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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 meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered.


The meeting will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. EST to 4:00 p.m. EST. These times and agenda topics described below are subject to change. For the latest agenda please refer to the SAB website:​SABMeetings.aspx.


The meeting will be held at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, 93 Depot Road, Greenland, NH 03840. Members of the public may participate virtually by registering at:​register/​3113875598632844289.

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Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone Number: 301-734-1156; Email:; or visit the SAB website at​SABMeetings.aspx.

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The NOAA 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 meeting will include the following topics: (1) Climate Working Group Review of the Climate Program Office Climate and Global Change Post-Doctoral Program; (2) Environmental Information Services Working Group Interim Report on the Use of Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs); (3) Input on the draft NOAA Strategic Aquaculture Science Plan; and (4) Discussion of the NOAA Research and Development Plan. Meeting materials, including work products will be made available on the SAB website:​SABMeetings.aspx.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 5-minute public comment period on February 27th from 3:50-3:55 p.m. EST (check website to confirm time). 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 one (1) minute. Written comments for the meeting should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by February 20, 2019 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received after February 20 will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seating at the meeting will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12:00 p.m. on February 20, 2019, to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MC 20910; Email:

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Dated: November 27, 2018.

Eric Locklear,

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

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[FR Doc. 2018-26786 Filed 12-10-18; 8:45 am]