[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 1, 2022)]
[Pages 33131-33132]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-11719]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Call for Review Editor Nominations for the Fifth National Climate 
Assessment (NCA5)

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

ACTION: Request for public nominations.


SUMMARY: NOAA, on behalf of USGCRP, is soliciting nominations for 
Review Editors for the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5). Refer 
to the NCA5 Draft Prospectus (presented in a previous Federal Register 
Notice and accessible via www.globalchange.gov/notices and the USGCRP 
website (www.globalchange.gov/nca5) for further information on the 
scope, topics, and overarching themes for the report.
    NCA5 will adhere to the Global Change Research Act (GCRA), 
Information Quality Act, and Evidence Act requirements for quality, 
transparency, and accessibility as appropriate for a Highly Influential 
Scientific Assessment.

DATES: Nominations should be submitted via the web address specified 
below https://contribute.globalchange.gov/ and must be received by 30 
days after publication of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Nominations for Review Editors must be submitted 
electronically via a web form accessible via https://contribute.globalchange.gov/. Nominees are asked to identify their 
areas of expertise based on NCA5's covered topics (see NCA5 Table of 
Contents below). A CV/resume of no more than 4 pages should be included 
for optimal consideration. Nominees will also be asked to select all 
NCA5 chapters for which they seek consideration for selection.
    Instructions: Response to this notice is voluntary. Responses to 
this notice may be used by the government for program planning on a 
non-attribution basis. NOAA therefore requests that no business 
proprietary information or copyrighted information be submitted in 
response to this notice. Please note that the U.S. Government will not 
pay for response preparation, or for the use of any information 
contained in the response.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Avery, (202) 419-3474, 
[email protected], U.S. Global Change Research Program.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background information and additional 
details on NCA5 can be found at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.
    This notice seeks nominations for NCA5 Review Editors with 
pertinent subject matter expertise and scientific background. The 
Review Editor serves a critical role on the NCA, ensuring that each 
public and peer review comment has been considered by the author team. 
Review Editors do not provide additional comments on assigned draft 
chapters; rather they attest that the annotation is sufficiently 
responsive to the comment and indicates any revision made to the 
chapter(s), including the scientific or logical rationale for said 
    Specifically, the Review Editor is charged with:
    (a) Ensuring all substantive comments submitted during multiple 
Public Comment Periods and via a National Academies of Sciences, 
Engineering, and Medicine panel review are appropriately addressed by 
authors, and that agreed-upon changes to the chapter are reflected in 
the draft text of the chapter;
    (b) advising Chapter Leads how to manage conflicting comments or 
contentious issues, as well as supporting discussions between Chapter 
Leads, Chapter Authors, and Coordinating Lead Authors on how best to 
consider and incorporate reviewer's feedback into the chapter; and
    (c) submitting all necessary materials confirming execution of the 
above charges.
    Potential nominees should be technical experts with climate-related 
proficiency in at least one of the regions, sectors, or responses 
topics outlined in the NCA5 Table of Contents (accessible via http://www.globalchange.gov/nca5. Nominees must have demonstrated expertise 
such that the nominees could contribute to the development of a robust 
scientific, technical assessment as subject matter experts in one or 
more of the topics listed.
    Responses to this request for nominations for Review Editors must 
be submitted by 30 days after publication of this FRN. Users can access 
the nominations form via https://contribute.globalchange.gov/. 
Interested persons may nominate themselves or third parties, and may 
nominate more than one person. Each nomination must include:
    (1) The nominee's full name, title, institutional affiliation, and 
contact information;
    (2) the desired chapter(s) the nominee wishes to serve as Review 
Editor on (i.e., area(s) of expertise); and
    (3) a short description of his/her qualifications relative to 
contributing to the report. Nominees are encouraged to submit a CV of 
no more than 4 pages for optimal consideration.
    More information on the function of Review Editors, the tasks 
(including reporting) expected of them, as well as the tentative dates 
of commitment can be found at https://contribute.globalchange.gov.

Report Table of Contents

    The full list of NCA5 chapters is below and can also be found 
https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5. Chapter titles reflect the target 
topics or regions for the chapters. Final titles for the chapter may 
evolve as authors assess published literature.

Introduction and Summary

1. Overview

Physical Sciences

2. Climate Trends
3. Earth Systems Processes

National Topics

4. Water
5. Energy
6. Land Cover & Land-Use Change
7. Forests
8. Ecosystems
9. Coastal Effects
10. Oceans
11. Agriculture, Food Systems, and Rural Communities
12. Built Environment
13. Transportation
14. Air Quality
15. Human Health
16. Tribes & Indigenous Peoples
17. U.S. International Interests
18. Complex Systems
19. Economics
20. Human Social Systems


21. Northeast
22. Southeast
23. U.S. Caribbean
24. Midwest
25. Northern Great Plains
26. Southern Great Plains
27. Northwest
28. Southwest
29. Alaska
30. Hawai'i & U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands


31. Adaptation
32. Mitigation


A1. Report Development Process
A2. Information Quality
A3. Data Tools
A4. Indicators

David Holst,
Chief Financial Officer Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2022-11719 Filed 5-31-22; 8:45 am]