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Research and Development Enterprise Committee (RDEC); Public Comment for the NOAA Research and Development Plan

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


Notice of public comment.


This notice sets forth a public comment for NOAA's Research and Development (R&D) Plan set for release in 2019. NOAA R&D is an investment in the scientific knowledge and technology that will allow the United States to protect lives and property, adapt to challenges, sustain a strong economy, and manage natural resources. The R&D strategic plan will provide a common understanding among NOAA's leadership, workforce, partners, and constituents on the value and direction of NOAA R&D activities.


Comments are due by August 26, 2019.


Submit public comments via email to Include “NOAA R&D Plan Public Comment on Draft Plan” in the subject line of the message. All comments received are part of the public record. Please refer to the web page​CouncilProducts/​ResearchPlans.aspx for the most up-to-date R&D plan draft document.

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Dr. Gary Matlock, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science, NOAA, Rm. 11461, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1185, Email:; or visit the NOAA RDEC website at​About/​Committees.aspx.

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Key vision statement areas of the plan include: (1) Reduced societal impacts from severe weather and other environmental phenomena; (2) Sustainable use of ocean and coastal resources; and (3) A robust and effective research, development, and transition enterprise. Comments may address the proposed vision statements, key questions, objectives, document structure, and other content and formatting aspects of the draft R&D Plan.

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Authority: NAO 216-115A.

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Dated: March 14, 2019.

David Holst,

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

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Editorial note:

This document was received for publication by the Office of the Federal Register on July 3, 2019.

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[FR Doc. 2019-14621 Filed 7-11-19; 8:45 am]