[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 237 (Wednesday, December 10, 2014)]
[Pages 73278-73279]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28939]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board

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

ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory 


SUMMARY: NOAA is soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science 
Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is the only Federal Advisory Committee 
with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator on long- and short-range 
strategies for research, education, and application of science to 
resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. The 
SAB consists of 15 members reflecting the full breadth of NOAA's areas 
of responsibility and assists NOAA in maintaining a complete and 
accurate understanding of scientific issues critical to the agency's 
    Points of View: The Board will consist of approximately fifteen 
members, including a Chair, designated by the Under Secretary in 
accordance with FACA requirements. Members will be appointed for three-
year terms, renewable once, and serve at the discretion of the Under 
Secretary. If a member resigns before the end of his or her first term, 
the vacancy appointment shall be for the remainder of the unexpired 
term, and shall be renewable twice if the unexpired term is less than 
one year. Members will be appointed as special government employees 
(SGEs) and will be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. 
Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable travel and per diem 
expenses incurred in performing such duties but will not be reimbursed 
for their time. As a Federal Advisory Committee, the Board's membership 
is required to be balanced in terms of viewpoints represented and the 
functions to be performed as well as the interests of geographic 
regions of the country and the diverse sectors of U.S. society.
    The SAB meets in person three times each year, exclusive of 
teleconferences or subcommittee, task force, and working group 
meetings. Board members must be willing to serve as liaisons to SAB 
working groups and/or participate in periodic reviews of the NOAA 
Cooperative Institutes and overarching reviews of NOAA's research 
    Nominations: Interested persons may nominate themselves or third 
    Applications: An application is required to be considered for Board 
membership, regardless of whether a person is nominated by a third 
party or self-nominated. The application package must include: (1) The 
nominee's full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact 
information; (2) the nominee's area(s) of expertise; (3) a short 
description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice 
being solicited by NOAA in this Notice; and (4) a current resume 
(maximum length four [4] pages).

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DATES: Nominations should be sent to the web address specified below 
and must be received by January 9, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted electronically to 

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Individuals are sought with expertise in 
meteorology, operational weather and water forecasting, water resources 
and climate. Individuals with expertise in the physical sciences, 
social sciences, and communications in these fields will all be given 

    Dated: December 5, 2014.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-28939 Filed 12-9-14; 8:45 am]