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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 1-5 May 2006


NOAA Climate Program for FY 2007

AGENCY: Climate Program Office, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Nastional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of funding availability.

SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Program publishes this notice to announce the availability of funding for proposals that address the NOAA Climate Program's overall goal, which is to better understand climate variability and change to enhance society's ability to plan and respond. The NOAA Climate Program represents a contribution to national and international programs designed to improve our ability to observe, understand, predict, and respond to changes in the global environment. The Program builds on NOAA's mission requirements and long-standing capabilities in global change research and prediction. The Program is a key contributing element of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) that is coordinated by the interagency Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources (CENR). NOAA's Climate Program is designed to complement other agencies' contributions to that national effort.

DATES: Submission Dates and Times (for ALL Competitions). Letter of Intent Due Date: May 30, 2006. by 5 p.m. eastern time. Application Due Date: July 25, 2006 by 5 p.m. eastern time. Anticipated Award Date: May 1, 2007

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please visit the CPO Web site for further information http://www.climate.noaa.gov. All technical questions should be addressed to the identified NOAA program element's program manager. For Administrative questions: Please contact the CPO Grants Manager, Diane Brown, NOAA/CPO, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1210, Silver Spring, MD 20910-5603, by phone at 301-427-2357, or e-mail: .



National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, P.L. 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. The Council is a panel of individuals who represent diverse interests from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the FY06-07 NACEPT agenda, including sustainable water infrastructure, environmental stewardship, cooperative conservation, energy and the environment, environmental technology, EPA's 2006-2011 Draft Strategic Plan, and environmental indicators. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/nacept/cal-nacept.htm.

DATES: NACEPT will hold a two day open meeting on Thursday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, May 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at The Madison Hotel, 1177 15th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sonia Altieri, Designated Federal Officer, , (202) 233-0061, U.S. EPA, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management (1601E), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.



Bird Banding Laboratory Advisory Committee

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey.

SUMMARY: The third meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Bird Banding Laboratory (Committee) will take place June 13 and 14, 2006, at the Western Regional Office for Ducks Unlimited, 3074 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, California 95670-6116. The meeting runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The purpose of the Advisory Committee, which is co-chaired by the USGS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is to represent the interests of the bird banding community, including both game and non-game birds, in advising the U.S. Department of the Interior, USGS, on current and future management of the Bird Banding Laboratory. The agenda for this meeting will focus on a full Committee review of the results of the work done since the last meeting by the writing subgroup. The subgroup was charged with developing draft one-page position papers on the following topics: (1) Bird banding permits; (2) data collection and storage; (3) data dissemination; (4) partnerships; and overarching issues. Subsequent to the review discussion, the Committee will finalize statements for each issue and begin developing recommendations for action. The meeting is open to all members of the interested public, and time on the agenda has been reserved at the conclusion of each day's work for the Committee to receive verbal comments (limited to 5 minutes per person) from the public. To speak before the Committee, please register in advance with Mr. Daniel James (see contact information below), the USGS Designated Federal Official (DFO) for the Committee.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel L. James, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 301, Reston, Virginia 20192; 703-648-4253, e-mail; .


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