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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board

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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 Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. EDT to 4:00 p.m. EDT. These times and agenda topics described below are subject to change. For the latest agenda please refer to the SAB website:​SABMeetings.aspx.


This will be a webinar meeting. Members of the public may attend at the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, Room 12836, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Members of the public may also participate virtually by registering at:​register/​53725036640687363.

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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 Start Printed Page 22116SAB 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) NOAA Research and Development Plan; and (2) Sustainable Marine Aquaculture. 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 June 18 from 3:50-3:55 p.m. EDT (check website to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meeting 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 (1) minute. Written comments for the meeting should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by June 25, 2019 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received after June 25 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 June 11, 2019, to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Email:

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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. 2019-10109 Filed 5-15-19; 8:45 am]