[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 83 (Thursday, April 30, 2015)]
[Pages 24296-24297]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-10113]



National Science and Technology Council; National Space Weather 

ACTION: Notice for public comment.


SUMMARY: The National Science and Technology Council; Committee on 
Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability; Subcommittee on 
Disaster Reduction requests public comments on the draft 2015 National 
Space Weather Strategy: http://www.dhs.gov/national-space-weather-strategy.

DATES: Responses must be received by May 29, 2015 to be considered.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

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     Email: [email protected]. Include [National Space 
Weather Strategy] in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 456-6071, Attn: William Murtagh.
     Mail: Attn: William Murtagh, Office of Science and 
Technology Policy, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 1650 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20504.
    Instructions: Response to this request for public comment is 
voluntary. Responses exceeding 500 words will not be considered; please 
reference page and line numbers in your response, as appropriate. 
Please be aware that your comments may be posted online. The Office of 
Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) therefore requests that no 
business proprietary information, copyrighted information, 
confidential, or personally identifiable information be submitted in 
response to this request. Please note that the U.S. Government will not 
pay for response preparation or for the use of any information 
contained in the response.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Murtagh, 202-456-4444, 
[email protected], OSTP.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Space weather refers to the dynamic 
conditions of the space environment that arise from interactions with 
emissions from the sun, including solar flares, solar energetic 
particles, and coronal mass ejections. These emissions can affect Earth 
and its surrounding space, potentially causing disruption to electric 
power transmission; satellite, aircraft, and spacecraft operations; 
telecommunications; position, navigation, timing services; and other 
technology and infrastructure. Given the growing importance and 
reliance of the Nation on these services and infrastructures, it is 
critical that the Nation prepare for the effects of space weather 
    In November 2014, the Space Weather Operations, Research, and 
Mitigation (SWORM) Task Force was established by the National Science 
and Technology Council (NSTC); Committee on Environment, Natural 
Resources, and Sustainability; Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction 
(SDR). The SWORM Charter directed the Task Force to develop a National 
Space Weather Strategy (NSWS) that will articulate high-level strategic 
goals for enhancing National preparedness to space weather events. This 
notice solicits public input to inform the development of this 

Ted Wackler,
Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Director.
[FR Doc. 2015-10113 Filed 4-29-15; 8:45 am]