Agriculture

  • 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 23-25, 2020 (Tuesday-Thursday), 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-2020-05-26/html/2020-11141.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Sustainable and Healthy Communities Subcommittee Meeting--June 2020

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Subcommittee to review the initial progress on implementation of the FY 19-22 SHC Strategic Research Action Plan (StRAP).

    DATES:

    1. The initial meeting will be held over three days via videoconference:

      • Tuesday, June 16, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT);
      • Wednesday, June 17, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT);
      • and Thursday, June 18, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT).
      • Attendees must register by June 15, 2020.
    2. A BOSC deliberation will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT). Attendees must register by June 29, 2020.

    3. A final summary teleconference will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT). Attendees must register by July 8, 2020.

    Meeting times are subject to change. These series of meetings are open to the public. Comments must be received by June 12, 2020 to be considered by the subcommittee. Requests for the draft agenda or making a presentation at the meeting will be accepted until June 12, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Instructions on how to connect to the videoconference will be provided upon registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-bosc-sustainable-and-healthy-communities-subcommittee-meeting-tickets-88719740131.

    Submit your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0611 by one of the following methods:

    www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

    [ssquf] Note: comments submitted to the www.regulations.gov website are anonymous unless identifying information is included in the body of the comment.

    Email: Send comments by electronic mail (email) to: ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0611.

    [ssquf] Note: comments submitted via email are not anonymous. The sender's email will be included in the body of the comment and placed in the public docket which is made available on the internet.

    Instructions: All comments received, including any personal information provided, will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov. Information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute will not be included in the public docket, and should not be submitted through www.regulations.gov or email. For additional information about the EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/.

    Public Docket: Publicly available docket materials may be accessed Online at www.regulations.gov.

    Copyrighted materials in the docket are only available via hard copy. The telephone number for the ORD Docket Center is (202) 566-1752.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Tom Tracy, via phone/ voicemail at: (202) 564-6518; or via email at: tracy.tom@epa.gov.

    Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda, attending the meeting, or making a presentation at the meeting should contact Tom Tracy no later than June 12, 2020.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-28/html/2020-11397.htm

  • Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board and the Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee

    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 SAB and the SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee. The Chartered SAB and the SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee will meet to conduct consultations with the EPA on: Activities to re-examine and consolidate EPA's Human Toxicity Assessment Guidelines, and new approach methods and reducing the use of laboratory animals for chronic and carcinogenicity testing. In addition, the Chartered SAB will conduct quality reviews of two draft SAB reports: Science Advisory Board Report on its Technical Review of EPA's Computable General Equilibrium Model, and Science Advisory Board Review of the All Ages Lead Model External Review Draft 2.0.

    DATES: The public meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board and SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be conducted remotely via webcast and telephone. Please refer to the SAB website at http://www.epa.gov/sab for information on how to access the meeting.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board, 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-2020-05-28/html/2020-11376.htm

  • Health and Human Services

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

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council.

    The meeting will be open to the public via NIH videocast. The URL link to this meeting is: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=37775. Individuals who plan to attend the virtual meeting 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.

    Name of Committee: Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council.

    Date: June 25, 2020.

    Time: 12:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

    Agenda: OAR Director's Report; updates from the DHHS HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention Guidelines; Discussion regarding research opportunities and priorities for COVID19 and HIV; discussion with OARAC members regarding the impact of the pandemic and Research Recovery Planning and Efforts at their institutions; and public comment.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20892, (Virtual Meeting).

    Contact Person: Mary T. Glenshaw, Ph.D., MPH, Senior Science Advisor, OD/DPCPSI/OAR, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 2E40, Rockville, MD 20850, mary.glenshaw@nih.gov.

    Any interested person may file written comments within 15 days before the meeting with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, email 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: www.oar.nih.gov, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-29/html/2020-11554.htm

  • State

  • Environmental Protection: Regulations for Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    AGENCY: Department of State.

    ACTION: Final rule with comments.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of State (Department) is issuing a final rule to update the Department's Regulations for Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to reflect a recent Executive Order that revised the process for the development and issuance of Presidential permits for certain facilities and land transportation crossings at the international boundaries of the United States.

    DATES: This rule is effective July 13, 2020. Comments will be received until June 29, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for Docket Number DOS-2020-0013. Comments may also be submitted to M. Ross Alliston, NEPA Coordinator, at AllistonMR@state.gov, or at Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Room 2726, Washington, DC 20520.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: M. Ross Alliston, NEPA Coordinator, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State. 2201 C Street NW, Room 2726, Washington, DC 20520. (202) 647-4828, AllistonMR@state.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-29/html/2020-10991.htm

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