[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2018)]
[Pages 34122-34123]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-14970]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Notice Requesting Nominations for the Advisory Committee on 
Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES)

AGENCY: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Request for membership nominations.


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is seeking highly qualified 
individuals who are knowledgeable about the commercial space-based 
remote sensing industry and uses of space-based remote sensing data to 
serve on the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES). 
The Committee is comprised of leaders in the commercial space-based 
remote sensing industry, space-based remote sensing data users, 
government, and academia. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this 
notice provides committee and membership criteria.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samira Patel, Commercial Remote 
Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office, NOAA Satellite and Information 
Services, 1335 East-West Highway, Room 8247, Silver Spring, Maryland 
20910; telephone (301) 713-7077, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACCRES was established by the Secretary of 
Commerce on May 21, 2002, to advise the Secretary, through the Under 
Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, on matters relating to 
the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry and NOAA's activities to 
carry out responsibilities of the Department of Commerce as set forth 
in 51 U.S.C. 60101, et seq.
    Committee members serve in a representative capacity for a term of 
two years and may serve additional terms, if reappointed. No more than 
20 individuals at a time may serve on the Committee. ACCRES will have a 
fairly balanced membership consisting of approximately 9 to 20 members. 
Nominations are encouraged from all interested U.S. persons and 
organizations representing interests affected by the regulation of 
remote sensing. Nominees must represent stakeholders in remote sensing, 
space commerce, space policy, or a related field and be able to attend 
committee meetings that are held usually two times per year. Membership 
is voluntary, and service is without pay. Each nomination that is 
submitted should include the proposed committee member's name and 
organizational affiliation, a brief description of the nominee's 
qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee, a curriculum 
vitae or resume of the nominee, and no more than three supporting 
letters describing the nominee's qualifications and interest in serving 
on the Committee. Self-nominations are acceptable. The following 
contact information should accompany each submission: The nominee's 
name, address, phone number, fax number, and email address.
    Nominations should be sent to Tahara Dawkins, Director, Commercial 
Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office, 1335 East-West Highway, G-
101, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Nominations must be postmarked no 
later than 30 days from the publication date of this notice. The full 
text of the Committee Charter and its current membership can be viewed 
at the Agency's web page at:

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Stephen M. Volz,
Assistant Administrator, for Satellite and Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2018-14970 Filed 7-18-18; 8:45 am]