Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board, 65674-65675 [2012-26511]

Download as PDF 65674 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 210 / Tuesday, October 30, 2012 / Notices Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before November 29, 2012. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 16248 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5309. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. 16248 in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Cairns or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226). The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is requesting a permit to continue enhancement activities previously authorized under Permit No. 1589. Activities would include the care and maintenance of two captive-bred, nonreleasable shortnose sturgeon. The display would be used to increase public awareness of the shortnose sturgeon and its status by educating the public on shortnose sturgeon life history and the reasons for the species decline. The proposed project to display endangered cultured shortnose sturgeon responds directly to a recommendation from the NMFS recovery plan outline for this species. The permit would not wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:17 Oct 29, 2012 Jkt 229001 authorize any takes from the wild, nor would it authorize any release of captive sturgeon into the wild. The permit is requested for a duration of five years. Dated: October 25, 2012. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–26682 Filed 10–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. AGENCY: NOAA is soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is the only Federal Advisory Committee with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. The SAB consists of 15 members reflecting the full breadth of NOAA’s areas of responsibility and assists NOAA in maintaining a complete and accurate understanding of scientific issues critical to the agency’s missions. Points of View: The Board will consist of approximately fifteen members including a Chair, designated by the Under Secretary in accordance with FACA requirements. Members will be appointed for threeyear terms, renewable once, and serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary. If a member resigns before the end of his or her first term, the vacancy appointment shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term, and shall be renewable twice if the unexpired term is less than one year. Members will be appointed as special government employees (SGEs) and will be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable travel and per diem expenses incurred in performing such duties but will not be reimbursed for their time. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 As a Federal Advisory Committee the Board’s membership is required to be balanced in terms of viewpoints represented and the functions to be performed as well as the interests of geographic regions of the country and the diverse sectors of U.S. society. The SAB meets in person three times each year, exclusive of teleconferences or subcommittee, task force, and working group meetings. Board members must be willing to serve as liaisons to SAB working groups and/or participate in periodic reviews of the NOAA Cooperative Institutes and overarching reviews of NOAA’s research enterprise. Nominations Nominations may be made by individuals themselves or by a third party. Nominations by a third party should provide: (1) The nominee’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the nominee’s area(s) of expertise; and (3) a short description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice being solicited. Inclusion of a (maximum length four [4] pages) resume or curriculum vitae is recommended, but not required. Applications An application is required to be considered for Board membership, whether nominated by a third party or self-nominated. To apply, submit a current resume (maximum length four [4] pages) as indicated in the ADDRESSES section that includes: (1) The applicant’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information (mailing address, email, telephones, fax); (2) the nominee’s area(s) of expertise; and (3) a short description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice being solicited. A cover letter stating their interest in serving on the Board and highlighting specific areas of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Board is required. DATES: Nominations should be sent to the address specified and must be received by November 29, 2012. ADDRESSES: Nominations and applications should be submitted electronically to noaa.sab.newmembers@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301– 734–1156, Fax: 301–713–1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http:// www.sab.noaa.gov. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 210 / Tuesday, October 30, 2012 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Individuals with expertise are sought in the specific areas of satellites and ground systems, high-performance computing and data systems, operational oceanography and/or meteorology, social sciences, and NOAA-relevant science and technology as applied in the Great Lakes region. Individuals with expertise in other areas relevant to NOAA goals and objectives are also welcome. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that NOAA science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to NOAA’s Mission Goals: • Climate Adaptation and Mitigation. • Weather-Ready Nation. • Healthy Oceans. • Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies. Dated: October 23, 2012. Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–26511 Filed 10–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Financial Education Content Needs Survey Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Office of Consumer Outreach. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a proposed collection of information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment. The Commission’s Office of Consumer Outreach would like to distribute a survey designed to collect data from employees at organizations that provide financial education information to their constituents. The information collected will assist the CFTC’s Office of Consumer Outreach in determining how to provide its financial education content to these employees and organizations. This notice solicits comments on the reporting wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 17 requirements that are part of the proposed survey. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 31, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, by any of the following methods: • Agency Web site, via its Comments Online process: http:// comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. • Mail: Send to Sauntia Warfield, Assistant Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. • Hand delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Please submit your comments using only one method. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to http:// www.cftc.gov. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, a petition for confidential treatment of the exempt information may be submitted according to the procedures established in § 145.9 of the Commission’s regulations.1 The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, pre-screen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your submission from http://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on the merits of the rulemaking will be retained in the public comment file and will be considered as required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nisha Smalls, Consumer Education & Outreach Specialist, 202–418–5000, consumers@cftc.gov, Office of Consumer Outreach, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1151 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. Under the PRA, federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for each collection of information they collect or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) as ‘‘the obtaining, causing to be obtained, soliciting * * * facts or opinions by or for any agency, regardless of form or format [from] ten or more persons.’’ An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), requires federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register for each proposed collection of information before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. Under OMB regulations, which implement provisions of the PRA, certain ‘‘facts or opinions that are submitted in response to a general solicitation of comments from the public, published in the Federal Register or other publications,’’ 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(4), or ‘‘facts or opinions obtained or solicited at or in connection with public hearings or meetings,’’ 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(8), are excluded from the OMB approval process. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on August 16, 2012 (77 FR 49428). The Commission received no comments on this collection of information. In accordance with 7 U.S.C. 26, the CFTC is posing survey questions to the public. Questions included in the survey will inquire as to how often the respondents would like to receive content from CFTC, the format in which the respondents would like to receive information, and the topics the information should cover. The Office of Consumer Outreach develops campaigns to change consumer behaviors, so that consumers can better avoid fraud as defined under the Commodities Exchange Act. The first campaign from the Office of Consumer Outreach involves utilizing government and non-profit agency distribution methods to provide antifraud information to consumers. This survey will assist the Office of Consumer Outreach in determining how the government and non-profit agencies would like to receive the anti-fraud information from the CFTC. The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be 10 minutes per response. This estimate includes the time to prepare the written or electronic SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CFR 145.9. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 210 (Tuesday, October 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65674-65675]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26511]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office 
of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory 
Board.

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SUMMARY: NOAA is soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science 
Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is the only Federal Advisory Committee 
with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator on long- and short-range 
strategies for research, education, and application of science to 
resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. The 
SAB consists of 15 members reflecting the full breadth of NOAA's areas 
of responsibility and assists NOAA in maintaining a complete and 
accurate understanding of scientific issues critical to the agency's 
missions.
    Points of View: The Board will consist of approximately fifteen 
members including a Chair, designated by the Under Secretary in 
accordance with FACA requirements.
    Members will be appointed for three-year terms, renewable once, and 
serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary. If a member resigns 
before the end of his or her first term, the vacancy appointment shall 
be for the remainder of the unexpired term, and shall be renewable 
twice if the unexpired term is less than one year.
    Members will be appointed as special government employees (SGEs) 
and will be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. 
Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable travel and per diem 
expenses incurred in performing such duties but will not be reimbursed 
for their time.
    As a Federal Advisory Committee the Board's membership is required 
to be balanced in terms of viewpoints represented and the functions to 
be performed as well as the interests of geographic regions of the 
country and the diverse sectors of U.S. society.
    The SAB meets in person three times each year, exclusive of 
teleconferences or subcommittee, task force, and working group 
meetings. Board members must be willing to serve as liaisons to SAB 
working groups and/or participate in periodic reviews of the NOAA 
Cooperative Institutes and overarching reviews of NOAA's research 
enterprise.

Nominations

    Nominations may be made by individuals themselves or by a third 
party. Nominations by a third party should provide: (1) The nominee's 
full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; 
(2) the nominee's area(s) of expertise; and (3) a short description of 
his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice being solicited. 
Inclusion of a (maximum length four [4] pages) resume or curriculum 
vitae is recommended, but not required.

Applications

    An application is required to be considered for Board membership, 
whether nominated by a third party or self-nominated. To apply, submit 
a current resume (maximum length four [4] pages) as indicated in the 
ADDRESSES section that includes: (1) The applicant's full name, title, 
institutional affiliation, and contact information (mailing address, 
email, telephones, fax); (2) the nominee's area(s) of expertise; and 
(3) a short description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds 
of advice being solicited. A cover letter stating their interest in 
serving on the Board and highlighting specific areas of expertise 
relevant to the purpose of the Board is required.

DATES: Nominations should be sent to the address specified and must be 
received by November 29, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Nominations and applications should be submitted 
electronically to noaa.sab.newmembers@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-
713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web 
site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Individuals with expertise are sought in the 
specific areas of satellites and ground systems, high-performance 
computing and data systems, operational oceanography and/or 
meteorology, social sciences, and NOAA-relevant science and technology 
as applied in the Great Lakes region. Individuals with expertise in 
other areas relevant to NOAA goals and objectives are also welcome.
    SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that 
NOAA science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal 
support to NOAA's Mission Goals:
     Climate Adaptation and Mitigation.
     Weather-Ready Nation.
     Healthy Oceans.
     Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies.

    Dated: October 23, 2012.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-26511 Filed 10-29-12; 8:45 am]
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