[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 45 (Wednesday, March 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 13562]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5544]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket Number: 120301149-2149-01]


Request for Comments on the 5-Year Review of NOAA's Policy on 
Partnerships in the Provision of Environmental Information

AGENCY: National Weather Service (NWS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Weather Service of the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration publishes this notice to request comments on 
NOAA's Policy on Partnerships in the Provision of Environmental 
Information. This request for comments is being made as part of a 
period periodic review of the Policy's effectiveness.

DATES: Comments must be received by 5 p.m. (EDT), April 30, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Electronic comments are preferred. A webform for comments is 
available at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/policy_partnerships_comments.php.
    Written comments may be mailed in hard copy to the following 
address: Partnership Policy Comments, U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA 
1325 East-West Highway, Room 17205, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
    A copy of NOAA's Policy on Partnerships in the Provision of 
Environmental Information as well as a complete history can be found on 
the NOAA Web site at: http://www.noaa.gov/partnershippolicy/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Sprague, 301-713-0217.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Weather Service of the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is undertaking a review 
of NOAA's Policy on Partnerships in the Provision of Environmental 
Information. This Policy applies to the weather, water, climate and 
related environmental information services of the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration. It sets forth basic principles to be 
applied in making decisions regarding these information services. The 
Policy is intended to strengthen the existing partnership between 
government, academia and the private sector, which is a partnership 
that provides the nation with high quality weather, water, climate and 
related environmental information.
    The Policy calls for a periodic review of its effectiveness, and 
NOAA is seeking public comments to aid in this review.

    Dated: March 2, 2012.
David Murray,
Director, Management and Organizational Division, Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-5544 Filed 3-6-12; 8:45 am]
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