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Announcement of Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science Meeting

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AGENCY:

U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, we announce that the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will hold a meeting.

DATES:

Meeting: The meeting will be held as follows: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (All times Mountain Time Zone).

ADDRESSES:

1064 E Lowell St. Tucson, AZ 85721. The SW CSC is located on the campus of the University of Arizona in the ENR2 building. The November 9-10 meeting will be held in ENR2 S225.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Robin O'Malley, Designated Federal Officer, Policy and Partnership Coordinator, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 516, Reston, VA 20192, romalley@usgs.gov, (703) 648-4086.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Chartered in May 2013, the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS) advises the Secretary of the Interior on the establishment and operations of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) Climate Science Centers (CSCs). ACCCNRS members represent the Federal Government, state and local governments, including state membership entities, non-governmental organizations, including those whose primary mission is professional/scientific and those whose primary mission is conservation and related scientific and advocacy activities, American Indian tribes and other Native American entities, academia, landowners, businesses, and organizations representing landowners or businesses. Duties of the committee include: (A) Advising on the contents of a national strategy identifying key science priorities to advance the management of natural resources in the face of climate change; (B) advising on the nature, extent, and quality of relations with and engagement of key partners at the regional/CSC level; (C) advising on the nature and effectiveness of mechanisms to ensure the identification of key priorities from management partners and to effectively deliver scientific results in useful forms; (D) advising on mechanisms that may be employed by the NCCWSC to ensure high standards of scientific quality and integrity in its products, and to review and evaluate the performance of individual CSCs, in advance of opportunities to re-establish expiring agreements; and (E) coordinating as appropriate with the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Council. More information about the ACCCNRS is available at https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/​acccnrs.

Meeting Agenda: The objectives of this meeting are to address NCCWSC + CSC strategic planning and the work of the SW CSC. A full final agenda will be posted on https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/​acccnrs prior to the meeting.

Public Input: All Committee meetings are open to the public. Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. The public will have approximately 15 minutes to make comment on both Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 11:00 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. (all times Mountain Time Zone), although interested parties should consult the final agenda to determine if these times have changed.

Individuals or groups requesting to make comment at the public Committee meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker. The Committee will endeavor to provide adequate opportunity for all speakers, within available time limits. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, or those who had Start Printed Page 70439wished to speak, but could not be accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to submit their comments in written form to the Committee after the meeting.

Written comments should be submitted, prior to, during, or after the meeting, to Mr. Robin O'Malley, Designated Federal Officer, by U.S. Mail to: Mr. Robin O'Malley, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 516, Reston, VA 20192, or via email, at romalley@usgs.gov.

The meeting location is open to the public. Space is limited, so all interested in attending should pre-register. Please submit your name, estimate time of arrival, email address and phone number to Kristen Donahue via email at nccwsc@usgs.gov, or phone at (703) 648-4087, by close of business on November 7, 2016. Persons with disabilities requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should also contact Kristen Donahue at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to meet this deadline.

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Robin O'Malley,

Designated Federal Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2016-24569 Filed 10-11-16; 8:45 am]

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