[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 80 (Tuesday, April 26, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 23331]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-10034]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement


Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Scientific Committee (SC); 
Announcement of Plenary Session

AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement 
(BOEMRE), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The OCS Scientific Committee will meet at the Holiday Inn Cape 
Cod in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

DATES: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, May 18, 
2011, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Thursday, May 19, 2011, from 10 
a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Holiday Inn Cape Cod, 1127 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, 
Massachusetts 02601, telephone (508) 775-1153.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the agenda may be requested 
from BOEMRE by emailing Ms. Carolyn Beamer at 
carolyn.beamer@boemre.gov. Other inquiries concerning the OCS SC 
meeting should be addressed to Dr. Rodney Cluck, Chief, Environmental 
Studies Program, Environmental Division, Bureau of Ocean Energy 
Management, Regulation and Enforcement, 381 Elden Street, Mail Stop 
4043, Herndon, Virginia 20170-4817, or by calling (703) 787-1656 or via 
e-mail at rodney.cluck@boemre.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCS SC will provide advice on the 
feasibility, appropriateness, and scientific value of the OCS 
Environmental Studies Program to the Secretary of the Interior through 
the Director of the BOEMRE. The SC will review the relevance of the 
research and data being produced to meet BOEMRE scientific information 
needs for decision making and may recommend changes in scope, 
direction, and emphasis.
    The Committee will meet in plenary session on Tuesday, May 17. The 
Director will address the Committee on the general status of the BOEMRE 
and its activities. There will be a presentation on Alternative Energy 
Programs: Current Status and Next Steps, Updates of Activities 
Pertaining to the Priorities of the National Ocean Policy, Atlantic 
Governance Councils (NROC, MARCO), as well as an Update of Ongoing and 
Future Research Pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. 
Following these presentations BOEMRE regional officials will discuss 
their most pertinent and current issues.
    On Wednesday, May 18, the Committee will meet in discipline 
breakout sessions (i.e., biology/ecology, physical sciences, and social 
sciences) to review the specific studies plans of the BOEMRE regional 
offices for Fiscal Years 2012-2014.
    On Thursday, May 19, the Committee will meet in plenary session for 
reports of the individual discipline breakout sessions of the previous 
day and to continue with Committee business.
    The meetings are open to the public. Approximately 40 visitors can 
be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis at the plenary 
session.

    Authority:  Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463, 5 
U.S.C., Appendix I, and the Office of Management and Budget's 
Circular A-63, Revised.

    Dated: April 14, 2011.
Robert P. LaBelle,
Acting Associate Director for Offshore Energy and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 2011-10034 Filed 4-25-11; 8:45 am]
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