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AGENCY:

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA, Commerce.

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. 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 15, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 16, 2003, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below may be subject to change. Refer to the web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-minute time period set aside on Wednesday, July 16 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 July 3, 2003, to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after July 3, 2003, 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) Updates on the Climate Change Science Plan, Interagency Climate Programs and the Earth Observing Summit, (2) Fiscal Year 2006 Program Priorities, (3) the NOAA Research Council, (4) the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, (5) the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education, (6) the NOAA Education Council, (7) Cooperative Science Centers at Minority Serving Institutions, (8) the SAB Review Panel Report on the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and (9) public statements.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. 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: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the Start Printed Page 39532NOAA SAB website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

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Alexander E. MacDonald,

Assistant Administrator (Acting), OAR.

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[FR Doc. 03-16625 Filed 7-1-03; 8:45 am]

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