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improvement, faculty and student activities, and minority resource centers. In addition, studies of the status of math, science, and engineering education are supported.
The National Science Foundation presents annually the Alan T. Waterman Award to an outstanding young scientist or engineer for support of research and study. Periodically the National Science Board presents the honorary Vannevar Bush Award to a person who, through public service activities in science and technology, has made an outstanding contribution toward the welfare of mankind and the Nation. The two awards are designed to encourage individuals to seek to achieve the Nation's objectives in scientific and engineering research and education.
The Foundation also provides support for the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science.
Sources of Information
Board and Committee Minutes Summary minutes of the open meetings of the Board may be obtained from the National Science Board Office. Phone, 703-306–2000. Summary minutes of the Foundation's advisory groups may
be obtained from the contacts listed in the notice of meetings published in the Federal Register. General information about the Foundation's advisory groups may be obtained from the Division of Human Resource Management, Room 315, Arlington, VA 22230. Phone, 703306–1181. Contracts The Foundation publicizes contracting and subcontracting opportunities in the Commerce Business Daily and other appropriate publications. Organizations seeking to undertake contract work for the Foundation should contact either the Division of Contracts, Policy, and Oversight (phone, 703-3061242) or the Division of Administrative Services (phone, 703-306-1122), National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA 22230. Employment Inquiries may be directed to the Division of Human Resource Management, National Science Foundation, Room 315, Arlington, VA
22230. Phone, 703-306–1182, or, for the hearing impaired (TDD), 703-3060189. The Foundation's vacancy hotline numbers are 703-306-0080 or 1-800628-1487. Fellowships Consult the NSF Guide to Programs and appropriate announcements and brochures for postdoctoral fellowship opportunities that may be available through some Foundation divisions. Beginning graduate and minority graduate students wishing to apply for fellowships should contact the Directorate for Education and Human Resources. Phone, 703-3061694. Freedom of Information Act Requests Requests for agency records should be submitted in accordance with the Foundation FOIA regulation at 45 CFR part 612. Such requests should be clearly identified with "FOIA REQUEST" and be addressed to the FOIA Officers, Office of General Counsel, National Science Foundation, Room 1265, Arlington, VA 22230. Phone, 703-3061060. Grants Individuals or organizations who plan to submit grant proposals should refer to the NSF Guide to Programs, Grant Proposal Guide (NSF 94–2), and appropriate program brochures and announcements that may be obtained as indicated in the Publications section below. Office of Inspector General General inquiries may be directed to the Office of Inspector General, National Science Foundation, Room 1135, Arlington, VA 22230. Phone, 703-306-2100. Privacy Act Requests Requests for personal records should be submitted in accordance with the Foundation Privacy Act regulation at 45 CFR, part 613. Such requests should be clearly identified with “PRIVACY ACT REQUEST” and be addressed to the Privacy Act Officer, National Science Foundation, Room 485, Arlington, VA 22230. Phone, 703306-1243. Publications The National Science Board assesses the status and health of science and its various disciplines, including such matters as human and material resources, in reports submitted
to the President for submission to the Congress. The most recent report is Science and Engineering Indicators, 1996 (NSB-96-21).
The National Science Foundation issues brochures that announce and describe new programs, critical dates, and application procedures for competitions. Single copies of these brochures, including Publications of the National Science Foundation, can be ordered in a variety of ways: phone, 703-306–1130; fax, 703-644-4278; Email, email@example.com, or by writing to: National Science Foundation, Forms and Publications, Room P15, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. These brochures are also available electronically on the World Wide Web: NSF Home Page; the Internet; on Gopher; or the Science and Technology Information System (STIS). For more information about accessing NSF publications electronically, request the flier Getting NSF Information and Publications, (NSF-95-64).
Other Foundation publications include: the Grant Policy Manual (NSF95–26), which contains comprehensive statements of Foundation grant administration policy, procedures, and guidance; Guide to Programs, which
summarizes information about support programs; the quarterly Antarctic Journal of the United States and its annual review issue; and the NSF Annual Report. These publications are available from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Reading Room A collection of Foundation policy documents and staff instructions, as well as current indexes, are available to the public for inspection and copying during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the National Science Foundation Library, Room 225, Arlington, VA 22230. Phone, 703-3060658. Small Business Activities The Office of Small Business Research and Development provides information on opportunities for Foundation support to small businesses with strong research capabilities in science and technology. Phone, 703-306-1330. The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization oversees agency compliance with the provisions of the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended (15 U.S.C. 631, 661, 683). Phone, 703-306-1330.
For further information, contact the National Science Foundation Information Center, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Second Floor, Arlington, VA 22230. Phone, 703–306-1234. IDD, 703-306-0189. E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD 490 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20594 Phone, 202-382-6600
JAMES E. HALL
GOGLIA, JOHN A.
Deputy General Counsel
DAVID BASS Director, Office of Aviation Safety
BERNARD S. LOEB Deputy Director
RONALD SCHLEEDE Director, Office of Research and Engineering VERNON ELLINGSTAD Deputy Director
(VACANCY) Director, Office of Safety Recommendations BARRY M. SWEEDLER Deputy Director
RICHARD VAN WOERKOM
RALPH E. JOHNSON
B. MICHAEL LEVINS Deputy Director
(VACANCY) Chief Administrative Law Judge
WILLIAM E. FOWLER, JR. (For the National Transportation Safety Board statement of organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 800)
The National Transportation Safety Board seeks to ensure that all types
of transportation in the United States are conducted safely. The Board investigates accidents, conducts studies, and makes recommendations to Government agencies, the transportation industry, and others on safety measures and practices.
The National Transportation Safety Board
The Safety Board consists of five
-U.S. civil aviation and certain public-use aircraft accidents;
-railroad accidents in which there is a fatality or substantial property damage, or that involve a passenger train;
--pipeline accidents in which there is a fatality, substantial property damage, or significant injury to the environment;
-highway accidents, including railroad grade-crossing accidents, that the Board selects in cooperation with the States;
-major marine casualties, and marine accidents involving a public vessel and a nonpublic vessel, in accordance with regulations prescribed jointly by the Board and the U.S. Coast Guard; and
-other transportation accidents that are catastrophic, involve problems of a recurring character, or otherwise should be investigated in the judgment of the Board. Safety Problem Identification In addition, the Board makes recommendations on matters pertaining to transportation safety and is a catalyst for transportation accident prevention by conducting safety studies and special investigations, assessing techniques of accident investigation and publishing recommended procedures for these investigations, establishing regulatory requirements for reporting accidents, evaluating the transportation safety consciousness and efficacy of other Government agencies in the prevention of accidents, evaluating the adequacy of safeguards and procedures concerning the transportation of hazardous materials and the performance of other Government agencies charged with ensuring the safe transportation of such materials, and reporting annually to the Congress on its activities. Certificate, Civil Penalty, or License Appeal The Board also reviews on
appeal the suspension, amendment, assessments of civil penalties issued by modification, revocation, or denial of the Secretary or an Administrator of the certain certificates, licenses, or
Department of Transportation.
(R: Regional Director, FC: Field Chien Region Fleld Office
Carl Dinwiddie (R)
(Vacancy) (R) South Central Field Suite 500, 4760 Oakland St., Denver, CO 80239
Norm Wiemeyer (FC)
Gary Mucho (R)
Jorge Prellezo (R)
Preston Hicks (FC)
Dennis Jones (R)
Jodi Reeves (FC)
Keith McGuire (R)
Box 11, Rm. 216, 222 W. 7th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99513 Jim LaBelle (FC)
Russ Seipler (R)
Dave Watson (R)
Suite 321, 1720 Peachtree St. NW., Atlanta, GA 30309 Mark Garcia (R)
Kennith Rogers (R)
Ronald Robinson (R) Southeast Region
Suite 321, 1720 Peachtree St. NW., Atlanta, GA 30309 Jay Golden (R)
Frank Ghiorsi (R)
Sources of Information
publications should contact the Public inquiries Branch, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC 20594. Phone, 202–382–6735.
All other persons interested in receiving publications must purchase them from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161. Orders may be placed by telephone to the Subscription Unit at 703–487-4630, or the sales desk at 703–487-4768. Reading Room The Board's Public Reference Room is available for record inspection or photocopying. It is located in Room 5111 at the Board's Washington, DC, headquarters and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every
4 business day. Requests for access to public records should be made in person at Room 5111, or by writing the Public Inquiries Branch, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC 20594. Phone, 202–382–6735.
For further information, contact the Office of Public Affairs, National Transportation Safety Board, 490 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20594. Phone, 202-382-0660. Fax, 202-382-6808.