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Download as PDF 33482 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 138 / Thursday, July 20, 2017 / Notices conservation of summer flounder. Based on the analysis provided by the State, it is likely that New Jersey’s measures will result in similar levels of total removals as the measures outlined in Addendum XXVIII. As a result, the Secretary is not imposing a moratorium in New Jersey state waters. The Atlantic Coastal Act’s noncompliance review and determination process was previously outlined in a notice that published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2017, (82 FR 28476) and is not repeated here. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 17, 2017. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–15229 Filed 7–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF553 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public hearings via webinar pertaining to Amendment 43 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the South Atlantic Region. The amendment would revise the annual catch limit for red snapper in the South Atlantic Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ). DATES: The public hearings will be held via webinar on August 8, 2017 at 6 p.m. and August 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. An informal Question and Answer (Q&A) session will be held via webinar on August 3, 2017 beginning at 6 p.m. ADDRESSES: Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Q&A session and public hearings will be conducted via webinar. Registration for each webinar is required. Registration asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 information and public hearing materials will be posted on the Council’s Web site at http://safmc.net/ safmc-meetings/public-hearing-andscoping-meeting-schedule/ by July 27, 2017. During the Q&A session Council staff will present an overview of the amendment and will be available for informal discussions and to answer questions via webinar. During the public hearings, Council staff will review the amendment and members of the public will have the opportunity to provide formal comments for consideration by the Council. Written comments may be submitted online beginning July 27, 2017 at: http:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/publichearing-and-scoping-meeting-schedule/. Written comments may also be submitted to the Council office (see ADDRESSES). Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on August 15, 2017. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 17, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–15261 Filed 7–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration United States Global Change Research Program The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Request for public nominations. AGENCY: The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is mandated under the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to conduct a quadrennial National Climate Assessment (NCA). Under its current, updated decadal strategic plan (http:// go.usa.gov/x9MCQ), USGCRP is building sustained assessment capacity. The sustained assessment supports the Nation’s ability to understand, anticipate, and respond to risks and potential impacts brought about by CONTEXT: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 global environmental change. Work on the fourth National Climate Assessment is currently underway. SUMMARY: NOAA, on behalf of USGCRP, is soliciting nominations for Review Editors for the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). Refer to the NCA4 Outline (accessible via http:// www.globalchange.gov/content/nca4outline) for a sense of the areas of expertise we seek. The report will adhere to the Information Quality Act requirements (http://www.cio.noaa.gov/services_ programs/info_quality.html) for quality, transparency, and accessibility as appropriate for a Highly Influential Scientific Assessment (HISA). DATES: Nominations should be submitted via the web address specified below (https:// contribute.globalchange.gov/) and must be received by September 8, 2017. ADDRESSES: Nominations for Review Editors must be submitted electronically via a Web form accessible via (https:// contribute.globalchange.gov/). Nominees are asked to identify their areas of expertise based on NCA4’s sectoral, regional, and response topics (see NCA4 Table of Contents below). A CV/resume of no more than 4 pages should be included for optimal consideration. There are no limitations on the nominees’ place of employment. INSTRUCTIONS: Response to this notice is voluntary. Responses to this notice may be used by the government for program planning on a non-attribution basis. NOAA therefore requests that no business proprietary information or copyrighted information be submitted in response to this notice. Please note that the U.S. Government will not pay for response preparation, or for the use of any information contained in the response. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Reidmiller, (202) 419–3470, dreidmiller@usgcrp.gov, U.S. Global Change Research Program. DATED: Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Dan Barrie, Program Manager, Assessments Program, NOAA Climate Program Office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background information and additional details on NCA4 can be found at https:// www.globalchange.gov/nca4. This notice seeks nominations for Review Editors to NCA4 with pertinent subject matter expertise and scientific background. The roles of the Review Editor include: (a) Ensuring that all substantive comments submitted during the Public Comment Period and via a National Academies panel review (both E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 138 / Thursday, July 20, 2017 / Notices currently scheduled for Autumn 2017– Winter 2018) are appropriately addressed, (b) advising Chapter Leads how to handle contentious issues, and (c) ensuring that significant scientific uncertainties are reflected adequately in the text of NCA4. Review Editors do not provide additional comments on assigned draft chapters; rather, they ensure each and every comment has been considered by the author team, and that the ‘annotation’ (i.e., written responses to comments) is responsive to the comment and indicates any revision made to the chapter(s), including the scientific or logical rationale for said action. Potential nominees should be accomplished scientists and/or science communicators with climate-related proficiency in at least one of the regions, sectors, or responses topics outlined in the NCA4 Outline, (described below in the Appendix and accessible via http:// www.globalchange.gov/content/nca4outline). Nominees must have demonstrated technical expertise such that the nominees could contribute to the development of a robust scientific, technical assessment as subject matter experts in one or more of the topics listed in the outline. Responses to this request for nominations for Review Editors must be submitted by September 8, 2017. Users can access the nominations form via (https://contribute.globalchange.gov/). Interested persons may nominate themselves or third parties, and may nominate more than one person. Each nomination must include: (1) The nominee’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the desired chapter(s) the nominee wishes to serve as Review Editor on (i.e., area(s) of expertise); and (3) a short description of his/her qualifications relative to contributing to the report. Nominees are encouraged to submit a CV of no more than 4 pages for optimal consideration. More information on the function of Review Editors, the tasks (including reporting) expected of them, as well as the tentative dates of commitment can be found at https:// contribute.globalchange.gov. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Appendix: NCA4 Outline I: Overview II: Our Changing Climate III: National-level Sectoral Overview Chapters Water Energy Land Cover and Land Use Change Forests Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity Coastal Effects VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Oceans and Marine Resources Agriculture and Rural Communities Built Environment, Urban Systems, and Cities Transportation Air Quality Human Health Tribal and Indigenous Communities Climate Effects on US International Interests Sectoral Interdependencies and Compounding Stressors: The Science of Complex Systems IV: Regional Analyses Northeast Southeast US Caribbean Midwest Northern Great Plains Southern Great Plains Northwest Southwest Alaska Hawai‘i and Pacific Islands V: Response Near-Term Adaptation Needs and Increased Resiliency Mitigation: Avoiding and Reducing LongTerm Risks Dated: July 12, 2017. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda The agenda will be to discuss progress on the items on the OAC subgroup’s PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33483 workplan, posted here: https:// www.npfmc.org/wp-content/ PDFdocuments/conservation_issues/ Observer/OACSubgroupWorkplan 617.pdf. Meeting will be listening-only for those that are not on the OAC subgroup. Special Accommodations The meeting is via teleconference. Request for auxiliary aids should be directed to Maria Shawback at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: July 17, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–15260 Filed 7–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF546 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting (Webinar) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting (webinar). AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad hoc Sacramento River Winter Chinook Workgroup (SRWCW) and Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) will hold a joint meeting via webinar to discuss the results of the Management Strategy Evaluation. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The webinar meeting will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 11 a.m. until business for the day has been completed. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. A public listening station is available at the Pacific Council office (address below). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


United States Global Change Research Program

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

ACTION: Request for public nominations.

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CONTEXT:  The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is mandated 
under the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to conduct a 
quadrennial National Climate Assessment (NCA). Under its current, 
updated decadal strategic plan (http://go.usa.gov/x9MCQ), USGCRP is 
building sustained assessment capacity. The sustained assessment 
supports the Nation's ability to understand, anticipate, and respond to 
risks and potential impacts brought about by global environmental 
change. Work on the fourth National Climate Assessment is currently 
underway.
SUMMARY: NOAA, on behalf of USGCRP, is soliciting nominations for 
Review Editors for the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). Refer 
to the NCA4 Outline (accessible via http://www.globalchange.gov/content/nca4-outline) for a sense of the areas of expertise we seek.
    The report will adhere to the Information Quality Act requirements 
(http://www.cio.noaa.gov/services_programs/info_quality.html) for 
quality, transparency, and accessibility as appropriate for a Highly 
Influential Scientific Assessment (HISA).

DATES: Nominations should be submitted via the web address specified 
below (https://contribute.globalchange.gov/) and must be received by 
September 8, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Nominations for Review Editors must be submitted 
electronically via a Web form accessible via (https://contribute.globalchange.gov/). Nominees are asked to identify their 
areas of expertise based on NCA4's sectoral, regional, and response 
topics (see NCA4 Table of Contents below). A CV/resume of no more than 
4 pages should be included for optimal consideration. There are no 
limitations on the nominees' place of employment.

INSTRUCTIONS:  Response to this notice is voluntary. Responses to this 
notice may be used by the government for program planning on a non-
attribution basis. NOAA therefore requests that no business proprietary 
information or copyrighted information be submitted in response to this 
notice. Please note that the U.S. Government will not pay for response 
preparation, or for the use of any information contained in the 
response.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Reidmiller, (202) 419-3470, 
dreidmiller@usgcrp.gov, U.S. Global Change Research Program.

DATED:  Wednesday, July 12, 2017.
    Dan Barrie, Program Manager, Assessments Program, NOAA Climate 
Program Office.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background information and additional 
details on NCA4 can be found at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca4.
    This notice seeks nominations for Review Editors to NCA4 with 
pertinent subject matter expertise and scientific background. The roles 
of the Review Editor include: (a) Ensuring that all substantive 
comments submitted during the Public Comment Period and via a National 
Academies panel review (both

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currently scheduled for Autumn 2017-Winter 2018) are appropriately 
addressed, (b) advising Chapter Leads how to handle contentious issues, 
and (c) ensuring that significant scientific uncertainties are 
reflected adequately in the text of NCA4. Review Editors do not provide 
additional comments on assigned draft chapters; rather, they ensure 
each and every comment has been considered by the author team, and that 
the `annotation' (i.e., written responses to comments) is responsive to 
the comment and indicates any revision made to the chapter(s), 
including the scientific or logical rationale for said action.
    Potential nominees should be accomplished scientists and/or science 
communicators with climate-related proficiency in at least one of the 
regions, sectors, or responses topics outlined in the NCA4 Outline, 
(described below in the Appendix and accessible via http://www.globalchange.gov/content/nca4-outline). Nominees must have 
demonstrated technical expertise such that the nominees could 
contribute to the development of a robust scientific, technical 
assessment as subject matter experts in one or more of the topics 
listed in the outline.
    Responses to this request for nominations for Review Editors must 
be submitted by September 8, 2017. Users can access the nominations 
form via (https://contribute.globalchange.gov/). Interested persons may 
nominate themselves or third parties, and may nominate more than one 
person. Each nomination must include: (1) The nominee's full name, 
title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the 
desired chapter(s) the nominee wishes to serve as Review Editor on 
(i.e., area(s) of expertise); and (3) a short description of his/her 
qualifications relative to contributing to the report. Nominees are 
encouraged to submit a CV of no more than 4 pages for optimal 
consideration.
    More information on the function of Review Editors, the tasks 
(including reporting) expected of them, as well as the tentative dates 
of commitment can be found at https://contribute.globalchange.gov.

Appendix: NCA4 Outline

I: Overview
II: Our Changing Climate
III: National-level Sectoral Overview Chapters
    Water
    Energy
    Land Cover and Land Use Change
    Forests
    Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity
    Coastal Effects
    Oceans and Marine Resources
    Agriculture and Rural Communities
    Built Environment, Urban Systems, and Cities
    Transportation
    Air Quality
    Human Health
    Tribal and Indigenous Communities
    Climate Effects on US International Interests
    Sectoral Interdependencies and Compounding Stressors: The 
Science of Complex Systems
IV: Regional Analyses
    Northeast
    Southeast
    US Caribbean
    Midwest
    Northern Great Plains
    Southern Great Plains
    Northwest
    Southwest
    Alaska
    Hawai`i and Pacific Islands
V: Response
    Near-Term Adaptation Needs and Increased Resiliency
    Mitigation: Avoiding and Reducing Long-Term Risks

    Dated: July 12, 2017.
David Holst,
Acting Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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