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Download as PDF 51292 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 2, 2008 / Notices be presented during the public comment session on October 26, 2008. Written comments on issues being considered at the meeting will be made available to the Advisory Committee, and must be received no later than October 17, 2008 (see ADDRESSES). The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Written comments should be sent to Terra Lederhouse at NOAA Fisheries, Office of International Affairs, Room 12641, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Written comments can also be provided via fax (301–713– 2313) or email (Terra.Lederhouse@noaa.gov). ADDRESSES: Terra Lederhouse, (301) 713–9090. The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will meet in open session on October 26. The Advisory Committee will receive management and research related information on the stock status of highly migratory species, including the management recommendations of ICCAT’s Standing Committee on Research and Statistics. There will be an opportunity for oral public comment during the October 26, 2008, open session. Written comments may also be submitted for the October open session by mail, fax or email. Written comments should be received by October 17, 2008 (see ADDRESSES). During its second fall meeting, the Advisory Committee will also hold two executive sessions that are closed to the public. The first executive session will be held on October 27, 2008, and a second executive session will be held on October 28, 2008. The purpose of these sessions is to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming international negotiations. NMFS expects members of the public to conduct themselves appropriately at the open session of the meeting. At the beginning of the public comment session, an explanation of the ground rules will be provided (e.g., alcohol in the meeting room is prohibited, speakers will be called to give their comments in the order in which they registered to speak, each speaker will have an equal amount of time to speak, and speakers should not interrupt one another). The session will be structured so that all attending members of the public are able to comment, if they so choose, regardless of the degree of controversy of the subject(s). Those not respecting the ground rules will be asked to leave the meeting. erowe on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:40 Aug 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Terra Lederhouse at (301) 713–9090 at least five days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 27, 2008. Christopher Rogers, Acting Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–20279 Filed 8–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations RIN 0648–XJ90 Advisory Committee and Species Working Group Technical Advisor Appointments National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Nominations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is soliciting nominations to the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) as established by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA). NMFS is also soliciting nominations for technical advisors to the Advisory Committee’s species working groups. DATES: Nominations must be received by October 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Nominations to the Advisory Committee or for technical advisors to a species working group should be sent to Dr. Rebecca Lent, Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Room 12659, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. A copy should also be sent to Terra Lederhouse, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service, Room 12641, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Nominations can also be provided via fax (301–713–2313) or email (Rebecca.Lent@noaa.gov and Terra.Lederhouse@noaa.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terra Lederhouse, 301–713–9090. Section 971b of ATCA (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) requires that an advisory committee be established that shall be composed of: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) not less than five nor more than 20 individuals appointed by the U.S. Commissioners to ICCAT who shall select such individuals from the various groups concerned with the fisheries covered by the ICCAT Convention; and (2) the chairs (or their designees) of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf Fishery Management Councils. Each member of the Advisory Committee appointed under paragraph (1) shall serve for a term of two years and shall be eligible for reappointment. Members of the Advisory Committee may attend all public meetings of the ICCAT Commission, Council, or any Panel and any other meetings to which they are invited by the ICCAT Commission, Council, or any Panel. The Advisory Committee shall be invited to attend all nonexecutive meetings of the U.S. Commissioners to ICCAT and, at such meetings, shall be given the opportunity to examine and be heard on all proposed programs of investigation, reports, recommendations, and regulations of the ICCAT Commission. Members of the Advisory Committee shall receive no compensation for such services. The Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State may pay the necessary travel expenses of members of the Advisory Committee. There are currently 20 appointed Advisory Committee members. These members’ terms expire on December 31, 2008. New appointments will be made as soon as possible, but will not take effect until January 1, 2009. Section 971b–1 of ATCA specifies that the U.S. Commissioners may establish species working groups for the purpose of providing advice and recommendations to the U.S. Commissioners and to the Advisory Committee on matters relating to the conservation and management of any highly migratory species covered by the ICCAT Convention. Any species working group shall consist of no more than seven members of the Advisory Committee and no more than four scientific or technical advisors, as considered necessary by the Commissioners. Currently, there are four species working groups advising the Committee and the U.S. Commissioners: a Bluefin Tuna Working Group, a Swordfish and Sharks Working Group, a Billfish Working Group, and a BAYS (Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack) Tunas Working Group. Technical Advisors to the species working groups serve at the pleasure of the U.S. Commissioners; therefore, the Commissioners can choose to alter appointments at any time. E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 2, 2008 / Notices Nominations to the Advisory Committee or to a species working group should include a letter of interest and a resume or curriculum vitae. Letters of recommendation are useful but not required. Self-nominations are acceptable. When making a nomination, please clearly specify which appointment (Advisory Committee member or technical advisor to a species working group) is being sought. Requesting consideration for placement on both the Advisory Committee and a species working group is acceptable. Those interested in a species working group technical advisor appointment should indicate which of the four working groups is preferred. Placement on the requested species working group, however, is not guaranteed. Dated: August 27, 2008. Rebecca Lent, Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–20281 Filed 8–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Notification of Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Activity—Customer Satisfaction Surveys Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In the May 29, 2008, Federal Register (73 FR 30883), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) (PRA), to announce the agency’s intention to seek extension of its PRA approval to conduct surveys to determine the kind and quality of services CPSC customers want and customers’ level of satisfaction with existing services. The Commission now announces that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of that collection of information. These customer surveys are used by the CPSC Office of Financial Management, Planning and Evaluation to prepare sections of the agency’s annual performance plan and accountability report in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. The information from the surveys will provide measures of the quality and effectiveness of agency efforts related to three goals in erowe on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:40 Aug 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 its strategic plan: Informing the public, industry services, and customer satisfaction. If this information is not collected, the Commission would not have the means to measure its effectiveness in providing useful services to consumers and others, and lack information necessary to guide program development. Additional Information About the Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Activity Title of information collection: Customer Satisfaction Surveys: fasttrack recall survey; ombudsman survey, state partner survey, hotline survey, Web site survey and clearinghouse survey. Type of request: Extension of approval. Frequency of collection: Each survey will be conducted once during a 3-year period. General description of respondents: (1) Consumers that telephone the Hotline or access the CPSC Web site via the Internet to report product-related incidents, or to obtain information on recent product recalls; (2) consumers, industry members, or others that contact the National Injury Information Clearinghouse for information; (3) State representatives who work with CPSC on cooperative programs; (4) firms that use CPSC’s Fast-Track Product Recall Program to report and simultaneously propose satisfactory product recall plans; and (5) small businesses that seek information or assistance from the CPSC’s small business ombudsman. Estimated number of respondents: 684 per year. Estimated average number of responses per respondent: One per year. Estimated number of responses for all respondents: 684 per year. Estimated number of hours for all respondents: 65 hours per year. Estimated cost of collection for all respondents: $1,821 per year. Comments: Comments on this request for extension of approval of an information collection activity should be submitted by October 2, 2008, to the (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for CPSC, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503; telephone: (202) 395–7340, and (2) by e-mail to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov. Comments may also be sent by facsimile to (301) 504– 0127, or by mail to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, telephone (301) 504–7923. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51293 Copies of this request for approval of information collection and supporting documentation are available from Linda Glatz, Division of Policy and Planning, Office of Information Technology and Technology Services, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone: (301) 504–7671 or by e-mail to lglatz@cpsc.gov. Dated: August 26, 2008. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. E8–20284 Filed 8–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Technical Advisory Council Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the National Technical Advisory Council. Notice of the meeting is required by Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to participate. DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Education, Barnard Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave, SW., Washington, DC 20202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Rooney, Designated Federal Officer, National Technical Advisory Council; 400 Maryland Ave., SW., Room 3W246, Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 401–0113; fax: (202) 260–7764; e-mail: Patrick.Rooney@ed.gov. The National Technical Advisory Council is authorized by Secretary Margaret Spellings. Established within the Department of Education (Department) to advise the Secretary of Education and the Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education (Assistant Secretary) on the design and implementation of standards, assessments, and accountability systems consistent with Federal statutes and regulations. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 170 (Tuesday, September 2, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-20281]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XJ90


Advisory Committee and Species Working Group Technical Advisor 
Appointments

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Nominations.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is soliciting nominations to the Advisory Committee to 
the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation 
of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) as established by the Atlantic Tunas 
Convention Act (ATCA). NMFS is also soliciting nominations for 
technical advisors to the Advisory Committee's species working groups.

DATES: Nominations must be received by October 15, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Nominations to the Advisory Committee or for technical 
advisors to a species working group should be sent to Dr. Rebecca Lent, 
Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries 
Service, NOAA, Room 12659, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 
20910. A copy should also be sent to Terra Lederhouse, Office of 
International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service, Room 12641, 
1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Nominations can also 
be provided via fax (301-713-2313) or email (Rebecca.Lent@noaa.gov and 
Terra.Lederhouse@noaa.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terra Lederhouse, 301-713-9090.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 971b of ATCA (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) 
requires that an advisory committee be established that shall be 
composed of: (1) not less than five nor more than 20 individuals 
appointed by the U.S. Commissioners to ICCAT who shall select such 
individuals from the various groups concerned with the fisheries 
covered by the ICCAT Convention; and (2) the chairs (or their 
designees) of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Caribbean, 
and Gulf Fishery Management Councils. Each member of the Advisory 
Committee appointed under paragraph (1) shall serve for a term of two 
years and shall be eligible for reappointment. Members of the Advisory 
Committee may attend all public meetings of the ICCAT Commission, 
Council, or any Panel and any other meetings to which they are invited 
by the ICCAT Commission, Council, or any Panel. The Advisory Committee 
shall be invited to attend all nonexecutive meetings of the U.S. 
Commissioners to ICCAT and, at such meetings, shall be given the 
opportunity to examine and be heard on all proposed programs of 
investigation, reports, recommendations, and regulations of the ICCAT 
Commission. Members of the Advisory Committee shall receive no 
compensation for such services. The Secretary of Commerce and the 
Secretary of State may pay the necessary travel expenses of members of 
the Advisory Committee.
    There are currently 20 appointed Advisory Committee members. These 
members' terms expire on December 31, 2008. New appointments will be 
made as soon as possible, but will not take effect until January 1, 
2009.
    Section 971b-1 of ATCA specifies that the U.S. Commissioners may 
establish species working groups for the purpose of providing advice 
and recommendations to the U.S. Commissioners and to the Advisory 
Committee on matters relating to the conservation and management of any 
highly migratory species covered by the ICCAT Convention. Any species 
working group shall consist of no more than seven members of the 
Advisory Committee and no more than four scientific or technical 
advisors, as considered necessary by the Commissioners. Currently, 
there are four species working groups advising the Committee and the 
U.S. Commissioners: a Bluefin Tuna Working Group, a Swordfish and 
Sharks Working Group, a Billfish Working Group, and a BAYS (Bigeye, 
Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack) Tunas Working Group. Technical 
Advisors to the species working groups serve at the pleasure of the 
U.S. Commissioners; therefore, the Commissioners can choose to alter 
appointments at any time.

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    Nominations to the Advisory Committee or to a species working group 
should include a letter of interest and a resume or curriculum vitae. 
Letters of recommendation are useful but not required. Self-nominations 
are acceptable. When making a nomination, please clearly specify which 
appointment (Advisory Committee member or technical advisor to a 
species working group) is being sought. Requesting consideration for 
placement on both the Advisory Committee and a species working group is 
acceptable. Those interested in a species working group technical 
advisor appointment should indicate which of the four working groups is 
preferred. Placement on the requested species working group, however, 
is not guaranteed.

    Dated: August 27, 2008.
Rebecca Lent,
Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E8-20281 Filed 8-29-08; 8:45 am]
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