Science Advisory Board, 57023-57024 [2011-23675]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 179 / Thursday, September 15, 2011 / Notices the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA702 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Council to convene a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Ad Hoc Reef Fish Limited Access Privilege Program (LAPP) Advisory Panel. DATES: The meeting will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. SUMMARY: wreier-aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Assane Diagne, Economist; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss management issues and potential pilot programs for the charter for-hire sector in the Gulf of Mexico. Issues to be discussed include the design, implementation, monitoring, review, and, evaluation of charter for-hire pilot programs. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630 or can be downloaded from the Council’s ftp site, ftp.gulfcouncil.org. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Ad Hoc Reef Fish Limited Access Privilege Program Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Ad Hoc Reef Fish Limited Access Privilege Program Advisory Panel will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:07 Sep 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: September 12, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–23644 Filed 9–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Advisory Board National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the National Sea Grant College Program Web site at http:// www.seagrant.noaa.gov/leadership/ advisory_board.html. DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. E.S.T. Wednesday, September 28 and 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. E.S.T. Thursday, September 29, 2011. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett Bay Campus, 215 South Ferry Road, Ocean Technology Center, Narragansett, RI 02882. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on Thursday, September 29 at 2:45 p.m. E.S.T. (check agenda on Web site to confirm time.) The Board expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57023 minutes. Written comments should be received by the Designated Federal Officer by September 19, 2011 to provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received after September 19, 2011, will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth Ban, Designated Federal Officer, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 11843, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 734– 1082. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, which consists of a balanced representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens groups, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant Improvement Act (Pub. L. 94–461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the National Sea Grant College Program with respect to operations under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. The agenda for this meeting can be found at http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/ leadership/advisory_board.html. Dated: September 8, 2011. Mark E. Brown, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–23670 Filed 9–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Advisory Board Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the section on Matters to be Considered. TIME AND DATES: The meeting is scheduled for: Friday, September 30, from 3:15–5:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 57024 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 179 / Thursday, September 15, 2011 / Notices Conference call. Public access is available at: NOAA, SSMC 3, Room 11836, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Md. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 5-minute public comment period from 5:05–5:10 p.m. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of one minute. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director’s Office by September 26, 2011 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after September 26, 2011, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. ADDRESSES: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Final Report from the Climate and Environmental Information Services Working Groups’ Climate Partnership Task Force (2) Review of new members and renewal of member terms for the Environmental Information Services Working Group (3) Terms of Reference and Proposed Members for a Satellite Task Force (4) NOAA Request for SAB Review of the NOAA Research Enterprise and (5) NOAA Request for the Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group to vet reviewers for the National Marine Fisheries Science Centers. For the latest agenda, please visit the SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov. wreier-aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301– 734–1156, Fax: 301–713–1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:07 Sep 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: September 8, 2011. Mark E. Brown, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–23675 Filed 9–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Notice of Teleconference of the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel on Phthalates and Phthalate Substitutes Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘CPSC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is announcing a teleconference of the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) on phthalates and phthalate substitutes. The Commission appointed this CHAP to study the effects on children’s health of all phthalates and phthalate alternatives as used in children’s toys and child care articles, pursuant to section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) (Pub. L. 110–314). The CHAP will discuss its progress toward completing its analysis of potential risks from phthalates and phthalate substitutes. DATES: The teleconference will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. E.D.T. (4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. British Summer Time or 15:30 to 17:00 G.M.T.) on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Interested members of the public may listen to the CHAP’s discussion. Members of the public will not have the opportunity to ask questions, comment, or otherwise participate in the teleconference. Interested parties should contact the CPSC project manager, Michael Babich, by e-mail (mbabich@cpsc.gov) for call-in instructions no later than Friday, September 16, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request access to the teleconference, contact the project manager by e-mail at mbabich@cpsc.gov, no later than Friday, September 16, 2011. For all other questions, contact: Michael Babich, Directorate for Health Sciences, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504–7253; e-mail mbabich@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 108 of the CPSIA permanently prohibits the sale of any ‘‘children’s toy or child care article’’ containing more than 0.1 percent of each of three specified phthalates: Di- (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP). Section 108 of the CPSIA also prohibits, on an interim basis, the sale of any ‘‘children’s toy that can be placed in a child’s mouth’’ or ‘‘child care article’’ containing more than 0.1 percent of each of three additional phthalates: diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), and di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP). Moreover, section 108 of the CPSIA requires the Commission to convene a CHAP ‘‘to study the effects on children’s health of all phthalates and phthalate alternatives as used in children’s toys and child care articles.’’ The CPSIA requires the CHAP to complete an examination of the full range of phthalates that are used in products for children and: • Examine all of the potential health effects (including endocrine disrupting effects) of the full range of phthalates; • Consider the potential health effects of each of these phthalates, both in isolation and in combination with other phthalates; • Examine the likely levels of children’s, pregnant women’s, and others’ exposure to phthalates, based on a reasonable estimation of normal and foreseeable use and abuse of such products; • Consider the cumulative effect of total exposure to phthalates, both from children’s products and from other sources, such as personal care products; • Review all relevant data, including the most recent, best available, peerreviewed, scientific studies of these phthalates and phthalate alternatives that employ objective data collection practices or employ other objective methods; • Consider the health effects of phthalates, not only from ingestion, but also as a result of dermal, hand-tomouth, or other exposure; • Consider the level at which there is a reasonable certainty of no harm to children, pregnant women, or other susceptible individuals and their offspring, reviewing the best available science, and using sufficient safety factors to account for uncertainties regarding exposure and susceptibility of children, pregnant women, and other potentially susceptible individuals; and • Consider possible similar health effects of phthalate alternatives used in children’s toys and child care articles. The CPSIA contemplates completion of the CHAP’s examination within 18 months of the panel’s appointment. The CHAP must review prior work on phthalates by the Commission, but it is not to be considered determinative E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 179 (Thursday, September 15, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57023-57024]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23675]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. The members 
will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the section on 
Matters to be Considered.

TIME and DATES:  The meeting is scheduled for: Friday, September 30, 
from 3:15-5:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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ADDRESSES: Conference call. Public access is available at: NOAA, SSMC 
3, Room 11836, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Md.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 5-
minute public comment period from 5:05-5:10 p.m. The SAB expects that 
public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of 
previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each 
individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a 
total time of one minute. Written comments should be received in the 
SAB Executive Director's Office by September 26, 2011 to provide 
sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB 
Executive Director after September 26, 2011, will be distributed to the 
SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was 
established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is 
the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the 
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for 
research, education, and application of science to operations and 
information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input 
to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 
science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support 
to resource management.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Final Report from the Climate and Environmental Information 
Services Working Groups' Climate Partnership Task Force (2) Review of 
new members and renewal of member terms for the Environmental 
Information Services Working Group (3) Terms of Reference and Proposed 
Members for a Satellite Task Force (4) NOAA Request for SAB Review of 
the NOAA Research Enterprise and (5) NOAA Request for the Ecosystem 
Sciences and Management Working Group to vet reviewers for the National 
Marine Fisheries Science Centers. For the latest agenda, please visit 
the SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-
713-1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov).

    Dated: September 8, 2011.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-23675 Filed 9-14-11; 8:45 am]
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