[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 134 (Thursday, July 12, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17040]

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Sea Grant Advisory Board

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board. Board 
members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant 
College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, 
education and extension, science and technology programs, and other 
matters as described in the Agenda below.

DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for: Monday, August 6 2012.

ADDRESSES: Conference Call. Public access is available at SSMC Bldg. 3, 
ROOM  10836, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth Ban, Designated Federal 
Officer, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11843, Silver 
Spring, Maryland 20910, or [email protected] or (301) 734-1082.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, which consists of a balanced 
representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens 
groups, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant 
Improvement Act (Pub. L. 94-461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The Board advises the 
Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the National Sea Grant 
College Program with respect to operations under the Act, and such 
other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. 
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
    Monday, August 6, 2012--2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


2:00 Welcome and roll call
2:10 Discussion and approval of draft Advisory Board report to Congress 
on the state of Sea Grant.
3:45 Public Comments
4:00 Adjourn
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-
minute public comment period on Monday, August 6 at 3:45 p.m. EDT. The 
Board 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 Officer by July 30, 2012 to 
provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received 
after July 30, 2012, will be distributed to the Board, but may not be 
reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-
come, first-served basis.
    Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or 
other auxiliary aids should be directed to Elizabeth Ban, Designated 
Federal Officer at 301-734-1082 or [email protected] by July 27, 

    Dated: July 6, 2012.
Andy Baldus,
Acting Chief Financial Officer/Acting Administrative Officer, Office of 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
[FR Doc. 2012-17040 Filed 7-11-12; 8:45 am]