[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 127 (Monday, July 2, 2012)]
[Page 39220]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16198]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES); Charter 

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of ACCRES Charter Renewal.


SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) 
was renewed on March 14, 2012.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, and the General 
Services Administration (GSA) rule on Federal Advisory Committee 
Management, 41 CFR Part 101-6, and after consultation with GSA, the 
Secretary of Commerce has determined the renewal of the Advisory 
Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) is in the public 
interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the 
Department by law.
    The Committee was first established in May 2002, to advise the 
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters 
relating to the U.S. commercial remote-sensing industry and National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's activities to carry out the 
responsibilities of the Department of Commerce set forth in set forth 
in the 51 U.S.C. 60121, et seq, the National and Commercial Space 
Programs Act and 15 CFR part 960 the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 
1992 (15 U.S.C. 5621-5625).
    The Committee consists of generally not more than 15 members 
serving in a representative capacity. Each of these members shall be 
appointed by the Under Secretary to assure a balanced representation 
among remote sensing satellite operators, private users of data, 
academia and researchers.
    The Committee will function solely as an advisory body and in 
compliance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Copies of the Committee's revised Charter has been filed with the 
appropriate committees of Congress and with the Library of Congress.

NESDIS Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs (CRSRA), 1335 East 
West Highway, Room 8260, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (301) 
713-3385, fax (301) 713-1249, or Richard James at telephone (301) 713-
0572, or email CRSRA@noaa.gov.

Mary E. Kicza,
Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-16198 Filed 6-29-12; 8:45 am]