[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 91 (Thursday, May 10, 2012)]
[Pages 27480-27481]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11277]



Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Outer Continental Shelf Scientific Committee; Announcement of 
Plenary Session

AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Meeting.


SUMMARY: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Scientific Committee (SC) 
will meet at the Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort.

DATES: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 
May 23, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and on Thursday, May 24, 
2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, California 
93103, telephone (805) 564-4333.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the agenda may be requested 
from BOEM by emailing Ms. Phyllis Clark at Phyllis.Clark@boem.gov. 
Other inquiries concerning the OCS SC meeting should be addressed to 
Dr. Rodney Cluck, Executive Secretary to the OCS SC, Bureau of Ocean 
Energy Management, 381 Elden Street, Mail Stop HM-3115, Herndon, 
Virginia 20170-4817, or by calling (703) 787-1087 or via email at 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCS SC will provide advice on the 
feasibility, appropriateness, and scientific value of the OCS 
Environmental Studies Program to the Secretary of the Interior through 
the Director of BOEM. The SC will review the relevance of the research 
and data being produced to meet BOEM's scientific information needs for 
decision making and may recommend changes in scope, direction, and 
    The Committee will meet in plenary session on Tuesday, May 22. The 
Chief Environmental Officer will address the Committee on the general 
status of BOEM and its activities. There will be an update from each 
region's Environmental Studies Chief on OCS activities and current 
    On Wednesday, May 23, the Committee will meet in discipline 
breakout groups (i.e., biology/ecology, physical sciences, and social 
sciences) to review the specific research plans of BOEM's regional 
offices for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014.
    On Thursday, May 24, the Committee will meet in plenary session for 
reports of the individual discipline breakout sessions of the previous 
day and to continue with Committee business.

[[Page 27481]]

    The meetings are open to the public. Approximately 30 visitors can 
be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis at the plenary 

    Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463, 5 
U.S.C., Appendix I, and the Office of Management and Budget's 
Circular A-63, Revised.

    Dated: May 3, 2012.
Alan Thornhill,
Chief Environmental Officer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-11277 Filed 5-9-12; 8:45 am]