Energy

  • Environmental Management Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATE: Tuesday, December 3, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Canopy by Hilton-The Wharf, 975 7th Street Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20024.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Borak, EMAB Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; Phone: (202) 586-9928; email: david.borak@em.doe.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-13/html/2019-24650.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Good Neighbor Environmental Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Request for nominations to the Good Neighbor Environmental Board.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB). Vacancies are expected to be filled by March 31, 2020. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.

    ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to Eugene Green, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Resources and Business Operations, Federal Advisory Committee Management Division (1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460. You may also email nominations with the subject line COMMITTEE APPLICATION PACKAGE 2020 for (Name of Nominee) to green.eugene@epa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene Green, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. EPA, telephone 202-564-2432, fax: 202-564-8129.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-14/html/2019-24745.htm

  • Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC or Council) as authorized under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the EPA to present an overview of the Agency's Safe Drinking Water Act programs for the fiscal year 2020 and to consult with the NDWAC on a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for perchlorate and on revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on December 4, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., eastern time; and on December 5, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., eastern time.

    ADDRESSES: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW, WJC South, Room 6226, ARS NETI Training Room, Washington, DC 20004.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-13/html/2019-24680.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • 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 Novel and Exceptional Technology and Research Advisory Committee.

    The meeting will be open to the public, 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 meetings will also be videocast and can be accessed from the NIH Videocasting and Podcasting website (http://videocast.nih.gov/).

    Name of Committee: Novel and Exceptional Technology and Research Advisory Committee.

    Date: December 5, 2019.

    Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

    Agenda: The Novel and Exceptional Technology and Research Advisory Committee (NExTRAC) will discuss (1) pathways for responsible innovation in emerging biotechnologies; (2) characteristics of emerging biotechnologies, including presentations on horizon scanning, gene editing in the clinic, gene drives, neurotechnology, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology; and (3) proactively addressing scientific and societal implications of emerging biotechnologies. In addition, charge(s) to the committee will be presented.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 35A, Room 620/ 630, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Name of Committee: Novel and Exceptional Technology and Research Advisory Committee.

    Date: December 6, 2019.

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

    Agenda: The Novel and Exceptional Technology and Research Advisory Committee (NExTRAC) will discuss (1) pathways for responsible innovation in emerging biotechnologies; (2) characteristics of emerging biotechnologies, including presentations on horizon scanning, gene editing in the clinic, gene drives, neurotechnology, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology; and (3) proactively addressing scientific and societal implications of emerging biotechnologies. In addition, charge(s) to the committee will be presented.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 35A, Room 620/ 630, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Shayla Beckham, Management Program Analyst, Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 750, Bethesda, MD 20892-9606, 301-496-9838, shayla.beckham@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 NExTRAC web page: https://osp.od.nih.gov/biotechnology/novel-exceptional-technology-research-advisory-committee/, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-14/html/2019-24673.htm

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

  • 40th Meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board

    AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), National Foundation of the Arts and the Humanities (NFAH).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the National Museum and Library Services Board will meet to advise the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) with respect to duties, powers, and authority of IMLS relating to museum, library, and information services, as well as coordination of activities for the improvement of these services.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on December 5, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until adjourned.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW, First Floor Conference Room, Washington, DC 20024.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Maas, Project Specialist and Alt. Designated Federal Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Suite 4000, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW, Washington, DC 20024; (202) 653-4798; kmaas@imls.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-12/html/2019-24517.htm

  • Notice of Proposed Information Collection Request: "Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff"--A Museums for America Special Initiative

    AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    ACTION: Notice, request for comments, collection of information.


    SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The purpose of this Notice is to solicit comments concerning Museums Empowered: Professional Development and Capacity Building Opportunities for Museums--A Museums for America Special Initiative.

    A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

    DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before January 12, 2020.

    The IMLS is particularly interested in comments which:

    Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

    Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

    Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

    Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

    ADDRESSES: For a copy of the documents contact: Mark Isaksen, Senior Museum Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024. Mr. Isaksen can be reached by telephone: 202-653-4662; fax: 202-653-4667; email: misaksen@imls.gov or by or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Miller, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grants Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Ms. Miller can be reached by Telephone: 202- 653-4762, or by email at kmiller@imls.gov or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-14/html/2019-24725.htm

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