[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 250 (Monday, December 30, 2013)]
[Pages 79478-79479]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-31175]



Geological Survey


Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Meeting notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, we announce that the Advisory Committee 
on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will hold a meeting.

DATES: Meeting: The meeting will be held as follows: Wednesday, January 
22, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Thursday, January 23, 2014 
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (All times Eastern).

ADDRESSES: JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606, 
Main Meeting Room (Room 109).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robin O'Malley, Designated Federal 
Officer, Policy and Partnership Coordinator, National Climate Change 
and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise 
Valley Drive, Mail Stop 400, Reston, VA 20192, [email protected], (703) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chartered in May 2013, the Advisory 
Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS) 
advises the Secretary of the Interior on the establishment and 
operations of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change 
and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and the Department of the Interior 
(DOI) Climate Science Centers (CSCs). ACCCNRS members represent federal 
agencies; state and local governments; American Indian tribes and other 
Native American entities; nongovernmental organizations; academic 
institutions; and the private sector. Duties of the committee include: 
(A) Advising on the contents of a national strategy identifying key 
science priorities to advance the management of natural resources in 
the face of climate change; (B) advising on the nature, extent, and 
quality of relations with and engagement of key partners at the 
regional/CSC level; (C) advising on the nature and effectiveness of 
mechanisms to ensure the identification of key priorities from 
management partners and to effectively deliver scientific results in 
useful forms; (D) advising on mechanisms that may be employed by the 
NCCWSC to ensure high standards of scientific quality and integrity in 
its products, and to review and evaluate the performance of individual 
CSCs, in advance of opportunities to re-establish expiring agreements; 
and (E) coordinating as appropriate with any Federal Advisory Committee 
established for the DOI Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. More 
information about the ACCCNRS is available at https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/acccnrs.
    Meeting Agenda: The objectives of this meeting are to: (1) Hear 
reports on progress of the five ACCCNRS Work Groups and provide input 
to the groups; (2) learn about the decision-driven science approach of 
the Southeast Climate Science Center; (3) agree upon a process for 
providing feedback on the NCCWSC Science Strategy. The final agenda 
will be posted on https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/acccnrs prior to the meeting.
    Public Input: All Committee meetings are open to the public. 
Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through 
written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the 
public meeting. The public will be able to make comment on Wednesday, 
January 22, 2014, from approximately 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and on 
Thursday, January 23, 2014, from approximately 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
    Individuals or groups requesting to make comment at the public 
Committee meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker. The 
Committee will endeavor to provide adequate opportunity for all 
speakers, within available time limits. Speakers who wish to expand 
upon their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could 
not be accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to 
submit their comments in written form to the Committee after the 
    Written comments should be submitted, prior to, during, or after 
the meeting, to Mr. Robin O'Malley, Designated Federal Officer, by U.S. 
Mail to: Mr. Robin O'Malley, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. 
Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 400, Reston, 
VA 20192, or via email, at [email protected].
    The meeting location is open to the public. Space is limited, so 
all interested in attending should pre-register. Please submit your 
name, time of arrival, email address and phone number to Mr. Robin 
O'Malley via email at [email protected], or by phone at (703) 648-4086, 
by close of business on January 15, 2014. Persons with

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disabilities requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the 
hearing impaired, should contact Mr. O'Malley at (703) 648-4086 at 
least seven calendar days prior to the meeting. We will do our best to 
accommodate those who are unable to meet this deadline.

     Dated: December 20, 2013.
Robin O'Malley,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-31175 Filed 12-27-13; 8:45 am]