Hydrographic Services Review Panel Membership Solicitation, 76988-76989 [E6-21945]

Download as PDF 76988 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 246 / Friday, December 22, 2006 / Notices whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 18, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–21899 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Licensing of Private Remote-Sensing Space Systems National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 20, 2007. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Kay Weston, 301–713–2024 x205 or Kay.Weston@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Dec 21, 2006 Jkt 211001 I. Abstract NOAA has established requirements for the licensing of private operators of remote-sensing space systems. The information in applications and subsequent reports is needed to ensure compliance with the Land RemoteSensing Policy Act of 1992 and with the national security and international obligations of the United States. The requirements are contained in 15 CFR Part 960. II. Method of Collection Applicants are asked to provide electronic copies of submissions. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0174. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 18. Estimated Time Per Response: 40 hours for the submission of a license application; 10 hours for the submission of a data protection plan; 5 hours for the submission of a plan describing how the licensee will comply with data collection restrictions; 3 hours for the submission of an operations plan for restricting collection or dissemination of imagery of Israeli territory; 3 hours for submission of a data flow diagram; 2 hours for the submission of satellite subsystems drawings; 3 hours for the submission of a final imaging system specifications document; 2 hours for the submission of a public summary for a licensed system; 2 hours for the submission of a preliminary design review; 2 hours for the submission of a critical design review; 1 hour for notification of a binding launch services contract; 1 hour for notification of completion of pre-ship review; 10 hours for the submission of a license amendment; 2 hours for the submission of a foreign agreement notification; 2 hours for the submission of spacecraft operational information submitted when a spacecraft becomes operational; 2 hours for notification of deviation in orbit or spacecraft disposition; 2 hours for notification of any operational deviation; 2 hours for notification of planned purges of information to the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive; 3 hours for the submission of an operational quarterly report; 8 hours for an annual compliance audit; 10 hours for an annual operational audit; and 2 hours for notification of the demise of a system or a decision to discontinue system operations. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 552. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,000. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 18, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–21920 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P 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. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice responds to the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2002, Public Law 107–372, which requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to solicit nominations for membership on the Hydrographic Services Review Panel (the Panel). This advisory committee will advise the Under Secretary on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 (the Act), and such other appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 246 / Friday, December 22, 2006 / Notices Resumes should be sent to the address, e-mail, or fax specified and must be received by March 15, 2007. 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 Hydrographic Services Review Panel 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) geospatial measurements. The Panel 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 Co-Director of the Joint Hydrographic Center and two other employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration serve as nonvoting members of the Panel. The Director, Office of Coast Survey, serves as the Designated Federal Official (DFO). This solicitation is to obtain candidates for five voting members whose appointments expire in late 2007 and candidates for voting members who might resign at any time during 2007. Voting members are individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in one or more disciplines relating to hydrographic 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 Panel if the individual is a full-time officer or employee of the United States. Any voting member of the Panel who is an applicant for, or beneficiary of (as jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Dec 21, 2006 Jkt 211001 determined by the Under Secretary), any assistance under the Act shall disclose to the Panel that relationship, and may not vote on any matter pertaining to that assistance. Voting members of the Panel 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 Panel 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. Meetings occur at least twice a year, 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 performing duties for the Panel, and members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable expenses incurred in performing such duties. Dated: December 13, 2006. Captain Steven Barnum, NOAA Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E6–21945 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 092806A] Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Surf Zone Testing/ Training and Amphibious Vehicle Training and Weapons Testing National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting surf zone PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76989 testing/training and amphibious vehicle training and weapons testing off the coast of Santa Rosa Island (SRI) has been issued to the U.S. Air Force Eglin Air Force Base (Eglin AFB) for a period of 1 year. NMFS may propose regulations at a later date that would govern these incidental takes under a Letter of Authorization (LOA) issued to Eglin for a period of up to 5 years after the 1-year IHA expires. DATES: This authorization is effective from December 11, 2006 until December 10, 2007. ADDRESSES: A copy of the application, IHA, the Santa Rosa Island Mission Utilization Plan Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SRI Mission PEA), and/or a list of references used in this document may be obtained by writing to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3225, or by telephoning one of the contacts listed here (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). The application and the SRI Mission PEA is also available at: http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Guan, NMFS, (301) 713–2289, ext 137. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional taking 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 regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. An authorization shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses, and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings 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 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 246 (Friday, December 22, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76988-76989]
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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.

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SUMMARY: This notice responds to the Hydrographic Services Improvement 
Act Amendments of 2002, Public Law 107-372, which requires the Under 
Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to solicit nominations 
for membership on the Hydrographic Services Review Panel (the Panel). 
This advisory committee will advise the Under Secretary on matters 
related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 
303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 (the Act), and 
such other appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the 
Panel for review and advice.

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DATES: Resumes should be sent to the address, e-mail, or fax specified 
and must be received by March 15, 2007.

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 Hydrographic 
Services Review Panel 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) geospatial measurements.
    The Panel 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 Co-Director of the Joint 
Hydrographic Center and two other employees of the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration serve as nonvoting members of the Panel. The 
Director, Office of Coast Survey, serves as the Designated Federal 
Official (DFO).
    This solicitation is to obtain candidates for five voting members 
whose appointments expire in late 2007 and candidates for voting 
members who might resign at any time during 2007. Voting members are 
individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are 
especially qualified in one or more disciplines relating to 
hydrographic 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 Panel if the individual is a full-
time officer or employee of the United States. Any voting member of the 
Panel who is an applicant for, or beneficiary of (as determined by the 
Under Secretary), any assistance under the Act shall disclose to the 
Panel that relationship, and may not vote on any matter pertaining to 
that assistance.
    Voting members of the Panel 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 Panel 
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.
    Meetings occur at least twice a year, 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 
performing duties for the Panel, and members are reimbursed for actual 
and reasonable expenses incurred in performing such duties.

    Dated: December 13, 2006.
Captain Steven Barnum,
NOAA Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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