Commerce

  • Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a two-day public virtual meeting to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    DATES: The public virtual meeting will be held on July 27, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and July 28, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All meetings will be at Eastern Standard Time.

    ADDRESSES: You may join the SSC public virtual meeting (via GoToMeeting) from a computer, tablet or smartphone by entering the following address: https://www.gotomeet.me/GracielaGarciaMoliner/ssc-virtual-meeting-july-27-28-2020. You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (224) 501-3412, Access Code: 366-636-421. Join from a video-conferencing room or system. Dial in or type: 67.217.95.2 or inroomlink.goto.com. Meeting ID: 366 636 421. Or dial directly: 366636421@67.217.95.2 or 67.217.95.2##366636421. If you are new to GoToMeeting you can get the app now and be ready when the meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/366636421.

    In case there are problems with GoToMeeting, and we cannot reconnect via GoToMeeting, the meeting will continue via Google Meet. Join with Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/iyv-weuo-jth.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Graciela Garc[iacute]a-Moliner, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918-1903, telephone: (787) 403-8337.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-13/html/2020-14957.htm

  • U. S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS [supreg]) Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a virtual meeting of the U. S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS [supreg]) Advisory Committee (Committee).

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, Wednesday August 5, 2020, and Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT each day. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the web page listed below for the most up- to-date agenda and dial-in information.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually. Refer to the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee website at http://ioos.noaa.gov/community/u-s-ioos-advisory-committee/ for the most up-to-date information.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krisa Arzayus, Designated Federal Official, U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, U.S. IOOS Program, 1315 East- West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone 240-533-9455; Fax 301-713- 3281; Email krisa.arzayus@noaa.gov or visit the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee website at http://ioos.noaa.gov/community/u-s-ioos-advisory-committee/. To register for the meeting, contact Laura Gewain, laura.gewain@noaa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-17/html/2020-15539.htm

  • Council on Environmental Quality

  • Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act

    AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.

    ACTION: Final rule.


    SUMMARY: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issues this final rule to update its regulations for Federal agencies to implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). CEQ has not comprehensively updated its regulations since their promulgation in 1978, more than four decades ago. This final rule comprehensively updates, modernizes, and clarifies the regulations to facilitate more efficient, effective, and timely NEPA reviews by Federal agencies in connection with proposals for agency action. The rule will improve interagency coordination in the environmental review process, promote earlier public involvement, increase transparency, and enhance the participation of States, Tribes, and localities. The amendments will advance the original goals of the CEQ regulations to reduce paperwork and delays, and promote better decisions consistent with the national environmental policy set forth in section 101 of NEPA.

    DATES: This is a major rule subject to congressional review. The effective date is September 14, 2020. However, if congressional review has changed the effective date, CEQ will publish a document in the Federal Register to establish the actual effective date or to terminate the rule.

    ADDRESSES: CEQ has established a docket for this action under docket number CEQ-2019-0003. All documents in the docket are listed on www.regulations.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Viktoria Z. Seale, Chief of Staff and General Counsel, 202-395-5750, NEPA-Update@ceq.eop.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-16/html/2020-15179.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services; Meeting

    AGENCY: Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces the public meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services (Advisory Council). The Advisory Council provides advice on how to prevent or reduce the burden of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias on people with the disease and their caregivers. During the July 20, 2020 meeting, an invited panel will present on emergency preparedness for people with dementia with a special focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. The chairs of the subcommittees (Research, Clinical Care, and Long-Term Services and Supports) will present recommendations for adoption by the full Advisory Council.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on July 20, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be virtual, streaming at http://www.hhs.gov/live.

    Comments: Time is allocated on the agenda to hear public comments from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The time for oral comments will be limited to two (2) minutes per individual. In order to provide a public comment, please register by emailing your name to napa@hhs.gov by Thursday, July 16. Registered commenters will receive both a dial-in number and a link to join the meeting virtually; individuals will have the choice to either join virtually via the link, or to call in only by using the dial-in number. Note: There may be a 30-45 second delay in the livestream video presentation of the conference. For this reason, if you have pre-registered to submit a public comment, it is important to connect to the meeting by 3:45 p.m. to ensure that you do not miss your name and allotted time when called. If you miss your name and allotted time to speak, you may not be able to make your public comment. All participant audio lines will be muted for the duration of the meeting and only unmuted by the Host at the time of the participant's public comment. Should you have questions during the session email napa@hhs.gov and someone will respond to your message as quickly as possible.

    In order to ensure accuracy, please submit a written copy of oral comments for the record by emailing napa@hhs.gov by Tuesday, July 21. These comments will be shared on the website and reflected in the meeting minutes.

    In lieu of oral comments, formal written comments may be submitted for the record by Tuesday, July 21 to Helen Lamont, Ph.D., OASPE, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 424E, Washington, DC 20201. Comments may also be sent to napa@hhs.gov. Those submitting written comments should identify themselves and any relevant organizational affiliations.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Lamont, 202-260-6075, helen.lamont@hhs.gov. Note: The meeting will be available to the public live at www.hhs.gov/live.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-15/html/2020-15196.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 a virtual 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 68th full Council meeting utilizing virtual technology. PACHA members will be discussing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and HIV, and Ready, Set, PrEP enrollment. The meeting will be open to the public; a public comment session will be held during the meeting. Pre- registration is required to provide public comment.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 6, from approximately 3:00 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-2020-07-17/html/2020-15447.htm

  • Notice of Meeting; NIH Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board--FY2020

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of a virtual meeting of the NIH Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board--FY2020.

    The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below. Individuals who need special assistance with virtual attendance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    The meeting will be closed to the public, as indicated below, in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant and cooperative agreement applications and R&D contract proposals and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant and cooperative agreement applications and R&D contract proposals, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: NIH Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board--FY2020.

    Date: July 31, 2020.

    Open: 10:00 a.m.-11:05 a.m.

    Agenda: Welcome and Charge to the Ethics Advisory Board; Introduction of Committee Members; Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Procedures; Meeting Procedures; and Public Comment Period.

    Place: Virtual Meeting/Webcast (link for the meeting will be available at https://osp.od.nih.gov/biotechnology/nih).

    Closed: 11:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

    Agenda: To make recommendations regarding the ethics of research involving human fetal tissue (HFT) proposed in NIH grant and cooperative agreement applications and R&D contract proposals, as set forth in the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-19-128.

    Contact Person: Cari Young, ScM, Health Science Policy Analyst, Office of Science Policy, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-9838, SciencePolicy@od.nih.gov.

    "This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the unforeseen circumstances of COVID-19 which required the Department's full response and caused a delay in moving this committee and meeting forward."

    There will be a 20-minute public comment period during the open portion of the meeting. Any member of the public interested in presenting oral comments to the committee, during the public hearing must notify the Contact Person listed on this notice at least 4 days in advance of the meeting to reserve a time slot. Interested individuals and representatives of organizations may submit a letter of intent, a brief description of the organization represented, and a short description of the oral presentation. Only one representative of an organization may be allowed to present and oral comments will be limited to two minutes. Both printed and electronic copies are requested for the record. Once all time slots are filled, only written comments will be accepted. Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding their statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The Contact person should receive any written statements no later than 2 days before the meeting. 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 NIH Office of Science Policy's web page: https://osp.od.nih.gov/biotechnology/nih-human- fetal-tissue-research-ethics-advisory-board/ where an agenda, link to the webcast meeting, and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-15/html/2020-15241.htm

  • Science Advisory Board to the National Center for Toxicological Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) to the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR). The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on research being conducted at the NCTR. At least one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on August 18, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 5:55 p.m. (CST), and on August 19, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CST).

    ADDRESSES: Please note that due to the impact of this COVID-19 pandemic, all meeting participants will be joining this advisory committee meeting via an online teleconferencing platform. Answers to commonly asked questions about FDA advisory committee meetings may be accessed at: https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm408555.htm. The meeting will be webcast both days and will be available at the following link: https://collaboration.fda.gov/nctr1000/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Mendrick, National Center for Toxicological Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 2208, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301- 796-8892, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area). A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the Agency's website at https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-17/html/2020-15524.htm

  • Interior

  • Notice of the September 16-17, 2020, Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board

    AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the National Park System Advisory Board (Board) will meet as noted below. The agenda will include the review of proposed actions regarding the National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program and the National Natural Landmarks (NNL) Program. Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments and recommendations that will be presented to the Board. Interested parties also may attend the board meeting and upon request may address the Board concerning an area's national significance.

    DATES: On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the meeting will convene at 1:00 p.m., and adjourn for the day at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The meeting will reconvene on Thursday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m., and adjourn at 5:00 p.m. NHL and NNL matters will be presented on September 17. For instructions on registering to attend, submitting written material, or giving an oral presentation at the meeting, please see guidance under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted at the American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036, telephone (202) 462-6900. A teleconference may substitute for an in-person meeting if public health restrictions are in effect. In the event of a switch to teleconference, notification and access information will be posted by September 9, 2020, to the Board's website at https://www.nps.gov/advisoryboard.htm.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (a) For information concerning attending the Board meeting or to request to address the Board, contact Joshua Winchell, Staff Director for the National Park System Advisory Board, Office of Policy, National Park Service, telephone (202) 513- 7053, or email joshuawinchell@nps.gov. (b) To submit a written statement specific to, or request information about, any NHL matter listed below, or for information about the NHL Program or NHL designation process and the effects of designation, contact Sherry A. Frear, RLA, Chief, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program, National Park Service, email sherryfrear@nps.gov. Written comments specific to any NHL matter listed below must be submitted by no later than September 15, 2020. (c) To submit a written statement specific to, or request information about, any NNL matter listed below, or for information about the NNL Program or NNL designation process and the effects of designation, contact Heather Eggleston, Manager, National Natural Landmarks Program, National Park Service, telephone 303-969-2945, email heather_eggleston@nps.gov. Written comments specific to any NNL matter listed below must be submitted by no later than September 15, 2020.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-14/html/2020-15120.htm

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