Agricultural Research Service Office of the Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics; Notice of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture Meeting
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. II, the United States Department of Agriculture announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21).
DATES: August 9-10, 2005, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Written requests to make oral presentations at the meeting must be received by the contact person identified herein at least three business days before the meeting.
ADDRESSES: Ballroom D, Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Requests to make oral presentations at the meeting may be sent to the contact person at USDA, Office of the Deputy Secretary, 202 B Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building, 12th Street and Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Schechtman, Designated Federal Official, Office of the Deputy Secretary, USDA, Telephone (202) 720- 3817; Fax (202) 690-4265; E-mail .
The International Research and Studies Program
AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education
ACTION: Publication of the year 2004 annual report.
SUMMARY: The Secretary announces the publication of the annual report listing the books and research materials produced with assistance provided under section 605 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Advisory Committee (EDMVAC); Notice of Public Meeting
SUMMARY: There will be a meeting, via teleconference, of the Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Advisory Committe (EDMVAC) on August 2, 2005, in Washington, DC. This meeting, as with all EDMVAC meetings, is open to the public. Due to limited phone lines, we encourage all local participants to join us at RESOLVE. Seating will be on a first-come basis. The purpose of the meeting is to receive advice and input from the EDMVAC on the 15-Day Intact Adult Male Assay.
DATES: The teleconference meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, from noon to 2 p.m. eastern daylight time. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received by EPA on or before July 25, 2005. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that you identify docket identification (ID) number OPPT- 2005-0037 in the subject line on the first page of your request. Individuals requiring special accommodations at the meeting, including wheelchair access, should contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 5 business days prior to the meeting.
ADDRESSES: The teleconference meeting will originate at RESOLVE, 1255 23rd St., NW., Suite 275, Washington, DC 20037. Requests to participate in the meeting may be submitted by e-mail, telephone, fax, or through hand delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Comments may be submitted electronically, by fax, or through hand delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Announcement of the Board of Trustees for the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Inc.
SUMMARY: The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation was created by Section 10 of Public Law 101-619, the National Environmental Education Act of 1990. It is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to promote and support education and training as necessary tools to further environmental protection and sustainable, environmentally sound development. It provides the common ground upon which leaders from business and industry, all levels of government, public interest groups, and others can work cooperatively to expand the reach of environmental education and training programs beyond the traditional classroom. The Foundation supports a grant program that promotes innovative environmental education and training programs; it also develops partnerships with government and other organizations to administer projects that promote the development of an environmentally literal public. The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as required by the terms of the Act, announces the following appointment to the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees. The appointee is J.L. Armstrong, National Manager, Diversity, Development--Community, Toyota Sales, USA, Inc. The appointee will join the current Board members which include: Braden Allenby, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety, AT&T, Richard Bartlett, (NEETF Chairman) Vice Chairman, Mary Kay Holding Corporation, Dorothy Jacobson, Consultant, Karen Bates Kress, President, KBK Consulting, Inc., Dorothy McSweeny, (NEETF Vice Chair), Chair, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Honorable William Sessions, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Additional Considerations: Great care has been taken to assure that this new appointee not only has the highest degree of expertise and commitment, but also brings to the Board diverse points of view relating to environmental education and training. This appointment shall be for two consecutive four year terms.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: C. Michael Baker, (202) 564-0446, Acting Director, Office of Environmental Education, Office of Public Affairs (1704A) U.S. EPA 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Global Change Subcommittee Meetings
ACTION: Notice of meetings.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), announces three meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Global Change Subcommittee. The conference calls and face-to-face meeting will focus on reviewing the Office of Research and Development's Global Change Research Program.
DATES: Two teleconference call meetings will be held, the first on Thursday, August 4, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and the second on Tuesday, September 13, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. A face-to-face meeting will be held beginning Monday, September 26, 2005 (8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), continuing on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 (9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), and concluding on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). All times noted are eastern daylight time. Meetings may adjourn early if all business is completed.
ADDRESSES: Conference calls: Participation in the conference calls will be by teleconference only--meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the teleconference meeting from Janet Gamble, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Face-to-Face Meeting: The face-to-face meeting will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town located at 1767 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, United States 22314.
DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: Draft agendas for the meetings are available from Janet Gamble, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Requests for the draft agendas will be accepted up to 2 business days prior to each conference call/meeting date. The draft agendas also can be viewed through EDOCKET, as provided in Unit I.A. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Any member of the public interested in making an oral presentation at one of the conference calls or at the face-to-face meeting may contact Janet Gamble, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Requests for making oral presentations will be accepted up to 2 business days prior to each conference call/meeting date. In general, each individual making an oral presentation will be limited to a total of three minutes.
SUBMITTING COMMENTS: Written comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I.B. of this section. Written comments will be accepted up to 2 business days prior to each conference call/meeting date.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Gamble, Designated Federal Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Mail Code 8601N, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW., Washington, DC, 20460; telephone and voice mail (202) 564-3387; fax (202) 564-2018; e-mail .
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Advisory Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Regulatory Environmental Modeling (REM) Guidance Review Panel
ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) Regulatory Environmental Modeling (REM) Guidance Review Panel will hold a public teleconference to discuss its draft peer review report of the Agency's Draft Guidance on the Development, Evaluation, and Application of Regulatory Environmental Models, dated November 2003 (referred to here also as the Draft Guidance), and the Models Knowledge Base related to modeling activity within the EPA.
DATES: August 17, 2005, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (est).
ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will take place via telephone only.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to obtain the teleconference call-in number and access code, would like to submit written or brief oral comments (3 minutes or less for this public teleconference), or who wants further information concerning this public teleconference should contact Dr. Jack Kooyoomjian, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA SAB, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., (MC 1400F), Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail: (202) 343-9984; fax: (202) 233-0643; or e-mail at: . General information concerning the SAB can be found on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab.
National Science Board, Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB).
DATE AND TIME: July 18, 2005, 11 a.m.-12 noon (e.t.).
PLACE: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.
STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public.
AGENDA: Monday, July 18, 2005--Closed Session. Closed Session (11 a.m. to 12 noon) Status of FY 2007 Budget Submission to OMB. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Executive Officer and NSB Office Director, (703) 292-7000, http://www.nsf.gov/nsb.