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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 2, 2011 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scoping Meetings The meetings have been scheduled for: 1. Wednesday, March 16, 2011: Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place, Pensacola, FL. This is across the street from the Escambia County Health Department at 1295 West Fairfield Drive in Pensacola, FL. 2. Thursday, March 17, 2011: Bay County Government Center, County Commissioner Chambers, 840 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL. 3. Monday, March 21, 2011: The Donald Snyder Community Center, Main Floor, 2520 Pass Rd., Biloxi, MS. 4. Tuesday, March 22, 2011: Belle Chasse Public Library, 8442 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, LA. 5. Wednesday, March 23, 2011: Five Rivers—Alabama’s Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL. 6. Thursday, March 24, 2011: HoumaTerrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma, LA. 7. Monday, March 28, 2011: The Grand Isle Community Center, 3811 Highway 1, Grand Isle, LA. 8. Tuesday, March 29, 2011: Holiday Inn, 520 Roderick St., Morgan City, LA. 9. Wednesday, March 30, 2011: Port Arthur Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur, TX. 10. Thursday, March 31, 2011: Texas A & M at Galveston Ocean and Coastal Studies Building, Seawolf Parkway, Bldg. 3029, Galveston, TX. 11. Monday, April 4, 2011: U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert Hoover Bldg. Auditorium, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce is the lead agency for the preparation of the PEIS on behalf of United States Department of the Interior (on behalf of the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Affairs) (‘‘DOI’’); the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, for the State of Louisiana; the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, for the State of Mississippi; the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Geological Survey of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:34 Mar 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 Alabama, for the State of Alabama; the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for the State of Florida; and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas General Land Office, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, for the State of Texas. The notice of intent to begin restoration scoping and prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement published at 76 FR 9327, February 17, 2011. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA under 40 CFR Chapter V applies to restoration actions by Federal trustees. The Federal and state Trustees will be developing a PEIS to help guide restoration actions associated with the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) for the Oil Spill. The PEIS will assess the environmental, social, and economic attributes of the affected environment and the potential consequences of alternative actions to restore, rehabilitate, replace, or acquire the equivalent of natural resources and services potentially injured by the spill. A PEIS may generally be prepared to evaluate actions that encompass a large geographic scale. Tiered analyses considering particular restoration actions may be required in the future as specific plans for implementing particular alternatives are established. The purpose of the scoping process is to identify the concerns of the affected public and for the Federal agencies, states, and Indian tribes to involve the public early in the decision making process, facilitate an efficient PEIS preparation process, define the issues and alternatives that will be examined in detail, and save time by ensuring that draft documents adequately address relevant issues. The scoping process reduces paperwork and delay by ensuring that important issues are addressed early. Following the scoping process, the Trustees will prepare a draft PEIS, at which time the public will be encouraged to comment on the document. Similar to the scoping process, public comment meetings will be held at that time to gather oral and written public input on the draft PEIS. In compliance with 15 CFR 990.45, the Trustees will prepare an Administrative Record (AR). The AR will include documents that the Trustees relied on during the development of the PEIS. After preparation, the Record will be on file at the NOAA Restoration Center in Silver Spring, MD, and duplicate copies will be maintained at the following Web PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11427 site: https://www.darrp.noaa.gov/. The specific web page will be provided in the next public notice. The draft PEIS document is intended to be released for public comment by Fall/Winter, 2011. Specific dates and times for future events will be publicized when scheduled. Dated: February 23, 2011. Patricia A. Montanio, Director, Office of Habitat Conservation, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–4540 Filed 3–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations and Notice of Meeting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Department of Commerce. ACTION: Request for nominations to the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting. AGENCY: This notice requests nominations of qualified individuals for the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC) and advises the public of an upcoming meeting of the NCADAC, pending final approval of its members. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations received will be evaluated and, if appropriate to the overall composition of the committee, accepted. The NCADAC will meet on April 4, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April 5, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and April 6, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. DATES: Nominations Deadline: Nominations must be received by March 16, 2011. Public Comment Deadline: Public comments must be received by the NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO) by 12 p.m. on March 31, 2011, to provide sufficient time for distribution to the members prior to the meeting. Written comments received after 12 p.m. on March 31, 2011, will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. NCADAC Meeting Date, Time and Location: The NCADAC will meet April 4–6, 2011, at the following times: April 4, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April 5, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and April 6, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The location will be in the metro SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 11428 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 2, 2011 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Washington, DC, area and will be announced at https://globalchange.gov/ what-we-do/assessment/notices. The meeting may have limited seating capacity; seats are available on a first come-first served basis. For more information about the meeting, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: Responses to this request for nominations must be submitted electronically at https:// globalchange.gov/what-we-do/ assessment/notices. Any member of the public who wishes to submit oral or written comments should contact: Dr. Kandis Wyatt, the NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO), NESDIS, SSMC1 Room 8330, 1335 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (240) 429–0512, e-mail: Kandis.Wyatt@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information concerning the meeting should contact: Dr. Kandis Wyatt, the NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO), NESDIS, SSMC1 Room 8330, 1335 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (240) 429– 0512, e-mail: Kandis.Wyatt@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Advisory Committee The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is required by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The Secretary of Commerce has established the NCADAC to produce a NCA that synthesizes and summarizes the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Once members are appointed, the NCADAC will work with assessment staff, agencies and external experts to generate inputs to the assessment process that come from a variety of sources—for example, government observing systems, peer reviewed literature, and information about existing social and physical stresses within regions and sectors. The NCADAC is charged both with writing the report that is due to the President and Congress, and with helping to build a permanent national process to document changes in climate, its impacts and associated global changes over time. Among the proposed approaches is establishing a series of national indicators of change. Through this Federal Register Notice, the Department of Commerce solicits VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:34 Mar 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 nominations for the NCADAC. Since the NCADAC will provide advice about the process of assessment as well as write a report, a very wide range of expertise is required. In considering potential members of this committee, persons with the following types of expertise were sought: Sectoral expertise, including the natural environment, agriculture and forestry, energy, land cover and land use, water resources, transportation, health, human social systems, biodiversity, coastal and marine resources; systems expertise including oceans, atmosphere, biogeochemical cycles, etc.; climate modeling, climate impacts, atmospheric science, land use and land cover change; assessment process experts, including people who are familiar with economic assessment and valuation, vulnerability assessment, adaptation, mitigation, and integrated assessment; international issues and assessment components; data systems development and management; communications, stakeholder engagement and public processes; urban systems and infrastructure; homeland security; environmental justice and cultural resources and indigenous perspectives. Persons with a range of perspectives are sought, including people with experience in private industry, state, local, and regional government, academia, and non-governmental organizations, and drawn from a broad geographic distribution. Nominations must include a no more than two-page resume outlining the qualifications, experience and education of the individual being nominated, as well as a paragraph describing how the individual will strengthen the ability of the committee to meet its charge, relative to the charter for the NCADAC at https://globalchange.gov/ what-we-do/assessment/charter and list of expertise requirements included in this Federal Register Notice. Nominees should have the ability to work effectively in a committee process, be prepared for a government clearance review, and expect to dedicate significant time to NCADAC activities. Members of the committee are not compensated for their time, but their travel expenses associated with attending committee meetings are reimbursed. Information obtained as a result of this request may be used by the government for program planning on a non-attribution basis. Do not include any information that might be considered proprietary or confidential. NCADAC Meeting The NCADAC will meet on April 4– 6, 2011, at the following times: April 4, PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2011, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April 5, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and April 6, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this public meeting, the NCADAC will discuss initial plans for development of a first draft of the NCADAC’s Report to Congress and the President, as well as advising on the development of the Assessment process. The proposed approach to the Assessment and a draft outline of a report to be prepared in 2013 was published in a Federal Register Notice dated September 7, 2010, and available at https://www.globalchange.gov/whatwe-do/assessment/. The Interim strategic plan for the NCA is available at https://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/ assessment/strategic-plan. The Charter for the Assessment was published in a Federal Register Notice dated December 27, 2010, and is available at https:// globalchange.gov/what-we-do/ assessment/charter. The NCA outline will evolve over the coming months and years in response to continued input from experts, peer review, and the public. In the months after the first meeting of the NCADAC, another Federal Register Notice will be issued that provides an updated outline and timeframe for the NCA process. There are multiple ways that the Assessment provides opportunities for public comment and engagement. They include public meetings, an e-newsletter that provides an update on Assessment activities every 6 weeks, a Web site that is regularly updated, and Federal Register Notices. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on March 30, 2011, to Dr. Kandis Wyatt, the NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO), NESDIS, SSMC1 Room 8330, 1335 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (240) 429– 0512, e-mail: Kandis.Wyatt@noaa.gov. Additional Information and Public Comments: The NCADAC meeting will be open to public participation and will include a 30-minute public comment period on April 5, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Please check the www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/ assessment/notices Web site to confirm this time). Each individual or group requesting to make a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. If there are no prior requests to speak, or time remains in the public comment period, there will be a call to the audience for comments, limited to 5 minutes each. Written comments will also be accepted and 50 paper copies as well as an electronic version should be E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 2, 2011 / Notices received by the NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO) by 12 p.m. on March 31, 2011, to provide sufficient time for distribution to the members prior to the meeting. Written comments received after 12 p.m. on March 31, 2011, will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Nominees to the NCADAC Biographies of proposed nominees of the NCADAC are available at https:// globalchange.gov/what-we-do/ assessment/proposedFACmembers. Non-Federal Daniel Abbasi, Mission Point Capital Partners Dr. E. Virginia Armbrust, University of Washington Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, University of Michigan Maria Blair, Rockefeller Foundation James Buizer, Arizona State University Dr. Lynne Carter, Louisiana State University Dr. F. Stuart Chapin III, University of Alaska Dr. Camille Coley, Florida Atlantic University Jan Dell, P.E., CH2MHill ´ Placido dos Santos, Arizona Department of Water Resources (ret) Guido Franco, California Energy Commission Mary Gade, Gade Environmental Group, LLC Dr. Aris Georgakakos, Georgia Institute of Technology Dr. David Hales, College of the Atlantic Dr. Mark Howden, Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Dr. Peter Kareiva, The Nature Conservancy Dr. Kenneth Kunkel, North Carolina State University and NOAA Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites Dr. Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University Dr. Arthur Lee, Chevron Corporation Dr. Jo-Ann Leong, University of Hawai’i Dr. Diana Liverman, University of Arizona and Oxford University Dr. Edward Maibach, George Mason University Dr. Jerry Melillo, Marine Biological Laboratory Dr. Susanne Moser, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting, Stanford University, and University of California-Santa Cruz Dr. Richard Moss, Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Maryland VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:34 Mar 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dr. Philip Mote, Oregon State University Dr. Marie O’Neill, University of Michigan Terese Richmond, Gordon Derr, LLP Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, University of New Hampshire and Conservation International Dr. Richard Schmalensee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joel Smith, Stratus Consulting Dr. Donald Wuebbles, University of Illinois Dr. Gary Yohe, Wesleyan University Federal Ex-Officio Dr. John Balbus, Department of Health and Human Services William Breed, U.S. Agency for International Development Dr. Gary Geernaert, Department of Energy Dr. John Hall, Department of Defense Alice Hill, Department of Homeland Security (pending charter revision) Dr. Len Hirsch, Smithsonian Institution Dr. Patricia Jacobberger-Jellison, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Thomas Karl, Subcommittee on Global Change Research and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cathleen Kelly, White House Council on Environmental Quality and Adaptation Task Force (pending charter revision) Dr. Chester Koblinsky, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Linda Lawson, Department of Transportation Dr. Robert O’Connor, National Science Foundation Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Department of State Dr. Michael Slimak, Environmental Protection Agency Dr. Alan Thornhill, Department of the Interior Dr. Margaret Walsh, U.S. Department of Agriculture Dated: February 23, 2011. Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2011–4562 Filed 3–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–EA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11429 proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Title: Native American Tribal Insignia Database. Form Number(s): None. Agency Approval Number: 0651– 0048. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Burden: 5 hours annually. Number of Respondents: 8 responses per year. Avg. 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The entry of an official insignia into the database does not confer any rights to the tribe that submitted the insignia, and entry is not the legal equivalent of registering the insignia as a trademark under 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq. This information collection is used by the USPTO to enter an official insignia submitted by a federally or staterecognized Native American tribe into the database. There are no forms associated with this collection. Affected Public: Tribal governments. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov. Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at https://www.reginfo.gov. Paper copies can be obtained by: • E-mail: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0048 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Susan K. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee; 
Request for Nominations and Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Request for nominations to the National Climate Assessment 
Development and Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice requests nominations of qualified individuals for 
the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee 
(NCADAC) and advises the public of an upcoming meeting of the NCADAC, 
pending final approval of its members. Individuals may self-nominate. 
Nominations received will be evaluated and, if appropriate to the 
overall composition of the committee, accepted. The NCADAC will meet on 
April 4, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April 5, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 
p.m.; and April 6, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

DATES: Nominations Deadline: Nominations must be received by March 16, 
2011.
    Public Comment Deadline: Public comments must be received by the 
NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO) by 12 p.m. on March 31, 2011, 
to provide sufficient time for distribution to the members prior to the 
meeting. Written comments received after 12 p.m. on March 31, 2011, 
will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the 
meeting date.
    NCADAC Meeting Date, Time and Location: The NCADAC will meet April 
4-6, 2011, at the following times: April 4, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 6 
p.m.; April 5, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and April 6, 2011, from 8 
a.m. to 2 p.m.. The location will be in the metro

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Washington, DC, area and will be announced at https://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/notices. The meeting may have limited seating 
capacity; seats are available on a first come-first served basis. For 
more information about the meeting, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: Responses to this request for nominations must be submitted 
electronically at https://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/notices. Any member of the public who wishes to submit oral or written 
comments should contact: Dr. Kandis Wyatt, the NCADAC Designated 
Federal Official (DFO), NESDIS, SSMC1 Room 8330, 1335 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (240) 429-0512, e-
mail: Kandis.Wyatt@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information concerning the meeting should contact: Dr. Kandis 
Wyatt, the NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO), NESDIS, SSMC1 Room 
8330, 1335 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone 
(240) 429-0512, e-mail: Kandis.Wyatt@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Federal Advisory Committee

    The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is required by the Global 
Change Research Act of 1990. The Secretary of Commerce has established 
the NCADAC to produce a NCA that synthesizes and summarizes the science 
and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate 
change upon the United States; and to provide advice and 
recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable 
national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and 
mitigation strategies for the Nation.
    Once members are appointed, the NCADAC will work with assessment 
staff, agencies and external experts to generate inputs to the 
assessment process that come from a variety of sources--for example, 
government observing systems, peer reviewed literature, and information 
about existing social and physical stresses within regions and sectors. 
The NCADAC is charged both with writing the report that is due to the 
President and Congress, and with helping to build a permanent national 
process to document changes in climate, its impacts and associated 
global changes over time. Among the proposed approaches is establishing 
a series of national indicators of change.
    Through this Federal Register Notice, the Department of Commerce 
solicits nominations for the NCADAC. Since the NCADAC will provide 
advice about the process of assessment as well as write a report, a 
very wide range of expertise is required. In considering potential 
members of this committee, persons with the following types of 
expertise were sought: Sectoral expertise, including the natural 
environment, agriculture and forestry, energy, land cover and land use, 
water resources, transportation, health, human social systems, 
biodiversity, coastal and marine resources; systems expertise including 
oceans, atmosphere, biogeochemical cycles, etc.; climate modeling, 
climate impacts, atmospheric science, land use and land cover change; 
assessment process experts, including people who are familiar with 
economic assessment and valuation, vulnerability assessment, 
adaptation, mitigation, and integrated assessment; international issues 
and assessment components; data systems development and management; 
communications, stakeholder engagement and public processes; urban 
systems and infrastructure; homeland security; environmental justice 
and cultural resources and indigenous perspectives. Persons with a 
range of perspectives are sought, including people with experience in 
private industry, state, local, and regional government, academia, and 
non-governmental organizations, and drawn from a broad geographic 
distribution.
    Nominations must include a no more than two-page resume outlining 
the qualifications, experience and education of the individual being 
nominated, as well as a paragraph describing how the individual will 
strengthen the ability of the committee to meet its charge, relative to 
the charter for the NCADAC at https://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/charter and list of expertise requirements included in this 
Federal Register Notice. Nominees should have the ability to work 
effectively in a committee process, be prepared for a government 
clearance review, and expect to dedicate significant time to NCADAC 
activities. Members of the committee are not compensated for their 
time, but their travel expenses associated with attending committee 
meetings are reimbursed. Information obtained as a result of this 
request may be used by the government for program planning on a non-
attribution basis. Do not include any information that might be 
considered proprietary or confidential.

NCADAC Meeting

    The NCADAC will meet on April 4-6, 2011, at the following times: 
April 4, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April 5, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 
p.m.; and April 6, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this public 
meeting, the NCADAC will discuss initial plans for development of a 
first draft of the NCADAC's Report to Congress and the President, as 
well as advising on the development of the Assessment process.
    The proposed approach to the Assessment and a draft outline of a 
report to be prepared in 2013 was published in a Federal Register 
Notice dated September 7, 2010, and available at https://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/. The Interim strategic plan 
for the NCA is available at https://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/strategic-plan. The Charter for the Assessment was published 
in a Federal Register Notice dated December 27, 2010, and is available 
at https://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/charter.
    The NCA outline will evolve over the coming months and years in 
response to continued input from experts, peer review, and the public. 
In the months after the first meeting of the NCADAC, another Federal 
Register Notice will be issued that provides an updated outline and 
timeframe for the NCA process.
    There are multiple ways that the Assessment provides opportunities 
for public comment and engagement. They include public meetings, an e-
newsletter that provides an update on Assessment activities every 6 
weeks, a Web site that is regularly updated, and Federal Register 
Notices.
    Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be 
directed no later than 12 p.m. on March 30, 2011, to Dr. Kandis Wyatt, 
the NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO), NESDIS, SSMC1 Room 8330, 
1335 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (240) 
429-0512, e-mail: Kandis.Wyatt@noaa.gov.
    Additional Information and Public Comments: The NCADAC meeting will 
be open to public participation and will include a 30-minute public 
comment period on April 5, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Please check 
the www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/notices Web site to 
confirm this time). Each individual or group requesting to make a 
verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) 
minutes. If there are no prior requests to speak, or time remains in 
the public comment period, there will be a call to the audience for 
comments, limited to 5 minutes each. Written comments will also be 
accepted and 50 paper copies as well as an electronic version should be

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received by the NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO) by 12 p.m. on 
March 31, 2011, to provide sufficient time for distribution to the 
members prior to the meeting. Written comments received after 12 p.m. 
on March 31, 2011, will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be 
reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available to the 
public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Proposed Nominees to the NCADAC

    Biographies of proposed nominees of the NCADAC are available at 
https://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/proposedFACmembers.

Non-Federal

Daniel Abbasi, Mission Point Capital Partners
Dr. E. Virginia Armbrust, University of Washington
Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, University of Michigan
Maria Blair, Rockefeller Foundation
James Buizer, Arizona State University
Dr. Lynne Carter, Louisiana State University
Dr. F. Stuart Chapin III, University of Alaska
Dr. Camille Coley, Florida Atlantic University
Jan Dell, P.E., CH2MHill
Pl[aacute]cido dos Santos, Arizona Department of Water Resources (ret)
Guido Franco, California Energy Commission
Mary Gade, Gade Environmental Group, LLC
Dr. Aris Georgakakos, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. David Hales, College of the Atlantic
Dr. Mark Howden, Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial 
Research Organisation
Dr. Peter Kareiva, The Nature Conservancy
Dr. Kenneth Kunkel, North Carolina State University and NOAA 
Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites
Dr. Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University
Dr. Arthur Lee, Chevron Corporation
Dr. Jo-Ann Leong, University of Hawai'i
Dr. Diana Liverman, University of Arizona and Oxford University
Dr. Edward Maibach, George Mason University
Dr. Jerry Melillo, Marine Biological Laboratory
Dr. Susanne Moser, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting, Stanford 
University, and University of California-Santa Cruz
Dr. Richard Moss, Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific 
Northwest National Laboratory and University of Maryland
Dr. Philip Mote, Oregon State University
Dr. Marie O'Neill, University of Michigan
Terese Richmond, Gordon Derr, LLP
Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, University of New Hampshire and Conservation 
International
Dr. Richard Schmalensee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joel Smith, Stratus Consulting
Dr. Donald Wuebbles, University of Illinois
Dr. Gary Yohe, Wesleyan University

Federal Ex-Officio

Dr. John Balbus, Department of Health and Human Services
William Breed, U.S. Agency for International Development
Dr. Gary Geernaert, Department of Energy
Dr. John Hall, Department of Defense
Alice Hill, Department of Homeland Security (pending charter revision)
Dr. Len Hirsch, Smithsonian Institution
Dr. Patricia Jacobberger-Jellison, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration
Thomas Karl, Subcommittee on Global Change Research and National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Cathleen Kelly, White House Council on Environmental Quality and 
Adaptation Task Force (pending charter revision)
Dr. Chester Koblinsky, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Linda Lawson, Department of Transportation
Dr. Robert O'Connor, National Science Foundation
Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Department of State
Dr. Michael Slimak, Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Alan Thornhill, Department of the Interior
Dr. Margaret Walsh, U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Dated: February 23, 2011.
Gary Locke,
Secretary of Commerce.
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