[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 3 (Thursday, January 5, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 476-477]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33774]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Science Advisory Board

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. The members 
will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the section on 
Matters to be Considered.
    Time and Date: The meeting is scheduled for: Tuesday, January 31, 
2012, from 3-5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: Conference call. Public access is available at: NOAA, SSMC 
3, Room 11836, 1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, Md.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 5-
minute public comment period from 4:50-4:55 p.m. 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 one minute. Written comments should be received in the 
SAB Executive Director's Office by January 26, 2012 to provide 
sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB 
Executive Director after January 26, 2012, will be distributed to the 
SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Review of new members for the Environmental Information 
Services Working Group (2) Review of renewal of

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membership terms for the Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working 
Group and (3) Update from the Research and Development Portfolio Review 
Task Force and discussion of next actions. For the latest agenda, 
please visit the SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

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).

    Dated: December 28, 2011.
Terry Bevels,
Acting Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-33774 Filed 1-4-12; 8:45 am]
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