Commerce

  • Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) will meet on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    DATES: The VCAT will meet on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, Administration Building, at NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, with an option to participate via webinar. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1060, telephone number 301-975-2667. Ms. Shaw's email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-10/html/2020-00206.htm

  • Council on Environmental Quality

  • Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act

    AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.

    ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.


    SUMMARY: In this action, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is proposing to update its regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). CEQ has not comprehensively updated its regulations since their promulgation in 1978, more than four decades ago. This proposed rule would modernize and clarify the regulations to facilitate more efficient, effective, and timely NEPA reviews by Federal agencies in connection with proposals for agency action. The proposed amendments would advance the original goals of the CEQ regulations to reduce paperwork and delays, and promote better decisions consistent with the national environmental policy set forth in section 101 of NEPA. If finalized, the proposed rule would comprehensively update and substantially revise the 1978 regulations. CEQ invites comments on the proposed revisions.

    DATES: CEQ must receive comments by March 10, 2020. CEQ will hold public hearings on the following dates:

    1. February 11, 2020, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO.

    2. February 25, 2020, U.S. Department of the Interior, Yates Auditorium, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC.

    All attendees or speakers must register in advance. Details concerning the hearings and information on additional outreach may be found at www.nepa.gov and www.whitehouse.gov/ceq.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number CEQ- 2019-0003, by any of the following methods:

    [ssquf] Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    [ssquf] Fax: 202-456-6546.

    [ssquf] Mail: Council on Environmental Quality, 730 Jackson Place NW, Washington, DC 20503.

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this rulemaking. All comments received will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be private, Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward A. Boling, Associate Director for the National Environmental Policy Act, or Viktoria Z. Seale, Chief of Staff and General Counsel, 202-395-5750, NEPA-Update@ceq.eop.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-10/html/2019-28106.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Fogarty International Center; 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 Fogarty International Center Advisory Board.

    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 in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: Fogarty International Center Advisory Board.

    Date: February 10-11, 2020.

    Closed: February 10, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Lawton Chiles International House, Conference Room, Building 16, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Open: February 11, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Update and discussion of current and planned FIC activities.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Lawton Chiles International House, Conference Room, Building 16, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Kristen Weymouth, Executive Secretary, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive, Room B2C02, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 496-1415, kristen.weymouth@nih.gov.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: http://www.fic.nih.gov/About/Advisory/Pages/default.aspx, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-06/html/2019-28515.htm

  • Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

    AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting for the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). This meeting is open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates up to 120 people. The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting via teleconference at 1-800-857-2850, passcode: 2622054; 100 teleconference lines are available.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on March 5, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EST, and March 6, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., EST.

    ADDRESSES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Communications Center, Building 19, Auditorium B, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4027 and teleconference at 1-800-857-2850, passcode: 2622054.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Koo-Whang Chung, M.P.H., HICPAC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCEZID, CDC, l600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop H16-3, Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4027; Telephone: (404) 498-0730; Email: hicpac@cdc.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-06/html/2019-28449.htm

  • Solicitation for Nominations for Members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

    AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS.

    ACTION: Solicits nominations for new members of the USPSTF.


    SUMMARY: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) invites nominations of individuals qualified to serve as members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

    DATES: Nominations must be received in writing or electronically by March 15th of a given year to be considered for appointment to begin in January of the following year.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your responses either electronically or in writing to: https://uspstfnominations.ahrq.gov/register, Lydia Hill, ATTN: USPSTF Nominations, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop: 06E53A, Rockville, Maryland 20857.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lydia Hill at coordinator@uspstf.net.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-07/html/2020-00019.htm

  • Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC). The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues. At least one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on March 4, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD 20993- 0002. For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be webcast and will be available at the following link: https://collaboration.fda.gov/vrbpac030420/. 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.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Hayes or Monique Hill, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 6307C, Silver Spring, MD 20993- 0002, 301-796-7864, Kathleen.Hayes@fda.hhs.gov, or 301-796-4620, monique.hill@fda.hhs.gov, respectively; or the 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-2020-01-06/html/2019-28508.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meeting

    The National Science Board's Executive Committee (EC), 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 AND DATE: Friday, January 10, 2020, from 3:30-4:30 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; approval of Executive Committee minutes of October 23, 2019; and discuss issues and topics for an agenda of the NSB meetings scheduled for February 4- 5, 2020.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: James Hamos, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. Telephone: 703/292-8000. 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-2020-01-07/html/2020-00098.htm

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