Unified Synthesis Product Development Committee, 14442 [E8-5440]

Download as PDF 14442 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 18, 2008 / Notices improve age and size at sexual maturity determinations. The applicant notes that these data would provide critical life history information needed for effective dogfish management decisions, particularly for the Gulf of Maine. The applicant would collect at least 10 dogfish samples per month per sex, but not to exceed 50 dogfish per month. The applicant would require only partial samples from May, June, November, and December (maximum of 25 per month) to complete their monthly sample objectives. Therefore, the maximum number of dogfish landed under this EFP would not exceed 600 individuals. Samples would be collected during commercial NE multispecies fishing trips in areas open to commercial NE multispecies regulations in statistical areas 125 and 132. Vessels would fish with otter trawl and gillnet gear that is fully compliant with NE multispecies regulations and adhere to the following conditions: Possess 50 or fewer dogfish per trip; all live dogfish bycatch would be returned to the ocean as quickly as possible; no dogfish may be landed for sale; dogfish would not be targeted during the fishing trips. If approved, participating vessels would not be allowed to possess or retain more than 50 dogfish on any trip, and no dogfish may be sold. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. The applicant may place requests for minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and minimal so as not to change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 12, 2008. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–5348 Filed 3–17–08; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG32 Unified Synthesis Product Development Committee National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of establishment of Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Unified Synthesis Product Development Committee (USPDC) and announcement of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Establishment of the USPDC will result in the provision of advice to the Under Secretary of Commerce on the content of a report that will integrate and evaluate the findings of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program in the context of current and projected global climate change trends, both humaninduced and natural, and analyze the effects of current and projected climate change on: ecosystems and biological diversity; agriculture; energy production and use; land and water resources; transportation; and human health and social systems. This advice will be used by NOAA to develop a final product that addresses these topic areas. Following establishment of the USPDC, the first Committee meeting will be held. All sessions of the meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will convene at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 31, 2008 and adjourn at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2008. Meeting information, including the names of the Lead Author team nominees, will be available online on the NOAA Climate Program Office CCSP website: http://www.climate.noaa.gov/index. jsp?pg=./ccsp/index.html. ADDRESSES: The first meeting of the USPDC will be held at the Hilton O’Hare Airport Hotel, Chicago, IL. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Christopher D. Miller, the USPDC Designated Federal Official (DFO) and the Program Manager, NOAA/OAR Climate Program Office Climate Change Data and Detection Program Element, Climate Program Office, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 12239, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone 301–734– 1241, e-mail: Christopher.D.Miller@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S.C. App. 2, and the General Services Administration (GSA) rule of Federal Advisory Committee Management, 41 CFR part 102–3, and after consultation with GSA, the Secretary of Commerce has determined that the establishment of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Unified Synthesis Product Development Committee (USPDC) is in the public interest, in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department by law. The USPDC will consist of no more than 35 members to be appointed by the Under Secretary to assure a balanced representation among preeminent scientists, educators, and experts reflecting the full scope of the scientific issues addressed in the CCSP Unified Synthesis Product. The USPDC will function solely as an advisory body, and in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Its charter will be filed under the Act 15 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Status Please note that meeting times and agenda topics described below are subject to change. The meeting will be open to public participation and will include a 30-minute public comment period on March 31 from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (check website to confirm this time). In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments will also be accepted and (at least 35 copies) should be received by the USPDC Designated Federal Official (DFO) by March 20, 2008 to provide sufficient time for review. Written comments received after March 20 will be distributed to the USPDC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Matters To Be Considered The meeting will discuss plans for development of the First Draft of the Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Unified Synthesis Product. Dated: March 11, 2008. Mary M. Glackin, Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere. [FR Doc. E8–5440 Filed 3–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–S Background In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:39 Mar 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG32


Unified Synthesis Product Development Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of establishment of Climate Change Science Program 
(CCSP) Unified Synthesis Product Development Committee (USPDC) and 
announcement of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: Establishment of the USPDC will result in the provision of 
advice to the Under Secretary of Commerce on the content of a report 
that will integrate and evaluate the findings of the U.S. Climate 
Change Science Program in the context of current and projected global 
climate change trends, both human-induced and natural, and analyze the 
effects of current and projected climate change on: ecosystems and 
biological diversity; agriculture; energy production and use; land and 
water resources; transportation; and human health and social systems. 
This advice will be used by NOAA to develop a final product that 
addresses these topic areas. Following establishment of the USPDC, the 
first Committee meeting will be held. All sessions of the meeting will 
be open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will convene at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 31, 2008 and 
adjourn at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2008. Meeting information, 
including the names of the Lead Author team nominees, will be available 
online on the NOAA Climate Program Office CCSP website:
http://www.climate.noaa.gov/index.jsp?pg=./ccsp/index.html.

ADDRESSES: The first meeting of the USPDC will be held at the Hilton 
O'Hare Airport Hotel, Chicago, IL.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Christopher D. Miller, the USPDC 
Designated Federal Official (DFO) and the Program Manager, NOAA/OAR 
Climate Program Office Climate Change Data and Detection Program 
Element, Climate Program Office, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 12239, 
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone 301-734-1241, e-mail: 
Christopher.D.Miller@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and the General Services Administration (GSA) 
rule of Federal Advisory Committee Management, 41 CFR part 102-3, and 
after consultation with GSA, the Secretary of Commerce has determined 
that the establishment of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA) Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Unified 
Synthesis Product Development Committee (USPDC) is in the public 
interest, in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the 
Department by law. The USPDC will consist of no more than 35 members to 
be appointed by the Under Secretary to assure a balanced representation 
among preeminent scientists, educators, and experts reflecting the full 
scope of the scientific issues addressed in the CCSP Unified Synthesis 
Product. The USPDC will function solely as an advisory body, and in 
compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Its charter will be filed under the Act 15 days from the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

Status

    Please note that meeting times and agenda topics described below 
are subject to change. The meeting will be open to public participation 
and will include a 30-minute public comment period on March 31 from 8 
a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (check website to confirm this time). In general, 
each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited 
to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments will also be 
accepted and (at least 35 copies) should be received by the USPDC 
Designated Federal Official (DFO) by March 20, 2008 to provide 
sufficient time for review. Written comments received after March 20 
will be distributed to the USPDC, but may not be reviewed prior to the 
meeting date. Seats will be available to the public on a first-come, 
first-served basis.

Matters To Be Considered

    The meeting will discuss plans for development of the First Draft 
of the Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Unified Synthesis Product.

    Dated: March 11, 2008.
Mary M. Glackin,
Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere.
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