[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 50 (Thursday, March 14, 2019)]
[Page 9308]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04783]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

AGENCY: Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). 
OEAB members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean 
exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and 
Research (OER) activities. The OEAB will discuss its response to the 
Education Subcommittee review recommendations, the Blue Economy, 
National Ocean Exploration Forums, developments in technology related 
to ocean exploration, and other matters as described in the agenda 
found on the OEAB website at http://oeab.noaa.gov.
    Time and Dates: The announced meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 
March 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT and Wednesday, March 27, 
2019 from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. PDT.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at: Board Room, Port of Oakland, 
530 Water St., Oakland, CA 94607.
    Status: The meeting will be open to the public with a 15-minute 
public comment period on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 11:45 a.m. to 
12:00 p.m. PDT (please check the final agenda on the website to confirm 
the time). The public may listen to the meeting and provide comments 
during the public comment period via teleconference. Dial-in 
information may be found on the meeting agenda posted to the OEAB 
    The OEAB expects that public statements 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 three minutes. The Designated Federal Officer must receive 
written comments by March 23, 2019 to provide sufficient time for OEAB 
review. Written comments received after March 23, 2019 will be 
distributed to the OEAB but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting 
date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or 
other auxiliary aids should be directed to David McKinnie, Designated 
Federal Officer (see below) by March 23, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David McKinnie, Designated Federal 
Officer, Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, 
(206) 526-6950.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA established the OEAB under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and legislation that gives the agency 
statutory authority to operate an ocean exploration program and to 
coordinate a national program of ocean exploration. The OEAB advises 
NOAA leadership on strategic planning, exploration priorities, 
competitive ocean exploration grant programs and other matters as the 
NOAA Administrator requests.
    OEAB members represent government agencies, the private sector, 
academic institutions, and not-for-profit institutions involved in all 
facets of ocean exploration--from advanced technology to citizen 
    In addition to advising NOAA leadership, NOAA expects the OEAB to 
help to define and develop a national program of ocean exploration--a 
network of stakeholders and partnerships advancing national priorities 
for ocean exploration.

    Dated: March 7, 2019.
David Holst,
Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-04783 Filed 3-13-19; 8:45 am]