[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Pages 6518-6519]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02968]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) will hold a 
meeting that will be open to the public and public comments are 
requested in advance and/or during the meeting. Information about the 
HSRP meeting, agenda, presentations, webinar registration, and other 
background documents will be posted online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm.

DATES: The meeting is April 4-5, 2018. The dates, agenda, and times are 
subject to change. For updates, please check online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm.

ADDRESSES: Miami, Florida, with meeting venue to be announced online in 
March at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, HSRP program 
manager, National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, NOAA (N/NSD), 
1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 #6305, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; 
telephone: 301-533-0064; email: Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public, seating 
will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and public 
comment is encouraged. There are public comment periods scheduled each 
day and noted in the agenda. Each individual or group making verbal 
comments will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes and will 
be recorded. For those not onsite, comments can be submitted via the 
webinar chat function or via email in writing. Individuals who would 
like to submit written statements in advance, during or after the 
meeting should email their comments to Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov. The 
HSRP will provide webinar capability. Pre-registration is required to 
access the webinar and is at the following: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6210294947783426818.
    The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal Advisory 
Committee established to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Oceans and Atmosphere, the NOAA Administrator, on matters related to 
the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the 
Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, as amended, and such 
other appropriate matters that the Under Secretary refers to the Panel 
for review and advice. The charter and other information are located 
online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/CharterBylawsHSIAStatute.htm. Past HSRP public meeting summary reports, 
agendas, presentations, transcripts, webinars, and other information is 
available online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/meetings.htm.
    Matters to be considered: The panel is convening to hear federal, 
state, regional and local partners and stakeholders on issues relevant 
to NOAA's navigation services, focusing on Florida and the U.S. 
Caribbean region as well as national issues. Navigation services 
include the data, products, and services provided by the NOAA programs 
and activities that undertake geodetic observations, gravity modeling, 
shoreline mapping, bathymetric mapping, hydrographic surveying, 
nautical charting, tide and water level observations, current 
observations, and marine modeling. This suite of NOAA products and 
services support safe and efficient navigation, resilient coasts and 
communities, and the nationwide positioning information infrastructure 
to support America's commerce. The Panel will hear from state and 
federal agencies, non-federal organizations, and partners about their 
missions and use of NOAA's navigation services, the value these 
services bring, and what improvements could be made. Other 
administrative matters may be

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considered. The agenda is subject to change.
    Special accommodations: This meeting is physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Please direct requests for sign language 
interpretation or other auxiliary aids to Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov by 
March 15, 2018.

    Dated: February 1, 2018.
Kathryn Ries,
Deputy Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-02968 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]