AGENCY: Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a
forthcoming meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB).
OEAB members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean
exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Ocean Exploration and
Research (OER) activities; the use of ships and other platforms in
ocean exploration, including by non-for-profit organizations and the
private sector; and other matters as described in the agenda found on
the OEAB Web site at http://oeab.noaa.gov.
Time and Dates: The announced meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,
February 22, 2017 from 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. CST, and Thursday, February
23 from 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. CST.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the University of Texas
Institute for Geophysics, Research Office Complex, Building 196, Second
Floor Conference Room, J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10601 Exploration
Way, Austin, TX 78758.
Status: The meeting will be open to the public with a 15-minute public
comment period on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. CST (please check the agenda on the Web site to confirm the time).
The public may listen to the meeting and provide comments during the
public comment period via teleconference. Dial-in information may be
found on the meeting agenda posted to the OEAB Web site.
The OEAB expects that public statements 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 three minutes. The Designated Federal Officer must receive written
comments by February 15, 2017 to provide sufficient time for OEAB
review. Written comments received after February 15, 2017 will be
distributed to the OEAB but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting
date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Special Accomodations: These meetings are physically accessible to
people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or
other auxiliary aids should be directed to David McKinnie, Designated
Federal Officer (see below) by February 15, 2017.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David McKinnie, Designated Federal
Officer, Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115,