Commerce

  • Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice for open public meeting, and request for public comments.


    SUMMARY: This serves as notice of a virtual public meeting for the NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) on September 23, 2020, 1-5:30 p.m. EDT, and September 24, 2020, 1-5 p.m. EDT via webinar. The HSRP will be asked for advice and recommendations on the development of the implementation plans for the two ocean and coastal mapping strategies noted below and other HSRP meeting topics. Individuals or groups who also want to comment on these or other NOAA navigation services topics are encouraged to submit advance public comments and letters via email no later than September 15, 2020.

    DATES: Comments are due by September 15, 2020.

    HSRP public meeting:

    1. September 23, 2020, 1-5:30 p.m., EDT.

    2. September 24, 2020, 1-5 p.m. EDT.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit public comments identified by "September 2020 HSRP meeting public comments" in the subject line of the message by September 15, 2020, by email to: Melanie.Colantuno@noaa.gov, Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov, Virginia.Dentler@noaa.gov, and hydroservices.panel@noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, HSRP program manager, National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, NOAA (N/CS), email: hydroservices.panel@noaa.gov, Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov, and phone 240-533-0064.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-27/html/2020-18892.htm

  • Energy

  • Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on FY 2021 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topics

    AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE).

    ACTION: Request for information (RFI).


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0002386 to help inform its Bioenergy Technologies Office's (BETO) research priorities and funding strategies. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to residential wood heater technology advancement and bioprocessing separations development.

    DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received by September 21, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to FY21MultiTopic@ee.doe.gov. Include "BETO Multi-Topic RFI" in the subject line of the email. Only electronic responses will be accepted. The complete RFI document is located at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to FY21MultiTopic@ee.doe.gov or contact Josh Messner at 720-318-7385 or by email at joshua.messner@ee.doe.gov. Further instruction can be found in the RFI document posted on EERE Exchange.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-24/html/2020-18436.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Subcommittee Meeting--October 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 virtual meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR) Subcommittee to review the initial progress on implementation of the FY 19-22 SSWR Strategic Research Action Plan (StRAP).

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

    a. Wednesday, October 28, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT); and

    b. Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT). Attendees must register by October 27, 2020.

    1. A BOSC deliberation will be held on November 13, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EDT). Attendees must register by November 12, 2020.

    2. A final summary teleconference will be held on December 2, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT). Attendees must register by December 1, 2020.

    Meeting times are subject to change. These series of meetings are open to the public. Comments must be received by October 27, 2020, to be considered by the subcommittee. Requests for the draft agenda or making a presentation at the meeting will be accepted until October 27, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Instructions on how to connect to the videoconference will be provided upon registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-bosc-safe-and-sustainable-water-resources-subcommittee-meeting-tickets-113549724282.

    Submit your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0467 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-2015-0467.

    [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 October 27, 2020.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-24/html/2020-18516.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) will hold a virtual meeting. The meeting will be open to the public. For this meeting, the TBDWG will review the draft 2020 report to the HHS Secretary and Congress and review and approve graphics and images for the report. The 2020 report will address ongoing tick-borne disease research, including research related to causes, prevention, treatment, surveillance, diagnosis, diagnostics, and interventions for individuals with tick- borne diseases; advances made pursuant to such research; federal activities related to tick-borne diseases; and gaps in tick-borne disease research.

    DATES: The meeting will be held online via webcast on September 15, 2020 and September 22, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET both days (times are tentative and subject to change). The confirmed times and agenda items for the meeting will be posted on the TBDWG web page at https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/meetings/2020-9-15/index.html when this information becomes available.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Berger, Designated Federal Officer for the TBDWG; Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Mary E. Switzer Building, 330 C Street SW, Suite L600, Washington, DC, 20024. Email: tickbornedisease@hhs.gov; Phone: 202-795-7608.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-24/html/2020-18519.htm

  • 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 Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting and is open to the public as indicated below. Individuals who plan to view the 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/).

    Name of Committee: Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health.

    Date: October 9, 2020.

    Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Agenda: NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 1, One Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting).

    Contact Person: Gretchen Wood, Staff Assistant, National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, One Center Drive, Building 1, Room 126, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-4272, Woodgs@od.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: http://acd.od.nih.gov, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-26/html/2020-18790.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.

    DATES: Thursday, September 10, 2020, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. KarShelia Henderson, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-2355, fax (202) 358-2779, or khenderson@nasa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-25/html/2020-18646.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, as follows.

    DATES: Friday, August 28, 2020 at 3-3:30 p.m. EDT.

    PLACE: This meeting will be held by videoconference through the National Science Foundation. A toll-free dial-in number will be available for the public. Contact the Board Office 24 hours before the teleconference to request the public dial-in number at nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov.

    STATUS: Open.

    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Chair's opening remarks; discussion of the narrative outlines for the SEI 2022 thematic report on the S&E workforce.

    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 toll-free dial-in number. 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-2020-08-25/html/2020-18691.htm

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