Commerce

  • Nominations for Advisory Committee and Species Working Group Technical Advisor Appointments to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

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

    ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.


    SUMMARY: NMFS is soliciting nominations to the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) as established by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA). NMFS is also soliciting nominations for Technical Advisors to the Advisory Committee's species working groups.

    DATES: Nominations must be received by October 16, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations, including a letter of interest and a resume or curriculum vitae, should be sent via email to Rachel O'Malley at rachel.o'malley@noaa.gov with a copy to Bryan Keller at bryan.keller@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line whether the nomination is for an Advisory Committee member or for a Technical Advisor to a species working group.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Keller, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection; email: bryan.keller@noaa.gov; phone: 301-427-7725.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-09-17/html/2020-20489.htm

  • Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB); Ocean Exploration Advisory Board; Meeting

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

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). OEAB members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on the topics identified in the section on Matters to Be Considered.

    DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT and Friday, October 2, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT.

    ADDRESSES: This will be a virtual meeting. Information about how to participate will be posted to the OEAB website at http://oeab.noaa.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David McKinnie, Designated Federal Officer, Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, (206) 526-6950.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-09-14/html/2020-20117.htm

  • Energy

  • DOE/Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: Thursday, October 22, 2020; 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Friday, October 23, 2020; 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held digitally via webcast using Zoom. Instructions for Zoom, as well as any updates to meeting times or meeting agenda, can be found on the BERAC meeting website at: https://science.osti.gov/ber/berac/Meetings.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Tristram West, Designated Federal Officer, BERAC, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-1290. Phone (301) 903- 5155; fax (301) 903-5051 or email: tristram.west@science.doe.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-09-17/html/2020-20503.htm

  • Environmental Management Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open virtual meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces an online virtual meeting of the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this conference call be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: Tuesday, September 29, 2020; 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT.

    ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held virtually via WebEx. To attend, please contact Alyssa Harris by email, Alyssa.Harris@em.doe.gov, no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

    To Submit Public Comment: Public comments will be accepted via email prior to and after the meeting. Comments received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, will be read aloud during the virtual meeting. Comments will also be accepted after the meeting by no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 2, 2020. Please send comments to Alyssa Harris at Alyssa.Harris@em.doe.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alyssa Harris, EMAB Federal Coordinator. U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Phone: (202) 430-9624 or Email: Alyssa.Harris@em.doe.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-09-17/html/2020-20501.htm

  • Executive Office of the President

  • Proclamation 10071--Revision to United States Marine Scientific Research Policy

    By the President of the United States of America

    A Proclamation

    The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 (Convention) generally reflects customary international law. Section 3 of Part XIII of the Convention provides that coastal states, in the exercise of their jurisdiction, have the right to regulate, authorize, and conduct marine scientific research in their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and on their continental shelf. Marine scientific research in the EEZ or on the continental shelf shall be conducted with the consent of the coastal state.

    In Proclamation 5030 of March 10, 1983 (Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States of America), the President announced the establishment of the EEZ of the United States. The Proclamation asserts the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the United States in its EEZ and confirms the rights and freedoms of all states, as provided under international law. In an accompanying Presidential Statement of March 10, 1983 (United States Oceans Policy), the President acknowledged that international law allows coastal states to exercise jurisdiction over marine scientific research in their respective EEZs, but stated that the United States had elected not to do so to the fullest extent permitted under international law, in an effort to encourage such research. Presidential Decision Directive-36 of April 5, 1995 (United States Policy on Protecting the Ocean Environment), emphasizes that the policy of the United States is to protect and monitor the ocean and coastal environment and conserve living marine resources, recognizing that doing so, in an open and collaborative manner, supports our economic and national security interests.

    In Executive Order 13840 of June 19, 2018 (Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States), I reaffirmed that the United States will continue to promote lawful use of the ocean by agencies, including the Armed Forces, and that the United States will continue to exercise its rights and jurisdiction and perform duties in accordance with applicable international law, including customary international law. Further, the United States will use the best available ocean-related science and knowledge, in partnership with the science and technology communities, to inform decisions and enhance entrepreneurial opportunities. In the Presidential Memorandum of November 19, 2019 (Ocean Mapping of the United States Exclusive Economic Zone and the Shoreline and Nearshore of Alaska), I affirmed the importance of understanding our ocean systems and natural resources to our security, economic, and environmental interests.

    Likewise, the exercise of jurisdiction by the United States over marine scientific research in its EEZ and on its continental shelf will result in greater access to data collected during such research and will increase maritime domain awareness, thereby reducing potential exposure to security, economic, and environmental risks.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim the following:

    Section 1. Policy. The United States will exercise its right to regulate, authorize, and conduct marine scientific research, with a specific requirement to authorize, in advance, all instances of foreign marine scientific research, in the United States EEZ and on its continental shelf to the extent permitted under international law.

    Sec. 2. Implementation. The Secretary of State (Secretary) shall have lead responsibility for implementing this proclamation, in consultation with relevant executive departments and agencies (agencies) and with the Ocean Policy Committee established in Executive Order 13840 (Ocean Policy Committee).

    Sec. 3. Intelligence. The Intelligence Community of the Federal Government shall support the implementation of this proclamation, as appropriate.

    Sec. 4. Information Sharing. To facilitate the process for reviewing applications for marine scientific research, agencies not part of the Intelligence Community shall share information related to marine scientific research with the Department of State, to the maximum extent authorized by law.

    Sec. 5. Termination. This proclamation shall remain in effect until terminated by the President. At any time, but not less frequently than every 2 years from the date of this proclamation, the Secretary may recommend that the President modify or terminate this proclamation. Any such recommendation by the Secretary shall be coordinated with the National Security Council staff and the Ocean Policy Committee.

    Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

    (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

    (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

    (b) This proclamation shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

    (c) This proclamation is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-09-18/html/2020-20847.htm

  • Interior

  • Call for Nominations for the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of call for nominations.


    SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations for three positions on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board) that will become vacant on October 16, 2020. The Board provides advice concerning the management, protection, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands administered by the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Department of Agriculture, through the U.S. Forest Service.

    DATES: Nominations must be post marked or submitted to the following addresses no later than November 2, 2020.

    ADDRESSES: All mail sent via the U.S. Postal Service should be addressed as follows: Wild Horses and Burro Division, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Dorothea Boothe, WO- 260, 9828 31st Avenue; Phoenix, AZ 85051. All packages that are sent via FedEx or UPS should be addressed as follows: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Wild Horse and Burro Division, Attn: Dorothea Boothe, 9828 31st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051. Please consider emailing PDF documents to Ms. Boothe at dboothe@blm.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothea Boothe, Acting Wild Horse and Burro Program Coordinator, telephone: 602-906-5543, email: dboothe@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact Ms. Boothe during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-09-17/html/2020-20515.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; STEM Engagement Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.

    DATES: Thursday, October 1, 2020, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

    ADDRESSES: Virtual meeting by dial-in teleconference and WebEx only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Designated Federal Officer, NAC STEM Engagement Committee, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-0212, or beverly.e.girten@nasa.gov.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-09-15/html/2020-20230.htm

  • State

  • Notice of Public Meeting of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board

    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of State is hereby giving notice that the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) will be holding a meeting utilizing virtual technology. The meeting will be open to the public; a public comment session will be held during the meeting. Pre-registration is required for both public participation and comment.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET) and on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET). This meeting will be conducted utilizing Cisco WebEx virtual technology.

    Agenda: SAB members will be discussing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on people living with or at risk of HIV infection; new biomedical preventions products; PEPFAR 2020 plans, programs and performance; adolescents and children with HIV; and advanced HIV disease. The agenda will be posted on the SAB website at www.state.gov/scientific-advisory-board-pepfar and also shared with registered participants. Registered members of the public will be permitted to participate in a question and answer period following the meeting in accordance with the Chair's instructions

    ADDRESSES: Individuals who wish to participate in the meeting and/or provide public comment should register by sending an email to SolomonCD@state.gov or directly at https://forms.gle/XTrWnPQoQWJhadhJ6. Individuals will be required to provide their name, organization, and email address to register not later than September 30, 2020. The WebEx site will be forwarded to individuals who register by that time, up to the capacity of the meeting. Individuals requiring reasonable accommodation should also make their request by that date. Requests made after that date will be considered but might not be able to be fulfilled.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sara Klucking, Designated Federal Officer for the Board, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy at KluckingSR@state.gov or (202) 704-5598. Additional information can also be obtained by accessing the SAB's page on the PEPFAR site at www.state.gov/scientific-advisory-board-pepfar.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-09-14/html/2020-20180.htm

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