Agriculture

  • Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) will hold a virtual meeting. The Panel is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and Title VI of the Community Forest Restoration Act (the Act). Additional information concerning the Panel, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Panel's website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r3/workingtogether/grants.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on June 29-July 1, 2020 (Monday- Wednesday), with meetings each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    All meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held with virtual attendance only. For virtual meeting information, please contact the person listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at USDA Forest Service Region 3 Regional Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Fox, Designated Federal Officer, by phone at 505-842-3425 or via email at ian.fox@usda.gov.

    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-22/html/2020-11115.htm

  • Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel; Meeting

    AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) will hold a virtual meeting. The Panel is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and Title VI of the Community Forest Restoration Act (the Act). Additional information concerning the Panel, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Panel's website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r3/workingtogether/grants.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on June 15-19, 2020 (Monday-Friday), with meetings each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    All meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held with virtual attendance only. For virtual meeting information, please contact the person listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at USDA Forest Service Region 3 Regional Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Fox, Designated Federal Officer, by phone at 505-842-3425 or via email at ian.fox@usda.gov.

    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-20/html/2020-10811.htm

  • Movement of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms

    AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Final rule.


    SUMMARY: We are amending the regulations regarding the movement (importation, interstate movement, and environmental release) of certain genetically engineered organisms in response to advances in genetic engineering and our understanding of the plant pest risk posed by genetically engineered organisms, thereby reducing the regulatory burden for developers of organisms that are unlikely to pose plant pest risks. This final rule, which marks the first comprehensive revision of the regulations since they were established in 1987, provides a clear, predictable, and efficient regulatory pathway for innovators, facilitating the development of genetically engineered organisms that are unlikely to pose plant pest risks.

    DATES: Effective August 17, 2020. Sections 340.4 and 340.5 are applicable beginning April 5, 2021.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Alan Pearson, Assistant Deputy Administrator, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 98, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238; (301) 851-3944.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-18/html/2020-10638.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, 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 the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) will hold a virtual meeting. The meeting will be open to the public and public comment will be heard during the meeting.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. If needed, additional sessions and may be added on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The confirmed meeting times and agenda will be posted on the NVAC website at http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/index.html as soon as they become available.

    ADDRESSES: Instructions regarding attending this meeting will be posted online at: http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/index.html at least one week prior to the meeting. Pre-registration is required for those who wish to attend the meeting or participate in public comment. Please register at http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/index.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Aikin, Acting Designated Federal Officer, at the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Mary E. Switzer Building, Room L618, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. Email: nvac@hhs.gov. Telephone: 202-795-7611.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-19/html/2020-10656.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 of meeting.


    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 67th full Council meeting utilizing virtual technology. The meeting will be open to the public; a public comment session will be held during the meeting. Pre-registration is required for both public participation and comment.

    Individuals who wish to participate in the meeting and/or provide public comment should pre-register by sending an email to PACHA@hhs.gov. Individuals will be required to provide their name, organization, and email address to pre-register. Agenda items will include discussing the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact on people living with, or at risk of, HIV and implementing the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative post COVID-19. The meeting agenda will be posted on the PACHA website at https://www.hiv.gov/federal-response/pacha/about-pacha as soon as it becomes available.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020, from approximately 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET) and on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from approximately 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET). This meeting will be conducted utilizing virtual technology.

    ADDRESSES: Instructions regarding attending this meeting virtually will be posted one week prior to the meeting at: https://www.hiv.gov/federal-response/pacha/about-pacha.

    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-2020-05-19/html/2020-10639.htm

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Amended Notice of Meeting

    Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council, June 1, 2020, 08:30 a.m. to June 1, 2020, 05:00 p.m., National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 which was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2019, 84 FR 71438.

    This notice is being amended to change the meeting from in-person to a virtual meeting. The date and times remain the same. Open session will be videocast from the https://videocast.nih.gov/. The meeting is partially Closed to the public.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-19/html/2020-10643.htm

  • Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; 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 Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    The meeting will be held as a teleconference call only and is open to the public to dial-in for participation. Individuals who plan to dial-in to the meeting and need special assistance or other reasonable accommodations to do so, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    Name of Committee: Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    Date: May 26, 2020.

    Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Agenda: ACD to review and approve concept clearances for the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program to develop COVID-19 testing technologies, which is part of NIH's response to the COVID- 19 pandemic.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 1, One Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call), 800-369- 1912, Access Code: 1019627.

    Contact Person: Gretchen Wood, Staff Assistant, National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, One Center Drive, Building 1, Room 126, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-4272, Woodgs@od.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.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: http://acd.od.nih.gov, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to scheduling difficulties.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-22/html/2020-11061.htm

  • Interior

  • Notice of Teleconference Meeting of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

    ACTION: Meeting notice.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary is announcing that the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (EVOS) Trustee Council's Public Advisory Committee will meet by teleconference as noted below.

    DATES: The teleconference meeting will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020, beginning at 1:00 p.m. AKST.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be telephonic only. The public may dial into the meeting by calling 1-800-315-6338 and using access code: 72241.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Philip Johnson, Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, telephone number: (907) 271-5011; email: Philip_johnson@ios.doi.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-20/html/2020-10800.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC).

    DATES: Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-6:45 p.m., Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: Virtual meeting via dial-in teleconference and WebEx only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marcia Joseph, NAC Administrative Officer, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, 202-358-4717; marcia.joseph@nasa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-21/html/2020-11008.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for International 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: Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering Meeting (AC-ISE) (#25104).

    Date and Time: Thursday, June 18, 2020; 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EDT).

    Connect to the Virtual Meeting: The AC-ISE meeting is fully virtual. Participants are required to process the meeting registration via Zoom. See below for details:

    Register in advance for the meeting at the Zoom attendee registration link: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Mcyz56Y2RISQSizK8DtK0g. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a unique link to join the meeting.

    If you have any login questions, please contact Kirk Grabowski, OISE IT Specialist, kgrabows@associates.nsf.gov).

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Christopher Street, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room W-17220, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Telephone: 703-292-8568.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice, recommendations and counsel on major goals and policies pertaining to international programs and activities.

    Agenda

    Updates on OISE activities

    Briefing on MULTIPLIER Czech Republic Multiplier/MULTIPLIER Moving Forward

    Update on Science and Security

    NSF's COVID-19 Response

    COVID-19 and International Engagement

    Update on International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) Program

    Meet with NSF leadership

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-21/html/2020-11007.htm

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