your comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Rudy Schuster by email at schusterr@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 970.226.9165. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/html/2019-21489.htm

  • International Wildlife Conservation Council; Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces a public meeting of the International Wildlife Conservation Council, which provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior regarding the benefits that result from U.S. citizens traveling to foreign nations to engage in hunting.

    DATES: The meeting will be October 16, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 17, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For deadlines and directions on registering to attend, submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please see Public Input under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. Information about reserved meeting rooms will be shared with Security personnel to direct you upon arrival.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cade London, Policy Advisor, by email (preferred) at iwcc@fws.gov; by telephone at 703-358-2584; by U.S. mail at USFWS--International Affairs, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041; or via the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/html/2019-21310.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.

    DATES: Friday, October 18, 2019, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. KarShelia Henderson, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-2355, fax (202) 358-2779, or khenderson@nasa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/html/2019-21130.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Polar Programs; 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 Polar Programs (1130).

    Date and Time: October 30, 2019; 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., October 31, 2019; 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, Room 2010.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Andrew Backe, National Science Foundation, Room W 7237, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Phone 703-292-2454.

    Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations to the National Science Foundation concerning support for polar research, education, infrastructure and logistics, and related activities.

    Agenda

    October 30, 2019; 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Committee of Visitors (COV) Discussion NSF Response to Polar Research Vessel Requirements Subcommittee Report Advancing Earth System Modeling Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) Update Polar Safety

    October 31, 2019; 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    Polar Advisory Overview Document NSF Response to the Arctic Portfolio Review Enhancing Diversity in the Polar Research Community COV Member Selections Office of Legislative and Public Affairs Media and Legislative Relations Meeting with the NSF COO

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/html/2019-21348.htm

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