[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 22, 2006)]
[Pages 9095-9096]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-2459]



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 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 Wednesday March 8, 2006, 
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday March 9, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 
p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to 
change. Refer to the Web page http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.
    Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Courtyard Marriott 
Hotel, 8506 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-
minute public comment period on March 8 (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 five (5) minutes. 
Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB 
Executive Director's Office by March 1, 2006 to provide sufficient time 
for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director 
after March 1 will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed 
prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, 
first-served basis.
    Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Briefing on the Environmental Impact of Hurricane Katrina; 
(2) Update and discussion of the Preliminary Report of the Hurricane 
Intensity Research Working Group; (3) Update on the Review of NOAA 
Ecosystem Science and Research; (4) Report on the Status of Social 
Science in NOAA; (5) Briefing on Invasive Species Activities in NOAA; 
(6) Discussion of Stakeholder Input and NOAA's Annual Guidance 
Memorandum for Fiscal Years 2009-2013 and (7) Update on the NOAA 
Strategy for Environmental Literacy.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Uhart, Executive Director, 
Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 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.

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    Dated: February 15, 2006.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atmospheric 
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