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National Sea Grant Advisory Board

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AGENCY:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of public meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program 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 National Sea Grant College Program Web site at http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/​leadership/​advisory_​board.html.

DATES:

The announced meeting is scheduled 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. E.S.T. Wednesday, September 28 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. E.S.T. Thursday, September 29, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett Bay Campus, 215 South Ferry Road, Ocean Technology Center, Narragansett, RI 02882.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on Thursday, September 29 at 2:45 p.m. E.S.T. (check agenda on Web site 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. Written comments should be received by the Designated Federal Officer by September 19, 2011 to provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received after September 19, 2011, will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Elizabeth Ban, Designated Federal Officer, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11843, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 734-1082.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Board, which consists of a balanced representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens groups, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant Improvement Act (Pub. L. 94-461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the National Sea Grant College Program with respect to operations under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice.

The agenda for this meeting can be found at http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/​leadership/​advisory_​board.html.

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Dated: September 8, 2011.

Mark E. Brown,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-23670 Filed 9-14-11; 8:45 am]

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