Commerce

  • Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). OEAB members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on the topics identified in the section on Matters to Be Considered.

    DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT and Thursday, April 9, 2020, from 9 to 5 p.m. CDT.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at: Edison Chouest Offshore, 16201 E. Main St., Cut Off, LA 70345.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David McKinnie, Designated Federal Officer, Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, (206) 526-6950.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-13/html/2020-05185.htm

  • Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Management and Oversight of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

    DATES: To ensure consideration, written or on-line comments must be submitted on or before May 11, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). All comments received are part of the public record. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Elizabeth Mountz, NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, N/OCM6, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 240-533-0819, Elizabeth.Mountz@noaa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-11/html/2020-04933.htm

  • Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Nomination Process for National Marine Sanctuaries

    AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection is for national marine sanctuary nominations received pursuant to NOAA regulations that provide that the public may nominate special places of the marine environment through the sanctuary nomination process.

    DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 11, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). All comments received are part of the public record. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Jessica Kondel, (240) 533-0647, or Jessica.Kondel@noaa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-11/html/2020-04932.htm

  • Science Advisory Board (SAB); Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board.


    SUMMARY: NOAA is soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is the only Federal Advisory Committee with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans, Atmosphere, and NOAA Administrator on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. The SAB consists of approximately fifteen members reflecting the full breadth of NOAA's areas of responsibility and assists NOAA in maintaining a complete and accurate understanding of scientific issues critical to the agency's missions.

    DATES: Nominations should be sent to the web address specified below and must be received by April 23, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted electronically to noaa.scienceadvisoryboard@noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301- 713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-09/html/2020-04750.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Cancer 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 Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors.

    The meeting will be open to the public 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 videocast and can be accessed from the NIH Videocasting and Podcasting website (http://videocast.nih.gov).

    Name of Committee: National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors.

    Date: March 30, 2020.

    Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:05 p.m.

    Agenda: Director's Report; RFA, RFP, and PAR Concept Reviews; and Scientific Presentations.

    Place: National Cancer Institute--Shady Grove, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room TE406 & 408, Rockville, MD 20850.

    Contact Person: Paulette S. Gray, Ph.D., Director, Division of Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute--Shady Grove, National Institutes of Health, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 7W444, Bethesda, MD 20892, 240-276-6340, grayp@mail.nih.gov.

    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 the NCI-Shady Grove campus. All 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: BSA: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/bsa/bsa.htm, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-09/html/2020-04697.htm

  • Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Amended Notice of Meeting

    Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, Board of Scientific Counselors, May 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., National Institutes of Health, 1 Center Drive, Building 1, Room 151, Bethesda, MD 20892, which was published in the Federal Register on February 28, 2020, 85 FR 12797.

    The meeting notice is amended to change the email of the Contact Person from mmburney@od.nih.gov to mmcburney@od.nih.gov. The meeting is partially Closed to the public.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-11/html/2020-04930.htm

  • Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting

    Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Multi-Disciplinary Working Group

    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 section 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The program documents and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the program documents, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: HEAL Multi-Disciplinary Working Group Meeting.

    Date: March 18, 2020.

    Open: March 18, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    Closed: March 18, 2020, 10:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

    Open: March 18, 2020, 3:20 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Agenda: Provide an update on Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) Initiatives and obtain expertise from the MDWG relevant to the NIH HEAL Initiative and to specific HEAL projects.

    Videocast: For those not able to attend in person, this meeting will be live webcast at: https://videocast.nih.gov/.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 1, Wilson Hall, 1 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Rebecca G. Baker, Ph.D., Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, 1 Center Drive, Room 103A, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 402-1994, Rebecca.baker@nih.gov.

    This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the program.

    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 the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. 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 Office of the Director for the NIH HEAL Initiative home page: https://www.nih.gov/research-training/medical-research-initiatives/heal-initiative where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-13/html/2020-05098.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Reporting Requirements Regarding Findings of Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Final Notice of a new NASA term and condition regarding sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault.


    SUMMARY: NASA is publishing, in final form, a new term and condition regarding sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault. NASA's intention to develop and implement this new term and condition was specified in the Federal Register of July 17, 2019, FR Doc. 2019-15088, on page 34206.

    The many hundreds of U.S. institutions of higher education and other organizations that receive NASA funds are responsible for fully investigating complaints under and for compliance with federal non- discrimination laws, regulations, and executive orders. The implementation of new reporting requirements is necessary to help ensure research environments to which NASA provides funding are free from sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault. Additionally, NASA is bolstering our policies, guidelines, and communications. These requirements are intended, first, to better ensure that organizations funded by NASA clearly understand expectations and requirements. In addition, NASA seeks to ensure that recipients of grants and cooperative agreements respond promptly and appropriately to instances of sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding sexual or other forms of harassment, please contact the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity (ODEO), 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546, email: civilrightsinfo@nasa.gov; telephone (202) 358-2180; FAX: (202) 358-3336.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-10/html/2020-04815.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Request for Recommendations for Membership on Directorate and Office Advisory Committees

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) requests recommendations for membership on its scientific and technical Federal advisory committees. Recommendations should consist of the name of the submitting individual, the organization or the affiliation providing the member nomination, the name of the recommended individual, the recommended individual's curriculum vita, an expression of the individual's interest in serving, and the following recommended individual's contact information: Employment address, telephone number, fax number, and email address. Self-recommendations are accepted. If you would like to make a membership recommendation for any of the NSF scientific and technical Federal advisory committees, please send your recommendation to the appropriate committee contact person listed in the chart below.

    ADDRESSES: The mailing address for the National Science Foundation is 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314.

    Web links to individual committee information may be found on the NSF website: NSF Advisory Committees.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-13/html/2020-05129.htm

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