[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 190 (Friday, September 30, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60934-60935]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-25211]


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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


U.S. Global Change Research Program Strategic Plan Public Comment 
Period

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Announcement of strategic plan outline and public comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: This Notice advises the public that the public comment period 
for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Strategic Plan is 
now open. Every ten years, in accordance with the Global Change 
Research Act of 1990 (Sec 104, Pub. L. 101-606), the USGCRP must 
produce a 10 year National Global Change Research Plan (i.e. a 
Strategic Plan for the USGCRP). The public comment period invites the 
public to provide comments and feedback on the U.S. Global Change 
Research Program Strategic Plan.

DATES: Public Comments are due by November 29, 2011.

ADDRESSES: To download the draft Strategic Plan, visit: http://strategicplancomments.globalchange.gov. Respondents are encouraged to 
submit comments through the same Web site. Comments may also be sent to 
strategicplancomments@usgcrp.gov. Detailed instructions for electronic 
mail submissions are also available at http://strategicplancomments.globalchange.gov/email_guidelines.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any questions about the content of 
this request should be sent to Dr. Julie Morris, Technical Coordinator 
for the Strategic Plan, U.S. Global Change Research Program Office, 
1717 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone 
(202) 223-6262, Fax (202) 223-3065, e-mail 
strategicplancomments@usgcrp.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Strategic Plan Goals: The following goals 
frame the U.S. Global Change Research Program Strategic Plan:

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    Goal 1: Advance Science: Advance scientific knowledge of the 
integrated natural and human components of the Earth system.
    Goal 2: Inform Decisions: Provide the scientific basis to inform 
and enable timely decisions on adaptation and mitigation.
    Goal 3: Sustained Assessments: Build sustained assessment capacity 
that improves the nation's ability to understand, anticipate, and 
respond to global change impacts and vulnerabilities.
    Goal 4: Communicate and Educate: Advance communications and 
education to broaden public understanding of global change, and empower 
the workforce of the future.

    Dated: September 27, 2011.
Suzanne Plimpton,
Records Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.
[FR Doc. 2011-25211 Filed 9-29-11; 8:45 am]
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