[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 212 (Wednesday, November 2, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67715-67716]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28334]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board

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 Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 30, 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: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Row Hotel, 2015 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC Please check the SAB Web site 
http://www.sab.noaa.gov for directions to the meeting location.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15 
minute

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public comment period on November 29 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 November 22, 2011 to 
schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the 
SAB Executive Director's Office by November 22, 2011 to provide 
sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB 
Executive Director after November 22, 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) SAB Data Archive and Access Requirements Working Group 
White Paper on Management of External Data; (2) Draft Report from the 
SAB Environmental Information Services Working Group (EISWG), ``Toward 
Open Weather and Climate Services;'' (3) Review of EISWG Proposed New 
Members; (4) External Review of the Cooperative Institute for Alaska 
Research; (5) A Proposal for Engaging the Science Advisory Board in 
Reviewing NOAA's Research and Development Portfolio-Presentation and 
Discussion; (6) NOAA Report on Needs Assessment for Science Advisory 
Board Working Groups; (7) NOAA Response to the SAB Coastal and Marine 
Spatial Planning Report; (8) Proposed Members and Chair for the SAB 
Satellite Task Force; 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, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NOAA SAB 
Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    Dated: October 27, 2011.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-28334 Filed 11-1-11; 8:45 am]
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