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

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


Notice of public meeting.


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.


The announced meeting is scheduled for Tuesday June 23, 2020 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


The meeting will be held virtually only. For more information and for virtual access see below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on Tuesday, June 23 from 3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. (Check agenda using the Start Printed Page 35080link 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 Thursday, June 18, 2020 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.

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For any questions concerning the meeting, please contact Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Phone Number: 301-734-1088, Fax Number: 301-713-1031, Email: To attend via webinar, please R.S.V.P to Donna Brown (contact information above) by Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Special Accommodations: The Board meeting is virtually accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Donna Brown by Thursday, June 18, 2020.

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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 the National Sea Grant College Program 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 vote on two decisional matters—the 2020 Biennial Report to Congress text and the Evaluation Committee reports on the state Sea Grant program quadrennial review.​WhoWeAre/​Leadership/​NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard/​UpcomingAdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx.

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Dated: May 18, 2020.

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. 2020-12269 Filed 6-5-20; 8:45 am]