Extension of Application Period for Vacancies on the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, 11620 [08-918]

Download as PDF 11620 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 4, 2008 / Notices protection of U.S. oceans and coastal resources by developing a national system of marine protected areas. The Departments of Commerce and the Interior plan to work closely with state, territorial, local, and tribal governments, as well as other stakeholders, to identify and inventory the Nation’s existing marine protected areas. Toward this end, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and DOI have created a data form, available on a password-protected Web site, to be used as a survey tool to collect and analyze information on these existing sites. This survey will allow NOAA and DOI to better understand the existing protections for marine resources within marine protected areas in the United States. This information also would support activities on marine protected areas by state and local governments, tribes, and other interested parties. The survey contains directed questions regarding the location, management and enforcement authorities, types of protections and restrictions, and the length of time those protections or restrictions are in place for each marine protected area. Basic information about the resources and activities at the sites will also be collected. It is expected that site managers from each marine protected area will fill out the survey. The collected information will be housed in a searchable database that will be made available to the public via the marine protected area Web site at mpa.gov. The survey has been used for the last six years and this notice proposes to extend the data collection OMB approval. II. Method of Collection The information will be collected using a data form. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0449. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Time per Response: 5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Mar 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 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: February 27, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–4076 Filed 3–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Extension of Application Period for Vacancies on the Channel Islands 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: SUMMARY: The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) is seeking applicants for the Chumash Community member and alternate vacant positions on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council). Applicants are chosen based upon: their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, views regarding the protection and management of marine resources, and the length of residence in the communities located near the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve in a volunteer capacity for 2-year terms, pursuant to the Council’s Charter. DATES: The applicant period has been extended and applications are now due by April 18, 2008. ADDRESSES: Application materials are available at: http:// www.channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/ news.html. Completed applications should be sent to PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Danielle.lipski@noaa.gov. Application kits may also be obtained from Dani Lipski, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, 113 Harbor Way Suite 150 Santa Barbara, CA 93109–2315. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Murray, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, 113 Harbor Way Suite 150 Santa Barbara, CA 93109–2315, 805–966–7107 extension 464, michel.murray@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CINMS Advisory Council was originally established in December 1998 and has a broad representation consisting of 21 members, including ten government agency representatives and eleven members from the general public. The Council functions in an advisory capacity to the Sanctuary Superintendent. The Council works in concert with the Sanctuary Superintendent by keeping him or her informed about issues of concern throughout the Sanctuary, offering recommendations on specific issues, and aiding the Superintendent in achieving the goals of the National Marine Sanctuary Program. Specifically, the Council’s objectives are to provide advice on: (1) Protecting natural and cultural resources and identifying and evaluating emergent or critical issues involving Sanctuary use or resources; (2) Identifying and realizing the Sanctuary’s research objectives; (3) Identifying and realizing educational opportunities to increase the public knowledge and stewardship of the Sanctuary environment; and (4) Assisting to develop an informed constituency to increase awareness and understanding of the purpose and value of the Sanctuary and the National Marine Sanctuary Program. Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program). Dated: February 25, 2008. Daniel J. Basta, Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 08–918 Filed 3–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–NK–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Federal Consistency Appeal by G. Walter Swain National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (Commerce). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Extension of Application Period for Vacancies on the Channel 
Islands 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 Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) is 
seeking applicants for the Chumash Community member and alternate 
vacant positions on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council). 
Applicants are chosen based upon: their particular expertise and 
experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, 
community and professional affiliations, views regarding the protection 
and management of marine resources, and the length of residence in the 
communities located near the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as 
members should expect to serve in a volunteer capacity for 2-year 
terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.

DATES: The applicant period has been extended and applications are now 
due by April 18, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Application materials are available at: http://
www.channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/news.html. Completed applications 
should be sent to Danielle.lipski@noaa.gov. Application kits may also 
be obtained from Dani Lipski, Channel Islands National Marine 
Sanctuary, 113 Harbor Way Suite 150 Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2315.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Murray, Channel Islands 
National Marine Sanctuary, 113 Harbor Way Suite 150 Santa Barbara, CA 
93109-2315, 805-966-7107 extension 464, michel.murray@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CINMS Advisory Council was originally 
established in December 1998 and has a broad representation consisting 
of 21 members, including ten government agency representatives and 
eleven members from the general public. The Council functions in an 
advisory capacity to the Sanctuary Superintendent. The Council works in 
concert with the Sanctuary Superintendent by keeping him or her 
informed about issues of concern throughout the Sanctuary, offering 
recommendations on specific issues, and aiding the Superintendent in 
achieving the goals of the National Marine Sanctuary Program. 
Specifically, the Council's objectives are to provide advice on: (1) 
Protecting natural and cultural resources and identifying and 
evaluating emergent or critical issues involving Sanctuary use or 
resources; (2) Identifying and realizing the Sanctuary's research 
objectives; (3) Identifying and realizing educational opportunities to 
increase the public knowledge and stewardship of the Sanctuary 
environment; and (4) Assisting to develop an informed constituency to 
increase awareness and understanding of the purpose and value of the 
Sanctuary and the National Marine Sanctuary Program.

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

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program).

    Dated: February 25, 2008.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 08-918 Filed 3-3-08; 8:45 am]
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