• Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic 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 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council/SAFMC) will hold a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) via webinar. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    DATES: The SSC meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.


    Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar.

    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC-10; fax: (843) 769- 4520; email:

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Teleconference Meeting and Public Comment

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notification of public meeting.

    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see "REGISTRATION" under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to a limited number of telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-registration is required.

    DATES: The NEJAC will convene a public teleconference meeting on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, and Thursday, August 20, 2020, starting at 3:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The meeting discussion will focus on several topics including, but not limited to, action items from the February 25-27, 2020, public meeting in Jacksonville, FL, and discussion and deliberation of a charge related to the reuse and revitalization of Superfund and other contaminated sites. One public comment period relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) is scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, 2020, starting at 3:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment period must pre-register by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning the public meeting should be directed to Karen L. Martin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-0203; via email at Additional information about the NEJAC is available at

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Human Genome Research Institute; 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 National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.

    The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, the 91st meeting of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research open session will be livestreamed and available for viewing to the public on and across NHGRI social media platforms. The open session will be on September 14th and the start time will be 11:30 a.m.

    The meeting will be closed to the public 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 applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.

    Date: September 14-15, 2020.

    Closed: September 14, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

    Place: National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6700-B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting).

    Open: September 14, 2020, 11:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

    Agenda: To discuss matters of program relevance.

    Place: National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6700-B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting).

    Closed: September 15, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to Adjournment.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

    Place: National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6700-B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting).

    Contact Person: Rudy O. Pozzatti, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6700-B Rockledge Drive, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 402-0838,

    Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice no later than 15 days after 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 Institute's/Center's home page:, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

  • Interior

  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations for Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat

    AGENCY: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior; National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

    ACTION: Proposed rule.

    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively referred to as the "Services" or "we"), propose to add a definition of "habitat" to our regulations that implement section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).

    DATES: We will accept comments from all interested parties until September 4, 2020. Please note that if you are using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES below), the deadline for submitting an electronic comment is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on this date.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods:

    (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: In the Search box, enter FWS-HQ-ES- 2020-0047, which is the docket number for this rulemaking. Then, in the Search panel on the left side of the screen, under the Document Type heading, click on the Proposed Rules link to locate this document. You may submit a comment by clicking on "Comment Now!"

    (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-HQ-ES-2020-0047; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, MS: PRB(3W), 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803.

    We request that you send comments only by the methods described above. We will post all comments on This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see Public Comments below for more information).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Frazer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240, telephone 202/208-4646; or Samuel D. Rauch III, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Protected Resources, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, telephone 301/427-8403. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 800/877-8339.

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Polar Programs; 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 Polar Programs (1130).

    Date and Time: September 10, 2020; 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; September 11, 2029; 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (Virtual).

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Andrew Backe, National Science Foundation, Room W 7237, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Phone 703- 292-2454.

    Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations to the National Science Foundation concerning support for polar research, education, infrastructure and logistics, and related activities.


    September 10, 2020; 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Virtual)

    COVID 19 Impacts

    Alaska Native Letter

    Discussion regarding Subcommittee on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

    Review of Antarctic Sciences Committee of Visitors (COV) Report

    USAP Polar Vessel Requirements Updates

    NSF GEO Activities Updates

    September 11, 2020; 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Virtual)

    Advisory Committee Liaison Updates

    Meeting with the NSF Director & Chief Operating Officer

    NSF Response to the Arctic Portfolio Review Updates

    Review of Arctic Sciences COV Report

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