[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 155 (Friday, August 10, 2012)]
[Pages 47819-47820]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19759]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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

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

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the U.S. Integrated 
Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory Committee (Committee) in 
Washington, DC.

DATES AND TIMES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday August 29, 2012, 
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday August 30, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 3 p.m. 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.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Consortium for Ocean 
Leadership, 1201 New York Ave. NW., Washington, DC, 20005.

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 [email protected] or visit the U.S. IOOS 
Advisory Committee Web site at http://www.ioos.gov/about/governance/ioos_advisory_committee.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 (Pub. L. 111-11). The Committee will advise 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 
    (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 
    The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute 
public comment period on August 29, 2012, from 4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
and on August 30, 2012, from 2:45 p.m. to 3 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 August 17, 
2012 to provide sufficient time for Committee review. Written comments 
received after August 17, 2012, will be distributed to the Committee, 
but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be 
available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Matters to Be Considered: This is the inaugural meeting of the 
Committee. As such, the meeting will focus on swearing in the new 
members and defining the vision and outcomes expected of the Committee, 
including agency insights on the U.S. IOOS enterprise from NOAA and 
IOOC leadership. The agenda is subject to change. The latest version 
will be posted at http://www.ioos.gov/about/governance/ioos_advisory_committee.html.
    Special Accomodations: These meetings are physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or 
other auxiliary aids should be directed to Jessica Snowden, alternate 
Designated Federal Official at 301-427-2453 by August 15, 2012.

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    Dated: July 19, 2012.
Zdenka S. Willis,
Director, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System.
[FR Doc. 2012-19759 Filed 8-9-12; 8:45 am]