[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 88 (Monday, May 9, 2005)]
[Pages 24471-24472]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-9226]

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Part III

Department of Commerce


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research; Request for Nomination of 
Members to the NOAA Science Advisory Board; Notice

Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 88 / Monday, May 9, 2005 / Notices

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research; Request for 
Nomination of Members to the NOAA Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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 
missions. As a Federal Advisory Committee the SAB's membership is 
required to be balanced in terms of viewpoints represented and the 
functions to be performed as well as including the interests of 
geographic regions of the country and the diverse sectors of our 
society (business and industry, science, academia, and the public at 

DATES: Nominations must be received electronically by June 8, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted electronically to 

michael.uhart@noaa.gov or (301) 713-9121, ext. 159.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SAB activities and advice provide necessary 
input to ensure that NOAA science programs are of the highest quality 
and provide optimal support to NOAA's Mission Goals:
     Protect, Restore, and Manage the Use of Coastal and Ocean 
Resources Through an Ecosystem Approach to Management.
     Understand Climate Variability and Change to Enhance 
Society's Ability to Plan and Respond.
     Serve Society's Needs for Weather and Water Information.
     Support the Nation's Commerce with Information for Safe, 
Efficient, and Environmentally Sound Transportation.
     Provide Critical Support for NOAA's Mission.
    The SAB meets at least twice each year, exclusive of subcommittee, 
task force, and working group meetings. Panel members must be willing 
to participate in periodic reviews of the conduct, support, and use of 
science in NOAA laboratories and programs. Panel members are appointed 
for a 3-year term. Nominees, if accepted, will be appointed as Special 
Government Employees and will be required to complete confidential 
financial disclosure forms.
    Nominations should provide: (1) The nominee's full name, title, 
institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the nominee's 
area(s) of expertise; and (3) a short description of their 
qualifications relative to the kinds of advice being solicited. 
Inclusion of a resume is desirable.

    Dated: May 3, 2005.
Louisa Koch,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-9226 Filed 5-6-05; 8:45 am]