[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 124 (Wednesday, June 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38273-38274]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15452]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board; 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 Monday, July 16, 2012 from 
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 8:30 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 NOAA Pacific Marine 
Environmental Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, Washington 
98115.
    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 July 16 at 5:15 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 July 9, 2012 to schedule 
their presentation.
    Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director's 
Office by July 9, 2012 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. 
Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after July 9, 
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 July 9, 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) Ocean Exploration Advisory Working Group Report on Review 
of the Ocean Exploration Program; (2) Update from the SAB Research and 
Development Portfolio Review Task Force; (3) Update from the SAB 
Satellite Task Force (4) Update on the NOAA Response to SAB Report on 
Integrated Ecosystem Assessments: Draft Guidelines for Integrated 
Ecosystem Assessments; (5) Update on Use of the NOAA Logo; (7) Updates 
from SAB Working Groups; (8) Science Presentations from the NOAA Alaska

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and Northwest Fisheries Science Centers; the NOAA Pacific Marine 
Environmental Laboratory and the NOAA Office of Response and 
Restoration.

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.

    Dated: June 20, 2012.
Terry Bevels,
Acting Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-15452 Filed 6-26-12; 8:45 am]
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