National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice Requesting Nominations for the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES)
SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES)
was constituted to advise the Secretary of Commerce through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters relating to the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry and NOAA's activities to carry out responsibilities of the Department of Commerce set forth in the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 (15 U.S.C. Secs 5621-5625). The Committee is composed of leaders in the commercial space-based remote sensing industry, space-based remote sensing data users, government (federal, state, local), and academia. The Department of Commerce is seeking up to eight highly qualified individuals knowledgeable about the commercial space-based remote sensing industry and uses of space-based remote sensing data to serve on the Committee.
DATES: Nominations must be postmarked on or before August 29, 2005.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Sea Turtle Conservation; Exceptions to Taking Prohibitions for Endangered Sea Turtles
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: NMFS is allowing any agent or employee of NMFS, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the U.S. Coast Guard, or any other Federal land or water management agency, or any agent or employee of a state agency responsible for fish and wildlife, when acting in the course of his or her official duties, to take endangered sea turtles encountered in the marine environment if such taking is necessary to aid a sick, injured, or entangled endangered sea turtle, or dispose of a dead endangered sea turtle, or salvage a dead endangered sea turtle that may be useful for scientific and educational purposes. This action is necessary to provide equal conservation and protection measures to stranded endangered sea turtles as is afforded for threatened sea turtles under 50 CFR 223.206.
DATES: Effective August 24, 2005.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Therese Conant, phone: 301-713-1401,
SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Particulate Matter (PM) Review Panel (Panel) to review the EPA staff recommendations concerning a potential thoracic coarse PM standard in the final PM Staff Paper.
DATES: August 11, 2005. The teleconference meeting will be held on August 11, 2005, from 1 to 5 p.m. (eastern time).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to
obtain the teleconference call-in numbers and access codes; would like to submit written or brief oral comments; or wants further information concerning this teleconference meeting, should contact Mr. Fred Butterfield, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail: (202) 343-9994; fax: (202) 233-0643; or e-mail at: .
General information concerning the CASAC or the EPA SAB can be found on the EPA Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 13 Southeastern Species
SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces a 5-year review of the Bachman's warbler (Vermivora bachmanii), Conasauga logperch (Percina jenkinsi), Cumberland bean (Villosa trabalis), speckled pocketbook (Lampsilis streckeri), little amphianthus (Amphianthus pusillus), hairy rattleweed (Baptisia arachnifera), Geocarpon minimum (no common name), black-spored quillwort (Isoetes melanospora), mat-forming quillwort (Isoetes tegetiformans), white-haired goldenrod (Solidago albopilosa), Short's goldenrod (Solidago shortii), persistent trillium (Trillium persistens), and relict trillium (Trillium reliquum) under section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The purpose of reviews conducted under this section of the Act is to ensure that the classification of species as threatened or endangered on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (50 CFR 17.11 and 17.12) is accurate. The 5-year review is an assessment of the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review.
DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, information submitted for our consideration must be received on or before September 26, 2005. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time.
ADDRESSES: Information submitted on the Bachman's warbler should be sent to the Field Supervisor, Charleston Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 176 Croghan Spur Road, Suite 200, Charleston, South Carolina 29407. Information about the speckled pocketbook and Geocarpon minimum (a plant) should be sent to the Field Supervisor, Arkansas Field Office, 1500 Museum Road, Suite 105, Conway, Arkansas 72032. Information submitted on the Cumberland bean, white-haired goldenrod, and Short's goldenrod should be sent to the Field Supervisor, Kentucky Field Office, 3761 Georgetown Road, Frankfort, KY 40601. Information about the hairy rattleweed should be sent to the Assistant Field Supervisor, Coastal Georgia Field Office, 4270 Norwich Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. Information on the remaining 6 species should be sent to the Field Supervisor, Athens Field Office, West Park Center, 105 West Park Drive, Suite D, Athens, Georgia 30606. Information received in response to this notice of review will be available for public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at the same addresses.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ed Eudaly at the Charleston, South Carolina, address above for the Bachman's warbler, (telephone, 843/727-4707, ext. 220); Chris Davidson at the Conway, Arkansas, address above for the speckled pocketbook and Geocarpon minimum, (501/513-4481); Mike Floyd at the Frankfort, Kentucky, address above for the Cumberland bean, white-haired goldenrod, and Short's goldenrod, (502/695-0468); Keren Giovengo at the Brunswick, Georgia, address above for the hairy rattleweed (912/265-9336, ext. 31); and James Rickard at the above Athens, Georgia, address for the remaining 6 species (706/613-9493, ext. 23).
Minor Amendments To Rule on Inventions and Patents Resulting From Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This final rule will amend the NSF Patents regulation to require grantees to use an electronic reporting and management system for inventions made with NSF assistance.
DATES: Effective Date: These changes are effective July 29, 2005.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Clay Fritsch, NSF Patent Assistant, at or on (703) 292-8060 (voice) or (703) 292-9041 (facsimile).