[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 172 (Friday, September 4, 2015)]
[Pages 53498-53499]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-21976]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory 

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting (via webinar and teleconference).


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a virtual meeting of the U. S. 
Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory Committee 
    Dates and Times: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday 
September 22, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT. These times and 
the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the 
Web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Snowden, Designated Federal 
Official, U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, U.S. IOOS Program, 1315 East-
West Highway, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Silver Spring, MD 
20910; Phone 301-713-3070 x 141; Fax 301-713-3281; Email 
[email protected] or visit the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee Web 
site at http://www.ioos.noaa.gov/advisorycommittee.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The IOOS Advisory Committee meeting will be 
held via webinar and teleconference. Members of the public who wish to 
participate in the meeting must register

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in advance by September 18, 2015. Please register by contacting Jessica 
Snowden, Designated Federal Official at email: [email protected] 
or tel (301) 713-3070 x 141. Webinar and teleconference information 
will be provided to registrants prior to the meeting. While the meeting 
will be open to the public, webinar and teleconference capacity may be 
    The Committee was established by the NOAA Administrator as directed 
by Section 12304 of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System 
Act, part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 
111-11). The Committee advises the NOAA Administrator and the 
Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) on matters related to 
the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 12302 of the 
Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 and other 
appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the Committee for 
review and advice.
    The Committee will provide advice on:
    (a) Administration, operation, management, and maintenance of the 
    (b) expansion and periodic modernization and upgrade of technology 
components of the System;
    (c) identification of end-user communities, their needs for 
information provided by the System, and the System's effectiveness in 
dissemination information to end-user communities and to the general 
public; and
    (d) any other purpose identified by the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere or the Interagency Ocean Observation 
    The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute 
public comment period on September 22, 2015, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:00 
p.m. (check agenda on Web site to confirm time.) The Committee 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 three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by 
the Designated Federal Official by September 15, 2015 to provide 
sufficient time for Committee review. Written comments received after 
September 15, 2015, will be distributed to the Committee, but may not 
be reviewed prior to the meeting date.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will focus on review of draft 
recommendations including ICOOS Act reauthorization, regional IOOS 
certification, and addressing the need for resilient communities. The 
agenda is subject to change. The latest version will be posted at 

    Dated: August 28, 2015.
Zdenka Willis,
Director, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Office.
[FR Doc. 2015-21976 Filed 9-3-15; 8:45 am]