[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 51 (Thursday, March 15, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 15382]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6296]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


Outer Continental Shelf Scientific Committee; Notice of Renewal

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

ACTION: Notice of Renewal.

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SUMMARY: Following consultation with the General Services 
Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the 
Interior is revising and renewing the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) 
Scientific Committee (Committee).
    The Committee provides advice on the feasibility, appropriateness, 
and scientific value of the OCS Environmental Studies Program to the 
Secretary of the Interior through the Director of BOEM. The Committee 
reviews the relevance of the research and data being produced to meet 
BOEM's scientific information needs for decision-making and may 
recommend changes in scope, direction, and emphasis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Phyllis Clark, Bureau of Ocean 
Energy Management, Office of Environmental Program, Environmental 
Sciences Division, Herndon, Virginia 20170-4817, telephone, (703) 787-
1716.

Certification

    I hereby certify that the renewal of the OCS Scientific Committee 
is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties 
imposed on the Department of the Interior by 43 U.S.C. 1331 et. seq.

    Dated: March 9, 2012.
Ken Salazar,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2012-6296 Filed 3-14-12; 8:45 am]
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