Request for Public Comment on Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Arctic Research Plan: FY2013-2017, 31677 [2012-12790]

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OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY


Request for Public Comment on Interagency Arctic Research Policy 
Committee (IARPC) Arctic Research Plan: FY2013-2017

May 22, 2012.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (ARPA), Public Law 
98-373, established the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee 
(IARPC) to develop national Arctic research policy five-year Federal 
research plans to implement ARPA. Chaired by the Director of the 
National Science Foundation (NSF), IARPC is composed of representatives 
from ten agencies. More information on IARPC can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/od/opp/arctic/iarpc/start.jsp.
    The IARPC's Arctic Research Plan: FY2013-2017 (Five-Year Plan) 
describes research priorities for the next five years that are expected 
to benefit from interagency collaboration; not all research conducted 
by Federal agencies is included in the Five-Year Plan. The Five-Year 
Plan focuses on seven priority areas designed to enhance the goals and 
objectives of Federal agencies in Arctic research:
    (1) Sea ice and marine ecosystem studies.
    (2) Terrestrial ecosystem studies.
    (3) Atmospheric studies effecting energy flux.
    (4) Observing systems.
    (5) Regional climate models.
    (6) Adaptation tools for sustaining communities.
    (7) Human health.

DATES: This request will be active through June 22, 2012, 11:59 EST.

ADDRESSES: The Five-Year Plan and additional information, including any 
updates to this Federal Register notice, will be available at http://www.nsf.gov/od/opp/arctic/iarpc/arc_res_plan_index.jsp. Comments may 
be submitted by any of the following methods:
    Email: agraefe@arctic.gov. Include ``IARPC FIVE-YEAR PLAN COMMENT'' 
in the subject line of the message.
    Mail: IARPC, c/o Arctic Sciences Division, National Science 
Foundation, Suite 755S, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. 
Attention: ``Linda Izzard, IARPC FIVE-YEAR PLAN COMMENT.''
    Fax: 703-292-9082 Attention: ``Linda Izzard, IARPC FIVE-YEAR PLAN 
COMMENT.''
    All submissions must be in English and must include your name, 
return address and email address, if applicable. Please clearly label 
submissions as ``IARPC FIVE-YEAR PLAN COMMENT.''
    Please do not include classified, personally identifying 
information (such as social security numbers), copyrighted material, or 
business confidential information. Please note that your submission may 
be subject to public release ``as is'' under applicable law.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any questions about the content of 
this notice should be sent to A. Graefe, agraefe@arctic.gov. Include 
``IARPC FIVE-YEAR PLAN COMMENT'' in the subject line of the message. 
Questions may also be sent by mail (please allow additional time for 
processing) to: IARPC, c/o Arctic Sciences Division, National Science 
Foundation, Suite 755S, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. 
Attention: ``Lind Izzard, IARPC FIVE-YEAR PLAN COMMENT.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For the purposes of research planning, we 
follow Section 112 of the ARPA in defining the Arctic as ``all United 
States and foreign territory north of the Arctic Circle and all United 
States territory north and west of the boundary formed by the 
Porcupine, Yukon, and Kuskokwim Rivers [in Alaska]; all contiguous 
seas, including the Arctic Ocean and the Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi 
Seas; and the Aleutian chain.''

Ted Wackler,
Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Director.
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