[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 123 (Wednesday, June 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38297-38298]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15279]


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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.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT and Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. 
to 4:05 p.m. EDT. 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: Conference call. Public access is available at 1315 East-
West Highway, Room 11836 in Silver Spring, MD. Please check the SAB Web 
site http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for address and 
directions to the meeting location. Members of the public will not be 
able to dial in to this meeting.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 10 
minute public comment period on July 24 from 1:05-1:15 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 two (2) minutes. 
Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should 
contact the SAB Executive Director by July 17, 2013 to schedule their 
presentation. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive 
Director's Office by July 17, 2013 to provide sufficient time for SAB 
review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after 
July 17, 2013 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 17, 2013, to Dr. Cynthia Decker, 
SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room

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11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) NOAA Response to the SAB Review of the Ocean Exploration 
and Research Program; (2) NOAA Social Science Needs Assessment; (3) 
Terms of Reference and Membership Approach for Gulf Coast Ecosystem 
Restoration Science Program Advisory Working Group; (4) National 
Academy of Public Administration Report: Forecasting the Future-
Assuring the Capacity of the National Weather Service; (5) Arctic 
Policy and Management; (6) Arctic Science; (7) Climate Working Group-
Proposed Change in Terms of Reference and Working Group Update; (8) 
Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group-Proposed New Member and 
Working Group Update; (9) Environmental Information Services Working 
Group-Membership and Working Group Update; and (10) Updates from Data 
Archive and Access Requirements and Ocean Exploration Advisory 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: June 20, 2013.
Jamie Krauk,
Acting Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-15279 Filed 6-25-13; 8:45 am]
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