[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 169 (Thursday, September 1, 2005)]
[Pages 52076-52077]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17443]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 

ACTION: Notice of charter renewal.


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce's Chief Financial Officer and 
Assistant Secretary for Administration

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has renewed the charter for the Science Advisory Board (SAB) for a 2-
year period, through August 9, 2007. The SAB is a federal advisory 
committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463).

DATES: Renewed through August 9, 2007.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The charter has evolved since the SAB's 
inception in 1997 so as to accurately describe the SAB's purpose, 
membership, and administrative provisions. To more fully align the 
charter with the current state of the SAB and NOAA, the renewal charter 
has been modified as follows: (1) The first Objective has been changed 
to: ``The SAB will advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans 
and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application 
of science to operations and information services, so as to better 
understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment and conserve 
and manage coastal and marine resources to meet the Nation's economic, 
social, and environmental needs.'' This change aligns the charter with 
NOAA's mission statement. (2) The SAB's Objectives and Duties now 
authorize the SAB to conduct NOAA Cooperative Institute reviews, in 
addition to those of NOAA laboratories and programs. (3) The 
Administrative Provisions have been modified to clarify that the SAB 
reports only to the Under Secretary, and so strengthens its senior 
advisory role within NOAA. (4) The Administrative Provisions have also 
been modified to clarify that, when deemed appropriate, the SAB can 
choose to appoint NOAA employees to task forces and working groups.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, 
Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11152, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver 
Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-713-3515, E-
mail: Michael.uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    Dated: August 26, 2005.
Louisa Koch,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-17443 Filed 8-31-05; 8:45 am]