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Download as PDF 2856 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2010 / Notices B. Hanson, and M.M. Muto. 2009a U.S. Pacific marine mammal stock assessments: 2008. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC–434. 340p. Carretta, J.V., K.A. Forney, M.S. Lowry, J. Barlow, J. Baker, D. Johnston, B. Hanson, R.L. Brownell Jr., J. Robbins, D.K. Mattila, K. Ralls, M.M. Muto, D. Lynch, and L. Carswell. 2009b. Draft U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessments: 2009. Available from SWFSC, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037. Forney, K.A. 2009. Serious injury determinations for cetaceans caught in Hawaii longline fisheries during 1994– 2008. Draft document, October 19, 2009. PSRG–2009–16. Forney, K.A. and D.R. Kobayashi. 2007. Updated estimates of mortality and injury of cetaceans in the Hawaiibased longline fishery, 1994–2005. NOAA Tech. Memo. NOAA-TM-NMFSSWFSC–412, 30p. Oleson, E.M. 2009. Characteristics of the American Samoa Longline Fishery and Estimates of Cetacean Take, 2006– 2008. PSRG–2009–14. Reeves, R.R., S. Leatherwood, and R.W. Baird. 2009. Evidence of a Possible Decline since 1989 in False Killer Wales (Pseudorca crassidens) around the Main Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science 63: 253–261. limited to data, analyses, and models, used in stock assessments for sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. Nominations are being sought for a three-year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and nongovernmental organizations will be considered for membership on the SEDAR Pool. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before February 18, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and request the SEDAR Pool Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the following methods: • Email: SEDAR.pool@noaa.gov. • Mail: Karyl Brewster-Geisz, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Include on the envelope the following identifier: ‘‘SEDAR Pool Nomination.’’ • Fax: 301–713–1917. Additional information on SEDAR and the SEDAR guidelines can be found at http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/sedar/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyl Brewster-Geisz, (301) 713–2347, ext. 111. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 13, 2010. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Introduction Section 302(g)(2) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., states that each Council shall establish such advisory panels as are necessary or appropriate to assist it in carrying out its functions under the Act. For the purposes of this section, NMFS considers the above provisions to be applicable to the HMS Management Division. As such, NMFS is establishing the SEDAR Pool under this section. The SEDAR Pool will be a group from which individuals will be selected to review and/or provide the data and analyses and advise NMFS regarding the scientific information, including but not limited to data, analyses, and models, used in stock assessments for sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. While the SEDAR Pool is being created specifically for Atlantic sharks, it may be expanded to include other HMS, as needed. Under section 302(i)(1), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) shall not apply to advisory panels established under section 302(g). The primary purpose of the individuals in the SEDAR Pool is to review and/or provide, at SEDAR [FR Doc. 2010–835 Filed 1–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XS98 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Advisory Panel (AP) for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Workshops (this AP is also called the ‘‘SEDAR Pool’’). The SEDAR Pool is comprised of a group from which individuals will be selected to review and/or provide the data and analyses and advise NMFS regarding the scientific information, including but not VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:28 Jan 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 workshops, the scientific information, including but not limited to data, analyses, and models, used in stock assessments that are used to advise NMFS, as a delegate to the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), about the conservation and management of the Atlantic HMS, specifically but not limited to, Atlantic sharks. Individuals in the SEDAR Pool may be selected to participate in the various data, assessment, and review workshops during the SEDAR process of any HMS stock assessment. Individuals that participated in a data and/or assessment workshop for a particular stock assessment may also be asked to attend and/or provide information during the review workshop to ensure that any questions the reviewers may have can be answered quickly and accurately. To ensure that the peer review is unbiased, individuals who participate in a data and/or assessment workshop for a particular stock assessment will not be asked to participate in the review workshop. Members of the SEDAR Pool may serve as members of other APs concurrent with or following their service on the SEDAR Pool, except that members of the SEDAR Pool that were invited to participate in the data and/or assessment workshops for any particular species during a specific stock assessment may not participate in the relevant review workshop for that stock assessment. Procedures and Guidelines A. Participants The SEDAR Pool will be comprised of representatives of: commercial and recreational fisheries for Atlantic HMS, the environmental community active in the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS, and the academic community that have relevant research either with sharks or shark-like species and/or stock assessment methodologies for any marine fish species. Members of the SEDAR Pool must have demonstrated experience in the fisheries, related industries, research, teaching, writing, conservation, or management of marine organisms. The distribution of representation among the interested parties is not defined and the number of members in the SEDAR Pool is not limited. Additional members of the SEDAR Pool may also include representatives from each of the five Atlantic Regional Fishery Management Councils, each of the 18 constituent states, both the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and each of the constituent interstate commissions: the Atlantic States Marine E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2010 / Notices jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Fisheries Commission and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. If NMFS requires additional members to ensure a diverse pool of individuals to draw from for data or assessment workshops, NMFS may request individuals to be members of the SEDAR Pool outside of the annual nomination period. Panel members serve at the discretion of the Secretary. Not all members will attend each SEDAR workshop. Rather, NMFS will invite certain members to participate at specific stock assessment workshops dependent on their ability to participate, discuss, and recommend scientific decisions regarding the species being assessed. If an invited SEDAR Pool member is unable to attend the workshop, the member may send a designee who may represent them and participate in the activities of the workshop. In order to ensure the designee meets the requirements of participating in the data and/or assessment workshop, the designee must receive written approval of the Director of the Office of Sustainable Fisheries at least six weeks in advance of the beginning of the relevant data and/or assessment workshop. Written notification must include the name, address, telephone, e-mail, and position of the individual designated. A designee may not name another designee. NMFS is not obligated to fulfill any requests (e.g., requests for an assessment of a certain species) that may be made by the SEDAR Pool or its individual members. Members of the SEDAR Pool who are invited to attend stock assessment workshops may be reimbursed for their travel-related expenses to attend such workshops. B. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the SEDAR Pool Member tenure will be for three years. Nominations are sought for terms beginning February 2010 and expiring January 2013. Nomination packages should include: 1. The name, address, phone number, and e-mail of the applicant or nominee; 2. A description of his/her interest in Atlantic shark stock assessments or the Atlantic shark fishery; 3. A statement of background and/or qualifications; and 4. A written commitment that the applicant or nominee shall participate actively and in good faith in the tasks of the SEDAR Pool, as requested. C. Meeting Schedule Individual members of the SEDAR Pool meet to participate in stock assessments at the call of the Office of Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS. Stock VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:28 Jan 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 assessment timing, frequency, and relevant species will vary depending on the need determined by NMFS and SEDAR staff. Meetings and meeting logistics will be determined according to the SEDAR Guidelines. All meetings are open for observation by the public. Dated: January 12, 2010. Emily Menashes, Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–836 Filed 1–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel

AGENCY:  National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Advisory Panel (AP) for 
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Southeast Data, Assessment, and 
Review (SEDAR) Workshops (this AP is also called the ``SEDAR Pool''). 
The SEDAR Pool is comprised of a group from which individuals will be 
selected to review and/or provide the data and analyses and advise NMFS 
regarding the scientific information, including but not limited to 
data, analyses, and models, used in stock assessments for sharks in the 
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. Nominations are 
being sought for a three-year appointment. Individuals with definable 
interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related 
industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental 
organizations will be considered for membership on the SEDAR Pool.

DATES: Nominations must be received on or before February 18, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and request the SEDAR Pool 
Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the 
following methods:
     Email: SEDAR.pool@noaa.gov.
     Mail: Karyl Brewster-Geisz, Highly Migratory Species 
Management Division, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 
20910. Include on the envelope the following identifier: ``SEDAR Pool 
Nomination.''
     Fax: 301-713-1917.
    Additional information on SEDAR and the SEDAR guidelines can be 
found at http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/sedar/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyl Brewster-Geisz, (301) 713-2347, 
ext. 111.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Introduction

    Section 302(g)(2) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., states 
that each Council shall establish such advisory panels as are necessary 
or appropriate to assist it in carrying out its functions under the 
Act. For the purposes of this section, NMFS considers the above 
provisions to be applicable to the HMS Management Division. As such, 
NMFS is establishing the SEDAR Pool under this section. The SEDAR Pool 
will be a group from which individuals will be selected to review and/
or provide the data and analyses and advise NMFS regarding the 
scientific information, including but not limited to data, analyses, 
and models, used in stock assessments for sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, 
Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. While the SEDAR Pool is being 
created specifically for Atlantic sharks, it may be expanded to include 
other HMS, as needed. Under section 302(i)(1), the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA) shall not apply to advisory panels established 
under section 302(g).
    The primary purpose of the individuals in the SEDAR Pool is to 
review and/or provide, at SEDAR workshops, the scientific information, 
including but not limited to data, analyses, and models, used in stock 
assessments that are used to advise NMFS, as a delegate to the 
Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), about the conservation and 
management of the Atlantic HMS, specifically but not limited to, 
Atlantic sharks. Individuals in the SEDAR Pool may be selected to 
participate in the various data, assessment, and review workshops 
during the SEDAR process of any HMS stock assessment. Individuals that 
participated in a data and/or assessment workshop for a particular 
stock assessment may also be asked to attend and/or provide information 
during the review workshop to ensure that any questions the reviewers 
may have can be answered quickly and accurately. To ensure that the 
peer review is unbiased, individuals who participate in a data and/or 
assessment workshop for a particular stock assessment will not be asked 
to participate in the review workshop.
    Members of the SEDAR Pool may serve as members of other APs 
concurrent with or following their service on the SEDAR Pool, except 
that members of the SEDAR Pool that were invited to participate in the 
data and/or assessment workshops for any particular species during a 
specific stock assessment may not participate in the relevant review 
workshop for that stock assessment.

Procedures and Guidelines

A. Participants

    The SEDAR Pool will be comprised of representatives of: commercial 
and recreational fisheries for Atlantic HMS, the environmental 
community active in the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS, 
and the academic community that have relevant research either with 
sharks or shark-like species and/or stock assessment methodologies for 
any marine fish species. Members of the SEDAR Pool must have 
demonstrated experience in the fisheries, related industries, research, 
teaching, writing, conservation, or management of marine organisms. The 
distribution of representation among the interested parties is not 
defined and the number of members in the SEDAR Pool is not limited.
    Additional members of the SEDAR Pool may also include 
representatives from each of the five Atlantic Regional Fishery 
Management Councils, each of the 18 constituent states, both the U.S. 
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and each of the constituent interstate 
commissions: the Atlantic States Marine

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Fisheries Commission and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission.
    If NMFS requires additional members to ensure a diverse pool of 
individuals to draw from for data or assessment workshops, NMFS may 
request individuals to be members of the SEDAR Pool outside of the 
annual nomination period.
    Panel members serve at the discretion of the Secretary. Not all 
members will attend each SEDAR workshop. Rather, NMFS will invite 
certain members to participate at specific stock assessment workshops 
dependent on their ability to participate, discuss, and recommend 
scientific decisions regarding the species being assessed. If an 
invited SEDAR Pool member is unable to attend the workshop, the member 
may send a designee who may represent them and participate in the 
activities of the workshop. In order to ensure the designee meets the 
requirements of participating in the data and/or assessment workshop, 
the designee must receive written approval of the Director of the 
Office of Sustainable Fisheries at least six weeks in advance of the 
beginning of the relevant data and/or assessment workshop. Written 
notification must include the name, address, telephone, e-mail, and 
position of the individual designated. A designee may not name another 
designee.
    NMFS is not obligated to fulfill any requests (e.g., requests for 
an assessment of a certain species) that may be made by the SEDAR Pool 
or its individual members. Members of the SEDAR Pool who are invited to 
attend stock assessment workshops may be reimbursed for their travel-
related expenses to attend such workshops.

B. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the SEDAR Pool

    Member tenure will be for three years. Nominations are sought for 
terms beginning February 2010 and expiring January 2013. Nomination 
packages should include:
    1. The name, address, phone number, and e-mail of the applicant or 
nominee;
    2. A description of his/her interest in Atlantic shark stock 
assessments or the Atlantic shark fishery;
    3. A statement of background and/or qualifications; and
    4. A written commitment that the applicant or nominee shall 
participate actively and in good faith in the tasks of the SEDAR Pool, 
as requested.

C. Meeting Schedule

    Individual members of the SEDAR Pool meet to participate in stock 
assessments at the call of the Office of Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS. 
Stock assessment timing, frequency, and relevant species will vary 
depending on the need determined by NMFS and SEDAR staff. Meetings and 
meeting logistics will be determined according to the SEDAR Guidelines. 
All meetings are open for observation by the public.

    Dated: January 12, 2010.
Emily Menashes,
Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-836 Filed 1-15-10; 8:45 am]
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