Availability of Seats for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, 76344-76345 [E8-29651]

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E8–29797 Filed 12–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Availability of Seats for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice and request for applications. SUMMARY: The ONMS is seeking applicants for the following three vacant seats on the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (council): Research, Marine Business/ Ports/Industry, and Conservation/ Environmental. 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 and alternates should expect to serve 3year terms, pursuant to the council’s Charter. DATES: Applications are due by January 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Andrew Palmer, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Completed applications should be sent to the same address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Palmer, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 5. Railroad Ave., Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362, (360) 452–6622 ext. 15, andrew.palmer@noaa.gov. Sanctuary Advisory Council members and alternates serve three-year terms. The Advisory Council meets bi-monthly in public sessions in communities in and around the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was established in December SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 16, 2008 / Notices 1998 to assure continued public participation in the management of the sanctuary. Serving in a volunteer capacity, the advisory council’s 15 voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public. In addition, five Federal government agencies and one federally funded program serve as non-voting, ex officio members. Since its establishment, the advisory council has played a vital role in advising the sanctuary and NOAA on critical issues. In addition to providing advice on management issues facing the Sanctuary, the Council members serve as a communication bridge between constituents and the Sanctuary staff. Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: December 8, 2008. Daniel J. Basta, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E8–29651 Filed 12–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Availability of Seats for the Stellwagen Bank 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). Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice and request for applications. SUMMARY: The ONMS is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (council): Business and Industry (Alternate). 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 twoto-three-year terms, pursuant to the council’s Charter. DATES: Applications are due by 23 February 2009. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Dec 15, 2008 Jkt 217001 Application kits may be obtained from Elizabeth.Stokes@noaa.gov Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066. Telephone 781–545–8026 X20l. Completed applications should be sent to the same address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further questions contact: Nathalie.Ward@noaa.gov, External Affairs Coordinator. Telephone: 781– 545–8026 X206. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was established in March 2001 to assure continued public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. The Advisory Council’s 21 members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public, plus seven local, state and federal government agencies. Since its establishment, the Council has played a vital role in advising the Sanctuary and NOAA on critical issues and is currently focused on the sanctuary’s new five-year Management Plan. The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary encompasses 842 square miles of ocean, stretching between Cape Ann and Cape Cod. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 16, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76344-76345]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-29651]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Availability of Seats for the Olympic Coast National Marine 
Sanctuary Advisory Council

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice and request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The ONMS is seeking applicants for the following three vacant 
seats on the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council 
(council): Research, Marine Business/Ports/Industry, and Conservation/
Environmental. 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 and alternates should expect to serve 3-year 
terms, pursuant to the council's Charter.

DATES: Applications are due by January 15, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Andrew Palmer, Olympic 
Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Suite 301, Port 
Angeles, WA 98362. Completed applications should be sent to the same 
address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Palmer, Olympic Coast National 
Marine Sanctuary, 115 5. Railroad Ave., Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 
98362, (360) 452-6622 ext. 15, andrew.palmer@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sanctuary Advisory Council members and 
alternates serve three-year terms. The Advisory Council meets bi-
monthly in public sessions in communities in and around the Olympic 
Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The Olympic Coast National Marine 
Sanctuary Advisory Council was established in December

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1998 to assure continued public participation in the management of the 
sanctuary. Serving in a volunteer capacity, the advisory council's 15 
voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the 
general public. In addition, five Federal government agencies and one 
federally funded program serve as non-voting, ex officio members. Since 
its establishment, the advisory council has played a vital role in 
advising the sanctuary and NOAA on critical issues. In addition to 
providing advice on management issues facing the Sanctuary, the Council 
members serve as a communication bridge between constituents and the 
Sanctuary staff.

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

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)


    Dated: December 8, 2008.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-29651 Filed 12-15-08; 8:45 am]
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