Commerce

  • Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB)

    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, May 27, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT and Thursday, May 28, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT.

    ADDRESSES: This will be a virtual meeting. Information about how to participate will be posted to the OEAB website at http://oeab.noaa.gov.

    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-2020-05-01/html/2020-09270.htm

  • Solicitation for Applications for Advisory Councils Established Pursuant to the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and Executive Order

    AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of solicitation.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that ONMS will solicit applications to fill non-governmental seats on its 14 established national marine sanctuary advisory councils and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council (advisory councils), under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Executive Order, respectively. Note, the list of 15 established advisory councils in the Contact Information for Each Site section includes the advisory council established for the Proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary and excludes an advisory council for the recently designated Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary since an advisory has not yet been established. Vacant seats, including positions (i.e., primary and alternate), for each of the advisory councils will be advertised differently at each site in accordance with the information provided in this notice. This notice contains web page links and contact information for each site, as well as additional resources on advisory council vacancies and the application process.

    DATES: Please visit individual site web pages, or reach out to a site as identified in this notice's SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section on Contact Information for Each Site, regarding the timing and advertisement of vacant seats, including positions (i.e., primary or alternate), for each of the advisory councils. Applications will only be accepted in response to current, open vacancies and in accordance with the deadlines and instructions included on each site's website.

    ADDRESSES: Vacancies and applications are specific to each site's advisory council. As such, questions about a specific council or vacancy, including questions about advisory council applications, should be directed to a site. Contact Information for Each Site is contained in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on a particular advisory council or available seats, please contact the site as identified in this notice's SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section on Contact Information for Each Site, below. For general inquiries related to this notice or ONMS advisory councils established pursuant to the National Marine Sanctuaries Act or Executive Order 13178, contact Katie Denman, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Policy and Planning Division (katie.denman@noaa.gov; 240-533-0702).

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-29/html/2020-09112.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC): Notice of Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces an upcoming meeting for the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). The EPA established the CAAAC on November 19, 1990 to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises EPA on economic, environmental, technical, scientific and enforcement policy issues.

    DATES: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App. 2 Section 10(a)(2), notice is hereby given that the CAAAC will hold its next face-to-face meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 12:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. (EDT).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place virtually. If you want to listen to the meeting or provide comments, please email caaac@epa.gov for further details.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Weinstock, Designated Federal Official, Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (6103A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-9226; email address: weinstock.larry@epa.gov. Additional information about this meeting, the CAAAC, and its subcommittees and workgroups can be found on the CAAAC website: http://www.epa.gov/oar/caaac/.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-28/html/2020-08968.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis Meeting (ACET); Notice of Meeting and Request for Comment

    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 of the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis Meeting (ACET). This meeting is open to the public, limited only by audio and web conference lines (100 audio and web conference lines are available) by accessing the following telephone number at 1-877-927-1433; the passcode is 12016435. The web conference access is https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/r5p8l2tytpq/.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on June 16, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., EDT.

    Written comments must be received on or before June 15, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2020- 0041 by any of the following methods:

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

    Mail: Margie Scott-Cseh, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS US8-6, Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4027, Attn: ACET Meeting.

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the Agency name and Docket Number. All relevant comments received in conformance with the https://www.regulations.gov suitability policy will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov. Written comments received in advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the meeting.

    Meeting information: The teleconference access is 1-877-927-1433, and the passcode: 12016435. The web conference access is https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/r5p8l2tytpq/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margie Scott-Cseh, Committee Management Specialist, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop US8-6, Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4027; Telephone: 404-639-8317; Email: zkr7@cdc.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-30/html/2020-09134.htm

  • Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment as Members of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting nominations for appointment of individuals qualified to serve as new members of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF). New CPSTF members will serve a five-year term starting in 2021 or 2022. For efficiency and to reduce the burden on the public, the CPSTF nomination process seeks to fill vacancies anticipated for both calendar years 2021 and 2022.

    DATES: Nomination packages must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. EDT, on Friday, June 26, 2020. Late nomination packages will not be considered.

    ADDRESSES: Nomination packages should be submitted electronically to cpstf@cdc.gov or by U.S. mail to the address provided below in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sophia Minor, Community Guide Office, Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS V25-5, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Phone (404) 498-3971, email: cpstf@cdc.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-27/html/2020-08804.htm

  • Interior

  • Public Meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of public webinar meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will take place.

    DATES: The webinar meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar and teleconference. Send your comments to Mr. James Sayer, Group Federal Officer by email to gs-faca-mail@usgs.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Mahoney, Federal Geographic Data Committee, U.S. Geological Survey, 909 First Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104; by email at jmahoney@usgs.gov; or by telephone at (206) 220-4621.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-30/html/2020-09199.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; National Survey of College Graduates

    AGENCY: National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics; National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), within the National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request renewal of the National Survey of College Graduates (OMB Control Number 3145-0141). In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NCSES will prepare the submission requesting that OMB approve clearance of this collection for three years.

    DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by June 29, 2020 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. Send comments to the address below.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite W18200, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone (703) 292-7556; or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including Federal holidays).

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-28/html/2020-09000.htm

  • Request for Information--Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, Chaired by the National Science Foundation; Extension of Public Comment Period

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Request for information; extension of public comment period.


    SUMMARY: On April 3, 2020, the National Science Foundation, on behalf of the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), announced a request for information regarding development of the next 5-year Arctic Research Plan: 2022-2026, originally open for a 90-day public comment period. In response to the challenges of providing input on the next 5-year Arctic Research Plan: 2022-2026 during the current global pandemic, IARPC is extending the public comment period for an additional 30 days.

    DATES: Written comments must be submitted no later than August 2, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Email comments to IARPCPlan@nsf.gov. Send written submissions to Roberto Delgado, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Meredith LaValley at 940-733-5675.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-27/html/2020-08857.htm

  • State

  • Call for Reviewers of the World Ocean Assessment

    ACTION: Notice; request for comment.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology, requests expert review of the draft World Ocean Assessment.

    DATES: Beginning on 27 April 2020, experts may register to review and access the draft WOA at https://review.globalchange.gov, a web-based review and comment system. Reviewers will have until midnight 21 May 2020 to submit their review comments using the web-based review and comment system.

    ADDRESSES: Detailed instructions for review and submission of comments are available at https://review.globalchange.gov. Comments submitted as part of this review will not be attributed to individual experts, and no personal information submitted as part of the registration process will be disclosed publicly.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Bloomquist, BloomquistA@state.gov, 202-647-0240

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-28/html/2020-08917.htm

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