Availability of Seats for the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, 2852-2853 [2010-680]

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[FR Doc. 2010–831 Filed 1–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Availability of Seats for the Gulf of the Farallones 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. SUMMARY: The ONMS is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (council): Conservation Primary (1 seat) and Alternate (2 seats); Education Primary and Alternate; Community-atLarge San Francisco/San Mateo Primary and Alternate; Community-at-Large Marin/Sonoma Primary; Research Primary and Alternate; Maritime Activities Commercial Primary and Alternate; ad Maritime Activities Recreation Primary and 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 2–3 year terms, pursuant to the council’s Charter. DATES: Applications are due by March 1, 2010. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from http:// www.farallones.noaa.gov/manage/ sac.html, or Kelley Higgason, 991 Marine Dr., The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129, kelley.higgason@noaa.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to the above address or emailed to kelley.higgason@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelley Higgason, 991 Marine Dr., The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129, 415– E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2010 / Notices 561–6622 ext. 202, kelley.higgason@noaa.gov. The Sanctuary Advisory Council provides the Sanctuary Superintendent with advice on the management of the Sanctuary. Members provide advice to the Superintendent on issues affecting resource protection, the Sanctuary’s primary purpose. The Council, through its members, serves as liaisons to the community regarding Sanctuary issues and acts as a conduit, relaying the community’s interests, concerns, and management needs to the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary Advisory Council members represent public interest groups, local industry, commercial and recreational user groups, academia, conservation groups, government agencies, and the general public. Members serve either two-or three-year terms in order to stagger Council membership and allow continuity. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Daniel J. Basta, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–680 Filed 1–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XT76 False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team Meeting jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of establishment of a False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team and meeting; request for comment. 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You may submit comments, information, or data, identified by the Regulation Identifier Number [RIN 0648–XT76], by any one of the following methods: (1) Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic information via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov; (2) Mail: Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Regional Office, 1601 Kapiolani Boulevard Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814. Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record and may be posted to http://www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Young, NMFS, Pacific Islands Region, (808) 944–2282, nancy.young@noaa.gov; or Kristy Long, NMFS, Office of Protected Resources, (301) 713–2322, kristy.long@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 118(f)(1) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) requires NMFS to develop and implement take reduction plans designed to assist in the recovery or prevent the depletion of each strategic stock that interacts with PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2853 Category I and II fisheries. It also provides NMFS discretion to develop and implement a take reduction plan for any other marine mammal stocks that interact with a Category I fishery, which the agency determines, after notice and opportunity for public comment, has a high level of mortality and serious injury across a number of such marine mammal stocks. The MMPA defines a strategic stock as a marine mammal stock: (1) for which the level of direct human-caused mortality exceeds the Potential Biological Removal (PBR) level; (2) which is declining and is likely to be listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the foreseeable future; or (3) which is listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA or as a depleted species under the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1362(2)). PBR is the maximum number of animals, not including natural mortalities, that may be removed from a marine mammal stock while allowing that stock to reach or maintain its optimum sustainable population. Category I or II fisheries are fisheries that, respectively, have frequent or occasional incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals. As required under section 118 (f)(7) of the MMPA, the TRT shall develop a draft TRP by consensus, and shall submit this draft TRP to NMFS not later than 6 months after the date of the establishment of the TRT. The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) shall then consider the TRP, and no later than 60 days after the submission of the draft TRP, NMFS shall publish in the Federal Register the TRP and any implementing regulations proposed by the team for a public comment period not to exceed 90 days. Within 60 days of the close of the comment period, NMFS shall issue a final TRP and any implementing regulations. Marine Mammal Stocks Included Within the TRT Scope Three false killer whale stocks identified in the U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports (SAR) (Carretta et al., 2009a) are included within the scope of the TRT: (1) False killer whale, Hawaii Pelagic stock. The Hawaii Pelagic stock includes false killer whales inhabiting waters outside of the FebruarySeptember longline exclusion zone around the main Hawaiian Islands. 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[FR Doc No: 2010-680]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Availability of Seats for the Gulf of the Farallones 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 ONMS is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats 
on the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory 
Council (council): Conservation Primary (1 seat) and Alternate (2 
seats); Education Primary and Alternate; Community-at-Large San 
Francisco/San Mateo Primary and Alternate; Community-at-Large Marin/
Sonoma Primary; Research Primary and Alternate; Maritime Activities 
Commercial Primary and Alternate; ad Maritime Activities Recreation 
Primary and 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 2-3 year 
terms, pursuant to the council's Charter.

DATES: Applications are due by March 1, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from http://www.farallones.noaa.gov/manage/sac.html, or Kelley Higgason, 991 Marine 
Dr., The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129, kelley.higgason@noaa.gov. 
Completed applications should be mailed to the above address or emailed 
to kelley.higgason@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelley Higgason, 991 Marine Dr., The 
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129, 415-

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561-6622 ext. 202, kelley.higgason@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Sanctuary Advisory Council provides the 
Sanctuary Superintendent with advice on the management of the 
Sanctuary. Members provide advice to the Superintendent on issues 
affecting resource protection, the Sanctuary's primary purpose. The 
Council, through its members, serves as liaisons to the community 
regarding Sanctuary issues and acts as a conduit, relaying the 
community's interests, concerns, and management needs to the Sanctuary. 
The Sanctuary Advisory Council members represent public interest 
groups, local industry, commercial and recreational user groups, 
academia, conservation groups, government agencies, and the general 
public. Members serve either two-or three-year terms in order to 
stagger Council membership and allow continuity.

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

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)

Daniel J. Basta,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-680 Filed 1-15-10; 8:45 am]
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