Availability of Seats for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, 14776-14777 [E8-5436]

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E8–5567 Filed 3–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Availability of Seats for the Monterey Bay 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 Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council: Tourism alternate and Research alternate. Applicants chosen for the Tourism seat should expect to serve until February 2011. Applicants chosen for the Research seat should expect to serve until February 2010. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary. DATES: Applications are due by May 2, 2008. Application kits may be obtained from Nicole Capps at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 299 Foam Street, Monterey, California 93940. Completed applications should be sent to the same address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Capps at (831) 647–4206r or Nicole.Capps@noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: The MBNMS Advisory Council was established in March 1994 to assure continued public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. Since its establishment, the Advisory Council has played a vital role in decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California coast. The Advisory Council’s twenty voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public, plus six local and state governmental jurisdictions. In addition, the respective managers or superintendents for the four California National Marine sanctuaries (Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of the Farallones SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 19, 2008 / Notices National Marine Sanctuary and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and the U.S. Coast Guard sit as non-voting members. Four working groups support the Advisory Council: The Research Activity Panel (‘‘RAP’’) chaired by the Research Representative, the Sanctuary Education Panel (‘‘SEP’’) chaired by the Education Representative, the Conservation Working Group (‘‘CWG’’) chaired by the Conservation Representative, and the Business and Tourism Activity Panel (’’BTAP’’) cochaired by the Business/Industry and Tourism Representatives, each dealing with matters concerning research, education, conservation and human use. The working groups are composed of experts from the appropriate fields of interest and meet monthly, or bimonthly, serving as invaluable advisors to the Advisory Council and the Sanctuary Superintendent. The Advisory Council represents the coordination link between the Sanctuary and the state and federal management agencies, user groups, researchers, educators, policy makers, and other various groups that help to focus efforts and attention on the central California coastal and marine ecosystems. The Advisory Council functions in an advisory capacity to the Sanctuary Superintendent and is instrumental in helping develop policies, program goals, and identify education, outreach, research, long-term monitoring, resource protection, and revenue enhancement priorities. The Advisory 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 Sanctuary program within the context of California’s marine programs and policies. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Authority: 16 D.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: March 11, 2008. Daniel J. Basta, Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E8–5436 Filed 3–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:50 Mar 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Public Hearing on the Proposed St. Louis River Site for a Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve in Wisconsin The Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Public Hearing Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Availability of Seats for the Monterey Bay 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 Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or 
Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following seats on its 
Sanctuary Advisory Council: Tourism alternate and Research alternate. 
Applicants chosen for the Tourism seat should expect to serve until 
February 2011. Applicants chosen for the Research seat should expect to 
serve until February 2010. Applicants are chosen based upon their 
particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which 
they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy 
regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and 
possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary.

DATES: Applications are due by May 2, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Nicole Capps at the 
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 299 Foam Street, Monterey, 
California 93940. Completed applications should be sent to the same 
address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Capps at (831) 647-4206r or 
Nicole.Capps@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MBNMS Advisory Council was established 
in March 1994 to assure continued public participation in the 
management of the Sanctuary. Since its establishment, the Advisory 
Council has played a vital role in decisions affecting the Sanctuary 
along the central California coast.
    The Advisory Council's twenty voting members represent a variety of 
local user groups, as well as the general public, plus six local and 
state governmental jurisdictions. In addition, the respective managers 
or superintendents for the four California National Marine sanctuaries 
(Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National 
Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of the Farallones

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National Marine Sanctuary and the Monterey Bay National Marine 
Sanctuary), the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and 
the U.S. Coast Guard sit as non-voting members.
    Four working groups support the Advisory Council: The Research 
Activity Panel (``RAP'') chaired by the Research Representative, the 
Sanctuary Education Panel (``SEP'') chaired by the Education 
Representative, the Conservation Working Group (``CWG'') chaired by the 
Conservation Representative, and the Business and Tourism Activity 
Panel (''BTAP'') co-chaired by the Business/Industry and Tourism 
Representatives, each dealing with matters concerning research, 
education, conservation and human use. The working groups are composed 
of experts from the appropriate fields of interest and meet monthly, or 
bi-monthly, serving as invaluable advisors to the Advisory Council and 
the Sanctuary Superintendent.
    The Advisory Council represents the coordination link between the 
Sanctuary and the state and federal management agencies, user groups, 
researchers, educators, policy makers, and other various groups that 
help to focus efforts and attention on the central California coastal 
and marine ecosystems.
    The Advisory Council functions in an advisory capacity to the 
Sanctuary Superintendent and is instrumental in helping develop 
policies, program goals, and identify education, outreach, research, 
long-term monitoring, resource protection, and revenue enhancement 
priorities.
    The Advisory 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 Sanctuary 
program within the context of California's marine programs and 
policies.

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

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)

    Dated: March 11, 2008.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
 [FR Doc. E8-5436 Filed 3-18-08; 8:45 am]
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