Science Advisory Board, 12853 [05-5118]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 16, 2005 / Notices We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1), 751(h), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 C.F.R. 351.224(f). Dated: March 9, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–1160 Filed 3–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support the NOAA mission. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2005, from 10:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Wednesday, March 23, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below may be subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held both days in the Staff Auditorium at the National Geographic Society Headquarters, 1145 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-minute time period set aside on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, for direct oral statements or questions from the public. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted oral or written statements. In general, each individual or group making an oral presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Approximately VerDate jul<14>2003 16:45 Mar 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 thirty (30) seats will be available for the public including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Status of NOAA Responses to SAB Actions and Recommendations Overview of NOAA Response to SAB/ Research Review Team Report; (2) Review NOAA’s Draft Policy to Formalize the Transition of Research to Operations and Information Services; (3) Progress Reports: External Ecosystem Task Team and the Physical and Social Science Task Team; (4) Draft NOAA Cooperative Institute Policy; (5) Report on the Review of the National Sea Grant College Extension Program and a Call for Greater National Commitment to Engagement; (6) Administration Response to Ocean Commission Report; (7) NOAA’s plans for the International Polar Year (IPY); (8) Briefing on the Integrated Surface Observing System (ISOS) Working Group; (9) Transitioning from the Integrated Ocean Observing System, NPOESS, GOES-R, NEXRAD, etc. to Integrated Earth Observing System (IEOS); (10) NOAA Role in Implementing the President’s Executive Order on the Great Lakes; (11) Overview of Predictions/Monitoring of 2004 Hurricanes (12) Tsunamis—Research and Observations; (13) Global Earth Observing Systems of Systems (GEOSS) Update; (14) 2006–2011 Strategic planning; (15) public statements. Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301– 713–9121, Fax: 301–713–3515, e-mail: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http:// www.sab.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: March 10, 2005. Louisa Koch, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 05–5118 Filed 3–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12853 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 031105D] Endangered Fish and Wildlife; Marine Mammal Protection Act, Draft Conservation Plan for the Cook Inlet Stock of Beluga Whales National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for written comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of 1972, as amended, requires the Secretary of Commerce to prepare a conservation plan for any species or stock designated as depleted under that Act. The Cook Inlet stock of beluga whales was designated as depleted on May 31, 2000, and this Conservation Plan is being written to promote the conservation and recovery of these whales. The goal of this Conservation Plan (Plan) will be met when the Cook Inlet stock of beluga whales are no longer considered depleted under the MMPA. DATES: Comments and information must be received by May 16, 2005. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Draft Conservation Plan may be reviewed and/or copied at the NMFS, Protected Resources Division, 222 W. 7th Ave., ι43, Anchorage, AK, 99513; or at the Alaska Regional Office, Protected Resources Division, 709 W. 9th St., P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802. The draft Conservation Plan is available on the Internet at the following address: http:/ /www.fakr.noaa.gov/protectedresources/ whales/beluga.htm. Comments on the Draft Conservation Plan should be sent to the above addresses, or can be electronically forwarded to the following e-mail address: Records.Fakr@noaa.gov. Please identify electronic comments with the header: Beluga Whale Conservation Plan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kaja Brix, NOAA/NMFS, Alaska Region, (907) 586 7235, or Brad Smith, NOAA/ NMFS, Alaska Region, Anchorage Field Office, (907) 271 5006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Cook Inlet beluga whale stock declined by greater than 50 percent during the last decade. In response to this significant decline, NMFS designated the Cook Inlet stock of beluga whales as depleted under the MMPA on May 31, 2000 (65 FR 34590). Subsequent surveys conducted between 1999 and 2004 have E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a 
Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal 
Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of 
Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies 
for research, education, and application of science to resource 
management and environmental assessment and prediction. SAB activities 
and advice provide necessary input to ensure that science programs are 
of the highest quality and provide optimal support the NOAA mission.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2005, 
from 10:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Wednesday, March 23, 2005, from 10 
a.m. to 3 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below may be 
subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most up-
to-date meeting agenda.
    Place: The meeting will be held both days in the Staff Auditorium 
at the National Geographic Society Headquarters, 1145 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-
minute time period set aside on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, for direct 
oral statements or questions from the public. The SAB expects that 
public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of 
previously submitted oral or written statements. In general, each 
individual or group making an oral presentation will be limited to a 
total time of five (5) minutes. Approximately thirty (30) seats will be 
available for the public including five (5) seats reserved for the 
media. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Status of NOAA Responses to SAB Actions and Recommendations 
Overview of NOAA Response to SAB/ Research Review Team Report; (2) 
Review NOAA's Draft Policy to Formalize the Transition of Research to 
Operations and Information Services; (3) Progress Reports: External 
Ecosystem Task Team and the Physical and Social Science Task Team; (4) 
Draft NOAA Cooperative Institute Policy; (5) Report on the Review of 
the National Sea Grant College Extension Program and a Call for Greater 
National Commitment to Engagement; (6) Administration Response to Ocean 
Commission Report; (7) NOAA's plans for the International Polar Year 
(IPY); (8) Briefing on the Integrated Surface Observing System (ISOS) 
Working Group; (9) Transitioning from the Integrated Ocean Observing 
System, NPOESS, GOES-R, NEXRAD, etc. to Integrated Earth Observing 
System (IEOS); (10) NOAA Role in Implementing the President's Executive 
Order on the Great Lakes; (11) Overview of Predictions/Monitoring of 
2004 Hurricanes (12) Tsunamis--Research and Observations; (13) Global 
Earth Observing Systems of Systems (GEOSS) Update; (14) 2006-2011 
Strategic planning; (15) public statements.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, 
Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver 
Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-713-3515, e-
mail: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http:/
/www.sab.noaa.gov.

    Dated: March 10, 2005.
Louisa Koch,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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