Thursday's meeting announcements: Dreamliner battery hearing

On April 22 and 23 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will hold public workshops in Alaska to get input on ways to protect seal habitats.

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner battery will be the subject of a National Transportation Safety Board hearing on April 23 and 24 in Washington, D.C.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is holding an informal listening session on May 6 to prepare for the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, which meets later in the month in Geneva.

The next day, the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, an office of HHS, is meeting.

The Federal Aviation Administration's airplane and engine rulemaking subcommittee will meet May 7 in Renton, Wash.

Representatives from the Department of State and the U.S. Trade Representative will attend a meeting on environmental matters relating to a trade agreement between the U.S., the Dominican Republic and Central America in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on May 9.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office responsible for ocean research is holding a conference call with public input on May 13.

An advisory board at the Defense Department's Defense Acquisition University is meeting May 15.

The Environmental Protection Agency's panel on insecticide is meeting May 21-23 in Arlington, Va.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is holding a hearing in Boston, Mass., on May 23 to reconsider a decision to deny Maine's plan to restrict Medicaid eligibility.