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News Tipoffs for Maryland Editors Newsletter for Tuesday August 04, 2020 ( 20 items )  

3 Organizations Issue Joint Public Comment on Comptroller of Currency Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 -- Three organizations have issued a joint public comment on the Comptroller of the Currency's proposed rule entitled "National Bank and Federal Savings Association Digital Activities". The comment was written and posted on July 31, 2020: The comment was co-signed by Dan Awrey, professor of law at Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York; Lev Menand, academic fellow and lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, New York; and James McAndrews, CEO of TNB USA Inc.. * * * We submit t  more

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Issues Public Comment on CDC Notice
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Michael Ganio, senior director for pharmacy practice and quality in the Center on Medication Safety and Quality at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Bethesda, Maryland, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's notice entitled "Hazardous Drugs: Draft NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, 2020; Procedures; and Risk Management Information". The comment was written on July 30, 2020, and posted on July 31, 2  more

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Issues Public Comment on DOEd Rule
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Theresa H. Rodgers, president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, Maryland, has issued a public comment on the Department of Education's rule entitled "CARES Act Programs; Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools". The comment was written on July 30, 2020, and posted on July 31, 2020: * * * On behalf of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), I write to offer comments on the July 1, 2020, Federal Regist  more

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Issues Public Comment on USDA Notice
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 -- Beth L. McGee, director of science and agricultural policy at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Annapolis, Maryland, has issued a public comment on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's notice entitled "Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders on Agricultural Innovations". The comment was written and posted on July 31, 2020: * * * The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc. (CBF) respectfully submits the following comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (the Agency) Agricultu  more

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network Issue Joint Public Comment on FDA Notice
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bethesda, Maryland, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network, Bethesda, Maryland, have issued a joint public comment on the Food and Drug Administration's notice entitled "Rare Disease Clinical Trial Networks; Request for Information and Comments". The comment was written and posted on July 31, 2020: The comment was co-signed by Mary B. Dwight, chief policy and advocacy officer and senior vice president of policy a  more

DOEd: Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The Department of Education has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on Aug. 3, entitled: "Applications for New Awards: Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center-Quality Management and Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center-Quality Employment". The notice was issued by Mark Schultz, Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Assist  more

Education Trust Issues Public Comment on DOEd
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Ary Amerikaner, vice president for P-12 policy, research, and practice at the Education Trust, has issued a public comment on the Department of Education's rule entitled "CARES Act Programs; Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools". The comment was written on July 30, 2020, and posted on July 31, 2020: * * * On behalf of The Education Trust, an organization dedicated to closing long-standing gaps in opportunity and achievement that separate stude  more

Employment & Training Administration: Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 -- The Employment and Training Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 31, entitled: "Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance". The notice was issued by Hope D. Kinglock, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. * * * In accordance with the Section 223 (19 U.S.C. 2273) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271, et seq.) ("Act"), as amended, the Department of Labor herein p  more

EPA Proposed Rule: Air Plan Approval for Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule (40 CFR Part 52), published in the Federal Register, entitled: "Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; 1997 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS Second Maintenance Plan for the Franklin County Area". The proposed rule was issued by Cosmo Servidio, Regional Administrator, Region III. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 2, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Talley, Planning & Implementation Branch  more

Epilepsy Leadership Council, Rare Epilepsy Network Issue Public Comment on FDA Notice
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 -- The Epilepsy Leadership Council, Chicago, Illinois, and Rare Epilepsy Network, Landover, Maryland, have issued a public comment on the Food and Drug Administration's notice entitled "Rare Disease Clinical Trial Networks; Request for Information and Comments". The comment was posted on July 30, 2020: * * * The Epilepsy Leadership Council (ELC) and Rare Epilepsy Network (REN) are grateful for the opportunity collaborate on a response to the FDA's request for information on   more

Federal Reserve Issues Notice on Banking Activity in Maryland, Texas
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The Federal Reserve System has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 29, entitled: "Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies". The notice was issued by Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. * * * The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part 225), and all other applicable   more

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Awarded $160 Million Army Contract
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on Aug. 3: Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc.,* Grand Rapids, Michigan, was awarded a $160,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract (W911QY-20-C-0086) for domestic aseptic fill and finish manufacturing capacity for critical vaccines and therapeutics in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in   more

Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children Issues Public Comment on FDA Notice
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 -- The Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children, Rockville, Maryland, has issued a public comment on the Food and Drug Administration's notice entitled "Rare Disease Clinical Trial Networks; Request for Information and Comments". The comment was written and posted on July 30, 2020: * * * Introduction The Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children is pleased to submit comments in response to the Federal Register Docket FDA-2020-N-0837, Rare Disease Clinic  more

Johns Hopkins Hospital Issues Public Comment on CDC Notice
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 -- The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's notice entitled "Hazardous Drugs: Draft NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, 2020; Procedures; and Risk Management Information; Extension of Comment Period". The comment was written on July 30, 2020, and posted on July 31, 2020: The comment was co-signed by Denise Rodriguez, assistant director for compounding quality and complian  more

Koman Construction Awarded $10 Million Navy Contract
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on Aug. 3: Koman Construction LLC,* Anchorage, Alaska, was awarded a $10,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N40080-20-D-0019) with firm-fixed priced task orders that will be issued for the construction and repairs at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. The total cumulative contract value is not to exceed $10,00  more

National Association of School Psychologists Issues Public Comment on DOEd Rule
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Kathleen Minke, executive director of the National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, Maryland, has issued a public comment on the Department of Education's rule entitled "CARES Act Programs; Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools". The comment was written on July 28, 2020, and posted on July 31, 2020: * * * On behalf of the more than 24,000 members of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), I am submitting these com  more

Northrop Grumman Systems Awarded $34.71 Million Navy Contract
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on Aug. 3: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Melbourne, Florida, is awarded a $34,712,366 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N00019-20-F-0088) against a previously-issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-20-G-0005). This order provides non-recurring engineering for requirements development and systems engineering technical reviews and certification planning; initial require  more

Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network Issues Public Comment on FDA Notice
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Eileen King, principal investigator in the Data Management and Coordinating Center at the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, Bethesda, Maryland, has issued a public comment on the Food and Drug Administration's notice entitled "Rare Disease Clinical Trial Networks; Request for Information and Comments". The comment was written and posted on July 31, 2020: * * * This document is in response to the request for information and comments regarding practical steps and suc  more

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: Laboratories Certified to Meet Standards of Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The Health and Human Services Department's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on Aug. 3, entitled: "Current List of HHS-Certified Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine and Oral Fluid Drug Testing for Federal Agencies". The notice was issued by Anastasia Marie Donovan, Policy Analyst. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anastasia Don  more

University of Delaware Professor Issues Public Comment on Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Notice
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 -- Willett Kempton, professor of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Delaware, Newark, has issued a public comment on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's notice entitled "Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Vineyard Wind LLC's Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore Massachusetts and Public Meetings". The comment was written on July 27, 2020, and posted on July 28,  more