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Federal Register Notice for the National Climate Assessment (Oct. 20, 2011) Print E-mail

October 20th, 2011

Federal Register Notice: "NOAA: National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee pdf | html

The NCADAC will meet November 16-17, 2011, at the following times: November 16 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and November 17, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

The meeting will be held at the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory—David Skaggs Research Center (DSRC), 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305-3337. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Members of the public must RSVP in order to attend all or a portion of the meeting by contacting the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by November 1, 2011.

The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30 minute public comment period on November 16 at 5 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). The NCADAC 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 five (5) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by November 10, 2011 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's Office by November 10, 2011 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after November 10, 2011 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dr. Cynthia Decker (301-563-6162, Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by November 1, 2011.

 
Federal Register Notice for the National Climate Assessment (Sept. 7, 2011) Print E-mail

September 7, 2011

Federal Register Notice: "Request for Information: Technical Inputs and Assessment Capacity Related to Regional, Sectoral, and Cross-Cutting Assessments for the 2013 U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA) Report and the Ongoing NCA Process" pdf | html

This notice is an amendment to the request for information (RFI) published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 (76 FR 41217). This RFI sought comments and expressions of interest (EOI) from the public in providing technical inputs and/or offering assessment capacity on topics related to National Climate Assessment (NCA) regional, sectoral, and cross-cutting topics proposed for the 2013 NCA report and the ongoing NCA process. More information on the NCA process, including the strategic plan, proposed report outline, and information about the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC), can be found at http:// assessment.globalchange.gov. This amendment provides a deadline of October 1, 2011 for EOIs describing anticipated inputs for the 2012 NCA report.

The deadline for EOIs describing anticipated inputs for the 2013 NCA report is October 1, 2011. As described in the RFI, the deadline for subsequent inputs for the 2013 NCA report remains March 1, 2012.

Any questions about the content of this request should be sent to Emily Therese Cloyd, NCA Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator, U.S. Global Change Research Program Office, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone (202) 223-6262, Fax (202) 223-3065, e-mail ecloyd@usgcrp.gov. For more information about the NCA process, including the strategic plan, proposed report outline, and information about the NCADAC, please visit http://assessment.globalchange.gov.

 
Federal Register Notice for the National Climate Assessment (July 25, 2011) Print E-mail

July 25, 2011

Federal Register Notice: "National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Public Meeting" pdf |html

The NCADAC will meet August 16-18, 2011, at the following times: August 16, 2011, from 9a.m. to 6 p.m.; August 17, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; August 18, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Agenda (pdf).
Please visit the NOAA NCADAC website for more detailed meeting logistics information and directions.
 
Note: The meeting may have limited seating capacity; seats are available on a first come-first served basis. Any member of the public wishing further information concerning the meeting should contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, the NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO), SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD, 20910. Phone: (301) 734-1156, Fax: (301) 713-1459. E-mail: Cynthia.decker@noaa.gov. 
 
Federal Register Notice for National Climate Assessment (July 13, 2011) Print E-mail

July 13, 2011

Federal Register Notice: "Technical Inputs and Assessment Capacity On Topics Related to 2013 U.S. National Climate Assessment" pdf | html

NOAA has issued a request for information, inviting the public to provide comments and expressions of interest in offering technical inputs or assessment capacity on topics related to the National Climate Assessment. While federal leadership will continue to play a significant role in the 2013 NCA, the National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) recognizes and calls upon the increasing science capability and expertise across the United States to support its work. The diverse viewpoints of private industry, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, professional societies, and impacted communities will ultimately contribute to a better informed and more useful NCA report. Expressions of interest are due by October 1, 2011, and final inputs are due by March 1, 2012. Please see the Federal Register Notice for a detailed timeline and more information [pdf | html]. Additional supplementary material includes "Potential Technical Inputs and Assessment Capacities and Suggested Best Practices" [pdf].

9/1 UPDATE: A Frequently Asked Questions document for the Requests for Information and Expressions of Interest is now available [pdf].

 
Federal Register Notice for National Climate Assessment (May 10, 2011) Print E-mail

May 10, 2011

Federal Register Notice: "National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Public Meeting" pdf | html


This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the DOC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).
The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined below.
Date and Time: The meeting is scheduled for: Friday, May 20, from 1-5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Conference call. Public access will be available at the office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Conference Room A, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006.
Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for this information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment.

Consideration of white papers provided by ad hoc working groups on the subjects of:

  1. The National Climate Assessment Interim Strategy, the NCA Draft Outline, and Federal Activities.
  2. Engagement Strategy and Requests for Information.
  3. Scenarios and Regional Summaries.
  4. Peer Review, Data Management and Development of a NCA Portal.


For further information, please contact Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Board, 
NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, E-mail: Cynthia.decker@noaa.gov .) 

 
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