[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 60 (Friday, March 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 17507]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07000]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board (SAB)

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

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision 
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory 
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and 
application of science to operations and information services. SAB 
activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of 
the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 
from 1:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. EDT and Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics 
described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page 
http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date 
meeting agenda.
    Place: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Silver Spring, 8777 
Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Please check the SAB Web 
site http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for directions to 
the meeting location.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-
minute public comment period on April 15 from 5:05-5:20 p.m. (check Web 
site to confirm time). The SAB 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 two (2) minutes. 
Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should 
contact the SAB Executive Director by April 11, 2014, to schedule their 
presentation. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive 
Director's Office by April 11, 2014, to provide sufficient time for SAB 
review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after 
April 11, 2014, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed 
prior to the meeting date. Seating at the meeting will be available on 
a first-come, first-served basis.
    Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be 
directed no later than 12:00 p.m. on April 11, 2014, to Dr. Cynthia 
Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., 
Silver Spring, MD 20910; Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group (ESMWG 
Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Recommendations (2) Review Report 
on the Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems and Climate (CIMEC3) 
NOAA Observing System Integrated Analysis Capability II (NOSIA II); (4) 
NOAA Science Talk: Improving Prediction of Extreme Weather Events using 
Multi-Model Ensembles; (5) NOAA Response to the SAB Portfolio Review 
Task Force Report; (6) NOAA Response to the SAB External Review of the 
Ocean Exploration Program; (7) NOAA Science Career Track; (8) Ecosystem 
Sciences and Management Working Group (ESMWG) Coastal Habitat 
Restoration Recommendations; (9) NOAA Update and (10) Working Group 
Updates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-
713-1459). Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NOAA SAB Web 
site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    Dated: March 24, 2014.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-07000 Filed 3-27-14; 8:45 am]
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