National Climate Assessment: Background and Process Print

Please view the links below to find out more about the background and process of the National Climate Assessment:

  • National Climate Assessment Development & Advisory Committee Charter ( PDF)
  • National Climate Assessment Proposed 2013 Report Outline [updated on 12/08/2011] (PDF)

Strategy

On May 20th, 2011 the National Climate Assessment released the following two strategy documents:

Federal Register Notices

 February 20, 2014

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Notice of Open Meeting  pdf | html

This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

Time and Date: The meeting will be held February 20, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and February 21, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 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.

Place: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton located at 1201 K Street, NW Washington DC 20005. Please check the Web site http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

Status: Seating will be available on a first come, first serve 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 February 14, 2014. The meeting will be open to public participation with a public comment period on February 20, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 4:55 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 February 14, 2014 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's Office by February 14, 2014 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after February 14, 2014 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 February 14, 2014.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NCADAC Web site at http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html.

Dated: January 14, 2014.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-01160 Filed 1-21-14; 8:45 am]
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 November 18, 2013

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Notice of Open Meeting pdf | html

 

A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/29/2013

This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Monday, November 18, 2013 from 3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern time. 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.

Place: This meeting will be a conference call. Public access and materials 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. The public will not be able to dial into the call. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 5-minute public comment period from 4:45-4:55 p.m. 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 two minutes. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's office by Wednesday, November 13, 2013 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Wednesday, November 13, 2013 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 special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Matters To Be Considered: Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/Meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Officer, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov.

Supplementary Information: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee was established in December 2010. The committee's mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee's specific objective is to produce a National Climate Assessment.

Dated: October 23, 2013.

Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

[FR Doc. 2013-25608 Filed 10-28-13; 8:45 am]
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 October 1-2, 2013

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Notice Of Open Meeting pdf | html

Please note this meeting has been cancelled. For more information please contact Cynthia Decker.

A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/16/2013

This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

Time and Date: The meeting will be held October 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 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.

Place: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton located at 1201 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Please check the Web site http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

Status: Seating will be available on a first come, first serve 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 September 23, 2013. The meeting will be open to public participation with a public comment period; October 1, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 4:55 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 September 23, 2013 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's Office by September 23, 2013 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after September 23, 2013 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 September 23, 2013.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov, or visit the NCADAC Web site at http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html.

Supplementary Information: TThe National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee was established in December 2010. The committee's mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee's specific objective is to produce a National Climate Assessment.

Dated: September 11, 2013.

Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

[FR Doc. 2013-22497 Filed 9-13-13; 8:45 am]
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 September 9, 2013

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) pdf | html

A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/21/2013

This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Monday, September 9, 2013 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Place: This meeting will be a conference call. Public access and materials 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. The public will not be able to dial into the call. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 10-minute public comment period from 4:45-4:55 p.m. 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 two minutes. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's office by Tuesday, September 3, 2013 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Tuesday, September 3, 2013 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

Special Accommodations: Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Matters To Be Considered: Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/Meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Officer, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov.

Supplementary Information: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee was established in December 2010. The committee's mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee's specific objective is to produce a National Climate Assessment.

Dated: August 14, 2013.

Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

[FR Doc. 22013-20383 Filed 8-20-13; 8:45 am]
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 July 9-10, 2013

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 06/12/2013 pdf | html

Action: Notice Of Open Meeting.

The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) was established by the Secretary of Commerce under the authority of the Global Change Research Act of 1990 to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate.

Time and Date: The meeting will be held July 9, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT and July 10, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.globalchange.gov for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

Location: The meeting will be held at NASA Headquarters, Room 2E39, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546. Please check the Web site http://www.globalchange.gov for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

Status: Seating will be available on a first come, first serve 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 Monday, July 1, 2013. The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15 minute public comment period on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 3:30 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 Monday, July 1, 2013 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's Office by Monday, July 1, 2013 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Monday, July 1, 2013 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 Monday, July 1, 2013.

Matters To Be Considered: Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Officer, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov;or visit the NCADAC Web site at http://www.globalchange.gov.

Dated: June 6, 2013.

Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

[FR Doc. 2013-13943 Filed 6-11-13; 8:45 am]

 May 13, 2013

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Notice Of Open Meeting pdf | html

This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Monday, May 13, 2013 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Place: This meeting will be a conference call. Public access and materials 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. The public will not be able to dial into the call. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 10-minute public comment period from 4:45-4:55 p.m. 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 two minutes. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's office by Monday, May 6, 2013 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Monday, May 6, 2013 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 special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013 to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Matters To Be Considered: Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Officer, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov.

Supplementary Information: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee was established in December 2010. The committee's mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee's specific objective is to produce a National Climate Assessment.

Dated: April 5, 2013.

Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

[FR Doc. 2013-08474 Filed 4-10-13; 8:45 am]
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 January 11, 2013

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) pdf | html

This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Place: This meeting will be a conference call. Public access and materials 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. The public will not be able to dial into the call. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 10-minute public comment period from 12:45-12:55 p.m. 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 two minutes. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's office by Monday, January 7, 2013 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Monday, January 7, 2013 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 special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2013 to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Matters To Be Considered: Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov.

Supplementary Information: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee was established in December 2010. The committee's mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee's specific objective is to produce a National Climate Assessment.

Dated: December 7, 2012.

[FR Doc. 2012-30152 Filed 12-12-12; 8:45 am]


 December 6, 2012

Solicitation of Review Editors for the Draft Report of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) pdf | html

Notice Of Solicitation. NOAA is soliciting nominations for review editors of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) National Climate Assessment 2013 Draft Report. The NCADAC was established under the Department of Commerce in January 2011 and is a federal advisory committee established as per the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972.

Dates: Nominations should be sent to the address specified and must be received by January 11, 2013.

Addresses: Nominations and applications should be submitted electronically to the office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program at email@usgcrp.gov. More information on the National Climate Assessment can be found at http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html or http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/draft-report-information.

For Further Information: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA, 1315 East-West Highway, R/SAB, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA NCADAC Web site at http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html.

Supplementary Information: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee was established in January 2011. The committee's mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee's specific objective is to produce a proposed National Climate Assessment that meets the requirements of the Global Change Research Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2931, et seq.

NOAA publishes this notice to solicit nominations for Review Editors of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) National Climate Assessment 2013 Draft Report.

Review Editor Role In the NCA Process: One Review Editor for each NCA 2013 Report Chapter (see list below) will be responsible for compliance review to determine whether or not public, Federal Agency, and National Research Council comments have been adequately addressed by the chapter authors. Review Editors must be subject matter experts, and may not be members of the NCADAC or members of chapter author teams.

Nominations: Nominations may be made by individuals themselves or by a third party. All nominations must provide: (1) The nominee's full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the nominee's area(s) of expertise and National Climate Assessment chapter for which the person is to be considered (see list below); and (3) a (maximum length two [2] pages) resume or curriculum vitae. If nominations are made by a third party, that person should indicate if the individual nominated has been asked if he/she is willing to serve.

National Climate Assessment 2013 Draft Report Chapters: Our Changing Climate; Water Resources; Energy Supply and Use; Transportation; Agriculture; Forestry; Ecosystems and Biodiversity; Human Health; Water, Energy, and Land Use; Urban Systems; Infrastructure, and Vulnerability; Tribal, Indigenous, and Native Lands and Resources; Land Use and Land Cover Change; Rural Communities; Biogeochemical Cycles; Northeast Region; Southeast and Caribbean Region; Midwest Region; Great Plains Region; Southwest Region; Northwest Region; Oceans and Marine Resources; Coastal Zone Development and Ecosystems; Decision Support; Mitigation, Adaptation; Research Agenda for Climate Change Science; The NCA Long-Term Process.

Dated: December 6, 2012.

[FR Doc. 2012-30147 Filed 12-12-12; 8:45 am]


 September 27, 2012

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Open Meeting pdf | html

This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 3-5 p.m. Eastern time.

Location: This meeting will be a 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. The public will not be able to dial into the call. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 10-minute public comment period from 4:45—4:55 p.m. 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 two minutes. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's office by Monday, September 24, 2012, to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Monday, September 24, 2012, 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 special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2012, to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Matters To Be Considered: Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov.

Supplementary Information: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee was established in December 2010. The committee's mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee's specific objective is to produce a National Climate Assessment.

Dated: September 6, 2012.

[FR Doc. 2012-22376 Filed 9-11-12; 8:45 am]

 August 15, 2012

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Open Meeting pdf | html

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Place: This meeting will be a 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 website for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 10-minute public comment period from 4:45-4:55 p.m. 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 two minutes. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC Designated Federal Officials (DFO) office by Friday, August 10, 2012, to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Friday, August 10, 2012, 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 special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2012, to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Matters To Be Considered: Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available. For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov.

Supplementary Information: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee was established in December 2010. The committee's mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee's specific objective is to produce a National Climate Assessment.

Dated: July 18, 2012.

[FR Doc. 2012-18034 Filed 7-24-12; 8:45 am]

 June 14, 2012

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Meeting pdf | html

Time and Date: The meeting will be held June 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and June 15, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.

Place: The meeting will be held in Conference Room A of the American Geophysical Union Building (AGU), 2000 Florida Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20009. Please check the Web site http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

Status: Seating will be available on a first come, first serve 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 June 7, 2012. The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on June 14 at 5:00-5:15 p.m. and a 30-minute period on June 15 at 12:00-12:30 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 June 7, 2012 to schedule their/presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's Office by June 7, 2012 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after June 7, 2012 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 June 7, 2012.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NCADAC Web site at http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html.

Dated: May 25, 2012

[FR Doc. 2012-13328 Filed 5-31-12; 8:45 am]

 April 13, 2012

NCAnet: Building a Network of Networks in Support of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) pdf | html

This notice announces the establishment of and invites participation in NCAnet, a network of partners who extend the National Climate Assessment (NCA) process and products to a broad audience of assessment users through the development of assessment-related capacities and products, such as collection and synthesis of data or other technical and scientific information relevant to current and future NCA reports, dissemination of NCA report findings to various users of assessment information, engagement of assessment information producers and users, supporting NCA events, and producing communications materials related to the NCA and NCA report findings. More information about NCAnet is available from http://ncanet.usgcrp.gov.

 April 6, 2012

NOAA: National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee Selection of Authors for Next National Climate Assessment pdf | html

This notice announces the selection of the authors for the report of the next National Climate Assessment by the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). The next National Climate Assessment will consist of 30 chapters, each drafted by a set of Convening Lead Authors and Lead Authors. The list of these by chapter can be found online at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/people/nca-author-teams.

 April 10, 2012

NOAA: National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Meeting pdf | html

A Notice by the Commerce Department on 03/26/2012.

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming conference call meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). The call is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time. 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 refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available.

The meeting will be open to public participation with a 10-minute public comment period from 3:45-3:55 p.m. 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 two minutes. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's office by Tuesday, April 3, 2012, to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after April 3, 2012, will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

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, Email: Cynthia.decker@noaa.gov). Individuals planning to attend are requested to RSVP to Dr. Decker by Tuesday, April 3, 2012 because space may be limited at the venue.

FR Doc. 2012-7253 Filed 3-23-12; 8:45 am

 November 16-17, 2011

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's 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.

 September 7, 2011

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.

 August 16-18, 2011

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.

 July 13, 2011

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 [pdfhtml]. 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].

 May 20, 2011

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.)

 May 20, 2011

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 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.)

 April 4-6, 2011

National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee; Announcement of Time Change and Meeting Location pdf | html

The National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee meeting on Monday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 6 will be held at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Ballrooms C and D, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. The meeting will be held at the following times: April 4, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April 5, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and April 6, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meeting may have limited seating capacity; seats are available on a first come-first served basis. For more information about the meeting agenda, see http://assessment.globalchange.gov.

For further information contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO), SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910. Phone: (301) 734-1156, Fax: (301) 713-1459. Email: cynthia.decker@noaa.gov.

 March 2, 2011

National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations and Notice of Meeting pdf | html

 

NCADAC Nominations: Through this Federal Register Notice, the Department of Commerce solicits nominations for the NCADAC. Please refer to the Notice for a list of the types of expertise and perspectives sought for the Committee. Please address nominations to FRN@usgcrp.gov. Nominations must be received by 14 days after publication in the Federal Register.

Nominations must include 1) a resume (not to exceed two pages) outlining qualifications, experience, and education of the individual being nominated; and 2) a paragraph describing how the individual will strengthen the ability of the Committee to meet its charge, relative to the charter for the NCADAC and list of expertise requirements included in this Federal Register Notice. The information required for nominations may be included in the body of an email, or as a .pdf, .txt, or MSWord document attached to an email. Do not include any information that might be considered proprietary or confidential. Individuals may self-nominate. Information obtained as a result of this request may be used by the government for program planning on a non-attribution basis.

Biographical sketches of proposed nominees to the NCADAC are available here.

 April 4-6, 2011

Public Comment: Any member of the public who wishes to submit oral or written comments for the NCADAC meeting scheduled for April 4-6, 2011, should contact Dr. Kandis Wyatt, the NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO), NESDIS, SSMC1 Room 8330, 1335 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910; telephone (240)429-0512, e-mail: Kandis.Wyatt@noaa.gov. Comments must be received by 12:00 pm on March 31, 2011, to provide sufficient time for distribution to the members of the Committee prior to the meeting.  Written comments received after this deadline may be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

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

 December 23, 2010

National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee; Establishment and Meeting pdf | html

 September 7, 2010

U.S. National Climate Assessment Objectives, Proposed Topics, and Next Steps pdf | html

  • Comments on the Federal Register Notice: "U.S. National Climate Assessment Objectives, Proposed Topics, and Next Steps" filed September 7, 2010 here (xls) and one additional comment here (pdf).
  • The National Climate Assessment Objectives, Proposed Topics, and Next Steps (pdf)