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Federal Register Notice for National Climate Assessment (May 4, 2011) Print E-mail

May 4, 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 a location to be determined.
Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for this information at

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:

New Federal Register Notice for the National Climate Assessment Print E-mail

The Department of Commerce and NOAA are pleased to announce the publication of "National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations and Notice of Meeting." The Notice requests nominations of qualified individuals to the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC) and advises the public of an upcoming meeting of the NCADAC, pending final approval of its members. The meeting will be held in the Washington, DC metro area on April 4-6, 2011.

The Federal Register Notice, which includes instructions and guidelines for submitting nominations, is available here. Nominations are due by March 16, 2011.

Biographies of proposed nominees of the NCADAC are available here.

Updates on the April 4-6, 2011 meeting and location will be available here.  

The agenda is available here.

The National Climate Assessment Federal Register Notice is Now Online Print E-mail

The US Global Change Research Program is pleased to announce the publication of "US National Climate Assessment Objectives, Proposed Topics, and Next Steps" and requests public comments. The document describes the objectives of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) process, provides an initial outline of the next NCA synthesis report (scheduled for publication in June 2013), and describes the next steps in planning for and implementing the NCA process. 

Public comments received on these documents will be evaluated and, if appropriate, used to inform the NCA structure and process. Updates on the NCA structure and process will be posted on the NCA Web site ( we-do/assessment) as they are available. Comments will also be provided to the Federal Advisory Committee for the NCA, the "National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee,'' when it is constituted this fall. All comments will be collated and posted on the NCA Web site.

Comments: Please submit comments using what-we-do/assessment/notices. Comments are due no later than 11:59 PM EST, October 8, 2010.

For more information, please refer to the Federal Register Notice at: http://edocket.access.gpo. gov/2010/pdf/2010-22229.pdf or 2010/2010-22229.htm.


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