[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 170 (Friday, September 2, 2022)]
[Page 54198]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-19068]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting for September 20-22, 

AGENCY: National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and opportunity to comment.


SUMMARY: This serves as notice of a public meeting for the NOAA 
Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP). This meeting will include 
the opportunity to receive public comments on NOAA's navigation 
observations and positioning services topics.

DATES: The NOAA HSRP public meeting will meet in-person and via webinar 
on September 20-22, 2022, with times subject to change and noted in the 
website agenda. All times are listed in Hawaii Time (HT).

ADDRESSES: The HSRP meeting agenda with the location, draft meeting 
documents, presentations, and background materials are posted and 
updated online and can be downloaded prior to the meeting at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.html.
    Advance registration is required. The agenda, speakers and times 
are subject to change, please refer to the meeting website listed below 
for the most updated information at https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/meetings/2022/fall-2022.html.
    This is a request for public comments. Comments may be submitted in 
advance by email, identified by ``Comments September 2022 HSRP 
meeting,'' in the subject line, or you can request to speak during the 
public comment period at the meeting by sending an email to: 
[email protected], [email protected], 
[email protected] and [email protected]. Comments 
can also be submitted through the webinar in writing during the meeting 
and will be noted during the public comment period.
    All comments received are a part of the public record. Comments 
that are submitted in writing during the public comment period will be 
read into the record, transcribed, and become part of the meeting 
record. All personal identifying information (for example, name and 
address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly 
accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or 
otherwise sensitive or protected information.
    Public comments are encouraged and requested on the navigation 
observations and positioning services especially for NOS's Center for 
Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, National Geodetic 
Survey, and the Office of Coast Survey. Advance written statements will 
be shared with the HSRP members and included in the meeting public 
record. Due to the condensed nature of the meeting, each individual or 
group providing written public comments will be limited to one comment 
of no more than three minutes during the public comment period, with no 
repetition of previous comments. Due to time meeting constraints, 
comments may not be addressed during the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, HSRP program 
manager, Office of Coast Survey, NOS, NOAA, email: 
[email protected], [email protected], or phone 240-



    The NOAA 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, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey 
Act, and such other appropriate matters that the Under Secretary refers 
to the Panel for review and advice. Attendees are required to follow 
all COVID-19 safety protocols including masking in areas that are 
deemed high COVID-19 Community Level by the Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention. Past HSRP recommendation letters, issue and position 
papers are located online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/recommendations.html.

Matters To Be Considered

    The panel is convening on issues relevant to NOAA's navigation, 
observations, and positioning services, particularly in Hawaii and the 
Pacific region. This includes stakeholder use of navigation services, 
data, and products, along with other topics related to hydrographic and 
bathymetric surveys, nautical charting, the ongoing National Spatial 
Reference System (NSRS) modernization--including changes to floodplain 
management, navigation services contributions to resilience and coastal 
data and information systems, coastal and ocean modeling, Physical 
Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS[supreg]) sensor enhancements and 
expansion, the projects of the NOAA-University of New Hampshire Joint 
Hydrographic Center Cooperative Agreement, updates on legislative and 
budget priorities, and additional topics. The meeting will focus on 
mapping, navigation, positioning, and observation services including 
the data, products, and services provided by NOAA programs and 
activities undertaking geodetic observations, gravity modeling, coastal 
and shoreline mapping, bathymetric mapping and modeling, hydrographic 
surveying, nautical charting, tide and water level observations, 
current observations, flooding, resilience, inundation and sea level 
rise, marine and coastal modeling, geospatial and laser imaging, 
detection, and ranging (LIDAR) data, and related topics. 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 climate needs and 
commerce. The Panel will hear about the missions and uses of NOAA's 
navigation, observations, and positioning services, the value these 
services bring, and what improvements could be made. Other matters may 
be considered.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities 
and there will be sign language interpretation and captioning services 
available through the webinar. Please direct requests for other 
auxiliary aids to [email protected] at least 10 business days 
in advance of the meeting.

Lorraine Robidoux,
Deputy Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2022-19068 Filed 9-1-22; 8:45 am]