Availability of Seats for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, 57336 [E8-22888]

Download as PDF 57336 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 192 / Thursday, October 2, 2008 / Notices Business Management Information: Laurie Golden, NCCOS/CSCOR Grants Administrator, 301–713–3338/ext 151, Internet: laurie.golden@noaa.gov. Other Information Administrative Procedure Act Notice and comment are not required under the Administrative Procedure Act, (5 U.S.C. 553), or any other law, for notices relating to public property, loans, grants, benefits or contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)). Because notice and comment is not required, a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is not required and has not been prepared for this notice, (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). Paperwork Reduction Act Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, unless that collection displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. 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ACTION: Notice and request for applications. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS or sanctuary) is seeking applicants for both primary and alternate members of the following seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (council): Business/Commerce, Citizen- VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Oct 01, 2008 Jkt 217001 At-Large, Commercial Shipping, Conservation, Ocean Recreation, Tourism, and Whale Watching. The HIHWNMS is also seeking applicants for alternate members of the Native Hawaiian seat and the Fishing seat. 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. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 2year terms, pursuant to the Council’s Charter with the exception of the Native Hawaiian and Fishing seat alternates who will serve 1-yr terms. DATES: Applications are due by November 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Christine Brammer, 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy., Suite 301, Honolulu, HI 96825 or Christine.Brammer@noaa.gov. Completed applications should be sent to the same address. Applications are also available online at http:// hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naomi McIntosh, 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy., Suite 301, Honolulu, HI 96825 or Naomi.McIntosh@noaa.gov or 808.397.2651. The HIHWNMS Advisory Council was established in March 1996 to assure continued public participation in the management of the sanctuary. Since its establishment, the council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands. The council’s 17 voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public. The council is supported by three committees: A Research Committee chaired by the Research Representative, an Education Committee chaired by the Education Representative, and a Conservation Committee chaired by the Conservation Representative, each respectively dealing with matters concerning research, education and resource protection. The 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 humpback whale and its habitat around the main Hawaiian Islands. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The council functions in an advisory capacity to the sanctuary management and is instrumental in helping to develop policies and program goals, and to identify education, outreach, research, long-term monitoring, resource protection and revenue enhancement priorities. The council works in concert with the sanctuary management by keeping him or her informed about issues of concern throughout the sanctuary, offering recommendations on specific issues, and aiding in achieving the goals of the sanctuary within the context of Hawai’i’s marine programs and policies. Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429, Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: September 22, 2008. Daniel J. Basta, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 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Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Availability of Seats for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale 
National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), 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 Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary 
(HIHWNMS or sanctuary) is seeking applicants for both primary and 
alternate members of the following seats on its Sanctuary Advisory 
Council (council): Business/Commerce, Citizen-At-Large, Commercial 
Shipping, Conservation, Ocean Recreation, Tourism, and Whale Watching. 
The HIHWNMS is also seeking applicants for alternate members of the 
Native Hawaiian seat and the Fishing seat. 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. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 
2-year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter with the exception of 
the Native Hawaiian and Fishing seat alternates who will serve 1-yr 
terms.

DATES: Applications are due by November 15, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Christine Brammer, 
6600 Kalanianaole Hwy., Suite 301, Honolulu, HI 96825 or 
Christine.Brammer@noaa.gov. Completed applications should be sent to 
the same address. Applications are also available online at http://
hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naomi McIntosh, 6600 Kalanianaole 
Hwy., Suite 301, Honolulu, HI 96825 or Naomi.McIntosh@noaa.gov or 
808.397.2651.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The HIHWNMS Advisory Council was established 
in March 1996 to assure continued public participation in the 
management of the sanctuary. Since its establishment, the council has 
played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary 
surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands.
    The council's 17 voting members represent a variety of local user 
groups, as well as the general public.
    The council is supported by three committees: A Research Committee 
chaired by the Research Representative, an Education Committee chaired 
by the Education Representative, and a Conservation Committee chaired 
by the Conservation Representative, each respectively dealing with 
matters concerning research, education and resource protection.
    The 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 humpback whale and its 
habitat around the main Hawaiian Islands.
    The council functions in an advisory capacity to the sanctuary 
management and is instrumental in helping to develop policies and 
program goals, and to identify education, outreach, research, long-term 
monitoring, resource protection and revenue enhancement priorities. The 
council works in concert with the sanctuary management by keeping him 
or her informed about issues of concern throughout the sanctuary, 
offering recommendations on specific issues, and aiding in achieving 
the goals of the sanctuary within the context of Hawai'i's marine 
programs and policies.

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

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

    Dated: September 22, 2008.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
 [FR Doc. E8-22888 Filed 10-1-08; 8:45 am]
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