[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 198 (Friday, October 12, 2018)]
[Pages 51664-51665]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-22245]



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 

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will 
discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters to be Considered.

DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 9:00 
a.m. EDT to 5:00 p.m. EDT and on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 9:00 
a.m. EDT to 12:00 p.m. EDT. These times and the 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.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at The Doubletree Bethesda, 8120 
Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814.

Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-
713-1459, Email: [email protected]); or visit the NOAA SAB 
website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.
    Matters to be considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Discussion on the Ecosystems Management Working Group 
Report (ESMWG) on Citizen Science; (2) Updates and information on 
elements of the SAB work plan; and (3) Update from the Acting NOAA 
Administrator and a NOAA Science Update.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-
minute public comment period on November 1st 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 
two (2) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal 
presentation should contact the SAB Executive Director by October 23, 
2017 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be 
received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by October 25, 2018, to

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provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by 
the SAB Executive Director after October 25, 2018, 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 October 25, 2018, to Dr. Cynthia 
Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MC 20910; Email: [email protected].

    Dated: September 24, 2018.
David Holst,
Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-22245 Filed 10-11-18; 8:45 am]