Request for Information (RFI) Regarding the Planned Biotechnology Development Module (BDM) As Part of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) and Notice of Public Workshop; Correction, 17220 [2013-06311]

Download as PDF 17220 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 20, 2013 / Notices knowledge management and how best to leverage related technologies funded by other federal agencies and by the private sector. It also advises the Under Secretary on policies, management processes, and organizational constructs as needed. Notice of cancellation of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Pub. L. 92–463, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Dated: March 13, 2013. Mary Hanson, Executive Director, Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 2013–06341 Filed 3–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9F–P [Docket No. DHS–2013–0018] Request for Information (RFI) Regarding the Planned Biotechnology Development Module (BDM) As Part of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) and Notice of Public Workshop; Correction Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Request for Information and Notice of Workshop; Correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a document in the Federal Register of March 4, 2013, requesting information regarding utilization alternatives for the planned Biotechnology Development Module (BDM) a planned component of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) and announcing a workshop for all interested parties. Due to sequestration, the workshop is postponed until further notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Goobic, 202–254–6144. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Corrections In the Federal Register of March 4, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013–04919, on page 14103, in the third column, correct the DATES caption to read: DATES: The Request for Information period will be 60 days (March 4 to May 2, 2013). Please submit written information no later than May 2, 2013. Due to sequestration, the BDM public workshop originally scheduled for March 22, 2013 will be postponed until further notice. Notice regarding rescheduling this workshop will be issued once the government receives authorization to proceed. In the Federal Register of March 4, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013–04919, on page 18:04 Mar 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Written Information should be submitted via email to: nbafprogrammanager@dhs.gov ATTN: Mary Goobic. Once the government receives authorization to proceed, information regarding a new date for the workshop will be posted at www.dhs.gov/nbaf. In the Federal Register of March 4, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013–04919, on page 14104, in the first column, correct the ‘‘Workshop’’ section under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION caption to read: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ADDRESSES: Workshop DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY VerDate Mar<14>2013 14103, in the third column, correct the caption to read: ADDRESSES To further facilitate the information exchange between the government and the biologics industry, DHS will conduct a public workshop as part of the RFI process. The goals of the workshop are: (1) Provide an overview of the planned mission requirements of the BDM; (2) Provide the proposed BDM design; (3) Review analogous current and planned biological countermeasure development initiatives; (4) Gauge industry interest in the utilization of the BDM to enhance collaboration. This workshop is designed to provide information on the NBAF BDM and how it fits within the broader context of countermeasure development for protecting U.S. agriculture. A panel discussion is scheduled to give industry an opportunity to share lessons learned and insights on BDM related operations. Due to sequestration, the BDM public workshop originally scheduled for March 22, 2013 will be postponed until further notice. DHS and USDA will continue to welcome and accept the written responses and ideas on how best to utilize the BDM during the period of the RFI. Notice regarding rescheduling this workshop will be issued on the NBAF Web site (www.dhs.gov/nbaf) once the government receives authorization to proceed. Questions regarding the workshop may be submitted by email to nbafprogrammanager@dhs.gov ATTN: Mary Goobic. Dated: March 11, 2013. Daniel M. Gerstein, Deputy Under Secretary, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–06311 Filed 3–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9F–P PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [OMB Control Number 1615–0052] Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Naturalization, Form N–400; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection ACTION: 30-day notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on December 20, 2012, at 77 FR 75440, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive multiple comments in connection with the 60-day notice. DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until April 19, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, must be directed to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. The comments submitted to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer may also be submitted to DHS via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at http://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS– 2008–0025 or via email at uscisfrcomment@uscis.dhs.gov. All submissions received must include the agency name and the OMB Control Number 1615–0052. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2013-0018]


Request for Information (RFI) Regarding the Planned Biotechnology 
Development Module (BDM) As Part of the National Bio and Agro-Defense 
Facility (NBAF) and Notice of Public Workshop; Correction

AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland 
Security.

ACTION: Request for Information and Notice of Workshop; Correction.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a document 
in the Federal Register of March 4, 2013, requesting information 
regarding utilization alternatives for the planned Biotechnology 
Development Module (BDM) a planned component of the National Bio and 
Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) and announcing a workshop for all 
interested parties. Due to sequestration, the workshop is postponed 
until further notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Goobic, 202-254-6144.

Corrections

    In the Federal Register of March 4, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013-04919, on 
page 14103, in the third column, correct the DATES caption to read:

DATES: The Request for Information period will be 60 days (March 4 to 
May 2, 2013). Please submit written information no later than May 2, 
2013.
    Due to sequestration, the BDM public workshop originally scheduled 
for March 22, 2013 will be postponed until further notice. Notice 
regarding rescheduling this workshop will be issued once the government 
receives authorization to proceed.
    In the Federal Register of March 4, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013-04919, on 
page 14103, in the third column, correct the ADDRESSES caption to read:

ADDRESSES: Written Information should be submitted via email to: 
nbafprogrammanager@dhs.gov ATTN: Mary Goobic.
    Once the government receives authorization to proceed, information 
regarding a new date for the workshop will be posted at www.dhs.gov/nbaf.
    In the Federal Register of March 4, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013-04919, on 
page 14104, in the first column, correct the ``Workshop'' section under 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION caption to read:

Workshop

    To further facilitate the information exchange between the 
government and the biologics industry, DHS will conduct a public 
workshop as part of the RFI process. The goals of the workshop are: (1) 
Provide an overview of the planned mission requirements of the BDM; (2) 
Provide the proposed BDM design; (3) Review analogous current and 
planned biological countermeasure development initiatives; (4) Gauge 
industry interest in the utilization of the BDM to enhance 
collaboration. This workshop is designed to provide information on the 
NBAF BDM and how it fits within the broader context of countermeasure 
development for protecting U.S. agriculture. A panel discussion is 
scheduled to give industry an opportunity to share lessons learned and 
insights on BDM related operations.
    Due to sequestration, the BDM public workshop originally scheduled 
for March 22, 2013 will be postponed until further notice. DHS and USDA 
will continue to welcome and accept the written responses and ideas on 
how best to utilize the BDM during the period of the RFI. Notice 
regarding rescheduling this workshop will be issued on the NBAF Web 
site (www.dhs.gov/nbaf) once the government receives authorization to 
proceed. Questions regarding the workshop may be submitted by email to 
nbafprogrammanager@dhs.gov ATTN: Mary Goobic.

    Dated: March 11, 2013.
Daniel M. Gerstein,
Deputy Under Secretary, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2013-06311 Filed 3-19-13; 8:45 am]
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