Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board, 60676-60677 [2016-21078]

Download as PDF 60676 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 171 / Friday, September 2, 2016 / Notices in the U.S. West Coast EEZ, under specific terms and conditions. According to regulations, a NMFS Regional Administrator may authorize ‘‘for limited testing, public display, data collection, exploratory, health and safety, environmental cleanup, and/or hazard removal purposes, the target or incidental harvest of species managed under an FMP [fishery management plan] or fishery regulations that would otherwise be prohibited’’ (50 CFR 600.745(b)). Issuance of an EFP, which is the proposed action analyzed in this EA, would provide such authorization as fishing with longline gear in the U.S. West Coast EEZ is currently prohibited under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Highly Migratory Species Fisheries and Federal regulation at 550 CFR 660.712(a). The original application for the EFP was discussed during the March 2015 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting and published on the Council’s Web site at: http://www.pcouncil.org/wp-content/ uploads/H3a_Att1_Dupuy_etal_ MAR2015BB.pdf. A revised application for the EFP and the Council’s additional recommendations regarding EFP issuance were published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2015 (80 FR 29662). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 30, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–21196 Filed 9–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice of Public Hearing and Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Management Plan for the Proposed Designation of the He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in Hawai‘i Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of Public Hearing and Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Management Plan for the proposed designation of the He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in Hawai‘i. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management (OCM) is announcing a forty-five day public comment period and will hold a public hearing for the purpose of receiving comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Management Plan (DEIS/DMP) prepared for the proposed designation of the He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in Hawai‘i. The DMP addresses research, monitoring, education, and stewardship/cultural resource needs for the proposed reserve, and the DEIS analyzes alternatives to the proposed action along with their potential environmental impacts. The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) is a federal-state partnership administered by NOAA. The system protects more than 1.3 million acres of estuarine habitat for long-term research, monitoring, education and stewardship throughout the coastal United States. Established by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, each reserve is managed by a lead state agency or university, with input from local partners. NOAA provides funding and national programmatic guidance. DATES: NOAA is accepting public comments through 5:00 p.m. (HST), October 17, 2016. In addition, NOAA will also accept public comments, conveyed orally or through submitted written statements, during a public hearing held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on October 6, 2016, at He‘eia State Park, 46–465 Kamehameha Highway, ¯ Kane‘ohe, HI 96744. NOAA is soliciting the views of interested persons and organizations on the adequacy of the DEIS/DMP. All relevant comments received at the hearing and during the 45-day public comment period ending 5:00 p.m. (HST), October 17, 2016, will be considered in the preparation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Final Management Plan (FMP). ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NOS-20160114, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Joelle Gore, Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, NOAA, 1305 East West Highway, N/ORM2, Room 10622 Silver Spring, MD 20910. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NOAA. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean Tanimoto, Coastal Management Specialist, Policy, Planning, and Communications Division, Office for Coastal Management at (808) 725–5253 or via email at jean.tanimoto@noaa.gov. Electronic copies of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Management Plan may be found on the OCM Web site at http:// coast.noaa.gov/czm/compliance/ or may be obtained upon request from coastal.info@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The requirements of 40 CFR parts 1500–1508 (Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations to implement the National Environmental Policy Act) apply to the preparation of Environmental Impact Statements. Specifically, 40 CFR 1506.6 requires agencies to provide public notice of the availability of environmental documents. Likewise, the NERRS implementing regulations at 15 CFR 921.13(d) require NOAA to provide notice, in the Federal Register, of the DEIS availability and the public hearing. This notice is part of NOAA’s action to comply with these requirements. Dated: August 23, 2016. John R. King, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–21059 Filed 9–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–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, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 171 / Friday, September 2, 2016 / Notices 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 approximately fifteen 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. Composition and 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. 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: Interested persons may nominate themselves or third parties. Applications: An application is required to be considered for Board membership, regardless of whether a person is nominated by a third party or self-nominated. The application package must include: (1) The nominee’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the nominee’s area(s) of expertise; (3) a short mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice being solicited by NOAA in this Notice; and (4) a current resume (maximum length four [4] pages). DATES: Nominations should be sent to the web address specified below and must be received by October 17, 2016. ADDRESSES: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At this time, individuals are sought with expertise in marine ecosystem science and ‘omics, formal and informal education, oceanography, risk management and resilience, and data science. Individuals with expertise in other NOAA mission areas are also welcomed to apply. Dated: August 26, 2016. Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–21078 Filed 9–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE790 Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshops. AGENCY: Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in October, November, and December of 2016. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60677 Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2017 and will be announced in a future notice. DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held on October 13, November 10, and December 8, 2016. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held on October 20, October 26, November 4, November 7, December 7, and December 16, 2016. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in Somerville, MA; Mount Pleasant, SC; and Clearwater, FL. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in Charleston, SC; Manahawkin, NJ; Kitty Hawk, NC; Panama City, FL; Key Largo, FL; and Ronkonkoma, NY. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop locations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Pearson by phone: (727) 824–5399, or by fax: (727) 824–5398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop schedules, registration information, and a list of frequently asked questions regarding these workshops are posted on the Internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/ compliance/workshops/index.html. Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops Since January 1, 2008, Atlantic shark dealers have been prohibited from receiving, purchasing, trading, or bartering for Atlantic sharks unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate is on the premises of each business listed under the shark dealer permit that first receives Atlantic sharks (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). Dealers who attend and successfully complete a workshop are issued a certificate for each place of business that is permitted to receive sharks. These certificate(s) are valid for 3 years. Approximately 124 free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have been conducted since January 2007. Currently, permitted dealers may send a proxy to an Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop. However, if a dealer opts to send a proxy, the dealer must designate a proxy for each place of business covered by the dealer’s permit which first receives Atlantic sharks. E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 171 (Friday, September 2, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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, Department of 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 approximately fifteen 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.
    Composition and 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: Interested persons may nominate themselves or third 
parties.
    Applications: An application is required to be considered for Board 
membership, regardless of whether a person is nominated by a third 
party or self-nominated. The application package must include: (1) The 
nominee's full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact 
information; (2) the nominee's area(s) of expertise; (3) a short 
description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice 
being solicited by NOAA in this Notice; and (4) a current resume 
(maximum length four [4] pages).

DATES: Nominations should be sent to the web address specified below 
and must be received by October 17, 2016.

ADDRESSES: 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At this time, individuals are sought with 
expertise in marine ecosystem science and `omics, formal and informal 
education, oceanography, risk management and resilience, and data 
science. Individuals with expertise in other NOAA mission areas are 
also welcomed to apply.

    Dated: August 26, 2016.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-21078 Filed 9-1-16; 8:45 am]
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