[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 210 (Tuesday, October 30, 2012)]
[Pages 65674-65675]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26511]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office 
of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory 


SUMMARY: NOAA is soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science 
Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is the only Federal Advisory Committee 
with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator on long- and short-range 
strategies for research, education, and application of science to 
resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. The 
SAB consists of 15 members reflecting the full breadth of NOAA's areas 
of responsibility and assists NOAA in maintaining a complete and 
accurate understanding of scientific issues critical to the agency's 
    Points of View: The Board will consist of approximately fifteen 
members including a Chair, designated by the Under Secretary in 
accordance with FACA requirements.
    Members will be appointed for three-year terms, renewable once, and 
serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary. If a member resigns 
before the end of his or her first term, the vacancy appointment shall 
be for the remainder of the unexpired term, and shall be renewable 
twice if the unexpired term is less than one year.
    Members will be appointed as special government employees (SGEs) 
and will be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. 
Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable travel and per diem 
expenses incurred in performing such duties but will not be reimbursed 
for their time.
    As a Federal Advisory Committee the Board's membership is required 
to be balanced in terms of viewpoints represented and the functions to 
be performed as well as the interests of geographic regions of the 
country and the diverse sectors of U.S. society.
    The SAB meets in person three times each year, exclusive of 
teleconferences or subcommittee, task force, and working group 
meetings. Board members must be willing to serve as liaisons to SAB 
working groups and/or participate in periodic reviews of the NOAA 
Cooperative Institutes and overarching reviews of NOAA's research 


    Nominations may be made by individuals themselves or by a third 
party. Nominations by a third party should provide: (1) The nominee's 
full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; 
(2) the nominee's area(s) of expertise; and (3) a short description of 
his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice being solicited. 
Inclusion of a (maximum length four [4] pages) resume or curriculum 
vitae is recommended, but not required.


    An application is required to be considered for Board membership, 
whether nominated by a third party or self-nominated. To apply, submit 
a current resume (maximum length four [4] pages) as indicated in the 
ADDRESSES section that includes: (1) The applicant's full name, title, 
institutional affiliation, and contact information (mailing address, 
email, telephones, fax); (2) the nominee's area(s) of expertise; and 
(3) a short description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds 
of advice being solicited. A cover letter stating their interest in 
serving on the Board and highlighting specific areas of expertise 
relevant to the purpose of the Board is required.

DATES: Nominations should be sent to the address specified and must be 
received by November 29, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Nominations and applications should be submitted 
electronically to [email protected].

Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-
713-1459, Email: [email protected]); or visit the NOAA SAB Web 
site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Individuals with expertise are sought in the 
specific areas of satellites and ground systems, high-performance 
computing and data systems, operational oceanography and/or 
meteorology, social sciences, and NOAA-relevant science and technology 
as applied in the Great Lakes region. Individuals with expertise in 
other areas relevant to NOAA goals and objectives are also welcome.
    SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that 
NOAA science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal 
support to NOAA's Mission Goals:
     Climate Adaptation and Mitigation.
     Weather-Ready Nation.
     Healthy Oceans.
     Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies.

    Dated: October 23, 2012.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
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