Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting, 69979 [2015-28730]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 218 / Thursday, November 12, 2015 / Notices Authority We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22) and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: November 5, 2015. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–28794 Filed 11–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey 30. Please register by contacting Lucia Foulkes at the Federal Geographic Data Committee (703–648–4142, lfoulkes@ usgs.gov). Comments may also be submitted to the NGAC in writing. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 4, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey (206– 220–4621). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meetings of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee are open to the public. Additional information about the NGAC and the meeting are available at www.fgdc.gov/ngac. [GX16EE000101100] Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting Kenneth Shaffer, Deputy Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee. [FR Doc. 2015–28730 Filed 11–10–15; 8:45 am] U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. BILLING CODE 4338–11–P AGENCY: The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on December 4, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held via web conference and teleconference. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include: —FGDC Update —NGAC Subcommittee Reports —Review of NGAC Papers —Planning for 2016 NGAC Activities Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance. Please register by contacting Lucia Foulkes at the Federal Geographic Data Committee (703–648–4142, lfoulkes@usgs.gov). Meeting registrations are due by November 30, 2015. Meeting information (Web conference and teleconference instructions) will be provided to registrants prior to the meeting. While the meeting will be open to the public, attendance may be limited due to web conference and teleconference capacity. The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment. Attendees wishing to provide public comment should register by November SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Nov 10, 2015 Jkt 238001 Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. 15–21; Christina B. Paylan, M.D.; Decision and Order On July 1, 2015, Administrative Law Judge Christopher B. McNeil issued the attached Recommended Decision. Therein, the ALJ found it undisputed that Respondent’s medical license has been suspended by the Florida Department of Health, and that therefore, she ‘‘is not authorized to handle controlled substances in the State of Florida.’’ R.D. 6. Because Respondent is no longer a ‘‘practitioner’’ within the meaning of the Controlled Substances Act, the ALJ granted the Government’s Motion for Summary Disposition and recommended that her registration be revoked 1 and that any pending application to renew or modify her registration be denied. Id. Respondent filed Exceptions to the Decision and the Government filed a Response to Respondent’s Exceptions. Thereafter, the record was forwarded to me for final agency action. Having considered the record in its entirety, I have decided to adopt the ALJ’s factual finding, his conclusions of law, and recommended order. A discussion of Respondent’s Exceptions follows. Respondent’s first exception is based on the ALJ’s finding that she is ‘‘no 1 According to the registration records of this Agency, of which I take official notice, see 5 U.S.C. 556(e), Respondent’s registration does not expire until March 31, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69979 longer authorized by state law to handle controlled substances.’’ Exceptions at 1. Noting that the language of section 824(a)(3) authorizes the suspension or revocation of a registration where a registrant ‘‘is no longer authorized by State law to engage in the manufacturing, distribution or dispensing of controlled substances,’’ Respondent argues that the ALJ lumped together ‘‘[t]he words ‘manufacturing, distribution or dispensing’’’ and that this ‘‘violates the strict requirement for strict statutory construction.’’ Id. Apparently, because the ALJ used the word ‘‘handle’’ rather than ‘‘dispense’’ to describe the authority Respondent no longer holds by virtue of the suspension of her medical license, Respondent believes that the Agency lacks authority to revoke her registration. It is true that the Controlled Substances Act does not use the word ‘‘handle’’ in describing the activities that various categories of registrants are authorized to engage in pursuant to their registrations. Rather, the term is part of the Agency’s vernacular. Notwithstanding the language used by the ALJ, the Agency possesses authority to revoke Respondent’s registration because the record establishes that she lacks authority to dispense controlled substances in Florida, the State in which she is registered with DEA. Specifically, the evidence shows that on October 28, 2014, the Florida Department of Health ordered the emergency suspension of Respondent’s license ‘‘to practice as a medical doctor’’ after she was convicted in state court of two felony offenses, including, inter alia, ‘‘obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.’’ In re Emergency Suspension of the License of Christina B. Paylan, M.D., 1–2 (Fla. Dept. of Health Oct. 28, 2014) (No. 2014–12284). Respondent therefore lacks authority under Florida law to dispense controlled substances within the meaning of the CSA. See Fla. Stat. § 458.305(3) (defining the ‘‘practice of medicine’’ as ‘‘the diagnosis, treatment, operation, or prescription for any human disease, pain, injury, deformity, or other physical or mental condition’’); id. § 458.305(4) (defining ‘‘physician’’ as ‘‘a person who is licensed to practice medicine in this state’’); § 456.065(2)(d)(1) (prohibiting the unlicensed practice of ‘‘a health care profession without an active, valid . . . license to practice that professional’’ which ‘‘includes practicing on a suspended . . . license’’). Respondent further argues that because she ‘‘is not a dispensing practitioner’’ as defined by Florida law, she is outside of the scope of section 824(a)(3). Exceptions at 5. Respondent E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX16EE000101100]


Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on 
December 4, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. The meeting will be 
held via web conference and teleconference.
    The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, 
private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been 
established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data 
Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development 
of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be 
addressed at the meeting include:

--FGDC Update
--NGAC Subcommittee Reports
--Review of NGAC Papers
--Planning for 2016 NGAC Activities

    Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register 
in advance. Please register by contacting Lucia Foulkes at the Federal 
Geographic Data Committee (703-648-4142, lfoulkes@usgs.gov). Meeting 
registrations are due by November 30, 2015. Meeting information (Web 
conference and teleconference instructions) will be provided to 
registrants prior to the meeting. While the meeting will be open to the 
public, attendance may be limited due to web conference and 
teleconference capacity.
    The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment. 
Attendees wishing to provide public comment should register by November 
30. Please register by contacting Lucia Foulkes at the Federal 
Geographic Data Committee (703-648-4142, lfoulkes@usgs.gov). Comments 
may also be submitted to the NGAC in writing.

DATES: The meeting will be held on December 4, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. to 
3:30 p.m. EST.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey 
(206-220-4621).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meetings of the National Geospatial Advisory 
Committee are open to the public. Additional information about the NGAC 
and the meeting are available at www.fgdc.gov/ngac.

Kenneth Shaffer,
Deputy Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee.
[FR Doc. 2015-28730 Filed 11-10-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4338-11-P