[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 117 (Friday, June 17, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 35410]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15106]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board; Meeting

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC).

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision 
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory 
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and 
application of science to operations and information services. SAB 
activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of 
the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 
from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 21, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 2:30 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are 
subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting 
agenda.
    Place: On July 20, 2011 the meeting will be held at the Michigan 
League at the University of Michigan, 911 N. University Avenue, Ann 
Arbor, Michigan. On July 21, 2011 the meeting will be held at NOAA's 
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, 4840 S. State Street, 
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    Please check the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov for 
confirmation of the venue and for directions.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15 
minute public comment period on July 20 at 5:15 p.m. (check Web site to 
confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its 
meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or 
written statements. In general, each individual or group making a 
verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) 
minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation 
should contact the SAB Executive Director by July 15, 2011 to schedule 
their presentation. Written comments should be received in the SAB 
Executive Director's Office by July 15, 2011 to provide sufficient time 
for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director 
after July 15, 2011 will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be 
reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seating at the meeting will be 
available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Report from the Joint SAB Environmental Information 
Services and Climate Working Groups' Climate Partnership Task Force 
(2)Review of the SAB Working Groups' Comments on the Working Group 
Concept of Operations; (3)NOAA Response to the SAB Proposal for Re-
alignment of Working Groups (4) Proposal for a Satellite Working Group 
of the SAB; (4) Results of the External Review of the NESDIS Center for 
Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) and the NOAA Response; (5) 
NOAA Response to the Office of Science and Technology Policy Memorandum 
on Scientific Integrity; (6) NOAA Science Challenge Workshops; (7) SAB 
Role in Optimizing NOAA's Research and Development Enterprise; (8) 
Presentations on NOAA programs and research in the Great Lakes; and (9) 
Updates from SAB Working Groups.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-
713-1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NOAA SAB 
Website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    Dated: June 14, 2011.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-15106 Filed 6-16-11; 8:45 am]
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