[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 144 (Thursday, July 28, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 43681]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-14928]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Notice Requesting Nominations for the Advisory Committee on 
Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES)

SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) 
was constituted to advise the Secretary of Commerce through the Under 
Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters relating to 
the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry and NOAA's activities to 
carry out responsibilities of the Department of Commerce set forth in 
the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 (15 U.S.C. Secs 5621-5625). 
The Committee is composed of leaders in the commercial space-based 
remote sensing industry, space-based remote sensing data users, 
government (federal, state, local), and academia. The Department of 
Commerce is seeking up to eight highly qualified individuals 
knowledgeable about the commercial space-based remote sensing industry 
and uses of space-based remote sensing data to serve on the Committee.

DATES: Nominations must be postmarked on or before August 29, 2005.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACCRES was established by the Secretary of 
Commerce (Secretary) on May 21, 2002, to advise the Secretary through 
the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters 
relating to the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry and NOAA's 
activities to carry out responsibilities of the Department of Commerce 
set forth in the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 (15 U.S.C. 
5621-5625).
    The Committee meets at least twice a year. Committee members serve 
in a representative capacity for a term of two years and may serve up 
to two consecutive terms, if reappointed. No less than 12 and no more 
than 15 individuals may serve on the Committee. Membership is comprised 
of highly qualified individuals representing the commercial space-based 
remote sensing industry, space-based remote sensing data users, 
government (Federal, state, local), and academia from a balance of 
geographical regions. Nominations are encouraged from all interested 
persons and organizations representing interests affected by the U.S. 
commercial space-based remote sensing industry. Nominees must possess 
demonstrable expertise in a field related to the space-based commercial 
remote sensing industry or exploitation of space-based commercial 
remotely sensed data and be able to attend committee meetings that are 
held at least two times per year. In addition, selected candidates must 
apply for and obtain a security clearance. Membership is voluntary, and 
service is without pay.
    Each nomination submission should include the proposed committee 
member's name and organizational affiliation, a cover letter describing 
the nominee's qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee, 
a curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee, and no more than three 
supporting letters describing the nominee's qualifications and interest 
in serving on the Committee. Self-nominations are acceptable. The 
following contact information should accompany each submission: The 
nominee's name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address, 
if available.
    Nominations should be sent to Douglas Brauer, NOAA/NESDIS 
International and Interagency Affairs, 1335 East West Highway, Room 
7311, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 and nominations must be received by 
August 29, 2005. The full text of the Committee Charter and its current 
membership can be viewed at the Agency's Web page at http://
www.accres.noaa.gov/index.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Brauer, NOAA/NESDIS 
International and Interagency Affairs, 1335 East West Highway, Room 
7311, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (301) 713-2024 x213, fax 
(301) 713-2032, e-mail Douglas.Brauer@noaa.gov.

Gregory W. Withee,
Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services.
[FR Doc. 05-14928 Filed 7-27-05; 8:45 am]
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