Notice of Minor Amendments to the Charter of the Technical Advisory Panel for the North Slope Science Initiative and Call for Nominations, 62487-62488 [E7-21680]

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AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 62488 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 213 / Monday, November 5, 2007 / Notices Notice of Minor Amendments to the Charter and Call for Nominations. ycherry on PRODPC74 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice is published in accordance with section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, Public Law 92–463. Notice is hereby given that the Charter for the Science Technical Advisory Panel for the North Slope Science Initiative is amended to reflect the implementing legislative language in section 348(d), Energy Policy Act of 2005, establishing the Science Technical Advisory Panel. This amendment is a minor technical change in accordance with 41 CFR 102– 3.80(1). The North Slope Science Initiative is also seeking nominations for five, three-year appointments to the North Slope Science Technical Advisory Panel. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Science Technical Advisory Panel. Individuals may nominate themselves for Science Technical Advisory Panel membership. The purpose of the Science Technical Advisory Panel is to provide advice on proposed inventory, monitoring and research functions related to the North Slope Science Initiative. DATES: Submit nomination packets for positions to the address listed below no later than 30 days after date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Payne, Executive Director, North Slope Science Initiative, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513; phone (907) 271–3431, or e-mail: John_payne@ak.blm.gov. Additional information and nomination forms may also be obtained on the North Slope Science Initiative Web site: http:// www.northslope.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The duties of the Science Technical Advisory Panel are solely advisory to the North Slope Science Initiative Oversight Group, which will give direction to the Science Technical Advisory Panel regarding priorities for decisions needed for the Department of the Interior’s management. Duties could include the following: a. Advise the Oversight Group on science planning and relevant research and monitoring projects; b. Advise the Oversight Group on scientific information relevant to the Oversight Group’s mission; c. Review selected reports to advise the Oversight Group on their content and relevance; d. Review ongoing scientific programs of North Slope Science member VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Nov 02, 2007 Jkt 214001 organizations on the North Slope at the request of the member organizations to promote compatibility in methodologies and complication of data; e. Advise the Oversight Group on how to ensure that scientific products generated through the North Slope Science Initiative activities are of the highest technical quality; f. Periodically review the North Slope Science Plan and provide recommendations for changes to the Oversight Group; g. Provide recommendations for proposed North Slope Science Initiative funded inventory, monitoring and research activities to the Oversight Group; h. Provide other scientific advice as requested by the Oversight Group; and, i. Coordinate with groups and committees appointed or requested by the Oversight Group to provide science advice, as needed. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Science Technical Advisory Panel. Individuals may nominate themselves for Science Technical Advisory Panel membership. You may obtain nomination forms from John Payne, Executive Director, North Slope Science Initiative, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, or at http:// www.northslope.org. To make a nomination, you must submit a completed nomination form, letters of reference from the represented interests or organizations, as well as any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications, to the Executive Director, North Slope Science Initiative. The Science Technical Advisory Panel is currently made up of 15 scientists and technical experts from diverse professions and interests that are serving rotating appointments ranging from 1 to 3 years. New appointments will be made for three years. This call for nominations is for five appointments to fill vacancies for those expiring appointments. Current appointees may be re-nominated. Nominations may be from scientists and technical experts from diverse professions and interests, including the oil and gas industry, subsistence users, Native Alaska entities, conservations organizations, wildlife management organizations, and academia, as determined by the Secretary. The specific scientific or technical expertise the nominee would like to represent should be identified in the letter of nomination and in the nomination form. The Executive Director will collect the nomination forms and letters of PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reference and distribute them to the members of the North Slope Science Initiative Oversight Group. The Executive Director will then forward recommended nominations to the Secretary, who has the responsibility for making the appointments. Appointees will serve with monetary compensation, but may be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses at current rates for Federal Government employees. The appointment term will be for three years. Dated: October 31, 2007. Thomas P. Lonnie, State Director. [FR Doc. E7–21680 Filed 11–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT050–1610–012J] Correction to Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan (DRMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Richfield Field Office in Garfield, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne Counties, UT (Federal Register: October 26, 2007, Volume 72, Number 207, Page 60879– 60881) AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Correction. SUMMARY: The following corrections are made: Comments should be sent to the Richfield Field Office. Comments and information submitted on the Richfield Field Office DRMP/DEIS, including names, e-mail addresses, and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review and disclosure at the Richfield Field Office address listed below. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AK-910-07-1739-NSSI]


Notice of Minor Amendments to the Charter of the Technical 
Advisory Panel for the North Slope Science Initiative and Call for 
Nominations

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office.

[[Page 62488]]


ACTION: Notice of Minor Amendments to the Charter and Call for 
Nominations.

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SUMMARY: This notice is published in accordance with section 9(a)(2) of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, Public Law 92-463. Notice 
is hereby given that the Charter for the Science Technical Advisory 
Panel for the North Slope Science Initiative is amended to reflect the 
implementing legislative language in section 348(d), Energy Policy Act 
of 2005, establishing the Science Technical Advisory Panel. This 
amendment is a minor technical change in accordance with 41 CFR 102-
3.80(1). The North Slope Science Initiative is also seeking nominations 
for five, three-year appointments to the North Slope Science Technical 
Advisory Panel. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more 
persons to serve on the Science Technical Advisory Panel. Individuals 
may nominate themselves for Science Technical Advisory Panel 
membership.
    The purpose of the Science Technical Advisory Panel is to provide 
advice on proposed inventory, monitoring and research functions related 
to the North Slope Science Initiative.

DATES: Submit nomination packets for positions to the address listed 
below no later than 30 days after date of publication of this notice in 
the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Payne, Executive Director, North 
Slope Science Initiative, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State 
Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, 13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513; 
phone (907) 271-3431, or e-mail: John_payne@ak.blm.gov. Additional 
information and nomination forms may also be obtained on the North 
Slope Science Initiative Web site: http://www.northslope.org.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The duties of the Science Technical Advisory 
Panel are solely advisory to the North Slope Science Initiative 
Oversight Group, which will give direction to the Science Technical 
Advisory Panel regarding priorities for decisions needed for the 
Department of the Interior's management. Duties could include the 
following:
    a. Advise the Oversight Group on science planning and relevant 
research and monitoring projects;
    b. Advise the Oversight Group on scientific information relevant to 
the Oversight Group's mission;
    c. Review selected reports to advise the Oversight Group on their 
content and relevance;
    d. Review ongoing scientific programs of North Slope Science member 
organizations on the North Slope at the request of the member 
organizations to promote compatibility in methodologies and 
complication of data;
    e. Advise the Oversight Group on how to ensure that scientific 
products generated through the North Slope Science Initiative 
activities are of the highest technical quality;
    f. Periodically review the North Slope Science Plan and provide 
recommendations for changes to the Oversight Group;
    g. Provide recommendations for proposed North Slope Science 
Initiative funded inventory, monitoring and research activities to the 
Oversight Group;
    h. Provide other scientific advice as requested by the Oversight 
Group; and,
    i. Coordinate with groups and committees appointed or requested by 
the Oversight Group to provide science advice, as needed.
    Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to 
serve on the Science Technical Advisory Panel. Individuals may nominate 
themselves for Science Technical Advisory Panel membership. You may 
obtain nomination forms from John Payne, Executive Director, North 
Slope Science Initiative, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State 
Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, 13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, or 
at http://www.northslope.org. To make a nomination, you must submit a 
completed nomination form, letters of reference from the represented 
interests or organizations, as well as any other information that 
speaks to the nominee's qualifications, to the Executive Director, 
North Slope Science Initiative. The Science Technical Advisory Panel is 
currently made up of 15 scientists and technical experts from diverse 
professions and interests that are serving rotating appointments 
ranging from 1 to 3 years. New appointments will be made for three 
years. This call for nominations is for five appointments to fill 
vacancies for those expiring appointments. Current appointees may be 
re-nominated. Nominations may be from scientists and technical experts 
from diverse professions and interests, including the oil and gas 
industry, subsistence users, Native Alaska entities, conservations 
organizations, wildlife management organizations, and academia, as 
determined by the Secretary. The specific scientific or technical 
expertise the nominee would like to represent should be identified in 
the letter of nomination and in the nomination form. The Executive 
Director will collect the nomination forms and letters of reference and 
distribute them to the members of the North Slope Science Initiative 
Oversight Group. The Executive Director will then forward recommended 
nominations to the Secretary, who has the responsibility for making the 
appointments.
    Appointees will serve with monetary compensation, but may be 
reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses at current rates for 
Federal Government employees. The appointment term will be for three 
years.

    Dated: October 31, 2007.
Thomas P. Lonnie,
State Director.
[FR Doc. E7-21680 Filed 11-2-07; 8:45 am]
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