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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 20-24 March 2006


Department of the Air Force

HQ USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given of the forthcoming briefing of the findings/results of the FY 2006 Science and Technology Quality Review of Air Force Research laboratory. The purpose of the meeting is to brief Air Force leadership on the completeness and balance of Air Force Science and Technology programs. Because contractor-proprietary information will be discussed, this meeting will be closed to the public.

DATES: 30 March 2006.

ADDRESSES: Pentagon, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Lt. Col. Kyle Gresham, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Secretariat, 1180 Air Force



Institute of Education Sciences; Notice Inviting Applications for Grants To Support Education Research for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007

SUMMARY: The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute's FY 2007 competitions for grants to support education research. The Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, Title I of Public Law 107-279. The intent of these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of education from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The contact person associated with a particular research competition is listed in the chart at the end of this notice and in the RFA. The date on which applications will be available, the deadline for transmittal of applications, the estimated range of awards, and the project period are also listed in the chart and in the RFA that will be posted at: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ies/programs.htm.



Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive Committee Meeting--April 2006

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of one meeting (via conference call) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee.

DATES: The conference call will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2006 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. eastern time, and may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations during the call will be accepted up to 1 business day before the conference call.

ADDRESSES: Participation in the conference call 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 calls from Lorelei Kowalski, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0031, by one of the following methods: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: Send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to: , Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0031. Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0031. Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive Committee Meeting--February 2006 Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0031. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2006- 0031.



National Institutes of Health

Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Stem Cell Selection.

Date: March 29, 2006.

Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892. (Telephone Conference Call).

Contact Person: Richard Panniers, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 2212, MSC 7890, Bethesda, MD 20892. (301) 435-1741. .


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Name: Program Peer Review Subcommittee (PPRS).

Time and Date: 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. eastern daylight time, April 10, 2006.

Place: The teleconference will originate at NCEH/ATSDR in Atlanta, Georgia. To participate, dial (877) 315-6535 and enter conference code 383520.

Purpose: Under the charge of the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR, the PPRS will provide the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR with advice and recommendations on NCEH/ATSDR program peer review. They will serve the function of organizing, facilitating, and providing a long-term perspective to the conduct of NCEH/ATSDR program peer review.

Matters To Be Discussed: Discussion of the Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine Peer Review; an update of the discussion with NCEH/ATSDR Director on direction of the peer review process; a discussion of the evaluation of the peer review process; and a review of action items from this meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Malcom, Committee Management Specialist, Office of Science, NCEH/ATSDR, M/S E-28, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone (404) 498-0622. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both CDC and NCEH/ATSDR.



Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee 13883; Notice of Meeting

Date and Time: May 11-12, 2006, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: National Science Foundation, Room 595, Stafford II Building, 4121 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.

Contact Person: Dr. G. Wayne Van Citters, Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences, Suite 1045, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: 703-292-4908.

Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations to the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on issues within the field of astronomy and astrophysics that are of mutual interest and concern to the agencies.

Agenda: To hear presentations of current programming by representatives from NSF, NASA, DOE and other agencies relevant to astronomy and astrophysics; to discuss current and potential areas of cooperation between the agencies; to formulate recommendations for continued and new areas of cooperation and mechanisms for achieving them.


Advisory Committee for Polar Programs; Notice of Meeting

Name: Advisory Committee for Polar Programs (1130).

Date/Time: May 18, 2006, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19, 2006, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1235.

Contact Person: Sue LaFratta, Office of Polar Programs (OPP). National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230 (703) 292-8030.

Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person list above.

Purpose of Meeting: To advise NSF on the impact of its policies, programs, and activities of the polar research community, to provide advice to the Director of OPP on issues related to long-range planning.

Agenda: Staff presentations on program updates; discussions on International Polar Year; discussions on resupply.


National Science Board Public Service Award Committee; Notice of Meeting

Date and Time: Thursday, March 23, 2006, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. est (teleconference meeting)

Place: National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia.

Contact Person: Mrs. Susan E. Fannoney, Executive Secretary, National Science Board Office, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: 703-292-8096.

Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations in the selection of the NSB Public Service Award recipients.

Agenda: To review and evaluate nominations as part of the selection process for awards.

Reason for Late Notice: Time and date of meeting were not established until March 14, 2006.

Reason for Closing: The nominations being reviewed include information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute unwarranted invasions of personal privacy. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act.


National Science Board and Its Subdivisions; Notice of Meeting

Date and Time: March 29-30, 2006.

March 29, 2006 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sessions:

8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.--Open
9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.--Open
10 a.m.-11 a.m.--Open
11 a.m.-12 noon--Executive Closed
1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.--Open
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.--Open
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.--Open
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--Open

March 30, 2006 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sessions:

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.--Open
9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.--Closed
10 a.m.-11 a.m.--Open
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.--Closed
11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.--Executive Closed
1 p.m.-1:15 p.m.--Closed
1:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.--Open

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Room 1235, Arlington, VA 22230.

Public Meeting Attendance: All visitors must report to the NSF's visitor's desk at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance to receive a visitor's badge.

Contact Information: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site (http://www.nsf.gov/nsb) for updated schedule. NSB Office: Dr. Robert Webber, (703) 292-7000.


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