Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.

    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the chartered SAB to discuss its reviews of the following proposed rules: (1) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units--Reconsideration of Supplemental Finding and Residual Risk and Technology Review; (2) The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; (3) Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science; and (4) Revised Definition of "Waters of the United States."

    DATES: The public meeting of the chartered Science Advisory Board will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Wednesday, January 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), and Friday, January 24, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The chartered SAB will hear oral public comments on January 17, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted by telephone only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564- 2155, or email at armitage.thomas@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/sab.


  • Health and Human Services

  • Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services; Meeting

    AGENCY: Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.

    SUMMARY: This notice announces the public meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services (Advisory Council). The Advisory Council provides advice on how to prevent or reduce the burden of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias on people with the disease and their caregivers. During the January 27, 2020 meeting, an invited panel will present lessons from epidemiology on understanding current rates of dementia, future trends, and potential preventive strategies. The Advisory Council will hear about the Department of Defense's Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program as well as an update on the recommendations from the Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias Research Summit. Federal workgroups will also provide updates on work completed in the last quarter.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on January 27, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. EST.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room 800 in the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201.

    Comments: Time is allocated on the agenda to hear public comments. The time for oral comments will be limited to three (3) minutes per individual. In lieu of oral comments, formal written comments may be submitted for the record to Helen Lamont, Ph.D., OASPE, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 424E, Washington, DC 20201. Comments may also be sent to napa@hhs.gov. Those submitting written comments should identify themselves and any relevant organizational affiliations.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Lamont, 202-260-6075, helen.lamont@hhs.gov. Note: Seating may be limited. Those wishing to attend the meeting must send an email to napa@hhs.gov and put "January 27 Meeting Attendance" in the subject line by Friday, January 17 so that their names may be put on a list of expected attendees and forwarded to the security officers at the Department of Health and Human Services. Any interested member of the public who is a non-U.S. citizen should include this information at the time of registration to ensure that the appropriate security procedure to gain entry to the building is carried out. Although the meeting is open to the public, procedures governing security and the entrance to Federal buildings may change without notice. If you wish to make a public comment, you must note that within your email.


  • Interior

  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments; Department of the Interior Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.

    DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 3, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRASubmission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-infocollections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028- 0096 in the subject line of your comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Doug Beard, Chief of the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center, by email at dbeard@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 703-648-5212.

    You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.


  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee; Call for Nominations

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice.

    SUMMARY: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council is soliciting nominations for the Public Advisory Committee to fill three membership vacancies that represent sport hunting/fishing, science/technology, and conservation/environmental interests. The Public Advisory Committee advises the Trustee Council on decisions related to the planning, evaluation, funds allocation, and conduct of injury assessment and restoration activities related to the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill of March 1989. Public Advisory Committee members will be selected and appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to serve a two-year term.

    DATES: All nominations must be received by February 3, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: A complete nomination package should be submitted by hard copy or via email to Elise Hsieh, Executive Director, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, 4230 University Drive, Suite 220, Anchorage, Alaska 99508-4650, or at elise.hsieh@alaska.gov. Also please copy Shiway Wang, Science Director, on any correspondence, at shiway.wang@alaska.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be directed to Cherri Womac, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, 4230 University Drive, Suite 220, Anchorage, Alaska 99508-4650, (907) 278-8012 or (800) 478- 7745 or via email at cherri.womac@alaska.gov; or Dr. Philip Johnson, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, 1689 C Street, Suite 119, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-5126, (907) 271-5011.


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