[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 53 (Monday, March 19, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15996-15997]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6485]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board (SAB); Notice of Open Meeting

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 Thursday, April 5, 2012 
from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Friday, April 6, 2012, from 9:15 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 Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 
Thomas Circle, Washington, DC 20005 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 public comment period on April 5 at 5 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 March 29, 2012 to schedule 
their presentation. Written comments should be received in the SAB 
Executive Director's Office by March 29, 2012 to provide sufficient 
time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive 
Director after March 29, 2012 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.
    Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be 
directed no later than 12 p.m. on March 29, 2012, to Dr. Cynthia 
Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., 
Silver Spring, MD 20910.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Update from the SAB Research and Development Portfolio 
Review Task Force; (2) External Review of the Cooperative Institute for 
Climate Science (CICS), Princeton University; (3) Proposed New Members 
for the Data Archive and Access Requirements Working Group (DAARWG); 
(4) Update from the SAB Satellite Task Force; (5) NOAA Response to the 
SAB Report on Fisheries Enterprise Data Management; (6) NOAA Response 
to Congress on Compensation Policy for Specialized Satellite Data 
Products and Services; (7) NOAA Report on Needs Assessment for Science 
Advisory Board Working Groups; (8) Use of the NOAA Logo by Affiliated 
Partners; 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.


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    Dated: March 12, 2012.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer\Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-6485 Filed 3-16-12; 8:45 am]
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