United States Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee, 36381-36382 [2020-12913]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 16, 2020 / Notices registered with Pay.gov can go to the cost recovery forms directly from the website below. A link to the IFQ Pay.gov form is listed below: IFQ: https:// www.pay.gov/public/form/start/ 58062865. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., 16 U.S.C. 773 et seq., and 16 U.S.C. 7001 et seq. Dated: June 10, 2020. He´le`ne M.N. Scalliet, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–12891 Filed 6–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration United States Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of new member solicitation for the United States Integrated Ocean Observing System (U.S. IOOS) Advisory Committee. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting applications for membership on the United States Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee (the Committee), which is a Federal advisory committee. Members of the Committee will fulfill the requirements of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 (the Act). The Committee provides advice to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and to the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee on the planning, integrated design, operation, maintenance, enhancement, and expansion of the United States Integrated Ocean Observing System (U.S. IOOS). U.S. IOOS promotes research to develop, test, and deploy innovations and improvements in coastal and ocean observation technologies and modeling systems, addresses regional and national needs for ocean information, gathers data on key coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes variables and ensures timely and sustained dissemination and availability of these data for societal benefits. U.S. IOOS benefits national safety, the economy, and the environment through support for national defense, marine commerce and forecasting, navigation safety, weather, climate, energy siting and production, economic development, lotter on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 ecosystem-based management of marine and coastal areas, conservation of ocean and coastal resources and public safety. The Act requires the establishment and administration of this Committee by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. NOAA will hereby accept applications for membership on the Committee to fill two vacancies that occurred in late 2019. These vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy, which ends August 15, 2021. An individual so appointed may subsequently be appointed for an additional three-year term. The Act states: ‘‘Members shall be qualified by education, training, and experience to evaluate scientific and technical information related to the design, operation, maintenance, or use of the [Integrated Ocean Observing] System, or use of data products provided through the System.’’ NOAA encourages individuals with expertise in oceanographic data, products, and services; coastal management; fisheries management; coastal and marine spatial planning; geodesy; water levels; and other science-related fields to submit applications for Committee membership. To apply for membership on the Committee, applicants should submit a resume highlighting their qualifications as indicated in the ADDRESSES section. NOAA is an equalopportunity employer. DATES: Nominations should be submitted no later than July 30, 2020. Applications received after July 30, 2020 may not be considered during this membership application cycle, but may be considered for future membership cycles. ADDRESSES: Submit an application for Committee membership, including cover letter, resume, and requested items below, to Laura Gewain via Email Laura.Gewain@noaa.gov. Please direct any questions regarding application submission to Laura Gewain via Email or Telephone: 240–533–9456. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krisa Arzayus, 1315 East-West Highway, Station 2616, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Telephone: 240–533–9455; Email: Krisa.Arzayus@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice responds to the ICOOS Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–11, section 12304), which requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to solicit nominations for Committee membership. The Committee will advise the NOAA Administrator or Interagency Ocean Observation Committee on matters related to the responsibilities PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36381 and authorities set forth in section 12302 of the ICOOS Act of 2009 and other appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the Committee for review and advice. The United States Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee will provide advice on: (a) Administration, operation, management, and maintenance of the System; (b) Expansion and periodic modernization and upgrade of technology components of the System; (c) Identification of end-user communities, their needs for information provided by the System, and the System’s effectiveness in dissemination information to end-user communities and to the general public; and (d) Any other purpose identified by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere or the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee. The Committee’s voting members will be appointed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. Members shall be qualified by education, training, and experience to evaluate scientific and technical information related to the design, operation, maintenance, or use of the System, or the use of data products provided through the System. Members are selected on a standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. Members will be appointed for three-year terms, renewable once. One Committee member will be designated by the Under Secretary as chairperson. Full-time officers or employees of the United States may not be appointed as a voting member. Members will be appointed as special Government employees (SGEs) for purposes of section 202(a) of title 18, United States Code. Members serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary and are subject to government ethics standards. Members of the Committee will not be compensated for service on the Committee, but they may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code. The Committee will meet at least once each year, and at other times at the call of the Under Secretary, the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee, or the Committee Chairperson. The Committee has approximately fifteen voting members. This solicitation is to obtain candidate applications for up to two full voting member vacancies. To apply for membership, applicants must submit the following five items, E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 36382 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 16, 2020 / Notices lotter on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES including a cover letter that responds to the five questions below. The entire package should be a maximum length of eight pages or fewer. NOAA is an equal opportunity employer. (1) A cover letter that responds to the five questions listed below and serves as a statement of interest to serve on the panel. Please see ‘‘Short Response Questions’’ below. (2) Highlight the nominee’s specific area(s) of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Panel from the list in the Federal Register Notice. (3) A short biography of 300 to 400 words. (4) A current resume. (5) The nominee’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, email, phone, fax and contact information. Short Response Questions: (1) List your area(s) of expertise, as listed above. (2) List the geographic region(s) of the country with which you primarily associate your expertise. (3) Describe your leadership or professional experience that you believe will contribute to the effectiveness of this panel. (4) Describe your familiarity and experience with U.S. IOOS data, products, and services. (5) Generally describe the breadth and scope of your knowledge of stakeholders, users, or other groups who interact with NOAA or other U.S. IOOS agencies and whose views and input you believe you can share with the panel. Individuals Selected for Committee Membership Upon selection and agreement to serve on the United States Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee, one becomes a Special Government Employee (SGE) of the United States Government. An SGE is an officer or employee of an agency who is retained, designated, appointed, or employed to perform temporary duties, with or without compensation, for not to exceed 130 days during any period of 365 consecutive days, either on a fulltime or intermittent basis. After the membership selection process is complete, applicants who are selected to serve on the Committee must complete the following actions before they can be appointed as a Committee member: (a) Background Check (on-line Background Check process and fingerprinting conducted through NOAA Workforce Management); and (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure Report: As an SGE, one is required to file annually a Confidential Financial VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 Disclosure Report to avoid involvement in a real or apparent conflict of interest. One may find the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report at the following website: http://www.usoge.gov/forms/ form_450.aspx. Krisa M. Arzayus, Deputy Director, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Office, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–12913 Filed 6–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3150–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Program and National Estuarine Research Reserve Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting and opportunity to comment. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the Maryland Coastal Management Program and Chesapeake Bay Maryland National Estuarine Research Reserve. DATES: NOAA will consider all written comments received by July 31, 2020. The virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday July 22, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the coastal management program and national estuarine research reserve NOAA intends to evaluate by emailing Carrie Hall, Evaluator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management at Carrie.Hall@ noaa.gov. Comments that the Office for Coastal Management receives are considered part of the public record and may be publicly accessible. Any personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) submitted voluntarily by the sender may also be publicly accessible. NOAA will accept anonymous comments. To participate in the public meeting Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, registration is required one hour in advance by 11:00 a.m. EDT. Registration: http:// noaacsc.adobeconnect.com/ cbmnerrpublicmeeting/event/event_ info.html. You may participate online or by phone. If you would like to provide SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 comment during the public meeting, please select ‘‘yes’’ during the online registration. The line-up of speakers will be based on your date and time of registration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hall, Evaluator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management by phone at (240) 533–0730 or email Carrie.Hall@ noaa.gov. Copies of the previous evaluation findings, coastal management program’s 2016–2020 Assessment and Strategy and reserve’s management plan and site profile may be viewed and downloaded on the internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/ evaluations. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent progress reports may be obtained upon request by contacting Carrie Hall. Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved state coastal programs and national estuarine research reserves. The process includes one or more public meetings, consideration of written public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. For the evaluation of the Maryland Coastal Management Program NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has met the national objectives, adhered to the management program approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the CZMA. For the evaluation of the Chesapeake Bay Maryland National Estuarine Research Reserve, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has met the national objectives, adhered to its management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the Coastal Zone Management Act. When the evaluation is completed, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Keelin Kuipers, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–12874 Filed 6–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 116 (Tuesday, June 16, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36381-36382]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12913]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


United States Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory 
Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of new member solicitation for the United States 
Integrated Ocean Observing System (U.S. IOOS) Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is 
soliciting applications for membership on the United States Integrated 
Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee (the Committee), which is a 
Federal advisory committee. Members of the Committee will fulfill the 
requirements of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act 
of 2009 (the Act). The Committee provides advice to the Under Secretary 
of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and to the Interagency Ocean 
Observation Committee on the planning, integrated design, operation, 
maintenance, enhancement, and expansion of the United States Integrated 
Ocean Observing System (U.S. IOOS). U.S. IOOS promotes research to 
develop, test, and deploy innovations and improvements in coastal and 
ocean observation technologies and modeling systems, addresses regional 
and national needs for ocean information, gathers data on key coastal, 
ocean, and Great Lakes variables and ensures timely and sustained 
dissemination and availability of these data for societal benefits. 
U.S. IOOS benefits national safety, the economy, and the environment 
through support for national defense, marine commerce and forecasting, 
navigation safety, weather, climate, energy siting and production, 
economic development, ecosystem-based management of marine and coastal 
areas, conservation of ocean and coastal resources and public safety.
    The Act requires the establishment and administration of this 
Committee by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.
    NOAA will hereby accept applications for membership on the 
Committee to fill two vacancies that occurred in late 2019. These 
vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term 
of the vacancy, which ends August 15, 2021. An individual so appointed 
may subsequently be appointed for an additional three-year term. The 
Act states: ``Members shall be qualified by education, training, and 
experience to evaluate scientific and technical information related to 
the design, operation, maintenance, or use of the [Integrated Ocean 
Observing] System, or use of data products provided through the 
System.'' NOAA encourages individuals with expertise in oceanographic 
data, products, and services; coastal management; fisheries management; 
coastal and marine spatial planning; geodesy; water levels; and other 
science-related fields to submit applications for Committee membership. 
To apply for membership on the Committee, applicants should submit a 
resume highlighting their qualifications as indicated in the ADDRESSES 
section. NOAA is an equal-opportunity employer.

DATES: Nominations should be submitted no later than July 30, 2020. 
Applications received after July 30, 2020 may not be considered during 
this membership application cycle, but may be considered for future 
membership cycles.

ADDRESSES: Submit an application for Committee membership, including 
cover letter, resume, and requested items below, to Laura Gewain via 
Email [email protected]. Please direct any questions regarding 
application submission to Laura Gewain via Email or Telephone: 240-533-
9456.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krisa Arzayus, 1315 East-West Highway, 
Station 2616, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Telephone: 240-533-9455; Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice responds to the ICOOS Act of 
2009 (Pub. L. 111-11, section 12304), which requires the Under 
Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to solicit nominations 
for Committee membership. The Committee will advise the NOAA 
Administrator or Interagency Ocean Observation Committee on matters 
related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 
12302 of the ICOOS Act of 2009 and other appropriate matters as the 
Under Secretary refers to the Committee for review and advice.
    The United States Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory 
Committee will provide advice on:
    (a) Administration, operation, management, and maintenance of the 
System;
    (b) Expansion and periodic modernization and upgrade of technology 
components of the System;
    (c) Identification of end-user communities, their needs for 
information provided by the System, and the System's effectiveness in 
dissemination information to end-user communities and to the general 
public; and
    (d) Any other purpose identified by the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere or the Interagency Ocean Observation 
Committee.
    The Committee's voting members will be appointed by the Under 
Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. Members shall be 
qualified by education, training, and experience to evaluate scientific 
and technical information related to the design, operation, 
maintenance, or use of the System, or the use of data products provided 
through the System. Members are selected on a standardized basis, in 
accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. Members 
will be appointed for three-year terms, renewable once. One Committee 
member will be designated by the Under Secretary as chairperson. Full-
time officers or employees of the United States may not be appointed as 
a voting member. Members will be appointed as special Government 
employees (SGEs) for purposes of section 202(a) of title 18, United 
States Code. Members serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary and 
are subject to government ethics standards. Members of the Committee 
will not be compensated for service on the Committee, but they may be 
allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in 
accordance with subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States 
Code.
    The Committee will meet at least once each year, and at other times 
at the call of the Under Secretary, the Interagency Ocean Observation 
Committee, or the Committee Chairperson. The Committee has 
approximately fifteen voting members. This solicitation is to obtain 
candidate applications for up to two full voting member vacancies.
    To apply for membership, applicants must submit the following five 
items,

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including a cover letter that responds to the five questions below. The 
entire package should be a maximum length of eight pages or fewer. NOAA 
is an equal opportunity employer.
    (1) A cover letter that responds to the five questions listed below 
and serves as a statement of interest to serve on the panel. Please see 
``Short Response Questions'' below.
    (2) Highlight the nominee's specific area(s) of expertise relevant 
to the purpose of the Panel from the list in the Federal Register 
Notice.
    (3) A short biography of 300 to 400 words.
    (4) A current resume.
    (5) The nominee's full name, title, institutional affiliation, 
mailing address, email, phone, fax and contact information.
    Short Response Questions:
    (1) List your area(s) of expertise, as listed above.
    (2) List the geographic region(s) of the country with which you 
primarily associate your expertise.
    (3) Describe your leadership or professional experience that you 
believe will contribute to the effectiveness of this panel.
    (4) Describe your familiarity and experience with U.S. IOOS data, 
products, and services.
    (5) Generally describe the breadth and scope of your knowledge of 
stakeholders, users, or other groups who interact with NOAA or other 
U.S. IOOS agencies and whose views and input you believe you can share 
with the panel.

Individuals Selected for Committee Membership

    Upon selection and agreement to serve on the United States 
Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee, one becomes a 
Special Government Employee (SGE) of the United States Government. An 
SGE is an officer or employee of an agency who is retained, designated, 
appointed, or employed to perform temporary duties, with or without 
compensation, for not to exceed 130 days during any period of 365 
consecutive days, either on a full-time or intermittent basis. After 
the membership selection process is complete, applicants who are 
selected to serve on the Committee must complete the following actions 
before they can be appointed as a Committee member:
    (a) Background Check (on-line Background Check process and 
fingerprinting conducted through NOAA Workforce Management); and
    (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure Report: As an SGE, one is 
required to file annually a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report to 
avoid involvement in a real or apparent conflict of interest. One may 
find the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report at the following 
website: http://www.usoge.gov/forms/form_450.aspx.

Krisa M. Arzayus,
Deputy Director, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Office, 
National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-12913 Filed 6-15-20; 8:45 am]
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