[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 39 (Monday, February 28, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10888-10889]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4354]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Science Advisory Board (SAB); Notice of Open Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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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 9, 2011, from 
9:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 10, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 
2:30 p.m. 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 agenda.

PLACE: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Washington Embassy Row, 
2015 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20036.
    Please check the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov for 
confirmation of the venue and for directions.

STATUS: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-
minute public comment period on March 9 at 5 p.m. (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 should be received in the SAB Executive 
Director's Office by March 1, 2011 to provide sufficient time for SAB 
review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after 
March 1, 2011 will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed 
prior to the meeting date. Seats will be

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available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) SAB Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group Report 
on Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning; (2) Discussion of NOAA and SAB 
Activities on Ocean Policy and Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning; (3) 
SAB Data Archive and Access Requirements Working Group Report; (4) 
Update of the SAB Working Group Subcommittee; (5) NOAA Response to the 
SAB Recommendations on Implementing Integrated Ecosystem Assessments; 
(6) NOAA Response to the SAB Recommendations on Integrated Ecosystem 
Assessments, the Ecosystem Approach to Management and Coastal and 
Marine Spatial Planning; (7) NOAA Response to the SAB Recommendations 
on Oceans and Human Health; (8) Presentation on NOAA's Space Weather 
Program; (9) Connecting Climate and Ecosystems: Progress and Challenges 
and (10) Updates from SAB Working Groups.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-
713-1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NOAA SAB Web 
site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    Dated: February 22, 2011.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrator Officer, Office of Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-4354 Filed 2-25-11; 8:45 am]
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