[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 12 (Thursday, January 17, 2013)]
[Page 3882]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00892]



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 
Denver, CO.
    Dates and Times: The meeting will be held on Wednesday February 6, 
2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 Western Management 
Development Center, Cherry Creek Place, 3151 S Vaughn Way, Aurora, CO 

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 Jessica.snowden@noaa.gov or visit the U.S. IOOS 
Advisory Committee Web site at http://www.ioos.gov/advisorycommittee.

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 advises 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 February 6, 2013, from 4:30 p.m. to 4:45 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 January 25, 2013 to provide 
sufficient time for Committee review. Written comments received after 
January 25, 2013, 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: The meeting will focus on finalizing a 
vision statement for U.S. IOOS, and framing a vision for the U.S. IOOS 
business model. The agenda is subject to change. The latest version 
will be posted at http://www.ioos.gov/advisorycommittee.
    Special Accommodations: 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 January 23, 2013.

    Dated: December 20, 2012.
Zdenka S. Willis,
Director, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System.
[FR Doc. 2013-00892 Filed 1-16-13; 8:45 am]