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E6–13463 Filed 8–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket Number: 060804210–6210–01] Science Advisory Board; The Minority Report of the NOAA Science Advisory Board’s Hurricane Intensity Research Working Group, External Review of NOAA’s Hurricane Intensity Research and Development Enterprise Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NOAA Research (OAR) publishes this notice on behalf of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to announce the availability for public comment of the minority report of the SAB Hurricane Intensity Research Working Group (here called the HIRWG) external review of NOAA’s Hurricane Intensity Research and Development Enterprise. The report of the HIRWG has been prepared pursuant to the request from the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to the SAB to conduct an external review of NOAA’s Hurricane Intensity research and development enterprise. A preliminary report was presented for a 30-day public comment period starting on May 24, 2006. Since that time, a minority report has been written that presents a view point of a minority of E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 16, 2006 / Notices the HIRWG. This minority report is now being submitted for public comment. DATES: Comments on this minority report must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on September 15, 2006. ADDRESSES: The Minority Report of the HIRWG will be available on the NOAA Science Advisory Board Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov/reports/ HIRWG_Minority_Report_0806.pdf. For reference, the preliminary report may also be viewed at http:// www.sab.noaa.gov/Reports/ Reports.html. The public is encouraged to submit comments electronically to noaa.sab.comments2@noaa.gov. For individuals who do not have access to a computer, comments may be submitted in writing to: NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) c/o Dr. Cynthia Decker, Silver Spring Metro Center Bldg 3 Room 11117, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11117, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301– 713–9121, Fax: 301–713–3515, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) during normal business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The report of the HIRWG is composed pursuant to the request from the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to the SAB to conduct an external review of NOAA’s hurricane intensity research and development enterprise. This review addresses questions and proposes recommendations regarding the appropriateness of the mix of scientific activities conducted and/or sponsored by NOAA to its mission and on the organization of NOAA hurricane intensity research and science enterprise. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:24 Aug 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 The minority report of the HIRWG has been drafted to provide additional viewpoints to the majority report of the HIRWG. The minority report provides alternative ideas regarding modeling and prediction activities, observations and data collection, laboratory experiments, and NOAA’s organization in relation to hurricane intensity research and development. The SAB is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary on long- and short-term strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. NOAA welcomes all comments on the content of the minority report. We also request comments on any inconsistencies perceived within the report and possible omissions of important topics or issues. For any shortcoming noted within the draft report, please propose specific remedies. This minority report is being issued for comment only and is not intended for interim use. Suggested changes will be incorporated where appropriate, and a final report will be posted on the SAB Web site. Please follow these instructions for preparing and submitting comments. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket Number: 060804210-6210-01]


Science Advisory Board; The Minority Report of the NOAA Science 
Advisory Board's Hurricane Intensity Research Working Group, External 
Review of NOAA's Hurricane Intensity Research and Development 
Enterprise

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

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: NOAA Research (OAR) publishes this notice on behalf of the 
NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to announce the availability for 
public comment of the minority report of the SAB Hurricane Intensity 
Research Working Group (here called the HIRWG) external review of 
NOAA's Hurricane Intensity Research and Development Enterprise. The 
report of the HIRWG has been prepared pursuant to the request from the 
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to the SAB to 
conduct an external review of NOAA's Hurricane Intensity research and 
development enterprise. A preliminary report was presented for a 30-day 
public comment period starting on May 24, 2006. Since that time, a 
minority report has been written that presents a view point of a 
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the HIRWG. This minority report is now being submitted for public 
comment.

DATES: Comments on this minority report must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT 
on September 15, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The Minority Report of the HIRWG will be available on the 
NOAA Science Advisory Board Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov/
reports/HIRWG_Minority_Report_0806.pdf. For reference, the 
preliminary report may also be viewed at http://www.sab.noaa.gov/
Reports/Reports.html.
    The public is encouraged to submit comments electronically to 
noaa.sab.comments2@noaa.gov. For individuals who do not have access to 
a computer, comments may be submitted in writing to: NOAA Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) c/o Dr. Cynthia Decker, Silver Spring Metro Center 
Bldg 3 Room 11117, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 
20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11117, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-
713-3515, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) during normal business hours 
of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or visit the 
NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The report of the HIRWG is composed pursuant 
to the request from the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and 
Atmosphere to the SAB to conduct an external review of NOAA's hurricane 
intensity research and development enterprise. This review addresses 
questions and proposes recommendations regarding the appropriateness of 
the mix of scientific activities conducted and/or sponsored by NOAA to 
its mission and on the organization of NOAA hurricane intensity 
research and science enterprise.
    The minority report of the HIRWG has been drafted to provide 
additional viewpoints to the majority report of the HIRWG. The minority 
report provides alternative ideas regarding modeling and prediction 
activities, observations and data collection, laboratory experiments, 
and NOAA's organization in relation to hurricane intensity research and 
development.
    The SAB is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and 
is the only Federal Advisory Committee with the responsibility to 
advise the Under Secretary on long- and short-term strategies for 
research, education, and application of science to resource management 
and environmental assessment and prediction.
    NOAA welcomes all comments on the content of the minority report. 
We also request comments on any inconsistencies perceived within the 
report and possible omissions of important topics or issues. For any 
shortcoming noted within the draft report, please propose specific 
remedies. This minority report is being issued for comment only and is 
not intended for interim use. Suggested changes will be incorporated 
where appropriate, and a final report will be posted on the SAB Web 
site.
    Please follow these instructions for preparing and submitting 
comments. Using the format guidance described below will facilitate the 
processing of reviewer comments and assure that all comments are 
appropriately considered. Please provide background information about 
yourself on the first page of your comments: your name(s), 
organization(s), area(s) of expertise, mailing address(es), telephone 
and fax numbers, and e-mail address(es). Overview comments on the 
section should follow your background information and should be 
numbered. Comments that are specific to particular pages, paragraphs or 
lines of the section should follow any overview comments and should 
identify the page numbers to which they apply. Please number all pages 
and place your name at the top of each page.

    Dated: August 9, 2006.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
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