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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 27-31 March 2006


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2006

ACTION: Notice; availability of grant funds.

SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published two omnibus notices announcing an availability of grant funds for Fiscal Year 2006. The purpose of those notices was to provide the general public with a consolidated source of program and application information related to NOAA's competitive grant offerings. In those announcements, it was noted that additional program initiatives unanticipated at the time of the publication of this notice may be announced later in the year. This is such an announcement, for grant funding opportunities now being offered by programs within the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. Applicants must comply with all requirements contained in the full funding opportunity announcements for each project competition in this announcement.

DATES: Applications must be received by the date and time indicated under each program listing in the APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION section of the Full Announcement for each program.

ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the addresses listed in the APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION section of the Full Announcement for each program. This Federal Register notice may be found at the Grants.gov Web site, http://www.grants.gov, and the NOAA Web site at http://www.ago.noaa.gov/grants/funding.shtml.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For a copy of the full funding opportunity announcement and/or application kit, access it at Grants.gov, via NOAA's Web site, or by contacting the person listed as the information contact under each program.



Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.

DATES: April 13, 2006 at 8:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: Spring Hill Suites by Marriott,Route 66 Room,15 West 90
North Frontage Road,Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Neil Rossmeissl, Designated Federal Officer for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-8668 or Harriet Foster at (202) 586-4541; E-mail: .



Fish and Wildlife Service

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of Availability of Genetics Data and Extension of Comment Period for the Proposed Delisting of the Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei)

ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of comment period.

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of two recently published reports and the underlying data which present additional analysis data regarding the Preble's meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei). In order to ensure the public has full access to and an opportunity to comment on all available information on the proposed rule to delist the Preble's meadow jumping mouse, we are extending the public comment period until May 18, 2006. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted as they have already been incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in the final decision and rule.

DATES: The public comment period that was reopened until April 18, 2006 (71 FR 8556) is extended until May 18, 2006. Any comments that are received after the closing date may not be considered in the final
decision on the proposal.

ADDRESSES: Documents and data relative to this proposed rule are available at http://mountain-prairie.fws.gov/preble/ or http://mountain-prairie.fws.gov/preble/PEER/PEERindex.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Linner, Field Supervisor, at the Colorado Field Office (see ADDRESSES section) or telephone (303) 236-4774. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education; Notice of Meeting

Name: Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and education

Dates: April 12, 2006, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 13, 2006, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Place: Stafford I, Room 1235, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22230.

Contact Person: Melissa Lane, Directorate for Geosciences, National Science Foundation, Suite 705, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22230. Phone 703-292-8500.

Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning support for environmental research and education.


April 12

  • Update on recent NSF environmental activities.

  • Discussion of Observatory Workshop Report.

  • Report by Director of OCI on Environmental Cyberinfrastructure.

  • Report on NSF Strategic Plan Development.

  • AC-ERE task group meetings.

  • Presentation on the NAS International Human Dimensions of Global
    Change committee.

April 13

  • AC-ERE task group reports.

  • AC-ERE Advice on Development of Water Initiative.

  • International Polar Year Update.

  • Future of Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human System Program.

  • Discussion of Engineering themes on environment and sustainability.

  • Meeting with the Director.


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