Administration and Support Basic Research
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DoD.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This document provides general policy guidance and principles for the conduct of DoD Components' Basic Research programs. It implements a general policy on the support of scientific research that is contained in the 1954 Executive Order 10521, "Administration of Scientific Research by Agencies of the Federal Government,'' March 17, 1954. It also implements guiding principles for the government-university research partnership that are contained in Executive Order 13185, "To Strengthen the Federal Government-University Research Partnership.''
DATE: This final rule is effective September 23, 2005.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Herbst, (703) 696-0372.
AGENCY: Department of Energy, (DOE).
ACTION: Notice of open teleconference meeting.
SUMMARY: This notice announces a teleconference meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee. Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
DATES: Friday, October 7, 2005, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. E.D.T.
ADDRESSES: Participants may call Ms. Joanne Corcoran at (301) 903-6488 to receive a call-in number by October 5, 2005. Public participation is welcomed; however, the number of teleconference lines is limited and available on a first come basis.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. David Thomassen, Designated Federal Official, Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, 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, (301) 903-9817 or .
Guidelines for Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting
AGENCY: Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy.
ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date.
SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) published interim final General Guidelines for its Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Program on March 24, 2005 (70 FR 15169), and published in the same issue of the Federal Register a notice of availability inviting public comment on draft Technical Guidelines needed to fully implement the revised Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Program (70 FR 15164). DOE today is delaying the effective date of the guidelines to address the comments received by DOE in response to the March 24, 2005 Federal Register notice and to align the effective date with the likely availability of final reporting forms being developed by the Energy Information Administration.
DATES: The effective date of the rule establishing 10 CFR part 300 published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 15169 on March 24, 2005, is delayed until June 1, 2006.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Friedrichs, PI-40, Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585, or e-mail: .
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
SUMMARY: There will be a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review plant-incorporated protectants based on virus coat protein genes: science issues associated with a review of proposed rules.
DATES: The meeting will be held from December 6-7, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, eastern time.
1. Comments: For the deadlines for submission of requests to present oral comments and submission of written comments, see Unit I.E. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
2. Nominations: Nominations of scientific experts to serve as ad hoc members of the FIFRA SAP for this meeting should be provided on or before October 5, 2005.
3. Special accommodations: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, preferably at least 12 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn-National Airport Hotel, 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. The telephone number for the Holiday Inn-National Airport is (703) 684-7200.
1. Comments: Written comments may be submitted electronically (preferred), or through hand delivery/courier, or by mail. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
2. Nominations, requests to present oral comments, and special seating: To submit nominations for ad hoc member of the FIFRA SAP for this meeting, requests for special seating arrangements, or requests to present oral comments, notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, your request must identify docket identification (ID) number OPP-2005-0249 in the subject line on the first page of your response.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Lewis, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-8450; fax number: (202) 564-8382; e-mail addresses: .
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); CASAC Ozone Review Panel; Notification of Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference)
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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) Ozone Review Panel (Panel) to conduct a consultation on EPA's draft Ozone Environmental Assessment Plan: Scope and Methods for Exposure, Risk and Benefits Assessment (August 2005).
DATES: The teleconference meeting will be held on October 3, 2005, from 1 to 4 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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Advisory Meeting of the Science Advisory Board; Regulatory Environmental Modeling (REM) Guidance Review Panel
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) Regulatory Environmental Modeling (REM) Guidance Review Panel will hold two public teleconferences 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: October 12, 2005, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and October 13, 2005, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
ADDRESSES: The public teleconferences 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, or who wants further information concerning these public teleconferences should contact Dr. K. 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.
AGENCY: National Science Foundation.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces its intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OES) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the use of seismic sources in support of NSF-funded research by U.S. academic scientists. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is being invited to be a cooperating agency in the preparation of the Programmatic EIS/OES. Publication of this notice begins the official scoping process that will help identify alternatives and determine the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the Programmatic EIS/OEIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process and provides information on how to participate.
ADDRESSES AND DATES: Public-scoping meetings will be held at the following dates, times, and locations:
1. Wednesday, October 5, 2005, 1-5 p.m., Silver Spring Metro Center Building 4, Science Center, 1301 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD;
2. Thursday, October 6, 2005, 5-9 p.m., J. Erick Jonhhon Center of the National Academy of Sciences, Carriage House, 314 Quissett Avenue, Woods Hole, MA;
3. Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 5-9 p.m., Room C126, 1000 Discovery Drive, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX;
4. Friday, October 14, 2005, 5-9 p.m., Egan Civic and Convention Center, 555 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK;
5. Monday, October 17, 2005, 5-9 p.m., 100 Vaughn Hall, Discovery Way, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA; and
6. Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 5-9 p.m., Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI.
Written comments will be accepted at these meetings as well as during the scoping period, and can be mailed to NSF by October 28, 2005 (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written statements and questions regarding the scoping process should be mailed to Dr. Alexander Shor, Program Director, Oceanographic Instrumentation and Technical Services, Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 725, Arlington, VA 22230; voice (703) 292-8583 or e-mail at .