National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Meetings: Science Advisory Board
AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).
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 Tuesday, November 8, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and Wednesday, November 9, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.
Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036.
Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-minute public comment period on November 8 from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (check Web site to confirm this 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 five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by November 1, 2005 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after November 1 will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Discussion and approval of the Report of the "Evaluation of NOAA's Response to the Research Review Report''; (2) Approval of NOAA Cooperative Institute (CI) Reviews (the CI for Climate and Ocean Research and the CI for Limnology and Ecosystems Research); (3) Briefings on NOAA's role related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; (4) Updates from the Reviews of NOAA Ecosystem Science and Research and of NOAA Physical and Social Sciences; (5) Briefing on the reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act--Update on provisions in the Administration's proposed bill regarding science and data collection; and (6) Report on the Review of the National Sea Grant College Extension Program and a Call for Greater National Commitment to Engagement.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Uhart, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-713-0163, E-mail: ); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov
Board of Scientific Counselors, Land Subcommittee Meetings--Winter 2005
ACTION: Notice of meetings.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of four meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Land Subcommittee.
DATES: Three conference call meetings will be held on: (1) Thursday, November 17, 2005 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., (2) Monday, November 28, 2005 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and (3) Friday, December 9, 2005 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. One face-to-face meeting will begin on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and conclude on Thursday, December 15, 2005 (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.). All times noted are eastern standard time. The meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agendas or for making oral presentations at the conference calls or the face-to-face meeting will be accepted up to 1 business day before each conference call/meeting date.
ADDRESSES: Conference Calls: Participation in the conference calls will be by teleconference only--meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the public who wish to obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in a teleconference meeting may contact Heather Drumm, Designated Federal Officer, via telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-8239, via e-mail at , or by mail at Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Mail Code 8104-R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, by four work days prior to each conference call. Face-to-Face Meeting: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Kingsgate Conference Hotel, 151 Goodman Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.
Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda for, or making a presentation at, one of the conference calls or the face-to-face meeting, may contact Heather Drumm, Designated Federal Officer, via telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-8239, via e-mail at , or by mail at Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Mail Code 8104-R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.
In general, each individual making an oral presentation will be limited to a total of three minutes. The draft agendas can also be viewed through EDOCKET, as provided in Unit I.A. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
Comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I.B. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Written comments will be accepted up to 1 business day before the conference calls/meeting dates.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Drumm, Designated Federal Officer, via telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-8239, via e-mail at , or by mail at Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Mail Code 8104-R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.