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ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the 15:21 Oct 25, 2006 The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104–297, provided for the establishment of Advisory Panel (AP) to assist in the collection and evaluation of information relevant to the development of any Fishery Management Plan (FMP) or FMP amendment. NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the AP when preparing and implementing FMPs or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. For instance, the AP has consulted with NMFS on the HMS FMP (April 1999), Amendment 1 to the Billfish FMP (April 1999), Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (December 2004), and the Consolidated HMS FMP (March 2006). Nominations are being sought to fill one-third of the posts on the HMS AP for a 3-year appointment. Procedures and Guidelines DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Aug<31>2005 Advisory Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the following methods: • Email: SF1.101206E@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following identifier: ‘‘I.D. 101206E.’’ • Mail: Margo Schulze-Haugen, Chief, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. • Fax: 301–713–1917. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Rilling or Carol Douglas at (301) 713–2347. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 211001 Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, governmental entities, and non-governmental organizations will be considered for membership in the AP. Nominations are invited from all individuals and constituent groups. Nomination packages should include: 1. The name of the applicant or nominee and a description of his/her interest in HMS or in one species from sharks, swordfish, tunas, and billfish; 2. A statement of background and/or qualifications; 3. A written commitment that the applicant or nominee shall actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the AP; and 4. A list of outreach resources that the applicant has at his/her disposal to PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 communicate HMS issues to various interest groups. Tenure for the HMS AP Member tenure will be for 3 years (36 months), with one-third of the members’ terms expiring on December 31 of each year. B. Participants Nominations for the AP will be accepted to allow representation from recreational and commercial fishing interests, the conservation community, and the scientific community. The HMS AP consists of members who are knowledgeable about the fisheries for Atlantic HMS species. NMFS does not believe that each potentially affected organization or individual must necessarily have its own representative, but each area of interest must be adequately represented. The intent is to have a group that, as a whole, reflects an appropriate and equitable balance and mix of interests given the responsibilities of the AP. Criteria for membership include one or more of the following: (1) Experience in the recreational fishing industry involved in fishing for HMS; (2) experience in the commercial fishing industry for HMS; (3) experience in fishery-related industries (marinas, bait and tackle shops); (4) experience in the scientific community working with HMS; and/or (5) representation of a private, non-governmental, regional, (non-Federal) state, national, or international organization representing marine fisheries, environmental, governmental or academic interests dealing with HMS. Five additional members on the AP include one member representing each of the following Councils: New England Fishery Management Council, the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, and the Caribbean Fishery Management Council. The AP also includes 22 ex-officio participants: 20 representatives of the coastal states and two representatives of the interstate commissions (the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission). NMFS will provide the necessary administrative support, including technical assistance, for the AP. However, NMFS will not compensate participants with monetary support of any kind. Depending on availability of funds, members may be reimbursed for travel costs related to the AP meetings. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 207 / Thursday, October 26, 2006 / Notices C. Meeting Schedule Meetings of the AP will be held as frequently as necessary but are routinely held once each year in the spring. The meetings may be held in conjunction with public hearings. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. and 1801 et seq. Dated: October 20, 2006. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–17948 Filed 10–25–06; 8:45 am] this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Dated: October 20, 2006. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Institute of Education Sciences Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 26, 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is AGENCY: ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Oct 25, 2006 Jkt 211001 Type of Review: New. Title: Impact Study: Lessons in Character Program. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 34,906. Burden Hours: 15,418. Abstract: This OMB package requests clearance for data collection instruments to be used in a three-year evaluation of Lessons in Character (LIC) program. This study is based on an experimental design that utilizes the random assignment. LIC is an English Language Arts (ELA)-based character education curriculum that is expected to have positive impacts on student academic performance, attendance, school motivation, and endorsement of universal values consistent with character education. The evaluation will be conducted by REL West, one of the National Regional Education Laboratories administered by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. Evaluation measures include student archived data (e.g., State mandated standardized test scores); follow-up surveys for students; teacher and parent rating/observation on various student aspects (e.g., student social skills); baseline and follow-up surveys for teachers; and teacher/administrator interviews. Baseline data collection will take place in 2007; follow-up data collection will take place in 2008 and 2009. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3220. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. 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SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 26, 2006. DATES: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 101206E]


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Highly Migratory Species 
(HMS) Advisory Panel. Nominations are being sought to fill one-third of 
the Advisory Panel posts for a 3-year appointment.

DATES: Nominations must be received on or before November 27, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the Advisory 
Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of 
the following methods:
     Email: SF1.101206E@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line 
the following identifier: ``I.D. 101206E.''
     Mail: Margo Schulze-Haugen, Chief, Highly Migratory 
Species Management Division, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver 
Spring, MD 20910.
     Fax: 301-713-1917.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Rilling or Carol Douglas at 
(301) 713-2347.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Introduction

    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
(Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the 
Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104-297, provided for the 
establishment of Advisory Panel (AP) to assist in the collection and 
evaluation of information relevant to the development of any Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP) or FMP amendment. NMFS consults with and 
considers the comments and views of the AP when preparing and 
implementing FMPs or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, 
sharks, and billfish. For instance, the AP has consulted with NMFS on 
the HMS FMP (April 1999), Amendment 1 to the Billfish FMP (April 1999), 
Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (December 2004), and the Consolidated HMS 
FMP (March 2006).
    Nominations are being sought to fill one-third of the posts on the 
HMS AP for a 3-year appointment.

Procedures and Guidelines

A. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the Advisory Panels

    Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and 
commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, 
academia, governmental entities, and non-governmental organizations 
will be considered for membership in the AP.
    Nominations are invited from all individuals and constituent 
groups. Nomination packages should include:
    1. The name of the applicant or nominee and a description of his/
her interest in HMS or in one species from sharks, swordfish, tunas, 
and billfish;
    2. A statement of background and/or qualifications;
    3. A written commitment that the applicant or nominee shall 
actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the AP; and
    4. A list of outreach resources that the applicant has at his/her 
disposal to communicate HMS issues to various interest groups.
Tenure for the HMS AP
    Member tenure will be for 3 years (36 months), with one-third of 
the members' terms expiring on December 31 of each year.

B. Participants

    Nominations for the AP will be accepted to allow representation 
from recreational and commercial fishing interests, the conservation 
community, and the scientific community. The HMS AP consists of members 
who are knowledgeable about the fisheries for Atlantic HMS species.
    NMFS does not believe that each potentially affected organization 
or individual must necessarily have its own representative, but each 
area of interest must be adequately represented. The intent is to have 
a group that, as a whole, reflects an appropriate and equitable balance 
and mix of interests given the responsibilities of the AP. Criteria for 
membership include one or more of the following: (1) Experience in the 
recreational fishing industry involved in fishing for HMS; (2) 
experience in the commercial fishing industry for HMS; (3) experience 
in fishery-related industries (marinas, bait and tackle shops); (4) 
experience in the scientific community working with HMS; and/or (5) 
representation of a private, non-governmental, regional, (non-Federal) 
state, national, or international organization representing marine 
fisheries, environmental, governmental or academic interests dealing 
with HMS.
    Five additional members on the AP include one member representing 
each of the following Councils: New England Fishery Management Council, 
the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, and 
the Caribbean Fishery Management Council. The AP also includes 22 ex-
officio participants: 20 representatives of the coastal states and two 
representatives of the interstate commissions (the Atlantic States 
Marine Fisheries Commission and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries 
Commission).
    NMFS will provide the necessary administrative support, including 
technical assistance, for the AP. However, NMFS will not compensate 
participants with monetary support of any kind. Depending on 
availability of funds, members may be reimbursed for travel costs 
related to the AP meetings.

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C. Meeting Schedule

    Meetings of the AP will be held as frequently as necessary but are 
routinely held once each year in the spring. The meetings may be held 
in conjunction with public hearings.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. and 1801 et seq.

    Dated: October 20, 2006.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E6-17948 Filed 10-25-06; 8:45 am]
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