[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 174 (Monday, September 9, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 55063]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21805]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory 
Committee

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting (via webinar and teleconference).

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a virtual meeting of the U.S. 
Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory Committee 
(Committee).
    Dates and Times: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday 
September 24, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. These times and 
the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the 
Web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Snowden, Alternate Designated 
Federal Official, U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, U.S. IOOS Program, 1100 
Wayne Ave., Suite 1225, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone 301-427-2453; 
Fax 301-427-2073; Email Jessica.snowden@noaa.gov or visit the U.S. IOOS 
Advisory Committee Web site at http://www.ioos.noaa.gov/advisorycommittee.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The IOOS Advisory Committee meeting will be 
held via webinar and teleconference. Members of the public who wish to 
participate in the meeting must register in advance by September 18, 
2013. Please register by contacting Jessica Snowden, Alternate 
Designated Federal Official at email: Jessica.snowden@noaa.gov or tel 
(301) 427-2453. Webinar and teleconference information will be provided 
to registrants prior to the meeting. While the meeting will be open to 
the public, webinar and teleconference capacity may be limited.
    The Committee was established by the NOAA Administrator as directed 
by Section 12304 of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System 
Act, part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 
111-11). The Committee advises the NOAA Administrator and the 
Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) on matters related to 
the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 12302 of the 
Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 and other 
appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the Committee for 
review and advice.
    The Committee will provide advice on:
    (a) administration, operation, management, and maintenance of the 
System;
    (b) expansion and periodic modernization and upgrade of technology 
components of the System;
    (c) identification of end-user communities, their needs for 
information provided by the System, and the System's effectiveness in 
dissemination information to end-user communities and to the general 
public; and
    (d) any other purpose identified by the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere or the Interagency Ocean Observation 
Committee.
    The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute 
public comment period on September 24, 2013, from 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 
p.m. (check agenda on Web site to confirm time.) The Committee 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 three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by 
the Designated Federal Official by September 16, 2013 to provide 
sufficient time for Committee review. Written comments received after 
September 16, 2013, will be distributed to the Committee, but may not 
be reviewed prior to the meeting date.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will focus on discussing 
various business investment models for consideration by U.S. IOOS. The 
agenda is subject to change. The latest version will be posted at 
http://www.ioos.noaa.gov/advisorycommittee.

    Dated: August 30, 2013.
Christopher C. Cartwright,
Associate Assistant Administrator for Management and CFO/CAO, National 
Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-21805 Filed 9-6-13; 8:45 am]
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