National Sea Grant Advisory Board

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board. Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the Agenda below.

The announced meeting is scheduled for: Monday, August 6 2012.

ADDRESSES: Conference Call. Public access is available at SSMC Bldg. 3, ROOM  10836, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth Ban, Designated Federal Officer, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11843, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or or (301) 734-1082.

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 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. 

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    Monday, August 6, 2012--2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


2:00 Welcome and roll call

2:10 Discussion and approval of draft Advisory Board report to Congress 

on the state of Sea Grant.

3:45 Public Comments

4:00 Adjourn

    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on Monday, August 6 at 3:45 p.m. EDT. 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 the Designated Federal Officer by July 30, 2012 to provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received after July 30, 2012, will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.