[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 197 (Friday, October 9, 2020)]
[Page 64126]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-22427]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB); Public Meeting and 
Solicitation for Nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and notice of solicitation for 
nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). 
Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant 
College Program (NSGCP) in the areas of program evaluation, strategic 
planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and 
other matters as described in the agenda found on the NSGCP website at 
http://seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/Leadership/NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard/UpcomingAdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx. This 
notice also responds to the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976, 
which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit nominations at 
least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory 
Board. To apply for membership to the Board applicants should submit a 
current resume. A cover letter highlighting specific areas of expertise 
relevant to the purpose of the Board is helpful, but not required. 
Nominations will be accepted by email (preferred) or U.S. mail (See 
Contact Information Section). NOAA is an equal opportunity employer.

DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 13, 2020 
from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. There is no due date for 
nominations, however the program intends to begin reviewing 
applications to fill upcoming vacancies by January 31, 2021. 
Applications will be kept on file for consideration of any Board 
vacancy for a period of three years from January 31, 2021.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually only. For more 
information and for virtual access see below in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section. Nominations should be sent via email to 
Ms. Donna Brown, [email protected].
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-
minute public comment period on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. 
Eastern Time. (Check agenda using link in the Summary section to 
confirm time.) The Board 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. Public written comments should be received by Ms. Donna Brown 
by Friday, October 30, 2020 to provide sufficient time for Board 
review. Public written comments received after the deadline will be 
distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting 
date. As this will be a virtual meeting, there is no physical address 
for the meeting and all public comments should be sent to the contact 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  For any questions concerning the 
meeting, please contact Ms. Donna Brown, at [email protected]. Phone 
Number: 301-734-1088.
    Special Accommodations: The Board meeting is physically accessible 
to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation 
or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Donna Brown by 
Friday, November 1, 2020.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, which consists of a balanced 
representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens 
groups, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant 
Improvement Act (Pub. L. 94-461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The Board advises the 
Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the NSGCP with respect to 
operations under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary 
refers to them for review and advice.
    Individuals Selected for Federal Advisory Committee Membership: 
Upon selection and agreement to serve on the National Sea Grant 
Advisory Board, you become a Special Government Employee (SGE) of the 
United States Government. According to 18 U.S.C. 202(a), an SGE is an 
officer or employee of an agency who is retained, designated, 
appointed, or employed to perform temporary duties, with or without 
compensation, not to exceed 130 days during any period of 365 
consecutive days, either on a full time or intermittent basis. Please 
be aware that after the selection process is complete, applicants 
selected to serve on the Board must complete the following actions 
before they can be appointed as a Board member:
    (a) Security Clearance (on-line Background Security Check process 
and fingerprinting), and other applicable forms, both conducted through 
NOAA Workforce Management; and (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure 
Report as an SGE, you are required to file a Confidential Financial 
Disclosure Report annually to avoid involvement in a real or apparent 
conflict of interest. You may find the Confidential Financial 
Disclosure Form at the following website. https://oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Forms/60739EAC38F5697785258363005C02C9.

    Dated: September 21, 2020.
David Holst,
Director Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-22427 Filed 10-8-20; 8:45 am]