[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 130 (Wednesday, July 8, 2015)]
[Page 39076]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16680]



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 

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


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 Monday August 3 from 8:15 
a.m. to 5:45 p.m. PDT and Tuesday August 4 from 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
PDT. 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 times and agenda.
    Place: The meeting will be held at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries 
Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, California, 
92037. 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 August 3 from 5:30-5:45 p.m. PDT (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 Acting SAB Executive Director by July 
27, to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received 
in the Acting SAB Executive Director's, Office Room 146 Gregg Hall, 35 
Colovos Road, Durham, NH 03824 by July 27, 2015, to provide sufficient 
time for SAB review. Written comments received by the Acting SAB 
Executive Director after July 27, 2015, 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 July 27, 2015, to Dr. Elizabeth 
Turner, Acting SAB Executive Director, Room 146 Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos 
Road, Durham, NH 03824; Email: Elizabeth.Turner@noaa.gov.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) NOAA Response to the SAB Ecosystem-Based Fisheries 
Management Report; (2) Review Report for the Cooperative Institute on 
Marine Resource Studies (CIMRS); (3) SAB strategy discussion; (4) 
Updates from the NOAA Administrator and Chief cientist; and (5) Working 
group updates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Elizabeth Turner Acting Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Room 146 Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos 
Road, Durham, NH 03824. Email: Elizabeth.Turner@noaa.gov; or visit the 
NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    Dated: June 30, 2015.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-16680 Filed 7-7-15; 8:45 am]