[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 2, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60851-60852]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24085]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board Meeting

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 NOAA 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. NOAA 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, November 19, 2013 
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 8:30 
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.
    Place: The meeting will be held in the Washington, DC area; please 
check the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html 
for meeting location and directions.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15 
minute public comment period on November 19 at 5:15 p.m. (check Web 
site to confirm time). The NOAA 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 NOAA SAB Executive Director by November 
12, 2013 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be 
received in the NOAA SAB Executive Director's Office by November 12, 
2013 to provide sufficient time for NOAA SAB review. Written comments 
received by the NOAA SAB Executive Director after November 12, 2013 
will be distributed to the NOAA 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 12, 2013, to Dr. Cynthia 
Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., 
Silver Spring, MD 20910.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting may include the following 
topics: (1) Review Report on the Cooperative Institute for Research in 
the Atmosphere (CIRA); (2) Recommendations and Proposed New

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Members from the Data Archive and Access Requirements Working Group; 3) 
Recommendations from the from the Ecosystem Sciences and Management 
Working Group; (4) Discussion of Environmental Information Services 
Working Group and Climate Working Group comments on NOAA Response to 
Climate Partnership Task Force Report; (5) NOAA Response to the SAB 
Satellite Task Force Report; (6) NOAA Response to the Review of the 
Ocean Exploration Program; (7) SAB Strategic Planning: NOAA 
Presentation and Discussion; (8) Discussion of SAB Working Groups-
Overall Funding and Tasking in a Budget-Constrained Environment; (9) 
NOAA Update; (10) Update on NOAA Cooperative Institutes; (11) Ocean 
Exploration Forum Highlights; and (12) Updates from NOAA 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: September 26, 2013.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-24085 Filed 10-1-13; 8:45 am]
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