AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office
of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Department of Commerce
ACTION: Notice of public meeting and notice of solicitation for
nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board.
SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a
forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board).
Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant
College Program (NSGCP) in the areas of program evaluation, strategic
planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and
other matters as described in the agenda found on the NSGCP website at
notice also responds to the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976,
which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit nominations at
least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory
Board. To apply for membership to the Board applicants should submit a
current resume. A cover letter highlighting specific areas of expertise
relevant to the purpose of the Board is helpful, but not required.
Nominations will be accepted by email (preferred) or U.S. mail (See
Contact Information Section). NOAA is an equal opportunity employer.
DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 13, 2020
from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. There is no due date for
nominations, however the program intends to begin reviewing
applications to fill upcoming vacancies by January 31, 2021.
Applications will be kept on file for consideration of any Board
vacancy for a period of three years from January 31, 2021.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually only. For more
information and for virtual access see below in the FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT section. Nominations should be sent via email to
Ms. Donna Brown, Donna.Brown@noaa.gov.
Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-
minute public comment period on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.
Eastern Time. (Check agenda using link in the Summary section to
confirm time.) The Board 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 three (3)
minutes. Public written comments should be received by Ms. Donna Brown
by Friday, October 30, 2020 to provide sufficient time for Board
review. Public written comments received after the deadline will be
distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting
date. As this will be a virtual meeting, there is no physical address
for the meeting and all public comments should be sent to the contact
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any questions concerning the
meeting, please contact Ms. Donna Brown, at Donna.Brown@noaa.gov. Phone
Special Accommodations: The Board meeting is physically accessible
to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation
or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Donna Brown by
Friday, November 1, 2020.