Hydrographic Services Review Panel Membership Solicitation, 34555-34556 [E9-16876]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 135 / Thursday, July 16, 2009 / Notices Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number. Executive Order 12866 This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism) It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132. Administrative Procedure Act/ Regulatory Flexibility Act Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the Administrative Procedure Act or any other law for rules concerning public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). 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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a document in the Federal Register of June 29, 2009, entitled Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting. The title of the notice is incorrect. The correct title is Hydrographic Services Review Panel Membership Solicitation. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:08 Jul 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting nominations for membership on the Hydrographic Services Review Panel (the Panel), a Federal advisory committee. NOAA is extending the time period for submission of membership applications from Friday, June 26, 2009, to Friday, July 24, 2009. This notice responds to the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2002, Public Law 107–372, which requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to solicit nominations for Panel membership. The Panel will advise the Under Secretary on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 and such other appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice. To apply for membership on the Panel, applicants should submit a resume as indicated in the ADDRESSES section. DATES: As noted in the June 26, 2009, Federal Register, resumes should be sent to the address, e-mail, or fax specified and must be received by July 24, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit applications for membership on the Panel to Rebecca Arenson via mail, fax, or e-mail at: (1) Mail: Rebecca Arenson, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West Highway, Room 6126, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Fax: 301–713–4019, E-mail: Hydroservices.panel@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Arenson, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service (NOS), NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West Highway, Room 6126, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; Telephone: 301–713–2780 x158, Fax: 301–713–4019; E-mail: Rebecca.Arenson@noaa.gov. Under 33 U.S.C. 883a, et seq., NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) is responsible for providing nautical charts and related information for safe navigation. NOS collects and compiles hydrographic, tidal and current, geodetic, and a variety of other data in order to fulfill this responsibility. The Hydrographic Services Review Panel provides advice on topics such as ‘‘NOAA’s Hydrographic Survey Priorities,’’ technologies relating to operations, research, and development of data pertaining to: (a) Hydrographic surveying; (b) Nautical charting; (c) Water level measurements; (d) Current measurements; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34555 (e) Geodetic measurements; and (f) Geospatial measurements. The Panel has 15 voting members appointed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere in accordance with section 105 of Public Law 107–372. Members are selected on a standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. The Co-Directors of the Joint Hydrographic Center and two other employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration serve as nonvoting members of the Panel. The Director, Office of Coast Survey, serves as the Designated Federal Official (DFO). This solicitation is to obtain candidate applications for one current voting vacancy on the Panel, and for five voting members whose terms expire January 1, 2010, and candidates for voting members who might resign at any time during 2009. Be advised that some voting members whose terms expire January 1, 2010, may be reappointed for another full term if eligible. Voting members are individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in one or more disciplines relating to hydrographic surveying, tides, currents, geodetic and geospatial measurements, marine transportation, port administration, vessel pilotage, and coastal or fishery management. An individual may not be appointed as a voting member of the Panel if the individual is a full-time officer or employee of the United States. Any voting member of the Panel who is an applicant for, or beneficiary of (as determined by the Under Secretary) any assistance under the Act shall disclose to the Panel that relationship, and may not vote on any other matter pertaining to that assistance. Voting members of the Panel serve a four-year term, except that vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy. Members serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary and are subject to government ethics standards. Any individual appointed to a partial or full term may be reappointed for one additional full term. A voting member may serve until his or her successor has taken office. The Panel selects one voting member to serve as the Chair and another to serve as the Vice Chair. The Vice Chair acts as Chair in the absence or incapacity of the Chair but will not automatically become the Chair if the Chair resigns. Meetings occur at least twice a year, and at the call of the Chair or upon the request of a majority of the voting members or of the Under Secretary. Voting members receive E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 34556 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 135 / Thursday, July 16, 2009 / Notices compensation at a rate established by the Under Secretary, not to exceed the maximum daily rate payable under section 5376 of title 5, United States Code, when engaged in performing duties for the Panel. Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable expenses incurred in performing such duties. Panel members selected to serve on the HSRP FACA committee must complete the following actions (please note this is not part of the application process, and is only relevant to the appointment process): (a) Security Clearance (on-line Background Security Check process and fingerprinting conducted through NOAA Workforce Management); (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure Report—As a special government employee (SGE) you are required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report to avoid involvement in a real or apparent conflict of interest. You may find the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report at the following Web site: http://www.usoge.gov/forms/ form_450.aspx. (c) Certification of Status Statement (certifying statement that as an SGE you are not an agent of a foreign principal or a lobbyist—document provided by NOAA). Dated: July 9, 2009. Captain Steven Barnum, NOAA, Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E9–16876 Filed 7–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XQ32 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its Protected Resources Committee, its Research Set-Aside Committee, its Ecosystems and Ocean Planning Committee, its Bycatch and Limited Access Privilege Program (LAPP) Committee, its Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee, and its Executive Committee will hold public meetings. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:08 Jul 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 DATES: The meetings will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2009 through Thursday, August 6, 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Embassy Suites Alexandria, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone: (703) 684–5900. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. New St., Room 2115, Dover, DE 19904; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 674–2331 ext. 19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Tuesday, August 4, the Protected Resources Committee with Advisors will meet concurrently with the Research Set-Aside Committee (RSA) from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The Ecosystems and Ocean Planning Committee will meet from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The Bycatch and LAPP Committee will meet from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. The Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish Committee will meet from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. From 2:30 p.m. until 3:15 p.m., the Council will hear a report on the outcome of the 48th Stock Assessment Review Committee meeting. From 3:15 p.m. until 5:15 p.m., the Council will finalize scup management measures for 2010 in conjunction with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board. On Wednesday, August 5, 2009, the Executive Committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the Council will convene to finalize summer flounder, black sea bass, and bluefish management measures for 2010 in conjunction with the ASMFC’s Summer Flounder, Black Sea Bass, and Bluefish Boards, and receive an update from United States Coast Guard (USCG) officers on vessel stability and activities in the USCG’s 5th District. On Thursday, August 6, the Council will convene from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m., to receive a presentation on Amendment 3 to the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan. From 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., the Council will discuss the Omnibus Amendment on Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures (ACL/ AM). From 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., the Council will convene to conduct its regular Business Session, receive Council Liaison Reports, Organizational Reports, Executive Director Reports, receive a report on the status of PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MAFMC’s FMPs, Committee Reports, and any continuing and/or new business. Agenda items by day for the Council’s Committees and the Council itself are: On Tuesday, August 4 - The Protected Resources Committee with Advisors will develop comments for Council consideration and action regarding NMFS’ sea turtle strategy. The Research Set-Aside Committee (RSA) will finalize the Council’s research priorities for the 2011 cycle of its RSA grant program. The Ecosystems and Ocean Planning Committee will review and address Marine Protected Area (MPA) designations published in the April 23rd Federal Register and consider adding or deleting MPA designations per NMFS guidance. The Bycatch and Limited Access Privilege Program (LAPP) Committee will receive an update on NOAA’s Catch Shares Task Force activities and receive a report on bycatch reduction activities in the black sea bass pot fishery. The Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish Committee will address river herring bycatch issues in the mackerel fishery for purposes of considering development of a possible future amendment, and address an update of the Loligo control date for a possible future catch share program. The Council will receive a report by Dr. James Weinberg (NMFS, NEFSC) on the outcome of the 48th Stock Assessment Review Committee meeting concerning ocean quahog, tilefish, and weakfish. The Council in conjunction with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board will review the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and the Scup Monitoring Committee’s scup specification recommendations for 2010 and adopt 2010 commercial and recreational harvest levels and commercial management measures for scup. On Wednesday, August 5 - The Executive Committee will meet to review the Ricks E Savage Award criteria and nomination process, and review allocation of FY 09 funds to ACL/AM activities. The Council in conjunction with the ASMFC’s Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass, and Bluefish Boards will review the SSC and the associated Monitoring Committees’ specification recommendations for 2010 and adopt 2010 commercial and recreational harvest levels and commercial management measures for summer flounder, and bluefish. Recreational management measures for 2010 will also be adopted for bluefish. The Council will also receive a E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Hydrographic Services Review Panel Membership Solicitation

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of extension of membership solicitation for Hydrographic 
Services Review Panel; correction.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published 
a document in the Federal Register of June 29, 2009, entitled 
Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting. The title of the notice is 
incorrect. The correct title is Hydrographic Services Review Panel 
Membership Solicitation.
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is 
soliciting nominations for membership on the Hydrographic Services 
Review Panel (the Panel), a Federal advisory committee. NOAA is 
extending the time period for submission of membership applications 
from Friday, June 26, 2009, to Friday, July 24, 2009. This notice 
responds to the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 
2002, Public Law 107-372, which requires the Under Secretary of 
Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to solicit nominations for Panel 
membership. The Panel will advise the Under Secretary on matters 
related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 
303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 and such other 
appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for 
review and advice. To apply for membership on the Panel, applicants 
should submit a resume as indicated in the ADDRESSES section.

DATES: As noted in the June 26, 2009, Federal Register, resumes should 
be sent to the address, e-mail, or fax specified and must be received 
by July 24, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit applications for membership on the Panel to Rebecca 
Arenson via mail, fax, or e-mail at: (1) Mail: Rebecca Arenson, Office 
of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West 
Highway, Room 6126, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Fax: 301-713-4019, E-mail: 
Hydroservices.panel@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Arenson, Office of Coast 
Survey, National Ocean Service (NOS), NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West 
Highway, Room 6126, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; Telephone: 301-713-
2780 x158, Fax: 301-713-4019; E-mail: Rebecca.Arenson@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 33 U.S.C. 883a, et seq., NOAA's 
National Ocean Service (NOS) is responsible for providing nautical 
charts and related information for safe navigation. NOS collects and 
compiles hydrographic, tidal and current, geodetic, and a variety of 
other data in order to fulfill this responsibility. The Hydrographic 
Services Review Panel provides advice on topics such as ``NOAA's 
Hydrographic Survey Priorities,'' technologies relating to operations, 
research, and development of data pertaining to:

(a) Hydrographic surveying;
(b) Nautical charting;
(c) Water level measurements;
(d) Current measurements;
(e) Geodetic measurements; and
(f) Geospatial measurements.

    The Panel has 15 voting members appointed by the Under Secretary of 
Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere in accordance with section 105 of 
Public Law 107-372. Members are selected on a standardized basis, in 
accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. The Co-
Directors of the Joint Hydrographic Center and two other employees of 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration serve as nonvoting 
members of the Panel. The Director, Office of Coast Survey, serves as 
the Designated Federal Official (DFO). This solicitation is to obtain 
candidate applications for one current voting vacancy on the Panel, and 
for five voting members whose terms expire January 1, 2010, and 
candidates for voting members who might resign at any time during 2009. 
Be advised that some voting members whose terms expire January 1, 2010, 
may be reappointed for another full term if eligible.
    Voting members are individuals who, by reason of knowledge, 
experience, or training, are especially qualified in one or more 
disciplines relating to hydrographic surveying, tides, currents, 
geodetic and geospatial measurements, marine transportation, port 
administration, vessel pilotage, and coastal or fishery management. An 
individual may not be appointed as a voting member of the Panel if the 
individual is a full-time officer or employee of the United States. Any 
voting member of the Panel who is an applicant for, or beneficiary of 
(as determined by the Under Secretary) any assistance under the Act 
shall disclose to the Panel that relationship, and may not vote on any 
other matter pertaining to that assistance.
    Voting members of the Panel serve a four-year term, except that 
vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term 
of the vacancy. Members serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary 
and are subject to government ethics standards. Any individual 
appointed to a partial or full term may be reappointed for one 
additional full term. A voting member may serve until his or her 
successor has taken office. The Panel selects one voting member to 
serve as the Chair and another to serve as the Vice Chair. The Vice 
Chair acts as Chair in the absence or incapacity of the Chair but will 
not automatically become the Chair if the Chair resigns. Meetings occur 
at least twice a year, and at the call of the Chair or upon the request 
of a majority of the voting members or of the Under Secretary. Voting 
members receive

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compensation at a rate established by the Under Secretary, not to 
exceed the maximum daily rate payable under section 5376 of title 5, 
United States Code, when engaged in performing duties for the Panel. 
Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable expenses incurred in 
performing such duties.
    Panel members selected to serve on the HSRP FACA committee must 
complete the following actions (please note this is not part of the 
application process, and is only relevant to the appointment process):
    (a) Security Clearance (on-line Background Security Check process 
and fingerprinting conducted through NOAA Workforce Management);
    (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure Report--As a special 
government employee (SGE) you are required to file a Confidential 
Financial Disclosure Report to avoid involvement in a real or apparent 
conflict of interest. You may find the Confidential Financial 
Disclosure Report at the following Web site: http://www.usoge.gov/forms/form_450.aspx.
    (c) Certification of Status Statement (certifying statement that as 
an SGE you are not an agent of a foreign principal or a lobbyist--
document provided by NOAA).

    Dated: July 9, 2009.
Captain Steven Barnum,
NOAA, Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-16876 Filed 7-15-09; 8:45 am]
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