[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 183 (Thursday, September 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58356-58357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23160]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. The members 
will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the section on 
Matters to be Considered.
    Time and Date: The meeting is scheduled for: Tuesday, October 9, 
2012, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: Conference call. Public access is available at: NOAA, SSMC 
3, Room 12836, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD. Members of 
the

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public will not be able to dial in to this meeting.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 5-
minute public comment period from 2:50-2:55 p.m. 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 one minute. Written comments should be received in the 
SAB Executive Director's Office by October 4, 2012 to provide 
sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB 
Executive Director after October 4, 2012, will be distributed to the 
SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.
    Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Presentation of the final report from the review of the 
Ocean Exploration Program by the Ocean Exploration Advisory Working 
Group; (2) Review of new members, a new chair and renewal of membership 
terms for the Data Archive and Access Requirements Working Group; (3) 
Review of renewal of membership terms for the Ecosystem Sciences and 
Management Working Group;(4) Review of new members, a new chair and 
renewal of membership terms for the Climate Working Group; and (5) 
Update from the Research and Development Portfolio Review Task Force 
and discussion of proposed new date for final report. For the latest 
agenda, please visit the SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

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.

    Dated: September 14, 2012.
Andy Baldus,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-23160 Filed 9-19-12; 8:45 am]
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