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Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee (CPDC) for Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3

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


Notice of open meeting.


The Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3 (CPDC—S&A 5.3) was established by Charter on October 12, 2006. CPDC—S&A 5.3 is the Federal Advisory Committee charged with responsibility to develop a draft Synthesis and Assessment Product that addresses CCSP Topic 5.3: “Decision-Support Experiments and Evaluations Using Seasonal to Interannual Forecasts and Observational Data”.

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Time and Date:

The meeting will be held Monday, January 8, 2007—Wednesday, January 10, 2007. This time and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page​index.jsp?​pg=​./​ccsp/​53.jsp for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

Place: The meeting will be held at the Latham Hotel, 3000 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20007. Please contact Dr. Nancy Beller-Simms for further information (contact information follows).

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a public comment period on January 9, at 9 a.m. (times are dependent on number of participants, check Web site to confirm this time). 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 by the CPDC—S&A 5.3 Designated Federal Official by December 27, 2006 to provide sufficient time for review. Written comments received after that date will be distributed to the CPDC—S&A 5.3, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include, but not be limited to, the following topics: (1) Decision-support experiments within the water resource management sector as described in the Product Prospectus; (2) Discussion of procedures and a timeline for completion of the first draft of the Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3; and (3) Discussion of plans for completion and submission of future drafts and procedures.

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Dr. Nancy Beller-Simms, Designated Federal Official, CPDC—S&A 5.3 (NOAA Climate Program Office, 1315 East West Highway, Room 12221, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Phone: 301-734-1205, Fax: 301-713-0518, E-mail: or visit the Web site at​index.jsp?​pg=​./​ccsp/​53.jsp.

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Dated: December 12, 2006.

Mark E. Brown,

Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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[FR Doc. 06-9734 Filed 12-15-06; 8:45 am]