[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 6, 2021)]
[Pages 55587-55588]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21791]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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), a 
Federal Advisory Committee. Board members will discuss and provide 
advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) 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 Sea Grant website. For more 
information on this Federal Advisory Committee please visit the Federal 
Advisory Committee database: https://www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/FACAPublicPage. 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. NOAA 
is an equal opportunity employer.

DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 4, 
2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Friday, November 5, 2021 from 
1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time. There is

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no due date for nominations, however the program intends to begin 
reviewing applications to fill upcoming vacancies by January 31, 2022. 
Applications will be kept on file for consideration of any Board 
vacancy for a period of three years from January 31, 2024.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually only. For more 
information and for virtual access see below in the ``Contact 
Information'' section.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 
public comment period on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. 
Eastern Time. (Check agenda using the link in the ``Matters to be 
Considered'' 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. Written comments should be received by 
Ms. Donna Brown by Monday, November 1, 2021 to provide sufficient time 
for Board review. Written comments received after the deadline will be 
distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any questions concerning the 
meeting, please contact Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College 
Program Email: [email protected]. Phone Number: 301-257-5068. To 
attend via webinar, please R.S.V.P to Donna Brown (contact information 
above) by Monday, November 1, 2021.
    Special Accommodations: The Board meeting is virtually accessible 
to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation 
or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Donna Brown by 
Monday, November 1, 2021.

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 National Sea Grant 
College Program with respect to operations under the Act, and such 
other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. 
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/60739EAC38F5697785258363_005C02C9.
    Matters to be Considered: Board members will discuss and vote on 
one decisional matter--replacing the Chair of Resilience and Social 
Justice Subcommittee. http://seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/Leadership/NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard/UpcomingAdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx.

    Dated: September 8, 2021.
Eric Locklear,
Acting Chief Financial Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2021-21791 Filed 10-5-21; 8:45 am]