[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 226 (Friday, November 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 70182]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28414]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

United States Geological Survey

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Reopening of Nomination Period for Members of the Advisory 
Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior published a notice 
announcing the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Climate 
Change and Natural Resource Science (Committee), and inviting 
nominations for membership on the Committee. The closing date for 
nominations was November 19, 2012. This Federal Register Notice reopens 
the nomination and comment period for 30 days. If you have already 
submitted information to be considered for appointment to the Committee 
you do not have to resubmit it.

DATES: Written nominations must be received by December 24, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send nominations to: Robin O'Malley, Policy and Partnership 
Coordinator, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. 
Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 400, Reston, 
VA 20192, romalley@usgs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin O'Malley, Policy and Partnership 
Coordinator, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. 
Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 400, Reston, 
VA 20192, romalley@usgs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 4, 2012, the U.S. Department of 
the Interior (DOI) published a notice announcing the establishment of 
the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science 
(Committee), and inviting nominations for membership on the committee. 
The Committee will provide advice on matters and actions relating to 
the establishment and operations of the U.S. Geological Survey National 
Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the DOI Climate Science 
Centers. In doing so, the Committee will obtain input from Federal, 
state, tribal, local government, nongovernmental organizations, private 
sector entities, and academic institutions.
    The Department has determined that additional time is required to 
enable members to be nominated for the committee.
    We are seeking nominations for individuals to be considered as 
Committee members. Nominations should include a resume that describes 
the nominee's qualifications in enough detail to enable us to make an 
informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the 
Committee and to contact a potential member.
    Members of the Committee will be composed of approximately 25 
members from both the Federal Government, and the following interests: 
(1) State and local governments, including state membership entities; 
(2) Non-governmental organizations, including those whose primary 
mission is professional and scientific and those whose primary mission 
is conservation and related scientific and advocacy activities; (3) 
American Indian tribes and other Native American entities; (4) 
Academia; (5) Individual landowners; and (6) Business interests.
    In addition, the Committee may include scientific experts, and will 
include rotating representation from one or more of the institutions 
that host the DOI Climate Science Centers.
    The Committee will meet approximately 2-4 times annually, and at 
such times as designated by the DFO. The Secretary of the Interior will 
appoint members to the Committee. Members appointed as special 
Government employees are required to file on an annual basis a 
confidential financial disclosure report.
    No individual who is currently registered as a Federal lobbyist is 
eligible to serve as a member of the Committee.

    Dated: November 16, 2012.
Marcia McNutt,
Director, USGS.
[FR Doc. 2012-28414 Filed 11-21-12; 8:45 am]
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