AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Department of Commerce.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
publishes this notice to solicit comments on the draft NOAA Education
Strategic Plan (Plan). NOAA received broad legislative authority from
Congress through the America COMPETES Act (2007, 2010) to conduct,
develop, support, promote, and coordinate formal and informal education
activities at all levels to enhance public awareness and understanding
of ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, and atmospheric science and stewardship
by the general public and other coastal stakeholders, including
underrepresented groups in ocean and atmospheric science and policy
careers. The revision of the Plan establishes the goals for NOAA
education programs for the next twenty years with revisions to the Plan
every five years. NOAA is seeking broad public review of the NOAA
Education Strategic Plan, and encourages all stakeholders and users to review the Plan and provide comments. All comments received will be reviewed and considered in the
final drafting of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan.
DATES: Public comments on this document must be received on or before
April 10, 2015.
ADDRESSES: The draft Plan will be available on the following Web site:
You may submit comments on this document, following the format
guidance below, by any of the following methods:
Electronic Submissions: Comments may be submitted via
email to Education.Plan@noaa.gov. Include the identifier, "Education Plan Public Comment'' in the subject line.
Mail: Marissa Jones, NOAA Office of Education, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Include the identifier, "Education Plan Public Comment,'' on the envelope.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marissa Jones, Education Specialist,
NOAA Office of Education, (202) 482-4592 Marissa.Jones@noaa.gov.