(NOAA) Science Advisory Board (SAB), 69920-69921 [2010-28594]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 69920 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 16, 2010 / Notices 3. Whether this project duplicates other projects funded or considered for funding by NOAA or other agencies. 4. Program priorities and policy factors. 5. Applicant’s prior award performance. 6. Partnerships and/or participation of targeted groups. 7. Adequacy of information necessary for NOAA staff to makea National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) determination and draft necessary documentation before recommendations for funding are made to the Grants Officer. Intergovernmental Review: Applications under this program are not subject to Executive Order 12372, ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Programs.’’ Limitation of Liability: In no event will NOAA or the Department of Commerce be responsible for proposal preparation costs if these programs fail to receive funding or are cancelled because of other agency priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige NOAA to award any specific project or to obligate any available funds. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): NOAA must analyze the potential environmental impacts, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), for applicant projects or proposals which are seeking NOAA federal funding opportunities. Detailed information on NOAA compliance with NEPA can be found at the following NOAA NEPA Web site: http://www.nepa.noaa.gov/, including our NOAA Administrative Order 216–6 for NEPA, http://www.nepa.noaa.gov/ NAO216_6.pdf, and the Council on Environmental Quality implementation regulations, http://ceq.hss.doe.gov/ nepa/regs/ceq/toc_ceq.htm. Consequently, as part of an applicant’s package, and under their description of their program activities, applicants are required to provide detailed information on the activities to be conducted, locations, sites, species and habitat to be affected, possible construction activities, and any environmental concerns that may exist (e.g., the use and disposal of hazardous or toxic chemicals, introduction of nonindigenous species, impacts to endangered and threatened species, aquaculture projects, and impacts to coral reef systems). In addition to providing specific information that will serve as the basis for any required impact analyses, applicants may also be requested to assist NOAA in drafting of an environmental assessment, if NOAA determines an assessment is required. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:33 Nov 15, 2010 Jkt 223001 Applicants will also be required to cooperate with NOAA in identifying feasible measures to reduce or avoid any identified adverse environmental impacts of their proposal. The failure to do so shall be grounds for not selecting an application. In some cases if additional information is required after an application is selected, funds can be withheld by the Grants Officer under a special award condition requiring the recipient to submit additional environmental compliance information sufficient to enable NOAA to make an assessment on any impacts that a project may have on the environment. The Department of Commerce PreAward 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 February 11, 2008 (73 FR 7696), are applicable to this solicitation. 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[FR Doc. 2010–28592 Filed 11–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: 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 Tuesday, November 30, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Wednesday, December 1, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 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 Dupont Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 483 6000. 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 November 30 at 5:15 p.m. (check Web site 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 16, 2010 / Notices Office by November 19, 2010 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after November 19, 2010, 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) NOAA Overview, Background and Introduction to the Climate Service, including Responses to the Reviews and Reports from the SAB Climate Working Group; (2) Strategic Framework for the Climate Service; (3) Report on the Climate Service Study by the National Academy of Public Administration; (4) The Plan for NOAA Reorganization to Form the Climate Service and Strengthen Science; (5) The Future of NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research; (6) NOAA Response to the Ecosystem Science and Management Working Group Recommendations on the Ocean Color Satellite Continuity Mitigation Study; (8) NOAA Response to the Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group Recommendations on the NOAA Coastal Strategy Initiative; (9) Report on the Review of the Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER); (10) NOAA Cooperative Institutes: New CIs and New Models for CIs; (11) NOAA Education Programs: Results of the National Academy of Sciences Report; (12) NOAA Educational Partnership Program Cooperative Science Centers; (13) Update of the SAB Working Group Subcommittee and (14) Updates from SAB Working Groups. Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 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. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: November 9, 2010. Leon M. Cammen, Acting Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–28594 Filed 11–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:33 Nov 15, 2010 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA027 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Texas Habitat Protection Advisory Panel (AP). DATES: The meeting will convene at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 and conclude no later than 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites HoustonClear Lake-NASA, 506 West Bay Area Blvd., Webster, TX 77598; telephone: (281) 332–7952. Council Address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Rester, Habitat Support Specialist, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; telephone: (228) 875–5912. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At this meeting, the Advisory Panel will tentatively discuss the Long Term Recovery Plan After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the National Ocean Policy Task Force, West Galveston Bay wetland restoration projects, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the National Resource Damage Assessment process, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Regional Sediment Management Plan, and the Essential Fish Habitat 5-Year Review Report. The Texas group is part of a three unit Habitat Protection Advisory Panel (AP) of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. The principal role of the advisory panels is to assist the Council in attempting to maintain optimum conditions within the habitat and ecosystems supporting the marine resources of the Gulf of Mexico. Advisory panels serve as a first alert system to call to the Council’s attention proposed projects being developed and other activities that may adversely impact the Gulf marine fisheries and their supporting ecosystems. The panels may also provide advice to the Council on its policies and procedures for addressing environmental affairs. Although other issues not on the agenda may come before the panel for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69921 discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal panel action during this meeting. Panel action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda listed as available by this notice. A copy of the agenda can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina O’Hern at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: November 9, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 220 (Tuesday, November 16, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69920-69921]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-28594]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


(NOAA) Science Advisory Board (SAB)

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 Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Wednesday, December 1, 2010, from 8 
a.m. to 3:30 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 Dupont Hotel, 1500 New 
Hampshire Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 483 6000.
    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 November 30 at 5:15 p.m. (check Web 
site 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

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Office by November 19, 2010 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. 
Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after November 
19, 2010, 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) NOAA Overview, Background and Introduction to the Climate 
Service, including Responses to the Reviews and Reports from the SAB 
Climate Working Group; (2) Strategic Framework for the Climate Service; 
(3) Report on the Climate Service Study by the National Academy of 
Public Administration; (4) The Plan for NOAA Reorganization to Form the 
Climate Service and Strengthen Science; (5) The Future of NOAA Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Research; (6) NOAA Response to the Ecosystem Science 
and Management Working Group Recommendations on the Ocean Color 
Satellite Continuity Mitigation Study; (8) NOAA Response to the 
Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group Recommendations on the 
NOAA Coastal Strategy Initiative; (9) Report on the Review of the 
Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER); 
(10) NOAA Cooperative Institutes: New CIs and New Models for CIs; (11) 
NOAA Education Programs: Results of the National Academy of Sciences 
Report; (12) NOAA Educational Partnership Program Cooperative Science 
Centers; (13) Update of the SAB Working Group Subcommittee and (14) 
Updates from SAB Working Groups.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 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: November 9, 2010.
Leon M. Cammen,
Acting Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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