[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 239 (Wednesday, December 14, 2005)]
[Page 73991]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-24027]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 120605A]

U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment 
Product Prospectuses

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

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comments.


SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishes 
this notice to announce the availability of draft Prospectuses for four 
of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Synthesis and 
Assessment Products (Products) for public comment. These draft 
Prospectuses address the following CCSP Topics:
    Product 1.3 Reanalysis of Historical Climate Data for Key 
Atmospheric Features:
    Implications for Attribution of Causes of Observed Change;
    Product 4.1 Coastal Elevation and Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise;
    Product 5.1 Uses and Limitations of Observations, Data, Forecasts, 
and other Projections in Decision Support for Selected Sectors and 
Regions; and
    Product 5.3 Decision Support Experiments and Evaluations Using 
Seasonal to Interannual Forecasts and Observational Data.
    After consideration of comments received on the draft Prospectuses, 
the final Prospectuses along with the comments received will be 
published on the CCSP Web site.

DATES: Comments must be received by January 30, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The draft Prospectuses are posted on the CCSP Program Office 
Web site. The Web addresses to access the draft Prospectuses are:
Product 1.3 (Reanalysis):
Product 4.1 (Sea Level):
    http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/ /sap/sap4-1/default.htm
Product 5.1 (Observations):
Product 5.3 (Seasonal):
    Detailed instructions for making comments on the draft Prospectuses 
are provided with each Prospectus. Comments should be prepared in 
accordance with these instructions.

Climate Change Science Program Office, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone: (202) 419-3476.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CCSP was established by the President in 
2002 to coordinate and integrate scientific research on global change 
and climate change sponsored by 13 participating departments and 
agencies of the U.S. Government. The CCSP is charged with preparing 
information resources that support climate-related discussions and 
decisions, including scientific synthesis and assessment analyses that 
support evaluation of important policy issues. The Prospectuses 
addressed by this notice provide a topical overview and describe plans 
for scoping, drafting, reviewing, producing, and disseminating three of 
21 final synthesis and assessment Products that will be produced by the 

    Dated: December 7, 2005.
James R. Mahoney,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans andAtmosphere, Director, 
U.S. Climate Change Science Program.
[FR Doc. 05-24027 Filed 12-13-05; 8:45 am]