Science Advisory Board (SAB), 16140-16141 [2016-06554]

Download as PDF 16140 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2016 / Notices ensure transmission to the Council prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date and time will be distributed to the members but may not be considered during the meeting. Copies of Council meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting. Dated: March 21, 2016. Archana Sahgal, Executive Secretary, United States Manufacturing Council. [FR Doc. 2016–06853 Filed 3–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Request for Public Comments National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Request for public comments and ideas on NOAA SBIR subtopics which would satisfy unmet industry needs. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Office is requesting public comments to better understand the scientific community and small business concerns associated with the environmental industry, as well as improve our SBIR solicitation process. Of NOAA’s four major topics, which was derived from NOAA’s Research and Development (R&D) goals, what problem statements or subtopic ideas can you suggest where the project outcome enables commercial products/services which would satisfy current or near term unmet industry needs. Please remember all submissions must be directly relevant to NOAA’s mission. NOAA’s four major mission topics are as follows: a. Climate Adaptation and Mitigation b. Weather-Ready Nation c. Healthy Oceans d. Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies Please categorize submissions based on the four topics above and include as many problem statements or subtopic ideas as you see fit per topic. Also, please provide a brief description of the potential commercialized products/ services for each idea submitted. DATES: Comments and ideas must be received on or before April 29, 2016. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Mar 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 Send all comments via email to NOAA.SBIR@noaa.gov. Subject Line shall contain ‘‘NOAA SBIR Request for Public Comments—Federal Register.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vince Garcia, NOAA SBIR Program Manager, at: vincent.garcia@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Office is exploring options in streamlining and improving existing agency SBIR Phase I subtopic selection processes. The SBIR Program Office seeks to better understand unmet industry needs, which directly relate to NOAA’s mission. Historically, subtopics are suggested by NOAA federally-employed scientists and engineers and are selected for publication in the annual SBIR Phase I solicitation by NOAA Line Office leadership. Respondents shall not be obligated to provide the services described herein, if applicable, and it is understood by the United States Government that any cost estimates provided as a result of this request are ‘‘best’’ estimates only. All information submitted in response to this request for public comments is voluntary; the United States Government will not pay for information requested nor will it compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing information provided to the United States Government. ADDRESSES: Dated: March 15, 2016. Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–06555 Filed 3–24–16; 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Thursday April 28 from 9:45 a.m. EDT to 5:45 p.m. EDT and on Friday April 29, from 9:00 a.m. EDT to 1:00 p.m. EDT. 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 times and agenda. Place: The meeting will be held at Sheraton Silver Spring Magnolia Ballroom, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland. Please check the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov/ Meetings/meetings.html for directions to the meeting location. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on April 28 from 5:30–5:45 p.m. EDT (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 two (2) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the SAB Acting Executive Director by April 21, 2016 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director’s Office by April 21, 2016, to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after April 21, 2016, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seating at the meeting will be available on a first-come, firstserved basis. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12:00 p.m. on April 21, 2016, to Dr. Elizabeth Turner, Acting SAB Executive Director, Room 146, Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos Road, Durham, NH 03824; Email: Elizabeth.Turner@noaa.gov. Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Report on Ecosystem Services Valuation from the Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group; (2) Updates from the NOAA Administrator, Chief Scientist and the Chief Economist; (3)SAB Strategy Discussion and E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2016 / Notices Implications for NOAA; and (4) Discussion of Working Group Issues and Working Group Concept of Operations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Elizabeth Turner, Acting Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Room 146 Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos Road, Durham, NH 03824. Email: Elizabeth.Turner@noaa.gov; or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov. Dated: March 15, 2016. Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–06554 Filed 3–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE527 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Pre-Assessment Webinar for South Atlantic Red Snapper and Gray Triggerfish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 41 PostReview Workshop Webinar. AGENCY: The SEDAR 41 assessments of the South Atlantic stocks of red snapper and gray triggerfish will consist of a series of workshop and webinars: Data Workshops; an Assessment Workshop and Webinars; and a Review Workshop, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 41 Post-Review Workshop Webinar will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julia Byrd at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below) to request an invitation providing Webinar access information. Please request Webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each Webinar. SEDAR address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. www.sedarweb.org. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Julia Byrd, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Mar 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 Charleston, SC 29405; phone (843) 571– 4366; email: julia.byrd@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: Data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion for the PostReview Workshop Webinar are as follows: 1. Participants will discuss any remaining assessment issues and recommendations from the Review Workshop in order to finalize the Review Workshop summary reports. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16141 that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least ten working days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 21, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–06755 Filed 3–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Southeast Region Permit Family of Forms. OMB Control Number: 0648–0205. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 13,909. Average Hours per Response: Vessel and dealer permit applications, 29 minutes each; wreckfish permit applications, live rock permit applications and operator card applications, 21 minutes each. Burden Hours: 7,023. Needs and Uses: This request is for a revision to the existing reporting requirements. The SERO Permits Office (Southeast Permits Office) administers Federal fishing permits in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), South Atlantic, and Caribbean Sea under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801. The Southeast Permits Office proposes to revise two parts of the collection-of-information approved under OMB Control Number 0648–0205. E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 58 (Friday, March 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16140-16141]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06554]


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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 Thursday April 28 from 9:45 
a.m. EDT to 5:45 p.m. EDT and on Friday April 29, from 9:00 a.m. EDT to 
1:00 p.m. EDT. 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 
times and agenda.
    Place: The meeting will be held at Sheraton Silver Spring Magnolia 
Ballroom, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland. Please check 
the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for 
directions to the meeting location.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-
minute public comment period on April 28 from 5:30-5:45 p.m. EDT (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 
two (2) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal 
presentation should contact the SAB Acting Executive Director by April 
21, 2016 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be 
received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by April 21, 2016, to 
provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by 
the SAB Executive Director after April 21, 2016, will be distributed to 
the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seating at 
the meeting will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be 
directed no later than 12:00 p.m. on April 21, 2016, to Dr. Elizabeth 
Turner, Acting SAB Executive Director, Room 146, Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos 
Road, Durham, NH 03824; Email: Elizabeth.Turner@noaa.gov.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Report on Ecosystem Services Valuation from the Ecosystem 
Sciences and Management Working Group; (2) Updates from the NOAA 
Administrator, Chief Scientist and the Chief Economist; (3)SAB Strategy 
Discussion and

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Implications for NOAA; and (4) Discussion of Working Group Issues and 
Working Group Concept of Operations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Elizabeth Turner, Acting Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Room 146 Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos 
Road, Durham, NH 03824. Email: Elizabeth.Turner@noaa.gov; or visit the 
NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    Dated: March 15, 2016.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-06554 Filed 3-24-16; 8:45 am]
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