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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 121 / Friday, June 23, 2006 / Notices Comment 12: Adjustment to Steel Costs [FR Doc. E6–9965 Filed 6–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hydrographic Services Review Panel membership Solicitation National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of membership solicitation for Hydrographic Services Review panel (HSRP); supplementary information. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice is to solicit candidates needed to replace voting members of the HSRP for the remainder of calendar year 2006, and supplements a notice published on January 12, 2006, to obtain candidates to replace five of the voting members of the HSRP whose appointments expire in 2006. Individuals who have submitted resumes in response to the January 12, 2006, notice do not need to submit resumes again. Individuals who have not submitted resumes in response to the January 12, 2006, notice may submit resumes at any time during the calendar year. Decisions on HSRP membership can be made at any time during the calendar year, and resumes will not be considered unless they are received ten days before each decision date. The Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2002, Public Law 107–372, requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to solicit nominations for membership on the HSRP. The HSRP advises the Under Secretary on matters related to section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, (the Act) and other appropriate matters the Under Secretary refers to the HSRP for review and advice. Resumes should be sent to the address, e-mail, or fax specified and may be submitted at any time during the calendar year. ADDRESSES: Director, Office of Coast survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, fax: 301–713–4019, e-mail: Hydroservices.panel@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Captain Steven Barnum, Director, Office of Coast Survey, NOS/NOAA, 301–713– 2770 x134, fax 301–713–4019, e-mail: steven.barnum@noaa.gov. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Jun 22, 2006 Jkt 208001 Under 33 U.S.C. 883a, et seq., NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) is responsible for providing nautical charts and related information for safe navigation. NOS collects and compiles hydrographic, tidal and current, geodetic, and a variety of other data in order to fulfill this responsibility. The HSRP provides advice on topics such as ‘‘NOAA’s Hydrographic Survey Priorities,’’ technologies relating to operations, research and development, and dissemination of data pertaining to: (a) Hydrographic surveying; (b) Nautical charting; (c) Water level measurements; (d) Current measurements; (e) Geodetic measurements; and (f) Geospaital measurements. The HSRP comprises fifteen voting members appointed by the Under Secretary in accordance with Section 105 of the Act. Members are selected on a standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. The voting members of the HSRP are individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in one or more disciplines relating to hydropgraphic surveying, tides, currents, geodetic and geospatial measurements, marine transportation, port administration, vessel pilotage, and coastal and fishery management. An individual may not be appointed as a voting member of the HSRP if the individual is a full-time officer or employee of the United States. Any voting member of the HSRP who is an applicant for, or beneficiary of, (as determined by the Under Secretary) any assistance under the Act shall disclose to the HSRP that relationship, and may not vote on any matter pertaining to that assistance. Voting members of the HSRP serve for a term of four years. Members serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary and are subject to government ethics standards. Any individual appointed to a partial or full term may be reappointed for one additional full term. A voting member may serve until his or her successor has taken office. The HSRP selects one voting member to serve as the Chair and another to serve as the Vice Chair. The Vice Chair acts as Chair in the absence or incapacity of the Chair but will not automatically become the Chair if the Chair resigns. At the minimum, meetings occur biannually, and at the call of the Chair or upon the request of a majority of the voting members or of the Under Secretary. Voting members receive compensation at a rate established by the Under Secretary, not to exceed the maximum daily rate payable under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36065 section 5376 of title 5, United States Code, when actually engaged in the performance of duties for such Panel and shall be reimbursed for actual and reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of such duties. Dated: June 16, 2006. Steven Barnum, NOAA, Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Hydrographic Services Review Panel membership Solicitation

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of membership solicitation for Hydrographic Services 
Review panel (HSRP); supplementary information.

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SUMMARY: This notice is to solicit candidates needed to replace voting 
members of the HSRP for the remainder of calendar year 2006, and 
supplements a notice published on January 12, 2006, to obtain 
candidates to replace five of the voting members of the HSRP whose 
appointments expire in 2006. Individuals who have submitted resumes in 
response to the January 12, 2006, notice do not need to submit resumes 
again. Individuals who have not submitted resumes in response to the 
January 12, 2006, notice may submit resumes at any time during the 
calendar year. Decisions on HSRP membership can be made at any time 
during the calendar year, and resumes will not be considered unless 
they are received ten days before each decision date.
    The Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2002, 
Public Law 107-372, requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans 
and Atmosphere to solicit nominations for membership on the HSRP. The 
HSRP advises the Under Secretary on matters related to section 303 of 
the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, (the Act) and other 
appropriate matters the Under Secretary refers to the HSRP for review 
and advice.

DATES: Resumes should be sent to the address, e-mail, or fax specified 
and may be submitted at any time during the calendar year.

ADDRESSES: Director, Office of Coast survey, National Ocean Service, 
NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, fax: 301-
713-4019, e-mail: Hydroservices.panel@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Captain Steven Barnum, Director, 
Office of Coast Survey, NOS/NOAA, 301-713-2770 x134, fax 301-713-4019, 
e-mail: steven.barnum@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 33 U.S.C. 883a, et seq., NOAA's 
National Ocean Service (NOS) is responsible for providing nautical 
charts and related information for safe navigation. NOS collects and 
compiles hydrographic, tidal and current, geodetic, and a variety of 
other data in order to fulfill this responsibility. The HSRP provides 
advice on topics such as ``NOAA's Hydrographic Survey Priorities,'' 
technologies relating to operations, research and development, and 
dissemination of data pertaining to:
    (a) Hydrographic surveying;
    (b) Nautical charting;
    (c) Water level measurements;
    (d) Current measurements;
    (e) Geodetic measurements; and
    (f) Geospaital measurements.
    The HSRP comprises fifteen voting members appointed by the Under 
Secretary in accordance with Section 105 of the Act. Members are 
selected on a standardized basis, in accordance with applicable 
Department of Commerce guidance. The voting members of the HSRP are 
individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are 
especially qualified in one or more disciplines relating to 
hydropgraphic surveying, tides, currents, geodetic and geospatial 
measurements, marine transportation, port administration, vessel 
pilotage, and coastal and fishery management. An individual may not be 
appointed as a voting member of the HSRP if the individual is a full-
time officer or employee of the United States. Any voting member of the 
HSRP who is an applicant for, or beneficiary of, (as determined by the 
Under Secretary) any assistance under the Act shall disclose to the 
HSRP that relationship, and may not vote on any matter pertaining to 
that assistance.
    Voting members of the HSRP serve for a term of four years. Members 
serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary and are subject to 
government ethics standards. Any individual appointed to a partial or 
full term may be reappointed for one additional full term. A voting 
member may serve until his or her successor has taken office. The HSRP 
selects one voting member to serve as the Chair and another to serve as 
the Vice Chair. The Vice Chair acts as Chair in the absence or 
incapacity of the Chair but will not automatically become the Chair if 
the Chair resigns.
    At the minimum, meetings occur biannually, and at the call of the 
Chair or upon the request of a majority of the voting members or of the 
Under Secretary. Voting members receive compensation at a rate 
established by the Under Secretary, not to exceed the maximum daily 
rate payable under section 5376 of title 5, United States Code, when 
actually engaged in the performance of duties for such Panel and shall 
be reimbursed for actual and reasonable expenses incurred in the 
performance of such duties.

    Dated: June 16, 2006.
Steven Barnum,
NOAA, Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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