[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 65 (Monday, April 6, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 18441]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-07820]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

United States Geological Survey

[GX15EN05ESB0500]


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: Tuesday, April 28, 
2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (All times Central Daylight Time).

ADDRESSES: National Weather Center, Don Nickels Conference Room, 3rd 
Floor (NWC3910 A/B), 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman, OK.

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) Provide 
input on the NCCWSC Science Agenda and national science priorities; (2) 
Learn about the activities of the South Central Climate Science 
Center's (SC CSC) and how they address ACCCNRS recommendations; (3) 
Review and provide input on program evaluation categories for the 
NCCWSC; and (4) Review the issue(s) associated with downscaling 
identified by the Downscaling Work Group and determine if the Committee 
would like to make recommendations related to these issues. 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 minutes to make 
comment on both Tuesday, April 28, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. 
and Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. (all times 
Central 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 
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 is open to the public but participants must register 
and will be issued a name badge. When entering National Weather Center 
Building please be prepared to show government issued photo 
identification and to pass through a metal detector. Space is limited, 
so all interested in attending should pre-register. Please submit your 
name, email address and phone number to Lisa LaCivita via email at 
nccwsc@usgs.gov, or phone at (703) 648-4088, by close of business on 
April 12, 2015. Persons with disabilities requiring special services, 
such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should also contact 
Lisa LaCivita 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.
[FR Doc. 2015-07820 Filed 4-3-15; 8:45 am]
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