NOAA Annual Strategic Priorities, 8567 [06-1507]

Download as PDF 8567 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 33 / Friday, February 17, 2006 / Notices published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2005. The new submission deadline is 5 p.m. e.s.t. on March 1, 2006. The NOAA National Sea Grant College Program publishes this notice to also change the definition of the insular Pacific region in the Federal Funding Opportunity associated with the FRN that was published on December 23, 2005. For the purpose of developing a regional research and information plan, the insular Pacific region is defined as being ‘‘comprised of the marine and coastal waters off the State of Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Freely Associated States.’’ DATES: The new deadline for applications is 5 p.m. EST on March 1, 2006. ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted through Grants.gov APPLY (http://www.grants.gov). Applicants for whom online application is an undue hardship may submit hard copies (an original and two copies) to: National Sea Grant College Program, R/SG, Attn: Regional Competition, Rm 11732, NOAA, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The full text of the funding opportunity announcement for this competition can be accessed via Grants.gov FIND Web site: http:// www.grants.gov. This announcement will also be available at the NOAA Web site: http://www.ofa.noaa.gov/%7Eamd/ SOLINDEX.HTML FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Leon M. Cammen, OAR, National Sea Grant Office, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or by phone at 301–713–2435 ext. 136, or via e-mail at leon.cammen@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 23, 2005, the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting applications for Regional Research, Information Planning and Coordination (70 FR 76258). That announcement solicited proposals for the development of regional research and information plans for U.S. coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes areas. The objective is to use Sea Grant’s university capabilities to facilitate discussions among the broad range of regional ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes stakeholders to help identify and prioritize critical resource management problems and associated research and information needs necessary for practical solutions. Sea Grant publishes this notice to reopen the period for submission of proposals until 5 p.m. e.s.t. on March 1, 2006. Any applications received VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:51 Feb 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 between February 9, 2006 and March 1, 2006 will be considered timely and will be given full consideration. In addition, for the purpose of developing a regional research and information plan, Sea Grant changes the definition for the insular Pacific region. This area is defined as being ‘‘comprised of the marine and coastal waters off the State of Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Freely Associated States.’’ These actions have been taken in order to provide more time to applicants since putting together regional teams and a planning process that will result in consensus is a complex and difficult task, and in order to be consistent with the National Sea Grant College Program Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–299). Classification Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements The Department of Commerce PreAward Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements contained in the Federal Register notice of December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78389), are applicable to this solicitation. Executive Order 12866 It has been determined that this notice is not significant under EO 12866. Administrative Procedure Act/ Regulatory Flexibility Act Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the Administrative Procedure Act or any other law for rules concerning public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been prepared. Dated: February 13, 2006. Mark E. Brown, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E6–2345 Filed 2–16–06; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA Annual Strategic Priorities National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), Department of Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Request for comments. SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA) is seeking input on priorities for its next five-year planning cycle. Annually, NOAA collects views on emerging programmatic and managerial trends and alternative solutions as we seek to achieve NOAA’s strategic goals. Stakeholder views and comments will be summarized and used by NOAA Leadership in the development of its priorities for planning years 2009–2013. NOAA encourages stakeholders and users to review its present priorities and provide comments and recommendations that reflect your vision of the future, as it relates to NOAA’s mission. You can find NOAA’s current strategic priorities at the Web site noted in the ADDRESSES section, below. Public comments on NOAA’s priorities for planning years 2009–2013 must be received at the appropriate mailing or e-mail address (see ADDRESSES, below) on or before 8 p.m. Eastern time, March 9, 2006. DATES: Send comments to Dr. Paul Doremus, Director of Strategic Planning, NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Room 15755–PPI, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Comments may be submitted via the Office of Program Planning and Integration website at http:// ppi.noaa.gov/ or e-mail to strategic.planning@noaa.gov. You can find NOAA’s current strategic priorities at http://www.ppi.noaa.gov/ AGM_FY08.pdf. ADDRESSES: Mr. Neil Christerson, phone: 301–713–1622, Extension 192, fax: 301–713–0585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 3510–NW–M Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 None. Dated: February 13, 2006. Mary M. Glackin, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Program Planning and Integration. [FR Doc. 06–1507 Filed 2–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 33 (Friday, February 17, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


NOAA Annual Strategic Priorities

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA) is 
seeking input on priorities for its next five-year planning cycle. 
Annually, NOAA collects views on emerging programmatic and managerial 
trends and alternative solutions as we seek to achieve NOAA's strategic 
goals. Stakeholder views and comments will be summarized and used by 
NOAA Leadership in the development of its priorities for planning years 
2009-2013. NOAA encourages stakeholders and users to review its present 
priorities and provide comments and recommendations that reflect your 
vision of the future, as it relates to NOAA's mission. You can find 
NOAA's current strategic priorities at the Web site noted in the 
ADDRESSES section, below.

DATES: Public comments on NOAA's priorities for planning years 2009-
2013 must be received at the appropriate mailing or e-mail address (see 
ADDRESSES, below) on or before 8 p.m. Eastern time, March 9, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Dr. Paul Doremus, Director of Strategic 
Planning, NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Room 15755-PPI, 1315 
East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Comments may be submitted 
via the Office of Program Planning and Integration website at http://
ppi.noaa.gov/ or e-mail to strategic.planning@noaa.gov. You can find 
NOAA's current strategic priorities at http://www.ppi.noaa.gov/AGM_
FY08.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Neil Christerson, phone: 301-713-
1622, Extension 192, fax: 301-713-0585.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: None.

    Dated: February 13, 2006.
Mary M. Glackin,
NOAA Assistant Administrator for Program Planning and Integration.
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