[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 159 (Friday, August 16, 2013)]
[Pages 50085-50086]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19924]



United States Geological Survey


Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Meeting notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, we announce that the Advisory Committee 
on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will hold a meeting.

DATES: Meetings: The meetings will be held as follows: Wednesday, 
September 18, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; and Thursday, 
September 19, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (All times Eastern).

ADDRESSES: Hall of the States Building, 444 North Capitol Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20001, Room 283/285.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robin O'Malley, Designated Federal 
Officer, Policy and Partnership Coordinator, National Climate Change 
and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise 
Valley Drive, Mail Stop 400, Reston, VA 20192, [email protected], (703) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chartered in May 2013, the Advisory 
Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS) 
advises the Secretary of the Interior on the establishment and 
operations of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change 
and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and the Department of the Interior 
(DOI) Climate Science Centers (CSCs). ACCCNRS members represent federal 
agencies; tribal, state, and local governments; nongovernment 
organizations; academic institutions; and the private sector. Duties of 
the committee include: (A) Advising on the contents of a national 
strategy identifying key science priorities to advance the management 
of natural resources in the face of climate change; (B) advising on the 
nature, extent, and quality of relations with and engagement of key 
partners at the regional/CSC level; (C) advising on the nature and 
effectiveness of mechanisms to ensure the identification of key 
priorities from management partners and to effectively deliver 
scientific results in useful forms; (D) advising on mechanisms that may 
be employed by the NCCWSC to ensure high standards of scientific 
quality and integrity in its products, and to review and evaluate the 
performance of individual CSCs, in advance of opportunities to re-
establish expiring agreements; and (E) coordinating as appropriate with 
any Federal Advisory Committee established for the DOI Landscape 
Conservation Cooperatives. More information about the ACCCNRS is 
available at https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/content/advisory-committee-climate-change-and-natural-resource-science-acccnrs.
    Meeting Agenda: The objectives of this meeting are to: (1) Provide 
ACCCNRS Members with a working understanding of the USGS National 
Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the DOI Climate Science 
Centers; (2) provide an overview of other federal climate science 
services and programs; (3) review the Committee's charge, scope, 
operating procedures, and ground rules; (4) review and solicit 
Committee input on the CSCs and NCCWSC approach to science and 
stakeholder engagement; and (5) define an agenda for future Committee 
meetings. The final agenda will be posted on https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/content/advisory-committee-climate-change-and-natural-resource-science-acccnrs prior to the meeting.

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    Public Input: All Committee meetings are open to the public. 
Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through 
written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the 
public meeting. The public will be able to make comment on Wednesday, 
September 18, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. and on Thursday, 
September 19, 2013, from 2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    Individuals or groups requesting to make comment at the public 
Committee meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker. The 
Committee will endeavor to provide adequate opportunity for all 
speakers, within available time limits. Speakers who wish to expand 
upon their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could 
not be accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to 
submit their comments in written form to the Committee after the 
    Written comments should be submitted, prior to, during, or after 
the meeting, to Mr. Robin O'Malley, Designated Federal Officer, by U.S. 
Mail to: Mr. Robin O'Malley, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. 
Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 400, Reston, 
VA 20192, or via email, at [email protected].
    The meeting location is open to the public, and current, government 
issued, photo ID is required to enter. Space is limited, so all 
interested in attending should pre-register. Please submit your name, 
time of arrival, email address and phone number to Mr. Robin O'Malley 
via email at [email protected], or by phone at (703) 648-4086, by close 
of business on September 11, 2013. Please also notify Mr. O'Malley if 
you are unable to attend the meeting in person, but would be interested 
in joining virtually (e.g. conference phone and internet access to 
meeting presentations). Virtual meeting access will be available with 
sufficient interest. Persons with disabilities requiring special 
services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should 
contact Mr. O'Malley at (703) 648-4086 at least seven calendar days 
prior to the meeting. We will do our best to accommodate those who are 
unable to meet this deadline.

     Dated: August 9, 2013.
Robin O'Malley,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-19924 Filed 8-15-13; 8:45 am]