[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 101 (Tuesday, May 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30157-30158]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12117]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

United States Geological Survey

[GX14EN05ESB0500]


Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Meeting Notice

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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: Meeting: The meeting will be held as follows: Wednesday, June 
11, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (All times Eastern).

ADDRESSES: Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, 
Tysons Corner, Virginia, 22182, McLean Room.

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, romalley@usgs.gov, (703) 
648-4086.

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; state and local governments; American Indian tribes and other 
Native American entities; nongovernmental 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/acccnrs.
    Meeting Agenda: The objectives of this meeting are to: (1) Review 
and provide feedback on USGS's draft strategy for NCCWSC and the CSCs; 
(2) review and provide input on draft ACCCNRS report to the Secretary 
of the Interior; (3) agree on steps for finalizing ACCCNRS 
recommendations and report to the Secretary of the Interior; (4) review 
and update ACCCNRS work plan for 2014-15. The final agenda will be 
posted on https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/acccnrs prior to the meeting.
    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, 
June 11, 2014, from approximately 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 4:45 
p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Thursday, June 12, 2014, from approximately 
11:45 a.m. to 12:00 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 
meeting.
    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 romalley@usgs.gov.
    The meeting location is open to the public. 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 romalley@usgs.gov, or by phone at (703) 648-4086, 
by close of business on June 4, 2014. Persons with disabilities 
requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing 
impaired, should contact Mr. O'Malley at (703)

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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.

Robin O'Malley,
Designated Federal Officer.
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