Commerce

  • Climate Observing Systems Council (COSC) for the Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division

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

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of an in person meeting of the Climate Observing Systems Council (COSC) for the Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division on November 15, 2019. This meeting will focus on strategic direction for the office and new potential research ideas.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at 1315 East-West Hwy., Room 2500, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Smith, Program Manager, Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone 301-427-2463; Email Emily.a.smith@noaa.gov or visit the website https://cpo.noaa.gov/Meet-the-Divisions/Ocean-Observing-and-Monitoring/COSC.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-10/html/2019-22226.htm

  • Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB)

    AGENCY: Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). OEAB members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on the topics identified in the section on Matters to Be Considered.

    DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST and Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. EST.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at: Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 1201 New York Avenue NW, Suite 420, Washington, DC 20005.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David McKinnie, Designated Federal Officer, Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, (206) 526-6950.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-09/html/2019-22111.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Announcement of the Board of Directors for the National Environmental Education Foundation

    AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Appointment.


    SUMMARY: The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (doing business as The National Environmental Education Foundation or "NEEF") was created by Section 10 of Public Law 101-619, the National Environmental Education Act of 1990 (NEEA) as a private 501(c)(3) non- profit organization. It was established by Congress as a common ground upon which leaders from business and industry, all levels of government, public interest groups, and others can work cooperatively to raise a greater national awareness of environmental issues beyond traditional classrooms.

    Per NEEA, the EPA Administrator appoints and reappoints eligible individuals to serve on NEEF's Board of Directors. The Administrator announces the following four-year appointments to NEEF's Board of Directors, effective 90 days after publication of this notice:

    Jeniffer Harper-Taylor--Siemens Foundation (Re- appointment)

    Jennifer Love--Royal Caribbean International

    Lori A. McFarling--Discovery Education

    Steve Sikra--Proctor & Gamble

    Additional considerations: As an independent foundation, NEEF is different from the Agency's several federal advisory committees and scientific boards, which have their own appointment processes. Because NEEA gives complete discretion to the Administrator in appointing members to NEEF's Board of Directors, EPA is taking additional steps to ensure all prospective members are qualified to serve on the Board and represent diverse points of view. In early 2019, EPA's Office of the Administrator formed an internal review panel comprised of senior EPA career officials tasked with verifying the qualifications of all future members of the NEEF Board of Directors selected by the Administrator. All new Board appointees underwent review by the panel prior to publication of this notice. These appointees will join the current Board members. Information on the Board members is available on NEEF's public website: https://www.neefusa.org/about-neef/board.

    In December 2018, NEEF signed a first-time Memorandum of Understanding with the (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler to establish increased coordination between EPA and NEEF on key EPA initiatives including but not limited to EPA's Recycling Initiative, Trash Free Waters Program, Winning on Reducing Food Waste initiative, and the Healthy Schools Initiative.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice of Appointment, please contact Lee Tanner, (202)-564-4988) Acting Supervisor for Office of Environmental Education, U.S. EPA 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460. General information concerning NEEF may be found here: https://www.neefusa.org/.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-07/html/2019-21832.htm

  • Human Studies Review Board; Notification of Public Meetings

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Science Advisor announces two separate public meetings of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on the ethical and scientific review of research involving human subjects.

    DATES: A virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 and Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time on both dates. A separate, subsequent teleconference meeting is planned for Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time for the HSRB to finalize its Report of the October 23 and 24, 2019 meeting and review other possible topics.

    ADDRESSES: All of these meetings will be conducted entirely by telephone and on the internet using Adobe Connect. For detailed access information visit the HSRB website: http://www2.epa.gov/osa/human-studies-review-board.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to receive further information should contact the HSRB Designated Federal Official (DFO), Thomas O'Farrell on telephone number (202) 564-8451; fax number: (202) 564-2070; email address: ofarrell.thomas@epa.gov; or mailing address: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail code 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-09/html/2019-22107.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • 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 National Library of Medicine Board of Scientific Counselors.

    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.

    Name of Committee: National Library of Medicine Board of Scientific Counselors.

    Date: November 12, 2019.

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Review of research and development programs and preparation of reports.

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

    Contact Person: Karen Steely, Program Assistant, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine, Building 38A, Room 7S707, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-827- 4385, ksteely@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.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-09/html/2019-21975.htm

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

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    The meeting will be held as a teleconference call only and is open to the public to dial-in for participation. Individuals who plan to dial-in to the meeting and need special assistance or other reasonable accommodations in order to do so, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    Name of Committee: Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    Date: October 21, 2019.

    Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Teleconference meeting of the Advisory Council to the NIH Director.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 1, One Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call), 800-988-9736, Access Code: 7783167.

    Contact Person: Gretchen Wood, Staff Assistant, National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, One Center Drive, Building 1, Room 126, Bethesda, MD 20892 301-496-4272, Woodgs@od.nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to scheduling difficulties.

    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. Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: http://acd.od.nih.gov, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-10/html/2019-22116.htm

  • Request for Nominations for Individuals and Consumer Organizations for Advisory Committees

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting that any consumer organizations interested in participating in the selection of voting and/or nonvoting consumer representatives to serve on its advisory committees or panels notify FDA in writing. FDA is also requesting nominations for voting and/or nonvoting consumer representatives to serve on advisory committees and/or panels for which vacancies currently exist or are expected to occur in the near future. Nominees recommended to serve as a voting or nonvoting consumer representative may be self-nominated or may be nominated by a consumer organization.

    FDA seeks to include the views of women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with and without disabilities on its advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of appropriately qualified candidates from these groups.

    DATES: Any consumer organization interested in participating in the selection of an appropriate voting or nonvoting member to represent consumer interests on an FDA advisory committee or panel may send a letter or email stating that interest to FDA (see ADDRESSES) by November 8, 2019, for vacancies listed in this notice. Concurrently, nomination materials for prospective candidates should be sent to FDA (see ADDRESSES) by November 8, 2019. Nominations will be accepted for current vacancies and for those that will or may occur through December 31, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: All statements of interest from consumer organizations interested in participating in the selection process should be submitted electronically to ACOMSSubmissions@fda.hhs.gov, by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5122, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, or by Fax: 301- 847-8640.

    Consumer representative nominations should be submitted electronically by logging into the FDA Advisory Committee Membership Nomination Portal: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/FACTRSPortal/FACTRS/index.cfm, by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5122, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, or by Fax: 301-847-8640. Additional information about becoming a member of an FDA advisory committee can also be obtained by visiting FDA's website at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions relating to participation in the selection process: Kimberly Hamilton, Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5122, Silver Spring, MD 20993- 0002, 301-796-8220, email: kimberly.hamilton@fda.hhs.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-09/html/2019-21983.htm

  • Interior

  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 2019 Final Supplemental Restoration Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact; Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group

    AGENCY: Department of the Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of availability.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Final Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final PDARP/PEIS), Record of Decision, and Consent Decree, the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies for the Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group (Mississippi TIG) have prepared a Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group 2019 Final Supplemental Restoration Plan: Grand Bay Land Acquisition and Habitat Management (SRP) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The SRP approves an additional $10,000,000 in funds for additional land acquisition and habitat management within the Grand Bay Land Acquisition and Habitat Management project (Grand Bay Project) area. The Mississippi TIG originally evaluated and selected the Grand Bay Project as part of the Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group 2016-2017 Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment (2016-2017 RP/EA). Additional land acquisition and habitat management for the Grand Bay Project will continue the process of conserving and restoring wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats injured as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the final SRP and FONSI.

    ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may download the SRP and FONSI from either of the following websites:

    http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov

    https://www.doi.gov/deepwaterhorizon/adminrecord

    Alternatively, you may request a CD of the SRP and FONSI (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nanciann Regalado, via email at nanciann_regalado@fws.gov, via telephone at 678-296-6805, or via the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-07/html/2019-21802.htm

  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Twelve Species Not Warranted for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of findings.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce findings that 12 species are not warranted for listing as endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that it is not warranted at this time to list the Berry Cave salamander, cobblestone tiger beetle, Florida clamshell orchid, longhead darter, Ocala vetch, Panamint alligator lizard, Peaks of Otter salamander, redlips darter, Scott riffle beetle, southern hognose snake, yellow anise tree, and yellow-cedar. However, we ask the public to submit to us at any time any new information relevant to the status of any of the species mentioned above or their habitats.

    DATES: The findings in this document were made on October 7, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: Detailed descriptions of the basis for each of these findings are available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-07/html/2019-21605.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; STEM Engagement 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 announces a meeting of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.

    DATES: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 12:00 noon-4:30 p.m., Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: Virtual meeting by dial-in teleconference and WebEx only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Designated Federal Officer, NAC STEM Engagement Committee, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-0212, or beverly.e.girten@nasa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-11/html/2019-22232.htm

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