Federal Register: March 30, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 60)
DOCID: fr30mr10-48 FR Doc 2010-7020
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Docket ID: [Docket No. 100324167-0167-01]
ACTION: Magnuson–Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment.
NOAA'S Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) Strategic Plan FY 2011-FY 2015
DATES: Comments on this draft report must be received by 5 p.m. September 30, 2010.
NOAA'S Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) is seeking comments on the draft OER STRATEGIC PLAN Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 2015, submitted to meet the requirement for program direction under Public Law 11111, Section 12104(b). The draft OER STRATEGIC PLAN describes the vision, mission, core activities, and organization of the Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.
Office of Ocean Exploration and Reasearch Strategic Plan (FY 2011–2015)
NOAA'S Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) is seeking comments on the draft OER STRATEGIC PLAN Fiscal Year (FY) 20112015, submitted to meet the requirement for program direction under Public Law 11111, Section 12104(b). The preparation of the report was also directed by the Appropriations Committee in the Joint Explanatory Statement and Senate Report (S. Rept. 110124) accompanying the Consolidated Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriations (Pub. L. 110161).
OER seeks to better understand our ocean frontiers through bold and innovative exploration, research and technology development. The Office explores, maps, observes, detects and characterizes ocean areas and phenomena, obtaining archiving, and distributing ocean data in new ways to describe the ocean's living and nonliving resources and physical, chemical and biological characteristics. Data and observations resulting from OER investments will result in new discoveries, insights, knowledge and identification of new frontiers, and will likely lead to new or revised understandings of our largely unknown ocean. The draft OER STRATEGIC PLAN describes how NOAA will implement Chapter XII of Public Law 11111 through the vision, mission, core activities, and organization of the Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.
NOAA welcomes all comments on the content of the draft report,
especially with respect to implementation of the research aspect of the
organization. We also request comments on any inconsistencies perceived
within the report, and possible omissions of important topics or
issues. This draft report is being issued for comment only and is not
intended for interim use. For any shortcoming noted within the report,
please propose specific remedies. Suggested changes will be
incorporated where appropriate, and a final report will be posted on
the OER Web site. Please follow these instructions for preparing and
submitting comments. Overview comments should be provided first and
should be numbered. Comments that are specific to particular pages,
paragraphs or lines of the section should follow any overview comments
and should identify the page and line numbers to which they apply.
Please number each page of your comments. Following these instructions
will facilitate the processing of comments and assure that all comments are appropriately considered.
Dated: March 25, 2010.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
OERPlan.Questions@noaa.gov or NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), ATTN: OER Plan Questions, 1315 EastWest Highway, R/OER, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.