External Advisory Panel for NOAA's Oceans and Human Health Initiative, 37986-37987 [E9-18184]

Download as PDF 37986 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 145 / Thursday, July 30, 2009 / Notices Sub Alternative D. Require a federal permit for charter boats fishing in the EEZ. Alternative 3. Require a federal permit to sell Council managed species. Alternative 4. Require a federal permit to purchase Council managed species. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Discussion The Council moved to establish an Ad Hoc Advisory Panel to consist of fishermen and local and federal managers and scientists to develop a permitting and potentially a limited access system; these recommendations will be incorporated into this Action. 4.10 Action 10: Monitoring and Enforcement of Annual Catch Limits Alternative 1. No Action. Set the ACL at the level specified in the previous actions. Alternative 2. Require any person landing Council managed species to submit an appropriate data collection form, as developed by the SEFSC or the Council’s SSC, after every trip with enough detail such that CPUE per species can be calculated for each gear. Alternative 3. Require any federal permit holder to submit an appropriate data collection form, as developed by the SEFSC or the Council’s SSC, after every trip with enough detail such that CPUE per species can be calculated for each gear. Alternative 4. Develop an updated catch report form in coordination with the SEFSC, local and territorial governments, fishermen, and the Council’s SSC with enough detail such that CPUE per species can be calculated for each gear. Discussion In their FMPs, or associated public documents such as SAFE reports as appropriate, Councils must describe general data collection methods, as well as any specific data collection methods used for all stocks in the fishery, and ecosystem component (EC) species, including: (1) Sources of fishing mortality (both landed and discarded), including commercial and recreational catch and bycatch in other fisheries; (2) Description of the data collection and estimation methods used to quantify total catch mortality in each fishery, including information on the management tools used (i.e., logbooks, vessel monitoring systems, observer programs, landings reports, fish tickets, processor reports, dealer reports, recreational angler surveys, or other methods); the frequency with which data are collected and updated; and the scope of sampling coverage for each fishery; and (3) Description of the VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:34 Jul 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 methods used to compile catch data from various catch data collection methods and how those data are used to determine the relationship between total catch at a given point in time and the ACL for stocks and stock complexes that are part of a fishery (50 CFR 600.310 (i)). The SSC and ACLG continuously recommended implementing better data collection methodologies throughout their respective discussions. Currently, information of this type is limited or non-existent; therefore, better data collection methods are necessary. 4.11 Action 11: Accountability Measures Alternative 1. No Action. Do not establish Accountability Measures. Alternative 2. Implement accountability measures for exceeding an ACL based on: Sub alternative A. A single year of landings/catch. Sub alternative B. A 2-year average of landings/catch. Sub alternative C. A 3-year average of landings/catch. Alternative 3. Reduce the fishing season in the following year by a length determined to be appropriate to account for exceeding the ACL. Alternative 4. For queen conch exceedences in St Croix, close the EEZ to queen conch harvest. Alternative 5. Reduce the ACL in the subsequent fishing year by an amount equal to an overage in the previous year. Discussion The Council may choose to use different sub alternatives from alternative 2 for different species or species groups depending on the reliability and timeliness for the different fisheries. If this is the case, additional alternatives would be developed so the Council can indicate that desire. There may be some difficulty in implementing Alternative 6 in the year directly following the overage due to the timeliness of the availability of the data; therefore, the reduction may take place up to two years after the overage of the ACL. 4.12 Action 12: Allowable Gear for Reef Fish Alternative 1. No Action. Do not alter allowable gear in the U.S. Caribbean Alternative 2. Review the list of allowable gear under 50 CFR 600.725 including the definition (powerheads use explosives so look at definition in Section 600). This is a simple process of rule making. A letter had been sent to the RA requesting that spear be allowed for the commercial fisheries. Trawls should not be allowed in the US Caribbean. Need to revise all the allowable gears. 4.13 Action 13: Establish Framework Measures for ACLs and AMs in the Reef Fish FMP. Alternative 1. No Action. Do not establish a framework for ACLs and AMs Alternative 2. Establish a framework procedure for setting and adjusting ACLs and AMs Discussion Action 13 will require modification of the existing framework procedure so that ACLs and AMs may be quickly altered as necessary through a regulatory action. SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–1920, telephone (787) 766–5926, at least five days prior to the meeting date. Dated: July 27, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–18162 Filed 7–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration External Advisory Panel for NOAA’s Oceans and Human Health Initiative Discussion AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Solicitation of Members for an External Advisory Panel for the NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative. The Council voted to request the Secretary of Commerce to list spear as an allowable gear in the reef fish fishery. A request to remove powerheads as an allowable gear was made by the CFMC (need to send a letter) with the rationale SUMMARY: This notice responds to the Oceans and Human Health Act of 2005, Public Law 108–447, which authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to establish an Oceans and Human Health Advisory Panel (the Panel). This Panel assists in PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 145 / Thursday, July 30, 2009 / Notices the development and implementation of the NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative, as set forth in section 903(b) of the Oceans and Human Health Act. Nominations to the Panel are being solicited for a balanced representation of individuals with multi-disciplinary expertise in the marine and biomedical sciences. The Panel is not subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.). DATES: Resumes should be sent to the address, e-mail, or fax specified and must be received by Monday, August 31, 2009. ADDRESSES: Senior Science and Policy Analyst, Oceans and Human Health Initiative, National Ocean Service, NOAA, 331 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412–9110, fax: 843– 762–8737, e-mail: Carolyn.Sotka@noaa.gov; cc: Juli.Trtanj@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Sotka, NOAA, Senior Science and Policy Analyst, National Ocean Service (NOS), NOAA, 331 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29412–9110; Telephone: 843–762–8944, Fax: 843–762–8737; e-mail: Carolyn.Sotka@noaa.gov. The purpose of the Panel is to advise NOAA with regard to: 1. Development of overall vision, mission and goals for NOAA’ s Oceans and Human Health Initiative; 2. Preparation and periodic updating of a NOAA’s Oceans and Human Health Initiative Research Plan; 3. Communication, coordination and integration of Oceans and Human Health Initiative activities with other programs and partners, including but not limited to the National Science Foundation/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Centers of Oceans and Human Health, the InterAgency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia, human health academic and medical communities, and state environmental, health and natural resource agencies; 4. Oceans and Human Health Initiative performance and progress; 5. Effectiveness of NOAA’s education and outreach efforts; and 6. Such other matters as may be identified. The Panel members shall not be employed by NOAA. Nominations should provide the nominee’s contact information and describe their qualifications relative to the criteria given below, or include a resume. Anyone is eligible to nominate a panel member, and nominations from erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:34 Jul 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 organizations and self-nominations are encouraged. The Panel is expected to have up to a maximum of 15 members, with a variety of backgrounds (recognizing that it will not be practical to have all backgrounds represented), with respect to: 1. Particularly relevant areas of marine and biomedical sciences, such as: a. Conservation medicine, diseases of humans, diseases of marine organisms; b. Epidemiology and human health sciences; c. Harmful algal bloom impacts on public health; d. Source tracking and environmental microbiology; e. Marine pharmaceuticals and other natural products; f. Marine organisms and habitats as models for biomedical research and/or indicators of environmental condition; g. Pollutants, contaminants, and ecological chemistry; h. Seafood safety; i. Remote sensing, observing systems; and predictive models; j. Ecosystem science and services; k. Climate change and variability; l. Genomics and proteomics; m. Biomaterials, bioengineering, and other techniques for producing marine products, including chemical, aquaculture, and recombinant DNA; n. Outreach and education; and o. Social sciences relevant to human health. 2. Experience in academia, within mission-oriented government agencies, non governmental organizations, and the private sector; 3. Familiarity with NOAA’s mandates; and 4. Being a science provider to key generic groups of stakeholders, science interpreter to groups of stakeholders, or stakeholder with a history of interaction with science providers. The qualifications of individuals are expected to be outstanding with respect to one or more, but not necessarily all, of the criteria. Because of the limited size of the advisory panel, management organization expertise must include expertise directly related to ecosystem condition or human health or the very special features of science applied to government decision-making. The advisory panel members should have the following qualifications: 1. National and international recognition within their profession; 2. Knowledge of the scientific, technical, and biomedical information needed to support NOAA’s Oceans and Human Health Initiative, coupled with broad familiarity with NOAA’s mission; 3. Knowledge of, and experience with, the organization and management of PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37987 complex, mission-oriented scientific and/or public health programs; and 4. Ability to represent views of academia, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, or the private business sector. This solicitation is to obtain candidate applications for 3 current vacancies on the Panel. Appointments to the advisory panel will be for two or three-year terms, renewable once and the panel is expected to meet twice yearly. Dated: July 23, 2009. William Corso, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management. [FR Doc. E9–18184 Filed 7–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting TIME AND DATE: 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 19, 2009. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Enforcement Matters. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sauntia S. Warfield, 202–418–5084. Sauntia S. Warfield, Assistant Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–18342 Filed 7–28–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Friday, August 21, 2009. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance Matters. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sauntia S. Warfield, 202–418–5084. Sauntia S. Warfield, Assistant Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–18344 Filed 7–28–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 145 (Thursday, July 30, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37986-37987]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-18184]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


External Advisory Panel for NOAA's Oceans and Human Health 
Initiative

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

ACTION: Notice of Solicitation of Members for an External Advisory 
Panel for the NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative.

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SUMMARY: This notice responds to the Oceans and Human Health Act of 
2005, Public Law 108-447, which authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to 
establish an Oceans and Human Health Advisory Panel (the Panel). This 
Panel assists in

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the development and implementation of the NOAA Oceans and Human Health 
Initiative, as set forth in section 903(b) of the Oceans and Human 
Health Act. Nominations to the Panel are being solicited for a balanced 
representation of individuals with multi-disciplinary expertise in the 
marine and biomedical sciences. The Panel is not subject to the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.).

DATES: Resumes should be sent to the address, e-mail, or fax specified 
and must be received by Monday, August 31, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Senior Science and Policy Analyst, Oceans and Human Health 
Initiative, National Ocean Service, NOAA, 331 Fort Johnson Road, 
Charleston, SC 29412-9110, fax: 843-762-8737, e-mail: 
Carolyn.Sotka@noaa.gov; cc: Juli.Trtanj@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Sotka, NOAA, Senior Science 
and Policy Analyst, National Ocean Service (NOS), NOAA, 331 Fort 
Johnson Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29412-9110; Telephone: 843-
762-8944, Fax: 843-762-8737; e-mail: Carolyn.Sotka@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Panel is to advise NOAA 
with regard to:
    1. Development of overall vision, mission and goals for NOAA' s 
Oceans and Human Health Initiative;
    2. Preparation and periodic updating of a NOAA's Oceans and Human 
Health Initiative Research Plan;
    3. Communication, coordination and integration of Oceans and Human 
Health Initiative activities with other programs and partners, 
including but not limited to the National Science Foundation/National 
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Centers of Oceans and Human 
Health, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and 
Hypoxia, human health academic and medical communities, and state 
environmental, health and natural resource agencies;
    4. Oceans and Human Health Initiative performance and progress;
    5. Effectiveness of NOAA's education and outreach efforts; and
    6. Such other matters as may be identified.
    The Panel members shall not be employed by NOAA. Nominations should 
provide the nominee's contact information and describe their 
qualifications relative to the criteria given below, or include a 
resume. Anyone is eligible to nominate a panel member, and nominations 
from organizations and self-nominations are encouraged. The Panel is 
expected to have up to a maximum of 15 members, with a variety of 
backgrounds (recognizing that it will not be practical to have all 
backgrounds represented), with respect to:
    1. Particularly relevant areas of marine and biomedical sciences, 
such as:
    a. Conservation medicine, diseases of humans, diseases of marine 
organisms;
    b. Epidemiology and human health sciences;
    c. Harmful algal bloom impacts on public health;
    d. Source tracking and environmental microbiology;
    e. Marine pharmaceuticals and other natural products;
    f. Marine organisms and habitats as models for biomedical research 
and/or indicators of environmental condition;
    g. Pollutants, contaminants, and ecological chemistry;
    h. Seafood safety;
    i. Remote sensing, observing systems; and predictive models;
    j. Ecosystem science and services;
    k. Climate change and variability;
    l. Genomics and proteomics;
    m. Biomaterials, bioengineering, and other techniques for producing 
marine products, including chemical, aquaculture, and recombinant DNA;
    n. Outreach and education; and
    o. Social sciences relevant to human health.
    2. Experience in academia, within mission-oriented government 
agencies, non governmental organizations, and the private sector;
    3. Familiarity with NOAA's mandates; and
    4. Being a science provider to key generic groups of stakeholders, 
science interpreter to groups of stakeholders, or stakeholder with a 
history of interaction with science providers.
    The qualifications of individuals are expected to be outstanding 
with respect to one or more, but not necessarily all, of the criteria. 
Because of the limited size of the advisory panel, management 
organization expertise must include expertise directly related to 
ecosystem condition or human health or the very special features of 
science applied to government decision-making. The advisory panel 
members should have the following qualifications:
    1. National and international recognition within their profession;
    2. Knowledge of the scientific, technical, and biomedical 
information needed to support NOAA's Oceans and Human Health 
Initiative, coupled with broad familiarity with NOAA's mission;
    3. Knowledge of, and experience with, the organization and 
management of complex, mission-oriented scientific and/or public health 
programs; and
    4. Ability to represent views of academia, government agencies, 
nongovernmental organizations, or the private business sector.
    This solicitation is to obtain candidate applications for 3 current 
vacancies on the Panel. Appointments to the advisory panel will be for 
two or three-year terms, renewable once and the panel is expected to 
meet twice yearly.

    Dated: July 23, 2009.
William Corso,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone 
Management.
[FR Doc. E9-18184 Filed 7-29-09; 8:45 am]
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