Notice of Availability for Public Comment on the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee; Committee Proposed Draft “IOOS Vision”, 20093-20094 [2013-07592]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 64 / Wednesday, April 3, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Extension of Application Period for 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 of extension for application period and request for applications. AGENCY: The ONMS is extending the deadline and seeking applications for the following vacant seats on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Commercial Fishing. 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 May 3, 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) 647–4247, 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:13 Apr 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 National Marine Sanctuary and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve sit as non-voting members. 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(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: March 28, 2013. Daniel J. Basta, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–07821 Filed 4–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20093 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice of Availability for Public Comment on the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee; Committee Proposed Draft ‘‘IOOS Vision’’ National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Request for Public Comments. AGENCY: The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program in NOAA publishes this notice on behalf of the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee (the Committee) to announce a 30-day public comment period for the draft ‘‘IOOS Vision’’ statement. The Committee and U.S. IOOS stakeholders will use the ‘‘IOOS Vision’’ to provide clear, consistent messaging on U.S. IOOS to public sectors on the mission and value of U.S. IOOS. DATES: Written, faxed or emailed comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. eastern daylight time on May 3, 2013. ADDRESSES: The draft ‘‘IOOS Vision’’ and additional background material on the Committee is available for review from the U.S. IOOS Web site URL: http://www.ioos.noaa.gov/ advisorycommittee. For the public unable to access the Internet, printed copies can be requested by contacting the U.S. IOOS Program Office at the address below. The public is encouraged to submit comments electronically to ioos.advisorycommittee@noaa.gov. If you are unable to access the Internet, comments may be submitted via fax or regular mail. Faxed comments should be sent to 301–427–2073 with Attn: IOOS Advisory Committee. Comments may be submitted in writing to the U.S. IOOS Program Office Attention: IOOS Advisory Committee, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1225, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about this notice, please contact the Jessica Snowden, Alternate DFO for the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, telephone: 301– 427–2453; Email: Jessica.snowden@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: On 30 March 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System (ICOOS) Act of 2009 (the Act). Among the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 20094 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 64 / Wednesday, April 3, 2013 / Notices requirements in the Act is a directive for the NOAA Administrator to establish the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, a federal advisory committee. The Committee provides advice as may be requested by the NOAA Administrator or the Interagency Ocean Observing Committee (IOOC). The Committee was officially established in August 2012. Specific areas on which the Committee is to provide advice are: administration, operation, management, and maintenance of IOOS, including integration of Federal and non-Federal assets and data management and communication aspects of IOOS, and fulfillment of the purposes set forth in section 12302 of the ICOOS Act; expansion and periodic modernization and upgrade of technology components of IOOS; identification of end-user communities, their needs for information provided by IOOS, and the IOOS’s effectiveness in disseminating information to end-user communities and the general public; and any other purpose identified by the NOAA Administrator or the IOOC. The Committee is composed of members appointed by the NOAA Administrator. Members are qualified by education, training, and experience to evaluate scientific and technical information related to the design, operation, maintenance, or use of IOOS, or use of data products provided through IOOS. Members are appointed for 3-year terms, renewable once. The Committee meets at least once each year, and at other times at the call of the NOAA Administrator, the IOOC, or the chairperson. Dated: March 20, 2013. Christopher C. Cartwright, Associate Assistant Administrator for Management and CFO/CAO, Ocean Service and Coastal Zone Management. [FR Doc. 2013–07592 Filed 4–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Meeting The next meeting of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is scheduled for 18 April 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in the Commission offices at the National Building Museum, Suite 312, Judiciary Square, 401 F Street NW., Washington, DC, 20001–2728. 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[FR Doc. 2013–07694 Filed 4–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6331–01–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2013–OS–0072] Proposed Collection; Comment Request United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) (Military Personnel Policy), DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary of Defense announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 64 (Wednesday, April 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20093-20094]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Notice of Availability for Public Comment on the U.S. Integrated 
Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee; Committee Proposed Draft 
``IOOS Vision''

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

ACTION: Request for Public Comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program in 
NOAA publishes this notice on behalf of the U.S. IOOS Advisory 
Committee (the Committee) to announce a 30-day public comment period 
for the draft ``IOOS Vision'' statement. The Committee and U.S. IOOS 
stakeholders will use the ``IOOS Vision'' to provide clear, consistent 
messaging on U.S. IOOS to public sectors on the mission and value of 
U.S. IOOS.

DATES: Written, faxed or emailed comments must be received no later 
than 5 p.m. eastern daylight time on May 3, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The draft ``IOOS Vision'' and additional background material 
on the Committee is available for review from the U.S. IOOS Web site 
URL: http://www.ioos.noaa.gov/advisorycommittee. For the public unable 
to access the Internet, printed copies can be requested by contacting 
the U.S. IOOS Program Office at the address below. The public is 
encouraged to submit comments electronically to 
ioos.advisorycommittee@noaa.gov. If you are unable to access the 
Internet, comments may be submitted via fax or regular mail. Faxed 
comments should be sent to 301-427-2073 with Attn: IOOS Advisory 
Committee. Comments may be submitted in writing to the U.S. IOOS 
Program Office Attention: IOOS Advisory Committee, 1100 Wayne Avenue, 
Suite 1225, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about this 
notice, please contact the Jessica Snowden, Alternate DFO for the U.S. 
IOOS Advisory Committee, telephone: 301-427-2453; Email: 
Jessica.snowden@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On 30 March 2009, President Barack Obama 
signed into law the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System 
(ICOOS) Act of 2009 (the Act). Among the

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requirements in the Act is a directive for the NOAA Administrator to 
establish the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, a federal advisory 
committee. The Committee provides advice as may be requested by the 
NOAA Administrator or the Interagency Ocean Observing Committee (IOOC). 
The Committee was officially established in August 2012.
    Specific areas on which the Committee is to provide advice are: 
administration, operation, management, and maintenance of IOOS, 
including integration of Federal and non-Federal assets and data 
management and communication aspects of IOOS, and fulfillment of the 
purposes set forth in section 12302 of the ICOOS Act; expansion and 
periodic modernization and upgrade of technology components of IOOS; 
identification of end-user communities, their needs for information 
provided by IOOS, and the IOOS's effectiveness in disseminating 
information to end-user communities and the general public; and any 
other purpose identified by the NOAA Administrator or the IOOC.
    The Committee is composed of members appointed by the NOAA 
Administrator. Members are qualified by education, training, and 
experience to evaluate scientific and technical information related to 
the design, operation, maintenance, or use of IOOS, or use of data 
products provided through IOOS. Members are appointed for 3-year terms, 
renewable once.
    The Committee meets at least once each year, and at other times at 
the call of the NOAA Administrator, the IOOC, or the chairperson.

    Dated: March 20, 2013.
Christopher C. Cartwright,
Associate Assistant Administrator for Management and CFO/CAO, Ocean 
Service and Coastal Zone Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-07592 Filed 4-2-13; 8:45 am]
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