Energy

  • Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting: cancelled.


    SUMMARY: On March 2, 2020, the Department of Energy published a notice of open meeting, announcing meetings on March 24 and March 25, 2020, of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, in Arlington, VA. This document makes a correction to that notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ian Rowe, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; Phone: (202) 586-7220; email: Ian.Rowe@ee.doe.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-16/html/2020-05338.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and CASAC Secondary NAAQS Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur

    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 Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and CASAC Secondary NAAQS Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur to discuss their Draft Report on EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulfur, and Particulate Matter--Ecological Criteria (Second External Review Draft--June 2018).

    DATES: The public meeting will be held on Monday, April 27, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    Location: 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-2020-03-20/html/2020-05918.htm

  • Notification of Two Public Teleconferences 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 two public teleconferences of the chartered SAB to review the scientific and technical basis of the following proposed rules: (1) Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed and Modified Sources Review and (2) National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions.

    DATES: The public teleconferences of the chartered Science Advisory Board will be held on Monday, March 30, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Monday, May 11, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    ADDRESSES: The teleconferences will be conducted by telephone only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the public teleconferences 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.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-16/html/2020-05253.htm

  • TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals; Request for Nominations

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites the public to nominate scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). The purpose of the SACC is to provide independent advice and expert consultation, at the request of the EPA Administrator, with respect to the scientific and technical aspects of issues relating to implementation of TSCA. EPA anticipates appointing multiple SACC members over the next year. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may be utilized to solicit nominations and identify candidates.

    DATES: Nominations of candidates to be considered for appointment to the SACC must be received on or before April 20, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your nominations, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2020-0135, by one of the following methods:

    Electronically (preferred): By email to knott.steven@epa.gov.

    Mail: Steven M. Knott, MS, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven M. Knott, MS, DFO, telephone number: (202) 564-0103; email address: knott.steven@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-20/html/2020-05827.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

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

    ACTION: Notice of change to public meeting.


    SUMMARY: In response to recently issued OPM guidance to agencies on reducing non-essential travel, this notice announces a change to a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will now be held virtually (via WebEx).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaime Zimmerman, Designated Management Official, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 06E37A, Rockville, Maryland, 20857, (301) 427- 1456. For press-related information, please contact Bruce Seeman at (301) 427-1998 or Bruce.Seeman@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

    Closed captioning will be provided during the WebEx. If another reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management on (301) 827-4840, no later than Thursday, March 19, 2020. The agenda, roster, and minutes will be available from Ms. Heather Phelps, Committee Management Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Ms. Phelps' phone number is (301) 427-1128.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-18/html/2020-05563.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • STEM Education Advisory Panel; 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: STEM Education Advisory Panel (#2624).

    Date and Time: April 15, 2020; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Place: NSF, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314 (VIRTUAL).

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Keaven Stevenson, Directorate Administrative Coordinator, Room C 11044, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314 Contact Information: 703-292-8663/kstevens@nsf.gov.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide an update on the progress of the Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (CoSTEM).

    Agenda: STEM Education Advisory Panel agenda attached. The public may register to attend the meeting at https://nsf.gov/ehr/STEMEdAdvisory.jsp.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-19/html/2020-05689.htm

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