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AGENCY:

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), DOC.

ACTION:

Notice of open meeting.

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 long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. 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, July 9, 2002, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, July 10, 2002, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, July 11, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Place: The meeting will be held all three days in the Canyon Room at the Millenium Harvest House, 1345 28th Street, in Boulder, CO.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with two 30-minute time periods set aside for direct verbal comments or questions from the public. 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 Monday July 1, 2002, to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after July 1, 2002, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Approximately thirty (30) seats will be available for the public including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) the NOAA Climate Change Research Initiative, (2) reports on program and laboratory reviews conducted under the auspices of the SAB, (3) briefings and discussions on activities of SAB subcommittees and working groups and (4) public statements.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Michael Uhart, Exeuctive 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: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

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Louisa Koch,

Deputy Assistant Administrator, OAR.

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[FR Doc. 02-15677 Filed 6-20-02; 8:45 am]

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