Commerce

  • Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review Workshops Advisory Panel

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

    ACTION: Notice; nominations for shark stock assessment Advisory Panel.


    SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the "SEDAR Pool," also known as the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Workshops Advisory Panel. The SEDAR Pool is comprised of a group of individuals who may be selected to consider data and advise NMFS regarding the scientific information, including but not limited to data and models, used in stock assessments for oceanic sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. Nominations are being sought for a 5-year appointment (2020- 2025). Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations will be considered for membership on the SEDAR Pool.

    DATES: Nominations must be received on or before December 18, 2019.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and request the SEDAR Pool Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the following methods:

    Email: SEDAR.pool@noaa.gov.

    Mail: Karyl Brewster-Geisz, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Include on the envelope the following identifier: "SEDAR Pool Nomination."

    Fax: 301-713-1917.

    Additional information on SEDAR and the SEDAR guidelines can be found at http://sedarweb.org/. The terms of reference for the SEDAR Pool, along with a list of current members, can be found at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/atlantic-highly-migratory-species/southeast-data-assessment-and-review-and-atlantic-highly.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyl Brewster-Geisz, (301) 425-8503.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-18/html/2019-24878.htm

  • Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

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

    ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.


    SUMMARY: Nominations are being sought for appointment to a new task force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) to support its advisory work for the Secretary of Commerce on living marine resource matters. The task force will provide expert advice on the generation, delivery, and use of electronically reported data from private recreational anglers to assist NMFS in fulfilling its mission activities. NMFS will appoint the members in consultation with MAFAC and they will serve for a term of up to two (2) years. The terms will begin in Spring 2020.

    DATES: Nominations must be postmarked or have an email date stamp on or before January 21, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Heidi Lovett, NMFS Office of Policy, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or to heidi.lovett@noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi Lovett, (301) 427-8046; email: heidi.lovett@noaa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-20/html/2019-25174.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notice of Request for Nominations of Candidates to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of request for nominations of candidates to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB or the Board). The Board provides advice to the EPA on ways to lower the costs of, and increase investments in, environmental and public health protection. Appointments will be made by the Administrator and will be announced in June 2020.

    DATES: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than January 6, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent via email to sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov (preferred) or by mail to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center (4202M), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the nomination process may contact Stephanie Sanzone, membership coordinator, via telephone/voice mail (202) 564-2839, or email at sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov. General information concerning the EFAB can be found on the EPA website at https://www.epa.gov/waterfinancecenter/efab.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-19/html/2019-25056.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • HHS Policy for the Protection of Human Research Subjects

    AGENCY: Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

    ACTION: Determination of Exception: required use of single institutional review board for cooperative research.


    SUMMARY: The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), excepts two categories of research from the required use of a single institutional review board (IRB) to review cooperative research under the HHS regulations for the protection of human subjects. This determination is specific to research conducted or supported by HHS.

    DATES: This exception is applicable as of November 22, 2019.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Stith-Coleman, Director, Division of Policy and Assurances, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852; telephone: 240-453- 6900 or 1-866-447-4777; facsimile: 240-453-8409; email: Irene.stith-coleman@hhs.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-22/html/2019-25358.htm

  • Interior

  • Public Meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will take place.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Bureau of Land Management Office, 20 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003, in Room 4107. Send your comments to Group Federal Officer by email to gs-faca-mail@usgs.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Mahoney, Federal Geographic Data Committee, U.S. Geological Survey, 909 First Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104; by email at jmahoney@usgs.gov; or by telephone at (206) 220-4621.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-18/html/2019-24887.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board

    The National Science Board (NSB), pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice of the scheduling of meetings for the transaction of NSB business as follows:

    TIME AND DATE: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST.

    PLACE: These meetings will be held at the NSF headquarters, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. Meetings are held in the boardroom on the 2nd floor. The public may observe public meetings held in the boardroom. All visitors must contact the Board Office (call 703- 292-7000 or send an email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and provide your name and organizational affiliation. Visitors must report to the NSF visitor's desk in the building lobby to receive a visitor's badge.

    STATUS: Some of these meetings will be open to the public. Others will be closed to the public. See full description below.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-18/html/2019-25012.htm

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