Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, 31893 [2015-13593]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 107 / Thursday, June 4, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD975 Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for nominations. AGENCY: Nominations are being sought for appointment by the Secretary of Commerce to fill vacancy openings on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC or Committee) pending late October 2015. MAFAC is the only Federal advisory committee with the responsibility to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on all matters concerning living marine resources that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary to assist in the development and implementation of Departmental regulations, policies, and programs critical to the mission and goals of NMFS. Nominations are encouraged from all interested parties involved with or representing interests affected by NMFS actions in managing living marine resources. Nominees should possess demonstrable expertise in a field related to the management of living marine resources and be able to fulfill the time commitments required for two annual meetings and year round subcommittee work. Individuals serve for a term of three years for no more than two consecutive terms if reappointed. NMFS is seeking qualified nominees to fill upcoming vacancies being created by term limits. DATES: Nominations must be postmarked or have an email date stamp on or before July 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Jennifer Lukens, Executive Director, MAFAC, Office of Policy, NMFS F–14553, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Lukens, MAFAC Executive Director; (301) 427–8004; email: jennifer.lukens@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The establishment of MAFAC was approved by the Secretary on December 28, 1970, and subsequently chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, on February 17, 1971. The Committee meets twice a year with supplementary subcommittee meetings wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:33 Jun 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 as determined necessary by the Committee Chair and Subcommittee Chairs. No less than 15 and no more than 21 individuals may serve on the Committee. Membership is comprised of highly qualified, diverse individuals representing commercial, recreational, subsistence, and aquaculture fisheries interests; seafood industry; environmental organizations; academic institutions; tribal and consumer groups; and other living marine resource interest groups from a balance of U.S. geographical regions, including the Western Pacific and Caribbean. A MAFAC member cannot be a Federal employee, a member of a Regional Fishery Management Council, a registered Federal lobbyist, or a State employee. Selected candidates must pass a security check and submit a financial disclosure form. Membership is voluntary, and except for reimbursable travel and related expenses, service is without pay. Each nomination submission should include the nominee’s name, a cover letter describing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee, curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee, and no more than three supporting letters describing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee. Self-nominations are acceptable. The following contact information should accompany each nominee’s submission: Name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address (if available). Nominations should be sent to (see ADDRESSES) and must be received by July 20, 2015. The full text of the Committee Charter and its current membership can be viewed at the NMFS’ Web page at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mafac.htm. Dated: May 29, 2015. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–13593 Filed 6–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31893 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD949 Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The NMFS Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would allow eight commercial lobster vessels to participate in a lobster growth and abundance study, under the direction of Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries in state and Federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on Exempted Fishing Permit applications. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 19, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: NMFS.GAR.EFP@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on MA DMF Lobster Study EFP.’’ • Mail: John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on MA DMF Lobster Study EFP.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sustainable Fisheries Division, 978– 281–9315. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (MA DMF) submitted a complete application for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) to conduct a 2-year lobster abundance survey with modified lobster gear that Federal regulations would otherwise restrict. The purpose of this lobster study is to provide fishery-independent data on lobster SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD975


Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: Nominations are being sought for appointment by the Secretary 
of Commerce to fill vacancy openings on the Marine Fisheries Advisory 
Committee (MAFAC or Committee) pending late October 2015. MAFAC is the 
only Federal advisory committee with the responsibility to advise the 
Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on all matters concerning living 
marine resources that are the responsibility of the Department of 
Commerce. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary to 
assist in the development and implementation of Departmental 
regulations, policies, and programs critical to the mission and goals 
of NMFS. Nominations are encouraged from all interested parties 
involved with or representing interests affected by NMFS actions in 
managing living marine resources. Nominees should possess demonstrable 
expertise in a field related to the management of living marine 
resources and be able to fulfill the time commitments required for two 
annual meetings and year round subcommittee work. Individuals serve for 
a term of three years for no more than two consecutive terms if re-
appointed. NMFS is seeking qualified nominees to fill upcoming 
vacancies being created by term limits.

DATES: Nominations must be postmarked or have an email date stamp on or 
before July 20, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Jennifer Lukens, Executive 
Director, MAFAC, Office of Policy, NMFS F-14553, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Lukens, MAFAC Executive 
Director; (301) 427-8004; email: jennifer.lukens@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The establishment of MAFAC was approved by 
the Secretary on December 28, 1970, and subsequently chartered under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, on February 17, 
1971. The Committee meets twice a year with supplementary subcommittee 
meetings as determined necessary by the Committee Chair and 
Subcommittee Chairs. No less than 15 and no more than 21 individuals 
may serve on the Committee. Membership is comprised of highly 
qualified, diverse individuals representing commercial, recreational, 
subsistence, and aquaculture fisheries interests; seafood industry; 
environmental organizations; academic institutions; tribal and consumer 
groups; and other living marine resource interest groups from a balance 
of U.S. geographical regions, including the Western Pacific and 
Caribbean.
    A MAFAC member cannot be a Federal employee, a member of a Regional 
Fishery Management Council, a registered Federal lobbyist, or a State 
employee. Selected candidates must pass a security check and submit a 
financial disclosure form. Membership is voluntary, and except for 
reimbursable travel and related expenses, service is without pay.
    Each nomination submission should include the nominee's name, a 
cover letter describing the nominee's qualifications and interest in 
serving on the Committee, curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee, 
and no more than three supporting letters describing the nominee's 
qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee. Self-
nominations are acceptable. The following contact information should 
accompany each nominee's submission: Name, address, telephone number, 
fax number, and email address (if available).
    Nominations should be sent to (see ADDRESSES) and must be received 
by July 20, 2015. The full text of the Committee Charter and its 
current membership can be viewed at the NMFS' Web page at 
www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mafac.htm.

    Dated: May 29, 2015.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-13593 Filed 6-3-15; 8:45 am]
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