Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research; NOAA Science Advisory Board's Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group, 29484 [E8-11415]

Download as PDF 29484 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 21, 2008 / Notices 727–824–5308; e-mail: Steve.Branstetter@noaa.gov. The EFP is requested under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), and regulations at 50 CFR 600.745(b) concerning exempted fishing. The described research is part of a Cooperative Research Program Grant. The Cooperative Research Program is a means of involving commercial and recreational fishermen in the collection of fundamental fisheries information. Resource collection efforts support the development and evaluation of fisheries management and regulatory options. The proposed collection for scientific research involves activities otherwise prohibited by regulations implementing the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. The applicants require authorization to possess undersized and out-of-season snapper and grouper for scientific research activities during the period July 1, 2008, through September 30, 2009. Specimens would be collected from Federal waters off the east coast of Florida and Federal waters off the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Sampling would occur during normal fishing operations of the commercial snapper-grouper vertical hook-and-line fishery. Sampling would occur year-round, collecting up to 500 fish during the course of the sampling. Data collections for this study would support improved information about the catch, bycatch, discards, and discard mortality for species in the snappergrouper complex. These data would provide insight on a stock’s resilience to fishing, and would help refine estimates of long-term biological productivity of the stocks. Currently, these data are unavailable, and it is anticipated project results would yield valuable data within this fishery. NMFS finds this application warrants further consideration. Based on a preliminary review, NMFS intends to issue an EFP. Possible conditions the agency may impose on this permit, if it is indeed granted, include but are not limited to, a prohibition of conducting research within marine protected areas, marine sanctuaries, or special management zones, without additional authorization. Additionally, NMFS may prohibit the possession of Nassau or goliath grouper, and require any sea turtles taken incidentally during the course of fishing or scientific research activities to be be handled with due care to prevent injury to live specimens, observed for activity, and returned to cprice-sewell on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 May 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 the water. A final decision on issuance of the EFP will depend on a NMFS review of public comments received on the application, consultations with the affected states, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and the U.S. Coast Guard, and a determination that it is consistent with all applicable laws. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 15, 2008. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–11421 Filed 5–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) [Docket Number: 080513656–8657–01] Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research; NOAA Science Advisory Board’s Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board’s Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere requested the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to establish a standing working group to provide scientific advice and broad direction on NOAA’s ecosystem related programs in the context of both national and international activities. The Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group (ESMWG) will focus on research, monitoring, and management components of NOAA’s ecosystem portfolio, as well as the underlying observations and data management issues. The ESMWG will assist in establishing plans, assessing progress, and reviewing priorities on a continuing basis. The ESMWG will be composed of 10–12 scientists and leaders in the following disciplines as related to ecosystem sciences and management: social science, oceanography, living marine resources, sampling and remote sensing, and modeling. The SAB is requesting nominations for membership in the ESMWG. DATES: Nominations must be received July 21, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nominations should be submitted electronically to noaa.sab.ecosystem@noaa.gov, or mailed to: NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) c/o Dr. Cynthia Decker, 1315 East-West Highway-R/SAB, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, 301–734–1156. The complete Terms of Reference of this working group can be found on the NOAA Science Advisory Board Web site: http://www.sab.noaa.gov/ working_groups/standing/docs/2008/ ESMWG_TOR_FINAL.pdf. At this time, the SAB is soliciting for up to twelve members in the following disciplines related to ecosystem sciences and management: social science, oceanography, living marine resources, sampling and remote sensing, and modeling. Members should have a credible science background, and an operational knowledge of federal agencies and interactions with state and local partners. Members will be appointed for three-year terms on a rolling and randomized basis with the opportunity for one additional term. The Working Group will convene 2–3 times per year. The intent is to select the membership of the group from the suggested candidates; however, the SAB retains the prerogative to name members to the working group who were not nominated if it deems this necessary to achieve the desired balance. Once selected, the SAB will post the review panel members’ names at http://www.sab.noaa.gov. Nominations: Anyone is eligible to nominate members of the working group. Selfnominations will be accepted. Nominations should provide: (1) The nominee’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the nominee’s area(s) of expertise; and (3) a concise Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume that covers education, experience, relevant publications and summarizes how this expertise addresses the ESMWG terms of reference. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 16, 2008. Mark E. Brown, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E8–11415 Filed 5–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

[Docket Number: 080513656-8657-01]


Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research; NOAA Science Advisory 
Board's Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC).

ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory 
Board's Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group.

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SUMMARY: The Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere 
requested the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to establish a standing 
working group to provide scientific advice and broad direction on 
NOAA's ecosystem related programs in the context of both national and 
international activities. The Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working 
Group (ESMWG) will focus on research, monitoring, and management 
components of NOAA's ecosystem portfolio, as well as the underlying 
observations and data management issues. The ESMWG will assist in 
establishing plans, assessing progress, and reviewing priorities on a 
continuing basis. The ESMWG will be composed of 10-12 scientists and 
leaders in the following disciplines as related to ecosystem sciences 
and management: social science, oceanography, living marine resources, 
sampling and remote sensing, and modeling. The SAB is requesting 
nominations for membership in the ESMWG.

DATES: Nominations must be received July 21, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted electronically to 
noaa.sab.ecosystem@noaa.gov, or mailed to: NOAA Science Advisory Board 
(SAB) c/o Dr. Cynthia Decker, 1315 East-West Highway-R/SAB, Silver 
Spring, Maryland 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, 301-734-1156.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The complete Terms of Reference of this 
working group can be found on the NOAA Science Advisory Board Web site: 
http://www.sab.noaa.gov/working_groups/standing/docs/2008/ESMWG_TOR_
FINAL.pdf.
    At this time, the SAB is soliciting for up to twelve members in the 
following disciplines related to ecosystem sciences and management: 
social science, oceanography, living marine resources, sampling and 
remote sensing, and modeling. Members should have a credible science 
background, and an operational knowledge of federal agencies and 
interactions with state and local partners. Members will be appointed 
for three-year terms on a rolling and randomized basis with the 
opportunity for one additional term. The Working Group will convene 2-3 
times per year.
    The intent is to select the membership of the group from the 
suggested candidates; however, the SAB retains the prerogative to name 
members to the working group who were not nominated if it deems this 
necessary to achieve the desired balance. Once selected, the SAB will 
post the review panel members' names at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.
    Nominations:
    Anyone is eligible to nominate members of the working group. Self-
nominations will be accepted. Nominations should provide: (1) The 
nominee's full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact 
information; (2) the nominee's area(s) of expertise; and (3) a concise 
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume that covers education, experience, 
relevant publications and summarizes how this expertise addresses the 
ESMWG terms of reference.

    Dated: May 16, 2008.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-11415 Filed 5-20-08; 8:45 am]
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