Agriculture

  • Notice of Intent To Extend Without Change a Currently Approved Information Collection

    AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Department of Agriculture.

    ACTION: Approval of notice and request for comments.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) intention to extend without change, a currently approved information collection entitled, "Research, Education, and Extension project online reporting tool (REEport)."

    DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by October 19, 2020 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable.

    ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Email: robert.martin3@usda.gov.

    Mail: Office of Information Technology (OIT), NIFA, USDA, STOP 2216, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-2216. You may also submit comments, through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, Records Officer; email: robert.martin3@usda.gov; phone: 202-445-5388.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-18/html/2020-17604.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals; Request for Nominations; Extension of Nomination and Public Comment Periods

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice; extension of nomination and public comment periods.


    SUMMARY: On March 20, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invited the public to nominate scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). On April 15, 2020, a federal district court vacated the grants policy articulated in EPA's 2017 federal advisory committee membership directive. In light of that intervening decision, EPA is extending the nomination and public comment periods to receive additional nominees and input on prospective candidates for the SACC. Please note that all prior nominations and comments will be considered by EPA and do not need to be resubmitted.

    DATES:

    Nominations: To be considered for appointment to the SACC nominations must be received on or before September 1, 2020. Late nominations will not be considered.

    Comments: Public comments on prospective candidates for membership on the SACC must be received within 30 days of EPA posting of an updated List of Candidates. The availability of the list and the due date for public comments will be announced through the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)'s listservs.

    ADDRESSES:

    Nominations: Submit your nominations, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2020-0135, by email to knott.steven@epa.gov.

    Comments: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2020-0135, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven M. Knott, MS, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-0103; email address: knott.steven@epa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-17/html/2020-17903.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Cancer 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 Cancer Advisory Board.

    The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting and is open to the public as indicated below. Individuals who plan to view the virtual meeting and need special assistance or other reasonable accommodations to view the meeting should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting. The meeting will be videocast and can be accessed from the NIH Videocasting and Podcasting website (http://videocast.nih.gov/).

    A portion of the National Cancer Advisory Board 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 Cancer Advisory Board.

    Date: September 1, 2020.

    Open: 1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

    Agenda: NCAB Subcommittee Meetings--Subcommittee on Planning and Budget; Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Experimental Therapeutics; Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Population Science, Epidemiology and Disparities; and Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Global Cancer Research.

    Place: National Cancer Institute--Shady Grove, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 (Virtual Meetings).

    Instructions regarding access to the virtual Subcommittee Meetings will be posted at: https://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/ncab/ncabmeetings.htm.

    Name of Committee: National Cancer Advisory Board.

    Date: September 2, 2020.

    Open: 1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    Agenda: Director's and Program reports and presentations; business of the Board.

    Closed: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

    Place: National Cancer Institute--Shady Grove, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 (Virtual Meeting).

    Contact Person: Paulette S. Gray, Ph.D., Executive Secretary Division of Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute--Shady Grove, National Institutes of Health, 9609 Medical Center Drive, 7th Floor, Room 7W444 Bethesda, MD 20892, 240-276-6340, grayp@mail.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: NCAB: https://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/ncab/ncabmeetings.htm, where an agenda, instructions for accessing the virtual NCAB meetings, and any additional information for the meetings will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-17/html/2020-17906.htm

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; 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 Environmental Health Sciences Council.

    The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below and held as a virtual meeting. Individuals who plan to view the virtual meeting and need special assistance or other reasonable accommodations to view the meeting, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting. The open session will be virtual and can be accessed from the public NIEHS website: https://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/webcasts/.

    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 Environmental Health Sciences Council.

    Date: September 15-16, 2020.

    Closed: September 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate consideration of Grant Applications.

    Place: Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (Virtual Meeting).

    Open: September 15, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

    Agenda: People Not Projects Update & Concept Clearances.

    Place: Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, https://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/webcasts/ (Virtual Meeting).

    Open: September 16, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

    Agenda: Proposed Division of Extramural Research and Training Actions to Address Funding Gap/Council Discussion.

    Place: Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, https://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/webcasts/ (Virtual Meeting).

    Contact Person: Patrick Mastin, Ph.D., Chief, Cellular, Organs, and Systems Pathobiology Branch, Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 984-287-3285, mastin@niehs.nih.gov.

    Any member of the public interested in presenting oral comments to the committee may notify the Contact Person listed on this notice at least 10 days in advance of the meeting. 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 oral comments and if accepted by the committee, presentations may be limited to five minutes. Both printed and electronic copies are requested for the record. In addition, any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding their 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: https://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/boards/naehsc/index.cfm, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-21/html/2020-18342.htm

  • Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health Amended; Notice of Meeting

    Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Council of Councils, September 11, 2020, 08:15 a.m. to 04:00 p.m., National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, Building 45 Room D, C1/C2 and G1/G2, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 which was published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2019, 84 FR 68467.

    The meeting notice is amended to change the open and closed session meeting times as follows: The open session will now be held from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:15 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. with the closed session held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. This notice is also being amended to change the meeting location from National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, Building 45 Room D, C1/C2 and G1/G2, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 to a virtual meeting. The url link to this meeting can be found at: http://videocast.nih.gov/. Any member of the public may submit written comments no later than 15 days after the meeting.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-17/html/2020-17907.htm

  • Request for Information, Strategic Opportunities and Challenges for the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

    AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, Health and Human Services (HHS).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit public comment to assist and guide the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in identifying new, and updating ongoing, efforts to implement the NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health.

    DATES: Comments must be received on or before (5:00 p.m. ET) October 19, 2020 to ensure consideration.

    ADDRESSES: Comments to this RFI must be submitted electronically using the web-based form at: https://rfi.grants.nih.gov/?s=5f15a5e3104800009c001082.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leigh Samsel, MS, NLM Planning and Evaluation Officer, Office of Strategic Initiatives, National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Building 38, Rm 2S-14, Bethesda, MD 20894, samsell@nih.gov, 301-451-0162. Inquiries should be sent to NLMStrategicPlanning@nih.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-21/html/2020-18346.htm

  • Interior

  • Virtual Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting

    AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Advisory Board) will hold a virtual public meeting due to public health restrictions.

    DATES: The Advisory Board will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday and Thursday September 23-24, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MT).

    ADDRESSES: The virtual meeting will be held via the Zoom Webinar Platform.

    Written comments pertaining to the meeting and written statements that will be presented to the Advisory Board may be filed in advance of the meeting through the Advisory Board email address at www.whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov. Please include "Advisory Board Comment" in the subject line of the email.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothea Boothe, Acting Wild Horse and Burro Program Coordinator: telephone: (602) 906-5543, email: dboothe@blm.gov. Individuals that use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at (800) 877- 8339 to contact Ms. Boothe during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All responses will be during normal business hours.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-17/html/2020-17926.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board

    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.

    DATES: Friday, August 21, 2020 at 3:30-4:30 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; discussion and recommendation of the narrative outlines for the SEI 2022 thematic reports on academic research & development, and K-12 education.

    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-2020-08-17/html/2020-18035.htm

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