Commerce

  • Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel

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

    ACTION: Notice; solicitation of nominations.


    SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the HMS AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill approximately one-third (10) of the seats on the HMS AP for 3-year appointments. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations are considered for membership on the HMS AP.

    DATES: Nominations must be received on or before November 29, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the Advisory Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the following methods:

    Email: HMSAP.Nominations@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following identifier: "HMS AP Nominations."

    Mail: Peter Cooper, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS SF1, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper at (301) 427-8503.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-30/html/2019-23689.htm

  • Energy

  • Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.

    DATES: November 19, 2019; 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    November 20, 2019; 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. SW, Washington, DC 20024.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ian Rowe, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; telephone at (202) 586-7720, or email: Ian.Rowe@EE.Doe.Gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-30/html/2019-23649.htm

  • President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting

    AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for an open meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: November 18, 2019; 9:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Academy of Sciences (in the Lecture Room), 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This PCAST meeting will occur on Monday, November 18, 2019, from 9:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m., at the National Academies of Science. Individuals from the public who wish to attend must register using the following email address: PCAST@ostp.eop.gov. Questions about the meeting should be directed to Edward McGinnis, Executive Director, PCAST, (202) 456-6076, or PCAST@ostp.eop.gov. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, first- served basis.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-30/html/2019-23624.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notification of a 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 a public face-to-face meeting of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). The CASAC will discuss its Draft Report on EPA's Policy Assessment for the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft--September 2019) and will peer review EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (External Review Draft--September 2019) and EPA's Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (External Review Draft).

    DATES: The public face-to-face meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), and Friday, December 6, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET).

    ADDRESSES: 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 meeting announced in this notice, may be found on the CASAC website at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-01/html/2019-23945.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, NIEHS.

    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 as indicated below in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended for the review, discussion, and evaluation of individual grant applications conducted by the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES, including consideration of personnel qualifications and performance, and the competence of individual investigators, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: Board of Scientific Counselors, NIEHS.

    Date: November 17-19, 2019.

    Closed: November 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate personnel qualifications and performance, and competence of individual investigators.

    Place: Hyatt Place, 7840 NC 751 Highway, Durham, NC 27713.

    Open: November 18, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

    Agenda: Scientific Presentation.

    Place: Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709.

    Closed: November 18, 2019, 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate personnel qualifications and performance, and competence of individual investigators.

    Place: Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709.

    Open: November 18, 2019, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Poster Session.

    Place: Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709.

    Closed: November 18, 2019, 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate personnel qualifications and performance, and competence of individual investigators.

    Place: Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709.

    Open: November 18, 2019, 3:45 p.m. to 4:35 p.m.

    Agenda: Scientific Presentation.

    Place: Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709.

    Closed: November 18, 2019, 4:35 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate personnel qualifications and performance, and competence of individual investigators.

    Place: Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709.

    Closed: November 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate personnel qualifications and performance, and competence of individual investigators.

    Place: Hyatt Place, 7840 NC 751 Highway, Durham, NC 27713.

    Open: November 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

    Agenda: Scientific Presentation.

    Place: Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709.

    Closed: November 19, 2019, 10:10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate personnel qualifications and performance, and competence of individual investigators.

    Place: Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709.

    Open: November 19, 2019, 10:55 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.

    Agenda: Scientific Presentation.

    Place: Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709.

    Closed: November 19, 2019, 12:35 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate personnel qualifications and performance, and competence of individual investigators.

    Place: Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709.

    Open: November 19, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Agenda: Poster Session.

    Place: Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709.

    Closed: November 19, 2019, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate personnel qualifications and performance, and competence of individual investigators.

    Place: Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709.

    Contact Person: Darryl C. Zeldin, Scientific Director & Principal Investigator, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, 111 T. W. Alexander Drive, Mail drop A2-09, Research Triangle Park, NC, 919-541-1169, zeldin@neihs.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.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-31/html/2019-23747.htm

  • Science Advisory Board to the National Center for Toxicological Research 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 Advisory Board to the National Center for Toxicological Research. The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on research being conducted at the National Center for Toxicological Research. At least one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on December 3, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 5:55 p.m., and on December 4, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    ADDRESSES: Heifer Village, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202. 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. and https://www.heifer.org/what-you-can-do/experience-heifer/heifer-village/index.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Mendrick, National Center for Toxicological Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 2208, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301- 796-8892, 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-2019-10-28/html/2019-23413.htm

  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Migratory Birds

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we), are proposing to renew an existing information collection with revisions.

    DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 27, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request by mail to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: JAO/1N PRB/PERMA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018-0022 in the subject line of your comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_Coll@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358-2503.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-28/html/2019-23459.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: Monday, November 18, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., and Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Local Time.

    ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Room 9H40, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546.

    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-2019-10-30/html/2019-23717.htm

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