[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 33 (Tuesday, February 19, 2019)]
[Pages 4790-4791]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-02571]



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 and https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/meetings.htm.
    Dated: The meeting is planned for two and a half days during March 
5-7, 2019. The dates, agenda, and times are subject

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to change. For updates, please check online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm.
    Location: The meeting venue will be in downtown Washington, DC, and 
the venue will be posted online in February at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm. Please email your name, 
organization and email address by February 25, 2019, to inform the 
guest list to: [email protected] and [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, HSRP program 
manager, National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, NOAA (N/CS), 
1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 #6413, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; 
telephone: 240-533-0064; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: While the meeting is open to the public, 
please email your name, organization and email address by February 25, 
2019, to be added to inform the guest list to: 
[email protected] and [email protected].
    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 in writing 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 
[email protected]. The HSRP will provide webinar capability. 
Pre-registration is required to access the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2994768801559733251.
    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 recommendations and issue papers are 
at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/recommendations.htm. Past 
HSRP public meeting summary reports, agendas, presentations, 
transcripts, webinars, and other information is available online at: 
    Matters To Be Considered: The panel is convening on issues relevant 
to NOAA's navigation services, focusing on national issues such as 
stakeholder use of navigation services data, sea level rise and 
inundation, and legislative priorities. 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 associations, regional 
and national stakeholders 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 
considered. The agenda and speakers are 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 [email protected] by 
February 11, 2019.

Shepherd M. Smith,
Rear Admiral, Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-02571 Filed 2-15-19; 8:45 am]