[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 164 (Monday, August 25, 2014)]
[Pages 50695-50696]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20148]



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: Meeting: The meeting will be held as follows: Wednesday, 
September 17, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Thursday, 
September 18, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (All times Pacific Daylight 

ADDRESSES: 911 Federal Building, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 
97232, Floor B1, Conference Room C.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robin O'Malley, Designated Federal 
Officer, Policy and Partnership Coordinator, National Climate Change 
and Wildlife Science Center, U.S.

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Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 400, Reston, 
VA 20192, [email protected], (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) Provide 
input on the NCCWSC Science Plan and national science priorities; (2) 
learn about the Northwest Climate Science Center's science and 
stakeholder engagement efforts; (3) review, provide input on, and 
achieve a level of consensus on draft ACCCNRS recommendations and 
report to the Secretary of the Interior; and (4) review and update the 
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 have approximately 15-30 minutes to 
make comment on both Wednesday, September 17, 2014, between 9:00 a.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, September 18, 2014 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 
p.m. (all times Pacific Daylight Time).
    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. When entering the 911 
Federal Building, federal employees will be able to bypass security by 
showing a federal identification badge. Non-federal employees and 
visitors will be required to show a government issued photo 
identification card and pass through a metal detector. Non-federal 
employees and visitors will have access to the first floor of the 
building with a temporary badge, issued by the building security. Non-
federal employees and visitors must be escorted by a federal employee 
to access all other floors of the building, including floor B1. Space 
is limited, so all interested in attending should pre-register. Please 
submit your name, estimate 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 10, 2014. 
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 

Robin O'Malley,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20148 Filed 8-22-14; 8:45 am]