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National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board); Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of public meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) 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 Sea Grant website.

DATES:

The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. ET.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held virtually and in Silver Spring, MD. The physical location of the meeting is still being determined. Please check the agenda on the Sea Grant website http://seagrant.noaa.gov/​WhoWeAre/​Leadership/​NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard/​UpcomingAdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx for updates. For more information and, for virtual access, see below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Phone Number: 301-734-1088, Fax Number: 301-713-1031, Email: Donna.Brown@noaa.gov) or to attend in person or virtually, please R.S.V.P by Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

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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 Sea Grant with respect to operations under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice.

Matters to be Considered: Board members will discuss and provide advice on Sea Grant 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 Sea Grant website. http://seagrant.noaa.gov/​WhoWeAre/​Leadership/​NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard/​UpcomingAdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on June 18th from 11:30-11:45 p.m. ET. (Check agenda using link in the Matters to be Considered section 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 Ms. Donna Brown by Wednesday, June 5, 2019 to provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received after the deadline will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats for the meeting will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Special Accommodations: The Board meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Donna Brown by Friday, May 31, 2019.

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Dated: April 22, 2019.

David Holst,

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

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[FR Doc. 2019-09130 Filed 5-3-19; 8:45 am]

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