[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 207 (Thursday, October 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65176-65177]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26249]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board (SAB)

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.

DATES: Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday, November 14, 
2012 from 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 
8:00 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.

ADDRESSES: Place: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Doubletree 
Hotel, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Please 
check the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html 
for directions to the meeting location.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-
minute public comment period on November 14 at 4:45 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 November 7, 2012 to 
schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the 
SAB Executive Director's Office by November 7, 2012 to provide 
sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB 
Executive Director after November 7, 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 November 7, 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) Review Report on the Cooperative Institute for North 
Atlantic Research (CINAR); (2) Preliminary Recommendations from the SAB 
R&D Portfolio Review Task Force; (3) Report from the Ecosystem Sciences 
and Management Working Group on Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management; 
(4) Final Report from the SAB Satellite Task Force (pending review of 
public comments); (5) Final Report of the Review of the Ocean 
Exploration Program by the Ocean Exploration Advisory Working Group; 
(6) Review of the Terms of Reference for the Environmental Information 
Services Working Group; (7) NOAA Response to the SAB Report from the 
Climate Partnership Task Force and NOAA Response to the SAB White Paper 
``Towards Open Weather and Climate Services''; (8) Sea Grant Advisory 
Board Annual Report to Congress; (9) Presentation on the National 
Research Council Report ``Weather Services for the Nation: Becoming 
Second to None''; (10) Presentation on ``The Scientific Challenge on 
Predicting the Initiation and Morphology of Thunderstorms for Aviation 
Weather Forecasts; and (11) 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.

    Dated: October 19, 2012.
Andy Baldus,
Acting Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-26249 Filed 10-24-12; 8:45 am]
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