[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 17 (Thursday, January 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 4056]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1638]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management


Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Scientific Committee (SC); 
Announcement of Plenary Session

AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The OCS Scientific Committee will meet at the Sheraton Reston 
Hotel in Reston, Virginia. The meeting will serve as a venue to 
introduce the newest members of the committee to the Environmental 
Studies Program (ESP) and meet Headquarters and Regional staff.

DATES: Wednesday, February 8, 2012, from 8:30 to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 
February 9, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Reston Sheraton Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, 
Virginia, 20191, telephone (703) 620-9000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the agenda may be requested 
from BOEM by emailing Ms. Phyllis Clark at Phyllis.Clark@boem.gov. 
Other inquiries concerning the OCS SC meeting should be addressed to 
Dr. Rodney Cluck, Executive Secretary to the OCS SC, Bureau of Ocean 
Energy Management, 381 Elden Street, Mail Stop 4041, Herndon, Virginia 
20170-4817, or by calling (703) 787-1087 or via email at 
Rodney.Cluck@boem.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In October 2011, 12 new members were 
appointed to the Committee. This will be the first of two meetings this 
year and will serve as a venue to introduce the newest members to the 
Environmental Studies Program (ESP) and meet Headquarters and Regional 
staff.
    On Wednesday, February 8, the Committee will meet in plenary 
session from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. There will be an election of 
officers, the recently-appointed Director for BOEM will address the 
Committee on the general status of BOEM and its activities, and the 
Chief Environmental Officer will present on new opportunities and 
challenges. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Committee will break out into 
disciplinary breakout groups to learn of BOEM's ongoing studies.
    On February 9, the Committee will continue meeting in discipline 
breakout groups from 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., 
Committee business will be discussed and from 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 
public comments will be welcomed.
    The meetings are open to the public. Approximately 40 visitors can 
be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis.

    Authority:  Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, 5 
U.S.C., Appendix I, and the Office of Management and Budget's 
Circular A-63, Revised.

    Dated: January 23, 2012.
Alan Thornhill,
Chief Environmental Officer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-1638 Filed 1-23-12; 4:15 pm]
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