Public Comment for the Four Draft NOAA Science and Technology Strategies: NOAA Unmanned Systems, Artificial Intelligence, `Omics, and Cloud Strategies, 61891-61892 [2019-24753]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 220 / Thursday, November 14, 2019 / Notices to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements for estimated antidumping duties will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of this review for all shipments of ESB rubber from Brazil entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for company subject to this review will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of the review; (2) for merchandise exported by companies not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 19.61 percent, the all-others rate established in the lessthan-fair-value investigation.13 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this period of review. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification to Interested Parties Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). 13 See Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From Brazil: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 82 FR 33048 (July 19, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Nov 13, 2019 Jkt 250001 Dated: November 7, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology V. Recommendation BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Public Comment for the Four Draft NOAA Science and Technology Strategies: NOAA Unmanned Systems, Artificial Intelligence, ‘Omics, and Cloud Strategies National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public comment. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability for public comment of the NOAA Unmanned Systems, Artificial Intelligence, ‘Omics, and Cloud draft strategies. These strategies are intended to dramatically expand our application of these four emerging science and technology focus areas by improving the efficiency, effectiveness and coordination of their development and usage across the agency. DATES: Comments must be received by December 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: Copies of the draft strategies may be downloaded or viewed on the internet at https://nrc.noaa.gov/NOAAScience-Technology-Focus-Areas. The documents are also available by sending a written request to the point of contact identified below (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION). You may submit public comments via email to oar.rc.execsec@ noaa.gov. Please include ‘‘Public Comment on NOAA Draft Science and Technology Strategies’’ in the subject line of the message. You may also submit public comments via mail to Emma Kelley, Office of Labs and Cooperative Institutes, NOAA Research, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. All comments received are part of the public record. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender is publicly accessible. NOAA will accept anonymous comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emma Kelley, Research Council Executive Secretariat, Office of Labs and Cooperative Institutes, NOAA Research, Rm. 11319, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301–734–1179, email: emma.kelley@ noaa.gov). In recent years, individual NOAA programs and its multisector partners have worked to advance successful unmanned systems, artificial intelligence, ‘omics, and cloud solutions that improve the delivery of their respective missions. The draft strategies NOAA developed for each of these science and technology focus areas directly follow guidance from the Administration and Congress, including the Office of Science and Technology Policy FY21 Research and Development Priorities letter, the National Science and Technology Council report ‘‘Science and Technology for America’s Oceans: a Decadal Vision’’, the Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence, the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act, and the Commercial Engagement Through Ocean Technology (CENOTE) Act. The draft strategies will ensure robust agency-wide coordination and strong institutional support from NOAA senior leadership for these emerging science and technology focus areas to guide transformational advances in the quality and efficiency of NOAA’s science, products, and services. Summary of the Four Draft Strategies Unmanned Systems Strategy: In recognition of the opportunities unmanned systems presents for addressing NOAA’s mission priorities, the NOAA Unmanned Systems Strategy provides a framework to: (1) Efficiently provide requirements-driven, safe, costeffective, and compliant Unmanned Systems services across the agency; (2) prioritize strategic investments in Unmanned Systems applications and technologies that fuel innovation and strengthen operations, and (3) accelerate and enhance capabilities through partnerships. Artificial Intelligence Strategy: The overarching goal of the NOAA Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy is to utilize AI to advance NOAA’s requirementsdriven mission priorities. Through this strategy, NOAA seeks to reduce the cost of data processing, and provide higher quality and more timely scientific products and services for societal benefits. ’Omics Strategy: In recognition of the opportunities and challenges presented SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2019–24730 Filed 11–13–19; 8:45 am] 61891 E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 61892 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 220 / Thursday, November 14, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES by the advent of ‘omics tools (a suite of advanced methods used to analyze material such as DNA, RNA, or proteins), the NOAA ‘Omics Strategy provides a framework to advance the application of ‘omics to address mission priorities. The strategy leverages NOAA’s current organizational structure to more effectively implement ‘omics through improvements in computational and analytical capacities, targeted research, technology transition, workforce proficiency, and partnerships across NOAA’s lines, federal agencies, and extramural research and commercial communities. Cloud Strategy: NOAA’s robust experience with cloud applications are already beginning to demonstrate significant improvements in performance and skill in areas such as satellite data products and services, numerical weather prediction, ocean models, and big data analysis, storage and dissemination. Cloud services will be further leveraged to expand benefits, such as: (1) Accelerated timeline to acquire new computing resources, (2) increased security posture, (3) more accessible and monetizable NOAA data to customers, such as academia and industry, (4) reduced transition time from research to operations, (5) scalable infrastructure that supports scientific and high performance computing requirements, and (6) a more agile and innovative culture. After completion of these strategies, NOAA will develop corresponding Strategic Implementation Plans (or ‘‘Roadmaps’’) that define detailed action items, deadlines, and responsibilities. In the meantime, these NOAA S&T focus areas are already improving performance in our economically impactful missions and setting the course to strengthen our renowned environmental science and technology leadership for the coming decades. Through the four strategies, NOAA will be better positioned to achieve our top agency priorities to regain global leadership in numerical weather prediction and sustainably expand the American Blue Economy. Dated: November 8, 2019. David Holst, Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–24753 Filed 11–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Nov 13, 2019 Jkt 250001 https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-underNational Oceanic and Atmospheric marine-mammal-protection-act without Administration change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) RIN 0648–XR055 voluntarily submitted by the commenter Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business Specified Activities; Taking Marine information or otherwise sensitive or Mammals Incidental to Seabird protected information. Research Activities in Central FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: California Amy Fowler, Office of Protected AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Electronic copies of the original Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), application, Renewal request, and Commerce. supporting documents (including NMFS ACTION: Notice; incidental harassment Federal Register notices of the original authorization; request for comments on proposed and final authorizations, and proposed Renewal. the previous IHA), as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may SUMMARY: NMFS received a request from be obtained online at: https:// Point Blue Conservation Science (Point www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ Blue) for the Renewal of their currently incidental-take-authorizations-underactive incidental harassment marine-mammal-protection-act. In case authorization (IHA) to take marine of problems accessing these documents, mammals incidental to seabird and please call the contact listed above. pinniped research activities in central SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: California. These activities are identical to those covered in the current Background authorization. Pursuant to the Marine The Marine Mammal Protection Act Mammal Protection Act, prior to issuing (MMPA) prohibits the ‘‘take’’ of marine the currently active IHA, NMFS mammals, with certain exceptions. requested comments on both the Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the proposed IHA and the potential for MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct renewing the initial authorization if the Secretary of Commerce (as delegated certain requirements were satisfied. The to NMFS) to allow, upon request, the Renewal requirements have been incidental, but not intentional, taking of satisfied, and NMFS is now providing small numbers of marine mammals by an additional 15-day comment period to U.S. citizens who engage in a specified allow for any additional comments on activity (other than commercial fishing) the proposed Renewal not previously within a specified geographical region if provided during the initial 30-day certain findings are made and either comment period. regulations are issued or, if the taking is DATES: Comments and information must limited to harassment, a notice of a be received no later than November 29, proposed incidental take authorization 2019. is provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental takings ADDRESSES: Comments should be shall be granted if NMFS finds that the addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, taking will have a negligible impact on Permits and Conservation Division, the species or stock(s) and will not have Office of Protected Resources, National an unmitigable adverse impact on the Marine Fisheries Service. Physical availability of the species or stock(s) for comments should be sent to 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 taking for subsistence uses (where and electronic comments should be sent relevant). Further, NMFS must prescribe the permissible methods of taking and to ITP.Fowler@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible other ‘‘means of effecting the least for comments sent by any other method, practicable adverse impact’’ on the affected species or stocks and their to any other address or individual, or habitat, paying particular attention to received after the end of the comment rookeries, mating grounds, and areas of period. Comments received similar significance, and on the electronically, including all availability of such species or stocks for attachments, must not exceed a 25taking for certain subsistence uses megabyte file size. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in (referred to here as ‘‘mitigation measures’’). Monitoring and reporting of Microsoft Word or Excel or Adobe PDF such takings are also required. The file formats only. All comments meaning of key terms such as ‘‘take,’’ received are a part of the public record ‘‘harassment,’’ and ‘‘negligible impact’’ and will generally be posted online at DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 220 (Thursday, November 14, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61891-61892]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24753]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Public Comment for the Four Draft NOAA Science and Technology 
Strategies: NOAA Unmanned Systems, Artificial Intelligence, `Omics, and 
Cloud Strategies

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

ACTION: Notice of public comment.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability for public comment of 
the NOAA Unmanned Systems, Artificial Intelligence, `Omics, and Cloud 
draft strategies. These strategies are intended to dramatically expand 
our application of these four emerging science and technology focus 
areas by improving the efficiency, effectiveness and coordination of 
their development and usage across the agency.

DATES: Comments must be received by December 16, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the draft strategies may be downloaded or viewed 
on the internet at https://nrc.noaa.gov/NOAA-Science-Technology-Focus-Areas. The documents are also available by sending a written request to 
the point of contact identified below (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION). 
You may submit public comments via email to [email protected]. 
Please include ``Public Comment on NOAA Draft Science and Technology 
Strategies'' in the subject line of the message. You may also submit 
public comments via mail to Emma Kelley, Office of Labs and Cooperative 
Institutes, NOAA Research, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 
20910. All comments received are part of the public record. All 
personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), 
confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information 
submitted voluntarily by the sender is publicly accessible. NOAA will 
accept anonymous comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emma Kelley, Research Council 
Executive Secretariat, Office of Labs and Cooperative Institutes, NOAA 
Research, Rm. 11319, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 
20910. (Phone: 301-734-1179, email: [email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In recent years, individual NOAA programs 
and its multisector partners have worked to advance successful unmanned 
systems, artificial intelligence, `omics, and cloud solutions that 
improve the delivery of their respective missions.
    The draft strategies NOAA developed for each of these science and 
technology focus areas directly follow guidance from the Administration 
and Congress, including the Office of Science and Technology Policy 
FY21 Research and Development Priorities letter, the National Science 
and Technology Council report ``Science and Technology for America's 
Oceans: a Decadal Vision'', the Executive Order on Maintaining American 
Leadership in Artificial Intelligence, the Weather Research and 
Forecasting Innovation Act, and the Commercial Engagement Through Ocean 
Technology (CENOTE) Act.
    The draft strategies will ensure robust agency-wide coordination 
and strong institutional support from NOAA senior leadership for these 
emerging science and technology focus areas to guide transformational 
advances in the quality and efficiency of NOAA's science, products, and 
services.
    Summary of the Four Draft Strategies
    Unmanned Systems Strategy: In recognition of the opportunities 
unmanned systems presents for addressing NOAA's mission priorities, the 
NOAA Unmanned Systems Strategy provides a framework to: (1) Efficiently 
provide requirements-driven, safe, cost-effective, and compliant 
Unmanned Systems services across the agency; (2) prioritize strategic 
investments in Unmanned Systems applications and technologies that fuel 
innovation and strengthen operations, and (3) accelerate and enhance 
capabilities through partnerships.
    Artificial Intelligence Strategy: The overarching goal of the NOAA 
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy is to utilize AI to advance 
NOAA's requirements-driven mission priorities. Through this strategy, 
NOAA seeks to reduce the cost of data processing, and provide higher 
quality and more timely scientific products and services for societal 
benefits.
    'Omics Strategy: In recognition of the opportunities and challenges 
presented

[[Page 61892]]

by the advent of `omics tools (a suite of advanced methods used to 
analyze material such as DNA, RNA, or proteins), the NOAA `Omics 
Strategy provides a framework to advance the application of `omics to 
address mission priorities. The strategy leverages NOAA's current 
organizational structure to more effectively implement `omics through 
improvements in computational and analytical capacities, targeted 
research, technology transition, workforce proficiency, and 
partnerships across NOAA's lines, federal agencies, and extramural 
research and commercial communities.
    Cloud Strategy: NOAA's robust experience with cloud applications 
are already beginning to demonstrate significant improvements in 
performance and skill in areas such as satellite data products and 
services, numerical weather prediction, ocean models, and big data 
analysis, storage and dissemination. Cloud services will be further 
leveraged to expand benefits, such as: (1) Accelerated timeline to 
acquire new computing resources, (2) increased security posture, (3) 
more accessible and monetizable NOAA data to customers, such as 
academia and industry, (4) reduced transition time from research to 
operations, (5) scalable infrastructure that supports scientific and 
high performance computing requirements, and (6) a more agile and 
innovative culture.
    After completion of these strategies, NOAA will develop 
corresponding Strategic Implementation Plans (or ``Roadmaps'') that 
define detailed action items, deadlines, and responsibilities. In the 
meantime, these NOAA S&T focus areas are already improving performance 
in our economically impactful missions and setting the course to 
strengthen our renowned environmental science and technology leadership 
for the coming decades. Through the four strategies, NOAA will be 
better positioned to achieve our top agency priorities to regain global 
leadership in numerical weather prediction and sustainably expand the 
American Blue Economy.

    Dated: November 8, 2019.
David Holst,
Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-24753 Filed 11-13-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-KD-P