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Public Information Statement, Comments Requested

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

212 PM EDT Fri May 16 2014

TO:††††† Subscribers:

†††††††† -Family of Services

†††††††† -NOAA Weather Wire Service

††††††† -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

†††††††† -NOAAPORT

†††††††† Other NWS Partners, Users, and Employees

FROM:††† Christopher Strager

†††††††† Acting Director,

†††††††† NWS Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services

†††††

SUBJECT: Seeking Comments on Revised Service Description (SDD)

†††††††† Document for Proposed Enhanced Impact-Based Decision

†††††††† Support Services for the Emergency Management

†††††††† Community

NWS is soliciting comments by August 31, 2014, on an SDD

describing proposed enhanced impact-based decision support

services (IDSS) for the emergency management community and other

government core partners. These services support events and

incidents impacting the safety of life and property.

 

This SDD is a revision of an earlier version of the document

available for comment between May 24 and September 23, 2013. The

document was revised based on comments received and on

stakeholder interactions early in 2014. An analysis of comments

received is available at:

 

http://weather.gov/sp/SDD_IDSS_Version_1_Comment_Response.pdf

 

To address NWS enhancements to IDSS, NWS will be providing a

series of Service Description Documents describing to whom we

plan to provide our services and what types of decisions we plan

to support. The SDD addressed in this notice concerns IDSS for

the emergency management community and other government core

partners.

 

In response to comments, this SDD revision more accurately

describes the role of NWS support within the context of the

overall weather enterprise support. In addition, the scope of

support includes government partners who donít fall within the

EM community, such as the FAA, but whom NWS has traditionally

worked with to support such events and incidents impacting the

safety of life and property.

 

The revised SDD may be accessed at:

 

††††† http://weather.gov/sp/idss_sdd_emc_Version_2.pdf

 

Please provide comments on the document by August 31, 2014 to:

 

††††† nws.idss.comments@noaa.gov

 

For comments or questions about this notice, please contact:

 

Wendy Levine

National Weather Service

Silver Spring Maryland 20910

301-427-9062

wendy.levine@noaa.gov

 

National Public Information Statements are online at:

http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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