[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 14, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 11184]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05175]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board (SAB); Public Meeting of the NOAA Science 
Advisory Board

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC)

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision 
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory 
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and 
application of science to operations and information services. SAB 
activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of 
the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held Monday, 9 April, 2018 from 
9:45 a.m. EDT to 5:00 p.m. EDT and on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 9:00 
a.m. EDT to 11:40 p.m. EDT. These times and agenda topics described 
below are subject to change. Please refer to the web page 
www.sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx for the most up-to-date meeting times 
and agenda.
    Place: The meeting will be held at The Westin DC City Center, 1400 
M Street NW, Washington, DC.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-
minute public comment period on April 9 from 4:45-5:00 p.m. EDT (check 
website to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements 
presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously 
submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or 
group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of 
three (3) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal 
presentation should contact the SAB Executive Director by April 2, 2018 
to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in 
the SAB Executive Director's Office by April 2, 2018, to provide 
sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB 
Executive Director after April 2nd, will be distributed to the SAB, but 
may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seating at the meeting 
will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be 
directed no later than 12:00 p.m. on April 2, 2018, to Dr. Cynthia 
Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MC 20910; Email: [email protected].
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) SAB Biennial Work Plan: Discussion to Date and Discussion 
of Next Steps on SAB Biennial Work Plan; (2) Discussion of SAB Report 
on Arctic Research Review; (3) Discussion of SAB Report on Emerging 
Technologies for NOAA Ocean Research, Operations and Management in the 
Ecosystem Context; (4)Presentation of National Academy of Sciences 
Report: ``Thriving on Our Changing Planet--A Decadal Strategy of Earth 
Observations from Space''; (5) Presentation of Report from the 
Environmental Information Services Working Group (EISWG); (6) Updates 
to the Terms of Reference (TOR) for Climate, Data Archive and Access 
and Environmental Information Systems Working Groups; and (7) Updates 
from the Acting NOAA Administrator and Acting Chief Scientist.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Room 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Email: [email protected]; or 
visit the NOAA SAB website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    Dated: February 27, 2018.
David Holst,
Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-05175 Filed 3-13-18; 8:45 am]
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