Geoscience Policy Monthly Review
january 2017

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Federal Register - January 2017

EPA - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks letters of interest from borrowers for water infrastructure investment. The EPA has been authorized to provide over $1 billion in credit assistance.  Letters of interest are due by April 10, 2017. Applications due here. [Volume 82, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)]

EPA - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is performing a review of the national primary drinking water regulations. This review evaluates regulated contaminants to determine whether new information on them indicates that the current regulations needs revision. Comments are due prior to March 13, 2017. [Volume 82, Number 7 (Wednesday, January 11, 2017)]

NOAA - The National Sea Grant Advisory Board is seeking board member nominations. This board advises the National Sea Grant College Program. Email here to learn more about nominations. [Volume 82, Number 7 (Wednesday, January 11, 2017)]

DOE - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is designing a consent-based siting process to move, store, and sequester radioactive waste. This process will work with communities, tribal, and state governments to site radioactive waste storage facilities. Email here to comment prior to April 14, 2017. [Volume 82, Number 9 (Friday, January 13, 2017)]

DOE - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public input about hydropower development in undeveloped stream-reaches. Comment with a word document here until February 10, 2017. [Volume 82, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)]

NOAA - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a public meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) for February 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. EST. The meeting will include a forum for coordinated action at all government levels. Register to attend or comment. [Volume 82, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)]

FEMA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requests comments on proposed flood hazard determinations. Click here to comment on these reports (FEMA-B-1663) prior to April 19, 2017. [Volume 82, Number 12 (Thursday, January 19, 2017)]

EPA - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requests peer reviewer nominations and comments to inform drinking water lead concentration value regulations. Email nominations by February 21, 2017. Comment by March 6, 2017. [Volume 82, Number 12 (Thursday, January 19, 2017)]

NOAA - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) will meet on February 10, 2017.  The public may attend and comment at this meeting. Written comments due to SAB Executive Director's Office by February 3. [Volume 82, Number 13 (Monday, January 23, 2017)]

DOE - The Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee have an open meeting to discuss committee issues areas of future examination on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST) in Washington, D.C. [Volume 82, Number 13 (Monday, January 23, 2017)]

NOAA - The National Weather Service requests public comments on the Improving the Space Weather Forecasting draft white paper. Comments due prior to March 20, 2017. [Volume 82, Number 13 (Monday, January 23, 2017)]

DOE - The Department of Energy (DOE) requests public comments on the regional innovation ecosystems, specifically relating to energy technologies and use. Comment here before February 28, 2017.  [Volume 82, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 25, 2017)]

NSF - The National Science Foundation (NSF) will meet to review ocean sciences proposals from March 1-3 at Texas A&M University. [Volume 82, Number 14 (Tuesday, January 24, 2017)]

NSF - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a Proposal Review Panel for Physics meeting on February 16-17 at the University of Notre Dame. [Volume 82, Number 14 (Tuesday, January 24, 2017)]

EPA - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying the effective date of 30 regulations published by the agency between October 28, 2016 and January 17, 2017 to a new effective date of March 21, 2017. [Volume 82, Number 16 (Thursday, January 26, 2017)]