[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 195 (Thursday, October 8, 2015)]
[Pages 60884-60885]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25679]



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 Thursday, October 29, 9:45 
a.m. EDT to 5:45 p.m. EDT and on Friday, October 30, from 8:15 a.m. EDT 
to 1:00 p.m. EDT. 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 Hamilton Hotel Ballroom, 
1001 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC. 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 October 29 from 5:30-5:45 p.m. EDT 
(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 SAB Acting Executive Director by 
October 22, 2015 to schedule their presentation. Written comments 
should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by October 
22, 2015, to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments 
received by the SAB Executive Director after October 22, 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 October 22, 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) Review Report for the Joint Institute on Marine and 
Atmospheric Research (JIMAR); (2) Review Report for the Cooperative 
Institute on Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS); (3) Gulf Coast 
Ecosystem Restoration Program Advisory Working Group Report on the 
RESTORE Act Science Program's Performance Metrics Plan and Coordination 
Plan; (4) SAB Strategy Discussion; (5) Updates from the NOAA 
Administrator and Chief Scientist; (6) Discussion on Optimizing SAB 
Working Group Operations and (7) Working Group Issues for Discussion.

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.

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    Dated: October 1, 2015.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-25679 Filed 10-7-15; 8:45 am]