Availability of Seats for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, 4390 [2013-00933]

Download as PDF 4390 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Availability of Seats for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice and request for applications. AGENCY: The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant seats on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Agriculture (1), Business/Industry (1), and Education (1). 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 should expect to serve until February 2016. DATES: Applications are due by February 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from 99 Pacific Street, Bldg. 455A, Monterey, CA, 93940 or online at http://montereybay.noaa.gov/. Completed applications should be sent to the same address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Sommers, 99 Pacific Street, Bldg. 455A, Monterey, CA, 93940, (831) 647–4206, Jacqueline.sommers@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: The MBNMS Advisory Council is a community-based group that was established in March 1994 to assure continued public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. Since its establishment, the Advisory Council has played a vital role in decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California coast. The Advisory Council’s twenty voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public, plus seven local, state and federal governmental jurisdictions. In addition, the respective managers or superintendents for the four California National Marine Sanctuaries (Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jan 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve sit as non-voting members. Four working groups support the Advisory Council: The Research Activity Panel (‘‘RAP’’) chaired by the Research Representative, the Sanctuary Education Panel (‘‘SEP’’) chaired by the Education Representative, the Conservation Working Group (‘‘CWG’’) chaired by the Conservation Representative, and the Business and Tourism Activity Panel (‘‘BTAP’’) cochaired by the Business/Industry Representative and Tourism Representative, each dealing with matters concerning research, education, conservation and human use. The working groups are composed of experts from the appropriate fields of interest and meet monthly, or bimonthly, serving as invaluable advisors to the Advisory Council and the Sanctuary Superintendent. The Advisory Council represents the coordination link between the Sanctuary and the state and federal management agencies, user groups, researchers, educators, policy makers, and other various groups that help to focus efforts and attention on the central California coastal and marine ecosystems. The Advisory Council functions in an advisory capacity to the Sanctuary Superintendent and is instrumental in helping develop policies, program goals, and identify education, outreach, research, long-term monitoring, resource protection, and revenue enhancement priorities. The Advisory Council works in concert with the Sanctuary Superintendent by keeping him or her informed about issues of concern throughout the Sanctuary, offering recommendations on specific issues, and aiding the Superintendent in achieving the goals of the Sanctuary program within the context of California’s marine programs and policies. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 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. 2013–00933 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC448 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 32 Data Workshop for South Atlantic gray triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) and blueline tilefish (Caulolatilus microps). AGENCY: The SEDAR 32 assessments of the South Atlantic stocks of gray triggerfish and blueline tilefish will consist of: a Data Workshop; a series of Assessment Webinars; and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The SEDAR 32 Data Workshop will be held from 1 p.m. on February 11, 2013 until 1 p.m. on February 15, 2013; the Assessment Webinars and Review Workshop dates and times will publish in a subsequent issue in the Federal Register. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The SEDAR 32 Data Workshop will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (843) 744–4422. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. Julia Byrd, SEDAR Coordinator; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: Julia.byrd@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a three step process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Availability of Seats for the Monterey Bay National Marine 
Sanctuary Advisory Council

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice and request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant 
seats on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Agriculture (1), Business/Industry (1), and Education (1). 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 should 
expect to serve until February 2016.

DATES: Applications are due by February 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from 99 Pacific Street, 
Bldg. 455A, Monterey, CA, 93940 or online at http://montereybay.noaa.gov/. Completed applications should be sent to the 
same address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Sommers, 99 Pacific Street, 
Bldg. 455A, Monterey, CA, 93940, (831) 647-4206, 
Jacqueline.sommers@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MBNMS Advisory Council is a community-
based group that was established in March 1994 to assure continued 
public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. Since its 
establishment, the Advisory Council has played a vital role in 
decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California coast.
    The Advisory Council's twenty voting members represent a variety of 
local user groups, as well as the general public, plus seven local, 
state and federal governmental jurisdictions. In addition, the 
respective managers or superintendents for the four California National 
Marine Sanctuaries (Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell 
Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine 
Sanctuary and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and the 
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve sit as non-voting 
members.
    Four working groups support the Advisory Council: The Research 
Activity Panel (``RAP'') chaired by the Research Representative, the 
Sanctuary Education Panel (``SEP'') chaired by the Education 
Representative, the Conservation Working Group (``CWG'') chaired by the 
Conservation Representative, and the Business and Tourism Activity 
Panel (``BTAP'') co-chaired by the Business/Industry Representative and 
Tourism Representative, each dealing with matters concerning research, 
education, conservation and human use. The working groups are composed 
of experts from the appropriate fields of interest and meet monthly, or 
bimonthly, serving as invaluable advisors to the Advisory Council and 
the Sanctuary Superintendent.
    The Advisory Council represents the coordination link between the 
Sanctuary and the state and federal management agencies, user groups, 
researchers, educators, policy makers, and other various groups that 
help to focus efforts and attention on the central California coastal 
and marine ecosystems.
    The Advisory Council functions in an advisory capacity to the 
Sanctuary Superintendent and is instrumental in helping develop 
policies, program goals, and identify education, outreach, research, 
long-term monitoring, resource protection, and revenue enhancement 
priorities. The Advisory Council works in concert with the Sanctuary 
Superintendent by keeping him or her informed about issues of concern 
throughout the Sanctuary, offering recommendations on specific issues, 
and aiding the Superintendent in achieving the goals of the Sanctuary 
program within the context of California's marine programs and 
policies.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 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.
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