Science Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting, 53852-53853 [E8-21642]

Download as PDF 53852 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 17, 2008 / Notices The new location of the meeting will be at the Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main Street, Peabody, MA, 01960. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jess Beck at (301) 713–2347 or Jackie Wilson at (240) 338–3936. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlantic shark fisheries are managed under the authority of the Magnuson– Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson–Stevens Act). The 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (HMS FMP) is implemented by regulations at 50 CFR part 635. On May 7, 2008 (73 FR 25665), NMFS published a Notice of Intent (NOI) that summarized the 2007 SCS stock assessment conducted for Atlantic sharpnose, blacknose, bonnethead, and finetooth sharks. The NOI also described NMFS’ determination as to the status of these stocks based on the results of the 2007 stock assessment, including the determination that blacknose sharks are overfished with overfishing occurring. As a result of this determination, NMFS is taking steps to amend current shark management measures via a third FMP amendment to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP. NMFS anticipates completing this amendment and any related documents by January 1, 2010. The comment period for the NOI has been extended (73 FR 37932, July 2, 2008) and now ends at 5 p.m. on October 31, 2008. On July 2, 2008, NMFS also announced the availability of an issues and options presentation describing potential measures for inclusion in Amendment 3 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP. ADDRESSES: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Request for Comments Four scoping meetings have been scheduled to provide the opportunity for public comment on potential SCS shark management measures. NMFS has changed the time and location of the scoping meeting that was scheduled to be held in Gloucester, MA, on October 9, 2008. This meeting will now be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main Street, Peabody, MA, 01960. The schedule for the other scoping meetings remains unchanged. In addition to the scheduled scoping meetings, NMFS will also present the issues and options presentation to the five Atlantic Regional Fishery Management Councils and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions during the public comment period. Please see the Councils’ and Commissions’ summer and fall meeting notices for dates, times, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Sep 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 and locations. Finally, NMFS also expects to present the issues and options presentation at the fall 2008 HMS Advisory Panel (AP) meeting. The date and location of the AP meeting will be announced in a future Federal Register notice. Comments received on this action will assist NMFS in determining the options for rulemaking to conserve and manage shark resources and fisheries, consistent with the Magnuson–Stevens Act and the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP. Scoping Meetings Code of Conduct The public is reminded that NMFS expects participants at the scoping meetings to conduct themselves appropriately. At the beginning of each meeting, a representative of NMFS will explain the ground rules (e.g., alcohol is prohibited from the meeting room; attendees will be called to give their comments in the order in which they registered to speak; each attendee will have an equal amount of time to speak; attendees may not interrupt one another, etc.). The NMFS representative will structure the meeting so that all attending members of the public will be able to comment, if they so choose. Attendees are expected to respect the ground rules, and those that do not will be asked to leave the meeting. Special Accommodations The meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Jess Beck (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least 7 days prior to the meeting. Dated: September 10, 2008. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–21779 Filed 9–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 15, 2008, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, October 16, 2008, from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http:// www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/ meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Hilton Washington DC/ Silver Spring, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Md. 20910. Please check the SAB Web site http:// www.sab.noaa.gov for confirmation of the venue and for directions. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-minute public comment period on October 15 (check website to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director’s Office by October 10, 2008 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after October 10, 2008, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Final Report from the Fire Weather Research Working Group; (2) Preliminary Draft Report from Social Sciences Working Group; (3) Climate Working Group Development of Options for a National Climate Service; (4) NOAA Response to the Report from the SAB on Examining Advisory Options for Improving Communications Among NOAA’s Partners; (5) SAB Strategic Planning Discussion; and (6) NOAA Transition to the Next Administration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 17, 2008 / Notices 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301– 734–1156, Fax: 301–713–1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http:// www.sab.noaa.gov. Dated: September 11, 2008. Mark E. Brown, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E8–21642 Filed 9–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary of Defense Department of Defense. Notice of cancelled open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces the cancellation of the meeting of the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve scheduled for Thursday, September 18, 2008 (1300–1500 hrs). The meeting is cancelled due to lack of a quorum. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MAJ Elaine M. Gullotta at 703–696–1385 ext 540, or email at elaine.gullotta@osd.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Defense announced this open meeting in a notice that was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 44973) dated August 1, 2008. Dated: September 11, 2008. Robert L. Cushing, Jr., Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E8–21703 Filed 9–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary National Security Education Board Group of Advisors Meeting Under Secretary of Defense Personnel and Readiness, DoD. ACTION: Notice of meeting. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 92– 463, notice is hereby given of a forthcoming meeting of the National Security Education Board Group of Advisors. The purpose of the meeting is to review and make recommendations to the Board concerning requirements 17:38 Sep 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 September 23, 2008 (0800–1200). ADDRESSES: Liaison Capital Hill,415 New Jersey Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kevin Gormley, Program Officer, National Security Education Program, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1210, Rosslyn P.O. Box 20010, Arlington, Virginia 22209–2248; (703) 696–1991. Electronic mail address: Gormleyk@ndu.edu. DATES: The National Security Education Board Group of Advisors meeting is open to the public. The public is afforded the opportunity to submit written statements associated with NSEP. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notification of Cancellation of Meeting of the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (DAB–ESGR) VerDate Aug<31>2005 established by the David L. Boren National Security Education Act, Title VIII of Public Law 102–183, as amended. Dated: September 9, 2008. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E8–21702 Filed 9–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive Patent License Department of the Air Force. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This Notice is to correct the title of the earlier published version on September 9, 2008 Vol. 73, No 17. Notice of Intent to Grant a Partially Exclusive Patent License. Pursuant to the provisions of Part 404 of Title 37, code of Federal Regulations, which implements Public Law 96–517, as amended, the Department of the Air Force announces its intention to grant Allcomp, Incorporated, a California corporation, having a place of business at 209 Puente Avenue, City of Industry, California 91746–2304 an exclusive license in any right, title and interest the Air Force has in: U.S. Patent No. 6,309,703, issued 30 October 2001, entitled ‘‘Carbon and Ceramic Matrix Composites Fabricated by a Rapid Low-Cost Process Incorporating In-Situ Polymerization of Wetting Monomers,’’ by Phillip G. Wapner, Wesley P. Hoffman and Steven Jones. A license for this patent will be granted unless a written objection is received within fifteen (15) days from the date of publication of this Notice. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53853 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written objection should be sent to: Air Force Material Command Law Office, AFMCLO/JAZ, Building 11, room D18, 2240 B Street, Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433–7109. Telephone: (937) 255– 2838; Facsimile (937) 255–7333. Bao-Anh Trinh, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–21695 Filed 9–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–05–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Air University Board of Visitors Meeting Notice of Meeting of the Air University Board of Visitors. ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the Air University Board of Visitors’ meeting will take place on Monday, November 17th, 2008, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., and Tuesday, November 18th, 2008, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. in the Air University Commander’s Conference Room, Air University Headquarters and again on Tuesday, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., at the Officers’ Club, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112. The purpose of this meeting is to provide independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the educational, doctrinal, and research policies and activities of Air University. The agenda will include topics relating to the policies, programs, and initiatives of Air University educational programs. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.155 all sessions of the Air University Board of Visitors’ meeting will be open to the public. Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the Air University Board of Visitors should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102–3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer at the address detailed below at any time. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed below at least five calendar days prior E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 17, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53852-53853]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-21642]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The 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 strategies for research, education, and 
application of science to operations and information services. SAB 
activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of 
the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 15, 
2008, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, October 16, 2008, from 
8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below 
are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://
www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting 
agenda.
    Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Hilton Washington 
DC/Silver Spring, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Md. 20910. 
Please check the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov for confirmation 
of the venue and for directions.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-
minute public comment period on October 15 (check website to confirm 
time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings 
will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written 
statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal 
presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. 
Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director's 
Office by October 10, 2008 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. 
Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after October 
10, 2008, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior 
to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-
served basis.
    Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Final Report from the Fire Weather Research Working Group; 
(2) Preliminary Draft Report from Social Sciences Working Group; (3) 
Climate Working Group Development of Options for a National Climate 
Service; (4) NOAA Response to the Report from the SAB on Examining 
Advisory Options for Improving Communications Among NOAA's Partners; 
(5) SAB Strategic Planning Discussion; and (6) NOAA Transition to the 
Next Administration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm.

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11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 
301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or 
visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    Dated: September 11, 2008.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-21642 Filed 9-16-08; 8:45 am]
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