Agency for International Development

  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission for Review

    AGENCY: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

    ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments.


    SUMMARY: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments are requested concerning (1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for sustaining USAID-funded programming; (2) the accuracy of USAID's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents.

    DATES: All comments should be submitted within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication.

    ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding the proposed information collection to Ethel Brooks, USAID, Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3)/Office of Education at ebrooks@usaid.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ethel Brooks, USAID, Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3)/Office of Education at ebrooks@usaid.gov or 202-712-4226.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-12-13/html/2019-26938.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) will hold a meeting. The meeting will be open to the public. For this meeting, the TBDWG will (1) hear presentations from eight subcommittees on findings and potential actions from reports prepared for the TBDWG to consider and (2) further discuss plans for developing the next report to the HHS Secretary and Congress on federal tick-borne activities and research, taking into consideration the 2018 report. The 2020 report will address ongoing tick-borne disease research, including research related to causes, prevention, treatment, surveillance, diagnosis, diagnostics, duration of illness, and intervention for individuals with tick-borne diseases; advances made pursuant to such research; federal activities related to tick-borne diseases; and gaps in tick-borne disease research.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on January 28-29, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET (times are tentative and subject to change). The confirmed times and agenda items for the meeting will be posted on the website for the TBDWG at https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/meetings/2020-1-28/index.html when this information becomes available.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol, 33 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002. Members of the public may also attend the meeting via webcast. Instructions for attending via webcast will be posted one week prior to the meeting at https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/meetings/2020-1-28/index.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Berger, Designated Federal Officer for the TBDWG; Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Mary E Switzer Building, 330 C Street SW, Suite L600, Washington, DC 20024. Email: tickbornedisease@hhs.gov; Phone: 202-795-7608.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-12-09/html/2019-26441.htm

  • Office of the Director; Notice of Charter Renewal

    It is determined that the Advisory Committee to the Deputy Director for Intramural Research, National Institutes of Health, is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the National Institutes of Health by law, and that these duties can best be performed through the advice and counsel of this group.

    In accordance with Title 41 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Section 102-3.65(a), notice is hereby given that the Charter for the Advisory Committee to the Deputy Director for Intramural Research, National Institutes of Health, was renewed for an additional two-year period on August 15, 2019.

    Inquiries may be directed to Claire Harris, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 1000, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (Mail code 4875), Telephone (301) 496-2123, or harriscl@od.nih.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-12-12/html/2019-26709.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; Awardee Reporting Requirements for the Established Program To Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Research Infrastructure Improvement Programs

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to renew this collection. In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years.

    Comments: Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) ways to 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.

    DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by February 7, 2020 to be assured consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. Send comments to address below.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite W18200, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone (703) 292-7556; or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including Federal holidays).

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-12-09/html/2019-26443.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    The National Science Board's Committee on Awards and Facilities (A&F), pursuant to National Science Foundation 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 a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    TIME & DATE: Monday, December 16, 2019, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST.

    PLACE: This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. An audio link will be available for the public. Members of the public must contact the Board Office to request the public audio link by sending an email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference.

    STATUS: Open.

    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Committee Chair's opening remarks; discussion of NSB process for approval of MSRI-2 awards; Committee Chair's closing remarks.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Elise Lipkowitz, elipkowi@nsf.gov, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. Telephone: 703/292-7000. Meeting information and updates may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/.jsp#sunshine. Please refer to the National Science Board website at www.nsf.gov/nsb for general information.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-12-11/html/2019-26770.htm

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