Environmental Protection Agency

  • Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of availability.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of a final document titled, "Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter" (EPA/600/R-19/188). The document was prepared by the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) as part of the review of the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) and represents an update of the 2009 Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for PM. The welfare-based effects evaluated consist of non-ecological effects, specifically visibility impairment, climate effects, and effects on materials. The ISA provides the scientific basis for EPA's decisions, in conjunction with additional technical and policy assessments, on the adequacy of the current NAAQS and the appropriateness of possible alternative standards. EPA is currently developing a separate ISA to support the secondary NAAQS review for ecological effects for oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, and particulate matter.

    DATES: The document is available on or about January 6, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: The "Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (Final)'' will be available primarily via the internet on EPA's Integrated Science Assessment Particulate Matter page at https://www.epa.gov/isa/integrated-science-assessment-isa-particulate-matter or the public docket at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket ID: EPA-HQ-ORD- 2014-0859. A limited number of CD-ROM copies will be available. Contact Ms. Marieka Boyd by phone: 919-541-0031; fax: 919-541-5078; or email: boyd.marieka@epa.gov to request a CD-ROM, and please provide your name, your mailing address, and the document title, "Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter" to facilitate processing of your request.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information, contact Mr. Jason Sacks, CPHEA; phone: 919-541-9729; fax: 919-541-1818; or email: sacks.jason@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-27/html/2020-01223.htm

  • Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) to discuss their Draft Report on EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (External Review Draft--September 2019) and their Draft Report on EPA's Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (External Review Draft).

    DATES: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be conducted by telephone only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning these public meetings may contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), at (202) 564-2050 or at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. General information about the CASAC, as well as any updates concerning the meetings announced in this notice, may be found on the CASAC website at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-27/html/2020-01222.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that a meeting is scheduled to be held for the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB). The meeting will be open to the public; a public comment session will be held during the meeting. Pre-registration is required for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and who wish to participate in the public comment session. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting and/or send in their public comment via email should send an email to CARB@hhs.gov. Registration information is available on the website http://www.hhs.gov/paccarb and must be completed by February 19, 2020; all in-person attendees must pre-register by this date. Additional information about registering for the meeting and providing public comment can be obtained at http://www.hhs.gov/paccarb on the Meetings page.

    DATES: The meeting is scheduled to be held on February 26, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and February 27, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 PACCARB at http://www.hhs.gov/paccarb when this information becomes available. Pre- registration for attending the meeting in person is required to be completed no later than February 19, 2020; public attendance at the meeting is limited to the available space.

    ADDRESSES: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, The Great Hall, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20201. The meeting can also be accessed through a live webcast and via teleconference on the day of the meeting. For more information, visit http://www.hhs.gov/paccarb.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jomana Musmar, M.S., Ph.D., Designated Federal Officer, Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic- Resistant Bacteria, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Room L616, Switzer Building, 330 C St. SW, Washington, DC 20201. Email: CARB@hhs.gov. Telephone: (202) 795-7678.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-31/html/2020-01872.htm

  • Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA or the Council) will be holding the 66th full Council meeting in Washington, DC. Agenda items will include: Discussion of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) Jurisdictional Plans, Focusing on the Four Pilot Sites: DeKalb County, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; East Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma; the Ready, Set, PrEP National Program; Stigma as a Barrier--Shared Experiences and Challenges from International and Domestic Perspectives; and Women and HIV. The meeting will be open to the public; a public comment session will be held during the meeting. Pre-registration is encouraged for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and who wish to participate in the public comment session. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting and/or send in their public comment via email should send an email to PACHA@hhs.gov. Pre-Registration must be complete by Monday, February 3, 2020.

    DATES: The Council meeting is scheduled to convene on Monday, February 10, 2020 from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET and Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET (times are tentative and subject to change). The meeting agenda will be posted on the PACHA web page at https://www.hiv.gov/federal-response/pacha/about-pacha. Public attendance is limited to available space.

    ADDRESSES: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Caroline Talev, MPA, Public Health Analyst, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, 330 C Street SW, Room L609A, Washington, DC 20024; (202) 795-7622 or PACHA@hhs.gov. Additional information can be obtained by accessing the Council's page on the HIV.gov site at www.hiv.gov/pacha.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-27/html/2020-01336.htm

  • National Human Genome Research Institute; 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 National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.

    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: National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.

    Date: February 10-11, 2020.

    Closed: February 10, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Suite 1100, 6700-B Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Open: February 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Report from Institute Director and Reports from Program Staff.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Suite 1100, 6700-B Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Closed: February 10, 2020, 4:00 p.m. to Adjournment.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Suite 1100, 6700-B Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Closed: February 11, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to Adjournment.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Suite 1100, 6700-B Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Contact Person: Rudy O. Pozzatti, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, 5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 4076, MSC 9306, Rockville, MD 20852, (301) 402-0838, pozzattr@mail.nih.gov.

    This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle.

    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 off Campus Federal Facilities. 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 Institute's/Center's home page: http://www.genome.gov/council, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-31/html/2020-01796.htm

  • National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors; Announcement of Meeting; Request for Comments

    AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces the next meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The BSC, a federally chartered, external advisory group composed of scientists from the public and private sectors, will review and provide advice on programmatic activities. This meeting is by webcast only and is open to the public. Written comments will be accepted and registration is required for oral comment and to access the webcast. Information about the meeting and registration are available at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165.

    DATES:

    Meeting: February 21, 2020; 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

    Written Public Comment Submissions: Deadline is February 14, 2020.

    Registration for Oral Comments: Deadline is February 14, 2020.

    Registration to view the webcast: Deadline is February 21, 2020.

    Registration to view the meeting via the webcast is required.

    ADDRESSES:

    Meeting web page: The preliminary agenda, registration, and other meeting materials are available at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165.

    Webcast: The meeting will be webcast; the URL will be provided to those who register for viewing.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary Wolfe, Designated Federal Official for the BSC, Office of Liaison, Policy and Review, Division of NTP, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, K2-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Phone: 984-287-3209, Fax: 301-451-5759, Email: wolfe@niehs.nih.gov. Hand Deliver/Courier address: 530 Davis Drive, Room K2130, Morrisville, NC 27560.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-31/html/2020-01792.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering; Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting:

    Name and Committee Code: Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) (#1173).

    Date and Time: February 19, 2020; 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

    February 20, 2020; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Conference Room E-2020, Alexandria, VA 22314.

    If you are interested in attending this meeting, you are required to attend in person. To help facilitate your entry into the building, please contact Una Alford (ualford@nsf.gov or 703-292-7111) on or prior to February 17, 2020.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Dr. Bernice Anderson, Senior Advisor and CEOSE Executive Secretary, Office of Integrative Activities (OIA), National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. Contact Information: 703-292-8040/banderso@nsf.gov.

    Minutes: Meeting minutes and other information may be obtained from the CEOSE Executive Secretary at the above address or the website at http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/activities/ceose/index.jsp.

    Purpose of Meeting: To study data, programs, policies, and other information pertinent to the National Science Foundation and to provide advice and recommendations concerning broadening participation in science and engineering.

    Agenda

    Opening Statement and Report by the CEOSE Chair

    NSF Executive Liaison Report

    NSF INCLUDES Update

    Roundtable: Responding to the 2017-2018 CEOSE Recommendation

    Panel: Investing in Community-based Research

    Discussion: 2019-2020 CEOSE Report

    Discussion of Topics to Share with NSF Leadership

    Panel: Long-Term Impacts of OIA's Investments in Broadening Participation

    Panel: Issues of INVISIBILITY in STEM

    Meeting with NSF Director and Chief Operating Officer

    Discussion: Future Plans, Announcements, and Final Remarks.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-27/html/2020-01316.htm

  • 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, February 4, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST.

    PLACE: The morning meeting on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, will be held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20502, Room 350 in conjunction with the members of the President's Advisory Council on Science and Technology (PCAST). Individuals from the public who wish to attend this session must register using the following email address: PCAST@ostp.eop.gov. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The remaining meetings in the afternoon of February 4, and on February 5, 2020, will be held at the NSF headquarters, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. These meetings are held in the boardroom on the 2nd floor. The public may observe public meetings held in the NSF 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-2020-01-30/html/2020-01911.htm

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