Availability of Seats for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, 69955 [05-22860]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 222 / Friday, November 18, 2005 / Notices voting, ex officio members. Since its establishment, the advisory council has played a vital role in advising the sanctuary and NOAA on critical issues. In addition to providing advice on management issues facing the Sanctuary, the Council members serve as a communication bridge between constituents and the Sanctuary staff. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Availability of Seats for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice and request for applications. AGENCY: Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) SUMMARY: The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS or Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Conservation/Environmental, Marine Business/Ports/Industry, and Research. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members or alternates should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant to the Council’s Charter. DATES: Applications are due by December 9, 2005. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Andrew Palmer, Advisory Council Coordinator, 115 East Railroad Ave., Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Completed applications should be sent to the same address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Palmer, Advisory Council Coordinator, 115 East Railroad Ave., Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362, (360) 457–6622 extension 15, e-mail andrew.palmer@noaa.gov. Sanctuary Advisory Council members and alternatives serve three-year terms. The Advisory Council meets bi-monthly in public sessions in communities in and around the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was established in December 1998 to assure continued public participation in the management of the sanctuary. Serving in a volunteer capacity, the advisory council’s 15 voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public. In addition, five Federal government agencies and one federally funded program serve as non- SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Nov 17, 2005 Jkt 208001 Dated: November 10, 2005. Daniel J. Basta, Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 05–22860 Filed 11–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 052405C] Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Maintenance Dredging Around Pier 39, San Francisco, California National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Bay Marina Management Incorporated (BMMI) to take marine mammals by Level B harassment incidental to dredging on the west side of the Pier 39 Marina on the San Francisco waterfront, CA. DATES: Effective from October 17, 2005, through October 16, 2006. ADDRESSES: A copy of the IHA and the application are available by writing to Steve Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation, and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3225, or by telephoning the contact listed here. A copy of the application containing a list of references used in this document may be obtained by writing to this address, by telephoning the contact listed here (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) or online at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ prot_res/PR2/Small_Take/ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69955 smalltake_info.htm#applications. Documents cited in this notice may be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolie Harrison, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 713–2289, ext 166. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental takings may be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have no more than a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses, and that the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as: an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival. Subsection 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA established an expedited process by which citizens of the United States can apply for an authorization to incidentally take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment. Except for certain categories of activities not pertinent here, the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [‘‘Level A harassment’’]; or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering [‘‘Level B harassment’’]. Section 101(a)(5)(D) establishes a 45– day time limit for NMFS review of an application followed by a 30–day public notice and comment period on any proposed authorization for the incidental harassment of small numbers of marine mammals. Within 45 days of E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Availability of Seats for the Olympic Coast National Marine 
Sanctuary Advisory Council

AGENCY: National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice and request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS or 
Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on its 
Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Conservation/Environmental, 
Marine Business/Ports/Industry, and Research. Applicants are chosen 
based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the 
seat for which they are applying; community and professional 
affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of 
marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area 
affected by the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members or 
alternates should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant to the 
Council's Charter.

DATES: Applications are due by December 9, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Andrew Palmer, 
Advisory Council Coordinator, 115 East Railroad Ave., Suite 301, Port 
Angeles, WA 98362. Completed applications should be sent to the same 
address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Palmer, Advisory Council 
Coordinator, 115 East Railroad Ave., Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362, 
(360) 457-6622 extension 15, e-mail andrew.palmer@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sanctuary Advisory Council members and 
alternatives serve three-year terms. The Advisory Council meets bi-
monthly in public sessions in communities in and around the Olympic 
Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
    The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was 
established in December 1998 to assure continued public participation 
in the management of the sanctuary. Serving in a volunteer capacity, 
the advisory council's 15 voting members represent a variety of local 
user groups, as well as the general public. In addition, five Federal 
government agencies and one federally funded program serve as non-
voting, ex officio members. Since its establishment, the advisory 
council has played a vital role in advising the sanctuary and NOAA on 
critical issues. In addition to providing advice on management issues 
facing the Sanctuary, the Council members serve as a communication 
bridge between constituents and the Sanctuary staff.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq.

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)

    Dated: November 10, 2005.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-22860 Filed 11-17-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-NK-M