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


Notice of public meeting.


This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the agenda below.


The meeting is scheduled for: Monday, September 20, 2010 from12-2 p.m. Eastern Time.


Conference call. Public access is available at: NOAA, SSMC 3, Room 3404, and 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Md.

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Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, E-mail:

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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 strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. 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.

Matters To Be Considered: The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Date and Time: Monday, September 20, 2010; 12-2 p.m. Eastern Time.


1. Discussion of Science Advisory Board working group comments on the National Weather Service draft strategic plan and decision on final comments to be transmitted to NOAA.

2. Discussion on ways to revitalize the Data Archive and Access Requirements Working Group.

3. Discussion of the upcoming teleconference meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Working Group.

4. Update from the subcommittee formed at the July 2010 SAB meeting to discuss possible changes in operations of SAB working groups.

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Dated: September 3, 2010.

Mark E. Brown,

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-22502 Filed 9-8-10; 8:45 am]