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NOAA ACCRES Remote Sensing Adv Cmte, Apr 2017, Alexandria, VA

NOAA’s Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) will meet on April 12, 2017 at the Institute for Defense Analysis, Room 1301, 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA.

Portions of the meeting are closed.  Open sessions are 9:00-11:30 am ET and 12:30-2:45 pm ET.   NOAA says there will be no remote access to the meeting, but minutes and presentations will be posted thereafter.

Any member of the public who plans to attend in person is requested to RSVP by April 5 per the instructions below.

More information is in the Federal Register notice, which is reproduced below.

SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES)  will meet April 12, 2017.  DATES: The meeting is scheduled as follows: April 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. There will be two sessions open to the public. The first open  session will be from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and a second open session  from 12:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. A short closed session will be held from 3:00  p.m.-4:00 p.m.  ADDRESSES: The public portion of the meeting will be held at the  Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)--Room 1301, 4850 Mark Center  Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311.  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samira Patel, NOAA/NESDIS/CRSRA, 1335  East West Highway, Room 8247, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; (301) 713- 7077 or samira.patel@noaa.gov.  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 10(a)(2) of the  Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (FACA) and its  implementing regulations, see 41 CFR 102-3.155, notice is hereby given  of the meeting of ACCRES. ACCRES was established by the Secretary of  Commerce (Secretary) on May 21, 2002, to advise the Secretary of  Commerce through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and  Atmosphere on matters relating to the U.S. commercial remote sensing  space industry and on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration's activities to carry out the responsibilities of the  Department of Commerce set forth in the National and Commercial Space  Programs Act of 2010 (51 U.S.C. 60101 et seq.).  Purpose of the Meeting and Matters To Be Considered      The first part of the meeting will be open to the public pursuant  to Section 10(a)(1) of the FACA. During the open portion of the  meeting, the Committee will receive updates on NOAA's Commercial Remote  Sensing Regulatory Affairs activities. The Committee will also be  available to receive public comments on its activities. The second open  session of the meeting will be dedicated to discussing legislative and  regulatory reform.     After the open meeting, a short follow-on session will be closed to  the public pursuant to Section 10(d) of FACA as amended by Section 5(c)  of the Government in Sunshine Act, Public Law 94-409 and in accordance  with Section 552b(c)(1) of Title 5, United States Code, which  authorizes closure of meetings likely to disclose matters that are  ``specifically authorized under criteria established by Executive order  to be kept secret in the interests of national defense or foreign  policy and . . . in fact properly classified pursuant to such Executive  order.'' The part of the meeting which will be closed will address new  licensing conditions for the operation of U.S. remote sensing space  systems, the ongoing review and implementation of the 2015 U.S.  Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act and related national  security, foreign policy concerns and future technology considerations  for NOAA's licensing decisions. These discussions are likely to  disclose matters that are specifically authorized under criteria  established by Executive Order 13526 to be kept secret in the interest  of national defense or foreign policy and are in fact properly  classified pursuant to such Executive Order. In compliance with Section  10(d) of FACA and 41 CFR 102-3.155, ACCRES has obtained an agency  determination of closure, and the notice of this determination is  available upon request.  Special Accommodations      The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities.  Requests for special accommodations may be directed to Samira Patel, NOAA/NESDIS/CRSRA, 1335 East-West Highway,  Room 8247, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; (301) 713-7077 or  samira.patel@noaa.gov.  Additional Information and Public Comments      Any member of the public who plans to attend the open meeting  should RSVP to Samira Patel at (301) 713-7077, or samira.patel@noaa.gov  by April 5, 2017. Any member of the public wishing further information  concerning the meeting or who wishes to submit oral or written comments  should contact Tahara Dawkins, Designated Federal Officer for ACCRES,  NOAA/NESDIS/CRSRA, 1335 East-West Highway, Room 8260, Silver Spring,  Maryland 20910. Copies of the draft meeting agenda can be obtained from  Samira Patel at (301) 713-7077, or samira.patel@noaa.gov.     ACCRES expects that public statements presented at its meetings  will not be repetitive of previously-submitted oral or written  statements. In general, each individual or group making an oral  presentation may be limited to a total time of five minutes. Written  comments sent to NOAA/NESDIS/CRSRA on or before April 5, 2017 will be  provided to Committee members in advance of the meeting. Comments  received too close to the meeting date will normally be provided to  Committee members at the meeting.

Details

Date:
April 12
Time:
12:00 am