Commerce

  • Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

    AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public.

    DATES: The online meeting will be held Monday, July 27, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held online. Specific meeting information, including directions on how to join the meeting and system requirements will be provided in the meeting announcement on the Pacific Council's website (see www.pcouncil.org). You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@noaa.gov) or contact him at (503) 820-2280, extension 412 for technical assistance.

    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kit Dahl, Staff Officer, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820-2422.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-10/html/2020-14887.htm

  • Request for Comment on the Draft Prospectus of the Fifth National Climate Assessment

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

    ACTION: Notice of request for public comment on the Fifth National Climate Assessment.


    SUMMARY: With this notice, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) seeks public comment on the proposed themes and framework of the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) as indicated by the draft prospectus presented here. Based on input received from this notice, USGCRP will develop an annotated outline, which will be released for public comment at a later date. A call for author nominations and technical inputs will also be posted in one or more subsequent Federal Register Notices. In addition to the proposed themes and framework, this Federal Register Notice requests public comment on ways to make the assessment information accessible and useful to multiple audiences; specific types of detailed information on regional scales that would be most useful to stakeholders; how to best describe risks and impacts, as well as potential opportunities to reduce those risks and impacts on sectors of the economy and natural and social systems; new approaches to topics addressed in previous assessments; overarching themes that NCA5 should consider addressing; and other relevant topics.

    DATES: Comments must be submitted to the web address specified below and received by August 10, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Comments from the public will be accepted electronically via http://www.globalchange.gov/notices. Instructions for submitting comments are available on the website. Submitters may enter text or upload files in response to this notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Avery, (202) 419-3474, cavery@usgcrp.gov, U.S. Global Change Research Program.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-10/html/2020-14904.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Call for Information on the Integrated Science Assessment for Lead

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice; call for information.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing an Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) as part of the review of the primary and secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Lead (Pb). The ISA will be completed by EPA's Office of Research and Development's Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA). When final, the ISA is intended to update the previous Pb ISA (EPA/600/R-10/075F), published on June 26, 2013. Interested parties are invited to assist EPA in developing and refining the scientific information base for the review of the Pb NAAQS by submitting research studies and data that have been published, accepted for publication, or presented at a public scientific meeting since January 1, 2011.

    DATES: All communications and information should be received by EPA by September 8, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Information may be submitted electronically, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed instructions as provided in the section of this notice entitled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the period of submission, contact the OAR Docket at the EPA Headquarters Docket Center; phone: 202-566-1742; fax: 202-566-9744; or email: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov. For technical information, contact Evan Coffman; phone: 919-541-0567; fax: 919-541-1818; or email: Coffman.Evan@epa.gov; or Meredith Lassiter; phone: 919-541-3200; fax: 919-541-1818; or email: lassiter.meredith@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-07/html/2020-14575.htm

  • Notice of Meeting of the EPA Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held virtually July 24 and 27, 2020. The CHPAC advises the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on science, regulations and other issues relating to children's environmental health.

    DATES: July 24, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and July 27, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nica Louie, Office of Children's Health Protection, U.S. EPA, MC 1107T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460, (202) 564-7633 or louie.nica@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-06/html/2020-14455.htm

  • Health and Human Services

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

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually.

    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 meeting. 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 Monday, July 6, 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-2020-07-06/html/2020-14336.htm

  • Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

    AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will hold a meeting that will be open to the public. Information about SACHRP, the full meeting agenda, and instructions for linking to public access will be posted on the SACHRP website at http://www.dhhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp-committee/meetings/index.html.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and Thursday, July 23, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (times are tentative and subject to change). The confirmed times and agenda will be posted at on the SACHRP website when this information becomes available.

    ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held via webcast. Members of the public may also attend the meeting via webcast. Instructions for attending via webcast will be posted one week prior to the meeting at https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp-committee/meetings/index.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Gorey, J.D., Executive Director, SACHRP; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, Maryland 20852; telephone: 240-453-8141; fax: 240-453-6909; email SACHRP@hhs.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-06/html/2020-14431.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meeting

    SUMMARY: The National Science Board's Committee on External Engagement, pursuant to NSF regulations, the National Science Foundation Act, as amended, and the Government in the Sunshine Act, hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows.

    TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 1:30-2:15 p.m. EDT.

    PLACE: This meeting will be held by teleconference. An audio link will be available for the public upon request at nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov. Email requests must be made one day in advance.

    STATUS: Open.

    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Committee chair's remarks; orientation for new members; discussion of priorities; and organizing into subgroups to work on specific initiatives.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Chris Blair, cblair@nsf.gov, 703-292-7000. To listen to this teleconference, members of the public must send an email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference. The National Science Board Office will send requesters a link to the audio. Meeting information and updates may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices.jsp#sunshine. Please refer to the National Science Board website at www.nsf.gov/nsb for general information.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-09/html/2020-14974.htm

  • Sunshine Act Meeting

    SUMMARY: The National Science Board's Committee on National Science and Engineering Policy (SEP), pursuant to NSF regulations, the National Science Foundation Act, as amended, and the Government in the Sunshine Act, hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows.

    TIME AND DATE: Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 3:30-5:00 p.m. EDT.

    PLACE: This meeting will be held by videoconference through the National Science Foundation. An audio link will be available for the public. Contact the Board Office 24 hours before the teleconference to request the public audio link at nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov.

    STATUS: Open.

    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Chair's opening remarks; discuss SEP priorities for policy products in the next 6-12 months; and hear about proposed changes to the next edition of the Indicators S&E labor force thematic report.

    CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Chris Blair, cblair@nsf.gov, 703-292-7000. To listen to this teleconference, members of the public must send an email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference. The National Science Board Office will send requesters a link to the audio. Meeting information and updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/notices.jsp#sunshine. Please refer to the National Science Board website www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-09/html/2020-14965.htm

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