[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 173 (Monday, September 8, 1997)]
[Page 47197]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-23652]



Science Advisory Board; Notice of establishment

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

ACTION: Notice of Establishment.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and the General Services Administration 
(GSA) rule of Federal Advisory Committee Management, 41 CFR Part 101-6, 
and after consultation with GSA, the Secretary of Commerce has 
determined that the establishment of the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) is in 
the public interest in connection with the performance of duties 
imposed on the Department by law.
    The SAB will advise the Secretary, through the Under Secretary for 
Oceans and Atmosphere, on long- and short-range strategies for 
research, education, and application of science to resource management.
    The SAB will consist of fifteen members to be appointed by the 
Under Secretary to assure a balanced representation among pre-eminent 
scientists, engineers, and educators and science policy experts 
representing the full breadth of NOAA's areas of responsibility.
    The SAB will function solely as an advisory body, and in compliance 
with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The charter will 
be filed under the Act, fifteen days from the date of publication of 
this notice. Interested persons are invited to submit comments 
regarding the establishment of this committee to the Office of the 
Chief Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 5128 
HCHB, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20230, telephone: (202) 482-2977.

    Dated: September 2, 1997.
Terry D. Garcia,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and 
Deputy Administrator.
[FR Doc. 97-23652 Filed 9-5-97; 8:45 am]